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2008 Macro Brown Bag Seminars and Bank/Fund Joint Seminars

This is a list of 2008 seminars on macroeconomics and growth organized by the World Bank's Development Research Group.  More recent listings, including upcoming events.  For previous seminars please click here.

  For a paper copy not posted here, please email Tourya Tourougui.

Date

Event

Type

Participants

Details

Dec. 18 

A Structural Model of Establishment and Industry Evolution: Evidence from Chile 

Macro Brown Bag Seminar    

Murat Seker (World Bank)

 
MC 10-100
12:30 to 2:00 pm  
Dec. 4 Capital Flows and Asset Trade: A PuzzleMacro Brown Bag Seminar   Aart Kraay (World Bank) and Jaume Ventura (CREI and Universitat Pompeu Fabra)MC 10-100
12:30 to 2:00 pm 
Nov. 13 Multilateral Debt Relief throughthe Eyes of Financial Markets Macro Brown Bag Seminar   Claudio Raddatz(World Bank) 

MC 5-100
12:30 to 2:00 pm 

Oct. 30 Climate Change and Economic Growth: Evidence from the Last Half CenturyMacro Brown Bag Seminar   Benjamin Jones (Kellogg School of Management)

MC 10-100
12:30 to 2:00 pm

 

Oct. 16 Hierarchic Government, Endogenous Policies, and Foreign Direct Investment: Theory and Evidence from China and IndiaMacro Brown Bag Seminar    Yong Wang (World Bank) 

MC 10-100
12:30 to 2:00 pm

 

Oct. 9Misallocation and Manufacturing in China and IndiaMacro Brown Bag Seminar   Pete Klenow (Stanford University) 

I2-210
12:30 to 2:00 pm

Sept. 25

Aggregate Effects of AIDS on Development

Macro Brown Bag Seminar  

Raul Santaeulali-Llopis (Washington Univ.)

MC 10-100
12:30 to 2:00 pm

Sept. 18

Emerging Market Fluctuations: What Makes The Difference?

Macro Brown Bag Seminar  Constantino Hevia (World Bank)

MC 10-100
12:30 to 2:00 pm

Sept. 11 

Equilibrium Portfolios and External Adjustment under Incomplete Markets

Macro Brown Bag Seminar  

Roberto Rigobon(MIT and NBER)

 

MC 10-100
12:30 to 2:00 pm

 
Sept. 4

Foreign Aid and Real Exchange Rate Adjustments in a Financially Constrained Dependent Economy

Macro Brown Bag Seminar 

Valerie Cerra (IMF) and Serpil Tekin (Univ. of Washington)

 

MC 10-100
12:30 to 2:00 pm

June 26 The Quality-Complementarity Hypothesis: Theory and New Evidence from ColombiaMacro Brown Bag SeminarEric Verhoogen (Columbia Univ.)MC3-570
12:30 to 2:00 pm
June 12

Growing Up in Bad Times: Macroeconomic Volatility and the Formation of Belief

Macro Brown Bag SeminarPaola Giuliano (Harvard)

MC3-101
12:30 to 2:00 pm

 

May 29Paths of Development and Dynamic Comparative Advantages: A Theoretical and Empirical ViewMacro Brown Bag Seminar

Rodrigo Fuentes (Central Bank of Chile)

MC8-100
12:30 to 2:00 pm

 

May 22Instrumental Variables Regressions with Honestly Uncertain Exclusion RestrictionsMacro Brown Bag SeminarAart Kraay (World Bank)

MC5-100
12:30 to 2:00 pm

May 15Diversity and DevelopmentMacro Brown Bag SeminarOded Galor (Brown)MC7-100
3:00 to 4:30 pm
May 8 

Ruggedness: The Blessing of Bad Geography in Africa

Macro Brown Bag Seminar

Nathan Nunn (Harvard)

MC7-100
12:30 to 2:00 pm

May 1

Credit Booms and Lending Standards: Evidence from the Subprime Mortgage Market

Joint Bank/Fund Research Seminar

Giovanni Dell'Ariccia (IMF) and Luc Laeven (IMF & CEPR)

MC10-100
12:30 to 2:00 pm

Apr. 17

Business Cycles and Fiscal Policies:The Role of Institutions and Financial Markets

Joint Bank/Fund Research Seminar

Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel (Central Bank of Chile) and César Calderon (World Bank)

IMF HQ1 10-713 
12:30 to 2:00 pm
Apr. 10

The Internet, Digital Information and Corruption: Evidence From U.S. States and Across Countries

Macro Brown Bag Seminar

Carl-Johan Dalgaard, Thomas Barnebeck, Andersen Jeanet Bentzen and Pablo Antonio Selaya (Univ. of Copenhagen)

MC3-101
12:30 to 2:00 pm

Apr. 3Referendum, Response and Consequences for Sudan: The Game between Juba and KhartoumMacro Brown Bag SeminarIbrahim Elbadawi, Gary Milante, and Constantino Pischedda (World Bank)MC9-100
12:30 to 2:00 pm
Mar. 27

Trade and Prices with Heterogeneous Firms

Macro Brown Bag Seminar Robert C. Johnson
(Berkeley)
MC8-100
12:30 to 2:00 pm
Mar. 20Who Gets the Credit?  And Does It Matter?  Household Vs. Firm Lending Across CountriesJoint Bank/Fund Research SeminarThorsten Beck
(World Bank)
IMF HQ1 10-713 
12:30 to 2:00 pm
Mar. 13Debt Contracts with Short-Term CommitmentMacro Brown Bag Seminar

Natalia Kovrijnykh (University of Chicago)

MC7-100 
12:30 to 2:00 pm
Mar. 6Religious Competition and the Rise and Fall of Muslim ScienceMacro Brown Bag Seminar

Eric Chaney (Berkeley Univ)

MC5-100 
12:30 to 2:00 pm
Feb. 28Globalization, Optimal Auctions and Exchange Rate Pass-ThroughMacro Brown Bag Seminar Eyal Dvir
(Harvard University)
MC8-100 
12:30 to 2:00 pm
Feb. 21Life Expectancy and Income Convergence in the World: A Dynamic General EquilibriumJoint Bank/Fund Research Seminar

Kenichi Ueda (IMF)

MC3-101 
12:30 to 2:00 pm

Feb. 14Votes or Money? Theory and Evidence from the US CongressMacro Brown Bag SeminarFrancisco Trebbi(University of Chicago and NBER)

MC2-800 
12:30 to 2:00 pm

Jan. 17

Credit Chains and Sectoral Comovement: Does the Use of Trade Credit Amplify Sectoral Shocks?

Joint Bank/Fund Research Seminar

Claudio Raddatz (World Bank)

 
IMF HQ1 6-312
12:30 to 2:00 pm
Jan. 10 Informality Trends and Cycles
Macro Brown Bag SeminarJamele Rigolini
(MIT) and
Norman Loayza
(World Bank)
MC 8-100
12:30 to 2:00 pm  



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