IMFS starts Webinar series on "Macroeconomic Modelling and Pandemics"

On May 4, the IMFS launches a new webinar series on macroeconomic modelling and the coronavirus pandemics. In the first session, Prof. Harald Uhlig will talk about "Macroeconomic Dynamics and Reallocation in an Epidemic".

MMCN Webinar Series on "Macroeconomic Modelling and Pandemics"

    Monday, May 4, 2020
    5:00-6:00 pm CEST, 8:00-9:00 am Pacific Time
    Macroeconomic Dynamics and Reallocation in an Epidemic
    Prof. Harald Uhlig, Ph.D. (jointly with Dirk Krueger, Taojun Xie)
    Bruce Allen and Barbara Ritzenthaler Professor of Economics
    University of Chicago

    Wednesday, May 6, 2020
    4:00-5:00 pm CEST, 7:00-8:00 am Pacific Time
    The Macroeconomics of Epidemics
    Prof. Dr. Mathias Trabandt (jointly with Martin S. Eichenbaum, Sergio Rebelo)
    Chair in Macroeconomics
    Freie Universität Berlin

    Monday, May 11, 2020
    5:00-6:00 pm CEST, 8:00-9:00 am Pacific Time
    Strategies for Controlling the Medical and Socio-economic Costs of the Corona Pandemic
    Daniel Gros, Ph.D. (jointly with Claudius Gros, Roser Valenti, Killian Valenti)
    Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

    Wednesday, May 13, 2020
    5:00-6:00 pm CEST, 8:00-9:00 am Pacific Time
    The COVID19-Pandemic in the EU: Macroeconomic Transmission and Economic Policy Response
    Werner Roeger, Ph.D. (jointly with Jan in't Veld and Philipp Pfeiffer)
    Head of Models and Databases unit, DG Economics and Finance
    European Commission

    Monday May 18, 2020
    11:00 pm - 12:00 am CEST, 2:00-3:00 pm Pacific Time
    The Global Macroeconomic Impacts of COVID-19: Seven Scenarios
    Prof. Warwick McKibbin, Ph.D. (jointly with Roshen Fernando)
    Professor and Director, ANU Centre for Applied Macroeconomics Analysis
    Australian National University


    Monday May 25, 2020
    5:00-6:00 CEST, 8:00-9:00 pm Pacific Time
    The Corona Stimulus Package: How Large is the Transfer Multiplier
    Prof. Gernot Müller (jointly with Christian Bayer, Benjamin Born, Ralph Luetticke)
    Professor for International Macroeconomics and Finance
    University of Tübingen


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The Macroeconomic Modelling and Model Comparison Network (MMCN) is a network of researchers interested in systematically comparing models and contributing to policy application. The network is run in cooperation with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London. It is initiated by the Macroeconomic Model Comparison Initiative (MMCI), consisting of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and the IMFS.