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CFM Cambridge-INET talk: Trilemma in crisis: economics and politics in Qatar (15 December 2017)

When Dec 15, 2017
from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
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CFM Cambridge-INET talk: Trilemma in crisis: economics and politics in Qatar

by Khalid Rashid Alkhater

 

Abstract:

The open economy trilemma states that a country cannot simultaneously pursue monetary stabilisation, fix its exchange rate and maintain an open capital account. In this presentation I will first discuss how Qatar experimented policy solutions around the trilemma while maintaining its exchange rate fixed during the 2008 global financial crisis, with money market rate collapsing near the zero lower bound and inflation reaching record high rate in recent history. Second, I will analyse how stabilisation policy evolved in response to the current political crisis in the Gulf, focusing on how Qatar has so far been dealing with an economic blockade imposed on it by three neighboring countries in addition to the boycott by Egypt. Effective policy responses rest on understanding how this blockade is impacting the economy, by identifying the areas of major exposure as well as potential sources of strength.

Dr. Khalid Rashid Alkhater is a specialist in monetary policy, political economy, and economic growth. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Irvine (2009), and BS (with Honor) and MA degrees in Economics with Minor in Mathematics from Western Michigan University in the US. He is the Director of the Department of Research and Monetary Policy (DRMP) and member of the Monetary Policy and Investment Committees at Qatar Central Bank. He is a Research Fellow of the Centre for Macroeconomics and the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the University of Cambridge (UK), and had served as a Scholar-in-Residence at Georgetown University (Qatar) over the period 2011-2012. He had represented Qatar in the Technical Committee for the GCC Monetary Union over the period 2003-2010. Before becoming the Director of the DRMP in 2005, he had served as the Acting/Assistant Director of the same Department over the period 2003-05. His areas of research interests include: monetary and exchange rate policies, macroeconomic policies and economic diversification in the GCC countries, the GCC and the Eurozone Monetary Unions, the political economy of the rentier state and the Arab Spring counties. Some of his work has been published in scientific journals, research centers, and book chapters, and he has participated, as a speaker and lecturer, in numerous local, regional, and international conferences and scientific events. 

 

Aruni Mitra (University of British Columbia) (4-8 December 2017)

When Dec 04, 2017 09:00 AM to
Dec 08, 2017 05:00 PM
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Aruni Mitra (University of British Columbia)

Host: Hamish Low

Office: Room 40 

Neave O'Clery (University of Oxford) (17 November 2017)

When Nov 17, 2017
from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
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Host: Leonie Baumann

Office: Room 40

WebsiteNeave O'Clery website

Thomas Hogholm Jorgensen (University of Copenhagen) (13-17 November 2017)

When Nov 13, 2017 09:00 AM to
Nov 17, 2017 05:00 PM
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Thomas Hogholm Jorgensen (UCL) 

Host: Hamish Low

Office: Room 55 

Link to personal websiteJorgensen website

 

  

Refet Gürkaynak (Bilkent University) (9 November 2017)

When Nov 09, 2017
from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
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Refet Gürkaynak

Personal website

Host: Prof. Giancarlo Corsetti

Room: 76

 

Luca Dedola (European Central Bank) (9-11 November 2017)

When Nov 09, 2017 09:00 AM to
Nov 11, 2017 05:00 PM
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Adviser in DG-Research

Luca Dedola ECB Profile

Host: Prof. Giancarlo Corsetti

Office: Room 40 

 

 

Shawn Ni (University of Missouri) (6-10 November 2017)

When Nov 06, 2017 09:00 AM to
Nov 10, 2017 05:00 PM
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Shawn Ni (University of Missouri)

Host: Kai Liu

Office: Room 40

Link: personal website

 

 

 

Anna Lipinska (Federal Reserve Board) (6-9 November 2017)

When Nov 06, 2017 09:00 AM to
Nov 09, 2017 05:00 PM
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Anna Lipinska (Federal Reserve Board)

Host: Giancarlo Corsetti

Office: Room 55

Linkwebsite

 

Roger Congleton (West Virginia University) (1-21 November 2017)

When Nov 01, 2017 09:00 AM to
Nov 21, 2017 05:00 PM
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Roger Congleton (West Virginia University) 

Host: Toke Aidt

Office: Room 40

LinkRoger Congleton's website

 

 

Fernando Martin (Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis) (15-19 October 2017)

When Oct 15, 2017 09:00 AM to
Oct 19, 2017 05:00 PM
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Fernando Martin

Hosts: Vasco Carvalho and Elisa Faraglia

Office: Room 40

LinkFernando Martin website

 

 

The world outlook and the international monetary system: A conversation with Prof. Maurice Obstfeld, Chief Economist at the IMF (29th May 2017)

When May 29, 2017
from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Where McCrum theatre, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
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The world outlook and the international monetary system: A conversation with Prof. Maurice Obstfeld, Chief Economist at the IMF

 

29th May, 5-6PM

Please note new venue:

McCrum theatre, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

 

Registration: bit.ly/corpusChristi 

 

Horizon 2020 ADEMU Macro Reading Group (25 May 2017)

When May 25, 2017
from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM
Where Meade Room, Faculty of Economics
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Horizon 2020 ADEMU Macro Reading Group (25 May 2017)

Speaker: Meredith Crowley (Cambridge)

Title: Markups and Exchange Rates: Evidence from Chinese Exporters

Shurojit Chatterji (Singapore Management University) (17 May -18 May 2017)

