Conferences & Workshops

Inequality and Macroeconomics

12/12/2014 to 13/12/2014
Stockholm

Individual households differ along multiple dimensions, e.g., wealth, indebtness, income, education or benefits.Firms also vary in terms of size, productivity or access to credit. Accounting for agents heterogenity can have important implications when studying the impact of economic shocks and effectivness of economic policy. This conference aims to to include both theoretical and empirical contibutions discussing these issues.

F. Guvenen (U. Minnesota), W. den Haan (LSE), A. McKay (Boston U.), A. Sahin (Fed NY), T. Smith (Yale U.) have confirmed their participation.

 

Macroeconomic Stabilization and Economic Recovery after the Financial Crisis

08/05/2014 to 09/05/2014
University of Cambridge

In the aftermath of the recent financial crisis a number of policy issues have been brought to the centre stage of both policy debates and academic research. This conference aims to bring together some of the recent papers on economics recovery following boom-burst episodes, debt consolidation and sustainability and crisis, fiscal and monetary policy in a liquidity trap, the effects of newly designed policy institutions and institutional reform in the European Union. For more details see the call available below.

Partecipation has been confirmed by: Mark Aguiar (Princeton U.), Emmanuel Farhi (Harvard U. and CEPR), Ricardo Reis (Columbia U. and CEPR) and Jaume Ventura (CREI and CEPR).

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Judgement and Combination in Forecasting and Policy Models

19/04/2014 to 20/04/2014
Bank of England

Judgement and expert knowledge is widely thought to be important in the successful practice of forecasting. For policymakers, forecasts also embody judgements about the state of the economy, the transmission of shocks and optimal policy responses which necessitate the use of structural models. DSGE models estimated by Bayesian methods have become popular, partly because the models have become popular, partly because the models have well defined structural interpretations and because the Bayesian framework allows judgements about model properties to be embodied in priors. There is, however, uncertainty about both model parameters and the correct model. 

This conference aimed to bring together policymakers and academics interested in these issues.

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Inflation Developments after the Great Recession

06/12/2013 to 07/12/2013
Eltville (Frankfurt)

Inflation is at the moment under control in most of the developed world, in some areas there are deflation risks and in others active policies are in place to exit from deflation. However, rising fiscal deficits and public debt and unconventional monetary policy may have inflationary effects in the medium run, though the transmission mechanisms are still unclear and the uncertain enviroment makes it difficult to project future effects and developments in inflation expectations. This conference will focus on empirical and theoretical contributions providing an assessment of various issues related to inflation developments, offering new perspectives on structural analysis, forecasting and economic policy design and assessment. 

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Global Spillovers and Economic Cycles

29/05/2013 to 30/05/2013
Banque de France

In an increasingly integrated global economy, assessing the propagation of shocks is becoming of major interest to the international economic cycles analysis. This conference focused on empirical and theoretical contributions providing an assessment of various spillover effects at a global level and new prospectives on structural analysis, forecasting and economic policy design and assessment. 

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Conference: Disaggregating the Business Cycle

07/10/2012 to 08/10/2012
Fondation de la Banque Centrale du Luxembourg

The global financial crisis has stimulated theoretical and empirical research on the sources and propagnation mechanismus underlying business cycles. In particular, it called into question standard methods based on macroeconomic aggregates.

The conference focused on empirical and theoretical contributions providing a more disaggregate perspective on business cycles and new perspectives on structural analysis, forecasting, as well as economic policy design and assassment.

Empirical applications on the euro area are particularly welcome.

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Conference: Money is Back

29/04/2012 to 30/04/2012
Bank of England

A popular assumption in monetary economics in the last ten year has been to abstract from the presence of money supply. The premise seems to be that movements in the money supply are not an important determinant of monetary policy. Much of the recent policy interventions have been about influencing the money supply.

The effect of these so-called "unconventional" measures can only be analysed with models where the money supply does play a role. Therefore, this conference was focused on discussing models where the role of money supply is addressed directly.

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Conference: Fiscal and Monetary Policy in the aftermath of the Financial Crisis

08/12/2011 to 09/12/2011
Banque de France, Paris

A number of issues pertaoning to fiscal and monetary policy have been brought to the center stage of both policy debates and academic research in the aftermath of the recent financial crisis. The conference aims to bring together some of the recent papers on the topics listed below. 

1) Debt consolidation, fiscal rules, debt sustainability, sovereign debt crises and default;

2) Fiscal and monetary policy in a liquidity trap, financial frictions;

3) Policy coordination and spillovers in an open economy or in a monetary union.

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Econometric Modelling of Macro-Financial Linkages

23/10/2011 to 24/10/2011
European University Institute

The global financial crisis has emphasized the close linkages between macroeconomic and financial conditions, stimulating theoretical and empirical research on how to formally include these linkages into economic and econometric models, and on how to use the resulting models for structural analysis, forecasting, and economic policy design and assessment exercises. The conference focused on the econometric aspects of the macro-financial linkages.

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Conference: Advances in Business Cycle Research - Directions since the Crises

13/12/2010 to 14/12/2010
National Bank of Belgium, Brussels
The Great Recession, which began in the US in December 2007, has thrown up a huge variety of new research threads, reopening old debates and challenging widely held preconceptions. Policy makers and academics have not been slow to respond to these challenges. Three years after the crisis began the aim of this conference is to perform an audit of what has been learnt and what needs to be studied. The conference offered a broad perspective covering both theory and econometric practice and created an event for policymakers to pose what they considered to be the as yet most important unanswered questions.