Past Events

  • Sep 20

    10th Advances in Macro- Finance Tepper-LAEF Conference in Pittsburgh

    The Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University and the Laboratory for Aggregate Economics and Finance at the University of California Santa Barbara will hold the 10th conference on Advances in Macro-Finance, designed to bring together leading scholars in the field. The conference will consist of selected papers with a formal discussant for each paper.

    The focus of the conference is on research at the intersection of macroeconomics and finance. We welcome both theoretical and empirical research on topics including, but not limited to: impact of financial and investment frictions; labor markets; credit risk and corporate financing; models of risk premia; determinants of income and wealth inequality; household finance; and taxation. Preference will be given to recent papers that have not previously been presented at major conferences.  
    The academic co-organizers are Tetiana Davydiuk, Selman Erol and Deeksha Gupta, all Assistant Professors of Finance at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.

    Program: http://laef.ucsb.edu/events.html
    9:30 AM - 2:30 PM Tepper Quad at Carnegie Mellon
  • Sep 02

    September 2 Labor Day

    12:00 AM - 1:00 AM
  • Jul 04

    July 4 Independence Day

    12:00 AM - 1:00 AM
  • Jun 24
  • Jun 16

    Sunday, June 16th: Undergraduate Commencement (Social Science I Graduation)

    Sunday, June 16th:
     
    9 am Undergraduate Commencement (Social Science I Graduation)
    4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Jun 14

    Friday, June 14th, Senior Breakfast

    9-10:30 am             Senior Thesis Breakfast for faculty advisors and senior thesis students (location: North Hall 1110)

    4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Jun 14

    Friday, June 14th, Undergraduate Awards Ceremony


    4-5 pm                    Undergraduate Awards Ceremony with refreshments
    location: SAASB 1102 - on your way to parking garage!
     
    4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Jun 14

    Friday, June 14th, PhD Graduation


    1 pm
                           PhD Graduation (location: Commencement Green)
    1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Jun 14

    Friday, June 14th, PhD Graduate Reception

    10:30-11:30am         PhD Graduate Reception (location: North Hall Terrace); please RSVP if haven't done so either by emailing Mark Patterson or looking for the Evite invitation in your email with words "you have an invitation from Department of Economics" sent on June 3rd
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Jun 14
  • Jun 13

    Thursday, June 13th End of The Year Social

    End of The Year Social for graduate students and faculty at North Hall Terrace with awards, food and refreshments

    Date:Thursday, June 13th
    Time:12 noon                 
    Location: North Hall Terrace

     
     


    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • May 29

    Seminar, Monica Singhal, UC Davis

    Where:North Hall 2111

    When: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM North Hall 2111
  • May 28

    LAEF Seminar, Professor Juan Carlos Conesa - Stony Brook University

    Where: North Hall 2111.
    When: 3:30-5:00 PM

    Professor Conesa will present "Implications of Increasing College Attainment for Aging in General Equilibrium" co-authored with Daniela Costa, Timothy J. Kehoe, Vegard M. Nygaard and Gajendran Raveendranathan.
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • May 15

    Seminar, Mark Watson, Princeton University

    Where:North Hall 2111

    When: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM North Hall 2111
  • May 13

    Seminar, Amanda Friedenberg, University of Arizona

    Where:North Hall 2111

    When: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM North Hall 2111
  • May 10

    Seminar, Colin Stewart, University of Toronto

    Where:North Hall 2111.
    When: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

    Title: ​“"Attention Please!"

    By Olivier Gossner, Colin Stewart and Jakub Steiner
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM North Hall 2111
  • May 06

    Seminar, Pascual Restrepo, Boston University

    Where:North Hall 2111.
    When: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

    Title: ​“Uneven Growth: The Impact of Technology on Income and Wealth Inequality”
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM North Hall 2111
  • Apr 30

    LAEF Seminar, Rish Singhania, University of Exeter

    Where: North Hall 2111.
    When: 3:30-5:00 PM

    Dr. Singhania will present "A Simple Theory of the Aggregate Production Function" co-authored with Javier Birchenall and Kang Cao. His current research focuses on the valuation of mortgages and mortgage backed securities, valuation of assets under government guarantees, and properties of the aggregate production function.
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • Apr 24

    Seminar, Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato, Duke University

    Where:North Hall 2111.
    When: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

    Title: ​"Tax Policy and Lumpy Investment Behavior: Evidence from China's VAT Reform"

    By Zhao Chen, Xian Jiang, Zhikuo Liu, Juan Carlos Suarez Serrato, Daniel Yi Xu
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • Apr 24

    LAEF Seminar, Guido Menzio, NYU & National Bureau of Economic Research.

