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Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research (HKIMR)

Second HKIMR Summer Workshop

13 September 2004 (Monday)



1:30 - 1:35 p.m. Welcoming Remarks
Stefan Gerlach, Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research

1:35 - 2:35 p.m. A Simple Model of Optimal Monetary Policy under Financial Constraints
Michael Devereux, University of British Columbia

2:35 - 3:35 p.m. Macroeconomic Volatility, Debt Dynamics, and Sovereign Interest Rate Spreads
Hans Genberg, Graduate Institute of International Studies

3:35 - 4:05 p.m. Coffee Break
4:05 - 5:05 p.m. Predicting Directional Changes in the UK Interest Rate: The Usefulness of Information from the Taylor Rule Versus a Wider Alternative
Paul Mizen, University of Nottingham

5:05 - 6:05 p.m. Interest Rate Setting by the ECB: Words and Deeds
Stefan Gerlach, Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research



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