RISE Inflation Conference and Keynote Lecture


Rice University, Houston, TX


The Rice Initiative for the Study of Economics (RISE) is pleased to sponsor the Rice Inflation Conference and Keynote Lecture, hosted by the Department of Economics at Rice University.

Registration for the conference: https://events.rice.edu/#!view/event/event_id/316210

Registration for the Keynote Lecture: https://events.rice.edu/#!view/event/event_id/316209

To attend Keynote Lecture virtually: https://riceuniversity.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0WWE-lX8TaO_LgZ_gvPYcw



Conference Program

Friday, October 28, 2022

in Kraft Hall 110 unless otherwise noted

12:00-1:00 pm     Informal Lunch outside Kraft 110

1:00-1:15 pm     Welcome/Opening Remarks by Dean of Social Sciences, Rachel Kimbro

1:15-2:15 pm     “A Monetary/Fiscal Theory of Sudden Inflations” by Marco Bassetto (FRB Minneapolis) and David Miller

2:15-3:15 pm     “Unemployment, Inflation, and the Distribution of Liquidity” by Zach Bethune (Rice) and Guillaume Rocheteau

3:15-3:45 pm     Coffee Break

3:45-4:45 pm     “(Un)Conventional Monetary and Fiscal Policy” by Cynthia Wu (Notre Dame), Eric Sims, and Ji Zhang

5:00-5:45 pm Reception in Kraft hall 418 (Lounge)

6:00-7:00 pm     RISE Keynote Lecture “Conquests of American Inflation: North and South”
              Tom Sargent (New York University)
               Hudspeth Auditorium, Glasscock School of Continuing Studies

7:30 Dinner (by invitation) at Hugo’s (1600 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77006)


Saturday, October 29, 2022

in Kraft Hall 110 unless otherwise noted

9:00-10:00 am     “Firm Heterogeneity, Capital Misallocation, and Optimal Monetary Policy” by Galo Nuno (Bank of Spain), Beatriz Gonzalez, Dominik Thaler, and Silvia Albrizio

10:00-11:00 am     “Q-Monetary Transmission” by Ricardo Lagos (New York University) and Priit Jeenas

11:00-11:15 Coffee Break

11:15-12:15 am     “The Effect of Macroeconomic Uncertainty on Firm Decisions” by Olivier Coibion (UT Austin), Yuiry Gorodnichenko, and Saten Kumar

12:15-1:15 am     “Reallocating Liquidity to Reslve a Crisis: Evidence from the Panic of 1873” by Kinda Hachem (UVa Darden) , Haelim Anderson, and Simpson Zhang


Organizers: Zach Bethune & Flavio Cunha