The NBER's Twenty-sixth Annual Conference on Macroeconomics, organizer by Research Associates Daron Acemoglu of MIT and Michael Woodford of Columbia University, took place in Cambridge on April 8 and 9. These papers were discussed:
- Andreas Fuster and Ben Hebert, Harvard University, and David Laibson, Harvard University and NBER, "Natural Expectations, Macroeconomic Dynamics, and Asset Pricing"
- Klaus Adam, University of Mannheim; Pei Kuang, Frankfurt University; and Albert Marcet, London School of Economics, "House Prices and the Current Account"
- Markus K. Brunnermeier, Princeton University and NBER; Gary B. Gorton, Yale University and NBER; and Arvind Krishnamurthy, Northwestern University and NBER, "Risk Topography"
- Deniz Igan, Prachi Mishra, and Thierry Tressel, International Monetary Fund, "A Fistful of Dollars: Lobbying and the Financial Crisis"
- Gianluca Benigno, London School of Economics; Pierpaolo Benigno, Luiss Guido Carli and NBER; and Salvatore Nistico, Universita di Roma, La Sapienza, "Risk, Monetary Policy, and The Exchange Rate"
- Jordi Gali, CREI and NBER; Frank Smets, European Central Bank; and Raf Wouters, National Bank of Belgium, "Unemployment in an Estimated New Keynesian Model"
Summaries of these papers may be found here.