EDGE Jamboree, September 8-9, 2007
at Peterhouse College, Cambridge

Saturday, 8 September 2007


9:00-10:15 Keynote Speaker

Professor Hamid Sabourian
Title: Sequential Elimination vs. Instantaneous Voting


10:15-10:45 Coffee Break


10.45 – 12.15 Session 1: Economic Theory  

Chair: Andreas Haufler (Munich)


1.         Benno Buehler (Munich): Contracting with specialized agents                   

Discussant:       Jonathan Newton (Cambridge)
2.         Christina Strassmair (Munich): Do Negative Incentives Encourage Stealing?

Discussant:       Tymula Agnieszka (Bocconi)
3.         Frederik Rose Øvlisen (Copenhagen): Determinants of Disequilibrium - Evidence from an Internet Guessing Game              

Discussant:       Anno Stolper (Munich)


12:15-13:30 Lunch


13:30-15:00 Session 2:   Applied Economics/Econometrics I        

Chair: Eric Girardin (Aix-Marseille)

4.         Nicolas Groshenny (Bocconi): An Estimated New-Kensian Business Cycle Model with Equilibrium Unenployment                

Discussant:       Andriana Cornea (Aix-Marseille)

5.         Fergal McCann  (Dublin): Export Composition and Growth            

Discussant:       Sergejs Saksonovs (Cambridge)

6.         Valerio Ercolani (Bocconi) The Relation between Private Consumption and Governament Spending: Evidence from an Estimated DSGE | Figures and Tables                      

Discussant:       Mehdi Raissi (Cambridge)


15:00-15:30 Coffee Break


15:30-17:00 Session 3:   Applied Economics/Econometrics II        

Chair: Vincenzo Galasso (Bocconi)

7.         Luis Sagaon Teyssier (Aix-Marseille): Unemployment and Employment Dynamics in the Mexican Segmented Labour Market             

Discussant:       Vitaliy Oryshchenko (Cambridge)

8.         Christin Kyrme Tuxen (Copenhagen): Global Liquidity and Asset Prices in Co-integrated VAR | Global Liquidity and Asset Prices: Cross-Country Linkages in a GVAR model                    

Discussant:       Michal Jezek (Cambridge)

9.         Marianna Caccavaio (Bocconi): Asset Float and Stock Prices: Evidence from the Chinese Stock Market             

Discussant:      Davide Delle Monache (Cambridge)


19.30 Dinner (Venue: Peterhouse)


Sunday, 9 September 2007

9.00 – 10.30 Session 4:  Macro/Public Finance

Chair: Chair: Christian Schultz (Copenhagen)

10.         Nicolas Dromel (Aix-Marseille): Fiscal Policy Maintenance Allowances and Expectation-Driven Business Cycles                  

Discussant:       Andreas Kappeler (Munich)

11.        Elsa Orgiazzi (Aix-Marseille): Financial Development and Instability: The Role of the Labour Share              

Discussant:       Tobias Markeprang (Copenhagen)

12.        Jin Cao (Munich): Liquidity Shortages and Monetary Policy                      

Discussant:       Meriem Hassad (Aix-Marseille)


10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break


11:00-12:30 Session 5: Economic Development/History

Chair: Vincent Hogan (Dublin)

13.        Michela Braga (Bocconi) Dreaming of Another Life: The Role of Foreign Media in Migration Decision. Evidence from Albania            

Discussant:       Luba Fakhrutdinova (Cambridge)

14.        Paul Sharp (Copenhagen): Why Were both US and European Farmers Angry in the Grain Invasion Era,1870-1900?              

Discussant:       Michela Braga (Bocconi)

15.        Sonja Fagernas (Cambridge) Labour Law, Judicial Efficiency and Informal Employment in India                  

Discussant:       Joannes Jacobsen (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 Alessio Sancetta by September 6th at the latest.

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

Submission of Papers: Instructions

Presenters should submit a pdf version of their papers by email to Alessio Sancetta and copy the message to Craig Peacock before August 15. Make sure that you insert “Jamboree Paper Submission” in the subject line. Note that the deadline is strict and papers sent after August 15 might not find a discussant. (e-mail addresses can be found below)


Faculty participants:

Eric Girardin (Aix-Marseille)                   eric.girardin@univmed.fr
Vincenzo Galasso (Bocconi)                   vincenzo.galasso@uni-bocconi.it
Alessio Sancetta (Cambridge)                 as457@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:


Adriana Cornea                           adriana.cornea@univmed.fr
Nicolas Dromel                           nicolas.dromel@gmail.com
Meriem Hassad                           meriem.hassad@voila.fr
Elsa Orgiazzi                               Elsa.Orgiazzi@crans.org
Luis Sagaon Teyssier                   Luis.Sagaon_teyssier@etumel.univmed.fr       


Tymula Agnieszka                            agnieszka.tymula@phd.unibocconi.it
Michela Braga                                 michela.braga@phd.unibocconi.it
Marianna Caccavaio                         marianna.caccavaio@phd.unibocconi.it
Valerio Ercolani                               valerio.ercolani@phd.unibocconi.it
Nicolas Groshenny                            nicolas.groshenny@phd.unibocconi.it
Agnieszka Tymula                           agnieszka.tymula@phd.unibocconi.it


Davide Delle Monache                            dd298@cam.ac.uk
Sonja Fagernas                                     saef2@cam.ac.uk
Luba Fakhrutdinova                                lf255@cam.ac.uk
Michal Jezek                                         mj295@cam.ac.uk
Jonathan Newton                                   jcsn2@cam.ac.uk 
Vitaliy Oryshchenko                               vo213@cam.ac.uk
Mehdi Raissi                                         mr440@cam.ac.uk
Sergejs Saksonovs                                ss618@cam.ac.uk


Tobias Markeprand                               tobias.markeprand@econ.ku.dk
Joannes Jacobsen                                  Joannes.jacobsen@econ.ku.dk
Frederik Rose Øvlisen                           frederik.oevlisen@econ.ku.dk  
Christin Kyrme Tuxen                            christin.tuxen@lehman.com
Paul Sharp                                             Paul.Sharp@econ.ku.dk


Fergal McCann                                      fergaljmccann@gmail.com


Benno Buehler                                    benno.buehler@gmx.de
Jin Cao                                                jin.cao@lrz.uni-muenchen.de
Andreas Kappeler                               andreas.kappeler@lrz.uni-muenchen.de
Anno Stolper                                       anno.stolper@campus.lmu.de
Christina Strassmair                            christina.strassmair@lrz.uni-muenchen.de


Organizing Committee:

Alessio Sancetta
Faculty of Economics

Silvana Dean
Faculty of Economics


Craig Peacock
Faculty of Economics



Location of Meeting and Accommodation:



St. Peter's Terrace

Trumpington Street



Tel: +44 (0)1223 338200

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