Macro Program

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3rd Annual CALIFORNIA MACROECONOMICS CONFERENCE | October 26, 2018
All sessions held in Freeberg Forum in the Kravis Building at Claremont McKenna College

PROGRAM
8:00 – 8:40

REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST


8:40 – 8:50 
WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS


8:50 – 9:45
New Evidence on Cyclical Variation in Labor Costs in the U.S.
Grace Weishi Gu, UC Santa Cruz
Esward Prasad, Cornell

Discussant:  Victor Ortego Marti, UC Riverside


9:45 – 9:55
BREAK


9:55 – 10:50
Dual Job Search and Migration
E. Charlie Nusbaum, UC Santa Barbara

Discussant: TBD


10:50 – 11:05 BREAK


11:05 – 12:00

The Globe as a Network: Geography and the Origins of the World Income Distribution
Matt Delventhal, Claremont McKenna College

Discussant: Pablo Fajgelbaum, UCLA


 12:00 – 12:05 WALK TO LUNCH AT THE MARIAN MINER COOK ATHENAEUM


12:05 – 13:30 LUNCH AND KEYNOTE

Reassessing the Role of Heterogeneity to Understand Business Cycles

José-Víctor Ríos-Rull, University of Pennsylvania


13:45 – 14:40
Financial Engineering and the Macroeconomy
Pedro Amaral, California State University, Fullerton
Dean Corbae, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Erwan Quintin, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Discussant: Nicolas Caramp, UC Davis


14:40 – 14:55 BREAK


14:55 – 15:50

Real Business Cycles, Animal Spirits, and Stock Market Valuation
Kevin Lansing, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Discussant: Jang-Ting Guo, UC Riverside


15:50 – 16:05 BREAK


16:05 – 17:00
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Fire Sales
Pablo Kurlat, Stanford University

Discussant: Andy Atkeson, UCLA


17:00 – 20:00  ADJOURN AND HAPPY HOUR – Walter’s Restaurant, libations and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served in the covered patio area, 310 Yale Ave, Claremont, CA 91711