We are grateful to the following organizations for their generous financial support:
SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA
RESEARCH DEPARTMENT OF THE BANK OF CANADA
THE JOHN DEUTSCH INSTITUTE FOR POLICY RESEARCH
Makoto Nakajima and Jose-Victor Rios-Rull* (Pennsylvania) "Default and Aggregate Fluctuations in Storage Economies"
Discussant: Hiroyuki Kasahara (Queen's)
Igor Livshits* (Western), James MacGee (Western) and Michele Tertilt (Minnesota) "Consumer Bankruptcy: A Fresh Start"
Discussant: Michelle Alexopoulos (Toronto)
Chair: Martin Gervais (Western)
Gustavo Ventura* (Penn State), Mark Huggett (Georgetown) and Amir Yaron (Wharton) "Human Capital and Earnings Distribution Dynamics"
Discussant: Ahmet Akyol (York)
Yoram Halevy and James Nason* (UBC) "Shiftwork and the Business Cycle"
Discussant: James MacGee (UWO)
John Kennes (Auckland), Ian King* (Auckland) and Benoit Julien (Miami) "Residual Wage Disparity in Directed Search Equilibrium"
Discussant: Stephane Pallage (UQAM)
Miquel Faig* (Toronto)
and Belen Jerez "A
Theory of Commerce: Competitive Search and Private Information"
Discussant: Alok Kumar (Queen's)
Participation, Private Money, and Credit in a Spatial Model of Money."
Discussant: Shouyong Shi (Toronto)
Giancarlo Corsetti, Luca Dedola and Sylvain
Leduc* (Philadelphia Fed) "Consumption
and Real Exchange Rates with Goods and Asset Market Segmentation"
Discussant: Michael Devereux (UBC)