NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH, INC.

International Seminar on Macroeconomics

 

Jeffrey Frankel and Francesco Giavazzi, ISOM Chairs

 

Jeffrey Frankel and Christopher Pissarides, Program Organizers

 

City Hotel Ljubljana

Dalmatinova 15

SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

June 20-21, 2008

 

PROGRAM

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 20:

 

 

8:30 am

Registration

 

 

8:45 am

Welcome

 

 

9:00 am

Opening Remarks by Dr. Marko Kranjec, Governor of the Bank of Slovenia

 

 

9:15 am

Etienne Wasmer, Sciences Po Paris

 

A Note on the Employment Effects of the 35-Hour Workweek Regulation in France

 

(with Matthieu Chemin) 

 

 

 

Discussants: John Abowd, Cornell University and NBER

 

Christopher Pissarides, London School of Economics

 

 

10:30 am

Coffee Break

 

 

10:45 am

Richard Baldwin, Graduate Institute, Geneva and NBER

 

Virginia Di Nino, Bank of Italy

 

Trade Pricing Effects of the Euro

 

 

 

Discussants: Philippe Bacchetta, University of Lausanne

 

Jose Manuel Campa, IESE Business School and NBER

 

 

12:00 pm

Lunch

 

 

1:00 pm

Dalia Marin, University of Munich

 

The New Corporation in Europe

 

 

 

Discussants: Josef Brada, Arizona State University

 

Polona Domadenik, University of Ljubljana

 

 

2:15 pm

Laura Alfaro, Harvard University and NBER

 

Andrew Charlton, London School of Economics

 

Fabio Kanczuk, Universidade de Sao Paulo

 

Firm-Size Distribution and Cross-Country Income Differences

 

 

 

Discussants: John Haltiwanger, University of Maryland and NBER

 

TBA

 

 

3:30 pm

Coffee Break

 

 

3:45 pm

Paul Bergin, UC, Davis and NBER

 

Ching-Yi Lin, UC, Davis

 

Exchange Rate Regimes and the Extensive Margin of Trade

 

 

 

Discussants: George von Furstenberg, National Science Foundation

 

Stephen Redding, London School of Economics

 

 

5:00 pm

Mark Taylor, University of Warwick

 

Real Variables, Nonlinearity, and European Real Exchange Rates

 

(with Hyeyoen Kim)

 

 

 

Discussants: Charles Engel, University of Wisconsin and NBER

 

Kenneth West, University of Wisconsin and NBER

 

 

6:15 pm

Adjourn

 

 

6:45 pm

Guided Walking Tour of the Inner-City Sites, Ending at the River House Restaurant

 

 

8:00 pm

Formal Dinner at the River House Restaurant, Hosted by Dr. Marko Kranjec, Governor of the Bank of Slovenia

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 21:

 

 

9:00 am

Francis Warnock, University of Virginia and NBER

 

Current Account Sustainability and the Relative Reliability of the International Accounts

 

(with Stephanie Curcuru and Charles Thomas)

 

 

 

Discussants: Michael Dooley, UC, Santa Cruz and NBER

 

Daniel Gros, Centre for European Policy Studies

 

 

10:15 am

Coffee Break

 

 

10:30 am

Carmen Reinhart, University of Maryland and NBER

 

Vincent Reinhart, American Enterprise Institute

 

Capital Flow Bonanzas: An Encompassing View of the Past and Present

 

 

 

Discussants: Francesco Giavazzi, MIT and NBER

 

Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan, University of Houston and NBER

 

 

11:45 am

Richard Clarida, Columbia University and NBER

 

Reflections on Monetary Policy in the Open Economy

 

 

 

Discussants: Paolo Pesenti, Federal Reserve Bank of New York and NBER

 

Frank Smets, European Central Bank 

 

 

1:00 pm

Adjourn and Lunch

 

 

2:45 pm 

Bus Departs from Hotel Entrance for Guided Tour (dress code: casual)

 

 

4:00 pm

Guided Tour (part on electric train, part walking) of Postojna Underground Cave (temp. 8 C) and Predjama Castle

 

 

7:30 pm

Dinner at the Tourist Farm Hudicevec (local cuisine)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6/17/08