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April 2018

A mini macroeconomics conference

A mini macroeconomics conference by the Centre For Economic Growth and Policy (CEGAP) will take place on 24 April 2018.

Confirmed speakers are:

  • Ricardo Reis, London School of Economics
    Topic: 'Central Bank Swap Lines'

  • Rafael Wouters, National Bank of Belgium
    Paper Title: 'Estimation of Operational Macro-models at the Zero Lower Bound (joint paper with Jesper Lindé and Junior Maih)

Location: Durham University Business School, MHL 452

May 2018

Economic Growth and Policy Conference 2018

The annual Economic Growth and Policy Conference will take place 19 - 20 May 2018. The keynote speaker is Martin Uribe from Columbia University, USA.

Confirmed speakers are:

  • Martin Uribe (Columbia University),

    Keynote speech: Multiple Equilibria in Open Economy Models with Collateral Constraints: Overborrowing Revisited

  • Kevin Lansing ( Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco), 'Real Business Cycles, Animal Spirits and Equity Prices'
  • Evi Pappa (European University), 'Senitmental Business Cycles'
  • Mauro Bambi (York University), 'Procyclical Endogenous Taxation and Aggregate Instability'
  • Christoph Thoenissen (Sheffield University), 'Migration and Business Cycle Dynamics'
  • Paul Levine (Surrey University), Topic: TBA
  • Thijs Van Reis (Warwick University), 'The vanishing procyclicity of labour productivity'
  • Andrea Gerali (Bank of Italy), Topic: 'Non-standard monetary policy, asset prices and macroprudential policy in a monetary union'
  • Richard Harrison (Bank of England), 'Optimal Quantitative Easing'

Location: Durham University Business School, MHL 405

Economic Growth and Policy Conference 2017

Frontier Issues in Macroeconomics

13-14 May 2017, MHL 405, Durham University Business School from 1.00 pm

Plenary Speaker: Professor Roger Farmer (Warwick University and UCLA): Let's all be Keynesians now (Slides from presentation)


Final Programme

Economic Growth and Policy Conference 2016

CEGAP's annual conference was held on 14-15 May 2016 at Durham University Business School.


Keynote speaker Professor Nobuhiro Kiyotaki (Princeton): "Monetary and Financial Policies in Emerging Markets"
Watch keynote address

Alfred Duncan (Cambridge): "Financial Macroeconomics with Complete Business Cycle Risk Markets" (joint with Charles Nolan (Glasgow))

Roberto Billi (Sveriges Riksbank): "Price Level Targeting and Risk Management"

Oren Sussman (Oxford): "A welfare analysis of fragmented liquidity markets"

Sayantan Ghosal (Glasgow): "Staggered debt swaps for distressed sovereigns: fair but fragile?"

Tsvetelina Nenova (Bank of England): "The shocks matter: improving our estimates of exchange rate pass-through"
Watch this presentation

Christoph Thoenissen (Sheffield): "Exchange rates and news-driven business cycles in small open economies"

Max Gillman (University of Missouri St Louis): "Tuning in RBC growth spectra"

Clive Bell (Heidelberg): “Untimely destruction: epidemics, war and accumulation in the long run”

Roman Sustek (Queen Mary): "On the Mechanics of New-Keynesian Models"

Guido Ascari (Oxford): "Monetary and fiscal policy interactions: Leeper (1991) Redux"

Download programme (.doc) | Attendees list

View slideshow of images from the conference

Economic Growth and Policy Conference 2015

CEGAP's annual conference was held on 16-17 May 2015 at Durham University Business School. The theme of the conference was Growth or Slump after the Crisis?

Keynote speaker: Costas Azariadis, Washington University, St Louis and Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis: 'Self-fulfilling Credit Cycles'


Growth and Business Cycles Conference, 12-13 March 2011