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Meetings for the month of October 2020

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01/10/2020 Exchange Rates and Monetary Policy, Stockholm

Organizers: Philippe Bacchetta, Daria Finocchiaro, Galina B Hale, Ulf Söderström and Karl Walentin

The spread of the coronavirus has resulted in many events around the world being cancelled, postponed or reformatted to allow for remote participation. Please note that CEPR is monitoring developments very carefully and liaising with all conference organisers regarding the best course of action to take for each event. If you are applying for or scheduled to attend one of our events, please look out for direct communications regarding your event from each organiser. If you have not yet received any specific advice we recommend that you hold off making any travel arrangements until further information has been given.

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The fourth annual meeting of CEBRA's International Finance and Macroeconomics program is joint with CEPR and Sveriges Riksbank, and will be held in Stockholm, Sweden, on October 1-2, 2020. The meeting will focus on the interaction between exchange rates and monetary policy.

Hélène Rey (London Business School and CEPR) and Philip Lane (European Central Bank and CEPR) will deliver keynote speeches.

The conference aims to bring together high-quality research providing new insights on the economics of exchange rate adjustment and its interaction with monetary and other stabilization policies. We invite researchers to submit empirical and theoretical contributions on topics related, but not limited, to the role of exchange rate movements as shock absorbers or sources of macroeconomic and financial instability, monetary policy design in small open economies, the international transmission of monetary policy, distributional effects of exchange rate movements, and exchange rates and global imbalances.

The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2020. Please send drafts of completed papers in pdf format to [email protected]. Authors of accepted papers will be informed by May 15, 2020. Accommodation expenses will be covered for authors and discussants by Sveriges Riksbank. Participants are encouraged to fund their own travel expenses from other sources as only limited funding is available.

The organizing committee consists of Philippe Bacchetta (University of Lausanne, CEPR), Daria Finocchiaro (Uppsala University and Sveriges Riksbank), Galina Hale (UC Santa Cruz, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, CEBRA, CEPR), Ulf Söderström (Sveriges Riksbank), and Karl Walentin (Sveriges Riksbank). The program and other information about the conference will be posted on the Riksbank website (www.riksbank.se/en/research/conferences), which also contains information about past Riksbank conferences. Questions can be directed to [email protected].


01/10/2020 Closing the Gaps: The Future of Stabilisation Policies in a Low Interest Rate Environment, Rome

Organizers: Martina Cecioni, Giuseppe Ferrero, Luigi Paciello, Sergio Santoro and Giovanni L. Violante
Please use Firefox, Chrome, Edge or any other web browser that is not Internet Explorer when applying online. Detailed instructions on how to submit a paper can be found at the bottom of this page.

The current macroeconomic environment of low interest rates, low inflation and (in some cases) low growth has been going on for a prolonged period of time in many advanced countries, spurring a debate on both its causes and its policy implications: Why is inflation falling short of central banks? targets? Are business cycle fluctuations, and the effects of monetary policy, symmetric around some natural level? Does the new macroeconomic environment call for a revision of the strategy and objectives of monetary policy? What is the role that fiscal policies should play in stabilising the economy?

To foster this debate, the organising committee invites submissions of theoretical, applied and empirical work on topics related (but not limited) to:

  • asymmetries of business cycles, and of the effects of stabilisation policies
  • the transmission of monetary policy in a low interest rate environment
  • the design of policy strategy and objectives in a low interest rate environment
  • the interaction of fiscal and monetary policies at the effective lower bound
  • monetary policy transmission with heterogeneous households, firms, or banks

Marco Del Negro (Federal Reserve Bank of New York) and Ricardo Reis (London School of Economics and CEPR) are confirmed keynote speakers.

The deadline for submitting the extended abstract or completed draft (strongly preferred) of the paper is 18:00 CET on Thursday 30 April 2020. For CEPR members and those registered with the CEPR website, please submit your paper via https://portal.cepr.org/closing-gaps-future-stabilisation-policies-low-interest-rate-environment. If you do not have a CEPR profile, you can create one here https://portal.cepr.org/user/register and then click on the registration link above. In your submission, please indicate whether you would be willing to act as a discussant.

If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mandy Chan, Senior Events Officer at [email protected] or +44 20 7183 8804.

Limited funding is available for travel and accommodation expenses for academic participants that are presenting. Expenses will be reimbursed according to the standard CEPR Travel guidelines. Costs will not be covered for central bank participants.

Authors of successful submissions and accepted participants will be notified by Wednesday 3 June 2020. The event is hosted by Banca d?Italia.

The organising committee is composed of Martina Cecioni (Banca d?Italia), Sergio Santoro (Banca d?Italia), Giuseppe Ferrero (Banca d?Italia), Luigi Paciello (EIEF and CEPR) and Gianluca Violante (Princeton and CEPR).


09/10/2020 BoE, CEPR, Imperial, LSE Third Conference on Non-bank Financial Sector and Financial Stability, London
Hosted By: Imperial College Business SchoolWith: Bank of England,London School of Economics
Organizers: Marco Bardoscia, Alina Barnett, Thummim Cho, Sinem Hacioglu, Arjun Mahalingam, David Miles, Martin Oehmke, Laura Silvestri, Katrin Tinn, Dimitri Vayanos, Ansgar Walther, Nora Wegner and Kathy Yuan
Please use Firefox, Chrome, Edge or any other web browser that is not Internet Explorer when applying online. Detailed instructions on how to submit a paper can be found at the bottom of this page.

Non-bank financial intermediation comprises almost half of the global financial sector. Since the crisis, UK private non-financial corporations have also substituted funding from banks for tradable securities. Alongside these changes, the share of electronic trading in financial markets has increased substantially over the last decades. Pension funds and insurance companies have broadened their asset portfolios in ways that provide finance which is an alternative to bank funding.

As a result the resilience of the non-bank financial sector and the evolving market infrastructure is crucial for the financial system to play its crucial role of providing funding to the real economy. Their resilience will also ensure that the financial system overall absorbs, rather than amplifies, stresses.

In order to assess the financial stability implications of these recent developments, it is important for academics and policy makers to improve their understanding of risks arising from the behaviour of non-bank financial institutions and the evolution of the supporting market infrastructure, and how to deal with those risks.

The Brevan Howard Centre at Imperial College in partnership with the Bank of England, the CEPR, and the Paul Woolley Centre at the London School of Economics are keen to attract theoretical and empirical papers that enhance the understanding of the following themes:

Theme 1- Non-bank financial institutions and their impact on financial markets

  • Contracts, incentives and portfolio choices of non-banks
  • Effects of non-banks on asset markets in equilibrium
  • Effects of non-banks on the real economy
  • Policy interventions and macro-prudential tools for non-banks
  • Risk and opportunities for insurance companies and Pension funds

Theme 2- Financial market infrastructure

  • Trading activity and liquidity in dealer-intermediated markets
  • Costs and benefits of high-frequency trading
  • Systemic risk in derivative markets
  • Dark pool markets
  • Fintech

If you would like to submit a paper, please upload on https://portal.cepr.org/boe-cepr-imperial-lse-third-conference-non-bank-financial-sector-and-financial-stability by Friday 15 May 2020. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by mid June 2020. Please indicate if you are able to act as a discussant. You will also be asked to specify your funding requirements. If you do not currently have a CEPR profile or not a CEPR member, please create a new profile on https://portal.cepr.org/user/register and then click on the registration link above. If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mandy Chan, Senior Events Officer, at [email protected] or +44 2071838804.

Programme committee: Marco Bardoscia (BoE), Alina Barnett (BoE), Thummim Cho (LSE), Sinem Hacioglu Hoke (BoE), Arjun Mahalingam (BoE), David Miles (Imperial and CEPR), Martin Oehmke (LSE and CEPR), Laura Silvestri (BoE), Katrin Tinn (Imperial and CEPR), Dimitri Vayanos (LSE and CEPR), Ansgar Walther (Imperial and CEPR), Nora Wegner (BoE) and Kathy Yuan (LSE and CEPR).


21/10/2020 European Research Workshop in International Trade (ERWIT) 2020, Milan
Hosted By: Universit degli Studi di MilanoSupported By: Bocconi University,Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano
Organizers: Carlo Altomonte, Giorgio Barba Navaretti, Beata Javorcik and Gianmarco Ottaviano
Please note that this event has been postponed to 21-23 October.

Please use Firefox, Chrome, Edge or any other web browser that is not Internet Explorer when applying online. Detailed instructions on how to submit a paper can be found at the bottom of this page.

We are writing to invite you to submit a paper or to express your interest in attending CEPR's 2020 European Research Workshop in International Trade (ERWIT), to be held in Milan from 3 to 5 June 2020, organised in cooperation with Università degli Studi di Milano, Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano, the Baffi Carefin Centre of Bocconi University and the Horizon 2020 MICROPROD Project. 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 full days from the early morning on Wednesday 21 October until the late afternoon on Friday 23 October. The afternoon of Friday 5 June will be dedicated to the MICROPROD Project Conference. CEPR and the local organisers will offer some funding for travel and accommodation, but we cannot guarantee funding for all participants. If you have alternative research travel funding at your disposal, we encourage you to indicate this 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 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 https://portal.cepr.org/european-research-workshop-international-trade-erwit-2020. If you do not currently have a CEPR profile, please create a new profile here https://portal.cepr.org/user/register and then click on the registration link above. The deadline for submissions is 18:00 (BST), Friday 13 December 2019.

