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PARTIAL CREDIT GUARANTEE SCHEMES - * Conference and

EXPERIENCES AND LESSONS Call For Papers

 

THE IMPLICATIONS OF INTEGRATION * Conference and

FOR GLOBALIZATION Call For Papers

 

FUNDAMENTAL & NON-FUNDAMENTAL ASSET * Workshop and 2nd

PRICE DYNAMICS: WHERE DO WE STAND? Call For Papers

 

UNIVERSITEIT HASSELT * Faculty Position in

Applied Micro-Econometrics/

Entrepreneurship & Innovation

 

INTERNATIONAL RICE RESEARCH * Senior Economist

INSTITUTE (IRRI) and Head

 

UNIVERSITY OF KARLSRUHE (TH) * Assistant Professor

Macroeconomic Theory

 

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ANNOUNCEMENT/CALL FOR PAPERS

 

PARTIAL CREDIT GUARANTEE SCHEMES -

EXPERIENCES AND LESSONS

 

A joint conference by the World Bank

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

and the Journal of Financial Stability

 

The World Bank, Washington DC

March 13-14, 2008

 

 

Credit guarantee schemes distribute credit risk, can

improve access to finance and spur private sector

development. However, while a variety of different types

of guarantee schemes exist throughout the developing and

developed world, many questions remain unanswered.

 

The aim of this conference is to encourage both empirical

and theoretical papers analyzing (i) the rationale behind

credit guarantee schemes and the arguments for public

intervention, (ii) pricing and institutional structures,

(iii) risk management, (iv) performance of existing credit

guarantee schemes, and (v) impact of credit guarantee

schemes on borrowers, banks and the economy at large. We

encourage empirical cases, country studies and cross-

country studies as well as theoretical studies. Preliminary

drafts are welcome if it is reasonable to expect completion

before the conference.

 

 

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE:

 

Interested parties should submit a PDF form of their draft

papers and any queries to:

 

CONTACT: Erik Feijen

World Bank

Email: MAILTO:EFeijen@worldbank.org

 

The submission deadline is October 15, 2007. Those

submitting papers will be informed of the committees'

decision by November 30, 2007.

 

The conference aims to bring together leading academics,

central bankers and bank supervisors as well as market

participants. The World Bank, RPI, and the Journal of

Financial Stability will contribute toward the cost of

academic speakers' travel and accommodation expenses.

 

The Program Committee for the conference consists of

Thorsten Beck (World Bank), Gerard Caprio (William College

and JFS), Erik Feijen (World Bank), Iftekhar Hasan (RPI and

JFS), and Patrick Honohan (Trinity College).

 

 

SUBMISSIONS TO THE JOURNAL OF FINANCIAL STABILITY:

 

A special issue of the Journal of Financial Stability will

be devoted to the conference. It is expected that papers

submitted to the conference will also be submitted to the

special issue. Your paper's acceptance to the conference

does not guarantee publication in the JFS. All papers must

pass the journal's regular review standards; however, an

expedited refereeing process will be put in place.

 

 

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European Union Studies Association (Economics Section)

Viessmann European Research Center,

Wilfrid Laurier University

 

CONFERENCE ON

 

THE IMPLICATIONS OF INTEGRATION FOR GLOBALIZATION

 

to be held at Wilfrid Laurier University

on

April 30 - May 1 2008

 

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PARTICIPANTS

 

 

The organizers invite the submission of abstracts or

completed papers on any area of the economics of

integration, especially European integration, that have

implications for wider globalization. Papers on financial

and monetary integration will be particularly welcome.

 

All members of EUSA are warmly invited to participate.

Those indicating a willingness to act as discussants will

be particularly helpful.

 

Papers presented at the conference will be considered for a

special issue of the North American Journal of Economics

and Finance, edited by Sven Arndt, Patrick Crowley and

David Mayes on the topic of 'What Future for

Globalization?' to be published in 2009. An outline of the

theme follows.

