The purpose of the ninth conference organised by the International Research Forum on Monetary Policy (IRFMP) is to promote the discussion of innovative research on theoretical and empirical macroeconomic issues with relevance for monetary policy.
The 24th EABCN training school will be a three days course on 'Advances in Bayesian Analysis of DSGE Models' taught by Professor Frank Schorfheide (University of Pennsylvania). The course will cover the recent advances in the Bayesian analysis of dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) models, covering both estimation methods and applications.
The financial crisis and the subsequent economic recovery were associated with spectacular price movements in a number asset markets. Understanding these fluctuations and their interactions with the macro economy remains challenging. The conference seeks to bring together innovative theoretical and empirical work advancing our knowledge on asset price behaviour.
The conference covered a broad range of themes in macroeconomics and finance with a view to the medium and long run. A special emphasis was on methodological, theoretical and empirical aspects and on their relevance for economic policy.
Professor Kristin Forbes (Monetary Policy Commitee, Bank of England) will talk about "Rethinking Current Account Vulnerabilities" and this will be discussed by Gianluca Benigno (LSE and CEPR),Giancarlo Corsetti (University of Cambridge and CEPR) and Frank Smets (ECB and CEPR). Bank of England will host the event.
The 23rd EABCN training school will be a three days course on 'Term Structure Modeling and the Lower Bound Problem' taught by Dr Jens Christensen (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco). The course will cover the most recent literature on how to model the term structure of bond yields including challenges posed by the asymmetric behavior of yields near their lower bound.
In many European economies, the recovery following the financial crisis has proven either sluggish or non-existent. This conference seeks to bring together academics entertaining different views about the likely sources and remedies to the situation.
The recent turbulent times have revived the interest in business cycle analysis, forecasting and methods to assess the effects of economic policies. This, in turn, has generated the development of refined or totally new econometric methods, in particular based on Bayesian techniques. The conference will cover a broad range of econometric themes with emphasis on methodological, theoretical and empirical aspects and their relevance for economic policy making.
Individual households differ along multiple dimensions, e.g., wealth, indebtness, income, education or benefits.Firms also vary in terms of size, productivity or access to credit. Accounting for agents heterogenity can have important implications when studying the impact of economic shocks and effectivness of economic policy. This conference aims to to include both theoretical and empirical contibutions discussing these issues.