Carnegie Mellon University

Call for Papers: Carnegie Rochester NYU Conference on Public Policy

Economic Resilience and Interconnectedness

The Carnegie-Rochester-NYU Conference on Public Policy is now soliciting papers for a conference on “Economic Resilience and Interconnectedness."

The conference will be held at Carnegie Mellon University on November 11-12, 2022. Accepted papers and comments will be published in the July 20223 issue of the Journal of Monetary Economics.

Technological change is reshaping the structure of economic networks within and across countries. Recent unprecedented and extreme shocks such as the Covid-19 pandemic question the resiliency of modern economic networks. The conference seeks proposals exploring the consequences of interconnectedness among firms, households, and countries for the resilience of economies and macroeconomic stabilization policies. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  1. The consequences of macroeconomic supply chain disruptions for inflation, fiscal policy, and monetary policy.
  2. Identifying how real or financial networks amplify or dampen aggregate shocks.
  3. How network structure determines transactions costs and how well reallocation occurs in product and labor markets.
  4. Policies to promote a resilient financial sector when financial intermediaries are interconnected. 
  5. Understanding information flows in production, financial, trading, and social network settings.

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 Conference Maker. All proposals should arrive no later than Friday, April 15, 2022.

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 15, 2022 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.