WORKSHOP EURO AREA BUSINESS CYCLE NETWORK (EABCN)
Estimation and Empirical Validation of Structural Models
for Business Cycle Analysis
29-30 August, 2006, hosted by the Swiss National Bank
Fabio Canova (ICREA, UPF, CREI and CEPR), Andreas Fischer
(Swiss National Bank) and Domenico Giannone (ECARES,
Université Libre de Bruxelles)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.