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Financial Crisis Research Workshops given in Academic Year 2011-2012

Date Presenter Title
23 September 2011 (AA)
Amil Dasgupta, London School of Economics The Wall Street Walk when Blockholders Compete for Flows
27 September 2011 (EC)

James Dow, London Business School 

CEO Turnover and Entrenchment in Publicly Financed Firm

Tuesday 4 October 2011 (EC)

Frederic Malherbe, London Business School

Self-fulfilling Liquidity Dry-up

Wednesday 5 October 2011 11:00 (AA) Satyajit Chatterjee, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

A Theory of Credit Scoring and Competitive Pricing of Default Risk (with Dean Corbae and Jose- Victor Rios-Rull)

(with Dean Corbae and Jose- Victor Rios-Rull)

Thursday 6 October 2011 (AA)


Marina Azzimonti, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Financial globalization and the raising of public debt (with Eva de Francisco and Vincenzo Quadrini)

Friday 7 October 2011

Enrique Mendoza, University of Maryland

Financial Innovation, the Discovery of Risk and the U.S. Credit Crisis (with Emine Boz)

18 October 2011 (EC)

Anjan Thakor, Olin School of Business, Washington University in St. Louis Success-Driven ‘Pretense of Skill’ and Financial Crises
Wed. 16 November 2011 - 9:00

Xavier Freixas, Universitat Pompeu Fabra 

Taming Sifis (with Jean-Charles Rochet)

18 November 2011 (AA)


Jianjun Miao, Boston University

Bubbles and Credit Constraints

(with Pengfei Wang)

6 December 2011 (EC) - (Micro)

Joel Shapiro, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford Bailouts and Regulator Funding
Monday 12 December 2011 - 15:00 (PG) (Micro) Guido Lorenzoni, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and MIT Credit Crises, Precautionary Savings, and the Liquidity Trap  (with Veronica Guerrieri)

Tuesday 13 December 2011 (PG) (Micro)

Veronica Guerrieri, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business

Dynamic Adverse Selection: A Theory of Illiquidity, Fire Sales, and Flight to Quality (with Rob Shimer) 

3 February 2012 (EC) Jean-Paul Renne, Bank of France Fiscal Policy, Default Risk and Euro Area Sovereign Spreads 
10 February 2012 (PG) Herakles Polemarchakis, Warwick Perils of Quantitative Easing
28 February 2012 (EC) Alan Morrison, Said Business School, Oxford Reputational Contagion and Optimal Regulatory Forbearance (coauthor Lucy White)
2 March 2012 (RC) Christian Hellwig, Toulouse S of Eco A theory of asset prices based on heterogeneous information (with Aleh Tsyvinski and Elias Albagli)
19 March 2012 (AA) Jose Luis Peydro, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Barcelona GSE  Macroprudential Policy, Countercyclical Bank Capital Buffers and Credit Supply:  Evidence from the Spanish Dynamic Provisioning Experiment
27 April 2012 (RC) Tommaso Monacelli, Bocconi Fiscal Policy, Welfare and the Zero Lower Bound

Thursday 17 May - 13:00

Gyongyi Loranth, Vienna Graduate School of Finance

Information Acquisition in Multinational Banks

Thursday 17 May - 17:15

Jun Qian, Boston College  

The Impact of Incentives and Communication Costs on Information Production: Evidence from Bank Lending (with Phil Strahan and Zhishu Yang)



Financial Crisis Research Workshops given in Academic Year 2010-2011


Date Presenter Title
10 September 2010 Klaus Adam, University of Mannheim (Fernand Braudel Fellow)

Government Debt and Optimal Monetary and

Fiscal Policy

14 September 2010  Hugo Hopenhayn, University of California, Los Angeles Equilibrium Default
 25 October 2010  Vincenzo Quadrini, University of Southern California Financial Markets and Unemployment (with Tommaso Monacelli and Antonella Trigari)
 10 December 2010 Masanori Kashiwagi, Max Weber Fellow Self-fulfilling Beliefs and Bounded Bubbles in the U.S. Housing Market
 14 January 2011 Christopher Carroll, Johns Hopkins University A Tractable Model of Precautionary Reserves,  Net Foreign Assets , or Sovereign Wealth Funds (with Olivier Jeanne
 17 February 2011  Jean Tirole, Toulouse School of Economics  Bubbly Liquidity
 11 March 2011  Franck Portier, Toulouse School of Economics Demand Driven Fluctuations, Multiplers and the Goal of Stabilization Policy: A Gains from Trade Perspective
11 March 2011 Franck Portier, Toulouse School of Economics

Demand Driven Fluctuations, Multiplers and the Goal of Stabilization Policy: A Gains from Trade Perspective

17 March 2011 Stephen E. Morris, Princeton University  Contagious Adverse Selection (with Hyun Song Shin) 
22 March 2011

Franklin Allen, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Money, Financial Stability and Efficiency (with Douglas Gale)

30 March 2011


Jean-Charles Rochet, 

Toulouse School of Economic

Aggregate Investment Externalities and Macro-prudential regulation  
8 April 2011 - 11:00

Zheng Liu, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco


Do Credit Constraints Amplify Macroeconomic Fluctuations? (with Wang and Zha)

6 May 2011 - 11:00


Sule Alan, Cambridge University


Subprime Consumer Credit Demand: Evidence from a Lender's Pricing Experiment (with Ruxandra Dumitrescu and Gyongyi Loranth)

 17 May 2011 - 13:15 Thomas Cooley, Stern Business School, New York University 

Demography and Capital Flow


31 May 2011 - 13:15

 Andrew Postlewaite, University of Pennsylvania Plausible Decision Making with Information Overload (with Olivier Compte) 

3 June 2011

Guilermo Ordonez, Yale University

Optimal Regulation in the Presence of Reputation Concerns  (with Andy Atkeson and Christian Hellwig)



Financial Crisis Research Workshops given in Academic Year 2009-2010


Date Presenter Title
21 May 2010

Evi Pappa, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Fiscal expansion Affect Unemployment, But They May Increase It (with Markus Brueckner)
14 May 2010

Nobuhiro Kiyotaki, Princeton University 

Financial Intermediation and Credit Policy in Business Cycle Analysis (with Mark Gertler)
9 April 2010

Klaus Adam, University of Mannheim

Booms and Busts in Asset Prices (with Albert Marcet)
16 March 2010

Douglas Gale, New York University 

Liquidity and Monetary Policy Instruments 
2 March 2010

Elena Carletti and Franklin Allen

Financial Connections and Systemic Risk (with Franklin Allen and Anna Babus)

19 February 2010

Dean Corbae,

University of Texas   

Mortgage Innovation and the Foreclosure Boom (with Erwan Quintin)

29 January 2010

Sangeeta Pratap,  Hunter College and Graduate Center City University of New York 

Financial Crises and Labor Market Turbulence (with Erwan Quintin)
18 January 2010

Mark W. Watson, Princeton University 

Indicators for Dating Business Cycles: Cross-History Selection and Comparisons (with James H. Stock)

27 November 2009

Guido Ruta, Max Weber Fellow

Securitization: normative and positive implications

18 September 2009

Yang Lu, Max Weber Fellow

Modeling and Forecasting Stock Return Volatility Using a Random Level Shift Model (with P. Perron)



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