Past Seminars

2014 Seminar Series

Tue, Nov 25 12:00pm
Speaker: Yi Wen, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"TBD"

Mon, Nov 24 12:00pm
Speaker: Lorenzo Caliendo, Yale University
Host: Max Dvorkin
"TBD"

Thu, Nov 20 12:00pm
Speaker: Ricardo Serrano-Padial, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Host: Juan Sanchez
"TBD"

Mon, Nov 17 12:00pm
Speaker: David Wiczer, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"TBD"

Fri, Nov 14 12:00pm *
Speaker: Rebecca Thornton, University of Michigan
Host: Maria Canon and Raul Santaeulalia-Llopis
"Responding to Risk: Circumcision, Information, and HIV Prevention"

Thu, Nov 13 12:00pm
Speaker: Diego Vilan, University of Southern California
Host: Guillaume Vandenbroucke
"TBD"

Wed, Nov 12 4:00pm **
Speaker: Manuel Amador, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Host: YiLi Chien and Yongs Shin
"Take the Short Route: How to Repay and Restructure Sovereign Debt with Multiple Maturities"

Fri, Nov 07 2:00pm **
Speaker: Jean-Marc Robin, University College of London
"Married Men Should Work Less: A Microeconomic Analysis of Marriage, Intra-Household Bargaining and Labor Supply Using the British Household Panel Survey, 1991-2008"

Thu, Nov 06 12:00pm
Speaker: Marketa Halova Wolfe, Washington State University
Host: Riccardo DiCecio
"Price Drifts Before U.S. Macroeconomic News"

Wed, Nov 05 12:00pm ***
Speaker: Benjamin Pugsley, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Host: YiLi Chien and Yongs Shin
"Grown-up Business Cycles"

Mon, Nov 03 12:00pm
Speaker: David Andolfatto, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Collateral Scarcity, Inflation, and the Policy Trap: A Newmonetarist Perspective"

Fri, Oct 31 12:00pm *
Speaker: Mark Rosenzweig, Yale University
"Risk, Insurance and Wages in General Equilibrium"

Wed, Oct 29 4:00pm **
Speaker: Esteban Rossi-Hasberg, Department of Economics, Princeton University
Host: YiLi Chien and Yongs Shin
"The Impact of Regional and Sectoral Productivity Changes on the U.S. Economy"

Tue, Oct 28 12:00pm
Speaker: Fernando Leibovici, York University
Host: Ana Santacreu
"Financial Development and International Trade"

Fri, Oct 24 12:00pm
Speaker: Nirav Mehta, University of Western Ontario
Host: David Wiczer`
"Ability Tracking, School and Parental Effort, and Student Achievement: A Structural Model and Estimation"

Mon, Oct 20 12:00pm
Speaker: Christopher Neely, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Can Risk Explain the Profitability of Technical Trading in Currency Markets?"

Fri, Oct 17 12:00pm *
Speaker: Claudia Olivetti, Boston University
Host: Maria Canon
"Intergenerational Mobility in the United States, 1850-1940: The Role of Maternal and Paternal Grandparents"

Thu, Oct 16 12:00pm *
Speaker: Hector Chade, Arizona State University
Host: Paulina Restrepo-Echavarria
"Stochastic Sorting"

Tue, Oct 14 12:00pm
Speaker: William Dupor, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Fiscal Policy Spillovers: Points of Employment to Places of Residence"

Mon, Oct 06 12:00pm
Speaker: Federico Gavazzoni, INSEAD
Host: Ana M. Santacreu
"Nominal Frictions, Monetary Policy, and Long-Run Risk"

Fri, Oct 03 2:00pm **
Speaker: Raj Chetty, Harvard University
"Where is the Land of Opportunity? The Geography of Intergenerational Mobility in the United States"

Wed, Oct 01 4:00pm ***
Speaker: Tony Smith, Department of Economics, Yale University
Host: YiLi Chien and Yongs Shin
"SimGlobe: A Global Economy-Climate Model with High Regional Resolution"

Tue, Sep 30 12:00pm
Speaker: Fernando Martin, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"The Value of Discretion in Government Policy"

Mon, Sep 29 12:00pm
Speaker: Michael Owyang, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"The Countercyclical Effects of Nonlinear Monetary Policy Shocks"

Fri, Sep 26 12:00pm *
Speaker: Christopher Walters, University of California-Berkeley
Host: Maria Canon
"The Demand for Effective Charter Schools"

Wed, Sep 24 4:00pm **
Speaker: Stanley Zin, NYU Stern
Host: YiLi Chien and Yongs Shin
"Monetary Policy and the Uncovered Interest Rate Parity Puzzle"

Mon, Sep 22 12:00pm
Speaker: Subhayu Bandyopadhyay, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"TBD"

Fri, Sep 19 2:00pm **
Speaker: Eric Gould, Department of Economics, Hebrew University
"Explaining the Unexplained: Residual Wage Inequality, Manufacturing Decline, and Low-Skilled Immigration"

Wed, Sep 17 4:00pm ***
Speaker: Gregory Clark, Economics Department at UC Davis
Host: YiLi Chien and Yongs Shin
"What is the True Rate of Social Mobility? Surnames and Social Mobility Over Many Generations"

Fri, Sep 12 12:00pm *
Speaker: Lisa Kahn, Yale University
Host: Maria Canon and David Wiczer
"Employment Cyclicality and Firm Quality"

Wed, Sep 10 12:00pm
Speaker: Axelle Ferriere, New York University
Host: Carlos Garriga
"TBD"

Tue, Sep 09 12:00pm
Speaker: Bruno Sultanum, Pennsylvania State University
Host: David Andolfatto
"TBD"

Fri, Sep 05 2:00pm **
Speaker: Basit Zafar, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
"University Choice: The Role of Expected Earnings, Non-pecuniary Outcomes, and Financial Constraints"

Wed, Sep 03 4:00pm **
Speaker: Amit Khandelwal, Columbia University GSB
Host: YiLI Chien Yongs Shin
"The Impact of Exporting: Evidence from a Randomized Trial"

Fri, Aug 22 12:00pm
Speaker: Sylvia Xiao, University of Technology Sydney
Host: Carlos Garriga
"Liquidity, Monetary Policy and Unemployment"

Fri, Aug 15 12:00pm
Speaker: Alejandro Badel, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"TBD"

Mon, Aug 11 12:00pm
Speaker: Laura Desplans, University of Rochester
Host: YiLi Chien
"Regulations on Timing of Sovereign Credit Ratings"

Wed, Jul 23 12:00pm
Speaker: Ruben Gaetani, Northwestern University
Host: YiLi Chien
"The Economic Effects of Scientific Shocks"

Wed, Jul 16 12:00pm
Speaker: Molin Zhong, University of Pennsylvania
Host: YiLi Chien
"Variable Macroeconomic Risks"

Thu, Jul 10 12:00pm
Speaker: Gaston Navarro, New York University
Host: YiLi Chien
"TBD"

Wed, Jul 02 12:00pm
Speaker: Nicolas Roys, The University of Wisconsin-Madison
Host: Juan Sanchez
"TBD"

Thu, Jun 19 12:00pm
Speaker: Steve Williamson, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Central Bank Purchases of Private Assets"

Tue, Jun 03 12:00pm
Speaker: M. Saif Mehkari, University of Richmond
Host: William Dupor
"Uncertainty Shocks in a Model with a Mean-Variance Frontier and Endogenous Technology Choices"

Mon, Jun 02 12:00pm
Speaker: William Gavin, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"The Stimulative Effect of Forward Guidance"

Fri, May 30 12:00pm
Speaker: Juan Sanchez, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Sovereign Default and the Choice of Maturity"

Thu, May 29 12:00pm
Speaker: Raoul Minetti, Michigan State University
Host: Silvio Contessi
"Financial Markets, Industry Dynamics, and Growth"

Tue, May 27 12:00pm
Speaker: Berthold Herrendorf, Arizona State University
Host: Carlos Garrga
"On the Allocation of Time"

Thu, May 22 12:00pm
Speaker: Matias Tapia, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Host: Juan Sanchez
"The Allocation of Control and Firm Value"

Wed, May 21 12:00pm
Speaker: Kevin Thom, New York University
Host: Maria Canon
"Smoking Behavior, Genes, and Health"

Tue, May 20 12:00pm
Speaker: Jose Vicente Rodriguez Mora, University of Edinburgh
Host: Carlos Garriga
"Regions are not Countries: A New Approach to the Border Effect"

Fri, May 16 12:00pm
Speaker: Melanie Morten, Stanford University
"Migration, Roads and Labor Market Integration: Evidence from a Planned Capital City"

Wed, May 14 12:00pm
Speaker: YiLi Chien, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Home Bias and Exchange Rate Volatility"

Fri, May 09 12:00pm
Speaker: Uta Schonberg, University College-London
Host: Maria Canon and David Wiczer
"The Impact of Immigration on Local Labor Markets: Evidence from the Opening of the German-Czech Border"

