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

Welfare and Inequality in the 21st Century Conference October 15-16, 2021

LAEF is please to host the Welfare and Inequality in the 21st Century conference at the Upham Hotel Garden room which is located at 1404 De La Vina Street in Santa Barbara beginning at 9:00am. The academic organizers are Associate Professor Javier Birchenall and Nick Prestnar Postdoctural Scholar, both at the University of California, Santa Barbara. We require all individuals to be fully vaccinated prior to attending the conference.

Welcome to Nick Pretnar Postdoctoral Scholar

Nick Pretnar is visiting LAEF as a postdoctoral scholar for the 2020-2022 academic year. Nick’s research spans a variety of subjects pertaining to consumption, consumer behavior, and household finance. He has used behavioral economics to explore household budgeting decisions, but also home production and classic macroeconomic general equilibrium theory to explain the rise in U.S. services consumption. Always open to starting new projects or discussing economics, Nick is available virtually for Zoom chats or in-person for backyard beers. He can be reached by email at npretnar@ucsb.edu

Autumn 2020

In this issue: 3rd Annual Women in Macro

Spring 2020

In this issue: Credibility

Autumn 2019

In this issue: XXIV Workshop on Dynamic Macroeconomics and 10th Advances in Macro-Finance Tepper-LAEF