Canadian Macroeconomics Study Group
09-10 November 2018
The 32nd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Macroeconomics Study Group will be held on November 9-10, 2018 at the University of Toronto.
The CMSG solicits papers in all areas of macroeconomics. The conference normally consists of
14-16 papers along with discussants.
Professor Krueger is a managing editor of the Review of
Economic Studies, a Research Associate at the National
Bureau of Economic Research and Penn's Population Studies Center, a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research, a Research Fellow at Netspar, a Research Professor
at Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging,
and an Adjunct Professor and Research Fellow at Goethe
His research has focused on whether, how and to what extent
risk, a central concern in macroeconomics, is shared across
households or groups of households. The main risks that affect
typical households are labor income risks (e.g., due to
becoming unemployed), health, disability and mortality risks.
Since the economic impact of these risks is potentially large
the welfare impact of sharing their economic consequences
can be substantial. His research in this area, which is located in
the field of macroeconomics but has strong links to other
fields of economics, especially public finance and labor
economics, combines economic theory with empirical
and computational methods to answer research questions that
are of immediate policy relevance.
University of Toronto will be hosting the CMSG 2018 conference at the George Ignatieff Theatre.
George Ignatieff Theatre
Larkin Building, Trinity College
15 Devonshire Place
Toronto, ON M5S 2C8
Toronto offers an extensive choice of accommodation. Most of the hotels in downtown area are in walking distance to the conference venue.
We have arranged a special discount for conference participants in Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre. The Group Code is: UUT. The hotel rate closes on October 10th.
Please find the reservation link here
There are two airports in Toronto: Toronto Pearson International Airport and Billy Bishop Airport.
The best way to get from the airports to the conference venue is by a taxi. For the Pearson airport
there is also Union Pearson Express air-rail, which links the airport with the Union Station, the main train station in Toronto.
Most of visitors to Canada need to have an Electronic Travel Authorization number (eTA). To apply, you must have a valid passport, a credit or a debit card, an email address, and answer a few questions in the online application. Please find the link here
Those who need to obtain a visa and require a letter of invitation in order to attend the conference are asked to email.