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


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)

Key dates

  • Deadline for decision notification: March 15, 2019
  • Deadline for participants to register for the conference: April 15, 2019
  • Final program posted at this site: April 22, 2019
  • Deadline for booking hotels at conference rate: May 1, 2019
  • Conference dates: May 17-19, 2019

Decisions on paper submissions

The program committee has completed its screening of manuscripts to be included in the program, and decision letters have been e-mailed. If you have not received an e-mail regarding your submission, check your junk-mail folder or the status of your paper from the submission site, Conference Maker, after logging in.

Conference Registration

Use this link or the button to the right to register for the meetings. The registration fee is $100 per person, which covers lunch on Friday and Saturday, light breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, the conference reception and dinner on Friday evening, and coffee breaks throughout the meetings. All participants must register for the conference. Conference presenters should register by April 15 to ensure a spot on the program.

About the Conference

Keynote speakers


Friday, May 17, 2019

  • 11:30a – 5:00p Conference Registration - Knox Gallery
  • 11:30a – 1:00p Light buffet lunch - Stelling Family Study
  • 1:00 – 2:30p Parallel sessions - [See Conference Program]
  • 2:30-3:00p Coffee break - Correll Graduate Commons
  • 3:00 – 4:30p Parallel sessions - [See Conference Program]
  • 4:30 – 5:00p Break
  • 5:00 – 6:15p Plenary lecture: Fatih Guvenen - 0101 Miller Learning Center
  • 6:15 – 9:00p Conference reception and dinner - Casey Commons and BLC courtyard

Saturday, May 18, 2019

  • 7:45 – 8:30a Continental Breakfast - Correll Graduate Commons
  • 8:30 – 10:00a Parallel sessions - [See Conference Program]
  • 10:00 – 10:30a Coffee break - Correll Graduate Commons
  • 10:30a – 12:00p Parallel sessions - [See Conference Program]
  • 12:00 – 1:30p Buffet lunch - Casey Commons and BLC courtyard
  • 1:30 – 3:00p Parallel sessions - [See Conference Program]
  • 3:00 – 3:30p Coffee break - Correll Graduate Commons
  • 3:30 – 5:00p Parallel sessions - [See Conference Program]
  • 5:00 - 5:30p Break
  • 5:30 – 6:30p Plenary lecture: Julia Thomas - 0101 Zell B. Miller Learning Center

Sunday, May 19, 2019

  • 7:30 – 10:00a Continental breakfast/Coffee - Correll Graduate Commons
  • 8:15 – 9:45a Parallel sessions - [See Conference Program]
  • 9:45 - 10:00a Break
  • 10:00 - 11:30a Parallel sessions - [See Conference Program]

Conference Locations

The conference will be held primarily in the Business Learning Community (BLC) of the Terry College of Business on the University of Georgia campus in Athens, GA.

  • BLC floor plans
  • Parallel sessions will be almost exclusively in classrooms on floors 1, 2 and 3 of Correll Hall.
  • Knox Gallery and Stelling Family Study are located in A220 Moore-Rooker Hall.
  • Correll Graduate Commons is located on level 1 of Correll Hall.
  • Casey Undergraduate Commons is located on level 1 of Amos Hall.
  • Zell B. Miller Learning Center is located directly across Lumpkin Street from the BLC.

Traveling to and Staying in Athens

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.


For those of you driving to Athens and not parking at hotels, paid parking is available in the parking decks on UGA’s campus and in downtown Athens. The most convenient parking deck for the conference is the Hull Street deck, but the other decks, especially at the Tate Student Center across from the BLC, are also serviceable.

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. The deadline for reserving rooms at the conference rate is May 1, 2019.

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)

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