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

2nd Workshop on Labor Markets and Macroeconomic Outcomes - April 14-15, 2023

This workshop is co-sponsored by Stony Brook University and will take place in Santa Barbara at the Upham Hotel. This year’s workshop has a dual track focus. First, we are seeking papers which focus on cyclical labor market outcomes. Second, we also seek papers which grapple with relationships between labor market outcomes and other household decisions, such as expenditure, savings, or home production. Particular consideration will be given to papers exploring any of the above topics using novel datasets and/or explicitly-axiomatized micro-founded structural mechanisms. The conference organizers are Adam Blandin (Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University), Ben Griffy (Assistant Professor, University at Albany), Nick Pretnar,(Postdoctoral Scholar, UCSB-LAEF), and David Wiczer (Associate Professor, Stony Brook University). Several presenters have been confirmed for this conference, including Stefania Albanesi, Nir Jaimovich, and Dirk Krueger. We anticipate selecting 10-12 additional papers from this open call, and presentations will be 45 minutes each. Submissions are due by 11:59 pm Pacific Time on Friday, December 16, 2022. All submissions should be sent via email to econ-laef@ucsb.edu, with the subject SUBMISSION: 2023 Labor Markets Conference. Submissions will be reviewed by the conference organizers and all papers selected by Sunday, January 15, 2023. For those selected to present, LAEF will pay for 3 nights of lodging at the Upham Hotel and round-trip airfare to Santa Barbara Airport or Los Angeles International Airport.

Spring 2022

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

Winter 2022

In this issue: Labor Markets and Macroeconomic Outcomes

Autumn 2021

In this issue: Welfare Inequality in the 21st Century