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Meetings for the month of December 2020

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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.

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)


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 no later than July 31st, 2020. Authors of successful submissions will be notified by early September.