EABCN conference - Barcelona, 27-28 April 2018



Conference on

"Measuring the Effects of Unconventional Monetary Policy in the Data: What Have We Learned?"

Barcelona, April 27-28, 2018
Hosted by Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona
A Euro Area Business Cycle Network (EABCN) Conference


Matteo Ciccarelli (European Central Bank)
Refet S. Gürkaynak (Bilkent University and CEPR)
Barbara Rossi (ICREA-Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona GSE, CREI and CEPR)
Oreste Tristani (European Central Bank)

The conference will cover a broad range of themes related to the estimation of effects of unconventional monetary policies in the data. A special emphasis is on methodological, econometric, and especially empirical aspects of the estimation of the effects of unconventional monetary policies, in particular of large scale asset purchases (LSAP) and forward guidance, and their comparison with conventional monetary policy tools. Topics of the conference include but are not limited to:

  • Measuring the effects of unconventional monetary policy on asset prices and the macroeconomy

  • Identifying the channels of transmission of unconventional monetary policy

  • Measuring the international spillovers and exchange rate effects of QE

  • The extent to which empirical results match what theory prescribes

  • The power of communication in unconventional (and conventional) times

  • Empirics of the policy mix in unconventional times

  • Empirical predictions for consequences of exiting from unconventional policies