Papers - 61st Economic Policy Panel Meeting

Friday 17 April


08:50 – 10:00 A Surplus of Ambition: Can Europe Rely on Large Primary Surpluses to  Solve its Debt Problem?

*Ugo Panizza (The Graduate Institute, Geneva) joint with Barry Eichengreen (University of California, Berkeley)

10:00 – 11:10 Monnet's Error? 

*Luigi Guiso (Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance) joint with Paola Sapienza (Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University) and Luigi Zingales (University of Chicago Booth School of Business)

11:30 – 12:40 Are bank capital ratios pro-cyclical? New evidence and perspectives

*Leonardo Gambacorta (Bank for International Settlements) joint with Michael Brei (Université Paris Ouest)

14:00 - 15:10 The Turnaround of Swedish Industry: Reforms, Firm Diversity and Job and Productivity Dynamics

Fredrik Heyman, Pehr-Johan Norbäck and Lars Persson (all Research Institute for Industrial Economics, Stockholm)

15:10 – 16:20 Immigration, Public Opinion and the Recession in Europe

*Timothy J Hatton (University of Essex and Australian National University)

 16:40 - 17:50 The Rise and Fall of European Current Account Deficits

*Jay C. Shambaugh (George Washington University) joint with Joong Shik Kang (IMF)


Saturday 18 April


09:05 – 10:15 The Great Mortgaging: Housing Finance, Crises, and Business Cycles

*Moritz Schularick (University of Bonn) joint with Oscar Jorda (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco) and Alan M. Taylor (University of California, Davis)

10:35 – 11:45 Bank bias in Europe: Effects on systemic risk and growth

*Sam Langfield (European Central Bank) joint with Marco Pagano (University of Naples Federico II)