Economic Theory Seminars Spring 2010

Mondays, 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.

3/29/2010 No Seminar No Seminar
4/5/2010 Jana Grittersova, UCR Political Science Taming Financiers: the Political Economy of Exchange Rate Regime Determination in Transition Economies
4/12/2010 Marcelle Chauvet, UCR Economics The Seeds of the 2007-2009 Crisis:  The Housing Market and the Business Cycle
4/19/2010 David deBortoli, UC San Diego The Macroeconomic Consequences of Unstable Monetary Policy Objectives
4/26/2010 Chandler Lutz, PhD Candidate, UCR Economics Agent Sentiment and Stock Market Predictability
4/29/2010* Mark Watson, Princeton University

*NOTE: (Thursday, from 3:30-5pm in INTS 1113) Joint with Econometrics

Estimating Turning Points using Large Data Sets
5/3/2010 Randall Wright, University of Wisconsin, Madison Credit Markets and Credit Cycles
5/10/2010 Nathan Balke, Southern Methodist University & Dallas Fed Sectoral Effects of Aggregate Shocks
5/17/2010 Tom Palfrey, Caltech Political Institutions and the Dynamics of Public Investment 
5/26/2010* Francisco Buera, UC Los Angeles

*NOTE: (Wednesday)

Productivity Growth and Capital Flows: The Dynamics of Reforms
5/31/2010 No Seminar – Memorial Day Holiday No Seminar
6/7/2010 Masanao Aoki, UCLA Non-self Averaging Phenomena in Macroeconomics and Other Fields