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02/11/2020 Gender Economics Seminar Series - 4, Online Seminar
With: Stockholm University,Uppsala University
We are delighted to announce a new CEPR Seminar Series in Gender Economics. The first seminar will take place on 21 September with a presentation by Fabrizio Zilibotti (Yale University). The full programme can be found below.

We will meet via a bi-weekly webinar on Mondays at 10AM ET / 3PM BST / 4PM CEST. Each seminar will be 1 hour long and will consist of a presentation and a Q&A session. Please register below to receive the Zoom link.

ORGANIZERS
Johanna Rickne (Stockholm University and CEPR)
Olle Folke (Uppsala University)

PROGRAMME

21 September 2020:
Fabrizio Zilibotti, Yale University
It Takes a Village: The Economics of Parenting with Neighborhood and Peer Effects

05 October 2020:
Sonia Bhalotra, Essex University
Layoffs, Benefits and Domestic Violence

19 October 2020:
Joe Altonji, Yale University
Marriage Dynamics, Earnings Dynamics, and Lifetime Family Income

02 November 2020:
TBA

16 November 2020:
Raquel Fernandez, New York University

30 November 2020:
Iris Bohnet, Harvard University
Supply- and Demand-Side Effects in Performance Appraisals: Gender and Race

14 December 2020:
Oriana Bandiera, LSE

11 January 2021:
Barbara Petrongolo, Queen Mary University

REGISTER
Zoom link


02/11/2020 Online Geneva Trade and Development Workshop - 4, Online Seminar
With: UNCTAD,World Trade Organization,The Graduate Institute, Geneva (HEID),Geneva School of Economics and Management (GSEM)
Join us for the Fall 2020 series:
Online Geneva Trade and Development Workshop
Mondays, 10AM (ET), 3PM (GMT), 4PM (CET)

The GTDW is an established regular trade and development seminar series organized jointly by the Geneva School of Economics and Management of the University of Geneva (GSEM), the Graduate Institute in Geneva (IHEID), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). After twelve years of running as an on-site seminar, the online edition of GTDW is co-organized with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). Visit GTDW's website for further information: www.gtdw.ch.

Organizers:

Julia Cajal-Grossi (IHEID)
Monika Mrázová (GSEM and CEPR)
Frédéric Robert-Nicoud (GSEM and CEPR)

Schedule:

Each meeting will take place on a Monday at 10.00 AM (ET) / 3.00 PM (GMT) / 4.00 PM (CET) and last for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

The line-up of speakers is as follows:
5th Oct: Nina Pavcnik (Dartmouth College and CEPR)
12th Oct: Pol Antràs (Harvard University and CEPR)
26th Oct: Beata Smarzynska Javorcik (EBRD and CEPR)
2nd Nov: Laura Alfaro (Harvard University and CEPR)
9th Nov: David Atkin (MIT and CEPR)
30th Nov: Mary Amiti (NY Fed and CEPR)
14th Dec: Dave Donaldson (MIT and CEPR)

The seminar will consist of a 60 minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes of open discussion. During the presentation, the audience will be automatically muted and may submit questions using the Q&A facility. The hosts will collect a few questions of general interest and relay them to the speaker at intervals, ensuring the flow of the seminar. The last 15 minutes of the event will be reserved for an open discussion, where participants may raise their hand to ask questions live, directly to the speaker.

The events will be live-streamed on YouTube and will be available in real time on GTDW's webpage (www.gtdw.ch). Video recordings of past seminars will be held in a repository on www.gtdw.ch. Please note that you may be recorded if you ask a question live during the Q&A.

Abuse of the seminar will not be tolerated.

Register online


04/11/2020 CEPR Webinar: The Political Economy Webinar Series 6, Online Seminar
After the success of the spring sessions, we are very happy to announce that the monthly political economics webinar series will resume after the summer break.

