What is LAEF?

Furthering research in growth
and fluctuations of aggregate economies.

Conferences and Workshops

"[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

First Women in Macroeconomics

May 17-18, 2018: The Laboratory for Aggregate Economics and Finance (LAEF) at the University of California, Santa Barbara is pleased to announce the first Women in Macroeconomics conference. The meeting will...

The New Frontier in Business Cycle Research

March 2-3, 2018: The conference commemorates Thomas Cooley’s edited volume “Frontiers of Business Cycle Research”. The conference will present recent important contributions to business cycle research...

2nd Annual OTC Markets and Securities Conference

October 13-14, 2017: The Laboratory for Aggregate Economics and Finance (LAEF) at the University of California, Santa Barbara is pleased to announce the second LAEF OTC Markets and Securities Conference. The meeting will ...

Why the Government Does Whatever It Is That The Government Does

October 6-7, 2017: In 2017, the federal government budgeted $4.1 trillion for expenditures, or roughly 22% of GDP. The goal of this conference is to bring researchers together to discuss the effects ...

Spring 2017

In this issue: Bubbles and Fourth Annual Macroeconomics and Business CYCLE Conference

Fall 2016

In this issue: OTC Markets and Securities Workshop and What We Know About Information in Financial Markets Conference

Summer 2016

In this issue: The 3rd Workshop of the Australasian Macroeconomics Society and the 7th Advances in Maro-Finance Tepper-LAEF