Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät

Previous Speakers

Summer term 2021


Apr 13, 2021

NO Seminar!

Apr 20, 2021

Claudia Steinwender (MIT): "All aboard: The effects of port development"

Apr 27, 2021

Simone Maxand (HU Berlin): "The Dependence between Income Inequality and Carbon Emissions: A Distributional Copula Analysis"

Mai 04, 2021

Francesco Bianchi (Duke University): "Belief Distortions and Macroeconomic Fluctuations"

Mai 11, 2021

Dimitrije Ruzic (INSEAD): "Returns to Scale, Productivity Measurement, and Trends in U.S. Manufacturing Misallocation"
Mai 18, 2021

Alexander Meyer-Gohde (Goethe-Uni Frankfurt): "On the Accuracy of Linear DSGE Solution Methods and the Consequences for Log-Normal Asset Pricing"

Mai 25, 2021 Yuriy Gorodnichenko (University of California-Berkeley): "The Effect of Macroeconomic Uncertainty on Household Spending"

Jun 01, 2021

Johannes Stroebel (NYU): "Social Proximity to Capital: Implications for Investors and Firms"
Jun 08, 2021

Ricardo Reis (LSE): "The People versus the Markets: A Parsimonious Model of Inflation Expectations"

Jun 15, 2021

NO seminar!

Jun 22, 2021

NO seminar!

Jun 29, 2021

Ludwig Straub (Harvard University): "A Goldilocks Theory of Fiscal Policy"
Jul 06, 2021 Thomas Winberry (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA): "The Minimum Wage in the Short and Long Run” with Erik Hurst, Elena Pastorino, and Patrick Kehoe
Jul 13, 2021 Vaishali Garga (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, USA): "Consumption Spending and Inequality during the Covid-19 Pandemic"


Winter term 2020/21


Nov 03, 2020

Andreas Tischbirek (University of Lausanne): "The Transmission of Monetary Policy under the Microscope"

Nov 10, 2020

Marvin Süsse (Trinity College Dublin): "The Fiscal State in Africa: Evidence from a century of growth"

Nov 17, 2020

Eunseong Ma (Louisiana State University): “Are Real Wages Procyclical Conditional on a Monetary Policy Shock?”

Nov 24, 2020

Dirk Niepelt (Studienzentrum Gerzensee): „Monetary Policy with Public and Private Monies: Optimality, Equivalence, and Politics”

Dec 01, 2020

Sinem Hacioglu Hoke (Bank of England): "The Distributional Impact of the Pandemic"
Dec 08, 2020

Kristian S. Blickle (FED New York): "Pandemics Change Cities: Municipal Spending and Voter Extremism in Germany", 1918-1933


Jan 05, 2021 Eric Monnet (Paris School of Economics and EHESS): "The Great Depression as a saving glut"

Jan 12, 2021

Donghoon Yoo (Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University, Japan)
Jan 19, 2021

Ivan Werning (MIT)

Jan 26, 2021

Mathias Trabandt (FU Berlin)

Feb 02, 2021

Moritz Lenel (Princeton University): "Dollar Demand and International Risk Sharing" (with Rohan Kekre)

Feb 09, 2021

Yanos Zylberberg (Bristol): "Industrial Clusters in the Long Run: Evidence from Million-Rouble Plants"
Feb 16, 2021 Axelle Ferriere (Paris School of Economics, France)
Feb 23, 2021 Anna Stansbury (Harvard University): "The Declining Worker Power Hypothesis"


Summer term 2020


Apr 21, 2020


Apr 28, 2020

Dr. Olivier Accominotti (LSE): "The origination and distribution of money market instruments: Sterling bills of exchange during the first globalisation"

May 05, 2020


May 12, 2020

Michael Koetter (IWH Halle): "May the force be with you: Do political consolidation barriers depress bank profitability?" (with Carola Müller, Felix Noth, Benedikt Fritz)

May 19, 2020

Holger Strulik (Universität Göttingen): "Physiological Constraints and Comparative Economic Development"


May 27, 2020

Wednesday at 17.00 (s.t.)

Albrecht Ritschl (LSE): "Latin America on steroids: German central banking, 1923-1939"

Jun 02, 2020

Frank Schorfheide (University of Pennsylvania) "SVARs with Occasionally-Binding Constraints"
Jun 09, 2020 Mark Weder (University of Aarhus) : "Do we really know that U.S. monetary policy was destabilizing in the 1970s?" (with Qazi Haque and Nicolas Groshenny)

Jun 16, 2020

Lucas Bretschger (ETH Zürich): "Malthus in the Light of Climate Change"
Jun 23, 2020

Jesper Lindé (International Monetary Fund): "Monetary Policy Strategies for the European Central Bank" (joint work with Christopher Erceg and Zoltan Jakab)

Jun 30, 2020

Emanuel Mönch (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt): "What Moves Treasury Yields?"