The new set of confirmed speakers for the autumn sessions is: Stefanie Stantcheva (Harvard University and CEPR) on Wednesday 2nd of September, followed by Gilat Levy (LSE and CEPR) on Wednesday 7th of October, Ekaterina Zhuravskaya (PSE and CEPR) on the 4th of November and lastly by Maria Petrova (UPF and CEPR) on the 2nd of December.
As usual the format of the webinar will be as follows: the speaker will have 60 minutes to present their research. During those 60 minutes, questions will be limited to clarifying questions. After that, there will be 15 minutes for general questions and discussions.
This series of webinars is organised by the CEPR Political Economy Group together with the Research and Policy Network on Populism and Research and Policy Network on Conflict.

For more info and to register see here.


04/11/2020 International Macro History Online Seminar Series - 7, 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:
https://www.graduateinstitute.ch/research-centres/centre-finance-and-development/seminar-series#International%20Macro%20History%20Online%20Seminar.


05/11/2020 Secular Stagnation, Low Interest Rates and Low Inflation: Causes and Implications for Policy, Brussels

Organizers: Robert Kollmann

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.

DG ECFIN at the European Commission is organising a conference on the theme 'Secular Stagnation, Low Interest Rates and Low Inflation: Causes and Implications for Policy' in cooperation with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control. The conference will be held at the European Commission (Brussels), on 5-6 November 2020.

Slow growth, low interest rates and low inflation relative to emerging markets characterize the macroeconomic environment in the Euro Area and other advanced economies. This economic landscape raises the fear that, absent policy intervention, advanced economies will face continued stagnation. Going forward, policymakers need to assess the underlying sources, and formulate macroeconomic policy appropriately.

This conference will contribute to this debate and shed light on key policy questions: Which factors explain low growth and low rates? Why has inflation remained below the ECB's target, despite accommodative monetary policy? To what extent do catch-up growth and high savings rates in emerging markets contribute to the observed dynamics?

The conference will bring together researchers and policymakers to discuss innovative research in these areas. We would like to include both empirical and theoretical papers. A non-exhaustive list of topics includes:

  • Decoupling of advanced and emerging countries' growth prospects
  • Domestic and global drivers of low growth and low interest rates: demand for safe assets, demographics, productivity growth
  • Government debt policy in a low interest rate environment
  • Secular decline in interest rates in advanced countries: effects on global capital flows
  • Global competitive pressure and world price dynamics
  • Integration of emerging markets in the global financial system
  • Implications of low natural interest rates for monetary and fiscal policy
  • Zero lower bound episodes, the macroeconomic policy mix, and unconventional policy tools
  • International policy coordination and spillovers of macroeconomic policy in a low interest rate environment

The program will include 14 papers. There will be a discussant for each paper.

Günter Coenen (ECB), Giancarlo Corsetti (Cambridge and CEPR), Gauti Eggertsson (Brown), Luca Fornaro (CREI and CEPR), Jordi Galí (CREI and CEPR) and Felix Kubler (Zurich) have already accepted to present their work at the conference.

Selected papers presented at the conference will be considered for a special issue of the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control (JEDC) titled "Secular Stagnation, Low Interest Rates and Low Inflation: Causes and Implications for Policy". Authors submitting a paper are asked to indicate whether they wish their paper to be considered for the special issue. The special issue will be edited by the scientific committee of the conference. Papers will be refereed according to usual JEDC standards. However, the editors will expedite the editorial process and aim to make final acceptance decisions by the summer of 2021. Authors are thus strongly encouraged to present papers that are already relatively complete and polished, at the conference.

The DEADLINE for submitting papers is 15 June 2020. To submit a paper, please email a draft or extended abstract of the paper in PDF format to: [email protected]. Preference will be given to completed papers and to detailed drafts. The selected contributors will be notified by 15 July 2020. Workshop attendance is by invitation only. Contact & questions: R. Kollmann, [email protected].

Travel and hotel expenses of academic authors and discussants will be reimbursed as follows (economy class): 450 EUR for participants based in Europe; 1500$ for travel from US/Canada East Coast; 2000$ for travel from US/Canada West Coast and Asia/Australasia. Hotel expenses of authors and discussants based at policy institutions will also be covered by the organisers (please contact the conference organisers, if no travel funds from home institutions are available).

