07.05.2024: Paul Fontanier – Sovereign bond purchases and rollover crises

Presenter: Paul Fontanier Affiliation: Yale University, School of Management. Paper: Sovereign Bond Purchases and Rollover Crises. Date: May 7, 2024. Time: 13:00 GMT (15:00 Israel Time) Abstract: This paper proposes a theory of large-scale government bond purchases by central banks in an environment with endogenous information acquisition. Information acquisition by private investors lowers risk premia … Read more

02.04.2024: Cristina Manea – Monetary tightening, inflation drivers and financial stress

Presenter: Cristina Manea. Affiliation: Bank for International Settlements, Monetary and Economic Department. Paper: Monetary Tightening, Inflation Drivers and Financial Stress. Date: April 02, 2024. Time: 13:00 GMT (15:00 Israel Time) Abstract: The paper explores the state–dependent effects of a monetary tightening on financial stress, focusing on a novel dimension: the nature of supply versus demand … Read more

05.03.2024: Jules van Binsbergen – (Almost) 200 years of news-based economic sentiment

Presenter: Jules van Binsbergen Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School. Paper: (Almost) 200 Years of News-Based Economic Sentiment. Date: March 05, 2024. Time: 13:00 GMT (15:00 Israel Time) Abstract: Using text from 200 million pages of 13,000 US local newspapers and machine learning methods, we construct a 170-year-long measure of economic sentiment at the country … Read more

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