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Seminar- 2013/2014

The Macroeconomics and Growth Team of the World Bank's Development Research group organizes weekly seminars for the presentation and discussion of new work by Bank staff and other researchers each Thursday from 12:30 to 2:00, unless otherwise noted. Visiting economists are welcome. For previous seminars please click here For a paper copy not posted here, please email Shweta Mesipam 

For upcoming seminars, please click here 

 

Archived Seminars

Date

Event

Presenter

Details

Sept. 11, 2013Debt in the U.S. Economy Ayse Imrohorogluzz (University of Southern California)IMF HQ1 10-713
Sept. 19, 2013Take the short route: how to repay or restructure sovereign debt 

Mark Aguiar (Princeton University)

MC3-570

Sept. 26, 2013Economic Development Through the Lens of Firm Dynamics:A Comparative Approach
Innovation, Reallocation and Growth 

Ufuk Akcigit (University of Pennsyvania)

MC7-100

Oct. 2, 2013Bank as Secret Keepers 

Guillermo Ordoñez (University of Pennsylvania)

IMF HQ1 10-713

Oct. 17, 2013Information, Misallocation and Aggregate Productivity

Venky Venkateswaran (NYU Stern)

MC4-100

Oct. 24, 2013The Empirical Dynamics of Comparative Advantage 

Gordon Hanson (UC San Diego)

MC8-100

Nov. 6, 2013Optimal Development Policies with Financial Frictions

Oleg Itshoki, (Princeton University)

MC5-100
1:00 to 2:30 pm

Nov. 14, 2013 The time for Austerity: Estimating the average treatment effect of fiscal policy

Oscar Jorda (UC Davis: University of California)

MC7-100

Nov. 21, 2013Currency Unions, Product Introductions, and the Real Exchange Rate 

Brent Neiman
(Chicago Booth)

MC3-570

Dec. 4, 2013If Technology Has Arrived Everywhere, Why Has Income Diverged? 

Diego Comin
(Harvard University)

MC4-100

Dec. 12, 2013

The Dynamics of Development: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Reallocation

Roberto Fattal Jaef
(World Bank)

MC4-100

Dec. 19, 2013Who’s Getting Globalized? The Size and Nature of Intranational Trade CostsDavid Atkin
(Yale University)

MC4-100

Jan. 8, 2014The Euro and the Geography of International Debt Flows

Galina Hale
(FRB)

IMF HQ 1 10-713
(12:00-1:30pm)

Jan. 16, 2014A Theory of Capital Controls as Dynamic Terms-of-Trade ManipulationArnaud Costinot
(MIT)

MC7-100

Jan. 22, 2014A Theory of Balance Sheet Recessions with Informational and Trading FrictionsVladimir Asriyan (Berkeley)

MC7-100

Jan. 30, 2014Financial Innovation in Sovereign Borrowing and Public Provision of LiquidityPatricia Gomez Gonzalez (MIT)MC8-100 (10:30-12:00)
Feb. 3, 2014

Cross-region transfers in a monetary union 

Steven Pennings (NYU)

MC4-100

Feb. 4, 2014The Size Distribution of Manufacturing Plants and Development Siddharth Kothari
(Stanford)
MC3-570 (2:30-4:00
Feb. 5, 2014Managing Credit BubblesAlberto Martin (CREI)

MC4-100

Feb. 6, 2014Consumers as Tax AuditorsJoana Naritomi (Harvard)

MC4-100

Feb. 12, 2014Do Politicians' Relatives Get Better Jobs? 

Julien Labonne (Oxford University)

MC4-100

Feb. 24, 2014Average-Cost Pricing:Some Evidence and Implications

Alessandro Barattieri (ESG UQAM)

MC3-570

March 5, 2014Short-term Debt and Financial Crises: What we can learn from U.S. Treasury Supply 

Annette Vissing-Jorgensen (Northwestern University)

IMF HQ1 10-713

(12:00-1:30)

March 25, 2014Restoring the Product Variety and Pro-competitive Gains from Trade with Heterogeneous Firms and Bounded ProductivityBob Feenstra
( U C Davis)

MC4-100

April 10, 2014Estimating the Productivity Gains from Importing Joaquin Blaum
(Brown University)

MC3-570

 April 17, 2014International Credit Flows, Pecuniary Externalities and Capital ControlsMarkus Brunnermeir

MC4-100

April 24, 2014The Substitution of ICT Capital for Routine Labor: Transitional Dynamics and Long-Run ImplicationsPaul Gaggl (UNC)

MC4-100

May 1, 2014The Evolution of Culture and Institutions: Evidence from the Kuba KingdomNathan Nunn (Harvard)

MC4-100

May 8, 2014High Frequency Identification of Monetary Non-Neutrality Jon Steinsson(Columbia)
           MC4-100
May 15, 2014Machine Politics and Vote Buying: Lessons from 19th Century Britain and U.S.Avinash Dixit (Princeton) DECVP Visting Research Fellow

MC4-100

May 22, 2014

Free to Leave? A Welfare of Divorce Regimes

Raquel Fernandez (NYU)

MC4-100

May 29, 2014Firm-Level Shocks and Labor AdjustmentsJulian Messina (DECRG Visiting Expert)

MC4-100

June 4, 2014Accounting for Changes in Between-Group InequalityAriel Burstein (UCLA)

MC7-100

June 12, 2014Multinational Firms and International Business Cycle Comovement Andrei Levchenko (University of Michigan)

MC10-100

June 19The Global Diffusion of IdeasFrancisco Buera (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago & UCLA)

MC4-100


Last updated: 2013-12-03




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