Department of Economics

Macroeconomics Research Seminar Series

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Join leading scholars as they present the latest in macroeconomic research

The Macroeconomics Research Seminar Series showcases the latest thinking from the field of macroeconomics.

This seminar series aims to address cutting edge questions in macroeconomics, from inequality and taxation, to growth, business cycles, and structural change. In particular, this series focuses on research which tackles important real-world issues, while using tools at the forefront of modern macroeconomic research, such as heterogeneous-agent modelling and micro-data. These talks will be delivered by scholars from across the UK, Europe, and the world, bringing together expertise from a variety of sources, including academia and central banking.

These seminars will be presented on campus and will normally be held on Tuesday afternoons at 1.30pm, please check individual seminar events for finalised times and dates.

This is an open seminar series and all levels of study and members of the public are welcome. In order to reserve your place, please contact our seminar organiser.

Upcoming seminars

Upcoming seminars will be added below when available.

Date Seminar title and Speaker
 18 April 2024  The Political Economy of Laws to ‘Protect’ Women by Matthias Doepke
 14 May 2024  Political Preferences and the Spatial Distribution of Infrastructure: Evidence from California's High-Speed Rail by Edouard Schaal
 28 May 2024  Marcelo Pedroni
 4 June 2024  Etienne Wasmer

Previous Seminars in the Macroeconomics Series

Spring 2024

Date Seminar title and Speaker
8 March 2024 Trend, cycle and expectation formation by Heng Chen
12 March 2024 The roots of self-fulfilling debt crises by Bruno Sultanum

Spring 2023

Summer 2022

  • Neoclassical Growth Transition Dynamics with One-Sided Commitment by Dirk Krueger

Spring 2022

  • Not a Typical Firm: The Joint Dynamics of Firms, Labor Shares, and Capital-Labor Substitution by Joachim Hubmer

Spring 2021

  • National Wage Setting by Jonathon Hazell on Friday 26th February 2021 at 4pm (GMT)
  • Growing through Competition: The Reduction of Entry Barriers among Chinese Manufacturing Firms by Yu Zheng on Friday 12th March at 4pm (GMT)

  • Consumer Bankruptcy as Aggregate Demand Management by Kurt Mitman on Friday 26th March at 4pm (GMT)

Autumn 2020

  • Grantmaking by Marco Ottaviani on Tuesday 6th October 2020 at 4pm (BST)
  • Labor-Market Hysteresis and Persistent Paradox-of-Thrift Recessions by Erik Oberg on Friday 6th November at 4pm (GMT)
  • The Long-Term Distributional and Welfare Effects of Covid-19 School Closures by Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln  on Friday 20th November at 4pm (GMT)
  • Monetary policy and the mortgage market by Karin Kinnerud on Friday 27th November at 4pm (GMT)
  • Debt, Human Capital Allocation, and the Allocation of Talent by Arlene Wong on Friday 11th December at 4pm (GMT)


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Contact the seminar organisers
Aseem Patel Department of Economics
University of Essex
Dr Victor Pouliquen Department of Economics
University of Essex