Open Calls for Papers

Conference calls for papers and applications across all CEPR programme areas that are currently receiving submissions have been listed below. For any questions on how to submit, please get in touch with CEPR's events team:​

11th Swiss Winter Conference on Financial Intermediation

Lenzerheide, Switzerland
18-21 March 2018

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 19) at 08:00 and ends Wednesday (March 21) before noon. Further details and information on past conferences can be found on

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Fourth Conference on Global Value Chains, Trade and Development

Santiago de Chile
12-13 January 2018

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 CEPR Research Network on Global Value Chains, Trade and Development was established to stimulate debate on the important and timely questions raised by the emergence of global value chains. The World Bank Group 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 Group have decided to join forces to foster debate and collaborations in this area among researchers in both academic and policy institutions.

 After the first three events held in the North America (Washington, DC), Europe (Geneva), and Asia (Singapore), the next conference of the research network will take place in South America (Santiago de Chile) on January 12-13, 2018 hosted by DIRECON, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile.

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Financing Human Capital

7-8 June 2018

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.

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Second CEPR/EBRD/Economics of Transition Symposium: Globalisation and Labour Markets

14-15 June 2018

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). 

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