When May 17, 2017 09:00 AM to
May 18, 2017 05:00 PM
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Shurojit Chatterji (Singapore Management University)

Host: Hamid Sabourian

Office: 55

 

 

 

Swati Dhingra (London School of Economics) (8 May - 12 May 2017)

When May 08, 2017 01:20 PM to
May 12, 2017 01:20 PM
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Swati Dhingra (London School of Economics)

Host: Vasco Carvalho

Office: Room 40

 

 

Mirko Wiederholt (Goethe University Frankfurt) (8 May - 12 May 2017)

When May 08, 2017 09:00 AM to
May 12, 2017 05:00 PM
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Mirko Wiederholt (University of Zurich)

Host: Vasco Carvalho

Office: Room 55

 

 

Gordon Dahl (University of California, San Diego) (8 May - 12 May 2017)

When May 05, 2017 09:00 AM to
May 12, 2017 05:00 PM
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Gordon Dahl (University of California, San Diego)

Host: Hamish Low

Office: Room 36

 

 

Mini Conference: Political Economics (4 May)

When May 04, 2017
from 01:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Where Keynes Room, Faculty of Economics, Austin Robinson Building, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DD
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Mini Conference: Political Economics

Organiser: Toke Aidt

 

Speakers and talks:

Rubin Enikolopov (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) 

"Social Media and Protest Participation: Evidence from Russia"

Claudio Ferraz (PUC Rio)

"Money and Politics: Estimating the Effects of Campaign Spending Limits on Political Entry and Selection" with Eric Avis, Frederico Finan, and Carlos Varjão

Stephane Wolton (LSE)

"LSE Mass Purges: Top-down Accountability in Autocracy"

 

P R O G R A M M E (click here)

 

Registration closed now.

 

Dr Claudio Ferraz (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro) (3 May- 6 May 2017)

When May 03, 2017 09:00 AM to
May 06, 2017 05:00 PM
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Claudio Ferraz (Associate Professor, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro) 

Host: Toke Aidt

Office: Room 40

 

 

Mike Elsby (University of Edinburgh) (1 May - 28 May 2017)

When May 01, 2017 09:00 AM to
May 28, 2017 05:00 PM
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Mike Elsby (University of Edinburgh) (1 May - 28 May 2017)

Host: Pontus Rendahl

Office: Room 55

 

 

  

Eleanora Mavroeidi (Bank of England) (26 April 2017)

When Apr 26, 2017
from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
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Eleanora Mavroeidi (Bank of England)

Host: Giancarlo Corsetti

Office: Room 16

 

 

 

Martin Wolf (University of Bonn) (25 April - 26 April 2017)

When Apr 25, 2017 09:00 AM to
Apr 26, 2017 05:00 PM
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Martin Wolf (University of Bonn)

Host: Giancarlo Corsetti

Office: Room 16

 

 

Dr Mirko Draco (University of Warwick) (April 21 2016)

When Apr 21, 2017
from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
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Mirko Draco (University of Warwick)

Host: Dr. Vasco Carvalho

Office: Room 40

 

 

Horizon 2020 ADEMU Macro Reading Group (22 March)

When Mar 22, 2017
from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM
Where Keynes Room, Faculty of Economics
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Horizon 2020 ADEMU Macro Reading Group (22 Mar)

Presenter: TBC

Title: TBC

 

Horizon 2020 ADEMU Macro Reading Group (15 March)

When Mar 15, 2017
from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM
Where Keynes Room, Faculty of Economics
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Horizon 2020 ADEMU Macro Reading Group (15 Mar)

Presenter: TBC

Title: TBC

 

Luca Dedola (European Central Bank) (15-17 March 2017)

When Mar 15, 2017 09:00 AM to
Mar 17, 2017 05:00 PM
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Luca Dedola (European Central Bank)

Adviser in DG-Research, Monetary Policy Research Division

Host: Prof. Giancarlo Corsetti

Room: 16

 

 

Riccardo Trezzi (Federal Reserve Bank) (15-17 March 2017)

When Mar 15, 2017 09:00 AM to
Mar 17, 2017 05:00 PM
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Riccardo Trezzi (Economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Bank)

Host: Prof. Giancarlo Corsetti

Room: 16

 

 

Kai Gehring (University of Zurich) (14 Mar - 24 Mar 2017)

When Mar 14, 2017 09:00 AM to
Mar 24, 2017 05:00 PM
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Kai Gehring (University of Zurich)

Host: Toke Aidt

Room: 55

 

Horizon 2020 ADEMU Macro Reading Group (08 Mar)

When Mar 08, 2017
from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM
Where Keynes Room, Faculty of Economics
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Horizon 2020 ADEMU Macro Reading Group (08 Mar)

Presenter: TBC

Title: TBC

Basile Grassi (University of Oxford) (March 3- March 31)

When Mar 03, 2017 09:00 AM to
Mar 31, 2017 05:00 PM
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Basile Grassi

Basile Grassi (University of Oxford)

Host: Vasco Carvalho

Office: Room 55

 

Ozge Senay (University of St Andrews) (26 Feb - 19 Mar 2017)

When Feb 27, 2017 09:00 AM to
Mar 19, 2017 05:00 PM
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Ozge Senay (University of St Andrews)

Host: Giancarlo Corsetti

Room: 40