Monetary Economics and Fluctuations

The Monetary Economics and Fluctuations (MEF) Programme is one of the three successors to the old International Macroeconomics (IM) Programme.

Research in the MEF programme covers, inter alia:

  • Monetary economics;
  • Central banking; and
  • Business cycle research.

The Programme Director is Refet S. Gürkaynak (Bilkent University).

The MEF Programme has two regular events.

The first is the European Summer Symposium for International Macroeconomics (ESSIM) which will be joint with the other IM successor programmes. ESSIM, CEPR’s long-standing annual symposium for International Macroeconomics, brings together Europe's top macroeconomists (and some non-European scholars) for an intensive and highly interactive 4-day conference. There is no central theme for ESSIM rather researchers present their best, current research on macroeconomics. The papers presented are selected on the basis of an annual call for papers.

The second is an annual Programme Symposium.

Other events include:

More information on the Monetary Economics and Fluctuations Programme: