Bent E. Sorensen
    Department of Economics
    University of Houston
    Teaching Unit 2
    4104 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
    Houston, TX 77204
    Phone: (713) 743-3841

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Curriculum Vitae


How to Construct Nationally Representative Firm Level Data from the Orbis Global Database: New Facts and Aggregate Implications. (Forthcoming: American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics). With Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan, Carolina Villegas-Sanchez, Vadym Volosovych, and Sevcan Yesiltas

Inequality in Public School Spending across Space and Time. (Review of Economic Dynamics, Vol. 46, October 2022.) With Christopher Biolsi, Steven G. Craig, and Amrita Dhar.

Small Firms and Domestic Bank Dependence in Europe's Great Recession. (Journal of International Economics, Vol. 137, July 2022.) With Mathias Hoffmann and Egor Maslov.

Optimal allocations to heterogeneous agents with an application to stimulus checks. (Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Vol. 138, May 2022.) With Vegard M. Nygaard and Fan Wang.

Quantifying Productivity Gains from Foreign Investment. (Journal of International Economics, July 2021.) With Christian Fons-Rosen, Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan, Carolina Villegas-Sanchez, and Vadym Volosovych.

Selective Bargain Hunting. A Concise Test of Rational Consumer Search. (Economic Inquiry, July 2021.) With Chloe Lee, Wen Long, and Maria Luengo-Prado.

Cash flow sensitivities and bank-finance shocks in nonlisted firms (Int. J. of Banking, Accounting and Finance, January 2020.) With Charlotte Ostergaard and Amir Sasson.

Channels of Risk Sharing in the Eurozone: What Can Banking and Capital Market Union Achieve? (IMF Economic Review, September 2019.) With Mathias Hoffmann, Egor Maslov, and Iryna Stewen.

The Rise and Fall of Consumption in the '00s. A Tangled Tale. (Economica, July 2019.) 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. Appendices.



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


Econometrics I



ECON 7395 Macroeconometrics: Fall 2019 Spring 2022

ECON 7344 Macroeconomics II:  Spring 2022 (March-May) Spring 2023 (March-May)

ECON 7331 Econometrics I:  Spring 2017 Spring 2018

ECON 8331 Econometrics II:   Fall 2021 Fall 2022 Fall 2023

ECON 8344 Macroeconomics III: Fall 2020 Spring 2023

ECON 7330 Quantitative Economic Analysis (Statistics):  Fall 2022   Fall 2023

ECON 8346 Dynamic Macro: Fall 2013 Fall 2015

ECON 8346 Dynamic Macro II: Spring 2014

ECON 7395 Intranational Macroeconomics: Fall 2018 Fall 2020