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College of Liberal Arts > Department of Economics

Minnesota Workshop in Macroeconomic Theory

2010

Organizers: Veronica Guerrieri, Jonathan Heathcote

Tuesday, July 27Larry Jones, Pricila Maziero, Tom Sargent

10:30 Registration and Coffee

11:15 The Great Diversification and Its Undoing

  • Xavier Gabaix, New York University Stern School of Business
  • Vasco Carvalho, CREI/Universitat Pompeu Fabra

12:30 Lunch

2:00 Efficient Search on the Job and the Business Cycle

  • Guido Menzio, University of Pennsylvania
  • Shouyong Shi, University of Toronto

3:15 Break

3:45 An Equilibrium Model of the African HIV/AIDS Epidemic

  • Michèle Tertilt, Stanford University
  • Jeremy Greenwood, University of Pennsylvania
  • Philip Kircher, University of Pennsylvania

 

Wednesday, July 28Ali Shourideh, Unknown, Chari

9:00 Coffee

9:30 Optimal Dynamic Taxes

  • Maxim Troshkin, University of Minnesota
  • Mike Golosov, Yale University
  • Aleh Tsyvinski, Yale University

10:45 Break

11:15 Insurance and Taxation over the Life Cycle

  • Iván Werning, MIT
  • Emmanuel Farhi, Harvard University

12:30 Lunch

2:00 Career Length: Effects of Curvature of Earnings Profiles, Earnings Shocks, and Social Security

  • Lars Ljungqvist, Stockholm School of Economics
  • Thomas Sargent, New York University and Hoover Institution

3:15 Break

3:45 Taxation and Household Labor Supply

  • Gustavio Ventura, University of Iowa
  • Nezih Guner, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Remzi Kaygusuz, Sabanci University 

Thursday, July 29Mr. Sager, 007, and friend

9:00 Coffee

9:30 Precautionary Saving in the Business Cycle

  • Xavier Ragot, Paris School of Economics and Banque de France
  • Edouard Challe, École Polytechnique

10:45 Break

11:15 A Macroeconomic Model with a Financial Sector

  • Yuliy Sannikov, Princeton University
  • Markus Brunnermeier, Princeton University

12:30 Lunch

2:00 Optimal Regulation in the Presence of Reputation Concerns

  • Guillermo Ordonez, Yale University
  • Andy Atkeson, UCLA
  • Christian Hellwig, UCLA

3:15 Break

3:45 Dynamic Incentive Contracts with Parameter Uncertainty

  • Boyan Jovanovic, New York University
  • Julien Prat, Institute for Economic Analysis

Friday, July 30Andy Atkeson, Alexander Monge, Narayana Kocherlakota

9:00 Coffee

9:30 Optimal Price Setting with Observation and Menu Costs

  • Luigi Paciello, EIEF
  • Fernando Alvarez, University of Chicago
  • Francesco Lippi, University of Sassari

10:45 Break

11:15 Sticky Prices? Equilibrium Price Dispersion and Rigidity

  • Randy Wright, University of Wisconsin
  • Allen Head, Queen's University
  • Lucy Liu, IMF
  • Guido Menzio, University of Pennsylvania

12:30 Lunch

2:00 Rethinking the Effects of Financial Liberalization

  • Fernando Broner, CREI and Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Jaume Ventura, CREI

3:15 Break

3:45 Globalization, Technology, and the Skill Premium

  • Jonathan Vogel, Columbia University
  • Ariel Burstein, UCLA