School of Economics

- MacCaLM Annual Summer Programme 2022

The MacCaLM project holds it final annual summer programme at the RSE, from Monday 16th – Wednesday 18th of May.

The MacCaLM project hosts it seventh and final conference in Edinburgh from Monday 16th – Wednesday 18th May 2022. Hosted at the historic Royal Society of Edinburgh, the conference will bring together leading macroeconomist to explore the core themes of the ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) funded project. Each day of the conference is explores one of the three core themes of the MacCaLM project.  

On Monday, speakers will discuss the theme of labour markets, including a keynote from Mike Elsby (MacCaLM Co-Investigator). MacCaLM researchers Ludo Visschers and Pieter Gautier will also present their recent research, and Stefania Albanesi joins remotely from the University of Pittsburgh to present “Long Term Consequences of the Great Recession Through Its Effect on the Young.” 

The second day of the conference focuses on the credit cycles research theme, led by Principal Investigator John Moore. The project is delighted to welcome talks from Tiago Cavalcanti (Cambridge), Margit Reischer (Georgetown University), and Francisco Beura (Washington University in St Louis). Professor John Moore gives the keynote on his recent work “Key Workers and Funding Horizons: Interest Rates and Growth”.  

The final day MacCaLM Investigators Sevi Rodriguez Mora (University of Edinburgh), Matthew Shapiro (University of Michigan), and Jonathan Thomas (University of Edinburgh) will present some of their latest findings from their research on the project. Philipp Kircher (Cornell University) will give a keynote speech on the results from the MacCaLM Job Study, which conducted an in-depth analysis of how job seekers search for work, with the aim of providing guidance and data to policy makers. 

About MacCaLM 

MacCaLM is a research project bringing together a group of leading economists to re-examine macroeconomic theory, focussing on how malfunctions in labour and financial markets seem to be at the root of macroeconomic failure. The project secured funding from the Economic Social Research Council (ESRC) in 2015 and has been hosting its annual summer conference each year since.