Jul 07, 2020

Werner Roeger (EC Brussels): "Output Gap and Inflation with Persistent Demand Shocks" (with Olga Croitorov, Philipp Pfeiffer, and Marco Ratto)

Jul 14, 2020

Lars Boerner (Universität Halle-Wittenberg): "A Time to Print, a Time to Reform" (with Jared Rubin and Battista Severgnini)


Winterterm 2019/20


Oct 22, 2019 Aleksander Berentsen (Universität Basel): "On the Negatives of Negative Interest Rates and the Positives of Exemption Thresholds"

Oct 29, 2019

Dmitry Kuvshinov (Pompeu Fabra): "The Big Bang: Stock Market Capitalization in the Long Run" (with Kaspar Zimmermann)
Nov 05, 2019

Urszula Szczerbowicz (Banque de France): "Monetary Policy and Corporate Debt Structure" (co-authored with S. Lhuissier)

Nov 06, 2019 Ufuk Akcigit (University of Chicago): "Tapping into Talent: Coupling Education and Innovation Policies for Economic Growth"

Nov 12, 2019

Karl Walentin (Sveriges Riksbank): "The cost of macroprudential deleveraging in a low interest rate environment" (co-authored with Jack Chen, Daria Finocchiaro, Jesper Lindé)
Dec 10, 2019 Nora Traum (HEC Montréal): "Trade Flows and Fiscal Multipliers"
Dec 17, 2019

Frank Smets (European Central Bank): "Pipeline Pressures and Sectoral Inflation Dynamics" (co-authored with Joris Tielens and Jan Van Hove)

Jan 07, 2020 Olaf Posch (Universität Hamburg): "Resurrecting the New-Keynesian Model: (Un)conventional Policy and the Taylor rule"
Jan 14, 2020 Giovanni Ricco (University of Warwick): "The global transmission of US monetary policy" (Riccardo Degasperi, Seokki Simon Hong, Giovanni Ricco)
Jan 21, 2020

Clemens Jobst (Universität Wien): "Liquidity Regulation before Basel: Credit Limits as “Contingent Rules” at the Austro-Hungarian Bank" (co-authored with Kilian Rieder) 

Jan 28, 2020 Valeriya Dinger (Universität Osnabrück): „The Real Effects of Distressed Bank Mergers“ (co-authored with Christian Schmidt and Erik Theissen)
Feb 04, 2020 Evi Pappa (Universidad Carlos III Madrid) "Sentimental Business Cycles"
Feb 11, 2020 Leopold Zessner-Spitzenberg (Universität Wien): "Sudden Stops and Reserve Accumulation in the Presence of International Liquidity Risk"


Sommersemester 2019


Apr 09, 2019 Prof. Krisztina Molnar, Ph.D. (NHH Norwegian School of Economics): "On the perils of stabilizing prices when agents are learning", joint with Antonio Mele and Sergio Santoro
Apr 16, 2019 Prof. José Azar (IESE, University of Navarra): "Labor Market Concentration" 

Apr 23, 2019

Prof. Dr. Uwe Sunde (LMU München): "Unified Growth Theory and the Facts of Long-Run Growth"
Apr 30, 2019 Prof. Dr. Moritz Kuhn (Universität Bonn) "What hides behind the German labor market miracle? Unemployment insurance reforms and labor market dynamics"
May 07, 2019 Prof. Ferdinand Rauch (University of Oxford): "Economic Geography Aspects of the Panama Canal" with Stephan Maurer
May 14, 2019 Dr. Robert Zymek (University of Edinburgh) "Bilateral Trade Imbalances”
May 21, 2019 Prof. Dr. Martin Wolf (Universität Wien): "Pecuniary Externalities in Economies with Downward Wage Rigidity"
June 04, 2019 Prof. Ricardo Nunes, Ph.D. (University of Surrey): "Optimal Fiscal Policy Without Commitment: Beyond Lucas-Stokey"
June 11, 2019 Prof. Dr. Lena Dräger (Universität Hannover):  "Are Fiscal Multipliers Affected by Macroprudential Policy?"
June 18, 2019 Prof. Beata Javorcik (University of Oxford): "Financial Constraints and Propagation of Shocks in Production Networks" - co-authored with Banu Demir, Tomasz Michalski and Evren Ors
June 25, 2019 Andrea Weber (CEU Budapest): "Free mobility of labor - How are neighboring labor markets affected by the EU Eastern enlargement of 2004?", joint with Julia Schmieder


Wintersemester 2018/19


Oct 16,


Alexander Ludwig (Universität Frankfurt) "Higher-Order Income Risk over the Business Cycle: A Parametric Approach" (joint with Chris Busch)

Oct 23,


Francesco D'Acunto (Boston College) "IQ, Expectations, and Choice"

Oct 30,


Chi Hyun Kim (DIW) "The Term Structure of Redenomination Risk"

