Macroeconomics Workshop (Main Seminar)

Fall 2020

Seminar Time & Location:

Thursdays, 4:30 - 5:45pm ET
Zoom (Links shared with the Macro mailing list. To join the mailing list, please contact Erica Loh.)

Presented by Stern Economics, FAS Economics, and C.V. Starr Center for Applied Economics.

September 10: "Macroeconomic Implications of COVID-19: Can Negative Supply Shocks Cause Demand Shortages?"

Guido Lorenzoni (Northwestern)

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September 17: "Inferring Inequality with Home Production"

Loukas Karabarbounis (University of Minnesota)

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September 24: "Lumpy Durable Consumption Demand and the Limited Ammunition of Monetary Policy"

Alisdair McKay (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis)

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October 1: "Networks, Phillips Curves, and Monetary Policy"

Elisa Rubbo (Princeton University)

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October 8: "Health versus Wealth: On the Distributional Effects of Controlling a Pandemic"

Dirk Krueger (University of Pennsylvania)

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October 15: "Asset Specificity of Non-Financial Firms"

Yueran Ma (Chicago Booth)

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October 22: “Unequal Growth"

Fabrizio Perri (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis)

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October 29: "Firm Wages in a Frictional Labor Market"

Leena Rudanko (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia)

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November 5: "How Do Firms Build Market Share?"

Doireann Fitzgerald (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis)

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November 12: "The Macroeconomics of Sticky Prices with Generalized Hazard Functions"

Francesco Lippi (LUISS University)

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November 19: “Countercyclical congestion”

Petr Sedlacek (University of Oxford)

December 3: CANCELLED

Vasco Carvalho (University of Cambridge)

December 10: "Imperfect Macroeconomic Expectations: Evidence and Theory"

Zhen Huo (Yale University)

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December 17: "Theory of Falling Growth and Rising Rents"

Timo Boppart (IIES)

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Please check back for regular updates as speakers and topics will be updated throughout the semester.  

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