MACFINROBODS is the acronym for:
In this project 11 European Universities collaborate with the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre in a consortium of experienced researchers in the field of macro- and financial economics, supported by an advisory board of influential academics of the highest worldwide reputation and policy makers at central banks and finance ministries.
The three-year project (2014-2017) is funded by the European Commission and brings together different lines of research to systematically develop new behavioural and institutional model building blocks, to integrate such features in policy-focused models and to make use of these models in a new framework for policy evaluation.
During the global financial crisis and ensuing Great Recession, economists at policy-making institutions had little choice but to augment macroeconomic models with ad-hoc assumptions and adjustments in order to provide analysis and advice for policy makers. The MACFINROBODS consortium aims to move policy-focused macroeconomic modelling beyond this approach.
Project Coordinator: Cars Hommes (UvA)
Project manager: Karin Breen (UvA)
Dates for third Workshop have been set, event will take place in Como, ITALY
The third Workshop will be jointly organized by the Italian nodes: Universita Degli Studi di Pavia (Guido Ascari), Universita Catholica del sacro Cuore (Domenico Delli Gatti) and Joint Research Centre (Marco Ratto) on 17 and 18 November 2016 in Como, Italy
Villa del Grumello
Via per Cernobbio, 1122100 Como, Italy
More detailed information will follow in due course.
The second Annual Dissemination Conference will be jointly organized by the National Bank of Belgium (NBB/BNB), Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and Catholic University Leuven (KUL) on 20 and 21 June 2016.
Wouter den Haan LSE)
Stephanie Schmitt-Grohé (Columbia University)
Chris Sims (Princeton University)
Martin Uribe (Colombia University)
A pdf file of the final program here
The course is organised by Marco Ratto, Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission and Domenico delli Gatti, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milano).