Theory without empirics is empty.
Empirics without theory is blind.
Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)
Welcome to the official Web page of the Comparative Empirical Macroeconomics (CEM) research group at The New School for Social Research. The mission of CEM is empirical analysis of the dynamics of markets, economic policies and the performance of macroeconomies, contrasting how different economies deal with the growth and employment, inflation, booms and busts, imbalances and inequality, and globalization.
Most of current CEM research compares the United States and Europe, but research is being extended to include other regions, specifically Japan and China and Latin America.
On the website you can find information about workshops, data bases, research tools, research projects, book manuscripts, and working papers. The information is oriented towards academics, students looking for research topics, journalists, practitioners, and members of the business and financial communities who are interested in analyzing and understanding different parts of the world the macroeconomic perspective.
The website initiates and advances communications between research centers on empirical macroeconomic topics before the academic work reaches publication and serves as a repository for unpublished research by other analysts working in this field.
Currently, major research links are in place with many U.S., European, Asian, and Latin American research institutions.
To learn more about CEM, proceed to the statement of purpose.