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War and the Macroeconomy Workshop

29 - 30 June 2005

With support from the Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional (CREI) at UPF, Barcelona, and the CEPR's Economic History Initiative, this workshop aims to bring together economists, economic historians and political scientists working on the economic consequences of warfare. It will provide a forum for discussion of recent research about war's impact on macroeconomic performance. Some of the possible topics include: * How do wars affect economic growth? * Do wars distort patterns of international trade? * What is their impact on financial markets and monetary arrangements? * Did the rise of the warfare state help or hinder institutional development? * What are the implications of war for fiscal policy and public debt? * How do terrorism and war affect happiness, as reflected in survey data? * Do wars stimulate inventive activity? Those interested in attending should submit a proposal by Friday, January 28th 2005; papers should be available for circulation by May 1st, 2005.

Last updated 13 January 2005