34th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association
72nd European Meeting of the Econometric Society

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LUNCH SESSIONS

Monday, August 26, 12:30

The Deaton Review: Inequalities in the 21st Century Challenges for Economics and for Policy

Chair: Richard Blundell (IFS and UCL)
Speakers: Penny Goldberg (Chief Economist, World Bank), Tim Besley (LSE), Orazio Attanasio (UCL and IFS), James Banks (IFS and Manchester)

 

Tuesday, August 27, 13:00

Communication, Expectations and Monetary Policy
Organiser: European Central Bank
Chair: Marcel Fratzscher (DIW)
Speakers: Luis de Guindos (ECB), Silvana Tenreyro (LSE and external member of the Bank of England’s MPC) and Ricardo Reis (LSE)

Communication can help make central banks transparent and thereby contribute to their accountability and to the management of expectations of economic agents. While these roles are generally important, they have become even more relevant in recent times, when central banks needed to explain the rationale and the workings of new policy tools, and when central banks used forward guidance, a tool that relies entirely on communication. This plenary panel session will bring together distinguished policy-makers and academics to discuss issues such as the role of central bank communication in shaping agents' expectations, the effectiveness of forward guidance, and the future of monetary policy communication.

 

Wednesday, August 28, 13:00

The Policy Impacts of Empirical Research
Organiser: EEA Standing Committee on Research (member Andrea Weber)
Speakers: Ghazala Azmat, Christian Dustmann and Claus Thurstrup Kreiner

 

Accounting for the Welfare of Nations: Measuring Productivity and Well-being in the Long Run
Organisers: Local Organising Committee, University of Manchester
Speakers: Stephen Broadberry (University of Oxford), Nicholas Crafts (University of Warwick) and Leandro Prados de La Escosura (Carlos III)

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