Midwest Macroeconomics Group

Founding Directors

Mario J. Crucini, Vanderbilt University
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mario.j.crucini@vanderbilt.edu 

Gerhard Glomm, Indiana University
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gglomm@indiana.edu

Ping Wang, University of Washington, St. Louis
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pingwang@wustl.edu

Upcoming Meetings

The fall 2020 meetings have been cancelled due to COVID-19 and travel restrictions.

We are actively considering arranging a smaller scale virtual conference this coming academic year. As the situation remains very uncertain, please check back to this page frequently for timely updates.

We anticipate that the earliest in-person meetings will be Fall 2021 at Clemson University, followed by Spring 2022 at Utah State University and Fall 2022 at Southern Methodist University.

History

The Midwest Macroeconomics Group was founded by Mario Crucini, Gerhard Glomm and Ping Wang in 2011 to formalize an institutional structure of the Midwest Macroeconomics Meetings, the first three of which were hosted by the founders at Michigan State University (1994), Ohio State University (1995) and Penn State University (1996), respectively. The goal of these meetings is to encourage frontier academic research in macroeconomics, broadly defined in terms of topics but rigorously grounded in economic theory and measurement.

Historically conferences had been held once a year, in the spring, but the growth of the population of attendees and submissions had been so impressive that beginning in fall 2012, the group started meeting twice a year, in the fall and spring. When the conference was held annually the average number of papers on the program was 168 (2005-11) and has since averaged 153 (2011-2019). Over the same period the acceptance rate of submissions has dropped from 60% to 50%. The spring meetings receive about 40% more submissions than the fall meetings and are about a third larger in size.

Upcoming Meetings

The fall meetings have been cancelled due to COVID-19 and travel restrictions. We anticipate that the earliest in-person meetings will be Fall 2021 at Clemson University, followed by Spring 2022 at Utah State University and Fall 2022 at Southern Methodist University.

We are actively considering arranging a smaller scale virtual conference this coming academic year. As the situation remains very uncertain, please check back to this page frequently for timely updates.

Archives

Past Programs (some links are under reconstruction):

Michigan State University, Fall 2019
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University of Georgia, Spring 2019
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Vanderbilt University, Fall 2018
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University of Wisconsin, spring 2018
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University of Pittsburgh, fall 2017
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Louisiana State University, spring 2017
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Federal Reserve Bank
of Kansas City, fall 2016

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Purdue University, spring 2016
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University of Rochester, fall 2015
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Federal Reserve Bank & Washington University in St. Louis, spring 2015
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Florida International University, fall 2014
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University of Missouri, spring 2014
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University of Minnesota, fall 2013
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University of Illinois, spring 2013
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