in search of smart, sustained and inclusive growth
Misum and Project REBOOT connected to London School of Economics are inviting to an international conference with the aim to define crucial research questions. Seminar on November 28, 8:30 to 17:30, room KAW, Stockholm School of Economics,
2016-11-28 at 08:30
At a point when economic, social and ecological challenges put policy makers to a test, quantitative and qualitative approaches currently used to support policy interventions have proven less solid and useful than would be desirable. REBOOT, a project launched by a group of UK universities, is designed with a view to rectifying this situation. It does so by means of developing more adequate models that are better able to capture the essential characteristics of the modern economy, the ultimate goal being an improved understanding of the options available to the technologically advanced society in its quest for sustainable and inclusive growth. The conference and its attendant break away workshops is designed to allow for participation of Swedish researchers in this project, the rationale being a need to include also the mature small open economy alongside a selection of major European powers. Two themes are highlighted at this occasion: The role of the Financial System and the search for Better Models of the Economy.
Scientific Committee: Professors Ulf Dahlsten London School of Economics, Örjan Sjöberg and Lin Lerpold, Stockholm School of Economics and Magnus Ryner, King’s College
09.00 WELCOME – EXPANDING REBOOT
Professors Örjan Sjöberg, Stockholm School of Economics and Ulf Dahlsten, London School of Economics
09.15 THE SEARCH FOR GROWTH – THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM AND THE REAL ECONOMY
The Central Banks are perceived as the only game in town. Opportunities and risks?
Chair: Professor Gustav Martinsson, INDEK, Royal Institute of Technology
Speaker : Professor Erik Berglöf, Institute of Global affairs, London School of Economics
Comments: Professor Martin Flodén , Deputy Governor, The Riksbank
MSc Cecilia Repinski, Program Manager, Stockholm School of Economics
Professor Ulf Dahlsten, London School of Economics
11.30 IN SEARCH OF BETTER MODELS OF THE ECONOMY
Chair: Professor Ulf Dahlsten, London School of Economics
Dr Paul Rauwolf, Research Fellow, Institute for New Economic Thinking, Oxford University, discusses if agent-based models can be a way forward
Dr Michael Kumhof, Bank of England talks about the modelling of the financial system
Professor Ranjula Bali Swain, Södertörns högskola
Professor Kurt Mitman, Institute for International Economic Studies
13.15 RESTRICTED WORKSHOPS
Workshop 1: In search of better models. Agentising DSGE-models? Chair: Paul Rauwolf
Workshop 2: Reforming the financial system to better support smart, sustained and inclusive growth. Chair: Erik Berglöf
Everyone is welcome! Seats are limited, please register here.