2nd PIER Workshop on Quantitative Tools for Macroeconomic Policy Analysis

May 9-13, 2016
ARCH Building
3601 Locust Walk
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104

ARCH building photo


Gallery of lectures and events

Course Units

(each unit with six hours of lectures plus three hours of lab sessions and materials)

1) Empirical Methods for Financial and Macroeconomic Monitoring, Modeling, Forecasting and Interconnectedness taught by Francis X. Diebold, Paul F. and Warren S. Miller Professor of Economics

2) Recent Advances in the Econometric Analysis of Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Models taught by Frank Schorfheide, Professor of Economics

3) Nonlinear Models of Financial Crises and Macroprudential Regulation taught by Enrique G. Mendoza, Presidential Professor of Economics

Half-day Workshop on Public Debt Sustainability

Tools for evaluating the sustainability of government debt using fiscal reaction functions, simulations of a two-country dynamic general equilibrium model, and a model of default on domestic public debt, taught by Enrique G. Mendoza, Presidential Professor of Economics

Plenary Lectures

Distinguished Guest Speaker:  Thomas J. Sargent 
Professor of Economics, New York University
A History of U.S. Debt Limits

Distinguished Guest Speaker: Guillermo A. Calvo
Professor of Economics, International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
From Chronic Inflation to Chronic Deflation: Liquidity Mischief

Penn Faculty Lecture: Harold L. Cole
Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania
Sovereign Debt Crises: Some Data and Some Theory