The Center for Dynamic Economics (CEDEC) is an umbrella group of the Washington University macroeconomics faculty and affiliated researchers from other institutions. CEDEC supports theoretical, empirical and policy-oriented research by campus and visiting faculty on a wide range of macroeconomic issues. Among these, of particular relevance are growth, development and poverty; capital mobility, technology and trade; financial markets, banks and asset prices; labor and unemployment; wealth and income distribution; money and credit; monetary and fiscal policy.

CEDEC aims to promote the production and distribution of new knowledge, to contribute to a learned debate on important issues of public policy, to bring economics students in contact with cutting-edge research, to help the Department of Economics attract first-rate faculty in macroeconomics and related areas, and to raise the quality and international visibility of research at Washington University in the broadly defined areas of macroeconomics listed above.