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The CEPR-EABCN Euro Area Business Cycle Dating Committee deliberated electronically on the 18th of March 2021 to assess the state of the euro area economic activity. According to the Committee, the available data do not allow us to conclude whether the euro area recession that started after the 2019Q4 has ended. For more information, please visit the Dating committee section on the website

Upcoming Events

Training School
14/06/2021 to 25/06/2021
University of Mannheim (Online)

Professor Johannes Stroebel (NYU Stern School of Business) will teach an online training school on "Beliefs and Social Network" with teaching segments on June 14-17th and practice session on June 25th.

More details will follow soon.

Deadline: April 30, 2021
Training School
24/05/2021 to 28/05/2021

Professor Gauti Eggertson (Brown University) will teach an online training school on "The ZLB and Secular Stagnation" on May 24-28th.

More details will follow soon.

Deadline: May 02, 2021
Training School
01/06/2021 to 08/06/2021
Bank of Italy

The course introduces participants to a variety of advanced topics and recent developments in economic forecasting. Professors Graham Elliott and Allan Timmermann will teach the course. The course will take place online.

Deadline: May 07, 2021
Training School
13/09/2021 to 17/09/2021

James Morley, University of Sydney will teach an online course on "Business Cycle Measurement and Facts" at the EABCN Training School on Sept 13 - Sept 17, 2021

Deadline: August 15, 2021
Training School
27/09/2021 to 01/10/2021

Martin Eichenbaum (Northwestern) and Mathias Trabandt (Goethe University Frankfurt) will teach the EABCN online class on "Formulating and Estimating DSGE Models" on Sept 27 - Oct 1, 2021.

Deadline: August 22, 2021

Recent Events

26/10/2020 to 28/10/2020
Banque de France

The conference will cover a broad range of themes related to empirical aspects of monetary policy. 
Simon Gilchrist (New York University), Ricardo Reis (London School of Economics and CEPR) and Stephanie Schmitt-Grohe (Columbia University and CEPR) are confirmed invited speakers. 

For more information please consult the conference webpage

January 31, 2020
Training School
30/09/2020 to 02/10/2020
Zoom Meeting

Jesús Fernández-Villaverde (University of Pennsylvania) and Galo Nuño (Bank of Spain) will be the instructors of this course which will introduce the main tools, as well as recent advances, in continuous-time methods in macroeconomics, with a focus on their application to Heterogeneous Agent models.

September 18, 2020
Training School
04/05/2020 to 05/05/2020
Online Course

We are pleased to announce details of the latest EABCN Training School; a two-day course entitled “Fiscal Policy: Estimating Causal Evidence and Positive Theory”. Professor Morten Ravn will teach the course. It is primarily aimed at participants in the Euro Area Business Cycle Network but applications will also be considered from doctoral students, post-doctoral researchers and economists working in central banks and government institutions outside of the network, as well as commercial organisations (fees are applicable for non-network non-academic organisations).

Note that due the global COVID-19 outbreak this course will be held online.

January 03, 2020
EUI - Florence

The Euro Area Business Cycle Dating Committee is organizing a conference on potential output and output gap measurement. The workshop is calling for papers that can shed light on how theoretical and statistical concepts of potential output and the output gap relate and how to measure them in practice.

Programme of the conference:

December 01, 2019
26/03/2020 to 27/03/2020
European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt


Ensuring resilience - role and limitations of monetary policy

The 11th conference organised by the International Research Forum on Monetary Policy (IRFMP) will be held at the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt on 26 and 27 March 2020. The purpose of the IRFMP is to promote the discussion of innovative research on theoretical and empirical macroeconomic issues with relevance for monetary policy.


December 01, 2019
Training School
16/09/2019 to 18/09/2019
Bank of England (London)

Wouter den Haan (London School of Economics) and Pontus Rendahl (University of Cambridge) will be the instructors of the course that will discuss computational methods for macro analysis. 

May 17, 2019