Networks

CEPR coordinates or participates in other research networks, for example:

CEPR Network on Macroeconomic Modelling and Model Comparison (MMCN)

Quantitative macroeconomic models play an important role in informing policy makers about the consequences of monetary, fiscal and macro-prudential policies. The Macroeconomic Modelling and Model Comparison Network (MMCN) aims to make progress in this field by promoting more collaboration among interested researchers in academia and policy institutions. It hopes to provide a forum for presenting new models as well as methods for simulating and estimating them, thereby enhancing opportunities for building directly on work by others.

Household Finance 

Led by Michael Haliassos of Goethe University and CEPR. This aims to promote research on household finance that is both scientifically excellent and relevant to policymakers and market participants. The network will provide an organization underpinning the by now established European Conference in Household Finance, potentially augmented by an additional session with practitioners/policy makers. While the main conference is devoted to presentation of state-of-the-art research papers, the format of this additional session, to be launched in 2016, will encourage close interaction between academics, practitioners, and policy makers.

The Euro Area Business Cycle Network (EABCN) 

This network brings together researchers from central banks and other policy institutions with those in academia to help shape the research agenda on business cycles in Europe.

Global Value Chain and Development Research: A CEPR-World Bank Initiative

The “GVC Revolution” has moved from the boardroom, to the policy world and now to the research world. Fostered by the emergence of new datasets and new theories, research on GVCs is taking off and getting published in the best journals. The goal of this research network is to gather together economists working on international production unbundling issues from theoretical, empirical and policy angles. Most GVCs have anchors in developed nations, so the network does not focus exclusively on developing nations, but rather on development issues broadly defined.

European Central Banking Network (ECBN)

An initiative launched to foster cooperation among research departments of participating central banks on selected key topics, with a focus on Emerging Europe. The main objective is to bring the problems of Emerging European countries closer to the centre of the debate. The network will make it possible to examine national experiences in a comparative setting, using a common framework of analysis. The main activities will revolve around an annual workshop, which will discuss the output of the common research programme of the network and will include both academics and policy-makers.

Financial Regulation Initiative

After years of post-Crisis discussion and debate, a new financial regulation structure has been put in place. The regulatory landscape, however, is still evolving as implementation issues are being worked out. This evolution is revealing overlaps, gaps and unintended consequences – both across regulatory silos (banking, insurance, market clearing, etc.) and across nations. There is thus an explicit need for research and debate on these interactions especially in the European context. This new CEPR initiative, led by Franklin Allen of Imperial College, will promote such research in an environment that keeps a broad range of stakeholders engaged in the ongoing debate.

Trade Policy Research Network (TPRN)

Led by Joe Francois (University of Bern) and Bernard Hoekman (EUI). The Network will provide theoretically well-grounded analysis that is directly relevant to policy. Efforts will a focus on boosting our understanding of the economic impact of complex trade and investment barriers and improving data on such barriers by coordinating ongoing efforts worldwide. The Network will also work towards improving simulation models and expanding them to include developments such as firm heterogeneity, global value chain factors, and improved data on behind-the-border barriers. This will encompass the existing initiative on Trade Policy Modelling Forum (TPMF).

Marie Curie Initial Training Networks

These networks coordinate the training of doctoral and post-doctoral students in Europe. Many of these networks have vacancies for doctoral and post-doctoral students.

The European Council of Economic Experts

The European Council of Economic Experts has taken on the ambitious task of producing a cohesive analysis of the Eurozone and its future in the Monitoring the Eurozone series. The Council is a group of academics, from diverse national backgrounds, who come together to forge common analysis of problems of the Eurozone and to propose workable solutions. This first report represents months of careful deliberation of the data, and draws together a previously fragmented discussion of the real challenges Europe faces in its recovery. CEPR is delighted to support this initiative. The report is available for download here.