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Euro Area Business Cycle Network EABCN; Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional CREI at Universitat Pompeu Fabra

November 21-23, 2008
Conference on "Business Cycle Developments, Financial Fragility, Housing and Commodity Prices"
Barcelona, Spain
The IMF is forecasting a slowdown in world GDP growth, which would suggest that a new phase of the business cycle is beginning. Fears of financial fragility, concerns of falling house prices combined with inflationary pressures from rising commodity prices are leading to questions about the recently established consensus on how to operate monetary policy. The aim of this conference is to consider the implications of these phenomena from both an academic and policymaking perspective. The conference aims to take a broad view of these business cycle developments but will focus in particular on the following four themes: ?? Oil and Commodity Markets ?? Housing and the Business Cycle ?? Financial Intermediation and the Transmission Mechanism ?? Assessing the Performance of Cyclical Indicators in the recent Downturn [gem?_?? den Informationen des Anbieters - according to site editor's information]
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