25th Forum for Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies (FMM) Conference

Datum der Konferenz: 
28.10.2021 bis 30.10.2021
Deadline zur Einreichung von Beiträgen (Datum): 
Art der Konferenz: 
Internationale Konferenzen
Inhaltliche Beschreibung: 

The Forum for Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies (FMM) organizes an annual conference that seeks to promote an exchange between competing theoretical paradigms and covers present debates on macroeconomic theories and issues. The topic this year is Macroeconomics of Socio-Ecological Transition and the confernce will tackle topics such as: 

Social inequalities, climate change and environmental pollution question the sustainability of capitalist modes of pro-duction, consumption and policies. Macroeconomists of both orthodox and heterodox traditions have long focussed on economic growth as the central means to development of the global South, prosperity and solution to distributional conflicts. However, the externalities of economic growth should be taken into account, because they have an impact on welfare and its distribution – within and between countries, within and between generations. At our conference, we will discuss what macroeconomists can contribute to this debate and learn from other fields. How does global capital-ism shape the environment? What can macroeconomic policies do to facilitate a just transition towards a sustainable world economy? What are the feedbacks from distributional effects and ecological developments back to the macro economy? How to improve macroeconomic modelling by including socio-ecological dimensions? 


For the Call for Papers submissions in the following areas is particularly encouraged:

  • Conditions and effects of green growth vs. de-growth, capitalism without growth
  • Green New Deal - institutional constraints, public investment and taxation
  • Globalisation and impact of catching up of the global South
  • Macroeconomic modelling and empirics of socio-ecological transition
  • Green monetary policy, public investment and taxation
  • Labor market effects of socio-ecological transition


Land der Konferenz: 
Sabine Nemitz
Ort der Konferenz: 
Despite fundamental uncertainty about the pandemic situation over the next months, we plan to hold the conference as an in-person event in Berlin. As a fallback option, we would resort to an online event about which we would inform participants in due course. We hope for your understanding and your commitment in both cases.