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4th HenU/INFER Workshop on Applied Macroeconomics

June 23rd and 24th 2018




On June 23rd and 24th 2018 the Center for Financial Development and Stability (CFDS) at Henan University and the International Network for Economic Research (INFER), organized their 4th annual Workshop on Applied Macroeconomics hosted by Henan University.

With TTIP failing to gain popular support in Europe, and CETA only barely making its way through the European institutions, Trumps protectionist agenda threatening the very existence of NAFTA, and the uncertain conditions of the Brexit looming over Europe, the role of international macroeconomic links has a role in the spotlight of attention.
On the one hand, the developed economies in the Western hemisphere are looking at the more dynamic emerging markets (in particular China), hoping for impulses to their own economy. At the same time, a wave of protectionist sentiment seems to be sweeping over the globe.
Therefore, this year’s workshop will have a focus on international macroeconomics, especially topics relating to trade, exchange rate and capital market regulation. As always, we invite papers from all fields in applied macroeconomics, but papers matching those issues are particularly welcome.


 Keynote Speakers were


Prof. Martín Uribe

Department of Economics at Columbia University, NY


 Prof. Stephanie Schmitt-Grohé

Department of Economics at Columbia University, NY


Special Issue

Selected, excellent papers in international macroeconomics will be considered for a special issue in Review of International Economics.


Conference Impressions


Organizing 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)


JIANG Lunan (HenU)

Hojin JUNG (HenU)

Frank SHAO (HenU)

SUN Rongrong (HenU)