Recent Publications

Fornaro, L.,

"A Theory of Monetary Union and Financial Integration"


Forthcoming in The Review of Economic Studies, 2021

Monetary Policy and Labor Market Imperfections

Instructor: Jordi Galí
Selected Topics:

– The New Keynesian model with sticky prices and wages
– Real wage rigidities, inflation persistence and monetary policy trade-offs
– Labor market frictions, unemployment and monetary policy
– Labor markets, monetary policy and the Great Moderation

Dates: June 18-22
Time: 09:00-11:00 h
Price: 450 euros
   

Fiscal Policy in General Equilibrium Models of the Business Cycle

Instructor: Albert Marcet
 

The object of the course is to analyze the best policy that the government can implement, given how the market reacts to each policy, and given various institutional constraints, such as partial or full commitment, participation constraints, default or political equilibrium. We will discuss the methodology to study optimal policy, focusing on fiscal policy applications, and we will review some relevant papers in this literature along the way.

Selected Topics:

– Fiscal policy analysis in dynamic models
– Sustainability of debt
– Effects of constraints on fiscal policy (debt limits, balanced budgets …)
– Debt management
– Stabilization policies
– Interaction with monetary policy
– Commitment versus discretion

Dates: June 18-22
Time: 11:30 – 13:30 h
Price: 450 euros
   

Sovereign Debt: Theory, History and Policy

 

This course examines the workings of sovereign debt markets, focusing on theoretical approaches, key empirical regularities, as well as policy implications. We combine historical evidence, and detailed analyses of recent lending episodes to give students a clear sense of what phenomena modern theory can explain.

Instructor:

Jaume Ventura and Hans-Joachim Voth
Selected Topics:

– Models of sovereign risk
– Reputation, default and retaliation
– Historical case studies: from gunboat diplomacy to the Argentine crisis
– Policy issues: sustainability and crisis resolution

Dates: June 18-22
Time: 14:30-16:30 h and 17:00-19:00 h (20 hours)
Price: 900 euros
   

Cities and Economic Geography

Instructor: Diego Puga
Selected Topics:

– Economic integration and the location of economic activity
– The formation of cities: developers and self-organization
– The motives for agglomeration: what generates aggregate increasing returns?
– Specialization and diversifiction in cities
– The distribution of city sizes

Dates: June 25-29
Time: 09:00-11:00 h
Price: 450 euros
   

Economic Growth and Development I

Instructor: Xavier Sala-i-Martin
Selected Topics:

– The world distribution of income
– Growth, poverty and inequality: the role of globalization
– Neoclassical growth theory: the power of diminishing returns
– The role of incentives
– Government, taxation, the Welfare State and growth
– Ideas and growth: R&D, patents. AIDS, malaria and generics
– The effectiveness of International Aid in promoting economic develpment. Randomized Field Experiments
– The tragedy of Africa: Diagnostics and setting priorities

Dates: June 25-29
Time: 11:30-13:30 h
Price: 450 euros
   

Economic Growth and Development II

Instructor: Antonio Ciccone
Selected Topics:

– Entry regulation, finance, and economic growth
– Institutions, geography, and trade as deep deteminants of economic development
– Human capital, comparative advantage, and technological catch up
– Learning about growth from growth regressions
– Are the externalities to human capital accumulation?

Dates: June 25-29
Time: 14:30-16:30 h
Price:

450 euros

   

Methods for Estimation of DSGE Models

Instructor: Fabio Canova
  The course plans to examine in details various methods to compare stochastic general equilibrium models to the data. Examples and applications will be emphasized.
Selected Topics:

– Log-linear and second order approximations
– GMM and SMM
– Indirect Inference
– Maximum likelihood
– Bayesian methods

Dates: June 25-29
Time:

Lectures 17.00-19.00 h (10 hours)
Computer demonstrations: 19.00-20.00 h (5 hours)

Price: 700 euros

Fabio Canova

Fabio Canova earned his PhD in Economics at the University of Minnesota in 1989. He has been an Assistant Professor at Brown University and Rochester, an Associate Professor at Brown University and the European University Institute, a Professor at the University of Catania, University of Modena, and Universitat Pompeu Fabra and a Research Professor with IGIER. He is currently research professor with ICREA. He has also been part-time professor at the University of Southampton and the London Business School. Besides the above places, he has taught courses at various summer schools, at the Bank of Italy, the ECB, the Bank of England, UK Treasury and UK Foreign Office, Riksbank, Swiss National Bank, Banco de Argentina among other places and he has been a consultant with the Bank of England, the IMF, the ECB, Bank of Spain and the Bank of Italy. He is a Research Fellow at the CEPR, a Research Associate at CREI, a Member of the CEPR Dating Committee, a Member of the Advisory Board of Dynare, the Founder of the Applied Macroeconomic Network (AMeN) His research interests include quantitative macroeconomics, monetary theory, international business cycles and macroeconometrics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Similarities and convergence in G7 Cycles” (with M.  Ciccarelli and E. Ortega) Journal of Monetary Economics, forthcoming.
  • “Price Dispersion in Monetary Union: the role of Fiscal shocks” (with E.  Pappa), Economic Journal forthcoming.
  • “Testing for Convergence Clubs: A Predictive Density Approach”, International Economic Review, February 2004.
  • “Forecasting and Turning Point Predictions in a Bayesian Panel VAR model” (with M. Ciccarelli), Journal of  Econometrics, June 2004.
  • “Monetary Disturbances Matter for Business Fluctuations in the G-7” (with G. De Nicolo),Journal of  Monetary Economics, September 2002.

 

Antonio Ciccone

Antonio Ciccone is an ICREA Research Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He earned a MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics at the London School of Economics in 1990 and a PhD in Economics at Stanford University in 1994. He is a co-editor of The Economic Journal and Regional Science and Urban Economics, and member of the editorial board of the Review of Economic Studies. He has taught macroeconomics at UC Berkeley, Stanford, the London Business School, as well as the European Commission and the European Central Bank.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Red Tape and Delayed Entry” (with E. Papaioannou), Journal of the European Economic Association (Papers and Proceedings), forthcoming.
  • “Identifying Human Capital Externalities: Theory and Applications” (with G. Peri), Review of Economic  Studies, forthcoming.
  • “Trade and Productivity” (with F. Alcalá) Quarterly Journal of Economics, May 2004.

 

Jordi Galí

Jordi Galí earned his PhD in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1989. Currently he is Director and Senior Researcher of the Center for Research on International Economics (CREI) and a Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He has held academic positions at New York University and Columbia University. He has been a Visiting Professor at MIT. He is a co-editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association. He is a Research Fellow at the CEPR, a Research Associate at the NBER, and a Fellow of the Econometric Society. He has been consultant to the European Central Bank, the Federal Reserve and other central banks. His research interests include macroeconomics, monetary theory, and macroeconometrics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Real Wage Rigidities and the New Keynesian Model”, (with O. Blanchard), Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, forthcoming.
  • “Monetary Policy and Exchange Rate Volatility in a Small Open Economy,” (with T. Monacelli), Review of  Economic Studies, 2005.
  • “Monetary Policy Rules and Macroeconomic Stability: Evidence and Some Theory”, (with R. Clarida and M.  Gertler), Quarterly Journal of Economics, January 2000.
  • “The Science of Monetary Policy: A New Keynesian Perspective,” (with R. Clarida and M. Gertler), Journal of  Economic Literature, December 1999.

 

Albert Marcet

Albert Marcet graduated in Economics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1982) and earned his PhD in Economics at the University of Minnesota (1987). He is Research Professor at the Institut d’Anàlisi Econòmica, Barcelona. He has also been Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (1990-2003) and Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh (1986-1992) and has been a visitor at the ECB, London Business School, CEMFI (Madrid), the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and the Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona. His main areas of research are macroeconomics, fiscal policy, solution methods of dynamic models, financial economics and learning models.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Incomplete Markets, Labor supply and Capital Accumulation” (with F. Obiols and P. Weil), forthcoming in Journal of Monetary Economics.
  • “Recurrent Hyperinflations and Learning” (with J. P. Nicolini), American Economic Review, December 2003.
  • “Optimal Taxation without State-Contingent Debt” (with R. Aiyagari, T. J. Sargent and J. Seppala) Journal  of Political Economy, December 2002.

 

Diego Puga

Diego Puga earned his PhD in Economics at the London School in Economics in 1997. Currently, he is Professor of Economics at Universitat Pompeu Fabra and a Research Associate at CREI. Previously, he was Assistant Professor and tenured Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. In addition to Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the University of Toronto, he has taught courses at the London School of Economics, Northwestern University, and the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration. He is editor of the Journal of Economic Geography, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the European Economic Association the Journal of Regional Science, and Moneda y Crédito and a Research Fellow of the CEPR and the NBER. His research interests include urban and regional economics, international trade, and the economics of innovation.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Causes of Sprawl: A Portrait from Space” (with M. Burchfield, H. G. Overman and M. A. Turner), Quarterly  Journal of Economics, May 2006.
  • “Nursery Cities: Urban Diversity, Process Innovation, and the Life Cycle of Products” (with G. Duranton),  American Economic Review, December 2001.
  • “Agglomeration and Economic Development: Import Substitution vs. Trade Liberalization” (with A. J.  Venables), Economic Journal, April 1999.
  • “The Rise and Fall of Regional Inequalities”, European Economic Review, February 1999.

 

Xavier Sala-i-Martin

Xavier Sala-i-Martin earned his PhD in Economics at Harvard in 1990. Currently he is Professor in the Department of Economics at Columbia University, and a Visiting Professor at UPF. He has been an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at Yale University and Visiting Professor at Harvard University. He has also taught at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Harvard University, New York University, Yale University and the International Monetary Fund, among other places. He is senior economic adviser to the World Economic Forum (WEF), editor of the Global Competitiveness Report of the WEF, Research Associate at the NBER and has been consultant for the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. In 2006 he was the President of FC Barcelona and he is now the President of its Economic Commission. His research interests include economic growth, macroeconomics, public finance and social security, health and population economics, and monetary economics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “The World Distribution of Income: Falling Inequality and Convergence, Period”, Quarterly Journal of  Economics, May 2006.
  • “Determinants of Long-Term Growth: A Bayesian Average of Classical Estimates (Bace) Approach” (with G.  Doppelhoffer and R. Miller), American Economic Review, September 2004.
  • “The Economic Tragedy of the XXth Century: Growth in Africa” (with E.V. Artadi), inAfrican  Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum, September 2003.
  • “Economic Growth, 2nd Edition” MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2003 (with R. Barro).
  • “Health Investment Complementarities under Competing Risks,” (with W. Dow and T. Philipson), American  Economic Review, December 1999.

 

Jaume Ventura

Jaume Ventura earned his PhD in Economics at Harvard University in 1995. Currently he is a Senior Researcher at CREI. Previously, he has held academic positions at MIT and the University of Chicago. He is co-director of the International Macroeconomics Programme of the CEPR and has served as editor of The Economic Journal. He is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the NBER, and has served as a consultant to the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Country Portfolios” (with A. Kraay, N. Loayza and L. Servén) Journal of the European and Economic   Association, June 2005.
  • “Current Accounts in the Long and Short Run” (with A. Kraay) NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2002, July   2003.
  • “Trade Integration and Risk Sharing” (with A. Kraay), European Economic Review, June 2002.
  • “A Portfolio View of the Current Account Deficit”, Brookings Papers, July 2001.
  • “Current Accounts in Debtor   and Creditor Countries” (with A. Kraay), Quarterly Journal of Economics, November 2000.

 

Hans-Joachim Voth

Hans-Joachim Voth earned his PhD in Economics at Oxford University in 1996. Currently he is ICREA Research Professor of Economics and Economic History at UPF. He is a CEPR fellow, and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Economic History. He has won the Gino Luzzatto Prize for the best thesis in European economic history, the Alexander Gershenkron Prize for best thesis on non-US topics, and a Leverhulme Prize for outstanding researchers under the age of 35. His work has appeared in the American Economic Review, the European Economic Review, theJournal of Economic History, Explorations in Economic History, and in a book with Oxford University Press. He has held visiting appointments at Stanford, MIT and Stern Business School (NYU).

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Interest Rate Restrictions in a Natural Experiment: Loan Allocation and the Change in the Usury Laws in 1714” (with P. Temin), Economic Journal, forthcoming.
  • “Credit Rationing and Crowding Out during the Industrial Revolution: Evidence from Hoare’s Bank, 1702-1862” (with P. Temin), Explorations in Economic History, July 2005.
  • “Riding the South Sea Bubble” (with P. Temin), American Economic Review, December 2004.
  • “With a Bang, Not a Whimper: Pricking Germany’s “Stockmarket Bubble” in 1927 and the Slide into  Depression”, Journal of Economic History, 2003.

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      The nearest metro station is “Ciutadella-Vila Olímpica” and belongs to L4 line (yellow one). When you get the street (Ramon Trias Fargas) you just have to walk up and you will find the university on your left.

For further information you can visit:

Debortoli, D., R. Nunes and P. Yared,

"Optimal Fiscal Policy without Commitment: Revisiting Lucas-Stokey"


Journal of Political Economy, 2021, 129(5), 1640-1665

Monetary Policy and Labor Market Imperfections

Instructor: Jordi Galí
Selected Topics:

– The New Keynesian model with sticky prices and wages
– Real wage rigidities, inflation persistence and monetary policy trade-offs
– Labor market frictions, unemployment and monetary policy
– Labor markets, monetary policy and the Great Moderation

Dates: June 18-22
Time: 09:00-11:00 h
Price: 450 euros
   

Fiscal Policy in General Equilibrium Models of the Business Cycle

Instructor: Albert Marcet
 

The object of the course is to analyze the best policy that the government can implement, given how the market reacts to each policy, and given various institutional constraints, such as partial or full commitment, participation constraints, default or political equilibrium. We will discuss the methodology to study optimal policy, focusing on fiscal policy applications, and we will review some relevant papers in this literature along the way.

Selected Topics:

– Fiscal policy analysis in dynamic models
– Sustainability of debt
– Effects of constraints on fiscal policy (debt limits, balanced budgets …)
– Debt management
– Stabilization policies
– Interaction with monetary policy
– Commitment versus discretion

Dates: June 18-22
Time: 11:30 – 13:30 h
Price: 450 euros
   

Sovereign Debt: Theory, History and Policy

 

This course examines the workings of sovereign debt markets, focusing on theoretical approaches, key empirical regularities, as well as policy implications. We combine historical evidence, and detailed analyses of recent lending episodes to give students a clear sense of what phenomena modern theory can explain.

Instructor:

Jaume Ventura and Hans-Joachim Voth
Selected Topics:

– Models of sovereign risk
– Reputation, default and retaliation
– Historical case studies: from gunboat diplomacy to the Argentine crisis
– Policy issues: sustainability and crisis resolution

Dates: June 18-22
Time: 14:30-16:30 h and 17:00-19:00 h (20 hours)
Price: 900 euros
   

Cities and Economic Geography

Instructor: Diego Puga
Selected Topics:

– Economic integration and the location of economic activity
– The formation of cities: developers and self-organization
– The motives for agglomeration: what generates aggregate increasing returns?
– Specialization and diversifiction in cities
– The distribution of city sizes

Dates: June 25-29
Time: 09:00-11:00 h
Price: 450 euros
   

Economic Growth and Development I

Instructor: Xavier Sala-i-Martin
Selected Topics:

– The world distribution of income
– Growth, poverty and inequality: the role of globalization
– Neoclassical growth theory: the power of diminishing returns
– The role of incentives
– Government, taxation, the Welfare State and growth
– Ideas and growth: R&D, patents. AIDS, malaria and generics
– The effectiveness of International Aid in promoting economic develpment. Randomized Field Experiments
– The tragedy of Africa: Diagnostics and setting priorities

Dates: June 25-29
Time: 11:30-13:30 h
Price: 450 euros
   

Economic Growth and Development II

Instructor: Antonio Ciccone
Selected Topics:

– Entry regulation, finance, and economic growth
– Institutions, geography, and trade as deep deteminants of economic development
– Human capital, comparative advantage, and technological catch up
– Learning about growth from growth regressions
– Are the externalities to human capital accumulation?

Dates: June 25-29
Time: 14:30-16:30 h
Price:

450 euros

   

Methods for Estimation of DSGE Models

Instructor: Fabio Canova
  The course plans to examine in details various methods to compare stochastic general equilibrium models to the data. Examples and applications will be emphasized.
Selected Topics:

– Log-linear and second order approximations
– GMM and SMM
– Indirect Inference
– Maximum likelihood
– Bayesian methods

Dates: June 25-29
Time:

Lectures 17.00-19.00 h (10 hours)
Computer demonstrations: 19.00-20.00 h (5 hours)

Price: 700 euros

Fabio Canova

Fabio Canova earned his PhD in Economics at the University of Minnesota in 1989. He has been an Assistant Professor at Brown University and Rochester, an Associate Professor at Brown University and the European University Institute, a Professor at the University of Catania, University of Modena, and Universitat Pompeu Fabra and a Research Professor with IGIER. He is currently research professor with ICREA. He has also been part-time professor at the University of Southampton and the London Business School. Besides the above places, he has taught courses at various summer schools, at the Bank of Italy, the ECB, the Bank of England, UK Treasury and UK Foreign Office, Riksbank, Swiss National Bank, Banco de Argentina among other places and he has been a consultant with the Bank of England, the IMF, the ECB, Bank of Spain and the Bank of Italy. He is a Research Fellow at the CEPR, a Research Associate at CREI, a Member of the CEPR Dating Committee, a Member of the Advisory Board of Dynare, the Founder of the Applied Macroeconomic Network (AMeN) His research interests include quantitative macroeconomics, monetary theory, international business cycles and macroeconometrics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Similarities and convergence in G7 Cycles” (with M.  Ciccarelli and E. Ortega) Journal of Monetary Economics, forthcoming.
  • “Price Dispersion in Monetary Union: the role of Fiscal shocks” (with E.  Pappa), Economic Journal forthcoming.
  • “Testing for Convergence Clubs: A Predictive Density Approach”, International Economic Review, February 2004.
  • “Forecasting and Turning Point Predictions in a Bayesian Panel VAR model” (with M. Ciccarelli), Journal of  Econometrics, June 2004.
  • “Monetary Disturbances Matter for Business Fluctuations in the G-7” (with G. De Nicolo),Journal of  Monetary Economics, September 2002.

 

Antonio Ciccone

Antonio Ciccone is an ICREA Research Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He earned a MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics at the London School of Economics in 1990 and a PhD in Economics at Stanford University in 1994. He is a co-editor of The Economic Journal and Regional Science and Urban Economics, and member of the editorial board of the Review of Economic Studies. He has taught macroeconomics at UC Berkeley, Stanford, the London Business School, as well as the European Commission and the European Central Bank.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Red Tape and Delayed Entry” (with E. Papaioannou), Journal of the European Economic Association (Papers and Proceedings), forthcoming.
  • “Identifying Human Capital Externalities: Theory and Applications” (with G. Peri), Review of Economic  Studies, forthcoming.
  • “Trade and Productivity” (with F. Alcalá) Quarterly Journal of Economics, May 2004.

 

Jordi Galí

Jordi Galí earned his PhD in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1989. Currently he is Director and Senior Researcher of the Center for Research on International Economics (CREI) and a Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He has held academic positions at New York University and Columbia University. He has been a Visiting Professor at MIT. He is a co-editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association. He is a Research Fellow at the CEPR, a Research Associate at the NBER, and a Fellow of the Econometric Society. He has been consultant to the European Central Bank, the Federal Reserve and other central banks. His research interests include macroeconomics, monetary theory, and macroeconometrics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Real Wage Rigidities and the New Keynesian Model”, (with O. Blanchard), Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, forthcoming.
  • “Monetary Policy and Exchange Rate Volatility in a Small Open Economy,” (with T. Monacelli), Review of  Economic Studies, 2005.
  • “Monetary Policy Rules and Macroeconomic Stability: Evidence and Some Theory”, (with R. Clarida and M.  Gertler), Quarterly Journal of Economics, January 2000.
  • “The Science of Monetary Policy: A New Keynesian Perspective,” (with R. Clarida and M. Gertler), Journal of  Economic Literature, December 1999.

