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Meetings for the month of May 2017

2017 (entire year)

04/05/2017 EABCN Meeting on "Recent Developments in Monetary Policy Research", Paris

Organizers: Klaus Adam, Elisa Faraglia and Benoît Mojon
The Banque de France and the Euro Area Business Cycle Network ( are organising a scientific conference dealing with theoretical and empirical advances in monetary policy research. The conference seeks to bring together the most interesting recent contributions in the subject area. Conference topics include - but are not limited to - the following: - Quantitative easing policies: effects on target variables, financial markets, the banking and insurance systems and their role in the future conduct of monetary policy - The role and limits of (international) safe asset provision by central banks - The interaction between monetary policy decisions and supervisory/regulatory functions allocated to central banks - Monetary policy design in the presence of heterogeneity

Confirmed Keynote Speakers at the event are: Emmanuel Farhi (Harvard University and CEPR) Michael Woodford (Columbia University and CEPR)

The conference organisers are: Klaus Adam (University of Mannheim and CEPR) Elisa Faraglia (University of Cambridge and CEPR) Benoit Mojon (Banque de France).

04/05/2017 CEPR/IGC Conference on Labour Market in Developing Countries, London
With: International Growth Centre
Organizers: Greg Fischer, Barbara Petrongolo and Imran Rasul
The CEPR/IGC Conference on Labour Market in Developing Countries will take place on 4-5 May 2017, and is hosted by the International Growth Centre at the London School of Economics.

The goal of the conference is to provide a forum for high-quality work in labour/development economics and to bring together economists in the field from across Europe as well as key researchers from outside the region. Papers presented are in the area of labour economics, with applications to developing countries.

The conference will bring together around 40 economists for a period of two days with the programme starting on Thursday morning (4th) and ending on Friday afternoon (5th).

The conference features a keynote talk by Costas Meghir, Yale University and CEPR.

The conference will bring together around 40 economists for a period of two days. To foster the desired interaction we ask that participants stay for the entire duration of the symposium. The programme will start on Thursday morning (4th) and end on Friday afternoon (5th).

Papers presented at the conference have also been invited to submit their work towards a special issue of the Journal of Labor Economics.


Greg Fischer (IGC, London School of Economics and CEPR)
Barbara Petrongolo (Queen Mary University of London, and CEP (LSE), CEPR)
Imran Rasul (IGC, (LSE), University College London and CEPR)

04/05/2017 16th Annual GEP Postgraduate Conference 2017, Nottingham
With: University of Nottingham

The 16th GEP Postgraduate Conference will take place on 4th - 5th May 2017 at the University of Nottingham. The Conference provides a forum for the dissemination of student research relating to issues of Globalisation and Economic Policy from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. These areas include Foreign Direct Investment, Trade, Productivity, Economics of the MNEs, Migration and Labour Market Adjustment.

The objective of the Conference is to bring together a number of PhD students and postdoctoral researchers to discuss their own research ideas with established researchers in a relaxed atmosphere. The conference is open to graduate students and post-docs. Speakers will be selected on the basis of submitted papers or an extended abstract. (Preference will, however, be given to papers.)


Applicants must submit their CV, a letter of support from their PhD supervisor (sent separately by email; this is not required for post-docs) and the paper to be presented. If a full paper is not yet available, please include a detailed abstract, providing clearly the motivation for the work, the relationship to the literature, the method used and the expected results.

Every paper accepted will be assigned a discussant who will present and comment on the paper. Therefore, those who are invited to present a paper are expected to deliver a complete paper before the Conference.

Applications must be sent by e-mail to:
Dr Alejandro Riaño

Deadline for submission: 19th February 2017
Keynote speaker: Natalie Chen (University of Warwick and CEPR)


There is a £180 registration fee to contribute towards costs which includes up to two nights’ accommodation (3rd and 4th May).

Best Paper Prize

The organising committee will award a prize of £100 to the best paper presented at the Conference.

