SITE 2022 Conference

Stanford Economics is proud to host its annual Stanford Institute for Theoretical Economics (SITE) Conference from June 30 to September 16, 2022. SITE sponsors sessions that encompass both economic theory and empirical work and cover a broad range of topics. It brings together established and emerging scholars to present leading-edge economic research, to educate, and to collaborate.

Paper Submission

  • The SITE 2022 conference sessions are listed below.
  • Submit your abstract or paper by session deadline.
  • Submitting the same paper to more than one session is permitted.
  • Decision notifications will be emailed approximately 2-4 weeks after the submission deadline.  
  • Accepted papers for each session are posted online on the SITE 2022 conference program.

For questions, please contact Sharyn Nantuna at snantuna@stanford.edu.

Macroeconomics and Inequality

Date
Monday, August 15, 2022, 9:00am - Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 12:30pm
Location:
Lucas Conference Center, Room A
Landau Economics Building - 1st floor
579 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford
[In-person session]

Macroeconomics increasingly emphasizes inequality. When heterogeneous agents interact in frictional markets, macro aggregates depend on the distribution of wealth and cannot be characterized by a representative agent. At the same time, macro shocks and policies have redistributive effects. Now in its fourth edition, this session aims to bring together researchers working on macro and inequality. We welcome theoretical work on heterogeneous agent models, empirical studies with micro data and combinations thereof. We expect to attract both macroeconomists as well as applied microeconomists working on labor economics, firm dynamics, international economics, urban economics and household finance.

Organized by:
  • Adrien Auclert, Stanford University

  • Corina Boar, New York University

  • Kurt Mitman, IIES Stockholm

  • Christopher Tonetti, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Deadline for paper submission
May 31, 2022 at 11:59 pm PDT

Housing & Urban Economics

Date
Wednesday, September 7, 2022, 12:00pm - Friday, September 9, 2022, 1:00pm
Location:
Lucas Conference Center, Rm A
Landau Economics Building - 1st floor
579 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford
[In-person session]

There has been a recent surge of work in housing and urban economics, with people often scattered across otherwise disjoint fields such as public finance, labor, trade, development and macro, and using different methodologies. This segment aims to bring together researchers that share an interest in these topics in one room. We welcome both theoretical and empirical research on housing and urban broadly speaking.

Organized by:
  • Rebecca Diamond, Stanford University
  • Winnie van Dijk, Harvard University
  • Martin Schneider, Stanford University
  • Nick Tsivanidis, University of California, Berkeley
Deadline for paper submission
June 30, 2022 at 11:59 pm PDT

Climate Finance, Innovation and Challenges for Policy

Date
Monday, September 12, 2022, 9:00am - Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 5:00pm
Location:
Lucas Conference Center, Rm A
Landau Economics Building - 1st floor
579 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford
[In-person session]

The segment would bring together research on how to best finance companies that innovate on green technologies, the pricing of climate risks in financial markets, banks' exposures to climate risk and their regulation, the impact of monetary policy on climate change, and policies more broadly that help mitigate climate changes.

Organized by:
  • Juliane Begenau, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Stefano Giglio, Yale University
  • Lars Peter Hansen, University of Chicago
  • Monika Piazzesi, Stanford University
Deadline for paper submission
June 12, 2022 at 11:59 pm PDT

The Macroeconomics of Uncertainty and Volatility

Date
Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 12:00pm - Friday, September 16, 2022, 12:30pm
Location:
Lucas Conference Center, Rm A
Landau Economics Building - 1st floor
579 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford
[In-person session]

The session will cover recent work on the causes and effects of changes in volatility and uncertainty in the aggregate economy, which is incredibly topical given the ongoing Brexit turmoil and US election outcomes. This is becoming a major economic and policy topic – for example, the recent US growth slowdown has been blamed by many commentators as due to rising trade policy uncertainty. Unfortunately, our theoretical and empirical understanding of these topics is limited since only recently have macroeconomist started working on these issues from a more systematic basis. Changes in volatility and uncertainty similar to the ones observed for the U.S. economy can be shown to be quantitatively significant factors in business cycle fluctuations and a key element in a successful explanation of aggregate fluctuations. Moreover, the presence of changes in volatility and uncertainty has important implications for the design of optimal policies and for our assessment of the responses of central banks and fiscal authorities to recent developments in the world economy. 

Organized by:
  • Nicholas Bloom, Stanford University

  • Steve Davis, University of Chicago

  • Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde,  University of Pennsylvania

  • Serena Ng, Columbia University

Deadline for paper submission
May 31, 2022 at 11:59 pm PDT

SITE is funded by grants from the National Science Foundation and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) with additional support from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Stanford School of Humanities & Sciences, Department of Economics.