 

Albert Marcet

Albert Marcet graduated in Economics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1982) and earned his PhD in Economics at the University of Minnesota (1987). He is Research Professor at the Institut d’Anàlisi Econòmica, Barcelona. He has also been Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (1990-2003) and Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh (1986-1992) and has been a visitor at the ECB, London Business School, CEMFI (Madrid), the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and the Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona. His main areas of research are macroeconomics, fiscal policy, solution methods of dynamic models, financial economics and learning models.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Incomplete Markets, Labor supply and Capital Accumulation” (with F. Obiols and P. Weil), forthcoming in Journal of Monetary Economics.
  • “Recurrent Hyperinflations and Learning” (with J. P. Nicolini), American Economic Review, December 2003.
  • “Optimal Taxation without State-Contingent Debt” (with R. Aiyagari, T. J. Sargent and J. Seppala) Journal  of Political Economy, December 2002.

 

Diego Puga

Diego Puga earned his PhD in Economics at the London School in Economics in 1997. Currently, he is Professor of Economics at Universitat Pompeu Fabra and a Research Associate at CREI. Previously, he was Assistant Professor and tenured Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. In addition to Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the University of Toronto, he has taught courses at the London School of Economics, Northwestern University, and the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration. He is editor of the Journal of Economic Geography, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the European Economic Association the Journal of Regional Science, and Moneda y Crédito and a Research Fellow of the CEPR and the NBER. His research interests include urban and regional economics, international trade, and the economics of innovation.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Causes of Sprawl: A Portrait from Space” (with M. Burchfield, H. G. Overman and M. A. Turner), Quarterly  Journal of Economics, May 2006.
  • “Nursery Cities: Urban Diversity, Process Innovation, and the Life Cycle of Products” (with G. Duranton),  American Economic Review, December 2001.
  • “Agglomeration and Economic Development: Import Substitution vs. Trade Liberalization” (with A. J.  Venables), Economic Journal, April 1999.
  • “The Rise and Fall of Regional Inequalities”, European Economic Review, February 1999.

 

Xavier Sala-i-Martin

Xavier Sala-i-Martin earned his PhD in Economics at Harvard in 1990. Currently he is Professor in the Department of Economics at Columbia University, and a Visiting Professor at UPF. He has been an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at Yale University and Visiting Professor at Harvard University. He has also taught at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Harvard University, New York University, Yale University and the International Monetary Fund, among other places. He is senior economic adviser to the World Economic Forum (WEF), editor of the Global Competitiveness Report of the WEF, Research Associate at the NBER and has been consultant for the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. In 2006 he was the President of FC Barcelona and he is now the President of its Economic Commission. His research interests include economic growth, macroeconomics, public finance and social security, health and population economics, and monetary economics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “The World Distribution of Income: Falling Inequality and Convergence, Period”, Quarterly Journal of  Economics, May 2006.
  • “Determinants of Long-Term Growth: A Bayesian Average of Classical Estimates (Bace) Approach” (with G.  Doppelhoffer and R. Miller), American Economic Review, September 2004.
  • “The Economic Tragedy of the XXth Century: Growth in Africa” (with E.V. Artadi), inAfrican  Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum, September 2003.
  • “Economic Growth, 2nd Edition” MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2003 (with R. Barro).
  • “Health Investment Complementarities under Competing Risks,” (with W. Dow and T. Philipson), American  Economic Review, December 1999.

 

Jaume Ventura

Jaume Ventura earned his PhD in Economics at Harvard University in 1995. Currently he is a Senior Researcher at CREI. Previously, he has held academic positions at MIT and the University of Chicago. He is co-director of the International Macroeconomics Programme of the CEPR and has served as editor of The Economic Journal. He is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the NBER, and has served as a consultant to the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Country Portfolios” (with A. Kraay, N. Loayza and L. Servén) Journal of the European and Economic   Association, June 2005.
  • “Current Accounts in the Long and Short Run” (with A. Kraay) NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2002, July   2003.
  • “Trade Integration and Risk Sharing” (with A. Kraay), European Economic Review, June 2002.
  • “A Portfolio View of the Current Account Deficit”, Brookings Papers, July 2001.
  • “Current Accounts in Debtor   and Creditor Countries” (with A. Kraay), Quarterly Journal of Economics, November 2000.

 

Hans-Joachim Voth

Hans-Joachim Voth earned his PhD in Economics at Oxford University in 1996. Currently he is ICREA Research Professor of Economics and Economic History at UPF. He is a CEPR fellow, and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Economic History. He has won the Gino Luzzatto Prize for the best thesis in European economic history, the Alexander Gershenkron Prize for best thesis on non-US topics, and a Leverhulme Prize for outstanding researchers under the age of 35. His work has appeared in the American Economic Review, the European Economic Review, theJournal of Economic History, Explorations in Economic History, and in a book with Oxford University Press. He has held visiting appointments at Stanford, MIT and Stern Business School (NYU).

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Interest Rate Restrictions in a Natural Experiment: Loan Allocation and the Change in the Usury Laws in 1714” (with P. Temin), Economic Journal, forthcoming.
  • “Credit Rationing and Crowding Out during the Industrial Revolution: Evidence from Hoare’s Bank, 1702-1862” (with P. Temin), Explorations in Economic History, July 2005.
  • “Riding the South Sea Bubble” (with P. Temin), American Economic Review, December 2004.
  • “With a Bang, Not a Whimper: Pricking Germany’s “Stockmarket Bubble” in 1927 and the Slide into  Depression”, Journal of Economic History, 2003.

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Barcelona receives thousands of visitors, especially in summer.
Please, make your reservations directly as soon as possible.

 

Residence Halls

Residence Hall for Researchers (comfort)
C/Hospital, 64
08001-Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 93 443 8610
Fax. (+34) 93 442 8202
investigadors@resa.es
https://www.resa.es/

 

Residència Universitària “La Ciutadella”
Pg. Pujades, 33-37
Tel. (+34) 902444447
resa@resa.es
https://www.resa.es

 

Residència Universitària Campus del Mar
Passeig Salvat Papasseit, 4
08003 Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 933 904 000
https://www.resa.es

 

Residencias Juevenes-El Campus
C/Mallorca, 191, Pral.
jmpresi@arrakis.es
https://www.arrakis.es/~jmpresi/index.htm

 

APIMEC Residencia Universitaria
C/Bruc, 136
residencia.apimec@caixaterrasa.com
https://www.habitatgejove.com/arrel_eg/index_i.html

 

BARCELONAUTA
C/Sardenya, 326-328 entol. 2
bcnauta@comb.es

Hotels

Hotel H10 Marina Barcelona (4*)
Address: Av Bogatell, 64-68
Phone: 933097917 / 933003310 (fax)
Web: https://www.h10.es
E-mail: h10.marina.barcelona@h10.es

 

Hotel Icaria Barcelona (4*)
Address: Av Icària, 195-197
Phone: 932218200 / 932212458 (fax)
Web: https://www.sbhotels.es
E-mail: hotel@icaria.barcelona

 

Hotel Silken Diagonal (4*)
Address: Av. Diagonal, 205
Phone: 934 895 300 / 934 895 309 (fax)
Web: https://www.hoteles-silken.com/hoteles/index2.php?idhotel=19
E-mail: hotel.diagonalbcn@hoteles-silken.com

 

Hotel Glòries (3*)
Address: Padilla, 173 (with Gran Via)
Phone: 932 650 808
Web: https://www.hotelglories.com/
E-mail: reservas@hotelglories.com

 

Hotel Park Hotel (3*)
Address: Av Marquès de l’Argentera, 11
Phone: 933196000 / 933194519 (fax)
E-mail: parkhotel@parkhotelbarcelona.com

 

Hotel Pere IV (3*)
Address: C Pallars, 128*130
Phone: 933 209 650 / 933 009 060 (fax)
Web: https://www.euro-mar.com
E-mail: hotelpereiv@euro-mar.com

 

Hotel Oasis II (2*)
Address: Pla Palau, 17
Telèfon: 933194396 / 933104874 (fax)

 

Hotel Lyon (1*)
Address: C General Castaños, 6
Phone: 933194360 / 933194431 (fax)
Web: https://www.gargallo-hotels.com
E-mail: lyon@gargallo-hotels.com

Useful Links

 

How to get to the city from the airport?

 

Please visit: Barcelona Tourism (then have a look at “planning your journey”)

There are several ways:

 

  • by bus: Aerobus. This bus takes you to and from the airport every 15 minutes and stops at Estació de Sants, Plaça Espanya, Plaça Catalunya i Passeig de Gràcia. A ticket costs € 3.75
  • by bus: 106. This bus takes you only to Plaça Espanya. A ticket costs €1.25
  • by train: RENFE. Trains depart every 30 minutes and stop at Barcelona Sants, Passeig de Gràcia and Estació de França
  • by taxi. A taxi ride can cost from € 20 to 25 depending on the day, time, etc.
  • by rental car

 

Information about transportation from the Airport to Barcelona

How to get to the UPF?

UPF location map (Ciutadella campus)
Visit Barcelona Transportation

How to get to CREI (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) from the nearest metro station?

 

      The nearest metro station is “Ciutadella-Vila Olímpica” and belongs to L4 line (yellow one). When you get the street (Ramon Trias Fargas) you just have to walk up and you will find the university on your left.

For further information you can visit:

Debortoli, D.,

"Comment on “Redesigning EU Fiscal Rules: From Rules to Standards” by O. Blanchard, A. Leandro and J. Zettelmeyer"


Forthcoming in Economic Policy, 2021

Monetary Policy and Labor Market Imperfections

Instructor: Jordi Galí
Selected Topics:

– The New Keynesian model with sticky prices and wages
– Real wage rigidities, inflation persistence and monetary policy trade-offs
– Labor market frictions, unemployment and monetary policy
– Labor markets, monetary policy and the Great Moderation

Dates: June 18-22
Time: 09:00-11:00 h
Price: 450 euros
   

Fiscal Policy in General Equilibrium Models of the Business Cycle

Instructor: Albert Marcet
 

The object of the course is to analyze the best policy that the government can implement, given how the market reacts to each policy, and given various institutional constraints, such as partial or full commitment, participation constraints, default or political equilibrium. We will discuss the methodology to study optimal policy, focusing on fiscal policy applications, and we will review some relevant papers in this literature along the way.

Selected Topics:

– Fiscal policy analysis in dynamic models
– Sustainability of debt
– Effects of constraints on fiscal policy (debt limits, balanced budgets …)
– Debt management
– Stabilization policies
– Interaction with monetary policy
– Commitment versus discretion

Dates: June 18-22
Time: 11:30 – 13:30 h
Price: 450 euros
   

Sovereign Debt: Theory, History and Policy

 

This course examines the workings of sovereign debt markets, focusing on theoretical approaches, key empirical regularities, as well as policy implications. We combine historical evidence, and detailed analyses of recent lending episodes to give students a clear sense of what phenomena modern theory can explain.

Instructor:

Jaume Ventura and Hans-Joachim Voth
Selected Topics:

– Models of sovereign risk
– Reputation, default and retaliation
– Historical case studies: from gunboat diplomacy to the Argentine crisis
– Policy issues: sustainability and crisis resolution

Dates: June 18-22
Time: 14:30-16:30 h and 17:00-19:00 h (20 hours)
Price: 900 euros
   

Cities and Economic Geography

Instructor: Diego Puga
Selected Topics:

– Economic integration and the location of economic activity
– The formation of cities: developers and self-organization
– The motives for agglomeration: what generates aggregate increasing returns?
– Specialization and diversifiction in cities
– The distribution of city sizes

Dates: June 25-29
Time: 09:00-11:00 h
Price: 450 euros
   

Economic Growth and Development I

Instructor: Xavier Sala-i-Martin
Selected Topics:

– The world distribution of income
– Growth, poverty and inequality: the role of globalization
– Neoclassical growth theory: the power of diminishing returns
– The role of incentives
– Government, taxation, the Welfare State and growth
– Ideas and growth: R&D, patents. AIDS, malaria and generics
– The effectiveness of International Aid in promoting economic develpment. Randomized Field Experiments
– The tragedy of Africa: Diagnostics and setting priorities

Dates: June 25-29
Time: 11:30-13:30 h
Price: 450 euros
   

Economic Growth and Development II

Instructor: Antonio Ciccone
Selected Topics:

– Entry regulation, finance, and economic growth
– Institutions, geography, and trade as deep deteminants of economic development
– Human capital, comparative advantage, and technological catch up
– Learning about growth from growth regressions
– Are the externalities to human capital accumulation?

Dates: June 25-29
Time: 14:30-16:30 h
Price:

450 euros

   

Methods for Estimation of DSGE Models

Instructor: Fabio Canova
  The course plans to examine in details various methods to compare stochastic general equilibrium models to the data. Examples and applications will be emphasized.
Selected Topics:

– Log-linear and second order approximations
– GMM and SMM
– Indirect Inference
– Maximum likelihood
– Bayesian methods

Dates: June 25-29
Time:

Lectures 17.00-19.00 h (10 hours)
Computer demonstrations: 19.00-20.00 h (5 hours)

Price: 700 euros

Fabio Canova

Fabio Canova earned his PhD in Economics at the University of Minnesota in 1989. He has been an Assistant Professor at Brown University and Rochester, an Associate Professor at Brown University and the European University Institute, a Professor at the University of Catania, University of Modena, and Universitat Pompeu Fabra and a Research Professor with IGIER. He is currently research professor with ICREA. He has also been part-time professor at the University of Southampton and the London Business School. Besides the above places, he has taught courses at various summer schools, at the Bank of Italy, the ECB, the Bank of England, UK Treasury and UK Foreign Office, Riksbank, Swiss National Bank, Banco de Argentina among other places and he has been a consultant with the Bank of England, the IMF, the ECB, Bank of Spain and the Bank of Italy. He is a Research Fellow at the CEPR, a Research Associate at CREI, a Member of the CEPR Dating Committee, a Member of the Advisory Board of Dynare, the Founder of the Applied Macroeconomic Network (AMeN) His research interests include quantitative macroeconomics, monetary theory, international business cycles and macroeconometrics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Similarities and convergence in G7 Cycles” (with M.  Ciccarelli and E. Ortega) Journal of Monetary Economics, forthcoming.
  • “Price Dispersion in Monetary Union: the role of Fiscal shocks” (with E.  Pappa), Economic Journal forthcoming.
  • “Testing for Convergence Clubs: A Predictive Density Approach”, International Economic Review, February 2004.
  • “Forecasting and Turning Point Predictions in a Bayesian Panel VAR model” (with M. Ciccarelli), Journal of  Econometrics, June 2004.
  • “Monetary Disturbances Matter for Business Fluctuations in the G-7” (with G. De Nicolo),Journal of  Monetary Economics, September 2002.

 

Antonio Ciccone

Antonio Ciccone is an ICREA Research Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He earned a MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics at the London School of Economics in 1990 and a PhD in Economics at Stanford University in 1994. He is a co-editor of The Economic Journal and Regional Science and Urban Economics, and member of the editorial board of the Review of Economic Studies. He has taught macroeconomics at UC Berkeley, Stanford, the London Business School, as well as the European Commission and the European Central Bank.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Red Tape and Delayed Entry” (with E. Papaioannou), Journal of the European Economic Association (Papers and Proceedings), forthcoming.
  • “Identifying Human Capital Externalities: Theory and Applications” (with G. Peri), Review of Economic  Studies, forthcoming.
  • “Trade and Productivity” (with F. Alcalá) Quarterly Journal of Economics, May 2004.

 

Jordi Galí

Jordi Galí earned his PhD in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1989. Currently he is Director and Senior Researcher of the Center for Research on International Economics (CREI) and a Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He has held academic positions at New York University and Columbia University. He has been a Visiting Professor at MIT. He is a co-editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association. He is a Research Fellow at the CEPR, a Research Associate at the NBER, and a Fellow of the Econometric Society. He has been consultant to the European Central Bank, the Federal Reserve and other central banks. His research interests include macroeconomics, monetary theory, and macroeconometrics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Real Wage Rigidities and the New Keynesian Model”, (with O. Blanchard), Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, forthcoming.
  • “Monetary Policy and Exchange Rate Volatility in a Small Open Economy,” (with T. Monacelli), Review of  Economic Studies, 2005.
  • “Monetary Policy Rules and Macroeconomic Stability: Evidence and Some Theory”, (with R. Clarida and M.  Gertler), Quarterly Journal of Economics, January 2000.
  • “The Science of Monetary Policy: A New Keynesian Perspective,” (with R. Clarida and M. Gertler), Journal of  Economic Literature, December 1999.

 

Albert Marcet

Albert Marcet graduated in Economics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1982) and earned his PhD in Economics at the University of Minnesota (1987). He is Research Professor at the Institut d’Anàlisi Econòmica, Barcelona. He has also been Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (1990-2003) and Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh (1986-1992) and has been a visitor at the ECB, London Business School, CEMFI (Madrid), the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and the Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona. His main areas of research are macroeconomics, fiscal policy, solution methods of dynamic models, financial economics and learning models.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Incomplete Markets, Labor supply and Capital Accumulation” (with F. Obiols and P. Weil), forthcoming in Journal of Monetary Economics.
  • “Recurrent Hyperinflations and Learning” (with J. P. Nicolini), American Economic Review, December 2003.
  • “Optimal Taxation without State-Contingent Debt” (with R. Aiyagari, T. J. Sargent and J. Seppala) Journal  of Political Economy, December 2002.

 

Diego Puga

Diego Puga earned his PhD in Economics at the London School in Economics in 1997. Currently, he is Professor of Economics at Universitat Pompeu Fabra and a Research Associate at CREI. Previously, he was Assistant Professor and tenured Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. In addition to Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the University of Toronto, he has taught courses at the London School of Economics, Northwestern University, and the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration. He is editor of the Journal of Economic Geography, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the European Economic Association the Journal of Regional Science, and Moneda y Crédito and a Research Fellow of the CEPR and the NBER. His research interests include urban and regional economics, international trade, and the economics of innovation.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Causes of Sprawl: A Portrait from Space” (with M. Burchfield, H. G. Overman and M. A. Turner), Quarterly  Journal of Economics, May 2006.
  • “Nursery Cities: Urban Diversity, Process Innovation, and the Life Cycle of Products” (with G. Duranton),  American Economic Review, December 2001.
  • “Agglomeration and Economic Development: Import Substitution vs. Trade Liberalization” (with A. J.  Venables), Economic Journal, April 1999.
  • “The Rise and Fall of Regional Inequalities”, European Economic Review, February 1999.

 

Xavier Sala-i-Martin

Xavier Sala-i-Martin earned his PhD in Economics at Harvard in 1990. Currently he is Professor in the Department of Economics at Columbia University, and a Visiting Professor at UPF. He has been an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at Yale University and Visiting Professor at Harvard University. He has also taught at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Harvard University, New York University, Yale University and the International Monetary Fund, among other places. He is senior economic adviser to the World Economic Forum (WEF), editor of the Global Competitiveness Report of the WEF, Research Associate at the NBER and has been consultant for the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. In 2006 he was the President of FC Barcelona and he is now the President of its Economic Commission. His research interests include economic growth, macroeconomics, public finance and social security, health and population economics, and monetary economics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “The World Distribution of Income: Falling Inequality and Convergence, Period”, Quarterly Journal of  Economics, May 2006.
  • “Determinants of Long-Term Growth: A Bayesian Average of Classical Estimates (Bace) Approach” (with G.  Doppelhoffer and R. Miller), American Economic Review, September 2004.
  • “The Economic Tragedy of the XXth Century: Growth in Africa” (with E.V. Artadi), inAfrican  Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum, September 2003.
  • “Economic Growth, 2nd Edition” MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2003 (with R. Barro).
  • “Health Investment Complementarities under Competing Risks,” (with W. Dow and T. Philipson), American  Economic Review, December 1999.

