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Workshop: Joint Montreal Macro Brownbag


Tuesday 24 Apr 2018
From 9:30AM To 1:50PM

The Joint Montreal Macro Brownbag gives Montreal-based researchers in macroeconomics the opportunity to meet and discuss each others’ work. The event brings together researchers from all economics departments in Montreal and promotes their collaboration.

Alessandro Barattieri

Alessandro Barattieri is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the École des sciences de la gestion of the Université du Québec à Montréal.

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Paul Gomme

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2017, Paul Gomme is Professor in the Department of Economics at Concordia University.

Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Western Ontario, his research interests are the study of business cycles, the effects of monetary and fiscal policy on the economy, the determinants of employment, and the effects of labor market policy on unemployment and labor market participation.

Paul Gomme joined the Department of Economics of Concordia University in 2006. He has worked at Université de Montréal, Simon Fraser University, the University of Iowa, and more recently as an economist and senior economic adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.

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Baris Kaymak

Baris Kaymak is Associate Professor of Economics and J.W. McConnell Chair of American Studies at the Université de Montréal.

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Simon van Norden

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 1998, Simon van Norden is Full Professor in the Department of Finance at HEC Montréal. He is also a member of the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en économie quantitative (CIREQ) and a visiting scholar at the FRB Philadelphia.

Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his research interests are international finance and monetary economics.

Simon van Norden spent three years in the HEC’s International Business Department and nine years at the Bank of Canada. He has done some adjunct teaching at WBS and ETH Zurich, and he is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Business Cycle Research. He occasionally does technical consulting via his firm Ergodic Quantitative Consulting Inc.

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9:30 - 10:20
Protectionism and the Business Cycle
Alessandro Barattieri
10:20 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:20
Corporate Tax Cuts and the Decline of Labor Share
Baris Kaymak
11:20 - 12:10
Fiscal Surprises at the FOMC
12:10 - 13:00
13:00 - 13:50
Ramsey-optimal Tax Reforms and Real Exchange Rate Dynamics


1130 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, QC H3A 2M8, Canada