Scientific committee:
Robert Kollmann (Université Libre de Bruxelles and CEPR), Thomas Lubik (Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, JEDC Editor) and Werner Roeger (DG ECFIN, European Commission)

Local organizers:
Jan in't Veld (DG ECFIN, European Commission), Philipp Pfeifer (DG ECFIN, European Commission) and Lukas Vogel (DG ECFIN, European Commission)


09/11/2020 CEPR International Virtual Organization Economics Seminars - Seminar 7 - The Dynamics of Norm Formation and Norm Decay, Online Seminar

Organizers: Oriana Bandiera, Morten Bennedsen, Wouter Dessein, Maria Guadalupe, Niko Matouschek, Andrea Prat, Raffaella Sadun, Kathryn Shaw and John Van Reenen
The CEPR International Virtual Organization Economics Seminars (CIVOE-Seminars) is aimed at drawing together organizational economics and personnel economics speakers during this time when our university and NBER conferences are occurring less frequently. We are also taking the opportunity to make this a truly international collection of colleagues and speakers.  We will meet via a webinar monthly on Mondays at 6pm CET. Further details about CIVOE can be found here: https://sites.google.com/view/cepr-ivoes.

Please note that our seventh CIVOE seminar will now be taking place on Monday 9 November 2020 at 6pm CET / 5pm London / 12pm East Coast / 11am Chicago / 9am West Coast.  Please remember to update your diary with the new date for this seminar. Our speaker will be Ernst Fehr (University of Zurich and CEPR) presenting on “The Dynamics of Norm Formation and Norm Decay” with Ivo Schurtenberger. 

Title: The Dynamics of Norm Formation and Norm Decay

Authors: Ernst Fehr & Ivo Schurtenberger, University of Zurich

Extended Abstract: Social norms are a ubiquitous feature of social life and appear to pervade almost every aspect of human social interaction. They are commonly known standards of behavior that are based on widely shared views of how individual group members ought to behave. However, despite their omnipresence fundamental questions related to social norms lack convincing answers: How and when do normative standards of behavior emerge? How are they maintained and when do they decay? Do social norms activate intrinsic motivations to comply with them and are these motivations sufficient to ensure compliance? Do norms exert an independent causal effect on behavior or are they simply an epiphenomenon of the web of prevailing incentives and institutions? Do norm violations undermine or change the normative standard and the extent to which it is widely shared? Do normative standards also affect their own enforcement? Do they affect the behavioral responses to norm enforcement behaviors?

Progress in answering these questions has been severely retarded by a lack of directly observable “high-frequency” measures of normative behavioral standards that assume the properties of social norms. Here, we develop and validate such a measure in the context of an experimental collective action problemand show how it helps to answer the above mentioned questions. We show, in particular, that widely shared normative standards do trigger compliance motives and increase participation in normatively required collective action. However, the strength and nature of the compliance motives are insufficient to ensure maintenance of social norms. In fact, in the absence of explicit opportunities for sanctioning norm violators, norms eventually lose any behavioral drawing power: initial norm violations are not sanctioned and are associated with (i) further increases in norm violations, (ii) a steady decay in the normative standard and (iii) a break-down of the normative consensus.

The provision of voluntary sanctioning opportunities, however, not only blocks all three above mentioned processes but also causes an increase in the normative consensus and leads to the stable maintenance of a social norm. Finally, we vary the opportunity for the formation of social norms exogenously and document that – when peer sanctioning is possible – social norms exert a causal impact by increasing the overall participation in collective action while simultaneously reducing the sanctioning of those who don’t participate. In other words, social norms render the establishment and enforcement of collective action more efficient.

Further Reading:
Behavioral Foundations of Corporate Culture is a popular piece written by Ernst Fehr (University of Zurich) that applies the ideas to the organizational context and to the problem of creating a cooperative corporate culture.

Please register your interest by using this link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqdumgrj4jHdbaZj1S6iuKhcNTOAJDJlXo. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. You will only need to register once and can use the same Zoom joining details to join the remaining 2 seminars for the fall semester.

Please feel free to forward this email to anyone you think may be interested.

To get in touch with us, suggest a speaker, or any other questions, please email us at
[email protected]. Or to join the CIVOE mailing list please click here.