 

Jaume Ventura

Jaume Ventura earned his PhD in Economics at Harvard University in 1995. Currently he is a Senior Researcher at CREI. Previously, he has held academic positions at MIT and the University of Chicago. He is co-director of the International Macroeconomics Programme of the CEPR and has served as editor of The Economic Journal. He is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the NBER, and has served as a consultant to the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Country Portfolios” (with A. Kraay, N. Loayza and L. Servén) Journal of the European and Economic   Association, June 2005.
  • “Current Accounts in the Long and Short Run” (with A. Kraay) NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2002, July   2003.
  • “Trade Integration and Risk Sharing” (with A. Kraay), European Economic Review, June 2002.
  • “A Portfolio View of the Current Account Deficit”, Brookings Papers, July 2001.
  • “Current Accounts in Debtor   and Creditor Countries” (with A. Kraay), Quarterly Journal of Economics, November 2000.

 

Hans-Joachim Voth

Hans-Joachim Voth earned his PhD in Economics at Oxford University in 1996. Currently he is ICREA Research Professor of Economics and Economic History at UPF. He is a CEPR fellow, and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Economic History. He has won the Gino Luzzatto Prize for the best thesis in European economic history, the Alexander Gershenkron Prize for best thesis on non-US topics, and a Leverhulme Prize for outstanding researchers under the age of 35. His work has appeared in the American Economic Review, the European Economic Review, theJournal of Economic History, Explorations in Economic History, and in a book with Oxford University Press. He has held visiting appointments at Stanford, MIT and Stern Business School (NYU).

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Interest Rate Restrictions in a Natural Experiment: Loan Allocation and the Change in the Usury Laws in 1714” (with P. Temin), Economic Journal, forthcoming.
  • “Credit Rationing and Crowding Out during the Industrial Revolution: Evidence from Hoare’s Bank, 1702-1862” (with P. Temin), Explorations in Economic History, July 2005.
  • “Riding the South Sea Bubble” (with P. Temin), American Economic Review, December 2004.
  • “With a Bang, Not a Whimper: Pricking Germany’s “Stockmarket Bubble” in 1927 and the Slide into  Depression”, Journal of Economic History, 2003.

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Barcelona receives thousands of visitors, especially in summer.
Please, make your reservations directly as soon as possible.

 

Residence Halls

Residence Hall for Researchers (comfort)
C/Hospital, 64
08001-Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 93 443 8610
Fax. (+34) 93 442 8202
investigadors@resa.es
https://www.resa.es/

 

Residència Universitària “La Ciutadella”
Pg. Pujades, 33-37
Tel. (+34) 902444447
resa@resa.es
https://www.resa.es

 

Residència Universitària Campus del Mar
Passeig Salvat Papasseit, 4
08003 Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 933 904 000
https://www.resa.es

 

Residencias Juevenes-El Campus
C/Mallorca, 191, Pral.
jmpresi@arrakis.es
https://www.arrakis.es/~jmpresi/index.htm

 

APIMEC Residencia Universitaria
C/Bruc, 136
residencia.apimec@caixaterrasa.com
https://www.habitatgejove.com/arrel_eg/index_i.html

 

BARCELONAUTA
C/Sardenya, 326-328 entol. 2
bcnauta@comb.es

Hotels

Hotel H10 Marina Barcelona (4*)
Address: Av Bogatell, 64-68
Phone: 933097917 / 933003310 (fax)
Web: https://www.h10.es
E-mail: h10.marina.barcelona@h10.es

 

Hotel Icaria Barcelona (4*)
Address: Av Icària, 195-197
Phone: 932218200 / 932212458 (fax)
Web: https://www.sbhotels.es
E-mail: hotel@icaria.barcelona

 

Hotel Silken Diagonal (4*)
Address: Av. Diagonal, 205
Phone: 934 895 300 / 934 895 309 (fax)
Web: https://www.hoteles-silken.com/hoteles/index2.php?idhotel=19
E-mail: hotel.diagonalbcn@hoteles-silken.com

 

Hotel Glòries (3*)
Address: Padilla, 173 (with Gran Via)
Phone: 932 650 808
Web: https://www.hotelglories.com/
E-mail: reservas@hotelglories.com

 

Hotel Park Hotel (3*)
Address: Av Marquès de l’Argentera, 11
Phone: 933196000 / 933194519 (fax)
E-mail: parkhotel@parkhotelbarcelona.com

 

Hotel Pere IV (3*)
Address: C Pallars, 128*130
Phone: 933 209 650 / 933 009 060 (fax)
Web: https://www.euro-mar.com
E-mail: hotelpereiv@euro-mar.com

 

Hotel Oasis II (2*)
Address: Pla Palau, 17
Telèfon: 933194396 / 933104874 (fax)

 

Hotel Lyon (1*)
Address: C General Castaños, 6
Phone: 933194360 / 933194431 (fax)
Web: https://www.gargallo-hotels.com
E-mail: lyon@gargallo-hotels.com

Useful Links

 

How to get to the city from the airport?

 

Please visit: Barcelona Tourism (then have a look at “planning your journey”)

There are several ways:

 

  • by bus: Aerobus. This bus takes you to and from the airport every 15 minutes and stops at Estació de Sants, Plaça Espanya, Plaça Catalunya i Passeig de Gràcia. A ticket costs € 3.75
  • by bus: 106. This bus takes you only to Plaça Espanya. A ticket costs €1.25
  • by train: RENFE. Trains depart every 30 minutes and stop at Barcelona Sants, Passeig de Gràcia and Estació de França
  • by taxi. A taxi ride can cost from € 20 to 25 depending on the day, time, etc.
  • by rental car

 

Information about transportation from the Airport to Barcelona

How to get to the UPF?

UPF location map (Ciutadella campus)
Visit Barcelona Transportation

How to get to CREI (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) from the nearest metro station?

 

      The nearest metro station is “Ciutadella-Vila Olímpica” and belongs to L4 line (yellow one). When you get the street (Ramon Trias Fargas) you just have to walk up and you will find the university on your left.

For further information you can visit:

Martin, A., F. Broner, D. Clancy and A. Erce,

"Fiscal Multipliers and Foreign Holdings of Public Debt"


Forthcoming in The Review of Economic Studies, 2021

Monetary Policy and Labor Market Imperfections

Instructor: Jordi Galí
Selected Topics:

– The New Keynesian model with sticky prices and wages
– Real wage rigidities, inflation persistence and monetary policy trade-offs
– Labor market frictions, unemployment and monetary policy
– Labor markets, monetary policy and the Great Moderation

Dates: June 18-22
Time: 09:00-11:00 h
Price: 450 euros
   

Fiscal Policy in General Equilibrium Models of the Business Cycle

Instructor: Albert Marcet
 

The object of the course is to analyze the best policy that the government can implement, given how the market reacts to each policy, and given various institutional constraints, such as partial or full commitment, participation constraints, default or political equilibrium. We will discuss the methodology to study optimal policy, focusing on fiscal policy applications, and we will review some relevant papers in this literature along the way.

Selected Topics:

– Fiscal policy analysis in dynamic models
– Sustainability of debt
– Effects of constraints on fiscal policy (debt limits, balanced budgets …)
– Debt management
– Stabilization policies
– Interaction with monetary policy
– Commitment versus discretion

Dates: June 18-22
Time: 11:30 – 13:30 h
Price: 450 euros
   

Sovereign Debt: Theory, History and Policy

 

This course examines the workings of sovereign debt markets, focusing on theoretical approaches, key empirical regularities, as well as policy implications. We combine historical evidence, and detailed analyses of recent lending episodes to give students a clear sense of what phenomena modern theory can explain.

Instructor:

Jaume Ventura and Hans-Joachim Voth
Selected Topics:

– Models of sovereign risk
– Reputation, default and retaliation
– Historical case studies: from gunboat diplomacy to the Argentine crisis
– Policy issues: sustainability and crisis resolution

Dates: June 18-22
Time: 14:30-16:30 h and 17:00-19:00 h (20 hours)
Price: 900 euros
   

Cities and Economic Geography

Instructor: Diego Puga
Selected Topics:

– Economic integration and the location of economic activity
– The formation of cities: developers and self-organization
– The motives for agglomeration: what generates aggregate increasing returns?
– Specialization and diversifiction in cities
– The distribution of city sizes

Dates: June 25-29
Time: 09:00-11:00 h
Price: 450 euros
   

Economic Growth and Development I

Instructor: Xavier Sala-i-Martin
Selected Topics:

– The world distribution of income
– Growth, poverty and inequality: the role of globalization
– Neoclassical growth theory: the power of diminishing returns
– The role of incentives
– Government, taxation, the Welfare State and growth
– Ideas and growth: R&D, patents. AIDS, malaria and generics
– The effectiveness of International Aid in promoting economic develpment. Randomized Field Experiments
– The tragedy of Africa: Diagnostics and setting priorities

Dates: June 25-29
Time: 11:30-13:30 h
Price: 450 euros
   

Economic Growth and Development II

Instructor: Antonio Ciccone
Selected Topics:

– Entry regulation, finance, and economic growth
– Institutions, geography, and trade as deep deteminants of economic development
– Human capital, comparative advantage, and technological catch up
– Learning about growth from growth regressions
– Are the externalities to human capital accumulation?

Dates: June 25-29
Time: 14:30-16:30 h
Price:

450 euros

   

Methods for Estimation of DSGE Models

Instructor: Fabio Canova
  The course plans to examine in details various methods to compare stochastic general equilibrium models to the data. Examples and applications will be emphasized.
Selected Topics:

– Log-linear and second order approximations
– GMM and SMM
– Indirect Inference
– Maximum likelihood
– Bayesian methods

Dates: June 25-29
Time:

Lectures 17.00-19.00 h (10 hours)
Computer demonstrations: 19.00-20.00 h (5 hours)

Price: 700 euros

Fabio Canova

Fabio Canova earned his PhD in Economics at the University of Minnesota in 1989. He has been an Assistant Professor at Brown University and Rochester, an Associate Professor at Brown University and the European University Institute, a Professor at the University of Catania, University of Modena, and Universitat Pompeu Fabra and a Research Professor with IGIER. He is currently research professor with ICREA. He has also been part-time professor at the University of Southampton and the London Business School. Besides the above places, he has taught courses at various summer schools, at the Bank of Italy, the ECB, the Bank of England, UK Treasury and UK Foreign Office, Riksbank, Swiss National Bank, Banco de Argentina among other places and he has been a consultant with the Bank of England, the IMF, the ECB, Bank of Spain and the Bank of Italy. He is a Research Fellow at the CEPR, a Research Associate at CREI, a Member of the CEPR Dating Committee, a Member of the Advisory Board of Dynare, the Founder of the Applied Macroeconomic Network (AMeN) His research interests include quantitative macroeconomics, monetary theory, international business cycles and macroeconometrics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Similarities and convergence in G7 Cycles” (with M.  Ciccarelli and E. Ortega) Journal of Monetary Economics, forthcoming.
  • “Price Dispersion in Monetary Union: the role of Fiscal shocks” (with E.  Pappa), Economic Journal forthcoming.
  • “Testing for Convergence Clubs: A Predictive Density Approach”, International Economic Review, February 2004.
  • “Forecasting and Turning Point Predictions in a Bayesian Panel VAR model” (with M. Ciccarelli), Journal of  Econometrics, June 2004.
  • “Monetary Disturbances Matter for Business Fluctuations in the G-7” (with G. De Nicolo),Journal of  Monetary Economics, September 2002.

 

Antonio Ciccone

Antonio Ciccone is an ICREA Research Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He earned a MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics at the London School of Economics in 1990 and a PhD in Economics at Stanford University in 1994. He is a co-editor of The Economic Journal and Regional Science and Urban Economics, and member of the editorial board of the Review of Economic Studies. He has taught macroeconomics at UC Berkeley, Stanford, the London Business School, as well as the European Commission and the European Central Bank.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Red Tape and Delayed Entry” (with E. Papaioannou), Journal of the European Economic Association (Papers and Proceedings), forthcoming.
  • “Identifying Human Capital Externalities: Theory and Applications” (with G. Peri), Review of Economic  Studies, forthcoming.
  • “Trade and Productivity” (with F. Alcalá) Quarterly Journal of Economics, May 2004.

 

Jordi Galí

Jordi Galí earned his PhD in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1989. Currently he is Director and Senior Researcher of the Center for Research on International Economics (CREI) and a Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He has held academic positions at New York University and Columbia University. He has been a Visiting Professor at MIT. He is a co-editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association. He is a Research Fellow at the CEPR, a Research Associate at the NBER, and a Fellow of the Econometric Society. He has been consultant to the European Central Bank, the Federal Reserve and other central banks. His research interests include macroeconomics, monetary theory, and macroeconometrics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Real Wage Rigidities and the New Keynesian Model”, (with O. Blanchard), Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, forthcoming.
  • “Monetary Policy and Exchange Rate Volatility in a Small Open Economy,” (with T. Monacelli), Review of  Economic Studies, 2005.
  • “Monetary Policy Rules and Macroeconomic Stability: Evidence and Some Theory”, (with R. Clarida and M.  Gertler), Quarterly Journal of Economics, January 2000.
  • “The Science of Monetary Policy: A New Keynesian Perspective,” (with R. Clarida and M. Gertler), Journal of  Economic Literature, December 1999.

 

Albert Marcet

Albert Marcet graduated in Economics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1982) and earned his PhD in Economics at the University of Minnesota (1987). He is Research Professor at the Institut d’Anàlisi Econòmica, Barcelona. He has also been Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (1990-2003) and Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh (1986-1992) and has been a visitor at the ECB, London Business School, CEMFI (Madrid), the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and the Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona. His main areas of research are macroeconomics, fiscal policy, solution methods of dynamic models, financial economics and learning models.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Incomplete Markets, Labor supply and Capital Accumulation” (with F. Obiols and P. Weil), forthcoming in Journal of Monetary Economics.
  • “Recurrent Hyperinflations and Learning” (with J. P. Nicolini), American Economic Review, December 2003.
  • “Optimal Taxation without State-Contingent Debt” (with R. Aiyagari, T. J. Sargent and J. Seppala) Journal  of Political Economy, December 2002.

 

Diego Puga

Diego Puga earned his PhD in Economics at the London School in Economics in 1997. Currently, he is Professor of Economics at Universitat Pompeu Fabra and a Research Associate at CREI. Previously, he was Assistant Professor and tenured Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. In addition to Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the University of Toronto, he has taught courses at the London School of Economics, Northwestern University, and the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration. He is editor of the Journal of Economic Geography, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the European Economic Association the Journal of Regional Science, and Moneda y Crédito and a Research Fellow of the CEPR and the NBER. His research interests include urban and regional economics, international trade, and the economics of innovation.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Causes of Sprawl: A Portrait from Space” (with M. Burchfield, H. G. Overman and M. A. Turner), Quarterly  Journal of Economics, May 2006.
  • “Nursery Cities: Urban Diversity, Process Innovation, and the Life Cycle of Products” (with G. Duranton),  American Economic Review, December 2001.
  • “Agglomeration and Economic Development: Import Substitution vs. Trade Liberalization” (with A. J.  Venables), Economic Journal, April 1999.
  • “The Rise and Fall of Regional Inequalities”, European Economic Review, February 1999.

 

Xavier Sala-i-Martin

Xavier Sala-i-Martin earned his PhD in Economics at Harvard in 1990. Currently he is Professor in the Department of Economics at Columbia University, and a Visiting Professor at UPF. He has been an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at Yale University and Visiting Professor at Harvard University. He has also taught at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Harvard University, New York University, Yale University and the International Monetary Fund, among other places. He is senior economic adviser to the World Economic Forum (WEF), editor of the Global Competitiveness Report of the WEF, Research Associate at the NBER and has been consultant for the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. In 2006 he was the President of FC Barcelona and he is now the President of its Economic Commission. His research interests include economic growth, macroeconomics, public finance and social security, health and population economics, and monetary economics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “The World Distribution of Income: Falling Inequality and Convergence, Period”, Quarterly Journal of  Economics, May 2006.
  • “Determinants of Long-Term Growth: A Bayesian Average of Classical Estimates (Bace) Approach” (with G.  Doppelhoffer and R. Miller), American Economic Review, September 2004.
  • “The Economic Tragedy of the XXth Century: Growth in Africa” (with E.V. Artadi), inAfrican  Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum, September 2003.
  • “Economic Growth, 2nd Edition” MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2003 (with R. Barro).
  • “Health Investment Complementarities under Competing Risks,” (with W. Dow and T. Philipson), American  Economic Review, December 1999.

 

Jaume Ventura

Jaume Ventura earned his PhD in Economics at Harvard University in 1995. Currently he is a Senior Researcher at CREI. Previously, he has held academic positions at MIT and the University of Chicago. He is co-director of the International Macroeconomics Programme of the CEPR and has served as editor of The Economic Journal. He is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the NBER, and has served as a consultant to the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Country Portfolios” (with A. Kraay, N. Loayza and L. Servén) Journal of the European and Economic   Association, June 2005.
  • “Current Accounts in the Long and Short Run” (with A. Kraay) NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2002, July   2003.
  • “Trade Integration and Risk Sharing” (with A. Kraay), European Economic Review, June 2002.
  • “A Portfolio View of the Current Account Deficit”, Brookings Papers, July 2001.
  • “Current Accounts in Debtor   and Creditor Countries” (with A. Kraay), Quarterly Journal of Economics, November 2000.

 

Hans-Joachim Voth

Hans-Joachim Voth earned his PhD in Economics at Oxford University in 1996. Currently he is ICREA Research Professor of Economics and Economic History at UPF. He is a CEPR fellow, and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Economic History. He has won the Gino Luzzatto Prize for the best thesis in European economic history, the Alexander Gershenkron Prize for best thesis on non-US topics, and a Leverhulme Prize for outstanding researchers under the age of 35. His work has appeared in the American Economic Review, the European Economic Review, theJournal of Economic History, Explorations in Economic History, and in a book with Oxford University Press. He has held visiting appointments at Stanford, MIT and Stern Business School (NYU).

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Interest Rate Restrictions in a Natural Experiment: Loan Allocation and the Change in the Usury Laws in 1714” (with P. Temin), Economic Journal, forthcoming.
  • “Credit Rationing and Crowding Out during the Industrial Revolution: Evidence from Hoare’s Bank, 1702-1862” (with P. Temin), Explorations in Economic History, July 2005.
  • “Riding the South Sea Bubble” (with P. Temin), American Economic Review, December 2004.
  • “With a Bang, Not a Whimper: Pricking Germany’s “Stockmarket Bubble” in 1927 and the Slide into  Depression”, Journal of Economic History, 2003.