Wed, May 07 12:00pm
Speaker: Lukasz Drozd, Wharton, University of Pennsylvania
Host: Alexander Monge-Naranjo
"Modeling the Revolving Revolution: The Role of IT Reconsidered"

Mon, May 05 12:00pm
Speaker: Allen Head, Queen's University
Host: Carlos Garriga
"Neighborhoods, House Prices and Homeownership"

Wed, Apr 30 4:00pm
Speaker: David Atkin, Yale University
Host: YiLi Chien
"Who’s Getting Globalized? The Size and Implications of Intranational Trade Costs"

Mon, Apr 28 12:00pm
Speaker: Kris Boudt, Vrije Universiteit Brussel; VU University Amsterdam; Finvex Group and KU Leuven
Host: Christopher Neely
"The Peer Performance of Hedge Funds"

Fri, Apr 25 12:00pm
Speaker: Christopher Waller, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Breaking the Curse of Kareken and Wallace"

Wed, Apr 23 4:00pm
Speaker: Ezra Oberfield, Princeton University
Host: Yongs Shin and YiLi Chien
"TBD"

Tue, Apr 22 12:00pm
Speaker: Alisdair McKay, Boston University
Host: Juan Sanchez
"Idiosyncratic Risk and the Business Cycle: A Likelihood Perspective"

Thu, Apr 17 2:00pm **
Speaker: Christopher Flinn, New York University
"Labor Market Search and Schooling Investment"

Wed, Apr 16 4:00pm ***
Speaker: Chang-Tai Hsieh, University of Chicago
Host: Yongs Shin and YiLi Chien
"Crony Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics"

Tue, Apr 15 12:00pm
Speaker: Christoph Bertsch, Riksbank
Host: Paulina Restrepo
"A Wake-up Call: Information Contagion and Strategic Uncertainty"

Mon, Apr 14 12:00pm
Speaker: Ernesto Pasten, Central Bank of Chile
Host: Alexander Monge-Naranjo
"Rational Inattention, Multi-Product Firms and the Neutrality of Money"

Fri, Apr 11 2:00pm **
Speaker: Douglas Steigerwald, University of California-Santa Barbara
"Testing for Markov-Regime Switching"

Mon, Apr 07 12:00pm
Speaker: Michael McCracken, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Evaluating Conditional Forecasts from Vector Autoregressions"

Fri, Apr 04 12:00pm
Speaker: Florian Hoffmann, University of British Columbia
Host: Maria Canon and David Wiczer
"Sectoral Shift, Job Mobility and Wage Inequality"

Tue, Apr 01 12:00pm
Speaker: Alexander Ludwig, University of Cologne
Host: Alexander Monge-Naranjo
"Social Security and the Interactions Between Aggregate and Idiosyncratic Risk"

Fri, Mar 28 12:00pm
Speaker: Ethan Ligon, University of California-Berkeley
"Estimating Marginal Utilities Without Aggregation"

Fri, Mar 21 2:00pm **
Speaker: Matthew Wiswall, Arizona State University
"Determinants of College Major Choice: Identification using an Information Experiment"

Tue, Mar 18 12:00pm
Speaker: Amanda Michaud, Indiana University
Host: David Wiczer
"An Information Theory of Worker Flows and Wage Dispersion"

Mon, Mar 10 12:00pm
Speaker: Sophie Osotimehin, University of Virginia
Host: Christian Zimmermann
"Aggregate Productivity and the Allocation of Resources over the Business Cycle"

Fri, Mar 07 2:00pm **
Speaker: John Abowd, Cornell University
"Endogenous Mobility"

Thu, Mar 06 12:00pm
Speaker: Juan Rubio-Ramirez, Duke University
Host: Carlos Garriga
"Inference Based on SVARs Identified with Sign and Zero Restrictions: Theory and Applications"

Tue, Mar 04 12:00pm
Speaker: Antonia Diaz, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Host: Carlos Garriga
"A Theory of Vintage Capital Investment and Energy Use"

Fri, Feb 28 2:00pm **
Speaker: Jesse Gregory, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Host: George Levi-Gayle
"Structural Estimation of an Equilibrium Model with Externalities: Program Evaluation of Post-Katrina Rebuilding Grants"

Wed, Feb 12 12:00pm
Speaker: Kaiji Chen, Emory University
Host: Yi Wen
"The Great Housing Bubble of China"

Wed, Feb 05 12:00pm
Speaker: Leo Kaas, University of Konstanz
Host: Yi Wen
"Self-Fulfilling Credit Cycles"

Tue, Feb 04 12:00pm
Speaker: William Dupor, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"The 2009 Recovery Act and the Expected Inflation Channel of Government Spending"

Fri, Jan 24 12:00pm
Speaker: Roberto Piazza, Bank of Italy
Host: David Andolfatto
"Liquidity Traps and Self-defeating Policies"

2013 Seminar Series

Fri, Dec 20 12:00pm
Speaker: Christopher Neely, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"How Persistent are Monetary Policy Effects at the Zero Lower Bound?"

Thu, Dec 19 12:00pm
Speaker: Maria Canon, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Cognitive Skills Gaps in India: Can (Late) Nutrition Ameliorate Them?"

Tue, Dec 17 12:00pm
Speaker: Subhayu Bandyopadhyay, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Credit Constraints, Intraindustry Trade and Factor Prices, with Elias Dinopoulos and B. Ravikumar"

Mon, Dec 16 12:00pm
Speaker: Silvio Contessi, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Corporate Debt Structure and International Trade"

Fri, Dec 13 12:00pm
Speaker: Fabian Lange, McGill University
Host: Maria Canon
"Employer Learning, Productivity and the Earnings Distribution: Evidence from Performance Measures"

Wed, Dec 11 12:00pm
Speaker: Marianna Kudlyak, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Host: Maria Canon
"Does Greater Inequality Lead to More Household Borrowing? New Evidence from Household Data"

Tue, Dec 10 12:00pm
Speaker: B. Ravikumar, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Capital Goods Trade and Economic Development, with Piyusha Mutreja (Syracuse University) and Michael Sposi (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas)"

Fri, Dec 06 2:00pm **
Speaker: Liran Einav, Stanford University
Host: Maria Canon
"Beyond Statistics: The Economic Content of Risk Scores (w/A. Finkelstein, R. Kluender & P. Schrimpf)"

Wed, Dec 04 12:00pm
Speaker: Alexander Monge-Naranjo, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Credit and Insurance for Human Capital Investment"

Mon, Dec 02 12:00pm
Speaker: Marina Mendes Tavares, ITAM, Mexico
Host: Alexander Monge-Naranjo
TBA

Tue, Nov 26 12:00pm
Speaker: Parantap Basu, Durham University
Host: William Gavin
"The Exit Phase of Quantitative Easing in a Growing Economy"

Mon, Nov 25 12:00pm
Speaker: Satoshi Tanaka, University of Queensland
Host: David Wiczer
TBA

Thu, Nov 21 12:00pm
Speaker: Maria Casanova, University of California-Los Angeles
Host: Carlos Garriga
"Revisiting the Hump-Shaped Wage Profile"

Wed, Nov 20 4:00pm ***
Speaker: Satyajit Chatterjee, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Host: Yongseok Shin, Juan Sanchez
"Debt Dilution and Seniority in a Model of Defaultable Sovereign Debt"

Tue, Nov 19 12:00pm
Speaker: Frank Caliendo, Utah State University
Host: Carlos Garriga
"Social Security is NOT a Substitute for Annuity Markets"

Fri, Nov 15 2:00pm **
Speaker: Michael J. Dickstein, Stanford University
Host: Maria Canon
"Efficient Provision of Experience Goods: Evidence from Antidepressant Choice"

Wed, Nov 13 4:00pm **
Speaker: Ellen McGrattan, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Host: Yongseok Shin, Juan Sanchez
"Quid Pro Quo: Technology Capital Transfers for Market Access in China"

Tue, Nov 12 12:00pm
Speaker: Carlo Rosa, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Host: Christopher Neely
"The High-Frequency Response of Energy Prices to Monetary Policy: Understanding the Empirical Evidence"

Fri, Nov 08 12:00pm
Speaker: Luigi Pistaferri, Stanford University
Host: Raul Santaeulalia-Llopis
"Consumption Inequality and Family Labor Supply"

Wed, Nov 06 4:00pm ***
Speaker: Kerem Cosar, Chicago Booth
Host: Yongseok Shin, Juan Sanchez
"Internal Geography, International Trade, and Regional Specialization"

Fri, Nov 01 2:00pm **
Speaker: Peter Arcidiacono , Duke University
Host: Maria Canon
TBA

Wed, Oct 30 4:00pm **
Speaker: Feng Dong, Washington University
Host: Yongseok Shin
"The Unemployment Effect of Capital Misallocation"

Mon, Oct 28 12:00pm
Speaker: Juan Sanchez, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Bankruptcy and Delinquency in a Model of Unsecured Debt"

