Conferences

June 23rd and 24th 2018

http://appliedmacro.org/

Program

 

On June 23rd and 24th 2018 the Center for Financial Development and Stability (CFDS) at Henan University and the International Network for Economic Research (INFER), organized their 4th annual Workshop on Applied Macroeconomics hosted by Henan University.

With TTIP failing to gain popular support in Europe, and CETA only barely making its way through the European institutions, Trumps protectionist agenda threatening the very existence of NAFTA, and the uncertain conditions of the Brexit looming over Europe, the role of international macroeconomic links has a role in the spotlight of attention.
On the one hand, the developed economies in the Western hemisphere are looking at the more dynamic emerging markets (in particular China), hoping for impulses to their own economy. At the same time, a wave of protectionist sentiment seems to be sweeping over the globe.
Therefore, this year’s workshop will have a focus on international macroeconomics, especially topics relating to trade, exchange rate and capital market regulation. As always, we invite papers from all fields in applied macroeconomics, but papers matching those issues are particularly welcome.

July 18th - 19th 2017

Program

The 2017 Symposium of Development and Institutional Economics was held in Kaifeng, China, July 18-19,  2017, immediately following the 5th Annual International Symposium on Quantitative History that was hold in Kaifeng too (http://quantitativehistory.com/). The School of Economics of Henan University was sponsor and hosted 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 attracted 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.

 

July 16 - 17 2017

http://quantitativehistory.com/

Program

The Fifth Annual International Symposium on Quantitative History took place at Henan University in Kaifeng, Henan Province, China, from July 16 - 17, 2017. The symposium was 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 was "Civilization: a Millennial Perspective”. 

 

 March 17th and 18th 2017

http://appliedmacro.org/

 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)  devoted their third joint workshop on applied macroeconomics to those and related issues.

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

 

The School of Economcis organized on June 17th 2016 a workshop about the international perspective of financial 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 took 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.

The School of Economics organized on May 13th 2018 a workshop on long-run development featuring a keynote speech of Prof. Nathan Nunn (Harvard University). The workshop took place on old campus of Henan University, at Henan Universities' Yellow River Civilization and Sustainable Development Center.

 

Program

 

Saturday, May 12th

Arrival

Recommended hotel: Pullman Kaifeng


Sunday, May 13th


OPENING CEREMONY: 9:00 - 9:05


KEYNOTE TALK: 9:05 - 10:05

Nathan Nunn (Harvard University)
Understanding Cultural Persistence and Change


GROUP PICTURE: 10:05 - 10:15 (Coffee/Tea Break)


SESSION 1: 10:15 - 12:15

Chair: Kaixiang Peng (Henan University)


Yu Hao (Peking University)
Bring down the gentry: the abolition of exam, local self-governance and anti-gentry uprisings, 1902-1911


Phil Z. Xu (Henan University), Yu Zhang (Nanjing Audit U.), Shahriar Kibriya (Texas A&M)
The Long-Run Effects of the Slave Trade on the Political Violence in Sub-Saharan Africa


Ying Bai (Chinese University of Hong Kong) and Ruixue Jia (UCSD)
Political Hierarchy and Regional Development: China, A.D., 1000-2000


 Lunch 12:15 - 14:00


SESSION 2: 14:00 - 16:00

Chair: Phil Xu (Henan University)


Chicheng Ma (UHK), Ying Bai (CUHK), James Kung (HKUST)
The Rise of Confucianism: Migration, Competition, and Cultural Formation in Historical China


Baomin Dong (Henan University) and Yibei Guo (Henan University)
Building State Capacity: A Quantification of Pre-Qin Case

 

Bingtao Song (Henan University)
On the Time and Location of the Xia Dynasty as a Fiscal State: Evidence from Archaeological Remains and Legendary Records


Coffee/Tea Break: 16:00 - 16:10


SESSION 3: 16:10 - 17:30


Chair: Bingtao Song (Henan University)


