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Meetings for the month of February 2021

2020 (entire year)

09/02/2021 CEPR Advanced Forum in Financial Economics (CAFFE) 6, 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 9 February our speaker is Marieke Bos (Stockholm School of Economics). For more information and to register see here.


12/02/2021 CEPR Conference: The Politics of Regulation and Central Banking, Rotterdam
With: Tilburg University,University of Amsterdam,Erasmus University Rotterdam
Organizers: Dana Foarta, Deniz Igan, Thomas Lambert, Frédéric Malherbe, Kris James Mitchener, Enrico C Perotti, Alessandro Riboni, Magdalena Rola-Janicka, Martin Schmalz, Vikrant Vig and Paolo Volpin
This is the first edition of an annual conference series on the Political Economy of Finance. Three leading Dutch universities – Erasmus University Rotterdam, Tilburg University, and the University of Amsterdam – will host the annual event in order to build a European platform for researchers in this highly topical area, usually treated separately in economics and finance. For its first edition, the conference will be dedicated to exploring the intersections between political economy and central banking.

The academic program will consist of six papers and each paper will be allocated two discussants. The first edition of this conference series will also feature a keynote lecture by Francesco Trebbi (Berkeley Haas and CEPR).

The organising committee invites submissions of theoretical and empirical papers on the following topics (the list is non-exhaustive):
  • Political institutions and power and the design of banking and monetary unions
  • Private interests in banking regulation, supervision, and resolution
  • Political independence and the conduct of monetary and financial policies
  • Central bank’s mandate in a constitutional democracy
  • Political economy considerations of central banks’ economic stimulus programs after a pandemic
  • Politics of bailouts, bail-ins, and state aid control in a (partial) banking union
  • Political pressures and regulatory capture in a dual national-supranational supervisory architecture
  • The economic and political consequences of central bank capture
  • Lobbyists, technocrats, and central bankers
  • Political economy aspects of a central bank digital currency
Organising committee:
  • Thomas Lambert (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
  • Enrico Perotti (University of Amsterdam and CEPR)
  • Magdalena Rola-Janicka (Tilburg University)
Programme committee:
  • Dana Foarta (Stanford GSB)
  • Hans Gersbach (ETH Zurich and CEPR)
  • Deniz Igan (International Monetary Fund)
  • Frederic Malherbe (University College London and CEPR)
  • Kris James Mitchener (Santa Clara University and CEPR)
  • Enrico Perotti (University of Amsterdam and CEPR)
  • Alessandro Riboni (Ecole Polytechnique and CEPR)
  • Martin Schmalz (University of Oxford and CEPR)
  • Vikrant Vig (London Business School and CEPR)
  • Paolo Volpin (City University London and CEPR)
Submission procedure:
To submit a paper please visit the
https://portal.cepr.org/cepr-conference-politics-regulation-and-central-banking. The deadline for submission is 6pm (GMT), Sunday 15 November 2020.

If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mandy Chan at
[email protected] for assistance (with subject header “CEPR Conference The Politics of Regulation and Central Banking”). There is no submission fee. The authors will be notified about the acceptance of papers by Friday 18 December 2020.

Further Information:
The conference will be held at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, in a blended format allowing for both physical and online participation. The conference is scheduled on Friday 12 February 2021 between 9:00 and 18.00 and followed by a dinner with all physical participants.
Depending on sanitary constraints at the time of the meeting, the conference may be held entirely online.

There is no conference fee and there are no accommodation costs for the invited presenters, discussants and chairs, but all participants must cover their own travel costs. Accommodation costs and meals during the conference will be sponsored by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) and Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM).

Information regarding the conference can be sought on the conference
website and in case of questions please contact the organising committee at [email protected].


12/02/2021 CEPR Household Finance Seminar Series - 15, 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 12 February - Dimuthu Ratnadiwakara Louisiana State University and Buvaneshwaran Venugopal, University of Central Florida - College of Business Administration presenting on " Climate Risk Perceptions and Demand for Flood Insurance."

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.


26/02/2021 CEPR Household Finance Seminar Series - 16, 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 26 February - Paolina Medina (Mays Business School of Texas A&M University) and Michaela Pagel (Columbia University and CEPR) presenting on "Does Saving Cause Borrowing?."

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.