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01/12/2020 CEPR-VDEV Webinars - 7, 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:

1st Dec: Alessandra Voena (Stanford University and CEPR)
15th Dec: Oriana Bandiera (LSE and CEPR)


02/12/2020 International Macro History Online Seminar Series - 11, 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.


02/12/2020 CEPR Webinar: The Political Economy Webinar Series 7, 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.


04/12/2020 3rd Joint Research Conference on Firm Financing and Firm Dynamics: "Firms in Times of the Pandemic", Paris
With: Banca d'Italia,Banque de France,Sciences Po
Organizers: Federico Cingano, Stéphane Guibaud, Francesca Lotti, Thierry Mayer, Jean-Stéphane Mésonnier and Frédérique Savignac

 

*Due to the corona pandemic it is at this time unclear whether we will be able to go ahead as planned. We remain hopeful that the situation improves quickly, however please be aware that the conference can take place only if it is safe to do so and may be held entirely online. 


Call for Papers

3rd Joint Research Conference on Firm Financing and Firm Dynamics: "Firms in Times of the Pandemic"


Banque de France, Paris, 4 December 2020

Submission Deadline: Sunday 23 August


Banque de France, Banca d’Italia and Sciences Po, in cooperation with the CEPR, are organising their third joint research conference on trends in firm organisation, firm financing and firm dynamics, to be held in Paris on the 4th of December 2020.

The conference aims to create a forum for discussion on issues related to the recent patterns of firms’ activity, the organisation of production and financing decision, as well as their determinants, consequences and implications for policymaking. This year’s issue of the conference particularly welcomes contributions that aim at highlighting the immediate and the longer-term consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic for firms, in Europe and beyond, as well as assessing the cost and benefits of policies targeted at firms during the first wave of the pandemic in the first semester of 2020.

The conference will feature two keynote lectures by Beata Javorcik (Oxford University, EBRD and CEPR) and David Thesmar (MIT Sloan and CEPR).

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • The relevance and effectiveness of public bailouts and guarantee programs during the pandemic
  • Firms’ financial characteristics, bank-firm relationships and resilience to systemic shocks
  • Impact of the pandemic on firm digitisation, organisation and innovation
  • Impact of lockdowns on e-commerce and competition
  • Trade and trade protectionism risks. The future of global supply chains
  • Firms’ adaptation to climate change and green recovery: brought to a halt or speeded up?
  • Micro and macro patterns of productivity: the COVID shock, firm dynamics and resource allocation
Depending on sanitary constraints at the time of the meeting, the conference may be held entirely online.

Paper submission:
Interested authors should submit a detailed extended abstract or, preferably, a complete paper in PDF format to:
[email protected] by August 23rd, 2020. Decisions of acceptance by the program committee will be announced by mid-September.

Financial support: Accommodation and travel expenses (economy class) for academic authors of accepted papers will be covered. The CEPR reimbursement policy will apply.

Program committee: Federico Cingano (Banca d’Italia), Stéphane Guibaud (Sciences Po), Francesca Lotti (Banca d’Italia), Thierry Mayer (Sciences Po and CEPR), Jean-Stéphane Mésonnier (Banque de France), Frédérique Savignac (Banque de France).

Want to forward to a colleague? Please use this link (to avoid them unsubscribing you by accident).

08/12/2020 CEPR Advanced Forum in Financial Economics (CAFFE) 4, 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 8 December our speaker is Ester Faia (Goethe University Frankfurt and CEPR). For more information and to register see here.


09/12/2020 International Macro History Online Seminar Series - 12, 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.


10/12/2020 PEDL Conference 2020, Online Seminar

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

Young Scholars Conference 2020 - Call for Papers

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).

The PEDL programme will be hosting a two-day virtual conference focused on PhD candidates and young scholars. Presenters should be no more than three years out of their PhD. The conference is open to any paper on firms in lower-income countries, though we particularly encourage submissions from PEDL-funded projects.

To submit your application, please upload your completed paper 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 Conference 2020 page here. To upload your completed paper, check the box where it asks “Would you like to submit a paper?” and a new option will appear to upload your document.

