Vienna Macroeconomics Workshop

Vienna Macroeconomics Workshop

2004 - 2018


David Andolfatto (FRB St Louis and SFU)

Martin Gervais (Georgia) 

Gabriel Lee (Regensburg)

2018 (15th) Wien Macro Workshop: October 12 - 13, 2018

co-organizer for 2018: Michael Reiter (IHS&VGSE)

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Conference Location:
Institute for Advanced Studies, Josefstädter Straße 39 (Palais Strozzi), 1080 Wien 

Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB). A research grant (David Andolfatto and Gabe Lee) from the Austrian National Bank helped us to launch our first Vienna Macroeconomics Workshop in 2004. The bank is a part of the European System of Central Banks.

In 2010, the conference took place in Rome, at the
Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance.
In 2013, European Economic Review generously sponsored part of our 10th Anniversary Conference. 

Vienna Macroeconomics Workshop Protocols
The standard protocol in most conferences with discussants restricts questions from the audience during the presentation to be clarifying questions only. This is not the way our conference works. 
  • Presenters should be prepared for frequent interruptions and a lively discussion throughout their presentation. The organizers will, of course, ensure that inquisitors do not dwell overly long on the point they wish to discuss. The allotted time for presentation is 50 minutes. Presenters should prepare a slide deck designed for something closer to a 40-minute presentation. 
  • Discussants. Discussants will be allotted 15 minutes. The same rules apply to discussants: be prepared to be interrupted if people feel the need to question your interpretations/comments/criticisms. Also, please do not waste time rehashing the presentation. A one page summary of the model should in most cases be sufficient. Much of your thunder may already have been stolen by the audience during the presentation. This is perfectly fine. Just focus on what you believe to be the key substantive points of the paper. Feel free to support or critique audience comments. 
  • Audience. We encourage full participation throughout the conference. Be prepared to engage. Please do not open your laptops or check your phones during the presentations or discussions. There will be time during the breaks for you to do this. If you absolutely need to check messages or surf the web during the presentations, please feel welcome to leave the seminar room and return only after you are done. Thank you for your consideration.

Questions Concerning Conference Logistics:
Please email 
Ms. Helga Hanl-Lohn ( in Vienna.

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