Further information

Further information on the Conference can be found at:

08/05/2017 CEPR MEF Conference on Financial Markets and Macroeconomic Performance, Frankfurt
Hosted By: University of FrankfurtSupported By: DFG,Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe (SAFE)
Organizers: Jan Pieter Krahnen, Tom Krebs and Alexander Ludwig
The global financial and economic crisis in 2008/2009 has revealed the critical role played by the financial sector of an economy. In response, many policy makers and academic scholars have focused their attention on the link between financial markets and macroeconomic outcome. Against this backdrop, the Centre for Economic Policy (CEPR), the German Science Foundation (DFG), and the Center for Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe (SAFE) are organising a joint conference on "Financial Markets and Macroeconomic Performance". The conference will take place on May 8 and 9, 2017, at the University of Frankfurt.

Topics of interest include among others:

• The financial sector in business cycle models
• Financial regulation and macroeconomic volatility
• Financial regulation and long-run growth
• Monetary policy and redistribution

David Domeij (Stockholm School of Economics), Sydney Ludvigson (New York University), Monika Piazzesi (Stanford University), Vincenzo Quadrini (University of Southern California and CEPR), Martin Schneider (Stanford University and CEPR), and Harald Uhlig (University of Chicago and CEPR) have already agreed to participate.

If you are interested in presenting your work, please submit drafts or papers until January 31, 2017, to Corinna Jann-Grahovac, We cover travel and accommodation expenses for all participants.

Wouter den Haan (London School of Economics and CEPR)
Jan-Pieter Krahnen (University of Frankfurt, SAFE and CEPR)
Tom Krebs (University of Mannheim)
Alexander Ludwig (University of Frankfurt and SAFE)

15/05/2017 Discussion forum on Quo Vadis? Identity, Policy and the Future of the European Union, Amsterdam
Hosted By: University of Amsterdam
Venue: Spui 25, Amsterdam
Monday 15 May 2017
Registration: 17h00-17h30
Presentations and Discussion: 17h30-19h00

It is no understatement that the European Union is in a crisis, with last year’s Brexit vote and the rise of populism across Europe as much a trigger as a symptom for deeper-sitting problems. So where does the EU go from here? This volume is all about the re-launch and presents a wide range of often clashing ideas and policy solutions to the dilemmas we face. What common good dilemmas should the European Union address and how should it do so? What should be the balance between subsidiarity and solidarity principles? By including columns from both economists and political scientists, we aim to provide as broad a perspective as possible and have as broad an impact as possible to start the conversation on a sustainable future for Europe. The book includes columns by leading European and American economists and political scientists, including Diane Coyle, Sergei Guriev, Kevin O’Rourke, and Charles Wyplosz.

The aim of this eBook is to focus on the post crisis ‘socio-economic policy’ identity of the European Union in the post-crisis period. The emphasis is not on where the EU has come from but where it appears to be going, where it should be going and what sorts of difficulties this might imply for the success of the EU and its various major policy domains. This is perhaps best understood by focusing on the EU’s economic policy ‘identity markers’ prior to the crisis and what has emerged in the aftermath.

16/05/2017 Fourteenth CEPR/JIE School on Applied Industrial Organization, Jerusalem

Organizers: Gregory S. Crawford and David Genesove
This is to inform you that the 14th CEPR/JIE Applied IO School, sponsored by Amazon Economists, will be organised in Jerusalem on Tuesday 16 May 2017, preceding the Applied IO Conference.

If, around you, a pre- or post-doc student (within two years of PhD) wants to attend the School, please pass this invitation on to them. To attend the School, the student must have a completed paper that they will present. Students will attend the Applied IO Conference (17-19 May 2017) as part of the School.

Pre and post-doc students can apply by sending an e-mail with their paper to Chloe Smith, by Monday 19 December 2016 at the latest, and must include a CV if they wish to be considered for funding. Authors will be notified about whether their paper has been accepted in March 2016.

The number of seats at the School is extremely limited. Travel and accommodation costs are provided to students within Europe according to the usual CEPR guidelines. Students travelling from the US should be aware that accommodation costs will be covered and that every effort to cover travel costs will be made, but funding is limited so please indicate if you are able to cover your travel costs in your email to Chloe Smith.

