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Conference Program Overview (VERC)



Viessmann European Research Center (VERC), Wilfrid Laurier University, the Centre for the Study of Nascent Entrepreneurship and the eXploitation of Technology (NeXt),

the European Union Studies Association (Economics Section), and the Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

CONFERENCE ON  

THE IMPLICATIONS OF INTEGRATION FOR GLOBALIZATION

Select papers will appear in a Special Issue of the North American Journal of Economics and Finance,

Pierre Siklos, Managing Editor,

Sven Arndt, Patrick Crowley and David Mayes, Special Issue Editors

Wilfrid Laurier University

April 30-May 1, 2008

PROGRAM (as of April 25, 2008)


ALL SESSIONS ARE TO BE HELD IN SBE1240 (Schlegel Centre)

Go to http://info.wlu.ca/wlu-hp/about/maps-2003/schlegel.shtml   for the location.

Alternatively, you can download DIRECTIONS as well as maps from the Schlegel Centre to CIGI (Dinner) or the Comfort Inn to CIGI.

Date

Event

Tuesday April 29, 2008

 


Wine & Cheese WLU Grad Pub

6:30pm-8:00pm


 

Wednesday April 30, 2008

Conference Begins

 

8:30am-9:00am

Continental Breakfast


Session I: Globalization and the New Economic Geography

Chair: Alfred Hecht, Wilfrid Laurier University and VERC


9:00am-9:45am

Xiaoheng Zhang* (and Frances P Ruane, The ESRI and the IIIS, Ireland , Trinity College Dublin , Ireland )

Location Choice of the Pharmaceutical Industry in Europe after 1992 ” [Presentation]

 

9:45am-10:30am

Mina Kim* ( Bureau of Labor Statistics, USA)

Imperfect Labor Mobility and Economic Geography ” [Presentation]

 


10:30am-11:00am


Coffee break


Session II: Globalization and Income Inequality

Chair: Bob Sharpe, Wilfrid Laurier University


11:00am-11:45am

Hayo Holzmann, Sebastian Wolmer*, and Julian Weisbrod (Georg-August Universität Göttingen )

"Twin Peaks or Three Components? Analyzing the World's Cross-Country Distribution of Income ” [Presentation]

 

11:45am-12:30pm

 

 

 

Farzana Munshi* ( Goteborg University , Sweden )

Globalization and Inter-occupational Inequality in a Panel of Countries: 1983-2003

 


12:30pm-1:30pm


Lunch


Session III: Financial Aspects of Economic Integration

Chair: Jurek Konieczny, Wilfrid Laurier University


1:30pm-2:15pm

Patrick Crowley (Texas A&M)

" Analyzing Convergence and Synchronicity of Business and Growth Cycles in the Euro Area Using Cross Recurrent Plots"

 

2:15pm-3:00pm

Aidan Corcoran* ( Trinity College Dublin , Ireland )

International Financial Integration and Consumption Risk Sharing ” [Presentation]

 

3:00pm-3:45pm

Barbara Pels* ( Trinity College Dublin , Ireland )

European Financial Integration and Global Bilateral Asset Holdings extended summary, [Presentation]

 


3:45pm-4:15pm


 


Coffee break


4:15pm-5:30pm

Panel session - The Economics of Integration:Current State of Play

Chair: Pierre Siklos, WLU & VERC

Sven Arndt (CMC & Lowe Institute), Patrick Crowley ( Texas A&M), David Mayes (Bank of Finland and University of Auckland [Remarks, Presentation]), John Whalley ( University of Western Ontario & CIGI, TBC)

 


6:30pm-9:00pm

 

 



Dinner at CIGI

(Center for International Governance Innovation)

Keynote speaker: Professor Ivan Light, UCLA


 


Thursday May 1, 2008



Conference


 

8:30am-9:00am

Continental Breakfast


Session IV Economic Integration and Its Impact on Competitiveness and Productivity

Chair: Tracy Snoddon, Wilfrid Laurier University


9:00am-9:45am

Rebecca Neumann* ( Jill Holman University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee , and James Alm Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University , USA )

Globalization and Tax Policy ” [Presentation]

 

9:45am-10:30am

David Mayes* (Bank of Finland and University of Auckland) and Geoffrey Wood (City University, London)

Lessons from the Northern Rock Episode ” [Presentation]

 

10:30am-11:15am

Ali M. Kutan* (S outhern Illinois University , Edwardsville; ZEI, Bonn ; and WDI , and Taner Yigit Michigan Bilkent University, Ankara )

European Integration, Productivity Growth and Real Convergence: Evidence from the New Member States”[Presentation]

 

11:15-11:30am


11:30am-12:30pm

 

 

 

 

 

coffee break


Distinguished speaker: Louis Pauly, Director, Center for International Studies, Canada Research Chair, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto

"Financial Crisis Management in Europe and Beyond"

 


Lunch and end of Conference

 

* indicates presenter.

Note : Each paper presenter has 30 minutes with 15 minutes of discussion from the floor.

 


Sponsors

Laurier Centre for Economic Policy

http://www.wlu.ca/homepage.php?grp_id=1687