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

The Young Scholars Conference will overlap with the PEDL Young Scholars Matchmaking Workshop 2020. An application to present at the Conference does not preclude an application to the Young Scholars Workshop 2020 or vice versa.

Morgan Hardy, NYU Abu Dhabi

Christian Meyer, University of Oxford

Chris Woodruff, University of Oxford, PEDL and CEPR


11/12/2020 CEPR Household Finance Seminar Series - 12, 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 11 December - Michaela Pagel (Columbia University and CEPR), Scott R. Baker (Northwestern University), R. Farrokhnia (Columbia University), Steffen Meyer (University of Southern Denmark, Danish Finance Institute) and Constantine Yannelis (University of Chicago, Booth School of Business) presenting on "Income, Liquidity, and the Consumption Response to the 2020 Economic Stimulus Payments."

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.


14/12/2020 Gender Economics Seminar Series - 7, 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


14/12/2020 Online Geneva Trade and Development Workshop - 7, 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


14/12/2020 5th Zurich Conference on Public Finance in Developing Countries, Online Seminar
We are delighted to invite you to submit a paper or extended abstract for the 5th Zurich Conference on Public Finance in Developing Countries. This year, the conference will take place online via Zoom.

Keynote Speaker: Rachel Glennerster, Chief Economist of the UK Department for International Development.

We hope that despite the online format, this year?s edition will provide a good opportunity for researchers working on public economics in developing countries to present their work and discuss ideas.

Participation is free for both presenters and other participants.

How to apply
Please upload your paper or extended abstract through this form.
We aim to notify successful applicants at the beginning of November 2020.

Organizers:
Nada Eissa (Georgetown University and NBER)
Francois Gerard (Queen Mary University of London and CEPR)
Joana Naritomi (London School of Economics and CEPR)
Oyebola Okunogbe (World Bank)
Dina Pomeranz (University of Zurich and CEPR)


15/12/2020 CEPR-VDEV Webinars - 8, 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:

15th Dec: Oriana Bandiera (LSE and CEPR)


21/12/2020 Bank of Italy/CEPR/EIEF Conference on "Ownership, Governance, Management & Firm Performance", Rome
Hosted By: Banca d'Italia
Organizers: Renée B Adams, Audinga Baltrunaite, Francesca Lotti, Francesco Manaresi, Sauro Mocetti, Raffaella Sadun and Fabiano Schivardi

Due to the corona pandemic, it is at this time unclear whether we will be able to go ahead as planned. We remain hopeful that the situation improves quickly, however please be aware that the conference can take place only if it is safe to do so. 

The Bank of Italy, the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance, and the Centre for Economic Policy and Research are pleased to announce a research conference on "Ownership, Governance, Management & Firm Performance". The meeting aims at bringing together lead economists to discuss the role of managers and owners in shaping firm performance, with a particular emphasis on micro-macro linkages (from firm behaviour to aggregate productivity growth) and policy implications. Both theoretical and empirical works in macro and microeconomics are welcome.

Topics of interest are related (but not limited) to the following aspects:

  • Corporate governance and firm organsation
  • CEO selection, compensation and behaviour, and firm performance
  • Management quality and management practices
  • Finance and the market for ownership and control
  • Family ownership and management: causes and consequences
  • Firm organisation and business crisis management

Keynote speakers: Renée Adams (Oxford - Said Business School) and Raffaella Sadun (Harvard Business School and CEPR)

Organising committee: Audinga Baltrunaite (Bank of Italy), Francesca Lotti (Bank of Italy), Francesco Manaresi (Bank of Italy), Sauro Mocetti (Bank of Italy) and Fabiano Schivardi (Luiss University, EIEF and CEPR)

Funding                                                                                                                                              

Travel and accommodation expenses for presenters will be covered according to our CEPR guidelines. Meals taken during the conference will be covered for all participants.

How to apply:

Papers should be submitted through Conference Maker® at https://editorialexpress.com/cgi-bin/conference/conference.cgi?action=login&db_name=OGFP2020 no later than July 31st, 2020. Authors of successful submissions will be notified by early September.