The standing committe on macroeconomics  is the central platform of the VfS (German Economics Association) for research on issues concerning the aggregate economy. The topics covered  range from the long-term determinants of economic growth to business cycles, fiscal and monetary policy and labour markets. We also explore the interactions between financial markets and he macroeconomy and their implications for financial stability.

The main forum of the committee is the annual workshop, which each year takes place in a different city in a German speaking country. One of our key endeavours is to identify and promote promising young researchers.  Over the recent years the annual workshop has become an important meeting point for both established and junior  macroeconomists in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and, increasingly also for German speaking macroeconomists from the U.S. and other countries.


Founded in 2000, our group is one of the youngest standing committees in the VfS. Itt currently has around 70 members and prides itself to count amoung its ranks  6 winners of the Gossen Preis, the most prestigeous scientific award in economics in Germany.

The current chair of the committee is Mathias Hoffmann (University of Zurich), the co-chair is Uwe Sunde (LMU Munich).


For further information, please refer to the German-language version of our pages.