09/11/2020 Online Geneva Trade and Development Workshop - 5, Online Seminar
With: UNCTAD,World Trade Organization,The Graduate Institute, Geneva (HEID),Geneva School of Economics and Management (GSEM)
Join us for the Fall 2020 series:
Online Geneva Trade and Development Workshop
Mondays, 10AM (ET), 3PM (GMT), 4PM (CET)

The GTDW is an established regular trade and development seminar series organized jointly by the Geneva School of Economics and Management of the University of Geneva (GSEM), the Graduate Institute in Geneva (IHEID), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). After twelve years of running as an on-site seminar, the online edition of GTDW is co-organized with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). Visit GTDW's website for further information: www.gtdw.ch.

Organizers:

Julia Cajal-Grossi (IHEID)
Monika Mrázová (GSEM and CEPR)
Frédéric Robert-Nicoud (GSEM and CEPR)

Schedule:

Each meeting will take place on a Monday at 10.00 AM (ET) / 3.00 PM (GMT) / 4.00 PM (CET) and last for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

The line-up of speakers is as follows:
5th Oct: Nina Pavcnik (Dartmouth College and CEPR)
12th Oct: Pol Antràs (Harvard University and CEPR)
26th Oct: Beata Smarzynska Javorcik (EBRD and CEPR)
2nd Nov: Laura Alfaro (Harvard University and CEPR)
9th Nov: David Atkin (MIT and CEPR)
30th Nov: Mary Amiti (NY Fed and CEPR)
14th Dec: Dave Donaldson (MIT and CEPR)

The seminar will consist of a 60 minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes of open discussion. During the presentation, the audience will be automatically muted and may submit questions using the Q&A facility. The hosts will collect a few questions of general interest and relay them to the speaker at intervals, ensuring the flow of the seminar. The last 15 minutes of the event will be reserved for an open discussion, where participants may raise their hand to ask questions live, directly to the speaker.

The events will be live-streamed on YouTube and will be available in real time on GTDW's webpage (www.gtdw.ch). Video recordings of past seminars will be held in a repository on www.gtdw.ch. Please note that you may be recorded if you ask a question live during the Q&A.

Abuse of the seminar will not be tolerated.

Register online


10/11/2020 CEPR Advanced Forum in Financial Economics (CAFFE) 3, Online Seminar

We are delighted to announce that the CEPR Network on Financial Economics is launching a virtual seminar series at the start of the academic year.

The CEPR Advanced Forum for Financial Economics (CAFFE) will be organized by Laurent Calvet, Kim Peijnenburg, and Raman Uppal from EDHEC Business School. Its objective is to make cutting-edge finance research available to researchers based in Europe and around the world. There will be one seminar each month covering all topics in Financial Economics. The seminar is open to all participants but special emphasis will be placed on European-based researchers working on novel issues such as the financial implications of Covid-19. We view this seminar series as a joint venture of all researchers in Financial Economics and we very much look forward to your wholehearted and enthusiastic support.

Each seminar will run for 75 minutes, with 40 minutes allocated to the speaker, 20 minutes to a discussant, and 15 minutes for questions from the audience. The seminar starts just after lunch at 2PM CET (1PM London time), so have your caffè during CAFFE!

On Tuesday the 10 November our speaker is Lorenzo Bretscher (London Business School). For more information and to register see here.


10/11/2020 CEPR-VDEV Webinars - 5, Webinar

Organizers: Martina Björkman Nyqvist, Giacomo De Giorgi, Gianmarco León-Ciliotta and Karen Macours
CEPR-VDEV Webinars is an online seminar series, featuring invited speakers in the area of Development Economics. It was set up in the spring semester of 2020 as the VDEV webinar and will now continue joint with CEPR during autumn. It is organized jointly by CEPR, the University of Geneva (UniGe), the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Barcelona GSE), Paris School of Economics (PSE) and Stockholm School of Economics.

Organizers:

Martina Björkman Nyqvist (Stockholm School of Economics, Misum and CEPR)
Giacomo De Giorgi (IEE/GSEM, University of Geneva and CEPR)
Gianmarco León-Ciliotta (U. Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona GSE, IPEG and CEPR)
Karen Macours (PSE, INRAE and CEPR).

