Barcelona School of Economics Summer Forum: Workshop on ‘Asset Prices and the Business Cycle’

June 17-18, 2013

Conference Venue
Balmes Building (UPF)
Balmes, 132
Barcelona 08008

Organized by: Andrea Caggese (UPF and Barcelona GSE), Alberto Martin (CREI, UPF and Barcelona GSE), Ander Pérez Orive (UPF and Barcelona GSE) and Jaume Ventura (CREI, UPF and Barcelona GSE)

The goal of this workshop is to discuss recent developments in the study of asset prices and the business cycle. We encourage submissions of theoretical and empirical papers addressing issues including (but not limited to):

  • Sources of asset price fluctuations: fundamentals and bubbles
  • Asset prices, financial frictions and the amplification/propagation of shocks
  • Interactions between financial and labour-market frictions
  • Microeconomic evidence on the effects of asset price changes on firms and households
  • Financial regulation and the macroeconomy
  • Asset prices and the conduct of monetary and fiscal policy
  • Dealing with financial crises, domestic responses and international policy coordination


Call for papers