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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 Research.Seminar@stls.frb.org 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.

Questions or suggestions should be directed to Research.Seminar@stls.frb.org.

2018 Seminar Series

Tue, Jan 09 12:00pm
Speaker: Salomé Baslandze, EINAUDI Institute for Economics and Finance
Host: B. Ravikumar
"Connecting to Power: Political Connections, Innovation, and Firm Dynamics"

Tue, Feb 06 12:00pm
Speaker: Carlos Garriga, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Host: Guillaume Vandenbroucke
"Housing Finance, Boom-Bust Episodes, and Macroeconomic Fragility"

Thu, Feb 15 12:00pm
Speaker: Michael Owyang, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Host: Guillaume Vandenbroucke
"The nonlinear effects of uncertainty shocks"

Fri, Feb 16 12:00pm
Speaker: Michael McCracken, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Host: Guillaume Vandenbroucke
"An Empirical Investigation of Direct and Iterated Multistep Conditional Forecasts"

Tue, Feb 20 12:00pm
Speaker: Yi Wen, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Host: Guillaume Vandenbroucke
"Long and Plosser meet Bewley and Lucas"

Fri, Feb 23 2:00pm *
Speaker: Rodrigo Adao, Chicago Booth
Host: Dvorkin, Maximiliano A
"Spatial linkages, Global Shocks, and Local Labor Markets: Theory and Evidence"

Mon, Feb 26 12:00pm
Speaker: Didem Tuzemen, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Host: Dvorkin, Maximiliano A
"Health Care Reform or Labor Market Reform? A Quantitative Analysis of the Affordable Care Act"

Fri, Mar 09 2:00pm **
Speaker: Christopher Flinn, New York University
Host: Maximiliano Dvorkin
"Firms' Choices of Wage-Setting Protocols in the Presence of Minimum Wages"

Tue, Mar 20 12:00pm
Speaker: Kerem Cosar, University of Virginia
Host: Fernando Leibovici
"Shipping inside the Box: Containerization and Trade"

Tue, Mar 27 12:00pm
Speaker: William Peterman, Federal Reserve Board
Host: Carlos Garriga
"Optimal Public Debt with Cycle Motives"

Mon, Apr 09 12:00pm
Speaker: Vivian Yue, Emory University
Host: Juan Sanchez
"Structural Adjustments and International Trade: Theory and Evidence from China"

Tue, Apr 10 3:30pm
Speaker: Ichiro Muto, Bank of Japan
"Missing Wage Inflation? Estimating the Natural Rate of Unemployment in a Nonlinear DSGE Model"

Wed, Apr 25 12:00pm
Speaker: Don Schlagenhauf, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Corporate Income Tax, Legal Form of Organization, and Employment"

Tue, May 08 12:00pm
Speaker: Andrii Parkhomenko, University of Southern California-Marshall
Host: Maximiliano Dvorkin
"The Rise of Housing Supply Regulation in the U.S.: Local Causes and Aggregate Implications"

Wed, May 09 12:00pm
Speaker: Pedro Brinca, Nova School of Business and Economics
Host: Miguel Faria-e-Castro
"Fiscal Consolidation Programs and Income Inequality"

Fri, May 11 2:00pm **
Speaker: Michela Tincani, University College London
Host: Maximiliano Dvorkin
"Equal Opportunities in Access to Higher Education: Evidence from the Randomization of a National Policy"

Wed, May 16 12:00pm
Speaker: Jan Eeckhout, UPF Barcelona
Host: Carlos Garriga
"The Rise of Market Power and the Macroeconomic Implications"

Fri, May 18 2:00pm *
Speaker: Patrick Kline, University of California Berkeley
Host: Max Dvorkin
"Who Profits from Patents? Rent-Sharing at Innovative Firms"

Wed, May 30 12:00pm
Speaker: Stephan Luck, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Host: David Wheelock
"Employment Effects of Unconventional Monetary Policy: Evidence from QE"

Mon, Jun 04 12:00pm
Speaker: Heejeong Kim, Concordia University
Host: Juan Sanchez
"Inequality, Portfolio Choice and the Business Cycle"

