Marshall School of Business

Fall 2011    - 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.

Macroeconomics Workshops are held on Fridays from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in Hoffman Hall, Room 706.
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
  Aug. 26          - - - No seminar.    - - -
  Sept. 2          - - - No seminar.    - - -
  Sept. 9 Satyajit Chatterjee
  FRB Philadelphia
A Quantitative Analysis of the US Housing and Mortgage Markets and the Foreclosure Crisis    (co-author: Burcu Eyigungor, FRB Philadelphia)    FRB working paper link
  Sept. 16          - - - No seminar.    - - -
  Sept. 23 Luigi Guiso
  Florence (visiting UCLA)
Understanding the size and profitability of Firms: The role of a biological factor    (co-author: Aldo Rustichini, Univ. of Minnesota Econ)
  Sept. 30 Cristina Arellano
  FRB Minneapolis
Financial Markets and Fluctuations in Uncertainty    (co-authors: Yan Bai, Arizona State, and Patrick Keho, Princeton, Univ. of Minnesota, & FRB Minneapolis)    FRB working paper link
  Oct. 7
See the
Program website
for links to presenter websites.
Macro Day at USC          Program (pdf)        All 6 Abstracts

Papers:   Birchenall,   Eberhard,    Hansen,   Hobijn,   Jones,   Leukhina
For more information, contact Dr. Juan Eberhard 213-740-6532.

10:00 am
to 6:00 pm
  Oct. 14 Lars Kuehn
  CMU, Tepper
Investment-Based Corporate Bond Pricing
 (co-author: Lukas Schmid, Duke)
  Oct. 21          - - - No seminar.    - - -
  Oct. 28          - - - No seminar.    - - -
  Nov. 4 Hui He
  University of Hawaii
  (visiting USC)
Are Recessions Good for Your Health? When Ruhm Meets GHH    Abstract      (co-authors: Kevin X.D. Huang, Vanderbilt, and Sheng-Ti Hung, Hawaii)    REVISED abstract posted 11/1/11.    Per the presenter's request, we will NOT be posting a paper for this talk.   Copies of the revised paper are available in BRI-308 and via email.   Contact the Program Administrator to obtain a PDF or stop by BRI-308 to pick up a hardcopy.
  Nov. 11 Chris Telmer
  CMU, Tepper
Monetary Policy and the Uncovered Interest Rate Parity Puzzle     (co-authors: David K. Backus, Federico Gavazzoni, and Stanley E. Zin)
  Nov. 18 Marina Azzimonti
  FRB Philadelphia
  & UT Austin, Econ
Financial Globalization and the Raising of Public Debt     (co-authors: Eva de Francisco, Towson University and Vincenzo Quadrini, USC)
  Nov. 25          - - -
No seminar - Thanksgiving Holiday
    - - -
  Dec. 2 Marcus Opp
  UC Berkeley, Haas
Industrial Organization, Asset Pricing, and Business Cycles (co-authors: Christine Parlour, UC Berkeley, and Johan Walden, UC Berkeley)     SSRN Link
 > Dec. 8
Riccardo Colacito
  UNC, Kenan-Flagler
International Asset Pricing with Risk-Sensitive Agents (co-author: Mariano M. Croce, UNC Chapel Hill)    SSRN Link

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. Michael Michaux at 213-740-3466 or michaux [at]   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: 12/12/11 by Terry Lichvar, Program Administrator, USC FBE Dept.   2003-2011 University of Southern California