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Residence Halls

Residence Hall for Researchers (comfort)
C/Hospital, 64
08001-Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 93 443 8610
Fax. (+34) 93 442 8202
investigadors@resa.es
https://www.resa.es/

 

Residència Universitària “La Ciutadella”
Pg. Pujades, 33-37
Tel. (+34) 902444447
resa@resa.es
https://www.resa.es

 

Residència Universitària Campus del Mar
Passeig Salvat Papasseit, 4
08003 Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 933 904 000
https://www.resa.es

 

Residencias Juevenes-El Campus
C/Mallorca, 191, Pral.
jmpresi@arrakis.es
https://www.arrakis.es/~jmpresi/index.htm

 

APIMEC Residencia Universitaria
C/Bruc, 136
residencia.apimec@caixaterrasa.com
https://www.habitatgejove.com/arrel_eg/index_i.html

 

BARCELONAUTA
C/Sardenya, 326-328 entol. 2
bcnauta@comb.es

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Hotel H10 Marina Barcelona (4*)
Address: Av Bogatell, 64-68
Phone: 933097917 / 933003310 (fax)
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E-mail: h10.marina.barcelona@h10.es

 

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Address: Av Icària, 195-197
Phone: 932218200 / 932212458 (fax)
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Address: Av. Diagonal, 205
Phone: 934 895 300 / 934 895 309 (fax)
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Phone: 932 650 808
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Hotel Park Hotel (3*)
Address: Av Marquès de l’Argentera, 11
Phone: 933196000 / 933194519 (fax)
E-mail: parkhotel@parkhotelbarcelona.com

 

Hotel Pere IV (3*)
Address: C Pallars, 128*130
Phone: 933 209 650 / 933 009 060 (fax)
Web: https://www.euro-mar.com
E-mail: hotelpereiv@euro-mar.com

 

Hotel Oasis II (2*)
Address: Pla Palau, 17
Telèfon: 933194396 / 933104874 (fax)

 

Hotel Lyon (1*)
Address: C General Castaños, 6
Phone: 933194360 / 933194431 (fax)
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E-mail: lyon@gargallo-hotels.com

Useful Links

 

How to get to the city from the airport?

 

Please visit: Barcelona Tourism (then have a look at “planning your journey”)

There are several ways:

 

  • by bus: Aerobus. This bus takes you to and from the airport every 15 minutes and stops at Estació de Sants, Plaça Espanya, Plaça Catalunya i Passeig de Gràcia. A ticket costs € 3.75
  • by bus: 106. This bus takes you only to Plaça Espanya. A ticket costs €1.25
  • by train: RENFE. Trains depart every 30 minutes and stop at Barcelona Sants, Passeig de Gràcia and Estació de França
  • by taxi. A taxi ride can cost from € 20 to 25 depending on the day, time, etc.
  • by rental car

 

Information about transportation from the Airport to Barcelona

How to get to the UPF?

UPF location map (Ciutadella campus)
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How to get to CREI (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) from the nearest metro station?

 

      The nearest metro station is “Ciutadella-Vila Olímpica” and belongs to L4 line (yellow one). When you get the street (Ramon Trias Fargas) you just have to walk up and you will find the university on your left.

For further information you can visit:

R. Barnichon, D. Debortoli and C. Matthes,

"Understanding the Size of the Government Spending Multiplier: It’s in the Sign"


Forthcoming in The Review of Economic Studies, 2021

Monetary Policy and Labor Market Imperfections

Instructor: Jordi Galí
Selected Topics:

– The New Keynesian model with sticky prices and wages
– Real wage rigidities, inflation persistence and monetary policy trade-offs
– Labor market frictions, unemployment and monetary policy
– Labor markets, monetary policy and the Great Moderation

Dates: June 18-22
Time: 09:00-11:00 h
Price: 450 euros
   

Fiscal Policy in General Equilibrium Models of the Business Cycle

Instructor: Albert Marcet
 

The object of the course is to analyze the best policy that the government can implement, given how the market reacts to each policy, and given various institutional constraints, such as partial or full commitment, participation constraints, default or political equilibrium. We will discuss the methodology to study optimal policy, focusing on fiscal policy applications, and we will review some relevant papers in this literature along the way.

Selected Topics:

– Fiscal policy analysis in dynamic models
– Sustainability of debt
– Effects of constraints on fiscal policy (debt limits, balanced budgets …)
– Debt management
– Stabilization policies
– Interaction with monetary policy
– Commitment versus discretion

Dates: June 18-22
Time: 11:30 – 13:30 h
Price: 450 euros
   

Sovereign Debt: Theory, History and Policy

 

This course examines the workings of sovereign debt markets, focusing on theoretical approaches, key empirical regularities, as well as policy implications. We combine historical evidence, and detailed analyses of recent lending episodes to give students a clear sense of what phenomena modern theory can explain.

Instructor:

Jaume Ventura and Hans-Joachim Voth
Selected Topics:

– Models of sovereign risk
– Reputation, default and retaliation
– Historical case studies: from gunboat diplomacy to the Argentine crisis
– Policy issues: sustainability and crisis resolution

Dates: June 18-22
Time: 14:30-16:30 h and 17:00-19:00 h (20 hours)
Price: 900 euros
   

Cities and Economic Geography

Instructor: Diego Puga
Selected Topics:

– Economic integration and the location of economic activity
– The formation of cities: developers and self-organization
– The motives for agglomeration: what generates aggregate increasing returns?
– Specialization and diversifiction in cities
– The distribution of city sizes

Dates: June 25-29
Time: 09:00-11:00 h
Price: 450 euros
   

Economic Growth and Development I

Instructor: Xavier Sala-i-Martin
Selected Topics:

– The world distribution of income
– Growth, poverty and inequality: the role of globalization
– Neoclassical growth theory: the power of diminishing returns
– The role of incentives
– Government, taxation, the Welfare State and growth
– Ideas and growth: R&D, patents. AIDS, malaria and generics
– The effectiveness of International Aid in promoting economic develpment. Randomized Field Experiments
– The tragedy of Africa: Diagnostics and setting priorities

Dates: June 25-29
Time: 11:30-13:30 h
Price: 450 euros
   

Economic Growth and Development II

Instructor: Antonio Ciccone
Selected Topics:

– Entry regulation, finance, and economic growth
– Institutions, geography, and trade as deep deteminants of economic development
– Human capital, comparative advantage, and technological catch up
– Learning about growth from growth regressions
– Are the externalities to human capital accumulation?

Dates: June 25-29
Time: 14:30-16:30 h
Price:

450 euros

   

Methods for Estimation of DSGE Models

Instructor: Fabio Canova
  The course plans to examine in details various methods to compare stochastic general equilibrium models to the data. Examples and applications will be emphasized.
Selected Topics:

– Log-linear and second order approximations
– GMM and SMM
– Indirect Inference
– Maximum likelihood
– Bayesian methods

Dates: June 25-29
Time:

Lectures 17.00-19.00 h (10 hours)
Computer demonstrations: 19.00-20.00 h (5 hours)

Price: 700 euros

Fabio Canova

Fabio Canova earned his PhD in Economics at the University of Minnesota in 1989. He has been an Assistant Professor at Brown University and Rochester, an Associate Professor at Brown University and the European University Institute, a Professor at the University of Catania, University of Modena, and Universitat Pompeu Fabra and a Research Professor with IGIER. He is currently research professor with ICREA. He has also been part-time professor at the University of Southampton and the London Business School. Besides the above places, he has taught courses at various summer schools, at the Bank of Italy, the ECB, the Bank of England, UK Treasury and UK Foreign Office, Riksbank, Swiss National Bank, Banco de Argentina among other places and he has been a consultant with the Bank of England, the IMF, the ECB, Bank of Spain and the Bank of Italy. He is a Research Fellow at the CEPR, a Research Associate at CREI, a Member of the CEPR Dating Committee, a Member of the Advisory Board of Dynare, the Founder of the Applied Macroeconomic Network (AMeN) His research interests include quantitative macroeconomics, monetary theory, international business cycles and macroeconometrics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Similarities and convergence in G7 Cycles” (with M.  Ciccarelli and E. Ortega) Journal of Monetary Economics, forthcoming.
  • “Price Dispersion in Monetary Union: the role of Fiscal shocks” (with E.  Pappa), Economic Journal forthcoming.
  • “Testing for Convergence Clubs: A Predictive Density Approach”, International Economic Review, February 2004.
  • “Forecasting and Turning Point Predictions in a Bayesian Panel VAR model” (with M. Ciccarelli), Journal of  Econometrics, June 2004.
  • “Monetary Disturbances Matter for Business Fluctuations in the G-7” (with G. De Nicolo),Journal of  Monetary Economics, September 2002.

 

Antonio Ciccone

Antonio Ciccone is an ICREA Research Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He earned a MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics at the London School of Economics in 1990 and a PhD in Economics at Stanford University in 1994. He is a co-editor of The Economic Journal and Regional Science and Urban Economics, and member of the editorial board of the Review of Economic Studies. He has taught macroeconomics at UC Berkeley, Stanford, the London Business School, as well as the European Commission and the European Central Bank.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Red Tape and Delayed Entry” (with E. Papaioannou), Journal of the European Economic Association (Papers and Proceedings), forthcoming.
  • “Identifying Human Capital Externalities: Theory and Applications” (with G. Peri), Review of Economic  Studies, forthcoming.
  • “Trade and Productivity” (with F. Alcalá) Quarterly Journal of Economics, May 2004.

 

Jordi Galí

Jordi Galí earned his PhD in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1989. Currently he is Director and Senior Researcher of the Center for Research on International Economics (CREI) and a Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He has held academic positions at New York University and Columbia University. He has been a Visiting Professor at MIT. He is a co-editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association. He is a Research Fellow at the CEPR, a Research Associate at the NBER, and a Fellow of the Econometric Society. He has been consultant to the European Central Bank, the Federal Reserve and other central banks. His research interests include macroeconomics, monetary theory, and macroeconometrics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Real Wage Rigidities and the New Keynesian Model”, (with O. Blanchard), Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, forthcoming.
  • “Monetary Policy and Exchange Rate Volatility in a Small Open Economy,” (with T. Monacelli), Review of  Economic Studies, 2005.
  • “Monetary Policy Rules and Macroeconomic Stability: Evidence and Some Theory”, (with R. Clarida and M.  Gertler), Quarterly Journal of Economics, January 2000.
  • “The Science of Monetary Policy: A New Keynesian Perspective,” (with R. Clarida and M. Gertler), Journal of  Economic Literature, December 1999.

 

Albert Marcet

Albert Marcet graduated in Economics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1982) and earned his PhD in Economics at the University of Minnesota (1987). He is Research Professor at the Institut d’Anàlisi Econòmica, Barcelona. He has also been Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (1990-2003) and Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh (1986-1992) and has been a visitor at the ECB, London Business School, CEMFI (Madrid), the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and the Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona. His main areas of research are macroeconomics, fiscal policy, solution methods of dynamic models, financial economics and learning models.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Incomplete Markets, Labor supply and Capital Accumulation” (with F. Obiols and P. Weil), forthcoming in Journal of Monetary Economics.
  • “Recurrent Hyperinflations and Learning” (with J. P. Nicolini), American Economic Review, December 2003.
  • “Optimal Taxation without State-Contingent Debt” (with R. Aiyagari, T. J. Sargent and J. Seppala) Journal  of Political Economy, December 2002.

 

Diego Puga

Diego Puga earned his PhD in Economics at the London School in Economics in 1997. Currently, he is Professor of Economics at Universitat Pompeu Fabra and a Research Associate at CREI. Previously, he was Assistant Professor and tenured Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. In addition to Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the University of Toronto, he has taught courses at the London School of Economics, Northwestern University, and the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration. He is editor of the Journal of Economic Geography, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the European Economic Association the Journal of Regional Science, and Moneda y Crédito and a Research Fellow of the CEPR and the NBER. His research interests include urban and regional economics, international trade, and the economics of innovation.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Causes of Sprawl: A Portrait from Space” (with M. Burchfield, H. G. Overman and M. A. Turner), Quarterly  Journal of Economics, May 2006.
  • “Nursery Cities: Urban Diversity, Process Innovation, and the Life Cycle of Products” (with G. Duranton),  American Economic Review, December 2001.
  • “Agglomeration and Economic Development: Import Substitution vs. Trade Liberalization” (with A. J.  Venables), Economic Journal, April 1999.
  • “The Rise and Fall of Regional Inequalities”, European Economic Review, February 1999.

 

Xavier Sala-i-Martin

Xavier Sala-i-Martin earned his PhD in Economics at Harvard in 1990. Currently he is Professor in the Department of Economics at Columbia University, and a Visiting Professor at UPF. He has been an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at Yale University and Visiting Professor at Harvard University. He has also taught at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Harvard University, New York University, Yale University and the International Monetary Fund, among other places. He is senior economic adviser to the World Economic Forum (WEF), editor of the Global Competitiveness Report of the WEF, Research Associate at the NBER and has been consultant for the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. In 2006 he was the President of FC Barcelona and he is now the President of its Economic Commission. His research interests include economic growth, macroeconomics, public finance and social security, health and population economics, and monetary economics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “The World Distribution of Income: Falling Inequality and Convergence, Period”, Quarterly Journal of  Economics, May 2006.
  • “Determinants of Long-Term Growth: A Bayesian Average of Classical Estimates (Bace) Approach” (with G.  Doppelhoffer and R. Miller), American Economic Review, September 2004.
  • “The Economic Tragedy of the XXth Century: Growth in Africa” (with E.V. Artadi), inAfrican  Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum, September 2003.
  • “Economic Growth, 2nd Edition” MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2003 (with R. Barro).
  • “Health Investment Complementarities under Competing Risks,” (with W. Dow and T. Philipson), American  Economic Review, December 1999.

 

Jaume Ventura

Jaume Ventura earned his PhD in Economics at Harvard University in 1995. Currently he is a Senior Researcher at CREI. Previously, he has held academic positions at MIT and the University of Chicago. He is co-director of the International Macroeconomics Programme of the CEPR and has served as editor of The Economic Journal. He is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the NBER, and has served as a consultant to the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Country Portfolios” (with A. Kraay, N. Loayza and L. Servén) Journal of the European and Economic   Association, June 2005.
  • “Current Accounts in the Long and Short Run” (with A. Kraay) NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2002, July   2003.
  • “Trade Integration and Risk Sharing” (with A. Kraay), European Economic Review, June 2002.
  • “A Portfolio View of the Current Account Deficit”, Brookings Papers, July 2001.
  • “Current Accounts in Debtor   and Creditor Countries” (with A. Kraay), Quarterly Journal of Economics, November 2000.

 

Hans-Joachim Voth

Hans-Joachim Voth earned his PhD in Economics at Oxford University in 1996. Currently he is ICREA Research Professor of Economics and Economic History at UPF. He is a CEPR fellow, and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Economic History. He has won the Gino Luzzatto Prize for the best thesis in European economic history, the Alexander Gershenkron Prize for best thesis on non-US topics, and a Leverhulme Prize for outstanding researchers under the age of 35. His work has appeared in the American Economic Review, the European Economic Review, theJournal of Economic History, Explorations in Economic History, and in a book with Oxford University Press. He has held visiting appointments at Stanford, MIT and Stern Business School (NYU).

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Interest Rate Restrictions in a Natural Experiment: Loan Allocation and the Change in the Usury Laws in 1714” (with P. Temin), Economic Journal, forthcoming.
  • “Credit Rationing and Crowding Out during the Industrial Revolution: Evidence from Hoare’s Bank, 1702-1862” (with P. Temin), Explorations in Economic History, July 2005.
  • “Riding the South Sea Bubble” (with P. Temin), American Economic Review, December 2004.
  • “With a Bang, Not a Whimper: Pricking Germany’s “Stockmarket Bubble” in 1927 and the Slide into  Depression”, Journal of Economic History, 2003.

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Barcelona receives thousands of visitors, especially in summer.
Please, make your reservations directly as soon as possible.

 

Residence Halls

Residence Hall for Researchers (comfort)
C/Hospital, 64
08001-Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 93 443 8610
Fax. (+34) 93 442 8202
investigadors@resa.es
https://www.resa.es/

 

Residència Universitària “La Ciutadella”
Pg. Pujades, 33-37
Tel. (+34) 902444447
resa@resa.es
https://www.resa.es

 

Residència Universitària Campus del Mar
Passeig Salvat Papasseit, 4
08003 Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 933 904 000
https://www.resa.es

 

Residencias Juevenes-El Campus
C/Mallorca, 191, Pral.
jmpresi@arrakis.es
https://www.arrakis.es/~jmpresi/index.htm

 

APIMEC Residencia Universitaria
C/Bruc, 136
residencia.apimec@caixaterrasa.com
https://www.habitatgejove.com/arrel_eg/index_i.html

 

BARCELONAUTA
C/Sardenya, 326-328 entol. 2
bcnauta@comb.es

Hotels

Hotel H10 Marina Barcelona (4*)
Address: Av Bogatell, 64-68
Phone: 933097917 / 933003310 (fax)
Web: https://www.h10.es
E-mail: h10.marina.barcelona@h10.es

 

Hotel Icaria Barcelona (4*)
Address: Av Icària, 195-197
Phone: 932218200 / 932212458 (fax)
Web: https://www.sbhotels.es
E-mail: hotel@icaria.barcelona

 

Hotel Silken Diagonal (4*)
Address: Av. Diagonal, 205
Phone: 934 895 300 / 934 895 309 (fax)
Web: https://www.hoteles-silken.com/hoteles/index2.php?idhotel=19
E-mail: hotel.diagonalbcn@hoteles-silken.com

 

Hotel Glòries (3*)
Address: Padilla, 173 (with Gran Via)
Phone: 932 650 808
Web: https://www.hotelglories.com/
E-mail: reservas@hotelglories.com

 

Hotel Park Hotel (3*)
Address: Av Marquès de l’Argentera, 11
Phone: 933196000 / 933194519 (fax)
E-mail: parkhotel@parkhotelbarcelona.com

 

Hotel Pere IV (3*)
Address: C Pallars, 128*130
Phone: 933 209 650 / 933 009 060 (fax)
Web: https://www.euro-mar.com
E-mail: hotelpereiv@euro-mar.com

 

Hotel Oasis II (2*)
Address: Pla Palau, 17
Telèfon: 933194396 / 933104874 (fax)

 

Hotel Lyon (1*)
Address: C General Castaños, 6
Phone: 933194360 / 933194431 (fax)
Web: https://www.gargallo-hotels.com
E-mail: lyon@gargallo-hotels.com

Useful Links

 

How to get to the city from the airport?

 

Please visit: Barcelona Tourism (then have a look at “planning your journey”)

There are several ways:

 

  • by bus: Aerobus. This bus takes you to and from the airport every 15 minutes and stops at Estació de Sants, Plaça Espanya, Plaça Catalunya i Passeig de Gràcia. A ticket costs € 3.75
  • by bus: 106. This bus takes you only to Plaça Espanya. A ticket costs €1.25
  • by train: RENFE. Trains depart every 30 minutes and stop at Barcelona Sants, Passeig de Gràcia and Estació de França
  • by taxi. A taxi ride can cost from € 20 to 25 depending on the day, time, etc.
  • by rental car

 

Information about transportation from the Airport to Barcelona

How to get to the UPF?

UPF location map (Ciutadella campus)
Visit Barcelona Transportation

How to get to CREI (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) from the nearest metro station?

 

      The nearest metro station is “Ciutadella-Vila Olímpica” and belongs to L4 line (yellow one). When you get the street (Ramon Trias Fargas) you just have to walk up and you will find the university on your left.

For further information you can visit:

Galí, J., P. Andrade, H. Le Bihan and J. Matheron,

"Should the ECB Adjust its Strategy in the Face of a Lower r*?"


Forthcoming in Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 2021

Monetary Policy and Labor Market Imperfections

Instructor: Jordi Galí
Selected Topics:

– The New Keynesian model with sticky prices and wages
– Real wage rigidities, inflation persistence and monetary policy trade-offs
– Labor market frictions, unemployment and monetary policy
– Labor markets, monetary policy and the Great Moderation

Dates: June 18-22
Time: 09:00-11:00 h
Price: 450 euros
   

Fiscal Policy in General Equilibrium Models of the Business Cycle

Instructor: Albert Marcet
 

The object of the course is to analyze the best policy that the government can implement, given how the market reacts to each policy, and given various institutional constraints, such as partial or full commitment, participation constraints, default or political equilibrium. We will discuss the methodology to study optimal policy, focusing on fiscal policy applications, and we will review some relevant papers in this literature along the way.

