Seminar Series in Finance and Macroeconomics

Jointly Organized by

The Faculty of Economics and Management and the Central Bank of Cyprus

Spring 2010

Global factors and animal spirits
Ron Smith
 (Birkbeck College, London University)
Wednesday, 20 January 2010,
11:30 – 12:30 am at CBC

Central bank two-way communication with the public dynamics
Kosuke Aoki (London School of Economics)
Friday, 5 February 2010,
10:30 am – 11:30 at CBC

Unemployment in estimated DSGE models
Frank Smets (European Central Bank)
Friday, 19 February 2010,
11:30 – 12:30 am at CBC

Capital Misallocation and Aggregate Factor Productivity
Costas Azariadis (Washington University in St.Louis)
Friday, 19 February 2010,
11:30 – 12:30 am at UCY

Can VAR models capture regime shifts in asset returns? A long-horizon strategic asset allocation perspective
Massimo Guidolin (St. Louis Fed, USA & Manchester Business School)
Friday, 12 March 2010, 11:30 – 12:30 am at CBC

From the Cyprus pound to the Euro: How close is the central parity rate to the equilibrium rate?
George Kouretas (Athens University of Economics and Business)
Monday, 22 March 2010
11:30 – 12:30 am at CBC

A Bayesian Approach to Optimal Monetary Policy with Parameter and Model Uncertainty
Kalin Nikolov (Bank of England and LSE)
Friday 7 May 2010
3:00-4:00 pm at UCY

The Predictability of Returns with Regime Shifts in Consumption and Dividend Growth.
Slides
George Constantinides (University of Chicago)
Tuesday, 25 May 2010
11:30 – 12:30 am at Auditorium of CBC

Coordinators:
George Georgiou (Central of Bank of Cyprus)
Andros Kourtellos (Department of Economics)
Alexandros Michaelides (Central of Bank of Cyprus)
George Nishiotis (Department of Public and Business Administration)
Lenos Trigeorgis (Department of Public and Business Administration)

Venues
CBC: Central Bank of Cyprus – Boardroom on 4th floor.
UCY: University of Cyprus – Block C, 1st floor, Room 103, Doriforos Building, 9-11 Larnaca Avenue.