Nov 6,


Daniel S. Hamermesh (University of Texas at Austin) "Taking Time Use Seriously: Income, Wages and Price Discrimination"

Nov 20, 2018

Volker Hahn (Universität Konstanz) "Price Points and Price Dynamics"

Nov 27,


Vivien Lewis (Deutsche Bundesbank) "Labor Productivity and Inflation Dynamics: the Euro Area vs the US" (joint with Stefania Villa and Maik Volters)

Dec 4,


Sophie Piton (Bank of England) "Do Unit Labour Costs Matter? A Decomposition Exercise on European Data"

Dec 18,


Wolfgang Lechthaler (Institut für Weltwirtschaft, Kiel) "The Dynamic and Distributional Aspects of Import Tariffs"

Jan 8,


Gernot Müller (Universität Tübingen) "Exchange Rate Undershooting: Evidence and Theory"

Jan 15,


Sergii Kiiashko (National Bank of Ukraine) "Maturity Structure"

Jan 22,


Maik Schneider (University of Bath) "Growth Implications of Technological Uncertainty"

Jan 29,


Farzad Saidi (Stockholm School of Economics): "The Effects of Credit Supply on Wage Inequality between and within Firms"

Feb 5,


Emanuel Gasteiger (FU Berlin) "Endogenously (Non-)Ricardian Beliefs"

Feb 12,


Philippe Weil (Université Libre de Bruxelle) "Slackness Regimes in Frictional Labor and Goods Markets"


Sommersemester 2018


Apr 17,


Michael Roos (Universität Bochum) "Endogenous Economic Growth, Climate Change and Societal Values: A Conceptual Model"

Apr 24,


Britta Kohlbrecher (Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg) "Hartz IV and the Decline of German Unemployment: A Macroeconomic Evaluation"

May 15,


Assaf Razin (Tel Aviv University) "Israel's Immigration Story: Winners and Losers"

May 29,


Willi Semmler (New School for Social Research, New York) "Credit Cycles and Monetary Policy in a Regime Change Model"

Jun 05,


Stephen Morris (Univ. of Princeton) "Crisis: Equilibrium Shifts and Large Shocks"

Jun 12, 2018

Antonio Ciccone (Mannheim University) "Democratic Tipping Points"

Jun 19,


Denis Gromb (HEC Paris) "Financial Restructuring and Resolution of Banks"

Jun 26,


Xavier Ragot (Sciences Po) "Optimal fiscal policy with heterogeneous agents and aggregate shocks"

Jul 03,


Rudolf Winter-Ebmer (JKU Linz) "Success of Firm Strategies in E-Commerce"

Jul 10,


Markus Ludwig (Universität Bayreuth) "Roman Trade Networks and Contemporary Ownership Structures"

Jul 17,


Britta Gehrke (Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg) "Financial Frictions and Wages"


Wintersemester 2017/18

Oct 24, 2017 Stephan Maurer (Universität Konstanz) "Of Mice and Merchants: Trade and Growth in the Iron Age"

Nov 7,


Steffen Müller (Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Halle (IWH)) "Firm wage premia, industrial relations, and rent sharing in Germany"

Nov 14,


Joep Lustenhouwer (Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg) "Managing unanchored, heterogenous expectations and liquidity traps"

Nov 21,


Jan Nimczik (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) "Job Mobility Networks and Endogenous Labor Markets"

Nov 28,


Keith Kuester (Universität Bonn) "Federal Unemployment Insurance - theory and an application to Europe"

Dec 5,


Matthias Meier (Universität Mannheim) "Time to Build and the Business cycle"

Dec 12,


Benjamin Benthal (University of Haifa) "National Healthcare System: a Dynamic General Equilibrium Approach"

Jan 16,


Moritz Schularick (Universität Bonn) "Income and Wealth Inequality in America, 1949-2013"

Jan 23,


Thomas Steger (Universität Leipzig) "The Macroeconomics of Housing and the Dynamics of Wealth Inequality"

Feb 6,


Sharun Mukand (Warwick University) "Ideas versus Interests"

Feb 13, 


Almuth Scholl (Universität Konstanz) "The Aggregate Consequences of Tax Evasion"


Sommersemester 2017


April 18,


Pedro Brinca (Nova School of Business and Economics, Lisbon) „Fiscal consolidation and income inequality

May 2,


Tommy Sveen (BI Norwegian Business School) "Commodity Futures and Forecasting Commodity Currencies"

May 16,


Ricardo Reis (LSE) "Achieving Price Stability by Manipulating the Central Bank's Payment on Reserves"

May 23,


Minchul Yum (University of Mannheim) "On the Distribution of Wealth and Labor Force Participation"

May 30,


Antonella Trigari (Bocconi University) "Unemployment Fluctuations, Match Quality and the Wage Cyclicality of New Hires"

June 6,


Dave Donaldson (Stanford University) "The More We Die The More We Sell? A Simple Test of the Home-Market Effect"

June 13,


Mark Weder (University of Adelaide) "Animal Spirits, Financial Markets and Aggregate Instability"

June 20,


Monika Merz (University of Vienna) “Aggregation and Intertemporal Labor Supply

June 27,


Paul Pichler (Universität Wien) "​Liquidity risk and financial stability regulation"

July 4,


Mario Larch (Universität Bayreuth) "Trade Liberalization, Growth, and FDI: A Structural Estimation Framework"

July 11,


Gabriele Camera (Chapman University) “Do Economic Inequalities Affect Long-Run Cooperation & Prosperity?

