ECON 3410B: The Monetary and Fiscal Policy Seminar

ECON 3410B: The Monetary and Fiscal Policy Seminar

For a printable schedule, see the 'Syllabus Export' page.  All workshops meet at Harvard in Littauer Center M-15, North Yard, Mondays, 2:30-4:00pm, unless noted otherwise below. Papers are posted 1-2 weeks before the presentation.  If you cannot access a paper on the website, please email:

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Last updated on April 14, 2017

Spring 2017 Schedule of Speakers (Click here for Fall 2016)

Date Presenter Title

Monday, January 30

Philippe Bacchetta (University of Lausanne)

"Money and Capital in a Persistent Liquidity Trap"

Joint with Int'l Economics Workshop
Monday, February 6

Alp Simsek (MIT) "A Model of Fickle Capital Flows and Retrenchment" (joint with Ricardo Caballero)

Monday, February 13

Chad Jones (Stanford University) "Are Ideas Getting Harder to Find?"

Monday, February 20

Presidents' Day Holiday


Monday, February 27

Stephen Marglin (Harvard University) "Liquidity Preference as a Theory of Interest"

Monday, March 6

Xavier Gabaix (Harvard University) "A Behavioral New Keynesian Model"

Monday, March 13

Spring Break - NO MEETING

Monday, March 20

Pablo Ottonello
(University of Michigan)

"Capital Unemployment"

Monday, March 27

Week of Department Seminar/Harris Lecture

Joint with Int'l Economics Workshop
Monday, April 3

Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan (University of Maryland) "International Spillovers and Local Credit Cycles" (with Yusuf Soner Baskaya, Julian di Giovanni, Mehmet Fatih Ulu)

Monday, April 10

Susanto Basu (Boston College) "Allocative and Remitted Wages: New Facts and Challenges for Keynesian Models"  (with Christopher L. House)

Monday, April 17

Mark Aguiar (Princeton University) "Leisure Luxuries and the Labor Supply of Young Men" (with Mark Bils, Kerwin Charles, Erik Hurst)  

Monday, April 24

Pete Klenow (Stanford University) "Missing Growth from Creative Destruction" (with Philippe Aghion, Antonin Bergeaud, Timo Boppart, Huiyu Li)



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