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7th Belgian Macroeconomics Workshop
By Ghent University

The one-day “Belgian Macroeconomics Workshop” will take place at Ghent University on Friday September 13th 2019. The workshop aims at creating a network of researchers working in closely related fields, and is primarily targeted at macroeconomists active in Belgium. Of course, non-Belgian researchers are welcome to participate as well. There will also be a poster session to give more opportunities to junior researchers to present their work. Senior macroeconomists from the organizing Belgian universities will be present to provide feedback.


9:00 - 9:30 Registration and coffee & Welcome

Session 1 Chair Geert Peersman

9:30 - 10:20  Could a large scale asset purchase programme have mitigated the Great Depression?
Garo Garabedian, Central Bank of Ireland & Ghent University; R. Stuart

10: 20 - 11:10 Endogenous Forward Guidance
Rigas Oikonomou, Université Catholique de Louvain; B. Chafwehé, R. Priftis, L. Vogel

11:10 - 11:30 Coffee Break

Session 2 Chair Gerdie Everaert

11:30 - 12:20 Invited lecture: All You Need is Cash: Corporate Cash Holdings and Investment after the Financial Crisis
Neeltje van Horen, Bank of England & CEPR; A. Joseph, C. Kneer, J. Saleheen

12:20 - 13:50 Lunch - Poster session

Session 3 Chair Freddy Heylen

13:50 - 14:40 Invited lecture: Workers, Capitalists, and the Government: Fiscal Policy and Income (Re)Distribution
Cristiano Cantore, Bank of England & University of Surrey; L. Freund

14:40 - 15:30 Inequality, the risk of secular stagnation and the increase in household debt
Ansgar Rannenberg, National Bank of Belgium

15:30 - 15:50 Coffee Break

Session 4 Chair Selien De Schryder

15:50 - 16:40 Rigid Wages & Contracts: Time- vs. State-Dependent Wages in the Netherlands
Burak R. Uras, Tilburg University & CentER; A. Grajales-Olarte, N. Vellekoop

16:40 - 17:30 New evidence on monetary transmission: interest rate versus inflation target shocks
Elizaveta Lukmanova, KU Leuven & Vienna University; K. Rabitsch

17:30 - 19:00 Closing Drinks

Scientific Committee:

- Peter Claeys (Vrije Universiteit Brussel),
- Selien De Schryder (Ghent University),
- Romain Houssa (University of Namur),
- Yuliya Rychalovska (University of Namur),
- Michal Kobielarz (KUL),
- Luca Pensieroso (UCLouvain),
- Roland Winkler (University of Antwerp)


Participation is free of charge. Please register by mailing to Sabine Dekie . The registrations will be closed on 4 September 2019.

13 September
9:00 - 19:00
This is an online event at UGent Faculty of Economics and Business administration
Free but registration is compulsory