Future of Growth Conference  

May 20-21, 2021 Online

The theme of the conference is the Future of Growth, and we welcome submissions from economists and other social scientists dealing with growth, innovation, entrepreneurship, technology, finance, environment, demographics and public policy. Studies analyzing the long-term effects of the pandemic are especially welcome. We also invite papers in other fields including health, macroeconomics, monetary economics, international trade and finance, IO, labour, law and economics, financial markets, corporate finance, fintech, banking, behavioral finance and related fields.

Keynote Speakers

Janice Eberly is the James R. and Helen D. Russell Professor of Finance Kellog School of Business, Northwestern University. She served as the Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy at the U.S. Treasury from 2011 to 2013 and was the Chief Economist at the Treasury. Professor Eberly’s research focuses on finance and macroeconomics. Her work studies firms’ capital budgeting decisions and household consumption and portfolio choice.

James A. Robinson  is the Reverend Dr. Richard L. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies and University Professor, University of Chicago,. He is a world renowned specialist in governance, growth and development. He is the co-author (with Daron Acemoglu) of the highly praised books Economic Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy (translated into 32 languages) and Why Nations Fail. His work explores the underlying relationship between poverty and the institutions of a society and how institutions emerge out of political conflicts.

John van Reenen is the Gordon Y. Billiard Professor of Management and Economics at the Department of Economics and Sloan School of Management, MIT and Ronald Coase School Professor at the London School of Economics. In 2016 he was appointed OBE for services to Economics and Public Policy Making, and in 2009 was awarded the Yrjö Jahnsson Award, a biennial award for the best European economist under the age of 45.  John Van Reenen has published widely on the economics of innovation, labour markets and productivity.