November 5th - 6th, 2021

Full Program


One year after our involuntary hiatus, the world is still in the grip of Covid-19. So before hopefully returning to our regular schedule next year, we decided to offer a special half-online / half-offline 5.5. HenU/INFER Workshop on Applied Macroeconomics from November 5th – 6th, 2021. Not only did we manage to get you two exciting keynote speakers with Michael Song and Helmut Lütkepohl, but we also convinced them and almost all of our previous keynote speakers to chair a session so you can get high profile feedback on your papers just as you did in our past conferences. There will be a special issue on the Chinese monetary and financial system in China Economic Review, but as always, excellent contributions from all fields of applied macroeconomics are highly welcomed. 



Please submit your paper or extended abstract by July 31st, 2021 via conferencemaker,  preference will be given to full papers. The authors will be informed about acceptance by August 25th, 2021.


Special issue

Selected, excellent papers will be considered for a special issue in China Economic Review. Those papers will be subject to additional double blinded peer review. Authors of accepted papers need to decide during the conference registration if they want their paper to be considered for the special issue.


Keynote lectures

Helmut Lütkepohl

Prof. Helmut Lütkepohl

Bundesbank Professor at the Freie Universität Berlin and Dean of the DIW Berlin Graduate Center


Song Michael Zheng1

Prof. Song (Michael) Zheng

Chinese University of Hong Kong, Department of Economics /
Co-Director, CUHK-Tsinghua Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy


joshua aizenman

 Prof. Joshua Aizenman

Robert R. and Katheryn A. Dockson Chair in Economics and International Relations
 at the Department of Economics at the USC Dornsife College of Art, Letters and Science



Special Guest Star Chairs

Chairs Photo 

Online Participation

We will use the software Microsoft TEAMS for those joining us online. Please be aware that presentations will be scheduled from 8 am – 6 pm CST (China Standard time).



Organizing Committee

Makram EL-SHAGI (HenU / IWH)

ZHANG Lin (HenU)

Contact / Support

Kerstin EL-SHAGI (HenU)                                     

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Scientific Committee

Makram EL-SHAGI (HenU / IWH)

ZHANG Lin (HenU)


Jarko FIDRMUC (Zeppelin University)          


JIANG Lunan (HenU)

Mehrab KIARSI (HenU)

SUN Rongrong (HenU)

Camelia TURCU (Univ. Orleans/INFER)