Macroeconomics Seminar

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


Important note:

All spring seminars featuring external guests for the remainder of the spring semester have been cancelled.

Seminars featuring presentation by UW-Madison students remain scheduled as planned.


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”