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The Austin Robinson Memorial Prize - Royal Economic Society

The Austin Robinson Memorial Prize - Royal Economic Society

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m o n d a y 2 6 m a r c h t u e s d a y 2 7 m a r c h w e d n e s d a y 2 8 m a r c h 2012 p l e n a r y p a n e l Lessons from the European Debt Crisis Session Chair: Giancarlo Corsetti; University of Cambridge Sponsored by Clare College, Cambridge, Time: 11:30 – 13:00 and The Paul Mellon Professorial Fund Location: West Road Concert Hall Panel: Ken Rogoff, harvard University Kenneth Rogoff is Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics at Harvard University. From 2001-2003, Rogoff served as Chief Economist and Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund. Rogoff’s treatise Foundations of International Macroeconomics (joint with Maurice Obstfeld) is the standard graduate text in the field worldwide, and his monthly syndicated column on global economic issues is published regularly in over 50 countries. His 2009 book with Carmen Reinhart, This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly (Princeton University Press), builds on a large and new data set covering 66 countries and 800 years. The book (a New York Times, Amazon, and international bestseller) shows the remarkable quantitative similarities across time and countries in both the run-up to, and the aftermath of, severe financial crises. Rogoff is also known for his empirical work on exchange rates and for his seminal research on central bank independence and inflation targeting as an institutional device for enhancing the credibility of monetary policy. Rogoff is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as the Council on Foreign Relations and the Group of Thirty. He has been invited to give numerous research lectures at universities around the world, and also speaks widely on global economic issues. He holds the life title of international grandmaster of chess. He is 2011 winner of the biennial Deutsche Bank Prize awarded by the Center for Financial Economics, as well as the 2011 Adam Smith award. Rogoff is on the Economic Advisory Panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. guillermo Calvo, Columbia University Guillermo Calvo is Professor of Economics, International and Public Affairs, and Director of the Program in Economic Policy Management (PEPM) at Columbia University since January 2007. He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). He is the former Chief Economist of the Inter-American Development Bank (2001-2006), President of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association, LACEA, 2000-2001, and President of the International Economic Association, IEA, 2005-2008. He graduated with a Ph.D. from Yale in 1974. He was professor of economics at Columbia University (1973-1986), the University of Pennsylvania (1986-1989), and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland (1993-2006). He was Senior Advisor in the Research Department of the IMF (1988-1993), and afterwards advised several governments in Latin America and Eastern Europe. Honours include: Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship for 1980-1981, King Juan Carlos Prize in Economics in 2000, LACEA 2006 Carlos Diaz-Alejandro Prize; and fellow of the Econometric Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Economic Sciences (Argentina). On April 15-16, 2004, the Research Department of the IMF sponsored a conference in his honour. He has testified before the U.S. Congress on dollarisation and the 1994 Mexican crisis. His main field of expertise is macroeconomics of Emerging Market and Transition Economies. His recent work has dealt extensively with capital flows and balance-of-payments crises in Emerging Market Economies. He has published several books and more than 100 articles in leading economic journals. His latest book “Emerging Capital Markets in Turmoil: Bad Luck or Bad Policy?” was published in 2005 by MIT Press, Cambridge, MA. Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, Visiting Scholar at harvard’s Weatherhead Center for international Affairs Lorenzo Bini Smaghi is currently Visiting Scholar at Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. He is Chairman of the Board of SnamReteGas and of Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi. From June 2005 to December 2011 he was a Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, where he was responsible for international and European relations, for the legal department of the Bank and for the new building project. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Southern California and a Ph.D from the University of Chicago. He is author of several articles and books on international and European monetary and financial issues. He is married and has two children. 26

27 s p e c i a l s e s s i o n s 2012 Special Session A1 (Economic Journal) The Impacts of Diversity on Communities Date: 26 March 2012 and Public Goods Time: 18.00 – 19.30 Organiser: Abigail Payne; McMasters Location: Concert Hall Chair: Kimberly Scharf; University of Warwick Ethnic Diversity and Preferences for Redistribution By Matz Dahlberg; Uppsala University, Karen Edmark; IFN, Research Institute of Industrial Economics, Helene Lundqvist; Uppsala University Presented by: Matz Dahlberg; Uppsala University Discussant: Andrew Zeitlin; University of Oxford Collective Action in Diverse Sierra Leone Communities By Rachel Glennerster; MIT, Edward Miguel; University of California, Berkeley, Alexander Rothenberg; University of California, Berkeley Presented by: Alexander Rothenberg; University of California, Berkeley Discussant: Abigail Barr; University of Nottingham Diversity and Charitable Donations By James Andreoni; University of California, San Diego, A. Abigail Payne; McMaster University, Justin Smith; Wilfrid Laurier University Presented by: A. Abigail Payne; McMaster University Discussant: Sarah Smith; Bristol University Special Session A2 Date: 26 March 2012 Can We Restore UK Growth? Time: 18.00 – 19.30 Organiser: John Van Reenen; Director of CEP Location: Auditorium Chair: Elhanan Helpman; Harvard University Economic Recovery in the UK and the USA: Lessons from the 1930s Presented by: Nicholas Crafts (CAGE, University of Warwick) UK Growth Over the Last 30 Years: What Have We Learned? By Anna Valero; CEP, London School of Economics, John Van Reenen; CEP, London School of Economics Presented by: John Van Reenen; CEP, London School of Economics Taxation of the Income from Intellectual Property and Government Tax Competition, By Rachel Griffith; Institute for Fiscal Studies, Helen Miller and Martin O’Connell; Institute for Fiscal Studies Presented by: Rachel Griffith; Institute for Fiscal Studies m o n d a y 2 6 m a r c h t u e s d a y 2 7 m a r c h w e d n e s d a y 2 8 m a r c h

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