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CFM News and Upcoming Events

19-20 May 2017: CFM-UCL and ADEMU Conference
CFM UCL and ADEMU would be holding The new macroeconomics of aggregate fluctuations and stabilisation policy conference, at 30 Euston Square. Please contact Nirusha Vigi to confirm attendance.

Call for Papers: Deadline 15 May 2017CallForPapers-CEBRA
The First annual meeting of CEBRA's International Finance and Macroeconomics pragram, sponsored by the Bank of England, will focus on all aspects of international finance and trade flows with emphasis on on how they may respond to protectionist measures, actual and hypothetical. Please click the image above for more details - deadline for submissions is 15 May, drafts should be sent to cebra_2017@bankofengland.co.uk.

Thursday 23 March 2017: CFM-CEPR Survey Survey-1703 Should subjective measures of wellbeing influence the objectives of macroeconomic policy? Results of the latest CFM Survey now available on the CFM Survey Wesbite.

Monday 20 February 2017: CFM-CEPR Survey Survey-1702 February's Survey results are now available: A "New" Industrial Strategy for the UK, questioning industrial and regional strategy. Results available on the CFM Survey website, and discussed in VoxEU and City A.M.

Wednesday 11 January 2017: Chris Pissarides in the Meida CFM's Christopher PIssarides was part of a Sky News panel discussing the state of Great Britain since the Brexit vote on 06 January, and interviewd by the BBC News on 10 January regarding the concept wage caps.

Thursday 20 December 2016: CFM -CEPR Survey December's CFM-CEPR Survey results are now available, and available on the Survey website: analysing The Future of Central Bank Independence. Mentioned in City AM.

Monday 07 November 2016: CFM Survey November's CFM Survey examines EU monetary policy in response to the SVR's Wirtschaft report: German Council of Economic Experts' view of ECB policy. Mentioned in Reuters (UK), Bloomberg, and Reuters (DE).

Wednesday 19 October 2016: CFM Survey Survey-1610Results for October's CFM & CEPR Survey are now available, analysing Germany’s trade surplus, its impact on the Eurozone economy and the appropriate response of German fiscal policy. Details are available at the CFM Survey website.

Tuesday 02 August 2016: CFM Survey Results for July's CFM Survey are now available, questioning if academic economists are in touch with voters and politicians. Full details available on the CFM Survey website. Discussed in Time Higher Education and Bloomberg.

Tuesday 14 June 2016: CFM Survey Results for June's CFM Survey, analysing Brexit and long-term consequences for the UK financial sector, are now available at the CFM Survey website. Citied in The Guardian and the Financial Times.

Friday 13 May 2016: CFM Survey April's CFM Survey, The future role of (un)conventional unconventional monetary policy, results are now available at the CFM Survey website. Discussed at VoxEU.

Thursday 24 March 2016: CFM Survey March's survey questioned opinions on the National Living Wage and the Uk Economy, results are available at the CFM Survey website. Cited in articles at VoxEUTutor2u, Reuters UKFinancial Times, and David Smith's Economics Blog.

Thursday 26 February 2016: CFM Survey The results of this month's CFM Survey, Brexit and Financial Market Volatility is now available. Cited in the Financial Times, and discussed in The Independent and VoxEU.

Tuesday 26 January 2016: CFM Survey Latest CFM Survey results now available, January's survey questions UK market turbulence and growth prospects for the global economy. Discussed in VoxEU and The Economist, Wouter den Haan was interviewed regarding the survey on Share Radio and in The Observer's article The world has glimpsed financial crisis. But is the worst to come? 

Tuesday 19 January 2016: CFM ePublication New VoxEU eBook Quantitative Easing: Evolution of economic thinking as it happened by Wouter den Haan. Details available at VoxEU [PDF].

Friday 20 November 2015: ERC Clash of the Titans 2015 Congratulations to CFM's Mike McMahon on winning this year's ERC Clash of the Titans competition.

Friday 16 October 2015: CFM Survey Findings of the latest CFM Survey, analysing the European Central Bank's quantitative easing have now been released. Visit the CFMSurvey website for full details.

Monday 07 September 2015: CFM Publication CFM Member Keyu Jin published in the American Economic Review: Credit Constraints and Growth in a Global Economy, with Nicolas Coeurdacier, and Stéphane Guibaud.

Wednesday 26 August 2015: CFM welcomes new member Ricardo Reis to LSE.

