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26-29 May 2015: CEPR Event
CEPR European Summer Sympsoium in International Macroeconomics (ESSIM) 2015. An annual meeting providing a unique opportunity for macroeconomists from different institutions to discuss research and develop collaborative partnerships. Hosted in Tarrogona, Spain.

Wednesday 27 May 2015: CFM and Department of Economics Public Lecture
When to Rob a Bank: a rouge economist's guide to the world. Freakanomics author Stephen Dubner shares the secrets to making economic ideas fresh and entertaining. Chaired by Tim Harford.

Wednesday 27 May 2015: CFM and Department of Economics Public Lecture
Hubris: Why Economists failed to predict the crisis and how to avoid the next one. Professor Lord Desai and HSBC's Stephen King discuss Lord Desai's latest book. Chaired by Tim Besley.

Wednesday 17 June 2015: CFM and Department of Economics Public Lecture
Disinflation and Deflation: Where? Why? And what's next? Professor Kristin Forbes (MIT & Bank of England) will present an informative overview of topical macroeconomic questions, and discuss policy-related issues in international macroeconomics. Chaired By Silvana Tenreyro.

3-4 September 2015: CFM Cambridge, INET, and EABCN Conference
Persistent Output Gaps: Causes and Policy Remedies [PDF]. Conference bringing together academics entertaining different views about the likely sources and remedies to the European situation. Application deadline: May 15th.


Thursday 7 May 2015: CFM Cambridge and INET Event
Financial crises: lessons from history [PDF]. A symposium in economics and history with presentations by Michael Bordo (Rutgers), Barry Eichengreen (Berkerley & Cambridge), and Solomos Solomou (Cambridge).

Tuesday 31 March 2015: Royal Economic Society Conference 2015
CFM UCL sponsors special EJ 125th Birthday sessions at the RES annual conference in Manchester.

Wednesday 04 March 2015: CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture

Yes, it is a curse: politics and the adverse impact of natural resource riches: Professor Franceso Caselli questioned whether recent economic research could shed new light on the political and economic impact of natural resource windfalls. Chaired by Chris Pissarides. Slides [PDF] available, video and Podcast available on the LSE Events page.


Friday 01 May 2015: Gearty Grililng with Chris PIssarides

CFM Chairman and LSE Regius Professor Sir Chris PIssarides was interviewed as part of LSE's Gerty Grillings series.

Monday 27 April 2015: CFM Publication
CFM member Pascal Michaillat publishes in the Quarterly Journal of Economics Aggregate Demand, Idle Time, and Unemployment with Emmanuel Saez.

Thursday 16 April 2015: CFM in the Media

Wouter den Haan was interviewed by RT regarding the latest CFM Survey.

Friday 10 April 2015: CFM Discussion Paper
CFM Discussion Paper Time-Consistent Consumption Taxation by Sarolta Laczó and Raffaele Rossi is now available. A list of all CFM discussion papers is available here on the website, and at RePEc Ideas.




Professor Sir Chris Pissarides is among the laureates of the well-respected 2015 Kiel Institute Global Economy Prize.

Congratulations to CFM member Gianluca Benigno, on being awarded a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship.

CFM member Pascal Michaillat published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics Aggregate Demand, Idle Time, and Unemployment with Emmanuel Saez

CFM Co-Director, Professor Wouter Den Haan, was interviewed by VoxEU on how macroeconomics has changed since the financial crisis.

Congratulations to CFM PhD Student Federico Rossi, on receiving the LABOUR Prize for the best paper in Theoretical or Applied Microeconometrics written by a young scientist, at the Sixth Italian Congress of Econometrics and Empirical Economics, with his paper Barriers to College Investment and Aggregate Productivity [PDF].

Congratulations to CFM PhD Student Enrico Mallucci on winning the Young Economist Award at the 7th FIW Research Conference in Vienna, with his paper Domestic Debt and Sovereign Defaults [PDF].

Congratulations to CFM Cambridge Member and student Saleem Bahaj on winning the Klaus Liebscher Award at the 42nd Economics Conference of the OeNB, with his paper Systemic Sovereign Risk: Macroeconomic implications in the Euro area [PDF].

CFM (Cambridge) Macro Seminars

CFM (LSE) Public Lectures Summer Term [PDF]

CFM (LSE) Seminar Schedule 2014-15

CFM (LSE) Reading Group

CFM (UCL) Macro Seminars