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Macroeconomics, Trade, and Finance Seminar Series (Archive)



The Macro, Trade, and Finance Seminar Series is a weekly series hosted by the World Bank's research department. The series invites leading researchers from the fields of macroeconomics, growth, trade, international integration, and finance to present the results of their most recent research in a seminar format.

To access the current lineup of macroeconomics seminars, please visit: 
https://www.worldbank.org/en/research/brief/macroseminar

Fall 2020 Seminars

Date Time Venue Speaker  Paper
Wednesday
September 2
12:00–1 pm  Online James D. Hamilton (UCSD) Advances in Structural Vector Autoregressions With Imperfect Identifying Information
Thursday
September 17

12:30-1:45 pm

Online

Scott Gehlbach (Chicago)

The Oligarch Vanishes: Defensive Ownership, Property Rights, and Political Connections
Wednesday
October 7

12:30-1:45 pm

Online

Carolin Pflueger (Chicago)

Why Does the Fed Move Markets so Much? A Model of Monetary Policy and Time-Varying Risk Aversion
Thursday
October 22
9:00-10:15 am Online Adrien Bussy
(LSE)
Corporate Tax Evasion: Evidence from International Trade
Thursday
October 29
11:00-12:15pm Online Shang-Jin Wei (Columbia) Natural Tariffs
Wednesday
November 4
12:00-1:00 pm Online Massimiliano Croce
(Bocconi University)
When the Markets Get Co.V.I.D.: Contagion, Viruses, and Information Diffusion
Thursday
November 19
12:30-1:45 pm Online Eduardo Morales (Princeton) Firm-Export Dynamics in Interdependent Markets

Spring 2020 Seminars

Date Time Venue Speaker Paper
Wednesday
February 5 
12:00-1:15 pm IMF HQ1 9-611 Yan Bai (University of Rochester) World Financial Cycles
Thursday
March 5
12:30-2 pm MC 5-100 Simon Alder
(UNC-Chapel Hill)
Political Distortions and Infrastructure Networks in China: A Quantitative Spatial Equilibrium Analysis
Thursday
March 12
12:30-2 pm MC 8-100 Carolin Pflueger
(University of Chicago)
CANCELLED
A Consumption Based Model of Monetary Policy and Asset Prices
Thursday
March 19
12:30-2 pm MC 3-570 Matthias Kehrig
(Duke)
WEBEX
Good dispersion, bad dispersion
Thursday
March 26
12:30-2 pm MC 7-100 Arnaud Costinot (MIT) CANCELLED  
Thursday
April 9, 2020
12:30-2 pm MC 4-100 Filipe Campante (Johns Hopkins University)
CANCELLED
 
Thursday
April 23, 2020
12:30-2 pm MC 5-100 Cecile Gaubert (Berkeley)
CANCELLED
 
Thursday
April 30, 2020
12:30-2 pm MC 7-100 Thuy Lan Nguyen (Santa Clara)
CANCELLED
 
Wednesday
May 6
12:30-2 pm MC 4-100 Eduardo Morales
(Princeton)
CANCELLED
 
Thursday
May 14
12:30-2 pm MC 5-100 Will Peterman (Federal Reserve Board)  
Thursday
May 21
12:30-2 pm MC 5-100 Stephen J. Redding (Princeton)
WEBEX
The Making of the Modern Metropolis: Evidence from London

