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AWSOME Vol. 2

Second Annual Workshop of Southern Ontario Macro Economists - May 22, 2018

Bringing together leading economists from universities across Southern Ontario

The Department of Economics is hosting the 2nd Annual Workshop of Southern Ontario Macro Economists (AWSOME Vol. 2).  The workshop brings together leading economists from universities across Southern Ontario to discuss research on the latest developments in the study of macroeconomics.

Please register by sending an email to Bettina Brueggemann.

Program

May 22, 2018,  Great Hall of the University Club

9:00 - 9:30                 Welcome and breakfast                      

9:30 - 11:00               Monetary and Fiscal Policy Session

Stephen Williamson (Western University): "Can the Fiscal Authority Constrain the Central Bank?"

Derek Stacey (Ryerson University): "Do Financial Constraints Cool a Housing Boom?" with Lu Han, Chandler Lutz and Ben Sand                              

11:00 - 11:15             Coffee break

11:15 - 12:45             Business Cycle Session

Gajendran Raveendranathan (McMaster University): "The Firm Dynamics of Business Cycles" with Joao Ayres

Hashmat Khan (Carleton University): "The Shifts in the Lead-Lag Properties of the US Business Cycle" with Joshua Brault

12:45 - 14:15             Lunch at the dining room of the University Club

14:15 - 15:45             Productivity Session Sponsored by The Partnership to Study Productivity, Firms and Incomes

Michelle Alexopoulos (University of Toronto): "Secular Stagnation, Technological Change and Productivity" with Jon Cohen

Tasso Adamopoulos (York University): "Geography and Agricultural Productivity: Cross-Country Evidence from a Micro Plot-Level Data" with Diego Restuccia

15:45 - 16:00             Coffee break

16:00 - 16:45             Banking Session

Amy Hongfei Sun (Queen's University): "A Macroeconomic Theory of Banking Oligopoly" with Mei Dong, Stella Huangfu and Chenggang Zhou

At 16:45                     Reception and refreshments