Announcement and Call for Papers
Eight Annual
Workshop in Macroeconomic Research
at Liberal Arts Colleges

 August 7-8, 2012
Lafayette College, Easton, PA

You are invited to share your research and to learn about the work being done by other macroeconomists at liberal arts colleges.  The primary goals of this workshop are 1) to create an open forum that allows macroeconomists at liberal arts colleges to expose their work to a group of their peers and gain valuable feedback; and, 2) to build a network of colleagues with whom to share ideas and collaborate on research projects.  Last year’s workshop was a great success and we expect this year’s to be even better.

We invite faculty to submit paper proposals in the fields of macroeconomics, monetary economics, fiscal policy, open-economy macro, growth, and international finance.  Submissions from junior faculty are particularly encouraged, as is work in its preliminary stages.

If you are interested in submitting a paper to present, click on the above link to “submit an abstract.”  Submission deadline is May 1st.  Authors will be notified of acceptance by May 15th.  Final drafts are due July 25th and will be posted on the workshop website in advance of the workshop.  Also needed are persons willing to serve as session chairs or paper discussants.  Please notify the workshop organizers by June 30th if you would be willing to fill one of these roles.  Please include desired fields.  Paper discussants will be selected from institutions other than the author’s to facilitate intercollegiate contacts.  We also welcome those who would like to attend the workshop but not present a paper.  Please notify us by July 25th if you plan to attend the conference.

Depending on the number of papers, we plan to have two half-days of presentations where each speaker gets approximately 20 minutes to present their research, with time at the end of each session for additional discussion.

Travel Plans:
There are no registration fees.  Expenses associated with the workshop itself will be covered by Lafayette College.  We have applied to the National Science Foundation for funding which may cover the cost of lodging expenses for some of the participants.