System Committee on Business and Financial Analysis

September 20-21, 2012
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is hosting the 2012 System Committee on Business and Financial Analysis. The program organizers are Michael W. McCracken (Michael.W.McCracken@stls.frb.org) from the St. Louis Fed and Giovanni Olivei (Giovanni.Olivei@bos.frb.org) from the Boston Fed. The local organizers are Elaine Clokey (elaine.clokey@atl.frb.org) and John Robertson (John.C.Robertson@atl.frb.org).

Conference Program

Thursday September 20th

12:50 pm
Introductory Remarks

1 pm
"The Expected Real Return to Equity"
Presenter: Missaka Warusawitharana, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Discussant: Fernando Duarte, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

1:50 pm
"Sales, Inventories, and Real Interest Rates: A Century of Stylized Facts"
Presenter: Thomas Lubik, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
   (with Luca Benati)
Discussant: Dan Waggoner, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

2:40 pm
"The Cyclical Behavior of Equilibrium Unemployment and Vacancies Across OECD Countries"
Presenter: Pedro Amaral, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
   (with Murat Tasci)
Discussant: Marios Karabarbounis, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

3:30 pm
Break

3:45 pm
"Monetary Policy Shocks and Stock Returns: Identification Through Impossible Trinity"
Presenter: Ali Ozdagli, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
   (with Yifan Yu)
Discussant: Kurt Lewis, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

4:35 pm
"Neighborhood Dynamics and the Distribution of Opportunity"
Presenter: Daniel Carroll, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
   (with Dionissi Aliprantis)
Discussant: Pedro Silos, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Friday, September 21

8 am
Continental Breakfast

8:30 am
"International Channels of the Fed’s Unconventional Monetary Policy"
Presenter: Chris Neely, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
   (with Michael D. Bauer)
Discussant: Carlo Rosa, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

9:20 am
"Expectations about the Federal Reserve’s Balance Sheet and the Term Structure of Interest Rates"
Presenter: Elizabeth Klee, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
   (with Jane Ihrig, Canlin Li, Brett Schulte, and Min Wei)
Discussant: Emanuel Moench, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

10:10 am
Break

10:25 am
"Changes in Bank Lending Standards and the Macroeconomy"
Presenter: William F. Bassett, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
   (with Mary Beth Chosak, John C. Driscoll, and Egon Zakrajsek)
Discussant: Joe Peek, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

11:15 pm
"Intermediary Leverage, Macroeconomic Dynamics, and Macroprudential Policy"
Presenter: Jae Sim, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
   (with Michael T. Kiley)
Discussant: Daniel Sanches, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

12:05 pm
Concluding Remarks and Lunch


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