Jiannan Li
(Xiamen University)
Guns, Ships and Rice: Modern China's Treaty Opening and Domestic Market Integration

 

Kaixiang Peng (Henan University)
Malthusian Trap or Smithian Growth: A Research on the Living Standards of China from 10th to 19th Century


DINNER: 18:00 - 20:30

 

Note: Authors whose names appear in bold font are presenting authors

 

 

March 29th - 31st 2019

Visit the conference website

 

From March 29th to 31st 2019, the Center for Financial Development and Stability (CFDS) at Henan University and the International Network for Economic Research (INFER) will organize their 5th annual Workshop on Applied Macroeconomics hosted by Henan University.

The Global Financial Crisis has brought countries' monetary financial and fiscal vulnerabilities to the forefront of the academic debate. Many countries increased government spending, driving both domestic and foreign debt up and leaving them highly vulnerable. Unable to stop the crisis with fiscal measures, most countries eventually resorted to highly expansionary monetary policy to provide more stimulus. Both the Fed and the ECB lowered their rates to the zero lower bound and finally engaged in unconventional monetary policy. This drastically increased their government debt holdings, strengthening the linkages between monetary and fiscal issues. At the same time, global capital flows were redirected to countries which maintained positive interest rates, many of them emerging markets who now – with the Fed slowly normalizing its policy – fear a sudden stop.

That is, more than a decade after the outbreak of the crisis its repercussions are still felt. Therefore, this year’s workshop will have a focus on the fiscal and monetary fragility that we are facing, especially its international aspects. As always, we invite papers from all fields in applied macroeconomics, but papers matching those issues are particularly welcome.

 

Submission

Please submit your paper or extended abstract by November 15th, 2018 via conferencemaker, preference will be given to full papers.
The authors will be informed about acceptance by December 15th, 2018.

 

Special issue

Selected, excellent papers will be considered for a special issue in Journal of International Money and Finance on "Monetary and Fiscal Fragility in the 2020s". Those papers will be subject to additional double blinded peer review. More details on the submission process will be available on the conference website.

 

Keynote lectures

Prof. Lawrence Christiano

Alfred W. Chase Chair in Business Institutions, Northwestern University
Department of Economics, Northwestern University

 Prof. Randall Wright

Ray B. Zemon Chair in Liquid Assets in the Department of Finance, Investment and Banking at the Wisconsin School of Business
Department of Economics at University of Wisconsin Madison

Dinner Keynote

Prof. Joshua Aizenman

Robert R. and Katheryn A. Dockson Chair in Economics and International Relations
 at the Department of Economics at the USC Dornsife College of Art, Letters and Science


Travel and accommodation

Please arrange your arrival in Kaifeng on March 28th, since we will schedule presentations all day on March 29th and 30th.  Rooms including breakfast are available at the conference venue (New Century Grand Hotel Kaifeng) for a special conference rate of roughly 380 RMB (about 55 USD or 47 EUR). Lunch and dinner are provided for all participants of accepted papers by Henan University from the evening of the 28th to the evening of the 30th. On March 31st, Henan University will organize a social event to visit the Yellow River Scenic Area near Zhengzhou. The fee for the trip will be around 500 RMB (about 70 USD or 60 EUR). 

 

Organizing Committee

Makram EL-SHAGI (HenU / IWH)

ZHANG Lin (HenU)

Contact / Support

Kerstin EL-SHAGI (HenU)

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Scientific Committee

Makram EL-SHAGI (HenU / IWH)

ZHANG Lin (HenU)

Young Bin AHN (HenU)

Ted CHIANG (HenU)

DONG Baomin (HenU)

Jarko FIDRMUC (Zeppelin University)

Jack HOU (CSULB)

JIANG Lunan (HenU)

Jan KLINGELHÖFER (HenU)

Frank SHAO (HenU)

SUN Rongrong (HenU)

Camelia TURCU (Univ. Orleans/INFER)

WANG Qianqian (HenU)

Phil ZHICHENG (HenU)