Macro-Dynamics Workshop

Bilbao, November 9 and 10

Monday, November 9th

Presentation (14:15‐14:30) – Salón de Grados

  • Session 1 (14:30‐16:30): Wage Rigidities and Unemployment

Chair: Luca Pensieroso (Catholic University of Louvain)

  1.  Downward Wage Rigidities, Credit Frictions and Unemployment, presented by Mirko Abbritti (University of Navarra), joint work with Stephan Fahr (European Central Bank) and Tommaso Trani (University of Navarra)
  2.  A Structural Analysis of Labor Market Fluctuations in Spain and Germany presented by Mikel Casares (Public University of Navarra), joint work with Jesús Vázquez (University of the Basque Country)

Coffee break (16:30‐17:00)

  • Session 2 (17:00‐19:00): Debt

Chair: Jesús Vázquez (University of the Basque Country)

  1. Government Debt Management the Long and the Short of It, presented by Rigas Oikonomou (Catholic University of Louvain), joint work with Elisa Faraglia (University of Cambridge), Albert Marcet (Institute for Economic Analysis, CSIC) and Andrew Scott (London Business School)
  2. Quantifying the Role of Debt Maturity for Fiscal Self‐insurance in Euro Area countries presented by Juan Equiza (University of Navarra)

 

Tuesday, November 10th

  • Session 3 (9:00‐11:00): Medium‐scale DSGE Models: Challenges

Chair: Antonio Moreno (University of Navarra)

  1. Challenges for Macro Models Used at Central Banks, presented by Rafael Wouters (Belgium National Bank), joint work with Jesper Linde (Riksbank) and Frank Smets (European Central Bank).
  2.  Learning with Real‐Time Data in a DSGE Model, presented by Pablo Aguilar (Catholic University of Louvain and University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)) , joint work with Jesús Vázquez (University of the Basque Country).

Coffee break (11:00‐11:30)

  • Session 4 (11:30‐13:30): Great Depression, Growth

Chair: Mikel Casares (Public University of Navarra)

  1. A Model of the Gold Standard and the Great Depression, presented by Luca Pensieroso (Catholic University of Louvain), joint work with Romain Restou (University of Nancy).
  2. Managerial skills, TFP and growth, presented by Amaia Iza (University of the Basque Country).

Lunch (13:30‐15:00)


Sponsored by:

  • Macroeconomics and Labor (MacLab) Research Group
  • Bilbao Economic Theory and Statistics (BETS) Research Network

 

Please send an email to Jesús Vázquez jesus.vazquez@ehu.es in order to confirm your participation (before October 30)

 

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