Workshop in Empirical Macroeconomics

10 Apr 2024 - News
On April 4–5, 2024, the second workshop in “Empirical Macroeconomics: The Transmission of Macroeconomic Shocks and Policy Challenges” took place at the University of Innsbruck in cooperation with the Liechtenstein Institute.

The workshop was aimed at researchers from academia and practice who investigate business cycle fluctuations and associated economic policy challenges using macroeconomic methods and innovative utilization of economic data.

The event was organized by Max Breitenlechner (University of Innsbruck), Martin Geiger (Liechtenstein Institute), Jochen Güntner (Johannes Kepler University Linz), Johann Scharler (University of Innsbruck), and Marios Zachariadis (University of Cyprus). The workshop program consisted of five main topics, which were addressed in presentations and subsequent discussions:

  • Monetary policy, fragmentation and heterogeneity
  • Identification approaches in macroeconomic models
  • Inflation
  • Macroeconomic expectations and uncertainty
  • Energy prices and monetary policy

In total, 20 researchers from central banks, supervisory authorities, and research institutes from across Europe participated. The workshop provided participants with an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas and discuss current macroeconomic challenges. The presentations and discussions were of high quality and provided valuable insights into the latest methodological advances. The workshop also generated new ideas for future research and collaborative efforts.

Workshop Program 


Pictures: Max Breitenlechner