Fri, Oct 25 2:00pm **
Speaker: Allan Collard-Wexler, New York University
Host: Maria Canon
"Reallocation and Technology: Evidence from the U.S. Steel Industry (w/J. D. Loecker)"

Thu, Oct 24 4:00pm **
Speaker: Dongya Koh, Washington University
"Human Capital Accumulation under Age-Dependent Income Risks"

Wed, Oct 23 4:00pm **
Speaker: Pablo Kurlat, Stanford University
Host: Yongseok Shin, Juan Sanchez
"Asset Markets with Heterogeneous Information"

Mon, Oct 21 12:00pm
Speaker: David Papell, University of Houston
"(Taylor) Rules versus Discretion in U.S. Monetary Policy"

Fri, Oct 18 2:00pm **
Speaker: Steve Stern, University of Virginia
Host: Maria Canon
"The Effects of Vocational Rehabilitation for People with Mental Illiness"

Wed, Oct 16 4:00pm ***
Speaker: Tao Zha, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Host: Yongseok Shin
"Land Prices and Unemployment"

Tue, Oct 08 12:00pm
Speaker: Kenichi Ueda, IMF
Host: Alexander Monge-Naranjo
"Institutions, Financial Frictions and Investment: Estimation with Structural Restrictions"

Mon, Oct 07 12:00pm
Speaker: David Andolfatto, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Rehypothecation"

Thu, Oct 03 2:00pm
Speaker: Lucas Herrenbrueck, University of California Davis
Host: Carlos Garriga
"Quantitative Easing, Frictional Asset Markets, and the Liquidity Channel of Monetary Policy"

Wed, Oct 02 4:00pm **
Speaker: Julieta Caunedo, Washington University
Host: Yongseok Shin
"Industry Dynamics, Investment and Business Cycles"

Tue, Oct 01 12:00pm
Speaker: Andrew Glover, University of Texas at Austin
Host: Fernando Martin
"Employer Credit Checks and Poverty Traps, joint with Daphne Chen and Dean Corbae"

Mon, Sep 30 12:00pm
Speaker: Karen Kopecky, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Host: Carlos Garriga and Juan Sanchez
"Old, Sick, Alone and Poor: A Welfare Analysis of Old-Age Social Insurance Programs"

Fri, Sep 27 12:00pm
Speaker: Pamela Giustinelli, University of Michigan
Host: Maria Canon
"Group Decision Making with Uncertain Outcomes: Unpacking Child-Parent Choice of the High School Track"

Thu, Sep 26 12:00pm
Speaker: Hernan J. Moscoso Boedo, University of Virginia
Host: Juan Sanchez
"Intangibles and Endogenous Firm Volatility over the Business Cycle"

Mon, Sep 23 12:00pm
Speaker: Fernando Martin, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Budget Rules vs. Inflation Targets"

Fri, Sep 20 12:00pm
Speaker: Chao Fu, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Host: David Wiczer
"Structural Estimation of a Becker-Ehrlich Equilibrium Model of Crime: Allocating Police Across Cities to Reduce Crime"

Thu, Sep 19 12:00pm
Speaker: Anmol Bhandari, New York University
Host: Yongseok Shin
"Taxation, Debt, and Redistribution"

Wed, Sep 18 4:00pm ***
Speaker: Roc Armenter, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Host: Yongseok Shin, Juan Sanchez, Fernando Martin
"Everything All the Time? Entry and Exit in U.S. Import Varieties"

Mon, Sep 16 12:00pm
Speaker: Kinda Hachem, Chicago Booth
Host: Fernando Martin
"Inflation Announcements and Social Dynamics"

Fri, Sep 13 2:00pm **
Speaker: Mark Rosenzweig, Yale University
"Selling Fomal Insurance to the Informally Insured"

Tue, Sep 10 4:00pm
Speaker: Ana Maria Santacreu, INSEAD
Host: B. Ravikumar and Alex Monge-Naranjo
TBA

Mon, Sep 09 12:00pm
Speaker: Natalie Tiernan, Georgetown University
Host: Juan Sanchez
"Macroprudential Policy for Lending Standards in Real Estate Markets under Imperfect Information"

Fri, Sep 06 2:00pm **
Speaker: Manuela Angelucci, University of Michigan
Host: Maria Canon
TBA

Thu, Sep 05 12:00pm
Speaker: Michaela Pagel, University of California-Berkeley
Host: Carlos Garriga
"Expectations-Based Reference-Dependent Life-Cycle Consumption"

Wed, Sep 04 12:00pm
Speaker: Cezar Santos, University of Mannheim
Host: Alexander Monge-Naranjo
TBA

Tue, Sep 03 12:00pm
Speaker: Yongseok Shin, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
TBA

Fri, Aug 30 12:00pm
Speaker: Shengxing Zhang, New York University
Host: Juan Sanchez
"A Model of the Bilateral Repurchase and Securities Lending Market"

Wed, Aug 28 4:00pm
Speaker: Leena Rudanko, Boston University
Host: Fernando Martin, Juan Sanchez
TBA

Wed, Aug 21 12:00pm
Speaker: Diego Vilan, University of Southern California
Host: Carlos Garriga
"The Real Effects of Volatile Terms of Trade in Small Open Economies"

Fri, Aug 16 12:00pm
Speaker: Paulina Restrepo, Ohio State University
Host: Carlos Garriga
"A Theory of Targeted Search"

Thu, Aug 15 12:00pm
Speaker: Katarina Borovickova, New York University
Host: Alexander Monge-Naranjo
TBA

Mon, Aug 12 12:00pm
Speaker: Margarita Rubio, University of Nottingham
Host: Michael Owyang
"Macroprudential and Monetary Policies: Implications for Financial Stability and Welfare"

Mon, Aug 05 12:00pm
Speaker: Zhigang Feng, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Time Consistent Optimal Fiscal Policy over the Business Cycle"

Fri, Aug 02 12:00pm
Speaker: Adrian Peralta-Alva, IMF
Host: Carlos Garriga
"Fiscal Policy and Income Distribution in a Structural Transformation Framework"

Wed, Jul 31 12:00pm
Speaker: Eun-Young Shim, University of Pennsylvania
Host: Carlos Garriga
"Incomplete Risk Sharing and School Attendance Choice in Rural Mexico"

Tue, Jul 30 12:00pm
Speaker: Huiyu Li, Stanford University
Host: Juan Sanchez
"Entry Cost Rises With Development"

Fri, Jul 26 12:00pm
Speaker: Nathaniel Throckmorton, University of Indiana
Host: William Gavin
TBA

Wed, Jul 24 12:00pm
Speaker: Ruben Hernandez, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Interjurisdictional Competition With Adverse Selection"

Wed, Jul 17 12:00pm
Speaker: Jinhui Bai, Georgetown University
Host: B. Ravikumar
"The Welfare Costs of Fiscal Uncertainty: a Quantitative Evaluation"

Mon, Jul 15 12:00pm
Speaker: Daniel Thornton, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Can Event-Study Evidence on the Effectiveness of the FOMC’s LSAP Program Survive the “Reasonable Person Standard”?"

Mon, Jul 01 12:00pm
Speaker: Daniel Mueller, University of Basel
Host: Christopher Waller
TBA

Mon, Jun 17 12:00pm
Speaker: Sandy Ye, Cornell University
Host: Carlos Garriga and Juan Sanchez
"Emerging Market Corporate Cash Management and International Financial Integration"

Mon, Jun 10 12:00pm
Speaker: Carlos Garriga, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Mortgages and Monetary Policy"

Wed, Jun 05 12:00pm
Speaker: YiLi Chien, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Asset Pricing with Heterogeneous Agents"

Mon, Jun 03 12:00pm
Speaker: Alejandro Badel, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Taxing Earnings at the Top: A View from Human Capital Theory"

Fri, May 31 12:00pm
Speaker: Derek Neal, University of Chicago
Host: Alejandro Badel
"The Prison Boom and the Lack of Black Progress Since Smith and Welch"

Thu, May 23 12:00pm
Speaker: Ludo Visschers, University of Carlos III, Madrid
Host: Fernando Martin
"Unemployment and Endogeneous Reallocation over the Business Cycle"

Tue, May 21 12:00pm
Speaker: Dino Palazzo, Boston University
Host: Juan Sanchez
"Investment and the Cross-Section of Equity Returns"

Fri, May 17 12:00pm
Speaker: Yi Wen, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"An Analytical Framework for the Evaluation of Unconventioanl Monetary Policies"

Wed, May 15 12:00pm
Speaker: Taryn Dinkelman, Dartmouth College
Host: Raul Santaeulalia-Llopis
"Can Spatial Mobility Insure Families Against Long-Term Impacts of Economic Shocks? Evidence From Drought and Disability in South Africa"

Mon, May 13 12:00pm
Speaker: Andrew Glover, University of Texas at Austin
Host: Fernando Martin
"Ramsey Taxation in a Rat-Race Economy"

Wed, May 08 4:00pm *
Speaker: Dirk Krueger, University of Pennsylvania
Host: Juan Sanchez and Rodolfo Manuelli
"Analyzing the Effects of Insuring Health Risks: On the Trade-off between Short Run Insurance Benefits vs. Long Run Incentive Cost"

