Aleksander Berentsen

Professor für Wirtschaftstheorie




First African Search and Matching Workshop

The Bernoulli Center for Economics (University of Basel), the Search and Matching Research Group and the INREDD group (Université Cadi Ayyad Marrakech) invite submissions for the First African Search and Matching Workshop. The three-day workshop will take place at the Université Cadi Ayyad, Marrakech - Morocco, on May 21st – 23rd 2014.

Topics are welcome from all areas of economics, as long as the focus is on search and matching models. However, preference is given to researchers in the fields of macroeconomics, monetary economics and labor economics.

The deadline for full-paper submissions is February 23rd 2014. Interested authors should submit their papers in electronic form (PDF) to Fabian Schär (fabi.schaer@unibas.ch). Authors of submitted papers will be contacted shortly thereafter.

Short Bio (full CV):

Aleksander Berentsen is Professor of Economic Theory at the University of Basel. His research interests include monetary economics, macroeconomics, and financial economics. He studied at the Universities of Basel and Bern, and at the London School of Economics, and held visiting positions at the University of California in Berkeley, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Zurich, the Free University of Berlin and the Université Paris Dauphine. He is currently research fellow at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and external consultant of the Swiss National Bank. He has published academic articles in the American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Theory, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Money Credit and Banking, Journal of Monetary Economics, International Economic Review, and European Economic Review. In his free time, he plays tennis, renovates Riads in Marrakesh, and writes articles for newspapers.

Current Teaching:

FS14:

  • BA: 28807-01 Money, Banking and Payment Systems (Weblink / VVZ)
  • MSc: 10645-01 Monetary Theory (Weblink / VVZ)

HS13:

  • BA: 23347-01 Einführung in die Spieltheorie und Experimental Eco (Weblink / VVZ)
  • MSc: 31905-01 Seminar: Monetary Economics and Financial Markets (Weblink / VVZ)
  • Ph.D. Course: Monetary Economics UZH (Weblink / VVZ UZH)

 

Publications:

Floor Systems for Implementing Monetary Policy: Some Unpleasant Fiscal Arithmetic, forthcoming. Review of Economic Dynamics. 
With Alessandro Marchesiani, University of Minho, Portugal and Christopher Waller, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and University of Notre Dame, USA.

Optimal Stabilization Policy with Search Externalities, forthcoming.
Macroeconomic Dynamics.
With Christopher Waller, Federal Reserve Bank of St.Louis and University of Notre Dame, USA.

Degreasing the Wheels of Finance, forthcoming. 
International Economic Review.
With Samuel Huber, University of Basel and Alessandro Marchesiani, University of Minho.

Optimal Disclosure Policy and Undue Diligence, 2014.
Journal of Economic Theory, 149, 128-152.
With David Andolfatto, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Simon Fraser University and Christopher Waller, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and University of Notre Dame, USA.

Liquidity, Innovation and Growth, 2012.
Journal of Monetary Economics, 59, 721-737.
With Mariana Rojas Breu, Université Paris Dauphine, France, and Shouyong Shi, University of Toronto, Canada.

Price Level Targeting and Stabilization Policy, 2011.
Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 43(7), 559-580. 
With Christopher Waller, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and University of Notre Dame, USA.

Outside Versus Inside Bonds: A Modigliani-Miller Type Result for Liquidity Constrained Households, 2011.
Journal of Economic Theory, 146, 1852–1887.
With Christopher Waller, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and University of Notre Dame, USA.

Inflation and Unemployment in the Long Run, 2011. 
American Economic Review, 101(1), 371-98.
With Guido Menzio, University of Pennsylvania, USA and Randall Wright, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
additional material

Central Bank Design with Heterogeneous Agents, 2009. 
European Economic Review, 53(2), 139-152.
With Carlo Strub, University Of Basel.

Monetary Policy in a Channel System, 2008. 
Journal of Monetary Economics, 55(6), 1067-1080.
With Cyril Monnet, University of Bern, Switzerland.

Learning, Public Good Provision and the Information Trap, 2008.
Journal of Public Economics, 92, 998-1010.
With Simon Loertscher, University of Melbourne, USA and Esther Bruegger, NERA Economic Consulting, USA.

On Cheating, Doping and Whistleblowing, 2008.
European Journal of Political Economy, 24(2), 415-436.
With Simon Loertscher, University of Melbourne, USA and Esther Bruegger, NERA Economic Consulting, USA.

