Individual Risks and the Macroeconomy

Individual Risks and the Macroeconomy

Call for papers - Conference June 16 & 17th
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We are currently calling for papers for a conference co-organised by the Department and CREST in the framework of the ANR Project Individual Risks and the Macroeconomy (IRMAC).

Organizing committee: Stéphane AURAY (ENSAI and CREST), Edouard CHALLE (European University Institute and CREST), Isabelle MEJEAN (Sciences Po) and Xavier RAGOT (Science Po and OFCE).

Date: June 16th and 17th, 2022
Location: Sciences Po Paris


The recent decade has seen a resurgence of interest in the interactions between the individual risks faced by households and firms (e.g., unemployment risk or wage risk for households, idiosyncratic productivity or demand shocks for firms) and the aggregate response of the economy to macroeconomic shocks, especially during recessions.

The conference aims to bring together researchers working on those issues. Some of the topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Role of household or firm heterogeneity in the amplification of macroeconomic shocks
  • Importance of agent heterogeneity in transmission of fiscal, monetary, and labor-market policies
  • Optimal policy with heterogeneous households or firms
  • Use of micro data (notably on European countries) to calibrate or estimate Heterogeneous-Agent models 

Keynote speeches will be delivered by Benjamin MOLL (London School of Economics) and Christian BAYER (University of Bonn).

Authors may submit extended abstracts, but full papers are preferred.

Please submit your paper at the following email address:

DEADLINE for paper submission: FEBRUARY 15th, 2022.
Authors of accepted papers will be informed by Monday March 14th. Travel and local accommodation from academic institutions will be funded by the organisers.

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