Theory and Experiments in Monetary Economics
Conference 2022

28 & 29 October 2022
Van Metre Hall, Room 126
3351 Fairfax Drive,
Arlington, VA 22201

The Conference

Sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Center of Economic Science at George Mason University and the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization

While experimental methods are widespread in microeconomics, they are less common in macroeconomics and finance. Experimental methods, however, have important advantages also in these fields. Specifically,

during the recent decades, monetary models have been built on explicit micro foundations leading to well-founded laboratory implementations.

Following the successful TEME conferences in 2018 and 2019, the Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science (ICES) at George Mason University (GMU) will host another conference on Theory and Experiments in Monetary Economics (TEME). Organized by Daniel Houser and Daniela Puzzello, the TEME conference is sponsored in part by Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (JEBO), which will also publish a special issue. In order to encourage the exchange of ideas among participants, the conference will include three keynote addresses and a dozen plenary sessions spread over two days. The purpose of the conference and special issue is to provide a forum to discuss frontier research related to the use of experimental methods in exploring and developing monetary theory and macroeconomic monetary policy.



Registration is free
Space is limited. Register by October 14!

Keynote Addresses

Elena Asparouhova

Francis A. Madsen Professor of Finance

University of Utah

Title of talk:

"The Role of Financial Markets in Mitigating Credit Market Bubbles"

Rod Garratt

Senior Advisor

Bank for International Settlements

Title of talk:

"An Impossibility Theorem on Truthful Reporting in Fully Decentralized Systems"

Neil Wallace

Distinguished Professor of Economics

Penn State University

Title of talk:

"Three Topics in Monetary History: Some Surprising Results"

Invited Speakers



Van Metre Hall (formarly Founders Hall)
3351 Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA 22201
(garage parking entrance via Founders Way North)

Conference will be held in Room 126 on the 1st floor. Check-in to receive name badge and conference packet.

About ICES

The Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science (ICES) brings together researchers and students interested in using the methods of behavioral and experimental economics to address research questions from a variety of fields. Using both laboratory and field experiments, research at ICES has been conducted in areas including development, finance and political economy. The Center was founded in 2001 by Nobel Laureate Vernon Smith, and has been directed by Daniel Houser since 2009.

About Mason

George Mason University was founded in 1957. It started in a single building with an enrollment of 17 students. Today, Mason is the largest university in Virginia, including four Virginia campuses and one campus in Songdo, Korea. Mason has grown to more than 39,000 students from 130 countries and all 50 states, and we are one of the most research-intensive universities in the country (categorized as R1 by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.)


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