Tuesday, August 1
Financial Economics: Corporate Finance. 4:00-6:00.
- Margaret (Gretchen) Lay (Mt Holyoke), “Pension Obligations and the Cost of Corporate Debt”
¤ Discussant: Heather Montgomery (ICU).
- Ben Keefer (Carleton), “Influence vs. Risk Weights: How to Address Optimistic Credit Ratings?”
¤ Discussant: Michelle Zemel (Pomona).
- Serkan Karadas (Sewanee), “Local Predictive Ability of Analyst Recommendations”
¤ Discussant: Abigail Hornstein (Wesleyan).
- Marketa Wolfe (Skidmore), “Stock Market Reactions to Presidential Company-Specific Statements: Evidence from Twitter”
¤ Discussant: Margaret (Gretchen) Lay (Mt Holyoke).
Wednesday, August 2
Financial Economics: Asset Pricing. 9:30-11:30.
- Michelle Zemel (Pomona), “Are Bond Markets the Answer for Only an Elite Few? Evidence from Four U.S. Crises”
¤ Discussant: Marketa Wolfe (Skidmore).
- Yaniv Ben-Ami (Carleton), “Banking Crises as Self-Defeating Prophecies”
¤ Discussant: Ben Keefer (Carleton).
- Pierangelo De Pace (Pomona), “Near-Explosive Dynamics and Risk Migration in U.S. Fixed Income Markets”
¤ Discussant: Ethan Struby (Carleton).
- Nicholas Woolley (Trinity), “From Debt to Equity in Technology Investment: Did Policy Makers Get it Right?”
¤ Discussant: PJ Glandon (Kenyon).
Informal lunch: 11:30-12:30.
Money and Banking.1:00-3:00.
- Erin Wolcott (Middlebury), “Impact of Foreign Official Purchases of U.S. Treasuries on the Yield Curve”
¤ Discussant: Carola Binder (Haverford)
- Carola Binder (Haverford), “Inflation Expectations and the Price at the Pump”
¤ Discussant: Dean Croushore (Richmond).
- Menelik Geremew (Kalamazoo), “The Bank Lending Channel and the Loan Puzzle: A Pre & Post Great Recession Analysis”
¤ Discussant: Karl Boulware (Wesleyan).
- Ethan Struby (Carleton), “Macroeconomic Disagreement in Treasury Yields”
¤ Discussant: Peter Summers (High Point).
Coffee break: 3:00-3:30.
Open Economy. 3:30-5:30.
- Olena Staveley-O’Carroll (Holy Cross), “Exchange Rate Targeting in the Presence of Foreign Debt Obligations”
¤ Discussant: Stephen Nicar (Franklin & Marshall).
- Bill Craighead (Colorado), “Intermediate Goods and Exchange Rate Disconnect”
¤ Discussant: Liang Ding (Macalester).
- Edward Feasel (Soka), “The Role of Exports in the East Asian Miracle”
¤ Discussant: Jaya Jha (Davidson).
- Gina Pieters (Trinity Univ.), “Bitcoin Reveals Unofficial Exchange Rates and Detects Capital Controls”
¤ Discussant: Pierangelo De Pace (Pomona).
Reception and dinner in uptown Charlotte. 6:00-9:00 (bus leaves from WALL building at 5:45pm)
- Plenary dinner panel: “Succeeding as a Teacher-Scholar Pre-Tenure & Beyond”
¤ Dean Croushore (Richmond)
¤ Lewis Davis (Union)
¤ Abigail Hornstein (Wesleyan)
Thursday, August 3
Breakfast on your own: 8:30-9:30. Concurrent breakfast meeting for future workshop organizers (WALL 243).
Fiscal Policy and Business Cycles. 9:45-11:45.
- M. Saif Mehkari (Richmond), “Repatriation Taxes”
¤ Discussant: Ahmed Rahman (USNA).
- Daniel Riera-Crichton (Bates), “Non-linear distortion-based effects of tax changes on output: A worldwide narrative approach”
¤ Discussant: Olena Staveley-O’Carroll (Holy Cross).
- Stephen Nicar (Franklin & Marshall), “Measuring Fiscal Policy Spillovers using Mixed-Frequency Data”
¤ Discussant: Sherry Yu (New College of Florida).
- Nathaniel Throckmorton (William and Mary), “A New Way to Quantify the Effect of Uncertainty”
¤ Discussant: Esteban Argudo (Vassar).
Teaching Forums: 11:45-1:15.
- Inclusive Teaching in Macroeconomics: Vikram Kumar and Caleb Stroup (Davidson)
- Macroeconomics and the Economics Major: PJ Glandon (Kenyon)
- Political Discussions During Class: Julie Smith (Lafayette)
- Techniques for Active Learning in Macroeconomics: Bob Rebelien (Vassar)
Labor Market. 1:30-3:30.
- Kristina Sargent (Middlebury), “A Search Model of Migration & Unemployment”
¤ Discussant: M. Saif Mehkari (Richmond).
- Edouard Wemy (Clark), “What is the long-run relationship between the labor income share and the relative price of investment?”
¤ Discussant: Daniel Riera-Crichton (Bates).
- Amy Y Guisinger (Lafayette), “Men are from Mars? Gender Differences in Business Cycle Dynamics and Policy Implications”
¤ Discussant: Lewis Davis (Union).
- Ahmed Rahman (USNA), “Immigration Responses to Technological Shocks: Theory and Evidence from the United States”
¤ Discussant: Shyam Gouri Suresh (Davidson).
- All finance, macro, and teaching breakout sessions will be held in the Wall Academic Center.
- Main finance and macro sessions will be held in Wall 320.