IZA Workshop: The Role of Search and Matching in Macroeconomics: A Retrospective

Organizers: Michael C. Burda (Humboldt University Berlin and IZA), Marianna Kudlyak (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and Hoover Institution), Simon Trenkle (IZA)
Date:November 18 - November 19, 2021

Submission Deadline:September 30, 2021
Notification of Acceptance:October 08, 2021

Event Manager:

Viola Hartmann

Keynote Speakers

Robert E. Hall (Robert and Carole McNeil Joint Hoover Senior Fellow and Professor of Economics, Stanford University)
Steven J. Davis (William H. Abbott Distinguished Service Professor of International Business and Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution)


About the Workshop

Five decades ago, insights of Mortensen, McCall, Hall, Phelps and others led us to suspect that turnover in labor markets was relevant not only for short-term macro-dynamics, but also an economy’s capacity for innovation and overall economic long-run dynamism. Since then, contributions of Diamond, Mortensen, and Pissarides have found their way into mainstream macroeconomics. The workshop will take stock of the role of search and matching for all aspects of macroeconomics as well as unresolved issues and open questions.

The Program Committee invites theoretical and empirical submissions of research on linkages between search and matching, labor market flows and macroeconomic outcomes. Papers that include innovative approaches, new data, or methodological contributions are of particular interest.

Topics to be discussed include but are not limited to:

  • Empirical behavior of gross and net flows and the labor market stocks
  • Flows of workers versus jobs
  • Cross-country relationships between labor flows and macroeconomic variables
  • The role of labor market policies for labor market flows
  • Labor market dynamism and economic growth
  • Wages and labor market flows
  • Applications of search and matching to the macroeconomics of pandemics



Please make your submission by using the online application form.
The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2021. Decisions will be communicated by October 8, 2021.

We expect the submitter being the presenter of the paper.



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