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CMSA Colloquium: Menu Costs and the Volatility of Inflation


March 11, 2020      4:30 pm
Speaker: Jose Scheinkman - Columbia University

We present a state-dependent equilibrium pricing model that generates inflation rate fluctuations from idiosyncratic shocks to the cost of price changes of individual firms.  A firm's nominal price increase lowers...
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**CANCELED** Schinzel-Zassenhaus, height gap and overconvergence


March 11, 2020      3:00 pm
Speaker: Vesselin Dimitrov - University of Toronto

We explain a new height gap result on holonomic power series with rational coefficients, and prove the Schinzel-Zassenhaus conjecture as its consequence: a monic irreducible non-cyclotomic integer polynomial of degree...
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