This conference and a companion conference were held at the Becker Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago on April 23rd to the 25th and brought together a wide range of distinguished macro economists to present their ideas and proposed contributions to the new Handbook of Macroeconomics, which will be edited by John B. Taylor and Harald Uhlig. The widely-cited first volume of the Handbook of Macroeconomics was published in 1999 and according to the Research Papers in Economics (RePEc) is ranked first among all economics books downloaded.
Many significant economic events have occurred over the past fifteen years including the financial crisis, the Great Recession, the end of the Great Moderation, and rethinking of macroeconomic models and theories. This conference and the new Handbook address these recent issues and are sorely needed.
The agenda for the conference at the Hoover Institution is below.
Thursday, April 9
|10:30 - 11:30 AM||Business Cycles||Edward Prescott||Robert Hodrick|
|11:30 - 12:30 PM||The Facts of Economic Growth||Charles Jones||Bart Hobijn|
|1:30 - 2:30 PM||Financial and Fiscal Crises||Michael Bordo
|2:30 - 3:30 PM||Solution and Estimation Methods for DSGE Models||Jesús Fernández-Villaverde
|3:45 - 4:45 PM||Housing and Macroeconomics||Monica Piazzesi
Friday, April 10
|8:30 - 9:30 AM||Macroeconomic Shocks and Their Propagation||Valerie Ramey||Arvind Krishnamurthy|
|9:30 - 10:30 AM||Macroeconomic Regimes and Regime Shifts||James Hamilton||Òscar Jordà|
|10:45 - 11:45 AM||Recursive Contracts and Endogenously Incomplete Markets||Mikhail Golosov
|12:45 - 1:45 PM||Macroeconomics and Heterogeneity (including inequality)||Dirk Krueger
|1:45 - 2:45 PM||Natural Experiments in Macroeconomics||Tarek Hassan
|3:00 - 4:00 PM||Accounting for Business Cycles with Wedges||Pedro Brinca
Varadarajan V. Chari
|4:00 - 5:00 PM||Environmental Macroeconomics||John Hassler
Saturday, April 11
|8:15 - 9:15 AM||Models with Price and Wage Rigidities||John B. Taylor||Carl Walsh|
|9:15 - 10:15 AM||Neoclassical Theories||Gary Hansen
|10:30 - 11:30 AM||Factor Models for Macroeconomics||James Stock
|12:30 - 1:30 PM||Measuring Risk and Uncertainty||Nick Bloom
|Sebastian Di Tella|
|1:30 - 2:30 PM||Macroeconomics of Persistent Slumps||Robert Hall||Cosmin Ilut|
If you have any questions about the event, contact Marie-Christine Slakey at firstname.lastname@example.org.