Macroeconomics in Perspective Workshop
The kinds of papers we wish to see discussed are assessment papers. They can be non-technical, but they should still be nurtured by and reflecting on the modeling tradition. If critical, they should lean more towards internal rather than external criticism. Examples of the topics that could be addressed include: – Are there useful lessons to be drawn for present-day macroeconomics from a re-examination of the (old) neoclassical synthesis? – What is the relationship between the work of authors such as Wicksell, Modigliani and Tobin, and present-day monetary theory? – Assessing the attempts to re-introduce the notion of involuntary unemployment in macroeconomics. – Assessing the import in DSGE modeling of elements taken from the search and matching literature. – Can the representative agent assumption be surpassed? (Assessing heterogeneous agents model). – The challenge of introducing financial intermediation in DSGE modeling. – What are the methodological limitations of adopting the equilibrium discipline? – Does agent-based modeling represent a plausible alternative to DSGE macroeconomics? – Is the rational expectations assumption likely to be surpassed? (Assessing learning models) – Is there an inherent ideological basis in equilibrium business cycle modeling? – Has the passage from RBC to DSGE modeling been a mere evolution or does it amount to a more radical breach? Why have RBC economists failed to resist this evolution in the same way that Friedman and Stigler (successfully) resisted Chamberlin’s project? – Reassessing the debate about intertemporal substitution of leisure. – Assessing recent attempts at building a neoclassical theory of the great depression. – Comparing Lucas and Prescott on methodology.
|Event dates:||2014-01-23 – 2014-01-24|
|Deadline Call for Papers:||2013-05-30|
|Organizers:||Institut de recherches économiques et sociales (IRES), Université catholique de Louvain|
Luca Pensieroso (firstname.lastname@example.org) Michel De Vroey (email@example.com) Goulven Rubin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Classification:||E0 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics. General|
|Event type:||Seminare, Summer Schools, Symposien, Workshops; Seminars, Summer Schools, Symposiums, Workshops|