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Inflation: Drivers and Dynamics
One of the most pressing current macroeconomic issue is the global re-emergence of inflation.

The series brings together speakers on inflation topics of interest to academics, central bankers and economic policy makers. The webinar series aims to highlight recent research into the drivers of current inflation trends.
This registration is for the first two webinars in the series.

Scientific committee: Dominic Smith (US Bureau of Labor Statistics) and Raphael Schoenle (Brandeis University, CEBRA)

Details on CEBRA's Inflation: Drivers and Dynamics (IDD) Program including a novel measure of inflation expectations can be found here: www.cebra.org/programs/idd

Session 1: “New insights from index methodology”
(Co-organized by the Center for Inflation Research @ the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland): Tuesday, November 29th at 5 PM CET / 11 AM EST

Lara Loewenstein, Research Economist in the Banking and Finance Group @ the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland: "Disentangling Rent Index Differences: Data, Methods, and Scope"

Christoffer Jessen Weissert, Economist @ Danmarks Nationalbank: "A Nonhomothetic Price Index and Inflation Heterogeneity"

Moderator: Rob Rich (Director & Senior Economic and Policy Advisor, Center for Inflation Research @ the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland)

Session 2: “Understanding Inflation Dynamics”: Tuesday, December 13th at 5 PM CET / 11 AM EST

Sergio Ocampo Diaz, Assistant Professor @ Western University: "How Robust are Robust Measures of PCE Inflation?"

Pablo Ottonello, Associate Professor of Economics @ University of Michigan: "The Dynamics of Large Inflation Surges"

Moderator: Oleksiy Kryvtsov: Senior Research Officer @ Bank of Canada
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Moderator (Nov. 29): Rob Rich
Director of the Center for Inflation Research & Senior Economic and Policy Advisor @Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Speaker (Nov. 29): Lara Loewenstein
Research Economist in the Banking and Finance Group @Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Speaker (Nov. 29): Christoffer Jessen Weissert
Economist @Danmarks Nationalbank
Moderator (Dec. 13): Oleksiy Kryvtsov
Senior Research Officer @Bank of Canada
Speaker (Dec. 13): Sergio Ocampo Diaz
Assistant Professor @Western University
Speaker (Dec. 13): Pablo Ottonello
Associate Professor of Economics @University of Michigan