 

 

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE:

 

Anyone wishing to submit a paper to the special issue which

does not have a European element to it are welcome to do so

by the same deadline. Anyone wishing just to submit a paper

for the special issue but not participate in the conference

is also welcome to do so by the same deadline. All papers

will be refereed.

 

Proposals should be sent to:

 

CONTACT: David Mayes

Email: MAILTO:d.mayes@auckland.ac.nz

copy to: MAILTO:psiklos@wlu.edu

 

by October 31st 2007.

 

Full papers must be available by February 28th, 2008 for

consideration for the Journal. Other papers must be

available by 25th April, 2008 for posting on the conference

website.

 

There is no charge for the conference including the

conference dinner.

 

 

EXPENSES:

 

Expenses for travel (economy-excursion class round trip)

and accommodation may be partially covered for speakers and

discussants.

 

 

ISSUES REGARDING THE INTEGRATION OF THE WORLD ECONOMY:

 

In spite of the perception that globalization is a uniquely

contemporary phenomenon, there were earlier waves in the

19th and early 20th Centuries. However, current forces

aimed at the integration and internationalization of

financial markets are taking place at a uniquely rapid

scale and pace. We are interested in research that explores

the potential for increased integration on a global scale,

and to examine whether the future portends greater

integration in certain geographical areas but not in others

(i.e., multi-speed globalization). Do present trends

foreshadow a deepening of the movement toward greater

integration, or do they signal an eventual unravelling of

current forces aimed at reaching even higher levels of

economic integration? Is there greater scope for

integration in some areas (viz., monetary policy) than in

others (e.g., fiscal policy)? Will existing concerns over

global imbalances contribute to reversing globalization

trends. Papers from various perspectives that deal with the

above, or related, questions are welcome. Papers of an

historical nature are also welcome as long as clear lessons

are drawn and relevance is shown for the present wave of

globalization.

 

General subjects of interests include (but are certainly

not limited to) the following:

 

Issues Regarding the Integration of the World Economy

 

- How have domestic and international institutions been

shaped by the current wave of globalization?

- Has globalization promoted or hindered regional trade

pacts? Has it made global trade freer?

- How has globalization contributed to the growth of trade?

Have some sectors or regions benefited more than others?

Why?

- What are the distributional effects of globalization?

- Has the globalization of trade been accompanied by a

globalization in economic ideologies?

- Must globalization in trade be followed by a

globalization of sorts in currencies?

- What are the implications of globalization for labour

markets and migration across countries?

- What are the consequences of globalization for

outsourcing and foreign direct investment?

- How does globalization impact fiscal policy in sovereign

nations?

- What are the political-economy consequences of

globalization?

- How have financial sectors been impacted by globalization

and has financial liberalization been a spur for economic

growth?

 

 

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SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

 

WORKSHOP

 

FUNDAMENTAL AND NON-FUNDAMENTAL ASSET PRICE

DYNAMICS: WHERE DO WE STAND?

 

Organized by:

Martin T. Bohl, Westfalische Wilhelms-University

Munster, Germany

Pierre L. Siklos, Wilfrid Laurier University and

and Viessmann European Research Centre, Waterloo, Canada

and

Norges Bank, Norway

 

February 14-15, 2008

 

 

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together papers

that explore the state of the art in our understanding of

asset price behavior. Topics to be considered include:

 

- stock price and real estate price bubbles;

- herding and noise trading in stock markets;

- other anomalies in asset prices;

- sentiment driven behavior of individual and institutional

investors;

- asset price dynamics: implications for monetary policy

and regulatory frameworks.

 

We especially welcome empirical papers, but we will also

consider theoretical work. One session will be devoted to

presentations by PhD students. Academics, as well as policy

makers, are encouraged to submit papers.

 

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

 

Eugene N. White, Rutgers University, USA

 

 

LOCATION:

 

The workshop will take place on February 14-15, 2008, at

the Norges Bank's conference centre Venastul, near

Lillehammer, Norway, site of the 1994 Winter Olympics.

 

 

TOPICS:

 

Any papers that fit the themes outlined above will be

considered for presentation.

