Fall and Spring 2010 Macroeconomics & International Finance

Fall, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. **Joint with University Seminar Series on Forecasting**
Olivier Coibion, The College of William and Mary
"Information Rigidity and the Expectations Formation Process: A Simple Framework and New Facts”

Wednesday, November 10, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Dan Cao, Georgetown University
"Collateral Shortages, Asset Price and Investment Volatility with Heterogeneous Beliefs"

Wednesday, November 17, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Fred Joutz, George Washington University
"Real Manufacturing Wages in the US Over the Past 100 Years"


Spring, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Neng Wang, Columbia University
“Entrepreneurial Finance and Non-diversifiable Risk”

Wednesday, January 27, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Giovanni Favara, HEC Lausanne and IMF
"House Price Dynamics with Dispersed Information"

Wednesday, February 3, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Stijn Claessens, IMF
“Does Investment Adjust Faster in Countries with “Good”  Institutions?”

Wednesday, February 17, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Brian Peterson, Indiana University
"Fooled by Search: Housing Prices, Turnover, and Bubbles"

Wednesday, February 24 , 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Roberto Samaniego, The George Washington University
“Between Alpha and Beta: Modeling the Effects of Size and Regulation in  Hedge Fund Industry”
(This event was originally scheduled for Weds., Feb. 10th)

Wednesday, March 3, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Seth Pruitt, FRB
"The Market-Perceived Monetary Policy Rule"

Wednesday, March 24, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan, University of Houston
"Deep Financial Integration and Volatility"

Wednesday, April 7 , 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Ana Fostel, The George Washington University
"Why Does Bad News Increase Volatility and Decrease Leverage?"
(This event was originally schedule for Weds., March 31st)

Wednesday, April 14, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Pedro Gete, Georgetown University
"Housing Markets and Current Account Dynamics"

Wednesday, April 21, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. **Joint with Brown Bag and Universty Seminar Series on Forecasting**
Lutz Kilian, University of Michigan
“The Role of Inventories and Speculative Trading in the Global Market for Crude Oil”