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Meetings for the month of June 2018

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04/06/2018 EABCN Training School: Heterogeneous Agent Models in Continuous Time with Monetary Policy Applications, Mannheim
Hosted By: University of Mannheim
Organizers: Klaus Adam and Elisa Faraglia
EABCN Training School

Tutor: Benjamin Moll, Princeton University

06/06/2018 European Research Workshop in International Trade 2018 (ERWIT), St Gallen
Hosted By: Universität St Gallen
Organizers: Simon J Evenett, Beata Javorcik and Josef Zweimüller
We are writing to invite you to submit a paper or to express your interest in attending CEPR's 2018 European Research Workshop in International Trade (ERWIT) to be held in St. Gallen, 6-8 June 2018, in cooperation with the University of St. Gallen. Papers are invited on any trade-related issues.

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.

The workshop will run for 3 days (from the morning of Wednesday 6 June until the early afternoon of Friday 8 June, with arrival on Tuesday 5 June). CEPR and the local organisers will offer some funding for travel and accommodation but at this stage cannot guarantee funding for all participants. If you have alternative research travel funding at your disposal, we encourage you to indicate your willingness to use this to attend the event on your reply form. This will help fund travel for participants who do not have other sources of funding, young researchers in particular. Where funding is provided for travel costs, this will be in accordance with the our CEPR Travel Guidelines.

Kindly note that it will not be possible to accept all applications to attend the event. At this stage, we would thus like you to simply confirm your interest in attending the meeting and indicate whether or not you wish to present a paper. When selecting papers, some preference will be given to researchers who have not presented at ERWIT recently, although we still encourage everyone to apply.

Authors who are CEPR members can upload their submission on Authors who are not CEPR members can email their submission to Mandy Chan at Please indicate in your email whether you will be able to cover your own travel and accommodation costs, or whether you will require funding. The deadline for replies is 18:00 (GMT) on Friday 8 December 2017. You may also like to read our Guidelines on how to register online for CEPR Meetings. Simon Evenett Beata Javorcik

07/06/2018 Financing Human Capital, Paris
Hosted By: Sciences PoWith: Center for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST),Toulouse School of Economics
Organizers: Robert J. Gary-Bobo, Tim Lee, Julien Prat and Jean-Marc Robin
Organizers: Julien Prat (CNRS, CREST, Ecole Polytechnique and CEPR); Robert Gary-Bobo (CREST ENSAE and CEPR); Tim Lee (Toulouse School of Economics); Jean-Marc Robin (Sciences Po, Paris, and University College, London).

Themes (summary): Financing of human capital in general; more specifically, the financing of higher education and universities. Respective roles and shares of public and private funding. Student loans and tuition fees. (Student debt, default and aid). Labor economics. Public Finance. Policy evaluation. Country-specific studies: the UK, Australia, the United States, Germany, etc. Theoretical, empirical and econometric contributions are all welcome with no exclusions.

Call for contributions: Financing arrangements for higher education vary widely among OECD countries: while Anglo-Saxon countries mostly rely on private sources of finance (tuition fees and student loans), continental European countries favor a system based on public funding. Both approaches face significant challenges. In the United States, the increase in student debt is accompanied by a significant increase in bankruptcy rates on student loans. In Europe, states struggle to finance the needs of their public universities, which face greater competition from private institutions. These tensions suggest that both systems will have to mutate and possibly converge towards a more intermediate approach that combines private decisions and public intervention. The workshop will invite experts in the economics of education, labor economics, public finance, and applied econometrics, whose works address the ongoing mutations or are in one way or another related to higher education finance (returns to education, models of wages and careers, public finance, financial intermediation, …). It will favor an inter-disciplinary approach by bringing together empirical and theoretical minded researchers.

The workshop will take place over two days; June 7th and June 8th, 2018 and include 12 presentations, with an assigned discussant for each paper. Institut Louis Bachelier will be the local organizers, and presentations will take place in Sciences-Po Paris.

Submission Deadlines: Papers or extended abstracts should be submitted to CEPR (applying the usual procedure) and will be selected by the organizers. The deadline for the submission of a paper (or abstract) is December 18, 2018. Decisions will be notified by January 31, 2018.

For CEPR members, please submit your paper via the CEPR online system here. 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 the CEPR Events team with the subject header ‘3570 – Financing Human Capital’.

Travel and accommodation reimbursements: The transportation and accommodation expenses of presenters and discussants of accepted papers can be reimbursed.

Sponsors and support: CREST (ENSAE and Ecole Polytechnique), Toulouse School of Economics ; Sciences Po, Paris ; Institut Louis Bachelier; Labex Ecodec, Institut Montaigne; Institut de la Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations pour la recherche ; CEPR, London.

