29-30 October 2015 - Structural Reforms. Moving the debate forward


Thursday, October 29, 2015

Welcoming Remarks
Klaas Knot (President of the Executive Board of De Nederlandsche Bank)

Session 1 - Modelling the impact of reforms

Chair: Jakob de Haan (Head of Research, De Nederlandsche Bank) 

The Dynamic Effects of Labor and Product Market Reforms in Normal and Crisis Times --- Romain Duval (International Monetary Fund) Presentation
Discussant: Werner Roeger (European Commission)

The potential impact of further structural reforms in Germany --- Tom Krebs (University of Mannheim) Paper / Presentation 
Discussant: Andrea Colciago (De Nederlandsche Bank)

When do Structural Reforms Work? On the Role of the Business Cycle and Macroeconomic Policies --- Christian Ebeke (International Monetary Fund) Paper / Presentation
Discussant: Máté Tóth Barnabás (European Central Bank) 

Friday, October 30, 2015

Session 2 - Collective bargaining: from theory to practice

Chair: Helge Berger (International Monetary Fund) 
Collective bargaining, firm heterogeneity and unemployment --- Juan Jimeno (Banco de España) Paper / Presentation
Discussant: Alexander Hijzen (International Monetary Fund)
Upward Nominal Wage Rigidity --- Pedro Portugal (Banco de Portugal) Paper / Presentation
Discussant: Joop Hartog (University of Amsterdam) 

Contract Staggering and Unemployment During the Great Recession: Evidence from Spain --- Ernesto Villanueva (Banco de España) Paper / Presentation
Discussant: Jante Parlevliet (De Nederlandsche Bank)  

Session 3 – Country case studies

Chair: Diederik Dicou (Head of Economic Policy, De Nederlandsche Bank)
A Preliminary Look at Reforms and Adjustment in Spain --- Helge Berger (International Monetary Fund) Paper
Discussant: Marcel Jansen (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Enhancing productivity growth: challenges to the French model --- Gilbert Cette (Banque de France) Presentation
Discussant: Eric Bartelsman (VU University) 

Evaluation of structural reforms: the Dutch approach --- Daniel van Vuuren (Netherlands Bureau of Economic Policy Analysis) Paper / Presentation 
Discussant: Massimo Giuliodori (University of Amsterdam)