INET Seminar Series at Columbia University

Chaired by Joseph E. Stiglitz
Coordinated by Martin Guzman

If you want to receive information on this Series, send me an email to mg3463@columbia.edu

Spring 2017

First Session, April 19, 5:30-7:30pm, at Uris 303 

Speaker 1: Karla Hoff (World Bank), “Can the Culture of Honor Lead to Inefficient Conventions? Experimental Evidence from India” (joint with Benjamin Brooks and Priyanka Pandey)
Discussant:  Suresh Naidu (Columbia University)

Speaker 2:  Suresh Naidu (Columbia University), “Unions and Inequality in Historical Perspective”
Discussant: Stephanie Luce (CUNY)

Second Session, May 3, 5-7:00pm, at Calder Lounge (Uris Hall) – In Honor of Tony Atkinson

Speaker 1: Joseph E. Stiglitz (Columbia University)
Discussant: 

Speaker 2: Ivan Werning (MIT), “Mirrlees meets Diamond-Mirrlees” (joint with Florian Scheuer)
Discussant: 

Fall 2016

First Session, September 26, 5-7pm, at Warren 207 

Speaker 1: Levent Altinoglu (Columbia University and Federal Reserve Board of Governors), “The Origins of Aggregate Fluctuations in a Credit Network Economy”
Discussant: Maryam Farboodi (Bendheim Center for Finance, Princeton University)

Speaker 2: Selman Erol (MIT), “Network Hazards and Bailouts”
Discussant: Michael Junho Lee (NY Fed)

Second Session, October 21, 5-7:00pm, at Hepburn Lounge (Uris Hall)

Speaker 1: Olivier Giovannoni (Bard College), “Old and New Directions in Income Distribution” 
Discussant: Mark Setterfield (The New School for Social Research)

Speaker 2: Ignacio González (Columbia University and American University), “Tobin’s Q and Inequality”
Discussant: Leila Davis (Middlebury College)

Third Session, November 28, 5:45-7:45pm, at Calder Lounge (Uris Hall)

Speaker 1: Gabriel Chodorow-Reich (Harvard University), “The Limited Macroeconomic Effects of Unemployment Benefit Extensions” (joint with Loukas Karabarbounis)
Discussant: Andreas Mueller (Columbia University GSB)

Speaker 2: Thibaut Lamadon (University of Chicago), “Productivity Shocks, Long-term Contracts, and Earning Dynamics”
Discussant: Katarina Borovickova (NYU)

Spring 2016

First session: Monday February 22 at Columbia Business School Hepburn Lounge, 5-7pm

Speaker 1: Markus Brunnermeier (Princeton University), “The I Theory of Money” (joint with Yuliy Sannikov)
Discussant: Alexi Savov (NYU Stern School of Business)

Speaker 2: Alp Simsek (MIT), “The Choice Channel of Financial Innovation” (joint with Felipe Iachan and Plamen Nenov)
Discussant: Martin Guzman (Columbia University)

Second session: Monday April 4 at Warren Hall Room 416, 5-7pm

Speaker 1: Anton Korinek (Johns Hopkins University), “Risk-Taking Dynamics and Financial Stability” (joint with Martin Nowak)
Discussant: Jarda Borovicka (NYU)

Speaker 2: Wei Xiong (Princeton University), “Credit Expansion and Neglected Crash Risk” (joint with Matthew Baron)
Discussant: Alexi Savov (NYU Stern School of Business)

Fall 2015

First Session, September 21, 5-7pm, Hepburn Lounge, Uris Hall

Chair: Rob Johnson (INET, President)

Speaker: Nacho Alvarez (Professor of Applied Economics, University of Valladolid; Economic Secretary, Podemos, Spain), “Podemos’ Economic Program: Abandoning Austerity and Transforming Growth”

Discussant 1: James Galbraith (University of Texas at Austin)
Discussant 2: Martin Guzman (Columbia University)
Discussant 3: Tano Santos (Columbia University)
Discussant 4: Joseph E. Stiglitz (Columbia University)

Second Session, October 20, 5-7pm, Calder Lounge, Uris Hall

Speaker 1: Branko Milanovic (CUNY), “The Kuznets Waves: Explaining the Evolution of within-country Inequality over the very long term”
Discussant: Suresh Naidu (Columbia University)

Speaker 2: Wenjie Zhang (University of Texas), “Has China crossed the threshold of the Kuznets curve?”
Discussant: Akbar Noman (Columbia University IPD)

Speaker 3: Venkat Venkatasubramanian (Columbia University), “How much Income Inequality is Fair?”
Discussant: Rajiv Sethi (Barnard College, Columbia University)

Third Session, November 9, 6-8pm, Calder Lounge, Uris Hall

Speaker 1: Jonathan Kreamer (Columbia University), “Sectoral Capital Flows and Monetary Policy”
Discussant: Andrea Tambalotti (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)

Speaker 2: Gauti Eggertsson (Brown University), “A Contagious Malady: Open Economy Dimensions of Secular Stagnation” (joint with Neil Mehrotra, Sanjay Singh, and Lawrence Summers)
Discussant: Emmanuel Farhi (Harvard University)

Spring 2015

First session, INET-CUNY Seminar: Friday March 27 at Columbia Business School Calder Lounge, 5-7pm