 

 

EXPENSES:

 

Expenses for travel (economy class round-trip) and

accommodation will be partially covered for speakers and

discussants.

 

 

SUBMISSION INFORMATION:

 

Only complete research papers (electronic MS Word or pdf

versions only) should be sent by 16 September 2007 to:

 

CONTACT: Martin T. Bohl

Email: MAILTO:martin.bohl@wiwi.uni-muenster.de

 

Notifications of acceptance will be sent by 30 September

2007.

 

Authors should confirm their participation by 15 October

2007.

 

 

WEBSITE:

 

More detailed information on the workshop will be available

soon at:

 

www.wiwi.uni-muenster.de/me/aktuelles/index.html

www.wlu.ca/viessman

www.norges-bank.no

 

 

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UNIVERSITEIT HASSELT

 

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor -

Applied Micro-Econometrics

in the area of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

 

 

The Department of Business Economics of the Universiteit

Hasselt (KIZOK research centre) is currently seeking an

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Applied Micro-

Econometrics in the area of Entrepreneurship and

Innovation (1,0 fte). Mandate: BEDR/2006/003-HO

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

 

The Faculty of Applied Economic Sciences of the

Universiteit Hasselt has the ambition and the matching

resources to strengthen and expand its research capacity.

This vacancy is essential to this strategy in which the

applicant will play a key role. We offer a tenure-track

appointment, in principle for an unlimited term and

additional funding for attracting PhD students and

postdocs.

 

The main tasks are to teach quantitative econom(etr)ics

courses (Bachelor and Master) and to co-direct the research

programme of the Research Centre for Entrepreneurship and

Innovation (KIZOK) of the Universiteit Hasselt.

 

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Those who have been conducting advanced quantitative

research in the broad field of entrepreneurship and

innovation in SMEs, as well as those who are familiar with

treatment-effect models, handling small samples and/or

missing data in applied econometrics, or entropy/Bayesian

econometrics are particularly encouraged to apply.

 

Applicants are expected to have completed a PhD in

Econometrics, Quantitative Economics or in any other

quantitative field that is related to (or has affinity

with) entrepreneurship/innovation and microeconomics. Their

research should be published or have been accepted for

publication in international journals. Some teaching

experience is expected as well.

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

 

For more information, contact:

 

CONTACT: Prof. Ludo Peeters

Email: MAILTO:ludo.peeters@uhasselt.be

Tel: +32-11-268635

or

CONTACT: Prof. Wim Voordeckers

Email: MAILTO:wim.voordeckers@uhasselt.be

Tel: +32-11-268613

or

CONTACT: Prof. Philip Vergauwen (Dean)

Email: MAILTO:philip.vergauwen@uhasselt.be

Tel: +32-11-268707

 

 

APPOINTMENT:

 

The appointment will start on the earliest possible data

after the application. Rank will be assistant/associate/

full professor, depending upon qualifications, experience

and publication record.

 

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

 

- The application form can be obtained at:

 

CONTACT: The Rector's Office

UHasselt, Campus Diepenbeek

Agoralaan, Building D

3590 Diepenbeek (Belgium)

Tel: ++32(11)268003

 

- Can be downloaded at:

 

www.uhasselt.be/actueel/vacatures/sollicitatieforms.asp

 

- has to be handed in at the latest by September 10, 2007

Applications sent back by e-mail should be addressed to:

 

Email: MAILTO:jobs@uhasselt.be

 

 

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INTERNATIONAL RICE RESEARCH INSTITUTE (IRRI)

 

Senior Economist and Head

(Ref.: SEH-04/07)

 

 

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is seeking

a senior economist to head its Social Science Division

(SSD) consisting of six internationally recruited staff and

25 nationally recruited staff. The position, with an

initial appointment for three years, will be based at the

Institute's headquarters in Los Banos, Philippines. IRRI

supported by the Consultative Group in International

Agricultural Research ( www.cgiar.org ) is a nonprofit,

autonomous organization engaged in research and training on

rice-related technology. Interested candidates can learn more

about IRRI's by visiting:

 

www.irri.org

 

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

The successful candidate will 1) develop and implement an

innovative socioeconomic research agenda covering such

areas as the global development trends relevant to rice and

the changing role of rice in the livelihoods of the poor

and disadvantaged; 2) supervise the management and

efficient utilization of SSD's human and physical

resources, maintain a congenial work environment, and

sustain the morale of the staff; and 3) contribute to

training and capacity building in research strategy and

methodologies for the SSD staff and national program

scientists.

