Macroeconomics and International Economics Workshop


Karen Pinc (


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 2012

Date Topic Speaker, Institution
October 1
"Manufacturing Busts, Housing Booms, and Declining Employment: A Structural Explanation" Erik Hurst, Chicago Booth
October 8
"Fiscal Devaluations" Gita Gopinath, Harvard
October 15 "Asset Markets with Heterogeneous Information" Pablo Kurlat, Stanford
October 22
"Measuring the Financial Soundness of US Firms 1926-2012" Andy Atkeson, UCLA
October 29
"Engineering a Paradox of Thrift Recession" Victor Rios-Rull, University of Minnesota
November 5
"The Cyclicality of Sales, Regular and Effective Prices: Business Cycle and Policy Implications" Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Berkeley
November 12 "The Elusive Pro-Competitive Effects of Trade" Arnaud Costinot, MIT
November 19 "Financial Globalization, Inequality, and the Raising of Public Debt" Vincenzo Quadrini, USC
November 26 "Human Capital Risk, Contract Enforcement, and the Macroeconomy" Mark Wright, UCLA
December 3 "Sharing High Growth Across Generations: Pensions and Demographic Transition in China"
Michael Song, Chicago Booth
December 10 "Sharing High Growth Across Generations: Pensions and Demographic Transition in China" Kinda Hachem, Chicago Booth

Spring 2012

Date Topic Speaker, Institution
March 26 "Borders, Geography, and Oligopoly: Evidence from the Wind Turbine Industry" Kerem Cosar, Chicago Booth
April 2 "Different Trade Models, Different Trade Elasticities?" Michael Waugh, NYU
April 9 "On the Optimality of a Dominant Unit of Account" Matthias Doepke, Northwestern University
April 16 "International Trade, Technology, and the Skill Premium" Ariel Burstein, UCLA
April 23 "The Life Cycle of Plants in India and Mexico"
Peter Klenow, Stanford University
April 30 "Taxation, redistribution, and debt in incomplete market economies with aggregate shocks" Tom Sargent, NYU
May 7 "Defying Gravity: How Long Will Japanese Government Bond Prices Remain High?" Takeo Hoshi, UCSD
May 14 "The Human Capital Stock:  A Generalized Approach" Ben Jones, Northwestern University
"Valuation, Adverse Selection, and Market Collapses"
Jonathan Parker, Northwestern University
June 4 "Declining Labor Shares and the Global Rise of Corporate Savings" Loukas Karabarbounis, Chicago Booth

Winter 2012

Date Topic Speaker, Institution
January 19
Room 3A
"Countercyclical Restructuring and Jobless Recoveries"
David Berger, Yale
January 20
Room 3B
"Misallocation and Productivity during the Great Depression" Nicolas Ziebarth,
Northweswtern University
January 23 "Infation Dynamics and Time-Varying Uncertainty:
New Evidence and an Ss Interpretation"
Joseph Vavra,
January 25
"The impact of asymmetric information about collateral values in mortgage lending" Johannes Stroebel,
Stanford University
January 27
Room HC C03
"External Financing and the Role of Financial Frictions over the Business Cycle: Measurement and Theory" Ariel Zetlin-Jones, Minnesota
January 30
Room 3B
"Heterogeneous Mark-Ups and Endogenous Misallocation" Michael Peters, MIT
February 13 "Recessions and the Costs of Job Loss" Steve Davis, Chicago Booth
February 20 "What Explains High Unemployment? The Aggregate Demand Channel" Amir Sufi, Chicago Booth
February 27 "Optimal Monetary Policy with Informational Frictions" Jennifer La'O, Chicago Booth
March 5 "The Shopping Multiplier" Greg Kaplan, University of Pennsylvania
March 12 "Trade Wars and Trade Talks with Data" Ralph Ossa, Chicago Booth

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