EDGE Jamboree, September 8-9, 2012
                                                                University of Munich



Location for the EDGE Conference:

University of Munich

Prof.-Huber-Platz 2,

Room W 401.



Saturday, 8th September 2012


8:30 – 10:00   Session 1: Applied theory (chair: Matthias Messner)

Robert Ulbricht (Universität München - LMU): "Endogenous Uncertainty, Credit Crises, and Persistence of Pessimism" (available upon request from the author)

                  Discussant: Antoine Le Riche  (Université Aix-Marseille II)

Anastasia Cozarenco  (Université Aix-Marseille II): "The looking-glass self effect on the microcredit market: theory and  evidence from a French MFI"

                  Discussant: Saleem Bahaj (University of Cambridge)

Saleem Bahaj (University of Cambridge): "On the optimality of budget rules in a fiscal union"

                  Discussant: Anastasia Cozarenco  (Université Aix-Marseille II )


10:00 – 10:30   Coffee break


10:30 – 12:00   Session 2: Theory (chair: Sebastian Bervoets)

Mie la Cour Sonne (Københavns Universitet): "Vertical Integration in Two-Sided Markets"

                  Discussant: Sergey Kuniavsky (Universität München - LMU)

Sergey Kuniavsky (Universität München - LMU): "Reserve Price in Search Models"

                  Discussant: Mie la Cour Sonne (Københavns Universitet)

Antoine Le Riche  (Université Aix-Marseille II): "Endogenous Business Cycles in Two-Country OLG Economy"

                  Discussant: Robert Ulbricht (Universität München - LMU)


12:15 – 13:15   Keynote lecture

Uwe Sunde (Universität München - LMU): "Democratization and Development: The Role of Violence During the Transition"


13:30 – 14:30   Lunch (Freskensaal, Ludwigstr. 28)


14:30 – 16:00   Session 3: Trade (chair: Hans-Christian Kongstad)

Damoun Ashournia (Københavns Universitet): "The Impact of Chinese Import Penetration on Danish Firms and Workers"

                  Discussant: Katharina Eck (Universität München - LMU)

Gunes Gokmen (Università Bocconi): "Cultural Diversity a Barrier to Riches? "

                  Discussant: Zsoka Koczan (University of Cambridge)

Katharina Eck (Universität München - LMU): "The Effect of Trade Credit Financing on Exporting during the Recent Financial Crisis - Firm Level Evidence from Central and Eastern Europe"

                  Discussant: Damoun Ashournia (Københavns Universitet)


16:00 – 16:30   Coffee break


16:30 – 18:00   Session 4: Macro (chair: Pontus Rendahl)

Sandrine Lunven  (Université Aix-Marseille II): "Monetary policy transmission on the yield curve in China during the financial Crisis"

                  Discussant: Peter Zorn (ifo Institute, Munich)

Alexandre Kohlhas (University of Cambridge): "US Monetary Policy and Uncertainty: Testing Brainard's Hypothesis"

                  Discussant: Daniele Siena (Università Bocconi)

Daniele Siena (Università Bocconi): "European Monetary Union and Imbalances. Is it an anticipation story?"

                  Discussant: Alexandre Kohlhas (University of Cambridge)


19:30 –   Dinner at Georgenhof (Friedrichstr. 1 / @Georgenstr.)


Sunday, 9th September 2012


9:30 – 11:00   Session 5: Education (chair: Vincent Hogan)

Caitriona Logue  (University College Dublin): "Measuring Investment in Human Capital Formation: An Experimental Analysis of Early Life Outcomes"

                  Discussant: Amrei M. Lahno (Universität München - LMU)

Yuanyuan Ma  (University College Dublin): "Estimating the External Returns to Education: Evidence from China"

                  Discussant: Larissa Zierow (Universität München - LMU)

Hans Henrik Sievertsen (Københavns Universitet): "Does the cyclicality of school enrollment depend on parental education?"

                  Discussant: Caitriona Logue  (University College Dublin)


11:00 – 11:30   Coffee break


11:30 – 13:00   Session 6: Applied (chair: Davide Cantoni)

Zsoka Koczan (University of Cambridge): "Does integration increase life satisfaction?"

                  Discussant: Gunes Gokmen (Università Bocconi)

Thomas Høgholm Jørgensen (Københavns Universitet): "The Value of Joint Retirement"

                  Discussant: Mouhamadou M. Niang (Université Aix-Marseille II)

Patrice De Micco (Università Bocconi): "Minimum Pension Reforms and Early Retirement Behavior: Is there a Gender Bias? The Case of Spain"

                  Discussant: Thomas Høgholm Jørgensen (Københavns Universitet)


13:00 – 14:00   Lunch (Freskensaal, Ludwigstr. 28)



Rules for presenters:

Each presenter has 20 minutes for the presentation, followed by 10 minutes discussion. 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 Davide Cantoni before August 15.


Student participants:

University College Dublin

Caitriona Logue

caitriona.logue () ucd.ie

Yuanyuan Ma

yoyo.yuanyuanma () gmail.com

Université Aix-Marseille II

Anastasia Cozarenco

anastasia.COZARENCO () univ-amu.fr

Sandrine Lunven

sandrine.lunven () hotmail.fr

Antoine Le Riche

antoine.le-riche () univ-amu.fr

Mouhamadou M. Niang

mouhamadou.NIANG () univ-amu.fr

University of Cambridge

Saleem Bahaj

sab202 () cam.ac.uk

Zsoka Koczan

zk219 () cam.ac.uk

Alexandre Kohlhas

ak604 () cam.ac.uk

Università Bocconi

Patrice De Micco

patrice.demicco () phd.unibocconi.it

Gunes Gokmen

gunes.gokmen () phd.unibocconi.it

Daniele Siena

daniele.siena () phd.unibocconi.it

Københavns Universitet

Damoun Ashournia

Damoun.Ashournia () econ.ku.dk

Mie la Cour Sonne

Mie.la.Cour.Sonne () econ.ku.dk

Thomas Høgholm Jørgensen

Thomas.H.Jorgensen () econ.ku.dk

Hans Henrik Sievertsen

hhs () sfi.dk

Universität München - LMU

Sergey Kuniavsky

Sergey.Kuniavsky () lrz.uni-muenchen.de

Katharina Eck

katharina.eck () lrz.uni-muenchen.de

Robert Ulbricht

r.ulbricht () lmu.de

Amrei M. Lahno

amrei.lahno () lrz.uni-muenchen.de

Larissa Zierow

larissa.zierow () econ.lmu.de

Peter Zorn

zorn () ifo.de



Organizing Committee:

Davide Cantoni
Chair of Economic History
Ludwigstr. 33 / 4th floor
80539 Munich

Phone: + 49 (0) 89 2180 - 3169
+ 49 (0) 89 2180-17823