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EABCN/EPoS Conference on New Approaches for Understanding Business Cycles, August 30-31, 2019, Mannheim

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Mannheim, Germany

The conference covered a broad range of themes related to challenges and advancements in understanding business cycle behavior. It seeked to bring together recent contributions in this area of research, including studies with strong theoretical basis and empirical papers.

A non-exclusive list of examples of relevant topics include:

- Alternative sources for demand-like and supply-like aggregate disturbances - The role of uncertainty, asymmetries, country characteristics, and asset markets for the behavior of business cycles - New empirical facts characterizing business cycle fluctuations - The role of medium or long-run trends (globalization, digitalization, automation, etc.) in shaping business cycle outcomes - The role of firm and consumer heterogeneity for business cycles behavior

George-Marios Angeletos (MIT and NBER), Nir Jaimovich (University of Zurich and CEPR) and Franck Portier (University College London and CEPR) were confirmed invited speakers.

The conference was organized by: Klaus Adam(University of Oxford & Nuffield College, EABCN and CEPR) Elisa Faraglia (University of Cambridge, EABCN and CEPR), and Isabel Schnabel (University of Bonn and CEPR).

You can find the programme here.

The event was hosted by the University of Mannheim and sponsored by the EABCN and the Collaborative Research Centre TR 224 at the University of Mannheim.