Macro Seminar

The Macro Seminar discusses recent research projects in the field of macroeconomics on a weekly basis. In addition to Ph.D. students and professors from the University of Mannheim, scholars from other universitites and institutions present their work.
The seminar takes place every Thursday from 12:15 am to 1:15 pm virtually via Zoom during the lecture period. The exact dates, presenters and topics are shown below.

The presentation titles will be updated on a rolling basis.





 Sep 10, 2020Andrey Alexandrov“The Effect of Trends on Business Cycle Asymmetry”

Sep 17, 2020

Maximilian Jager„Implications of asymmetric information for bank funding costs and lending behavior“
 Sep 24, 2020Moritz Drechsel-Grau“Employment and Output Effects of Minimum Wages”

Oct 1, 2020

Johannes Gönsch“Actual and Perceived Labor Market Risk”
 Oct 8, 2020Johannes Wacks„Labor Market Polarization with Hand-to-Mouth Households“
 Oct 15, 2020Frederick Zadow“Clear(ed) decision: The effect of central clearing on firms‘ financing decision”
 Oct 22, 2020Alexander Matusche“Monetary Policy and Wealth Inequality - The Role of Entrepreneurs”
 Oct 29, 2020Timo ReineltPass-through in Retail Prices
 Nov 5, 2020Veronika Selezneva (CERGE-EI)

Does Index Arbitrage Distort the Market Reaction to Shocks?

 Nov 12, 2020

Minchul Yum

Aggregate and Intergenerational Implications of School Closures: A Quantitative Assessment
 Nov 19, 2020Daniel RungeHousehold Level Inflation and Monetary Policy Shocks
 Nov 26, 2020Vincent Sterk (University College London)Stock Market Participation, Inequality, and MonetaryPolicy
 Dec 3, 2020

Suzanne Bellue


Lukas Mahler

Learning about the Benefits of Moving: The Effects of Neighborhood on Mobility Decisions

Inequality in Health and Wealth over the Lifecycle in Germany

 Dec 10, 2020

Tommaso Gasparini


Oliver Pfäuti

Capital Requirements, Bank Competition and Stability

Inflation – who cares? Optimal monetary policy in times of low attention