Fall 2019 Seminars

Date Time Venue Speaker Paper
Sep 4 12:30 - 2 pm MC 5-100 Matthew Rognlie (Northwestern) The Intertemporal Keynesian Cross
Sep 12 12:30 - 2 pm MC 6-100 Chad Jones
(Stanford)
Taxing Top Incomes in a World of Ideas
Sep 19 12:30 - 2 pm MC 9-100 Juan Carlos Suarez Serrato
(Duke)
Unintended Consequences of Eliminating Tax Havens
Sep 26 12:30 - 2 pm MC 3-570 Scott Taylor
(U Calgary)
Is Free Trade Bad for Resources?
Oct 2 12:00 - 1:15pm IMF HQ1 9-611 Cian Ruane
(IMF)
Misallocation or Mismeasurement?
Oct 10 12:30 - 2 pm MC 4-100 Kerem Cosar
(UVA)
Regional and Aggregate Implications of Transportation Costs and Tradability of Services
Oct 17 12:30 - 2 pm G 4-001 Kieu-Trang Nguyen (Northwestern Kellogg) Trust and Innovation within the Firm: Evidence from Matched CEO-Firm Data
Oct 24 12:30 - 2 pm MC 9-100 Jo van Biesebroeck (Duke) Comparative Advantage in (Non-) Routine Production
Oct 31 12:30 - 2 pm MC 3-570 Alejandro Molnar
(World Bank)
Language barriers to foreign trade: evidence from translation costs
Nov 6 12:30 - 2 pm MC 7-100 Kala Krishna
(Penn State)
Trade and Minimum Wages in General Equilibrium: Theory and Evidence
Nov 14 12:30 - 2 pm MC 5-100 David Baqaee
(UCLA)
Networks, Barriers, and Trade
Nov 21 12:30 - 2 pm MC 7-100 Pamela Medina (University of Toronto) Capital-Reallocation Frictions and Trade Shocks
Dec 4 12pm - 1:15pm IMF HQ1 9-611 Dmitriy Stolyarov (University of Michigan) Asset Pricing Implications of Disruptive Technological Change
Dec 12 12:30 - 2 pm MC 8-100 Sebastian Sotello (University of Michigan) Migration, Specialization, and Trade: Evidence from Brazil's March to the West

Spring 2019 Seminars

Date Time Venue Speaker Paper
Feb 28 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 4-100 Lauren Falcao Bergquist (Michigan) Sell Low and Buy High: Arbitrage and Local Price Effects in Kenyan Markets
Mar 6 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 4-100 Todd Schoellman (Minneapolis Fed) Structural Transformation by Cohort
Mar 14 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Teresa Fort (Dartmouth) Heterogeneous Globalization: Offshoring and Reorganization
Mar 21 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 4-100 Johannes Boehm(Science Po) The Impact of Contract Enforcement Costs on Value Chains and Aggregate Productivity
Mar 28 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 4-301 Daniel Murphy (UVa)
Saving Constraints, Debt, and the Credit Market Response to Fiscal Stimulus: Theory and Cross-Country Evidence
Apr 3 12:00 - 1:30 pm IMF HQ1 9-611 Treb Allen (IMF) The Welfare Effects of Transportation Infrastructure Improvements
Apr 11       Cancelled
Apr 18 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 4-100 Eric Ohrn (Grinnel) Tax Policy and Local Labor Market Behavior
Apr 25 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 4-100 Ben Faber (UC Berkeley) Scaling Up Agricultural Policy Interventions: Theory and Evidence from Uganda
May 2 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Joel Slemrod  Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Motivations for Tax Compliance: Evidence from Pakistan
May 9 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 4-100 Davin Chor (Dartmouth) Contracting Frictions in Global Sourcing: Implications for Welfare
May 16 11- 12:30pm MC 5-100 Manuel Garcia-Santana (UPF) Investment Demand and Structural Change
May 23 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 7-100 Alonso de Gortari (Princeton/Dartmouth) Disentangling Global Value Chains
May 30 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 9-100 Ezra Oberfield (Princeton) Misallocation in the Market for Inputs: Enforcement and the Organization of Production
Jun 5 12:00 - 1:30 pm IMF HQ1-9-611 Dirk Niepelt (University of Bern) On the Equivalence of Private and Public Money
Jun 13 11- 12:30pm MC 3-570 Kei Mu Yi (University of Houston) Structural Change and Deindustrialization
Jun 16 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 7-500 Tatjana Kleineberg (Yale) Can We Save the American Dream? A General Equilibrium Analysis of the Effects of School Financing and Rent Subsidies on Local Opportunities
Jul 31 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 7-100 Amit Khandelwal (Columbia) The Return to Protectionism

