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A research seminar led by Eesti Pank has been held since 2015 for young Estonian economics researchers working and studying at institutions abroad. They present their latest research at the seminar and discuss it with those attending.

The seminars have brought together Estonians from many different universities around the globe, from America to Australia. It is very important for Eesti Pank to keep in touch with researchers from Estonia who are operating in international circles.

The seminars at Eesti Pank are led by Professor Karsten Staehr, Research Supervisor in the Economics and Research Department of Eesti Pank, and Lenno Uusküla, an economist in the department.

The seminars are also open to teachers of economics and doctoral students at Estonian universities.


Presentations at the Christmas seminar on 22 December 2017

  • Toomas Hinnosaar (Collegio Carlo Alberto): “Dynamic common-value contests”
  • Sander Heinsalu (Australian National University): “Price signalling solves the Diamond paradox”
  • Katrin Tinn (Imperial College London): “Blockchain and the Future of Optimal Financing Contracts”
  • Eeva Mauring (University of Vienna): “Informational Cycles in Search Markets”
  • Marit Hinnosaar (Collegio Carlo Alberto): “How Long do Healthy Habits Last? The Role of Price”
  • Priit Jeenas (New York University): “Monetary Policy Shocks, Financial Structure, and Firm Activity: A Panel Approach”

Presentations at the Christmas seminar on 22 December 2016

  • Reimo Juks (Riksbanken): “How worried should we be about the effects of negative rates and QE on banks?”
  • Helen Saar (Dixie State University): “The great divide: bridging the quantitative chasm between practice and education”
  • Katrin Tinn (Imperial College London): “The evolution of new industries. Uncertain business skills and innovation success”
  • Priit Jeenas (New York University): “Unemployment and aggregate risk sharing with financial frictions”
  • Alari Paulus (University of Essex/Praxis): “Europe through the crisis: decomposing changes in the household income distribution in 2007–2011”

Presentations at the Christmas seminar on 22 December 2015

  • Alari Paulus (University of Essex/Praxis): “The antipoverty performance of universal and means-tested benefits with costly take-up”
  • Aleksei Netšunajev (Freie Universität Berlin): “Structural Vector Autoregressions with Heteroskedasticity: A Review of Different Volatility Models”
  • Katrin Tinn (Imperial College London): “Reward-based crowdfunding”
  • Marit Hinnosaar (Collegio Carlo Alberto): “On the inferiority of unhealthy food”
  • Sander Heinsalu (Australian National University): “Normal-linear signalling”
  • Toomas Hinnosaar (Collegio Carlo Alberto): “On the impossibility of protecting risk-takers”