Mon, May 06 12:00pm
Speaker: Michael Owyang, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Clustered Housing Cycles"

Fri, May 03 12:00pm
Speaker: Michael McCracken, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Tests of Equal Forecast Accuracy for Overlapping Models"

Thu, May 02 12:00pm
Speaker: Theodore Papageorgiou, Penn State University
Host: Alex Monge-Naranjo and B. Ravikumar
"Worker Sorting and Agglomeration Economies"

Wed, Apr 24 4:00pm **
Speaker: Fernando Alvarez, University of Chicago
Host: Juan Sanchez and Rodolfo Manuelli
"Price Setting with Menu Cost for Multi-Product Firms"

Mon, Apr 22 12:00pm
Speaker: Ija Trapeznikova, Royal Holloway, University of London
Host: Alex Monge-Naranjo and B, Ravikumar
"Employment Adjustment and Labor Utilization"

Fri, Apr 19 12:00pm
Speaker: Matthias Doepke, Northwestern University
Host: Raul Santaeulalia-Llopis
"On the Optimality of a Dominant Unit of Account"

Tue, Apr 16 12:00pm
Speaker: Daphne Chen, Florida State University
Host: Carlos Garriga
"The Impact of Personal Bankruptcy on Labor Supply Decisions"

Mon, Apr 08 12:00pm
Speaker: William Gavin, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Global Dynamics at the Zero Lower Bound"

Fri, Apr 05 12:00pm
Speaker: Gregorio Caetano, University of Rochester
Host: Maria Canon
"Do 'Broken Windows' Matter? Identifying Dynamic Spillovers in Criminal Behavior""

Thu, Apr 04 12:00pm
Speaker: Yan Bai, University of Rochester
Host: Juan Sanchez and Fernando Martin
"Linkages Across Sovereign Debt Markets"

Fri, Mar 29 12:00pm
Speaker: Daniele Coen-Pirani, University of Pittsburgh
Host: Alejandro Badel
"Human Capital Accumulation in a Federation"

Tue, Mar 26 12:00pm
Speaker: Athansios Orphanides, MIT
Host: Christopher Waller
"Euro Area Crisis"

Wed, Mar 20 4:00pm ****
Speaker: Erzo Luttmer, University of Minnesota
Host: Juan Sanchez and Rodolfo Manuelli
"Eventually, Noise and Imitation Implies Balanced Growth"

Mon, Mar 18 12:00pm
Speaker: Mickey Levy, Former Chief Economist at Bank of America
Host: Daniel Thornton
"Monetary and Non-Monetary Influences on Economic Performance" Factors Supporting an Improving Outlook"

Fri, Mar 15 12:00pm
Speaker: Mark Huggett, Georgetown University
Host: Alejandro Badel
TBA

Wed, Mar 06 4:00pm ***
Speaker: Jaroslav Borovicka, New York University
Host: Juan Sanchez and Alexander Monge-Naranjo
TBA

Tue, Feb 26 12:00pm
Speaker: David Levine, Washington University
Host: Carlos Garriga and Alex Monge-Naranjo
TBA

Thu, Jan 10 12:00pm
Speaker: Mai Seki, Bank of Canada
Host: Maria Canon and Alex Monge-Naranjo
TBA

2012 Seminar Series

Fri, Dec 21 12:00pm
Speaker: Silvio Contessi, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
TBA

Wed, Dec 19 12:00pm
Speaker: Christopher Neely, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"The Search for a Simple Model of the LSAP's Portfolio Balance Effects"

Wed, Dec 12 4:00pm
Speaker: Jaromir Nosal, Columbia University
Host: Juan Sanchez and Alex Monge-Naranjo
"Uncertainty as Commitment"

Fri, Dec 07 12:00pm *
Speaker: Rafael Lopes De Melo, University of Chicago
Host: Maria Canon
"Sorting in the Labor Market, Theory and Measurement"

Tue, Dec 04 12:00pm
Speaker: Ana Maria Santacreu, INSEAD, France
Host: Alexander Monge-Naranjo
TBA

Tue, Dec 04 3:00pm
Speaker: Pierre Yared, Columbia University
Host: Alex Monge-Naranjo
"Fiscal Rules and Discretion Under Persistent Shocks, joint with Marina Halac"

Thu, Nov 29 12:00pm
Speaker: Maria Canon, FRB St. Louis
TBA

Wed, Nov 28 12:00pm
Speaker: Yang Tang, Washington University
Host: Juan Sanchez
"Migration, Structural Change and Urban Housing Prices"

Tue, Nov 20 12:00pm
Speaker: Fernando Martin, FRB St. Louis
"Debt, Inflation and Central Bank Independence"

Mon, Nov 19 12:00pm
Speaker: Julian Neira, University of California-Santa Barbara
Host: Juan Sanchez
"Optimal Taxation in a Life-Cycle Economy with Endogenous Human Capital Formation"

Fri, Nov 16 12:00pm *
Speaker: Andrea Moro, Vanderbilt University
Host: Alejandro Badel
"The Empirical Content of Models with Multiple Equilibria in Economies with Social Interactions"

Wed, Nov 14 4:00pm **
Speaker: David Lagakos, ASU
Host: Juan Sanchez and Yongseok Shin
"Explaining Cross-Country Productivity Differences in Retail Trade"

Tue, Nov 06 12:00pm
Speaker: Arunima Sinha, Santa Clara University
Host: Chris Waller and B. Ravikumar
"Government Debt, Learning and the Term Structure"

Mon, Nov 05 12:00pm
Speaker: Lones Smith, University of Wisconsin
Host: David Andolfatto
"The Economics of Counterfeiting"

Mon, Oct 29 12:00pm
Speaker: Christopher Otrok, University of Missouri
Host: Juan Sanchez and B. Ravikumar
"Optimal Policy for Macro-Financial Stability"

Tue, Oct 23 12:00pm
Speaker: Subhayu Bandyopadhyay, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Illegal Immigration and Fiscal Competition"

Mon, Oct 22 12:00pm
Speaker: Emin Dinlersoz, Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau
Host: Ruben Hernandez-Murillo
"The Rise and Fall of Unions in the U.S."

Thu, Oct 18 12:00pm
Speaker: Stefania Garetto, Boston University
Host: B. Ravikumar and Juan Sanchez
"Risk, Returns and Multinational Production"

Wed, Oct 17 4:00pm ***
Speaker: Ali Shourideh, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Business School
Host: Alexander Monge-Naranjo
"Optimal Taxation of Capital Income: A Mirrleesian Approach to Capital Accumulation"

Tue, Oct 16 12:00pm
Speaker: Guido Menzio, University of Pennsylvania
Host: Christopher Waller
""Shopping Externalities and Self-Fulfilling Unemployment Fluctuations" joint with Greg Kaplan (Princeton)"

Thu, Oct 04 11:45 AM
Speaker: Ana Fostel, George Washington University
Host: B. Ravikumar
"Tranching, CDS and Asset Prices: How Financial Innovation can Cause Bubbles and Crashes, joint with John Geanakoplos."

Tue, Oct 02 12:00pm
Speaker: Oksana Leukhina, University of Washington
Host: Adrian Peralta-Alva and Juan Sanchez
"Business Cycles and Lending Standards, joint work with Nicolas Figueroa"

Fri, Sep 28 12:00pm *
Speaker: Marco Cosconati, Bank of Italy
Host: Maria Canon and Raul Santaeulalia-Llopis
"Optimal Parenting Styles"

Wed, Sep 26 4:00pm
Speaker: Sagiri Kitao, Hunter College, City University of New York
Host: Juan Sanchez and B. Ravikumar
"A Life-Cycle Model of Unemployment and Disability Insurance"

Mon, Sep 24 12:00pm
Speaker: David Andolfatto, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Is Fiat Money Necessary?"

Thu, Sep 20 12:00pm
Speaker: Latchezar Popov, University of Virginia
Host: Juan Sanchez
TBA

Wed, Sep 19 4:00pm **
Speaker: Gadi Barlevy, FRB Chicago
Host: Juan Sanchez and Steve Williamson
"Mortgage Choices and Housing Speculation"

Wed, Aug 29 12:00pm
Speaker: Mathieu Taschereau-Dumouchel, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Host: Alex Monge-Naranjo
"The Union Threat"

Mon, Aug 27 12:00pm
Speaker: William Gavin, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Does QE Raise Output?"