Speaker 1: Branko Milanovic (CUNY), “Inequality is Bad for Growth of the Poor (but not for that of the Rich)” –and additional material
Discussant: Anwar Shaikh (The New School for Social Research)

Speaker 2: Sanjay Reddy (The New School for Social Research), “The Global Consumption and Income Project: An Introduction and Preliminary Findings” — [SLIDES] –Note: Prof. Reddy will present some new results not discussed in the existing paper
Discussant: Adel Daoud (University of Gothenburg)

Second session: Thursday April 16, 3-5pm at Grace Dodge Hall, 3rd Floor Room 363 (525 West 120th Street New York, NY 10027)

Speaker 1: Stefano Battiston (University of Zurich), “The Price of Complexity in Financial Networks”
Discussant: Agostino Capponi (Columbia University)

Speaker 2: Jennifer La’O (Columbia University), “Financial Frictions in Production Networks”
Discussant: Alireza Tahbaz-Salehi (Columbia University)

Speaker 3: Alireza Tahbaz-Salehi (Columbia University), “Supply Chain Disruptions: Evidence from the Great Tohoku Earthquake”
Discussant: Michael Peters (Yale University)

Fall 2014

First session: October 1 at Calder Lounge Room Uris Hall, 4:45-6:45pm

Speaker 1: Tomohiro Hirano (University of Tokyo), “Lean versus Clean in a Rational Bubble Model”
Discussant: Toan Phan (University of North Carolina)

Speaker 2: Patrick Bolton (Columbia University), “Investment under Uncertainty and the Value of Real and Financial Flexibility”
Discussant: Ricardo Reis (Columbia University)

Second session: December 4 at Room 140 Warren 311, 6-8pm

Keynote Speaker: Joseph Stiglitz (Columbia University), “New Theoretical Perspectives on the Distribution of Income and Wealth Among Individuals”
Discussants: Duncan Foley (The New School for Social Research), Paul Krugman (Princeton University), and Branko Milanovic (CUNY)

Spring 2014

First session: January 29 at Helpbourn Lounge Room Uris Hall, 5-8pm

Speaker 1: Ricardo Reis (Columbia University), “Can the United States Inflate Away its Fiscal Problems?”
Discussant: Richard Clarida (Columbia University)

Speaker 2: Katharina Pistor (Columbia University), “The Legal Theory of Finance”
Discussant: Sanjay Reddy (The New School for Social Research)

Second session: March 10 at Room 140 Uris Hall, 5-8pm

Speaker 1: Duncan Foley and Lance Taylor (The New School for Social Research), “Greenhouse Gas and Cyclical Growth”
Discussant: Scott Barrett (Columbia University)

Speaker 2: Michael Woodford (Columbia University), “An Optimizing Neuroeconomic Model of Discrete Choice”
Discussant: Jón Steinsson (Columbia University)

Third session: April 21 at Calder Lounge – Uris Hall, 5-8pm

Speaker 1: Pier-André Bouchard St-Amant (Institute for New Economic Thinking), “Network Rigidities and the Business Cycle”
Discussant: Alireza Tahbaz-Salehi (Columbia University)

Speaker 2: Randall Wray (University of Missouri-Kansas City and Levy Economics Institute), “Financing the Capital Development of the Economy: A Keynes-Schumpeter-Minsky Synthesis”
Discussant: José Antonio Ocampo (Columbia University)

Fall 2013

First session: October 7 at Faculty House Presidential Room 4-6pm

Speaker 1: David Weinstein (Columbia University), “How Much do Bank Shocks Affect Investment? Evidence from Matched Bank-Firm Loan Data”
Discussant: Bruce Greenwald (Columbia University)

Speaker 2: Pavlina Tcherneva (Bard College – The Levy Economics Institute), “Reorienting Fiscal Policy: A Critical Assessment of Fiscal Fine-Tuning”
Discussant: Mike Konczal (Roosevelt Institute)

Speaker 3: Joseph Stiglitz (Columbia University), “Theory of Pseudo-Wealth and Macroeconomic Fluctuations”
Discussant: Martin Guzman (Columbia University)

Second session: October 24 at International Affairs Building 1027 4-6pm

Speaker 1: Bilge Erten (Columbia University), “Capital Account Regulations, Foreign Exchange Pressure, and Crisis Resilience”
Discussant: Stephany Griffith-Jones (Columbia University IPD)

Speaker 2: Rajiv Sethi (Barnard College, Columbia University), “The Cost of Identity”
Discussant: Suresh Naidu (Columbia University)

Speaker 3: Saki Bigio (Columbia University), “Banks, Liquidity Management, and Monetary Policy”
Discussant: Joseph Stiglitz (Columbia University)

Third session: December 10 at International Affairs Building 1027 4-6pm

Speaker 1: Roman Frydman (New York University), “The Contingent Expectations Hypothesis: Conditional Rationality in Macroeconomics and Finance Theory”
Discussant: Martin Guzman (Columbia University)

Speaker 2: Xabier Gabaix (New York University), “A Sparsity-Based Model of Bounded Rationality, Applied to Basic Consumer and Equilibrium Theory”
Discussant: Ricardo Reis (Columbia University)