Macroecomomics and International Economics Workshop


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Monday, 11:45a.m.-1:15 p.m.


Harper Center C10

Please refer to the weekly announcement for up to date room or time changes.

Autumn 2010

Date Topic Speaker, Institution
September 27 "The Establishment-Level Behavior of Vacancies and Hiring"
Steve Davis, Chicago Booth
October 4 "Growing Like China" Kjetil Storesletten, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
October 11 "Self-fulfillling liquidity traps with money as a medium of exchange" Christopher Chamley, Boston University
October 18 "The Economics of Density: Evidence from the Berlin Wall" Steve Redding, Princeton University
October 25 TBA Anil Kashyap, Chicago Booth
November 1 "The Federal Reserve, the Bank of England, and the Rise of the Dollar as an International Currency, 1914-1939" Barry Eichengreen, University of California Berkeley
November 8 "Mortgage Choices and Housing Speculation" Gadi Barlevy, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
November 15 "Customer Capital" Leena Rudanko, Boston University
November 22 "Protection for Free? The Political Economy of
U.S. Tariff Suspensions"
Rod Ludema, Georgetown University
November 29 "Sovereign Wealth Funds Portfolios" Adair Morse, Chicago Booth

Spring 2010

Date Topic Speaker, Institution
March 29 "Where Would You Rather Live?
Welfare across Countries and Time"

Charles I. Jones, Stanford University
April 5 "Markups and Firm-Level Export Status" Jan De Loecker, Princeton University
April 12 "Has Consumption Inequality Mirrored Income Inequality?" Mark Aguiar, Rochester University
April 19   Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Berkeley University
April 26 "The “Out of Africa” Hypothesis, Human Genetic Diversity,
and Comparative Economic Development"
Oded Galor, Brown University
May 3 "When Should Policymakers Make
Ricardo Ries, Columbia University
May 10 "A Model of Unconventional Monetary Policy" Mark Gertler, New York University
May 17 "New Trade Models, Same Old Gains? Costas Arkolakis, Yale University
May 24 "Trade and the Global Recession" Brent Neiman, Chicago Booth
June 7
“A global view of productivity growth in China and India” Ralph Ossa, Chicago Booth

Winter 2010

Date Topic Speaker, Institution
January 7 "Labor Wedges and Open Economy Puzzles" Loukas Karabarbounis, Harvard University
January 13 "Lemons, Market Shutdowns and Learning" Pablo Kurlat, MIT
January 15 "Do Matching Frictions Explain Unemployment? Not in Bad Times " Pascal Michaillat, Berkeley
January 19 "When Optimists Need Credit: Asymmetric Filtering of Optimism and Implications for Asset Prices" Alp Simsek, MIT
January 21
"Collateral Constraints and Noisy Fluctuations" Jennifer La'O, MIT
January 22 "Rational Inattention and Changes in Macroeconomic Volatility" Jeta Menkulasi, Maryland
January 25 "The Schooling Decision: Family Preferences, Intergenerational Conflict, and Moral Hazard in the Brazilian Favelas" Leo Burszlyn, Harvard
January 27 "Heterogeneous Information and Nominal Rigidities" Jean-Paul L'Huillier, MIT
January 28 "Labor Matching Model: Putting the Pieces Together" Anton Cheremukhin, UCLA
January 29 Adjusting to Trade Liberalization: Reallocation and Labor Market Policies Kerem Cosar, Penn State
February 04 Is Private Leverage Excessive? Kalin Nikolov, LSE
March 01 Exports and Financial Shocks David Weinstein, Columbia University

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