Information and Beliefs in Macroeconomics

June 24-25, 2009

Organizers: Björn Brügemann and Guillermo Ordonez

8:30 Continental Breakfast
9:30 Venky Venkateswaran (UCLA), “Setting the Right Prices for the Wrong Reasons” (with Christian Hellwig)
10:30 Break
10:45 Jennifer La’O (MIT), “Noisy Business Cycles” (with George-Marios Angeletos)
12:00 Lunch
1:30 Fatih Guvenen (University of Minnesota), “Inferring Labor Income Risk from Economic Choices: An Indirect Inference Approach” (with Tony Smith)
2:30 Break
2:45 Mirko Wiederholt (Northwestern University), “Business Cycle Dynamics under Rational Inattention” (with Bartosz Mackowiak)
3:45 Break
4:00 Jordi Mondria (University of Toronto), “Asymmetric Information, Portfolio Managers and Home Bias” (with Wioletta Dziuda)
7:00 Dinner, Ibiza, 39 High Street
8:30 Continental Breakfast
9:30 Eric Sims (University of Michigan), “Expectations Driven Business Cycles: An Empirical Evaluation” [Slides]
10:30 Break
10:45 Rudi Bachmann (University of Michigan), “Firm-Specific Productivity Risk over the Business Cycle: Facts and Aggregate Implications” (with Christian Bayer)
12:00 Lunch
1:30 Yuriy Gorodnichenko (UC Berkeley), “What Can Surveys Tell Us about Informational Rigidities” (with Oli Coibion)
2:30 Break
2:45 Eric Young (University of Virginia), “Information Heterogeneity in the Macroeconomy” (with Ponpoje Porapakkarm)
3:45 Break
4:00 Giacomo Rondina (UC San Diego), “Information Equilibria in Dynamic Economies” (with Todd Walker)


Manuel Amador (Stanford University)
Rudi Bachmann (University of Michigan)
Snehal Banerjee (Northwestern University)
Moshe Buchinsky (UCLA)
Rodolfo Campos (IESE)
Wioletta Dziuda (Northwestern University)
Yuriy Gorodnichenko (UC, Berkeley)
Fatih Guvenen (University of Minnesota)
Anton Korinek (University of Maryland)
Jennifer La’O (MIT)
Elmar Mertens (Federal Reserve Board)
Jordi Mondria (University of Toronto)
Ernesto Pasten (Toulouse)
Giacomo Rondina (UC, San Diego)
Eric Sims (University of Michigan)
Venky Venkateswaran (UCLA)
Todd Walker (Indiana University)
Mirko Wiederholt (Northwestern University)
Eric Young (University of Virginia)