Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, 2013
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and the NBER
The seventh annual meeting of the Macroeconomics Across Time and Space working group will be held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on May 3 and 4, 2013. The aim of the group is to bring together the large number of researchers in aggregate economics who are using modern dynamic theory to investigate substantive historical questions. Research presented at past meetings covered a very broad range of topics, including great depressions; industrial revolutions; the diffusion of new technologies; secular shifts in hours worked and leisure; long-run trends in marriage, women’s labor supply, and fertility; the connection between the formation and dissolution of institutions and the economy; the rise in urbanization; trends in international trade and capital flows; the growth and location of business; and the evolution of finance and its role in economic development.
There will also be a special session on financial intermediation and growth with papers by Ross Levine (Berkeley) and Randy Wright (Wisconsin).
Those interested in presenting should submit (after January 1, 2013) a PDF of their paper to TimeSpaceConf2013@gmail.com by Sunday, March 10, 2013. No submissions will be considered after this date. We will contact only submitters whose papers are accepted. Travel reimbursements will be made in accordance with Federal Reserve Bank rules.