Fall 2018 Seminars

Date Time Venue Speaker Paper
Sep 5 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 9-100 German Cubas (University of Houston) Public Capital and Economic Development
Sep 13 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 5-100 Magne Mogstad (University of Chicago) Trade and Domestic Production Networks
Sep 27 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 5-100 Rafael Dix-Carneiro (Duke) Trade and Informality in the Presence of Labor Market Frictions and Regulations
Oct 3 12:00 - 1:30pm IMF HQ1-9-611 Sebnem Kalemi-Ozcan (University of Maryland) Foreign Investment and Domestic Productivity: Identifying Knowledge Spillovers and Competition Effects
Oct 11 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 6-100 Kevin Donovan (Yale) Labor Market Flows and Development
Oct 18 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 10-100 Amit Khandelwal (Columbia) Communication Frictions and Knowledge Transfers: Evidence from FDI
Oct 25 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 7-100 Sandra Sequiera (LSE) Immigrants and the Making of America
Oct 31 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 7-100 Nicolas Werquin (TSE/Yale) Generalized Compensation Principle
Nov 8 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 6-100 Andres Liberman (NYU Stern) The Equilibrium Effects of Information Deletion: Evidence from Consumer Credit Markets
Nov 15 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 7-100 Douglas Hanley (University of Pittsburgh) Patents to Products: Innovation and Firm Performance
Nov 29 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 7-100 Wolfgang Keller International Joint Ventures and Internal vs. External Technology Transfer: Evidence from China
Dec 5     Doireann Fitzgerald Please note this seminar is cancelled due to closure of World Bank headquarters. 
Dec 13 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 9-100 Thibault Fally (Berkeley) A New Engle on the Gains from Trade


Spring 2018 Seminars

Date Time Venue Speaker Title
Jun 28 10:30 - 12:00 pm MC 5-100 Guy Michaels (LSE) Individual Consequences of Occupational Decline
Jun 14 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 4-100 Meredith Startz (Princeton) The value of face-to-face: Search and contracting problems in Nigerian trade
Jun 6 12:00 - 1:30 pm IMF HQ2-04B-592 Carol Corrado (Georgetown) Estimating Spillovers from Intangible Investments: What models and techniques should be used?
May 24 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 7-100 Jonathan Eaton (PSU) Firm-to-Firm Trade: Exports, Imports, and the Labor Market
May 17 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 10-100 Eoin McGuirk (Yale) The Economic Origins of Conflict in Africa
May 10 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 6-100 Catia Bastita (NOVAFRICA) Introducing Mobile Money in Rural Mozambique: Evidence from a Field Experiment
May 2 10:30 am - 12:00 pm MC 7-370 Owen Zidar (Chicago Booth) Capitalists in the Twenty-First Century
Apr 12 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 6-100 Lorenzo Caliendo (Yale) Distortions and the Structure of the World Economy
Apr 4 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 10-100 Gabriel Zucman (UC Berkeley) The Missing Profits of Nations
Mar 29 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 7-100 Eunhee Lee (Maryland) Global Value Chains and Inequality with Endogenous Labor Supply
Mar 22 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 5-100 Gabriel Chodrow-Reich (Harvard) The Loan Covenant Channel: How Bank Health Transmits to the Real Economy
Mar 15 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 4-100 Pablo Fajgelbaum (UCLA) Optimal Spatial Policies, Geography and Sorting
Mar 7  2 - 3:30 pm MC 3-570 Shang-Jin Wei (Columbia) Trade Imbalance as a Source of Comparative Disadvantage and Welfare Loss
Feb 15 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 3-570 Robert Staiger (Dartmouth) Quantitative Analysis of Multi-Party Tariff Negotiations


Fall 2017 Seminars

Date Time  Venue

Speaker

Paper

Dec 14 11:30 am - 12:30 pm MC 10-100 Peter Schott (Yale) Investment Responses to Trade Liberalization: Evidence from U.S. Industries and Establishments
Dec 6 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 8-100 Nina Pavcnik (Dartmouth)