Selected Topics:

– Fiscal policy analysis in dynamic models
– Sustainability of debt
– Effects of constraints on fiscal policy (debt limits, balanced budgets …)
– Debt management
– Stabilization policies
– Interaction with monetary policy
– Commitment versus discretion

Dates: June 18-22
Time: 11:30 – 13:30 h
Price: 450 euros
   

Sovereign Debt: Theory, History and Policy

 

This course examines the workings of sovereign debt markets, focusing on theoretical approaches, key empirical regularities, as well as policy implications. We combine historical evidence, and detailed analyses of recent lending episodes to give students a clear sense of what phenomena modern theory can explain.

Instructor:

Jaume Ventura and Hans-Joachim Voth
Selected Topics:

– Models of sovereign risk
– Reputation, default and retaliation
– Historical case studies: from gunboat diplomacy to the Argentine crisis
– Policy issues: sustainability and crisis resolution

Dates: June 18-22
Time: 14:30-16:30 h and 17:00-19:00 h (20 hours)
Price: 900 euros
   

Cities and Economic Geography

Instructor: Diego Puga
Selected Topics:

– Economic integration and the location of economic activity
– The formation of cities: developers and self-organization
– The motives for agglomeration: what generates aggregate increasing returns?
– Specialization and diversifiction in cities
– The distribution of city sizes

Dates: June 25-29
Time: 09:00-11:00 h
Price: 450 euros
   

Economic Growth and Development I

Instructor: Xavier Sala-i-Martin
Selected Topics:

– The world distribution of income
– Growth, poverty and inequality: the role of globalization
– Neoclassical growth theory: the power of diminishing returns
– The role of incentives
– Government, taxation, the Welfare State and growth
– Ideas and growth: R&D, patents. AIDS, malaria and generics
– The effectiveness of International Aid in promoting economic develpment. Randomized Field Experiments
– The tragedy of Africa: Diagnostics and setting priorities

Dates: June 25-29
Time: 11:30-13:30 h
Price: 450 euros
   

Economic Growth and Development II

Instructor: Antonio Ciccone
Selected Topics:

– Entry regulation, finance, and economic growth
– Institutions, geography, and trade as deep deteminants of economic development
– Human capital, comparative advantage, and technological catch up
– Learning about growth from growth regressions
– Are the externalities to human capital accumulation?

Dates: June 25-29
Time: 14:30-16:30 h
Price:

450 euros

   

Methods for Estimation of DSGE Models

Instructor: Fabio Canova
  The course plans to examine in details various methods to compare stochastic general equilibrium models to the data. Examples and applications will be emphasized.
Selected Topics:

– Log-linear and second order approximations
– GMM and SMM
– Indirect Inference
– Maximum likelihood
– Bayesian methods

Dates: June 25-29
Time:

Lectures 17.00-19.00 h (10 hours)
Computer demonstrations: 19.00-20.00 h (5 hours)

Price: 700 euros

Fabio Canova

Fabio Canova earned his PhD in Economics at the University of Minnesota in 1989. He has been an Assistant Professor at Brown University and Rochester, an Associate Professor at Brown University and the European University Institute, a Professor at the University of Catania, University of Modena, and Universitat Pompeu Fabra and a Research Professor with IGIER. He is currently research professor with ICREA. He has also been part-time professor at the University of Southampton and the London Business School. Besides the above places, he has taught courses at various summer schools, at the Bank of Italy, the ECB, the Bank of England, UK Treasury and UK Foreign Office, Riksbank, Swiss National Bank, Banco de Argentina among other places and he has been a consultant with the Bank of England, the IMF, the ECB, Bank of Spain and the Bank of Italy. He is a Research Fellow at the CEPR, a Research Associate at CREI, a Member of the CEPR Dating Committee, a Member of the Advisory Board of Dynare, the Founder of the Applied Macroeconomic Network (AMeN) His research interests include quantitative macroeconomics, monetary theory, international business cycles and macroeconometrics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Similarities and convergence in G7 Cycles” (with M.  Ciccarelli and E. Ortega) Journal of Monetary Economics, forthcoming.
  • “Price Dispersion in Monetary Union: the role of Fiscal shocks” (with E.  Pappa), Economic Journal forthcoming.
  • “Testing for Convergence Clubs: A Predictive Density Approach”, International Economic Review, February 2004.
  • “Forecasting and Turning Point Predictions in a Bayesian Panel VAR model” (with M. Ciccarelli), Journal of  Econometrics, June 2004.
  • “Monetary Disturbances Matter for Business Fluctuations in the G-7” (with G. De Nicolo),Journal of  Monetary Economics, September 2002.

 

Antonio Ciccone

Antonio Ciccone is an ICREA Research Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He earned a MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics at the London School of Economics in 1990 and a PhD in Economics at Stanford University in 1994. He is a co-editor of The Economic Journal and Regional Science and Urban Economics, and member of the editorial board of the Review of Economic Studies. He has taught macroeconomics at UC Berkeley, Stanford, the London Business School, as well as the European Commission and the European Central Bank.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Red Tape and Delayed Entry” (with E. Papaioannou), Journal of the European Economic Association (Papers and Proceedings), forthcoming.
  • “Identifying Human Capital Externalities: Theory and Applications” (with G. Peri), Review of Economic  Studies, forthcoming.
  • “Trade and Productivity” (with F. Alcalá) Quarterly Journal of Economics, May 2004.

 

Jordi Galí

Jordi Galí earned his PhD in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1989. Currently he is Director and Senior Researcher of the Center for Research on International Economics (CREI) and a Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He has held academic positions at New York University and Columbia University. He has been a Visiting Professor at MIT. He is a co-editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association. He is a Research Fellow at the CEPR, a Research Associate at the NBER, and a Fellow of the Econometric Society. He has been consultant to the European Central Bank, the Federal Reserve and other central banks. His research interests include macroeconomics, monetary theory, and macroeconometrics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Real Wage Rigidities and the New Keynesian Model”, (with O. Blanchard), Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, forthcoming.
  • “Monetary Policy and Exchange Rate Volatility in a Small Open Economy,” (with T. Monacelli), Review of  Economic Studies, 2005.
  • “Monetary Policy Rules and Macroeconomic Stability: Evidence and Some Theory”, (with R. Clarida and M.  Gertler), Quarterly Journal of Economics, January 2000.
  • “The Science of Monetary Policy: A New Keynesian Perspective,” (with R. Clarida and M. Gertler), Journal of  Economic Literature, December 1999.

 

Albert Marcet

Albert Marcet graduated in Economics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1982) and earned his PhD in Economics at the University of Minnesota (1987). He is Research Professor at the Institut d’Anàlisi Econòmica, Barcelona. He has also been Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (1990-2003) and Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh (1986-1992) and has been a visitor at the ECB, London Business School, CEMFI (Madrid), the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and the Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona. His main areas of research are macroeconomics, fiscal policy, solution methods of dynamic models, financial economics and learning models.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Incomplete Markets, Labor supply and Capital Accumulation” (with F. Obiols and P. Weil), forthcoming in Journal of Monetary Economics.
  • “Recurrent Hyperinflations and Learning” (with J. P. Nicolini), American Economic Review, December 2003.
  • “Optimal Taxation without State-Contingent Debt” (with R. Aiyagari, T. J. Sargent and J. Seppala) Journal  of Political Economy, December 2002.

 

Diego Puga

Diego Puga earned his PhD in Economics at the London School in Economics in 1997. Currently, he is Professor of Economics at Universitat Pompeu Fabra and a Research Associate at CREI. Previously, he was Assistant Professor and tenured Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. In addition to Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the University of Toronto, he has taught courses at the London School of Economics, Northwestern University, and the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration. He is editor of the Journal of Economic Geography, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the European Economic Association the Journal of Regional Science, and Moneda y Crédito and a Research Fellow of the CEPR and the NBER. His research interests include urban and regional economics, international trade, and the economics of innovation.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Causes of Sprawl: A Portrait from Space” (with M. Burchfield, H. G. Overman and M. A. Turner), Quarterly  Journal of Economics, May 2006.
  • “Nursery Cities: Urban Diversity, Process Innovation, and the Life Cycle of Products” (with G. Duranton),  American Economic Review, December 2001.
  • “Agglomeration and Economic Development: Import Substitution vs. Trade Liberalization” (with A. J.  Venables), Economic Journal, April 1999.
  • “The Rise and Fall of Regional Inequalities”, European Economic Review, February 1999.

 

Xavier Sala-i-Martin

Xavier Sala-i-Martin earned his PhD in Economics at Harvard in 1990. Currently he is Professor in the Department of Economics at Columbia University, and a Visiting Professor at UPF. He has been an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at Yale University and Visiting Professor at Harvard University. He has also taught at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Harvard University, New York University, Yale University and the International Monetary Fund, among other places. He is senior economic adviser to the World Economic Forum (WEF), editor of the Global Competitiveness Report of the WEF, Research Associate at the NBER and has been consultant for the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. In 2006 he was the President of FC Barcelona and he is now the President of its Economic Commission. His research interests include economic growth, macroeconomics, public finance and social security, health and population economics, and monetary economics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “The World Distribution of Income: Falling Inequality and Convergence, Period”, Quarterly Journal of  Economics, May 2006.
  • “Determinants of Long-Term Growth: A Bayesian Average of Classical Estimates (Bace) Approach” (with G.  Doppelhoffer and R. Miller), American Economic Review, September 2004.
  • “The Economic Tragedy of the XXth Century: Growth in Africa” (with E.V. Artadi), inAfrican  Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum, September 2003.
  • “Economic Growth, 2nd Edition” MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2003 (with R. Barro).
  • “Health Investment Complementarities under Competing Risks,” (with W. Dow and T. Philipson), American  Economic Review, December 1999.

 

Jaume Ventura

Jaume Ventura earned his PhD in Economics at Harvard University in 1995. Currently he is a Senior Researcher at CREI. Previously, he has held academic positions at MIT and the University of Chicago. He is co-director of the International Macroeconomics Programme of the CEPR and has served as editor of The Economic Journal. He is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the NBER, and has served as a consultant to the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Country Portfolios” (with A. Kraay, N. Loayza and L. Servén) Journal of the European and Economic   Association, June 2005.
  • “Current Accounts in the Long and Short Run” (with A. Kraay) NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2002, July   2003.
  • “Trade Integration and Risk Sharing” (with A. Kraay), European Economic Review, June 2002.
  • “A Portfolio View of the Current Account Deficit”, Brookings Papers, July 2001.
  • “Current Accounts in Debtor   and Creditor Countries” (with A. Kraay), Quarterly Journal of Economics, November 2000.

 

Hans-Joachim Voth

Hans-Joachim Voth earned his PhD in Economics at Oxford University in 1996. Currently he is ICREA Research Professor of Economics and Economic History at UPF. He is a CEPR fellow, and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Economic History. He has won the Gino Luzzatto Prize for the best thesis in European economic history, the Alexander Gershenkron Prize for best thesis on non-US topics, and a Leverhulme Prize for outstanding researchers under the age of 35. His work has appeared in the American Economic Review, the European Economic Review, theJournal of Economic History, Explorations in Economic History, and in a book with Oxford University Press. He has held visiting appointments at Stanford, MIT and Stern Business School (NYU).

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Interest Rate Restrictions in a Natural Experiment: Loan Allocation and the Change in the Usury Laws in 1714” (with P. Temin), Economic Journal, forthcoming.
  • “Credit Rationing and Crowding Out during the Industrial Revolution: Evidence from Hoare’s Bank, 1702-1862” (with P. Temin), Explorations in Economic History, July 2005.
  • “Riding the South Sea Bubble” (with P. Temin), American Economic Review, December 2004.
  • “With a Bang, Not a Whimper: Pricking Germany’s “Stockmarket Bubble” in 1927 and the Slide into  Depression”, Journal of Economic History, 2003.

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Barcelona receives thousands of visitors, especially in summer.
Please, make your reservations directly as soon as possible.

 

Residence Halls

Residence Hall for Researchers (comfort)
C/Hospital, 64
08001-Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 93 443 8610
Fax. (+34) 93 442 8202
investigadors@resa.es
https://www.resa.es/

 

Residència Universitària “La Ciutadella”
Pg. Pujades, 33-37
Tel. (+34) 902444447
resa@resa.es
https://www.resa.es

 

Residència Universitària Campus del Mar
Passeig Salvat Papasseit, 4
08003 Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 933 904 000
https://www.resa.es

 

Residencias Juevenes-El Campus
C/Mallorca, 191, Pral.
jmpresi@arrakis.es
https://www.arrakis.es/~jmpresi/index.htm

 

APIMEC Residencia Universitaria
C/Bruc, 136
residencia.apimec@caixaterrasa.com
https://www.habitatgejove.com/arrel_eg/index_i.html

 

BARCELONAUTA
C/Sardenya, 326-328 entol. 2
bcnauta@comb.es

Hotels

Hotel H10 Marina Barcelona (4*)
Address: Av Bogatell, 64-68
Phone: 933097917 / 933003310 (fax)
Web: https://www.h10.es
E-mail: h10.marina.barcelona@h10.es

 

Hotel Icaria Barcelona (4*)
Address: Av Icària, 195-197
Phone: 932218200 / 932212458 (fax)
Web: https://www.sbhotels.es
E-mail: hotel@icaria.barcelona

 

Hotel Silken Diagonal (4*)
Address: Av. Diagonal, 205
Phone: 934 895 300 / 934 895 309 (fax)
Web: https://www.hoteles-silken.com/hoteles/index2.php?idhotel=19
E-mail: hotel.diagonalbcn@hoteles-silken.com

 

Hotel Glòries (3*)
Address: Padilla, 173 (with Gran Via)
Phone: 932 650 808
Web: https://www.hotelglories.com/
E-mail: reservas@hotelglories.com

 

Hotel Park Hotel (3*)
Address: Av Marquès de l’Argentera, 11
Phone: 933196000 / 933194519 (fax)
E-mail: parkhotel@parkhotelbarcelona.com

 

Hotel Pere IV (3*)
Address: C Pallars, 128*130
Phone: 933 209 650 / 933 009 060 (fax)
Web: https://www.euro-mar.com
E-mail: hotelpereiv@euro-mar.com

 

Hotel Oasis II (2*)
Address: Pla Palau, 17
Telèfon: 933194396 / 933104874 (fax)

 

Hotel Lyon (1*)
Address: C General Castaños, 6
Phone: 933194360 / 933194431 (fax)
Web: https://www.gargallo-hotels.com
E-mail: lyon@gargallo-hotels.com

Useful Links

 

How to get to the city from the airport?

 

Please visit: Barcelona Tourism (then have a look at “planning your journey”)

There are several ways:

 

  • by bus: Aerobus. This bus takes you to and from the airport every 15 minutes and stops at Estació de Sants, Plaça Espanya, Plaça Catalunya i Passeig de Gràcia. A ticket costs € 3.75
  • by bus: 106. This bus takes you only to Plaça Espanya. A ticket costs €1.25
  • by train: RENFE. Trains depart every 30 minutes and stop at Barcelona Sants, Passeig de Gràcia and Estació de França
  • by taxi. A taxi ride can cost from € 20 to 25 depending on the day, time, etc.
  • by rental car

 

Information about transportation from the Airport to Barcelona

How to get to the UPF?

UPF location map (Ciutadella campus)
Visit Barcelona Transportation

How to get to CREI (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) from the nearest metro station?

 

      The nearest metro station is “Ciutadella-Vila Olímpica” and belongs to L4 line (yellow one). When you get the street (Ramon Trias Fargas) you just have to walk up and you will find the university on your left.

For further information you can visit:

Nagy, D.,

"Quantitative Economic Geography meets History: Questions, Answers and Challenges"


Forthcoming in Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2021

Monetary Policy and Labor Market Imperfections

Instructor: Jordi Galí
Selected Topics:

– The New Keynesian model with sticky prices and wages
– Real wage rigidities, inflation persistence and monetary policy trade-offs
– Labor market frictions, unemployment and monetary policy
– Labor markets, monetary policy and the Great Moderation

Dates: June 18-22
Time: 09:00-11:00 h
Price: 450 euros
   

Fiscal Policy in General Equilibrium Models of the Business Cycle

Instructor: Albert Marcet
 

The object of the course is to analyze the best policy that the government can implement, given how the market reacts to each policy, and given various institutional constraints, such as partial or full commitment, participation constraints, default or political equilibrium. We will discuss the methodology to study optimal policy, focusing on fiscal policy applications, and we will review some relevant papers in this literature along the way.

Selected Topics:

– Fiscal policy analysis in dynamic models
– Sustainability of debt
– Effects of constraints on fiscal policy (debt limits, balanced budgets …)
– Debt management
– Stabilization policies
– Interaction with monetary policy
– Commitment versus discretion

Dates: June 18-22
Time: 11:30 – 13:30 h
Price: 450 euros
   

Sovereign Debt: Theory, History and Policy

 

This course examines the workings of sovereign debt markets, focusing on theoretical approaches, key empirical regularities, as well as policy implications. We combine historical evidence, and detailed analyses of recent lending episodes to give students a clear sense of what phenomena modern theory can explain.

Instructor:

Jaume Ventura and Hans-Joachim Voth
Selected Topics:

– Models of sovereign risk
– Reputation, default and retaliation
– Historical case studies: from gunboat diplomacy to the Argentine crisis
– Policy issues: sustainability and crisis resolution

Dates: June 18-22
Time: 14:30-16:30 h and 17:00-19:00 h (20 hours)
Price: 900 euros
   

Cities and Economic Geography

Instructor: Diego Puga
Selected Topics:

– Economic integration and the location of economic activity
– The formation of cities: developers and self-organization
– The motives for agglomeration: what generates aggregate increasing returns?
– Specialization and diversifiction in cities
– The distribution of city sizes

Dates: June 25-29
Time: 09:00-11:00 h
Price: 450 euros
   

Economic Growth and Development I

Instructor: Xavier Sala-i-Martin
Selected Topics:

– The world distribution of income
– Growth, poverty and inequality: the role of globalization
– Neoclassical growth theory: the power of diminishing returns
– The role of incentives
– Government, taxation, the Welfare State and growth
– Ideas and growth: R&D, patents. AIDS, malaria and generics
– The effectiveness of International Aid in promoting economic develpment. Randomized Field Experiments
– The tragedy of Africa: Diagnostics and setting priorities

Dates: June 25-29
Time: 11:30-13:30 h
Price: 450 euros
   

Economic Growth and Development II

Instructor: Antonio Ciccone
Selected Topics:

– Entry regulation, finance, and economic growth
– Institutions, geography, and trade as deep deteminants of economic development
– Human capital, comparative advantage, and technological catch up
– Learning about growth from growth regressions
– Are the externalities to human capital accumulation?

