SITE 2022 Conference Schedule

Stanford Economics is proud to host its annual Stanford Institute for Theoretical Economics (SITE) conference from June 30 to September 16, 2022 on the Stanford campus with sessions on a broad range of economic topics – bringing together established and emerging scholars to present leading-edge economic research, to educate, and to collaborate.

  • The conference sessions are listed below. View the full schedule by clicking on a session title.
  • Register to attend a SITE session – no fee required. Confirmation and details will be sent to registrants 1 week prior to session start date.
  • A certificate of attendance is available upon request. Contact Sharyn Nantuna at snantuna@stanford.edu for more details or if you have any other questions.

 

Program Overview

Upcoming Sessions

Jun 30 -
Jun 30
Date
Thu, Jun 30, 2022, 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Location:
SIEPR Koret-Taube Conference Center, Room 130
366 Galvez Street, Stanford
[In-person session]

The institutions that fund science are in favor of research, evidence, risk-taking, and openness.  Yet the structures we use to fund science are generally not evidence-based, and concerns abound that traditional funding mechanisms are biased towards funding low-risk, incremental research.  Very little academic research is available to inform the question of how best to…

Jul 12 -
Jul 12
Date
Tue, Jul 12, 2022, 9:00am - 5:00pm PDT
Location:
SIEPR Doll Conference Room 320
366 Galvez Street, Stanford
[Hybrid session]

On July 12 2022, SITE will be hosting its first-ever session on The Economics of Animal Welfare. The session will bring together theoretical work on animal wellbeing and empirical work on supply and demand forces on animal welfare. For instance, we welcome submissions on how to bring animal…

Jul 13 -
Jul 15
Date
Wed, Jul 13, 2022, 9:00am - Fri, Jul 15, 2022, 4:30pm PDT
Location:
Lucas Conference Center, Room A
Landau Economics Building - 1st floor
579 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford
[In-person session]

Papers will be taken from the fields of empirical Industrial Organization (IO), Labor Economics, Energy and Environmental Economics, Public Economics, and Health Economics.  The unifying theme of the papers is a theoretical model of an economic interaction and an empirical implementation of this theoretical model using actual data.  Popular topics historically are dynamic models of…

Jul 18 -
Jul 20
Date
Mon, Jul 18, 2022, 9:00am - Wed, Jul 20, 2022, 5:00pm PDT
Location:
Lucas Conference Center, Room A
Landau Economics Building - 1st floor
579 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford
[In-person session]

This session is for asset pricing papers on the frontier of the discipline.  Particular areas of focus are in macrofinance, computation, machine learning, and climate finance.

Possible topics include but are not limited to the following: asset pricing, investor heterogeneity, learning and ambiguity, new preference structures for pricing models,…

Aug 8 -
Aug 10
Date
Mon, Aug 8, 2022, 9:00am - Wed, Aug 10, 2022, 5:00pm PDT
Location:
Graduate School of Business
Room TBA
655 Knight Way, Stanford
[Hybrid session]

The idea of this program is to bring together microeconomic theorists working on dynamic games and contracts with more applied theorists working in macro, finance, organizational economics, and other fields. First, this is a venue to discuss the latest questions and techniques facing researchers working in dynamic games and contracts. Second, we wish to…

Aug 11 -
Aug 12
Date
Thu, Aug 11, 2022, 9:00am - Fri, Aug 12, 2022, 5:00pm PDT
Location:
Lucas Conference Center, Room A
Landau Economics Building - 1st floor
579 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford
[In-person session]

This workshop will be dedicated to understanding how gender influences economic outcomes and decision-making. We plan to invite submissions of papers whose main focus is on gender, regardless of field, to foster dialogue across areas. In addition to faculty members, we…

Aug 11 -
Aug 12
Date
Thu, Aug 11, 2022, 9:00am - Fri, Aug 12, 2022, 5:00pm PDT
Location:
Graduate School of Business
Room TBA
655 Knight Way, Stanford
[Hybrid session]

This session will bring together researchers from political science and economics who apply economic theory to the study of politics. This includes work in the areas of voting theory, political bargaining, policy-making and implementation, lobbying and regulation, and the media and information environment in which politics takes place. The session will encourage dialogue between researchers in…

