Banque de France – CEPR – European Central Bank

Conference on

Monetary Policy Challenges for European Macroeconomies

Hosted by the Banque de France

Paris, 25-26 September 2023

Europe is fascinating in its richness of macroeconomic dynamics. These macroeconomies range from the euro area and its constituent countries to European Union member countries that are not in the euro area and to countries in Europe that are not part of the Union. Research into these economies, especially by academic economists, lags far behind that for the US although a wide array of European data are available, with an increasing level of granularity providing identifying variation for many questions of broad interest.

CEPR, Banque de France and the European Central Bank (ECB) wish to promote research that will afford a deeper understanding of macroeconomic dynamics in Europe. Towards that end, this conference will bring together researchers working on empirical questions touching on monetary policy using European data. These questions may be at the level of the European Union, the euro area, or individual countries of Europe. Studies on all monetary economics questions are encouraged, especially those of policy design and transmission, monetary and fiscal policy interactions, identifying monetary policy innovations, and interactions between macroprudential and monetary policies. The organizers would particularly like to encourage academic researchers to focus more on European questions. Travel and accommodation expenses of academic participants will be covered according to CEPR guidelines.

Jordi Gali (CREI and CEPR) and Helene Rey (LBS and CEPR) will be the keynote speakers of the conference.

Organisers/Scientific committee

Carlo Altavilla (European Central Bank and CEPR)

Matthieu Bussiere (Banque de France)

Yuriy Gorodnichenko (UC Berkeley and CEPR)

Refet S. Gürkaynak (Bilkent University and CEPR)