Macroeconomics Seminar
Fall 2005
Professor David Romer
639 Evans
Thursday, 2-4 p.m.

* Note Change in Day, Location and Time
September 1 No Meeting
September 8 J. Bradford DeLong, U.C. Berkeley
Asset Prices and Economic Growth
September 15 Charles Jones, U.C. Berkeley
The Value of Information in Growth and Development
September 21*
Wednesday, 4-5:30 p.m. in 608-7 Evans
Roland Fryer, Harvard University
An Empirical Analysis of "Acting White"
Joint with Departmental Seminar
September 29 No Meeting
October 5*
Wednesday, 4-5:30 p.m., in 608-7 Evans
Dan McFadden, UC Berkeley
The New Science of Pleasure: Measuring Consumer Behavior
and Well-Being

Joint with Departmental Seminar
October 13 Mark Aguiar, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Lifecycle Prices and Production
October 19* Wednesday, 4-5:30 p.m., in 608-7 Evans
Stephen Morris, Princeton University
Coordination and Endogenous Public Signals
Joint with Departmental Seminar
October 26* Wednesday, 4-5:30 p.m., in 608-7 Evans
Torsten Persson, University of Stockholm and IIES
Political Competition and Economic Performance: Theory and
Evidence from the United States

Joint with Departmental Seminar
October 27 Eric Swanson, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Does Inflation Targeting Anchor Long-Run Inflation Expectations?
November 3 No Meeting
November 10 Thomas Philipson, University of Chicago
Surplus Appropriation from R&D and Health Care Technology Assessment Procedures
November 16* Wednesday, 4-5:30 p.m., in 608-7 Evans
George A. Akerlof, UC Berkeley
The Missing Motivation of Macroeconomics
Joint with Departmental Seminar
November 24 No Meeting - Thanksgiving Holiday
December 1 Desiree Schaan, U.C. Berkeley
Does Insider Trading Better Explain Firm-Level Investment?
December 8 Jonathan Parker, Princeton University
Household Expenditure and the Income Tax Rebates of 2001

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