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.





 4 March 2021Mykola Ryzhenkov„Trade Credit and Monetary Policy”

11 March 2021

Tsung-Hsien Li„Consumer Bankruptcy: the Role of Financial Frictions“
 1"8 March 2021Johannes Gönsch„Perceived and Actual Labor Market Risk“

25 March 2021

Daniel Runge„Price Dispersion, Inflation and Monetary Policy Shocks”
 15 April 2021Johannes Wacks

„Labor Market Polarization with Hand-to-Mouth Households”

 22 April 2021

Maximilian Jager

(double session)

Karl Schulz

„Regulatory Heterogeneity and Credit Allocation”


„Redistribution of Return Inequality”

 29 April 2021Alexander Matusche

„The Short-Run Effects of a Public Investment Program”


 6 May 2021

Frederick Zadow„Clear(ed) Decision: The effect of central clearing on firms’ financing decision”
 13 May 2021HOLIDAYtbd
 20 May 2021

Jan Sun

„The Role of Intra-Household Insurance for Bankruptcy Regulation”
 27 May 2021Timo Reinelt„Tax thy neighbour: Corporate tax pass-through into downstream retail prices in a monetary union“

3 June 2021

 10 June 2021

Suzanne Bellue

(double session)

Tommaso Gasparini

„Learning about the Benefits of Moving: The Effects of Neighborhood on Residential Choices“


„Firm risk shocks and the banking sector“

 17 June 2021

Lukas Mahler

(double session)

Oliver Pfäuti

„Aggregate and Distributional Effects of Secondary School Track Choice“


„Inflation – who cares? Monetary Policy in Times of Low Attention“