The Economics Research Seminar provides a platform for external speakers to present their ongoing research. It provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and for discussions between faculty members and external researchers.

Economics Research Seminar

The Distributional Costs of Net-Zero: A Heterogeneous Agent Perspective

Host: Thomas Steger

Abstract:
This paper investigates the distributional impacts of implementing the net-zero emissions target in the U.S. for the 2050 horizon. We model a heterogeneous household economy and show that 2050 net-zero policy is welfare enhancing in the long run, but induces…

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Economics Research Seminar

What is common in animal intelligence, robotics, Go and optimal harvesting of trees?

Olli Tahvonen (Universität Helsinki)

Host: Martin Quaas

Time: Mittwoch, 17:00 Uhr

Venue: SR 4, Institutsgebäude, Grimmaische Str. 12, 04109 Leipzig

Organisation: Economics Department

All interested persons are cordially invited.

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Economics Research Seminar

The Macroeconomic Effects of Global Supply Chain Disruptions

Peter Tillmann (Universität Gießen)

Host: Gregor von Schweinitz

Abstract: Highly interconnected global supply chains make countries vulnerable to supply chain disruptions. This paper estimates the macroeconomic effects of global supply chain shocks for the euro area. Our empirical model…

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Economics Research Seminar

Monopsony Makes Firms not only Small but also Unproductive: Why East Germany has not Converged

Rüdiger Bachmann (Notre Dame University, USA)

Host: Gregor von Schweinitz

Abstract: When employers face a trade-off between growing large and paying low wages—that is, when they have monopsony power—some productive employers will decide to acquire fewer customers, forgo sales, and remain…

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Economics Research Seminar

The Dark Shadow of Benefit Reforms in a Monetary Union

Christian Merkl (FAU Nürnberg)

Host: Thomas Steger

Abstract: Lower unemployment benefits increase firms’ incentives to post vacancies due to lower wages, but reduce workers’ insurance against unemployment. Under incomplete insurance, this stimulates precautionary savings and reduces the…

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Economics Research Seminar

The Expectations Channel of Climate Change: Implications for Monetary Policy

Gernot Müller (Uni Tübingen)

Host: Thomas Steger

Abstract: We measure expectations about the short-run economic impact of climate change in a representative survey of US consumers. Respondents expect not much of an impact on GDP growth, but perceive a high probability of costly, rare…

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