du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
The last few years have witnessed an increased focus on the appropriate modeling of labor market frictions and their importance for explaining stylized features of macroeconomic dynamics. Much innovative theoretical work has been proposed on issues such as wage determination, search and matching, or the impact of social institutions on unemployment.
A great number of these theories have recently been incorporated into modern macroeconomic models in order to evaluate their ability to remedy important shortcomings of their predecessors that were based on the paradigm of frictionless labor markets. Many exciting advances have been achieved. One example is the ability of labor market frictions to substantially improve the internal propagation mechanisms of general equilibrium business cycle models. Another is the advent of more convincing explanations for the persistent difference in unemployment rates between the U.S. and a variety of European economies.
The objective of this conference is to bring together different strands of research on the topic. The conference wants to provide the invited researchers with a platform to share their insights, to assess the empirical potential of different modeling approaches, and to stimulate the exchange of ideas for future research.
The conference will consist of a series of paper presentations, followed by comments from a discussant, and questions from the floor.
Program (available in PDF version)
FRIDAY OCTOBER 3, 2003
OF THE FIRST DAY OF CONFERENCE
SATURDAY OCTOBER 4, 2003
12H30 LUNCH AT AUBERGE DES GOUVERNEURS
The Conference will be held on Friday, October 3, 2003 from 2 pm to 5:30 pm and on Saturday, October 4th, 2003 from 10:15 am to 5:30 pm. at l'Université du Québec à Montréal, UQAM (map of the university), in the room Les Boiseries (J-2805) of the Pavillon Judith-Jasmin (J) at the 405, Sainte-Catherine East street (corner of St-Denis street).
For more details on the conference, please contact our secretary Josée Parenteau (firstname.lastname@example.org), or the organizers Louis Phaneuf (email@example.com) and André Kurmann (firstname.lastname@example.org).