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Publications:

1. Optimal Unemployment Insurance in an Equilibrium Business-Cycle Model Journal of Monetary Economics, 2015. Vol. 71, 99-118 (joint with Stan Rabinovich)

    NEP-DGE Blog

    Previously circulated as  "Pro-cyclical Unemployment Benefits? Optimal Policy in an Equilibrium Business Cycle Model"

2. Housing, Mortgage Bailout Guarantees and the Macro Economy Journal of Monetary Economics, 2013. Vol. 60(8)  (joint with Karsten Jeske and Dirk Krueger)

    LSE USAPP Summary

    Previously circulated as NBER Working Paper #17537 titled "Housing and the Macroeconomy: The Role of Bailout Guarantees for Government Sponsored Enterprises"


Working Papers:

1. Macroeconomic Effects of Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Policies NEW! Updated 6/13/2015
     R&R, American Economic Review 

We have engaged in a stimulative debate about our paper with Bob Hall.

Here are his comments and our response. Bob's note Our Reply to Bob

Data used in the Note can be downloaded here (Link fixed)

Radio Appearances: NPR Where We Live, January 21, 2014, Sirius Business Radio

The French Press (!) Les Echos


3. Do Unemployment Benefit Extensions Explain the Emergence of Jobless Recoveries?
     R&R Journal of Political Economy (joint with Stan Rabinovich
 Updated December 2014


4. The Impact of Unemployment Benefit Extensions on Employment: The 2014 Employment Miracle?

    NBER Working Paper #20884, (joint with Marcus Hagedorn, and Iourii Manovskii) Updated: January 2015


5. Macroeconomics and Heterogeneity, Including Inequality

(joint with Dirk Krueger and Fabrizio Perri) In preparation for the Handbook of Macroeconomics, Vol 2.


Work in Progress:


On the Redistributive Effects of Government Bailouts in the Mortgage Market

(joint with Dirk Krueger)


Consumption and House Prices in the Great Recession: Model Meets Evidence
(joint with Greg Kaplan and Gianluca Violante)


Unemployment Benefits and Unemployment in the Great Recession: The Role of Micro Effects

(joint with Fatih Karahan, Iourii Manovskii and Marcus Hagedorn)


Liquidity Effects of Unemployment Benefit Extensions: Evidence from Consumer Credit Data

(joint with Fatih Karahan and Ben Pugsley)



Non-Economics Publications and Conference Papers:


1."Competitive Advantage for Multiple-Memory Strategies in an Artificial Market," 2005 with S.C. Choe and N.F. Johnson, in Noise and Fluctuations in Econophysics and Finance. Edited by Abbott, Derek; Bouchaud, Jean-Philippe; Gabaix, Xavier; McCauley, Joseph L. Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 5848, pp. 225-232 (2005). arXiv ADS SPIE 

2."Defining time in a minimal hippocampal CA3 model by matching time-span of associative synaptic modification and input pattern duration," 2003, with P.A. Laurent and W.B Levy, in Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Volume 3, pages 1631-1636. IEEE

3. "External Shock Model for the Prompt Phase of Gamma Ray Bursts: Implications for GRB Source Models," 2003, with C.D. Dermer, in Proc. of the Third Rome Workshop on Gamma-Ray Bursts in the Afterglow Era ASP Conference Series, Volume 312, Eds. M. Feroci, F. Frontera, N. Masetti, and L. Piro. (San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific), p. 301--308, arXiv

4. "Beaming, Baryon-Loading, and the Synchrotron Self-Compton Component in Gamma-Ray Burst Blast Waves Energized by External Shocks," 2000, with J. Chiang and C.D. Dermer, The Astrophysical Journal, 537, 785-795. arXivADS

5. "Short Timescale Variability in the External Shock Model of Gamma Ray Bursts," 1999, with C.D. Dermer, Astrophysical Journal Letters, 513, L5-L8. arXiv

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