Dates: June 25-29
Time: 14:30-16:30 h
Price:

450 euros

   

Methods for Estimation of DSGE Models

Instructor: Fabio Canova
  The course plans to examine in details various methods to compare stochastic general equilibrium models to the data. Examples and applications will be emphasized.
Selected Topics:

– Log-linear and second order approximations
– GMM and SMM
– Indirect Inference
– Maximum likelihood
– Bayesian methods

Dates: June 25-29
Time:

Lectures 17.00-19.00 h (10 hours)
Computer demonstrations: 19.00-20.00 h (5 hours)

Price: 700 euros

Fabio Canova

Fabio Canova earned his PhD in Economics at the University of Minnesota in 1989. He has been an Assistant Professor at Brown University and Rochester, an Associate Professor at Brown University and the European University Institute, a Professor at the University of Catania, University of Modena, and Universitat Pompeu Fabra and a Research Professor with IGIER. He is currently research professor with ICREA. He has also been part-time professor at the University of Southampton and the London Business School. Besides the above places, he has taught courses at various summer schools, at the Bank of Italy, the ECB, the Bank of England, UK Treasury and UK Foreign Office, Riksbank, Swiss National Bank, Banco de Argentina among other places and he has been a consultant with the Bank of England, the IMF, the ECB, Bank of Spain and the Bank of Italy. He is a Research Fellow at the CEPR, a Research Associate at CREI, a Member of the CEPR Dating Committee, a Member of the Advisory Board of Dynare, the Founder of the Applied Macroeconomic Network (AMeN) His research interests include quantitative macroeconomics, monetary theory, international business cycles and macroeconometrics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Similarities and convergence in G7 Cycles” (with M.  Ciccarelli and E. Ortega) Journal of Monetary Economics, forthcoming.
  • “Price Dispersion in Monetary Union: the role of Fiscal shocks” (with E.  Pappa), Economic Journal forthcoming.
  • “Testing for Convergence Clubs: A Predictive Density Approach”, International Economic Review, February 2004.
  • “Forecasting and Turning Point Predictions in a Bayesian Panel VAR model” (with M. Ciccarelli), Journal of  Econometrics, June 2004.
  • “Monetary Disturbances Matter for Business Fluctuations in the G-7” (with G. De Nicolo),Journal of  Monetary Economics, September 2002.

 

Antonio Ciccone

Antonio Ciccone is an ICREA Research Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He earned a MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics at the London School of Economics in 1990 and a PhD in Economics at Stanford University in 1994. He is a co-editor of The Economic Journal and Regional Science and Urban Economics, and member of the editorial board of the Review of Economic Studies. He has taught macroeconomics at UC Berkeley, Stanford, the London Business School, as well as the European Commission and the European Central Bank.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Red Tape and Delayed Entry” (with E. Papaioannou), Journal of the European Economic Association (Papers and Proceedings), forthcoming.
  • “Identifying Human Capital Externalities: Theory and Applications” (with G. Peri), Review of Economic  Studies, forthcoming.
  • “Trade and Productivity” (with F. Alcalá) Quarterly Journal of Economics, May 2004.

 

Jordi Galí

Jordi Galí earned his PhD in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1989. Currently he is Director and Senior Researcher of the Center for Research on International Economics (CREI) and a Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He has held academic positions at New York University and Columbia University. He has been a Visiting Professor at MIT. He is a co-editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association. He is a Research Fellow at the CEPR, a Research Associate at the NBER, and a Fellow of the Econometric Society. He has been consultant to the European Central Bank, the Federal Reserve and other central banks. His research interests include macroeconomics, monetary theory, and macroeconometrics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Real Wage Rigidities and the New Keynesian Model”, (with O. Blanchard), Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, forthcoming.
  • “Monetary Policy and Exchange Rate Volatility in a Small Open Economy,” (with T. Monacelli), Review of  Economic Studies, 2005.
  • “Monetary Policy Rules and Macroeconomic Stability: Evidence and Some Theory”, (with R. Clarida and M.  Gertler), Quarterly Journal of Economics, January 2000.
  • “The Science of Monetary Policy: A New Keynesian Perspective,” (with R. Clarida and M. Gertler), Journal of  Economic Literature, December 1999.

 

Albert Marcet

Albert Marcet graduated in Economics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1982) and earned his PhD in Economics at the University of Minnesota (1987). He is Research Professor at the Institut d’Anàlisi Econòmica, Barcelona. He has also been Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (1990-2003) and Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh (1986-1992) and has been a visitor at the ECB, London Business School, CEMFI (Madrid), the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and the Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona. His main areas of research are macroeconomics, fiscal policy, solution methods of dynamic models, financial economics and learning models.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Incomplete Markets, Labor supply and Capital Accumulation” (with F. Obiols and P. Weil), forthcoming in Journal of Monetary Economics.
  • “Recurrent Hyperinflations and Learning” (with J. P. Nicolini), American Economic Review, December 2003.
  • “Optimal Taxation without State-Contingent Debt” (with R. Aiyagari, T. J. Sargent and J. Seppala) Journal  of Political Economy, December 2002.

 

Diego Puga

Diego Puga earned his PhD in Economics at the London School in Economics in 1997. Currently, he is Professor of Economics at Universitat Pompeu Fabra and a Research Associate at CREI. Previously, he was Assistant Professor and tenured Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. In addition to Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the University of Toronto, he has taught courses at the London School of Economics, Northwestern University, and the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration. He is editor of the Journal of Economic Geography, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the European Economic Association the Journal of Regional Science, and Moneda y Crédito and a Research Fellow of the CEPR and the NBER. His research interests include urban and regional economics, international trade, and the economics of innovation.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Causes of Sprawl: A Portrait from Space” (with M. Burchfield, H. G. Overman and M. A. Turner), Quarterly  Journal of Economics, May 2006.
  • “Nursery Cities: Urban Diversity, Process Innovation, and the Life Cycle of Products” (with G. Duranton),  American Economic Review, December 2001.
  • “Agglomeration and Economic Development: Import Substitution vs. Trade Liberalization” (with A. J.  Venables), Economic Journal, April 1999.
  • “The Rise and Fall of Regional Inequalities”, European Economic Review, February 1999.

 

Xavier Sala-i-Martin

Xavier Sala-i-Martin earned his PhD in Economics at Harvard in 1990. Currently he is Professor in the Department of Economics at Columbia University, and a Visiting Professor at UPF. He has been an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at Yale University and Visiting Professor at Harvard University. He has also taught at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Harvard University, New York University, Yale University and the International Monetary Fund, among other places. He is senior economic adviser to the World Economic Forum (WEF), editor of the Global Competitiveness Report of the WEF, Research Associate at the NBER and has been consultant for the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. In 2006 he was the President of FC Barcelona and he is now the President of its Economic Commission. His research interests include economic growth, macroeconomics, public finance and social security, health and population economics, and monetary economics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “The World Distribution of Income: Falling Inequality and Convergence, Period”, Quarterly Journal of  Economics, May 2006.
  • “Determinants of Long-Term Growth: A Bayesian Average of Classical Estimates (Bace) Approach” (with G.  Doppelhoffer and R. Miller), American Economic Review, September 2004.
  • “The Economic Tragedy of the XXth Century: Growth in Africa” (with E.V. Artadi), inAfrican  Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum, September 2003.
  • “Economic Growth, 2nd Edition” MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2003 (with R. Barro).
  • “Health Investment Complementarities under Competing Risks,” (with W. Dow and T. Philipson), American  Economic Review, December 1999.

 

Jaume Ventura

Jaume Ventura earned his PhD in Economics at Harvard University in 1995. Currently he is a Senior Researcher at CREI. Previously, he has held academic positions at MIT and the University of Chicago. He is co-director of the International Macroeconomics Programme of the CEPR and has served as editor of The Economic Journal. He is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the NBER, and has served as a consultant to the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Country Portfolios” (with A. Kraay, N. Loayza and L. Servén) Journal of the European and Economic   Association, June 2005.
  • “Current Accounts in the Long and Short Run” (with A. Kraay) NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2002, July   2003.
  • “Trade Integration and Risk Sharing” (with A. Kraay), European Economic Review, June 2002.
  • “A Portfolio View of the Current Account Deficit”, Brookings Papers, July 2001.
  • “Current Accounts in Debtor   and Creditor Countries” (with A. Kraay), Quarterly Journal of Economics, November 2000.

 

Hans-Joachim Voth

Hans-Joachim Voth earned his PhD in Economics at Oxford University in 1996. Currently he is ICREA Research Professor of Economics and Economic History at UPF. He is a CEPR fellow, and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Economic History. He has won the Gino Luzzatto Prize for the best thesis in European economic history, the Alexander Gershenkron Prize for best thesis on non-US topics, and a Leverhulme Prize for outstanding researchers under the age of 35. His work has appeared in the American Economic Review, the European Economic Review, theJournal of Economic History, Explorations in Economic History, and in a book with Oxford University Press. He has held visiting appointments at Stanford, MIT and Stern Business School (NYU).

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Interest Rate Restrictions in a Natural Experiment: Loan Allocation and the Change in the Usury Laws in 1714” (with P. Temin), Economic Journal, forthcoming.
  • “Credit Rationing and Crowding Out during the Industrial Revolution: Evidence from Hoare’s Bank, 1702-1862” (with P. Temin), Explorations in Economic History, July 2005.
  • “Riding the South Sea Bubble” (with P. Temin), American Economic Review, December 2004.
  • “With a Bang, Not a Whimper: Pricking Germany’s “Stockmarket Bubble” in 1927 and the Slide into  Depression”, Journal of Economic History, 2003.

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Barcelona receives thousands of visitors, especially in summer.
Please, make your reservations directly as soon as possible.

 

Residence Halls

Residence Hall for Researchers (comfort)
C/Hospital, 64
08001-Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 93 443 8610
Fax. (+34) 93 442 8202
investigadors@resa.es
https://www.resa.es/

 

Residència Universitària “La Ciutadella”
Pg. Pujades, 33-37
Tel. (+34) 902444447
resa@resa.es
https://www.resa.es

 

Residència Universitària Campus del Mar
Passeig Salvat Papasseit, 4
08003 Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 933 904 000
https://www.resa.es

 

Residencias Juevenes-El Campus
C/Mallorca, 191, Pral.
jmpresi@arrakis.es
https://www.arrakis.es/~jmpresi/index.htm

 

APIMEC Residencia Universitaria
C/Bruc, 136
residencia.apimec@caixaterrasa.com
https://www.habitatgejove.com/arrel_eg/index_i.html

 

BARCELONAUTA
C/Sardenya, 326-328 entol. 2
bcnauta@comb.es

Hotels

Hotel H10 Marina Barcelona (4*)
Address: Av Bogatell, 64-68
Phone: 933097917 / 933003310 (fax)
Web: https://www.h10.es
E-mail: h10.marina.barcelona@h10.es

 

Hotel Icaria Barcelona (4*)
Address: Av Icària, 195-197
Phone: 932218200 / 932212458 (fax)
Web: https://www.sbhotels.es
E-mail: hotel@icaria.barcelona

 

Hotel Silken Diagonal (4*)
Address: Av. Diagonal, 205
Phone: 934 895 300 / 934 895 309 (fax)
Web: https://www.hoteles-silken.com/hoteles/index2.php?idhotel=19
E-mail: hotel.diagonalbcn@hoteles-silken.com

 

Hotel Glòries (3*)
Address: Padilla, 173 (with Gran Via)
Phone: 932 650 808
Web: https://www.hotelglories.com/
E-mail: reservas@hotelglories.com

 

Hotel Park Hotel (3*)
Address: Av Marquès de l’Argentera, 11
Phone: 933196000 / 933194519 (fax)
E-mail: parkhotel@parkhotelbarcelona.com

 

Hotel Pere IV (3*)
Address: C Pallars, 128*130
Phone: 933 209 650 / 933 009 060 (fax)
Web: https://www.euro-mar.com
E-mail: hotelpereiv@euro-mar.com

 

Hotel Oasis II (2*)
Address: Pla Palau, 17
Telèfon: 933194396 / 933104874 (fax)

 

Hotel Lyon (1*)
Address: C General Castaños, 6
Phone: 933194360 / 933194431 (fax)
Web: https://www.gargallo-hotels.com
E-mail: lyon@gargallo-hotels.com

Useful Links

 

How to get to the city from the airport?

 

Please visit: Barcelona Tourism (then have a look at “planning your journey”)

There are several ways:

 

  • by bus: Aerobus. This bus takes you to and from the airport every 15 minutes and stops at Estació de Sants, Plaça Espanya, Plaça Catalunya i Passeig de Gràcia. A ticket costs € 3.75
  • by bus: 106. This bus takes you only to Plaça Espanya. A ticket costs €1.25
  • by train: RENFE. Trains depart every 30 minutes and stop at Barcelona Sants, Passeig de Gràcia and Estació de França
  • by taxi. A taxi ride can cost from € 20 to 25 depending on the day, time, etc.
  • by rental car

 

Information about transportation from the Airport to Barcelona

How to get to the UPF?

UPF location map (Ciutadella campus)
Visit Barcelona Transportation

How to get to CREI (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) from the nearest metro station?

 

      The nearest metro station is “Ciutadella-Vila Olímpica” and belongs to L4 line (yellow one). When you get the street (Ramon Trias Fargas) you just have to walk up and you will find the university on your left.

For further information you can visit:

di Giovanni, J., S. Kalemi-Özcan, M. Ulu and Y.S. Baskaya,

"International Spillovers and Local Credit Cycles"


Forthcoming in The Review of Economic Studies, 2021

Monetary Policy and Labor Market Imperfections

Instructor: Jordi Galí
Selected Topics:

– The New Keynesian model with sticky prices and wages
– Real wage rigidities, inflation persistence and monetary policy trade-offs
– Labor market frictions, unemployment and monetary policy
– Labor markets, monetary policy and the Great Moderation

Dates: June 18-22
Time: 09:00-11:00 h
Price: 450 euros
   

Fiscal Policy in General Equilibrium Models of the Business Cycle

Instructor: Albert Marcet
 

The object of the course is to analyze the best policy that the government can implement, given how the market reacts to each policy, and given various institutional constraints, such as partial or full commitment, participation constraints, default or political equilibrium. We will discuss the methodology to study optimal policy, focusing on fiscal policy applications, and we will review some relevant papers in this literature along the way.

Selected Topics:

– Fiscal policy analysis in dynamic models
– Sustainability of debt
– Effects of constraints on fiscal policy (debt limits, balanced budgets …)
– Debt management
– Stabilization policies
– Interaction with monetary policy
– Commitment versus discretion

Dates: June 18-22
Time: 11:30 – 13:30 h
Price: 450 euros
   

Sovereign Debt: Theory, History and Policy

 

This course examines the workings of sovereign debt markets, focusing on theoretical approaches, key empirical regularities, as well as policy implications. We combine historical evidence, and detailed analyses of recent lending episodes to give students a clear sense of what phenomena modern theory can explain.

Instructor:

Jaume Ventura and Hans-Joachim Voth
Selected Topics:

– Models of sovereign risk
– Reputation, default and retaliation
– Historical case studies: from gunboat diplomacy to the Argentine crisis
– Policy issues: sustainability and crisis resolution

Dates: June 18-22
Time: 14:30-16:30 h and 17:00-19:00 h (20 hours)
Price: 900 euros
   

Cities and Economic Geography

Instructor: Diego Puga
Selected Topics:

– Economic integration and the location of economic activity
– The formation of cities: developers and self-organization
– The motives for agglomeration: what generates aggregate increasing returns?
– Specialization and diversifiction in cities
– The distribution of city sizes

Dates: June 25-29
Time: 09:00-11:00 h
Price: 450 euros
   

Economic Growth and Development I

Instructor: Xavier Sala-i-Martin
Selected Topics:

– The world distribution of income
– Growth, poverty and inequality: the role of globalization
– Neoclassical growth theory: the power of diminishing returns
– The role of incentives
– Government, taxation, the Welfare State and growth
– Ideas and growth: R&D, patents. AIDS, malaria and generics
– The effectiveness of International Aid in promoting economic develpment. Randomized Field Experiments
– The tragedy of Africa: Diagnostics and setting priorities

Dates: June 25-29
Time: 11:30-13:30 h
Price: 450 euros
   

Economic Growth and Development II

Instructor: Antonio Ciccone
Selected Topics:

– Entry regulation, finance, and economic growth
– Institutions, geography, and trade as deep deteminants of economic development
– Human capital, comparative advantage, and technological catch up
– Learning about growth from growth regressions
– Are the externalities to human capital accumulation?

Dates: June 25-29
Time: 14:30-16:30 h
Price:

450 euros

   

Methods for Estimation of DSGE Models

Instructor: Fabio Canova
  The course plans to examine in details various methods to compare stochastic general equilibrium models to the data. Examples and applications will be emphasized.
Selected Topics:

– Log-linear and second order approximations
– GMM and SMM
– Indirect Inference
– Maximum likelihood
– Bayesian methods

Dates: June 25-29
Time:

Lectures 17.00-19.00 h (10 hours)
Computer demonstrations: 19.00-20.00 h (5 hours)

Price: 700 euros

Fabio Canova

Fabio Canova earned his PhD in Economics at the University of Minnesota in 1989. He has been an Assistant Professor at Brown University and Rochester, an Associate Professor at Brown University and the European University Institute, a Professor at the University of Catania, University of Modena, and Universitat Pompeu Fabra and a Research Professor with IGIER. He is currently research professor with ICREA. He has also been part-time professor at the University of Southampton and the London Business School. Besides the above places, he has taught courses at various summer schools, at the Bank of Italy, the ECB, the Bank of England, UK Treasury and UK Foreign Office, Riksbank, Swiss National Bank, Banco de Argentina among other places and he has been a consultant with the Bank of England, the IMF, the ECB, Bank of Spain and the Bank of Italy. He is a Research Fellow at the CEPR, a Research Associate at CREI, a Member of the CEPR Dating Committee, a Member of the Advisory Board of Dynare, the Founder of the Applied Macroeconomic Network (AMeN) His research interests include quantitative macroeconomics, monetary theory, international business cycles and macroeconometrics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Similarities and convergence in G7 Cycles” (with M.  Ciccarelli and E. Ortega) Journal of Monetary Economics, forthcoming.
  • “Price Dispersion in Monetary Union: the role of Fiscal shocks” (with E.  Pappa), Economic Journal forthcoming.
  • “Testing for Convergence Clubs: A Predictive Density Approach”, International Economic Review, February 2004.
  • “Forecasting and Turning Point Predictions in a Bayesian Panel VAR model” (with M. Ciccarelli), Journal of  Econometrics, June 2004.
  • “Monetary Disturbances Matter for Business Fluctuations in the G-7” (with G. De Nicolo),Journal of  Monetary Economics, September 2002.

 

Antonio Ciccone

Antonio Ciccone is an ICREA Research Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He earned a MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics at the London School of Economics in 1990 and a PhD in Economics at Stanford University in 1994. He is a co-editor of The Economic Journal and Regional Science and Urban Economics, and member of the editorial board of the Review of Economic Studies. He has taught macroeconomics at UC Berkeley, Stanford, the London Business School, as well as the European Commission and the European Central Bank.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Red Tape and Delayed Entry” (with E. Papaioannou), Journal of the European Economic Association (Papers and Proceedings), forthcoming.
  • “Identifying Human Capital Externalities: Theory and Applications” (with G. Peri), Review of Economic  Studies, forthcoming.
  • “Trade and Productivity” (with F. Alcalá) Quarterly Journal of Economics, May 2004.

 

Jordi Galí

Jordi Galí earned his PhD in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1989. Currently he is Director and Senior Researcher of the Center for Research on International Economics (CREI) and a Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He has held academic positions at New York University and Columbia University. He has been a Visiting Professor at MIT. He is a co-editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association. He is a Research Fellow at the CEPR, a Research Associate at the NBER, and a Fellow of the Econometric Society. He has been consultant to the European Central Bank, the Federal Reserve and other central banks. His research interests include macroeconomics, monetary theory, and macroeconometrics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Real Wage Rigidities and the New Keynesian Model”, (with O. Blanchard), Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, forthcoming.
  • “Monetary Policy and Exchange Rate Volatility in a Small Open Economy,” (with T. Monacelli), Review of  Economic Studies, 2005.
  • “Monetary Policy Rules and Macroeconomic Stability: Evidence and Some Theory”, (with R. Clarida and M.  Gertler), Quarterly Journal of Economics, January 2000.
  • “The Science of Monetary Policy: A New Keynesian Perspective,” (with R. Clarida and M. Gertler), Journal of  Economic Literature, December 1999.

