Macro Financial Research Initiative (MFRI)
Through sponsored research projects, conferences, and interactions with visiting scholars, this initiative focuses on three fundamental questions:
1. How do we construct models and measurements that will better support the prudent oversight of system-wide risks to the financial system?
2. How does the credit cycle influence the business cycle and how does the business cycle affect the credit cycle?
3. How can we improve financial market regulation?
4. How do we extract the lessons to be learned from fiscal histories in the United States and Latin America?
5. How can we strengthen the assessment evaluation of future fiscal obligations for governments?
6. How do we best capture the interplay between monetary and fiscal policy?
MFRI Advisory Committee
The Macro Finance Research Initiative (MFRI) Advisory Committee oversees the research agenda of the initiative. Members of the committee are prominent experts in macroeconomics and finance with particular interests in exploring linkages between these fields. They have made important substantive research contributions and are well positioned to help the research agenda for the Initiative.
- Lars Peter Hansen, Professor, University of Chicago Departments of Economics, Statistics and the Booth School of Business, Committee Chair
- Fernando Alvarez, Professor, University of Chicago Department of Economics
- John Cochrane, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, and BFI Distinguished Research Fellow
- Zhiguo He, Professor, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
- Anil Kashyap, Professor, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
- Thomas Sargent, Professor, New York University Department of Economics and BFI Distinguished Research Fellow
- Amir Sufi, Professor, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
- Harald Uhlig, Professor, University of Chicago Department of Economics
Forthcoming Conferences (hosted by Becker Friedman Institute):
- Chicago Initiative in Theory and Empirics (CITE) – August 7-9,2017
- The Latin American Fiscal History Conference – December 11-13, 2017
Previous Conferences (hosted by Becker Friedman Institute):
- Fiscal and Monetary History of Latin America 2016-17
- Government Debt: Constraints and Choices – April 21-22, 2017
- Macro Finance Society 8th Workshop – November 3-4, 2016
- Macro Financial Modeling Winter 2017 – March 9-10, 2017
- 2017 Macro Financial Modeling Summer Session for Young Scholars – June 18-22, 2017 in Bretton Woods, NH
Macro Financial Modeling (MFM) Project
Launched in 2012 as part of the Macro Financial Research Initiative (MFRI), this collaborative venture works to develop and assess enhanced macroeconomic models that better account for important financial sector influences on the economy. The aim is to close gaps in our ability to define, measure, and manage financial sector activities that pose risks to the macroeconomy as a whole.
The project brings together a network of prominent scholars and innovative early career researchers actively working in this field. Since 2012, the project group has met regularly to discuss and critique current and proposed models. With input and regular involvement of policymakers, the group is working to develop the next generation of policy tools.
Upcoming MFM Meetings
|Jan 25–26, 2018||Macro Financial Modeling Winter 2018 Meeting||NYMEX, 300 Vesey Street, New York, NY 10282, USA|
Previous MFM Meetings
2017 Macro Financial Modeling Summer Session for Young Scholars – June 18-22, 2017, Bretton Woods, NH
Macro Financial Modeling Winter 2017 – March 9-10, 2017, New York, NY