July 18, 


Werner Röger (European Commission) “Fiscal policy in the EMU with downward nominal wage rigidity


Wintersemester 2016/2017


Oktober 25,


Prof. Daniel Hamermesh (Royal Holloway University of London) "Getting Ahead in Research"  (HOH Lecture series

November 08,


Dave Donaldson (Stanford University) "Dynamics of a Malthusian Economy: India in the Aftermath of the 1918 Influenza"

November 15,


Prof. Britta Gehrke (FAU-IAB) "Counteracting Unemployment in Crises: Nonlinear Effects of Short-Time Work Policy"

November 22,


Marcin Kolasa (National Bank of Poland) "Could the boom-bust in the eurozone's periphery have been prevented"

November 29,


Ron Giammarino (University of British Columbia) "Tax Loss Carry-Forwards and Returns"

Dezember 06,


Edouard Schaal (CREI and University Pompeu Fabra) "Optimal Transport Networks in Spatial Equilibrium"

Dezember 13,


Barry Eichengreen (University of Berkeley, California) "The Populist Turn in American Politics: Implications for Europe"

Januar 17,


Christoph Trebesch (LMU München): “200 Years of Sovereign Haircuts”

Januar 24,


Michael Reiter (IHS, Wien) "Long Live the Vacancy"

Januar 31,


Omer Moav (University of Warwick) "Cereals, Appropriability and Hierarchy"  

Februar 07,


Tiziana Assenza (Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano) "The Financial Transmission of Shocks in a Simple Hybrid Macroeconomic Agent Based Model"

Februar 14,


Franck Portier (University of Toulouse) "Putting the Cycle Back into Business Cycle Analysis"


Sommersemester 2016


April 19,


Itai Ater, School of Management Tel Aviv University, Israel: "Testing Alternative Learning Theories: Evidence from Subscription Contracts"

April 26,


Christian Bayer, Universität Bonn: "FISCAL STIMULUS PAYMENTS AND PRECAUTIONARY INVESTMENT" (with R. Lütticke and L. Pham-Dao)


May 03,


Baptiste Massenot, Goethe-Univ. Frankfurt am Main: "Compensation Schemes, Liquidity Provision, and Asset Prices: An Experimental Analysis“

May 10,



May 17,


Paul Hubert, Sciences Po Paris: "Central Bank Sentiment and Policy Expectations”

May 24,


Giovanni Lombardo, Bank for International Settlements: "Optimal Inflation With Corporate Taxation And Financial Constraints"

May 31,


Hank Farber, Princton University: "Factors Determining Callbacks to Job Applications by the Unimployed: An Audit Study"

June 07,


Marco Pagano, CSEF University of Naples Federico II: "Bank Exposures and Sovereign Stress Transmission"

June 14,


Michael Böhm, Universität Bonn: "Should I Stay or Should I Go?" The Effect of Demographic Change on Labor Force Participation and Wages


June 21,


Alberto Martin, CREI Barcelona: "Monetary Policy for a Bubbly World"



June 28,


Per Johansson, University Uppsala

July 05,


Michaela Pagel, Columbia Business School, New York: „The Liquid Hand-to-Mouth: Evidence from Personal Finance Management Software” 

July 12,


Iryna Stewen, Universität Mainz: „Holes in the Dike: the global savings glut, U.S. house prices and the long shadow of banking deregulation“

July 19,


Leif Anders Thorsrud, BI Business School Oslo: "The Value of News"


Wintersemester 2015/2016


Oct 13,


Rainald Borck (Universität Potsdam): "Green Cities: Urbanization, Trade and the Environment" (mit Michael Pflüger)

Oct 20,


Tommy Sveen (BI Norwegian Business School): "Can sticky price small open economy models account for the important role of international disturbances?"


