EDGE Jamboree, September 9-10, 2006
at the ifo Institute, Munich


Saturday, 9 September 2006


9.00 – 10.30  Session I: Monetary Economics   

Chair: Eric Girardin (Aix-Marseille)

Damjan Pfajfar (Cambridge): Heterogeneity and learning in inflation expectation formation: an empirical assessment” (with Emiliano Santoro)

Discussant:  Linda Rousova (Munich)

Karim Barhoumi (Aix-Marseille): “Revisiting the decline in exchange rate pass-through: Further evidence from developing countries” 

Discussant: Kanjanachat Meethong (Cambridge)

Linlin Niu (Bocconi): “Term structure forecasting: Information set expansion vs. no-arbitrage restriction”

Discussant: Ying Deng (Munich)


10.30 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.00 Session II:  Health Economics

Chair: Andreas Haufler (Munich)

Claire Finn (Dublin): “A dynamic model of demand for private health insurance in Ireland”

Discussant:  Iris Kesternich (Munich)

Carol Laffan (Dublin): “Estimates of the mobility of mental health: Results based on binary health measures”

Discussant: Mariya Aleksynska (Bocconi)


12.00 – 12.10 Short Break

12.10 – 13.10 Session III: Household behaviour

Chair: Vincent Hogan (Dublin)  

Sara Pinoli (Bocconi): “Screening Ex-Ante or Screening On-the-Job? The Impact of the Employment Contract"

Discussant: Karim Barhoumi (Aix-Marseille) 

Steff Ball (Cambridge): “Limited stock market participation, pensions and consumption over the life cycle”

Discussant: Carol Laffan (Dublin)


13.10 – 14.15 Lunch

14.15 – 15.45  Session IV: Financial Markets  

Chair: Alessio Sancetta (Cambridge)

Basak Akbel (Munich): “Cross-listing as a signalling device in emerging markets”

Discussant: Pablo Selya (Copenhagen)

Daniele Massacci (Cambridge): “Modelling contagion in a multiple equilibria setting: an application to stock market returns”

Discussant: Benno Bühler (Munich)

Tobias Markeprand (Copenhagen): “On financial equilibrium with intermediation costs” 

Discussant: Maddalena Honorati (Bocconi)


15.45 – 16.15  Coffee Break

16.15 – 17.30  Keynote Lecture

Sven Rady (University of Munich, Seminar for Dynamic Modelling): “Strategic Experimentation” 

19.30 Dinner at the Seehaus Restaurant in the English Garden


Sunday, 10 September 2006

9.00 - 10.30  Session IV:  Public Economics: Taxation 

Chair: Matthias Messner (Bocconi)

Laurent Simula (Aix-Marseille): “Optimal non-linear income tax when agents vote with their feet”

Discussant:  Karolina Kaiser (Munich)

Nikolaj Verdelin (Copenhagen): “Taxing cue-triggered consumption”

Discussant: Andreas Kappeler (Munich)

Nadine Riedel (Munich): “Taxation of multinational corporations and union wage bargaining”

Discussant: Christian Grisse (Cambridge)


10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.30  Session III:  Industrial Organization  and Policy

Chair: Christian Schultz (Copenhagen)

Ludwig Ressner (Munich): “Inattentive firms and the mode of competition” (with Marcus Reisinger)

Discussant: Laurent Simula (Aix-Marseille)

Elena Besedina (Bocconi): “Exporting and firm performance: Evidence from Ukrainian economy” 

Discussant: Rainer Lanz (Munich)

Joan Canton (Aix-Marseille): “Which role for eco-industries in the political economy of environmental policy?”

Discussant: Nikolaj Verdelin (Copenhagen)


12.30 Lunch

13.15 EDGE Committee Meeting


Rules for Presenters:

Each presenter has 15 minutes for the presentation, followed by 10 minutes of discussion by the discussant and 5 minutes for general discussion. An overhead projector for use with acetates and a white board will be available. We also have a computer which is connected to the projector. Hence, in case presenters would like to use the computer a powerpoint or pdf file with the presentation slides should be sent to Karin Fournier by September 7th.

The authors should make sure that the discussant is provided with a copy of the paper in due time before the Jamboree.

Copies of the papers will not be provided by the local organization in Munich. Each participant should download the papers before coming to Munich and each presenter should bring a few copies of his or her paper to the conference.

Presenters should submit a pdf version of their papers by email to Andreas Haufler before August 15.


Faculty participants:

Eric Girardin (Aix-Marseille) giradin@univ-aix.fr
Matthias Messner (Bocconi) matthias.messner@uni-bocconi.it
Alessio Sancetta (Cambridge) as457@hermes.cam.ac.uk
Christian Schultz (Copenhagen) christian.schultz@econ.ku.dk
Vincent Hogan (Dublin) vincent.hogan@ucd.ie
Andreas Haufler (Munich) andreas.haufler@lrz.uni-muenchen.de

Student participants:

Joan Canton jcanton@univ-aix.fr
Karim Barhoumi barhoumi@ehess.univ-mrs.fr
Laurent Simula Laurent.Simula@ehess.fr
Elena Besedina elena.besedina@phd.uni-bocconi.it
Linlin Niu linlin.niu@phd.unibocconi.it
Mariya Aleksynska p935312@phd.unibocconi.it
Sara Pinoli sara.pinoli@phd.uni-bocconi.it
Maddalena Honorati maddalena.honorati@phd.unibocconi.it
Christian Grisse cg326@cam.ac.uk
Damjan Pfajfar dp316@cam.ac.uk
Daniele Massacci dm355@cam.ac.uk
Kanjanachat Meethong km414@hermes.cam.ac.uk
Steff Ball sgb24@econ.cam.ac.uk
Nikolaj Verdelin nicolaj.verdelin@econ.ku.dk
Pablo Selya  
Tobias Markeprand Tobias.Markeprand@econ.ku.dk
Carol Laffan carol.laffan@ucd.ie
Claire Finn Claire.finn@ucd.ie
Andreas Kappeler andreas.kappeler@lrz.uni-muenchen.de
Basak Akbel basak.akbel@lrz.uni-muenchen.de
Benno Bühler benno.buehler@gmx.de
Iris Kesternich iris.kesternich@lrz.uni-muenchen.de
Karolina Kaiser karolina.kaiser@lrz.uni-muenchen.de
Linda Rousova linda.rousova@lrz.uni-muenchen.de
Ludwig Ressner ludwig.ressner@lrz.uni-muenchen.de
Nadine Riedel nadine.riedel@lrz.uni-muenchen.de
Ying Deng  ying.deng@lrz.uni-muenchen.de
Rainer Lanz rainer.lanz@lrz.uni-muenchen.de


Organizing Committee:

Andreas Haufler

Akademiestr. 1 / II
D-80799 Munich

Phone: +49 89 2180-3858
Fax: +49 89 2180-6296


Karin Fournier

CESifo GmbH
Poschingerstr. 5
D-81679 Munich

Phone: +49 89 9224-1213
Fax: +49 89 9224-1409


Location of Meeting:

ifo Institute
Poschingerstr. 5
D-81679 Munich



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Unsöldstraße 10
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Tel: +49-89-21 10 50
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