Marshall School of Business

Fall 2010    - COMPLETED
FBE Macroeconomics and
International Finance Workshop

The USC Finance and Business Economics Department usually 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.

This semester the Macroeconomics and International Finance faculty decided to host a one-day conference
rather than hold a weekly Workshop series.
  However, there are also a couple of Friday and one
Thursday seminar scheduled.  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.
   Thank you.   [Parking & seminar map]

Rev Date Speaker Title of Paper Room
  Sept. 24          - - - No seminar.     - - -
  Sept. 30

  FRB St. Louis
Shocks, Time-to-train, and Optimal Government Spending   (with Rodolfo E. Manuelli, Washington University in St. Louis)    The paper will NOT be posted. Hardcopies are available in BRI-308 and will be distributed at the seminar.   Seminar time: 5:00 - 6:30 pm HOH-706
  Oct. 1          - - - No seminar.     - - -
  Oct. 8
RSVP to attend
USC Macro Conference        [program.pdf] HOH-2
10:00 - 11:00
David Lagakos   (Arizona State University)
"Specialization, Agriculture, and Cross-Country Productivity Differences"   (with Michael Waugh, NYU) - Links corrected 10/6/10
10:00 am
11:00 - 12:00
Berthold Herrendorf   (Arizona State University)
"Transportation and Development: Insights from the U.S. 1840-1860"   (with James A. Schmitz Jr., Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, and Arilton Teixeira, Capixaba Research Foundation)
11:00 am
12:00 - 1:30
Lunch HOH
1:30 - 2:30
Marc Weidenmier   (Claremont McKenna College)
"Central Banking and Funding Liquidity"   (with Eric Hughson, Claremont McKenna College, and Asaf Bernstein, Harvey Mudd College)
1:30 pm
2:30 - 3:30
Mark Wright   (UCLA)
"Recovery before Redemption: A Theory of Delays in Sovereign Debt Renegotiations"   (with David Benjamin, SUNY-Buffalo)
2:30 pm
3:30 - 4:00
Coffee Break HOH
4:00 - 5:00
Michael Michaux   (USC)
"Stochastic Volatility, Bond Yields, and the Q Theory of Investment"   (with François Gourio, Boston University) - Updated paper posted 10/7/10 at 9:20am
4:00 pm
5:00 - 6:00
Martin Schneider   (Stanford University)
"The Housing Market(s) of San Diego" (with Tim Landvoigt, Stanford, and Monika Piazzesi, Stanford)   This paper is very preliminary and is not posted.
5:00 pm
  Oct. 15    No Seminar USC President Max Nikias' inauguration
The inauguration is free and open to the public.
  - - -
  Oct. 22          - - - No seminar.     - - -
  Oct. 26
Matthew O. Jackson
  Stanford Economics
Network Patterns of Favor Exchange   [appendix]
(This is a "Game Theory and Human Behavior Group" seminar sponsored by the Viterbi School of Engineering, but coordinated by FBE Prof. Mat McCubbins)   DIFFERENT DAY, TIME, & LOCATION!    Seminar time: 12:30 - 2:00 pm
Please RSVP for lunch!!
  Oct. 29          - - - No seminar.     - - -
  Nov. 5          - - - No seminar.     - - -
  Nov. 12 David Green
  UBC Econ
TBA      CANCELLED 11/8/10 HOH-706
  Nov. 19 Lukas Schmid
Long-Run Fiscal Uncertainty, Growth and Asset Prices  [abstract]   (with Mariano Croce, UNC at Chapel Hill, and Howard Kung, Duke)   The paper will NOT be posted. Hardcopies are available in BRI-308 and will be distributed at the seminar. Send an email if you want a PDF of the paper. HOH-706
   Nov. 26          - - -  No seminar - Thanksgiving Holiday    - - -
  Dec. 3 Laura Veldkamp
  (visiting at Stanford)
Germs, Social Networks and Growth
(with Alessandra Fogli, University of Minnesota)

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 free parking, contact the FBE Dept. at (213) 740-6515 or   Parking reservations require minimum 24 hours advance notice!
University of Southern California  ·  Finance and Business Economics Department  ·  BRI-308, MC-0804
3670 Trousdale Parkway, Ste. 308  ·  Los Angeles, CA 90089-0804 ·  213-740-6515  ·  213-740-6650 fax  ·

This page last modified: 12/6/10 by Terry Lichvar, Program Administrator, USC FBE Dept.   ©2003-2010 University of Southern California