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University of Mannheim and Euro Area Business Cycle Network (EABCN)

                                                               CONFERENCE ON

                                             “Asset Prices and the Macro Economy”

                                              Mannheim, Germany, June 24-25, 2016

 The financial crisis and the subsequent economic recovery were associated with spectacular price movements in a number asset markets. Understanding these fluctuations and their interactions with the macro economy remains challenging. The conference seeks to bring together innovative theoretical and empirical work advancing our knowledge on asset price behaviour, addressing the following (non-exclusive) list of topics:

  • New explanations for aggregate asset price fluctuations (bond prices, stock prices, housing prices)
  • Interactions between asset price fluctuations and real economic activity
  • The role of liquidity in asset prices
  • The relationship between monetary policy and asset prices
  • Economic mechanisms giving rise to booms and busts in asset prices
  • The interaction between regulation and asset price fluctuations

Keynote speakers: Stefan Nagel (Univ. of Michigan & CEPR) and Ken Singleton (Stanford University)

The conference organisers were Klaus Adam (University of Mannheim, CEPR and EABCN), Elisa Faraglia (Cambridge University, CEPR and EABCN) and Albert Marcet (IAB, ICREA, BGSE, CEPR and MOVE, Barcelona).

Please find the program here.