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BI-ECON Workshop on Causality, Exogeneity and Economic Modelling

BI Oslo (Nydalen), 25 October 2012
Interested in attending? Send an email to genaro.sucarrat {at}

All the talks will take place in room A2-045 (the "Harvard room")

How to get there? Take the underground (metro) lines w/direction "Ringen" or "Storo", or bus line 37 with direction "Nydalen". Google map

NOTE: Michel Mouchart will also give a department seminar entitled "Causal Analysis: Epistemic and Statistical Approaches", at 12 o'clock on the day before the workshop at the economics department. Please contact Siv Bjercke (siv.bjercke {at} if you are interested in attending


09.00-09.15 Coffee/tea

09.15-09.20 Opening remarks, by Genaro Sucarrat

09.20-10.20 Causal Explanation: Recursive Decompositions and Mechanisms, by Michel Mouchart (Universite Catolique de Louvain)

10.20-11.00 Economic Causality as a Reduction, by Genaro Sucarrat (BI Norwegian Business School). Background reading: pdf1, pdf2

11.00-11.10 Coffee/tea

11.10-11.50 The Financial Accelerator: Evidence using a procedure of Simultaneous Structural Model Design (pdf), Roger Hammersland (Statistics Norway)

11.50-12.30 Testing for Co-Nonlinearity (pdf), by Håvard Hungnes (Statistics Norway)

12.30-13.30 Lunch

13.30-14.10 Self-reinforcing effects between housing prices and credit (pdf), by Eilev Jansen (Statistics Norway)

14.10-14.50 The expected properties of rational expectations inflation forecasts when there are structural change (pdf), by Ragnar Nymoen (University of Oslo)