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All events of: July 2014

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  • Jul 30.
      Oil Trade and the Green Paradox
    • Type: Ifo Lunchtime Seminar
    • Lecturer(s): Suphi Sen
    • Address: Ifo Institute, Ludwig Erhard Hall, Poschingerstr. 5, Munich
    • Time: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
  • Jul 28.
      The exposure to the euro area: determinants, home bias and valuation effects (Joint CESifo Group Seminar and Macro Seminar)
    • Type: Internal Seminar of the CESifo Group
    • Lecturer(s): Maurizio Habib, ECB
    • Address: CES, Schackstr. 4/II, seminar room (207)
    • Time: Monday, July 28, 2014, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
  • Jul 25. till Jul 26.
      Venice Summer Institute 2014: Demographic Change and Long-Run Development
    • Type: CESifo Conference
    • Topic: In the past 200 years, the world has experienced unprecedented economic development as well as profound demographic changes. Many dimensions of these dynamic processes are not well understood. What are the underlying forces behind the different dimensions of economic and demographic development, and how are they linked? Why have some countries developed early on, others only with a delay, and why do many countries still remain trapped in poor living conditions today? How do the proximate and deep determinants of long-term economic development interact with demographic change? How do the disease environment, genetic and ethnic diversity and social conflicts interfere with the development process?

      This workshop will provide a forum to discuss these and related open questions about the patterns of long-run growth and comparative development. The submission of both theoretical and empirical papers is welcome.

    • Address: San Servolo, Venice, Italy
    • Time: Friday, July 25, 2014, 09:00 AM - Saturday, July 26, 2014, 05:00 PM
  • Jul 25. till Jul 26.
      Venice Summer Institute 2014: Reforming the Public Sector
    • Type: CESifo Conference
    • Topic: Issues to be addressed at this conference include: What is special about the public sector? Public sector efficiency. Public debt sustainability. Changes in the role and size of public sector. Incentives in the public sector. Tax-spending mix. Optimal public policy. Delay of reforms. Rent seeking, tax evasion and other political economy issues.
    • Address: San Servolo, Venice, Italy
    • Time: Friday, July 25, 2014, 09:00 AM - Saturday, July 26, 2014, 05:00 PM
  • Jul 23.
      The political economy of naturalizations: Evidence from US states
    • Type: Ifo Lunchtime Seminar
    • Lecturer(s): Marcus Drometer
    • Address: Ifo Institute, Ludwig Erhard Hall, Poschingerstr. 5, Munich
    • Time: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
  • Jul 23.
      The Political Economy of Development and Underdevelopment, Part III
    • Type: CES Lecture
    • Lecturer(s): Stephen Haber, Stanford University
    • Topic: Why the United States May Suffer Another Subprime Banking Crisis
    • Address: Schackstr. 4/II, seminar room (207)
    • Time: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Jul 23. till Jul 24.
      Venice Summer Institute 2014: Regional Mega Deals: New Trends, New Models, New Insights?
    • Type: CESifo Conference
    • Topic: A new generation of preferential trade agreements (PTAs) is in the making: larger and deeper than most that have been signed earlier. Their focus has moved away from the elimination of tariffs to regulatory cooperation and a WTO-Plus agenda. At the same time, theoretical and empirical modelling of PTAs has changed, too. Impressive efforts have been made to catalogue and measure non-tariff barriers (NTBs), incorporate them into CGE models and analyse reform scenarios. An improved understanding of the theoretical foundations of the gravity model and advances in econometric methodology have allowed a clearer understanding of trade costs in general and of the trade cost reducing effects of PTAs, in specific. With the emergence of new quantitative trade theory, the empirical gravity and the CGE literatures have started to converge. Finally, the availability of more detailed data has made it possible to assess the economic, social, and environmental implications of freer trade and of PTAs.
      Nonetheless, a large number of important questions remain. They relate, e.g., to an even deeper integration of data and econometric methods, to a micro-founded inclusion of frictional unemployment, inequality and investment into the frameworks, to measurement issues relating to services trade or to the quantification of NTBs, to the relationship between PTAs and multilateral trade liberalization, to the political economy of formation of PTAs, and to many more. One objective of the workshop is to provide insights on these issues. A second aim is to provide ex post evidence on the effects of PTAs, ideally based on novel modelling approaches, or to offer ex ante quantitative assessment of the big PTAs that are currently in the making (such as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership or the Transpacific Partnership) or that have been recently concluded (such as the Pacific Alliance).

    • Address: San Servolo, Venice, Italy
    • Time: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 09:00 AM - Thursday, July 24, 2014, 02:00 PM
  • Jul 21.
      The Political Economy of Development and Underdevelopment, Part II
    • Type: CES Lecture
    • Lecturer(s): Stephen Haber, Stanford University
    • Topic: If Stable and Efficient Banking Systems are Such a Good Idea, Why Do We See Them So Rarely?
    • Address: Schackstr. 4/II, seminar room (207)
    • Time: Monday, July 21, 2014, 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Jul 21. till Jul 22.
      Venice Summer Institute 2014: The Economics and Political Economy of Energy Subsidies
    • Type: CESifo Conference
    • Topic: Subsidies to fossil energies are largely wasteful as they serve to increase carbon emissions, weaken public budgets and importers’ energy security, and in most cases impact income distribution adversely. Reform of energy subsidy policies is sorely needed in many countries, and is an important international policy goal. But although much work, including by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, is put into implementing such reform, it is still very difficult to achieve. An objective of this workshop is to stimulate academic interest in this topic, and serve as a forum for new related research. It will deal with impacts of fossil energy subsidies, locally, nationally, regionally and globally; reforms required to change them; and reasons why fossil energy pricing reforms are difficult to implement (“the political economy of energy subsidies”). Contributed papers can focus on subsidies that are mostly consumer-directed (most common in lower-income countries); or mostly benefitting producers (more common in OECD countries). Papers can be mainly analytical, mainly empirical, or combinations; can have either mainly an economics or a political science perspective; and can focus on energy importers or energy exporters, including relations to the “resource curse”.

