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1st Bi-annual Symposium

Rotem Hall, Zlotowski Student Administration Building, July 14-15, 2009

Day I: Tuesday, July 14th 2009
12:00-13:00 Lunch at the Rotem seminar hall.
13:00-15:00 Opening session
Greetings Rector of BGU, Prof. Jimmy Weinblatt, Prof. Thomas Guggenheim, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Chair: Arie Arnon, Ben-Gurion University.
Samuel Hollander Ben-Gurion University. Making the Most of Anomaly in the History of Economic Thought:Smith, Marx-Engels, and Keynes
Discussant: David Laidler The University of Western Ontario, Canada.
15:00-15:20 Coffee Break
Discussant: Moshe Justman, Ben-Gurion University.
Warren Young Bar-Ilan University Economic and Political Expectations at the FED: 1939-1945.
Alex Cukierman Interdisciplinary Center How do professional forecasters form expectations about future interest rates? (joint with Thomas Lustenberger).
16:15-16:30 Coffee break.
15:20-17:00 Second Session
Chair: Warren Young
David Laidler The University of Western Ontario, Canada Lucas, Keynes and the Current Crisis.
Discussant: Ephraim Kleiman, Hebrew University, Israel.
Mauro Boianovsky Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil. Was Patinkin a Keynesian Economist?
Discussant: Michel De Vroey, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium.
17:15-18:45 Panel (at the Senate Hall).
Chair: Prof. Jimmy Weinblatt, The Current Economic Crisis – Keynesian and non-Keynesian Themes.
Round I Karnit Flug, David Colander, David Laidler, Alex Cukierman, June Flanders.
Questions from the public.
Round II Maria Cristina Marcuzzo, Robert Dimand, Russ Boyer, Ephraim Kleiman, Michel De Vroey.
19:00 Dinner



Day II: Third Session Wednesday, July 15th 2009
09:00-10:40
Chair: Suleiman Abu Bader
Warren Young Bar Ilan University, Israel. The Keynesian Revolution and IS\LM
Discussant: M. June Flanders, Tel Aviv University, Israel.
Amos Witztum London Metropolitan University, UK. Keynes, Robbins and the Nature of Economics.
Discussant: Mauro Boianovsky, Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil.
10:40-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:40 Fourth Session: Expectations in Theory and Reality.
Chair: Mark Gradstein
Arie Arnon Ben-Gurion University. Keynes, Wicksell and Active Monetary Policy.
Discussant: Warren Young, Bar Ilan University, Israel.
Michel De Vroey Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium. The Marshallian Roots of Keynes' General Theory.
Discussant: David Colander, Middlebury College, USA.
12:40-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:40 Fifth Session
Chair: Elise Brezis
Russell S. Boyer The University of Western Ontario, Canada Keynesianism at Chicago: 1959-1977
Discussant: Dror Goldberg, Bar Ilan University, Israel
David Colander Middlebury College, USA Keynes, Complexity, and Mill’s Half Truths
Discussant: Amos Witztum, London Metropolitan University, UK
15:40-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-17:40 Sixth Session
Chair: David Colander
Robert Dimand Brock University, Canada 'The Consequences to the Banks of the Collapse of Money Values', 1931 and 2009
Discussant: Elise Brezis, Bar Ilan University, Israel
Alex Cukierman Tel Aviv University, Israel The Great Depression, the Current Crisis and Old vs. New Keynesian Thinking: What Have We Learned and What Remains To Be Learned?
Discussant: Avia Spivak, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
17:40 Concluding Remarks: Prof Thomas Guggenheim, University of Geneva, Switzerland
END OF CONFERENCE
  • Participants:
  • Dr. S. Abu Bader, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
  • Prof. M. Boianovski, Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil
  • Prof. R. S. Boyer, The University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • Prof. E. Brezis, Bar Ilan University, Israel
  • Prof. D. Colander, Middlebury College, USA
  • Prof. A. Cukierman, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • Prof M. De Vroey, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  • Prof. R. Dimand, Brock University, Canada
  • Dr. K. Flug, Director of Research Department, Bank of Israel
  • Prof. M. June Flanders, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • Dr. B. Gliksberg, University of Haifa, Israel
  • Dr. D. Goldberg, Bar Ilan University, Israel
  • Prof. M. Gradstein, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
  • Prof. T. Guggenheim*, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Prof S. Hollander*, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
  • Prof. M. Justman, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
  • Prof. E. Kleiman, Hebrew University, Israel
  • Prof. D. Laidler, The University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • Prof. M. C. Marcuzzo, Sapienza Universita Di Roma, Italy
  • Prof. A. Spivak, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
  • Prof. A. Witztum, London Metropolitan University, UK
  • Local Organizing Committee:
  • Prof. A. Arnon *, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
  • Prof. W. Young*, Bar Ilan University, Israel
  • Prof. J. Weinblatt*, Rector, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
  • Additional members of the International Board:
  • Prof. M. Bordo*, Rutgers University, USA
  • Prof. J. Mokyr*, Northwestern University, USA - invited
  • Prof. J. Silver*, Bar Ilan University, Israel
  • *Members of the International Advisory Committee

