Conference on Behavioral Aspects of Macroeconomics and Finance
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The Research Center SAFE (Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe) at Goethe University Frankfurt, the Research Center CLE (Complexity Lab in Economics) at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, and the University of Amsterdam are organizing a conference on “Behavioral Aspects of Macroeconomics and Finance,” to be held on September 10-11, 2015, at the House of Finance, Goethe University Frankfurt. This is the second of the two conferences organized under the auspices of SAFE and the Research Project on Rethinking Economic Policy at Università Cattolica. The first conference took place in Milan in 2014.
The objective is to bring together researchers working on behavioral aspects of macroeconomics and finance such as decision-making under incomplete information and with imperfect cognitive ability, expectation formation mechanisms, diversity of beliefs, information diffusion, and learning. Theoretical and applied papers are welcome, including work in experimental economics. Massimo Marinacci (Università Bocconi) will give the keynote speech. The conference will partially overlap with the European Conference on Household Finance (attendance requires a separate registration), co-organized by the CEPR, to be held at the same venue on September 11-12. A joint session on behavioral household finance is planned. It is possible to participate in both conferences.
The Scientific Committee for the conference consists of: Domenico Delli Gatti (Università Cattolica, Milan), Ester Faia (Goethe University Frankfurt, CEPR, CFS-SAFE), Gianluca Femminis (Università Cattolica, Milan), Michael Haliassos (Goethe University Frankfurt, CFS, and CEPR), Cars Hommes (University of Amsterdam), Bartosz Maćkowiak (European Central Bank, CEPR), Maurizio Motolese (Università Cattolica, Milan), and Alessandro Pavan (Northwestern University).