2017 Research Seminar Schedule



Research Seminars at the Kansas City Fed are technical economic discussions targeted for the PhD level. These seminars are open to the public, subject to space availability. To request attendance, please call or email Gabriela Santana (816-881-2697, Gabriela.Santana@kc.frb.org) at least 24 hours in advance. All attendees are required to go though a security screening and will be asked to show a picture ID.

January 18, 2017
Matthew Harding, University of California, Irvine
"Sparsity-Based Estimation of a Panel Quantile Count Data Model with Applications to Big Data"

March 1, 2017
Lutz Kilian, University of Michigan 
"Lower Oil Prices and the U.S. Economy: Is This Time Different?"

March 3, 2017
Alisdair McKay, Boston University
"Optimal Automatic Stabilizers"

March 16, 2017
Pedro Silos, Temple University
"Progressive Taxation and Efficient Occupational Mobility"

March 24, 2017
Thomas Winberry, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
"Financial Heterogeneity and the Investment Channel of Monetary Policy"

March 27, 2017
Johannes Wieland, University of CA, San Diego
"Recovery from the Great Depression: The Farm Channel in Spring 1933"

March 28, 2017
Guido Ascari, University of Oxford
"Controlling Inflation with Switching Monetary and Fiscal Policies: Expectations, Fiscal Guidance and Timid Regime Changes"

April 3, 2017
Nicolas Petrosky-Nadeau, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
"Unemployment Crises"

May 8, 2017
Charles Calomiris, Columbia Business School
"Hot News and Its Context Drive Risk and Returns around the World"

May 18, 2017
Viktors Stebunovs, Federal Reserve Board
"Limits to Monetary Policy Transmission at the Zero Lower Bound and Beyond: The Role of Nonbanks"

May 26, 2017
Jorge De la Roca, University of Southern California
"City of Dreams"

June 19, 2017
Benjamin Johannsen, Federal Reserve Board
"Understanding the New Normal: The Role of Demographics"

July 12, 2017
Kyle Handley, University of Michigan

July 27, 2017
Cathy Zang, Purdue University
"Lending Relationships, Banking Crises, and Optimal Monetary Policy"

August 11, 2017
Zhigang Feng, University of Nebraska Omaha
"Imperfectly-Tradable Health and the Provision of Employment-based Health Insurance"

August 14, 2017
Eric Young, University of Virginia
"Macro-Financial Volatility under Dispersed Information"

August 17, 2017
Russell Cooper, Penn State University
"Money or Grit? Determinants of Mismatch by Race and Gender"

August 30, 2017
Donghoon Lee, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
"Echoes of Rising Tuition in Students' Borrowing, Educational Attainment, and Homeownership in Post-Recession America"

August 31, 2017
Guillaume Pouliot, Harvard University
"Missing Data Problems"

September 6, 2017
Allen Berger, University of South Carolina
"Economic Policy Uncertainty and Bank Liquidity Creation"

September 18, 2017
Peter Rupert, University of California-Santa Barbara
"Quality Hours: Measuring Labor Input"

September 29, 2017
Mark Bils, University of Rochester
"Leisure Luxuries and the Labor Supply of Young Men"

October 3, 2017
Denis Sosyura, University of Michigan
"Family Descent as a Signal of Managerial Quality: Evidence from Mutual Funds"

October 11, 2017
Susanto Basu, Boston College
"Should Central Banks Target Investment Prices?"

October 12, 2017
Rebecca Diamond, Stanford University
"The Geography of Poverty and Nutrition: Food Deserts and Food Choices Across the United States"

November 3, 2017
Michal Kowalik, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
"Private Equity Investment in U.S. Banks"

November 6, 2017
Pablo Guerron, Boston College

November 7, 2017
Marco Del Negro, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
"The Conquest of Inflation Credibility in the U.S."

November 28, 2017
Ben Moll, Princeton University
"Monetary Policy According to HANK"

December 12, 2017
Daniel Wilson, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
"Measuring News Sentiment"