14/06/2018 2nd CEPR/EBRD/Economics of Transition Symposium: Globalisation and Labour Markets, London
Hosted By: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Organizers: Cevat Giray Aksoy, Cagatay Bircan, Michelle Brock, Ralph de Haas, Guido Friebel, Sergei Guriev, Guy Michaels and Barbara Petrongolo
You are invited to submit a paper to the 2nd CEPR/EBRD/Economics of Transition Economics Symposium on globalisation and labour markets in advanced and emerging markets. The symposium will provide a platform for researchers and policy makers to discuss new research findings and to identify areas where further academic and policy-oriented work is needed. Papers are invited on the following - non-exhaustive - list of topics:

• International trade and labour market outcomes
• The political, economic and social consequences of globalisation
• Migration and social mobility within and across countries
• Educational attainment and skill development in a globalised world
• The changing nature of work in the digital economy
• Inequality, inclusion and gender in the global economy
• Institutional quality and governance in a comparative perspective
• Globalisation and its impact on the environment
• The role of automation and robots in shaping labour markets
• Globalisation and labour regulation

The symposium features keynote talks by Paola Conconi (Université Libre de Bruxelles and CEPR) and David Dorn (University of Zurich and CEPR).

Authors of accepted papers will be invited (without obligation) to submit their papers for a special issue of the Economics of Transition. Accommodation expenses will be covered for speakers and discussants. Travel expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with CEPR’s expense guidelines:

To submit a paper (full papers accepted only), please send an email to Lucie Newman at In the subject header please add "Submission: Globalisation and Labour Markets Symposium" and nothing else. In the case of multiple-authored papers, indicate who will present and whether or not the presenter would also be willing to act as a discussant. The submission deadline is 30 January 2018 and authors will be notified about the acceptance of papers by 16 March 2018.

The conference will be held at the EBRD, One Exchange Square, London. The conference programme starts on Thursday morning (June 14) and ends on Friday afternoon (June 15). An invitation-only conference dinner will be held on Thursday evening. Details about the sponsors:, and


Cevat Giray Aksoy (EBRD, LSE and WEF)
Cagatay Bircan (EBRD)
Michelle J. Brock (EBRD and CEPR)
Ralph De Haas (EBRD and Tilburg University)
Guido Friebel (Goethe University Frankfurt and CEPR)
Sergei Guriev (EBRD, Sciences Po and CEPR)
Guy Michaels (LSE, CEP and CEPR)
Barbara Petrongolo (Queen Mary University of London, LSE and CEPR)

18/06/2018 Nineteenth CEPR/JIE School and Conference on Applied Industrial Organization, Leuven, Belgium
Hosted By: KU Leuven
Organizers: Gregory S. Crawford, Jan De Loecker, Liran Einav and Katherine Ho
The organisers and steering committee of the 19th CEPR Conference on Applied Industrial Organisation (IO) are writing to invite you to submit a paper or to express your interest in attending the conference, which will take place in Leuven, 18-20 June 2018. The event is hosted by KU Leuven and will be organised by Jan De Loecker (KU Leuven, Princeton University, NBER and CEPR), Kate Ho (Columbia University, NBER and CEPR), Gregory S. Crawford (University of Zurich and CEPR), and Liran Einav (Stanford University and NBER).

Financial support for the conference is generously provided by the FWO Odysseus Grant (De Loecker), IOL KU Leuven, Journal of Industrial Economics (JIE), University of Zurich, and CEPR.

Paper Submissions and Deadlines:

The deadline for submissions is Friday 19 January 2018 (18:00 GMT). Authors will be notified about whether their paper has been accepted in March 2018. Authors who are CEPR members can upload their submission by visiting Authors who are not CEPR members can email their submission to Mandy Chan at

Please indicate in your email whether you will be able to cover your own accommodation costs.

Conference Details:

The Applied IO conference series seeks to contribute to the understanding of the breadth of topics analysed within the field of Industrial Organisation, including demand, productivity, competition in the short- and long-run, innovation, investment, and auctions, to develop empirical protocols and tests of economic models, to promote the exchange and the dissemination of results at the forefront of research, and finally, to evaluate current competition and regulation policies. It will cover the state of the art in both applied and empirical Industrial Organisation.

This year will witness enhanced collaboration between IO economists from both sides of the Atlantic, and we are happy to confirm the attendance and participation of Steve Berry (Yale University), Tim Bresnahan (Stanford University), Liran Einav (Stanford University), Ken Hendricks (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Ali Hortacsu (University of Chicago), Aviv Nevo (University of Pennsylvania), Ariel Pakes (Harvard University), Rob Porter (Northwestern University), and Chad Syverson (University of Chicago).

