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May 18, 2023

Finn Kydland's Laboratory for Aggregate Economics and Finance (LAEF) at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Becker Friedman Institute for Economics at the University of Chicago will host the Fifth Annual Women in Macroeconomics conference on May 18-19, 2023.

May 5, 2023

Join us on May 5-6, 2023 to celebrate the life and scholarship of former UCSB faculty member Thomas Cooley

April 14, 2023

Stony Brook University will co-sponsor the 2nd Annual Labor Markets and Macroeconomic Outcomes from April 14-15, 2023 at the Santa Barbara Upham Hotel.

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