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Meetings for the month of October 2020

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28/10/2020 CEPR Virtual Industrial Organization Seminar 19 - The Impact of Alternative Forms of Bank Consolidation on Credit Supply and Financial Stability, Online Seminar

Organizers: Ă–zlem Bedre-Defolie, Emilio Calvano, Daniel Ershov, Chiara Fumagalli, Alessandro Gavazza, Alessandro Iaria and Michelle Sovinsky

We are happy to announce the next paper for the CEPR Virtual IO Seminar (VIOS) series on Wednesday 28th October at 16:00 CETNicola Pavanini (Tilburg University and CEPR) will be presenting his work "The Impact of Alternative Forms of Bank Consolidation on Credit Supply and Financial Stability" (joint with Sergio Mayordomo and Emanuele Tarantino). The paper may be downloaded from the VIOS website at Also listed there are our upcoming speakers, seminar rules, and more.

The seminar will be held on Zoom and you are required to register in advance here:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the seminar.

If you have any questions or wish to no longer receive emails regarding VIOS, please do not hesitate to contact us at
[email protected]

28/10/2020 International Macro History Online Seminar Series - 6, Online Seminar
A consortium of 25 universities and institutions in collaboration with CEPR is launching the International Macro History Online Seminar (IMHOS).

The seminars will run from 23 September to 9 December 2020 and take place on-line every Wednesday, 5pm CET (11am EDT, 8am PDT). The seminars will run for 60’ with extra an optional 15’ for further discussion (primarily reserved for graduate students).

The program is as follows: 
• Sep 23: Niall Ferguson, Black Swans, Dragon Kings and Gray Rhinos: The World War of 1914-1918 and the Pandemic of 2020?
• Sep 30: Ali Kabiri, Harold James, John Landon-Lane, David Tuckett, Rickard Nyman, The Role of Sentiment in the Economy of the 1920s
• Oct 07: Neil Cummins, Hidden Wealth
• Oct 14: Marc Flandreau, How Vulture Investors Draft Constitutions: North and Weingast 30 years Later
• Oct 21: Morgan Kelly, Understanding Persistence
• Oct 28: Francesca Trivellato, When Property Rights Are Not Enough: Lessons from Renaissance Florence
• Nov 04: Caroline Fohlin and Stephanie Collet, The Berlin Stock Exchange in the ‘Great Disorder’
• Nov 11: Amanda Gregg, Steven Nafziger, Corporate Finance of Industry in a Developing Economy: Panel Evidence from Imperial Russia
• Nov 18: Erik Bengtsson, Enrico Rubolino, Daniel Waldenstrom, What Determines the Capital Share over the Long Run of History?
• Nov 25: Leandro Prados de la Escosura, Vladimir Rodriguez-Caballero, Growth, war and pandemics: Europe in the very long-run
• Dec 02: Mark Carlson, Sergio Correia, Stephan Luck, The Effects of Banking Competition on Growth and Financial Stability: Evidence from the National Banking Era
• Dec 09: Kris Mitchener, Gary Richardson, Contagion of fear

The papers and sign-up form for Zoom can be found on the seminar website:

29/10/2020 Fifth Conference Global Value Chains, Trade and Development "Trade Agreements and Supply Chains", Online Seminar
Hosted By: ECARES, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Organizers: Paola Conconi, Mathieu Parenti and Gonzague Vannoorenberghe
Given the public health situation due to the Covid-19 outbreak and the associated travel difficulties, we have decided to hold the conference on "Trade Agreements and Supply Chains? virtually. The conference will still take place on October 29-30 but the presentations will be done via Zoom.

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 If you do not currently have a CEPR account, please create a new profile here 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).

30/10/2020 Making Global Finance Work for All - Reforming the Global Development Architecture, Webinar
You are cordially invited to "The Global Commons Room" - an AIIB/CEPR/LSE/OECD webinar on:

Making Global Finance Work for All - Reforming the Global Development Architecture

Join us on Friday 30 October 2020
13:00 - 14:30 (GMT, London), 14:00 - 15:30 (CET)
21:00 - 22:30 (Beijing and Singapore time)

Two years ago, the G20 Eminent Persons Group on Global Financial Governance (EPG) presented its report "Making Global Finance Work for All". One of the central tenets of this report was that the multilateral development finance system with the global and regional development banks and the financial stability system with the IMF and various regional arrangements must become more coherent. The Sustainable Development Goals must not be achieved at the expense of financial stability. COVID-19 is now seriously stress testing the current architecture with countries losing decades of achievements in improved incomes at the same time as liquidity needs are turning into solvency issues in the global financial system.

Coinciding with the launch of the 2020 OECD Multilateral Development Finance report, international financial institutions and think tanks are organising a series of virtual events to discuss the role played by multilateral organisations in the Covid-19 crisis, as well as the challenges and potential reforms of the multilateral development system. This panel will take stock of what has happened to the reform agenda laid out in the EPG Report in 2018. What has COVID-19 taught us about the capacity of the global system to respond as a whole and what can be done to make the global system act more forcefully in the current crisis and be more resilient in the face of future shocks? This year?s edition of the OECD?s Multilateral Development Finance Report (MDFR) makes the case that ?building back better? also means improving the existing multilateral aid architecture.


  • Jin Liqun, President, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
  • Arvind Subramanian, Professor, Ashoka University; former Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India; non-resident Senior Fellow, PIIE
  • Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Senior Minister, Singapore
  • Ksenia Yudaeva, Deputy Governor, National Bank of Russia (tbc)


  • Erik Berglof, Chief Economist, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB); Professor (on leave), LSE School of Public Policy and Fellow, CEPR

Register online

30/10/2020 CEPR Household Finance Seminar Series - 9, Online Seminar

Organizers: Cristian Badarinza and Vimal Balasubramaniam

The CEPR Network on Household Finance is launching a new online seminar series on Household Finance. The series is currently run by Cristian Badarinza (National University of Singapore) and Vimal Balasubramaniam (Queen Mary University of London). We meet once a fortnight on Friday (CET 15:00) on Zoom. This is structured like a regular seminar, with light-touch moderation and opportunities to ask questions during the presentation. The Zoom link to each seminar will be made available on email, one hour before the session.

Friday 30 October - Jacelly Cespedes (University of Minnesota), Zack Liu (University of Houston) and Carlos Parra (Pontifical Catholic University of Chile) presenting on "Almost Famous: How Wealth Shocks Impact Career Choices".

To receive information on how to join each seminar, please sign up to our CEPR Household Finance mailing list by clicking The Zoom link to each seminar will be made available on email, one hour before the session. Follow us on twitter (@cepr_org) and visit our webpage