Policy Analysis Agenda

Thursday, October 16, 2014

  

*note that speakers are highlighted in author listings*

•9:00-9:30 

Welcome Coffee

•9:30-10:00: 

Opening Remarks 
Umran Inan, President, Koç University 
Haluk Dinçer, President of the Board of Directors, TÜSIAD

•10:00-10:30 

Keynote Speech - Finn Kydland, Laboratory for Aggregate Economics and Finance (LAEF), University of California, Santa Barbara

•10:30-11:30: 

Kartik Athreya, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond 
“Labor Market Upheaval, Default Regulations, and Consumer Debt”, with Eric Young, Juan Sanchez, and Xuan Tam 
Discussant: Ayse Kabukçuoglu, Koç University

•11:30-11:45: Coffee Break 

•11:45-12:45: 

Jeffrey Campbell, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
“Quantitative Easing in Joseph's Egypt with Keynesian Producers”
Discussant: Refet Gürkaynak, Bilkent University

•12:45-14:00: Lunch 

•14:00-15:00: 

Oscar Jorda, University of California, Davis
“Sovereigns versus Banks: Credit, Crises, and Consequences”, with Alan Taylor (UC-Davis) and Moritz Schularick (University of Bonn)
Discussant: Attila Raftai, CEU

•15:00-16:00: 

Gerhard Glomm, Indiana University
“Fiscal Austerity Measures: Spending Cuts vs. Tax Increases”, with Juergen Jung (Towson University) and Chung Tran (ANU)
Discussant: Marek Kapicka, University of California Santa Barbara, CEU


Friday, October 17, 2014

•9:00-9:30 

Welcome Coffee

•9:30-10:30: 

Martin Uribe, Columbia University
“Are Capital Controls Prudential? An Empirical Investigation” , with Alessandro Rebucci (Johns Hopkins University) and Andres Fernandez (Inter American Development Bank)
Discussant: Kerstin Bernoth, DIW Berlin

•10:30-11:30: 

Peter Benczur, EC JRC, Ispra and CEU
“Interest Premium, Sudden Stop, and Adjustment in a Small Open Economy”, with Istvan Konya (Magyar Nemzeti Bank and Central European University)
Discussant: Hakan Kara, CBRT

•11:30-11:45: Coffee Break 

•11:45-12:45: 

Cem Çakmakli, University of Amsterdam and Koç University 
“An Index of Financial Conditions for Emerging Economies”, with Sumru Altug (Koç University and CEPR)
Discussant: Peter Benczur, EC JRC, Ispra and CEU

•12:45-14:00: Lunch 

•14:00-16:00: 

Panel
Moderator: Selva Demiralp, Koç University
Turalay Kenç, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey
Fatih Özatay, TOBB University of Economics and Technology
Saruhan Özel, Denizbank
Peter Rupert, University of California, Santa Barbara
Martin Uribe, Columbia University