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


Preliminary program for 2006: Oct. 6 - 7 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 2,  2006

 

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.  

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

Second Annual Macro workshop 2005

 

Thursday, October 5   

7:30 p.m.: Reception at the Plutzerbräu (Stiftgasse/Schrankgasse 4/4, 1070 Wien)

  • We have reserved some tables under "IHS/Lee"

  • Food/Snacks and Cash bar.

Friday, October 6                                                               *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
"Natural Volatility, Taxation, and Welfare"

by Klaus Waelde* (University of Würzburg, CESifo and UCL Louvain la Neuve) and Olaf Posch (University of Hamburg)

 

10:45-11:00

Discussant: Francesco Lippi (University of Sassari) + General Discussion

11:00-11:45

Paper 2
"Organizational Capital and Employment Fluctuations"

by Thjis Van Rens*
(UPF)

 

11:45-12:00

Discussant: Allen Head (Queen's Univerisity) + General Discussion

12:00-1:30

 

Lunch

13:30-14:15

 Paper 3

"An Estimator for Dynamic Macroeconomic Models"

by Oscar Jorda* (UC, Davis) and
Sharon Kozicki
(Bank of Canada)

 

14:15-14:30

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

14:30-15:15

Paper 4
"A Dynamic Model of Settlement"

by Ted Temzelides* (University of Pittsburg), Thorsten Koeppl (Queen's Univerisity), and Cyril Monnet (European Central Bank)

 

15:15-15:30

Discussant: Igor Livshits (University of Western Ontario) + General Discussion

15:30-16:00

 

Coffee

16:00-16:45

Paper 5
"Interest Rate Policy in a Channel System"
by Cyril Monnet (ECB)* and Aleksander Berentsen (University of Basel)

 

16:45-17:00

Discussant: Ed Nosal (Federal Reserve Bank, Cleveland) + General Discusssion

17:00-17:45

Paper 6
"Optimal Monetary Policy when Agents are Learning"

by Krisztina Molnar*(Norwegian School of Economics) and Sergio Santoro (UPF)

 

17:45-18:00 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18:00

Dinner at the Glacis Beisl at the MuseumsQuartier Wien - MQ Wien (Address1070 Wien, MuseumsQuartier / Entrance at the Breite Gasse 4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, October 7

10:00-10:30

 

Coffee

10:30-11:15

Paper 7
"First-Time Home Buyers"

by Jonas Fisher*(Federal Reserve Bank, Chicago) and Martin Gervais (University of Western Ontario)

 

11:15-11:30

Discussant: Henry Siu (University of British Columbia and Federal Reserve Bank, Minneapolis) + General Discussion

 

11:30-12:15

Paper 8
"Sharing Demographic Risk - Who's Afraid of the Baby Bust?"
by
Michael Reiter (UPF) and Alexander Ludwig (University of Mannheim)

 

12:15-12:30

Discussant: Alice Schoonbroodt (University of Southhampton) + General Discussion

12:30-14:00

Lunch

14:00-14:45

Paper 9
"Dynamic Moral Hazard And Lack of Commitment"

 by Fernando Martin*
and Alexander K. Karaivanov  (Simon Fraser University)

 

14:45-15:00

Discussant: Gabriele Camera* (Purdue University) + General Discussion

 

 

 

 

 

15:00-15:45

Paper 10
"Inflation and Unemployment: LW Meets MP"

by Aleks Berensten (University of Basel)

 

15:45-16:00

Discussant: Andreas Schabert (University of Amsterdam) + General Discussion

16:00-16:30

Coffee

16:30-17:15

Paper 11
"Dynamic Taxation, Private Information, and Money"
by Chris Waller*  (University of Notre Dame)

 

17:15-17:30

Discussant: Huberto Ennis (Federal Reserve Bank, Richmond) + General Discussion

 

 

 

 

 

17:30-18:00

General Discussion + Wrap Up

 

 

 

 

 

 19:00

Dinner at a Heurigen

 

Other Participants/Reserved Discussants:  Gabe Lee (Regensburg/IHS), David Andolfatto (SFU), Martin Gervais (UWO),  Walter Fisher (IHS), Jamsheed Shorish (IHS), Thomas Hintermaier (IHS), Klaus Ritzberger (IHS) ,  Vally Koubi (Bern, ETHZ), Johann Scharler (Austrian National Bank), Victor Dorofeenko (IHS), Julien Prat (Univ Wien), Gerhard Sorger (Univ Wien), Christian Haefke (IHS), Andreas Hagermann (Univ Regensburg), Johannes Gruber (Univ Regensburg), Helke Simmchen (Univ Regensburg)