 

As IRRI's research activities are carried out within a

multidisciplinary framework, the SSD head is often called

upon to serve as spokesperson for the Institute in areas

of policy and scientific research intersection.

 

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Candidates should have 1) a PhD in development economics,

agricultural economics, natural resource management

economics, or related disciplines; 2) strong skills in

economic development and policy analysis; 3) at least 8

years of research experience after completion of a PhD; 4)

a track record of peer-reviewed work published in

international journals; 5) ability to work with biological

scientists and collaborators from a wide variety of

institutions to identify, develop, and undertake relevant

economic analysis; 6) experience in writing grant proposals

and a good track record of successful grants and research

projects; and 7) sound interpersonal skills for effective

teamwork and sensitivities to a cross-cultural work

environment. Experience in developing countries is an

advantage. The position requires significant international

travel.

 

 

PERQUISITES AND IRRI ENVIRONMENT:

 

IRRI, with headquarters located at Los Banos, 63 kilometers

south of Manila, Philippines, offers salary and perquisites

that are internationally competitive, including support for

education of children, car and housing, and medical and

retirement benefits. IRRI provides a gender-sensitive

environment and welcomes women applicants. Citizens of

developing countries, particularly rice-producing

countries, are also encouraged to apply. The Institute is

committed to assisting families in making personal and, to

the extent possible, professional adjustments to the local

environment. IRRI has an accredited international school

(pre-K to grade 5) and excellent preparatory schools for

younger children are available locally.

 

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

 

Please submit your application online at:

 

www.irri.org/jobs/adda.asp

 

or send (preferably via e-mail) a comprehensive curriculum

vitae and names and email addresses of three referees to:

 

CONTACT: Ms. Selene M. Ocampo

Officer-HR Coordination

International Rice Research Institute

DAPO Box 7777

Metro Manila, Philippines

Tel: (63-2) 891-1292/580-5600

Fax: (63-2) 580-5699

Email: MAILTO:IRRIRecruitment@cgiar.org

 

For more information, please contact:

 

CONTACT: Dr. Randolph Barker

Email: MAILTO:R.Barker@cgiar.org

Acting Head of the Social Science Division

 

Applications will be accepted until 1 September 2007 or

until a suitable candidate is found.

 

Interviews of short-listed applicants will commence in late

September 2007. Only short-listed candidates will be

notified.

 

 

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UNIVERSITY OF KARLSRUHE (TH)

Germany

 

Tenure Track Assistant Professor (W1)

Macroeconomic Theory

 

 

The University of Karlsruhe (TH) seeks to appoint a Tenure

Track Assistant Professor (Juniorprofessor W1) in

Macroeconomic Theory.

 

 

JOB DESCRIPTION/QUALIFICATIONS:

 

The successful applicant has a recent and excellent Ph.D.

in economics and should have the potential for high quality

research.

 

The University of Karlsruhe (TH) is an equal opportunity

employer and especially welcomes applications by women and

disabled persons.

 

 

APPLICATIONS/FURTHER INFORMATION:

 

For further information about this position, please

contact:

 

CONTACT: Prof. Clemens Puppe

Chair of Economic Theory

Email: MAILTO:puppe@wior.uni-karlsruhe.de

 

Interested candidates should submit their application in

hard copy and electronic form no later than October 12,

2007 to:

 

CONTACT: Universitat Karlsruhe (TH)

Dekan der Fakultat fur

Wirtschaftswissenschaften

Schlossbezirk 12

Kollegium am Schloss 20.12

D-76131 Karlsruhe

Germany

Email: MAILTO:dekanat@wiwi.uni-karlsruhe.de

 

 

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