I had the honor to represent the University of Zurich at the 2020s European Forum of the School of Economics at Beijing University. My slides on Learning from the China Trade Shock: Lessons for European Monetary Union in a Post-COVID World can be downloaded here and are based on my recent UZH Econ -DP with Lilia Ruslanova
A web site with videos and slides of the keynote lectures by Yongheng Deng and Christian Hilber at last year’s autumn forum as well along with photo impressions from the forum is available on the Center for Urban and Real Estate (CUREM) page.
On Nov 29th, I gave a public lecture on China’s role in the origins and the handling of the financial crisis as part of a lecture series commemorating the 10th anniversary of the global financial crisis.
Building on my research with Iryna Stewen and Yi Huang, I argue that global imbalances were an important factor in the run-up of the crisis. But the crisis was ultimately caused by U.S.specific factors (lax supervision, political pressure to increase home ownership, weak incentives for proper screening).
During the crisis, China reacted with a massive fiscal expansion. This contributed to stabilizing global demand but it also exacerbated the misallocation of capital within China.
The lecture slides are available here (password protected — send me an e-mail for access)
Mathias Hoffmann will present his new paper
co-authored with Egor Maslov, Bent E. Sorensen and Iryna Stewen at the Conference “The Euro at 20” on June 25-26 2018 co-organized by the IMF, the Central Bank of Ireland and the IMF Economic Review. The full program of the conference and the conference draft of the paper are available here. For the current version of the paper follow the link at the paper title above.
I will present my paper with Toshihiro Okubo “By a Silken Thread: regional banking integration and credit reallocation during Japan’s lost decade”at the conference on Financial Regulation: Intermediation, Stability and Productivity at National University of Singapore. The conference is co-organized by the Asian Development Bank, the European Central Bank, Singapore Monetary Athority and the National University of Singapore.