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Sargent-Sims Colloquium: Alternative Perspectives on Macro Econometric Policy Evaluation

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This special one day colloquium focused on the distinct perspectives of Thomas Sargent (NYU) and Chris Sims (Princeton) in macro-econometrics and macro dynamics. The programme consisted of presentations by: Thomas Sargent (NYU), Chris Sims (Princeton), Eric Leeper (Indiana) and Tim Cogley (U.C. Davis). 

The Programme Committee members are the following members of the Financial Markets Group: 

  • Christian Juillard (Economics Department)
  • Oliver Linton (Economics Department)
  • Bob Nobay (Financial Markets Group)
  • Andrew Patton (Accounting and Finance Department)

This event was organised with the support of the Bank of England, the Economics and Finance Departments at LSE and the Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD) at LSE

Papers

  • Inflation Gap Persistence , Tim Cogley (University California, Davis) joint with Thomas Sargent (New York University)
  • Fragile Beliefs and the Market Price of Model Uncertainty , Thomas Sargent (New York University) joint with Lars Hansen (University of Chicago)
  • What Has Financed Government Debt?, Eric Leeper (Indiana University) joint with Hess Chung (Indiana University)
  • Rational Inattention: A Research Agenda, Chris Sims(Princeton University)*

*The paper that will be presented on the day of the colloquium will be slightly different from the one available here.

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