Thu, Aug 23 12:00pm
Speaker: Yuya Takahashi, University of Mannheim
Host: Maria Canon
"Estimating a Dynamic Game of Spatial Competition: The Case of the UK Supermarket Industry"

Wed, Aug 22 12:00pm
Speaker: Jing-zhi (Jay) Huang, Penn State University
Host: Daniel Thornton
"Determinants of Bond Risk Premia"

Tue, Aug 21 12:00pm
Speaker: Leo Krippner, Reserve Bank of New Zealand
Host: Chris Waller and Juan Sanchez
"Measuring the Stance of Monetary Policy in Zero Lower Bound Environments"

Wed, Aug 15 12:00pm
Speaker: Don Schlagenhauf, FSU
Host: Juan Sanchez and Carlos Garriga
"Did Housing Policies Cause the Post-War Housing Boom? A General Equilibrium Analysis"

Mon, Aug 06 12:00pm
Speaker: Luciana Luvenal, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
TBA

Wed, Aug 01 12:00pm
Speaker: Ichiro Muto, Bank of Japan
Host: Christopher Waller and Juan Sanchez
TBA

Mon, Jul 30 12:00pm
Speaker: Felix Kubler, University of Zurich
Host: Adrian Peralta-Alva and Juan Sanchez
"Dynamic Competitive Economies with Complete Markets and Collateral Constraints"

Fri, Jul 27 12:00pm
Speaker: Galina Hale, FRB San Francisco
Host: Luciana Juvenal
TBA

Tue, Jul 24 12:00pm
Speaker: Erwan Quintin, University of Wisconsin School of Business
Host: Adrian Peralta-Alva
"The Rise of Securitization: A Recursive Security Design Approach"

Mon, Jul 23 12:00pm
Speaker: Lubomir Litov, University of Arizona
Host: Juan Sanchez
"Non-Executive Employees' Incentives and Bank Risk-Talking"

Wed, Jul 18 12:00pm
Speaker: Simeon Alder, University of Notre Dame
Host: Christopher Waller
"The Decline of the U.S. Rust Belt: A Macroeconomic Analysis"

Mon, Jul 16 12:00pm
Speaker: Jing Zhang, University of Michigan
Host: Adrian Peralta-Alva and Juan Sanchez
TBA

Fri, Jun 15 12:00pm *
Speaker: Alessandra Voena, Kennedy S. of Government, University of Chicago
Host: Alejandro Badel and Raul Santaeulalia
"Prenuptial Agreements and Household Welfare: Evidence from Italy"

Wed, Jun 13 12:00pm
Speaker: B. Ravikumar, FRB St. Louis
"Unemployment Insurance Fraud and Optimal Monitoring"

Mon, Jun 04 12:00pm
Speaker: Ruben Hernandez, FRB St. Louis
"Did Affordable Housing Legislation Contribute to the Subprime Securities Boom?"

Fri, Jun 01 12:00pm *
Speaker: Maria Marta Ferreyra, CMU
Host: Maria Canon
"Charter School Entry and School Choice: The Case of Washington, D.C., joint with Grigory Kosenok (New Economic School, Moscow)"

Fri, May 11 12:00pm *
Speaker: Maurizio Mazzocco, UCLA
Host: Raul Santaeulalia-Llopis
"Understanding Corruption: Theory and Evidence from the Audits of Local Governments"

Mon, May 07 12:00pm
Speaker: David Wheelock, FRB St. Louis
"Federal Reserve Lending to Troubled Banks During the Financial Crisis, 2007-10"

Fri, May 04 12:00pm *
Speaker: Betsy Caucutt, Western Ontario
Host: Alejandro Badel
"Early and Late Human Capital Investments, Borrowing Constraints, and the Family"

Fri, Apr 27 12:00pm
Speaker: Daniel Sanches, FRB Philadelphia
Host: Chris Waller
"Private Provision of Liquidity and the Role of Banking Regulation"

Wed, Apr 25 4:00pm *
Speaker: Hugo Hopenhayn, UCLA
Host: Juan Sanchez, Yongseok Shin, Michele Boldrin
"On the Measure of Distortions"

Fri, Apr 20 12:00pm *
Speaker: Hanming Fang, University of Pennsylvania
Host: Alejandro Badel
"Why Do Life Insurance Policyholders Lapse? The Roles of Income, Health and Bequest Motive Shocks"

Wed, Apr 18 4:00pm **
Speaker: Nir Jaimovich, Duke University
"The Trend is the Cycle: Job Polarization and Jobless Recoveries"

Mon, Apr 16 12:00pm
Speaker: Pinar Yesin, Swiss National Bank
Host: Juan Sanchez and Adrian Peralta-Alva
"Foreign Currency Loans in Europe: Incentives to Borrow in a Foreign Currency and Currency Mismatch in the Banking Sector"

Wed, Apr 11 12:00pm
Speaker: Yi Wen, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Two-Way Capital Flows and Global Imbalanced: A Neoclassical Approach"

Mon, Apr 02 12:00pm
Speaker: Juan Sanchez, FRB St. Louis
"Too Big to Cheat"

Wed, Mar 28 4:00pm
Speaker: Manuel Santos, University of Miami
Host: Juan Sanchez
"An Economic Analysis of Medical Expenditures"

Mon, Mar 26 12:00pm
Speaker: Roozbeh Hosseini, Arizona State University
"Is There ‘Too Much’ Inequality in Health Spending Across Income Groups?"

Fri, Mar 23 12:00pm *
Speaker: Fatih Guvenen, FRB Minneapolis/Chicago
Host: Raul Santaeulalia
"The Nature of Countercyclical Income Risk"

Wed, Mar 21 4:00pm ***
Speaker: Mario Crucini, Vanderbilt University
Host: Rajdeep Sengupta
"Do Sticky Prices Increase Real Exchange Rate Volatility at the Sector Level?"

Wed, Mar 07 4:00pm **
Speaker: Mirko Wiederholt, Northwestern University
Host: Juan Sanchez and Yongseok Shin
"Exogenous Information, Endogenous Information and Optimal Monetary Policy"

Fri, Mar 02 12:00pm
Speaker: Arpad Abraham, EIU
Host: Juan Sanchez
"Efficient Risk Sharing with Limited Commitment and Hidden Saving"

Wed, Feb 29 4:00pm **
Speaker: Yongsung Chang, University of Rochester
Host: Juan Sanchez and Yongseok Shin
"Asymmetric Phase Shifts in the U.S. Industrial Production Cycles (w/ S. Hwang)"

Fri, Feb 24 12:00pm
Speaker: Lutz Killian, University of Michigan
Host: Luciana Juvenal
"The Role of Inventories and Speculative Trading in the Global Market for Crude Oil"

Mon, Feb 06 12:00pm
Speaker: Michael McCracken, FRB St. Louis
TBA

Wed, Feb 01 12:00pm
Speaker: Michael Owyang, FRB St. Louis
"Financial Stress and the Factor-Augmented Smooth Transition Autoregression"

Mon, Jan 23 12:00pm
Speaker: Sang-Yoon Lee, University of Mannheim
Host: Yongseok Shin
"Entrepreneurs, Managers, and Inequality"

2011 Seminar Series

Fri, Dec 16 12:00pm *
Speaker: Marco Cozzi, Queens University
Host: Alejandro Badel
"Risk Aversion Heterogeneity, Labor Income Risk and Wealth Inequality"

Wed, Dec 14 12:00pm
Speaker: Alejandro Badel, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Interpreting Life Cycle Inequality Patterns as an Efficient Allocation: Mission Impossible?"

Fri, Dec 09 12:00pm *
Speaker: Adriana Lleras-Muney, University of California-Los Angeles
Host: Alejandro Badel and Raul Santaeulalia-Llopis
"Child Gender and Parental Investments in India: Are Boys and Girls Treated Differently?"

Wed, Dec 07 4:00pm **
Speaker: Nick Bloom, Stanford University
Host: Carlos Garriga
"Really Uncertain Business Cycles"

Tue, Dec 06 12:00pm
Speaker: Lee Ohanian, UCLA
Host: Juan Sanchez
""Foreclosure Delay and U.S. Unemployment" joint with Kyle Herkenhoff"

Wed, Nov 30 12:00pm
Speaker: Silvio Contessi, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Access to Credit and Export through the Trade Collapse: A Portrait of Firms in 33 Countries"

Mon, Nov 28 12:00pm
Speaker: Lubomir Litov, University of Arizona
Host: Christopher Neely
TBA

Tue, Nov 22 12:00pm
Speaker: Rajdeep Sengupta, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Subprime Loan Quality"

Fri, Nov 18 12:00pm
Speaker: Mallory Leung, University of Minnesota
Host: Alejandro Badel & Raul Santaeulalia-Llopis
"A Structural model of Sex Selective Abortion: The Effect of One-child Policy on Sex Ratio Imbalance in China"

Thu, Nov 17 12:00pm
Speaker: Adrian Peralta-Alva, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
TBA

Wed, Nov 16 4:00pm **
Speaker: Frank Schorfheide, University of Pennsylvania
Host: Carlos Garriga
TBA

Fri, Nov 11 12:00pm ****
Speaker: Guido Menzio, University of Pennsylvania
Host: Raul Santaeulalia-Llopis
TBA

Wed, Nov 09 4:00pm ***
Speaker: Jim Schmitz, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Host: Carlos Garriga
TBA

Mon, Nov 07 12:00pm
Speaker: Tom Garrett, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
TBA

