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, Workshops & Seminars

Trade in Dynamic Stochastic Equilibrium Models Conference

Conference - November 15-16, 2018 at Upham Hotel Garden room at 8:30 am: The Laboratory for Aggregate Economics and Finance (LAEF) at the University of California, Santa Barbara is pleased to host the Trade in Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Models ...

Peter J. Klenow - Professor of Economics at Stanford University

Seminar - December 11, 2018 at 4:15 pm in North Hall 2111: Professor Klenow will present, "A Global View of Creative Destruction" by Chang-Tai Hsieh (University of Chicago), Peter J. Klenow (Stanford University) ...

2018 Annual Workshop of the Australasian Macroeconomics Society in Queenstown, New Zealand

Workshop - November 28-30, 2018: Welcome to the 2018 Workshop of the Australasian Macroeconomics Society (WAMS). The 2018 edition of WAMS will be held in Queenstown, New Zealand, and it is jointly organized with the ...

Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde - Professor of Economics at University of Pennsylvania

Seminar - January 8, 2019 at 4:15 pm in North Hall 2111: Jesús Fernández-Villaverde is currently Professor of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania, where he serves as Director of Graduate Studies in the Economics Department...

Autumn 2017

In this issue: 8th Advances in Macro-Finance Tepper-LAEF and Why Government Does Whatever It Is That the Government Does

Summer 2017

In this issue: The Macro and Micro Economics of Climate Change and 2017 Workshop of the Australasian Macroeconomics Society and LAEF

Spring 2017

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