14th Nordic Summer Symposium in Macroeconomics


  • Update:

    We are sorry to inform that the conference is cancelled because of the pandemic. However, we plan to organize the conference in the same venue early August next year. We hope to see you then.


    The symposium is an academic research conference in the area of macroeconomics. It is primarily aimed at promoting frontier contributions by junior macroeconomic researchers. A connection to the Nordic countries is an advantage but not a prerequisite. The symposium allows the junior researchers to present and discuss their research and to receive advice and constructive criticism from more senior macroeconomic scholars.

    Martin Schneider, Stanford University
    Monika Piazzesi, Stanford University

    Svartå Manor – a countryside hotel about one hour drive from Helsinki. The hotel is situated in an idyllic park with a beautiful river flowing nearby. https://www.mustionlinna.fi/en/

    Participation in the symposium, including meals and accommodation, is free of charge. At least student participants may also be reimbursed for moderate travel costs.

    Transport from the Helsinki-Vantaa airport will be arranged. We assume all participants stay the whole conference arriving at lunch on August 5 and staying until lunch August 8. If you cannot stay the whole conference, please inform us when you apply.

    Papers on all topics broadly associated with macroeconomics are welcome including “standard” macroeconomic analysis (real and monetary business cycles, labor markets, growth etc.) and issues such as public finance, human capital accumulation, firm dynamics, asset pricing, heterogeneous agents, income distribution, credit markets and political economy.

    The conference is primarily created to promote and facilitate the work of junior researchers. Researchers with an interest in or connection to the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) are particularly appreciated but the call is open to all junior applicants. Junior refers to those about to graduate from a PhD program, assistant professors, and recently tenured senior professors.

    Send papers or abstracts to Lauri.Koski(at)aalto.fi.
    Deadline for submissions is Sunday May 3, 2020.

    Questions about the symposium can be sent to niku.maattanen(at)etla.fi.

    Gauti Eggertsson, Brown University
    John Hassler, IIES, Stockholm University
    Per Krusell, IIES, Stockholm University
    Niku Määttänen, Research Institute of the Finnish Economy and Helsinki GSE
    Morten O. Ravn, University College London
    Kjetil Storesletten, University of Oslo
    Johanna Wallenius, Stockholm School of Economics

  • Location:
    Mustion kartano
  • Address:
    Hållsnäsintie 89, 10360 Mustio
Niku Määttänen

Aalto University

niku.maattanen at etla.fi