3rd NYU Economics PhD Alumni Conference

Friday, May 29th & Saturday, May 30th, 2015

Location: NYU Stern School of Business
44 West 4th Street
New York, NY 10012

WSP Photo for Alumni Conf Webpage

On May 29-30, 2015, The CV Starr Center for Applied Economics at NYU hosted the Third biennial Economics Ph.D Alumni Conference. The program committee was composed of Andrew Caplin (NYU Stern), Daniel Barczyk (McGill), Andrea Fererro (Oxford), Anja Sautmann (Brown), and Chris Tonetti (Stanford GSB).

The conference continues the success of the previous Alumni Conferences. A key objective of the conference is to reinforce the ties of the NYU Economics community, across fields and cohorts. The conference consisted of two days of academic talks and discussions by NYU Alumni, NYU Faculty and NYU Students.

The first day of the conference included eight sessions featuring 21 papers, on the topics of Applied Micro, International Macro, Experimental Economics, Macro Household Finance, Money and Banking, and Finance. Lunch featured a poster presentation by many current students, with Callum Jones ultimately winning an award for best poster. Long-time NYU professor Jess Benhabib closed the academic presentations of the first day with a plenary talk on “Correlated Equilibria in Macroeconomics and Finance.” The plenary talk was followed by the now traditional Friday happy hour at the Malt House and a conference dinner.

The second day included four sessions of 14 presentations, covering macroeconomics of uncertainty, international trade, micro theory, and heterogeneous agent macro. The conference was closed by the semi-plenaries of Jarda Borovicka on the term structure of risk in the macroeconomy and by Laurent Mathevet on information design.

The full program of the conference can be found here.