Marshall School of Business

Fall 2008
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-302
(Hoffman Hall) unless otherwise noted below. We no longer provide hardcopies of the papers. If you want a
printout, please download and print the PDF file available by clicking on the paper title.
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Rev Date Speaker Title of Paper Room
  Sept. 5 Igor Livshits
  Univ. Western Ontario
Costly Contracts and Consumer Credit   (with James MacGee, Univ. of Western Ontario, and Michèle Tertilt, Stanford) HOH-302
  Sept. 12 Andy Abel
  Wharton, U Penn
How Q and Cash Flow Affect Investment without Frictions: An Analytic Explanation  (with Janice Eberly, Kellogg) HOH-302
  Sept. 19          - - - No seminar.     - - -
  Sept. 26 Aysegül Sahin
  FRB New York
Aggregate Implications of Indivisible Labor, Incomplete Markets, and Labor Market Frictions   (with Per Krusell, Princeton, Toshihiko Mukoyamaz, Univ. of Virginia, and Richard Rogerson, Arizona St) HOH-302
  Oct. 3 Lars Ljungqvist
  Stockholm School of
The Missing Swedish Skill Premium: Sweden versus the United States 1970-2002    (with David Domeij, Stockholm School of Economics), HOH-302
  Oct. 10 John Rust
  Univ. of Maryland
Cancelled 9/29/08 HOH-302
  Oct. 17          - - - No seminar.     - - -
  Oct. 24 Simon Gilchrist
  Boston Univ.
Credit Market Shocks and Economic Fluctuations: Evidence from Corporate Bond and Stock Markets   (with Vladimir Yankov, Boston University, and Egon Zakrajsek, FRB) HOH-302
  Oct. 31 Carlos Garriga
  FRB St. Louis
Home Equity, Foreclosures, and Bail-outs   (with Don E. Schlagenhauf, Florida St. Univ.) HOH-302
  Nov. 7 Edward Prescott
  Arizona St. Univ.
Intermediated Quantities and Returns  (with Rajnish Mehra, UCSB, and Facundo Piguillem, Univ. of Minnesota)   DIFFERENT ROOM! JKP-202
  Nov. 14          - - - No seminar currently scheduled.     - - -
  Nov. 21 Charles Engel
  Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison
Currency Misalignments and Optimal Monetary Policy: A Reexamination HOH-302
  Nov. 28          - - -  No seminar - Thanksgiving Holiday     - - -
  Dec. 4
Veronica Guerrieri
  Chicago GSB
Adverse Selection in Competitive Search Equilibrium   (with Robert Shimer, Univ. of Chicago, and Randall Wright, Univ. of Pennsylvania)   Seminar time 5:00 - 6:30 pm, HOH-506 - DIFFERENT ROOM! HOH-506
  Dec. 5 Guido Lorenzoni
News, Noise, and Fluctuations: An Empirical Exploration   (with Olivier J. Blanchard, MIT & NBER, and Jean-Paul L'Huillier, MIT) HOH-302

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. Sagiri Kitao at 213-740-6884 or  For free parking, contact the FBE Dept. at (213) 740-6515 or  Parking reservations require minimum 24 hours advance notice!
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