    Where:North Hall 2111.
    When: 1:30-3:00 PM

    Guido Menzio is a theoretical macroeconomist. His research focuses on the conceptual, and occasionally on the empirical, analysis of labor markets and other markets where finding trading partners is time-consuming. His writings on the secular and cyclical behavior of unemployment have been published in some of the most prestigious journals in economics, such as the Journal of Political Economy, the American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies and the Journal of Economic Theory.
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • Apr 22

    Seminar, David Lagakos, UC San Diego

    Where:North Hall 2111.
    When: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

    Title: ​"To Be Announced"
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM North Hall 2111
  • Apr 19

    Seminar, Michal Kolesar, Princeton University

    Where:North Hall 2111.
    When: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

    Title: ​"Sensitivity Analysis using Approximate Moment Condition Models"

    By Timothy B. Armstrong Michal Kolesar
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM North Hall 2111
  • Apr 19

    LAEF Seminar, Julian Neira University of Exeter

    Where:North Hall 2111.
    When: 2:00-3:00 PM

    Assistant Professor Neira will present "From Population Growth to Firm Demographics: Implications for Concentration, Entrepreneurship and the Labor Share", coauthored by Hugo Hopenhayn and Rish Singhania. His research interests are in macroeconomics and public finance. His current work is on firm dynamics and on optimal taxation with human capital.
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • Apr 15

    Seminar, Eric Zwick, The University of Chicago

    Where:North Hall 2111.
    When: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

    Title: ​"Capitalists in the Twenty-First Century"

    By Matthew Smith, Danny Yagan, and Owen Zidar
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • Apr 12

    Seminar, Andrea Ichino, European University Institute

    Where:North Hall 2111.
    When: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

    Title: ​"Economic incentives, home production and gender identity norms"
    By Andrea Ichino, Martin Olsson, Barbara Petrongolo and Peter Skogman Thoursie
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • Apr 10

    Seminar, Ori Heffetz, Cornell University

    Where:North Hall 2111.
    When: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

    Title: ​"Expectations-Based Loss Aversion May Help Explain Seemingly Dominated Choices in Strategy-Proof Mechanisms"

    By Bnaya Dreyfuss, Ori He​ffetz and Matthew Rabin
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • Apr 03

    Seminar, Eric Helland, Claremont McKenna College

    Where:North Hall 2111.
    When: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

    Title: ​"The Value of an Attorney: Evidence from Changes to the Collateral"

    By Eric Helland and Jungmo Yoon
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • Apr 03

    LAEF: Housing-Urban-Labor-Marco Conference

    The Laboratory for Aggregate Economics and Finance (LAEF) at the University of California, Santa Barbara is please to host the Housing-Urban-Labor-Macro (HULM) conference at the Upham Hotel Garden room which is located at 1404 De La Vina Street in Santa Barbara. It brings together top researchers working on housing and real estate topics and their broader interaction in the macroeconomy. The main two objectives of HULM are to (a) identify the frontier of research as it pertains to housing and real estate; and (b) facilitate conversations among economists studying housing or real estate and that typically do not have the opportunity to interact. The conference is being organized by Morris Davis, Professor in the Department of Finance and Economics at Rutgers University and Carlos Garriga, Vice President of Economic Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.


    Program: http://laef.ucsb.edu/events.html

    1:00 PM - 12:15 PM The Upham Hotel (1404 De La Vina St)
  • Mar 19

    LAEF Seminar, Jan Eeckhout

    Where:North Hall 2111.
    When: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

    Title:  "Quantifying Market Power” co-authored with Jan De Loecker and Simon Mongey.
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM North Hall 2111
  • Mar 12

    LAEF Seminar, Ramon Marimon

    Where:North Hall 2111.
    When: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

    Title: ​"A European Stability Fund as a Constrained Efficient Mechanism."

    By Ramon Marimon, Arpad Abraham, Eva Carceles-Poveda and Yan Liu
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM North Hall 2111
  • Mar 11

    Seminar, Lance Lochner, Western University

    Where:North Hall 2111.
    When: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

    Title: ​"Parental Support, Savings and Student Loan Repayment” ​

    By Lance Lochner, Todd Stinebrickner, and Utku Suleymanoglu.
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM North Hall 2111
  • Mar 11

    Seminar, Bo Cowgill, Columbia University

    Where:North Hall 2111.
    When: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

    Title: ​"To Be ​Announced ” ​


    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM North Hall 2111
  • Mar 06

    Seminar, Hannes Spinnewijn, London School of Economics and Political Science

    Where:North Hall 2111.
    When: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

    Title: ​"Job Seekers’ Perceptions and Employment Prospects: Heterogeneity, Duration Dependence and Bias"

    By Andreas I. Mueller, Johannes Spinnewijn, Giorgio Topa
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM North Hall 2111
  • Mar 04

    Seminar, Sylvain Chassang, New York University

    Where:North Hall 2111.
    When: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