Oct 27,


Maik Wolters (Universität Kiel): „Monetary Policy during Financial Crises: Is the Transmission Mechanism Impaired”

Nov 03,


Steffen Müller (Leibnitz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Halle): „Job Displacement from Young and Small Plants“

Nov 10,


Rema Hanna (Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge): "The Power of Transparency: Information, Identification Cards and Food Subsidy Programs in Indonesia"

Nov 17,


Gerard Pfann (Universität Maastricht): „Dismissal Disputes and Endogenous Sorting“

Nov 24,


Plamen Nenov (BI Norwegian Business School): "Buying First or Selling First in Housing Markets"

Nov 30,


Felipe Valencia (Universität Pompeu Fabra/Bonn): "The Mission: Human Capital Transmission, Economic Persistence and Culture in South America"


Dez 08,


Klaus Adam (Universität Mannheim): "Can a Financial Transaction Tax Prevent Stock Price Booms?" with Johannes Beutel, Albert Marcet and Sebastian Merkel,

Dez 15,


Joan Llull (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona): "The Effect of Immigration on Wages: Exploiting Exogenous Variation at the National Level"



Jan 12,


Moritz Schularick (Universität Bonn): "No Price like Home: Global House Prices, 1870 - 2012"

Jan 19,


Christian Merkl (Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg): "Business Cycle Asymmetries and the Labor Market"

Jan 26, 2016

Stephane Moyen (Deutsche Bundesbank): "Optimal Unemployment Insurance and International Risk Sharing"

Feb 02, 2016 Jaume Ventura (CREI Barcelona): "Debt into Growth: How Sovereign Debt Accelerated the First Industrial Revolution"
Feb 09, 2016 Kim Oosterlinck (Université Libre de Bruxelles): "The Paris Clandestine gold Market during WWII"


Sommersemester 2015


Apr 14,


Michael Elsby (University of Edinburgh): “Understanding Employment Dynamics”

Apr 21,


Michael Böhm (Universität Bonn):

"The Price of Polarization: Estimating Task Prices under Routine-Biased Technical Change"

Apr 28,


Dennis Novy (University of Warwick): "Asymmetric Trade Costs: Evidence from Sailing and Steamships"


May 05,


Fabio Canova (European University Institute, Florence): "Approximating  time varying structural  models  with time  invariant structures"
joint with F. Ferroni ( Banque  de  France ) and  C. Matthes ( Federal  Reserve  Bank  of Richmond)

May 12,


Steven Stillman (University of Otago): 

"The Dynamic Response of Youth to a Change in the Legal Drinking Age"


May 19,


Oleg Itskhoki (Princeton University): “Trade and Inequality: From Theory to Estimation”

May 26,


Fabrizio Zilibotti (University of Zurich): "Sovereign Debt and Structural Reforms"

June 02,


Carl-Ludwig Holtfrerich (FU Berlin und BBAW): "Ten Myths of Government Debt"

June 09,


Mathias Hoffmann (University of Zurich):

“Banking Integration gone wrong: Europe's sovereign debt crisis and the big problem of small business finance”

June 16,


Volker Wieland (Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt/Main): "New methods for macro-financial model comparison and policy analysis"


June 23,


Mirko Wiederholt (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt): "Empirical Properties of Inflation Expectations and the Zero Lower Bound"

June 30,


Keith Kuester (Universität Bonn): "Doves for the Rich, Hawks for the Poor? Distributional Consequences of Monetary Policy?"


July 07,


Almut Balleer (RWTH Aachen): "Financial Market Imperfections and the Pricing Decision of Firms: Theory and Evidence"

July 14,


Rainer Haselmann (Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt/Main): "The Limits of Model-Based Regulation"


Wintersemester 2014/2015


Oct 14,


Oscar Pavlov, Queensland University, Brisbane, Australia: "Product Scope and Economic Fluctuations"

Oct 21,


Katrine Vellesen Løken, Universität of Bergen: "Long Term Consequences of Access to well-child Visits"

Oct 28,


Roberto Pancrazi, University of Warwick: "Strategic Debt and Political Frictions in Small Open Economies


Nov 04,


Viktor Lavy, University of Warwick: "On the Origins of the Gender Human Capital Gap: Short and Longterm Effect of Teachers' Stereotypes"

Nov 11,


Kartik Anand, Bank of Canada: "Covered Bonds and Wholesale Debt Runs"


Nov 18,


Alexander Ludwig, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/Main: "Social Security and the Interactions between Aggregate and Idiosyncratic Risk"

Nov 25,


Miriam Beblo, Universität Hamburg: "Breaking down the wall between Nature and Nurture: An exploration of gendered work preferences in East and West Germany"

Dec 02,


Alejandro Cunat, Universität Wien: „Offshoring with heterogeneous firms“

Dec 16,


Battista Severgnini, Copenhagen School of Business: "Epidemic Trade"


Jan 13,


Thomas Lux, Universität Kiel: "Emergence of a Core-Periphery Structure in a Simple Dynamic Model of the Interbank Market"


Jan 20,


Omar Licandro, BSGE Barcelona:

"Is the output growth rate in NIPA a welfare measure?"


