Applications of Behavioural Economics, and Multiple Equilibrium Models to Macroeconomic Policy Conference: Call for Papers

Friday, 31 March, 2017 - 08:30 to 17:30



The National Institute of Economic and Social Research, Warwick University, the ESRC Centre for Macroeconomics and the Bank of England are organizing a conference on Applications of Behavioural Economics and Multiple Equilibrium Models to Macroeconomic Policy to be held on July 3rd and 4th 2017 at the Bank of England. The organizing committee consists of Roger Farmer, Angus Armstrong, Mette Nielsen, Alan Taylor and Ricardo Reis. We have confirmed keynote speeches by Michael Woodford (Columbia), President James Bullard (St Louis Federal Reserve) and Andy Haldane (Bank of England).

The conference will last for a day and a half and we envisage that it will consist of twelve papers with discussants. We are looking for high quality research papers in macroeconomics that may help to guide macroeconomic and/or macroprudential policy.  We are particularly interested in models that explore the role of behavioural economics and models of multiple equilibrium. Papers may be theoretical or empirical and preference will be given to papers that are imaginative and in an early stage of development.

Participants will be selected on the basis of papers or abstracts of about 500 words, with a preference for completed papers.  The deadline for submissions is March 31st  2017. Authors chosen to present papers will be notified by April 28th, 2017. Final drafts of the papers will be due at NIESR on June 16th, 2017. The organizers will pay travel and hotel expenses for one author per paper as well as for discussants.

If you are interested in participating, please email your paper or abstract by March 31st  to callpapers [at] We look forward to hearing from you.