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Macro Lunch / Macro Reading Group

UCSD Macro Lunch 

Mondays from 11:30 to 12:30pm in TBA.

Fall 2016

Oct 3 - Johannes Wieland presents TBA

Oct 10 - Yifei Lyu presents "Accounting for the Declining Economic Effects of Oil Price Shocks"

Oct 17 - Wenbin Wu presents "Monetary Policy, Durable Goods and Nominal Rigidity" (practice job talk)

Oct 24 - Emilien Gouin-Bonenfant presents "Worker Churning, Income Risk and Cross-Sectional Mobility"

Oct 31 - Xu Zhang presents TBA

Nov 7 - Eul Noh presents "Time-Varying Risk from Financial Intermediaries"

Nov 14 - Ying Feng presents "Firm Learning and Misallocation Dynamics"

Nov 21 - Olga Denislamova presents TBA

Nov 28 - Shihan Xie presents "Monetary Policy Shocks, Local Housing Prices, and Employment"

UCSD Macro Reading Group

Mondays from 3:00pm to 4:00pm in SH 244 

Fall 2016

Topic 1: Models of Technology Diffusion

Oct 3  Daniela Vidart presents "Equilibrium Imitation and Growth" by Perla and Tonetti, JPE 2014

Oct 10  Olga Denislamova presents "Knowledge Growth and the Allocation of Time" by Lucas and Moll, JPE 2014

Oct 17  Tara Sullivan presents "The Global Diffusion of Ideas"  by Buera and Oberfield

Oct 24  Xiao Ma presents "An Assignment Model of Knowledge Diffusions and Income Inequality" by Luttmer

Topic 2: Housing and the Macroeconomy

Oct 31  No meeting

Nov 7 Shihan Xie presents "House Prices and Consumer Spending" by Berger, Guerrieri, Lorenzoni, Vavra, 2016

Nov 14 - Wes Howden presents "Macroeconomic Implications of Housing Wealth, Housing Finance, and Limited Risk-Sharing in General Equilibrium", by Favilukis, Ludvigson, Van Nieuwerburgh. JPE 2015

Nov 21 - Wendy Zeng presents "Consumption and House Prices in the Great Recession: Model Meets Evidence" by Kaplan, Mitman and Violante, 2016

Nov 28 - Daniel Leff presents "Financial Frictions, Asset Prices, and the Great Recession" by Huo and Rios-Rull, 2016

Previous Talks

Spring 2016

    Mar 28 - Marianna Kudlyak (Richmond Fed) presents "Estimating Matching Efficiency with Variable Search Effort" (joint with Andreas  Hornstein)

    Apr 4 - Eul Noh present "State-Dependent Effects of Government Spending: A Markov Regime-Switching Approach" 

    Apr 11 - Wenbin Wu presents "Durable Goods, Monetary Policy and Nominal Rigidity"

    Apr 18 - Yifei Lyu presents "The Macroeconomic Effects of Oil Price Shocks: Are We Sure the 2000s Are Different?

    Apr 25 - Shixan Xie presents "Monetary Policy Shocks, Regional House Prices and Employment"

    May 2 - Daniela Vidart presents "Labor Informality and the Business Cycle in Latin America"

    May 9 - Xu Zhang presents "Measuring the Effect of Forward Guidance in a Macroeconomic Model" /

               Asad Dossani presents "Central Bank Press Conferences and Currency Risk Aversion"

    May 16 - Jessie Wang presents "Hire or Care: The Aggregate Implication of Elderly Care on Household Labor Supply

    May 23 - Ying Feng presents "Firm Learning and Misallocation Dynamics"

Fall 2015

    Sep 29 - Olga Denislamova presents “The Cyclical Behavior of Equilibrium Unemployment and Vacancies” (2005) by Robert Shimer

    Oct 6 - Ying Feng presents “Efficient Search on the Job and the Business Cycle” (2011) by Guido Menzio and Shouyong Shi

    Oct 13 - Nels Lind presents "Good Booms, Bad Booms" by Gary Gorton and Guillermo Ordonez

    Oct 20 - Daniela Vidart presents "Exogenous versus Endogenous Separation" (2012) by Shigeru Fujita and Garey Ramey

    Oct 27 - Wendy Zeng presents "Do Matching Frictions Explain Unemployment? Not in Bad Times" (2014) by Pascal Michaillat

    Nov 3 - Shihan Xie presents "On the Robustness of Monetary Policy Identification Methods"

    Nov 10 - Leland Farmer presents "Estimating a DSGE Model with Endogenous Long Run Risk using Macroeconomic and Financial Data"

    Nov 17 - Erin Wolcott presents "The Race Between Man and Machine: Implications of Technology for Growth, Factor Shares and Employment" by Acemoglu and Restrepo

    Nov 24 - Jessie Wang presents "The Aggregate Implication of the Aging Baby Boomer Generation on Household Labor Supply”

    Dec 1 - Wenbin Wu presents "The Aggregate Effects of Sales" 

Summer 2014

    Jul 23 - Ellen McGrattan, Univ. Minnesota, "On Financing Retirement with an Aging Population" (with Ed Prescott)

    Jul 30 - David Lagakos, UCSD, "Average Hours Worked in the Cross-Section of Countries" (with Nicola Fuchs-Schuendeln, Alex Bick)

    Aug 6 - Sungje Byun, UCSD, "A New Volatility Forecasting Framework: Panel-ARCH"

    Aug 13 - Larry Schmidt, UCSD, "Climbing and Falling off the Ladder: Asset Pricing Implications of Labor Market Event Risk"

    Aug 20 - Carola Binder, UC Berkeley, "Consumer Inflation Uncertainty and the Macroeconomy: Evidence from a New Micro-Level Measure"

    Aug 27 - No meeting

    Sep 3 Stephie Fried, UCSD, "Carbon Taxes, Innovation and Oil Shocks: A Quantitative Macroeconomic Analysis"

    Sep 10 - Leland Farmer, UCSD, "Pockets of Predictability" (with Allan Timmerman and Larry Schmidt)

    Sep 17 - Koji Takahashi, UCSD, "Real Effects of the End of Bank-Borrower Relationships: Evidence from Loan-Level Data

    Sep 24 - Nels Lind, UCSD, "Identification, Indeterminacy, and a Monetary Policy Trap"

David Lagakos,
Oct 6, 2015, 8:23 PM