Tuesday 27 August 2015: Congratulations to CFM Professor Francesco Caselli on being announced as the Director of the Macroeconomics and Growth Programme at the Centre for Economic Policy Research.

Tuesday 21 July 2015: CFM Survey July's CFM Survey results are now available, focusing on Monetary Policy and Zero Lower Bound.

Wednesday 08 July 2015: CFM & LSE Greece and the Eurozone Letter LSE faculty urge both sides in the Eurozone/Greek drama to find a solution by acting in a more economically responsible manner. Letter can be found here [PDF]. Wouter Den Haan discussed these ideas with USA Today, and press coverage includes VoxEU and Voice of America

Thursday 25 June 2015: Congratulations Congratulations to CFM student Markus Riegler on winning the Society of Computational Economics prize for best paper.

Tuesday 23 June 2015: Congratulations Congratulations to CFM member Silvana Tenreyro, on being awarded a British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship of £65,113 for her project on the redistributive effects of monetary policy.

Wednesday 03 May 2015: CFM in the Media CFM Director Wouter Den Haan mentioned in Financial Times article Has the rethinking of macroeconomic policy been successful?

Friday 29 May 2015: CFM Survey in the Media March's CFM Survey results cited in Financial Times report on the Bank of England's move to enhance transparency.

Friday 01 May 2015: Gearty Grilling with Chris Pissarides

CFM Chairman and LSE Regius Professor Sir Chris Pissarides was interviewed as part of LSE's Gerty Grillings series.




Monday 12 June 2017:
CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture
The End of Globalisation, the Return of History: Globalisation, long considered the best route to economic prosperity and the apparent norm for decades, may not be as inevitable as we think.  It now threatens to go abruptly into reverse.  What went wrong?  And what is the likely impact upon our future prosperity?

Monday 24 April 2017:
CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture

The Facts Matter: from policy to politics: While being a university professor, Jean-Yves Duclos had the opportunity to comment on governmental decisions. Now that he is the one making the decisions and as an economist, he sees the process in a much different perspective. Video and a Podcast for this event are available at the LSE's event page.

Wednesday 22 March 2017:Stamp Memorial Lecture

The Forces Shaping the World Economy: Professor Blanchard (MIT) discussed the main forces interacting to shape the world economy, and the uncertainties associated with them, namely the legacies of the financial crisis; the decrease in productivity growth; and populism and populist policies. A podcast and video of this event are available on the LSE's website.

Monday 20 March 2017: CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture

The Productivity Puzzle: Andrew Haldane (Bank of England) examined how roductivity growth has weakened across a number of economies over recent years, particularly in the UK. Does this reflect a slowing of innovation? What role can public policy play in supporting productivity growth? A transcript of  the speech is available on the Bank of England's website, Video and a podcast of this event is avilable on the LSE's Event website.

Wednesday 01 March 2017: A Budget that Works for Women A Budget that Works for Women, a Keynote speech and panel discussion from the Women's Budget Group. Hosted by LSE Department of Economics, LSE EDI and CFM.

Wednesday 08 February 2017: CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture

The Production of Money: how to break the power of the bankers: Political economist Ann Pettifor (PRIME) demystifies history’s most misunderstood invention: the money system. Arguing that democracies can reclaim control over money production, Pettifor sets out the possibility of linking the money in our pockets (or on our smartphones) to the change we want to see in the world around us. Video and a podcast of this event is avilable on the LSE webiste.

Wednesday 08 February 2017: CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture

Politics after Brexit and Trump: Rick Pildes in conversation with Mervyn King: Professor Rick Pildes (New York University) and Lord Mervyn King (LSE) look back at a year of unpredictable political upheavals in the industrialised world, which promises an interesting period ahead. What are the lessons from Brexit and the Trump election for our democracy? Video and a Podcast of this event is available on the LSE website.

Monday 16 January 2017: CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture

Policy Issues Affecting the Bank of England: A talk by Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, followed by a response from Amartya Sen, Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University. A transcript of Mark's speach is available at the Bank of England's webpage, video and audio recordings of this event are also available on the LSE website.

Tuesday 29 November 2016: CFM NIESR Conference Rethinking Macroeconomics Conference: a discussion about what needs to be done to transform macroeconomics back into a useful policy science. Full details & programme available here.

Wednesday 23 November 2016: CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture

The Curse of Cash: The world is drowning in cash—and it’s making us poorer and less safe. Kenneth Rogoff (Harvard), one of the world’s leading economists, made a persuasive and fascinating case for an idea that until recently would have seemed outlandish: getting rid of most paper money. A podcast of this event is available on the LSE's event page.

