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UCSD Macro Lunch / Macro Reading Group

Fall 2017 Macro Lunch

(Mondays from 11:30am to 12:30pm in Econ 200)

Oct 2 - Emilien Gouin-Bonenfant (UCSD) presents "Monopsonistic Competition and the Labor Share"

Oct 9 - Yifei Liu (UCSD) presents "Instability and Nonlinearities in the Oil Price-Output Relationship"

Oct 16 - Xu Zhang (UCSD) presents "Transmission of Unconventional Monetary Policy and Household Portfolio Heterogeneity"

Oct 23 - Ross Starr (UCSD) presents "Why is there Money? Endogenous Monetization of an Arrow-Debreu Economy"

Oct 30 - Olga Denislamova (UCSD) presents TBA

Nov 6 - Shihan Xie (UCSD) presents TBA

Nov 13 - Eul Noh (UCSD) presents "Which Variables Forecast the Strength of the Impact of Uncertainty Shocks? A Regime-Switching Proxy-VAR"

Nov 20 - Ying Feng (UCSD) presents "Firm Exits and Misallocation Dynamics"

Nov 27 - Wendy Zeng (UCSD) presents "Worker Mobility and Labor Market Size"

Dec 4 - Alejandro Nakab (UCSD) presents TBD



Previous Talks

Spring 2017 Macro Reading Group

Apr 25 - Alejandro Nakab presents "Downward Nominal Wage Rigidity, Currency Pegs, and Involuntary Unemployment" by Stephanie Schmitt-Grohe and Martin Uribe, JPE 2016 (SH 244)

May 2 - Linyan Zhu presents "Michelson-Morley, Occam and Fisher: The Radical Implications of Stable Inflation at Near-Zero Interest Rates" by John Cochrane, WP 2016 (SH 231)

May 9 - Wes Howden presents "Skill-Biased Structural Change" by Paco Buera, Joe Kaboski and Richard Rogerson, WP 2016 (SH 244)

May 16 - Emilien Gouin-Bonenfant presents "Organization and Inequality in a Knowledge Economy" by Luis Garicano and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, QJE 2006 (SH 231)

May 23 - Tara Sullivan presents "Who's Getting Globalized? The Size and Implications of Intra-National Trade Costs" by David Atkin and Dave Donaldson, WP 2015 (SH 244)

May 30 - Daniel Leff presents "An Equilibrium Model of "Global Imbalances" and Low Interest Rates" by Ricardo Caballero, Emmanuel Farhi and Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, WP 2017 (SH 244)

Jun 6 - Xiao Ma presents "The Impact of Regional and Sectoral Productivity Changes on the U.S. Economy" by Lorenzo Caliendo, Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, Fernando Parro and Pierre-Daniel Sarte, WP 2016 (SH 231)


Fall 2016 Macro Reading Group

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

Nov 21 - 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 28 - Daniel Leff presents "Financial Frictions, Asset Prices, and the Great Recession" by Huo and Rios-Rull, 2016


Spring 2016 Macro Lunch

    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 Macro Reading Group

    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 Macro Lunch

    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"




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David Lagakos,
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