We invite submissions for the SEEK/CEPR Workshop on the role of news, sentiment, and confidence in business cycle fluctuations. The objective of the workshop is to discuss recent scientific contributions in the subject area and to provide a platform for an exchange of ideas within a small group of researchers. Late-stage PhD students as well as young post-docs are particularly welcome to submit papers for presentation.

The workshop is organised within the framework of the research programme "Strengthening Efficiency and Competitiveness in the European Knowledge Economies" (SEEK) by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim (Germany), the University of British Columbia in Vancouver (Canada), the Toulouse School of Economics (France), and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London (United Kingdom). The workshop will include both invited and contributed presenters. A round table discussion on the policy implications of the subject area will close the workshop.

Submission and Participation Details

Please submit extended abstracts or full papers as PDF to seymen@zew.de no later than February 1, 2012.

Travel and accomodation expenses of presenters will be covered by SEEK.A limited number of non-presenters will be invited to attend. To apply, please send your CV along with information on your research area to seymen@zew.de no later than February 24, 2012. Please note that compensation for travel and accommodation expenses is not available to non-presenters.

No participation fee will be charged.

Call for Papers

Call for Papers (as PDF, 320 KB)

Confirmed Speakers

Alok Johri (McMaster University, Canada) • Bruce Preston (Columbia University, United States) • Christian Hellwig (Toulouse School of Economics, France, Centre for Economic Policy Research, United Kingdom) • Eric Sims (University of Notre Dame, United States) • Jean-Paul L’Huillier (Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance, Italy) • Luca Sala (IGIER, Università Bocconi, Italy) • Martin Uribe (Columbia University, United States) • Michael U. Krause (Deutsche Bundesbank, Germany) • Sylvain Leduc (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, United States) • Wouter Den Haan (London School of Economics and Political Science, Centre for Economic Policy Research, United Kingdom)

Deadlines

February 01, 2012: Extended abstract/paper submission
February 07, 2012: Acceptance notification
February 24, 2012: Registration for non-presenters

Programme

Programme (as PDF, 28 KB)

Organising Committee

Paul Beaudry (University of British Columbia, Canada), E-mail: paulbe@interchange.ubc.ca
Franck Portier (Toulouse School of Economics, France, Centre for Economic Policy Research, United Kingdom), E-mail: fportier@cict.fr
Atılım Seymen (ZEW, Germany), E-mail: seymen@zew.de

Date

05.03.2012 - 06.03.2012

Event Location

ZEW, L 7,1 D-68161 Mannheim