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Meetings for the month of April 2018

2018 (entire year)

12/04/2018 Economic Policy Panel, Zurich
Hosted By: Swiss National Bank
This meeting is closed to EP Panel members only.

19/04/2018 The 17th Annual GEP Postgraduate Conference 2018, Nottingham
Hosted By: University of Nottingham
Organizers: Ferdinand Rauch and Alejandro Riaño

The 17th GEP Postgraduate Conference will take place on 19th - 20th April 2018 at the University of Nottingham. The Conference provides a forum for the dissemination of student research relating to issues of Globalisation and Economic Policy from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. These areas include Foreign Direct Investment, Trade, Productivity, Economics of the MNEs, Migration and Labour Market Adjustment.

The objective of the Conference is to bring together a number of PhD students and postdoctoral researchers to discuss their own research ideas with established researchers in a relaxed atmosphere. The conference is open to graduate students and post-docs. Speakers will be selected on the basis of submitted papers or an extended abstract. (Preference will, however, be given to papers.)


Applicants must submit their CV, a letter of support from their PhD supervisor (sent separately by email; this is not required for post-docs) and the paper to be presented. If a full paper is not yet available, please include a detailed abstract, providing clearly the motivation for the work, the relationship to the literature, the method used and the expected results.

Every paper accepted will be assigned a discussant who will present and comment on the paper. Therefore, those who are invited to present a paper are expected to deliver a complete paper before the Conference.

Applications must be sent by e-mail to: Dr Alejandro Riaño( University of Nottingham)

Deadline for submission: 4th February 2018 Keynote speaker: Dr. Ferdinand Rauch (University of Oxford and CEPR)


There is a £180 registration fee to contribute towards costs which includes up to two nights’ accommodation (18th and 19th April).

Best Paper Prize

The organising committee will award a prize of £100 to the best paper presented at the Conference.

Further information

Further information on the Conference can be found at:

23/04/2018 CEPR Third Annual Spring Symposium in Financial Economics, London
Hosted By: Imperial College Business School
Organizers: Franklin Allen, Sudipto Dasgupta and Rebecca Moody
We invite you to express your interest in attending this symposium, or to submit a paper proposal in any area of financial economics and related fields. The symposium will take place on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 April 2018, at Imperial College Business School in London.

This symposium will bring together researchers interested in any area of financial economics. Both theoretical and empirical contributions are welcome.

A number of places at the symposium are specifically reserved for younger European scholars (based in Europe or overseas), who are especially encouraged to apply. Senior researchers are therefore requested to pass this information on to junior colleagues working in finance and related fields.

There is limited travel and accommodation funding available, but we encourage participants to use their own grants to cover such costs. Please indicate on your reply whether you will be able to cover your own costs, or whether you will require funding to attend (if there are insufficient funds to cover all travel and accommodation expenses, we will attach priority to funding junior participants). If you are allocated funding, this will be in accordance with the CEPR travel guidelines.

Authors who have a CEPR profile can upload their submission on Authors who are not CEPR members can email their submission to Mandy Chan, Events Officer, at before the deadline, indicating whether or not you would require travel and/or accommodation funding and whether you would be willing to act as a discussant on the programme. Note that it may not be possible to accept all applications to attend. We would thus like you to simply submit a paper for, and/or express your interest in attending, the meeting at this stage.

If you wish to attend please do ensure that your application and paper reach CEPR by 6pm GMT/UTC, Friday 1 December 2017. We cannot accept submissions received after this date. You may like to read our Guidelines on how to register online for CEPR Meetings.

Submissions will be reviewed by the Programme Committee and based on their recommendations, the organisers will notify applicants in February 2018 and the programme will be finalised by the end of February.

If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mandy Chan, Events Officer, at or +44 20 7183 8804.

Yours sincerely,

Franklin Allen (Imperial College Business School and CEPR) and Sudipto Dasgupta (Lancaster University and CEPR)

23/04/2018 The Transatlantic economy ten years after the crisis: Macro-financial scenarios and policy responses, New York
Sponsored By: European Commission,Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Organizers: Moreno Bertoldi, Paolo Pesenti, Hélène Rey and Petr Wagner
This conference will look at the state of Transatlantic macroeconomic relations and regulation of financial services in the aftermath of the Great Recession and explore possible areas for future cooperation at bilateral and multilateral level.

27/04/2018 EABCN Conference: "Measuring the Effects of Unconventional Monetary Policy in the Data: What Have We Learned?", Barcelona
Hosted By: Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
Organizers: Matteo Ciccarelli, Refet S. Gürkaynak, Barbara Rossi and Oreste Tristani
The conference will cover a broad range of themes related to the estimation of effects of unconventional monetary policies in the data. A special emphasis is on methodological, econometric, and especially empirical aspects of the estimation of the effects of unconventional monetary policies, in particular of large scale asset purchases (LSAP) and forward guidance, and their comparison with conventional monetary policy tools. Topics of the conference include but are not limited to:

• Measuring the effects of unconventional monetary policy on asset prices and the macroeconomy
• Identifying the channels of transmission of unconventional monetary policy
• Measuring the international spillovers and exchange rate effects of QE
• The extent to which empirical results match what theory prescribes
• The power of communication in unconventional (and conventional) times
• Empirics of the policy mix in unconventional times
• Empirical predictions for consequences of exiting from unconventional policies

Jordi Gali (CREI and CEPR), Refet S. Gürkaynak (Bilkent University and CEPR), Frank Smets (ECB and CEPR) and Jonathan Wright (Johns Hopkins University) are confirmed invited speakers, and we welcome further relevant submissions.

The deadline for submissions is 9am GMT on Monday January 15 2018. For CEPR members and those registered with the CEPR website, please submit your paper via the CEPR online system by visiting here: If you do not have a personal profile to use this area of the CEPR website as yet, you can create one here:

If you have any difficulty in applying or you are NOT a CEPR member, please email your paper to Amanda Vincent-Rous in the CEPR events team ( mentioning in the subject line "40021 - EABCN-UPF Conference 2018".

Please indicate in your email whether you would be willing to act as a discussant and if you will be able to cover your own travel and accommodation costs, or whether you will require funding from EABCN. Authors of successful submissions and accepted participants will be notified by early March 2018.

The event is hosted by Pompeu Fabra University, and sponsored by the EABCN. Limited funding is available for travel expenses for academic participants presenting or acting as discussants. Expenses will be reimbursed according to the standard CEPR travel guidelines (

Costs will not be covered for central bank participants.

Matteo Ciccarelli (European Central Bank)
Refet S. Gürkaynak (Bilkent University and CEPR)
Barbara Rossi (ICREA-Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona GSE, CREI and CEPR)
Oreste Tristani (European Central Bank)