Faculty & Research

Workshop in Macro/International Economics


Please contact Workshop Administrator Camille Reynolds to be added to the listserv for weekly updates. Please refer to the weekly announcement for up-to-date room or time changes.

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

Spring 2019

Date Time Location Topic Speaker Institution
Monday, April 1 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m. HC-C10 An Equilibrium Theory of the Real Effects of Money
Sebastian Di Tella Stanford
Monday, April 8 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m. HC-C10

Stock Market Wealth and the Real Economy: A Local Labor Market Approach

A Risk-centric Model of Demand Recessions and Macroprudential Policy (background paper)

Alp Simsek MIT
Monday, April 15 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m. HC-C10 A Global View of Creative Destruction Peter Klenow Stanford
Monday, April 22 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m. HC-C10 Lumpy Durable Consumption Demand and the Limited Ammunition of Monetary Policy Alisdair McKay Federal Reserve
Monday, April 29 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m. HC-C10 What Triggers Stock Market Jumps?
Nicholas Bloom Stanford
Monday, May 6 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m. HC-C10 International Spillovers and Local Credit Cycles
Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan Maryland
Monday, May 13

 No Seminar

Monday, May 20 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m. HC-C10 Money and Banking in New Keynesian Model
Martin Schneider Stanford
Monday, May 27 

 No Seminar (Memorial Day)

Monday, June 3 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m. HC-C10 Human Capitalists Andrea Eisfeldt UCLA
Monday, June 10 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m. HC-C10 Imperfect Risk-Sharing and the Business Cycle Luigi Bocola Stanford


Winter 2019

Date Time Location Topic Speaker Institution
Thursday, Jan 10 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. HC-C10
Banks, Low Interest Rates, and Monetary Policy Transmission Olivier Wang MIT
Thursday, Jan 17
10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Entry and Profits in an Aging Economy: The Role of Consumer Inertia Gideon Bornstein
Thursday, Jan 24
10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
HC-C10 Monetary Policy and the Limits to Arbitrage: Insights from a New Keynesian Preferred Habitat Model Walker Ray Berkeley
Friday, Jan 25 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
In Harm's Way? Infrastructure Investments and the Persistence of Coastal Cities Clare Balboni
Monday, Jan 28
10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
The Matching Multiplier and the Amplification of Recessions Christina Patterson MIT
Thursday, Jan 31 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Macroeconomics with Learning and Misspecification: A General Theory and Applications Pooya Molavi MIT
Monday, Feb 4 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. 
Owning Up: Closely Held Firms and Wealth Inequality Alessandra Peter Stanford
Thursday, Feb 7 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.  
Growing Apart: Tradable Services and the Fragmentation of the U.S. Economy Fabian Eckert Yale 
Monday, Feb 18 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m.  HC-C10 Human Frictions to the Transmission of Economic Policy
Michael Weber 
Chicago Booth
Monday, Feb 25 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m. HC-C10
Granular Instrumental Variables
Xavier Gabaix 
Monday, Mar 4 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m. 
Mortgage Prepayment and Path-Dependent Effects of Monetary Policy
Joseph Vavra 
Chicago Booth
Monday, Mar 11 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m. HC-C10
Global Value Chains and Trade Policy  Robert Johnson 
Notre Dame
Monday, Mar 18 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
Macroeconomic Policy and the Price of Risk
Rohan Kekre
Chicago Booth


Autumn 2018

Date Time Location Topic Speaker Institution
Monday, Sept 24 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m. HC-C10
Connecting to Power: Political Connections, Innovation, and Firm Dynamics Ufuk Akcigit Chicago
Monday, Oct 1
11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
Robots, Trade, and Luddism Arnaud Costinot
Monday, Oct 8
11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
Are Bigger Banks Better? Firm-Level Evidence from Germany Kilian Huber
Chicago Booth
Monday, Oct 15
11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
Production and Learning in Teams Kyle Herkenhoff
Monday, Oct 22
11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
The People Versus the Market: Unconventional Monetary Policy and Inflation Ricardo Reis
Monday, Oct 29 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
Trade with Correlation Natalia Ramondo
UC San Diego
Monday, Nov 5 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
Brexit Uncertainty and Trade Disintegration Kyle Handley
Michigan Ross
Monday, Nov 19 No Seminar
Monday, Nov 12 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
The Micro-Level Anatomy of the Labor Share Decline Matthias Kehrig
Monday, Nov 26
11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
The Contribution of High-Skilled Immigrants to Innovation in the United States Timothy James McQuade Stanford
Monday, Dec 3 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
Location as an Asset Esteban Rossi-Hansberg
Chicago Booth
Monday, Dec 10 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
Mark Bils