17/05/2017 Eighteenth CEPR/JIE School and Conference on Applied Industrial Organization, Jerusalem

Organizers: Gregory S. Crawford, David Genesove and Saul Lach
We are writing to invite you to submit a paper proposal or to express your interest in attending the 18th CEPR Conference on Applied Industrial Organization (IO), which will take place in Jerusalem, 17-19 May 2017. The event is hosted by the Economics Department of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and will be organised by Gregory S. Crawford (University of Zurich and CEPR), Alon Eizenberg (Hebrew University and CEPR), David Genesove (Hebrew University and CEPR), and Saul Lach (Hebrew University and CEPR). Financial support for the conference is generously provided by the Ben-Porath Fund at The Maurice Falk Institute for Economic Research in Israel, the Journal of Industrial Economics, and CEPR. Paper submissions and deadlines: The deadline for submissions is Monday, 14 November, 2016 18:00 (GMT). Authors will be notified about whether their paper has been accepted in January 2017.

18/05/2017 Exchange Rate Models for a New Era: Major and Emerging Market Currencies, Hong Kong
Hosted By: City University of Hong KongWith: Bank for International Settlements (BIS),Journal of International Money and Finance
Organizers: Yin-Wong Cheung, Menzie David Chinn and Kees Koedijk
This conference is jointly organised by the Global Research Unit at Department of Economics and Finance, City University of Hong Kong, Bank for International Settlements: Asian Office, Centre for Economic Policy Research, and Journal of International Money and Finance.

Conference information
The quantitative easing policy pursued by the US Fed and, subsequently, by other central banks has greatly affected the global financial market. The resulting near zero and negative interest rates, for instance, present a new environment for pricing financial assets and shock transmission. The ultra-accommodative policy stance has affected exchange rates via, for instance, its effects on expectations, capital flows and global liquidity. As a result, new challenges in modelling equilibrium exchange rates, assessing exchange rate misalignment, and evaluating their roles in re-balancing external imbalances, and shock transmission have arisen.

The conference provides a platform for discussing recent advances in modelling exchange rates, and the links between exchange rates and external balances and economic stability from perspectives of both major and emerging market currencies. We invite researchers to present their original work on topics including, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:

• Exchange rate determination
• Exchange rate misalignment, capital flows, and global imbalances
• Exchange rates and the transmission of shocks
• Exchange rates and balance sheets
• Exchange rate policies of developed and developing economies

We aim to strike a balance between academic rigor and policy relevance, and offer alternative viewpoints on exchange rate dynamics and their economic implications in the new regime.

How to apply
Those interested in participating should send a complete paper or an extended abstract in WORD or PDF format via email to by January 10, 2017. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by February 10, 2017. Final versions of the accepted papers will be posted on the conference website ( Presenters may apply for financial support to cover economy class airfare and local accommodation expenses.

Selected papers presented in the conference will be considered – via an expedited review process – for a JIMF special issue titled “Exchange Rate Models for a New Era,” which is scheduled to be published in 2018. The special issue co-editors are Yin-Wong Cheung (City University of Hong Kong), and Menzie D. Chinn (University of Wisconsin and JIMF).

For enquiries, please contact:
Yin-Wong Cheung (City University of Hong Kong):
Menzie D. Chinn (University of Wisconsin):
Kees Koedijk (Tilburg University and CEPR):

The Journal of International Money and Finance
Since its launch in 1982, the Journal of International Money and Finance (JIMF) has gained a reputation as a high quality scholarly journal devoted to theoretical and empirical research in the fields of international monetary economics, international finance, and the rapidly developing overlap between the two. Today, it is one of the key journals in the field of modern finance. A special issue of JIMF on Exchange Rate Models for a New Era is a unique opportunity to showcase literature to a broader economic audience. At the same time, the special issue of JIMF is a great way of attracting the best researchers, since publishing in JIMF is a great opportunity for all.

