Call for Papers: 2nd Research Conference of the CEPR Network on Macroeconomic Modelling and Model Comparison (MMCN)

16. January 2018

June 7-8, 2018, Stanford University

Deadline for submission: March 1, 2018

Deadline for registration: April 30, 2018

MMCN is a research network under the auspices of CEPR and forms part of the Macroeconomic Model Comparison Initiative (MMCI) by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and the Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability (IMFS) at Goethe University Frankfurt.

Quantitative macroeconomic models play an important role in informing policy makers about the consequences of monetary, fiscal and macro-prudential policies. The Macroeconomic Modelling and Model Comparison Network (MMCN) aims to make progress in this area by promoting collaboration among interested researchers in academia and policy institutions. It provides a forum for presenting new models and model comparisons, as well as the solution and estimation methods underlying them, thereby enhancing opportunities for building on the work of others.

The conference organizers welcome submissions of a theoretical or empirical nature and wish to foster a network of researchers interested in model and policy comparison. Relevant topics include:

  1. Modelling the financial sector and economic crises in structural macroeconomic models
  2. Comparative analysis of monetary, fiscal and macro-prudential policies
  3. Modelling structural and tax reforms in macroeconomic models
  4. Solution, estimation, simulation and forecasting with structural macroeconomic models
  5. Model comparison and robust policies


If you would like to present a paper or attend the meeting, please e-mail Jakob Liermann at IMFS ( Submission deadline is March 1, 2018. Please mention whether you are also willing to present in a poster session. Authors of successful submissions will be notified by April 6, 2018. General registration ends on April 30, 2018. Limited funding is available to contribute to travel expenses of academic participants presenting papers or acting as discussants.

The Organizers:
Michael Binder (IMFS, Goethe University Frankfurt)
John B. Taylor (Stanford University and Hoover Institution)
Volker Wieland (IMFS, Goethe University Frankfurt and CEPR)

MMCI is supported by a generous grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. IMFS also thanks the Foundation for Monetary and Financial Stability / Stiftung Geld und Währung for financial support.