SaMMF Workshop on Inflation

Friday, August 26, 2022

In much of the developed world, inflation is racing upwards at a pace not seen in a generation. But why is this happening? And what does it mean for the rest of the economy? The Search and Matching in Macroeconomics and Finance (SaMMF) group was pleased to host a workshop on current research that aims to answer these questions.


10:30 am — 11:30 am EST: “The Rise, Fall and Stabilization of U.S. Inflation: Shifting Regimes and Evolving Reputation” by Bob King and Yang Lu

11:30 am — 11:45 am EST: Break

11:45 am — 12:45 pm EST: “The Subjective Inflation Expectations of Households and Firms: Measurement, Determinants, and Implications” by Michael Weber, Frances D’Acunto, Yuriy Gorodnichenko, and Olivier Coibion

12:45 pm — 1:00 pm EST: Coffee Break

1:00 pm -2:00 pm EST: “A Fiscal Theory of Trend Inflation” by Francesco Bianchi, Renato Faccini, and Leonardo Melosi

2:00 pm -3:00 pm EST: “Unemployment and the Distribution of Liquidity” by Zach Bethune and Guillaume Rocheteau