 

Albert Marcet

Albert Marcet graduated in Economics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1982) and earned his PhD in Economics at the University of Minnesota (1987). He is Research Professor at the Institut d’Anàlisi Econòmica, Barcelona. He has also been Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (1990-2003) and Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh (1986-1992) and has been a visitor at the ECB, London Business School, CEMFI (Madrid), the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and the Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona. His main areas of research are macroeconomics, fiscal policy, solution methods of dynamic models, financial economics and learning models.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Incomplete Markets, Labor supply and Capital Accumulation” (with F. Obiols and P. Weil), forthcoming in Journal of Monetary Economics.
  • “Recurrent Hyperinflations and Learning” (with J. P. Nicolini), American Economic Review, December 2003.
  • “Optimal Taxation without State-Contingent Debt” (with R. Aiyagari, T. J. Sargent and J. Seppala) Journal  of Political Economy, December 2002.

 

Diego Puga

Diego Puga earned his PhD in Economics at the London School in Economics in 1997. Currently, he is Professor of Economics at Universitat Pompeu Fabra and a Research Associate at CREI. Previously, he was Assistant Professor and tenured Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. In addition to Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the University of Toronto, he has taught courses at the London School of Economics, Northwestern University, and the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration. He is editor of the Journal of Economic Geography, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the European Economic Association the Journal of Regional Science, and Moneda y Crédito and a Research Fellow of the CEPR and the NBER. His research interests include urban and regional economics, international trade, and the economics of innovation.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Causes of Sprawl: A Portrait from Space” (with M. Burchfield, H. G. Overman and M. A. Turner), Quarterly  Journal of Economics, May 2006.
  • “Nursery Cities: Urban Diversity, Process Innovation, and the Life Cycle of Products” (with G. Duranton),  American Economic Review, December 2001.
  • “Agglomeration and Economic Development: Import Substitution vs. Trade Liberalization” (with A. J.  Venables), Economic Journal, April 1999.
  • “The Rise and Fall of Regional Inequalities”, European Economic Review, February 1999.

 

Xavier Sala-i-Martin

Xavier Sala-i-Martin earned his PhD in Economics at Harvard in 1990. Currently he is Professor in the Department of Economics at Columbia University, and a Visiting Professor at UPF. He has been an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at Yale University and Visiting Professor at Harvard University. He has also taught at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Harvard University, New York University, Yale University and the International Monetary Fund, among other places. He is senior economic adviser to the World Economic Forum (WEF), editor of the Global Competitiveness Report of the WEF, Research Associate at the NBER and has been consultant for the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. In 2006 he was the President of FC Barcelona and he is now the President of its Economic Commission. His research interests include economic growth, macroeconomics, public finance and social security, health and population economics, and monetary economics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “The World Distribution of Income: Falling Inequality and Convergence, Period”, Quarterly Journal of  Economics, May 2006.
  • “Determinants of Long-Term Growth: A Bayesian Average of Classical Estimates (Bace) Approach” (with G.  Doppelhoffer and R. Miller), American Economic Review, September 2004.
  • “The Economic Tragedy of the XXth Century: Growth in Africa” (with E.V. Artadi), inAfrican  Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum, September 2003.
  • “Economic Growth, 2nd Edition” MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2003 (with R. Barro).
  • “Health Investment Complementarities under Competing Risks,” (with W. Dow and T. Philipson), American  Economic Review, December 1999.

 

Jaume Ventura

Jaume Ventura earned his PhD in Economics at Harvard University in 1995. Currently he is a Senior Researcher at CREI. Previously, he has held academic positions at MIT and the University of Chicago. He is co-director of the International Macroeconomics Programme of the CEPR and has served as editor of The Economic Journal. He is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the NBER, and has served as a consultant to the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Country Portfolios” (with A. Kraay, N. Loayza and L. Servén) Journal of the European and Economic   Association, June 2005.
  • “Current Accounts in the Long and Short Run” (with A. Kraay) NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2002, July   2003.
  • “Trade Integration and Risk Sharing” (with A. Kraay), European Economic Review, June 2002.
  • “A Portfolio View of the Current Account Deficit”, Brookings Papers, July 2001.
  • “Current Accounts in Debtor   and Creditor Countries” (with A. Kraay), Quarterly Journal of Economics, November 2000.

 

Hans-Joachim Voth

Hans-Joachim Voth earned his PhD in Economics at Oxford University in 1996. Currently he is ICREA Research Professor of Economics and Economic History at UPF. He is a CEPR fellow, and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Economic History. He has won the Gino Luzzatto Prize for the best thesis in European economic history, the Alexander Gershenkron Prize for best thesis on non-US topics, and a Leverhulme Prize for outstanding researchers under the age of 35. His work has appeared in the American Economic Review, the European Economic Review, theJournal of Economic History, Explorations in Economic History, and in a book with Oxford University Press. He has held visiting appointments at Stanford, MIT and Stern Business School (NYU).

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Interest Rate Restrictions in a Natural Experiment: Loan Allocation and the Change in the Usury Laws in 1714” (with P. Temin), Economic Journal, forthcoming.
  • “Credit Rationing and Crowding Out during the Industrial Revolution: Evidence from Hoare’s Bank, 1702-1862” (with P. Temin), Explorations in Economic History, July 2005.
  • “Riding the South Sea Bubble” (with P. Temin), American Economic Review, December 2004.
  • “With a Bang, Not a Whimper: Pricking Germany’s “Stockmarket Bubble” in 1927 and the Slide into  Depression”, Journal of Economic History, 2003.

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Barcelona receives thousands of visitors, especially in summer.
Please, make your reservations directly as soon as possible.

 

Residence Halls

Residence Hall for Researchers (comfort)
C/Hospital, 64
08001-Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 93 443 8610
Fax. (+34) 93 442 8202
investigadors@resa.es
https://www.resa.es/

 

Residència Universitària “La Ciutadella”
Pg. Pujades, 33-37
Tel. (+34) 902444447
resa@resa.es
https://www.resa.es

 

Residència Universitària Campus del Mar
Passeig Salvat Papasseit, 4
08003 Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 933 904 000
https://www.resa.es

 

Residencias Juevenes-El Campus
C/Mallorca, 191, Pral.
jmpresi@arrakis.es
https://www.arrakis.es/~jmpresi/index.htm

 

APIMEC Residencia Universitaria
C/Bruc, 136
residencia.apimec@caixaterrasa.com
https://www.habitatgejove.com/arrel_eg/index_i.html

 

BARCELONAUTA
C/Sardenya, 326-328 entol. 2
bcnauta@comb.es

Hotels

Hotel H10 Marina Barcelona (4*)
Address: Av Bogatell, 64-68
Phone: 933097917 / 933003310 (fax)
Web: https://www.h10.es
E-mail: h10.marina.barcelona@h10.es

 

Hotel Icaria Barcelona (4*)
Address: Av Icària, 195-197
Phone: 932218200 / 932212458 (fax)
Web: https://www.sbhotels.es
E-mail: hotel@icaria.barcelona

 

Hotel Silken Diagonal (4*)
Address: Av. Diagonal, 205
Phone: 934 895 300 / 934 895 309 (fax)
Web: https://www.hoteles-silken.com/hoteles/index2.php?idhotel=19
E-mail: hotel.diagonalbcn@hoteles-silken.com

 

Hotel Glòries (3*)
Address: Padilla, 173 (with Gran Via)
Phone: 932 650 808
Web: https://www.hotelglories.com/
E-mail: reservas@hotelglories.com

 

Hotel Park Hotel (3*)
Address: Av Marquès de l’Argentera, 11
Phone: 933196000 / 933194519 (fax)
E-mail: parkhotel@parkhotelbarcelona.com

 

Hotel Pere IV (3*)
Address: C Pallars, 128*130
Phone: 933 209 650 / 933 009 060 (fax)
Web: https://www.euro-mar.com
E-mail: hotelpereiv@euro-mar.com

 

Hotel Oasis II (2*)
Address: Pla Palau, 17
Telèfon: 933194396 / 933104874 (fax)

 

Hotel Lyon (1*)
Address: C General Castaños, 6
Phone: 933194360 / 933194431 (fax)
Web: https://www.gargallo-hotels.com
E-mail: lyon@gargallo-hotels.com

Useful Links

 

How to get to the city from the airport?

 

Please visit: Barcelona Tourism (then have a look at “planning your journey”)

There are several ways:

 

  • by bus: Aerobus. This bus takes you to and from the airport every 15 minutes and stops at Estació de Sants, Plaça Espanya, Plaça Catalunya i Passeig de Gràcia. A ticket costs € 3.75
  • by bus: 106. This bus takes you only to Plaça Espanya. A ticket costs €1.25
  • by train: RENFE. Trains depart every 30 minutes and stop at Barcelona Sants, Passeig de Gràcia and Estació de França
  • by taxi. A taxi ride can cost from € 20 to 25 depending on the day, time, etc.
  • by rental car

 

Information about transportation from the Airport to Barcelona

How to get to the UPF?

UPF location map (Ciutadella campus)
Visit Barcelona Transportation

How to get to CREI (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) from the nearest metro station?

 

      The nearest metro station is “Ciutadella-Vila Olímpica” and belongs to L4 line (yellow one). When you get the street (Ramon Trias Fargas) you just have to walk up and you will find the university on your left.

For further information you can visit:

Schaal, E., P. Fajgelbaum, A. Khandelwal, W. Kim and C. Mantovani,

"Optimal Lockdown in a Commuting Network"


Forthcoming in American Economic Review: Insights, 2021

Monetary Policy and Labor Market Imperfections

Instructor: Jordi Galí
Selected Topics:

– The New Keynesian model with sticky prices and wages
– Real wage rigidities, inflation persistence and monetary policy trade-offs
– Labor market frictions, unemployment and monetary policy
– Labor markets, monetary policy and the Great Moderation

Dates: June 18-22
Time: 09:00-11:00 h
Price: 450 euros
   

Fiscal Policy in General Equilibrium Models of the Business Cycle

Instructor: Albert Marcet
 

The object of the course is to analyze the best policy that the government can implement, given how the market reacts to each policy, and given various institutional constraints, such as partial or full commitment, participation constraints, default or political equilibrium. We will discuss the methodology to study optimal policy, focusing on fiscal policy applications, and we will review some relevant papers in this literature along the way.

Selected Topics:

– Fiscal policy analysis in dynamic models
– Sustainability of debt
– Effects of constraints on fiscal policy (debt limits, balanced budgets …)
– Debt management
– Stabilization policies
– Interaction with monetary policy
– Commitment versus discretion

Dates: June 18-22
Time: 11:30 – 13:30 h
Price: 450 euros
   

Sovereign Debt: Theory, History and Policy

 

This course examines the workings of sovereign debt markets, focusing on theoretical approaches, key empirical regularities, as well as policy implications. We combine historical evidence, and detailed analyses of recent lending episodes to give students a clear sense of what phenomena modern theory can explain.

Instructor:

Jaume Ventura and Hans-Joachim Voth
Selected Topics:

– Models of sovereign risk
– Reputation, default and retaliation
– Historical case studies: from gunboat diplomacy to the Argentine crisis
– Policy issues: sustainability and crisis resolution

Dates: June 18-22
Time: 14:30-16:30 h and 17:00-19:00 h (20 hours)
Price: 900 euros
   

Cities and Economic Geography

Instructor: Diego Puga
Selected Topics:

– Economic integration and the location of economic activity
– The formation of cities: developers and self-organization
– The motives for agglomeration: what generates aggregate increasing returns?
– Specialization and diversifiction in cities
– The distribution of city sizes

Dates: June 25-29
Time: 09:00-11:00 h
Price: 450 euros
   

Economic Growth and Development I

Instructor: Xavier Sala-i-Martin
Selected Topics:

– The world distribution of income
– Growth, poverty and inequality: the role of globalization
– Neoclassical growth theory: the power of diminishing returns
– The role of incentives
– Government, taxation, the Welfare State and growth
– Ideas and growth: R&D, patents. AIDS, malaria and generics
– The effectiveness of International Aid in promoting economic develpment. Randomized Field Experiments
– The tragedy of Africa: Diagnostics and setting priorities

Dates: June 25-29
Time: 11:30-13:30 h
Price: 450 euros
   

Economic Growth and Development II

Instructor: Antonio Ciccone
Selected Topics:

– Entry regulation, finance, and economic growth
– Institutions, geography, and trade as deep deteminants of economic development
– Human capital, comparative advantage, and technological catch up
– Learning about growth from growth regressions
– Are the externalities to human capital accumulation?

Dates: June 25-29
Time: 14:30-16:30 h
Price:

450 euros

   

Methods for Estimation of DSGE Models

Instructor: Fabio Canova
  The course plans to examine in details various methods to compare stochastic general equilibrium models to the data. Examples and applications will be emphasized.
Selected Topics:

– Log-linear and second order approximations
– GMM and SMM
– Indirect Inference
– Maximum likelihood
– Bayesian methods

Dates: June 25-29
Time:

Lectures 17.00-19.00 h (10 hours)
Computer demonstrations: 19.00-20.00 h (5 hours)

Price: 700 euros

Fabio Canova

Fabio Canova earned his PhD in Economics at the University of Minnesota in 1989. He has been an Assistant Professor at Brown University and Rochester, an Associate Professor at Brown University and the European University Institute, a Professor at the University of Catania, University of Modena, and Universitat Pompeu Fabra and a Research Professor with IGIER. He is currently research professor with ICREA. He has also been part-time professor at the University of Southampton and the London Business School. Besides the above places, he has taught courses at various summer schools, at the Bank of Italy, the ECB, the Bank of England, UK Treasury and UK Foreign Office, Riksbank, Swiss National Bank, Banco de Argentina among other places and he has been a consultant with the Bank of England, the IMF, the ECB, Bank of Spain and the Bank of Italy. He is a Research Fellow at the CEPR, a Research Associate at CREI, a Member of the CEPR Dating Committee, a Member of the Advisory Board of Dynare, the Founder of the Applied Macroeconomic Network (AMeN) His research interests include quantitative macroeconomics, monetary theory, international business cycles and macroeconometrics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Similarities and convergence in G7 Cycles” (with M.  Ciccarelli and E. Ortega) Journal of Monetary Economics, forthcoming.
  • “Price Dispersion in Monetary Union: the role of Fiscal shocks” (with E.  Pappa), Economic Journal forthcoming.
  • “Testing for Convergence Clubs: A Predictive Density Approach”, International Economic Review, February 2004.
  • “Forecasting and Turning Point Predictions in a Bayesian Panel VAR model” (with M. Ciccarelli), Journal of  Econometrics, June 2004.
  • “Monetary Disturbances Matter for Business Fluctuations in the G-7” (with G. De Nicolo),Journal of  Monetary Economics, September 2002.

 

Antonio Ciccone

Antonio Ciccone is an ICREA Research Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He earned a MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics at the London School of Economics in 1990 and a PhD in Economics at Stanford University in 1994. He is a co-editor of The Economic Journal and Regional Science and Urban Economics, and member of the editorial board of the Review of Economic Studies. He has taught macroeconomics at UC Berkeley, Stanford, the London Business School, as well as the European Commission and the European Central Bank.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Red Tape and Delayed Entry” (with E. Papaioannou), Journal of the European Economic Association (Papers and Proceedings), forthcoming.
  • “Identifying Human Capital Externalities: Theory and Applications” (with G. Peri), Review of Economic  Studies, forthcoming.
  • “Trade and Productivity” (with F. Alcalá) Quarterly Journal of Economics, May 2004.

 

Jordi Galí

Jordi Galí earned his PhD in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1989. Currently he is Director and Senior Researcher of the Center for Research on International Economics (CREI) and a Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He has held academic positions at New York University and Columbia University. He has been a Visiting Professor at MIT. He is a co-editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association. He is a Research Fellow at the CEPR, a Research Associate at the NBER, and a Fellow of the Econometric Society. He has been consultant to the European Central Bank, the Federal Reserve and other central banks. His research interests include macroeconomics, monetary theory, and macroeconometrics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Real Wage Rigidities and the New Keynesian Model”, (with O. Blanchard), Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, forthcoming.
  • “Monetary Policy and Exchange Rate Volatility in a Small Open Economy,” (with T. Monacelli), Review of  Economic Studies, 2005.
  • “Monetary Policy Rules and Macroeconomic Stability: Evidence and Some Theory”, (with R. Clarida and M.  Gertler), Quarterly Journal of Economics, January 2000.
  • “The Science of Monetary Policy: A New Keynesian Perspective,” (with R. Clarida and M. Gertler), Journal of  Economic Literature, December 1999.

 

Albert Marcet

Albert Marcet graduated in Economics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1982) and earned his PhD in Economics at the University of Minnesota (1987). He is Research Professor at the Institut d’Anàlisi Econòmica, Barcelona. He has also been Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (1990-2003) and Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh (1986-1992) and has been a visitor at the ECB, London Business School, CEMFI (Madrid), the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and the Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona. His main areas of research are macroeconomics, fiscal policy, solution methods of dynamic models, financial economics and learning models.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Incomplete Markets, Labor supply and Capital Accumulation” (with F. Obiols and P. Weil), forthcoming in Journal of Monetary Economics.
  • “Recurrent Hyperinflations and Learning” (with J. P. Nicolini), American Economic Review, December 2003.
  • “Optimal Taxation without State-Contingent Debt” (with R. Aiyagari, T. J. Sargent and J. Seppala) Journal  of Political Economy, December 2002.

 

Diego Puga

Diego Puga earned his PhD in Economics at the London School in Economics in 1997. Currently, he is Professor of Economics at Universitat Pompeu Fabra and a Research Associate at CREI. Previously, he was Assistant Professor and tenured Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. In addition to Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the University of Toronto, he has taught courses at the London School of Economics, Northwestern University, and the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration. He is editor of the Journal of Economic Geography, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the European Economic Association the Journal of Regional Science, and Moneda y Crédito and a Research Fellow of the CEPR and the NBER. His research interests include urban and regional economics, international trade, and the economics of innovation.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Causes of Sprawl: A Portrait from Space” (with M. Burchfield, H. G. Overman and M. A. Turner), Quarterly  Journal of Economics, May 2006.
  • “Nursery Cities: Urban Diversity, Process Innovation, and the Life Cycle of Products” (with G. Duranton),  American Economic Review, December 2001.
  • “Agglomeration and Economic Development: Import Substitution vs. Trade Liberalization” (with A. J.  Venables), Economic Journal, April 1999.
  • “The Rise and Fall of Regional Inequalities”, European Economic Review, February 1999.

 

Xavier Sala-i-Martin

Xavier Sala-i-Martin earned his PhD in Economics at Harvard in 1990. Currently he is Professor in the Department of Economics at Columbia University, and a Visiting Professor at UPF. He has been an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at Yale University and Visiting Professor at Harvard University. He has also taught at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Harvard University, New York University, Yale University and the International Monetary Fund, among other places. He is senior economic adviser to the World Economic Forum (WEF), editor of the Global Competitiveness Report of the WEF, Research Associate at the NBER and has been consultant for the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. In 2006 he was the President of FC Barcelona and he is now the President of its Economic Commission. His research interests include economic growth, macroeconomics, public finance and social security, health and population economics, and monetary economics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “The World Distribution of Income: Falling Inequality and Convergence, Period”, Quarterly Journal of  Economics, May 2006.
  • “Determinants of Long-Term Growth: A Bayesian Average of Classical Estimates (Bace) Approach” (with G.  Doppelhoffer and R. Miller), American Economic Review, September 2004.
  • “The Economic Tragedy of the XXth Century: Growth in Africa” (with E.V. Artadi), inAfrican  Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum, September 2003.
  • “Economic Growth, 2nd Edition” MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2003 (with R. Barro).
  • “Health Investment Complementarities under Competing Risks,” (with W. Dow and T. Philipson), American  Economic Review, December 1999.

