School of Economics

Past Seminars

Research includes behavioral economics and household finance, with a focus on low-income households.

Research interests in the intersection of finance and macroeconomics, with an emphasis on normative questions. He has recently studied the optimal determination of transaction taxes, the optimal design of bankruptcy policies, the effects of bank size on financial fragility, the ideal design of joint liability arrangements among sovereigns and the welfare losses associated with fire-sale externalities.

His research lies at the intersection of macroeconomics, macro-labor, international macro, and monetary economics. His work focuses on the study of labor market dynamics, financial frictions, and business cycles in developing and emerging economies, the importance of sectoral heterogeneity for the behavior of short-run economic activity, and the role of macro policy in mitigating the impact of adverse shocks to the economy.

Professor Caliendo’s research is focused on understanding and quantifying the economic effects of international trade and migration

Session 1: 10:00am –Noon
Ryan Michaels (FRB Philadelphia) “Vacancy Chains”,

Research in Labor Economics, Economics of Education, Health Economics, Econometrics

Dr. Elena Krasnokutskaya research includes the empirical analysis of imperfectly competitive markets.

Martín Uribe is a professor of Economics at Columbia University and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

Dr. Prokhorov’s research interests include theoretical and applied econometrics, with applications in business analytics, finance, risk management, labour and health economics, demography and other fields.

Dr. Swanson’s research primarily focuses on the effects of information and incentives on both the supply side and the demand side of health care markets.

Professor Halaburda’s research uses game theory to study how technology influences network effects and interactions in the marketplace and how these changes affect business models. Much of her work focuses on competition between platforms, e.g. Apple’s iPhone vs. Android or eHarmony vs. Match. Most recently, her research applies platform competition concepts to analyze the development of digital currencies.

Dr. Rao’s research concerns the economic effects of fiscal policy, focusing on the impact of policy on firm production, investment and pricing decisions and individual consumption decisions.

Join Professor Mueller of the Columbia Business School as he discusses his research which focuses on the labor market and interaction between business cycle and unemployment.

Dr. Murry’s research interests include: industrial organization and applied microeconomics.