    Title: ​"TSecure Survey design in organizations: Theory and experiments"
    By Sylvain Chassang, Christian Zehnder
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM North Hall 2111
  • Feb 28

    LAEF Seminar Series: Lawrence Christiano-Professor of Economics at Northwestern

    Time: 3:30 PM
    Location: North Hall 2111
    3:30 PM - 5:30 PM North Hall 2111
  • Feb 28

    60th Annual Carl Snyder Memorial Seminar - Douglas Bernheim

    Where: Loma Pelona Center
    When: 10:30 - 12:00 PM

    Title: ​"A Theory of Chosen Preferences"
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Loma Pelona Center
  • Feb 27

    60th Annual Carl Snyder Memorial Public Lecture - Douglas Bernheim

    Where: McCune Conference Room, HSSB 6020
    When: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

    Title: ​"Projective Paternalism"
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM McCune Conference Room
  • Feb 25

    Seminar, Xavier D'Haultfoeuille, CREST

    Where:North Hall 2111.
    When: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

    Title: ​"The Econometrics of Interaction Data”
    By Xavier D'Haultfoeuille (co-authored with Laurent Davezies and Yannick Guyonvarch)
     
    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM North Hall 2111
  • Feb 20

    Seminar, Marie-Claire Villeval, French National Centre for Scientific Research

    Where:North Hall 2111.
    When: 3:30 - 5:00 PM

    Title: ​"Can Fraud In Financial Markets Be Deterred By Reputation And Competition?"

    By Chloe Tergiman And Marie Claire Villeval

     
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • Feb 15

    Southwest Economic Theory Conference

    On Saturday and Sunday, February 16-17, the annual meeting of the Southwest Economic Theory group will take place at UCSB in the Mosher Alumni building. This is a meeting that traditionally rotates among US universities located to the south of San Luis Obispo and west of Tucson. A preliminary program for the conference can be found here: SWET 2019 Program
    Mosher Alumni House
  • Feb 11

    Seminar, Frank Schilbach, MIT

    TIme: 3:30 PM
    Location: North Hall 2111
    3:30 PM - 5:30 PM North Hall 2111
  • Feb 06

    Seminar, David Atkin, MIT

    Time:
    3:30 PM - ​5:00 PM

    Title: ​“A New Engel on Measuring Price Indices and Welfare” with Ben Faber, Thibault Fally and Marco Gonzalez-Navarro
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • Jan 14

    Seminar, Marcella Alsan, Stanford University

    Time:
    3:30 - 5:00 PM

    Title: ​Does Diversity Matter for Health? Experimental Evidence from Oakland
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • Jan 09

    LAEF Seminar Series: Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde, University of Pennsylvania

    TIme: 3:30 PM
    Location: North Hall 2111
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • Jan 08

    Seminar, François Gourio, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

    Time:
    3:30 - 5:00 PM

    Title: ​Accounting for Macro-Finance Trends: Market Power, Intangibles and Risk Premia
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • Jan 07

    Seminar, Pascal Michaillat, Brown University

    Time:
    3:30 - 5:00 PM

    Title: ​A New Keynesian Model with Wealth in the Utility Function
    3:30 PM - 5:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • Dec 14

    Seminar, Kieran Walsh, University of Virginia Darden School of Business

    Time:
    10:30 - 12:00 PM

    Title: ​The Equity Premium and the One Percent
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • Dec 13

    Seminar, Lint Barrage, Brown University

    Time:
    10:30 - 12:00 PM

    Title: ​Flood Risk Belief Heterogeneity and Coastal Home Price Dynamics: Going Under Water?
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • Dec 11

    LAEF Seminar Series: Peter J. Klenow

    Professor Klenow will present, "A Global View of Creative Destruction" by Chang-Tai Hsieh (University of Chicago), Peter J. Klenow (Stanford University), and Ishan Nath (University of Chicago). Pete Klenow received his Ph.D. from Stanford University, where he is currently Landau Professor of Economics and the Gordon and Betty Moore Fellow at SIEPR. He is also a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, for whom he organizes conferences on Economic Growth. He is a consultant to the Federal Reserve Banks of San Francisco and Minneapolis. He is currently an Associate Editor for the Quarterly Journal of Economics and Econometrica, and previously served on the Board of Editors of the American Economic Review. He has an ongoing Intergovernmental Personnel Assignment with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Klenow specializes in macroeconomics, with emphasis on prices, productivity and economic growth.

    4:15 PM - 6:00 PM North Hall 2111
  • Dec 11

    Seminar, Christine Exley, Harvard Business School

    Time:
    10:30 - 12:00 PM

    Title: ​Knowing When to Ask: The Cost of Leaning-in
    2:30 AM - 4:00 AM North Hall 2111