Programme

Programme

The programme is made up from a selection of invited and submitted papers selected by our programme committee.

Programme Chairs
Veronica Rappoport

London School of Economics

Kim Ruhl

Pennsylvania State University

The programme is now available.

Plenary Speakers
Ayse Imrohoroglu

University of Southern California

Ayse Imrohoroglu is a Professor of Finance and Business Economics at the University of Southern California.

She received her PhD from the University of Minnesota and her B.A. from the Middle East Technical University in Turkey. Her research combines theory and data to shed light on questions concerning business cycles, social security, employment and crime.

Recently, her work has focused on understanding the differences in savings rates across countries. Her findings indicate that differences in productivity, tax rates, government intervention such as the one-child policy or long term care costs can easily lead to big variations in saving rates across counties. Currently she serves as one of the editors of the European Economic Review.

Francesco Caselli

London School of Economics

Francesco Caselli is the Norman Sosnow Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics.

He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Bologna in 1992 and a Ph.D. at Harvard University in 1997. Previous appointments include Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, and Paul Sack Associate Professor of Economics at Harvard University. His research interests include macroeconomics, economic development and political economy, on which he has published extensively in the major professional journals.

He is an elected fellow of the British Academy, the director of the Macroeconomics and Growth Programme at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and an editor of Economica. Previously, he has served as managing editor of the Review of Economic Studies, co-editor of the Journal of Economic Development, member of the governing council of the European Economic Association, member of the LSE growth commission, and director of the macroeconomics programmes at the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) and the International Growth Centre (IGC).

Erik Hurst

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Erik Hurst is the V. Duane Rath Professor of Economics and John E. Jeuck Faculty Fellow at the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.

He has broad research interests which include applied macroeconomics, labour markets, housing markets, mortgage markets, and entrepreneurship. Much of his recent work has focused on understanding falling employment rates within the US during the 2000s. Hurst received the 2006 TIAA-CREF Paul Samuelson Award for the best published paper dealing with household financial security and was also awarded the 2012 Ewing Marion Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship.

Hurst joined the faculty at Chicago in 1999. He serves as a research associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research and is currently an editor at the Journal of Political Economy. He earned a bachelor's degree Clarkson University in 1993. He went on to earn a master's degree in economics in 1995 and a PhD in economics in 1999 from the University of Michigan. He also serves as a consultant to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Plenary Speakers
Ayse Imrohoroglu

University of Southern California

Ayse Imrohoroglu is a Professor of Finance and Business Economics at the University of Southern California.

She received her PhD from the University of Minnesota and her B.A. from the Middle East Technical University in Turkey. Her research combines theory and data to shed light on questions concerning business cycles, social security, employment and crime.

Recently, her work has focused on understanding the differences in savings rates across countries. Her findings indicate that differences in productivity, tax rates, government intervention such as the one-child policy or long term care costs can easily lead to big variations in saving rates across counties. Currently she serves as one of the editors of the European Economic Review.

Francesco Caselli

London School of Economics

Francesco Caselli is the Norman Sosnow Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics.

He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Bologna in 1992 and a Ph.D. at Harvard University in 1997. Previous appointments include Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, and Paul Sack Associate Professor of Economics at Harvard University. His research interests include macroeconomics, economic development and political economy, on which he has published extensively in the major professional journals.

He is an elected fellow of the British Academy, the director of the Macroeconomics and Growth Programme at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and an editor of Economica. Previously, he has served as managing editor of the Review of Economic Studies, co-editor of the Journal of Economic Development, member of the governing council of the European Economic Association, member of the LSE growth commission, and director of the macroeconomics programmes at the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) and the International Growth Centre (IGC).

Erik Hurst

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Erik Hurst is the V. Duane Rath Professor of Economics and John E. Jeuck Faculty Fellow at the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.

He has broad research interests which include applied macroeconomics, labour markets, housing markets, mortgage markets, and entrepreneurship. Much of his recent work has focused on understanding falling employment rates within the US during the 2000s. Hurst received the 2006 TIAA-CREF Paul Samuelson Award for the best published paper dealing with household financial security and was also awarded the 2012 Ewing Marion Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship.

Hurst joined the faculty at Chicago in 1999. He serves as a research associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research and is currently an editor at the Journal of Political Economy. He earned a bachelor's degree Clarkson University in 1993. He went on to earn a master's degree in economics in 1995 and a PhD in economics in 1999 from the University of Michigan. He also serves as a consultant to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

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