Conference Program

The Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main, The Center for Financial Studies (CFS), the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and the Department of Economics, University of Southern Denmark will host a conference on "Dynamics, Economic Growth and International Trade" (DEGIT XV) to be held at the Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main, Germany, on September 3-4, 2010.

Friday,  September 3rd
8:15 - 9:00Registration – Campus Westend, Casino Building, Goethe University, Frankfurt.
9:00 - 9:30Welcome Address - room 1.801

Rainer Klump, Bjarne S. Jensen

9:30 - 10:30  Plenary Session 1 - room 1.801
 Samuel S. Kortum: "Trade and the Global Recession"
10:30 - 11:00Coffee Break
11:00 - 13:00Parallel Sessions 1-4
13:00 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 16:00Parallel Sessions 5-8
16:00 - 16:30Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:30Plenary Session 2 - room 1.801
 Olivier de La Grandville: "How Much Should a Nation Save? A New Answer"
 Bjarne S. Jensen, "Solutions and Phase Portraits of Endogenous Growth Models with Optimal Saving"
19:00 -Conference Dinner – UBS OpernTurm
Saturday, September 4th
9:30 - 10:30Plenanery Session 3 - room 1.801
 Charles Yuji Horioka: "An International Comparison of Altruism, Bequest Motives, and Parent–Child Relations"
 Henry Wan Jr.: "Triangular Trade, Bilateral Dispute: Conceptual Explorations about the Dollar–Yuan Exchange Rate"
10:30 - 11:00Coffee Break
11:00 - 13:00Parallel Sessions 9 - 12
13:00 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 16:00Parallel Sessions 13 - 16
16:00 - 16:30Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:30Closing Session - room 1.801



Parallel Sessions

FRIDAY, September 5th

Parallel Session 1: Growth Complementarities
Time: 11:00 – 13:00
Location: room 1.801
Chair: Ulla Lehmijoki (University of Helsinki)

Alberto BucciUniversity of MilanOn the Interaction between Public Investment and Private Capital in Economic Growth
Pietro F. PerettoDuke UniversityGrowth on a Finite Planet: Resources, Technology and Population in the Long Run
Yunfang HuTohoku University, JapanAnalysis of Fiscal Shocks in a Small Open Economy with Home Production
Ulla LehmijokiUniversity of HelsinkiDemographic and Economic Consequences of the Post–war Mortality Decline in Developing Countries


Parallel Session 2: Global Trade and Adjustment
Time: 11:00 – 13:00
Location: room 1.802
Chair: Salim B. Furth (University of Rochester)

Michael WycherleyTrinity College Dublin, IrelandInnovation versus Imitation: Intellectual Property Rights in a North–South Framework
Sanne HillerAarhus School of Business, Aarhus UniversityMilestones of European Integration: Which Matters Most for Trade Openness?
Salim B. FurthUniversity of RochesterTerms of Trade Volatility and Precautionary Savings in Developing Economies


Parallel Session 3: Structural Change
Time: 11:00 – 13:00
Location: room 1.811
Chair: Timo Boppart (Socioeconomic Institute, University of Zurich)

Brad SturgillGrand Valley State UniversityCross–country Variation in Factor Shares and its Implications for Development Accounting
Hosny ZoabiThe Eitan Berglas School of Economics, Tel Aviv UniversityEffects of Trade on Female Labor Force Participation
Helmut WagnerUniversity of HagenThe Kuznets–Kaldor–Puzzle and Neutral Cross–Capital–Intensity Structural Change
Timo BoppartSocioeconomic Institute, University of ZurichEngel's Law and Growth with Directed Technical Change

Parallel Session 4: Cross–country Empirics
Time: 11:00 – 13:00
Location: room 1.812
Chair: Davide Fiaschi (Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, University of Pisa)

Tomasz MichalskiHEC Paris, Finance and Economics DepartmentDo Countries falsify Economic Data Strategically? Some Evidence That They Do.
Markus EberhardtCentre for the Study of African Economies, University OxfordProductivity Analysis in Global Manufacturing Production
Davide FiaschiDipartimento di Scienze Economiche, University of PisaThe Determinants of Distribution Dynamics: A Novel Methodology with an Application to the Cross–Country Distribution of Productivity


LUNCH BREAK: 13:00 – 14:00

Parallel Session 5: Spillovers and Growth
Time: 14:00 – 16:00
Location: room 1.801
Chair: Chien–Yu Huang (North Carolina State University) 

Cem ErturLEO, Université d'OrléansA Contribution to the Schumpeterian Growth Theory and Empirics
Francesco MuredduCRENoS and University of CagliariIs Agglomeration really Good for Growth? Global Efficiency, Interregional Equity and Uneven Growth
Albert de VaalDepartment of Economics, Radboud University NijmegenSocial Ties, Knowledge Spillovers and Regional Convergence
Chien–Yu HuangNorth Carolina State UniversityInformative Middleman Service, Variety–Expansion and Long Run Growth

Parallel Session 6: Institutions and Growth
Time: 14:00 – 16:00
Location: room 1.802
Chair: Sebastian Galiani (Washington University in St. Louis)

Martin PaldamAarhus UniversityThe Spirit of Capitalism and Socialism. A Cross-country Study of Ideology
Giovanni PraroloUniversity of Bologna and FEEMPersistence of Local Politicians and Firms' Innovation
Marco WagnerGerman Council of Economic ExpertsMultilateralism versus Regionalism!?
Sebastian GalianiWashington University in St. LouisFactor Endowments, Democracy and Trade Policy Divergence

