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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.

Past seminars









June 19, 2014The Global Diffusion of Ideas with Ezra OberfieldMacro/International/Finance SeminarFrancisco Buera (Chicago Fed)
June 10, 2014The Miracle of Microfinance Revisited: Evidence from Propensity Score Matching  with Inna Cintina
Finance Brown BagInessa Love (University of Hawaii)
May 6, 2014Trade Credit and Organizational Form: Evidence from the Regulation of Buyer-Supplier Contracts with Emily Breza Finance Brown BagAndres Liberman(NYU)
*April 17, 2014International Credit Flows, Recuniary Externalities, and Capital Controls  with Yuliy SannikovMacro/International/Finance Seminar

Markus Brunnermeier

February 13, 2014Subjective Home Valuations and the Cross-Section of Housing Returns Finance Brown Bag

Cecil Wang (Yale University)

January 21, 2014Procyclical Credit Rating Policy Finance Brown BagJun Kyung Auh (Columbia University)
January 16, 2014Strategic Information Revelation and Capital Allocation Finance Brown BagAlvaro Pedraza (University of Maryland)
January 15, 2014Securitization and lending standards: Evidence from the wholesale loan market  with Alper Kara and Steven Ongena
Finance Brown BagDavid Marques-Ibanez (European Central Bank
January 9, 2014International Asset Allocations and Capital Flows: The Benchmark Effect with Sergio Schmukler and Tomas WilliamsFinance Brown BagClaudio Raddatz (Central Bank of Chile)
December 10, 2013Housing Collateral and Entrepreneurship with David A. Sraer and David Thesmar Finance Brown Bag SeminarMartin Schmalz (Univ. of Michigan)
November 26, 2013Regulatory arbitrage and cross-border bank acquisitions  with Alvaro G. TaboadaFinance Brown Bag SeminarAndrew Karolyi (Cornell)
November 19, 2013

Consumption and Debt Response to Unanticipated Income Shocks: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Singapore  with Welan Qian

Finance Brown Bag Seminar Sumit Aggarwal (National Univ. of Singapors)
November 12, 2013Financial Incentives and Loan Officer Behavior with Patrick Behr, Reint Gropp and Andre GuettlerFinance Brown Bag SeminarAlejandro Drexler (UT Austin)
October 29, 2013One Corporate Fundamental and Two Transaction Taxes: Does "Sand in the Wheel" Reduce Financial Price Volatilities? with Yongheng Deng, and Xin LiuFinance Brown Bag SeminarShang-Jin Wei (Colombia University)
*September 19, 2013Take the Short Route: How to Repay or Restructure Sovereign Debt with Multiple Maturities with Manuel AmadorMacro/International/Finance SeminarMark Aguiar (Princeton University)
June 11, 2013Are Banks Responsive to Exogenous Shocks to Credit Demand in Rural Economies? District – level Evidence from India with  Siddharth VijFinance Brown Bag SeminarSankar De (Shiv Nadar University)
May 14, 2013Who Borrows from the Lender of Last Resort? with Itamar Drechsler, Thomas Drechsel and David Marques-IbanezFinance Brown Bag SeminarPhillip Schnabl (NYU)
April 30, 2013How the Design of a Pension System Influences Old Age, Poverty and Gender Equity: A Study of Chile with Petra E. ToddFinance Brown Bag SeminarClement Joubert (University of North Carolina)
April 9, 2013International Capital Flows and Development: Financial Openness Matters with Dennis Reinhardt and Luca Antonio RicciFinance Brown Bag SeminarThierry Tressel (IMF)
April 2, 2013Shocks Abroad, Pain at Home? Bank-Firm Level Evidence on Financial Contation During the Recent Financial Crisis with Steven Ongena and Jose Luis Peydro Finance Brown Bag SeminarNeetlje van Horen (The Netherlands Bank)
March 12, 2013Path Dependence in Development: Evidence from the Mexican RevolutionFinance Brown Bag SeminarMelissa Dell (Harvard University)
March 5, 2013Dollar Funding and the Lending Behavior of Global Banks with David S. Scharfstein, and Jeremy C. SteinFinance Brown Bag Seminar

Victoria Ivashina (Harvard University and NBER)


February 19, 2013Enlisting Workers in Monitoring Firms: Payroll Tax Compliance in Mexico with Todd Kumler and Judith FriasFinance Brown Bag SeminarEric Verhoogen (Columbia University)
February 5, 2013Bank Leverage and Monetary Policy's Risk-Taking Channel: Evidence from the United States with Luc Laeven and Gustavo SuarezFinance Brown Bag SeminarGiovanni Dell Ariccia (IMF and CEPR)
January 29, 2013

Who Works for Startups? The Relation between Firm Age, Employee Age, and Growth with Paige Ouimet

