– 9:00 – 10:45 : Communication of Monetary Policy in Unconventional Times
Session chair: Stefano Nardelli, ECB
“The Value of Central Bank Communication” Renaud Beaupain, Alexandre Girard Discussant: Matthieu Picault (University of Orléans)
“Central bank’s sentiment and media sentiment”, Matthieu Picault, Julien Pinter, Thomas Renaud
Discussant: Elisa Darriet (LEMMA, Université Paris 2)
“Anchoring inflation expectations: French students’ perception in a post economic crisis context” Elisa Darriet
Discussant: Anouk Claes (Université Saint-Louis Bruxelles)

– 11:15 – 12:15 : Keynote Lecture
Pierre Siklos, Professor of Economics at Wilfrid LaurierUniversity’s School of Business and Economics

13:45 – 16:00 : Effectiveness of Central Bank Communication
Session chair: Matthias Neuenkirch, Trier University
“ECB vs. Bundesbank: Diverging Tones and Policy Effectiveness” Peter Tillmann, Andreas Walter
Discussant: Michael Lamla (University of Essex)
“Does People Bank of China’s Communication Matter? Evidence from Financial Markets’ Reaction” Hamza Bennani
Discussant: Matthias Neuenkirch (Universität Trier)
“Central Bank Announcements: Big News for Little People?” Michael J. Lamla, Dmitir V. Vinogradov
Discussant: Peter Tillman (Justus Liebig University Giessen)
“Financial Stability and the Fed: Evidence from Congressional Hearings” Arina Wischnewsky, David-Jan Jansen, Matthias Neuenkirch
Discussant: Hamza Bennani (Université Paris Nanterre)

– 16:30-18:15 : Evaluating Central Bank Communication
Session chair: Kris Boudt, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
“Measuring ECB’s Communication: a “Media-Based” Automated Approach” Francesco Pesci
Discussant: Sylverie Herbert (Cornell University)
“Strategic Communication with Heterogenous beliefs” Sylverie Herbert
Discussant: Alexandre Girard (University Saint-Louis Bruxelles)
“The Sentometrics Approach for Textual Sentiment based Predictions” David Ardia, Kevin Bluteau, Samuel Borms, Kris Boudt.