Tuesday 15 November 2016: CFM, LSE Department of Economics, and LSE Department of International Relations Public Lecture Investing in Inclusive Growth: Canada's Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, shares his views on the global economy and how Canada is investing to strengthen its middle class and grow the economy over the long term. A podcast of this event is available on the LSE's event page.

Monday 14 November 2016: Negative Interest Rate Conference Negative Interest Rate Conference, co-hosted by Barclays and the Centre for Macroeconomics.

Wednesday 09 November 2016: CFM UCL Conference New Developments in Macroeconomics workshop with speakers: Wei Cui (UCL), Lars Hansen (Chicago), Ralph Luetticke (UCL), Kurt Mitman (IIES Stockholm), Franck Portier (TSE), and Shengxing Zhang (LSE).

Wednesday 19 October 2016: CFM Public Lecture

The Euro and the Battle of Ideas: Markus Brunnermeier and Harold James, argued if the core problem with the Euro lies in the philosophical differences between the founding countries of the Eurozone, and how these seemingly incompatible differences can be reconciled to ensure Europe's survival. Video, and the podcast, of this event is available on the LSE's Event page.

Monday 26 September 2016: CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture

The Wealth of Humans: work, power, and status in the twenty-first century: Ryan Avent (The Economist) addressed the difficult questions about the increasing abundance of labour and what this means politically, economically and socially for every one of us. In order to navigate our way across today’s rapidly transforming economic landscape, Avent argued that we must radically reassess the very idea of how, and why, we work. Video and a Podcast of this event is available on the LSE's event page.

Thursday 30 June 2016: CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture

The Hidden Wealth of Nations: Dr Gabriel Zucman (LSE) discussed how big the wealth in hidden offshore tax havens is, the consequences of inequality, how tax havens work and are organized, and how we can begin to approach a solution. Slides are available for this event, and audio and video recordings are available on the LSE's Event page.

Wednesday 11 May 2016: CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture

The Rise and Fall of American Growth: Professor Robert Gordon examined the history of economic growth in the USA, and explored solutions needed to overcome the economic challenges of the future. Audio and video of this event is available on the LSE's Event page.

Friday 18 March 2016: NIESR Event CFM was proud to co-sponsor NIESR's conference, Financial regulation: are we reaching an efficient outcome? Examining regulatory policy in light of the financial crisis, at the Bank of England, London.

14-15 March 2016: CFM, ADEMU and cemmap Masterclass The Macroeconomics of Uncertainty Shocks: Evidence, Models, and Methods: This series of lectures will introduce students to the recent literature on the macroeconomics of uncertainty shocks (also known as volatility shocks). Studying time-varying volatility with the help of DSGE models, the workhorse of modern macroeconomics and the most common laboratory for policy evaluation.

Wednesday 09 March 2016: CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture

Clear and Present Challenges to the Chinese Economy: Dr Keyu Jin discussed the impact of China’s financial reforms. Video and Podcast of this event are available from the LSE event page.

4-5 March 2016: Emerging Markets Forum CFM was proud to be part sponsor of the 7th LSE SU Emerging Markets Forum which took place on 4th and 5th of March at the Millennium Hotel, Mayfair.

Wednesday 02 March 2016: CFM and Bank of England Seminar Ben Broadbent Deputy Governor, Monetary Policy Committee, Bank of England delivered a lecture Central Banks and Digital Currencies.

Tuesday 01 March 2016: CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture 1603-KingM The End of Alchemy: Professor Lord King and Professor Lord Stern took part in a discussion on Lord King's new publication, The End of Alchemy: Banking, the Global Economy and the Future of Money.

Monday 18 January 2016: CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture Debt, Demographics and the Distribution of Income: new challenges for monetary policy: Dr Gertjan Vlieghe (Bank of England) discussed how debt, demographics and the distribution of income can have significant and long-lasting effects on the economy. Historically, these 3 D’s have not been a major focus for monetary policy, but that is starting to change. A transcript and press release for this event can be found at the Bank of England's website, and a podcast is available on the LSE's event page.

Tuesday 12 January 2016: CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture

Economics Of Migration: Alan Manning (LSE) looked at immigration, currently one of the most common responses when asked about the most important issues facing Britain. This lecture explains why there is a demand for immigration into the UK, and what the effects of it has been. Slides [PDF] are available, and further video and audio is available on the LSE's event page.