Conference in Honor of Tom Sargent's Nobel Prize in Economics

Thomas Sargent awarded Noble Prize in Economics


2 American Professors Awarded Nobel in Economic Science
- The New York Times

NYU’s Sargent, Princeton’s Sims Win Nobel Prize in Economics
- Bloomberg Businessweek



Conference Agenda

Friday October 14th

12:45 pm - 01:00 pm Welcome desk at NYU Stern, lobby

01:00 pm - 01:10 pm Opening Remarks by Thomas Cooley, NYU Stern

01:10 pm - 01:30 pm Reading group reunion
Tom will randomly call on 4 students to give a 5-minute presentation of a paper they read last week

Session 1 - Chaired by Robert Townsend
01:30 pm - 2:00 pm Andrew Atkeson, U.C.L.A. (Stanford 1988)
Money, Interest Rates, Excess Reserves, and Inflation

02:00 pm - 02:30 pm Ricardo Colacito, U.N.C. Chapel Hill (NYU 2006)
International Asset Pricing with Risk-Sensitive Agents
With Max Croce (UNC Chapel Hill, NYU 2007)

02:30 pm - 03:00 pm Marco Bassetto, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Chicago 1998)
More Perils of Taylor Rules
With Chris Phelan (University of Minnesota)

03:00 pm - 03:30 pm Coffee break in the Gardner Commons, Room 1-100, NYU Stern

Session 2 - Chaired by Lars Hansen
03:30 pm - 04:00 pm Greg Kaplan, University of Pennsylvania (NYU 2009)
A Model of the Consumption Response to Fiscal Stimulus Payments
With Gianluca Violante (NYU)

04:00 pm - 04:30 pm Hanno Lustig, U.C.L.A. Anderson (Stanford 2002)
Too Systemic To Fail
With Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh (NYU Stern, Stanford 2003), and Bryan Kelly (University of Chicago Booth)

04:30 pm - 05:00 pm Ellen McGrattan, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Stanford 1989)
Capital Taxation During the Great Depression

Party Program
05:15 pm - 06:15 pm Cocktail Reception

06:15 pm - 09:00 pm Dinner

09:00 pm - Beers at Amity Hall

Saturday October 15th

09:30 am - 10:00 am Breakfast

Session 3 - Chaired by Neil Wallace
10:00 am - 10:30 am Rodolfo Manuelli, Washington University in St. Louis (Minnesota 1986)
Policy Instability, Technology Choice and Productivity
With Yongs Shin

10:30 am - 11:00 am Christopher Tonetti, New York University (NYU, 2013)
Endogenous Risk and Growth
With Jesse Perla (current Sargent student)

11:00 am - 11:30 am Coffee Break

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Demian Pouzo, U.C. Berkeley (NYU 2009)
Sovereign Default Risk and Uncertainty Premia
With Ignacio Presno (current Sargent student)

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm George Hall, Brandeis University (Chicago 1996)
Fiscal Ambiguity During the Post-Civil War Period
With Thomas Sargent (NYU)


The conference, which is invitation only, will be held at the Kaufman Management Center, 44 West 4th Street, New York, NY 10012.
Stern Map for further location and travel information

Attendee List

  • Center for Global Economy and Business
  • CV Starr Center
  • Stern Economics
  • FAS Economics
Conference Organizers
  • Ricardo Lagos
  • Stijn van Nieuwerburgh
  • Laura Veldkamp
  • Gianluca Violante
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