First International Conference on

Financial Frictions and the Real Economy

June 21 – 22, 2013

University of Mannheim, Germany

Conference program

The conference will take place in room SO 318.

The Department of Economics at the University of Mannheim is hosting a conference on “Financial Frictions and the Real Economy” on June 21-22, 2013, in Mannheim. The conference is part of the priority program 1578 “Financial Market Imperfections and Macroeconomic Performance” sponsored by the German National Science Foundation (DFG).

The organizers welcome submissions in the area of macroeconomics with household or firm heterogeneity, broadly defined. This includes, but is not limited to, theoretical or empirical papers on Incomplete Markets, Imperfect Contract Enforcement, Default, and Financial Intermediation with Asymmetric Information. We aim to have a program with 10-12 papers and discussants.

Manuscripts (or extended abstracts) should be submitted electronically in PDF format to by March 08, 2013. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by March 31, 2013. We will cover travel expenses and accommodation for all participants.


The organizers
Leo Kaas (University of Konstanz)
Tom Krebs (University of Mannheim)
Dirk Krueger (University of Pennsylvania)

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