Jan 27,


Albrecht Glitz, Universität Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona: "Information Flow in Networks of Former Coworkers"

Feb 03,


Sebastian Watzka, LMU München

Feb 10,


Avi Weiss, Bar-Ilan University Ramat-Gan, Israel:

"The Emergence of Decentralized and Centralized Trading Institutions: Money vs. Walras in the Laboratory"


Sommersemester 2014


Apr 15,


Raymundo Miguel Campos Vazquez, Colegio de México: "Growth is (really) good for the (really) rich"

Apr 22,


Susanne Forstner, Stockholm University: "The effects of moral hazard on wage inequality in a frictional labor market"

Apr 29,


Mirko Wiederholt, Universität Frankfurt am Main: "Empirical Properties of Inflation Expectations and the Zero Lower Bound"

May  13,


Andrey Launov, Mainz University: "Thumbscrews for agencies or for individuals? How to reduce unemployment"


May  20,


Ivan Jaccard, European Central Bank: “Capital flows and the adjustment to common shocks in a two-country business cycle model”

Jun  03,


Matthias Parey, University of Essex: "The Selection of High-Skilled Migrants"

Jun  10,


Verleihung der Ehrendoktorwürde an Herrn Prof. Joel L. Horowitz, Ph.D., Northwestern University, Illinois, USA: “What Is Econometrics (and How Is It Related to Statistics)?” 


Jun  17,


Bartosz Maćkowiak, European Central Bank: "Business cycle dynamics under rational inattention"

Jun   24,


Luba Petersen, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia: "Liquidity Traps and Central Bank Communication: Theory and Experiments", with Jasmina Arifovic and Andriy Baranskyy


08, 2014

Prof. Markus Poschke, McGill University, Montreal Canada: "Capital-Labor Substitution, Structural Change and the Labor Income Share"


Jul   15,


Jan van Ours, Tilburg University: "From Substance Use to Homelessness or Vice Versa?"


Wintersemester 2013/2014


Oct 15,


Aline Bütikofer (Norwegian School of Economics): "This is only a test? Long-run impacts of prenatal exposure to radioactive fallout"

Oct 22,


Eric Smith (University of Essex): "Search Capital"

Nov 5,


Olivier Accominotti (LSE): "The Returns to Currency Trading: Evidence from the Interwar Period" (joint with David Chambers)

Dec 03,


Prof. Dr. Gabriel Lee (University of Regensburg) "Housing and Macroeconomy: The Role of Credit Channel, Risk, Demand - and Monetary Shocks"

Dec 10,


Fernando Broner (CREI Barcelona): "Sovereign Debt Markets in Turbulent Times:
Creditor Discrimination and Crowding-Out Effects”

Jan 14,


Philippe Martin (Science Po): "Inspecting the Mechanism: Leverage and the Great Recession in the Eurozone"

Feb 04,


Árpád Ábrahám (EUI Florence): "The Effects of Moral Hazard on Wage Inequality in a Frictional Labor Market"


Feb 11,


Volker Nitsch (TU Darmstadt): "Ease vs Noise: On the Conflicting Effects of Transportation Infrastructure"

Sommersemester 2013


Apr 16, 2013

Albrecht Glitz (Pompeu Fabra): "Coworker Networks in the Labour Market"

Apr 30, 2013

Christian Dustmann (UCL): "Peers in the Worksplace"

May 07, 2013

Jacub Steiner, Center for Economic Research & Graduate Education (CERGE), Prag: "Price Distortions in High-Frequency Markets"

May 21, 2013

Albrecht Ritschl (LSE): "Britains's Great Depression, 1920 - 1980: A General Equilibrium Approach"

June 04, 2013

Hartmut Egger (University of Bayreuth): "Offshoring Domestic Jobs"

June 11, 2013

Andreas Schabert (TU Dortmund): "Fiscal Policy, Sovereign Default, dan Bailouts"

June 18, 2013

Julien Albertini (University of Cergy): "Unemployment dynamics at the zero lower bound nominal interest rate"

June 25, 2013

Regis Barnichon (CREI Barcelona)

Jul 02, 2013

Philipp Lawler (Swansea University): "Optimal Transparency and Policy Intervention with Heterogeneous and 'Sticky' Information"

Jul 09, 2013

Hendrik Hakenes (University Bonn): "Regulatory Capture by Sophistication"

Wintersemester 2012/2013


Oct 23,


Michael Kumhof ( IMF ),  "The Chicago Plan Revisited"

Oct 30,


Anna Salomons ( Utrecht University ), "Explaining Job Polarization in Europe"

Nov 6,


Almuth Scholl ( Unversität Konstanz ), "A Quantitative Model of
Sovereign Debt, Bailouts and Conditionality"

Nov 13,


Matias Cortes ( University of Manchester ), "Where Have the Middle-Wage Workers Gone? A Study of Polarization Using panel Data"


Nov 20,


Alexander Kriwoluzky ( University Bonn ), "On the co-movement between inflation and public deficits: Evidence from a Time-varying Frequency Domain Approach"

Nov 27,


Leo Kaas ( University of Konstanz ), "Self-Fulfilling Credit Cycles"

Dec 4,


Anton Nakov ( Banco de Espana ), "Precautionary Price Stickiness"

Dec 11,


Michael Lechner ( University St. Gallen ), "Do Firms Benefit from Active Labour Market Policies?"

