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Winter 2008/09

Program Winter 2008/2009

October 15, 2008

Gaston Gelos, IMF
"Sovereign Borrowing by Developing Countries: What Determines Market Access?"

October 22, 2008

Michael Krause, Deutsche Bundesbank
"Aggregate Hours Adjustment in Frictional Labor Markets"

October 29, 2008

Pierre Siklos, Wilfried Laurier University
"Has Inflation Targeting Improved Monetary Policy?"

November 5, 2008

Gernot Mueller, University of Bonn
"Fiscal Policy Transmission (in Open Economies)"

November 12, 2008

Sergei Guriev, New Economic School, Moscow
"(Un)Happiness in Transition"

November 17, 2008

Andrew Clark, Paris Jourdan Science Economique (PSE)
"Winning Big but Feeling No Better? The Effect of Lottery Prizes on Physical and Mental Health"


November 19, 2008

John Micklewright, University of Southhampton
"Does charitable giving for overseas development differ from giving for donkey welfare (or other causes)?"

November 20, 2008


Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Werner Sinn, Ifo Institute in Munich
"Klimawandel, grüne Politik und erschöpfbare natürliche Ressourcen: Sechs Thesen zur Klimapolitik"

Ort: Henry-Ford-Bau, Garystr. 35, 14195 Berlin, HS B
Zeit: 12.00-13.30 Uhr

November 26, 2008

Peter Katuscak, Charles University Economics Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague
"Why Can't a Woman Bid More like a Man?"

December 3, 2008

Joachim Weimann, University of Magdeburg
"Stability of behavior and the role of institutions in modified dictator games"

December 10, 2008

no session

December 17, 2008

Philipp Harms, RWTH Aachen
"The Demographics of Expropriation Risk"

January 7, 2009

no session

January 14, 2009

Johann K. Brunner, University of Linz
"Optimum taxation of inheritances"

January 21, 2009

Thomas Siedler, DIW Berlin and University of Essex (ISER)
"Intergenerational Mobility and Preferences for Redistribution"

January  28, 2009

Jesko Hirschfeld, Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW)
"Ecological Economic Valuation of Ecosystem Services - Decision Support for Land and Water Management Policies in the Light of Climate Change"

February 4, 2009


Peter Tillmann, Swiss National Bank
"Parameter Uncertainty and Non-Linear Monetary Policy Rules"


February 11, 2009


Gerhard Illing, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
"Endogenous systemic liquidity risk"



Support for the Research Seminar in Economics by the Deutsche Bundesbank, Hauptverwaltung Berlin and the Bundesverband Deutscher Banken is gratefully acknowledged.