52nd Konstanz Seminar, 2021

The 52nd Konstanz Seminar is scheduled to be held on September 9/10, 2021.

Further details on the program (timing, discussants) will follow soon.


Maarten R.C. van Oordt, Bank of Canada

Best Before? Expiring Central Bank Digital Currency and Loss Recovery (with Charles M. Kahn and Yu Zhu)   

Kei-Mu Yi, University of Houston

Multinationals and Structural Change

(with Vanessa Alviarez, Cheng Chen, Nitya Pandalai-Nayar, Liliana Varela, and Hongyong Zhang)

Dirk Krueger, University of Pennsylvania

The Long-Term Distributional and Welfare Effects of Covid-19 School  Closures

(with Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln, Alexander Ludwig, and Irina Popova)  

Kenza Benhima, HEC Lausanne

Foreign currency borrowing and expectations  

Rubén Domínguez-Díaz, U Bonn

Precautionary Savings and Financial Frictions

Kjetil Storesletten, U Oslo


Federica Romei, Oxford

Why Does Capital Flow from Equal to Unequal Countries?

(with Sergio de Ferra and Kurt Mitman)

Axelle Ferriere (Paris School of Economics) 

Larger transfers financed with more progressive taxes? On the optimal design of taxes and transfers 

Policy session:

Speaker:                                 Rolf Strauch, Chief Economist and Member of the Management Board European Stability Mechanism