Macroeconomics Seminar

Important note:

All Spring 2021 seminars will be hosted on a virtual platform.
Zoom link for Macroeconomics Seminars: (Password to be entered on prompt)

The Macroeconomics Seminar meets Thursdays at 3:45 pm in 7142 Social Sciences

Speaker: Alp Simsek, Chicago Booth
Presentation Title: “Monetary Policy with Opinionated Markets” with Ricardo J. Caballero

Speaker: Hanno Lustig, Stanford GSB
Presentation Title: “Manufacturing Risk-free Government Debt

Speaker: Adrien Bilal, Chicago/Harvard
Presentation title: “Outsourcing, Inequality and Aggregate Output

Speaker: Martin Beraja, MIT
Presentation title: “Demand Composition and the Strength of Recoveries

Speaker: Fernando Alvarez, Chicago
Presentation Title: “The Macroeconomics of Sticky Prices with Generalized Hazard Functions

Speaker: Maryam Farboodi, MIT Sloan
Presentation Title: “Rational Sentiments and Economic Cycles

Speaker: Corina Boar, NYU
Presentation Title: “Markups and Inequality” co-authored with Virgiliu Midrigan

Speaker: Cosmin Ilut, Duke
Presentation Title: “Economic agents as imperfect problem solvers

Speaker: David Baqaee, UCLA
Presentation Title: “Growth Accounting with Demand Instability and Income Effects

09/10: Elisa Rubbo, Princeton (Please Note: This seminar will start at 11.30 am)
Presentation Title: “Networks, Phillips Curves, and Monetary Policy”.

09/15 (Tuesday): Gianluca Violante, Princeton (Please Note: This seminar will start at 11.30 am)
Presentation Title: “The Great Lockdown and the Big Stimulus: Tracing the Pandemic Possibility Frontier for the U.S.

10/01: Kohei Iwasaki, UW-Madison
Presentation Title: “Cryptocurrency Bubbles and Costly Mining

10/08: Eirik Brandsaas, UW-Madison
Presentation Title: “Illiquid Homeownership and the Bank of Mom and Dad”

10/15: Francesco Celentano, UW-Madison
Presentation Title: “How Do Independent Boards Affect Shareholder Value? Evidence from a Structural Estimation”

10/22: Yingtong Xie, UW-Madison
Presentation Title: “The Impact of Pension Plan Shift on Household Risk Exposure”

10/29: Ivan Werning, MIT
Presentation Title: “Dynamic Oligopoly and Price Stickiness”

11/05: Greg Kaplan, University of Chicago
Presentation Title: “Markups, Labor Market Inequality, and the Nature of Work”

11/12: Alessandra Fogli, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Presentation Title:  “The End of the American Dream? Inequality and Segregation in US Cities”

11/19: Michael Peters, Yale (Please Note: This seminar will start at 3 pm)
Presentation Title: “European Immigrants and the United States’ Rise to the Technological Frontier”, joint with Costas Arkolakis and Sun Kyoung Lee

12/03: Stefanie Stantcheva, Harvard
Presentation Title: Understanding Tax Policy: How do People reason?

12/10: Saki Bigio, UCLA
Presentation Title: A Model of Intermediation, Money, Interest, and Prices

12/15 (Tuesday): Emi Nakamura, UC-Berkeley
Presentation Title: “The Slope of the Phillips Curve: Evidence from U.S. States

9/12: James Hamilton, UCSD – “Measuring Labor-Force Participation and the Incidence and Duration of Unemployment”

9/19: Kenneth Rogoff, Harvard – “Redeemable Platform Currencies”

9/26: Joel David, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago- “Risk-Adjusted Capital Allocation and Misallocation”

10/3: Zhigang Ge, UW-Madison – “Taxing Top Earners: The Role of Entrepreneurs”

10/10: Guillermo Ordonez, UPenn – Retirement in the Shadow (Banking)*

10/17: Chang Liu, UW-Madison – “Regional Risk and Aggregate Fluctuations”

10/24: Oksana Leukhina, FRB St. Louis – “Imperfect Information Transmission from Banks to Investors: Macroeconomic Implications”

10/31: Zehao Li, UW-Madison – “Financial Intermediary Leverage and Unemployment”

11/7: Christoph Boehm, UT Austin – “Convex Supply Curves”

11/14: Harold Cole, University of Pennsylvania – “Coalition-Proof Risk Sharing Under Frictions”

11/21: Simon Mongey, University of Chicago – “Labor Market Power”

12/5: Hassan Afrouzi, Columbia – “Dynamic Rational Inattention and the Phillips Curve”

2/28: Dongho Song, Johns Hopkins University – “News Driven Uncertainty Fluctuations”

3/7: Gabriel Chodorow Reich, Harvard – “Cash and the Economy: Evidence from India’s Demonetization”

3/14: Ali Shourideh, Carnegie Mellon – “Inequality, Redistribution, and Optimal Trade Policy: A Public Finance Approach”

3/28: Anna Cieslak, Duke – “The Economics of the Fed Put”

4/4: Ludwig Straub, Harvard – “Micro Jumps, Macro Humps: monetary policy and business cycles in an estimated HANK model”

4/11: Ross Levine, UC-Berkeley, – “Selection into Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment”

4/18: Anil Kashyap, Chicago Booth – “Optimal Bank Regulation in the Presence of Credit and Run Risk”

5/2: Eric Sims, Notre Dame – “Evaluating Central Banks’ Toolkit: Past, Present, and Future”

5/9: Michele Tertilt, Mannheim – “Consumer Credit with Over-Optimistic Borrowers”