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Macroeconomics Network in the South West Third Workshop

Join us at the Macroeconomics Network in the South West Third Workshop where we will further discuss our advanced research in macroeconomics and finance.

  • 23 Sep 2022, 10.30am to 23 Sep 2022, 5.30pm BST (GMT +01:00)
  • Room 2.104, 1 West, University of Bath
  • This event is free

The third workshop of the Macroeconomics Network in the South West will focus on a variety of topics on the field of finance and macroeconomics. These include:

  • Design of optimal tax systems
  • Practical income taxation and redistribution
  • Unemployment insurance and the efficiency of automatic stabilisers
  • Turbulence in the labour market and policy
  • Debt as safe asset

Workshop programme

Time Activity Speaker
10.30am Coffee and Registration
11.00am Opening Remarks
11.10am Contributed Session #1
Multiple equilibria, the labor wedge, and unemployment insurance Nikos Kokonas, University of Bath
Self insurance and welfare in turbulent labor markets Alireza Sepahsalari, University of Bristol
12.40pm Lunch
2.00pm Contributed Session #2
Taxation, redistribution and frictional labour supply Hakki Yazici, University of Bristol
Practical optimal income taxation Hitoshi Tsujiyama, University of Surrey
3.30pm Coffee Break
4.00pm Contributed Session #3
Debt as safe asset Sebastian Merkel, University of Exeter
A general theory of tax-smoothing Tasos Karantounias, University of Surrey
6pm Workshop dinner


This workshop is expected to take place at the University of Bath campus. However, if circumstances change and a need arises for the event to be held online instead, this page will be updated and all signed-up attendees will be notified.

Room 2.104 1 West University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom

Contact us

To enquire about attending the workshop, or for further information, please contact Nikos Kokonas.