Seminars: Macroeconomics Policy

  Macroeconomics Policy.............................................................................................................................
Term:  Fall 2019-2020
Location: M-15
Meeting Time: 1:30-2:45pm
Description: This seminar will feature presentations on current macroeconomic policy issues by Economics Department faculty and invited outsider speakers.  Specific topics will include (among others) tax reform, fiscal policy, monetary policy in the U.S. and in other advanced economies, international imbalances, labor market policies, raising the U.S. economic growth rate, Europe's economic problems, housing and the mortgage market.  Students not taking the course for credit are welcome to participate in each week's discussion.
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DATE SPEAKER  TITLE  
SEP 3 Kevin Walsh, former governor, Federal Reserve System "Monetary Policy at the Crossroads."
SEP 10 Jim Stock, Harvard University "The Federal Reserve’s Current Framework for Monetary Policy: A Review and Assessment"
SEP 17 Larry Ball, Johns Hopkins “The Exaggerated Death of the Phillips Curve”
SEP 24

Arvind Subramanian, Kennedy School; former chief economic adviser, Government of India

“Macroeconomic Policy Implications of India’s Slower-than-Reported GDP Growth.”
OCT 1 Ioana Petrescu, former finance minister, Romania “Eating the Seed Corn: What Romanian Private Pensions Can Teach Us about Populism and Lack of Transparency"
OCT 8

Steve Cecchetti, Brandeis; former chief economist, Bank of International Settlements

“Sound at Last? Assessing a Decade of Financial Regulation”
OCT 15 Ignazio Angeloni, Kennedy School; former supervisory board member, ECB "Central banks in times of populism"
OCT 22 Matt Weinzierl, HBS “Space: The Final Economic Frontier.”
OCT 29 Ivan Werning, MIT “Argentina, macroeconomic lessons (for non-Argentines).”
NOV 5 Philippe Andrade, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston "To adjust or not to adjust: The optimal inflation target in the face of a lower r-star"
NOV 12 Karen Dynan, Harvard University TBA
NOV 19 Robert Lawrence, HKS TBA
NOV 26 No Meeting  
DEC 3 Jeff Frankel, HKS