Via ECB (Den Europæiske Centralbank)

3 and 4 September 2020

Video conference




Fourth ECB Annual Research Conference

This is the fifth edition of the Annual Research Conference, the ECB’s flagship research event. Held this year as a video conference, the event features keynote lectures, on financial and monetary economics, as well as paper presentations from different fields of economics relevant for a central bank.


Programme

Speakers

* An asterisk indicates the author presenting the relevant paper.

Thursday, 3 September 2020

15:00

Welcome

Luc Laeven, Director General Research, European Central Bank

 

This time it’s different: the role of women’s employment in the Great Lockdown

  • Titan Alon, University of California San Diego
  • Matthias Doepke, Northwestern University
  • Jane Olmstead-Rumsey, Northwestern University
  • Michèle Tertilt*, University of Mannheim

Discussant: Luigi Guiso, Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance


16:00

Robots, trade and luddism: a sufficient statistic approach to optimal technology regulation

  • Arnaud Costinot, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Iván Werning*, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Discussant: Jaume Ventura, Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional

17:00

Keynote lecture ‒ the future of finance

David S. Scharfstein, Harvard University

Chair: Isabel Schnabel, Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank

18:00

End of day one

Friday, 4 September 2020

15:00

COVID-19 and the macroeconomic effects of costly disasters

  • Sydney C. Ludvigson*, New York University
  • Sai Ma, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
  • Serena Ng, Columbia University

Discussant: Emanuel Moench, Deutsche Bundesbank


16:00

Shotgun weddings between fiscal and monetary policies

  • Marco Bassetto*, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
  • Thomas J. Sargent, New York University

Discussant: Christopher A. Sims, Princeton University


17:00

Jean Monnet Lecture ‒ effective demand failures and the limits of monetary stabilisation policy during a pandemic

Michael Woodford, Columbia University

Chair: Philip R. Lane, Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank


18:00

End of conference

This programme may be subject to change without notice.

General information

Organising committee

Luc Laeven, Marie Hoerova, Bartosz Maćkowiak, Alberto Martin,
Alexander Popov (all European Central Bank)

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