Labor Markets and Macroeconomic Outcomes Conference

The Laboratory for Aggregate Economics and Finance will be hosting the Labor Markets and Macroeconomic Outcomes Conference on February 25th and 26th, 2022.

February 17, 2022

This conference focuses on the role labor markets play in determining broader macroeconomic outcomes. Bringing together a diverse group of researchers studying both new labor datasets and new theories of the labor market, the conference goal is to broaden understanding of how labor market outcomes are affected by and contribute to both short-run business cycles and long-run economic trends. Participants will consider both aggregate labor market outcomes and how macroeconomic forces disproportionately impact individual workers and firms across the wage, income, skill, and productivity distributions. Discussions arising from this conference will help inform policymakers seeking both aggregate labor market stability and more equitable labor market outcomes for a diverse set of both workers and employers.

The conference will take place at the Upham Hotel Garden room beginning at 9:00am. We require all individuals to be fully vaccinated prior to attending the conference. The academic organizers are Assistant Professor of Economics David Wiczer at Stony Brook University, Assistant Professor of Economics Ben Griffy at SUNY Albany, and Nick Pretnar Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of California, Santa Barbara.