Economists and people interested in economics are kindly invited to attend the open seminars of Eesti Pank. The goal of the open seminars is to promote exchange of ideas between the central bank, the academic community and economic policy institutions.

The program of open seminars was launched in 2000. To date, over 150 economists and experts of Eesti Pank and other institutions have lectured at these seminars.

Due to limited space and the bank’s security rules, participants are asked to register to the seminar electronically through the registration link under Eesti Pank’s calendar by the date indicated in the invitation. For further information about registration, please contact Mrs Eve Mägin by phone +(00) 372 668 0758 or by e-mail eve.magin [at]

Open seminars of Eesti Pank in 2018

Date and
Lecturer (institution) and topic   
  Coming seminars
22 November
Niku Määtänen (ETLA and Aalto University)
Welfare Effects of Housing Transaction Taxes: A Quantitative Analysis with an Assignment Model
  Previous seminars
22 August
Helmut Lütkepohl (Freie Universität Berlin)
Bayesian Inference for Structural Vector Autoregressions Identified by Markov-Switching Heteroskedasticity
24 May Michael Ehrmann (European Central Bank)
Stock Return Comovement when Investors are Distracted: More, and More Homogeneous
21 May Sylwia Nowak and Faezeh Raei (IMF)
IMF Regional Economic Outlook Spring 2018
Chapter 2: European Wage Dynamics and Labor Market Integration
26 April Karl Walentin (Sveriges Riksbank)
Learning on the Job and the Cost of Business Cycles
29 March Aleksandar Vasilev (Sofia University)

A real-business-cycle model with efficiency wages and a government sector: the case of Bulgaria

22 March Olivier Damette (University of Lorraine/UFR DEA Metz/BETA-CNRS)
Taxing the Financial Transactions in Europe : New empirical investigations
13 March Jacopo Bonchi (Sapienza University of Rome)

Secular stagnation and rational bubbles: How bubbles postpone low interest rates

8 February Bruno Karoubi (Science Po)
Does Crime Influence the Payment Decisions of Consumers?

The schedule is updated regularly. To subscribe for seminar invitations, please contact Mrs Liina Kulu by phone +372 668 0806 or by e-mail liina.kulu [at]