Second Annual Vienna
 Macroeconomic Workshop on Current Topics in
Macroeconomic Theory and Policy


Program for 2005: Oct. 14 - 15 at the
Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS)
Vienna, Austria

Organized by

David Andolfatto (SFU)
Martin Gervais (UWO)
Gabe Lee (Regensburg and IHS)
Last Update: October 13,  2005

 

The goal of this two-day workshop is to cover a wide range of current issues in macroeconomic theory and policy. The workshop will provide an ideal venue for those interested in presenting preliminary ideas and receiving comments from an eclectic group of researchers. We're aiming to have an open environment where new ideas could be freely exchanged.

For the information regarding the workshop logistics, please contact Ms. Beatrix Pawelczak at
Department of Economics and Finance
Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS)
Stumpergasse 56 1060 Vienna, Austria

Tel. +43-(0)1-59991-145 Fax. +43(0)1-59991-163 Email: pawelcza@ihs.ac.at

Accommodation:   Please inform Beatrix of your arrival and departure dates.  All the rooms at the Walch are already occupied.

How to get to the IHS/Intercity Hotel:

Info on the Web

  • Taxi: will costs you approximately 30 - 35.

  • Train: Take either the S7 or the City Airport Train (CAT), then get off at the "Wien/Mitte City" station. Then take the U3 subway to the Westbahnhof stop. From the Westbahnhof, walk 5 minutes in the direction of the "Mariahilferstrasse".

  • Bus: Take the bus that goes to the "Westbahnhof".

  • For the time schedule and other information, please see the link above.


For comments and suggestions, please send us an email: gabriel.lee@wiwi.uni-regensburg.de  or  dandolfa@sfu.ca  or  gervais@uwo.ca

Note: The papers will be updated as soon as they are available.

First Annual Macro workshop 2004

Thursday, October 13   

7:30 p.m.: Reception at the Glacis Beisl at the MuseumsQuartier Wien - MQ Wien (Address 1070 Wien, MuseumsQuartier / Entrance at the Breite Gasse 4)

  • We have reserved some tables under any of "IHS/Macroworkshop/Lee"

  • Food/Snacks and Cash bar.

Friday, October 14                                                               *Presenter

9:00-9:50

 

Registration / Coffee

9:50-10:00

 

Opening Remarks by Bernhard Felderer (Director of IHS, Vienna)

 

 

 

10:00-10:45

 

Paper 1
"Pareto Improving Social Security Reform when
Financial Markets are Incomplete"

by Dirk Krueger* (Goethe University Frankfurt, University of Pennsylvania, CEPR and NBER) and Felix Kubler (University of Mannheim)

 

10:45-11:00

Discussant: Jim MacGee (University of Western Ontario) + General Discussion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11:00-11:45

Paper 2
"Relative Price Distortion and Optimal Monetary Policy in
Open Economies"

by Jinill Kim, Andrew T. Levin, and Tack Yun*
Federal Reserve Board of Governors

 

11:45-12:00

Discussant: Harris Dellas (University of Bern) + General Discussion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12:00-1:30

 

Lunch

13:30-14:15

 Paper 3

"Optimal Stabilization Policy with
Flexible Prices"

by Aleksander Berentsen* (University of Basel) and
Christopher Waller
(University of Notre Dame)

 

14:15-14:30

Discussant: Ted Temzelides (University of Pittsburgh) + General Discussion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14:30-15:15

Paper 4
"Import Protection as Export Destruction"

by Hiroyuki Kasahara* (University of Western Ontario) and  Beverly Lapham (Queen's Univerisity)

 

15:15-15:30

Discussant: David DeJong (University of Pittsburgh) + General Discussion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15:30-16:00

 

Coffee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16:00-16:45

Paper 5
"Limited Participation, Market Power, and the Inflation Dynamics"
by Allen Head* and Beverly Lapham (Queen's Univerisity)

 

16:45-17:00

Discussant: Chris Waller (University of Notre Dame) + General Discusssion

 

 


 

17:00-
17:45

Paper 6
"Oligopolistic Cost Innovation, Stock Markets, and Macroeconomic Development"

by Christos Koulovatianos (University of Vienna)

 

 

 

17:45-18:00 

Discussant: Leo Kaas (University of Konstanz) + General Discussion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18:00

Dinner at a Heurigen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, October 15

10:00-
10:30

 

Coffee

10:30-
11:15

Paper 7
"Fertility and Female Employment:
A Different View of the Last 50 Years"

by Sebastien Buttet and Alice Schoonbroodt* (University of Minnesota)

 

11:15-11:30

Discussant: Julien Prat (University of Vienna) + General Discussion

 

 

 

 

 

 

11:30-
12:15

 

Paper 8
"Strategic saving decisions in the infinite-horizon model"
by
Gerhard Sorger (University of Vienna)

 

12:15-12:30

Discussant: Felix Kubler (University of Mannheim) + General Discussion

 

 

 

 

 

12:30-14:00

Lunch

 

 

 

 

 

14:00-14:45

Paper 9
"Efficient Monetary Allocations and the Illiquidity of Bonds"

 by Paola Boel and Gabriele Camera*
(Purdue University)

 

14:45:15:00

Discussant: David Andolfatto (Simon Fraser University) + General Discussion

 

 

 

 

 

15:00-15:45

Paper 10
"Open Market Operations, Eligible Securities,
and Macroeconomic Stabilization"

by Andreas Schabert (University of Amsterdam)

 

15:45:16:00

Discussant: Henry Siu (University of British Columbia) + General Discussion

 

 

 

 

 

16:00-16:30

Coffee

 

 

 

 

 

16:30-17:15

Paper 11
"Endogenous Participation Matters for the Business Cycle"
by Christian Haefke* and Michael Reiter (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

 

17:15-17:30

Discussant: Wouter Den haan (London Business School) + General Discussion

 

 

 

 

 

17:30-18:00

General Discussion + Wrap Up

 

 

 

 

 

18:30

Dinner at the Martinelli (Address 1010 Wien, Freyung 3 / Palais Harrach)

 

                 

Other Participants/Reserved Discussants:  Gabe Lee (Regensburg/IHS), Walter Fisher (IHS), Jamsheed Shorish (IHS), Thomas Hintermaier (IHS), Klaus Ritzberger (IHS), Emilio Espino(IHS),  Vally Koubi (Bern, ETHZ), Johann Scharler (Austrian National Bank), Johannes Gruber (Regensburg), Joerg Lingens (Regensburg), Paul Gaggl (Regensburg), Edi Hochreiter (Austrian National Bank), Antonella Trigari (Boconni), Victor Dorofeenko (IHS)