Academic journal article NBER Reporter

International Seminar on Macroeconomics

Academic journal article NBER Reporter

International Seminar on Macroeconomics

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The NBER's 28th Annual International Seminar on Macroeconomics (ISOM), organized by Jeffrey A. Frankel, NBER and Harvard University, and Christopher Pissarides, London School of Economics, was held on June 17-18 at the Magyar Nemzeti Bank (Central Bank of Hungary) in Budapest. Francesco Giavazzi, NBER and Bocconi University, serves as co-chair of ISOM with Frankel. The following papers were discussed at the conference:

Tito Boeri and Pietro Garibaldi, Bocconi University, "Shadow Sorting'"

Discussants: Robert E. Hall, NBER and Stanford University, and Christopher Pissarides

Yann Algan, Universite Marne la Vallee, and Pierre Cahuc, Universite Paris 1, "The Roots of Low European Employment: Family Culture?"

Discussants: Tito Boeri, and Alessandra Fogli, New York University

Marianne Baxter and Robert King, NBER and Boston University, "Fiscal Externalities and Optimal Taxation in an Economic Community"

Discussants: Pierpaolo Benigno, NBER and New York University, and Francesco Giavazzi

Balazs Vilagi, Magyar Nemzeti Bank, "Dual Inflation and the Real Exchange Rate in New Open Economy Macroeconomics"

Discussants: Richard Clarida, NBER and Columbia University, and Refet Gurkaynak, Federal Reserve Board

Prakash Loungani, IMF, and Assaf Razin, NBER and Tel Aviv University, "Globalization and Disinflation: The Efficiency Channel"

Discussants: Robert King, and Philip Lane, Trinity College Dublin

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