Schedule:

Sessions will take place on Tuesdays at 5pm CEST, 4pm BST, 11am EST, 8am PST, and last for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

The line-up of speakers is as follows:

10th Nov: Jakob Svensson (IIES Stockholm University and CEPR)
24th Nov: Andrew Foster (Brown University)
1st Dec: Alessandra Voena (Stanford University and CEPR)
15th Dec: Oriana Bandiera (LSE and CEPR)


11/11/2020 International Macro History Online Seminar Series - 8, 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:
https://www.graduateinstitute.ch/research-centres/centre-finance-and-development/seminar-series#International%20Macro%20History%20Online%20Seminar.


13/11/2020 CEPR Household Finance Seminar Series - 10, 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 13 November - Raman Uppal (EDHEC Business School and CEPR), Adrian Buss (INSEAD - Finance and CEPR) and Grigory Vilkov (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management) presenting on "Investor Sophistication and Portfolio Dynamics."

To receive information on how to join each seminar, please sign up to our CEPR Household Finance mailing list by clicking https://portal.cepr.org/cepr-household-finance-seminar-series. 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 https://cepr.org/cepr-household-finance-seminar-series.


16/11/2020 Gender Economics Seminar Series - 5, Online Seminar
With: Stockholm University,Uppsala University
We are delighted to announce a new CEPR Seminar Series in Gender Economics. The first seminar will take place on 21 September with a presentation by Fabrizio Zilibotti (Yale University). The full programme can be found below.

We will meet via a bi-weekly webinar on Mondays at 10AM ET / 3PM BST / 4PM CEST. Each seminar will be 1 hour long and will consist of a presentation and a Q&A session. Please register below to receive the Zoom link.

ORGANIZERS
Johanna Rickne (Stockholm University and CEPR)
Olle Folke (Uppsala University)

PROGRAMME

21 September 2020:
Fabrizio Zilibotti, Yale University
It Takes a Village: The Economics of Parenting with Neighborhood and Peer Effects

05 October 2020:
Sonia Bhalotra, Essex University
Layoffs, Benefits and Domestic Violence

19 October 2020:
Joe Altonji, Yale University
Marriage Dynamics, Earnings Dynamics, and Lifetime Family Income

02 November 2020:
TBA

16 November 2020:
Raquel Fernandez, New York University

30 November 2020:
Iris Bohnet, Harvard University
Supply- and Demand-Side Effects in Performance Appraisals: Gender and Race

14 December 2020:
Oriana Bandiera, LSE

11 January 2021:
Barbara Petrongolo, Queen Mary University

REGISTER
Zoom link


18/11/2020 International Macro History Online Seminar Series - 9, 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:
https://www.graduateinstitute.ch/research-centres/centre-finance-and-development/seminar-series#International%20Macro%20History%20Online%20Seminar.


19/11/2020 Globalization, Technology and Firms: Labor Market Outcomes, Online Seminar

Organizers: Ariell Reshef and Farid Toubal
The third conference on “Globalization, Technology and Firms: Labor Market Outcomes” focuses this year on the roles of globalisation, technology and labour market regulation on growth and labour market outcomes. Most economic activity in advanced economies is organised within and between firms. Therefore, changes in types of firms, their internal organisation and in firms’ market and employment shares over time are important factors that drive structural change and changes in the labour income distribution. The objective of the webinar is to discuss recent contributions to the understanding of the rapid structural change experienced by most advanced economies recently.

This conference will take place online, to view the programme, please click on https://cepr.org/2524. Register in advance for this webinar by clicking on https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XSWWA3XURves-NKaI4Tc_g. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

If you have any difficulties registering for this webinar, please contact Mandy Chan, Senior Events Officer at [email protected].

