The Macro Seminar discusses recent research projects in the field of macroeconomics on a weekly basis. In addition to Ph.D. students and professors from the University of Mannheim, scholars from other universitites and institutions present their work.

The seminar takes place every Thursday from 12:15 am to 1:15 pm in L7, 3-5 room P044 during the lecture period. The exact dates, presenters and topics are shown below.

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February 15
February 22
Sebastian Merkel
Stock Prices and Economic Activity
March 01
Xue Zhang
Financial Crises and Macroprudential Regulation: The Case of Spain
March 08
Hanno Foerster
The Impact of Post-Marital Maintenance on Dynamic Choices and Welfare of Couples
March 13*
Vahe Krrikyan
Fabian Greimel and Moritz Drechsler-Grau

Occupational Choice and Endogenous Financial Constraints
Falling Behind: Has Rising Inequality Fueled the American Debt Boom?
March 22
Andrey Alexandrov
Trends and Business Cycle Asymmetry
April 12
Tim Obermeier
Intra-Household Bargaining and the Optimal Progressivity of the Income Tax
April 19
Francisco Ruge-Murcia (McGill University)
Extreme Events and Optimal Monetary Policy (joint with J. Kim)
April 26
Niklas Garnardt
The increasing size of large firms - implications for startups, reallocation and productivity
May 03
Sebastian Camarero Garcia
Unemployment Duration and the Transition into Self-Employment - Implications for the Design of Unemployment Insurance
May 17
Emir Yurdagul (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
Sovereign Debt Restructurings: Dynamic Discrete Choice Approach
May 24
Lukas Henkel
The Geography of Social Mobility in Germany

*Exceptional double session on Tuesday, room 308 in B 6, 30-32 building E-F, 3rd floor from 12:00-14:00