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Macroeconomics Across Time and Space

May 23-24, 2008
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

The second annual meeting of the “Macroeconomics Across Time and Space” working group will be held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on May 23 and 24, 2008. The aim of the group is to bring together the large number of researchers in aggregate economics who are using modern dynamic theory to investigate substantive historical questions. These questions cover, but in no way are limited to, the study of great depressions; industrial revolutions; the diffusions of new technologies; secular shifts in hours worked and leisure; long-run trends in marriage, women’s labor supply, and fertility; the impact of institutions on economic growth; the rise in urbanization; the growth and location of business; the westward expansion of the United States; analyses of banking and credit arrangements; and medieval monetary economics.

Program and Papers


  • Satyajit Chatterjee (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia)
  • Jeremy Greenwood (UPenn & NBER)
  • Lee E. Ohanian (UCLA & NBER)
  • Kei-Mu Yi (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia)