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Events

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22
Sep

Innovation and Productivity Workshop

Sponsored by the Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University, and Durham University Business School with the Centre for Economic Growth and Policy.

13
May

Economic Growth and Policy Conference 2017

This year's theme is Frontier Issues in Macroeconomics and the plenary speaker is Professor Roger Farmer from Warwick University and UCLA.

05
May

Mini workshop for MSC and PhD Students in Economics and Finance

The workshop, organised by MSc Economics and the Centre for Economic Growth and Policy (CEGAP), focuses on Macroeconomics.

08
Mar

Patrizio Lecca (European Commission): Long-term social, economic...

The issues of the forced migration and the integration of refugees in the society and labour markets are high on the policy agenda of the EU.

01
Mar

Tirthankar Roy (LSE): Law, Colonialism, and Development: How the...

In recent years, a number of distinct scholarships have explored the relationship between the evolution of legal systems in the non-western world, and European colonial rule in these regions.

16
Feb

Simon Derrick (Bank of New York Mellon): Brave New World

A general interest lecture organised by the Centre for Economic Growth and Policy.

16
Nov

Professor Omer Moav (University of Warwick): Cereals,...

We propose that the development of social hierarchy following the Neolithic Revolution was due to the ability of the emergent elite to appropriate crops from farmers, rather than a result of increased productivity, as usually maintained.

01
Jul

Professor Prabhu Pingali, Cornell University and Director of the...

There exists a strong connection between stage of economic transition—the process of structural transformation—and population-level nutrition outcomes, particularly the decline in stunting and wasting rates.

02
Mar

Greg Thwaites (Bank of England): Why are real interest rates so...

Over the past four decades, real interest rates have risen then fallen across the industrialised world. Over the same period, nominal investment rates fell, while house prices and household debt ratios rose.

25
Feb

Simon Derrick (Bank of New York Mellon): Through the looking glass:...

Simon Derrick is Managing Director and Chief Currency Analyst at the Bank of New York Mellon.

28
Oct

Michelle Rendall (University of Zurich): The Rise of the Service...

This paper studies the implications of tax structures (levels, progressivity, dual earning ouseholds) on the process of structural transformation (the rising service sector) and female employment.

14
May

Costas Azariadis (Washington University in St Louis and Federal...

A special lecture sponsored by the Centre for Economic Growth and Policy.

18
Mar

Dr Ruijun Bu (Liverpool University): Copula-Based Semiparametric...

We propose a new semiparametric approach for modelling continuous-time nonlinear univariate diffusions. 

11
Mar

Dr Ramses Abul Naga (University of Aberdeen): 'Joint Hyptheses...

An inequality index defined over p dimensions of well-being is decomposable by attributes if it can expressed as a function of p univariate inequality indices and a measure of association between the various dimensions of well-being.

25
Feb

David Jinkins (Copenhagen Business School): Continuous Time...

Business relationships between firms can be thought of as a network. Recent research has found that the structure of business networks can affect the response of the macroeconomy to shocks.

18
Feb

Martin Ellison (Oxford): Time-Consistent Institutional Design

This paper reconsiders normative policy design in environments subject to time inconsistency problems, à la Kydland and Prescott (1977).

12
Feb

Simon Derrick (BNY Mellon): QE And Beyond: The Currency Markets In...

A guest speaker event sponsored by the Centre for Economic Growth and Policy.

11
Feb

Andrew Rhodes (Toulouse School of Economics): False Advertising and...

Abstract: There is widespread evidence that some firms use false advertising to overstate the value of their products.

04
Feb

Professor Todd Kaplan (University of Exeter): Auctions and Leaks: A...

As a selling mechanism, auctions have acquired a central position in the free market economy all over the globe. This development has deepened, broadened, and expanded the theory of auctions in new directions. 

05
Nov

Rainer Andergassen (University of Bologna)

The paper investigates the mechanics through which novel technological principles are developed and diffused throughout an economy consisting of a technologically heterogeneous ensemble of firms. 

22
Oct

Christoph Thoenissen (University of Sheffield): 'News' Driven...

The focus of this paper is on news-driven business cycles in small open economies.

17
Sep

Money, Macro and Finance Conference, 2014

Durham is delighted to be hosting the 46th annual MMF conference. Invited speakers include Douglas Gale (ICL), Seppo Honkapohja (Bank of Finland) and Rafael Wouters (National Bank of Belgium). The MMF Special Lecture will be delivered by Mike Wickens, Cardiff Business School and University of York.

14
May

Alex Bryson (National Institute of Economic and Social Research):...

Abstract: Using nationally representative linked employer-employee data we find one-quarter of employees in Britain are paid for performance. The log hourly wage gap between performance pay and fixed pay employees is .36 points.

30
Apr

Professor Mukul Majumdar (Cornell): Ruin Probabilities

An Economics and Finance research seminar.

28
Feb

Simon Derrick, Bank of New York Mellon: Shifting sands: Effect of...

2014 could see some significant shifts in the factors driving global markets. Currency policy shifts in China and Russia will significant impact on the FX and fixed income markets.