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2007 Summer Research Workshop and Conference


2007 Summer Conference logo Programme Part I

co-sponsored by the ESRC World Economy and Finance (WEF) programme 

July 11th | July 12th | July 13th 

Wednesday, July the 11th

WEF Registration and Lunch

2.30 – 3.30pm
Inflation and Mortality

Patrick Minford (Cardiff), 'Inflation persistence in an open economy: testing New Keynesian and New Classical models on UK data'

Martin Weale (NIESR) with Justin van der Ven, ‘Annuities and Aggregate Mortality Uncertainty’

3.30 – 4.00pm

Tea/ Coffee Break

4.00 – 5.30pm
Emerging Markets: Africa

David Vines (Oxford), “Woodford Goes to Africa”
Discussant: David Cobham (Heriot-Watt University)

Christopher Adam (Oxford), Stephen O’Connell (Swarthmore College), Edward Buffie (Indiana University) and Catherine Patillo (IMF), “Monetary Policy Rules for Managing Aid Surges in Africa”
Discussant: David Cobham (Heriot-Watt University)


Early supper prior to Stratford departure


Departure for evening event at Stratford-upon-Avon: Richard II by RSC

Thursday, July the 12th
9.15 – 11.00am
Private Equity Session

Chair: Justin O'Brien, (ANU)

Eric Talley ( California, Berkeley), “Going Private Decisions and the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002: A Cross Country Comparison”

Douglas Cumming (York Ontario), “Private Equity, Leveraged Buyouts and Governance”

Iain MacNeil (Glasgow), “Private Equity: A UK Regulatory Perspective”

11.15 – 11.30am

Tea/Coffee Break

11.30 – 1.00pm
Roundtable on Private Equity

Chair: Justin O’Brien (ANU) 

Keynote Speaker: Brendan Barber (General Secretary, TUC)

Panelists: Sally Wheeler (Queen’s University, Belfast), Ian Ramsay (University of Melbourne)

1.15 – 2.15pm


2.15 – 3.45pm
Emerging Markets: Law and Policy Issues

Sheldon Leader (Essex), “Risk to Human Rights and Risks to Investment Returns: Constraint and Potential in Project Finance”

Paul Mosley (Sheffield), “The Return of the State in Argentina,” with Jean Grugel and Maria Pia Riggirozzi

3.45 – 4.15pm

Tea/Coffee Break

4.15 – 5.30pm
Theory session: Capital Account Liberalization; Pillage

Ester Faia (Pompeu Fabra), “Welfare Implications of Capital Account Liberalization”

Colin Rowat (Birmingham) joint with Herakles Polemarchakis (Warwick), ‘An exchange economy with pillage’


WEF Conference Dinner at Arden House

Friday, July the 13th
9.00 – 10.30am
Financial Herding: Theory and Experiments

Daniel Sgroi (Cambridge), “Herd Behaviour in Efficient Financial Markets with Multiple States: An Experimental Test”

Antonio Guarino (UCL), "Herd Behaviour in Financial Markets: A Field Experiment with Financial Professionals"

10.30 – 11.00am

Tea/Coffee Break

11.00 – 1.00pm
Political Economy Theories of Debt

Oren Sussman (Said Business School, Oxford), “Sovereign Debt without default Penalties”

Luis Catao (IMF) Ana Fostel (George Washington) and Sandeep Kapur (Birkbeck),“Persistent Gaps, Volatility Types and Default Traps”

Amrita Dhillon with Javier Garcia-Fronti and Lei Zhang (Warwick), “Sovereign Debt Default: The Impact of Creditor Composition”


End of WEF sessions / Start of Part II


Draft Programme in PDF format can be downloaded here (PDF Document)

Japanise garden
Japanese garden,
Humanities Building,
University of Warwick