18/05/2017 Political Economy of Development and Conflict V, Barcelona
This year’s speakers are: Rafael Di Tella, Leopoldo Fergusson, Edward Glaeser, Horacio Larreguy, Philippe Martin, Stelios Michalopoulos, Francesco Trebbi and Leonard Watchekon.

center of Barcelona in the Palau Macaya, a listed modernist building, which hosts a cultural center of the Banking Foundation "la Caixa".

19/05/2017 Third Conference on Global Value Chains, Trade and Development, Singapore
Supported By: The World Bank Group
Organizers: Paola Conconi and Daria Taglioni
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 Third Conference on Global Value Chains, Trade and Development will take place in Singapore on May 19-20, 2017, with the goal of stimulating research on the important and timely questions raised be the emergence of global value chains.

The conference is organised by Paola Conconi (Director of the CEPR Research Network on Global Value Chains, Trade and Development), Daria Taglioni (Global Solutions Lead of the World Bank’s Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice), and Paramita Dasgupta (Practice Manager, Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice, Singapore Hub).

Keynote speakers:

Shang-Jin Wei, Columbia Business School & CEPR Davin Chor, National University of Singapore

If you would like to submit a paper proposal, please upload a draft with your reply form. Authors who are not CEPR members can email their submission to no later than March 1, 2017 (18:00 GMT).

You may also like to read our Guidelines on how to register online for CEPR Meetings. If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Chloe Smith, Events Officer, at or +44 20 7183 8804.

19/05/2017 ADEMU-CEPR-CfM-ERC Conference: "The New Macroeconomics of Aggregate Fluctuations and Stabilisation Policy", London
Hosted By: University College LondonSupported By: European Research Council,ADEMU,Centre for Macroeconomics (CfM)
Organizers: Morten O Ravn, Paolo Surico and Giovanni L. Violante
Conference background:

We are inviting submissions for a conference on stabilisation policy with heterogeneous agents. Until recently, much of macroeconomic analysis of stabilisation policy has built on the representative agent paradigm. A new literature is emerging which has taken a novel approach introducing concerns about household heterogeneity, inequality, redistributive effects and lack of insurance against idiosyncratic income fluctuations into models of macroeconomic stabilisation. These models allow one to bridge micro evidence on earnings, consumption and wealth dynamics and on household balance sheets with macroeconomic models that stress frictions in goods, labour, and financial markets. This new generation of models has novel and richer implications for aggregate fluctuations and for the transmission of stabilisation policy to the real economy. This conference is aimed at advancing this new and exciting development in macroeconomics. We welcome both theoretical contributions and empirical investigations.

Funding and how to apply:

Funding for travel and accommodation will be provided for programme participants according to the CEPR guidelines.

For CEPR members, please submit your paper via the CEPR online system. If you do not have a personal profile to use this area of the CEPR website as yet, you can create one here.

Authors who are not CEPR members can email their submission to Amanda Vincent-Rous in the CEPR Events team at with the subject header ‘40011 - ADEMU-CEPR-CfM-ERC Conference’.

The deadline for submission is January 31, 2017. Successful participants will be informed by February 14, 2017.


Morten O. Ravn (University College London, ADEMU, CfM and CEPR)
Paolo Surico (London Business School and CEPR)
Gianluca Violante (New York University, NBER and CEPR)

23/05/2017 25th CEPR European Summer Symposium in International Macroeconomics (ESSIM) 2017, Tarragona
Hosted By: Banco de España
Organizers: James Costain, Philippe Bacchetta, Francesco Caselli and Wouter Den Haan
A joint meeting of the following programmes: International Macroeconomics and Finance (IMF), Monetary Economics and Fluctuations (MEF) and Macroeconomics and Growth (MG)

Hosted by the Banco de España, Roda de Bará, Tarragona, 23-26 May 2017

The organisers invites paper proposals to be submitted for this conference in any area of macroeconomics and related fields, or to express your interest in attending as a discussant.

New ESSIM format

Based on comments from participants, ESSIM will follow a new and more flexible format this year.