    • Address: San Servolo, Venice, Italy
    • Time: Monday, July 21, 2014, 09:00 AM - Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 02:00 PM
  • Jul 21. till Jul 22.
      Venice Summer Institute 2014: Behavioural Political Economy
    • Type: CESifo Conference
    • Topic: Behavioural political economy uses behavioural concepts in explaining decisions of politicians, candidates for political office, voters, lobbyists, and others in the political and policymaking arena. Decision-makers may be subject to bounded rationality. Utility maximisation may be based on irrational beliefs. Included in behavioural political economy is an investigation of why people who are non-decisive vote, which leads into expressive voting whereby people vote based on self-declared identity. Populist policies offered by political candidates may be known by voters to be non-feasible but voters may still support them, and candidates may still advocate the policies. Political decision-makers may use framing to influence support for public policies. Voters may be influenced by attributions of blame for exogenous events such as the weather or by physical attributes of political candidates. Behavioural political economy can also involve irrational prejudice and discrimination. Researchers investigating behavioural elements in political economy as the topics suggested in the above general framework are invited to submit their papers for presentation at the conference.
    • Address: San Servolo, Venice, Italy
    • Time: Monday, July 21, 2014, 09:00 AM - Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 02:00 PM
  • Jul 16.
      Zuwanderung über die Hochschule
    • Type: Ifo Lunchtime Seminar
    • Lecturer(s): Wido Geis, IW-Köln
    • Address: Ifo Institute, Ludwig Erhard Hall, Poschingerstr. 5, Munich
    • Time: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
  • Jul 16.
      The Political Economy of Development and Underdevelopment, Part I
    • Type: CES Lecture
    • Lecturer(s): Stephen Haber, Stanford University
    • Topic: What Role Does Climate Play in the Evolution of Political and Economic Institutions?
    • Address: Schackstr. 4/II, seminar room (207)
    • Time: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Jul 14.
      Zehn Mythen zur Staatsverschuldung
    • Type: Munich Seminar
    • Lecturer(s): Prof. Dr. Carl-Ludwig Holtfrerich, Professor der Volkswirtschaftslehre (em.), Freie Universität Berlin
    • Address: Ifo Institute, Ludwig-Erhard-Hall, Poschingerstr. 5, 81679 Munich
    • Time: Monday, July 14, 2014, 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Jul 14.
      Export forecasts for European States: Are business surveys viable?
    • Type: Lunchtime Seminar TU Dresden
    • Lecturer(s): Robert Lehmann
    • Address: TU Dresden, Sitzungszimmer der Fakultät Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Raum SCH B 037
    • Time: Monday, July 14, 2014, 11:10 AM - 12:40 PM
  • Jul 08.
      Streitgespräch über die Chancen und Risiken der Energiewende
    • Type: Munich Seminar
    • Lecturer(s): Dieter Janecek und Hans-Werner Sinn
    • Topic: Am Dienstag, 8. Juli 2014, wird Professor Hans-Werner Sinn, Präsident des ifo Instituts mit Dieter Janecek, wirtschaftspolitischer Sprecher der Bundestagsfraktion von BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN und bayerischer Landesvorsitzender, ein Streitgespräch über die Chancen und Risiken der Energiewende führen. Es moderiert Dr. Marc Beise.
    • Address: Ifo Institute, Ludwig-Erhard-Hall, Poschingerstr. 5, 81679 Munich
    • Time: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Jul 08.
      Cognition, Incentives, and Performance
    • Type: Hans Möller Seminar
    • Lecturer(s): Iwan Barankay, The Wharton School
    • Address: International Economics, Ludwigstr. 28/II, Library (room 221)
    • Time: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 05:00 PM - 06:15 PM
  • Jul 07.
      When does a Unilateral Carbon Tax Effectively Slow down the Speed of Fossil Resource Extraction?
    • Type: Internal Seminar of the CESifo Group
    • Lecturer(s): Christian Beermann, CES
    • Address: CES, Schackstr. 4/II, seminar room (207)
    • Time: Monday, July 07, 2014, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
  • Jul 07.
      Lunchtime Seminar TU Dresden
    • Type: Lunchtime Seminar TU Dresden
    • Lecturer(s): Lars Vandrei
    • Address: TU Dresden, Sitzungszimmer der Fakultät Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Raum SCH B 037
    • Time: Monday, July 07, 2014, 11:10 AM - 12:40 PM
  • Jul 02.
      Children’s cooperation and discrimination in a bilingual province – An experiment
    • Type: Ifo Lunchtime Seminar
    • Lecturer(s): Philipp Lergetporer
    • Address: Ifo Institute, Ludwig Erhard Hall, Poschingerstr. 5, Munich
    • Time: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
  • Jul 01.
      Do entrepreneurs matter?
    • Type: Hans Möller Seminar
    • Lecturer(s): Sascha Becker, University of Warwick
    • Address: International Economics, Ludwigstr. 28/II, Library (room 221)
    • Time: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 05:00 PM - 06:15 PM