Marshall School of Business

Spring 2005
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
unless otherwise noted below. [Get map]

Rev   Date      Speaker            Title of Paper Room
  Feb. 18 Thomas Philippon
  NYU Stern
The Economics of Fraudulent Accounting (with Simi Kedia, Rutgers Univ.) HOH-601K
  Feb. 22
Lee Ohanian
  UCLA Econ
Accounting for the World War II Economy in a Neoclassical Model   Slides   Figures  (with Ellen McGrattan, Univ. of Minnesota) HOH-601K
  Feb. 25 Randall Wright
  Univ. of Pennsylvania
Money and Banking in Search Equilibrium (with Ping He, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Lixin Huang, City University of Hong Kong) HOH-601K
  Mar. 4 Luisa Fuster
  Univ. of Toronto
A Quantitative Theory of the Gender Gap in Wages (with Andres Erosa, Univ. of Toronto and Diego Restuccia, Univ. of Toronto) HOH-601K
  Mar. 11          - - - No seminar.     - - -
  Mar. 18          - - - Spring Break - No Seminar     - - -
  Mar. 25 Larry Christiano
  Northwestern Univ.
Firm-Specific Capital, Nominal Rigidities and the Business Cycle  (with David Altig, Fed. Res. Bank of Cleveland, Martin Eichenbaum, Northwestern University, and Jesper Linde, Sveriges Riksbank)  In his talk Larry will focus a lot on the parts that touch on the subject of a recent paper by Chari, Kehoe and McGrattan on Vector Autoregressions, at
Download Larry's handouts for his talk.
  Mar. 31
Radim Bohácek
  CERGE-EI Prague
Optimal Government Policies in Economies with Heterogeneous Agents (with Michal Kejak, CERGE-EI Prague)   seminar: 12:00 noon HOH-601K
  Apr. 1 CIS Speaker
Edward C. Prescott

  Arizona State Univ.
"Rebuilding the Social Security Retirement System"
RSVP REQUIRED     Lunch will be served.  This event is FREE and open to the public.  Registration: 11:00 am, Lunch, Presentation, & Q&A: 11:30-1:15
Dr. Prescott is the 2004 Nobel Prize Winner in Economic Sciences.
USC Town & Gown
  Apr. 1 Anna Pavlova
  Sloan, MIT
Flight to Quality, Contagion, and Portfolio Constraints  (with Roberto Rigobon, MIT Sloan)  joint with FBE Finance Seminar,  seminar 3:30 pm HOH-601K
  Apr. 8 Michal Kejak
 CERGE-EI Prague
Credit Shocks in the Financial Deregulatory Era: Not the Usual Suspects (with Szilárd Benk, Central European Univ. and Max Gillman, Central European Univ.) HOH-601K
  Apr. 15 Aris Protopapadakis
  Marshall, USC
Budget Deficits, Current Account Deficits and Interest Rates: The Systematic Evidence on Ricardian Equivalence
(with Roger Kormendi, Univ. of Michigan)
  Apr. 22 Kenji Wada
  Keio Univ., visiting
  Univ. of Chicago
Demographics and Asset Returns in Japan
(with R. Anton Braun, Univ. of Tokyo and Keiichi Kubota, Musashi University)
  Apr. 29 Stavros Panageas
 Wharton, Univ. of Penn.
Saving and Investing for Early Retirement: A Theoretical Analysis
(with Emmanuel Farhi, MIT Economics)
  May 5
Enrique Mendoza
  Univ. of Maryland
Sudden Stops in a Business Cycle Model wih Credit Constraints:  A Fisherian Deflation of Tobin's Q HOH-601K
  May 13          - - - Commencement - No Seminar     - - -

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