Macroeconomics Spring Seminars 2007

Sponsored by IEP and IGIER

All seminars are held in ROOM 24 in Via Sarfatti 25, from 12.45 to 14.00 unless otherwise indicated.


Thursday March 8th
Luca Benati (European Central Bank)
"Investigating Inflation Persistence across Monetary Regimes"

MONDAY MARCH 19th, 3:00-4:30pm, ROOM: 44, Via Sarfatti 25 ***OCCASIONAL
Lucrezia Reichlin (European Central Bank)

"Money and Monetary Policy: The ECB Experience 1999-2006" joint with B. Fischer, M. Lenza and H. Pill

Thursday March 29th
John Driffill (Birkbeck College)
"The Specification of Monetary Policy Inertia in Empirical Taylor Rules" joint with Z. Rotondi


Thursday April  19th
Nicola Pavoni (IGIER and UCL, England)
"Risk Sharing in Private Information Models with Asset Accumulation: Explaining the Excess Smoothness of Consumption" joint with Orazio Attanasio


Thursday May 3rd ***ROOM ZAPPA, Via Sarfatti 25 (ground floor)***
Refet Gurkaynak (Bilkent University)
"Synchronization of Yield Curves in the Euro Area" joint with M. Ehrmann, M. Fratzscher and E. Swanson

Thursday May 10th***ROOM N29, VELODROMO, Piazza Sraffa***
Franck Portier (University of Toulouse)
"Gold Rush Fever in Business Cycles" + Appendix, joint with P. Beaudry, F. Collard

Thursday May 17th
Ilian Mihov (INSEAD)
"Sticky Prices and Monetary Policy: Evidence from Disaggregated U.S. Data" joint with J. Boivin and M. P. Giannoni

Thursday May 24th
Giorgio Topa (New York FED)
"The Empirical Content of Models with Multiple Equilibria", joint with A. Bisin and A. Moro


Thursday June 7th
Fabrizio Perri (University of Minnesota)
"The international diversification puzzle is not as bad as you think" joint with J. Heathcote

TUESDAY JUNE 19th, 4:00-5:15pm***OCCASIONAL
Federico Ravenna (University of California, Santa Cruz)
"Vacancies, Unemployment and the Phillips Curve" joint with C. Walsh