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Seminar Series

The Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is sponsoring a Seminar Series on a wide variety of economic topics. Economists from across the country and around the world are invited to participate.

Unless otherwise noted, seminars will be held in the "Ted Balbach Conference Room" (formerly Research Conference Room), Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, One Federal Reserve Bank Plaza, at the corner of Broadway and Locust Street, St. Louis, MO. Seminars held at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis are open to the public. If you wish to attend, you must contact us via email at at least 24 hours in advance. All attendees are required to go though a security screening and will be asked to show a valid photo ID.

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2017 Seminar Series

Thu, Feb 09 12:00pm
Speaker: Patrick Pintus, Aix-Marseille University and Banque de France
Host: Yi Wen
"The Inverted Leading Indicator Property and Redistribution Effect of the Interest Rate"

Tue, Feb 14 12:00pm
Speaker: Francesc Ortega, Queens College-CUNY
Host: Carlos Garriga
"Rising Sea Levels and Sinking Property Values: the Effects of Hurricane Sandy on New York's Housing Market"

Tue, Feb 21 12:00pm
Speaker: Michael McCracken, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Modeling Time-Varying Uncertainty of Multiple-Horizon Forecast Errors"

Thu, Feb 23 12:00pm
Speaker: Veronica Rappoport, London School of Economics
Host: Paulina Restrepo-Echavarria
"Baby Multinationals Market Access and Productivity"

Fri, Feb 24 2:00pm *
Speaker: Justin Pierce, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Host: David Wiczer
"Trade Liberalization and Mortality: Evidence from U.S. Counties"

Mon, Feb 27 12:00pm
Speaker: Shu-Ping Shi, Macquarie University
Host: Carlos Garriga
"Financial Bubble Implosion and Reverse Regression"

Wed, Mar 01 12:00pm
Speaker: Georg Duernecker, University of Mannheim
Host: B. Ravikumar
"Structural Transformation of Occupation Employment"

Wed, Mar 08 12:00pm
Speaker: Karen Kopecky, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Host: Guillaume Vandenbroucke
"Old, Frail, and Uninsured: Accounting for Puzzles in the U.S. Long-term Care Insurance Market"

Wed, Mar 22 12:00pm
Speaker: Ezra Oberfield, Princeton University
Host: Ana M. Santacreu
"Labor Shares and the Global Productivity Slowdown: A Neoclassical Exploration"

Tue, Mar 28 12:00pm
Speaker: Elisa Faraglia, University of Cambridge
Host: Fernando Martin
"Government Debt Management: The Long and the Short of It"

Fri, Apr 07 2:00pm *
Speaker: John Kennan, University of Wisconsin
Host: Maximiliano Dvorkin
"Open Borders in the European Union and Beyond: Migration Flows and Labor Market Implications"

Tue, Apr 11 12:00pm
Speaker: Pau Pujolas Fons, McMaster University
Host: David Wiczer
"An Efficient Mechanism for Minimum Wage Determination"

Wed, Apr 12 12:00pm
Speaker: Thomas Maurer, Washington University in St. Louis
Host: Christopher Neely
"Optimal Factor Strategy in FX Markets"

Mon, Apr 17 12:00pm
Speaker: Michael Owyang, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Debt and Stabilization Policy: Evidence from a Euro Area FAVAR"

Fri, Apr 28 2:00pm *
Speaker: Eric French, University College London
Host: David Wiczer
"The Effect of the Affordable Care Act on the Labor Supply, Savings, and Social Security of Older Americans"

Wed, May 03 12:00pm
Speaker: Jade Planchon, Rhodes College
Host: Chris Neely
"Unconventional Monetary Policy Using Large-Scale Asset Purchases: Learning from the Shorts"

Fri, May 05 2:00pm **
Speaker: Joan Llull, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Host: Maximiliano Dvorkin
"Selective Immigration Policies and the US Labor Market"

Tue, May 09 12:00pm
Speaker: Pieter Gautier, Vrije Universiteit
Host: Paulina Restrepo-Echavarria
"Meetings and Mechanisms"

Fri, May 19 2:00pm *
Speaker: Michael Dinerstein, University of Chicago
Host: Ian Fillmore and David Wiczer
"Quantifying the Supply Response of Private Schools to Public Policies"

