Carnegie Mellon University

Call for Papers: Carnegie Rochester NYU Conference on Public Policy

The Consequences of AI use on Society and Policy

Organizers: Laurence Ales, Burton Hollifield, Ali Shourideh, Ariel Zetlin-Jones

The Carnegie-Rochester-NYU Conference on Public Policy is now soliciting papers for a conference on “The Consequences of AI use on Society and Policy.”

The conference will be held at Carnegie Mellon University on May 2-3, 2025. The papers and comments are slated for publication in the January 2026 issue of the Journal of Monetary Economics.

The rapid rise of artificial intelligence (AI) as a technology is likely to be felt in multiple aspects of society. In this conference, our goal is to provide research to inform policy makers on where this technology may have effects on the economy. To do so, we invite proposals that examine the impact of AI on the economy and society, particularly in markets where this impact is less well studied. For example: can we expect AI to impact the political system by influencing political discourse and voting? Can we expect it to influence how information propagates in society? How should we regulate the use of AI in different markets? Does the historical record from the adoption of previous transformative technologies offer any important lessons on the potential impact of AI?

These topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Impact of AI on political systems;
  • Impact of AI on knowledge creation and diffusion;
  • The use of AI in digital platforms and regulating the digital economy;
  • The use of AI in credit markets and its impact on Financial and Real Estate Markets;
  • The effect of AI on bank competition and the monetary transmission mechanism;
  • Impact on trade and international financial flows;
  • Impact on growth and productivity;
  • Impact for valuation and growth of corporations;
  • Impact of AI on labor markets (unionization, labor mobility, …);

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 through this link no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on October 31, 2024. The attached pdf file should be named using the lead author’s surname.

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 November 15, 2024, 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.