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11 June 2019 - 12 June 2019

4th Loughborough Workshop on Macroeconomic Policies in Emerging and Developing Countries, 2019

Presented By Organised by the Money and Developing Economies (MaDE) RIG

About this event

Following the successful workshops in previous years, the Money and Developing Economies (MaDE) Research Interest Group will be running a 4th two-day workshop at the School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University. Papers presented will address various issues (both theoretical and empirical) relating to, and that effect, the macroeconomics of developing countries. The Keynote speakers this year are:

Prof. David Fielding, Otago University, New Zealand

Prof. Chris Milner, University of Nottingham, UK

Prof. Victor Murinde, SOAS, University of London, UK

 The event is organised by Prof Eric PentecostDr Simeon Coleman and Dr Ahmad Ahmad

Timetable Day 1 

09.30

Registration

Tea/Coffee

09.50

Welcome

Prof. Eric Pentecost, Loughborough University

10.00

Session I

Chair: Professor Eric Pentecost, Loughborough University

 

Keynote

The Role of Finance in The Diffusion of Innovation by Enterprises. - Prof. Victor Murinde, SOAS, University of London, UK.

11.00

Refreshments

Tea/Coffee

11.15

Session II

Chair: Professor Paul Turner, Loughborough University

 

Paper 1

Policy Effects of International Taxation on Firm Dynamics and Capital Structure - Dr Adam Spencer, University of Nottingham, UK.

11.45

Paper 2

The Effects of Marginal Tax Changes: Estimates Based on a Life-Cycle Model - Dr Raffaele Rossi, University of Manchester, UK.

12.15

Paper 3

A Case Against a Four Percent Inflation Target - Prof. Engin Kara, Cardiff University, UK (with Anthony Yates City University), UK.

12.45

Paper 4

DCGE and Econometric Analysis of Impacts of Taxes in Thailand - Dr Keshab Bhattarai and Chonlakan Benjasak, University of Hull, UK.

13.15

Lunch

Buffet lunch in the foyer

14.15

Session III

Chair: Petr Harasimovic, Loughborough University

 

Paper 5

The Policy Implications of Non-Linear Fiscal Effects - Dr Richard McManus,  Canterbury Christ Church University, UK

14.45

Paper 6

Does Easing Controls on Foreign Currency Borrowings Boost Exporting Intensity of Indian Firms? - Prof. Sushanta Mallick, Queen Mary University, UK.

15.15

Paper 7

Macroprudential Interventions in Liquidity Traps - Dr William Tayler, Lancaster University, UK.

15.45

Paper 8

Fintech, Financial Inclusion and Income Inequality: A Quantile Approach - Dr Ayse Demir, SOAS, University of London, UK.

16.15

Refreshments

Tea/Coffee

16.30

Session IV

Chair: Dr Ahmad H Ahmad, Loughborough University

 

Keynote

Technology Catch-up to the National and Regional Frontier: Firm-level Evidence for India - Prof Chris Milner, University of Nottingham, UK

17.30

Close

Housekeeping - Prof Eric Pentecost

Timetable Day 2

09.30

Refreshments

Tea/Coffee

09.45

Session V

Chair: Prof Chris Green, Loughborough University.

 

Keynote

Ethnic Fractionalisation is a Good Thing - Prof. David Fielding, Otago University, New Zealand.

10.45

Refreshments

Tea/Coffee

11.00

Session VI

Chair: Dr Kavita Sirichand, Loughborough University.

 

Paper 9

Is Corruption in Autocracies Growth-Intensifying? An Empirical Study of East Asian Paradox - Dr Shrabani Saha, University of Lincoln.

11.30

Paper 10

Pan African Bank Presence and Banking Stability in Sub-Saharan Africa - Angela Mjojo, Loughborough University.

12.00

Paper 11

Commodity Market Speculation: An Application of the Reduced Rank Approach - Dr Bruce Morley, University of Bath, UK.

12.30

Lunch

Buffet lunch in the foyer

13.30

Session VII

Chair: Dr Simeon Coleman, Loughborough University

 

Paper 12

Current Accounts and Real Exchange Rate Dynamics in Africa - Dr Ahmad Hassan Ahmad, Loughborough University

14.00

Paper 13

Macroeconomic and Stock Market Integration: Evidence from sub-Saharan Africa - Robert Akunga, Loughborough University

14.30

Paper 14

Migration and Human Capital: Costs and Benefits, A Panel Data Analysis - Dr Cansu Unver-Erbas, Loughborough University

15.00

Close

Closing remarks and votes of thanks - Prof. Eric Pentecost.

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