Spring 2019

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Student Faculty Macro Lunch

Presentation: Macroeconomics: International Trade & Finance | September 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Chris Edmond, Professor of Economics, University of Melbourne

 Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.
** MUST RSVP**

 

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by September 6.

Seminar 281: International Trade and Finance - Monetary Policy and Covered Interest Rate Parity Deviations: is there a Link?

Seminar: International Trade & Finance | September 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Ganesh Viswanath Natraj, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Abstract: A fundamental puzzle in international finance is the persistence of covered interest rate parity (CIP) deviations, also referred to as the cross-currency basis. This is indicative of the existence of a dollar financing premium for banks in the Euro area, Japan and Switzerland. Using a model of the microstructure of the foreign exchange swap market, I explore two channels through which...   More >

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Replication Seminar, "Heterogeneous firms and variable markups"

Presentation: Macroeconomics: International Trade & Finance | September 12 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Chris Edmond, Professor of Economics, University of Melbourne

 Clausen Center

Brief Abstract: “In this presentation I will explain in detail how to solve and calibrate the model of heterogenous firms with endogenously variable markups analyzed in Edmond, Midrigan and Xu (2018 NBER wp). Models of this kind are used in research at the intersection of macro, IO and trade. I will explain how these models can be solved efficiently using projection methods and provide sample...   More >

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Seminar 281: International Trade and Finance, "Title: "Credit Allocation under Banking Globalization: Theory and Empirics"

Seminar: International Trade & Finance | September 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Leslie Shen, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Abstract:
This paper studies how the globalization of banking affects credit allocation across firms. I develop a model of global and local banking where each type of bank faces a problem of asymmetric information: global banks have the technology to extract global but not local information; local banks have the technology to extract local but not global information. The model shows that this...   More >

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Model Selection And Impulse Responses With Single Equation Regressions"

Presentation: Macroeconomics: International Trade & Finance | September 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Chaewon Baek, UC Berkeley

 Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.
** MUST RSVP**

 

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by September 20.

Seminar 281: International Trade and Finance - "The Geography of Consumption Inequality"

Seminar: International Trade & Finance | September 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Rebecca Diamond, Assistant Professor of Economics, Stanford; Enrico Moretti, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Inflation Expectations And Firm Decisions: New Causal Evidence"

Presentation: Macroeconomics: International Trade & Finance | October 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley

 Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.
** MUST RSVP**

 

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by September 27.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Seminar 281: International Trade and Finance - “The Origins of Firm Heterogeneity: A Production Network Approach”: Joint with Stanford

Seminar: International Trade & Finance | October 3 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Stanford University - Landau Economics Building, Room # 351 | Note change in time and location

 579 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

 Andrew Bernard, Professor of Economics, Dartmouth

 Department of Economics

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "SCABS: THE SOCIAL SUPPRESSION OF LABOR SUPPLY"

Presentation: Macroeconomics: International Trade & Finance | October 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Supreet Kaur, Assistant Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley

 Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.
** MUST RSVP**

 

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by October 4.

Seminar 281: International Trade and Finance - "Supply, Demand, Institutions, and Firms: A Theory of Sorting and the Wage Distribution"

Seminar: International Trade & Finance | October 9 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Daniel Haanwinckel, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Abstract: This paper develops and tests a theory of how the supply of skills, labor demand shocks, and minimum wages affect the wage distribution in the presence of firm heterogeneity and imperfectly competitive labor markets. The model features four components: (i) a task-based production function with imperfect substitution across educational groups; (ii) final goods with distinct task...   More >

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "The Value of Unemployment Insurance": Joint with Camille Landais

Presentation: Macroeconomics: International Trade & Finance | October 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Johannes Spinnewijn

 Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.
** MUST RSVP**

 

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by October 11.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "The Missing Profits of Nations"

Presentation: Macroeconomics: International Trade & Finance | October 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Gabriel Zucman, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley

 Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.
** MUST RSVP**

 

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by October 18.

Seminar 237/281: Macro/International Seminar - "Productivity and Misallocation in General Equilibrium"

Seminar: Macroeconomics: International Trade & Finance | October 23 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 David Baqaee, UCLA

 Department of Economics

See abstract

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Seminar 281, International Trade and Finance Seminar:""Can Displaced Labor Be Retrained? Evidence from Quasi-Random Assignment to Trade Adjustment Assistance"

Seminar: International Trade & Finance | October 25 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Note change in date, time, and location

 Ben Hyman, Visiting Fellow - Becker Friedman Institute, University of Chicago

 Center for Labor Economics

Joint with Labor

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Peer Effects and Debt Accumulation: Evidence from Norwegian Household Data"

Presentation: Macroeconomics: International Trade & Finance | October 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Magnus Gulbrandsen, Visiting Student Researcher / PhD Candidate

 Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.
** MUST RSVP**

 

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by October 25.

Seminar 237/281: Macro/International Seminar -"The Intertemporal Keynesian Cross"

Seminar: Macroeconomics: International Trade & Finance | October 30 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Ludwig Straub, Postdoctoral Fellow in Economics, Harvard University

 Department of Economics

TBD

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Slack and Efficiency in Sequential Goods and labor Markets"

Presentation: Macroeconomics: International Trade & Finance | November 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Nicolas Petroskey-Nadeau, Senior Research Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

 Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.
** MUST RSVP**

 

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by November 1.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "A New Keynesian Model with Wealth in the Utility Function"

Presentation: Macroeconomics: International Trade & Finance | November 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Emmanuel Saez, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley

 Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.
** MUST RSVP**

 

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by November 8.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Do Managerial Forecasting Errors Matter?"

Presentation: Macroeconomics: International Trade & Finance | November 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 David Sraer, Associate Professor of Business Administration and Economics, UC Berkeley

 Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.
** MUST RSVP**

 

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by November 21.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Competition and The Pass-Through of Unconventional Monetary Policy: Evidence from TLTROs"

Presentation: Macroeconomics: International Trade & Finance | December 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Matteo Benetton, Assistant Professor of Finance, UC Berkeley

 Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.
** MUST RSVP**

 

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by November 30.

Seminar 281: International Trade and Finance - "Spatial Structural Change"

Seminar: International Trade & Finance | December 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Michael Peters, Yale University

 Department of Economics

TBD