Macro Workshops Archive

Spring 2019

Date

Time

Presenter 

Paper Title

Host

2/6/2019 2:30 – 4:00 Jun Nie
(Kansas City Fed)
“Growth and Welfare Gains from Financial Integration Under Model Uncertainty” Jackie Zhao
2/13/2019 2:30 – 4:00 Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh
(Columbia Business School)
“Affordable Housing and City Welfare” Steve Ross
2/20/2019 2:30 – 4:00 Xu Tian
(U of Toronto)
“Agency Frictions, Managerial Compensation, and Disruptive Innovations” Jackie Zhao
2/27/2019 2:30 – 4:00 Elena Capatina
(UPenn / Australian National University)
“Health Shocks and the Evolution of Consumption and Income over the Life-Cycle” Jackie Zhao
3/6/2019 2:30 – 4:00 Chunzan Wu
(U of Miami)
“More Unequal Income but Less Progressive Taxation: Economics or Politics?” Jackie Zhao
3/20/2019 Spring Recess
4/3/2019 2:30 – 4:00 Kaiji Chen
(Emory)
“Aggregate and Distributional Impacts of Housing Policy: China’s Experiment” Jackie Zhao
4/10/2019 No Seminar Due to Austin Lecture by Caroline Hoxby (Stanford)
4/17/2019 2:30 – 4:00 Umesh Ghimire
(UConn)

Fall 2018

Date

Time

Presenter 

Paper Title

Host

9/13/2018 3:30 – 5:00 Youngmin Park
(Bank of Canada)
“Inequality in parental transfers, borrowing constraints, and optimal higher education subsidies” Jackie Zhao
9/20/2018 3:30 – 5:00 Ria Bhattacharya
(UConn)
9/27/2018 3:30 – 5:00
(OAK 338)
Todd Schoellman
(Minneapolis Fed)
“Labor Market Flows and Development” Jackie Zhao
10/4/2018 3:30 – 5:00 Xin Liang
(UConn)
10/18/2018 3:30 – 5:00 Soojin Kim
(Purdue)
“Labor Market Screening and Social Insurance Program Design for the Disabled” Hyun Lee
10/25/2018 3:30 – 5:00 Fatih Karahan
(New York Fed)
“Sources of Earnings Growth Heterogeneity” Jackie Zhao
11/1/2018 3:30 – 5:00 Chen Yeh
(UIUC)
“Trends in labor market concentration: evidence from vacancy and employment data” Hyun Lee
11/8/2018 3:30 – 5:00 Cormac O’Dea
(Yale)
“Insurance, Efficiency and the Design of Public Pensions” Hyun Lee
11/15/2018 3:30 – 5:00 CANCELLED Due to Weather
11/22/2018 Thanksgiving Day
11/29/2018 3:30 – 5:00 Fei Zou
(UConn)
12/6/2018 3:30 – 5:00 Hyun Lee
(UConn)
“Heterogeneous Bank Responses to Loan Guarantee Expansion: Evidence from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans”

Spring 2018

Date

Time

Presenter 

Paper Title

Host

1/24/2018 2:30 – 4:00 Michael Lorenzo
(UConn)
“Pricing to Market, Home Bias in Consumption and Current Account in the Euro Area”
1/31/2018 2:30 – 4:00 Aaron Cooke
(UConn)
“Houses Divided: a Model of Intergenerational Transfers, Differential Fertility and Wealth Inequality”
2/7/2018 No Seminar
2/14/2018 2:30 – 4:00
2/21/2018 2:30 – 4:00
2/28/2018 2:30 – 4:00 David Wiczer
(Stony Brook)
“The Disability Option: Labor Market Dynamics with Macroeconomic and Health Risks” Jackie Zhao
3/7/2018 2:30 – 4:00  Student Presentations
3/14/2018 Spring Recess
3/21/2018 No Seminar Due to AGES Distinguished Lecture
3/28/2018 2:30 – 4:00 Eric Young
(University of Virginia)
“Mobility” Jackie Zhao
4/4/2018 2:30 – 4:00  Kevin Huang
(Vanderbilt)
“Fiscal Stimulus, Forward Monetary Guidance, and the Liquidity Trap – Implications for State-Dependent Government Spending Multiplier”  Jackie Zhao
4/11/2018 2:30 – 4:00 Stefania Garetto
(Boston University)
“To Branch or Not to Branch? A Quantitative Evaluation of the Consequences of Global Banks’ Organization” Kanda Naknoi
4/18/2018 2:30 – 4:00 Toshihiko Mukoyama
(Georgetown / University of Virginia)
“Firm Growth through New Establishments” Hyun Lee
4/25/2018 2:30 – 4:00 Munseob Lee
(UC San Diego GPS)
“How Do Firms Grow? The Life Cycle of Products Matters” Hyun Lee

