Macroeconomics Seminars

For further inquiries please contact Refet Gurkaynak.

Unless noted seminars are scheduled for Friday’s, at 15:40, in FEASS A228 seminar room.


04.11.2016Galip Kemal OzhanFinancial Intermediation, Resource Allocation, and

Macroeconomic Interdependence
25.11.2016Julien LabonneIncumbent Advantage, Voter Information

and Vote Buying
16.12.2016Benjamin BornDoes Austerity Pay Off?


Date PresenterSubject
06/10/2015 Lutz Kilian,Michigan Department of Economics''A General Approach to Recovering Market Expectations from Futures Prices With an Application to Crude Oil’
9/10/2015Raffaella GiacominiModels, Information and Expectation Updates
13/10/2015Serdar Özkan,University of TorontoWhat Do Data on Millions of U.S. Workers Say About Life Cycle Labor Income Risk?
16/10/2015Ngoc-sang Pham''Intertemporal equilibrium with heterogeneous agents, endogneus dividends and barrowing constraints.''
27/11/2015Michael WeberInflation Expectations and
18/12/2015Enes SunelExternal Shocks, Banks and Optimal Monetary Policy in an Open Economy


19 September, 2014Secil Yıldırım,
Bilkent University
" Uncertainty in Financial Markets and Business Cycles"
26 September, 2014Bilin Neyaptı,
Bilkent University
"The Nexus of Economic and Institutional Evolution"
09 October, 2014Paolu Surico, LBS''Federal Transfer Multipliers: Quasi-experimental evidence from Brazil''
17 October, 2014Agustin Perez-Barahona, INRA & Ecole Polytechnique" Environmental Pollution and Biodiversity: Light Pollution and Sea Turtles in the Caribbean"
7 NovemberPhilippe Andrade, Banque de France"Fundamental Disagreement''
28 November, 2014Peter Karadi, European Central Bank ''Monetary Policy Surprises, Credit Costs And Economic Activity"
10 December, 2014Seda Köymen''Wage Inequality, Skill-Specific Unemployment and Trade Liberalization''
26 December,2014Yalin Gunduz, Bundesbank

'‘Impacts of the Financial Crisis on Eurozone Sovereign CDS Spreads’'
22 January, 2015Debborah J. Lucas, MIT''Evaluating the Cost of Government Credit Support: The OECD Context''
6 February, 2015Kirill Shakhnov, EUI''The Allocation of Talent: Finance versus Entrepreneurship''
9 February, 2015Sina Ates, UPENN''Beyond Cash:
Venture Capital, Firm Dynamics, and Economic Growth''
11 February, 2015Engin Kara''Inflation, Oil Prices and the Great Recession''
20 February, 2015Matteo Luciani''Dynamic Factor Models, Cointegration, and Error
Correction Mechanisms''
27 March, 2015Ayse Kabukcuoglu, KOÇ University
''What helps forecast U.S. inflation? - Mind the gap!''
3 April, 2015Andrei A. Levchenko,
University of Michigan
"TFP, News, and “Sentiments:” The International Transmission of Business Cycles"
10 April, 2015Erinç Yeldan, Bilkent University“Impact Analysis of the Turkish Employment Subsidization Measures, 2008-2013: An Applied General Equilibrium Analysis”
17 April, 2015Diaa Noureldin, The American University in Cairo
“Volatility Prediction Using A High-Frequency-Based Component Model”
15 May, 2015Karim Abadir
''Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics?
Examples From Finance and Economics''

2013-2014 Spring

29th January Sang Seok Lee ( University of Oxford ) / Job Market SeminarInformation Value of the Interest Rate and the Zero
Lower Bound
17th February Asli Senkal ( University of Virginia ) / Job Market SeminarMisallocation and Recovery Rates
20th FebruaryAta Can Bertay ( Tilburg University ) / Job Market SeminarThe transmission of real estate shocks through multinational banks
14th MarchNicolas Coeurdacier ( Sciences Po )The One-Child Policy and Household Savings
21st MarchBeata Javorcik ( Oxford University )Accession to the World Trade Organization and Tariff Evasion
28th MarchSergey Slobodyan ( CERGE-EI )Adaptive learning and survey expectations of inflation
4th AprilLars Svensson ( IIS Stockholm ) Leaning Against the Wind” Leads to a Higher (Not Lower)
Household Debt-to-GDP Ratio
11st AprilHelene Rey ( LBS )Financial integration and growth in a risky world
18th AprilGirorgio Primiceri ( Nortwestern and Bocconi )Credıt Supply and the Housıng Boom
9th MayKursat Onder ( TCMB )Collateralized Sovereign Debt in a Model of Equilibrium Default
16th MayZvi Eckstein ( Herzliya )How does education affect marriage and employment?
JuneAysegul Sahin ( NY Fed )TBA

