Macroeconomics and Survey Data

10th ifo Conference, Munich, February 21 – 22, 2020

The conference is intended to discuss ongoing research on survey and micro data and its role and usage in macroeconomics.

  • Usage of micro-data to address macroeconomic questions
  • Role of expectations for behavior (of firms or individuals)
  • Reasuring and modeling of uncertainty and its effect on behavior and/or the business cycle
  • Transmission of cyclical fluctuations
  • Distributional effects of macroeconomic shocks
  • Heterogeneity and evaluation of policies
  • Labor markets and the business cycle
  • Methodology of business surveys and forecasting performance of survey/micro data in business-cycle research

Further Informations and Programme (PDF)