Behavioural Macro and Finance

Behavioural Macro and Finance

Call for Papers

Bank of England - LSE European Institute workshop on Behavioural Macro and Finance
Submission deadline: Sunday 8 October 2023

The Bank of England and the European Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science are organising a workshop on Behavioural Macro and Finance. The aim of the workshop is to explore the intersection of macroeconomic and financial theory and behavioural economics. The workshop will take place on 19 January 2024 and will be held at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

We encourage researchers and scholars from various disciplines, including economics, finance, and related fields, to submit their original work.

About the Workshop

The First Workshop on Behavioural Macro and Finance provides a platform for researchers to present and discuss novel research that combines insights from macroeconomic and financial theory with behavioural approaches. We seek contributions that shed light on how human behaviours, bounded rationality, and cognitive biases interact with macroeconomic phenomena and aggregate dynamics such as asset prices, consumption, investment, portfolio allocation, risk hedging, contagion and herding, financial stability, financial sector resilience, business cycles, economic growth and policies.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • behavioural responses to macroeconomic shocks
  • behavioural asset pricing
  • bounded rationality and portfolio allocation
  • risk hedging under behavioural constraints
  • herding and contagion in behavioural models
  • the role of expectations in shaping macroeconomic outcomes
  • role of heuristics and behavioural responses for financial sector resilience
  • links between bounded rationality and financial stability
  • the implications of behavioural insights for policy design
  • new methods for solving behavioural macroeconomic models

Submission Guidelines

We welcome both theoretical and empirical papers that contribute to the understanding of behavioural macroeconomics and finance. Authors interested in presenting their work should submit complete papers or extended abstracts (preference given to the first) by Sunday 8 October 2023. Please fill in this form to provide your personal information, and email your papers to 

Authors of accepted papers will be notified by the end of October. Additionally, a special issue is planned, where authors will have the opportunity to submit their full papers for consideration after the workshop. More details to follow closer to the workshop date.

For more information, please contact


Organizing Committee

Jenny Chan                       

Paul De Grauwe                 

Francesca Diluiso

Eddie Gerba

Joel Suss