3rd Mannheim Workshop in Quantitative Macroeconomics

University of Mannheim

19 May (Thursday) Evening: Welcome gathering

DAY 1: 20 May 2016 (Friday)

8:45 am: Registration @ Room O 138, Mannheim Palace, University of Mannheim

9:00 - 11:00 am
"Policy Uncertainty about State Pension Reform"
by Emanuele Ciani, Adeline Delavande, Ben Etheridge (University of Essex), and Marco Francesconi
Discussant: Fabian Kindermann (University of Bonn)

"Eating Up Productivity: Social Insurance Barriers to Structural Change"
by Leandro M. De Magalhaes, Dongya Koh, Raul Santaeulalia-Llopis, and Yu Zheng (City University of Hong Kong and European University Institute)
Discussant: Zsofia Barany (Sciences Po)

11:00 - 11:30 am: Coffee break

11:30 am - 1:30 pm
"Dynamic Debt Deleveraging and Optimal Monetary Policy"
by Pierpaolo Benigno, Federica Romei (Stockholm School of Economics), and Gauti B. Eggertsson
Discussant: Wojtek Paczos (Cardiff University)

"Debt Maturity, Monetary Policy and Fiscal Sustainability without Commitment"
by Dmitry Matveev (University of Mannheim)
Discussant: Joachim Jungherr (Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica)

1:30 - 2:30 pm: Lunch

2:30 - 4:30 pm
"Housing, Mortgages, and Self Control"
by Kathrin Schlafmann (Stockholm University)
Discussant: Florian Exler (University of Mannheim)

"Earnings Losses and Labor Mobility over the Lifecycle"
by Philip Jung and Moritz Kuhn (University of Bonn and IZA)
Discussant: Iacopo Morchio (University of Vienna)

4:30 - 5:00 pm: Coffee break

5:00 - 7:00 pm
"Menu Costs, Uncertainty Cycles, and the Propagation of Nominal Shocks"
by Isaac Baley (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and Julio A. Blanco
Discussant: Emircan Yurdagul (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

"A New Look at Uncertainty Shocks: Imperfect Information and Misallocation"
by Tatsuro Senga (Queen Mary University of London)
Discussant: Thomas Schelkle (University of Cologne)

8:00 pm - : Dinner

DAY 2: 21 May 2016 (Saturday)

9:00 - 11:00 am
"The Optimum Quantity of Capital and Debt"
by Markus Hagedorn, Hans Holter, and Yikai Wang (University of Oslo)
Discussant: Omar Rachedi (Banco de Espana)

"Optimal Fiscal Policy in a Model with Uninsurable Idiosyncratic Shocks"
by Sebastian Dyrda and Marcelo Pedroni (University of Amsterdam)
Hans Holter (University of Oslo)

11:00 - 11:30 am: Coffee break

11:30 am - 1:30 pm
"Wage Risk, Employment Risk and the Rise in Wage Inequality"
by Ariel Mecikovsky and Felix Wellschmied (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
Discussant: Christopher Rauh (University of Cambridge)

"Financial Risk and Unemployment"
by Zvi Eckstein, Ofer Setty, and David Weiss (Tel Aviv University)
Discussant: Wei Cui (University College London)

1:30 pm - : Lunch and adjourn

Note: presenter in blue

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