News Lunch Seminar with Prof. Federica Romei, University of Oxford

  • Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF)
    29 September 2023

This is a joint event with the ESM and the Department of Finance of the University of Luxembourg. Lunch Seminar Prof. Federica Romei, University of Oxford

Speaker: Prof. Federica Romei
University of Oxford

DATE: Tuesday, 10 October 2023

TIME: 12.30 – 14.00

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We argue that demand composition between tradable and non-tradable goods and services affects monetary policy transmission. We document at the micro level that within Eurozone countries, richer households allocate a greater share of their consumption basket to non-tradable goods. At the aggregate level, we show that non-tradable goods account for a larger share of total consumption in countries with higher income inequality. Finally, we show that output responses to identified monetary policy shocks are larger for economies with lower non-tradable consumption shares. We rationalize our micro and macro findings using a small open-economy heterogeneous-agent model with non-homothetic preferences. We then study the implications for optimal stabilization policy.

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European Stability Mechanism
6a Circuit de La Foire Internationale 
1947 Luxembourg

Please note that cold lunch will be provided for registered participant (12h-12h30)