After the cancellation of the 2020 workshop due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are pleased to host the Third Behavioral Macroeconomics Workshop on July 7-8, 2021. The workshop take place in virtual form due to the ongoing travel restrictions.

Schedule (all times are in Berlin time)

Wednesday, July 7, 2021


13: 55               Opening Remarks

Session A - Expectations and Survey Data (Chair: Joep Lustenhouwer, Heidelberg University)

14:00 – 14:40  Selection in Information Acquisition and Monetary Non-Neutrality
                         Hassan Afrouzi (Columbia University), Discussant: Zeno Enders (Heidelberg University)

14:40 – 15:20 Average Inflation Targeting and Household Expectations
                         Raphael Schoenle (Brandeis University), Discussant: Kostas Mavromatis (De Nederlandsche Bank)

15:20 – 16:00 Uncertainty, Expectation Dispersion, and the Reaction to News
                         Jonas Dovern (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg). Discussant: Wei Qian (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)

Session B – Experiments (Chair: Tomasz Makarewicz, Bielefeld University)

16:30 – 17:10  Communicating Uncertainty in Outlook
                         Luba Petersen (Simon Fraser University), Discussant: Isabelle Salle (Bank of Canada)

17:10 – 17:50  The Role of the End Time in Experimental Asset Markets 
                         Anita Kopanyi-Peuker (Radboud University). Discussant: Tomasz Makarewicz (Bielefeld University)

17:50 – 18:30  Intertemporal Prospect Theory
                         Matthias Weber (University of St. Gallen), Discussant: Özgür Gürerk (University of Erfurt)

Session C – Rational Inattention (Chair: Sven Schreiber, FU Berlin and IMK Düsseldorf)

19:00 – 19:40  The Rational Inattention Framework: Recent Developments
                         Mirko Wiederholt (Sciences Po, Paris). Discussant: Michael Krause, Uni Köln

19:40 – 20:20  The Inattentive Consumer: Sentiment and Expectations
                         Rupal Kamdar (Indiana University, Bloomington), Discussant: Thomas Theobald, IMK

20:20 – 21:00  A Rational Theory of Limited Attention
                         Alexandre Kohlhas (IIES, Stockholm). Discussant: Jonas Löbbing, LMU München

Thursday July 8, 2021


Session D - Expectations in Macroeconomic Models (Chair: Emanuel Gasteiger, TU Wien)

14:00 – 14:40  Boundedly Rational Decision Making in Continuous-Time
                         Chandler Lester (University of Oregon). Discussant: Mike Shin (University of Sydney)

14:40 – 15:20  Heterogeneous Expectations and the Effective Lower Bound
                         Tolga Özden (U Amsterdam), Discussant: Jacek Suda (NBP and Warsaw School of Economics)

15:20 – 16:00  Stagnation and Fiscal Policy: A Nonlinear Analysis
                         Seppo Honkapohja (Aalto University), Discussant: Alex Grimaud (TU Wien)

Session E – COVID-19 and Economic Behavior (Chair: Christian Proaño, University of Bamberg)

16:30 – 17:10  The Causal Effect of Information about COVID-19 on Consumers’ Expectations, Sentiment and Concerns
                         Lena Dräger (University of Hannover), Discussant: Sebastian Gechert (IMK Düsseldorf)

17:10 – 17:50  Title TBA
                         Herbert Dawid (Bielefeld University), Discussant: Paola D’Orazio (University of Bochum)

17:50 – 18:30  Virus Dynamics with Behavioral Responses
                         Krishna Dasaratha (Yale University). Discussant: Florian Herold (University of Bamberg)

18:30 – 19:30  Closing Remarks and Informal Social Meeting

Time allocation: 25 minutes for paper presentations, 5 minutes for discussants, 10 minutes for general discussion.

Registration links for the participation in each session will be made available in due time.

Scientific Committee

Emanuel Gasteiger (TU Wien), Joep Lustenhouwer (Heidelberg University), Tomasz Makarewicz (Bielefeld University), Christian R. Proaño (University of Bamberg), Sven Schreiber (FU Berlin and IMK Düsseldorf) and Frank Westerhoff (University of Bamberg)