Organisers

Ariell Reshef (Paris School of Economics) and Farid Toubal (
ENS Paris-Saclay, CEPII, CESifo and CEPR)


24/11/2020 CEPR-VDEV Webinars - 6, Webinar

Organizers: Martina Björkman Nyqvist, Giacomo De Giorgi, Gianmarco León-Ciliotta and Karen Macours
CEPR-VDEV Webinars is an online seminar series, featuring invited speakers in the area of Development Economics. It was set up in the spring semester of 2020 as the VDEV webinar and will now continue joint with CEPR during autumn. It is organized jointly by CEPR, the University of Geneva (UniGe), the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Barcelona GSE), Paris School of Economics (PSE) and Stockholm School of Economics.

Organizers:

Martina Björkman Nyqvist (Stockholm School of Economics, Misum and CEPR)
Giacomo De Giorgi (IEE/GSEM, University of Geneva and CEPR)
Gianmarco León-Ciliotta (U. Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona GSE, IPEG and CEPR)
Karen Macours (PSE, INRAE and CEPR).

Schedule:

Sessions will take place on Tuesdays at 5pm CEST, 4pm BST, 11am EST, 8am PST, and last for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

The line-up of speakers is as follows:

24th Nov: Andrew Foster (Brown University)
1st Dec: Alessandra Voena (Stanford University and CEPR)
15th Dec: Oriana Bandiera (LSE and CEPR)


25/11/2020 International Macro History Online Seminar Series - 10, 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:
https://www.graduateinstitute.ch/research-centres/centre-finance-and-development/seminar-series#International%20Macro%20History%20Online%20Seminar.


27/11/2020 CEPR Household Finance Seminar Series - 11, 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 27 November - Matteo Benetton (University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business), Giovanni Compiani (University of Chicago Booth School of Business) presenting on "Investors? Beliefs and Asset Prices: A Structural Model of Cryptocurrency Demand."

To receive information on how to join each seminar, please sign up to our CEPR Household Finance mailing list by clicking https://portal.cepr.org/cepr-household-finance-seminar-series. 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 https://cepr.org/cepr-household-finance-seminar-series.


30/11/2020 Online Geneva Trade and Development Workshop - 6, Online Seminar
With: UNCTAD,World Trade Organization,The Graduate Institute, Geneva (HEID),Geneva School of Economics and Management (GSEM)
Join us for the Fall 2020 series:
Online Geneva Trade and Development Workshop
Mondays, 10AM (ET), 3PM (GMT), 4PM (CET)

The GTDW is an established regular trade and development seminar series organized jointly by the Geneva School of Economics and Management of the University of Geneva (GSEM), the Graduate Institute in Geneva (IHEID), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). After twelve years of running as an on-site seminar, the online edition of GTDW is co-organized with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). Visit GTDW's website for further information: www.gtdw.ch.

Organizers:

Julia Cajal-Grossi (IHEID)
Monika Mrázová (GSEM and CEPR)
Frédéric Robert-Nicoud (GSEM and CEPR)

Schedule:

Each meeting will take place on a Monday at 10.00 AM (ET) / 3.00 PM (GMT) / 4.00 PM (CET) and last for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

The line-up of speakers is as follows:
5th Oct: Nina Pavcnik (Dartmouth College and CEPR)
12th Oct: Pol Antràs (Harvard University and CEPR)
26th Oct: Beata Smarzynska Javorcik (EBRD and CEPR)
2nd Nov: Laura Alfaro (Harvard University and CEPR)
9th Nov: David Atkin (MIT and CEPR)
30th Nov: Mary Amiti (NY Fed and CEPR)
14th Dec: Dave Donaldson (MIT and CEPR)

The seminar will consist of a 60 minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes of open discussion. During the presentation, the audience will be automatically muted and may submit questions using the Q&A facility. The hosts will collect a few questions of general interest and relay them to the speaker at intervals, ensuring the flow of the seminar. The last 15 minutes of the event will be reserved for an open discussion, where participants may raise their hand to ask questions live, directly to the speaker.

The events will be live-streamed on YouTube and will be available in real time on GTDW's webpage (www.gtdw.ch). Video recordings of past seminars will be held in a repository on www.gtdw.ch. Please note that you may be recorded if you ask a question live during the Q&A.

Abuse of the seminar will not be tolerated.

Register online


30/11/2020 PEDL Workshop 2020, Online Seminar

Organizers: Morgan Hardy, Christian Meyer, Ed Sellers and Christopher Woodruff

Young Scholars Matchmaking Workshop 2020 - Call for Ideas

 
The Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries (PEDL) programme pursues a research agenda that aims to better understand what determines the strength of market forces driving efficiency in low-income countries (LICs).

To strengthen the links between young scholars in higher- and lower-income countries working in this rapidly growing field of research, the PEDL programme is organising a virtual matchmaking and project development workshop. This workshop aims to bring together pre-dissertation PhD candidates from institutions in higher-income countries with PhD candidates and young scholars from institutions in lower-income countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Young scholars should be no more than three years out of their PhD.

Over the course of two weeks, we will gather for three days with the aim of fostering new ideas and developing projects, grant proposals, and, importantly, collaborations across these groups for research on the frontier of private enterprise development in Africa and South Asia.

The workshop will begin with a keynote highlighting open questions and opportunities for possible contributions. Participants will then come together for an Ideas Fair, where they will pitch research interests and ideas that are open to collaboration. Based on this initial meeting, participants will be grouped according to their interests and, with the support of workshop leaders, work together to identify, develop and present joint projects, possibly leading to grant proposals fundable by PEDL or other organisations. The best ideas can be presented at the PEDL Young Scholars Conference 2020, where teams will be able to receive feedback from senior scholars in the field.

Those interested in participating should download and complete the application form and prepare a brief letter of motivation and an up-to-date version of their CV. The application form will ask candidates to clearly state the research question(s), potential methods to answer the question, and the geographic focus of the project. The ideas that you present in the application form should be ones which you are open to collaborating on with other workshop participants. PhD candidates should also arrange to have a letter of support from their dissertation supervisor sent to us.

To submit your application, please compile the following three documents into one PDF document: the completed application form, a letter of motivation and an up-to-date version of your CV. Please upload this PDF to the CEPR Portal here by October 30, 2020 23:59 GMT.

On the Portal, you will need to create an account here to submit an application. Once logged in, you can find the PEDL Workshop 2020 page via the link here. To upload your collated PDF, check the box where it asks, “Would you like to submit a paper?” and a new option will appear to upload your document. Please use “Workshop Application” as title and abstract and ignore other sections such as co-authors.

We aim to inform accepted applicants by mid-November 2020. Any queries about the event or application process can be sent to [email protected]. Letters of support should also be sent directly to [email protected].

Applicants that are selected to participate in the Young Scholars Workshop 2020 are also invited to attend the PEDL Young Scholars Conference 2020. An application to present at the Conference does not preclude an application to the Workshop or vice versa.

Morgan Hardy, NYU Abu Dhabi

Christian Meyer, University of Oxford

Chris Woodruff, University of Oxford, PEDL and CEPR


30/11/2020 Gender Economics Seminar Series - 6, Online Seminar
With: Stockholm University,Uppsala University
We are delighted to announce a new CEPR Seminar Series in Gender Economics. The first seminar will take place on 21 September with a presentation by Fabrizio Zilibotti (Yale University). The full programme can be found below.

We will meet via a bi-weekly webinar on Mondays at 10AM ET / 3PM BST / 4PM CEST. Each seminar will be 1 hour long and will consist of a presentation and a Q&A session. Please register below to receive the Zoom link.

ORGANIZERS
Johanna Rickne (Stockholm University and CEPR)
Olle Folke (Uppsala University)

PROGRAMME

21 September 2020:
Fabrizio Zilibotti, Yale University
It Takes a Village: The Economics of Parenting with Neighborhood and Peer Effects

05 October 2020:
Sonia Bhalotra, Essex University
Layoffs, Benefits and Domestic Violence

19 October 2020:
Joe Altonji, Yale University
Marriage Dynamics, Earnings Dynamics, and Lifetime Family Income

02 November 2020:
TBA

16 November 2020:
Raquel Fernandez, New York University

30 November 2020:
Iris Bohnet, Harvard University
Supply- and Demand-Side Effects in Performance Appraisals: Gender and Race

14 December 2020:
Oriana Bandiera, LSE

11 January 2021:
Barbara Petrongolo, Queen Mary University

REGISTER
Zoom link