2nd Bank of Lithuania Invited Lecture Series/Conference

Bank of Lithuania is pleased to announce its 2nd Invited Lecture Series given by Kurt Mitman, Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES). The lecture’s topic is “Frontiers of Research on Inequality and the Macroeconomy: Facts, Methods and Policy Implications”. The present event was supposed to happen in 2021, however, due to unforeseen circumstances, it was postponed to this year. The lecture is intended for early-stage researchers, both at policy institutions and universities, and advanced-level PhD students. A short description of topics is provided below.

The two-day lectures will be followed by a one-day conference. We invite submissions of papers that are broadly related to the topic of the lecture. Please note that participation in lectures and the conference are mutually exclusive, i.e., participation in lectures is not necessary to attend the conference.

Details of the lecture and the conference are as follows:

  • Duration of lecture: 12 hours
  • Lecture dates: September 14 – 15, 2022
  • Conference date: September 16, 2022

Submissions: Please send your submissions by July 1, 2022 to Ms. Laima Štulaitė (LStulaite@lb.lt).

  • If you are applying for lectures, please attach your CV.
  • If you are applying for the conference, please attach your paper.
  • If you want to attend both, please attach both CV and paper, and mention it clearly in your email.

Acceptance decisions will be sent by July 15, 2022.

There is no registration fee for attending lectures or conference. Lunch costs are covered. Traveling and accommodation costs are not covered.

Event location: The event will be in the beautiful old town of Vilnius, capital of Lithuania. More information here: https://www.govilnius.lt/visit-vilnius

Coronavirus contingency: We are committed to organize this event in person, until and unless, some emergency in future forces us to the virtual setting.

Broad topics for the lecture:

  • Aggregate, cross-sectional and time-series facts on household heterogeneity;
  • Workhorse models;
  • Frontier solution methods for models with heterogeneity and aggregate risk;
  • Implications of heterogeneity for monetary and fiscal policy;
  • Directions for future research;

Kurt Mitman, Short Bio, 2022

Kurt Mitman is an Associate Professor at the Institute for International Economic Studies at Stockholm University, a Researcher at the University of Oslo, a Research Affiliate of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, a Research Fellow of the IZA Institute of Labor Economics, and a Managing Editor of the Review of Economic Studies. His research focuses broadly on macroeconomics with a particular focus on monetary and fiscal policy, housing, household debt and default, and labor market dynamics. His research has appeared in the top academic journals like American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Monetary Economics etc.