Stanford's Department of Economics hosts its signature annual conference known as the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Economics (SITE). This conference is a series of summer workshop sessions in economic theory and mathematical economics.

SITE was founded in 1989 and its workshops present theoretical and empirical work on almost every topic in economics, including behavioral and experimental, computational, development, economic history, finance, industrial organization, labor, macroeconomics, and public. The goal is to contribute to the

"dissemination of scientific knowledge, to strengthen both empirical and theoretical economic analysis and research methods, and to improve the understanding of the processes and institutions of the U.S. economy and of the world system of which it is a part. Its purpose is to advance economic science for the benefit of society and to support cutting-edge work of economic theorists within specialized areas of research."

Each SITE session is organized by leading senior researchers from more than one institution in a specified topic area. The organizing committee reviews submitted conference papers and invites the authors whose papers have been accepted to give an oral presentation on the preliminary results of their economic research to an audience of established scholars and peers. SITE serves as a venue for researchers to receive feedback on their paper from experts in the same field, for networking, discussion, and collaboration. This exhibit features the conference papers presented at these workshops dating back to 1990.

SITE is funded by grants from the National Science Foundation and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) with additional support from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Stanford School of Humanities & Sciences, Department of Economics.

Visit the SITE website for information on our upcoming conference starting in June 2022. We have a great line-up with workshops on a range of Economic topics.

Tips for searching the papers on this site:

  • Proceed to Conferences 1990-present to see browse categories by each conference decade and year, or use the date, author and general session title facets on the left-hand side of this page, or the search bar located at the top right of this page.
  • To search across the full text of papers in the collection: enter any keyword in the search bar, select “Full text” from the search drop-down menu, and click the search icon. Each result will link to the paper with matching keywords highlighted. A video tutorial demonstrating full-text search is also available: