The 2022 Annual Meeting of the CEPR Macroeconomics and Growth programme (MG) will be held on 17-18 November in Dublin, hosted by the University of Notre Dame's Dublin Global Gateway.

This year's meeting will be organized jointly by the MG programme and the CEPR-led research programme on Structural Transformation and Economic Growth (STEG), which is funded by the United Kingdom's Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office as part of the UK aid effort.

The meeting organisers are Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln (Goethe University Frankfurt and CEPR), Doug Gollin (Oxford University and CEPR) and Joe Kaboski (University of Notre Dame and CEPR).

The keynote speaker is Richard Rogerson (Princeton University).

Papers and Slides: 
(in order of presentation on the programme) 

Presenter: David Gomtsyan (Center for Research in Economics and Statistics)
Paper: Building the City Under Financial Frictions
Discussant: Martina Kirchberger (Trinity College Dublin)
Paper Slides: here
Discussant Slides: here

Presenter: Lidia Smitkova (University of Cambridge)
Paper: Beyond the Hump: Structural Change in an Open Economy
Discussant: No Discussion took place for this paper due to illness. 
Paper Slides: here

Presenter: Ezra Oberfield (Princeton University)
Paper: Inequality and Measured Growth
Discussant: Phillip Grübener (Goethe University)
Paper Slides: here
Discussant Slides: here

Presenter: Gabriel Ulyssea (University College London and CEPR)
Paper: Rural-Urban Migration, Informality and Firm Dynamics
Discussant: Selim Gulesci (Trinity College Dublin and CEPR)
Paper Slides: here
Discussant Slides: here

Keynote Presenter: Richard Rogerson (Princeton University)
Presentation: New Evidence on Sectoral Labor Productivity: Implications for Industrialization and Development

Presenter: Dave Donaldson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and CEPR)
Paper: Misallocation in Firm Production: A Nonparametric Analysis Using Procurement Lotteries
Discussant: Cian Ruane (International Monetary Fund)
Paper Slides: here
Discussant Slides: here

Presenter: Timo Boppart (Stockholm University and CEPR)
Paper: The Macroeconomics of Intensive Agriculture
Discussant: Raul Santaeulalia-Llopis (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona and CEPR)
Paper Slides: here
Discussant Slides: here

Presenter: Ester Faia (Goethe University Frankfurt and CEPR) 
Paper: Robot Adoption, Worker-Firm Sorting and Wage Inequality: Evidence from Administrative Panel Data
Discussant: David Hémous (University of Zürich and CEPR)
Paper Slides: here
Discussant Slides: here

Presenter: Marina Mendes Tavares (International Monetary Fund)
Paper: Understanding Growth Through Automation: The Neoclassical Perspective 
Discussant:  Elisa Keller (University of Exeter and CEPR)
Paper Slides: here
Discussant Slides: here

Call for Papers:
No longer accepting Submissions
The original call can be viewed here

We invite submissions from interested researchers on any topic within the area of Macroeconomics and Growth, and especially encourage papers from STEG's core areas of focus; i.e., issues related to structural transformation in low-income economies.

Only full-length papers will be considered.

Information about STEG can be found here. The STEG research themes overlap closely with areas of interest to the MG programme, including:

  • Economic growth
  • Inequality
  • Political economy
  • Sectoral change
  • Transitions from home production to market production
  • Macroeconomic aspects of development
  • Macro impacts of spatial frictions

All papers presented at the conference will be selected through this open submission process. Please note that there will be time for only a small number of presentations on the 17th and 18th of November.

The conference is planned to take place in person. If it is not deemed safe to meet in person, the conference will take place online.