SITE 2021 Program

Stanford Economics is hosting the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Economics (SITE) 2021 conference July 12 - September 10, 2021, via Zoom with a series of 12  workshop sessions covering a wide range of economic topics. See the full schedule below.

Accepted papers for presentation are posted.  Author(s) who do not wish to have their paper posted can notify Sharyn Nantuna at snantuna@stanford.edu.

Attendance is free and registration is required for non-presenters. A link will be emailed to registrants one week prior to the start date for each session. We hope you will join us!

Upcoming Sessions

Jul 12 -
Jul 14
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Different from previous years of this session on “Economic Theory-Based Models,” this year’s session will focus on the econometric methodology side of theory-based econometric models from the fields of empirical Industrial Organization (IO), Labor Economics, Energy and Environmental Economics, Health Economics, and the Economics of Education. Topics for…

Jul 22 -
Jul 23
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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…

Jul 28 -
Jul 30
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This session focuses on recent advances in macro finance as well as the use of computational techniques in this field. Possible topics include but are not limited to the following: asset pricing, investor heterogeneity, learning and ambiguity, new preference structures for pricing models, or using machine learning to understand the cross-section of returns.…

Aug 9 -
Aug 10
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As we have done for many years, 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…

Aug 12 -
Aug 13
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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 psychological phenomena, and explore…

Aug 16 -
Aug 17
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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 third edition, this session aims to bring together…

Aug 18 -
Aug 20
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The idea of this session 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 foster interdisciplinary discussion…

Aug 18 -
Aug 20
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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.…

Aug 23 -
Aug 25
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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. 

Aug 26 -
Aug 27
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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 30 -
Sep 1
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This session is at the intersection of Labor, Macro, and Public Economics. In the past few years, there has been a burgeoning interest in the use of general equilibrium models disciplined by micro data to analyze labor markets and evaluate policies that affect them. The use of these models to conduct comprehensive quantitative analyses of labor market policies is still in its infancy, though.…

Sep 1 -
Sep 2
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This segment would feature post-crisis research on the central role of banks in the economy, their incentives for risk-taking, developments in fintech, the role of banks for financial stability and payments provision, and the importance of financial frictions for households and firms more generally. This is an extremely active area of research. 

Sep 8 -
Sep 10
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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…