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CFM News and Upcoming Events


18-19 December 2014: CFM, Bank of England, and CEPR event
Centre for Macroeconomics, The Bank of England, and CEPR are jointly organising a two day workshop focusing on international trade, finance and macroeconomics| [PDF] and related issues.

Wednesday 14 January 2015: CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture
Professor Lord Skidelsky| will be inconversation about the topic of a recent book he edited; Are Markets Moral?| Chaired by Wouter Den Haan.

Tuesday 20 January 2015: CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture
Inequality and Taxation in a Globalised World|: Dr Gabriel Zucman (LSE) will discuss recent evidence on rising inequality, proposals made to curb these trends and challenges raised by international tax competition and evasion. Chaired by Wouter Den Haan.

Wednesday 21 January 2015: CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture
Hall of Mirrors|: Professor Barry Eichengreen (Berkeley) will examine how popular understanding of the Great Depression shaped the response to the Great Recession. Chaired by Wouter Den Haan.


Wednesday 18 December 2014: Clash of the Titans 2014
CFM member Mike McMahon represents LSE at the Economic Research Council's Clash of the Titans competition 2014|.

Tuesday 16 December 2014: CFM and Cambridge Macro Workshop
CFM and Cambridge University will be hosting a Macroeconomics Workshop| [PDF] at the Faculty of Economics, Austin Robinson Building, Cambridge.

Monday 08 December 2014: CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture
Wouter Den Haan chaired a public lecture at LSE: The Tyranny of Experts|, with William Easterly|. Podcast available here|.

Thursday 04 December 2014: Event
Wouter Den Haan chaired the LSE SU Economics Society and UCL Economics Society's public lecture at LSE: The Consequences of Uncertainty|, with 2013 Nobel Laureate Lars Hansen|.

Tuesday 02 December 2014: CFM UCL Event
The CFM UCL branch, in association with CEMMAP, hosted the workshop Frontiers of Macroeconomics and Macroeconometrics on Tuesday 2nd December. The programme for the workshop can be found here|.

Monday 27 October 2014: CFM, LSE Department of Economics, Systemic Risk Centre, and International Growth Centre public event
Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, Minouche Shafik|, presented a speech, Making Markets Fair & Effective|, at the Old Theatre, LSE.

Video| and Podcast| available via LSE Events, transcript| available at the Bank of England.
Mentioned at BBC|, Bloomberg|, CityAM|, Financial Times, The Guardian|, and Wall Street Journal|.


Thursday 04 December 2014: Publication
CFM member Wendy Carlin|, along with David Soskice, has authored a new book, published by Oxford University Press: Macroeconomics: Institutions, Instability, and the Financial System|.

Tuesday 28 October 2014: CFM publication
Francesco Caselli|, M. Morelli, and D Rohner The Geography of Interstate Resource Wars| accepted for publication in the Quarterly Journal of Economics.

Monday 27 October: CFM student in the media
CFM PhD student Thomas Drechsel's recent paper, Following the Trend: Tracking GDP when long-run growth is uncertain| [PDF] (Written with J. Antolin-Diaz and I. Petrella) has been referenced in the Financial Times| and The Telegraph|.

News| and  Events|

Link-CFMSurvey|Results of the latest CFM Survey, concerning the 2014 Autumn Statement, are now available|. Mentioned in The Economist|, Pieria|, The Guardian|, and Financial Times|.


Congratulations to CFM PhD Student Enrico Mallucci, on winning the Young Economist Award at the 7th FIW Research Conference| in Vienna, for his paper Domestic Debt and Sovereign Defaults| [PDF].

Congratulations to CFM PhD Student Andrea Lanteri on winning the UniCredit & Universities Econ. Job Market Best Paper Award| for his paper; The Market for Used Capital Endogenous Irreversibility and Reallocation over the Business Cycle| [PDF].

Congratulations to CFM Cambridge Member and student Saleem Bahaj on winning the Klaus Liebscher Award at the 42nd Economics Conference of the OeNB| for his paper Systemic Sovereign Risk: Macroeconomic implications in the Euro area| [PDF].

Congratulations to CFM PhD student and job market candidate Réka Juhász, who recently won the FREIT-EIIT Graduate Student Competition| for her paper Temporary Protection and Technology Adoption: Evidence from the Napoleonic Blockade| [PDF].

CFM congratulates Professor Charlie Bean, former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England and visiting professor in the Dept. of Economics at LSE on his knighthood for services to monetary policy and central banking.

Notable Publications:
Pascal Michaillat's paper A theory of countercyclical government multiplier published in American Economic Journal (Vol. 6.1)|.

Marco Bassetto, Marco Cagetti, & Mariacristina De Nardi's paper Credit Crunches and Credit Allocation in a Model of Entrepreneurship has been accepted for publication in the forthcoming Review of Economic Dynamics special issue on Money, Credit and Financial Frictions|.

CFM Public Lectures Lent Term| 

CFM Seminar Schedule 2014-15 [PDF]|

CFM Reading Group |

Cambridge Macro Seminars|

LSE Macro Seminars|

UCL (Macro)economics Seminars|

NIESR Monthly Estimates of GDP [PDF]|