Tuesday 23rd afternoon and Wednesday 24th morning - MEF programme presentations
Wednesday 24th afternoon and Thursday 25th morning - Plenary talks
Thursday 25th afternoon and Friday 26th morning - split MG porgramme and IMF programme presentations

• All participants are expected to attend the plenary talks and the presentations of at least one programme.
• Participants can - and are encouraged to - stay for the full programme.
• Please indicate to which programme area you are submitting your paper – please note you can only choose one programme area (not multiple areas).
• The plenary talks will include papers submitted to the individual programme areas (as chosen by the organisers) as well as presentations from our guest speakers.

Guest Speakers:

• Gianluca Violante (New York University and CEPR)
• Emmanuel Farhi (Harvard University and CEPR)
• Chang-Tai Hsieh (University of Chicago and CEPR)


ESSIM is an annual meeting that brings together about 75 economists from across Europe and key researchers from outside the region. It provides a unique opportunity for macroeconomists from different research institutions and countries to discuss research in a relaxed atmosphere and to develop long-term collaborative relationships.

Another important aim of ESSIM is to provide young researchers with the opportunity to meet and discuss their work with senior economists. If you wish to recommend a younger colleague who might benefit from presenting at or attending ESSIM, please send their curriculum vitae and/or paper to Amanda Vincent-Rous (

Participation at ESSIM

Funding for all participants' accommodation and meals is ensured, but CEPR cannot commit to financing the travel expenses of all participants at this stage. It is therefore important for you and other participants to use any research travel funding you may have at your disposal. Please indicate on your reply form whether you will be able to cover your own travel costs or whether you will require funding from CEPR. Where CEPR does contribute to travel costs, this will be in accordance with the CEPR Travel Guidelines (

CEPR cannot accept all applications to attend ESSIM as demand always exceeds the space available. We try to operate the unavoidable rationing as fairly as possible, and in so doing, we assume that those who participate will at least attend the plenary talks (afternoon of the 24th and morning of the 25th) and the talks of at least one programme area.

To facilitate travel to and from the conference, the conference venue in Tarragona will be open from Monday, May 22 until Saturday, May 27. Travel time from Barcelona airport to the venue in Tarragona takes more than one hour; you are welcome to arrive one day prior to your participation, as same-day travel to the venue may not be feasible from some points of departure.

To respond, and you are CEPR programme fellow / affiliate or have a CEPR online profile, please visit your profile on the CEPR website ( and indicate whether or not you wish to present a paper or would be willing to act as a discussant. The deadline for replies is 18:00 GMT on Monday January 16 2017. You may also like to read our Guidelines on how to register online for CEPR Meetings at

If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting or you are not a CEPR member, please contact Amanda Vincent-Rous in the CEPR Events team, at or +44 20 7183 8808 with the subject line "1884 - ESSIM 2017 Submission". If submitting your paper this way, please remember to include if you require travel / accommodation funding from CEPR, if you are willing to act as a discussant and which programme area (IMF, MEF and MG) you want to submit to. More information on our programme areas are here:

Philippe Bacchetta (Université de Lausanne and CEPR)
Francesco Caselli (London School of Economics and CEPR)
Wouter den Haan (London School of Economics and CEPR)
James Costain (Banco de España)

31/05/2017 European Research Workshop in International Trade 2017 (ERWIT), Valencia

Organizers: Francisco Alcala, Beata Javorcik and Diego Puga
CEPR's 2017 European Research Workshop in International Trade (ERWIT) will be held in Valencia, 31 May-2 June 2017, in cooperation with IVIE. ERWIT is an annual workshop that brings together international economists from across Europe and key researchers from outside the region. The workshop disseminates the findings of recent research on international trade, and presentations often involve exploratory rather than finished papers. It provides a unique opportunity to discuss trade-related research in a relaxed atmosphere. Another important aim of ERWIT is to provide young researchers with the opportunity to meet and discuss their work with senior economists. The workshop will run for 3 days (from the morning of Wednesday 21 May until the early afternoon of Friday 2 June, with arrival on Tuesday 30 May).