18 October 2002 
An Afternoon with Ron McKinnon : CASS Business School

Conference hosts : CASS Business School and Money, Macro And Finance Research Group (MMF)

Ron will give one main talk 2.00 until 3.30 on "Japan's liquidity trap and the East Asian Crisis".
We will then have a tea break and Ron will talk more informally about: "Is Europe an optimal currency area?"

Room 1218 on the seventh floor of Frobisher Crescent. People
should enter by the Silk Street entrance and can find a map on
www.multimap.com by typing our postcode: EC2Y 8HB.

Anyone wishing to attend should email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 16th
October so that we can plan for room size

Organiser : Alec Chrystal


16 October 2002 
Maxwell Fry Global Finance Lecture and Workshop : The University of Birmingham

Conference hosts : Money, Macro And Finance Research Group (MMF), University of Birmingham Global Finance Research Group

Maxwell Fry Global Finance Lecturer:
Ronald I McKinnon (Stanford)
"The World Dollar Standard and Emerging Markets"

Workshop Speakers:
Stijn Claessens (Amsterdam) and Luc Laeven (World Bank)
"Financial Development, Property Rights and Growth".
Discussant: Victor Murinde (Birmingham)

S Andrianova (Loughborough), P Demetriades and A Shortland (Leicester)
"State Banks, Institutions and Financial Development".
Discussant: Charles Goodhart (LSE)

L. Deidda and B Fattouh (SOAS)
"Concentration in the Banking Industry and Economic Growth".
Discussant: Jean Bernard Chatelain (University of Orleans and Bank of France)

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to attend the workshop, the lecture or both (so that we can cater accordingly).

Venue: University of Birmingham, Winterbourne Annexe
Organisers : Panicos Demetriades and Andy Mullineux


19/20 September 2002 
Policy Rules - The Next Steps

Conference hosts : Money, Macro And Finance Research Group (MMF), ESRC Understanding the Evolving Macroeconomy Programme and Bank of England

Speakers:

Sumru Altug (Koch) 
Seppo Honkapohja (Helsinki) 
Timothy Kehoe (Minnesota) 
Ed Nelson (Bank of England) 
Robert Tetlow (Federal Reserve Board) 
Ignazio Angeloni (ECB) 
Peter Isard (IMF) 
Bennett McCallum (Carnegie-Mellon) 
Mark Salmon (CAS Business School) 
Martin Weale (NIESR)

Full programme and registration information is available here: Conference Web Site

Venue: Clare College, Cambridge 
Organisers : Jagjit Chadha and Sean Holly


Monday 10th June 2002 at 9.00 am 
International Capital Movements

Conference hosts : Money, Macro And Finance Research Group (MMF) and the Bank of England's Centre for Central Banking Studies

Speakers:

Ken Rogoff (IMF) 
Mike Wickens (University of York) 
Hyun Shin (London School of Economics) 
Alan Sutherland (University of St Andrews)

Prior registration is required by email to the conference adminstrator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at the Bank of England 
Organisers : CCBS


Friday 10th May 2002 at 11.00 am 
Transparency in Monetary Policy

Conference hosts : Money, Macro And Finance Research Group (MMF) and the Bank of England

Speakers:

Dan Thornton (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis) "Monetary Transparency: Transparent About What?"
Andrew Hughes Hallett (Strathclyde University and Vanderbilt University) "Transparency and Credibility under Asymmetric Information"
Seppo Honkanpohja, (University of Helsinki) and Kaushik Mitra (Royal Holloway College) "Performance of Monetary Policy with Internal Central Bank Forecasting" 
Sylvester Eijffinger (Centre for Economic Policy Research, Tilburg University) and Petra Geraats (Cambridge University) "How Transparent Are Central Banks?"
Georgios Chortareas (Bank of England) David Stasavage (London School of Economics) and Gabriel Sterne (Bank of England) "Does Central Bank Transparency make Disinflations Cheaper? Theory and International Evidence"
Jakob de Haan (University of Groningen, and CESifo) and Fabian Amtenbrink (University of Groningen) "Transparency of the European Central Bank"
David Cobham (St. Andrews University) "Interest Rate Smoothing: Some Direct Evidence from the UK"

Venue: Bank of England, Oak Rooms 
Prior registration is required by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at the Bank of England 
Organisers : Philip Arestis and Georgios Chortareas


Friday 22nd March 2002 at 12.30 pm 
KNIGHTIAN UNCERTAINTY IN FINANCE

Conference hosts : Money, Macro And Finance Research Group (MMF), Financial Econometrics Research Centre and ESRC Evolving Macro Economy Programme

Speakers:

"Robust portfolio rules, Hedging and asset pricing" 
Pascal Maenhout (INSEAD) 
"Risk, robustness and Knightian uncertainty in continuous time, heterogenous agents, financial equilibria" 
Fabio Trojani (Lugano)
"Knightian uncertainty causes price intervals in financial markets" 
Marcello Basili (University of Siena)
"Assessing the merits of rank-based optimisation for portfolio construction" 
Soosung Hwang (CUBS)
Venue: City University Business School (Room 1216)

Space is limited so prior registration is required by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Organiser : Mark Salmon (CUBS)

Acknowledgement

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