The Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University and the Laboratory for Aggregate Economics and Finance at UC Santa Barbara held a conference on Advances in Macro-Finance, designed to bring together leading scholars in the field. The meeting took place at the Tepper School of Business Friday afternoon, October 22, and Saturday, October 23 2010. The conference consisted of nine (9) selected papers with formal discussants for each paper.

The conference focused on research on the relationship between asset prices and macroeconomic fundamentals. Topics included, but were not limited to: production economies; exotic preferences; time variation in expected returns; learning; and pricing currencies, commodities and sovereign debt. Preference was given to recent papers that had not previously been presented at major conferences.

To the extent possible, the organizers paired authors to discussant with different backgrounds (macroeconomics and finance), with senior academics discussing the work of junior colleagues.