12th Nordic Summer Symposium in Macroeconomics and Finance

Bjørnefjorden, Norway,

August 9.-12.2018

Deadline: April 20

Solstrand Hotel & Bads foto. Solstrand Hotel & Bads foto. Solstrand Hotel & Bads foto.



The symposium is an academic research conference in the area of macroeconomics and finance, primarily aimed at promoting frontier contributions by junior macroeconomic researchers. The symposium allows the junior researchers to present and discuss their research and to receive advice and constructive feedback from more senior macroeconomic scholars.

Who Should Apply: junior researchers in macroeconomics

“Junior” refers to those about to graduate from a PhD program, assistant professors, and recently tenured senior professors. A connection to the Nordic countries is an advantage but not a prerequisite.


Papers on all topics broadly associated with macroeconomics are welcome – including “standard” macroeconomic analysis (real and monetary business cycles, labor markets, growth etc.), as well as issues such as public finance, human capital accumulation, firm dynamics, asset pricing, heterogeneous agents, income distribution, credit markets and political economy.

Location and Travel

Solstrand Hotel lies on the shores of Bjørnefjorden, 30km south of Bergen, Norway.

The hotel is in Os. Get to Os by ferry from Bergen Airport (Flesland) or by local bus from Bergen bus station. Solstrand is walking distance (or a short taxi trip) from “downtown” Os.

Paper Submission and Deadline

Send the papers or abstracts to, Marie Storli, marie.storli@econ.uio.no. Deadline for submissions is April 20, 2018. If you have difficulties making the deadline, get in touch with us.


For each paper, there will be 35 minutes of presentation, followed by 15 minutes of discussion and 10 minutes of
general discussion.


If you have any practical questions about the symposium please contact Marie Storli, marie.storli@econ.uio.no.
Questions about the program can be directed to




Organizing Committee

Gauti Eggertsson, Brown University

John Hassler, IIES, Stockholm University

Per Krusell, IIES, Stockholm University

Niku Määttänen, Research Institute of the Finnish Economy

Morten O. Ravn, University College London

Kjetil Storesletten, University of Oslo

Johanna Wallenius, Stockholm School of Economics

Marie Storli, University of Oslo (admin).