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The Centre for Growth and Business Cycle Research


Conference 2018

The Centre for Growth and Business Cycle Research (CGBCR), University of Manchester, will host its ninth conference on Growth and Business Cycle in Theory and Practice on 5-6 July 2018.

The conference is intended to provide a forum for the dissemination of recent research on macroeconomics and particularly economic growth and business cycles. The conference is unique in the UK, and should be of interest to both academic economists and policy makers alike. The conference will be held at the Manchester Conference Centre.

The keynote speakers for the 2018 CGBCR conference are:

  • Giuseppe Bertola (Torino)
  • Roger Farmer (Warwick, NIESR, UCLA) 
  • Eric Leeper (Indiana)
  • Tommaso Monacelli (Bocconi)  
  • Stephanie Schmitt-Grohé (Columbia)

Download the programme.

A Supplement Issue of The Manchester School is planned for the conference. The selection will be based on a standard, but high-speed, refereeing process with the view to publishing the highest quality submissions. 

Details for submitting your paper: The Manchester School’s Special Conference Issue.  

Registration and other information

The online paper submission is now closed.  Due to the limited number of papers presented in this conference only a few papers have been accepted.  The accepted papers will have received an electronic confirmation by now.

The conference fee is £240 and covers both days of the conference, including all beverages, buffet lunches and the conference dinner (with wine). The conference organisers gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester.   


Download a list of nearby hotels and other accommodation.

For any further enquiries please contact Noemie Rouault ( or the conference organisers: