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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 call Sandra Butler at (314) 444-8591 or LaTanya Johnson at (314) 444-8587, at least 24 hours in advance. All attendees are required to go though a security screening and will be asked to show a picture ID.

Questions or suggestions should be directed to Guillaume Vandenbroucke (

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

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

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

Tue, Jun 20 12:00pm
Speaker: Lars Winkelmann, Free University of Berlin
Host: Chris Neely

Thu, Oct 19 12:00pm
Speaker: Klaus Desmet, Southern Methodist University
Host: Maximiliano Dvorkin

Thu, Nov 16 12:00pm
Speaker: Veronica Guerrieri, University of Chicago
Host: Juan Sanchez

*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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