7TH WORKSHOP EURO AREA BUSINESS CYCLE NETWORK (EABCN)

Estimation and Empirical Validation of Structural Models for Business Cycle Analysis
Zurich, 29-30 August, 2006, hosted by the Swiss National Bank
Organizers:
Fabio Canova (ICREA, UPF, CREI and CEPR), Andreas Fischer (Swiss National Bank) and Domenico Giannone (ECARES, Université Libre de Bruxelles)

Aim

The EABCN/CEPR workshops aim at bringing together the latest advances in theoretical and empirical analysis of business cycles from researchers in both academia and central banks. The Seventh workshop will be dedicated to the presentation of papers that focus on estimation and evaluation of dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) models. We are interested in newly developed inferential tools, as well as empirical applications where existing methods are used in a novel way. We call for papers which compare different methods or algorithms for estimating DSGE models; which focus on identification issues in DSGE models and which develop econometric tools for empirical validation. On the empirical side we are mainly interested in papers that provide new evidence, or a new perspective, on national and international business cycles, cross country dynamics of inflation and the dynamics of exchange rates.

Format

Papers will be presented in plenary presentations of 30 minutes, followed by 20 minutes of comments by a reviewer and an additional 10 minute plenary discussion. Approximately 8 papers will be presented and overall participation at the workshop will be limited to 40 people.

Expenses

Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered for all eligible participants from academic institutions according to the usual CEPR travel guidelines. Costs will not be covered for central bank participants. Please indicate in your reply whether you will cover your own travel and accommodation costs or will require funding from CEPR.

Paper submissions

To respond, please visit www.cepr.org/YourProfile/Meetings and indicate whether or not you wish to present a paper or would be willing to act as a discussant.

The deadline for replies is 18:00 GMT on 30 April 2006.

You may also like to read our Guidelines on how to register online for CEPR Meetings at http://www.cepr.org/meets/emo/Guidelines.htm. A PDF file containing a completed draft or extended abstract (300-400 words) should be uploaded. Authors will be notified about the acceptance of their papers by May 20th, 2006. Applicants submitting papers should also indicate whether they are willing to act as discussants.

Robert Carver
Projects Officer


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