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Birkbeck Centre for Applied Macroeconomics V: Annual Workshop

Venue: Birkbeck 30 Russell Square

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The BCAM Annual Workshop facilitates discussions between academics, researchers, students and economists from universities, banks and corporations across the globe.

Since the first Workshop in 2014, we have welcomed many world-renowned speakers who have discussed research modelling issues and presented working papers on a variety of cutting-edge topics in macroeconomics. 


2019 Programme:


9:00 – 9:30        Registration and Coffee (Room 102)


9:30 -10:10        Innovate  to   Lead   or   Innovate   to   Prevail:   When   do

                          Monopolistic Rents Induce Growth? 

                          Yu Zeng, Queen Mary UL (with Piazza)


10:10-10:50         Public Employment in a Theory of Underemployment

                            Pedro Gomes, Birkbeck (with Garibaldi) 


10:50-11:10          Coffee Break (Room 102) 


11:10-11:50          A Rational Inattention Unemployment Trap 

                            Martin Ellison (Oxford)


11:50-12:30         The Relationship between VAR and DSGE Models

                             when Agents have Imperfect Information

                            Stephen Wright, Birkbeck (with Levine, Pearlman)


12:30-14:00         Lunch and Poster Sessions (Room 102)


14:00-14:40        Time  Variation  in  Lifecycle  Consumption  and  Housing Wealth

                           Yunus Aksoy, Birkbeck (with Basso and St Aubyn)


14:40-15:20         Putting the Cycle Back into Business Cycle Analysis

                            Frank Portier, UCL (with Beaudry and Galizia)


15: 20-15:40       Coffee Break (Room 102)


15:40-16:20        Macroeconomic Impact of Euro

                           Ron Smith, Birkbeck (with Akhmedieva)


16-20-17:00        Rationalizing Trading Frequency and Returns: 

                            Maybe Trading is Good for You

                           Russell Cooper, European University Institute (with Bonaparte and Sha)


17:00  – 19.00    Drinks

19:00  – 22.00    Dinner


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