Wed, May 31 12:00pm
Speaker: Ana Maria Santacreu, Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis
"Knowledge Diffusion, Trade and Innovation across Countries and Sectors"

Thu, Jun 01 12:00pm
Speaker: Eleanor Dillon, Arizona State University
Host: Nicolas Roys
"The Roles of Ability and College Quality in the Evolution of the College Premium"

Tue, Jun 06 12:00pm
Speaker: Antonio Mele, University of Surrey
Host: Guillaume Vandenbroucke
"Velocity in the Long Run: Money and Structural Transformation"

Fri, Jun 09 12:00pm
Speaker: Juan Sanchez, Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis
Host: Juan Sanchez
"Financing Ventures"

Mon, Jun 19 12:00pm
Speaker: Lars Winkelmann, Freie Universität Berlin
Host: Chris Neely
"Estimation of the Discontinuous Leverage Effect: Evidence from the NASDAQ Order Book"

Thu, Jul 06 12:00pm
Speaker: Mary Ann Bronson, Georgetown
Host: Nicolas Roys
"Joint vs. Individual Taxation and Lifecycle Labor Supply"

Mon, Jul 10 12:00pm
Speaker: Eliza Forsyth, University of Illinois
Host: David Wiczer
"Occupational Job Ladders and the Efficient Reallocation of Displaced Workers"

Wed, Jul 12 12:00pm
Speaker: Yena Park, University of Rochester
Host: YiLi Chien
"Optimal Taxation with Private Insurance"

Tue, Jul 25 12:00pm
Speaker: Juan Carlos Hatchondo, Indiana University
Host: Juan Sanchez
"Credit Risk Without Commitment"

Thu, Jul 27 12:00pm
Speaker: Yan Bai, University of Rochester
Host: Juan Sanchez
"Sovereign Default Risk and Firm Heterogeneity"

Mon, Jul 31 12:00pm
Speaker: Renee Adams, University of New South Wales
Host: Alexander Monge-Naranjo
"Good News for Some Banks"

Wed, Aug 02 12:00pm
Speaker: Christopher Huckfeldt, Cornell University
Host: Maximiliano Dvorkin
"Unemployment Fluctuations, Match Quality, and the Wage Cyclicality of New Hires"

Tue, Aug 08 12:00pm
Speaker: Oksana Leukhina, McMaster University
Host: Juan Sanchez
"Inequality and the Changing Role of Differential Fertility"

Wed, Aug 09 12:00pm
Speaker: Roozbeh Hosseini, University of Georgia
Host: B. Ravikumar
"Inequality, Redistribution and Optimal Trade Policy"

Wed, Aug 16 12:00pm
Speaker: Shu Lin Wee, Carnegie Mellon University
Host: David Wiczer
"Replacement Hiring"

Fri, Aug 25 12:00pm
Speaker: Latchezar Popov, Texas Tech University
Host: B. Ravikumar
"Misallocation and Intersectoral Linkages"

Wed, Aug 30 3:30pm
Speaker: Andrei Levchenko, University of Michigan
Host: Ana Maria Santacreu
"TFP, News, and 'Sentiments:' The International Transmission of Business Cycles"

Thu, Aug 31 12:00pm
Speaker: Subhayu Bandyopadhyay, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Terms-of-Trade and Counterterrorism Externalities"

Tue, Sep 05 12:00pm
Speaker: Randall Wright, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Host: David Andolfatto
"Open Market Operations"

Wed, Sep 06 12:00pm
Speaker: Indraneel Chakraborty, University of Miami
Host: B. Ravikumar
"Monetary Stimulus and Bank Lending"

Fri, Sep 08 12:00pm
Speaker: Victor Rios Rull, University of Pennsylvania
Host: Guillaume Vandenbroucke
"A Theory of Credit Scoring and the Competitive Pricing of Default Risk"

Mon, Sep 11 12:00pm
Speaker: YiLi Chien, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Optimal Ramsey Capital Income Taxation - A Reappraisal"

Wed, Sep 13 12:00pm
Speaker: Rong Hai, University of Miami
Host: B. Ravikumar
"A Dynamic Model of Health, Addiction, Education, and Wealth"

Mon, Sep 18 12:00pm
Speaker: Brenda Samaniego de la Parra, University of Chicago
Host: Guillaume Vandenbroucke
"Application Flows"

