Annual Conference on Macroeconomics
The NBER Macroeconomics Annual seeks to bring together the latest research on important and policy-relevant topics in macroeconomics. The span of research includes applied theory as well as empirical work, open-economy macroeconomics, and work on financial markets that bears on macroeconomics. The inaugural Macroeconomics Annual meeting was held in 1986, with Stanley Fischer as the organizer. Over the past 30 years, the organizers have included Ben Bernanke, Olivier Blanchard, Mark Gertler, Jonathan Parker, Ken Rogoff, and Julio Rotemberg, as well as the current organizers Martin Eichenbaum and Erik Hurst.
Martin Eichenbaum is the Charles Moskos Professor of Economics at Northwestern University. His research focuses on the sources of and propagation mechanisms for aggregate economic fluctuations, and on the effects of monetary and fiscal policies.
Erik Hurst is the Frank P. and Marianne R. Diassi Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. His research explores topics in labor economics, macroeconomics, and urban economics, especially the determinants of labor market fluctuations.
Valerie Ramey is a Professor of Economics at the University of California, San Diego. Her research has explored the determinants of business cycle fluctuations, the effects of macroeconomic stabilization policies, and long-term trends in wage inequality.