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Midwest Macroeconomics Group

Founding Directors

Upcoming Meetings

Update (06/08/2022)!

The Fall 2022 meeting will be hosted at Southern Methodist University, Friday November 11 to Sunday November 13 in Dallas, Texas. The meetings will be in-person. Please navigate to Conference Maker for link to the SMU conference page and details about timing of submission, registration and logistics. 

The Spring 2023 meeting is planned for Clemson University.

If you are interested in hosting a future Midwest Macroeconomics Meeting, please send an email to Mario, Gerhard and Ping at the e-mail addresses above.

 

Most Recent Past Meeting

We want to acknowledge our return from COVID lock-down with the Spring MMM at Utah State University this past May.  On behalf of the entire "Midwest" macroeconomics community, thanks to co-chairs Frank Caliendo and Aaron Hedlund and program committee members Katarzyna Bilicka, James Feigenbaum, Scott Findley, Matthew Jaremski, Sepideh Raei, Ayse Sapci and Jason Smith.

 

History

The Midwest Macroeconomics Group was founded by Mario Crucini, Gerhard Glomm and Ping Wang in 2011 to formalize an institutional structure of the Midwest Macroeconomics Meetings, the first three of which were hosted by the founders at Michigan State University (1994), Ohio State University (1995) and Penn State University (1996), respectively. The goal of these meetings is to encourage frontier academic research in macroeconomics, broadly defined in terms of topics but rigorously grounded in economic theory and measurement.

Historically conferences had been held once a year, in the spring, but the growth of the population of attendees and submissions had been so impressive that beginning in fall 2012, the group started meeting twice a year, in the fall and spring. When the conference was held annually the average number of papers on the program was 168 (2005-11) and has since averaged 153 (2011-2019). Over the same period the acceptance rate of submissions has dropped from 60% to 50%. The spring meetings receive about 40% more submissions than the fall meetings and are about a third larger in size.