Dec 18,


Hans-Peter Gruener ( Univ. Mannheim ), "Efficiency concerns in a two-stage voting experiment"

Jan 15,


Klaus Waelde ( University Mainz ), "Emotional Economics 1.2: Emotional Tension and Communication Patterns"

Jan 22,


Chris Meissner ( University of California )

Jan 29,


Diego Puga ( CEMFI ), "International Trade and Institutional Change: Medieval Venice's Response to Globalization"

Feb 5,


Maik Heinemann ( University Postsdam ), ''Endogenous Growth, the Distribution of Wealth, and  Optimal Policy under Incomplete Markets and  Idiosyncratic Risk''

Feb 12,


Zeno Enders ( Universität Heidelberg ), ''Undue optimism and economic activity''


Wintersemester 2011/12


Oct 18,   2011

Annette Bergemann (Universität Mannheim): "The Effects of Job Displacement on the Onset and Progression of Diabetes"

Oct 25, 2011

Tommaso Monacelli (Università Bocconi, Mailand): "Financial Markets and Unemployment"

Nov 1, 2011

Helmut Lütkepohl

Nov 8, 2011

Helena Skyt Nielsen (University of Aarhus): "Math and Gender: What if Girls do Math?"

Nov 15, 2011

Mattia Nardotto (University of Bologna): "Nudging with information: a randomized field experiment on reminders and feedback

Nov 22, 2011

Ludger Woessmann (Ifo/University of Munich): "Surfing Alone? The Internet and Social Capital Evidence from an Unforseeable Technological Mistake"

Nov 29, 2011

Gino Gancia (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona): "Offshoring and Directed Technical Change"

Dec 6, 2011

Jan Libich (La Trobe University): "Monetary Exit Strategy and Fiscal Spillovers"

Dec 13, 2011

Thijs van Rens (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona): "Structural Unemployment"

Dec 20, 2011

Marc Mündler (University of California, San Diego): "Trade and Tasks: A Preliminary Exploration with German Data"

Jan 10, 2012

Michael Kumhof (IMF): "Inequality, Leverage and Crises"

Jan 17, 2012

Ester Faia (Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main): "Capital Regulation and Monetary Policy with Fragile Banks"

Jan 24, 2012

Peter Egger (ETH Zürich): "Trade Preferences and Bilateral Trade in Goods and Services: A Structural Approach"

Jan 31, 2012

Christian Häfke (IHS Wien): "What Do Participation Fluctuations Tell Us About Labor Supply Elasticities?"

Feb 14, 2012

Guillaume Hollard (Sorbonne, CNRS & Paris School of Economics): "Do Level-0 players really exist?

Sommersemester 2011


Apr 19, 2011


Gernot Müller (University of Bonn): "Timing fiscal retrenchment in the wake of deep recessions"


Apr 26, 2011

    Vincent Sterk (De Nederlandsche Bank and University of Amsterdam): "Home Equity, Mobility and Macroeconomic Fluctuations"    

May 3, 2011

    Guy Michaels (London School of Economics and Politicial Science): "Do Oil Windfalls Improve Living Standards? Evidence from Brasil."    

May 10, 2011


Marek Jarocinski (European Central Bank): "Choice of Variables in Vector Autoregressions"  


May 17, 2011


Monique Ebell: "The Rise of the Dual Earner Household and the Cycle"


May 24, 2011


Berthold Herrendorf (Arizona State University): "Two Perspectives on Growth and Structural Transformation"


May 31, 2011


Willi Semmler (The New School): "The Instability of the Banking Sector and Macrodynamics: Theory and Empirics"


Jun 7, 2011


Jochen Mankart (University of St. Gallen): "Household Search and the Aggregate Labor Market"


Jun 14, 2011


Eve Caroli (Paris School of Economics): "Working in family firms: less paid but more secure? Evidence from French matched employer-employee data"


Jun 21, 2011


Monique Ebell


Jun 28, 2011


Christophe Chamley (Paris School of Economics and Boston University): "Demand creates its own supply"


Jul 5, 2011


Tomaso Duso (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf): "Competition Policy and Productivity Growth: An Empirical Assessment"


Jul 12, 2011


Sergi Basco (Universidad Carlos III, Madrid): "Globalization and Financial Development: A Model of the Dot-Com and the Housing Bubbles"

Wintersemester 2010/11




Oct 19,

Joao Ejarque (University of Essex): "Consumption and Savings of First Time House Owners"

Oct 26,

    Frank Westermann (Universität Osnabrück): "Do Fair Value and Historical Cost Accounting Matter for Conditional Conservatism? Evidence from German Firms"    

Nov 02,

Giacomo Corneo (Freie Universität Berlin): "Income concentration and its optimal taxation"

