Workshop on Optimal Monetary Policy

Time: 21–22 November 2008
Venue: Oslo

Organized by Norges Bank (Central Bank of Norway)

Norges Bank is hosting a workshop on Optimal Monetary Policy. The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners working on optimal monetary policy to discuss ongoing research, stimulate more research and discuss how recent advances can be applied to monetary policy in practice. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • optimal policy in modern DSGE models,
  • time-inconsistency and commitment,
  • robustness of optimal policy,
  • optimal policy under alternative expectations formations,
  • specification of objectives (loss function).
  • Keynote Speaker: Lars E.O. Svensson (Sveriges Riksbank)

Paper submission:

A PDF file containing a completed draft or extended abstract (300-400 words) should be e-mailed to the Program Committee at by August 1, 2008. Completed drafts are due October 1, 2008. Authors will be notified about the acceptance of their papers by September 1, 2008. Submitters of papers should also indicate whether they are willing to act as discussants.

Program Committee:

Ragna Alstadheim (Norges Bank), Krisztina Molnar (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration), Øistein Røisland (Norges Bank), Kristin Solberg-Johansen (Norges Bank). Practical information and questions: Norges Bank will provide lunches both days and a dinner on November 21. Participants are expected to cover their travel and hotel expenses, but a limited amount of financial support is available for participants from academic institutions. Questions should be directed to or Jorunn Paulson (+47 22 31 62 47).



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