The NBER hosted its 37th annual Summer Institute during a three-week period in July. There were 2,528 registered participants, a new record. This included 565 researchers who were attending the Summer Institute for the first time. Slightly less than one third of the participants were NBER affiliates.
Stanley Fischer, the Vice-Chair of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, former Governor of the Bank of Israel, and a former NBER Research Associate, delivered the 2014 Martin Feldstein lecture. His topic was "Financial Sector Reform: How Far Are We?"
Daron Acemoglu of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Matthew Jackson of Stanford University delivered the 2014 NBER Methods Lectures on "Theory and Application of Network Models." These lectures, which drew a diverse audience from many different fields, have been posted on the NBER website at: http://www.nber.org/econometrics_minicourse_2014
The participants at the 2014 Summer Institute represented 432 organizations, including colleges and universities, central banks, government agencies, corporations, and think tanks. There were more than 150 graduate student participants. The Summer Institute included nearly 500 research presentations, which touched on many different topics. A full list of meetings and the papers presented may be found at: http://www.nber.org/confer/2014/SI2014/SI2014.html