Nov 09,

Jakob Madsen (Monash University): "Barriers to Economic Growth: Parasitic Diseases, IQ and Economic Development"

Nov 16,



Elisabeth Schulte, (Universität Mannheim): "Strategic Private Experimentation"


Nov 23,

Lucia Esposito (Bank of Italy): "Impatience and Coordination"

Nov 30,

Kjell Salvanes (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration): "A Flying Start? Long Term Consequences of Maternal Time Investments in Children during Their First Year of Life"

Dec 07,

Michael Reiter (Institut für höhere Studien, Wien): "House price fluctuations, wealth distribution
and the business cycle"

Dec 14,

David Atkin (Yale University): "Trade, Tastes and Nutrition in India"

Jan 04,

Agnes Pintér (Carlos III Madrid)

Jan 11,

Stefano Gnocchi (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona): "Labor market participation, unemployment and monetary policy"

Jan 18,

Petra Geraats (University of Cambridge): "Intertemporal Substitution and Self Control"

Jan 25,

Alessia Campolmi (Humgarian Central Bank, Budapest): "Fiscal calculus in a New Keynesian model with labor market frictions"

Feb 01,

Feb 08,

Meri Obstbaum (Aalto University School of Economics, Helsinki): "The Role of Labour Markets for Fiscal Policy Transmission"

Laura Hartmann (Centre for Business and Policy Studies and University of Uppsala): "Are doctor’s certificates worthwhile? Evidence from a social experiment"



Sommersemester 2010


Apr 27,

    Giulio Zanella (Bologna) "Revisiting Wage, Earnings and Hours

May 04,

    Aleksander Berentsen (Basel): "Optimal Monetary Policy in a Channel System"
related Paper: "Channel Systems - Why is the interest rate spread positive?"

May 11,

    Estelle Cantillon (ECARES) "The Multi-unit Assignment Problem:
Theory and Evidence from Course Allocation at Harvard"

May 18,


Tom Krebs (Mannheim) "Risk Sharing, Human Capital, and Limited Contract Enforcement"


May 25,

    Christoph Schmidt (RWI Essen and Sachverständigenrat) "Fiscal Stability in the European Union"    

Jun 01,

    Samuel Bentolila (CEMFI, Banca de Espana) "Two-Tier Labor Markets in the Great Recession: France vs. Spain"    

Jun 08,

    John Duffy (University of Pittsburg) "A General Equilibrium Approach to Asset Pricing Experiments"    

Jun 15,

    Alexander Gelber (Wharton School, U Penn): "Taxes and Time Allocation: Evidence from Single Women and Men"    

Jun 22,

    Attila Korpos (Univ. Maastricht) "Foreign Central Bank Conservativeness and Collective Wage Bargaining"    

Jun 29,

    Marco Leonardi (Universita Statale di Milano)    

Jul 06,

    Iris Bohnet (KSG Harvard) "The Elasticity of Trust: How to Promote Trust in the Arab Middle East and the United States"    

Jul 13,

    Michael Krause (Deutsche Bundesbank) "Public debt and inflation


Wintersemester 2009/2010






Oct 13, 2009


Stefan Gerlach, Goethe University Frankfurt: Monetary policy and financial imbalances: facts and fiction


Oct 20, 2009

  Anthony Ziegelmeyer, Max Planck Institute Jena    

Nov 03, 2009


Tommy Sveen, Norges Bank: Revisiting the importance of non-traded goods' prices in cyclical real exchange rate fluctuations


Nov 10, 2009


Carl-Johan Dalgaard University of Copenhagen: Lightning, IT Diffusion and Economic Growth across US States


Nov 17, 2009


Uta Schönberg, University College London: Referral-based Job Search Networks


Nov 24, 2009

  Joana Pais, Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa: College Admissions and the Role of Information: An Experimental Study    

Dec 01, 2009

  Philip Sauré, Swiss National Bank: Effects of Trade on Female Labor Force Partcipation    

Dec 08, 2009


Anders Warne, European Central Bank: Forecasting with DSGE Models: A Survey and an Application to the New Area-Wide Model of the ECB


Dec 15, 2009

  Sascha Becker, University of Sterling: Catch Me If You Can: Education and Catch-up in the Industrial Revolution    

Jan 12, 2010

  Bettina Klaus, University of Lausanne: Matching Theory, the Allocation of Indivisible Objects, and Allocation via Deferred-Acceptance under Responsive Priorities    

Jan 19, 2010

  Kai Christoffel, European Central Bank: The Role of Labor Markets for Euro Area Monetary Policy    

Jan 26, 2010

  Christian Bayer, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn: The Cross-section of Firms over the Business Cycle: New Facts and a DSGE Exploration    
Feb 02, 2010   Antonella Trigari, Universita Bocconi / IGIER: Unemployment Fiscal Multiplier    
Feb 09, 2010   Alexander Koch, Aarhus Universitet: Motivational Goal Bracketing