Finance Brown Bag SeminarRebecca Zarutskie
(Federal Reserve Board)
January 8, 2013Optimal (Partial) Group Liability in Microfinance LendingFinance Brown Bag SeminarTreb Allen (Northwestern University)
December 4, 2012Understanding Bank Runs: Do Depositors Monitor Banks? with Manju Puri and Nicholas RyanFinance Brown Bag SeminarRajkamal Iyer (MIT)
November 13, 2012Labor Supply of Politicians with Raymond Fisman, Nikolaj A. Harmon and Inger MunkFinance Brown Bag SeminarEmir Kamenica (University of Chicago)
November 6, 2012Bank Ownership, Lending, and Local Economic Performance During the 2008 Financial Crisis with Leo FelerFinance Brown Bag SeminarNicholas S. Coleman (Brown University)
October 9, 2012Liquidity, Risk, and Occupational Choices with Milo BianchiyFinance Brown Bag SeminarMatteo Alessandro Bobba (Inter-American Development Bank)
September 25, 2012Policy Intervention in Debt Renegotiation: Evidence from the Home Affordable Modification Program with Gene Amromin, Itzhak Ben-David, Souphala Chomsisengphet, Tomesz Piskorski and Amit SeruFinance Brown Bag SeminarSumit Agarwal (National University of Singapore and Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago)
September 11, 2012The Subprime Virus with Sumit Agarwal, and Brent W. AmbroseFinance Brown Bag SeminarYildiray Yildirim (Syracuse University)
May 22, 2012Hoping to Win, Expected to Lose: Theory and Lessons on Micro Enterprise Development with Dean Karlan and Ryan KnightFinance Brown Bag SeminarChristopher Udry (Yale University)
May 1, 2012How Do Regulators Influence Mortgage Risk? Evidence from an Emerging Market with John Y. CampbellFinance Brown Bag SeminarTarun Ramadorai (University of Oxford)
April 17, 2012Financial Market Dislocations Finance Brown Bag SeminarPaola Pasquariello (University of Michigan)
April 13, 2012Microfinance at the Margin: Experimental Evidence from Bosnia and Herzegovina with Britta Augsburg, Heike Harmgart, and Costas MeghirFinance Brown Bag SeminarRalph De Haas (EBRD)
April 3, 2012Are Banks Passive Liquidity Backstops? Deposit Rates and Flows during the 2007-2009 Crisis, with Nada Mora Finance Brown Bag SeminarViral V. Acharya, (New York University)
March 20, 2012Loan Officer Incentives and the Limits of Hard Information with Tobias Berg,and Jorg RochollFinance Brown Bag SeminarManju Puri (Duke University)
February 28, 2012The Real Effects of Political Uncertainty: Elections and Investment Sensitivity to Stock Prices Finance Brown Bag SeminarArt Durnev (University of Iowa)
February 14, 2012The Impact of Business Environment Reforms on New Firm Registration, with Leora KlapperFinance Brown Bag SeminarInessa Love (World Bank)
January 12, 2012Sex and Credit: Is There a Gender Bias in Lending? with Patrick Behr, and Andreas Madestam  Finance Brown Bag SeminarThorsten Beck (Tilburg University) 
November 29, 2011Can Employment Programs Reduce Poverty and Social Instability? Experimental Evidence from a Ugandan Aid Program with Nathan Fiala and Sebastian MartinezFinance Brown Bag SeminarChristopher Blattman (Yale University)
November 8, 2011Savings and External Imbalances in ChinaFinance Brown Bag SeminarDennis Tao Yang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
September 27, 2011Family Control and Expropriation of Not-for-Profit Organizations: Evidence from Korean Private Universities Finance Brown Bag SeminarKee-Hong Bae (York University)
September 20, 2011The U.S. Left Behind? Financial Globalization and the Rise of IPO Activity Around the World with Craig Doidge and Rene M. StulzFinance Brown Bag SeminarG. Andrew Karolyi (Cornell University)
May 24, 2011Intrahousehold Preference Heterogeneity, Commitment, and Strategic Savings: Theory and Evidence from KenyaFinance Brown Bag Seminar Simone G. Schaner (MIT)
May 10, 2011The Value of Relationships: Evidence from a Supply Shock to Kenyan Flower Exports with Ameet MorjariaFinance Brown Bag SeminarRocco Macchiavello (Warwick University)
May 3, 2011Capitalizing on Weak Institutions: How Local Resources Influence Private Equity Performance in Emerging Economies Financial Brown Bag Seminar Markus Taussig (Harvard Business School)
April 26, 2011Term Structure of Debt and Entrepreneurship: Experimental Evidence from Microfinance with Erica Field, John Papp, and Natalia RigoFinance Brown Bag SeminarRohini Pande (Harvard University)
April 12, 2011The Risk Sharing Benefits of Mobile Money with William JackFinance Brown Bag SeminarTavneet Suri (MIT Sloan)
March 29, 2011Investment Choice and Inflation Uncertainty Finance Brown Bag SeminarGreg Fischer (London School of Economics)
March 15, 2011Does International Child Sponsorship Work? A Six-Country Study of Impacts on Adult Life Outcomes with Paul Glewwe and Laine RutledgeFinance Brown Bag SeminarBruce Wydick (University San Francisco)
March 8, 2011Why Don't the Poor Save More? Evidence from Health Savings Experiments in Kenya with Pascaline DupasFinance Brown Bag SeminarJonathan Robinson(University of California San Diego)
March 1, 2011From Pawn Shops to Bank: The Impact of Formal Credit on Informal Households Finance Brown Bag SeminarClaudia Ruiz (University of California, Los Angeles)
February 22, 2011Capital Flows, Institutions, and Financial Fragiility with Wipawin PromboonFinance Brown Bag SeminarGregory W. Brown (University of North Carolina)
February 16, 2011Is there a Distress Risk Anomaly? Corporate Bond Spread as a Proxy for Default Risk with Deniz AnginerFinance Brown Bag SeminarCelim Yildzhan(University of Michigan)
February 8, 2011Bank Structure and Entrepreneurial Finance: Experimental Evidence from Small Enterprise Loans in IndiaFinance Brown Bag SeminarMartin Kanz (Harvard University)

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