Macroeconomics and International Economics Workshop


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


Harper Center C10 unless otherwise noted

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

Autumn 2014

Date Room Topic
Speaker, Institution
September 29
HC C10
A Model of Secular Stagnation Neil Mehrotra, Brown University
October 6
HC C10
Accounting for Changes in Between-Group Inequality (slides) Ariel Burstein, UCLA
October 13
HC C10
Debt Constraints and Employment Patrick Kehoe, University of Minnesota
October 20
HC C10
Are Poor Cities Cheap for Everyone? Non-Homotheticity and the Cost of Living Across U.S. Cities Jessie Handbury, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
October 27
HC C10
The Dynamics of Comparative Advantage Gordon Hanson, UC San Diego
November 3
HC C10
Retail Globalization and Household Welfare: Evidence from Mexico David Atkin, UCLA
November 10
HC C10
New Evidence on the Impact of Financial Crises in Advanced Countries Christina and David Romer, UC Berkeley
November 13
HC C05
Fiscal Volatility Shocks and Economic Activity Jesús Fernández-Villaverde, University of Pennsylvania
November 17
HC C10
A Theory of Macroprudential Policies in the Presence of Nominal Rigidities Emmanuel Farhi, Harvard University
November 24
HC C10
Trade, Domestic Frictions, and Scale Effects Andrés Rodríguez-Clare, UC Berkeley
December 1
HC C10
The Rise of Shadow Banking in China Kinda Hachem, Chicago Booth
December 8
HC C10
Are Sticky Prices Costly? Evidence from the Stock Market Michael Weber, Chicago Booth

Spring 2014

Date Room Topic
Speaker, Institution
March 31
HC C10
"The Economy of People's Republic of China from 1953" Aleh Tsyvinski, Yale University
April 7
HC C10
"High Frequency Identification of Monetary Non-Neutrality" Emi Nakamura, Columbia University
April 14
HC C10
"The (Q, S, s) Pricing Rule" Guido Menzio, University of Pennsylvania
April 21
HC C10
"Monetary Policy Surprises, Credit Costs
and Economic Activity"
Mark Gertler, New York University
April 28
HC C10
"High Discounts and High Unemployment" Bob Hall, Stanford University
May 5
HC C10
"International Credit Flows, Pecuniary
Externalities, and Capital Controls"
Markus Brunnermeier, Princeton University
May 12
HC C10
"Inflating Away the Public Debt? An Empirical Assessment" Ricardo Reis, Columbia University
May 19
HC C10
"Liquidity Traps and Monetary Policy: Managing a Credit Crunch" Francisco Buera, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
June 2
HC C10
"A Model of Monetary Exchange in Over-the-Counter Markets" Ricardo Lagos, New York University
June 9
HC C10
"Regional Redistribution Through the U.S. Mortgage Market" Erik Hurst, Chicago Booth

Winter 2014

Date Room Topic
Speaker, Institution
Thursday, January 9
HC C03
“Debt and the Consumption Response to Household Income Shocks” Scott Baker, Stanford University
Wednesday, January 15
HC C09
"Social Incentives in Contributions
Field Experiment Evidence from the 2012 U.S. Presidential Campaigns"
Ricardo Perez-Truglia, Harvard University
Wednesday, January 22
HC C09
"The Determinants of Quality Specialization" Jonathan Dingel, Columbia University
Monday, January 27
HC C10
"Corporate Debt Structure and the Macroeconomy" Nicolas Crouzet, Columbia University
Monday, February 3
HC C10
"Firm Sorting and Agglomeration" Cecile Gaubert, Princeton University
Wednesday, February 5
HC C09
"The Causes and Consequences of House Price Momentum" Adam Guren, Harvard University
Thursday, February 6
HC C03
"Who Benefits from State Corporate Tax Cuts? A Local
Labor Markets Approach with Heterogeneous Firms"
Owen Zidar, University of California, Berkeley
Monday, February 10
HC C10
"Sovereign Debt Renegotiation and Credit Default Swaps" Juliana Salomao, Stanford University
Monday, March 3
HC C10
"The New-Keynesian Liquidity Trap" John Cochrane, Chicago Booth
Monday, March 10
HC C10
"The Cyclicality of the Opportunity Cost of Employment" Loukas Karabarbounis, Chicago Booth


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