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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 is held virtually over Zoom. Please contact workshop administrator Sarah Griebel to be added to the listserv for weekly updates or for information on accessing Zoom meeting invites. 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.

Autumn 2021

Date Time Location Topic Speaker Institution
Monday, September 27 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Dual Modality Romer or Ricardo? Chang-Tai Hsieh Chicago Booth
Monday, October 4 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Dual Modality Minimum Wage and Welfare
Simon Mongey  UChicago Economics
Monday, October 11 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Dual Modality
The Economic Geography of Global Warming Esteban Rossi-Hansberg  UChicago Economics 
Monday, October 18 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Dual Modality
Big Push in Distorted Economies
Nicholas Trachter  Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Monday, October 25 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Dual Modality
Spending and Job Search Impacts of Expanded Unemployment Insurance
Joseph Vavra Chicago Booth
Monday, November 1 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Dual Modality
The Distributional Effects of the Minimum Wage 
Erik Hurst  Chicago Booth
Monday, November 8 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Dual Modality
National Wage Setting 
Christina Patterson 
Chicago Booth
Monday, November 15 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Dual Modality
100 Years of Rising Corporate Concentration 
Yueran Ma  Chicago Booth
Monday, November 22 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
No Seminar    
Monday, November 29 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Dual Modality
How do firms grow in response to demand shocks? Felix Tintelnot  UChicago Economics
Monday, December 6  11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m Dual Modality
TBA Elisa Rubbo  BFI Fellow

Winter 2021

Date Time Location Topic Speaker Institution
Monday, Jan 11  11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.  Zoom  A Theory of Wage Rigidity and Unemployment Fluctuations with On-the-Job Search  Masao Fukui  MIT
Wednesday, Jan 20  3:05 p.m. - 4:35 p.m.  Zoom  Employer Concentration and Outside Options  Anna Stansbury  Harvard
Monday, Jan 25  10:55 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.  Zoom  Leisure-Enhancing Technological Change  Lukasz Rachel  LSE
Monday, Feb 1  11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.  Zoom  A Micro-Finance Model with Sentiment  Peter Maxted  Harvard
Wednesday, Feb 3  3:05 p.m. - 4:35 p.m.  Zoom  Opaque Intermediation and Credit Cycles  Joseph Abadi  Princeton
Monday, Feb 15  11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Zoom  Sovereign Debt Ratchets and Welfare Destruction  Zhiguo He  Chicago Booth
Monday, Feb 22  11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Zoom  A Sufficient Statistics Approach to Maturity Management of Public Debt  Mikhail Golosov  UChicago Economics
Monday, March 1  11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Zoom  Price Setting with Strategic Complementarities as Mean Field Games  Fernando Alvarez  UChicago Economics
Monday, March 8  11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Zoom  Task Based Discrimination  Erik Hurst  Chicago Booth

Spring 2021

Date Time Location Topic Speaker Institution
Monday, March 29 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Zoom Special Deals from Special Investors: The Rise of Connected Private Owners in China  Chang-Tai Hsieh Chicago Booth
Monday, April 5 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Zoom Consistent Evidence on Duration Dependence of Price Changes 
Robert Shimer UChicago Economics
Monday, April 12 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Zoom Debts and Taxes: US 1775-2020  Thomas Sargent UChicago Economics Visitor
Monday, April 19 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Zoom Self-image Bias and Lost Talent  Pietro Veronesi Chicago Booth
Monday, April 26 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Zoom Solving Heterogeneous Agent Models with the Master Equation Adrien Bilal BFI Fellow
Monday, May 3 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Zoom Interest Rate Cuts vs. Stimulus Payments: An Equivalence Result
Christian Wolf BFI Fellow
Monday, May 10 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Zoom Plants in Space 
Ezra Oberfield
Princeton
Monday, May 17 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Zoom Transitional Neoclassical Growth Dynamics with Long-Term One-Sided Commitment Contracts 
Harald Uhlig UChicago Economics
Monday, May 24 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Zoom Quantifying Market Power and Business Dynamism in the Macroeconomy Simon Mongey UChicago Economics
Monday, May 31      No Seminar (Memorial Day)    
Monday, June 7  11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m  Zoom Heterogeneity, Monetary Policy, and the Term Premium  Rohan Kekre Chicago Booth