Welcome to the Virtual Macro Seminar Series- VMACS

A regular open online international and inter-institutional macroeconomics seminar. To stay up to date please join our mailing list (via blank email)!

Upcoming seminars

Please register here to receive e-mails with Zoom links to attend VMACS. From now on, you only need to register once and will automatically get an email for each upcoming talk with a link to join.

Next seminar

  • Tuesday 26/05 at 12pm NY/5pm London/6pm Stockholm

Dirk Krueger, Harald Uhlig and Taojun Xie

Macroeconomic Dynamics and Reallocation in an Epidemic


  • Thursday 28/05 at 12pm NY/5pm London/6pm Stockholm

Max Croce

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  • Tuesday 02/06 at 12pm NY/5pm London/6pm Stockholm

Benigno, Gianluca and Foerster, Andrew T. and Otrok, Christopher and Rebucci, Alessandro

Estimating Macroeconomic Models of Financial Crises: An Endogenous Regime Switching Approach

  • Thursday 04/06 at 12pm NY/5pm London/6pm Stockholm

Stefania Albanesi, Rania Gihleb, Jialin Huo, Jiyeon Kim

Household Insurance and The Macroeconomic Impact of the Novel Corona Virus

  • Tuesday 09/06 at 12pm NY/5pm London/6pm Stockholm

Cristina Arellano

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  • Thursday 11/06 at 12pm NY/5pm London/6pm Stockholm

Claudia Sahm, Matthew Shapiro, Joel Slemrod

Direct Stimulus Payments to Individuals in the Covid Pandemic

  • Tuesday 16/06 at 12pm NY/5pm London/6pm Stockholm

Robert Hall and Marianna Kudlyak

Why Has the US Economy Recovered So Consistently from Every Recession in the Past 70 Years?

  • Thursday 18/06 at 12pm NY/5pm London/6pm Stockholm

Simon Mongey

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  • Tuesday 23/06 at 12pm NY/5pm London/6pm Stockholm


  • Thursday 25/06 at 12pm NY/5pm London/6pm Stockholm

Alp Simsek

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  • Tuesday 30/06 at 12pm NY/5pm London/6pm Stockholm

Patrick Kehoe

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The seminars are held on Zoom and last 90 minutes:

  • 60 minutes of presentation

  • 30 minutes of Q&A

A moderator collects audience questions in chat. Everybody will be muted, and all interactions with the speaker are going through the chat with the moderator. Abuse of the seminar will not be tolerated.

Seminars will be recorded and available on the webpage a few days later. Please note that you may be recorded if you activate your video or speak during the seminar.

This is an experiment and all these details are subject to change.


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If you want to get in touch, have feedback or suggestions, or want to propose a speaker, please e-mail us at virtualmacroseminar@gmail.com or fill out the feedback form. If you are hosting your own seminar, we would like to hear from you and list your seminar.


Stefania Albanesi, Ralph Luetticke, Kurt Mitman, Laura Pilossoph, Morten Ravn, and Claudia Sahm with support from IIES, Stockholm, and UCL Economics, London.