Istanbul (Turkey)
2-4 July 2009

Program Chairs:
Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde, Martin Schneider.

Program Committee.

Local Organizers:
Nezih Guner, Refet Gürkaynak, Selahattin Imrohoroglu, Gökçe Kolasin, Kamil Yilmaz.

Plenary Speakers:
Matthew Jackson (slides), Timothy Kehoe (slides), Christopher Sims (slides)

Bahçeşehir University

Bahçeşehir University, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey, Koç University

YapiKredi, T.C. Ziraat Bank

Local information (Hotels, tours, etc.)

Conference brochure with program



July 1, 18:30-21:30: Welcome cocktail at Bahçeşehir University (registration opens at 14:00)
July 2, 20:00-23:30: Dinner at Beylerbeyi Palace (access by provided ferry).
July 4, 19:30-23:00: Conference dinner at Dolmabahçe Palace.

Conference registration

Call for Papers

General submissions
The Society now welcomes submissions from any area of economics for the Istanbul program. The papers for the conference will be selected by the program committee. The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2009.

To submit a paper, please log into conference maker here (if you do not yet have a conference maker account, you may register here), upload your paper or abstract, and select the area of economics that best fits the topic of your paper. Only one submission is allowed per submitter.

Submissions to RED Mini-Conference on "Sources of Business-Cycle Fluctuations"
The Review of Economic Dynamics is organizing a mini-conference on the sources of business-cycle fluctuations within the 2009 SED Meetings. Papers for the mini-conference are selected by Stephanie Schmitt-Grohé and Martín Uribe of Columbia University. Submissions to the mini-conference must be submitted simultaneously for possible publication in a special issue of the Review of Economic Dynamics. The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2009.

The organizers now welcome submissions from a broad range of topics concerning the sources of macroeconomic fluctuations. Topics of interest include but are not limited to (1) the role of anticipated shocks; (2) informational sources of business fluctuations ; (3) the importance of neutral versus sector-specific shocks; (4) volatility shocks and the business cycle. (5) monetary sources of business-cycle fluctuations; and (6) the econometric identification and estimation of business-cycle shocks.

To submit a paper to the miniconference, please log into conference maker here, upload your paper and abstract and make sure to select the area RED Miniconference. Next, proceed to the Review of Economic Dynamics submission website to submit the paper there as well. When you submit to the Review of Economic Dynamics, you must enclose a cover letter stating that the submission is intended for the RED Special Issue on "Sources of Business-Cycle Fluctuations".

Remark: Papers submitted to the miniconference that do not make it onto the miniconference program will automatically be reconsidered for the overall SED program. It is therefore not necessary (and it is not possible) to submit the same paper twice in conference maker.

Watch this space for updates!