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Minnesota Workshop in Macroeconomic Theory


Organizers: George Marios Angeletos, Randy Wright

Tuesday, August 2

A Critique of Structural VARs Using Real Business Cycle Theory

Assessing Structural VARs

A,B,C's (and D's)'s for Understanding VARSĀ 

Wednesday, August 3

Contracts and the Division of Labor

Trade Costs, Pricing to Market, and International Relative Prices

Rare Events and the Equity Premium

Thursday, August 4

Vehicle Currency

State-Dependent Pricing, Inflation and Welfare in Search Economies

Monetary Policy and Distribution

Friday, August 5

Social Change

Markets as Beneficial Constraints on the Government

Inequality and Social Discounting

Saturday, August 6

The Cyclical Behavior of Equilibrium Unemployment and Vacancies Revisited

Directed Labor Search with Multiple Job Applications

A Model of Job and Worker Flows