Friedman Meets Hosios: Efficiency in Search Models of Money, 2007.
The Economic Journal 117 (516), 174-195.
With Guillaume Rocheteau, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, USA, and Shouyong Shi, University of Toronto, Canada.

Money, Credit and Banking, 2007.
Journal of Economic Theory, 135(1), 171-195.
With Gabriele Camera, Purdue University, USA, and Christopher Waller, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and University of Notre Dame, USA.

Friedman Meets Hosios: Efficiency in Search Models of Money, 2007.
Economic Journal, 117(516), 174-195.
With Guillaume Rocheteau, University of California at Irvine, USA, and Shouyong Shi, University of Toronto, Canada.

On the Private Provision of Fiat Currency, 2006.
European Economic Review, 50(7), 1683-1698.

The Distribution of Money Holdings and the Non-Neutrality of Money, 2005.
International Economic Review, 46(2), 465-487. 
With Gabriele Camera, University of Iowa, USA, and Christopher Waller, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and University of Notre Dame and Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, USA.

Money and Information, 2004.
Review of Economic Studies, 71, 915-944. 
With Guillaume Rocheteau, University of California at Irvine, USA.

The Distribution of Money and Prices in an Equilibrium with Lotteries, 2004. 
Economic Theory, 24(4), 887-906. 
With Gabriele Camera, Perdue University, USA, and Christopher Waller, 
University of Notre Dame and Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, USA. 
Reprinted in “Recent developments in money and finance,” G. Camera ed., 
Springer.

Fraudulent Accounting and Other Doping Games, 2004.
Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 160(3), 402-415.
With Yvan Lengwiler, University of Basel.

Money and the Gains from Trade, 2003.
International Economic Review, 44(1), 263-297. 
With Guillaume Rocheteau, Federal University of California at Irvine, USA.

On the Friedman Rule in Search Models of Money, 2003. 
B.E. Journals in Macroeconomics (Contributions to Macroeconomics), Vol. 3, Issue 1.
With Guillaume Rocheteau, University of California at Irvine, USA.

The Economics of Doping, 2002.
European Journal of Political Economy, 18(1), 109-127.

On the Distribution of Money Holdings in a Random-Matching Model, 2002. 
International Economic Review, 43(3), 945-954.

On the Efficiency of Monetary Exchange. How Divisibility of Money Matters, 2002.  Journal of Monetary Economics, 49(8), 1621-1649. 
With Guillaume Rocheteau, University of California at Irvine, USA.

Indivisibilities, Lotteries, and Monetary Exchange, 2002.
Journal of Economic Theory, 107, 70-94.
With Miguel Molico, University of Western Ontario, Canada, and Randall Wright, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.

Money in Bilateral Trade, 2002.
Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics, 138(4), 489-506. 
With Guillaume Rocheteau, University of California at Irvine, USA.

Monnaie et Terms de l’échange dans les Modèles de Prospection, 2001. 
Revue d’Economie Politique 111 (3), 377-99. 
With Guillaume Rocheteau, University of California at Irvine, USA.

Money Inventories in Search Equilibrium, 2000.
Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, 32(2), 168-178.

Monetary Policy Implications of Digital Money: Reply to Malte Krueger, 1999. 
Kyklos (International Review of Social Science), 52(2), 263-264.

Monetary Policy Implications of Digital Money, 1998.
Kyklos (International Review of Social Sciences), 51(1), 89-117.

 

Working Papers:

A tale of fire sales and liquidity hoarding, 2014.
With Benjamin Müller, Swiss National Bank and University of Basel.

Monetary Policy with Asset-Backed Money, 2014.
With David Andolfatto, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Simon Fraser University and Christoph Waller, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and University of Notre Dame, USA.

Limelight on Dark Markets: An Experimental Study of Liquidity and Information, 2013.
With Michael McBride, University of California at Irvine, USA and Guillaume Rocheteau, University of California at Irvine, USA.

Financial Innovations, the Velocity of Money, and the Welfare Cost of Inflation, 2013.
With Samual Huber, University of Basel, Switzerland, and Alessandro Marchesiani, University of Minho.

Free-riding on Liquidity, 2012
With Samual Huber, University of Basel, Switzerland, and Alessandro Marchesiani, University of Minho.

Why is there a positive spread? 2012.
With Alessandro Marchesiani, University of Minho and Christopher Waller, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and University of Notre Dame, USA.

The Evolution of Cheating in Asymmetric Contests, 2007. With Simon Loertscher, Columbia University, USA and Esther Bruegger, University of Berne, Switzerland.

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