External Seminars


  • Harald Uhlig (The University of Chicago), 15 April, “Central Bank Digital Currency: When Price and Bank Stability Collide”
  • Enrique G. Mendoza (University of Pennsylvania and NBER), 1 April, “A Macroeconomic Model of Healthcare Saturation, Inequality and the Output-Pandemia Tradeoff”
  • Florin Bilbiie (University of Lausanne), March 23, “Aggregate-Demand Amplification of Supply Disruptions: The Entry-Exit Multiplier”
  • Nir Jaimovich (University of Zurich), March 11, “Job Hunting: a costly quest”
  • Luciana Juvenal (Bank of England), February 19, “Terms-of-Trade Shocks are Not all Alike"
  • Raghuram G. Rajan (University of Chicago Booth School of Business & NBER), February 15, "Going the Extra Mile: Distant Lending and Credit Cycles"
  • Ricardo Caballero (MIT Economics, USA), February 11, "Monetary Policy with Opinionated Markets"
  • Lawrence J. Christiano  (Northwestern University), January 21, “Financial Dollarization in Emerging Markets: Efficient Risk Sharing or Prescription for Disaster?”


  • Ludwig Straub (Harvard University, USA), December 10, "Heterogeneous Agents and the Exchange Rate Channel of Monetary Policy"
  • François Koulischer (Université du Luxembourg), December 11, "Low Interest Rate and the Distribution of Household Debt"
  • Michael D. Bordo (Rutgers University, USA), November 24, "Do Enlarged Fiscal Deficits Cause Inflation: The Historical Record"
  • Javier Bianchi (Federal Reserva Bank of Minneapolis, USA), November 19, "Bank-runs, Contagion and Credit Easing"
  • Joseph E. Stiglitz (Columbia Business School, Nobel Prize Laureat in Economics 2001), November 14, "Bail-ins and Bail-outs: Incentives, Connectivity and Systemic Stability"
  • René M. Stulz (The Ohio State University, NBER and ECGI), November 10, "Is Financial Globalization in reverse after the 2008 Global Financial Crisis? Evidence from corporate valuations."
  • Camille Landais (London School of Economics, UK), November 6, "The Impact of Family Policies on the Dynamics of Gender Inequality"
  • Hanno Lustig (Stanford Graduate School of Business, USA, NBER and SIEPR), October 29, "The U.S. Public Debt Valuation Puzzle"
  • Giancarlo Corsetti (Cambridge University, USA and CEPR), October 15, "Exchange Rate Misalignment and External Imbalances: What is the Optimal Monetary Policy Response?"


  • Karel Mertens (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, USA), November 14, "Do Monetary Policy Announcements Shift Expectations?"
  • Taisuke Imai (LMU Munich, Germany), November 7, "Approximate Expected Utility Rationalization"
  • Uyangha Turmunkh (IÉSEG School of Management, Lille France), October 24, "Social and Strategic Ambiguity versus Betrayal Aversion"
  • Dimitris Koribilis (University of Glagow), October 4, "High-Dimensional Macroeconomic Forecasting Using Message Passing Algorithms"
  • Markus Eberhardt (University of Nottingham), October 3, "Facets of Democratic Change and their Causal Effect on Economic Growth"
  • Ralph De Haas (Director of Research at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development), September 23, "Gender Discrimination in Small Business Lending. Evidence from a Lab-in-the-Field Experiment in Turkey
  • Francesco Cecchi (Wageningen University), September 5, "Ambiguity Attitudes and Willingness to Pay for Weather Insurance: Experimental Evidence from Rural Kenya"
  • Werner De Bondt (DePaul University, Chicago), June 21, "The Risk Tolerance of Couples and Stock Market Participation"
  • Olivier L'Haridon (Université de Rennes), June 20, "An Effective and Simple Tool for Measuring Loss Aversion"
  • Zahra Siddique, (University of Bristol), June 13, "Violence and Female Labor Supply"
  • Patrick Arni (University of Bristol), May 7, “The Role of Incomplete Information in Shaping Policy Effects: Evidence from Unemployment Insurance”
  • Stefan Dercon (University of Oxford), April 30, “The future in mind: short and long-run impact of an aspirations intervention in rural Ethiopia" 
  • Claude Diebolt  (Université de Strasbourg & Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), March 3, “We are Ninjas: How Economic History has Infiltrated Economics”
  • Robert Lensink (University of Groningen, University of Wageningen, IEEF and CIBIF), February 14, “Uptake and Impacts of Interlinked Index-based Insurance with Credit and Agricultural Inputs: Experimental Evidence from Ethiopia” 
  • Michael Lechner (University of St. Gallen), January 24, “Modified Causal Forests for Estimating Heterogeneous Causal Effects” 


  • Kostas Tatsiramos (University of Luxembourg, LISER and IZA), December 13, "On the origins of socio-economic inequalities: Evidence from a “children of twins” design"
  • Ian Burn (Stockholm University), November 29, "Ageist Language in Job Ads and Age Discrimination in Hiring: Evidence from a Field Experiments"
  • Hans Fehr (University of Würzburg),  October 11,  "Tenure choice, porfolio structure and long-term care - Optimal risk management in retirement”