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Past courses, past reading groups

MA/PhD: Macro Reading Group (Fall 2018)

We meet on Tuesdays, 18.00-19.00h, this semester (Aula 15.0.06).


Date Presenter Paper title (+ link to presentation slides) Author(s) Year
18-Sep-2018 Onursal Bağırgan Who Owns the Wealth in Tax Havens? Macro Evidence and Implications for Global Inequality Alstadsæter, Johannesen & Zucman 2018
25-Sep-2018 Sergio Feijóo Accounting for Factorless Income Karabarbounis & Neiman 2018
9-Oct-2018 Miguel Ángel Cabello A Method for Solving and Estimating Heterogeneous Agent Macro Models Winberry 2018
16-Oct-2018 Ismael Gálvez Own Research -- --
23-Oct-2018 Rubén Veiga Risk Sharing in Fiscal Federations: What the Data Say Literature Overview --
30-Oct-2018 Javier Rodríguez Own Research -- --
6-Nov-2018 Andrés Erosa Own Research -- --
13-Nov-2018 Álvaro Salazar Sovereign Default: The Role of Expectations Ayres, Navarro, Nicolini & Teles 2018
4-Dec-2018 María Bru News Shocks and Business Cycles Barsky & Sims 2011
4-Dec-2018 Javier Rodríguez Employment and the Sex Ratio in a Two-Sided Model of Marriage Seitz 2000
11-Dec-2018 -- No meeting -- --
18-Dec-2018 Ismael Gálvez Work Histories and Lifetime Unemployment Morchio 2018
18-Dec-2018 Sergio Feijóo Global Market Power De Loecker & Eeckhout 2018

Reading lists: 18-Sep-2018, 25-Sep-2018, 13-Nov-2018, 4-Dec-2018, 18-Dec-2018

Lecture notes on continuous-time methods

The following lecture notes are meant to provide a first intuitive introduction to continuous-time methods. Consult the standard textbooks (Karatzas & Shreve, Øksendahl) if you are looking for more.

Lecture notes Homework
Deterministic control: Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equation (HJBs) etc. HJB HW
Stochastic differential equations (SDEs), the Ito Rule and HJBs HW on Ito Rule,
HW on SDEs and partial differential equations (PDEs)
Kolmogorov Forward Equation Forward HW
Numerical techniques: the trinomial grid no homework
Tricks for exit times, exit probabilities, and densities (with an explanation of Green Functions) exercises included in notes

For numerical methods, also see the computational appendix to Altruistically-Motivated Transfers under Uncertainty (with Daniel Barczyk) on my research website.

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