September Events

In September 2017, ADEMU will hold three events. A conference in London and two workshops; one in Florence and the other in Lisbon.

The Housing, Housing Credit and the Macroeconomy conference, will take place at University College London on September 14-15. This two-day conference aims to advance the new and exciting developments in macroeconomics in this area of research. Participants include leading economists from academic institutions, the Bank of England, the Bank of Spain, the Bank of Italy and the European Central Bank.

The programme includes sessions on credit growth and the financial crisis: a new narrative; the great American debt boom, 1948-2013; the macroeconomic effects of government asset purchases: evidence from postwar US housing credit policy; the missing internal devaluation: nominal and real adjustment to the great recession within the US; competition and macro-prudential regulation: an empirical model of the UK mortgage supermarket and the mortgage rate conundrum.

This conference is being organised by Morten Ravn at UCL.
The full programme can be viewed here.

The first workshop in September will take place in Florence at the European University Institute (September 19-20). This workshop will address “The New ECB in Comparative Perspectives” with the aim of analyzing the current era of central banking from both a legal/institutional perspective and a comparative perspective. Participants include leading economists from academic institutions as well as the European Central Bank.

The workshop will be divided up into four sessions. Session one will look at central banks and governments: institutional settings and independence; session two focuses on central banks and financial stability; session three reviews single supervisory mechanism and finally session four will discuss central banks and new monetary policy.

This workshop is being organised by Giorgio Monti (EUI) and Thomas Beukers (EUI).
The full programme can be viewed here.

The second ADEMU workshop in September will take place in Lisbon (September 22-23) on “Rethinking Fiscal Policy” which will look at research on how international coordination and economic and monetary union, can affect the design of policy. The workshop is being held at the Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics and the participants include leading economists from academic institutions, the Bank of Portugal, the Bank of Spain, the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve Board, who will debate new research and investigate this issue.

The programme includes sessions on high marginal tax rates on the top 1%; optimal capital taxation; taxing homes; time-consistent institutional design; optimal fiscal-monetary policy with redistribution; breaking the spell with credit-easing self-confirming credit crises in competitive search economics; fiscal policy, sovereign risk and unemployment; inflation; when fiscal consolidation meets private deleveraging and finally fiscal consolidation plans and income inequality.

The workshop is being organised by Catarina Reis (Católica-Lisbon SBE) and Pedro Teles (Banco de Portugal, Católica-Lisbon SBE, CEPR).
The full programme can be viewed here.

People interested in attending the workshop in Lisbon should register with Debora Porem debora.porem@ucp.pt.