Programme 2008

Conference venue: Yudowitz Seminar Room, Wolfson Medical School Building, University of Glasgow (C8 on the campus map)

Thursday, 26 June
Informal get-together (Antipasti, 337 Byres Road)
Friday, 27 June  
08:55 Welcome Klaus Wälde (University of Glasgow)
Session 1 Chair: Dirk Krüger (University of Pennsylvania)
09:00 - 10:00 Kamila Vetechova (Georgetown University, Washington, DC)
Fertility Choice in a Lifecycle Model with Idiosyncratic Uninsurable Earnings Risk
10:00 - 11:00

Raffaele Rossi (University of Glasgow)
Rule of Thumb Consumers, Public Debt and Income Tax

11:00 - 11:15 Break (Atrium)
11:15 - 12:15

Odile Poulsen (University of East Anglia) and Gert Svendsen (University of Aarhus)
The Accumulation of Social Capital: A Dynamic Model

12:30 - 13:45 Lunch (Atrium)
Session 2 Chair: Monika Merz (University of Bonn)
13:45 - 14:45 Chiara Binelli (University College London and Institute for Fiscal Studies)
Wage Inequality and Education Choices in Latin America: A General Equilibrium Approach
14:45 - 15:45 Mai Dao (Columbia University)
International Spillover of Labor Market Reforms
15:45 - 16:00 Break (Atrium)
16:00 - 17:00 Luca Paolo Merlino (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Segmentation in a Labour Market with Two-Sided Heterogeneity: Directed vs. Undirected Search
17:00 - 18:00 Marc Blatter, Samuel Muehlemann and Samuel Schenker (University of Bern)
The Costs of Hiring Skilled Workers
19:30 Conference dinner (Cul de Sac, Ashton Lane)
Saturday, 28 June  
Session 3 Chair: Tom Krebs (University of Mannheim)
09:00 - 10:00 Maria Teresa Punzi (Boston College)
Housing Market and Current Account Imbalances in the International Economy
10:00 - 11:00
José-Miguel Cardoso-Costa (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
Optimal Taxation with Financial Instruments in a Small Open Economy
11:00 - 11:15 Break (Atrium)
11:15 - 12:15

Pavel Sevcik (University of Montreal)
Financial Contracts and the Political Economy of Investor Protection

12:30 - 13:45 Lunch (Atrium)
Session 4 Chair: Wouter Denhaan (University of Amsterdam)
13:45 - 14:45 Jin Cao (Munich Graduate School of Economics) and Gerhard Illing (University of Munich)
Liquidity Shortages and Monetary Policy
14:45 - 15:45 Antonio Mele (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)
Repeated Moral Hazard and Recursive Lagrangeans
15:45 - 16:00 Break (Atrium)
16:00 - 17:00 Filippo Taddei (Collegio Carlo Alberto, Italy)
Liquidity and Economic Fluctuations
17:00 - 18:00 Alexander Kriwoluzky and Christian Stoltenberg (Humboldt University Berlin)
Optimal Policy Under Model Uncertainty: A Structural-Bayesian Estimation Approach
18:00 - 18:10
Concluding remarks Salvador Ortigueira (EUI)
Informal get-together (Brel, 39 Ashton Lane)