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Munich Young Economists' Meeting 2019

Causality in Microeconomics:
Uncovering Mechanisms with Theory and Novel Empirics

June 12th – 14th, 2019

Vollmar Akademie
Kochel, Bavaria, Germany 


In recent years, the availability of previously untapped data sources has spurred the development of a variety of new methods and research agendas. The 2019 Munich Young Economists’ Meeting (MYEM) is for current PhD students and postdocs who are interested in empirical and theoretical methods to uncover causal mechanisms. The focus will be on topics in microeconomics using novel empirical methods and on theoretical contributions that pave the way for future empirical work. We explicitly encourage research that combines theoretical modeling with an empirical application.

Maria Guadalupe from INSEAD Paris and Aniko Öry from Yale School of Management will be keynote speakers who will present their ongoing research and be available throughout the event for discussions with participants. In addition, invited participants will be given the opportunity to present their work during a presentation or in a poster session.

The MYEM organizing committee consists of researchers active across an extensive set of fields; micro theory, economic history, political economy, trade, labour, health, and development are some of the fields that will be featured at the MYEM.

The 2019 MYEM is a joint initiative of the Microeconomic Determinants of Labor Productivity Research Group (GRK 1928 Program) and the Munich Graduate School of Economics (MGSE), both at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. More information about speakers, location and schedule of the conference will be posted in the coming months leading up to the 2019 MYEM. We look forward to your contributions!