Conferences

 March 17th and 18th 2017

http://appliedmacro.org/

 Preliminary Program

During the last years dynamic macroeconomics experienced a revolution. With central banks all over the world hitting the zero lower bound and resorting to quantitative easing, the workhorse models used in quantitative macro that were built around central banks who set the interest reate, became almost impossible to apply. Almost a decade after the beginning of the Great Recession, it remains a key challenge to the profession to understand macroeconomic dynamics in a time, where the nominal interest rate is close to zero, monetary policy is based on quantities, and growth is persistently depressed.

On March 17th and 18th 2017 the School of Economics of Henan University (HenU) and the International Network for Economic Research (INFER) will devote their third joint workshop on applied macroeconomics to those and related issues. All submissions on applied macroeconomics will be considered, but submissions on those issues are especially encouraged.

More information about the workshop can be found on our website http://appliedmacro.org/.

 

July 18th - 19th 2017

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Symposium of Development and Institutional Economics will be held in Kaifeng, China, July 18-19,  2017, immediately following the 5th Annual International Symposium on Quantitative History to be held in Kaifeng (http://quantitativehistory.com/). The School of Economics of Henan University will sponsor and host both events.

Information about the two previous symposiums of this series can be found at http://econ.henu.edu.cn/Content/317.shtml and http://econ.henu.edu.cn/Content/677.shtml.  

The Symposium will attract both Chinese and overseas scholars to present their latest research on a wide range of topics within the broadly defined areas of development and institutional economics.
 
Keynote speeches of 2017 Symposium will be delivered by:
 
James Kung  (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Long Live Keju! The Persistent Effects of China's Imperial Examination System
 
Gregory Clark (University of California at Davis)
The Big Sort: Selective Migration and the Decline of Northern England, 1900-2017
 

July 16 - 17 2017

http://quantitativehistory.com/

We are pleased to announce that the Fifth Annual International Symposium on Quantitative History will take place at Henan University in Kaifeng, Henan Province, China, July 16 - 17, 2017. The symposium is hosted by Henan University in collaboration with University of Hong Kong, Tsinghua University and Peking University, and contracted to the School of Economics of Henan University. The theme for this year's Symposium is "Civilization: a Millennial Perspective”. 

We now invite submissions of research papers on all relevant historical topics using quantitative approaches including but not limited to economic and social history, political history, cultural history, business and financial history and archival history. Submitted papers can be either in English or Chinese. Submissions must be unpublished and original. We encourage submissions from young scholars including participants of previous quantitative history summer schools. Discussants will be assigned for each accepted submission.

The two-day Symposium consists of plenary sessions by invited speakers, parallel sessions of accepted papers in English or Chinese. Financial support available to presenting authors who are in need to cover their travel and accommodation expenses.

The School of Economcis organizes on June 17th 2016 a workshop about the international perspective of finanacial and fiscal challenges for China under "New Normal" featuring presentations of Prof. Wing Thye Woo (UC Davis), Prof. Alan Auerbach (UC Berkeley) and Prof. Kiyohiko Nashimura (University of Tokyo). The workshop will take place on new campus, building of the school of economcis (Room: Museum, 1st Floor).

 

2nd HenU / INFER Workshop on Applied Macroeconomics

18-19 March 2016, Henan (China)

jointly organized by

School of Economics of Henan University (HenU)

International Network for Economic Research (INFER)

 

Ever since the outbreak of the great financial crisis, economists have to face the question why our profession failed to foresee the crisis. Thus, our understanding of business cycles and our forecasting techniques have been subject to intense scrutiny, not only from outside the profession but mainly from inside. The consensus that emerged during the so called Great Moderation, that is now considered a brewing storm rather than a phase of prosperity, has crumbled. At the same time, with a potential structural break only a few years back, new challenges arose for the analysis and prediction of business cycle fluctuation. Therefore, it is more important than ever to work on the empirical understanding of the business cycle and to improve our toolbox for forecasting, in particular forecasting in ime of crisis and forecasting crisis.

On March 18th and 19th the School of Economics (HenU) and the International Network for Economic Research (INFER) devoted their second joint workshop on applied macroeconomics to these and related issues.

 

In June 2015, our school hosted for the second time the Henan Symposium on Development and Institutional Economics. More than 50 participants presented their recent research results in the areas of economic development broadly defined to include international trade and finance, economic history, and institutional economics, etc.

The Symposium gathered a group of scholars who are very active in their research frontiers, such as Kenneth Chan, Biung-Ghi Ju, Kwan Choi, Daniel Berkowitz, Wesley Wilson, Peter Egger, Chi Chur Chao, Hong Hwang, Wuyang Hu, Guenter Heiduk, and Lex Zhao.

1st HenU /INFER Workshop on Applied Macroeconomics

18-19 March 2015, Henan (China)

jointly organized by

School of Economics of Henan University (HenU)

International Network for Economic Research (INFER)

 

On March 18th and 19th 2015 the School of Economics at Henan University (HenU) and the International Network for Economic Research (INFER) organized their first joint workshop on applied macroeconomics at the Kaifeng Zhongzhou International Hotel. The organizers welcomed more than 30 participants from China and the US, Germany, Spain, Serbia, Belgium, Switzerland, Japan, UK and Finland.