Texas Tech University

Midwest Macroeconomics Meeting Fall 2023

Checking In Time 11.10.2023

Deema and Rania

Dr. Ma chatting it up

Eco guys helping out??

Ersong seems interested


Azzimonti keynote speaker

Kilian keynote speaker

The girlie girls

Grad Students

The gang3

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The gang5

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November 10 – 12, 2023


Texas Tech University
Department of Economics
Holden Hall
1011 Boston Ave
Lubbock, TX 79409

Conference Program


Keynote Speakers

Dr. Lutz Kilian

Dr. Lutz Kilian

Presentation: "Oil Price Shocks and Inflation"

Dr. Marina Azzimonti

Dr. Marina Azzimonti

Presentation: "Policies, Politics and the Macroeconomy"

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Lutz Kilian, the esteemed Senior Economic Policy Adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. With a distinguished career that has spanned significant roles at prestigious institutions like the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund, coupled with a remarkable portfolio of over 100 published articles, Dr. Kilian's contributions to the field of economics, particularly in time series econometrics, empirical macroeconomics, and energy economics, are truly significant. His profound understanding of complex economic phenomena like oil price fluctuations, household inflation expectations, and deflation risks, among others, coupled with his influential textbook on Structural Vector Autoregressive Analysis, promises a keynote address that will offer valuable insights, inspire innovative thinking, and ignite meaningful dialogues.

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We are honored to welcome Dr. Marina Azzimonti, a Senior Economist and Research Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, as well as a Research Associate at the NBER Economic Fluctuations and Growth (EFG) and Political Economy (POL) programs, and a Research Fellow at the CEPR. With expertise in Macroeconomics, Political Economy, and International Finance, Dr. Marina Azzimonti's work has been published in prestigious journals such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Monetary Economics, International Economic Review, and Review of Economic Dynamics, among others. Notably, Dr. Marina Azzimonti has also developed the widely recognized "Partisan Conflict Index" that tracks political disagreement among US politicians. With a wealth of experience and contributions to the field, Dr. Marina Azzimonti is sure to provide invaluable insights and perspectives during the conference.

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