We welcome submissions from a broad range of themes related to the consequences of the Covid-19 shock for empirical macroeconomics. Topics of the conference include but are not limited to
• Rare events and disaster-type shocks
• Measuring economic uncertainty and its effects
• Nowcasting and forecasting in a changing environment
• Inflation dynamics
• Business cycle measurement
Serena Ng (Columbia University) and Frank Schorfheide (University of Pennsylvania) have confirmed their participation as invited speakers.
The CEPR-EABCN Euro Area Business Cycle Dating Committee has declared that the euro area recession that had started after 2019Q4 has reached its trough in 2020Q2. The two quarters of negative GDP growth in 2020Q4 and 2021Q1 are judged, based on available data, to be part of the unsteady expansion that started after this 2020Q2 trough. A sui generis recovery is following a sui generis recession.
For more information, please visit the Dating committee section on the website.