CNB Research Open Day 2007

Tuesday, 22 May 2007

Czech National Bank's Plodinová burza (Commodity Exchange) building,
Senovážné nám. 30, Praha 1

The CNB will hold its third CNB Research Open Day on Tuesday, 22 May 2007 in the Czech National Bank's Plodinová burza (Commodity Exchange) building, Senovážné nám. 30, Praha 1. 

This event will provide an opportunity to see some of the best of the CNB's current research work, to learn about the CNB's research strategy and to meet CNB researchers informally. All presentations will be held in English.

The CNB Research Open Day is open to the general public. If you are interested in attending, you can register by sending e-mail to Places are subject to availability owing to the limited capacity of the conference facility.

Preliminary Programme

8.00 a.m.        Registration & Morning Coffee

8.30 a.m.        Welcome by  Robert Holman (Chief Executive Director) & ERD Award 2007
                         Economic Research CNB: What's New. Kateřina Šmídková (Executive Director, Research Department).

8.55 a.m.         The Maastricht Inflation Criterion: 'Saints" and 'Sinners" , Jaromír Hurník, CNB (joint work with Aleš Bulíř, IMF)

9.15 a.m.         Fulfilment of the Maastricht Inflation Criterion by the Czech Republic: Potential Costs and Policy Options , Vít Bárta, CNB

9.35 a.m.         Discussion: Ľudovít Ódor, NBS 

9.50 a.m.         Q&A

10.00 a.m.       Coffee

10.15 a.m.       Degree of Competition and Export-Production Relative Prices when the Exchange Rate Changes: Evidence from a Panel of Czech Exporting Companies. Marie Raková, CNB, (joint work with Jiří Podpiera, CNB)

10.35 a.m.       Measuring and Explaining Inflation Persistence: Disaggregate Evidence on the Czech Republic (pdf, 25 kB) , Roman Horváth (joint work with Ian Babetskii, CNB,                 Fabrizio Coricelli, EBRD)

10.55 a.m.       Discussion: Evžen Kočenda, CERGE-EI

11.10 a.m.       Q&A

11.20 a.m.       Generational Accounts in the Czech Republic , Kamil Dybczak, CNB

11.40 a.m.       Discussion: Libor Dušek, CERGE-EI

11.55 a.m.       Q&A

12.00 a.m.       Refreshments

13.30 p.m.       Foreign banks, foreign lending and cross-border contagion: evidence from the BIS data (pdf, 337 kB) . Adam Geršl, CNB.

13.50 p.m.       Cross-Border Lending Contagion in Multinational Banks . Alexis Derviz, CNB (joint work with Jiří Podpiera)

14.10 p.m.       Discussion: Dubravko Mihaljek, BIS.

14.30                Q&A and Concluding Remarks

The programme of CNB Research Open Day 2007 can be downloaded also in pdf format (85 kB)