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Call for Papers: Carnegie Rochester NYU Conference on Public Policy

Market Power and Macro Policy


The Carnegie-Rochester-NYU Conference on Public Policy is now soliciting papers for a conference on “Market Power and Macro Policy."

The conference will be held at Carnegie Mellon University on November 13-14, 2020. Accepted papers and comments will be published in the July 2021 issue of the Journal of Monetary Economics.

Globalization and technical advances are restructuring markets, contributing to increased concentration and the rise of superstar firms. This conference seeks proposals exploring the macroeconomic and policy implications of market power in the twenty-first century.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  1. The drivers and implications of market concentration in a digitally-enabled economy
  2. Policy consequences of national vs local changes in market concentration
  3. The role of financial regulations in concentrated financial markets
  4. The design of national and international antitrust policy
  5. The interaction of antitrust policy with policy on international trade and investment
  6. Consequence of evolving market power for markups, inequality, and business dynamism

The editors invite detailed abstracts of no more than two pages describing the proposed research paper. If a preliminary version of the paper is available, authors may include it with their abstract. Proposals should be submitted via Conference Maker no later than April 7, 2020.

The editors, in collaboration with the Carnegie-Rochester-NYU Advisory Board, will make the final selection of papers to be included in the Conference. Authors will be notified by May 4, 2020, if their paper has been selected. The papers should represent original research not published elsewhere. Since the papers are intended for publication, authors will not be able to publish or reprint the work elsewhere without the permission of the editors and publisher. Please note that the editors will contact authors only if their paper is accepted.