1st Heidelberg-Tübingen-Hohenheim (HeiTüHo) Workshop on International Financial Markets

Schloss Hohentübingen, December 7th - 8th 2018

Organized by Zeno Enders (Heidelberg University), Gernot Müller (University of Tübingen),
and Michael Evers (University of Hohenheim)

With financial support by the Deutsche Bundesbank (Hauptverwaltung Baden-Württemberg)

Impression from the conference at Schloss Hohentübingen

Conference program

Friday, December 7th

14:00 - 15:40 Session 1: Exchange rates

Currency Manipulation by Thomas Mertens , Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (joint work with Tarek Hassan, and Tony Zhang)

Discussion: Wilhelm Kohler, University of Tübingen

Exchange rate undershooting: Evidence and Theory by Thomas Hettig, University of Tübingen (joint work with Gernot Müller, and Martin Wolf)

Discussion: Benjamin Born, Frankfurt School


16:00 - 17:40 Session 2: Euro-area wide unemployment insurance

Optimal Federal Unemployment Insurance – Theory, and an application to Europe by Keith Kuester, University of Bonn (joint work with Marek Ignaszak and Philip Jung)

Discussion: Michael Krause, University of Köln

On a European Unemployment Insurance by David A. Vespermann, University of Heidelberg (joint work with Zeno Enders)

Discussion: Christian Manger, University of Tübingen


Saturday, December 8th

9:00 - 10:00 Keynote lecture

Exchange Rates and Uncovered Interest Differentials: The Role of Permanent Monetary Shocks by Stephanie Schmitt-Grohé, Columbia University (joint work with Martin Uribe)


10:00 - 10:50

Revisiting the Costs of Self-Oriented National Monetary Rules by Martin Bodenstein, Federal Reserve Board (joint work with Giancarlo Corsetti and Luca Guerrieri)

Discussion: Gianni Lombardo, BIS


11:10 - 12:50 Session 3: Nominal rigidities

Price Rigidity and the Origins of Aggregate Fluctuations by Raphael Schoenle, Brandeis University (joint work with Michael Weber and Ernesto Pasten)

Discussion: Bartosz Mackowiak, ECB

Government Spending, Downward Wage Rigidity, and Exchange Rate Dynamics by Francesco D’Ascanio, University of Tübingen (joint work with Benjamin Born, Gernot Müller, and Johannes Pfeifer)

Discussion: Sebastian Schmidt, ECB


14:00 - 15:40 Session 4: Interest rate spreads

Sovereign debt crisis and bond market liquidity by Julian Schumacher, ECB

Discussion: Egor Maslov, University of Zürich

Market discipline by Susanne Wellmann, University of Tübingen (joint work with Benjamin Born, Gernot Müller and Johannes Pfeifer)

Discussion: Steffen Elstner, RWI


16:00 - 17:40 Session 5: Forecasting

Revisions to Potential Output Estimates in the EU after the Great Recession by Christopher Zuber, University of Heidelberg (joint work with Jonas Dovern)

Discussion: Esteban Prieto, Bundesbank

Phillips Curves in Noisy Information Forecasts by Markus Kontny, University of Hohenheim

Discussion: Franziska Hünnekes, LMU Munich

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