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A new update of the Area Wide Model (AWM) Database is now available following this link.

Upcoming Events

Training School
28/05/2018 to 30/05/2018
EUI, Florence

Prof. Lutz Kilian (U. Michigan) will cover the determination of the price of oil in global markets and the relationship between the price of oil and the macroeconomy (inflation, growth, financial markets).

Deadline: Passed
Training School
04/06/2018 to 06/06/2018
University of Mannheim

Prof. Benjamin Moll (University of Princeton) will teach a course that will develop tools for the analysis and numerical solution of heterogeneous agent models in continuous-time focusing in particular on numerical solutions techniques using finite difference methods.


Deadline: Passed
31/08/2018 to 01/09/2018

This second EABCN macro-finance conference will cover innovative work advancing our knowledge of macro-financial linkages. Theoretical and empirical contributions are both welcome. Nicola Gennaioli (Bocconi University & CEPR) and Stefan Nagel (Booth School of Business, University of Chicago & CEPR) will be the keynote speakers.

Deadline: Passed
Training School
27/08/2018 to 29/08/2018
Bank of Finland, Helsinki

Professors Kenneth Singleton and Anh Le will cover select topics on the modelling of the term structure of interest rates, including reduced-form affine term structure models and equilibrium models of the interest rates in which agents are endowed with specific preferences.

Deadline: Passed

Recent Events

27/04/2018 to 28/04/2018
Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona

The conference will cover a broad range of themes related to the estimation of the effects of unconventional monetary policies in the data. Jordi Gali (CREI and CEPR), Refet S. Gürkaynak (Bilkent University and CEPR), Frank Smets (ECB and CEPR) and Jonathan Wright (Johns Hopkins University) are confirmed invited speakers. 

January 15, 2018
23/03/2018 to 24/03/2018
Federal Reserve Board Washington

The tenth conference organized by the International Research Forum on Monetary Policy (IRFMP) will be held at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C. on March 23-24, 2018. The purpose of the IRFMP is to promote the discussion of innovative research on theoretical and empirical macroeconomic issues with relevance for monetary policy.

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November 15, 2017
Training School
13/09/2017 to 15/09/2017
Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt

The 27th EABCN training school will be a three days course on 'Practical DSGE Models' taught by Professor Fabio Canova (BI Norwegian School of Management)Most DSGE model used by policy institutions are generally of large scale and little attention is generally paid to issues like model misspecification, model evaluation, model reduction and re-specification. This course offers hints on how one can address these all these issues in a unified way and make economic analyses more robust.

May 24, 2017
08/06/2017 to 09/06/2017
Florence, EUI

The conference will cover a broad range of themes related to econometric models with parameter time-variation. A special emphasis is on methodological, theoretical and empirical aspects and on their relevance for economic policy making, in particular for monetary policy and financial stability.

Wouter Den Haan (London School of Economics and CEPR), Jesper Lindé (Sveriges Riksbank and CEPR), Junior Maih (Norges Bank) and Dan Waggoner (Atlanta FED) are already confirmed their participation.

February 27, 2017
04/05/2017 to 05/05/2017
Banque de France

The Banque de France and the Euro Area Business Cycle Network are organising a scientific conference dealing with theoretical and empirical advances in monetary policy research. 

Emmanuel Farhi (Harvard University and CEPR) and Michael Woodford (Columbia University and CEPR) have confirmed their attendance. 

January 31, 2017
Training School
03/04/2017 to 05/04/2017
University of Manheim

The 26th EABCN training school will be a three days course on 'Monetary Policy:  An Imperfect Knowledge Perspective' taught by Professor Bruce Preston (University of Melbourne). Using a New Keynesian model with learning dynamics, this course builds an analytical framework for monetary policy evaluation that is consistent with the pervasive evidence of low-frequency variation in macroeconomic data. The consequences of such belief structures for monetary policy design are explored. 

January 20, 2017