Call for Papers for the 22nd DNB Annual Research Conference

Monday, 30 September 2019 to Tuesday, 1 October 2019
De Nederlandsche Bank in Amsterdam
De Nederlandsche Bank



22nd Annual Research Conference

De Nederlandsche Bank

Amsterdam, 30th September-1st October 2019


Uncertainty and Non-linearities: Policy Challenges and New Perspectives


Keynote Speakers:

Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde (University of Pennsylvania)

Lars Peter Hansen (University of Chicago)


Uncertainty has received substantial attention recently. The Federal Open Market Committee identified uncertainty as a key factor in the 2001 and 2007–2009 recessions. Similarly, concerns about policy uncertainty have intensified in recent years. The International Monetary Fund suggested that uncertainty about U.S. and European fiscal and monetary policies contributed to a steep economic decline in 2008–2009 and slow recoveries afterward. Time variation and non-linearities in fundamental economic relationships imply that decision makers face new challenges and need new tools. Additionally, policy makers need criteria to select and interpret information coming from several, potentially misspecified, models.


We invite the submission of high quality theoretical and empirical papers that study the role of uncertainty and non-linearities for economic and policy analysis. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Model uncertainty, ambiguity;

  • The conduct of monetary policy under uncertainty;

  • Uncertainty shocks, time varying second moments, stochastic volatility;

  • Incomplete information, higher order beliefs;

  • Measures of uncertainty;

  • Combining information from several models, model misspecification;

  • Forecasting with non-linear models.


    Paper submission & important dates

    Manuscripts should be submitted to [email protected] by the 30th of May 2019. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by the

        15th of June 2019.


Program committee

Paolo Bonomolo, Andrea Colciago, Jakob de Haan, Anna Samarina


May 30, 2019