Tom Cooley Memorial Conference

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

May 5, 2023

Thomas Cooley, a former faculty member at UCSB and at the Universities of Rochester, Pennsylvania, and at NYU, passed away in 2022 in Santa Barbara, where he had lived with his wife Patricia since 2013. Tom made significant and long-lasting contributions to the creation and development of modern, quantitative macroeconomics, and made substantial investments in his students and colleagues, all of whom benefitted enormously from his teaching,  advice, and kindness. This two-day conference celebrates Tom's life and scholarship by bringing together some of Tom's former students and colleagues who will present new research aimed at advancing several of the areas that Tom helped create, ranging from monetary economics, fiscal policy, corporate finance, labor market efficiency, and business cycle fluctuations, to long-run economic growth.  

Participants include Gian Luca Clementi, Hal Cole, Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde,  Boyan Jovanovic, Nezih Guner, Jeremy Greenwood, Gary Hansen, Selo Imrohoroglu, Loukas Karabarbounis, Ramon Marimon, Ellen McGrattan, Lee Ohanian, Vincenzo Quadrini, Gianluca Violante. The papers will be considered for publication in a special volume of the Review of Economic Dynamics, which Tom founded.