50th Konstanz Seminar, 2019

The conference will be held on June 5 and June 6, 2019.

Wednesday, June 5

Stephanie Schmitt-Grohé (Columbia University): Exchange Rates and Uncovered Interest Differentials: The Role of Permanent Monetary Shocks
with Martín Uribe; discussant: Evi Pappa (Carlos III)

Ricardo Reis (London School of Economics): The People versus the Markets: Inflation and Monetary Policy
Discussant: Emanuel Moench (Deutsche Bundesbank)

Ana Maria Santacreu (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis): Knowledge Diffusion, Trade and Innovation across Countries and Sectors
with Jie Cai and Nan Li

Michael Weber (Chicago Booth): Human Frictions in the Transmission of Economic Policy
with Francesco D’Acunto, Daniel Hoang, and Maritta Paloviit
Discussant: Nathanael Vellekoop (Goethe University, Frankfurt)

Ryan Chahrour/Rosen Valchev (Boston College): The International Medium of Exchange
Discussant: Martin Wolf (U Vienna)

Thursday, June 6

Policy Session. Speaker: Fritz Zurbrügg (Vice President, Swiss National Bank)
Followed by a panel discussion on the international monetary architecture; panelists Zvi Eckstein (Tiomkin School of Economics), Benoit Mojon (BIS)

Barry Eichengreen (UC Berkeley): What Drives Central Bank Profits?
Discussant: Luca Dedola (European Central Bank)

Nir Jaimovich (University of Zurich): A Tale of Two Workers: The Macroeconomics of Automation
with Itay Saporta-Eksten, Henry Siu, Yaniv Yedid-Levi
Discussant: Ester Faia (Goethe University, Frankfurt)

Paolo Surico (London Business School): Monetary Policy, Corporate Finance, and Investment
with James Cloyne, Clodomiro Ferreira, Maren Froemel
Discussant: Discussant: Petr Sedláček (Oxford)


The seminar is by invitation only and held under Chatham House Rule.