Salento Macro Meetings 2020

August 21-22, 2020

Sala del Rettorato, Lecce

Announcement - June 9th, 2020

On behalf of the organizers of the Salento Macro Meetings 2020:

Despite having received more than 60 high-quality submissions, we are forced to cancel the event for reasons that presumably do not need much of an explanation. The situation is improving, but many universities are still reluctant to agree on missions abroad. At the moment, the possibility to organize public events in public spaces is also pending under current uncertainty. We could not take the risk of having too many on-line presentations.

In spite we are sad for the decision taken nowadays, we are already working on an extended edition for the end of August 2021 to cancel any regret for this unfortunate edition.

See you in Salento for the edition 2021 !

Francesco, Gaetano and Ramon

Call for papers

The fourth edition of the Salento Macro Meetings will take place in Lecce, Italy on the 21st and 22nd of August 2020.

The objective of this event is to bring distinguished researchers in Macroeconomics in the relaxed and fruitful atmosphere of Salento, the peninsula located in the southernmost region of Apulia, Italy. The Program Committee welcomes submissions of theoretical or empirical papers addressing issues including (but not limited to):

· Business cycles fluctuations

· Monetary and fiscal policy in closed and open economy

· Imperfect information

· Firm dynamics and heterogeneity

The following speakers have already confirmed their presence:

Oleg Itskhoki (UCLA and Princeton University)

Franck Portier (University College London)

The workshop organization will be able to cover accommodation expenses for speakers and discussants. Financial support from the Chair Banque de France at the Paris School of Economics and HEC Paris is kindly acknowledged.

Please send a pdf of your paper to and specify whether you are eventually willing to participate to the workshop as discussant.

The deadline for submissions is May 31st, 2020.


Gaetano Gaballo (HEC Paris and CEPR)

Ramon Marimon (European University Institute)

Francesco Pappadà (Paris School of Economics and Banque de France)

The organizers kindly acknowledge the financial support from the chair Banque de France at Paris School of Economics and HEC Paris.


Lecce is located at the heart of Salento, the peninsula at the southern end of the administrative region of Puglia, Italy. The region is well known for its natural landscapes, like the beaches on the Adriatic and Ionian Sea as well as for the rich Baroque architectural monuments. The closest airport is Brindisi, which is about 40km north of Lecce.