2005 German Workshop in Macroeconomics

Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16

University of Würzburg, Department of Economics, Senatssaal, Sanderring 2, 97070 Würzburg, Germany



 

How to get there  -  German Workshop in Macroeconomics 2006

Welcome to the site on the 2005 German Workshop on Macroeconomics. This site
provides information on how to find the location of the workshop (above), the
programme, the original call for papers and the organizers (all below). Attending
the workshop without presenting is very welcome. We would be grateful to receive
prior information by email to Martina.Trnka(at)mail.uni-wuerzburg.de with contact
details. This allows us to prepare the lecture hall, etc. Those who wish can book
accommodation at http://www.hotel-franziskaner.de/, where all speakers are
staying. Unfortunately, we are unable to cover any expenses for those who do not present.

Programme

Friday

 

 

8:55

Klaus Wälde: Welcoming Participants

 

 

Session 1

Chair: Dirk Krüger (University of Frankfurt)

9:00 to 10:00

Manuel Oechslin (University of Zürich): Creditor Protection and the Dynamics of the Distribution in Oligarchic Societies

10:00 to 11:00

Winfried Koeniger (IZA and EUI Florence): A Dynamic Model of Market Insurance

11:00 to 11:15

Coffee break

11:15 to 12:15

Sagiri Kitao (New York University): Health Insurance and Tax Policy

 

 

12:30 to 14:00

Lunch break

 

 

Session 2

Chair: Klaus Wälde (University of Würzburg)

14:00 to 15:00

Gernot J. Müller (University of Frankfurt): Asset Market Participation, Monetary Policy and the Effects of US Government Spending: What Accounts for the Declining Fiscal Multiplier?

15:00 to 16:00

Thomas M. Steger (University of Zürich): Globalization, the Volatility of Intermediate Goods Prices and Economic Growth

16:00 to 16:15

Coffee break

16:15 to 17:15

Tetsugen Haruyama (Kobe University): R&D Policy in a Volatile Economy

17:15 to 18:15

Olaf Posch (University of Hamburg): Natural Volatility, Welfare and Taxation

 

 

20:00

Conference dinner at Backöfele, Ursulinergasse 3

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday

 

 

Session 3

Chair: Dirk Krüger (University of Frankfurt)

9:00 to 10:00

Alok Kumar (University of Victoria): Taxes, Minimum Wage, and the Dispersion of Wages

10:00 to 11:00

Andrey Launov (University of Göttingen): Search Equilibrium, Production Parameters and Social Returns to Education: Theory and Estimation

11:00 to 11:15

Coffee break

11:15 to 12:15

Matthias Weiss (University of Mannheim): Skill-Biased Technological Change: Is there Hope for the Unskilled?

 

 

12:30 to 14:00

Lunch break

 

 

Session 4

Chair: Klaus Wälde (University of Würzburg)

14:00 to 15:00

Monique Ebell (Humboldt University, Berlin): The Missing Link: Product Market Regulation, Collective Bargaining and the European Unemployment Puzzle

15:00 to 16:00

Marcus Hagedorn (University of Frankfurt): The Cyclical Behaviour of Equilibrium Unemployment and Vacancies revisited

16:00 to 16:15

Coffee break

16:15 to 17:15

Leena Rudanko (University of Chicago): Labor Market Dynamics under Long Term Wage Contracting

17:15 to 18:15

Alexandre Janiak (University of Brussels): Labor mobility and education policy: The tradeoff between specialization and reallocation cost

 

 

18:30

End of conference

19:00

Informal get-together

Call for Papers

The Departments of Economics of the University of Frankfurt and the University of Würzburg are organising the 2005 Workshop in Macroeconomics. The conference will take place this year in Würzburg on Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16. All presentations are in plenary sessions and time will be left for informal discussions. Participants are strongly encouraged to stay both days. We primarily look for applications from advanced PhD students close to completion or young post-docs.

Theoretical and empirical papers from a variety of areas are welcome. Examples of topics that would be of interest include: Endogenous Fluctuations and Growth, Asset Pricing from a General Equilibrium Perspective, Heterogenous Agents Models, Depressions and Crises, Dynamics of the Income Distribution, Dynamics of the Labor Market, International Trade and Macroeconomics, Monetary Theory and Policy, Search and Matching Models

Submission of papers in other areas is encouraged as well. The papers to be presented will be partly determined by the interest of the organizers and participants. There is a certain bias for high quality rather than for covering all areas. Please send papers and all enquiries to  by April 17. The final programme will be sent around early May. We will be able to cover accommodation and (up to some limit) travel expenses for all speakers.

Please inform potentially interested PhD students close to completion or young post-docs about this call.

 

Dirk Krüger
Professor for Macroeconomics
Johann Wolfgang Goethe University
Mertonstr. 17, PF 81
60054 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

Phone: +49.69.798 - 25289
Fax: +49.69.798 - 28234
E-Mail: dirk.krueger@wiwi.uni-frankfurt.de
http://www.wiwi.uni-frankfurt.de/professoren/krueger

Klaus Wälde
Professor of Economics
Department of Economics
University of Würzburg
97070 Würzburg
Germany

Phone: +49.931.31 - 2950
Fax: +49.931.31 - 2671

http://www.waelde.com