News, Sentiment, and Confidence in Fluctuations (update)

Here is the final version of the SEEK/CEPR Workshop on “News, Sentiment, and Confidence in Fluctuations”

Monday, March 5

08:45 – 09:00 Welcome and Introduction

09:00 – 10:20 Session 1

Interaction between Demand for Labor and Consumption over the Business Cycle, Wouter den Haan (London School of Economics)

Labor Supply Heterogeneity and Macroeconomic Co-movement, Bruce Preston (Columbia University), Stefano Eusepi (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)

10:20 – 10:50 Break

10:50 – 12:50 Session 2

News Shocks, Fundamentalness and Economic Fluctuations, Luca Sala (IGIER, Università Bocconi), Mario Forni (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, CEPR and RECent), Luca Gambetti (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

News, Noise, and Fluctuations: An Empirical Exploration, Jean-Paul L’Huillier (Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance), Olivier Blanchard (IMF,NBER and CEPR) and Guido Lorenzoni (MIT)

Discrete Actions in Information-Constrained Tracking Problems, Filip Matejka (CERGE, Charles University and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic), Christopher A. Sims (Princeton University)

12:50 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:20 Session 3

Roads to Prosperity or Bridges to Nowhere? Theory and Evidence on the Impact of Public Infrastructure Investment, Sylvain Leduc (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco)

Fiscal News and Macroeconomic Volatility, Johannes Pfeifer (Universität Bonn), Benjamin Born (Ifo Institute)

15:20 – 16:00 Break

16:00 – 18:00 Session 4

What’s News in Business Cycles, Martin Uribe (Columbia University and NBER.), Stephanie Schmitt-Grohe (Columbia

University, CEPR, and NBER)

Do Mood Swings Drive Business Cycles and Is It Rational?, Jian Wang (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas), Paul Beaudry (University of British Columbia and NBER), Deokwoo Nam (City University of Hong Kong)

News Shocks, Productivity and the U.S. Investment Boom-Bust Cycle, Lilia Karnizova (University of Ottawa)

18:00 Dinner

Tuesday, March 6

08:30 – 09:50 Session 5

Long-run Growth Expectations and “Global Imbalances”, Michael U. Krause (Deutsche Bundesbank), Mathias Hoffmann (Deutsche Bundesbank), Thomas Laubach (Goethe University Frankfurt and Deutsche Bundesbank)

House Price Booms and the Current Account, Klaus Adam (Universität Mannheim and CEPR), Pei Kuang (University of Frankfurt), Albert Marcet (London School of Economics, CEP and CEPR)

09:50 – 10:15 Break

10:15 – 12:15 Session 6

News, Intermediation Efficiency and Expectations-Driven Boom-Bust Cycles, Alok Johri (McMaster University), Christopher M. Gunn (McMaster University)

Inflation Expectations and Readiness to Spend: Cross-Sectional Evidence, Eric Sims (University of Notre Dame and NBER), Rüdiger Bachmann (University of Michigan, RWTH Aachen University, NBER, CESifo and ifo), Tim O. Berg (Ifo Institute)

TBA, Christian Hellwig (Toulouse School of Economics and CEPR)

12:15 – 13:15 Lunch

13:15 – 14:45 Round Table Discussion / Closing

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