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First Behavioral Macroeconomics Workshop:
New Approaches to Macro-Financial Instability and Inequality

Date: 15.-16. June 2018
Submission Deadline: Saturday, 31. March 2018

The Bamberg Research Group on Behavioral Macroeconomics and the Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK) are pleased to host their first Behavioral Macroeconomics Workshop on the 15th and 16th of June 2018, on “New Approaches to Macro-Financial Instability and Inequality”. The workshop will take place at the University of Bamberg, Germany.

Confirmed Keynote speakers are:

Traditional methods and theoretical frameworks, such as DSGE models with a representative agent with fully rational expectations, have been found unable to explain recent economic developments in a satisfactory manner.  In this workshop we want to highlight new and alternative methods that can explain issues such as macro-financial instability and inequality, and that can be used for the design of economic policies to cope with these problems. We particularly encourage submissions in the following topics:

  • Systemic risk and macro-financial instability
  • Political and economic aspects of inequality
  • Bounded rationality and heterogeneity in macroeconomic models
  • Agent based macro-financial models
  • Laboratory experiments on macroeconomics and financial markets
  • Heterogeneous expectations and nonlinear economic dynamics
  • Regulation and control of complex economic systems                              

Presenting authors are expected to act as discussants of another paper in their session. Partial financial support for authors of accepted contributions is possible on an individual basis.

Paper Submission

Please send your submissions (including a PDF file of the paper or of an extended abstract of about one page) to the email address vwl-awifo(at) by Saturday March 31, 2018 at the latest. If you are a graduate (M.Sc. or PhD) student, please also indicate if you would be interested in presenting your work in a poster session.

Authors will be informed about the final decision regarding their submission by April 10, 2018.

You can download the Call for Papers here(891.0 KB).

Scientific Committee

Emanuel Gasteiger
Cars Hommes
Joep Lustenhouwer
Mishael Milakovic
Christian Proaño
Sven Schreiber

Frank Westerhoff