Economic Theory Seminars Spring 2006

Wednesdays, 4:10-5:30 pm (unless otherwise specified) Sproul Hall 2206

Questions? Contact Marcelle Chauvet.

When available, the papers may be downloaded as pdf files, which can be read or printed using the Acrobat Reader.

4/5/2006 Fabio Milani (Economics Department/UC Irvine) Expectations, Learning and Macroeconomic Persistence
4/12/2006 Kajal Lahiri (Economics Department/SUNY, Albany) joint with Econometrics Limits to Forcasting: How fast do we adapt to news? How far ahead can we forecast? Papers: 1 | 2 | 3
4/19/2006 Michael J Ryan (Centre for Economic Policy Hull/University Business School) Simple Characterizations of Contraction Consistency and Inconsistency Conditions
4/26/2006 James Stock (Economics Department, Harvard Univeristy) joint with Econometrics TBA
4/28/2006* Allan Timmermann (Economics Department/UCSD) joint with Econometrics

*NOTE: Friday

Predictability of stock returns and asset allocation under structural breaks
5/3/2006 Nicolas L. Dromel (Economics Department/University of Aix-Marseille) Are Progressive Fiscal Rules Stabilizing?
5/10/2006 Robert J. Gordon (Economics Department/Northwestern University) Two Centuries of Economic Growth: Europe Chasing the American Frontier M
5/12/2006* Rosa Metzkin (Economics Department/Northwestern University) joint with Econometrics

*NOTE: Friday

5/17/2006 Ayse Imrohoroglu (Marshall School of Business/USC) Secular Movements in U.S. Saving and Consumption
5/24/2006 Hanno Lustig (Economics Department/UCLA) The Irrelevance of Idiosyncratic Income Risk for Risk Premia in Incomplete Market Models
5/31/2006* Victor Issler (Getulio Vargas Graduate School of Economics)

*NOTE: joint with Econometrics

Estimating the Stochastic Discount Factor without a Utility Function