"The Future of Macroeconomic Policy" Conference and call for paper submissions

Norges Bank, the IMF, and the IMF Economic Review are inviting paper submissions for their joint conference on “The Future of Macroeconomic Policy” to be held in person in Oslo, Norway, June 15-16, 2023. The plenary speaker will be Guido Lorenzoni.

The conference will focus on the challenges facing macroeconomic policy. The post-pandemic recovery has been accompanied by an increasing number of challenges including record-high levels of public and private debt; the highest inflation seen in decades, with the corresponding financial-stability/credibility trade-offs; a more fragmented and divided world, risking years of international cooperation and improved international trade flows; high energy prices emerging from the war in Ukraine. All of these challenges are happening while the required energy transition to tackle climate change is happening unevenly across countries, and, globally, the needed reduction in emissions keeps being postponed. Against this backdrop, this conference aims to assemble an outstanding set of academic contributions on topics related to how to (re?) design and calibrate macroeconomic policies going forward. 

The conference organisers seek both theoretical and empirical research contributions. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • the sustainability of public finances in an environment of high inflation and tightening credit
  • the integration/disintegration of international markets and geoeconomic fragmentation
  • the conduct of monetary and fiscal policy amid global supply shocks
  • policy approaches to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

Deadline for submissions is February 15, 2023. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by April 15. Preference will be given to finished papers. The conference sponsors will fund travel and accommodation expenses for speakers (one per paper) and discussants.

For more information about the conference and the call for papers, visit the website to that end.