Modelling Fiscal Policy Workshop

The workshop will be held on Thursday, 23 May 2024 in the Seminar Room of Palazzo Levi Cases (Via del Santo 33, 1st floor), Padua.

Sponsored by CRIEP, PRIN Select, STARS Genesis.

Organizing committee:
Alessia Russo,
Francesco Lancia,

Please register here to participate.


9:50 - 10:00 Greetings from Paola Valbonesi, Head of Department, University of Padua

10:00 - 11:30 Session 1
Chair: Valerio Dotti (Cà Foscari, University of Venice)
Chiara Felli (Sapienza University of Rome), Identifying Government Spending Bias through Fiscal Rules (Di Nicola, Piguillem, and Shi)
Anastasios Karantounias (University of Surrey), A general theory of tax-smoothing

Coffee break

12:00 - 13:00 Keynote lecture 1
Chair: Efrem Castelnuovo (University of Padua)
Marcus Hagedorn (University of Oslo), The Failed Theory of the Price Level

Lunch break

14:00 - 15:00 Keynote lecture 2
Chair: Luciano Greco (University of Padua)
Anmol Bhandari (University of Minnesota), Managing Public Portfolios (with Aparisi de Lannoy, Evans, Golosov, and Sargent)

15:00 -16:30 - Session 2
Chair: Tim Worrall (University of Edinburgh)
Andreas Mueller (University of Basel), Structural Reforms in the Shadow of Debt Overhang: A Quantitative Perspective (with Storesletten and Zilibotti)
Alessia Russo (University of Padua), Sustainable Social Security (with Cappellini, Lancia, and Worrall)

Coffee break

17:00 - 18:00 - Keynote lecture 3
Chair: Francesco Lancia (Ca’ Foscari, University of Venice)
Marco Bassetto (Federal Reserve of Minneapolis), Institution Building without Commitment (with Huo and Rios-Rull)

20:30 Dinner at Terrazza Carducci (upon invitation)