Macroeconomics and (Social) Insurance

The Barcelona GSE Summer Forum Workshop on Macroeconomics and (Social) Insurance will run for 2 days and will take place online on June 7-8, 2021.

This is the second edition of the workshop, which aims to bring together research that analyzes several aspects of insurance against individual risk from a macroeconomic perspective. These aspects cover traditional institutions of formal insurance (like the pension system, unemployment and health insurance), and more broadly insurance through the general tax and transfer system, as well as individual self-insurance through savings or labor supply decisions, and also insurance provided within the family.

Keynote speakers

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Workshop program


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Previous editions

Speakers appear in the order in which they presented during the workshop.

2020 Edition

This edition took place in the framework of the Barcelona GSE Research Webinars.

  • Felicia Ionescu (Federal Reserve Board)
    “Lending Standards and Consumption Insurance over the Business Cycle” (with K. Dempsey)
  • Dmytro Hryshko (University of Alberta)
    “Income Dynamics and the Role of Assets and Taxes and Transfers in Consumption Insurance” (with I. Manovskii)
  • Ayse Imrohoroglu (Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California)
  • Gideon Bornstein (Princeton University)
    “The Impact of Social Insurance on Household Debt” (with S. Indarte)
  • Kurt See (Bank of Canada)
    “How Should Unemployment Insurance Vary over the Business Cycle?” (with S. Birinci)
  • Abdoulaye Ndiaye (New York University)
    “Redistribution with Performance Pay” (with P. Doligalski and N. Werquin)
  • Axelle Ferriere (Paris School of Economics)
    “Tax Progressivity, Credits, and Transfers in the United States” (with P. Grübener, G. Navarro, and O. Vardishvili)
  • Kjetil Storesletten (University of Oslo)
    “Dissecting Idiosyncratic Earnings Risk”
  • Pedro Teles (Banco de Portugal, Catolica-Lisbon SBE)
    “Should Robots Be Taxed?” (with J. Guerreiro and S. Rebelo)
  • Adam Blandin (Virginia Commonwealth University)
    “Hours and Wages” (with A. Bick and R. Rogerson)