- HeiKaMEtrics-Seminar: On November 27, Marie Hoerova (European Central Bank) will give a talk on "The Macroeconomic Impact of Money Market Freezes". Location: Heidelberg University, Alfred-Weber-Institute, Bergheimer Str. 58, Room 00.010. The abstract can be found here.
- HeiKaMEtrics-Seminar: On October 25, Michael Rockinger (University of Lausanne) will give a talk on "Predicting Long-Term Financial Returns: VAR vs. DSGE Model - A Horse-Race". Link to Abstract.
- The inaugural conference of the HeiKaMEtrics Network on Financial Econometrics will take place at the International Academic Forum Heidelberg on September 14-15, 2017. The opening of the HeiKaMEtrics Network will be celebrated with the HeiKaMEtrics Lecture in memory of Emil J. Gumbel held by Professor Eric Ghysels (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill). The lecture will take place on Friday, September 15th at the Alte Aula of Heidelberg University. More Information here.
- Alexander Glas presents the paper "Overconfidence versus rounding in survey-based density forecasts" (joint with Matthias Hartmann) at the 7th IWH/INFER Workshop on Challenges and Implications of Inflationary Dynamics, Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH), Halle, September 07-08, 2017.
Christian Conrad presented the paper "On the Economic Determinants of Optimal Stock-Bond Portfolios: International Evidence" (joint with Karin Stürmer) at the annual meeting of the Verein für Socialpolitik, Vienna, September 3-9, 2017.
In the winter term 2017/18 the Chair of Empirical Economics offers the following courses: