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:​

CEPR Third Annual Spring Symposium In Financial Economics

23-24 April 2018

The symposium will take place on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 April 2018, at Imperial College Business School in London.
This symposium will bring together researchers interested in any area of financial economics. Both theoretical and empirical contributions are welcome.
A number of places at the symposium are specifically reserved for younger European scholars (based in Europe or overseas), who are especially encouraged to apply. Senior researchers are therefore requested to pass this information on to junior colleagues working in finance and related fields.

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European Research Workshop in International Trade (ERWIT)

6-8 June 2018

The European Research Workshop in International Trade (ERWIT) will 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). 

This ERWIT conference is generously supported by the Sinergia project, financed by the Swiss National Science Foundation. A Sinergia workshop will be held immediately before ERWIT and more details are available upon request from the local organisers.

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Growth and Inequality: Long-Term Effects of Short-Term Policies

Tel Aviv
15-16 May 2018

Over the past decade, the developed world has experienced a deceleration in productivity growth alongside increases in income gaps. Notwithstanding heightened attention by the research community and policy-makers to these phenomena, short-term considerations of policy makers often overshadow long-term strategic decisions and planning, and the effects are felt in a host of different realms.
This conference will take place at Tel Aviv University and will focus on the long-term effects of short-term policies in areas of physical, human and social capital, globalisation and international trade, technology adoption and spillovers, demographic trends, tax and welfare policies and income gaps between and within countries. Both theoretical and empirical contributions are welcome.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Paul Romer (Chief Economist, The World Bank)
  • Karnit Flug (Governor, Bank of Israel)

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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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European Summer Symposium in International Macroeconomics

22-25 May 2018

This call for papers invites you to submit a paper proposal for this conference in any area of macroeconomics and related fields, or to express your interest in attending as a discussant.
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.

Guest Speakers

  • Sérgio Rebelo (Northwestern University and CEPR)
  • Stephanie Schmitt-Grohé (Columbia University and CEPR)
  • David Weil (Brown University)

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CEPR Conference On Applied Industrial Organisation

18-20 June 2018

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.

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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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Heterogeneity in Macroeconomics a Decade after the Crisis

Cambridge (UK)
4-5 May 2018

Almost a decade has passed since the onset of the Great Recession. While much knowledge of this event has been gained, there is still much to understand. This conference aims to focus on the nature of heterogeneity in macroeconomics in understanding the underpinnings, propagations, and suitable policy responses, of large downturns in economic activity.
The conference organisers welcome submissions of a theoretical or empirical nature. Relevant topics include but are not limited to:

  1. Household heterogeneity, debt accumulation, housing, and aggregate demand.
  2. Firm heterogeneity, production networks, and supply contagion.
  3. Financial intermediation, credit dry-ups, and macro-prudential policy.
  4. Inequality as a source of imbalances.

Participation has been confirmed by: George-Marios Angeletos (MIT), Alessandra Fogli (Minneapolis Fed. and CEPR), Jordi Gali (CREi and CEPR), Veronica Guerrieri (Chicago Booth), Fatih Guvenen (University of Minnesota), Per Krusell, (IIES Stockholm and CEPR), Virgiliu Midrigan (NYU), and Stefanie Stantcheva (Harvard and CEPR).

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The 17th Annual GEP Postgraduate Conference 2018

19-20 February 2018

The 17th GEP Postgraduate Conference will take place on 19th - 20th April 2018 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.)

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The Euro at 20

25-26 June 2018

The Central Bank of Ireland, the International Monetary Fund, and the IMF Economic Review are inviting paper submissions for a conference on “The Euro at 20” to be held in Dublin on June 25-26, 2018.

Since its launch in January 1999, the euro project has received much praise as well as criticism. As the currency is about to turn twenty, the conference will take stock of the euro’s performance. The conference organisers seek both theoretical and empirical research contributions on topics of central importance to currency areas in general, and the euro area in particular. 

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