2nd German Workshop in Macroeconomics

Friday, July 14 and Saturday, July 15, 2006

University of Frankfurt, Department of Economics, Frankfurt am Main, Germany



 

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Welcome to the site on the 2006 German Workshop on Macroeconomics. This site
provides information on the programme, the call for papers and the organizers, about
our sponsors, about attending without presenting and how to find the location of the
workshop and the hotel.

Programme

 

Friday

 

 

8:55

Dirk Krüger (University of Frankfurt and CFS): Welcoming Participants

 

 

Session 1

Chair: Klaus Wälde (University of Würzburg)

9:00 to 10:00

Mathias Trabandt (Humboldt University): Optimal pre-announced tax reforms under valuable and productive government spending.

10:00 to 11:00

Yuzhe Zhang (University of Minnesota): Dynamic contracting, persistent shocks and optimal taxation.

11:00 to 11:15

Coffee break

11:15 to 12:15

Mike Waugh (University of Iowa): International Trade and Income Differences.

 

 

12:30 to 14:00

Lunch break

 

 

Session 2

Chair: Salvador Ortigueira (University of Florence)

14:00 to 15:00

Katharina Greulich (Universitat Pompeu Fabra): Asset prices and interest rates with heterogeneous portfolios.

15:00 to 16:00

Jürgen Antony (University of Augsburg): Diffusion of scale effects between European and US regions.

16:00 to 16:15

Coffee break

16:15 to 17:15

Zeno Enders and Gernot Müller (EUI and Goethe University): The role of the terms of trade and the trade balance in the transmission of technology shocks.

17:15 to 18:15

Viktor Tsyrennickov (New York University): Quantitative Analysis of International Lending Under Asymmetric Information.

 

 

20:00

Conference dinner at t.b.a.

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday

 

 

Session 3

Chair: Dirk Krüger (University of Frankfurt and CFS)

9:00 to 10:00

Rüdiger Bachmann, Ricardo Caballero and Eduardo Engel (Yale, MIT and NBER): Lumpy investment in dynamic general equilibrium.

10:00 to 11:00

Vivien Lewis (Catholic University Leuven): Macroeconomic fluctuations and firm entry: theory and evidence.

11:00 to 11:15

Coffee break

11:15 to 12:15

Alexandra Ferreira Lopes (ISGEG): The costs of EMU for transition countries.

 

 

12:30 to 14:00

Lunch break

 

 

Session 4

Chair: Klaus Wälde (University of Würzburg)

14:00 to 15:00

Hélène Latzer (UCL Louvain-la-Neuve): Foreign Direct Investment and the nature of the imitation process.

15:00 to 16:00

Pedro Amaral and Erwan Quintin (Southern Methodist University and Univeristy of Texas at Austin): Financial intermediation and economic development: A quantitative assessment.

16:00 to 16:15

Coffee break

16:15 to 17:15

Thomas Seegmuller, Teresa Lloyd-Braga and Leonor Modesto (CES &CNRS): Tax rate variability and public spending as sources of indeterminacy.

17:15 to 18:15

Almuth Scholl (Humboldt University): Aid effectiveness and limited enforceable conditionality.

 

 

18:30

End of conference

19:00

Informal get-together

Call for Papers

The Department of Money and Macroeconomics and the Center for Financial Studies (CFS) at the University of Frankfurt and the Department of Economics at the University of Würzburg are organising the 2006 Workshop in Macroeconomics. The conference will take place this year in Frankfurt on Friday, July 14 and Saturday, July 15. 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

Salvador Ortigueira
Professor of Economics
Department of Economics
European University Institute
Villa San Paolo
Via della Piazzuola 43
50133 Florence (FI)
Italy

Phone: +39 055 4685908
Fax: +39 055 4685902
E-Mail: salvador.ortigueira@iue.it
http://www.iue.it/ECO/People/Faculty/ortigueira-profile.shtml

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
 
 

Our Sponsors

This workshop is sponsored by the Center for Financial Studies at the University of Frankfurt, the Department of Economics of the University of Frankfurt and the Department of Economics of the University of Würzburg. We are grateful to these units for their financial and non-financial support.

Attending the workshop

Attending the workshop without presenting is very welcome. In fact, we are glad to have Michael Burda (Humboldt University), Matthias Doepke (UCLA), Tom Krebs (Mannheim University), Christian Zimmermann (University of Connecticut) and others as our guests. We would be grateful to receive prior information by email to Elisabeth Greifenstein (greifenstein@em.uni-frankfurt.de) with contact details. This allows us to prepare the lecture hall, etc.

Location of the workshop and hotel

Finding the workshop is easy by following the directions given here. Accommodation for all speakers is at the Hotel Atrium. Their webpage provides information on how to find them.