2013-2014 Fall

10th SeptemberLinda Tesar (University Of Michigan)Saving Europe? The Unpleasant Arithmetic of Fiscal Austerity in Integrated Economies
20th SeptemberAnder Perez (Pompeu Fabra University)
Is Bank Debt Special for the Transmission of Monetary Policy?
Evidence from the Stock Market
27th SeptemberYildiz Akkaya (Bilkent University)The Uncertainty of Interest Rate Path as a Monetary Policy Tool
4th OctoberSelin Sayek Boke (Bilkent University)Banking Crisis Lessons from History: Learning from Emerging Economies’ Experiences
8th OctoberPeter Diamond (MIT)Interpreting the Beveridge Curve
1st NovemberWouter Den Haan (LSE)Inventories and the Role of Goods-Market Frictions for Business Cycles
8th NovemberMarcel Fratzscher (DIW)Bubble Thy Neighbor:
Portfolio Effects and Externalities from Capital Controls
15th NovemberDomenico Giannone (ECARES/LUISS)Prior Selection for Vector Autoregressions
22nd NovemberRoberto Pancrazi (Warwick)Participation Costs and Consumption Smoothing:
Theory and Empirical Evidence
29th NovemberFrancesco Giavazzi (Bocconi)The output effect of fiscal consolidation plans
13rd DecemberMirko Wiederholt (Frankfurt)Dispersed Inflation Expectations and the Zero Lower Bound
23rd DecemberDirk Krueger (Upenn)Intergenerational Redistribution in the Great Recession

2012-2013 Spring

15 MarchKevin Sheppard (Oxford University)''Ambiguity and the historical equity premium''
22 MarchHakki Yazici ( Sabanci University)''Machines, Buildings, and Optimal Dynamic Taxes''
5 AprilPhilippe Martin ( Sciences Po)''Time To Ship During Financial Crises''
12 AprilTommaso Monacelli (Bocconi )
"Tax Cuts vs Government Spending: Welfare and the Zero Lower Bound"
19 AprilShin Kanaya (Aarhus University)''Are University Admissions Academically Fair? ''
26 April
Veronica Rappoport (LSE)
''Dissecting the Eff ect of Credit Supply on Trade:
Evidence from Matched Credit-Export Data''
24 May
Emanuel Ornelas (LSE)
''Institutions and Export Dynamics"

2012-2013 Fall

26 SeptemberGauti Eggertsson''Deficits; Public Debt Dynamics and Tax and Spending Multipliers''
5 OctoberRefet Gurkaynak''Judging the DSGE Model by Its Forecast''
12 OctoberZeynep Kantur''Aging and Monetary Policy''
9 NovemberBartosz Mackowiak''Business Cycle Dynamics under Rational Inattention''
14 NovemberHarald Uhlig“The Dynamics of Sovereign Debt Crises and
16 NovemberThomas Chaney''The Gravity Equation in International Trade: An Explanation''
23 NovemberAndrea Ichino''The Inefficiency of Worker Time Use''
5 December Egon ZakrajsekUncertainty, Financial Frictions, and Irreversible Investment
7 December Jordi Gali''Notes for a New Guide to Keynes (I):
Wages, Aggregate Demand, and Employment''
14 DecemberTalha Yalta"Small Sample Bootstrap Inference of Level
Relationships in the Presence of Autocorrelated Errors: A Large Scale
Simulation Study and an Application in Energy Demand"

2011-2012 Spring

June 1Carlos Velasco
(Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
May 4Mika Meitz
(Koç Uni.)
May 2Carmen Camacho
April 27Bertrand Wigniolle
(Université Panthéon-Sorbonne)
April 20Ceyhun Elgin
(Boğaziçi Uni.)
April 13İhsan Tunalı
(Koç University)
April 6Hakan Yetkiner ve Bahar Sağlam
(İzmir Ekonomi Uni. and Hacettepe Uni.)
A Romerian Contribution to the Empirics of Economic Growth
March 30Thomas Seegmuller
Rational Bubbles and Macroeconomic Fluctuations:
The (de-)Stabilizing Role of Monetary Policy
March 23Kamil Yılmaz
(Koç University)
March 16Peter Robinson
(London School of Economics)
Gaussian Pseudo-Maximum Likelihood Estimation of Fractional Time Series Models
February 03Cuong Le VanGeneral Equilibrium and Growth

2011-2012 Fall

January 13Mehmet Ali UlubaşoğluRomes without Empires: Urban Concentration, Political Competition, and Economic Growth
December 23Temel TaşkınUnemployment Insurance and Home Production
December 16Erem AteşağaoğluSkill-Biased Technological Change and Homeownership
December 06Filiz ÜnsalCapital Flows and Financial Stability: Monetary Policy and Macroprudential Responses
December 02Murat KoyuncuGrowth and Income Inequality under Progressive Taxation
November 25
November 21Sahibe Meral ÇakıcıDefault Risk Premium and Aggregate Fluctuations in a Small Open Economy
November 18Hande KüçükPortfolio Allocation and International Risk Sharing
November 11
November 04
October 27Brendan McCabeTesting for Parameter Constancy in Non Gaussian Time Series
October 14Çağaçan DeğerAn Overlapping Generations Analysis of Social Security Reform in Turkey