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7th Macroeconomic Policy Research Workshop on DSGE Models

Seventh Macroeconomic Policy Research Workshop on

Productivity, Trade and Development


October 30-31, 2008

Organized by the Magyar Nemzeti Bank, in Collaboration with the Centre for Economic Policy Research

MAP

Program

General information

Registration Form

Program

October 30, Thursday

08:30 – 08:45 Registration

  (Magyar Nemzeti Bank, Address: Szabadság tér 8-9.)

08:45 – 09:00 Welcome address

                          Júlia Király, Vice Governor of Magyar Nemzeti Bank

Session 1

Chair: György szapáry (Former Vice Governor of Magyar Nemzeti Bank)

 09:00 – 09:50

Harald Fadinger (Universitat Pompeu Fabra and ECARES, Université Libre de Bruxelles), Trade and Sectoral Productivity (joint with Pablo Fleiss)

Discussant: Berthold Herrendorf (Arizona State University)

09:50 – 10:40

László Halpern (Institute of Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences and CEPR), Imports and Productivity (joint with Miklós Koren and Adam Szeidl)

Discussant: Karolina Ekholm (Stockholm University and CEPR)

10:40 – 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 11:50

Berthold Herrendorf (Arizona State University), What is the Relationship Between Competition and Productivity? (joint with Yan Bai)

Discussant: Miklós Koren (Central European University and CEPR)

11:50 – 12:40

Klaus Desmet (Universidad Carlos III and CEPR), The Evolution of Markets and the Revolution of Industry (joint with Stephen L. Parente)

Discussant: Ákos Valentinyi (Magyar Nemzeti Bank and CEPR)

12:40 – 13:40 Lunch

13:40 – 14:30

Keynote Speech

Richard Rogerson (Arizona State University), TBA

Session 2

Chair: Zoltán Jakab (Magyar Nemzeti Bank)

 14:30 – 15:20

José Rodríguez Mora (University of Southampton, UPF, CREA, CEPR, CES-ifo and IZA), Who’s Afraid of a Globalized World? Foreign Direct Investment, Local Knowledge and Allocation of Talents (joint with Giovanni Pica)

Discussant: Harald Fadinger (Universitat Pompeu Fabra and ECARES)

Discussant: TBA

15:20 – 15.40 Coffee break

15.40 – 16:30  

Karolina Ekholm (Stockholm University and CEPR), Manufacturing Restructuring and the Role of Real Exchange Rate Shocks: a Firm-Level Analysis

Discussant: Matti Virén (Bank of Finland)

 16:30 – 17:20

Gábor Békés (Institute of Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences), Trading Activities, Firms and Productivity (joint with Carlo Altomonte)

Discussant: Mirko Draca (London School of Economics and University College London)

20:00   Danube cruise with dinner

 October 31, Friday

Session 3

Chair: Ágnes Csermely (Magyar Nemzeti Bank)

9:00 – 9:50

Mirko Draca (London School of Economics and University College London), Trade Induced Technical Change? The Impact of Chinese Imports on IT and Innovation (joint with Nicholas Bloom and John Van Reenen)

Discussant: Ilian Mihov (INSEAD and CEPR)

9:50 – 10:40

Raphael Auer (Swiss National Bank), The Effect of Trade with Low-Income Countries on US Industry(joint with Adreas Fischer)

Discussant: Pushan Dutt (INSEAD)

10:40 – 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 11:50

Ilian Mihov (INSEAD and CEPR), Trade Diversification and Economic Development (joint with Pushan Dutt and Timothy Van Zandt)

Discussant: István Kónya (Magyar Nemzeti Bank and Central European University)

11:50 – 12:40

Miklós Koren (Central European University and CEPR), A Spatial Explanation for the Balassa-Samuelson Effect(joint with Péter Karádi)

Discussant: Klaus Desmet (Universidad Carlos III and CEPR)

12:40 – 13:40 Lunch

13:40 – 14:30

Keynote Speech

Robert Gordon (Northwestern University and CEPR), TBA

Session 4

Chair: TBA

14:30 – 15:20

Rudolf Bems (International Monetary Fund), Post-Socialist Transition in Central and Eastern European Countries: a Model-Based Interpretation

Discussant: Gábor Oblath (Magyar Nemzeti Bank) and Katalin Szilágyi (Magyar Nemzeti Bank)

 15:20 – 16:10

 Gábor Kátay (Magyar Nemzeti Bank), Driving Factors of Growth in Hungary - a Decomposition Excersize), TBA (joint with Zoltán Wolf)

Discussant: Alejandro Cuňat

17:30   Wine tasting

Organizing committee:

Giancarlo Corsetti (CEPR)

Péter Benczúr (MNB)

Ádám Reiff (MNB)

Ákos Valentinyi (MNB)"

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