Thu, Nov 03 12:00pm
Speaker: Luciana Juvenal, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
TBA

Mon, Oct 31 12:00pm
Speaker: Nicolas Trachter, Einaudi Institute Rome
Host: David Andolfatto
TBA

Tue, Oct 25 12:00pm
Speaker: Michael Owyang, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Forecast Asymmetry and the Business Cycle"

Mon, Oct 24 12:00pm
Speaker: Ozge Savascin, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Host: Michael Owyang
"The Dynamics of Commodity Prices: A Clustering Approach"

Wed, Oct 19 12:00pm
Speaker: Vincenzo Quadrini, University of Southern California
Host: Adrian Peralta-Alva
"Financial Globalization and the Raising of Public Debt"

Mon, Oct 17 12:00pm
Speaker: Juan Sanchez, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
TBA

Fri, Oct 14 12:00pm *
Speaker: Carl Sanders, Washington University in St. Louis
Host: Alejandro Badel
TBA

Wed, Oct 12 12:00pm
Speaker: Richard Anderson, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
TBA

Fri, Oct 07 12:00pm *
Speaker: Jonathan Heathcote, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Host: Alejandro Badel
"Intergenerational Redistribution in the Great Recession"

Tue, Oct 04 12:00pm
Speaker: David Andolfatto, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
TBA

Mon, Oct 03 12:00pm
Speaker: Bob Tetlow, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Host: Michael McCracken
"Financial Stress and Economic Dynamics: The Transmission of Crisis"

Fri, Sep 30 12:00pm *****
Speaker: John Conley, Vanderbilt University
Host: Subhayu Bandyopadhyay and Sengupta Rajdeep
TBA

Thu, Sep 29 12:00pm
Speaker: David Levine, Washington University
Host: Carlos Garriga
"Anti-Malthus: Evolution, Population, and the Maximization of Free Resources"

Mon, Sep 26 12:00pm
Speaker: Christopher Neely, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Lessons from the Evolution of Foreign Exchange Trading Strategies"

Fri, Sep 23 12:00pm *
Speaker: Greg Kaplan, University of Pennsylvania
Host: Juan Sanchez and Alejandro Badel
TBA

Wed, Sep 21 4:00pm **
Speaker: David Backus, New York University
Host: Carlos Garriga
TBA

Tue, Sep 13 12:00pm
Speaker: Michael McCracken, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Testing the Economic Value of Predictability"

Mon, Sep 12 12:00pm
Speaker: Sephorah Mangin, University of Melbourne, Australia
Host: Carlos Garriga
TBA

Thu, Sep 08 12:00pm *
Speaker: Giorgio Topa, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Host: Maria Canon
"Measuring Mismatch in the U.S. Labor Market"

Thu, Aug 11 12:00pm
Speaker: Emily Lynch, Duke University
Host: Michael Owyang
"TBD"

Tue, Aug 09 12:00pm
Speaker: Margarita Rubio, Bank of Spain
Host: Michael Owyang
"House Purchase Versus Rental in Spain"

Mon, Jul 25 12:00pm
Speaker: Subhayu Bandyopadhyay, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Immigration Policy and Counterterrorism"

Thu, Jul 07 12:00pm
Speaker: Lubo Litov, University of Arizona
Host: Christopher Neely
"Do Private Banks Take More Risk? A Cross-Country Perspective"

Mon, Jun 20 12:00pm
Speaker: Natalia Kolesnikova, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Are Children Normal?"

Thu, Jun 16 12:00pm
Speaker: Robert Johnson, Dartmouth College
Host: Luciana Juvenal
TBA

Tue, Jun 14 12:00pm
Speaker: William Gavin, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Monetary Policy, the Tax Code, and Energy Prices: A Model of Stagflation"

Thu, May 26 12:00pm
Speaker: Kaiji Chen, Emory University
Host: Yi Wen
"Asset Market Liquidity and Crisis"

Tue, May 24 12:00pm
Speaker: Carlos Garriga, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Intergenerational Policy and the Measurement of the Tax Incidence of Unfunded Liabilities"

Fri, May 20 12:00pm *****
Speaker: Charles Kahn, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign
Host: Rajdeep Sengupta
"Private Payment Systems, Collateral, and Interest Rates; and Collateral Policy in a World of Round-the-Clock Payment"

Wed, May 18 12:00pm
Speaker: Ruben Hernandez, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Race and Subprime Loan Pricing"

Fri, May 13 12:00pm *****
Speaker: Nancy Chau, Cornell University
Host: Subhayu Bandyopadhyay
"Contractual Dualism, Market Power and Informality"

Thu, May 12 12:00pm
Speaker: Costas Arkolakis, Yale University
Host: Luciana Juvenal
TBA

Mon, May 09 12:00pm *
Speaker: Giovanni Galipolli, University of British Columbia
Host: Raul Santaeulalia
"Household Responses to Individual Shocks: Disability and Labor Supply"

Fri, May 06 2:00pm
Speaker: Pierre-Daniel Sarte, FRB Richmond
Host: David Andolfatto
TBA

Tue, May 03 12:00pm
Speaker: Todd Schoellman, Arizona State University
Host: Carlos Garriga
TBA

Mon, May 02 12:00pm
Speaker: Seung-Gyu Sim, University of Tokyo
Host: Carlos Garriga
TBA

Thu, Apr 28 12:00pm
Speaker: Fernando Martin, Simon Fraser University
Host: David Andolfatto
TBA

Wed, Apr 27 4:00pm ***
Speaker: Jose-Victor Rios-Rull, University of Minnesota
Host: Carlos Garriga
TBA

Fri, Apr 22 12:00pm *****
Speaker: Viral Acharya, New York University
Host: Rajdeep Sengupta
"Counterparty risk externality: Centralized versus over-the-counter markets*"

Wed, Apr 20 4:00pm **
Speaker: Diego Restuccia, University of Toronto
Host: Carlos Garriga
TBA

Fri, Apr 15 12:00pm
Speaker: David Wheelock, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Did Doubling Reserve Requirements Cause the Recession of 1937-38?"

Thu, Apr 14 12:00pm
Speaker: Ludo Visschers, Universidad Carlos III
Host: Carlos Garriga
"Unemployment and Endogenous Reallocation over the Business Cycle with Carlos Carrillo-Tudela"

Mon, Apr 11 12:00pm
Speaker: Daniel Thornton, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"A Perspective on the Stance of Monetary Policy"

Fri, Apr 08 12:00pm
Speaker: Toshihiko Mukoyama, University of Virginia
Host: Carlos Garriga
"Understanding the Welfare Effects of Unemployment Insurance Policy in General Equilibrium"

Wed, Apr 06 4:00pm ***
Speaker: Bart Hobijn, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Host: Carlos Garriga
TBA

Tue, Apr 05 12:00pm
Speaker: Jialang Wang, WashU- Olin Business School
Host: Silvio Contessi
"Liquidity Constraints and Consumer Bankruptcy: Evidence from Tax Rebates"

Mon, Apr 04 12:00pm
Speaker: Chao Gu, University of Missouri Columbia
Host: Carlos Garriga
"Endogenous Credit Cycles"

Fri, Apr 01 12:00pm *
Speaker: Stefania Albanesi, Columbia University
Host: Raul Santaeulalia-Llopis
"Maternal Health and Fertility: An International Perspective"

Thu, Mar 31 12:00pm
Speaker: Kanda Naknoi, Purdue University
Host: Silvio Contessi
"The Benefit of Exchange Rate Flexibility, Trade Openness and the Extensive Margin"

Fri, Mar 25 12:00pm *
Speaker: Claudia Olivetti, Boston University
Host: Raul Santaeulalia-Llopis
"In the Name of the Father: Marriage and Intergenerational Mobility in the United States, 1850-1930."

Wed, Mar 23 12:00pm ***
Speaker: Benjamin Lester, University of Western Ontario
Host: Carlos Garriga
TBA

Thu, Mar 10 12:00pm
Speaker: Guillermo Ordonez, Yale University
Host: Carlos Garriga
"Optimal Regulation in the Presence of Reputation Concerns"

Wed, Mar 09 4:00pm
Speaker: Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde , University of Pennsylvania
Host: Carlos Garriga
TBA

Tue, Mar 08 12:00pm
Speaker: Ivan Petrella, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Host: Luciana Juvenal
TBA

Mon, Feb 28 12:00pm
Speaker: Juan Rubio-Ramirez, Duke University
Host: Carlos Garriga
TBA

Wed, Feb 23 12:00pm
Speaker: Kadee Russ, University of California-Davis
Host: Silvio Contessi
TBA

Fri, Feb 18 12:00pm
Speaker: Guillaume Vandenbroucke, University of Iowa
Host: Carlos Garriga
TBA

Thu, Feb 17 12:00pm
Speaker: Yi Wen, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Making Sense of China's Excessive Foreign Reserves"

Fri, Jan 21 1:00pm
Speaker: Ronni Pavan, University of Rochester
Host: Maria Canon
TBA

Thu, Jan 20 12:00pm
Speaker: Emilio Espino, UTDT
Host: Juan Sanchez
"A General Equilibrium Explanation for Financial Market Anomalies: Belief Heterogeneity Under Limited Enforceability"

Fri, Jan 14 12:00pm
Speaker: Carlos Garriga, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Understanding Housing Booms” The Case of Spain"

0204 Seminar Series

Thu, Mar 14 12:00pm
Speaker: Amanda Michaud, Indiana Uniersity
Host: David Wiczer
TBA

*Labor Workshop Seminar, joint with the Department of Economics, Washington University in St. Louis. These seminars will take place at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

**Joint with the Department of Economics, Washington University in St. Louis. These seminars will take place at Washington University in St. Louis. Please visit http://economics.wustl.edu/events/workshops for further information.