Thu, Jun 14 12:00pm
Speaker: Sungki Hong, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Capital Tax, Investment, and Misallocation"

Wed, Jun 20 12:00pm
Speaker: Maximiliano Dvorkin, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
"Sovereign Debt Restructurings: A Dynamic Discrete Choice Approach"

Mon, Jun 25 12:00pm
Speaker: Serene Tan, National University of Singapore
Host: Alexander Monge-Naranjo
"Income Inequality and Endogenous Market Structure"

Thu, Jun 28 12:00pm
Speaker: Anthony Savagar, University of Kent
Host: Riccardo DiCecio
"Measured Productivity with Endogenous Markups and Economic Profits"

Tue, Jul 03 12:00pm
Speaker: Fang Yang, Louisiana State University
Host: Oksana Leukhina
"The Effects of Marriage-Related Taxes and Social Security Benefits"

Wed, Jul 11 12:00pm
Speaker: William Emmons, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Host: Miguel Faria-e-Castro
"Is College Still Worth It: The New Calculus of Falling Returns"

Tue, Jul 24 12:00pm
Speaker: Chen Yeh, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Host: Sungki Hong
"Revisiting the Origins of Business Cycles with the Size-Variance Relationship"

Thu, Sep 06 12:00pm
Speaker: Thomas Winberry, University of Chicago Booth
Host: Miguel Faria-e-Castro
"TBD"

Fri, Sep 07 12:00pm
Speaker: David Papell, University of Houston
Host: Miguel Faria-e-Castro
"TBD"

Mon, Sep 17 12:00pm
Speaker: Anna Cieslak, Duke Fuqua School of Business
Host: Christopher Neely
"Non-Monetary News in Central Bank Communication"

Fri, Sep 21 12:00pm
Speaker: Andrew Atkeson, University of California-Los Angeles
Host: Miguel Faria-e-Castro
"TBD"

Tue, Sep 25 12:00pm
Speaker: Alan Taylor, University of California-Davis
Host: Miguel Faria-e-Castro
"TBD"

Thu, Oct 04 12:00pm
Speaker: Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, University of California-Berkeley
Host: Miguel Faria-e-Castro
"TBD"

Wed, Oct 10 12:00pm
Speaker: Mikhail Golosov, University of Chicago
Host: Miguel Faria-e-Castro
"TBD"

Thu, Oct 18 12:00pm
Speaker: Loukas Karabarbounis, University of Minnesota
Host: Miguel Faria-e-Castro
"TBD"

Wed, Oct 24 12:00pm
Speaker: Fabio Ghironi, University of Washington
Host: Maximiliano Dvorkin
"TBD"

Thu, Oct 25 12:00pm
Speaker: Saroj Bhattara, University of Texas-Austin
Host: Miguel Faria-e-Castro
"TBD"

Thu, Nov 01 11:30 AM
Speaker: Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, Princeton University
Host: Miguel Faria-e-Castro
"TBD"

Thu, Nov 08 12:00pm
Speaker: Alisdair McKay, Boston University
Host: Miguel Faria-e-Castro
"TBD"

Thu, Nov 15 12:00pm
Speaker: François Gourio, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Host: Miguel Faria-e-Castro
"TBD"

Mon, Nov 19 12:00pm
Speaker: David Baqaee, London School of Economics
Host: Miguel Faria-e-Castro
"TBD"

Thu, Nov 29 11:30 AM
Speaker: Dirk Krueger, University of Pennsylvania
Host: Miguel Faria-e-Castro
"TBD"

Mon, Dec 03 12:00pm
Speaker: Michal Szkup, University of British Columbia
Host: Fernando Leibovici
"TBD"

Thu, Dec 06 12:00pm
Speaker: Luigi Bocola, Northwestern University
Host: Miguel Faria-e-Castro
"TBD"

Wed, Dec 12 12:00pm
Speaker: Matthias Kehrig, Duke University
Host: Miguel Faria-e-Castro
"TBD"

Thu, Dec 20 12:00pm
Speaker: Egon Zakrajsek, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Host: Miguel Faria-e-Castro
"TBD"

*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 the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Past Seminars


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