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CFM News and Upcoming Events

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.

10-11 December 2015: Bank of England, ECB, CEPR, and CFM Conference
Credit Dynamics and the Macroeconomy [PDF]: programme of events can be found here

27-28 November 2015: Macroeconomics and Growth Programme
The CEPR Macroeconomics and Growth Programme, directed by Francesco Caselli, held their first annual meeting at the Centre for Macroeconomics, LSE.

Tuesday 17 November 2015: CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture

Debt and Austerity: post-crisis lessons from Ireland: Patrick Honohan discussed the financial crisis and it's effects on Ireland. Audio and video of this event is available on the LSE's event page, copies of the transcript and slides are available at the Central Bank of Ireland's website.

Monday 16 November 2015: CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture

GDP: a brief but affectionate history: Diane Coyle (Manchester) examined gross domestic product to answer questions around the fluctuating nature of national economies. Audio available on the LSE's event page.

Wednesday 11 November 2015: CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture

Phishing for Phools: Robert Shiller (Yale) challeneged the notion that free markets provide us with material well-being, arguing that markets are inherently filled with tricks and traps and will "phish" us for "Phools". Audio and video of this event is available on the LSE's event page

Wednesday 28 October 2015: Public Lecture
In Conversation with Ben Bernanke: Ben Bernanke discussed his new book and his time as chair of the US Federal Reserve.

Tuesday 20 October 2015: CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture

Other People's Money: John Kay (Oxford) explained how the financial infrastructure became increasingly divorced from the activities of the real economy – and what can be done to recreate a financial sector responsive to economic and social needs. Slides [PDF] are available, Video and audio is available at the LSE's event page.

Wednesday 07 October 2015: CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture

Economics Rules: the rights and wrongs of the dismal science: Professor Dani Rodrik gave an accessible introduction to the strengths of the discipline of economics and why it is so often misunderstood, not least by its practitioners. Slides [PDF] are available, and further video and audio of this lecture can be found on the LSE's event page.

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Wednesday 10 February 2016: LSE Department of Economics Inaugural Lecture
Sir William Arthur Lewis Inaugural Lecture: Professor Tim Besley gives his inaugural lecture as Sir William Arthur Lewis Chair in Development Economics.

Tuesday 01 March 2016: CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture
The End of Alchemy: Professor Lord King will discuss with Professor Lord Stern his new book, The End of Alchemy: Banking, the Global Economy and the Future of Money, which suggests original ways to end the alchemy of our current monetary and banking system and to correct the disequilibrium in the world economy today.

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

Wednesday 09 March 2016: CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture
Clear and Present Challenges to the Chinese Economy: Dr Keyu Jin will discuss the impact of China’s financial reforms.

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.

Friday 18 March 2016: NIESR Event
CFM is 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 if England, London. Further details and registration is available on NIESR's website.

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.

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 redistributaive 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 Grililng with Chris PIssarides

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

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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.

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CFM welcomes new member David Baqaee to LSE

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CFM welcomes new member Ricardo Reis to LSE

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