International Workshop: Theory and Experiments in Macroeconomics and Finance


The Department of Economics and Social Sciences at John Cabot University will host a one-day international workshop in Theory and Experiments in Macroeconomics and Finance on June 19, 2019.

Lemon Tree Courtyard in Guarini Campus, John Cabot University

Lemon Tree Courtyard in Guarini Campus, John Cabot University

Since the financial crisis of 2008, macroeconomists have tried to better integrate the financial system into their macroeconomic models in order to shed light on the complex feedback loop between banks and the overall economy. In most recent decades, economists in all fields have increasingly relied on experiments to better understand human behavior and interactions between agents that are difficult to be observed or analyzed in the real economy. The papers that will be presented and discussed at the workshop by top scholars in the field from around the world represent cutting edge research in the exciting and growing area at the intersection of Macroeconomics and Finance, with a methodological emphasis on experiments.

The workshop is open to the JCU community and the general public. Participants are kindly asked to confirm their interest by email to [email protected] no later than June 15.


9:30-10:00 Registration

10:00-10:15 Welcome

10:15-12:30 Session I
Elena Aspaurhova, University of Utah
“Price Formation in Multiple, Simultaneous Continuous Double Auctions, With Implications for Asset Pricing”
Daniela Di Cagno, LUISS
“Anonymity in a Dealer-to-Customer Market: An Experimental Analysis”
Sébastien Pouget, Toulouse School of Economics
“Asset Pricing and Risk Sharing in an Experimental Financial Market”

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:30 Session II
Anna Conte, Sapienza University of Rome
“The Role of Heterogeneity in Experimental Economics”
Federico Belotti, University of Rome Tor Vergata
“Coordination Tightness and Group Size in Withdrawal Games”

15:30-15:45 Break

15:45-17:00 Keynote address
Gabriele Camera, Chapman University
“A Perspective on Money and Currency Systems in the Lab”