Macroeconomic Policy and Safe Assets

Sponsered By Columbia University's Program for Economic Research and the Program in Economic Policy Management

1512 International Affairs Building, Columbia University

Friday, February 20, 2015

Organized by Ricardo Reis and Jon Steinsson 

 
Full Schedule

9:00

Arrival and breakfast

9:30

Robert Barro and Andrew Mollerus, "Safe Assets"
Presenter: Robert Barro (Harvard University)
Discussant: Andrew Abel (University of Pennsylvania)

10:30

Break

10:45

Nicola Gennaioli, Alberto Martin and Stefano Rossi “Banks, Government Bonds, and Default: What do the Data Say?” 
Presenter: Stefano Rossi (Purdue University)
Discussant: Philipp Schnabl (New York University)

11:45

Break

12:00

Ricardo Caballero and Emmanuel Farhi “The Safety Trap”
Presenter: Ricardo Caballero (MIT)
Discussant: Yuliy Sannikov (Princeton University)

13:00

Lunch

14:30

Presenter: Saroj Bhattarai (UT Austin) and Gautti Eggertsson (Brown University)
Discussant: Guillermo Calvo (Columbia University)

15:30

Break

15:45

Zhiguo He, Arvind Krishnamurthy, and Konstantin Milbradt  “A Model of the Reserve Asset”
Presenter: Arvind Krishnamurthy (Stanford University)
Discussant: Eduardo Davila (New York University)

16:45

Break

17:00

Robin Greenwood, Samuel Hanson, Joshua Rudolph, and Lawrence Summers “Treasury Debt Management in the QE Era"
Presenter: Robin Greenwood (Harvard University)
Discussant: Michael Woodford (Columbia University)
 

18:00

Adjourn

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Directions to International Affairs Building

The International Affairs builiding is located at 420 West 118th Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive. There are entrances to the building on Amsterdam Avenue on 117th Stree and on Morningside Drive. Be aware that the building's fourth floor is at street level. View full campus map online.

1512 IAB is located to the left after exiting the elevators.

 

Directions

 
Subway
 
Take the #1 train to 116th Street (Columbia University) stop.  Walk across campus towards Amsterdam Avenue and turn left on Amsterdam Avenue. The International Affairs Building will be located on the right at 117th St. and Amsterdam Avenue. 
 

Bus

Four bus lines (M4, M11, M5 and M104) serve the Columbia/Morningside Heights area. View city bus map.

Car

From South

Exit the Henry Hudson Parkway at 96th Street and proceed east, crossing Broadway, and turn left (north) at the next light, Amsterdam Avenue. Proceed north on Amsterdam for 20 blocks to campus. In addition to street parking on Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue (metered), on Morningside Drive and on side streets, there is a garage on 114th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue (close to Amsterdam) on the south side of the street.

From North

Exit the Henry Hudson Parkway at 125th Street and proceed east, crossing Broadway, and turn right (south) at the next light, Amsterdam Avenue. Proceed south on Amsterdam for nine blocks to campus. See above for parking recommendations.