MMCN is a new research network under the auspices of CEPR and is a part of the new Macroeconomic Model Comparison Initiative (MMCI) by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and the IMFS. The MMCI initiative is supported financially by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Quantitative macroeconomic models play an important role in informing policy makers about the consequences of monetary, fiscal and macro-prudential policies. The Macroeconomic Modelling and Model Comparison Network (MMCN) aims to make progress in this area by promoting collaboration among interested researchers in academia and policy institutions. It hopes to provide a forum for presenting new models and model comparisons, as well as the solution and estimation methods underlying them, thereby enhancing opportunities for building on the work of others.
The conference is organized by Michael Binder (IMFS, Goethe University), John B. Taylor (Stanford University and Hoover Institution) and Volker Wieland (IMFS, Goethe University and CEPR). It is supported by the Foundation for Monetary and Financial Stability.