During the last two years, inflation has re-emerged in the developed world together with concerns about it being persistent.
Previous inflationary episodes have taught us a lot on what causes inflation and what can be done to reduce it. But the world has changed and previous insights may no longer be valid. Iván Werning will discuss how old insights extended with new frameworks can be used to shed light on the recent surge in inflation.
Meet our speaker and chair
Iván Werning (@IvanWerning) is an Argentine economist with research focuses on macroeconomics, international economics and public finance. He is the Robert M. Solow Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he has been since earning his PhD from the University of Chicago in 2002. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the Econometric Society, and a Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Wouter den Haan is Professor of Economics at LSE, research fellow and programme director of the CEPR, and co-director of the Centre for Macroeconomics. Currently, his main areas of interest are business cycles, frictions in financial and labour markets, and numerical methods to solve models with a large number of heterogeneous agents.
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