Wed, Sep 20 12:00pm
Speaker: Yue Li, University at Albany, State University of New York
Host: Carlos Garriga
"The Effects of Collecting Income Taxes on Social Security Benefits"

Thu, Sep 21 12:00pm
Speaker: Alejandro Justiniano, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Host: Carlos Garriga
"The Mortgage Rate Conundrum"

Fri, Sep 22 2:00pm *
Speaker: Isaac Sorkin, Stanford University
Host: Maximiliano Dvorkin
"Bartik Instruments: What, When, Why, and How"

Mon, Sep 25 12:00pm
Speaker: Thomas H. Jørgensen, University of Copenhagen
"Estimating Dynamic Economic Models with Fixed Effects"

Tue, Oct 10 12:00pm
Speaker: Yi Wen, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Flight to What? Dissecting Liquidity Shortages in the Financial Crisis"

Mon, Oct 16 12:00pm
Speaker: Thuy Lan Nguyen, Santa Clara University
Host: William Dupor
"International Trade and the Changing Nature of International Business Cycles"

Thu, Oct 19 12:00pm
Speaker: Klaus Desmet, Southern Methodist University
Host: Maximiliano Dvorkin
"Spatial Competition, Innovation and Institutions: The Industrial Revolution and the Great Divergence"

Fri, Oct 20 2:00pm *
Speaker: Naoki Aizawa, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Host: Maximiliano Dvorkin
"Local Market Equilibrium and Designs of the Public Health Insurance System"

Mon, Oct 23 12:00pm
Speaker: Roberto Fattal Jaef, The World Bank
Host: Fernando Leibovici
"Entry Barriers, Misallocation, and the Firm Size Distribution"

Tue, Oct 24 12:00pm
Speaker: Bariş Kaymak, Université de Montréal
Host: B. Ravikumar
"The Cyclical Behavior of Job Quality and Real Wage Growth"

Wed, Oct 25 12:00pm
Speaker: Javier Cravino, University of Michigan
Host: Fernando Leibovici
"Price Rigidities and the Relative PPP"

Thu, Nov 02 12:00pm
Speaker: William Dupor, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"The Aggregate and Relative Economic Effects of Medicaid and Medicare Expansions"

Wed, Nov 15 12:00pm
Speaker: Manuel Santos, University of Miami
Host: Carlos Garriga
"On the Dynamics of Speculation in a Model of Bubbles and Manias"

Thu, Nov 16 12:00pm
Speaker: Veronica Guerrieri, University of Chicago
Host: Juan Sanchez
"The End of the American Dream? Inequality and Segregation in US Cities"

Fri, Nov 17 12:00pm
Speaker: Paulina Restrepo-Echavarria, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Host: Guillaume Vandenbroucke
"Commodity Prices and Sovereign Default: A New Perspective on the Harberger-Laursen-Metzler Effect"

Tue, Nov 28 12:00pm
Speaker: Maximiliano Dvorkin, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Host: Guillaume Vandenbroucke

Wed, Nov 29 12:00pm
Speaker: Carlos Garriga, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Host: Guillaume Vandenbroucke

Thu, Nov 30 12:00pm
Speaker: Guillaume Vandenbroucke, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Fri, Dec 01 12:00pm
Speaker: Christopher Neely, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"A Survey of the Empirical Literature on U.S. Unconventional Monetary Policy"

Tue, Dec 05 12:00pm
Speaker: David Andolfatto, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Host: Guillaume Vandenbroucke

Fri, Dec 08 12:00pm
Speaker: Fernando Martin, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Host: Guillaume Vandenbroucke

Fri, Dec 15 12:00pm
Speaker: Alexander Monge-Naranjo, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Host: Guillaume Vandenbroucke

Mon, Dec 18 12:00pm
Speaker: David Wheelock, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Host: Guillaume Vandenbroucke

Tue, Dec 19 12:00pm
Speaker: B. Ravikumar, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Host: Guillaume Vandenbroucke

*Labor Workshop Seminar, joint with the Department of Economics, Washington University in St. Louis. These seminars will take place at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

**Labor Workshop Seminar, joint with the Department of Economics, Washington University in St. Louis. These seminars will take place at Washington University.

Past Seminars

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