European Workshop in Macroeconomics

Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23, 2007

European University Institute, Department of Economics, Florence, Italy

(location: Villa la Fonte, Via delle Fontanelle 10, 50016 San Domenico di Fiesole)

 

 

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Welcome to the site on the 2007 European Workshop on Macroeconomics. This site
will provide 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

 

11:00 to 11:15

Thursday

20:00

Informal dinner (Osteria Pizzeria AL PEPOSO, Via Fra' Jacopo Passavanti 2/r, 50133 Firenze)

  

 

Friday

 

 

8:55

Salvador Ortigueira (European University Institute): Welcoming Participants

 

 

Session 1

Chair: Salvador Ortigueira (European University Institute)

9:00 to 10:00

Fabio Arico (University of Warwick): Structural Unemployment in a Matching Model with Endogenous Skill-acquisition and Technological Diffusion  

10:00 to 11:00

Astrid Oline Ervik (University of Cambridge): Skills Gaps in Occupations and Sectors with High and Risky Returns 

11:00 to 11:15

Coffee break

11:15 to 12:15

Renato Faccini (European University Institute): Unemployment and Within-Group Wage Inequality in Italy and the US: Can Information explain the Trade-Off? 

 

 

12:30 to 14:00

Lunch break

 

 

Session 2

Chair: Klaus Wälde (University of Würzburg)

14:00 to 15:00

Julia Lendvai (University of Namur): Explaining the Asset Pricing Puzzles in the RBC framework: The Prospect Theory approach

15:00 to 16:00

Christian Bayer (University of Dortmund): Fixed Costs of Capital Adjustment in a Two Country Real Business Cycle Model

16:00 to 16:15

Coffee break

16:15 to 17:15

Augustín Pérez (Université catholique de Louvain): Capital accumulation and non-renewable energy resources: a Special Functions case

17:15 to 18:15

Almut Balleer (Bonn Graduate School of Economics): New Evidence, Old Puzzles: Technology Shocks and Labor Market Dynamics 

 

 

20:00

Conference dinner

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday

 

 

Session 3

Chair: Tom Krebs (University of Mannheim)

9:00 to 10:00

Fang Yao (Humboldt University Berlin): Lumpy Job Turnover and Business Cycles

10:00 to 11:00

Miguel A. Iraola (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid): Technological Waves in the Stock Market

Coffee break

11:15 to 12:15

Stefan Niemann (Bonn Graduate School of Economics): Inflation, Investment Composition and Total Factor Productivity 

 

 

12:30 to 14:00

Lunch break

 

 

Session 4

Chair: Dirk Krüger (University of Pennsylvania)

14:00 to 15:00

Juan Sánchez (University of Rochester): Unemployment Insurance in an Economy with a Hidden Labor Market 

15:00 to 16:00

Yili Chien (Purdue University): Why Tax Capital?

16:00 to 16:15

Coffee break

16:15 to 17:15

Greg Kaplan (New York University): Inequality and the Life Cycle 

17:15 to 18:15

Christoph Winter (European University Institute): Explaining Earnings Persistence: Does College Education Matter?

 

 

18:30

End of conference

19:00

Informal get-together

Call for Papers


The Department of Economics of the European University Institute in Florence and the Departments of Economics of the Universities of Mannheim, Pennsylvania and Würzburg are organising the European Workshop in Macroeconomics. The conference will take place in Florence, Italy on Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23. 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, Continuous Time Uncertainty

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 March 9. The final programme will be sent around in April. 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.


 


Tom Krebs
Professor of Economics


Department of Economics
University of Mannheim
L7, 3-5
D-68131 Mannheim
Germany




Phone: +49 621 181 1762
Fax: +49 621 181 1841
E-mail: tkrebs@econ.uni-mannheim.de
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Dirk Krüger
Associate Professor of Economics

Department of Economics
University of Pennsylvania
3718 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104
USA




Phone: +1 215 898 6691

E-Mail: dirk.krueger@wiwi.uni-frankfurt.de

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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@eui.eu   
Homepage

Klaus Wälde
Professor of Economics

Department of Economics
University of Wuerzburg
97070 Wuerzburg
Germany



Phone: +49.931.31 - 2950

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Our Sponsors

This workshop is sponsored by way more than 75% by the European University Institute at Florence. Other contributors are the Department of Economics of the University of Würzburg, Mannheim and Pennsylvania . We are grateful to these units for their financial and non-financial support.

The hotel

All speakers and organizers stay in the Hostel 7 Santi, Viale dei Mille 11, Florence (Phone: +39 055 5048452, Fax: +39 055 5057085, Email: info@7santi.com, Internet: http://www.7santi.com/). A reservation was made for all speakers for 2 nights from Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd. These two nights are paid by the EUI. Anybody arriving earlier or leaving later is asked to contact the hotel directly and make the necessary changes. Unfortunately, the EUI can not pay for more than 2 nights.