Aug 15 -
Aug 17
Date
Mon, Aug 15, 2022, 9:00am - Wed, Aug 17, 2022, 12:30pm PDT
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…

Aug 15 -
Aug 16
Date
Mon, Aug 15, 2022, 9:00am - Tue, Aug 16, 2022, 4:30pm PDT
Location:
SIEPR Koret-Taube Conference Center, Room 130
366 Galvez Street, Stanford
[In-person session]

This workshop will be dedicated to advances in experimental economics combining laboratory and field-experimental methodologies with theoretical and psychological insights on decision-making, strategic interaction and policy. We would invite papers in lab experiments, field experiments and their combination that test theory, demonstrate the importance of…

Aug 17 -
Aug 19
Date
Wed, Aug 17, 2022, 9:00am - Fri, Aug 19, 2022, 5:00pm PDT
Location:
SIEPR Koret-Taube Conference Center, Room 130
366 Galvez Street, Stanford
[In-person session]

This workshop brings together researchers working on issues at the intersection of psychology and economics. The segment will focus on evidence of and explanations for non-standard choice patterns, as well as the positive and normative implications of those patterns in a wide range of economic decision-making contexts, such as lifecycle consumption and savings, workplace productivity, health,…

Aug 22 -
Aug 23
Date
Mon, Aug 22, 2022, 9:00am - Tue, Aug 23, 2022, 5:00pm PDT
Location:
Lucas Conference Center, Rm A
Landau Economics Building - 1st floor
579 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford
[In-person session]

The idea of this session is to bring together labor economists and macroeconomists with interests in labor markets with two goals. The first goal is to be a venue to discuss the latest research about labor markets. The second goal is to promote intellectual exchange among scholars working on similar topics, but with different approaches. Specific topics will depend on the submissions.

Aug 25 -
Aug 26
Date
Thu, Aug 25, 2022, 9:00am - Fri, Aug 26, 2022, 5:00pm PDT
Location:
Lucas Conference Center, Rm A
Landau Economics Building - 1st floor
579 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford
[In-person session]

Migration is one of the key issues in both the U.S. and the globe. Economists study migration from several perspectives: history, labor, trade, and development. Yet, too often researchers across fields do not present work in the same forum. This SITE session will start this conversation and bring together economists who study questions of migration from different perspectives to stimulate…

Aug 29 -
Aug 31
Date
Mon, Aug 29, 2022, 9:00am - Wed, Aug 31, 2022, 5:00pm PDT
Location:
Koret Taube Conference Center • In-person session

This session is at the intersection of Labor, Macro, and Public Economics. In the past five years or so, there has been a burgeoning interest in the use of general equilibrium models disciplined by micro data to carefully analyze important labor market issues and policies…

Aug 29 -
Aug 31
Date
Mon, Aug 29, 2022, 9:00am - Wed, Aug 31, 2022, 12:30pm PDT
Location:
Lucas Conference Center, Rm A
Landau Economics Building - 1st floor
579 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford
[In-person session]

This session discusses the latest advances in theoretical and empirical issues related to financial regulation, defined broadly. Topics will include, but will not be limited to, connections of regulation for intermediaries, households and policymakers in the US and outside the US.

This will be the SIXTH annual conference in the sequence of annual…

Aug 31 -
Sep 1
Date
Wed, Aug 31, 2022, 9:00am - Thu, Sep 1, 2022, 5:00pm PDT
Location:
Lucas Conference Center, Rm A
Landau Economics Building - 1st floor
579 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford
[In-person session]

Our program would bring together researchers working on the IO of healthcare and consumer finance markets. These markets are characterized by similar features (adverse selection, market power, behavioral consumers) and we think there are opportunities for "cross-pollination" between these fields. 

Sep 7 -
Sep 9
Date
Wed, Sep 7, 2022, 12:00pm - Fri, Sep 9, 2022, 1:00pm PDT
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…

Sep 12 -
Sep 13
Date
Mon, Sep 12, 2022, 9:00am - Tue, Sep 13, 2022, 5:00pm PDT
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.

Sep 14 -
Sep 16
Date
Wed, Sep 14, 2022, 12:00pm - Fri, Sep 16, 2022, 12:30pm PDT
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.…

SITE is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation. SITE receives additional support from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and the Stanford School of Humanities & Sciences, Department of Economics.