Barcelona GSE Summer Forum: Workshop on ‘Finance and Macroeconomics’

June 15-16, 2015

Conference Venue:
Balmes Building (UPF)
Balmes, 132
Barcelona 08008

Organized by: Vladimir Asriyan (CREI, UPF and Barcelona GSE), Andrea Caggese (UPF, CREI and Barcelona GSE), Alberto Martin (CREI, UPF and Barcelona GSE), Ander Pérez (UPF and barcelona GSE) and Jaume Ventura (CREI, UPF and Barcelona GSE)

This workshop is jointly organized by the Barcelona GSE and the Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional (CREI). The goal of this workshop is to discuss recent developments in the study of the interaction between finance and macroeconomics.

We encourage submissions of theoretical and empirical papers addressing issues including (but not limited to):

  • Sources of asset price fluctuations: fundamentals and bubbles
  • Asset prices, financial frictions and the amplification/propagation of shocks
  • Interactions between financial and labor-market frictions
  • Microeconomic evidence on the effects of asset price changes on firms and households
  • Financial regulation and macroeconomics
  • Asset prices and the conduct of monetary and fiscal policy
  • Debt overhang and macroeconomic implications of deleveraging
  • Dealing with financial crises, domestic responses and international policy coordination

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Call for papers