The NBER Summer Institute is a three-week gathering of applied economists that takes place in Cambridge, Massachusetts during July each year. All NBER research programs sponsor meetings during the Summer Institute. The Summer Institute typically includes a number of relatively informal meetings that bring together researchers working on a narrowly-focused topic. Each December, the NBER issues a call for papers in connection with the upcoming Summer Institute. (In recent years, more than 2400 economists have participated in the Summer Institute).
Papers from past Summer Institute meetings are available for download:
The NBER Summer Institute is partially supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Koret Foundation, the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, and the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1259969.