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Sergio Rebelo

Lecture sponsored by Czech National Bank

Friday, June 29 at 2:15 p.m.


"Understanding Booms and Busts in Housing Markets"


Dr. Rebelo is the Tokai Bank Distinguished Professor of International Finance at the Kellogg School of Management, where he has served as Chair of the Finance Department. Prior to joining Kellogg, Rebelo taught at the University of Rochester and at the Portuguese Catholic University.  He does research on macroeconomics and international finance. He has studied the causes of business cycles, the impact of economic policy on economic growth, and the sources of exchange rate fluctuations. His research has been financed by the National Science Foundation, the World Bank, the Sloan Foundation, and the Olin Foundation. He is a fellow of the Econometric Society, the National Bureau of Economic Research, and of the Center for Economic Policy Research. He has been a member of the editorial board of various academic journals, including the American Economic Review, the European Economic Review, the Journal of Monetary Economics, and the Journal of Economic Growth. He has won numerous teaching awards at the Kellogg School of Management, including the Executive Masters Program Outstanding Professor Award and the Professor of the Year Award. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the European Central Bank, the McKinsey Global Institute, and other organizations. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Rochester.



Siem Jan Koopman

Lecture sponsored by CEPREMAP

Wednesday, June 27 at 2:30 p.m.


"Generalized Autoregressive Score Models for Time-Varying Parameters in Economics and Finance"


Dr. Koopman is Professor of Econometrics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and research fellow at the Tinbergen Institute since 1999. His Ph.D. is from the London School of Economics (LSE) and dates back to 1992. He had positions at the LSE between 1992 and 1997 and at the CentER (Tilburg University) between 1997 and 1999. In 2002 he visited the US Bureau of the Census in Washington DC as an ASA/NSF/US Census/BLS Research Fellow. More recently, in 2010 he was a Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at the Department of Economics, European University Institute in Florence. His research output is close to 100 publications in refereed journals. His book with J. Durbin, "Time series analysis by state space methods", is well-known; the second edition will appear in 2012. His research interests are statistical and econometric analysis of time series, financial econometrics, simulation-based methods, forecasting and the Kalman filter. He fulfills editorial duties at Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Forecasting and Journal of Multivariate Analysis. Finally he is an OxMetrics software developer and is actively engaged in the development of the time series software packages STAMP and SsfPack for Timberlake Consultants Ltd.



Richard S. J. Tol

Lecture sponsored by Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control

Thursday, June 28 at 2:30 p.m.


"Targets for Global Climate Policy"


Dr. Tol is a Professor of Economics, University of Sussex and Professor of the Economics of Climate Change, Institute for Environmental Studies and Department of Spatial Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Formerly he was a Research Professor at the Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin, the Michael Otto Professor of Sustainability and Global Change at Hamburg University and an Adjunct Professor, Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University. He has had visiting appointments at the Canadian Centre for Climate Research, University of Victoria, British Colombia, at the Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment, University College London, and at the Princeton Environmental Institute and the Department of Economics, Princeton University. He received an M.Sc. in econometrics (1992) and a Ph.D. in economics (1997) from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He is ranked among the top 200 economists in the world, and has 194 publications in learned journals (with 100+ co-authors), 3 books, 5 major reports, 37 book chapters, and many minor publications. He specialises in the economics of energy, environment, and climate, and is interested in integrated assessment modelling. He is an editor for Energy Economics, and an associate editor of economics the e-journal. He is advisor and referee of national and international policy and research. He is an author (contributing, lead, principal and convening) of Working Groups I, II and III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, shared winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007; an author and editor of the UNEP Handbook on Methods for Climate Change Impact Assessment and Adaptation Strategies; a GTAP Research Fellow; and a member of the Academia Europaea. He is actively involved in the European Climate Forum, the European Forum on Integrated Environmental Assessment, and the Energy Modelling Forum.


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