Marshall School of Business

Fall 2006
FBE Macroeconomics and
International Finance Workshop

The USC Finance and Business Economics Department sponsors three seminar series each semester.
Applied Economics Workshop | Finance Seminar Series | Macroeconomics and International Finance Workshop
The joint SPPD/Marshall School Lusk Center for Real Estate also offers a Real Estate Seminar series and the
FBE Dept. Center for Investment Studies has an occasional Distinguished Speaker Series.

Macroeconomics Workshops are held on Fridays from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in HOH-601K
(Hoffman Hall) unless otherwise noted below. [Get map]

Rev Date Speaker Title of Paper Room
  Sept. 8 Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas
  UC Berkeley
An Equilibrium Model of "Global Imbalances" and Low Interest Rates   (with Ricardo J. Caballero, MIT, and Emmanuel Farhi, MIT)   HOH-601K
  Sep. 15          - - -  No seminar.    - - -
  Sep. 22 Peter Rupert
  FRB Cleveland
A Model of Crime and the Labor Market   (with Bryan Engelhardt, Univ. of Iowa, and Guillaume Rocheteau, FRB Cleveland)   HOH-601K
  Sep. 29          - - -  No seminar.    - - -
  Oct. 6 Jim Nason
  FRB Atlanta
Identifying the New Keynesian Phillips Curve  (with Gregor Smith, Queen’s University) HOH-601K
  Oct. 13 Sagiri Kitao
Health Insurance and Tax Policy  (with Karsten Jeske, FRB Atlanta)  (REVISED version posted 10/12/06 at 12:30 pm.) HOH-601K
  Oct. 20 Cristina Arellano
  Univ. of Minnesota
Enforcement, Incomplete Contracts,and Recessions HOH-601K
  Oct. 27 Pedro Teles
  Bank of Portugal
On the Relevance of Exchange Rate Regimes for Stabilization Policy  CANCELLED 10/21/06 - NO SEMINAR HOH-601K
  Nov. 3          - - -  No seminar.    - - -
  Nov. 9
Diego Restuccia
  FRB Richmond &
  Univ. of Toronto
On the Aggregate and Distributional Implications of Productivity Differences across Countries  (with Andres Erosa, Univ. of Toronto, and Tatyana Koreshkova, Oberlin College) joint with USC Economics Department Seminar in Economics Dynamics, seminar: 5:00 pm

5:00 pm

  Nov. 10 Jonathan Heathcote
  Georgetown Univ.
Dollarization and Financial Integration   (with Cristina Arellano, Univ. of Minnesota) HOH-601K
  Nov. 17 Francisco Buera
  Northwestern Econ.
The Rise of the Service Economy  (with Joseph P. Kaboski, Ohio St.) HOH-601K
  Nov. 21
Dean Corbae
  Univ. of Texas at
Politico Economic Consequences of Rising Wage Inequality   (with Pablo D’Erasmo, and Burhan Kuruscu, University of Texas at Austin)   joint with USC Economics Department Seminar in Economics Dynamics, seminar: 5:00 pm

5:00 pm

  Nov. 24          - - -  No Seminar - Thanksgiving Holiday    - - -
  Nov. 30
Mark Aguiar
  Rochester & FRB
Efficient Expropriation: Sustainable Fiscal Policy in a Small Open Economy   (with Manuel Amador, Stanford Univ. & Harvard Univ., and Gita Gopinath, Harvard Univ. & NBER)   joint with USC Economics Department Seminar in Economics Dynamics, seminar: 5:00 pm

5:00 pm

  Dec. 1 Diego Valderrama
  FRB San Francisco
The Composition of Capital Flows When Emerging Market Firms Face Financing Constraints   (with Katherine Smith, US Naval Academy) HOH-601K
  Dec. 8 Janice Eberly
Investment, Cash Flow, and Value: A Neoclassical Benchmark  (with Sergio Rebelo and Nicolas Vincent, Northwestern)   joint with FBE Finance Seminar, seminar: 10:30 am


Click on the paper title to download a PDF.  Click on a presenter's name to go to their website, obtain a vita, etc.  To meet with a particular visitor contact Dr. Vincenzo Quadrini at 213-740-6521 or  For a paper hardcopy or free parking, contact the FBE Dept. at (213) 740-6515 or  Parking reservations require minimum 24 hours advance notice!
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This page last modified: 12/11/2006 by Terry Lichvar, Program Administrator, USC FBE Dept.     ©2006 University of Southern California