EABCN-INET-Cambridge Conference Programme

Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge

Programme (pdf)
(Presenters indicated in bold)

Thursday 3 September

08.00 – Registration and coffee

08:45-09:00 – Welcome and Opening Remarks

​09:00-10:00
Macroeconomics of Persistent Slumps”, Robert E. Hall (Stanford University and NBER)
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Discussant: Wouter den Haan (LSE and CEPR)
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10:00-11:00
Aging and Declining Trends in the Real Interest Rate and Inflation: Japanese Experience", Shigeru Fujita (Federal Reserve of Philadelphia), Ippei Fujiwara (Keio University)
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Discussant: Renato Faccini (Queen Mary University)
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11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

​11:30-12:30
Jump-Starting the Euro-Area Recovery: Would a Rise in Core Fiscal Spending Help the Periphery?” Christopher Erceg (Federal Reserve Board), Oliver Blanchard (IMF), Jesper Lindé (Sveriges Riksbank and CEPR)
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Discussant: Josef Hollmayr (Deutsche Bundesbank)
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12:30-14:00 Lunch break

14:00-15:00
“A Contagious Malady? Open Economy Dimensions of Secular Stagnation” Gauti Eggersston (Brown University and NBER), Neil R. Mehrotra (Brown University and NBER), Sanjay R. Singh (Brown University and NBER), Lawrence H. Summers (Harvard University and NBER)
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Discussant: Gregory Thwaites (Bank of England)
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​15:00-16:00
The Dark Corners of the Labour Market”, Vincent Sterk (UCL) 
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Discussant: Pontus Rendahl (University of Cambridge and CEPR)
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16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-17:30
Endogenous R&D and Technology Adoption as Sources of Business Cycle PersistenceDiego Comin (Dartmouth College and CEPR) and Mark Gertler (NYU and NBER)
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Discussant: Howard Kung (London Business School)
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19:30  Drinks: Gonville and Caius College (By invitation only)

20:00  Dinner: Gonville and Caius College (By invitation only)
                     Speech by David Miles (Bank of England)

Friday 4 September

08.15 - Registration

​08:45-09:45
Investment Hangover and the Great Recession”, Matthew Rognlie (MIT), Andrei Shleifer (Harvard University and NBER), Alp Simsek (MIT, NBER and CEPR)
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Discussant: Ricardo Reis (Columbia University, NBER and CEPR)
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09:45-10:45
Stagnation TrapsGianluca Benigno (LSE and CEPR) and Luca Fornaro (CREI and CEPR)
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Discussant: Andrea Ferrero (University of Oxford)
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10:45-11:15 Coffee Break

11:15-12:15
Escaping the Great Recession”, Francesco Bianchi (Cornell U., Duke U., NBER and CEPR) and Leonardo Melosi (Federal Reserve of Chicago)
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Discussant: Rigas Oikonomou (Université Catholique de Louvain)
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12:15-13:15
“Labour Reallocation and Productivity Dynamics: Financial Causes, Real Consequences”, Claudio Borio (BIS), Enisse Kharroubi (BIS), Christian Upper (BIS) and Fabrizio Zampolli (BIS)
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Discussant: Thjis van Rens (University of Warwick and CEPR)
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13:15-14:15 Lunch

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Organisers: Klaus Adam (University of Mannheim and CEPR); Giancarlo Corsetti (University of Cambridge and CEPR); Elisa Faraglia (University of Cambridge and CEPR), Gabriel Perez Quiros (Banco de Espana) and Ricardo Reis (Columbia University, NBER and CEPR).

Timing: 40 minutes for presenter, 10 minutes for discussants, 10 for general audience.


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