Department of Economics

Macroeconomics Research Seminar Series

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Join leading scholars as they present the latest in macroeconomic research

The Macroeconomics Research Seminar Series showcases the latest thinking from the field of macroeconomics.

This seminar series aims to address cutting edge questions in macroeconomics, from inequality and taxation, to growth, business cycles, and structural change. In particular, this series focuses on research which tackles important real-world issues, while using tools at the forefront of modern macroeconomic research, such as heterogeneous-agent modelling and micro-data. These talks will be delivered by scholars from across the UK, Europe, and the world, bringing together expertise from a variety of sources, including academia and central banking.

These seminars will be presented via Zoom and will be held on Wednesday afternoons between 4pm and 5pm. This is an open seminar series and all levels of study and members of the public are welcome. In order to gain access to the Zoom meeting and reserve your place, please contact our seminar organiser.

Upcoming seminars

Date Seminar title and Speaker
07 October 2022 Job Search, Wages, and Inflation by Laura Pilossoph
12 October 2022

Public Financing with Financial Frictions and Underground Economy

by Andres Erosa
08 November 2022 Ins and Outs of Selling Houses: Understanding Housing-Market Volatility by Rachel Ngai
14 November 2022 Leisure-enhancing technological change by Lukasz Rachel
06 December 2022 Christine Braun
13 December 2022 Mike Elsby

Previous Seminars in the Macroeconomics Series

Summer 2022

  • Neoclassical Growth Transition Dynamics with One-Sided Commitment by Dirk Krueger

Spring 2022

  • Not a Typical Firm: The Joint Dynamics of Firms, Labor Shares, and Capital-Labor Substitution by Joachim Hubmer

Spring 2021

  • National Wage Setting by Jonathon Hazell on Friday 26th February 2021 at 4pm (GMT)
  • Consumer Bankruptcy as Aggregate Demand Management by Kurt Mitman on Friday 26th March at 4pm (GMT)

Autumn 2020

  • Grantmaking by Marco Ottaviani on Tuesday 6th October 2020 at 4pm (BST)
  • Labor-Market Hysteresis and Persistent Paradox-of-Thrift Recessions by Erik Oberg on Friday 6th November at 4pm (GMT)
  • The Long-Term Distributional and Welfare Effects of Covid-19 School Closures by Nicola Fuchs-Sch√ľndeln  on Friday 20th November at 4pm (GMT)
  • Monetary policy and the mortgage market by Karin Kinnerud on Friday 27th November at 4pm (GMT)

 

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Contact the seminar organisers
Dr Lukas Mayr Department of Economics
University of Essex
Dr Yikai Wang Department of Economics
University of Essex