Foreign Direct Investment Jobs and Schooling

Nov 30 2:30 - 4:00 pm MC 3-570 Marti Mestieri (Northwestern) Structural Change with Long-run Income and Price Effects
Nov 16 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 7-100 Giovanni Maggi (Yale) Choked by Red Tape? The Political Economy of Wasteful Trade Barriers
Nov 9 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 10-100 David Atkin (MIT) Retail Globalization and Household Welfare: Evidence from Mexico
Nov 1 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 7-370 Berthold Herrendorf (Arizona State) Structural Change within the Service Secotr and the Future of Baumol's Disease
Oct 26 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 10-100 Pascual Restrepo (Boston University) Robots and Jobs: Evidence from US Labor Markets
Oct 19 2:00 - 3:30 pm MC 3-570 Sara Moreira (Northwestern) Firm Dynamics, Persistent Effects of Entry Conditions, and Business Cycles
Oct  4 12:00 - 1:30 pm IMF HQ1 10-713 Javier Bianchi (Minneapolis Fed) Exchange Rate Policies at the Zero Lower Bound
Sep 28 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 7-100 Fernando Parro (JHU) Goods and Factor Market Integration: A Quantitative Assessment of the EU Enlargement
Sep 21 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 4-100 Anton Korinek (JHU) Currency Wars or Efficient Spillovers? A General Theory of International Policy Cooperation
Sep 14 12:30 - 2:00 pm MC 8-100 Jessica Leight Exporting out of agriculture: The impact of WTO accession on structural transformation in China
Aug 31 12:30 – 2:00 pm MC 4-100 Jonathan Vogel, UCLA Tradability and the Labor-Market Impact of Immigration: Theory and Evidence from the U.S.
Jun 29 12:30 – 2:00 pm MC 10 -100 John McLaren, University of Virginia NAFTA and the Gender Wage Gap
Jun 15  12:30 – 2:00 pm   MC 10 -100 Felipe Saffie, University of Maryland Too Big to Pay: Tax Benefits and Corporate Lobbying
Jun 7 12:00 – 1:30 pm IMF HQ1 10-713 Luigi Bocola, Northwestern University Financial Crises and Lending of Last Resort in Open Economies
Jun 1 12:30 – 2:00 pm  MC 10-100 Virgiliu Midrigan, New York University Human Capital and Financial Development
May 18 12:30 – 2:00 pm   MC 10-100 Rodrigo Rodrigues Adao, Princeton University Trade Openness, Agglomeration Effects, and the Labor Market
May 11 12:30 – 2:00 pm MC 6-100 Andres Rodriguez Clare, Princeton University The Intensive Margin in Trade
May 3 12:30 – 2:00 pm   MC 4 -100 Yongseok Shin, Washington University St. Louis Horizontal and Vertical Polarization: Task-Specific Technological Change in a Multi-Sector Economy
Apr 27 12:30 -2:00 pm MC6-100 Hiau Looi Kee, World Bank Non-Tariff Measures and Trade Agreements
Apr 13 12:30 -2:00 pm MC 8-100

Joel David, University of Southern California

Capital Misallocation: Frictions or Distortions?

Apr 5 12:00 - 1:30 pm 

IMF HQ 1 10-713

Cristina Arellano, Minneapolis Fed

Sovereign Default Risk and Firm Heterogeneity
Mar 30 12:30 -2:00 pm   MC 10-100 Brian McCaig, Wilfred Laurier University  
Mar 23  12:30 -2:00 pm  

MC 7-370

Paulina Restrepo Etcheverria, St. Louis Fed  
Mar 1  12:30 -2:00 pm   MC C2-135 Adam Storeygard, Tufts University

The Global Spatial Distribution of
Economic Activity: Nature, History, and the Role of Trade

Mar 1 12:30 -2:00 pm   MC 4-100
Fernando Leibovici, York University Financial Frictions and Export Dynamics in Large Devaluations

 

MC 8-100 
forthcoming