| ACE seminars in 2013|
The ACE seminar on March 25
Location and time: Turku School of Economics, University of Turku.
Panu Poutvaara (IFO and LMU): International migration of couples
Johan Willner (ÅA): Organisational form and individual motivation: Public ownership, privatisation, and fat cats
Marianne Palmu (UTU): Predictablity of the ECB communication
| ACE seminars in 2012|
The ACE seminar on December 4
Location: University of Turku
Matti Viren (UTU): How can growth be accelerated in Europe?
Jonne Lehtimäki (UTU): DSGE-based estimation of New Keynesian models (Research plan)
Mauri Kotamäki (UTU): Public Employment as a Policy Tool in Unionized Labour Markets
Grzegorz Szafrański (University of Lodz): Inflation in Poland under state-dependent pricing
The ACE seminar on June 14
Location: Åbo Academi
Per Hjertstrand (Lund University and Åbo Akademi University): A Non-parametric statistical test of expected utility
Susanna Sandström (ÅA): Technology adoption and food security – Impact evaluation of a group-based aid project in Mozambique (with Milla Nyssölä and Jukka Pirttilä).
Emmi Martikainen (TY): Digital Effects and Movies' Box Office Success
Joonas Uotinen (TY): Institutions and the influence of lobbyists over bureaucracy. (Research draft)
Peter Nyberg: The Economic Crisis in Ireland
The ACE seminar on February 28
Location: Turku School of Economics
Aleksandra Maslowska (UTU): ”Does surprise really matter: Unexpected central banks
events and their effect on financial market" (with Marianne Palmu, UTU)
Markku Lehmus (UTU) “Distributional and employment effects of labour tax changes: Finnish evidence over the period 1996-2008”
Marianne Palmu (UTU): “Dispersion of the Central Bank Communication and Effects on Market Volatility”
| Seminars in 2011|
ACE seminar on October 4, 2011
Jarkko Heinonen: Kuntien päätöksenteon ja kuntaorganisaatioiden yritystoimintamyönteisyys
Mitri Kitti: Conditional Markov equilibria in discounted dynamic games
Hannu Salonen: Markovian cake sharing problems
Steven C. Bourassa (University of Louisville) and Martin Hoesli (University of Geneve): Robust Repeat Sales Indexes
ACE seminar on May 19, 2011
Location: Åbo Akademi
Tomi Kortela: The costs of disability insurance and aging
Matti Viren: Micro evidence of survey expectations
Oskari Vähämaa: New Keynesian models and non-separable preferences
Raul Eamets (University of Tartu): Does university degree pay off in Estonian labour market?
ACE seminar on March 1
Location: Turku School of Economics
Johan Willner: Public Options and Altruistic Firms ‐ Antitrust Targets or Tools? The Welfare Impact of a Mixed Oligopoly with Managerial Firms
Tomas Sjögren: Tax Policy and Present-Biased Preferences: Paternalism Under International Capital Mobility
Elias Oikarinen: Which adjust towards the housing market no‐arbitrage relation, asset prices or rental prices?
Heikki A. Loikkanen: The role of city managers and external variables in explaining efficiency differences of Finnish municipalities (with Ilkka Susiluoto and Michael Funk)
| Seminars in the fall of 2010|
14.9 Speaker: Henri Nyberg (University of Helsinki): QR-GARCH-M Model for Risk-Return Tradeoff in U.S. Stock Returns and Business Cycles
28.9 Speaker: Simo Kalla (UTU): Favor-trading with Concave Utility Functions
12.10 Speaker: Marko Korhonen (UTU): The Entry and Exit Effects on the Exchange Rate Pass-Through (with Lauri Vilmi)
9.11 Speaker: Saku Aura (University of Missouri): Some Basic Econometrics of Using Estimated Fixed Effects
23.11 Speaker: Juha Tervala (ACE): International Welfare Effects of Monetary Policy
7.12 Speaker: Marianne Palmu (UTU): Efficiency of the Central Bank Communication: Introduction to the Topic
|ACE seminar on May 18, 2010|
Location: University of Turku
Markku Lehmus (UTU): “Labour or consumption taxes? An application with a dynamic general equilibrium model with heterogeneous agents”
Kristian Koerselman (ÅA): ”International evidence for anticipatory effects of curriculum tracking”
Samuli Leppälä (UTU): “Knowledge as a public good: Is there a problem of social benefit?”
