Montreal Workshop on Markets with Frictions

Friday 5 May 2017
From 8:30AM to 5PM

*Please note the event will be held in English.

The focus of the workshop is new research, both theoretical and applied, focusing on markets where frictions, broadly defined, are present, such as e.g. labor market or product markets to name a few.

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When: Friday May 5, 2017, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm - Registration and breakfast: 8:30 am

Where: Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en analyse des organisations

1130, Sherbrooke West, 14th Floor
Montréal (Québec) H3A 2M8
514 985-4000
514 985-4039

Speakers' Presentations:

"Barriers to Entry and Regional Economic Growth in China"
Gueorgui Kambourov, University of Toronto (joint with Loren Brandt and Kjetil Storesletten)

"Trade, Skills and Unemployment: A Quantitative Analysis"
Maximiliano Dvorkin, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

"Screening and Adverse Selection in a Frictional Market"
Ben Lester, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia (joint with Ali Shourideh, Venky Venkateswaran, and Ariel Zetlin-Jones)

"Job Search Behavior Among the Employed and Non-Employed"
Giorgio Topa, Federal Reserve Bank of New York (joint with Jason Faberman, Andreas Mueller, Aysegul Sahin)

"Dynamic Inefficiency in Decentralized Capital Markets"
Stanislav Rabinovich, Amherst College (joint with Andre Kurmann)

"Meetings and Mechanisms"
Ronald Wolthoff, University of Toronto (joint with Xiaoming Cai and Pieter Gautier)




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