Macroeconomics Seminar
Fall 2004
Professor David Romer
639 Evans
Thursday, 2-4 p.m.

* Note Change in Day, Location and Time
September 2 No Meeting
September 9 Raj Chetty, UC Berkeley
Labor Supply and Risk Aversion: A Calibration Theorem
September 16 Xavier Gabaix, M.I.T.
Power Laws and the Origins of Aggregate Fluctuations
September 23 Charles Jones, UC Berkeley
The Value of Life and the Rise in Health Spending
September 27*
David Albouy, UC Berkeley
The Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: A Reexamination Based on Improved Settler Mortality Data
(Joint with Economic History Seminar, 2-4 p.m., 597 Evans)
October 6*
Edward Lazear, Stanford University
Speeding, Tax Fraud, and Teaching to the Test
(Joint with Department Seminar, 4-5:30 p.m., 608-7 Evans)
October 14 Joachim Voth, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Riding the South Sea Bubble
(Joint with Economic History Seminar)
October 21 Meredith Beechey, UC Berkeley
Explaining Excess Volatility in Bond Yields: Limited Information and Learning in
Bond Markets

October 28 Julio Rotemberg, Harvard University
Fair Pricing
November 4 No Meeting
November 11 No Meeting - Veteran's Day
November 17*
James Poterba, M.I.T.
Tax Motivated Trading by Individual Investors
(Joint with Department Seminar, 4-5:30 p.m., 608-7 Evans)
November 25 No Meeting - Thanksgiving
November 29*
Martin Ravallion, World Bank
Creating a Market: Land Reallocation in Vietnam's Agrarian Transition
(Joint with Department Seminar, 4-5:30 p.m., 608-7 Evans)
December 9 Paul Scanlon, UC Berkeley
Why the Fed Should Consider Inflation Targeting
(No paper will be distributed)

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