Tomi Kortela (UTU): “Is the relative risk aversion low or precautionary savings high?”
Martin Ellison (Oxford): “A Defence of the FOMC” (co-author Thomas J. Sargent)
| ACE seminar on March 02, 2010|
Location: Turku School of Economics
Samuli Selin: Empirical analysis of take-out rate optimality on the Finnish lotto
Kristian Koerselman: Admissible statistics of educational achievement scores
Mauri Kotamäki: The effects of fiscal policy (research proposal)
Juha Tervala: Beggar-thyself and beggar-thy-neighbour? The welfare effects of monetary policy (co-author Philipp Engler)
Juha Junttila: Stock market information and the real exchange rate - real interest rate parity (co-author Marko Korhonen)
|ACE seminar on December 15, 2009.|
Location: Turku School of Economic
Jan Saarela (ÅA): Family mortality
Tomi Kortela (TU): Do credit shocks matter for aggregate consumption?
Antti Ripatti (Bank of Finland): Noncausal Inflation Persistence (with Martin Ellison, Markku Lanne and Pentti Saikkonen)
|October 13, 2009, Turun Yliopisto|
Location: Turun upseerikerho
Samuli Selin (research plan): European gaming industries operations and profitability in globally competitive environment
Olli Lappalainen: Experimental comparison of direct, indirect and generalized reciprocity
Juha Tervala: Tax reforms, "free lunches", and "cheap lunches" in open economies
Philipp Engler (Freie Universität Berlin): Global rebalancing in a three-country model
| May 19, 2009, Åbo Akademi University|
Angela Djupsjöbacka* and Jonas Lagerström, ÅAU: The Importance of Names: New Evidence on Discrimination
Tomi Kortela*, UTU: On the cost of social insurance
Emmi Martikainen*, UTU: Does File-Sharing Reduce DVD Sales?
Johan Willner*, Sonja Grönblom, ÅAU: The impact of budget cuts and incentive wages on academic work
| 17.2.2009 Turku School of Economics (chairman professor Mika Widgrén)|
Hassan Bougrine (Turku School of Economics; Laurentian University): Financing development. Removing the external constraint.
Samuli Leppälä (Turku School of Economics): Arrow's paradox and competitive markets for information.
Emmi Martikainen (University of Turku, IASM): Does file-sharing reduce DVD sales?
| 16.12.2008 University of Turku (chairman professor Matti Virén)|
Juha Virrankoski (PCRC): A note on unemployment duration in some popular matching models
Markku Lehmus (University of Turku): Labour taxation and employment.
Tomi Kortela (University of Turku): The magnitude of precautionary wealth in Finland: a measure from aggregate data
Elias Oikarinen (Turku School of Economics): The value of urban land and time-varying elasticities of housing prices with respect to fundamentals – do they matter?
| 21.10.2008 Åbo Akademi University (chairman professor Johan Willner)|
Jarkko Harju (VATT): Voluntary pension savings: the effects of the Finnish tax reform on savers’ behaviour
Ville Korpela (University of Turku): Nash-implementation when the planner can freely use redundant alternatives
Pellervo Hämäläinen (University of Turku): Productivity of public capital in Finnish regions: What do the new panel econometric techniques tell us?
