Macroeconomics and International Economics Workshop


Karen Pinc (


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


Harper Center C10

Please refer to the weekly announcement for up to date room or time changes. Papers and titles will be posted to the website when they become available.

Autumn 2013

Date Topic
Speaker, Institution
September 30 Paul Beaudry, University of British Columbia
October 7 Gene Grossman, Princeton University
October 14 (Postponed) John Cochrane, Chicago Booth
October 21 Lee Ohanian, University of California, Los Angeles
October 28 Javier Bianchi, University of Wisconsin, Madison
November 4 Allan Collard-Wexler, New York University
November 11 Ufuk Akcigit, University of Pennsylvania
November 18 Giovanni Dell'Ariccia, International Monetary Fund, Washington D.C.
November 25 Joseph Vavra, Chicago Booth
December 2
"Grasp the Large, Let Go of the Small: The Transformation of the State Sector in China"
Michael Song, Chicago Booth

Spring 2013

Date Topic Speaker, Institution
April 1 "A Macroeconomic Framework for Quantifying Systemic Risk" Zhiguo He and Arvind Krishnamurthy, Booth
April 8 "Wealth and Volatility" Jonathan Heathcote, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
April 15 "The Decline of the U.S. Rust Belt: A Macroeconomic Analysis". Simeon Alder, University of Notre Dame, (with Lagakos and Ohanian)
April 22 "Unemployment and Business Cycles" Larry Christiano, Northwestern University, with Eichenbaum and Trabandt)
April 29 No workshop  
May 6 "On the Spatial Economic Impact of Global Warming" Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, Princeton, (with Klaus Desmet)
May 13 "Financial Frictions and Industrial Policies" (joint with Benjamin Moll) Oleg Itskhoki, Princeton
May 20 "Collateral Constraints and Macroeconomic Asymmetries"


Matteo Iacoviello, Federal Reserve Board, (with Luca Guerrieri)
June 3 "Capital Requirements in a Quantitative Model of Banking Industry Dynamics" Dean Corbae, Wisconsin School of Business

Winter 2013

Date Topic Speaker, Institution
January 9 "The Employment Effects of Credit Market Disruptions: Firm-level Evidence from the 2008-09 Financial Crisis." Gabriel Chodorow-Reich, Berkeley
January 17 "Product Awareness and the Industry Lifecycle" Jesse Perla, NYU
January 24 "Uncertainty Shocks and Balance Sheet Recessions" Sebastian DiTellam MIT
January 28 "The Missing Wealth of Nations: Are Europe and the U.S. net Debtors or net Creditors?" Gabriel Zucman, Paris School of Economics
January 31 "Equilibrium Technology Diffusion, Trade, and Growth" Christopher Tonetti, NYU
February 11 "Consumption Dynamics During Recessions" Joseph Vavra, University of Chicago
February 18 "Internal Geography, International Trade, and Regional Outcomes" Kerem Cosar, Chicago Booth
February 25 "Firm Volatility in Granular Networks" Bryan Kelly, Chicago Booth
March 4 "Product Introductions, Currency Unions, and the Real Exchange Rate" Brent Neiman, Chicago Booth

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