Peter Sinclair Memorial Conference

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Conference Programme 

DAY 1 - Thursday 7 April  

10.30 - 11.00: Registration and coffee

11.00 - 11.05: Welcome by Anindya Banerjee, Head of the Department of Economics (University of Birmingham)

11.05 - 11.15: Opening remarks by Robin Mason, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (University of Birmingham)

11.15 - 12.00: Policy Session: The UK economy

  • Powering down, not levelling up. Stephen Millard (NIESR) 
  • Session Chair: Anindya Banerjee (University of Birmingham)

12.00 - 13.00: Lunch

13.00 - 14.00: Panel Discussion: Monetary policy and its future.

  • Panellists: Charles Goodhart (London School of Economics), Jagit Chadha (NIESR), and Katharine Neiss (PGIM Fixed Income) 
  • Moderator: John Fender (University of Birmingham)

14.00 - 14.45: Inflation expectations and uncertainty during Covid: Evidence from firm microdata, Paul Mizen (University of Nottingham)

  • Session Chair: David Dickinson (University of Birmingham)

14.45 - 15.15: Coffee break

15.15 - 17.30: Paper presentation session

  • Credit networks versus supply chains and the footprints of global shocks in an emerging economy, Gulcin Ozkan (King’s College London)
  • On the economic cost of Covid-19, James Reade (University of Reading)
  • Trade and growth volatility: diversification vs specialisation, Miguel Leon-Ledesma (University of Kent)
  • Session Chair: Marco Ercolani (University of Birmingham)

19.00: Dinner at the University of Birmingham Conference Centre

Remarks during dinner: Anindya Banerjee and John Fender.     

DAY 2 - Friday 8 April

09.30 - 10.30: PhD student session

  • Measuring Brexit Uncertainty: A Machine Learning Approach, Duiyi Dai (University of Birmingham) 
  • Liquidity and Safety over the Business Cycle, Alex Haas (University of Oxford) 
  • Session Chair: Neil Rankin (University of York)

10.30 - 10.45: Coffee break

10.45 - 11.45: PhD student session 

  • Corporate Credit Risk and Capital Flows in Emerging Market Economies, Tatjana Schulze (University of Oxford) 
  • Group Patterns in Income Inequality, Binzhi Chen (University of Birmingham) 
  • Session Chair: Aditya Goenka (University of Birmingham)

11.45 - 12.45: Lunch 

12.45 - 13.30: Star Charities, Director Networks and Firm Performance, Andy Blake (Bank of England)

  • Session Chair: Martin Ellison

13.30 - 14.30: Panel Discussion: The Ideal Economist?

  • Panellists: Diane Coyle (University of Cambridge) and Michael McMahon (University of Oxford)
  • Moderator: George Bratsiotis (University of Manchester)

14.30: Coffee break