Celebrating 300 Years of Hume’s Birth

An International Conference, December 12-13, 2011

December 12th 2011
Thomas Guggenheim Prize Lecture 2011
Delivered by Professor Sam Hollander
Adam Smith on 'Natural Liberty' and the Correction of Market Failure
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:40 Session I
Two Papers
Coffee Break
15:00-16:40 Session II
Two Papers
17:00 - 18:15 Senate hall, The Thomas Guggenheim Annual Lecture and Prize Ceremony
18:30 Reception including Dinner



Day II: Session III, Wednesday, July 15th 2009
09:00-10:40
Two papers
Coffee break
11:00-12:40 Session IV
Two papers
12:40-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:40 Session V
Two papers
Coffee break
16:00-17:40 Session VI
Two papers
END OF CONFERENCE
  • Invited International Scholars, from outside of Israel:
  • Maria Crisitina Marcuzzo - Sapienza Universita Di Roma, Italy.
  • Amos Witztum - London Metropolitan University, UK: Smith's Ethical System.
  • Paganelli Maria Pia – Trinity University, USA: Hume on Banking.
  • Boyer Russell – University of Western Ontario, Canada:Hume and International Economics.
  • Schabas Margaret - University of British Columbia, Canada.
  • Robert Dimand – Brock University, Canada: David Hume and Irving Fisher on the Quantity Theory of Money in the Short Run and Long Run.
  • Jeff Young - St Lawrence University, New York, USA: The Role of Convention in Hume, Smith, and Keynes.
  • Joel Mokyr – Northwestern University, USA.
  • Alessandro Roncaglia - Sapienza Universita Di Roma, Italy: Individualism, Communitarianism and Common Understanding: Hume and the Market Society.
  • Shiri Cohen – Duke University
  • Arie Arnon – Ben-Gurion University from UC Berkeley CA, USA
  • Israel:
  • Warren Young – Bar Ilan University.
  • Karine van der Beek - Ben-Gurion University.
  • Fania Oz-Salzberger – Haifa University.
  • Sam Hollander - Ben-Gurion University.
  • Moshe Justman - Ben-Gurion University.
  • Jimmy Weinblatt - Ben-Gurion University.
  • Nathan Sussman – Hebrew University.
  • Jacob Metzer – Hebrew University.
  • Nati Wolloch, Haifa: Material Progress and Economic Considerations of Nature in the Scottish Enlightenment.
  • Dror Goldberg – Bar Ilan University: Of American Money.
  • Elise Brezis - Bar Ilan University.
  • Dani Attas – Hebrew University:Property Rights: Hume & Kant.
  • Menahaem Yaari.

June 27th - 28th 2015

Saturday, June 27th 2015
09:00 - 09:30 Arrival
09:30 - 10:00 Welcome by Thomas Guggenheim and conference organizers
10:00 - 10:50 Session I
Presentations by Jerry Jordan and David Stockton
11:20 - 12:10 Session II
Presentation by Marvin Goodfriend
12:10-14:20 Lunch (by invitation)
14:30 - 15:40 Award of Guggenheim Prize to David Laidler
Prize Lecture "The interactive evolution of economic ideas and experience - the case of Canadian inflation targeting"
15:40 - 16:30 Session III
Presentation by Ivo Maes
17:00 - 18:15 Session IV - “Research at Fed and Reserve Banks: Past and Present”
Chair: Daniel Thornton and Warren Young
Panelists: Edward Prescott, Robert Litterman, Jerry Jordan, David Stockton, Marvin Goodfriend
18:15 - 18:45 Apero at the venue of the conference
19:00 Conference Dinner(by invitation)



Sunday, 28th June 2015
09:30 - 10:20 Session V
Presentation by Martin Weale
10:50 - 11:40 Session 6a
Presentation by Elise Brezis
11:40 - 12:30 Session 6b
Presentation by Daniel Thornton
12:30 - 14:30 Lunch (by invitation)
14:30 - 15:20 Session VII
Presentation by Warren Young
15:50 - 17:20 Session VIII
Panel discussion (questions distributed in advance)
"Research at Fed and Reserve Banks: Future"
Chair: Daniel Thornton and Warren Young
Panelists: Edward Prescott, Robert Litterman, Jerry Jordan, David Stockton, Marvin Goodfriend
17:20 - 17:45 Concluding remarks (conference organizers)
END OF CONFERENCE