Search and Matching in Macro and Finance Virtual Seminar Series

Spring 2023

<strong>Saki Bigio (UCLA)</strong><br>March 13, 2023<br>12:00 pm EST
Saki Bigio (UCLA)
March 13, 2023
12:00 pm EST

A theory of payment-chain crisis

<strong>Andres Drenik (UT Austin)</strong><br>April 10, 2023<br>12:00 pm EST
Andres Drenik (UT Austin)
April 10, 2023
12:00 pm EST

A Theory of Non-Coasean Labor Markets” with Andres Blanco, Christian Moser and Emilio Zaratiegui

<strong>Selman Erol (Carnegie Mellon</strong>)<br>May 8, 2023<br>12:00 pm EST
Selman Erol (Carnegie Mellon)
May 8, 2023
12:00 pm EST

Regulating Clearing in Networks” with Pablo D’Erasmo and Guillermo OrdoƱez

<strong>Or Shachar (NY Fed)</strong><br>June 12, 2023<br>12:00 pm EST
Or Shachar (NY Fed)
June 12, 2023
12:00 pm EST

Measuring Corporate Bond Market Dislocation” with Nina Boyarchenko, Richard K. Crump, and Anna Kovner


The purpose of our series is to facilitate the exchange of ideas in macroeconomics and finance with an emphasis on:

  • search and matching,
  • networks,
  • intermediation,
  • market structure and design,
  • information frictions, and
  • other issues surrounding decentralized markets.


  • Zach Bethune (Rice)
  • Briana Chang (Wisconsin)
  • Lucas Herrenbrueck (Simon Fraser)
  • Ioannis Kospentaris (VCU)
  • Batchimeg Sambalaibat (Princeton)
  • Liyan Shi (CMU)
  • Bruno Sultanum (Richmond Fed)
  • Semih Uslu (Johns Hopkins)
  • Shengxing Zhang (LSE)

Senior Advisory Board

  • Darrell Duffie (Stanford)
  • Burton Hollifield (Carnegie Mellon)
  • Ricardo Lagos (NYU)
  • Ben Lester (Philly Fed)
  • Guido Menzio (NYU)
  • Pierre-Olivier Weill (UCLA)
  • Randall Wright (Wisconsin)


Prices change with varying frequency in all markets, and, unless a market is completely centralized, no one will know all the prices which various sellers (or buyers) quote at any given time. A buyer (or seller) who wishes to ascertain the most favorable price must canvass various sellers (or buyers) – a phenomenon I shall term “search.” — George Stigler, 1961

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