Upcoming Events

Persistent Output Gaps: Causes and Policy Remedies

03/09/2015 to 04/09/2015
Cambridge (UK)

In many European economies, the recovery following the financial crisis has proven either sluggish or non-existent. This conference seeks to bring together academics entertaining different views about the likely sources and remedies to the situation.

Term Structure Modeling and the Lower Bound Problem

Training School
07/09/2015 to 09/09/2015
Florence, EUI

The 23rd EABCN training school will be a three days course on 'Term Structure Modeling and the Lower Bound Problem' taught by Dr Jens Christensen (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco). The course will cover the most recent literature on how to model the term structure of bond yields including challenges posed by the asymmetric behavior of yields near their lower bound.

Deadline: passed

Rethinking Current Account Vulnerabilities

Special Event
Bank of England

Professor Kristin Forbes (Monetary Policy Commitee, Bank of England) will talk about "Rethinking Current Account Vulnerabilities" and this will be discussed by Gianluca Benigno (LSE and CEPR), Giancarlo Corsetti (University of Cambridge and CEPR) and Frank Smets (ECB and CEPR). Bank of England will host the event.

Medium and Long Run Implications of Financial Crises

21/01/2016 to 22/01/2016

The conference will cover a broad range of themes in macroeconomics and finance with a view to the medium and long run. A special emphasis is on methodological, theoretical and empirical aspects and on their relevance for economic policy.

Deadline: 7 September, 2015

International Research Forum on Monetary Policy

18/03/2016 to 19/03/2016
ECB - Frankfurt

The purpose of the ninth conference organised by the International Research Forum on Monetary Policy (IRFMP) is to promote the discussion of innovative research on theoretical and empirical macroeconomic issues with relevance for monetary policy

Deadline: 15 December 2015


Recent Events

Econometric Methods for Business Cycle Analysis, Forecasting and Policy Simulations

11/06/2015 to 12/06/2015

The recent turbulent times have revived the interest in business cycle analysis, forecasting and methods to assess the effects of economic policies. This, in turn, has generated the development of refined or totally new econometric methods, in particular based on Bayesian techniques. The conference will cover a broad range of econometric themes with emphasis on methodological, theoretical and empirical aspects and their relevance for economic policy making.

Inequality and Macroeconomics

12/12/2014 to 13/12/2014

Individual households differ along multiple dimensions, e.g., wealth, indebtness, income, education or benefits.Firms also vary in terms of size, productivity or access to credit. Accounting for agents heterogenity can have important implications when studying the impact of economic shocks and effectivness of economic policy. This conference aims to to include both theoretical and empirical contibutions discussing these issues.

Macroeconomics and Inequality

Training School
09/12/2014 to 11/12/2014
Sveriges Riksbank, Stockholm

The 22nd EABCN training school has been a three days course on 'Macroeconomics and Inequality' taught by professor Per Krusell (Stockholm University) and professor Anthony Smith (Yale University). The course has reviewed the theoretical developments of heterogeneous agents models. The course has covered the empirical literature on inequality in income and wealth.

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International Banking and Liquidity Risk Transmission: Lessons from cross Countries

Special Event
Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt

Activities of international banks have been at the core of discussions on the causes and effects of the international financial crisis. Yet we know little about the actual magnitudes and mechanisms for transmission of liquidity shocks through international banks, including the reasons for heterogeneity in transmission across banks. The International Banking Research Network (IBRN), establishes in 2012, brings together researchers from around the world with access to micro-level data on individual banks to analyse issues pertaining to global banks.

Financial Frictions and Macroeconomic Activity

Training School
14/09/2014 to 16/09/2014
European University Institute

The 22nd EABCN training school will be a three days course on 'Finance and the Macroeconomy' taught by professor Simon Gilchrist (Boston University), The course will cover both the theoretical and empirical issues related to finance and the macroeconomy through the lenses of financial accelerator type models. The training school will take place at the European University Institute, Florence, from the 15th to the 17th of September 2014.

International Dimension of Optimal Monetary Policy

Training School
02/07/2014 to 04/07/2014
University of Cambridge

The 21th EABCN training school has been a three days course on 'International Dimension of Optimal Monetary Policy' taught by professor Giancarlo Corsetti (University of Cambridge and CEPR).