4th HenU/INFER Workshop on Applied Macroeconomics

4th HenU / INFER Workshop on Applied Macroeconomics

June 23rd and 24th 2018

On June 23rd and 24th 2018 the Center for Financial Development and Stability (CFDS) at Henan University and the International Network for Economic Research (INFER), will organize their 4th annual Workshop on Applied Macroeconomics hosted by Henan University.

With TTIP failing to gain popular support in Europe, and CETA only barely making its way through the European institutions, Trumps protectionist agenda threatening the very existence of NAFTA, and the uncertain conditions of the Brexit looming over Europe, the role of international macroeconomic links has a role in the spotlight of attention.
On the one hand, the developed economies in the Western hemisphere are looking at the more dynamic emerging markets (in particular China), hoping for impulses to their own economy. At the same time, a wave of protectionist sentiment seems to be sweeping over the globe.
Therefore, this year’s workshop will have a focus on international macroeconomics, especially topics relating to trade, exchange rate and capital market regulation. As always, we invite papers from all fields in applied macroeconomics, but papers matching those issues are particularly welcome.

We are proud to announce our 2018 keynote speakers. Keynote Lectures will be delivered by


Prof. Martín Uribe

Department of Economics at Columbia University, NY


 Prof. Stephanie Schmitt-Grohé

Department of Economics at Columbia University, NY


Travel and accomodation

Lunch and dinner are provided for all participants of accepted papers by Henan University. Rooms including breakfast are available at the conference venue (New Century Grand Hotel Kaifeng) for a special conference rate of 380 RMB (about 60 USD or 50 EUR).


Special Issue

Selected, excellent papers in international macroeconomics will be considered for a special issue in Review of International Economics. All presenters who wish their papers to be considered, should indicate so on their submission. Those papers will be subject to additional double blinded peer review.



Please submit your paper or extended abstract by January 31st 2018 via conferencemaker. Preference will be given to full papers. The authors will be informed about acceptance by February 28th 2018 March 18th 2018.


Post-conference trip

Henan University will organize a post-conference trip to some of Kaifeng´s major sights on June 25th, 2018. Kaifeng is one of the seven ancient capitals of China with many ancient or reconstructed landmarks from its prime during the Northern Song Dynasty (960 - 1127). The fee for the trip will be around 350 RMB (about 55 USD or 45 EUR).


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)


DONG Baomin (HenU)

Jarko FIDRMUC (Zeppelin University)


JIANG Lunan (HenU)

Hojin JUNG (HenU)

Frank SHAO (HenU)

SUN Rongrong (HenU)



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