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Meetings for the month of March 2017

2017 (entire year)

12/03/2017 10th Swiss Winter Conference on Financial Intermediation, Lenzerheide
Sponsored By: Bank for International Settlements (BIS),Universität St Gallen,Universität Zurich,Review of Finance,Swiss Finance Institute,ETH Zürich
Organizers: Steven Ongena, Martin Brown, Leonardo Gambacorta and Hans Gersbach
The organising committee of this small, informal conference invites submissions of high quality theoretical or empirical research papers on financial intermediation.

The conference will be held at the Hotel Schweizerhof in the mountain resort of Lenzerheide, Switzerland ( The academic programme starts Monday morning (March 13) at 08:00 and ends Wednesday (March 15) before noon. Due to capacity constraints, preference will be given to participants who can stay for the whole duration of the conference. Participants should plan to arrive Sunday afternoon (March 12) and leave Wednesday afternoon (March 15). There will be around thirteen papers and discussions (including one session covered by the BIS and possibly one session for advanced PhD students), and there will also be poster sessions featuring around sixteen posters. However ample time for discussion, reflection and outdoor activities will be left for sure.

The sponsors will cover the accommodation costs and meals during the conference. The submission fee for the Review of Finance will be waived for all conference papers submitted to the Review within six months after the conference takes place. A Special Issue with Thorsten Beck (Cass Business School & CEPR) as Editor is also being planned.


Thorsten Beck (Cass Business School & CEPR)
Tobias Berg (Frankfurt School of Finance and Management)
Arnoud Boot (University of Amsterdam & CEPR)
Martin Brown (University of St. Gallen)
Ralph De Haas (EBRD & Tilburg University)
Hans Degryse (KU Leuven & CEPR)
Andrew Ellul (Indiana University & CEPR)
Rüdiger Fahlenbrach (EPFL & SFI)
Leonardo Gambacorta (BIS & CEPR)
Thomas Gehrig (University of Vienna & CEPR)
Hans Gersbach (ETH Zurich & CEPR)
Reint Gropp (IWH & CEPR)
Vasso Ioannidou (Lancaster University & CEPR)
Charles Kahn (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign)
Jan Pieter Krahnen (Frankfurt University & CEPR)
Steven Ongena (University of Zurich, SFI, KU Leuven & CEPR)
Daniel Paravisini (LSE & CEPR)
José-Luis Peydró (Universitat Pompeu Fabra & CEPR)
Alexander Popov (ECB)
Greg Udell (Indiana University)
Neeltje van Horen (Bank of England & CEPR)
Wolf Wagner (Erasmus University Rotterdam & CEPR)


Martin Brown (University of St. Gallen)
Leonardo Gambacorta (BIS & CEPR)
Hans Gersbach (ETH Zurich & CEPR)
Steven Ongena (University of Zurich, SFI, KU Leuven & CEPR)

The conference website:

Details about the sponsors:

• Swiss Finance Institute
• University of Zurich
• University of St. Gallen
• ETH Zurich
• Review of Finance

12/03/2017 CEPR-NYUAD Workshop on Drivers of Economic Divergence: Institutions, Geography and Technology, Abu Dhabi
Hosted By: New York University, Abu Dhabi
Organizers: Stephen N Broadberry and Robert Allen
The gap between per capita incomes in the richest and poorest counties has never been as large as it is today. What explains the historical origins of the divergence of economic fortunes between world regions, and why does it seem to be so persistent? What insights can we gain by examining the divergence from the perspective of developing world regions in Asia or Africa? Papers were invited for submission focusing on the analysis of the institutional, geographical and technological causes of the divergence. Furthermore, papers able to add new insights on the measurement and extent of the divergence were appreciated with a special preference given to papers with a geographic concentration on Africa or Asia.