The Bank of Canada, Ottawa, Canada, June 25-26, 2019

Macroeconomic theories have traditionally been tested using non‐experimental data from the field. However, modern, micro‐based macroeconomic models can also be tested in the laboratory, which affords better causal inference, and researchers have begun to pursue such experimental tests. The purpose of the International Workshop on Theoretical and Experimental Macroeconomics is to provide a platform for exchange of ideas and promote greater interaction between macroeconomic researchers, behavioral/experimental economists and policy makers, with the aim of advancing macroeconomics in a direction that allows it to account for more of the real behavior of economic agents and economies with the help of relevant experimental evidence.

The 10th workshop is jointly organized by the Bank of Canada, Simon Fraser University and the BES Lab (Behavioral and Experimental Sciences Lab, formerly LEEX, at Universitat Pompeu Fabra). We invite researchers using behavioral, experimental and theoretical approaches to addressing macroeconomic questions to submit a paper to this two-day conference. Varadarajan V. Chari (University of Minnesota) and Marco Cipriani (Federal Reserve Bank of New York) will deliver the keynote lectures. There will also be a panel discussion on "the future role of laboratory experiments in macroeconomics."

The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2019. Submissions should include either a full paper or an extended abstract including the main results. Authors chosen to present papers will be notified by April 1st, 2019. The deadline for workshop registration is April 15, 2019.

To submit a paper, please follow the 2-step application procedure described in the section "How to Apply" on the workshop url (listed below).

Participation without submission is possible. In addition to the workshop, the organizers invite young researchers and graduate students to participate in the 12th BESLab Experimental Economics Summer School ( ) in Macroeconomics to be held at University of Ottawa from June 24-30, 2019. Summer school participants are encouraged and expected to participate in the workshop. All others who are interested in participating without presenting a paper, please contact the organizers using the contact form in the section "How to Apply."

Information about previous workshops is available here. Please forward this announcement to all interested parties.

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Workshop Organizers: Robert Amano (Bank of Canada); Gabriele Camera (Chapman University and University of Bologna); John Duffy (University of California at Irvine); Janet Jiang (Bank of Canada); Rosemarie Nagel (ICREA, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and Barcelona GSE) ; Luba Petersen (Simon Fraser University); Shyam Sunder (Yale University)