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



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

   Debt Crises and Risk-Sharing: The Role of Markets versus Sovereigns (Scandinavian Journal of Economics)

   Misallocation, Property Rights, and Access to Finance: Evidence from Within and Across Africa (NBER volume)  



   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.






     The Marginal Value of Cash, Cash Flow Sensitivities, and Bank-Finance Shocks in Nonlisted Firms (version October 2011). With Charlotte Ostergaard and Amir Sasson.




   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 2014


    ECON 8346 Dynamic Macro II: Fall 2014

     Past TEACHING:

     ECON 7344 Macroeconomics II:    Spring 2007  Spring 2008 Spring 2009 Spring 2010 Spring 2011 Spring 2012  Spring 2013

     ECON 8344 Macroeconomics III: Fall 2005 Fall 2007 Spring 2013

    ECON 8346 Dynamic Macro: Spring 2005 Spring 2007 Fall 2009 Fall 2011  Fall 2013


    ECON 7395 Intranational Macroeconomis: Syllabus 2010 Spring 2012