MFM Summer Session for Young Scholars 2018

June 17–21, 2018

(All day)

Harwich, Massachusetts
The Macro Financial Modeling Project's summer session is designed for early-career professionals and doctoral students in economics and related fields who are interested in developing enhanced macroeconomic models with linkages to the financial sector. The program provides an opportunity to learn about, discuss, and advance work on macro models with financial sector linkages and related topics.
For more information about previous MFM Summer Session, see programs for 2016 and 2017.
Travel, accommodations, and onsite meals are provided for this highly respected program.
The initiative's goal is to construct better, more comprehensive models for assessing systemic risk stemming from activities in the financial sector that can impact the economy. Emerging scholars can play an important role in that effort; this program engages them in that mission and provides access to methods, insights, expertise, and contacts that can enhance their efforts. 
The program is open to graduate students or early career economists conducting research in these areas: 
  • macroeconometric models and methods with financial sector constraints
  • software and tools that evaluate new macroeconomic models
  • methods of defining, measuring and monitoring systemic risk
  • macroprudential regulation
  • fiscal challenges from the public sector
  • the role of accounting in financial stability
The application deadline was February 28, 2018. Applicants will be notified of decisions in April 2018.
Application submission requirements include:
  • Short essay expressing your interest in participating in this summer session focused on macro financial modeling
  • Bio
  • CV
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Two recommendation letters to be emailed directly to Amy Boonstra at
  • High-resolution portrait photograph


Sample of the biography in the third person:
______is a research fellow at the Macroeconomic Research Division at the Korea Institute of Finance. He received his PhD in economics from Ohio State University. Prior to joining the Institute, he worked at the Bank of Korea from 2012 to 2016. He also recently served as senior advisor to the Chairman of the Financial Services Commission. His current research interests include monetary policy and international capital flows. 


June 17, 2018 (All day) June 21, 2018 (All day)