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In this workshop, students, faculty, and invited visitors present their macroeconomics and international economics research and research papers. 

Students, faculty, and invited visitors present papers on the theoretical and empirical studies in real and monetary aspects of international trade and monetary policies and institutions.

The workshop will be held in-person (in HC 3B), with no virtual options. Please contact workshop administrator Mary Kate Stanfa to be added to the listserv for weekly updates or for information. Please refer to the weekly announcement for updates or time changes.

Since Autumn Quarter 2019, the workshop has been organized jointly between Chicago Booth and the University of Chicago Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics. The majority of the talks are given by internal speakers presenting works in progress, though some talks are reserved for external speakers.

When possible, links to the workshop papers are posted to this page for printing. Occasionally, speakers choose not to circulate their papers. In such cases, the link will be unavailable.

Spring 2024

Date Time Location Topic Speaker Institution
Monday, March 18th 11:45am - 1:15pm
Harper C10

Can Deficits Finance Themselves? 

Chen Lian

BFI Visitor

Berkeley / Northwestern Econ

Monday, March 25th 11:45am - 1:15pm Harper C10
Consistent Evidence on Duration Dependence of Price Changes
Fernando Alvarez UChicago Econ
Monday, April 1st 11:45am - 1:15pm
Harper C10
Assortative Matching and Wages: The Role of Selection Robert Shimer UChicago Econ
Monday, April 8th 11:45am - 1:15pm
Harper C10

Aggregation and Redistribution in General Equilibrium

Elisa Rubbo Chicago Booth
Monday, April 15th 11:45am - 1:15pm
Harper C10
Optimal Long-Run Fiscal Policy with Heterogeneous Agents
Ludwig Straub

BFI Visitor

Harvard Econ

Monday, April 22nd 11:45am - 1:15pm
Harper C10
Exchange Rates, Natural Rates, and the Price of Risk Rohan Kekre Chicago Booth
Monday, April 29th 11:45am - 1:15pm
Harper C10
Banks in Space
Esteban Rossi-Hansberg UChicago Econ
Monday, May 6th 11:45am - 1:15pm
Harper C10 How Much Does It Cost For Firms to Switch Banks? Anil Kashyap Chicago Booth
Monday, May 13th 11:45am - 1:15pm Harper C10 The Effects of “Buy American”: Electric Vehicles and the Inflation Reduction Act  Felix Tintelnot UChicago Econ
Monday, May 20th 11:45am - 1:15pm Harper C10 Self-Employment within the Firm Alessandra Peter

BFI Visitor


Winter 2024

Date Time Location Topic Speaker Institution
Thursday, January 18th 11:45am - 1:15pm Harper 3B Markups Across the Income Distribution: Measurement and Implications Kunal Sangani Harvard
Friday, January 19th 11:45am - 1:15pm Harper 3B
Spatial Sorting of Workers and Firms Ryungha Oh Yale
Monday, January 22nd 11:45am - 1:15pm
Harper 3B
Scale-Biased Technical Change and Inequality Hugo Reichardt LSE
Wednesday, January 24th 11:45am - 1:15pm
Harper 3B
Third-Country Effects of U.S. Immigration Policy Agostina Brinatti
Thursday, January 25th 11:45am - 1:15pm
Harper 3B
Should I Stay or Should I Grow? How Cities Affect Learning, Inequality and Aggregate Productivity Hugo Lhuillier Princeton
Monday, January 29th 11:45am - 1:15pm
Harper 3B
Optimal Monetary Policy with Heterogeneous Agents: Discretion, Commitment, and Timeless Policy Andreas Schaab Harvard (Lateral from Toulouse)
Monday, February 26th 11:45am - 1:15pm Harper C10 Lives vs. Livelihoods: The Impact of the Great Recession on Mortality and Welfare Matthew Notowidigdo Chicago Booth
Monday, March 4th 11:45am - 1:15pm
Harper C10 Love-for-Variety
Kiminori Matsuyama

BFI Visitor

Autumn 2023

Date Time Location Topic Speaker Institution
Monday, September 25 11:45 a.m.  1:15 p.m. Harper C10 Why is Trade Not Free? A Revealed Preference Approach Rodrigo Adão UChicago Booth
Monday, October 2 11:45 a.m.  1:15 p.m. Harper C10 Falling Interest Rates and Credit Reallocation:
Lessons from General Equilibrium

Alberto Martin


Pompeu Fabra University

Monday, October 9 11:45 a.m.  1:15 p.m.
Harper C10

Reconciling Macro and Finance:
The US Corporate Sector, 1929-2022

Co-authors: Andy Atkeson & Jonathan Heathcote
Fabrizio Perri


Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Monday, October 16

11:45 a.m.  1:15 p.m.
Harper C10
Technological Stickiness: Switching and Entry in the Long Transition from Water to Steam Power
Anders Humlum
UChicago Booth
Monday, October 23 11:45 a.m.  1:15 p.m.
Harper C10

Scaling Up the American Dream: A Dynamic Analysis

Co-authors: Veronica Guerrieri, Mark Ponder and Marta Prato

Alessandra Fogli


Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Monday, October 30 11:45 a.m.  1:15 p.m.
Harper C10

Efficiency, Insurance, and Redistribution Effects of Government Policies

Co-authors: Anmol Bhandar, David Evans, and Thomas Sargent

Mikhail Golosov UChicago Econ
Monday, November 6 11:45 a.m.  1:15 p.m.
Harper C10

Money Markets, Collateral and Monetary Policy

Co-authors: Fiorella De Fiore (Bank for International Settlements), Marie Hoerova (European Central Bank), and Ciaran Rogers (Institute for International Economic Studies)

Harald Uhlig UChicago Econ
Monday, November 13 11:45 a.m.  1:15 p.m.
Harper C10
Neoclassical Growth in an Interdependent World Benny Kleinman UChicago BFI Saieh Fellow
Monday, November 27 11:45 a.m.  1:15 p.m.
Harper C10

Assortative Matching with Private Information

Co-author: Liangjie Wu

Robert Shimer UChicago Econ
Monday, December 4 11:45 a.m.  1:15 p.m.