The Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business hosted the 21st Macro Finance Society Workshop on May 19 – 20, 2023. The workshop is designed to showcase research dedicated to advancing work in macro finance, a subject that combines financial economics and macroeconomics.
According to the Macro Finance Society, which has offered the workshops since 2013, the event provides an informal forum where experienced and inexperienced researchers can present and receive constructive feedback on their preliminary work. Alex Hsu, associate professor of Finance and lead organizer of the event, also described the event as an opportunity to network and learn from fellow scholars.
“The workshop brings together leading scholars from all over the world to present and discuss research on the interaction of the macroeconomy and financial markets,” Hsu said. “I led the effort to bring the workshop to Georgia Tech because I thought it would allow us to showcase our faculty and resources at Scheller.”
Attendees at this year’s event included researchers from the Federal Reserve Bank, the European Central Bank, Stanford University, MIT, Columbia University, and the University of Pennsylvania, among other organizations and institutions.
The agenda included presentations covering a wide range of papers on diverse topics and a poster session by Ph.D. students. “Carbon Prices and Forest Preservation Over Space and Time in the Brazilian Amazon” was just one example of the research offered, with this session covering macroeconomics and sustainability. José A. Scheinkman, Charles, and Lynn Zhang Professor of Economics at Columbia University, presented this paper in his keynote address.
Additional support from Scheller included the Financial Services Innovation Lab, managed by Sudheer Chava, Alton M. Costley Chair in Finance and director of the M.S. Quantitative and Computation Finance (QCF), and the Dean’s Office.