2017 Workshop on Search & Matching Models

in Macroeconomics (SM3) 


Who we are

The Anillo project, "Search and Matching: Assets, Unemployment, and Governance" is spearheaded by a collective of researchers conducting work on markets characterized by search frictionsThe project is also intended to be a contribution to the country’s public policy and it will draw upon the additional support of MA and doctoral stream students, including a post-doctoral fellow. The results stemming from the research component of this project ring will be presented and discussed during its annual workshops.


Call for Papers - Workshop on Search & Matching Models in Macroeconomics (SM3)

The research group at SMAUG (Search and Matching, Assets, Unemployment, and Governance) invites academics to submit their papers for the 2017 Annual Workshop on Search & Matching Models in Macroeconomics (SM3). This event will take place on November 13 - 15, 2017 in Santiago, Chile.

Every year, the workshop brings together academics from all over the world to discuss new work in the field of Macroeconomics, with a special focus on Search and Matching Models. This year’s participation list includes professors Guido Menzio (U. Penn), Thepthida Sopresauth (Cergy-Pontoise) and Cyril Monnet (Bern), among others.

We welcome theoretical, empirical, and mixed contributions in a variety of topics, including, but not limited to, labor, monetary, financial, housing, product, and marriage markets.

To be considered for inclusion in the program, please submit a copy of your completed work (in PDF format) to no later than September 15th, 2017. Preliminary papers will be considered but abstracts will not. 

Authors of accepted papers will be notified by October 5th, 2017. Partial or full funding for travel expenses will be available subject to budgetary constraints. Earlier notification is possible depending on individual needs.


Organizing Committee

Benjamin Villena-Roldán (University of Chile)

Rahmi Ilkilic (University of Chile)

Elton Dusha (University of Chile)

Alexandre Janiak (Pontifical Catholic University of Chile)

Sofía Bauducco (Central Bank of Chile)


We look forward to seeing you in Santiago!



We acknowledge funding of Project CONICYT PIA SOC 1402 and the institutional support of the Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Chile.

Series of Seminars at SMAUG

SMAUG invites researchers to participate in its upcoming seminar on Tuesday, June 27,  15:00 - 16:00, in room 709 (7th floor).

This seminar marks the start of a series of monthly informal seminars organized by SMAUG, aimed at providing an academic setting for researchers to share work which is at a very preliminary stage, in order to foster discussion and exchange ideas in an informal and relaxed way.

The presenter of the first seminar is Benjamín Villena, who will discuss his current working paper titled "Deconstructing job search behavior" (joint with S. Choi and S. Banfi).

Master students are very welcome to attend, and they can contact Alessandra Pizzo ( if they are also interested in presenting their work.  

In order to choose the room that can accommodate everyone, we would appreciate it if you could notify Alessandra Pizzo of your attendance.  

We look forward to seeing you there!

2nd Workshop: Macroeconomics, Search & Matching

The second workshop by SMAUG, "Macroeconomics, Search & Matching", will take place on November 21st and 22nd, 2016 at the Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Chile. The focus of this year's presentations will be on topics from monetary theory, labour economics, and finance. Please visit our Events section for this year's list of speakers, the work they are presenting, time schedules, and other relevant information.

Elton Dusha on the Panama papers

Elton Dusha wrote an oped on inequality and the Panama papers in the Chilean newspaper El Pulso. You can read the article here.