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    Inflation as a public finance tool

    Giovanni Di Bartolomeo, Patrizio Tirelli and Nicola Acocella have a new paper out! The authors challenge the widely held belief that New-Keynesian models cannot predict optimal positive inflation rates. The paper also contradicts the view that the optimal (i.e. Ramsey) policy should minimize ...

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    First RAstaNEWS Conference

    On January 14th, ISPI hosted the First RAstaNEWS Conference. “More Europe: Letting the Euro Work at Full Speed” (watch the video of the Conference) was attended, among other distinguished speakers, by the Italian Minister of Economy and Finances, Fabrizio Saccomanni, and by the ...

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  • oil-and-the-macroeconomy

    Oil and the macroeconomy

    Claudio Morana has a new paper out investigating the relationship between oil prices and macroeconomic business cycles. Following below is an extended abstract, while you can read the full paper here.   Extended abstract Since the 1990s, the literature has focused on different features ...

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    New RAstaNEWS Paper

    On November 29th, RAstaNEWS published its latest Policy-Focussed Publication. In this paper, Francesco Passarelli and Antonio Villafranca analyze the causes and consequences of the EMU governance reforms, addressing some important 'flaws' in the way the crisis was tackled by EU governments ...

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    Special RAstaNEWS Session at MMF 2013

    On 11 September 2013, RAstaNEWS partners organized a special session at the 45th Annual Money Macro and Finance Conference (11-13 September) which was held at London's Queen Mary University. The Rastanews special session on Financial Crises focused on the recent supbrime and ...

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    RAstaNEWS special session at WFBS 2015

    RAstaNEWS is organizing a special session on financial and economic distress at the World Finance and Banking Symposium 2015 to be held in Quan Hoa, Hanoi, on 17-18 December 2015.

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    RAstaNEWS special session at CFE 2015

    RAstaNEWS is organizing a special session on volatility and time series modeling at the 9th International Conference on Computational and Financial Econometrics (CFE 2015), to be held ...

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    RAstaNEWS special session at MMF 2015

    Rastanews is organizing a special session on the Great Recession at the 47th Money, Macro and Finance Research Group Annual Conference (MMF 2015), University of Cardiff, which will ...


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