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)!

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. All talks will be held at 12pm EST on Thursdays (6pm Stockholm Time)

Fall 2020 Schedule

September 17, 2020

Alexander Koptyov, Nikolai Roussanov and Mathieu Taschereau-Dumouchel

September 24, 2020

The Economic Ripple Effects of COVID-19

Francisco J. Buera, Roberto N. Fattal-Jaef, Hugo Hopenhayn, P. Andres Neumeyer, and Yongseok Shin

October 1, 2020

Corina Boar and Virgiliu Midrigan

October 8, 2020

Tommaso Porzio, Federico Rossi, and Gabriela Santangelo

October 15, 2020

Julian di Giovanni, Andrei A. Levchenko, and Isabelle Mejean

October 22, 2020

Benjamin Hebert and Jennifer La'O

October 29, 2020

Pawel Doligalski, Abdoulaye Ndiaye, and Nicolas Werquin

November 5, 2020

Kilian Huber

November 12, 2020

Cosmin Ilut and Rosen Valchev

November 19, 2020

Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln, Dirk Krueger, Alexander Ludwig, Irina Popova

November 26, 2020

Thanksgiving - no seminar

December 3, 2020

Daniel Lewis, Davide Melcangi, and Laura Pilossoph

December 10, 2020

Monetary Policy when the Phillips Curve is Locally Flat

Paul Beaudry, Chenyu Hou, and Franck Portier


The seminars are held on Zoom and last 60 minutes:

  • 45 minutes of presentation

  • 15 minutes of Q&A

  • Further post-discussion for those interested in smaller room

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.