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


 Cash flow sensitivities and bank-finance shocks in nonlisted firms (Int. J. of Banking, Accounting and Finance). With Charlotte Ostergaard and Amir Sasson.

   The Rise and Fall of Consumption in the '00s. A Tangled Tale (Economica). With Yuliya Demyanyk, Maria Jose Luengo-Prado, and Dmytro Hryshko.


   Moving to a Job: The Role of Home Equity, Debt, and Access to Credit (American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, April 2017). With Yuliya Demyanyk, Maria Jose Luengo-Prado, and Dmytro Hryshko.

   How do politicians save? Buffer-stock management of unemployment insurance finance (Journal of Urban Economics, May 2016). 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.





   How to construct nationally representative firm level data from the ORBIS global database, NBER WP21558 (September 2015). With Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan, Vadym Volosovych, Carolina Villegas-Sanchez, and Sevcan Yesiltas


   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 2019



    ECON 7344 Macroeconomics II:  Spring 2015   Spring 2016  Spring 2018

    ECON 7331 Econometrics I:     Spring 2016   Spring 2017 Spring 2018

    ECON 8331 Econometrics II:     Fall 2016   Fall 2017 Fall 2018

    ECON 8344 Macroeconomics III: Spring 2013 Fall 2016 Fall 2018

    ECON 8346 Dynamic Macro:  Fall 2011 Fall 2013 Fall 2015


    ECON 8346 Dynamic Macro II: Spring 2014


    ECON 7395 Intranational Macroeconomics: Spring 2012 Spring 2015 Fall 2018


   ECON 7393 Time Series Analysis:     Spring 2016   (Incomplete class)