Conferences, workshops and lunchtime briefings: Participation is limited. If you would like to obtain more information, please contact our Events Team.
Dissemination Events: These meetings are open. Email our Events Team for more information.
Meetings for the month of December 2019
|02/12/2019||15th Joint ECB/CEPR Labour Market Workshop on "Labour Market Adjustments", Frankfurt am Main|
Organizers: Ghazala Y. Azmat, Agostino Consolo, Francesco Fasani, Ana Lamo and Filippos Petroulakis
|The workshop is being organised by the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). We welcome both theoretical and empirical contributions. Research topics of particular relevance to the conference include the following:
Attending the workshop
|06/12/2019||Heterogeneous Agents or Heterogeneous Information: Which Route for Monetary Policy?, Paris|
|Hosted By: Banque de France
Organizers: Gaetano Gaballo, Erwan Gautier and Christoph Grosse-Steffen
|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.
Recent research has demonstrated the empirical and theoretical relevance of heterogeneity in agents for the understanding of business cycles. One stream of literature has focused on the structural differences across households and across firms whereas another strand stresses the implications of agents having incomplete and asymmetric information.
The BdF-CEPR conference aims at bringing together leading researchers from academia, central banks and other policy institutions to present research findings related to the effects of these two types of heterogeneity on the conduct of monetary policy. What are the key differences between the two channels and are there potential complementarities?
Confirmed invited keynote speakers are:
All presentations will be in plenary sessions and each paper will be assigned a discussant. Some of the topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Authors who are CEPR members can upload their submission on the following registration link https://portal.cepr.org/heterogeneous-agents-or-heterogeneous-information-which-route-monetary-policy. Please also indicate in your submission whether you would be interested in being a discussant as well. If you are not a CEPR member, please create a CEPR profile at https://portal.cepr.org/user/register and then click on the registration link above to make a submission. 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 deadline for paper submission is Tuesday 10 September 2019. Authors of accepted papers will be informed by 1st October 2019. Travel and local accommodation for speakers and discussants from academic institutions will be funded by the Banque de France according to its internal guidelines.
|09/12/2019||Recent trends in firm organization and firm dynamics: determinants and future challenges, Banca d'Italia|
|Banca d'Italia and Banque de France in collaboration with Sciences Po and EIEF are organizing a research conference on "Recent trends in firm organization and firm dynamics" to be held in Rome on December 9th and 10th 2019.
The conference aims to create a forum for discussion on issues related to the recent patterns of firms activity, the organization of production and financing decision, as well as their determinants, consequences and implications for policymaking. Both theoretical and empirical work in macro and microeconomics is welcome.
The conference will feature three keynote speeches by Jan Eeckhout (UPF Barcelona and CEPR), Thierry Mayer (Sciences Po and CEPR) and Stefanie Stantcheva (Harvard and CEPR).
Papers are invited on the following (non-exhaustive) list of topics:
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Paper submission: Interested authors should submit a detailed extended abstract or, preferably, a complete paper in PDF format to: http://editorialexpress.com/conference/firmorgdyn by August 15, 2019. Decisions of acceptance or rejection 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.
Program committee: Juan Carluccio (Banque de France), Federico Cingano (Banca d?Italia), Sabien Dobbelaere (VU Amsterdam), Paolo Finaldi Russo (Banca d?Italia), Stéphane Guibaud (Sciences Po), Isabelle Méjean (CREST-Ecole Polytechnique), Jean-Stéphane Mésonnier (Banque de France), Claudio Michelacci (EIEF and CEPR).
|12/12/2019||1st Annual Conference of the Private Sector Development Research Network Private Enterprise and Inclusion, Geneva|
Organizers: Ugo Panizza
Paddy Carter, CDC Group
Neil Gregory, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Adnan Khan, International Growth Centre (IGC)
Jonathan Leape, International Growth Centre (IGC)
Nancy Lee, Center for Global Development (CGD)
Alessandro Maffioli, IDB Invest
Alastair McKechnie, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
Ugo Panizza, Graduate Institute's Centre for Finance and Development (CFD) and CEPR
Alexandros Ragoussis, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Patricia Yanez-Pagans, IDB Invest
There is little doubt that progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will require investments to grow private enterprise in low and lower middle-income countries (LLMICs) in order to create opportunities for, and provide services to, the poor and other under-served groups. But the behavior of private firms and markets in these countries, and their contributions to sustainable development, are not well understood. In which enterprises is investment most socially beneficial, and how can we obtain evidence of those benefits? In which ways can markets and firms make a difference at a scale that substantially reduces poverty? This conference offers an opportunity to bring together staff of Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) and donor agencies involved in private sector development, with academics who study private firms and markets from the fields of economics (such as industrial organization, international trade and investment), finance, business and development studies. It aims to provide a forum to present and discuss new evidence, data, analysis and set the agenda for future research relevant to development institutions as a basis for collaboration. The conference is intended for researchers who are interested in influencing practice and who are curious about how practitioners perceive the problems that they face, and for practitioners who want to learn from researchers.
The event will focus primarily on the actions and behaviors of private firms, investors and markets rather than on government policy. It is differentiated from other conferences because of the markets it aims to focus - LLMIC, but also the institutions it aims to engage in dialogue - DFIs, think tanks and universities with an active and applied research agenda on private sector development. However, insights for policy and regulation of markets and firms are within scope.
The first conference of Private Sector Development Research Network will focus on inclusive firms and markets and consider questions around characteristics of inclusive business, ways to measure impact, and ways to support inclusion by a range of actors. The questions of interest focus on two key actors - the private sector and development finance institutions - and aim for research that contributes with actionable insights on the ways businesses affect inclusion, either proactively or not, and the ways development finance institutions and other actors can promote inclusion through private sector activity. In particular, the conference organizers welcome papers (even in draft format) that address the following questions:
There is no submission fee and funding will be available for selected participants. Papers (even in draft format) should be submitted as PDF files to Bettina Santos [email protected] by 1 September 2019. Accepted Authors will be notified by 22 September 2019. When submitting a paper, please specify if you need funding to attend the conference.
|16/12/2019||4th Zurich Conference on Public Finance in Developing Countries, Zurich|
We are delighted to invite you to submit a paper or extended abstract for the 4th Zurich Conference on Public Finance in Developing Countries.
Keynote Speaker: Adnan Khan Research and Policy Director, International Growth Center
The goal of the conference is to bring together leading economists working on public economics in developing countries. The event provides an opportunity for researchers from different universities and countries to discuss their work in a relaxed atmosphere and to develop long-term collaborative relationships. To foster the desired interaction, we ask that participants stay for the entire duration of the conference. Ski Day (Optional) The Zurich Department of Economics is organizing a ski day on Wednesday, December 18, 2019. Funding Economy class travel and hotel accommodation will be covered for presenters and discussants. Participation is free both for presenters and other participants.
Organizers: Nada Eissa (Georgetown University, NBER and IGC) Francois Gerard (Columbia University and CEPR) Joana Naritomi (London School of Economics and CEPR) Oyebola Okunogbe (World Bank) Dina Pomeranz (University of Zurich, CEPR and IGC)