 

Jaume Ventura

Jaume Ventura earned his PhD in Economics at Harvard University in 1995. Currently he is a Senior Researcher at CREI. Previously, he has held academic positions at MIT and the University of Chicago. He is co-director of the International Macroeconomics Programme of the CEPR and has served as editor of The Economic Journal. He is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the NBER, and has served as a consultant to the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Country Portfolios” (with A. Kraay, N. Loayza and L. Servén) Journal of the European and Economic   Association, June 2005.
  • “Current Accounts in the Long and Short Run” (with A. Kraay) NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2002, July   2003.
  • “Trade Integration and Risk Sharing” (with A. Kraay), European Economic Review, June 2002.
  • “A Portfolio View of the Current Account Deficit”, Brookings Papers, July 2001.
  • “Current Accounts in Debtor   and Creditor Countries” (with A. Kraay), Quarterly Journal of Economics, November 2000.

 

Hans-Joachim Voth

Hans-Joachim Voth earned his PhD in Economics at Oxford University in 1996. Currently he is ICREA Research Professor of Economics and Economic History at UPF. He is a CEPR fellow, and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Economic History. He has won the Gino Luzzatto Prize for the best thesis in European economic history, the Alexander Gershenkron Prize for best thesis on non-US topics, and a Leverhulme Prize for outstanding researchers under the age of 35. His work has appeared in the American Economic Review, the European Economic Review, theJournal of Economic History, Explorations in Economic History, and in a book with Oxford University Press. He has held visiting appointments at Stanford, MIT and Stern Business School (NYU).

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Interest Rate Restrictions in a Natural Experiment: Loan Allocation and the Change in the Usury Laws in 1714” (with P. Temin), Economic Journal, forthcoming.
  • “Credit Rationing and Crowding Out during the Industrial Revolution: Evidence from Hoare’s Bank, 1702-1862” (with P. Temin), Explorations in Economic History, July 2005.
  • “Riding the South Sea Bubble” (with P. Temin), American Economic Review, December 2004.
  • “With a Bang, Not a Whimper: Pricking Germany’s “Stockmarket Bubble” in 1927 and the Slide into  Depression”, Journal of Economic History, 2003.

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How to get to the city from the airport?

 

Please visit: Barcelona Tourism (then have a look at “planning your journey”)

There are several ways:

 

  • by bus: Aerobus. This bus takes you to and from the airport every 15 minutes and stops at Estació de Sants, Plaça Espanya, Plaça Catalunya i Passeig de Gràcia. A ticket costs € 3.75
  • by bus: 106. This bus takes you only to Plaça Espanya. A ticket costs €1.25
  • by train: RENFE. Trains depart every 30 minutes and stop at Barcelona Sants, Passeig de Gràcia and Estació de França
  • by taxi. A taxi ride can cost from € 20 to 25 depending on the day, time, etc.
  • by rental car

 

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How to get to CREI (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) from the nearest metro station?

 

      The nearest metro station is “Ciutadella-Vila Olímpica” and belongs to L4 line (yellow one). When you get the street (Ramon Trias Fargas) you just have to walk up and you will find the university on your left.

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"Collateral Booms and Information Depletion"


Forthcoming in The Review of Economic Studies, 2021

Monetary Policy and Labor Market Imperfections

Instructor: Jordi Galí
Selected Topics:

– The New Keynesian model with sticky prices and wages
– Real wage rigidities, inflation persistence and monetary policy trade-offs
– Labor market frictions, unemployment and monetary policy
– Labor markets, monetary policy and the Great Moderation

Dates: June 18-22
Time: 09:00-11:00 h
Price: 450 euros
   

Fiscal Policy in General Equilibrium Models of the Business Cycle

Instructor: Albert Marcet
 

The object of the course is to analyze the best policy that the government can implement, given how the market reacts to each policy, and given various institutional constraints, such as partial or full commitment, participation constraints, default or political equilibrium. We will discuss the methodology to study optimal policy, focusing on fiscal policy applications, and we will review some relevant papers in this literature along the way.

Selected Topics:

– Fiscal policy analysis in dynamic models
– Sustainability of debt
– Effects of constraints on fiscal policy (debt limits, balanced budgets …)
– Debt management
– Stabilization policies
– Interaction with monetary policy
– Commitment versus discretion

Dates: June 18-22
Time: 11:30 – 13:30 h
Price: 450 euros
   

Sovereign Debt: Theory, History and Policy

 

This course examines the workings of sovereign debt markets, focusing on theoretical approaches, key empirical regularities, as well as policy implications. We combine historical evidence, and detailed analyses of recent lending episodes to give students a clear sense of what phenomena modern theory can explain.

Instructor:

Jaume Ventura and Hans-Joachim Voth
Selected Topics:

– Models of sovereign risk
– Reputation, default and retaliation
– Historical case studies: from gunboat diplomacy to the Argentine crisis
– Policy issues: sustainability and crisis resolution

Dates: June 18-22
Time: 14:30-16:30 h and 17:00-19:00 h (20 hours)
Price: 900 euros
   

Cities and Economic Geography

Instructor: Diego Puga
Selected Topics:

– Economic integration and the location of economic activity
– The formation of cities: developers and self-organization
– The motives for agglomeration: what generates aggregate increasing returns?
– Specialization and diversifiction in cities
– The distribution of city sizes

Dates: June 25-29
Time: 09:00-11:00 h
Price: 450 euros
   

Economic Growth and Development I

Instructor: Xavier Sala-i-Martin
Selected Topics:

– The world distribution of income
– Growth, poverty and inequality: the role of globalization
– Neoclassical growth theory: the power of diminishing returns
– The role of incentives
– Government, taxation, the Welfare State and growth
– Ideas and growth: R&D, patents. AIDS, malaria and generics
– The effectiveness of International Aid in promoting economic develpment. Randomized Field Experiments
– The tragedy of Africa: Diagnostics and setting priorities

Dates: June 25-29
Time: 11:30-13:30 h
Price: 450 euros
   

Economic Growth and Development II

Instructor: Antonio Ciccone
Selected Topics:

– Entry regulation, finance, and economic growth
– Institutions, geography, and trade as deep deteminants of economic development
– Human capital, comparative advantage, and technological catch up
– Learning about growth from growth regressions
– Are the externalities to human capital accumulation?

Dates: June 25-29
Time: 14:30-16:30 h
Price:

450 euros

   

Methods for Estimation of DSGE Models

Instructor: Fabio Canova
  The course plans to examine in details various methods to compare stochastic general equilibrium models to the data. Examples and applications will be emphasized.
Selected Topics:

– Log-linear and second order approximations
– GMM and SMM
– Indirect Inference
– Maximum likelihood
– Bayesian methods

Dates: June 25-29
Time:

Lectures 17.00-19.00 h (10 hours)
Computer demonstrations: 19.00-20.00 h (5 hours)

Price: 700 euros

Fabio Canova

Fabio Canova earned his PhD in Economics at the University of Minnesota in 1989. He has been an Assistant Professor at Brown University and Rochester, an Associate Professor at Brown University and the European University Institute, a Professor at the University of Catania, University of Modena, and Universitat Pompeu Fabra and a Research Professor with IGIER. He is currently research professor with ICREA. He has also been part-time professor at the University of Southampton and the London Business School. Besides the above places, he has taught courses at various summer schools, at the Bank of Italy, the ECB, the Bank of England, UK Treasury and UK Foreign Office, Riksbank, Swiss National Bank, Banco de Argentina among other places and he has been a consultant with the Bank of England, the IMF, the ECB, Bank of Spain and the Bank of Italy. He is a Research Fellow at the CEPR, a Research Associate at CREI, a Member of the CEPR Dating Committee, a Member of the Advisory Board of Dynare, the Founder of the Applied Macroeconomic Network (AMeN) His research interests include quantitative macroeconomics, monetary theory, international business cycles and macroeconometrics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Similarities and convergence in G7 Cycles” (with M.  Ciccarelli and E. Ortega) Journal of Monetary Economics, forthcoming.
  • “Price Dispersion in Monetary Union: the role of Fiscal shocks” (with E.  Pappa), Economic Journal forthcoming.
  • “Testing for Convergence Clubs: A Predictive Density Approach”, International Economic Review, February 2004.
  • “Forecasting and Turning Point Predictions in a Bayesian Panel VAR model” (with M. Ciccarelli), Journal of  Econometrics, June 2004.
  • “Monetary Disturbances Matter for Business Fluctuations in the G-7” (with G. De Nicolo),Journal of  Monetary Economics, September 2002.

 

Antonio Ciccone

Antonio Ciccone is an ICREA Research Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He earned a MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics at the London School of Economics in 1990 and a PhD in Economics at Stanford University in 1994. He is a co-editor of The Economic Journal and Regional Science and Urban Economics, and member of the editorial board of the Review of Economic Studies. He has taught macroeconomics at UC Berkeley, Stanford, the London Business School, as well as the European Commission and the European Central Bank.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Red Tape and Delayed Entry” (with E. Papaioannou), Journal of the European Economic Association (Papers and Proceedings), forthcoming.
  • “Identifying Human Capital Externalities: Theory and Applications” (with G. Peri), Review of Economic  Studies, forthcoming.
  • “Trade and Productivity” (with F. Alcalá) Quarterly Journal of Economics, May 2004.

 

Jordi Galí

Jordi Galí earned his PhD in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1989. Currently he is Director and Senior Researcher of the Center for Research on International Economics (CREI) and a Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He has held academic positions at New York University and Columbia University. He has been a Visiting Professor at MIT. He is a co-editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association. He is a Research Fellow at the CEPR, a Research Associate at the NBER, and a Fellow of the Econometric Society. He has been consultant to the European Central Bank, the Federal Reserve and other central banks. His research interests include macroeconomics, monetary theory, and macroeconometrics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Real Wage Rigidities and the New Keynesian Model”, (with O. Blanchard), Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, forthcoming.
  • “Monetary Policy and Exchange Rate Volatility in a Small Open Economy,” (with T. Monacelli), Review of  Economic Studies, 2005.
  • “Monetary Policy Rules and Macroeconomic Stability: Evidence and Some Theory”, (with R. Clarida and M.  Gertler), Quarterly Journal of Economics, January 2000.
  • “The Science of Monetary Policy: A New Keynesian Perspective,” (with R. Clarida and M. Gertler), Journal of  Economic Literature, December 1999.

 

Albert Marcet

Albert Marcet graduated in Economics at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (1982) and earned his PhD in Economics at the University of Minnesota (1987). He is Research Professor at the Institut d’Anàlisi Econòmica, Barcelona. He has also been Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (1990-2003) and Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh (1986-1992) and has been a visitor at the ECB, London Business School, CEMFI (Madrid), the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and the Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona. His main areas of research are macroeconomics, fiscal policy, solution methods of dynamic models, financial economics and learning models.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Incomplete Markets, Labor supply and Capital Accumulation” (with F. Obiols and P. Weil), forthcoming in Journal of Monetary Economics.
  • “Recurrent Hyperinflations and Learning” (with J. P. Nicolini), American Economic Review, December 2003.
  • “Optimal Taxation without State-Contingent Debt” (with R. Aiyagari, T. J. Sargent and J. Seppala) Journal  of Political Economy, December 2002.

 

Diego Puga

Diego Puga earned his PhD in Economics at the London School in Economics in 1997. Currently, he is Professor of Economics at Universitat Pompeu Fabra and a Research Associate at CREI. Previously, he was Assistant Professor and tenured Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. In addition to Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the University of Toronto, he has taught courses at the London School of Economics, Northwestern University, and the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration. He is editor of the Journal of Economic Geography, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the European Economic Association the Journal of Regional Science, and Moneda y Crédito and a Research Fellow of the CEPR and the NBER. His research interests include urban and regional economics, international trade, and the economics of innovation.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Causes of Sprawl: A Portrait from Space” (with M. Burchfield, H. G. Overman and M. A. Turner), Quarterly  Journal of Economics, May 2006.
  • “Nursery Cities: Urban Diversity, Process Innovation, and the Life Cycle of Products” (with G. Duranton),  American Economic Review, December 2001.
  • “Agglomeration and Economic Development: Import Substitution vs. Trade Liberalization” (with A. J.  Venables), Economic Journal, April 1999.
  • “The Rise and Fall of Regional Inequalities”, European Economic Review, February 1999.

 

Xavier Sala-i-Martin

Xavier Sala-i-Martin earned his PhD in Economics at Harvard in 1990. Currently he is Professor in the Department of Economics at Columbia University, and a Visiting Professor at UPF. He has been an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at Yale University and Visiting Professor at Harvard University. He has also taught at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Harvard University, New York University, Yale University and the International Monetary Fund, among other places. He is senior economic adviser to the World Economic Forum (WEF), editor of the Global Competitiveness Report of the WEF, Research Associate at the NBER and has been consultant for the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. In 2006 he was the President of FC Barcelona and he is now the President of its Economic Commission. His research interests include economic growth, macroeconomics, public finance and social security, health and population economics, and monetary economics.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “The World Distribution of Income: Falling Inequality and Convergence, Period”, Quarterly Journal of  Economics, May 2006.
  • “Determinants of Long-Term Growth: A Bayesian Average of Classical Estimates (Bace) Approach” (with G.  Doppelhoffer and R. Miller), American Economic Review, September 2004.
  • “The Economic Tragedy of the XXth Century: Growth in Africa” (with E.V. Artadi), inAfrican  Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum, September 2003.
  • “Economic Growth, 2nd Edition” MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2003 (with R. Barro).
  • “Health Investment Complementarities under Competing Risks,” (with W. Dow and T. Philipson), American  Economic Review, December 1999.

 

Jaume Ventura

Jaume Ventura earned his PhD in Economics at Harvard University in 1995. Currently he is a Senior Researcher at CREI. Previously, he has held academic positions at MIT and the University of Chicago. He is co-director of the International Macroeconomics Programme of the CEPR and has served as editor of The Economic Journal. He is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the NBER, and has served as a consultant to the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank.

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Country Portfolios” (with A. Kraay, N. Loayza and L. Servén) Journal of the European and Economic   Association, June 2005.
  • “Current Accounts in the Long and Short Run” (with A. Kraay) NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2002, July   2003.
  • “Trade Integration and Risk Sharing” (with A. Kraay), European Economic Review, June 2002.
  • “A Portfolio View of the Current Account Deficit”, Brookings Papers, July 2001.
  • “Current Accounts in Debtor   and Creditor Countries” (with A. Kraay), Quarterly Journal of Economics, November 2000.

 

Hans-Joachim Voth

Hans-Joachim Voth earned his PhD in Economics at Oxford University in 1996. Currently he is ICREA Research Professor of Economics and Economic History at UPF. He is a CEPR fellow, and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Economic History. He has won the Gino Luzzatto Prize for the best thesis in European economic history, the Alexander Gershenkron Prize for best thesis on non-US topics, and a Leverhulme Prize for outstanding researchers under the age of 35. His work has appeared in the American Economic Review, the European Economic Review, theJournal of Economic History, Explorations in Economic History, and in a book with Oxford University Press. He has held visiting appointments at Stanford, MIT and Stern Business School (NYU).

 

Selected publications:

 

  • “Interest Rate Restrictions in a Natural Experiment: Loan Allocation and the Change in the Usury Laws in 1714” (with P. Temin), Economic Journal, forthcoming.
  • “Credit Rationing and Crowding Out during the Industrial Revolution: Evidence from Hoare’s Bank, 1702-1862” (with P. Temin), Explorations in Economic History, July 2005.
  • “Riding the South Sea Bubble” (with P. Temin), American Economic Review, December 2004.
  • “With a Bang, Not a Whimper: Pricking Germany’s “Stockmarket Bubble” in 1927 and the Slide into  Depression”, Journal of Economic History, 2003.

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Barcelona receives thousands of visitors, especially in summer.
Please, make your reservations directly as soon as possible.

 

Residence Halls

Residence Hall for Researchers (comfort)
C/Hospital, 64
08001-Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 93 443 8610
Fax. (+34) 93 442 8202
investigadors@resa.es
https://www.resa.es/

 

Residència Universitària “La Ciutadella”
Pg. Pujades, 33-37
Tel. (+34) 902444447
resa@resa.es
https://www.resa.es

 

Residència Universitària Campus del Mar
Passeig Salvat Papasseit, 4
08003 Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 933 904 000
https://www.resa.es

 

Residencias Juevenes-El Campus
C/Mallorca, 191, Pral.
jmpresi@arrakis.es
https://www.arrakis.es/~jmpresi/index.htm

 

APIMEC Residencia Universitaria
C/Bruc, 136
residencia.apimec@caixaterrasa.com
https://www.habitatgejove.com/arrel_eg/index_i.html

 

BARCELONAUTA
C/Sardenya, 326-328 entol. 2
bcnauta@comb.es

Hotels

Hotel H10 Marina Barcelona (4*)
Address: Av Bogatell, 64-68
Phone: 933097917 / 933003310 (fax)
Web: https://www.h10.es
E-mail: h10.marina.barcelona@h10.es

 

Hotel Icaria Barcelona (4*)
Address: Av Icària, 195-197
Phone: 932218200 / 932212458 (fax)
Web: https://www.sbhotels.es
E-mail: hotel@icaria.barcelona

 

Hotel Silken Diagonal (4*)
Address: Av. Diagonal, 205
Phone: 934 895 300 / 934 895 309 (fax)
Web: https://www.hoteles-silken.com/hoteles/index2.php?idhotel=19
E-mail: hotel.diagonalbcn@hoteles-silken.com

 

Hotel Glòries (3*)
Address: Padilla, 173 (with Gran Via)
Phone: 932 650 808
Web: https://www.hotelglories.com/
E-mail: reservas@hotelglories.com

 

Hotel Park Hotel (3*)
Address: Av Marquès de l’Argentera, 11
Phone: 933196000 / 933194519 (fax)
E-mail: parkhotel@parkhotelbarcelona.com

 

Hotel Pere IV (3*)
Address: C Pallars, 128*130
Phone: 933 209 650 / 933 009 060 (fax)
Web: https://www.euro-mar.com
E-mail: hotelpereiv@euro-mar.com

 

Hotel Oasis II (2*)
Address: Pla Palau, 17
Telèfon: 933194396 / 933104874 (fax)

 

Hotel Lyon (1*)
Address: C General Castaños, 6
Phone: 933194360 / 933194431 (fax)
Web: https://www.gargallo-hotels.com
E-mail: lyon@gargallo-hotels.com

Useful Links

 

How to get to the city from the airport?

 

Please visit: Barcelona Tourism (then have a look at “planning your journey”)

There are several ways:

 

  • by bus: Aerobus. This bus takes you to and from the airport every 15 minutes and stops at Estació de Sants, Plaça Espanya, Plaça Catalunya i Passeig de Gràcia. A ticket costs € 3.75
  • by bus: 106. This bus takes you only to Plaça Espanya. A ticket costs €1.25
  • by train: RENFE. Trains depart every 30 minutes and stop at Barcelona Sants, Passeig de Gràcia and Estació de França
  • by taxi. A taxi ride can cost from € 20 to 25 depending on the day, time, etc.
  • by rental car

 

Information about transportation from the Airport to Barcelona

How to get to the UPF?

UPF location map (Ciutadella campus)
Visit Barcelona Transportation

How to get to CREI (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) from the nearest metro station?

 

      The nearest metro station is “Ciutadella-Vila Olímpica” and belongs to L4 line (yellow one). When you get the street (Ramon Trias Fargas) you just have to walk up and you will find the university on your left.

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