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QED Meeting Vienna
May 3-4, 2013

Final Program

Venue: Campus of the
University of Vienna
(Altes AKH),
Old Chapel, Spitalgasse 2-4,
Hof 2.8, 1090 Vienna

Thursday, May 2, 2013

20.30  Informal get-together of the coordinators
           Restaurant Schnattl (Langegasse 40, 1080 Vienna)


Friday, May 3, 2013

9.30    Opening, M. Nermuth, Dr. Friedrich Hardegg

9.45 – 10.45  „Globalization“, Chair: Kees Jan van Garderen

Yordan Mahmudiev “Dynamic Monetary-Fiscal Interactions in a Monetary Union

Mihály T. Borsi “The evolution of economic convergence in the European Union

10.45 – 11.15  Coffee

11.15 – 11.30  25 years QED  (Carmen Herrero and Antonio Villar)

11.30 – 13.00  “Games and Information”, Chair: Carmen Herrero

Stéphane Gonzalez “Multicoalitional solutions

Luis Carvalho Equilibrium and Outcomes in Multiplayer Bargaining

Nikolai Brandt “Information and Dispersion of Conditional Expectations” (joint work with B. Drees, B. Eckwert and F. Vardy)

13.00 – 14.30  Lunch

14.30  15.30  parallel sessions: 

                   “Industrial Economics I”, Chair: Bertrand Wigniolle

Christopher Gertz “Quality Uncertainty with Imperfect Information Acquisition
Sabyasachi Das “Certification under Oligopolistic Competition

       “Econometrics 1”, Chair: Noemi Pace

Line Ekner Elvstrøm Parameter identification in the LSTAR model
Rutger Poldermans “Weak identification robust inference in dynamic panel data models

15.30 – 16.00  Coffee

16.00 – 17.30  parallel sessions:

                  “Labor Economics”, Chair: Guido Maretto

Sheng Bi "The separating equilibrium by age on the labor market" (with François Langot)

Ashley Nanton "Testing and estimation of the Yashiv-Mortensen-Pissarides model by Indirect Inference"

Miguel Angel Borrella Does a Cash Transfer Affect Elderly Labour Supply? Evidence from Age Discontinuities in Bolivia

                  “Econometrics II”, Chair: Christian Schultz

Maddalena Cavicchioli "Determining the number of regimes in Markov-switching VAR and VMA models

Thomas Makarewicz  “Learning to Forecast with Genetic Algorithms”

Andreas Noack Jensen “
The Nesting Structure of the Cointegrated Vector Autoregressive Models

17.30  Coordinators’ meeting

19.30  Departure of Oldtimer tram to restaurant from Tramstop Alser Straße / Lange Gasse (see map (Tram does not wait!!)

20.00 Dinner at Restaurant “Sopile”   (1040 Vienna, Paulanergasse 10 - if you miss the tram)


Saturday, May 4, 2013

9.00 – 10.00  “Financial Economics”, Chair: Peter Erling Nielsen

Wenna Lu "The Carry Trade Returns and Decomposed Foreign Exchange Market Volatilities"

Xin Zhao "Emerging Countries Sovereign Rating Adjustment using Market Information: Impact on Financial Institutions Investment Decisions" (with Dominique Guegan and Bertrand Hassani)


10.00 – 11.00 “Industrial Economics II”, Chair:  Andreas Szczutkowski

Claudia Alves The survival of firms founded by foreign entrepreneurs

Ion Miscisin "Horizontal Merger Effects in the Wireless Telecom Industry"


11.00 – 11.30  Coffee

11.30 – 12.30 “Experimental Economics”, Chair: Giovanni Ponti

Léontine Goldzahl "Breast cancer screening behaviors : an experimental approach."

Luis Aranda "Are smarter people better Samaritans? Effect of cognitive ability on cooperative behavior" (the paper is co-authored by Martin Siyaranamual)

12.30 – 14.00  Lunch

14.00 – 15.30  “Topics in Macroeconomics”, Chair: Manfred Nermuth

Loranth Kaszab "Rule-of-thumb consumers and labor tax cut policy at the zero lower bound"

Erica Marujo "The Welfare Costs of Financial Shocks

Damoun Ashournia “A Dynamic Analysis of Globalization and Unemployment

15.30 – 16.00   Coffee and End


Note: G. Ponti had to cancel at the last minute due to an accident. Therefore on Saturday morning P.E. Nielsen chaired the first two sessions (9-11 h) and A. Szczutkowski chaired the session from 11.30 - 12.30h.

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