Conferences & workshop

Macroeconomics in a Post Pandemic World

Saturday, 14 May 2022

20.00 Reception and Dinner Ristorante la Cantinola di Jack

Sunday, 15 May 2022

09.25 – 9.30 Welcome address

Morning Session – Chair:  Saverio Simonelli (University of Naples Federico II and CSEF)

09.30 – 10.30 Martin Eichenbaum (Northwestern University) “Expectations, Infections, and Economic Activity” (joint with Miguel Godinho de Matos, Francisco Lima, Sergio Rebelo, and Mathias Trabandt)

Discussant: Ethan Ilzetzki (London School of Economics)

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.00 Sergio Rebelo (Northwestern University) “Markups Across Space and Time” (joint with Arlene Wong and Eric Anderson)

Discussant: Francisco Queiros (University of Naples Federico II and CSEF)

12.00 – 13.00 Alessandra Peter (New York University) “Nonlinear Pricing and Misallocation” (joint with Gideon Bornstein)

Discussant: Kieran Larkin (Stockholm University)

13.00- 14.30 Lunch

Afternoon Session – Chair: Sergio Rebelo (Northwestern University)

14.30 – 15.30 Giorgio Primiceri (Northwestern University) “Inequality and business cycle” (joint with Florin Bilbiie and Andrea Tambalotti)

Discussant: Benjamin Born (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management)

15.30 – 16.30 Federica Romei (University of Oxford) “Why does capital flow from equal to unequal countries?” (joint with Sergio de Ferra and Kurt Mitman)

Discussant: Giancarlo Corsetti (European University Institute)

20.00 Reception and Dinner Ristorante Indaco (by invitations only)

Monday, 16 May 2022

Morning Session – Chair: Martin Eichenbaum (Northwestern University)

09.00 – 10.00 Ludwig Straub (Harvard University) “New Pricing Models, Same Old Phillips Curves?” (joint with Adrien Auclert, Rodolfo Rigato, and Matthew Rognlie)

Discussant: Luigi Iovino (Bocconi University)

10.00 – 10.30 Coffee Break

10.30 – 11.30 Kurt Mitman (Stockholm University) “The Curious Incidence of Monetary Policy Across the Income Distribution” (joint with Tobias Broer and John Kramer)

Discussant: Luigi Paciello (Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance)

11.30 – 12.30 Morten Ravn (University College London) “Financial Frictions: Micro vs Macro Volatility” (joint with Seungcheol Lee and Ralph Luetticke)

Discussant: Domenico Giannone (Amazon and University of Washington)

12.30 – 13.45 Lunch

Afternoon Session – Chair: Morten Ravn (University College London)

13.45 – 14.45 Vasco Carvalho (Cambridge University) “Bottom-up Markup Fluctuations” (joint with Ariel Burstein and Basile Grassi)

Discussant: Julien Sauvagnat (Bocconi University)

14.45 – 15.45 Yueran Ma (The University of Chicago Booth) “100 Years of Rising Corporate Concentration” (joint with Spencer Y. Kwon and Kaspar Zimmermann)

Discussant: Giovanni Pica (Università della Svizzera Italiana)


Martin Eichenbaum (Northwestern University)

Kurt Mitman (Stockholm University)

Morten Ravn (University College London)

Sergio Rebelo (Northwestern University)

Saverio Simonelli (University of Naples Federico II and CSEF)


The conference is co-organized by the Center for International Macroeconomics (Northwestern University), the Center for Studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF), the University College of London (UCL), and Stockholm University.

The conference is partially funded by the European Research Council under the ERC Grants n. 759482