Please forward this call to others, especially junior faculty, who might have papers suitable for the conference. Papers will be selected by a committee of the organisers.


We are unfortunately unable to guarantee accommodation expenses will be covered for all participants on the programme (though we will try). We can, however, assist with hotel reservations. Please let us know with your submission whether you wish to be considered for accommodation funding. Funding priority will be given to junior faculty. As typical, travel expenses will only be covered in exceptional circumstances, according to the usual nCEPR Travel Guidelines

Contact Information:

If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mandy Chan, Events Officer, at or +44 (0)20 7183 8804. You may also like to read our Guidelines on how to register online for CEPR Meetings.

Yours sincerely,

Jan De Loecker, Kate Ho, Greg Crawford, Liran Einav

Local Organisers and CEPR Applied IO Steering Committee:

Bart Bronnenberg (Stanford University and CEPR), Gregory S. Crawford (University of Zurich and CEPR), Peter J. Davis (Cornerstone Research, London), Jan De Loecker (Princeton University, KU Leuven, NBER, and CEPR), Sebastian Fleitas (KU Leuven), Alessandro Gavazza (LSE, NBER, and CEPR), Rachel Griffith (University of Manchester, IFS, and CEPR), Myrto Kalouptsidi (Harvard University, NBER, and CEPR), Florin Maican (KU Leuven and CEPR), Volker Nocke (University of Mannheim and CEPR), Andrea Prat (Columbia University and CEPR), Mar Reguant (Northwestern University, NBER, and CEPR), Philipp Schmidt-Dengler (University of Vienna and CEPR), Yutek Sun (KU Leuven), Otto Toivanen (University of Helsinki and CEPR), Johannes Van Biesebroeck (KU Leuven and CEPR), Frank Verboven (KU Leuven and CEPR), Nikos Vettas (Athens University and CEPR)

21/06/2018 CEPR Annual Public Economics Symposium 2018, Copenhagen
Hosted By: University of Copenhagen
Organizers: Claus T. Kreiner and Camille Landais
We are inviting you to submit a paper proposal or express interest in attending the 2018 CEPR Public Economics Symposium. The Symposium will take place on 21-22 June 2018, and will be hosted by the new center of excellence: Center of Economic Behavior and Inequality (CEBI) at the University of Copenhagen.

In the afternoon of June 21, the symposium will feature three keynotes by world-leading scholars who will talk about inequality from different research perspectives:

• Thomas Piketty (Paris School of Economics and CEPR): Rising Inequality and Globalisation
• Ernst Fehr (University of Zurich and CEPR): Social Preferences and the Support for Redistributive Politics
• Fatih Guvenen (University of Minnesota and NBER): Inequality: New Facts vs. Old Myths

The goal of the symposium is to provide a forum for high-quality work in public economics and to bring together economists in the field from across Europe as well as key researchers from outside the region. Paper proposals are invited in any area of public economics. Both theoretical and empirical work is welcome. This year, we are particularly interested in topics related to the effects of taxes, social insurance and social safety net programs on inequality and its dynamics, and the role of economic behavior for inequality and the effectiveness of public policy.

The event provides an opportunity for researchers from different universities and countries to discuss their work in a relaxed atmosphere and to develop long-term collaborative relationships. It also provides an opportunity for young researchers to meet and discuss their work with senior economists.

The conference brings 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.

Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered for all participants according to the CEPR Travel Guidelines (, but if you could contribute to the costs of your attendance from a research grant at your disposal, this would free up funds for someone else. Please indicate in your application whether you will be able to cover your own travel costs, or whether you will require funding from CEPR.

How to apply
For CEPR members, please submit your paper via the CEPR online system by visiting If you do not have a personal profile to use this area of the CEPR website as yet, you can create one here: You may also want to refer to our Guidelines on how to register online for CEPR Meetings at

If you have any difficulty in applying or you are NOT a CEPR member, please email Amanda Vincent-Rous in the CEPR events team, at with the subject header "3569 - PE Symposium 2018". Please include the paper you wish to submit in the email, or indicate if you would like to participate without presenting a paper.

If you wish to attend please do ensure that your application and paper reach CEPR by 6pm (UK time), Saturday 20 January 2018. We cannot accept submissions received after this date. Please note that it may not be possible to accept all applications to attend this symposium if demand exceeds the space available. We aim to notify successful applicants by mid-February 2018.

Claus Thustrup Kreiner (University of Copenhagen and CEPR)
Camille Landais (London School of Economics and CEPR)

22/06/2018 Sixth CEPR Economic History Symposium, Rome
Hosted By: Banca d'Italia
Organizers: Stephen N Broadberry