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

Key dates

  • Paper submission period: November 5, 2018 to February 15, 2019
  • Deadline for 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

Submission procedure

Use Conference Maker to submit papers for consideration for the conference. There is no fee for submitting a paper for consideration. You will have the option to choose a program committee member to handle your paper. The deadline for submission is February 15, 2019.

Conference check-in

Use this link 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. All participants must register for the conference.

Keynote speakers


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.

Friday, May 17, 2019

  • 11:30a – 5:00p Conference Registration
  • 11:30a – 1:00p Light buffet lunch
  • 1:00 – 2:30p Parallel sessions
  • 2:30-3:00p Coffee break
  • 3:00 – 4:30p Parallel sessions
  • 4:30 – 5:00p Break
  • 5:00 – 6:00p Plenary lecture: Fatih Guvenen
  • 6:00 – 9:00p Conference reception and dinner

Saturday, May 18, 2019

  • 7:45 – 8:30a Coffee and light breakfast
  • 8:30 – 10:00a Parallel sessions
  • 10:00 – 10:30a Coffee break
  • 10:30a – 12:00p Parallel sessions
  • 12:00 – 1:30p Hot buffet lunch
  • 1:30 – 3:00p Parallel sessions
  • 3:00 – 3:30p Coffee break
  • 3:30 – 5:00p Parallel sessions
  • 5:00 - 5:30p Break
  • 5:30 – 6:45p Plenary lecture: Julia Thomas

Sunday, May 19, 2019

  • 8:00 – 9:00a Coffee and light breakfast
  • 9:00 – 10:30a Parallel sessions

Conference hotels

Four hotels have offered special rates for the conference for limited blocks of rooms. The deadline for reserving rooms at the conference rate is May 1, 2019. 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)

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. The most common modes are car rental and shuttle. 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, but parking on campus is very limited and not practical for conference participants. Groome Transportation is the best option for shuttle service from the airport, with hourly airport shuttles to and from Athens. Groome Transportation will drop you off at any of the conference hotels on arrival in Athens, and also departs from the hotels for the return trip to the airport. It is best to reserve spots on the shuttle before you arrive in Atlanta.

Local information

Program committee


  • Santanu Chatterjee, University of Georgia
  • William D. Lastrapes, University of Georgia

Selection committee

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