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CEP Macro Conference: The Theory of Economic Growth


Friday 08 February 2008 09:30 - 17:00

Conference Room, LRB 405, 4th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in 10 Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HD

About this event

This conference will present new results on the mechanics of the growth process, structural transformation, income volatility growth, capital flows to growing economies and other features of the growth process. We are delighted to have as our honoured guest for this event, Professor Robert Lucas. Professor Lucas is the John Dewey Distinguished Service Professor in Economics at the University of Chicago and one of the world's leading authorities on monetary theory, growth and development. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1995. He will be giving the 2008 Economica Phillips Lecture on Schooling and Growth

The Theory of Economic Growth

CEP & Department of Economics: Macro Conference

Date: Friday 8 February 2008

Time: 09.30am - 5.00pm

Venue: CEP Conference Room, R405, 4th Floor, LSE Research Laboratory, Portugal St, London WC2A 2HD. Link to map

Overview: This conference will present new results on the mechanics of the growth process, structural transformation, income volatility growth, capital flows to growing economies and other features of the growth process.

We are delighted to have as our honoured guest for this event, Professor Robert Lucas. Professor Lucas is the John Dewey Distinguished Service Professor in Economics at the University of Chicago and one of the world's leading authorities on monetary theory, growth and development. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1995. He will be giving the the 2008 Economica Phillips Lecture on Schooling and Growth on Thursday 7th February. Full details of the lecture can be found on the LSE Events webpage.

Entry to the Macro Conference is by invitation only. For more information, or to register please contact Jo Cantlay at j.m.cantlay@lse.ac.uk

Conference Programme

09.00 - 09.30 Registration & Coffee
09.30 - 10.30

Jaume Ventura (CREI, Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Economic Growth with Bubbles

10.30 - 11.30 Bernardo Guimaraes (CEP & LSE)
Optimal External Debt and Default (PDF)
11.30 - 11.45 Coffee Break
11.45 - 12.45 Silvana Tenreyro (CEP & LSE)
Technological Diversification
12.45 - 14.00 LUNCH
14.00 - 15.00 Antonio Ciccone (CREI, Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Agricultural Risk, Farm Earnings and Development
15.00 - 16.00 Rachel Ngai (CEP & LSE)
Cross-Industry Productivity Growth Differences
16.00 - 16.15 Tea Break
16.15 - 17.15 Charles Jones (UC Berkeley)
Intermediate Goods, Weak Links and Superstars: A Theory of Economic Development

19.30 - 21.00

CONFERENCE DINNER

Location: COOPERS RESTAURANT, 49a Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PF
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For more information on the Economica Phillips Lecture, click here to visit the LSE Events Webpage

To register, please email Jo Cantlay, j.m.cantlay@lse.ac.uk



This event will take place in Conference Room, LRB 405, 4th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE, entrance in 10 Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HD.

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