Marshall School of Business

Spring 2006
FBE Macroeconomics and
International Finance Workshop - completed

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
  Feb. 24 Juan Pablo Nicolini
 Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, visiting at Chicago
Optimal Devaluations  (with Constantino Hevia, University of Chicago) HOH-601K
  Mar. 3 Rajnish Mehra
  UC Santa Barbara
Junior is Rich: Bequests as Consumption (4.6 MB!)  (with George M. Constantinides, University of Chicago, and John B. Donaldson, Columbia)  joint with FBE Finance Seminar Series, seminar: 10:30 am JKP-102
sem: 10:30
  Mar. 10 Fernando Alvarez
  Univ. of Chicago
General Equilibrium Analysis of the Eaton-Kortum Model of International Trade  (with Robert E. Lucas, Jr., University of Chicago and Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis) HOH-601K
  Mar. 17 Jean-Olivier Hairault
  Université Paris 1
The Interaction between Retirement and Job Search: A Global Approach to Older Workers Employment  (with François Langot, PSE-Jourdan, CEPREMAP and GAINS, University of Maine, and Thepthida Sopraseuth, PSE-Jourdan, CEPREMAP and EPEE, University of Evry) HOH-601K
  Mar. 24 Urban Jermann
The Equity Premium Implied by Production HOH-601K
  Mar. 31          - - -  No seminar.     - - -
  Apr. 7 Andrew Atkeson
  UCLA Econ
Time-Varying Risk, Interest Rates, and Exchange Rates in General Equilibrium   (with Fernando Alvarez, University of Chicago, and Patrick Kehoe, University of Minnesota) HOH-601K
  Apr. 14 Gianluca Violante
Insurance and Opportunities: The Welfare Implications of Rising Wage Dispersion   (with Jonathan Heathcote, Georgetown Univ, and Kjetil Storesletten, University of Oslo)   joint with USC Economics Dept., sem: 3:30 pm HOH-601K
  Apr. 21 Roberto Rigobon
  MIT Sloan
Asset Prices and Exchange Rates   (with Anna Pavlova, London Business School)   joint with FBE Finance Seminar Series, seminar: 10:30 am JKP-202
sem: 10:30
  Apr. 21 Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas
  UC Berkeley Econ
 CANCELLED 4/4/06 HOH-601K
  Apr. 28 Linda Tesar
  Univ. of Michigan Econ
Trade, production sharing and the international transmission of business cycles  (with Ariel Burstein, UCLA, and Christopher Johann Kurz, University of Michigan) HOH-601K
  May 5          - - -  No seminar.     - - -
  May 12          - - -
 No Seminar - Commencement
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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: 5/16/2006 by Terry Lichvar, Program Administrator, USC FBE Dept.  ©2005 University of Southern California