Fall 2017

Date

Time

Presenter 

Paper Title

Host

9/14/2017 3:30 – 5:00 Ponpoje Porapakkarm
(GRIPS)
 “The Lifetime Costs of Bad Health” Jackie Zhao
9/21/2017 3:30 – 5:00 “Exporting Uncertainty: The Impact of Brexit on Corporate America” Patricia Ritter / Hyun Lee
9/28/2017
No Seminar due to Philip E. Austin Chair Lecture
10/12/2017 3:30 – 5:00
(Richmond Fed)
 “Stock Market Participation: The Role of Human Capital” Jackie Zhao
10/19/2017 3:30 – 5:00
(Yeshiva)
 “Mortgage Market Distortions from Mispricing During the Boom: Evidence from Insurance Premiums” Jackie Zhao
11/2/2017 3:30 – 5:00
Corina Boar
(Princeton / NYU)
“Dynastic Precautionary Savings” Hyun Lee
11/9/2017 3:30 – 5:00
(LSU)
“Local Growth and Convergence in India” Hyun Lee
11/16/2017 3:30 – 5:00
(Dallas Fed)
 “Demographics and the Evolution of Global Imbalances”  Kanda Naknoi
11/23/2017 Thanksgiving Day
11/30/2017 3:30 – 5:00
Aaron Cooke
(UConn)
 “Taxing the Dead: An Analysis of Intergenerational Transfers and Levies”
12/7/2017 3:30 – 5:00
Juan Carlos Cordoba
(Iowa State)
 “The Elasticity of Intergenerational Substitution, Parental Altruism, and Fertility Choice”  Jackie Zhao

Spring 2017

Date

Time

Presenter

Paper Title

Host

2/22/2017 2:30 – 4:00
(Boston Fed)
“Offshoring, Low-skilled Immigration, and Labor Market Polarization” Hyun Lee
3/1/2017 2:30 – 4:00
(Columbia)
“Paternalism vs Redistribution: Designing Retirement Savings Policies with Behavioral Agents” Jackie Zhao
3/8/2017 2:30 – 4:00
(Boston College)
“Bond Convenience Yields and Exchange Rate Dynamics” Hang Bai
3/15/2017
Spring Recess
3/22/2017 2:30 – 4:00
(Colorado-Boulder)
“Financial Reforms and Consumption Smoothing” Kanda Naknoi
3/29/2017 2:30 – 4:00
(Boston University / Cowles Foundation)
“Robots and Jobs: Evidence from US Labor Markets” Hyun Lee
4/5/2017 2:30 – 4:00
(Iowa – Tippie College of Business)
“Life after Debt: Post-Graduation Consequences of Federal Student Loans” Jackie Zhao
4/12/2017 2:30 – 4:00
(Concordia University)
“Old, frail, and uninsured: Accounting for puzzles in the U.S. long-term care insurance market” Jackie Zhao
4/19/2017 2:30 – 4:00
(Carleton University)
“Forced Retirement Risk and Portfolio Choice” Hyun Lee
4/26/2017 2:30 – 4:00
(New York Fed)
“Statistical Discrimination and Duration Dependence in the Job Finding Rate” Hyun Lee

Fall 2016

Date Time Presenter and Title Host
Sep 15, 2016 3:30pm-5:00pm Daniel Greenwald (MIT Sloan): “The Mortgage Credit Channel of Macroeconomic Transmission” Steve Ross & Jackie Zhao
Sep 22, 2016 3:30pm-5:00pm Jose G. Asturias (Georgetown-Qatar): “Competition and the welfare gains from transportation infrastructure: Evidence from the Golden Quadrilateral of India” Nishith Prakash
Sep 29, 2016  3:30pm-5:00pm Carlos Garriga (St Louis Fed): “Mortgages and Monetary Policy” Jackie Zhao
Oct 6, 2016 3:30pm-5:00pm Katarina Borovickova (NYU): “Decomposing Duration Dependence in a Stopping Time Model” Hyun Lee
Oct 13, 2016 3:30pm-5:00pm Jae Woo Oh (Syracuse): “Misspecified Recovery or Recovery of the Long-term Risk: Evidence from the Gaussian Affine Term Structure” Duke Kao & Jungbin Hwang
Oct 20, 2016 3:30pm-5:00pm Hang Bai (UConn-Bus. School): “Unemployment and Credit Risk” Hyun Lee & Jackie Zhao
Oct 27, 2016 3:30pm-5:00pm Patricia Gomez-Gonzalez (Fordham): “Same Spain, Less Pain?” Kanda Naknoi
Nov 17, 2016 3:30pm-5:00pm Sungje Byun (Dallas Fed): “Real risk or paper risk? Mis-measured factors, granular measurement errors, and empirical asset pricing tests” Jungbin Hwang
Nov 24, 2016 3:30pm-5:00pm  Thanksgiving Week
Dec 1, 2016 3:30pm-5:00pm Enghin Atalay (University of Wisconsin at Madison): “How Wide is the Firm Border?” Hyun Lee

