This conference and a companion conference held at the Hoover Institution on April 9–11, 2015 brought together a wide range of distinguished macro economists to present their ideas and proposed contributions to the new Handbook of Macroeconomics, which will be edited by John B. Taylor and Harald Uhlig. The widely-cited first volume of the Handbook of Macroeconomics was published in 1999, and according to the Research Papers in Economics (RePEc) is ranked first among all economics books downloaded.
Many significant economic events have occurred over the past sixteen years including the financial crisis, the Great Recession, the end of the Great Moderation, and rethinking of macroeconomic models and theories. This conference and the new Handbook address these recent issues.
The volume is divided into several topics: empirical, theoretical, methodological, and policy issues.
This conference was supported in part by the CME Group Foundation, Donald R. Wilson, Jr., and Edward R. Allen.