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2013 - 2nd edition

THURSDAY 6 June 2013
11.45 - 12.50Registration and lunch
12.50 - 13.00Welcome remarks by Gert Peersman, Ghent University
Chair: Gert Peersman, Ghent University
13.00 - 14.00Is Increased Price Flexibility Stabilizing? Redux
Saroj Bhattarai, Penn State University; G. Eggertsson; R. Schoenle
Discussant: Raf Wouters, National Bank of Belgium
14.00 - 15.00The Long-Run Phillips Curve: A Structural VAR Investigation
Luca Benati, University of Bern
Discussant: Julio Carrillo, Ghent University
15.00 - 15.30Coffee break
Chair: Eric Monnet, Ghent University
15.30 - 16.30Risk News Shocks and the Business Cycle
Tony Yates, University of Bristol; G. Pinter, K. Theodoridis
Discussant: Francesco Furlanetto, Norges Bank
16.30 - 17.30The International Transmission of Volatility Shocks: An Empirical Analysis
Haroon Mumtaz, Bank of England; K. Theodoridis
Discussant: Domenico Giannone, Free University of Brussels (ULB)
17.30 - 17.45Coffee break
Chair: Julio Carrillo, Ghent University
17.45 - 18.45Greenspan’s Conundrum and the Fed’s Ability to Affect Long-Term Yields
Daniel L. Thornton, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Discussant: Eric Monnet, Ghent University
20.00Conference Dinner
FRIDAY 7 June 2013
09.00 – 09.30Coffee and croissants
Chair: Julio Carrillo, Ghent University
09.30 - 10.30The Dynamics of Hours Worked and Technology
Cristiano Cantore, University of Surrey; F. Ferroni; M. A. León-Ledesma
Discussant: Alessandro Notarpietro, Bank of Italy
10.30 - 11.30The VARMA Representation of a DSGE Model: A Sign-Restriction Application
Alessia Paccagnini, University of Milano-Bicocca; R. Rossi
Discussant: Andrew Mountford, Royal Holloway University of London
11.30 - 12.00Coffee break
Chair: Eric Monnet, Ghent University
12.00 - 13.00Business Cycle Fluctuations and Private Savings in OECD Countries: A Panel Data Analysis
Lorenzo Pozzi, Erasmus University Rotterdam; Y. Adema
Discussant: Otilia Boldea, Tilburg University
13.00 - 14.15Lunch
Chair: Gert Peersman, Ghent University
14.15 - 15.15Monetary and Macroprudential Policy in an Estimated DSGE Model of the Euro Area
Dominic Quint, Free University of Berlin; P. Rabanal
Discussant: Vivien Lewis, Catholic University of Leuven (KUL)
15.15 - 16.15Bank Leverage Cycles
Galo Nuño, European Central Bank; C. Thomas
Discussant: Stefania Villa, University of Foggia & Catholic University of Leuven (KUL)
Venue: Room Rector Vermeylen, Het Pand, Onderbergen 1, 9000 Ghent
Organizers: Julio Carrillo, Eric Monnet, Gert Peersman