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Workshop of the Australasian Macroeconomics Society (WAMS)

31 July – 1 August 2014

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The Australasian Macroeconomics Workshop (AMW) and the Workshop on Macroeconomic Dynamics (WMD) have joined forces to become the Workshop of the Australasian Macroeconomics Society (WAMS).

The inaugural workshop, hosted by the Macroeconomics Research Unit, the Economics Department, the Department of Business Administration and the Melbourne Institute at the University of Melbourne, welcomes submissions in all areas of macroeconomics.

The workshop has 3 principal purposes. First, it is an opportunity for Australasian macroeconomists to share and discuss their results and ideas with each other, to encourage excellence and collaboration in research in macroeconomics in Australasia. Second, by bringing top international researchers here, the workshop aims to help connect researchers here with top people from around the world in a two-way learning process. Third, by bringing together both theoretical and applied researchers, the workshop aims to foster synergies between and across all modern scientific approaches to macroeconomics.

Workshop Program

The workshop will run on Thursday 31st July and 1st August 2014 with a dinner on Thursday night.

The plenary speakers for the workshop are:

Professor Vincenzo Quadrini, USC

Professor Jaume Ventura, CREI, UPF

Submission of Papers

Submissions from any area of macroeconomics are welcome. Submissions begin on 28 February, 2014. The deadline for submission is the 30 April, 2014. Submit completed papers to the following email address: [email protected]

When submitting, please indicate whether or not you would be willing to discuss a paper

Notification of acceptances will take place in the second half of May.


There is no registration fee for this conference, however participants are required to register their attendance for catering organisational purposes. The deadline for registration is June 15, 2014.

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If you have any questions regarding registration please contact Brooke Hall on +61 3 8344 7621 or[email protected]

Organising Committee

Dr Mei Dong

Dr Matthew Greenwood-Nimmo

Associate Professor Andrew John 

Dr Kei Kawakami

Professor Ian King

Dr May Li

Dr Viet Nguyen

Dr Barry Rafferty

Dr Lawrence Uren


We have not reserved any hotel rooms rooms for workshop participants. The Woodward Centre is a short tram ride from central Melbourne (north of the river) and there are many hotels close to Elizabeth Street and Swanston Street which are the two main tram routes.

Possible hotel venues close to the university include:

There are many excellent hotel deals to be found on websites such as


All international visitors will require an official visa to gain entry into Australia. Details on business visas are available at Department of Immigration website.


There are many tourist attractions for delegates either before or after the workshop including:

  • Free City Circle Tram and Shuttle Bus
  • City tours and historic sites
  • Wine tasting in the Yarra Valley or Mornington Peninsula
  • The penguin parade on Philip Island
  • A day trip down the Great Ocean Road

Details on activities and attractions in and around Melbourne can be found at: