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2019 – 7th edition

THURSDAY June 6 2019
08.30 - 08.50Registration + coffee
08.50 - 09.00Welcome remarks by Gert Peersman
Chair: Freddy Heylen
09.00 - 09.50 What Drives Pension Reform Measures in OECD?
Ward Romp, University of Amsterdam; R. Beetsma, F. Klaassen, R. van Maurik
09.50- 10.40The Link Between Labor Cost and Price Inflation in the Euro Area
Isabelle Vansteenkiste, European Central Bank
; E. Bobeica, M. Ciccarelli
10.40 - 12.10Poster session I
Coffee break
Chair: Gerdie Everaert
12.10 - 13.00Dynamic Effects of Persistent Shocks
Mario Alloza, Bank of Spain; J. Conzalo, C. Sanz
13.00- 14.00Lunch
Chair: Selien De Schryder
14.00 - 14.50Monetary Policy with Judgment
Simone Manganelli, European Central Bank; P. Gelain
14.50 - 15.40Raising the Target: How Much Extra Room Does it Really Give?
Jean-Paul L'Huillier, Brandeis University; R. Schoenle
15.40 - 17.10Poster session II
Coffee break
Chair: Marco Onofri
17.10 - 18.00Agricultural Productivity Shock and Poverty in India: the Short and Long-Term Effects of Monsoon Rainfall
Matthias S. Hertweck; Deutsche Bundesbank ; B. Brey
20.00Conference Dinner (Brasserie HA’, Kouter 29, 9000 Ghent)
FRIDAY June 7 2019
08.30 – 09.00Coffee
Chair: Ewoud Quaghebeur
09.00 - 09.50When Creativity Strikes: News Shocks and Business Cycle Fluctutations
Sinem Haciouğlu Hoke, Bank of England/ Data Analytics for Finance and Macro; K. Bluwestein, S. Miranda-Agrippino
09.50 - 10.40Is There News in Inventories?
Christoph Görtz, University of Birmingham; C. Gunn, T. Lubik
10.40 - 11.00Coffee break
Chair: Gert Peersman
11.00 - 11.50Identifying VARs From Scarce Narrative Information. Dynamic Effects of US Macroprudential Policies
Gerhard Rünstler, European Central Bank; K.Budnik
11.50 - 12.40Inference in Bayesian Proxy-SVARs
Jonas E. Arias, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia; J.F. Rubio-Ramirez, D. Waggoner
12.40 - 14.00Closing lunch
Poster session I
Roland Winkler - University of Antwerp; The Government Spending Multiplier at the Zero Lower Bound: International Evidence from Historical Data
Jolan Mohimont - National Bank of Belgium; Empirical Framework for Macroeconomic Policies in Emerging Markets
Frederic Opitz - Ghent University; Macroprudential tools and the credit cycle: evidence on their effectiveness in the European Union
Wouter Van der Veken - Ghent University; How do US households deal with food price fluctuations?
Olivier Hubert - European Central Bank; Cross-Border Risks in Eurozone Sovereign Bond Markets
Jacob Hartwig - European Central Bank; Expropriation of the European saver? An earnings-based perspective
Stef De Visscher - Ghent University; A time-varying impact of workforce demographics on TFP
Thomas Lebbe - Ghent University; Leaving early? Rewarding delayed retirement
Martin Ignacio Harding - DIW, German Institute for Economic Research; Risk and state-dependent Financial Frictions
Poster session II
Dennis Bonam - De Nederlandsche Bank; The effects of fiscal policy at the effective lower bound
Massimiliano Tancioni - Sapienza University of Rome; Sources of output variability and risk absorption channels in the US and the euro area
Marco Onofri - Ghent University; On the effectiveness of Negative Interest Rates: a search for the yield transmission mechanism
Joris Wauters - National Bank of Belgium & Ghent University; Is euro area lowflation here to stay? Insights from a time-varying parameter model with survey data
Diego Kaenzig - London Business School; The macroeconomic effects of oil supply shocks: new evidence from OPEC announcements
Nam Vu - Swansea University; Quality of Goods and Price Setting
Andrzej Szczepaniak - Ghent University; The Forward Guidance Puzzle and Exchange Rates Dynamics: Evidence from High-Frequency Identification
Yasmine Meerschaut - Ghent University; The impact of global and local temperature shocks on economic growth
Martin Iseringhausen - Ghent University; Financial Market Interdependence and Contagion: A Factor Approach with Composite Loadings