March 17th and 18th 2017

 Preliminary Program

During the last years dynamic macroeconomics experienced a revolution. With central banks all over the world hitting the zero lower bound and resorting to quantitative easing, the workhorse models used in quantitative macro that were built around central banks who set the interest reate, became almost impossible to apply. Almost a decade after the beginning of the Great Recession, it remains a key challenge to the profession to understand macroeconomic dynamics in a time, where the nominal interest rate is close to zero, monetary policy is based on quantities, and growth is persistently depressed.

On March 17th and 18th 2017 the School of Economics of Henan University (HenU) and the International Network for Economic Research (INFER) will devote their third joint workshop on applied macroeconomics to those and related issues. All submissions on applied macroeconomics will be considered, but submissions on those issues are especially encouraged.

More information about the workshop can be found on our website


Keynote lectures

Harald Uhlig

Department of Economics, University of Chicago


Fabio Canova

Pierre Werner Chair, European University Institute


Travel and accomodation

Lunch and dinner are provided for all participants of accepted papers by Henan University. Rooms including breakfast are available at the conference venue (New Century Grand Hotel) for a special conference rate of 400 RMB.


Special Issue

Selected, excellent papers will be considered for a special issue in Macroeconomic Dynamics. All presenters who wish their papers to be considered, should indicate so on their submission. Those papers will be subject to additional double blinded perr review. 



Please submit your paper by November 10th 17th 2016 via Conferencemaker. Preference will be given to full papers.

The authors will be informed about acceptance by December 15th 2016.


Post-conference field trip

Henan University will organize a post-conference field trip to the famous Shaolin Temple and Monastery on March 19th 2017 (Sunday). The fee for the trip will be around 500 RMB (about 75 USD or 67 EUR).


Organization Committee

Makram EL-SHAGI (HenU / IWH)                                                         

ZHANG Lin (HenU)

Scientific Committee

Makram EL-SHAGI (Henu / IWH)

ZHANG Lin (HenU)


DONG Baomin (HenU)

Jarko FIDRMUC (Zeppelin University)

Jack HOU (CSULB / HenU)

JIANG Lunan (HenU)

JUNG Kuk Mo (HenU)

Frank SHAO (HenU)


Hojin JUNG (HenU)

Contact / Support

Kerstin EL-SHAGI

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