Bent E. Sorensen
    Department of Economics
    University of Houston
    204 McElhinney Hall
    Houston, TX 77204
    Phone: (713) 743-3841
    Fax: (713) 743-3798

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    Curriculum Vitae


  How do politicians save? Buffer-stock management of unemployment insurance finance (Forthcoming Journal of Urban Economics). With Steven G. Craig, Wided Hemissi, and  Satadru Mukherjee


   Misallocation, Property Rights, and Access to Finance: Evidence from Within and Across Africa in African Successes: Modernization and Development, Volume 3, University of Chicago Press (2016) . With Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan.

      Deep Financial Integration and Volatility (Journal of the European Economic Association, December 2014). With Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan and Vadym Volosovych.   Appendix.

    Debt Crises and Risk-Sharing: The Role of Markets versus Sovereigns (Scandinavian Journal of Economics, January 2014). With Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan and Emiliano Luttini.

   Interaction Effects in Econometrics (Empirical Economics, August 2013). With Hatice Ozer-Balli.

    Subjective Well-Being: Keeping Up With the Perception of the Joneses. (Social Indicators Research, December 2012). With Cahit Guven.

    Leverage Across Firms, Banks, and Countries (Journal of International Economics, November 2012). With Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan and Sevcan Yesiltas.

   Risk Sharing Through Capital Gains (Canadian Journal of Economics, May 2012). With Faruk Balli and Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan.

   The Effect of Education on Equity Holdings (BE Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy---Contributions, March 2012). With Dmytro  Hryshko and Maria Luengo-Prado.

    Childhood Determinants of Risk Aversion: The Long Shadow of Compulsory Education (Quantitative Economics, February 2011). With Dmytro Hryshko and Maria Jose Luengo-Prado.


    Why Does Capital Flow to Rich States? (Review of Economics and Statistics, November 2010 ). With Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan, Ariell Reshef, and Oved Yosha.


    House Price and Risk Sharing (Journal of Monetary Economics, November 2010). With Dmytro Hryshko and Maria Luengo-Prado.





   Risk Sharing and Portfolio Allocation in EMU.  European Economy Economic Papers No. 334, European Commission (July 2008). With Yuliya Demyanyk and Charlotte Ostergaard.

     Current  TEACHING:


    ECON 7344 Macroeconomics II:     Spring 2016

   ECON 7331 Econometrics I:     Spring 2016  


  ECON 7393 Time Series Analysis:     Spring 2016  



     ECON 7344 Macroeconomics II:    Spring 2010 Spring 2011 Spring 2012  Spring 2013 Spring 2014 Spring 2015

     ECON 8344 Macroeconomics III: Spring 2013

    ECON 8346 Dynamic Macro:  Fall 2011  Fall 2013 Fall 2015


    ECON 8346 Dynamic Macro II: Spring 2014


    ECON 7395 Intranational Macroeconomics: Syllabus 2010 Spring 2012 Spring 2015