European Midwest Micro/Macro Conference
On October 17-18, 2019, the 2nd European Midwest Micro/Macro Conference (EM3C) took place in Chicago. The conference focused on the role of microdata for macroeconomics. Microdata for the purposes of EM3C is broadly defined and includes (but is not limited to) survey data, administrative data, experimental data, expectations data, etc. Work with new, previously unexplored microdata is especially welcome. The macro part of EM3C is also broadly defined and includes growth and business cycle topics, fiscal and monetary policy, consumption, investment, labor topics, price setting, sentiment and uncertainty research, etc.
The conference was hosted by the Fama-Miller Center for Research in Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. EM3C is a joint initiative of economists working at the intersection of micro and macro in Europe and the US Midwest. Kurt Mitman (Stockholm University Institute for International Economic Studies and CEPR) was the lead organizer this year and Yueran Ma and Michael Weber (both of The University of Chicago Booth School of Business) were the local organisers.