Winter Workshop in Economics – December 25, 2009



Ozgur Kibris – Sabancı University
On the Investment Implications of Bankruptcy Laws (joint with Arzu Kibris)
Discussant: Ozgur Yilmaz – Koç University

Kivanc Karaman – Bogazici University
Consolidation of State Capacity in Early Modern Period (co-author: Şevket Pamuk)
Discussant: Muge Adalet – Koç University

Boragan Aruoba – University of Maryland
Informal Sector, Government Policy and Institutions
Discussant: Sirin Saracoglu – METU University

Engin Volkan – Bilgi University
Smoothing Sudden Stops: Interest-Rate Rule Matters
Discussant: Oya Pınar Ardıç– Boğaziçi University

Birol Kanik – State University of New York at Binghamton,
News, Housing Boom-Bust Cycles, and Monetary Policy (joint with Wei Xiaoy)
Discussant: Hakki Yazici – Sabancı University

Yavuz Arslan – Central Bank of Turkey
Price Search, Consumption Inequality and Expenditure Inequality over the Life Cycle (joint with Temel Taskin)
Discussant: Nuray Akın – University of Miami

Ufuk Devrim Demirel – University of Colorado at Boulder
The Value of Monetary Policy Commitment under Imperfect Fiscal Credibility
Discussant: Erhan Artuc – Koç University