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The annual Women in Macro Conference will bring together influential women economists from around the world working in the field of macroeconomics, broadly defined. The objective of the conference is to feature the high-quality work of women in a field in which they are significantly under-represented. It provides participants an informal venue to strengthen their research and build their network, particularly to women at early stages of their careers.

For more information, please contact one of the organizers: Marina Azzimonti (marina.azzimonti@gmail.com); Alessandra Fogli (afogli00@gmail.com); or Veronica Guerrieri (veronica.guerrieri@chicagobooth.edu).

View highlights from the 2019, 2020, and 2022 conferences.


Thursday, May 18, 2023
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Marriage Market Sorting in the U.S.

Paulina Restrepo-Echavarría, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Presenter)

Anton Cheremukhin, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (Co-Author)

Antonella Tutino, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (Co-Author)

Shu Lin Wee, Bank of Canada (Discussant)

10:00 am - 11:00 am
The Distributional Impact of the Minimum Wage in the Short and Long Run

Elena Pastorino, Hoover Institution (Presenter)

Erik Hurst, University of Chicago (Co-author)

Patrick Kehoe, Stanford University (Co-author)

Tom Winberry, University of Pennsylvania (Co-author)

Ayşegül Şahin, University of Texas, Austin (Discussant)


11:00 am - 11:15 am
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Temporary Layoffs, Loss-of-Recall, and Cyclical Unemployment Dynamics

Antonella Trigari, Bocconi University (Presenter)

Mark Gertler, New York University (Co-author)

Christopher Huckfeldt, Federal Reserve Board (Co-author)

Ilse Lindenlaub, Yale University (Discussant)

12:15 pm - 12:30 pm
Group Photo
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Lunch in the Garden
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Concentration and Markups in International Trade

Monica Morlacco, University of Southern California (Presenter)

Vanessa Alviarez, Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) (Co-author)

Michele Fioretti, Sciences Po (Co-author)

Ayumu Ken Kikkawa, University of British Columbia (Co-author)

Laura Castillo-Martinez, Duke University (Discussant)

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The Expansion of Product Varieties in the New Age of Advertising

Salomé Baslandze, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Presenter)

Jeremy Greenwood, University of Pennsylvania (Co-author)

Ricardo Marto, University of Pennsylvania (Co-author)

Sara Moreira, Northwestern University (Co-author)

Galina Vereshchagina, Arizona State University (Discussant)

Conference Dinner
Friday, May 19, 2023
9:30 am - 10:30 am
The Crowding Out Effect of Local Government Debt: Micro- and Macro-Estimates

Noémie Pinardon-Touati, Columbia University (Presenter)

Valerie Ramey, University of California, San Diego (Discussant)

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Optimal Policy with Redistribution

Jennifer La’O, Columbia University (Presenter)

Wendy Morrison, Columbia University (Co-author)

Elisa Rubbo, University of Chicago (Discussant)

11:30 am - 11:45 am
11:45 am - 12:45 pm
The Macroeconomic Consequences of Exchange Rate Depreciations

Emi Nakamura, University of California, Berkeley (Presenter)

Masao Fukui, Boston University (Co-author)

Jon Steinsson, University of California, Berkeley (Co-author)

Şebnem Kalemli-Özcan, University of Maryland (Discussant)

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunch in the Garden
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ayşe İmrohoroğlu, University of Southern California (Presenter)

Hannah Rubinton, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Discussant)

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
A Model of the Data Economy

Maryam Farboodi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Presenter)

Laura Veldkamp, Columbia University (Co-author)

Ana Babuş, Washington University, St. Louis (Discussant)

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