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Workshop: Joint Montreal Macro Brownbag


Monday 26 Nov 2018
From 9:30AM To 1:30PM

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.

Leonardo Baccini

Leonardo Baccini is Associate Professor in the Political Science Department at McGill University and Research Fellow at the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en économie quantitative (CIREQ). He is also affiliated with the Centre for International Peace and Security Studies (CIPSS), with the Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID), and with the Canadian Research Network for Terrorism Security and Society (TSAS). Before joining McGill, he was Assistant Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has also held research fellowships at New York University (2008-2009), IMT Lucca (2009-2011), Princeton University (2011-2012), and the European University Institute (2019-2020).

His research interests are in the area of international political economy and comparative political economy with a focus on trade, development, international organizations, and conflict.

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Julien Bengui

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Raquel Fonseca

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2012, Raquel Fonseca is Professor in the Department of Economics at the École des sciences de la gestion of the Université du Québec à Montréal. She is also co-holder of the Research Chair in Intergenerational Economics (CREEi), researcher and laboratory director at Centre de recherche de l’Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (CRIUGM), researcher at Centre de recherche sur les risques, les enjeux économiques, et les politiques publiques (CRREP) and Affilated Adjunct Economist at RAND Corporation.

Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Louvain, her research interests are health economics, pension systems, retirement and aging, poverty, entrepreneurship and labor markets.

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Étienne Lalé

A CIRANO Researcher and Fellow since 2017, Étienne Lalé is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at York University in Toronto.

Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from Sciences Po Paris, his research focuses on macroeconomics and labour economics, with a special interest in understanding cyclical and secular fluctuations in labor markets. His current work analyses the equilibrium and welfare effects of employment protection; the determinants of worker reallocation across occupations; the cyclical behaviour of hours and employment; long-run changes in labor market dynamics.

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9:30 - 10:20
Trade Liberalization and Labor Market Institutions
Leonardo Baccini
10:20 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:20
Paying the Price: Accounting for Health Status and Expenditures across Country
11:20 - 12:10
Slow Recoveries and Unemployment Traps: Monetary Policy in a Time of Hysteresis
Julien Bengui
12:10 - 12:30
12:40 - 13:30
Search and Multiple Jobholding


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