***Joint with the Department of Economics, Washington University in St. Louis. These seminars will take place at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

****Labor Workshop Seminar, joint with the Department of Economics, Washington University in St. Louis. These seminars will take place at Washington University.

*****Applied Micro Series, held at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

2010 Seminars

Tue, Dec 17 — 12:00 PMSilvio Contessi, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Capital Injections and Lending Contractions: Evidence from the TARP/CPP"
Thu, Dec 9 — 12:00 PMRuben Hernandez, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Spatial Diffusion of Subprime Mortgages"
***Wed, Dec 8 — 4:00 PM Chris Sleet, Carnegie Mellon University
"Recursive Methods for Dynamic Incentive and Macroeconomic Policy Problems" (with M. Messner, N. Pavoni and S. Yeltekin)
*Fri, Dec 3 — 4:00 PMMark Wright, University of California-Los Angeles
"The Cost of Financial Crisis: Resource Misallocation, Productivity and Welfare in the 2001 Argentine Crisis"
**Fri, Dec 3 — 12:00 PMGlenn Loury, Brown University
"Valuing Identity"
Thu, Dec 2 — 12:00 PMAdrian Peralta-Alva, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Shocks, Time-to-train, and Optimal Government Spending"
*Mon, Nov 29 — 12:00 PMAlejandro Badel, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Mon, Nov 22 — 12:00 PMB. Ravikumar, University of Iowa
"International Trade in Capital Goods and Economic Development" (with Michael Sposi and Piyusha Mutreja)
**Fri, Nov 19 — 12:00 PMAlessandra Voena, Stanford University
"Yours, Mine and Ours: Do Divorce Laws Affect the Intertemporal Behavior of Married Couples?"
Host: Alejandro Badel
Thu, Nov 18 — 12:00 PMLuciana Juvenal, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Pricing-to-Market and Business Cycle Synchronization"
*** Wed, Nov 17 — 4:00 PMNed Prescott, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
"Regulating Banker Compensation for Bank Supervisory Purposes"
Host: Carlos Garriga
Tue, Nov 16 — 12:00 PMGiulio Zanella, University of Bologna
"Revisiting Wage, Earnings, and Hours Profiles"
Host: Carlos Garriga
*Wed, Nov 10 — 4:00 PMMark Bils, University of Rochester
"Has Consumption Inequality Mirrored Income Inequality?" (with M. Aguiar)
***Wed, Nov 3 — 4:00 PMMarco Bassetto, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
"Credit Crunches and Credit Allocation in a Model of Entrepreneurship" (with Marco Cagetti and Mariacristina De Nardi)
Mon, Nov 1 — 12:00 PMRichard Anderson, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Evaluating Systematic Liquidity Estimators"
Thu, Oct 28 — 2:00 PMLinda Goldberg, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
"Banking Globalization and Monetary Transmission"
***Wed, Oct 27 — 4:00 PMHal Cole, University of Pennsylvania
"Is the Volatility of Market Price of Risk Due to Intermittent Portfolio Re-Balancing?" (with Y. Chien and H. Lustig)
Mon, Oct 25 — 12:00 PMSteven Lugauer, University of Notre Dame
"Demographic Patterns and Saving in China"
Host: Chris Waller
**Fri, Oct 15 — 12:00 PMPablo D'Erasmo, University of Maryland
"A Quantitative Model of Banking Industry Dynamics"
Host: Alejandro Badel
***Wed, Oct 13 — 4:00 PMHubert Kempf, Banque de France
"Deposit Insurance Without Commitment"
Wed, Oct 13 — 12:00 PMLubomir Litov, Wharton Financial Institutions
"Do Firm Boundaries Affect Financing Policy? Evidence from Non-financial Conglomerates with Financial Subsidiaries"
**Fri, Oct 8 — 12:00 PMAlvin Murphy, Washington University
"A Dynamic Model of Demand for Houses and Neighborhoods"
Host: Alejandro Badel
Tue, Oct 5 — 12:00 PMMichael McCracken, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"The Reality Checks and Nested Forecast Model Comparisons"
**Fri, Oct 1 — 12:00 PMGiovanni Favara, IMF
"House Price Dynamics with Dispersed Information" (with Zheng Song)
Hosts: Luciana Juvenal and Riccardo DiCecio
***Wed, Sep 29 — 4:00 PMKyoung-Jin Choi, Washington University
"Mirrlees Meets Modigliani-Miller: Optimal Individual/Corporate Taxes and Capital Structure"
Tue, Sep 28 — 12:00 PMMike Owyang, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"An Endogeneous Clustered Factor Approach to International Business Cycles" (with Ozge Saviscin and Neville Francis)
**Fri, Sep 24 — 12:00 PMRaoul Minetti, Michigan State University
"Foreign Lenders in Emerging Economies" (with Matteo Iacoviello)
Host: Rajdeep Sengupta
Thu, Sep 23 — 12:00 PMWilliam Gavin, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"The Zero Lower Bound: Avoidance and Escape"
***Wed, Sep 22 — 4:00 PMBerthold Herrendorf, Arizona State University
"Transportation and Development: Insights from the U.S., 1840-1860" (with J. Schmitz and A. Teixeira)
Wed, Sep 8 — 12:00 PMDavid Levine, Washington University
"Chains of Production and Real Shocks"
Host: Carlos Garriga
Fri, Sep 3 — 12:00 PMMichael Sposi, University of Iowa
"Trade Barriers and the Price of Nontradables Relative to Tradables"
Host: Carlos Garriga
Thu, Sep 2 — 12:00 PMMarcus Berliant, Washington University
"The Dynamics of Knowledge Diversity and Economic Growth"
Mon, Aug 30 — 12:00 PMTravis Berge, University of California
"Nonlinear Predictions of Exchange Rates"
Mon, Aug 2 — 12:00 PMLiang Wang, University of Pennsylvania
"Inflation and Welfare with Price Dispersion"
Tue, Jul 6 — 12:00 PMThomas Garrett, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"The Revenue Performance of Casinos after a Smoking Ban: The Case of Illinois"
Fri, Jun 18 — 12:00 PMRajdeep Sengupta, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Lending to Uncreditworthy Borrowers"
Thu, Jun 17 — 12:00 PMZhigang Feng, University of Zurich
"Macroeconomic Consequence of Alternative Reform to the Health Insurance System in the U.S."
Wed, Jun 16 — 12:00 PMCharles Engel, University of Wisconsin
"Global Interest Rates, Monetary Policy and Currency Returns"
Thu, Jun 10 — 12:00 PMGuillaume Vandenbroucke, University of Iowa
"A Century of Human Capital and Hours"
Wed, Jun 9 — 12:00 PMDavid Wheelock, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Does the Structure of Banking Markets Affect Economic Growth? Evidence from U.S. State Banking Markets"
Tue, Jun 8 — 12:00 PMStephan Kurka, University of Bonn
"Media of Exchange with Differing Liquidity"
**Mon, May 24 — 12:00 PMViktoria Ivashina, Harvard Business School
"Cyclicality of Credit Supply: Firm Level Evidence"
Hosts: Silvio Contessi and Rajdeep Sengupta
Tue, May 18 — 12:00 PMFrancois Gourio, Boston University
"Disaster Risk and Business Cycles"
Tue, May 11 — 12:00 PMThomas Lubik, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
"Identifying the Labor Market Search and Matching Model"
Host: Silvio Contessi
Mon, May 10 — 12:00 PMChristopher Neely, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Out-of-Sample Equity Premium Prediction: Economic Fundamentals vs. Moving-Average Rules"
Fri, May 7 — 12:00 PMHarald Uhlig, University of Chicago
"A Model of a Systemic Bank Run"
Thu, May 6 — 12:00 PMFernando Martin, Simon Fraser University
"Government Policy and Aggregate Fluctuations"
Host: David Andolfatto
***Wed, May 5 — 4:00 PMIourii Manovskii, University of Pennsylvania
"Spot Wages Over the Business Cycle?"
**Fri, Apr 30 — 12:00 PMKamal Saggi, Southern Methodist University
"Equilibrium Parallel Import Policies and International Market Structure"
Host: Subhayu Bandyopadhyay
Wed, Apr 28 — 12:00 PMHoward Wall, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Discordant City Business Cycles"
Tue, Apr 27 — 12:00 PMYi Wen, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Saving and Growth under Borrowing Constraints: Explaining the 'High Saving Rate' Puzzle"
Mon, Apr 26 — 12:00 PMRasmus Fatum, University of Alberta
"Does Foreign Exchange Reserve Decumulation Lead to Currency Appreciation?"
**Fri, Apr 23 — 11:45 AMAnton Korinek, University of Maryland
"Systemic Risk-Taking: Amplification Effects, Externalities, and Regulatory Responses"
Host: Rajdeep Sengupta
Tue, Apr 20 — 12:00 PMSubhayu Bandyopadhyay, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Biofuel Subsidies: An Open-Economy Analysis"
*Fri, Apr 16 — 12:00 PMJuan Pablo Nicolini, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
"Policy at the Zero Bound"
***Wed, Apr 14 — 4:00 PMRobert Lucas, University of Chicago
"Ideas and Growth"
Mon, Apr 12 — 12:00 PMMan-Yee Leung, University of Minnesota
"Sex Ratio Imbalance in China"
**Thu, Apr 8 — 11:45 AMRoberto Piazza, IMF
"Financial Innovation and Risk, the Role of Information"
Host: Michele Boldrin
*** Wed, Apr 7 — 4:00 PMThomas Holmes, University of Minnesota
"An Alternative Theory of the Plant Size Distribution with an Application to Trade"
Mon, Apr 5 — 12:00 PMStephen Williamson, Washington University
"Liquidity, Financial Intermediation, and Monetary Policy in a New Monetarist Model"
**Fri, Apr 2 — 11:45 AMMorris Davis, University of Wisconsin
"Macroeconomic Implications of Agglomeration"
Host: Alejandro Badel
Tue, Mar 30 — 12:00 PMNatalia Kolesnikova, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"The Role of Location in Evaluating Racial Wage Disparity"
Thu, Mar 25 — 12:00 PMLeo Kaas, University of Konstanz
"Search-theoretic Money and International Exchange Rates"
*Wed, Mar 24 — 4:00 PMHuberto Ennis, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
"Over-the-Counter Loans, Adverse Selection, and Stigma in the Interbank Market"
Wed, Mar 24 — 12:00 PMDavid Andolfatto, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"On the Social Cost of Transparency in Monetary Economies"
Tue, Mar 23 — 12:00 PMManuel Santos, University of Miami
"Efficient Firm Dynamics in a Frictional Labor Market"
Mon, Mar 22 — 12:00 PMTim Kam, Australian National University
"Search-theoretic Money and International Exchange Rates"
**Fri, Mar 19 — 11:45 AMElias Dinopoulos, University of Florida
"A Simple Model of Quality Heterogeneity and International Trade"
Host: Subhayu Bandyopadhyay
Thu, Mar 18 — 12:00 PMAntonio Doblas-Madrid, Michigan State University
"A Robust Model of Bubbles with Multidimensional Uncertainty"
Host: Carlos Garriga
*** Wed, Mar 17 — 4:00 PMZheng Liu, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
"Do Credit Constraints Amplify Macroeconomic Fluctuations?"
Mon, Mar 15 — 12:00 PMJay Hong, University of Rochester
**Fri, Mar 12 — 11:45 AMEdward Coulson, Penn State University
"Measuring the External Benefits of Homeownership"
Host: Alejandro Badel
Thu, Mar 11 — 12:00 PMCletus Coughlin, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Is the International Border Effect Larger than the Domestic Border Effect? Evidence from U.S. Trade"
**Fri, Mar 5 — 11:45 AMErik Hurst, Chicago Booth
"Endogenous Gentrification and House Price Dynamics"
Host: Alejandro Badel
Thu, Mar 4 — 11:30 AMChristian Zimmermann, University of Connecticut
"Basel Accord and Financial Intermediation: The Impact of Policy"
*** Wed, Mar 3 — 4:00 PMEmilio Espino, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
"A General Equilibrium Explanation for Financial Markets Anomalies: Belief Heterogeneity Under Limited Enforceability"
Wed, Mar 3 — 12:00 PMJean Imbs, HEC Lausane
"Credit Supply and the Price of Housing"
Fri, Feb 12 — 12:00 PMPing Wang, Washington University
"Trade, Urbanization and Capital Accumulation in a Labor Surplus Economy" (with Eric Bond and Ray Riezman)
Thu, Feb 11 — 12:00 PMYi Wen, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Liquidity and Welfare in a Heterogeneous-Agent Economy"
Thu, Feb 4 — 11:45 AMDaniel Thornton, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"The Unusual Behavior of the Federal Funds and 10-Year Treasury Rates: A Conundrum or Goodhart's Law?"
Wed, Feb 3 — 12:00 PMMartin Gervais, University of Texas-Austin
"Optimal Fiscal Policy Over the Business Cycle"
Thu, Jan 28 — 12:00 PMGerard Llobet, CEMFI
"Entrepreneurial Innovation, Patent Protection, and Industry Dynamics"
Tue, Jan 26 — 11:45 AMHoward Wall, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Personal Bankruptcies and the Recession"
Wed, Jan 20 — 12:00 PMSami Alpanda, Amherst College
"Identifying the Role of Risk Shocks in the Business Cycle Using Stock Price Data"

