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2012 - 1st edition

THURSDAY 31 May 2012
11.45 - 12.50Registration and lunch
12.50 - 13.00Welcome remarks by Gert Peersman, Ghent University
Chair: Gert Peersman, Ghent University
13.00 - 14.00Sovereign Debt Overhang and Monetary Policy
Frank Smets, European Central Bank; M. Trabandt
Discussant: Robert Kollmann, Free University of Brussels (ULB)
14.00 - 15.00Markets’ Beliefs about the Effectiveness of Non-standard Monetary Policy Measures
Carlo Altavilla, Parthenope University of Naples; D. Giannone
Discussant: István Kónya, Central Bank of Hungary
15.00 - 15.30Coffee break
Chair: Freddy Heylen, Ghent University
15.30 - 16.30From Time-Varying Macro-Dynamics to Time-Varying Estimates of DSGE Parameters
Tony Yates, Bank of England; L. Giraitis; G. Kapetanios; K. Theodoridis
Discussant: Domenico Giannone, Free University of Brussels (ULB)
16.30 - 17.30Fiscal Spillovers in the Euro Area
Guglielmo Maria Caporale, Brunel University; A. Girardi
Discussant: Roland Straub, European Central Bank
17.30 - 17.45Coffee break
Chair: Gerdie Everaert, Ghent University
17.45 - 18.45Sentiment and the US Business Cycle
Fabio Milani, University of California at Irvine
Discussant: Raffaella Giacomini, University College London
20.00Conference Dinner
FRIDAY 1 June 2012
09.00 – 09.30Coffee and croissants
Chair: Koen Schoors, Ghent University
09.30 - 10.30Fiscal Volatility Shocks and Economic Activity
Keith Kuester, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia; J. Fernández-Villaverde;
P. Guerrón-Quintana; J. Rubio-Ramírez
Discussant: Francesco Furlanetto, Norges Bank
10.30 - 11.30Bridging DSGE Models and the Raw Data
Fabio Canova, Pompeu Fabra University
Discussant: Raf Wouters, National Bank of Belgium
11.30 - 12.00Coffee break
Chair: Julio Carrillo, Ghent University
12.00 - 13.00Trend Inflation, Wage Indexation, and Determinacy in the U.S.
Efrem Castelnuovo, University of Padova; G. Ascari; N. Branzoli
Discussant: Celine Poilly, University of Lausanne
13.00 - 14.15Lunch
Chair: Ine Van Robays, European Central Bank
14.15 - 15.15Stylized (Arte)Facts on Sectoral Inflation
Ferre De Graeve, Sveriges Riksbank; K. Walentin
Discussant: Ivan Petrella, Birkbeck College
15.15 - 16.15Money and Inflation in the Euro Area During the Financial Crisis
Christian Dreger, DIW Berlin; J. Wolters
Discussant: Damjan Pfajfar, Tilburg University
Venue: Room Rector Vermeylen, Het Pand, Onderbergen 1, 9000 Ghent
Organizers: Julio Carrillo, Gert Peersman, Ine Van Robays