Conference: History of Macro-econometric Modeling6 apr - 7 apr 2017
Van 5:00 - 11:45uur
On 6 and 7 April 2017 the conference ‘History of Macro-econometric Modeling’ will take place. This conference is based on the assumption tat macroeconometric modeling should be seen as central to the development of macroeconomics. It is organised and supported by the Descartes Centre, the European Society for the History of Economic Thought (ESHET), the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), and the Tjalling Koopmans Institute (U.S.E. research Institute).
Macroeconometric models were the way in which insights from macroeconomic theory were applied to policy. For example, the construction and running of large macroeconometric models was a major activity in many treasuries and central banks. Such models and models based on competing methodological approaches were a major element in the testing and development of macroeconomic theories and in attempts to resolve controversies, such that between Keynesianism and monetarism or between and new classicals and new Keynesians.
Whilst university economics departments have been very important, it is impossible to provide a serious history of macroeconometric modeling without taking into account the varied institutional settings in which it has been undertaken—treasuries, central banks, independent research institutes, international organizations (including the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the United Nations) and private consultancy organizations. There are also different national traditions in such work and in its relationship to policy making.
More information and application (deadline 28 March): www.uu.nl