 

Spring 2016

Date Time Presenter and Title
Feb 17, 2016 2:30pm-4:00pm Kim Ruhl (NYU Stern): “Global Imbalances and Structural Change in the United States”
Feb 24, 2016 2:30pm-4:00pm Michael Peters (Yale) :”Lack of Selection and Limits to Delegation: Firm Dynamics in Developing Countries”
March 2, 2016 2:30pm-4:00pm Stanislav Rabinovich (Amherst College): “Do Unemployment Benefit Extensions Explain the Emergence of Jobless Recoveries?”
March 9, 2016 2:30pm-4:00pm Dirk Krueger (UPenn): “Macroeconomics and Household Heterogeneity”
March 16, 2016 Spring break
March 23, 2016 2:30pm-4:00pm
March 30, 2016 2:30pm-4:00pm Lorenzo Caliendo (Yale):”Trade and Labor Market Dynamics”
April 6, 2016 2:30pm-4:00pm Jinhui Bai (Washington State University):”The Welfare and Distributional Effects of Fiscal Uncertainty: a Quantitative Evaluation”
April 12, 2016 3:30pm-5:00pm Pietro Peretto (Econ-Duke):”Through Scarcity to Prosperity: A Theory of the Transition to Sustainable Growth”  (Joint with IO workshop)
April 20, 2016 2:30pm-4:00pm Abigail Hornstein (Wesleyan University):”Words vs. actions: International variation in the propensity to honor pledges”
April 27, 2016 2:30pm-4:00pm Nippe Lagerlof (York University):”Understanding per-capita income growth in preindustrial Europe”

Fall 2015

Date Time Presenter and Title
September 10, 2015 3:30pm-5:00pm Aaron Cooke (UConn)
September 17, 2015 3:30pm-5:00pm William Peterman (Federal Reserve
Board)
September 24, 2015 3:30pm-5:00pm S. Mohammad R. Davoodalhosseini (Penn State/Bank of Canada) (Hosted by Hoonsik)
October 2, 2015 3:30pm-5:00pm Xiaodong Zhu (U of Toronto)
October 8, 2015 3:30pm-5:00pm Suchismita Tarafdar (Shiv Nadar University) (Hosted by Olivier)
October 15, 2015 3:30pm-5:00pm  Davide Pettenuzzo (Brandeis) (Econometrics talk, hosted by Michele)
October 29, 2015 3:30pm-5:00pm Ömer Özak (Southern Methodist/Brown) (Hosted by Steve)
November 12, 2015 3:30pm-5:00pm Eva Carceles-Poveda (Stony Brook, SUNY)
November 19, 2015 3:30pm-5:00pm Hoonsik Yang (UConn)
December 3, 2015 3:30pm-5:00pm Yue Li (Albany, SUNY)
December 10, 2015 3:30pm-5:00pm Jonathan Halket (Essex/NYU) (Hosted by Steve)

Fall 2014

Date Time Presenter
Thurs., Aug. 28 3:30 p.m. Kanda Naknoi (UConn): “Why Are Exchange Rates So Smooth? A Segmented Asset Markets Explanation”
Fri., Sept. 5 2:30 p.m. Ayse Imrohoroglu (USC): “Proposition 13: An Equilibrium Analysis”
Thurs., Sept. 11 3:30 p.m. Gary Hansen (UCLA): “Fiscal Reform and Government Debt in Japan: ANeoclassical Perspective”
Thurs., Sept. 18 3:30 p.m. Wenli Li (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia): “Home Production and Social Security Reform”
Thurs., Sept. 25 3:30 p.m. Guozhong Zhu (Beijing University):”Household Finance: Education, Permanent Income and Portfolio Choice”
Thurs., Oct. 9 3:30 p.m. Lukasz Drozd (UPenn):”Long-Run Price Elasticity of Trade and the Trade-Comovement Puzzle”
Thurs., Oct. 16 3:30pm Nishith Prakash (UConn):”Do Criminal Representatives Hinder or Improve Constituency Outcomes? Evidence from India”. (DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR)
Fri., Oct. 17 2:30 p.m. Gian Luca Clementi (NYU):”Entry, Exit, Firm Dynamics, and Aggregate Fluctuations”
Thurs., Oct. 23 3:30 p.m. Raphael Schoenle (Brandeis University):”Inflation Dynamics During the Financial Crisis”
Thurs., Oct. 30 3:30 p.m. Daphne Chen (Florida State): “Corporate Income Tax, Legal Form of Organization, and Employment”
Thurs, No. 6 3:30pm Deniz Ozabaci (UConn):”Smooth Coefficient Models with Endogenous Environmental Variables”
Fri., Nov. 21 2:30 p.m. Claudia Olivetti (Boston University):” Three-generation Mobility in the United States, 1850-1940: The Role of Maternal and Paternal Grandparents”. (Joint with Labor)