What is LAEF?

Furthering research in growth
and fluctuations of aggregate economies.

XXVII Workshop on Dynamic Macroeconomics

July 2-4, 2024
Castelo de Soutomaior in Vigo, Spain

It is a pleasure to announce the XXVII Workshop on Dynamic Macroeconomics. This year the workshop will be held at the Soutomaior Castle (Pontevedra, Spain) from July 2 to July 4, 2024. The workshop is jointly organized by Universidade de Vigo and The Laboratory for Aggregate Economics and Finance, University of California at Santa Barbara. The aim of the workshop is to offer young researchers interested in macroeconomics a forum for presentation and discussion of research papers representing both theoretical and empirical advances in macroeconomics. The conference normally is aimed at PhD students and Postdoctoral scholars.


13th Advances in Macro-Finance Tepper-LAEF Conference at CMU

October 4, 2024

The Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University and the Laboratory for Aggregate Economics and Finance at the University of California Santa Barbara will hold the 13th conference on Advances in Macro-Finance, designed to bring together leading scholars in the field. The conference will consist of selected papers with a formal discussant for each paper. The focus of the conference is on research at the intersection of macroeconomics and finance. We welcome both theoretical and empirical research on topics including, but not limited to: impact of financial and investment frictions; labor markets; credit risk and corporate financing; models of risk premia; determinants of income and wealth inequality; household finance; and taxation. Preference will be given to recent papers that have not previously been presented at major conferences.


3rd Annual Junior Workshop in Macroeconomics

October 18-19, 2024

The Laboratory for Aggregate Economics (LAEF) at UC-Santa Barbara is proud to host the 3rd 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.


UConn Leafy LAEF Conference

October 25-26, 2024

The UConn Leafy LAEF Conference is a joint initiative between the Department of Economics at the University of Connecticut and the Laboratory for Aggregate Economics and Finance (LAEF) at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The conference will be held in Storrs, CT, on October 25-26, 2024, at the Graduate Storrs Boutique Hotel. Presentations begin on Friday, October 25, and run through the early afternoon on Saturday, October 26. We will be reviewing submissions for this conference in May of 2024. We expect to reveal the program by the end of June 2024.

Vol XVII, No. 1

In this issue: XXVI Workshop on Dynamic Macroeconomics & Human Capital in Macroeconomics

Vol XVI, No. 5

In this issue: Tom Cooley Memorial Conference & Fifth Annual Women in Macroeconomics

Vol XVI, No. 4

In this issue: 2nd Workshop on Labor Markets and Macroeconomic Outcomes & Advances in Macro-Finance Tepper-LAEF