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Meetings for the month of March 2016

2016 (entire year)

13/03/2016 CEPR-NYU-CAGE Economic History Conference, Abu Dhabi
Hosted By: New York University
Organizers: Robert Allen and Stephen N Broadberry
The CEPR-NYU Economic History Conference will take place in Abu Dhabi, 13-15 March 2016. The event will be organised by Bob Allen (NYU-Abu Dhabi and CEPR) and Steve Broadberry (Nuffield College, Oxford University and CEPR).

The symposium aims to bring together leading researchers in the field. Papers were sought on topics including, but not necessarily limited to:

• Economic growth in the very long run
• Economic History of the Middle East
• Institutions and economic development
• The history of the international economy

The deadline for replies was Monday 7 December, 18:00 GMT. We cannot accept submissions received after this date.

Hotel and travel honoraria will be provided by NYU-Abu Dhabi. The organisers will notify prospective participants as soon as possible of their decision.

Yours sincerely,

The Organisers

Bob Allen (NYU-Abu Dhabi and CEPR)
Steve Broadberry (Nuffield College, CEPR and CAGE)

14/03/2016 PEDL Annual Conference, London

Organizers: Christopher Woodruff

29/03/2016 9th Swiss Winter Conference on Financial Intermediation, Lenzerheide
Sponsored By: Bank for International Settlements (BIS),Universität Zurich,Review of Finance,University of St. Gallen,Swiss Finance Institute,ETH Zürich
Organizers: Martin Brown, Leonardo Gambacorta, Hans Gersbach and Steven Ongena
The organising committee of this small, informal conference invites submissions of high quality theoretical or empirical research papers on financial intermediation.


Please email your paper to mentioning in the subject line “Swiss Winter Conference on Financial Intermediation” by October 19, 2015. Authors will be notified about the acceptance of papers and the conference program by November 25, 2015. There is no conference fee and there are no accommodation costs for the invited presenters, discussants and chairs, but all participants must cover their own travel costs.


The conference will be held at the Hotel Schweizerhof in the mountain resort of Lenzerheide, Switzerland ( The academic programme starts Wednesday morning (March 30) at 08:00 and ends Friday (April 1) 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 Tuesday afternoon (March 29) and leave Friday afternoon (April 1). There will be around twelve papers and discussions (including one session covered by the BIS and one session for advanced PhD students), and for the first time this year there will also be poster sessions. 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.


Thorsten Beck (Cass Business School & CEPR)
Arnoud Boot (University of Amsterdam & CEPR)
Martin Brown (University of St. Gallen)
Hans Degryse (KU Leuven & CEPR)
Giovanni Dell’Ariccia (IMF & CEPR)
Andrew Ellul (Indiana University)
Rüdiger Fahlenbrach (EPFL & SFI)
Leonardo Gambacorta (BIS)
Thomas Gehrig (University of Vienna & CEPR)
Hans Gersbach (ETH Zurich & CEPR)
Reint Gropp (Halle & 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 & CEPR)
José-Louis Peydró (Universitat Pompeu Fabra & CEPR)
Greg Udell (Indiana University)
Vikrant Vig (London Business School & CEPR)
Wolf Wagner (Erasmus University Rotterdam & CEPR)


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

The conference website:


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

30/03/2016 First Conference on Global Value Chains, Trade and Development, Washington DC

Organizers: Daria Taglioni and Paola Conconi
The production of most goods is increasingly organized along global value chains, in which different stages of the production process are fragmented across countries. The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) has recently established a Research Network on Global Value Chains, Trade and Development, with the goal of stimulating research on the important and timely questions raised be the emergence of global value chains. The World Bank has also identified as a key priority to help developing countries to connect to, and develop through global value chains. CEPR and the World Bank have decided to join forces to foster debate and collaborations in this area among researchers in both academic and policy institutions.

The first conference on Global Value Chains, Trade and Development will be held at the World Bank in Washington, DC, on March 30-31, 2016. The conference is organized by Paola Conconi (Director of the CEPR Research Network on Global Value Chains, Trade and Development) and Daria Taglioni (Global Solutions Lead of the World Bank’s Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice).

Confirmed speakers:

• Laura Alfaro (Harvard) • Pol Antras (Harvard and CEPR) • Andrew Bernard (Dartmouth and CEPR) • Kalina Manova (Oxford and CEPR)

Authors who are CEPR members can upload their submission on Authors who are not CEPR members can email their submission to by December 31, 2015.