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The Collaboration of Research Economists (CORE) model is designed to advance research and collaboration in the economics profession. Learn more in this video from Richmond Fed Research Director Kartik Athreya.
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Since 2021, the Collaboration of Research Economists (CORE) model has combined frontier research and an innovative delivery method to advance collaboration within the economics profession. Economists from a range of disciplines will join with Richmond Fed economists eight times per year for CORE Week seminars, collaboration, and formal and informal networking—all with an eye toward advancing economic research.

Select CORE Weeks throughout the year feature specialty conferences, lectures, and events focused on gathering top economic scholars to share research on a common topic or theme. These include:

  • Premier two-day conferences organized in partnership with a leading scholar or entity in the economics field that invites other top scholars to share their research on topics related to banking and finance or microeconomics. For example, see the Networks, Innovation and Productivity Conference organized by Hugo Hopenhayn, professor of economics at UCLA and Richmond Fed long-term Research Consultant.
  • The Goodfriend Memorial Lecture, which honors the life, work, and legacy of former Richmond Fed Research Director Marvin Goodfriend by inviting a prominent economist in the field to share their research.
  • The Marvin S. Goodfriend Conference, held every three years, which focuses on research related to macroeconomics, policy, or other topics of central bank importance.

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Explore Previous CORE Weeks


Conference
Feb. 12, 2024
Richmond Office
Richmond, VA
Conference
Dec. 11, 2023
Richmond Office
Richmond, VA
Conference
Oct. 30, 2023
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Richmond Office
Richmond, VA

CORE Week and Honoring Marvin Goodfriend


Marvin Goodfriend

The Marvin S. Goodfriend Conference and Goodfriend Memorial Lecture that take place during select CORE Weeks honor the life, work and legacy of former Research Director Marvin Goodfriend, who worked at the Richmond Fed from 1978 until his retirement in 2005.

Visit the Honoring Marvin Goodfriend page to learn more about Goodfriend through his research and policy papers, essays reflecting on his life and work, and personal reflections from his former colleagues.

Highlights from Past Events


  • Kartik Athreya

    1 of 9 Kartik Athreya welcoming economists to CORE Week.

  • Women in Economics: Advancing Together collaboration session

    2 of 9 Women in Economics: Advancing Together collaboration session

  • Questions and discussions during seminars to advance economic research

    3 of 9 Questions and discussions during seminars to advance economic research.

  • Fernando Alvarez

    4 of 9 Fernando Alvarez presenting a lecture titled “Mean Field Games.”

  • Marsha Goodfriend, Al Broaddus and Tom Barkin actively engaged during a conference seminar.

    5 of 9 Marsha Goodfriend, Al Broaddus and Tom Barkin actively engaged during a conference seminar.

  • Economist engagement during a seminar at a CORE Week Conference

    6 of 9 Economist engagement during a seminar at a CORE Week Conference

  • Engagement post CORE WEEK seminar

    7 of 9 Engagement post seminar.

  • Collaboration is a key aspect of CORE Week

    8 of 9 Collaboration is a key aspect of CORE Week.

  • Networking between seminars

    9 of 9 Networking between seminars.