While experimental methods are widespread in microeconomics, they are less common in macroeconomics and finance. Experimental methods, however, have important advantages also in these fields. Specifically, during the recent decades, monetary models have been built on explicit micro foundations leading to well-founded laboratory implementations.
Following the successful TEME conferences in 2018 and 2019, the Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science (ICES) at George Mason University will host another conference on Theory and Experiments in Monetary Economics (TEME). Organized by Daniel Houser (GMU) and Daniela Puzzello (Indiana University), the TEME conference is sponsored in part by Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (JEBO), which will also publish a special issue. In order to encourage the exchange of ideas among participants, the conference will include three keynote addresses and a dozen plenary sessions spread over two days. The purpose of the conference and special issue is to provide a forum to discuss frontier research related to the use of experimental methods in exploring and developing monetary theory and macroeconomic monetary policy.
May 13, 2022