Select Spring 2009 Seminars

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 — 4:00 PMV. V. Chari, University of Minnesota and Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
"Sophisticated Monetary Policies"
Wednesday, March 4, 2009 — 4:00 PMJoão Gomes, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
"Durability of Output and Expected Stock Returns"
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 — 4:00 PMGianluca Violante, New York University
"Frictional Wage Dispersion in Search
Models: A Quantitative Assessment
"

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 — 2:00 PMAdriano Rampini, Duke/Fuqua
"Collateral, Financial Intermediation and the Distribution of Debt Capacity"
Friday, April 17, 2009 — 2:00 PMCharles Engel, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Currency Misalignments and Optimal Monetary Policy: A Reexamination"
Host: Luciana Juvenal
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 — 4:00 PMEllen McGrattan, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
"Transition to FDI Openness"

Fall 2009 Seminars

Thursday, September 10, 2009 — 2:00 PMGeni Dechter, University of Rochester
"After Motherhood: Effects of Maternity Leave and Effort Reallocation on Earnings"
Friday, September 18, 2009 — 2:00 PMAlvin Murphy, Washington University
"A Dynamic Model of Housing Supply"
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 — 2:00 PMAndrea Tambalotti, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
"Investment Shocks and the Relative Price of Investment"
Monday, September 28, 2009 — 12:00 PMKelly Bishop, Washington University
"Simple, Consistent Estimation of the Marginal Willingness to Pay Function: Recovering Rosen's Second Stage Without Instrumental Variable"
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 — 4:00 PMAlex Monge, Penn State
"The Nature of Credit Constraints and Human Capital"
Thursday, October 8, 2009 — 2:00 PMFrancois Ortalo-Magne, University of Wisconsin
"Spatial Asset Pricing: A First Step"
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 — 4:00 PMErzo Luttmer, University of Minnesota
"On the Mechanics of Firm Growth"
Thursday, October 22, 2009 — 2:00 PMEmily Blanchard, University of Virginia
"Trade, Education, and the Shrinking Middle Class"
Friday, October 30, 2009 — 2:00 PMDmytro Hryshko, University of Alberta
"RIP to HIP: The Data Reject Heterogeneous Labor Income Profiles"
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 — 4:00 PMMark Aguiar, University of Rochester
"Growth in the Shadow of Expropriation"
Thursday, November 5, 2009 — 2:00 PMArvind Panagariya, Columbia University
"Within and Across Product Specialization Revisited"
Tuesday, November 10, 2009 — 4:15 PMMichele Tertilt, Stanford University
"An Equilibrium Model of the Malawian HIV/AIDS Epidemic"
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 — 4:00 PMRui Castro, Université de Montréal
"On the Individual Optimality of Economic Integration"
Thursday, November 12, 2009 — 2:00 PMPrice Fishback, University of Arizona
"The Influence of the Home Owners' Loan Corporation on Housing Markets During the 1930's"
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 — 4:00 PMGiuseppe Moscarini, Yale University
"Non-Stationary Search Equilibrium"
Thursday, November 19, 2009 — 12:00 PMBurhan Kuruscu, University of Texas
"Taxation of Human Capital and Cross-Country Trends in Wage Inequality"
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 — 4:00 PMHubert Kempf, Banque de France
"National Politics and International Agreements"
Thursday, December 3, 2009 — 2:00 PMGlenn Loury, Brown University
"Stereotypes and Inequality: Phenotypic vs. Affective Discrimination"
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 — 4:00 PMAubhik Khan, Ohio State University
"Collateral Constraints, Capital Specificity and the Distribution of Production: The Role of Real and Financial Frictions in Aggregate Fluctuations"
Friday, December 11, 2009 — 11:45 AMMark Huggett, Georgetown University
"How Well Does the US Social Insurance System Provide Social Insurance?"

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