If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mandy Chan, Senior Events Officer at [email protected] or +44 20 7183 8804.

Beata Javorcik, Giorgio Barba Navaretti, Carlo Altomonte, Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano

With the contribution of the Achille and Giulia Boroli Chair in European Studies - Bocconi University

Supported by UniCredit Foundation as part of the "Global Challenges" network


26/10/2020 EABCN Conference on " Empirical Advances in Monetary Policy", Banque de France
Hosted By: Banque de FranceWith: UPF-ICREA, CREI
Organizers: Eleonora Granziera, Sarah Mouabbi and Barbara Rossi

Please note that this meeting has been moved to October from its original dates in May due to the COVID-19 outbreak

The conference will cover a broad range of themes related to empirical aspects of monetary policy. Topics of the conference include but are not limited to:

  • Measuring the effects of monetary policy on the macroeconomy
  • Identifying the transmission channels of monetary policy
  • International monetary policy channels
  • Communication strategies, the role of expectations and forward guidance
  • Risks associated to uncertainty and to the normalization of monetary policy
  • Monetary policy and financial markets
  • Effects of monetary policy on firm expectations and decisions

Simon Gilchrist (New York University), Ricardo Reis (London School of Economics and CEPR) and Stephanie Schmitt-Grohe (Columbia University and CEPR) are confirmed invited speakers, and we welcome further relevant submissions.

The deadline for submissions is 9am GMT on Friday January 31 2020. For CEPR members and those registered with the CEPR website, please submit your paper via the call for papers webpage. If you do not have a CEPR profile, you can create one here.

If you have any difficulty in registering, please contact Mariolina Ciccone, Events officer at [email protected] with the subject line "40046 - EABCN-Banque de France Conference 2020".

Please indicate in your submission if you will be able to cover your own travel and accommodation costs, or whether you will require funding from EABCN. Authors of successful submissions and accepted participants will be notified by mid March 2020. The event is hosted by Banque de France, and sponsored by the EABCN. Limited funding is available for travel expenses for academic participants that are presenting. Expenses will be reimbursed according to the standard CEPR travel guidelines.

Costs will not be covered for central bank participants.

Organisers
Eleonora Granziera (Norges Bank)
Sarah Mouabbi (Banque de France)
Barbara Rossi (ICREA-Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona GSE, CREI and CEPR)


29/10/2020 Fifth Conference Global Value Chains, Trade and Development "Trade Agreements and Supply Chains", Brussels
Hosted By: ECARES, Universit Libre de Bruxelles
Organizers: Paola Conconi, Mathieu Parenti and Gonzague Vannoorenberghe
Please note that this event has been postoponed to 29-30 October 2020.

Please use Firefox, Chrome, Edge or any other web browser that is not Internet Explorer when applying online. Detailed instructions on how to submit a paper can be found at the bottom of this page.

The production of most goods is increasingly organised 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 by CEPR and the World Bank to stimulate debate on the important and timely questions raised by the emergence of global value chains.

After the first four events held in the North America (Washington, DC), Europe (Geneva), Asia (Singapore), and Latin America (Santiago de Chile), the next conference will take place in Brussels on October 29-30, 2020 and will focus on "Trade Agreements and Supply Chains."

The conference will be hosted by the European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES) of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). It will be organised by Paola Conconi (Director of the CEPR Research Network on Global Value Chains, Trade and Development, Professor of Economics at ULB), Mathieu Parenti (Professor of Economics at ULB and CEPR) and Gonzague Vannoorenberghe (Professor of Economics at UCLouvain). It will be funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Advanced ERC Grant No. 834253 of Paola Conconi) and by the Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS Grant PDR/GTO T.0180.19 of Mathieu Parenti and Gonzague Vannoorenberghe).

Keynote speakers:

Ralph Ossa, University of Zurich and CEPR

Robert Staiger, Dartmouth College

If you would like to submit a paper, please upload a draft by visiting https://portal.cepr.org/fifth-conference-global-value-chains-trade-and-development-trade-agreements-and-supply-chains. If you do not currently have a CEPR account, please create a new profile here https://portal.cepr.org/user/register and then click on the registration link above. If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mandy Chan, Senior Events Officer at [email protected] or +44 20 7183 8804.

The submission deadline is Wednesday 15 January 2020 (18:00 GMT).