Conf/CfP - Demographics and the Macroeconomy, 12-13 October 2017, Finland

Publish Date: Apr 25, 2017

Deadline: Jun 30, 2017

Bank of Finland and CEPR Joint Conference on Demographics and the Macroeconomy

Call For Papers

12-13 October 2017 in Helsinki

It has been argued that demographics is one of the main headwinds for future growth in especially the more advanced economies, such as many of the European economies and the US. Indeed, between 2005 and 2050 the share of population over 60 is expected to rise not only in the more advanced economies, but in nearly every country in the world. Researchers have already looked into how changes in the size and the composition of an economy's population influence macroeconomic outcomes. They have identified channels through which demographic changes affect an economy on top of those mentioned above: savings and investment behavior, labour market decisions and aggregate demand and supply responses. Equally important are the potential effects on public sector finance. Increases in e.g. health and retirement expenses, and more generally future entitlements raise issues of sustainability of public sector finances.


Consequently, original papers subject to high academic standards and preferably with important policy or practical implications are invited, for example, on the following topics, though not restricted to them:
- The growth an business cycle effects of shifting demographics
- Demographics and the financial markets
- Demographics and public finances
- Will technological progress provide the tools to counteract the potentially adverse macroeconomic effects of population aging?
- Available policy options to manage population aging


Authors willing to submit their paper to the conference must submit their paper electronically by June 30, 2017 via CEPR. For further information on submitting, please contact Ms Nadine Clarke ( at CEPR. On local organization, please contact Ms Liisa Mannila (

Papers accepted for the conference will be notified by July 16, 20157 by the Programme Committee Wouter den Haan (London School of Economics and CEPR), Jouko Vilmunen (BoF), Adam Gulan (BoF) and Mikael Juselius (BoF).

Presenters and discussants from academic non-profit institutions without access to their own funding will have previously agreed travel and accommodation costs met by the Bank of Finland. There will be no charge for participating but other participants should expect to pay their own travel and accommodation costs. For additional information please contact Ms Liisa Mannila.

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