Jussi Valtonen (Turku School of Economics): Cointegration between Fama-French Factors
Michael Funk (Université de Fribourg): Political Market Design
| 20.05.2008 Turku School of Economics (chairman professor Mika Widgrén)|
Jonas Lagerström (Åbo Akademi University): Selection of the fittest: Coinsurance payments and worker selection
Tomi Kortela (University of Turku): Growth and precautionary saving in the Ramsey-Cass-Koopmans economy
Päivi Kankaanranta (University of Turku): Household Portfolios in Finland 1987-2004: Preliminary Results
Johan Willner (Åbo Akademi University): Public and Private Provision in the Presence of Potential Intrinsic Motivation
Hannu Vartiainen (Turku School of Economics): Auction design without commitment
Martti Vihanto (Turku School of Economics): Sopimus, sopimusten sääntely ja sopimustehokkuus
| 16.10.2007 Turku School of Economics (chairman professor Mika Widgrén)|
Ville Korpela (University of Turku): On making egalitarian income tax reforms using direct search methods.
Samuli Leppälä (Turku School of Economics): The division of labor needs not imply regional specialization.
Tuomas Pekkarinen (Åbo Akademi University): School tracking and development of cognitive skills.
| 29.5.2007 University of Turku (chairman professor Matti Virén)|
Tomi Kortela (University of Turku): Understanding aggregate saving of households. Presentation of licentiate thesis.
Elias Oikarinen (Turku School of Economics): Dynamic linkages between prices of vacant land and housing – empirical evidence from Helsinki.
Michael Funk (University of Fribourg, Switzerland & Turku School of Economics): Strangers in Politics. The market for good politicians in medieval Italy and its lessons for modern democracy.
| 13.3.2007 Åbo Akademi University (chairman professor Markus Jäntti)|
Hannu Nurmi (University of Turku): Borda count: don't touch a reasonably good system (you only make it worse).
Michael Funk (University of Fribourg, Switzerland & Turku School of Economics): Tournaments in politics: elections and the theory of rank-order tournaments.
Aleksandra Maslowska (University of Turku): Do institutions matter? Theoretical analysis of central bank institutional design.
Heikki Kauppi (University of Turku): Predicting the Fed's target rate decisions.
| 19.12.2006 Turku School of Economics (chairman professor Mika Widgrén)|
Mika Widgrén (Turku School of Economics): Budget allocation in an expanding EU.
Angela Djupsjöbacka (Åbo Akademi University): Changing names – empirical evidence on discrimination.
Pellervo Hämäläinen (University of Turku): Julkisten investointien tuottavuus Suomessa vuosina 1948-2003.
Martti Vihanto (Turku School of Economics): Tuotannon järjestämistavat verkostoissa.
Tomi Kortela (University of Turku): Säästäminen ja kasvu elinkaarimallissa.
| 24.10.2006 University of Turku (chairman professor Matti Virén)|
Johan Willner ja Sonja Grönblom (Åbo Akademi University): Principals, Agents and Liberalisation through Vertical Separation. An analysis of Cost Efficiency and Welfare.
Tomi Kortela (University of Turku): Does income growth determine household saving rate?
Elias Oikarinen ja Paavo Okko (Turku School of Economics): Miten suhdannevaihtelut välittyvät alueelliseen työllisyyteen?
| 30.5.2006 Åbo Akademi University (chairman professor Markus Jäntti)|
John Micklewright (University of Southampton): Job search monitoring and unemployment duration in Hungary: evidence from a randomised control trial.
Martti Vihanto (Turku School of Economics): Kansantaloustieteen opetuksessa suuria uudistamistarpeita.
Jan Otto Andersson (Åbo Akademi University): Homo economicus och Homo reciprocans.
Marjo Pyy-Martikainen (Åbo Akademi University): Survey nonresponse, attrition and unemployment duration.
Hannu Kahra (Turku School of Economics): Variable selection for empirical pricing kernels.
Marko Korhonen (University of Turku): Exchange-rate pass-through: dependence on inflation.
Jonas Lagerström (Uppsala University): Caseworker effects and program evaluation.