Parallel Session 7: FDI and Outsourcing
Time: 14:00 – 16:00
Location: room 1.811
Chair: Andreas Hoefele (The University of Nottingham)

Katheryn N. RussUniversity of California, Davis and NBERMultinational Firms and Trade: Gravity versus Market Power in a Ricardian World
Davide SalaDepartment of Economics, Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus UniversityUncertain Productivity Growth and the Choice between FDI and Export
Andreas HoefeleThe University of NottinghamOffshoring and Growth with Two Factors

Parallel Session 8: Trade and Growth
Time: 11:00 – 13:00
Location: room 1.812
Chair: Styliani Christodoulopoulou (The University of Essex)

Stefano SchiavoUniversity of Trento, ItalyThe Structure and Growth of International Trade
Esteban JaimovichCollegio Carlo AlbertoQuality Ladders in a Nonhomothetic Model of Trade
Lei JiNorth Carolina State UniversitySchumpeterian Growth, Trade, and Dynamic Comparative Advantage
Styliani ChristodoulopoulouThe University of EssexThe Effects of Multilateral Trade Liberalization on the Extensive and the Intensive Margins of Trade


SATURDAY, September 4th

Parallel Session 9: Long–run Development
Time: 11:00 – 13:00
Location: room 1.801
Chair: Erich Gundlach (GIGA /Institute of Asian Studies)

Thomas Barnebeck AndersenUniversity of Southern DenmarkReligious Orders and Growth through Cultural Change in Pre–Industrial England
Stelios MichalopoulosTufts UniversityThe Climatic Origins of the Neolithic Revolution Theory and Evidence
Alejandro Rodriguez–AranaCentro de Investigacion y Docencia Economica (CIDE), MexicoIntelligence and the Wealth of Nations: Genetics Matter but there is Still Much Room to Reduce Inequalities
Erich Gundlach,
Martin Paldam
GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies/Institute of Asian Studies;
Aarhus University
The Religious Transition. A Long-run Perspective.

Parallel Session 10: Dynamics
Time: 11:00 – 13:00
Location: room 1.802
Chair: Paulo Brito (ISEG, Technical University of Lisbon and UECE)

Pedro Mazeda GilCEF.UP, University of PortoAnimal Spirits and the Composition of Innovation in a Lab–Equipment R&D Model with Transition
Wolfgang Stummer, Robert Feicht Universitaet Erlangen–NuernbergComplete Closed–form Solution to a Stochastic Growth Model and Corresponding Speed of Economic Recovery
Jürgen AntonyCPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy AnalysisFirm Heterogeneity, Credit Constraints, and Endogenous Growth
Paulo BritoISEG, Technical University of Lisbon and UECEFactor Intensities and Transitional Dynamics in Three–sector Endogenous Growth Models

Parallel Session 15: Innovation
Time: 11:00 – 13:00
Location: room 1.811
Chair: Andreas Schäfer (University of Leipzig, Institute of Theoretical Economics)

Julian P. ChristUniversität HohenheimInternational Openness and Patent Activity: First Descriptive Results
Christian LorenczikMunich Graduate School of Economics, LMU MunichImitation and Innovation Driven Development under Imperfect Intellectual Property Rights
Andreas PollakUniversity of Saskatchewan, CanadaRising R&D Intensity and Economic Growth
Andreas SchäferUniversity of Leipzig, Institute of Theoretical Economics/MacroeconomicsEndogenous Intellectual Property Rights and North–South Trade

LUNCH BREAK: 13:00 – 14:00

Parallel Session 13: Regulation and Growth
Time: 14:00 – 16:00
Location: room 1.801
Chair: John J. Seater (North Carolina State University)

Tapio PalokangasUniversity of Helsinki, HECER and IIASAGHG Emissions, Lobbying, Free–Riding, and Technological Change
Gylfi ZoegaUniversity of Iceland and Birkbeck CollegeA Double–edged Sword: High Interest Rates in Capital–control Regimes
Cagri Seda KumruUniversity of New South Wales, AustraliaShould Public Retirement Pensions Be Means–tested?
John J. SeaterNorth Carolina State UniversityFederal Regulation and Aggregate Economic Growth

Parallel Session 14: Optimal Growth Policies
Time: 14:00 – 16:00
Location: room 1.802
Chair: Alessandra Pelloni (Department of Economics, University of Rome Tor Vergata)

Volker GrossmannUniversity of FribourgQuantifying Optimal Growth Policy
Szabolcs DeákUniversità BocconiTax Cuts in Open Economies
Christopher A. LainczDrexel University, PhiladelphiaOptimal R&D Subsidies with Heterogeneous Firms in an Endogenous Growth Model
Alessandra PelloniDepartment of Economics, University of Rome Tor VergataOptimal Taxation of Capital and Labour in a Schumpeterian Model without Scale Effects

Parallel Session 16: GE Modelling
Time: 14:00 – 16:00
Location: room 1.812
Chair: Anna Watson (University of Cambridge)

Paul de BoerErasmus University RotterdamModeling Household Behavior in a CGE Model: Linear Expenditure System or Indirect Addilog?
Giulia FeliceUniversity of Milan and Centro Studi Luca d.AglianoA Two–Sector Model of Public Investment and Growth
Maik HeinemannUniversity of LüneburgThe Effects of International Financial Integration in a Model with Heterogeneous Firms and Credit Frictions
Anna WatsonUniversity of CambridgeThe Impact of Trade Integration and Competition on Real and Nominal Price Rigidities: Insights from a New–Keynesian DSGE Model