Dear Members of the Central Bank Research Association,
Earlier this year, we announced our plans to launch a Research Program on the topic of “Monetary Policy and Macro Finance” (MPMF), which will bring together researchers with interests in the intersection of macroeconomics, monetary policy, and financial stability.
The MPMF program is launched by an exclusive founding committee consisting of Tobias Adrian, Alan Blinder, Claudio Borio, Markus K. Brunnermeier, James Bullard, Piti Disyatat, Hans Genberg, Seppo Honkapohja, Athanasios Orphanides, Frank Smets, John Taylor, Kazuo Ueda, and John Williams.
I am happy to announce that the founding committee has elected David Lopez-Salido as the Director of the MPMF program, who has accepted to serve in this position.
David combines experience in policy institutions on both sides of the Atlantic with a wide body of policy-relevant and outstanding research on macroeconomics, monetary policy and the interaction of monetary policy and financial stability.
He is currently an Associate Director in the Division of Monetary Affairs of the Federal Reserve Board, having previously held positions at the Research Department of the Bank of Spain, as well as a visitor positions at the ECB, the Bank of England, the Bank of Finland, NYU and Stanford University. He holds a PhD from CEMFI, Madrid.
He has an extensive list of publications in top academic journals including the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Review of Economic Studies, the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Review of Economics and Statistics, and the Journal of the European Economic Association among others. Currently, his publications have received over 8000 citations in Google scholar.
Together with the MPMF founding committee and David, we will now proceed to elect the Advisory Committee supporting this program and we will start working on the first MPMF Annual Conference.
With kind regards,
President of the Central Bank Research Association
CEBRA Workshop for Commodities and Macroeconomics
Thursday and Friday, September 28-29, 2017
Hosted by the Federal Reserve Board, Washington, DC, USA
The Federal Reserve Board hosts a CEBRA workshop for Commodities and Macroeconomics in Washington DC on September 28‐29, 2017. The workshop will focus on the broad economic implications of commodity markets, including aspect of the economics of commodities (including energy, metals, and agricultural products) and their interaction with the broader economy.
Scientific committee: Martin Bodenstein, Deepa Datta, Benjamin Johannsen, Maria Tito, and Robert VigfussonCEBRA FRB Commodity Conference Agenda
The preliminary program of the 2017 annual conference of the International Finance and Macroeconomics Program on the topic of “Fragmentation of International Trade and Finance and Risks from Rising Protectionism” is now available. The event is hosted by the Bank of England and takes place on October 19-20 in London.
The pdf of the program can be accessed here (UPDATED on 17.09.2017).Program_CEBRA – BOE IFM annual meeting_Preliminary_v2
The final program of the 2017 annual conference of the International Trade and Macroeconomics Program on the topic of “Rethinking Competitiveness, Structural Reforms, and Macro Policy” is now available. The event is hosted by the Bank of Italy and takes place on October 5-6 in Rome.
The pdf of the program can be accessed here.
Fifth ECB/CBRT Conference
“Productivity and Sectoral Reallocation”
Izmir, 6 October 2017
A multi-sectoral viewpoint in macroeconomics considers, among other things, the process of structural transformation, that is, the reallocation of economic activity across sectors. This perspective has recently gained substantial importance as global productivity growth keeps slowing down and allocation of economic activity from the manufacturing sector to services becomes more visible and eventually unavoidable, also in emerging countries, such as China. Developing a better understanding of the link between productivity and sectoral reallocation should help to shed light on potential future growth and on the policy options to sustain growth.
The annual conference, the fifth in a series organised jointly by the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT) and the European Central Bank (ECB), aims to take stock of the advancement in the theoretical literature and to review empirical applications that are relevant to the work of policymakers.
Filippo di Mauro (National University of Singapore), Livio Stracca (ECB) and Semih Tümen (CBRT).
We welcome contributions on:
- productivity and sectoral allocation
- endogenous labour supply and structural transformation
- the role of services and intangibles in productivity dynamics
- the importance of the quality of institutions for different sectors
- sectoral reallocation and income inequality
- policies to enhance productivity and reduce the inefficiencies associated with sectoral reallocation
Professor Andrei Levchenko, University of Michigan, will give a keynote speech at the conference.
Please submit full papers or extended abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 June 2017. Authors will be notified whether their papers have been accepted by 15 July 2017.
Please address any queries you may have to one of the following organisers:
- Mr Filippo Di Mauro email@example.com
- Mr Livio Stracca firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mr Semih Tumen email@example.com
held at the Bank of Italy SADIBA Center in Perugia in July 2017
The topic of the first week will be “Non-Parametric Bayesian Models for Big Data and Macro/Finance ” by Prof. Tamara Broderick (MIT) and Prof. Joshua Chan (UTS) from July 10th to July 14th.
The topic of the second week will be “High-Dimensional Econometrics” by Prof. Mehmet Caner (OSU) and Prof. Anders Bredahl Kock (Aarhus and CREATES) from July 17th to July 21st.
The new deadline for applications is May 31st, 2017. More details at http://www.side-iea.it/events/summer-schools/non-parametric-bayesian-models-big-data-and-macrofinance and http://www.side-iea.it/events/summer-schools/high-dimensional-econometrics.
Additional details can be found on https://sites.google.com/site/jurimarcucci/cide_summer_school.