What is LAEF?

Furthering research in growth
and fluctuations of aggregate economies.

"[I]t is distressing how often one can guess the answer given to an economic question merely by knowing who asked it."

-George J. Stigler, 1946

Upcoming Conferences

Human Capital in Macroeconomics

September 15-16, 2023

On behalf of the Laboratory for Aggregate Economics and Finance, we are delighted to have the Human Capital conference in Santa Barbara this year. THe conference is cosponsored by Federal Reserve Bank of St. Lous. The academic organizer is Oksana Leukhina Research Officer in the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis and Guillaume Vandenbroucke Assistant Vice President in the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis

2nd Annual Junior Workshop in Macroeconomics

October 20-21, 2023

The Laboratory for Aggregate Economics (LAEF) at UC-Santa Barbara is proud to host the 2nd Annual Junior Workshop in Macroeconomics. We bring together junior researchers across various subfields of macroeconomics to present and discuss papers relevant for both theory and policy. The academic organizers are Job Boerma, Paolo Martellini, both Assistant Professors of Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Nick Pretnar, Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Autumn 2022

In this issue: Growth, Development and Structural Transformation & 2nd Annual MEBDI Fall Conference on Big Data in Macroeconomics

Summer 2022

In this issue: XXV Workshop in Dynamic Macroeconomics & Aging and Healthcare in the Macroeconomy

Spring 2022

In this issue: 11th Advances in Macro-Finance Tepper-LAEF