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DTMC COVID-19 Workshop

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Thursday 10 December 2020, at 11:00 - Friday 11 December 2020, at 16:15


Aarhus, Denmark


Bent Jesper Christensen, John Kennes, and Shiyun Zhang

The workshop is public. It has an emphasis on understanding how the economics of search and matching models can be useful for understanding economic and virological aspects of the COVID-19 epidemic.

Therefore, the workshop has an emphasis on the development of new statistical measurements as well as the development of new search and matching models which incorporate policy developments and challenges created by the epidemic. In doing so, the workshop seeks to analyze the welfare impact of the epidemic on individual households and to evaluate related public policy changes and proposals.

The workshop will start Thursday 10 December at 11.00 and end at 16.15 on Friday 11 December.

On Thursday 10 December we will have the workshop dinner.


We will be located at in the Harvard Auditorium, building 2626(G) at BSS, Aarhus University (https://econ.au.dk/visitor-information/). It is situated 3,5 km from Aarhus City and 44 km from Aarhus Airport. Information about location and transportation can also be found here: https://events.au.dk/covid19/venue     

Many will attend online via Zoom given the current COVID-19 situation.

Confirmed key note speakers

Birthe Larsen

Copenhagen Business School

Espen Moen

BI Norwegian Business School

Lones Smith

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Peter Rupert

University of California

Robert Shimer

University of Chicago

Other confirmed speakers

Lucie Lebeau

University of California, Irvine

Nabanita Datta Gupta

Aarhus University and The Chairmanship of the Danish Economic Councils

Organizers: Bent Jesper Christensen (bjchristensen@econ.au.dk), John Kennes (jkennes@econ.au.dk), and Shiyun Zhang (s.zhang@econ.au.dk)

Practical information: Malene Vindfeldt Skals (malska@econ.au.dk)

Please send paper submissions and participation requests to Malene Vindfeldt Skals (malska@econ.au.dk)

Deadline for submission: 15 October 2020

Notification of acceptance: 28 October 2020

Deadline for Conference Dinner sign-up: 3 December 2020 

Deadline for registration for remote participation: 7 December 2020


An updated programme can be found here (changes may occur): DTMC COVID-19 Workshop 2020 (au.dk)


Registration and expenses

The conference fee is 750 DKK and covers all meals during the entire workshop, including a restaurant dinner on 10 December.

Participation is free for AU employees, external PhD students, and remote participants. If you are an external PhD student, please send me a letter of recommendation from your PhD supervisor.

Please sign up via this link: https://events.au.dk/covid19/signup