Terry College of Business
University of Georgia
Athens, GA
May 17-19, 2019

Hosted by

The Department of Economics
Terry College of Business
University of Georgia
Athens, GA

Conference Information

Conference program: detailed information about the program schedule, locations and participants
Conference brochure: useful information for your visit


Bernard B. & Eugenia A. Ramsey Center
James C. Bonbright Center for the Study of Regulation
UGA Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Program committee


Santanu Chatterjee (UGA) [e-mail] and William D. Lastrapes (UGA) [e-mail]

Selection committee

Berrak Bahadir (UNC at Greensboro), Paul Gaggl (UNC at Charlotte), Julio Garin (Claremont-McKenna College), Martin Gervais (UGA), Aspen Gorry (Clemson University), Roozbeh Hosseini (UGA), Kyungmin Kim (University of Miami), Federico Mandelman (Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta), Svetlana Pashchenko (UGA)

Getting to Athens

Travelers to Athens from outside Georgia typically fly into Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. From there it is about a 90-minute drive (add 15-30 minutes during rush hour) into Athens by car. There are many car rental options from the airport, and this is the most popular option for most visitors. Parking is available at each of the conference hotels. Groome Transportation is the best option for the airport shuttle, with hourly shuttles to and from Athens. Groome will drop you off at any of the conference hotels on arrival in Athens and will depart from these hotels for the return trip to the airport. We strongly recommend that you reserve a spot on the shuttle before you arrive in Atlanta.


Parking is available in the parking decks on UGA’s campus and in downtown Athens. Campus parking is free on Saturday and Sunday of the conference, but campus parking deck fees will be charged on Friday (charges are hourly, with a $10 daily maximum). The most convenient parking spaces for the conference are the Hull Street deck and Tate Student Center deck (both shown on the guide map above). The Hull Street deck is gate-free but uses license plate recognition technology. To park and pay there, go to the kiosk on level 3 with your license plate number and use your credit card to pay.

Conference hotels

Four hotels have offered special rates for the conference for limited blocks of rooms. The room rates below do not include Athens sales tax of 8% or other taxes and fees. Check with the particular hotel regarding breakfast arrangements.

Hyatt Place Athens ($139/night)
412 N. Thomas Street
Athens, GA 30601
Booking online: Hyatt Place Athens (group code automatically supplied)
Booking by phone: 1-800-233-1234 or 706-425-1800
Conference group code: G-MMG9
Walking directions to the BLC (16 minutes)

University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education ($101/night or $141/night)
1197 South Lumpkin St.
Athens, GA 30602
Booking online: Georgia Center
Booking by phone: 800-884-1381 or 706-542-2134
Conference group code: 90827
Walking directions to the BLC (13 minutes)

Graduate Athens ($119/night)
295 E. Dougherty Street
Athens, GA 30601
Booking online: Graduate Athens (group code automatically supplied)
Booking by phone: 706-549-7020
Conference group code: TE0516
Walking directions to the BLC (21 minutes)

Hotel Indigo ($129/night)
500 College Ave.
Athens, GA 30601
Booking online: Hotel Indigo Athens- Midwest Macro Economics Conference (click “book now” and enter dates between 5-16-19 to 5-19-19)
Booking by phone: 1-866-808-1483
Walking directions to the BLC (15 minutes)