Macroeconomics & International Finance Seminars

Macro-International Seminar meets Wednesdays from 2:30-4:00 p.m. in the John W. Kendrick Seminar Room, Monroe Hall 321 (located at 2115 G Street) unless otherwise noted. For information, please contact Chao Wei.

Spring 2014

January 29th
Luis Catao, IMF
"Home Production and Social Security Reform"

February 19th
Francesca Carapella, Fegeral Reserve Board
"Credit Markets, Limited Commitment and Government Debt"

Fabruary 26th
Philip Lane, Trinity College Dublin
**International Finance Forum, ESIA Location
"Global Imbalances and External Adjustment After the Crisis"

March 5th
Carlos Vegh, John Hopkins
"How is Tax Policy Conducted Over the Business Cycle?"

Thursday, March 27th
Michele Modugno, Federal Reserve Board
"Bond Market and Macroeconomic News"
(joint with forecast Seminar, Thursday **)

April 2nd
Alberto Martin, Universitat Pompeu Fabra & IMF
"Sovereign Debt Markets in Turbulent Times: Creditor Discrimination and Crowding-Out Effects"

April 9th
Egon Zakrajsek, Federal Reserve Board
"Uncertainty, Financial Frictions, and Irreversible Investment"

May 8th
Tao Zha, Atlanta Fed and Emory University
"Trends and Cycles in China's Macroeconomy"
**Seminar on Thursday, Joint with Forecasting group


Fall 2013

September 18
Luis Catao, IMF
"External Liabilities and Crises"

October 2
Benjamin Bridgeman, BEA
"Home Productivity"

October 9
Jae Sim, Federal Reserve Board
"Inflation Dynamics during the Financial Crisis"

October 24th **Joint with IF Forum, different time and location**
Charles Collyns, Treasury

November 6
Logan Lewis, Federal Reserve Board
"Menu Costs, Trade Flows, and Exchange Rate Volatility"

November 13
Emin Dinlersoz, Census Burear
"The Rise and Fall of Unions in the U.S."

November 20
Roberto Samaniego, George Washington University