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Meetings for the month of April 2020

2020 (entire year)

03/04/2020 CEPR & 5th International Macroeconomics and Finance Conference on "Understanding Exchange Rate Dynamic", Seoul
With: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Organizers: David Cook, Michael B Devereux, Jinill Kim and Kwanho Shin

Korea University will host the 5th International Macroeconomics and Finance conference (IMFC5) sponsored by the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) on "Understanding Exchange Rate Dynamics" in Seoul on 3-4 April 2020 in collaboration with Keio University and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Exchange rates movements are again attracting a lot of attention as a focal point in the policy debate. Prolonged recession following the global financial crisis pushed most advanced economies into liquidity traps, and domestic monetary policies have remained significantly limited. The exchange rate offers an alternative option for boosting aggregate demand. However, the exchange rate channel may have global repercussions through spillover effects on international goods and financial markets. In particular, emerging market policymakers have raised warnings about excessive exchange rate movements arising from advanced economy stimulus. This conference hopes to bring together new empirical and theoretical research on all aspects of exchange rates, their role in domestic macroeconomic policy as well as the global trade and financial system. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Exchange rates as a tool of macro policy
  • Optimal monetary and macroprudential policies in open economies
  • Exchange rate determination after the global financial crisis
  • The usefulness of flexible exchange rates in a global financial system
  • Real versus financial determination of exchange rates
  • Exchange rates and competitiveness
  • Exchange rate effects of financial frictions and unconventional monetary policy

Those interested in participating are invited to submit papers to [email protected]. The submission deadline is January 10th, 2020. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by January 20th, 2020.

The conference will arrange accommodation in Seoul for presenters. The conference has a limited budget for reimbursing economy-class airfare of up to 1,500 U.S. dollars and paying for lodging to all foreign participants. When submitting the paper, please indicate whether you require financial support. Attendance at the workshop is by invitation only.

The conference organizers are grateful for support from the Korea University BK21 program and CEPR.

Keynote Presenter
Philippe Bacchetta (University of Lausanne and CEPR)
"Puzzling Exchange Rate Dynamics and Delayed Portfolio Adjustment"

Organizing Committee
David Cook (HKUST)
Michael Devereux (University of British Columbia and CEPR)
Ippei Fujiwara (Keio University / ANU)
Jinill Kim (Korea University)
Kwanho Shin (Korea University)

Please address any queries to by emailing at [email protected].


Organizers: John Fernald, Refet S. Gürkaynak, Evi Pappa, Antonella Trigari and Philippe Weil
Output Gap Measurement in the Euro Area
European University Institute, Florence, Italy

Potential output and the output gap play an essential role - both in theory and in practice - in evaluating the state of an economy as well as in forming and assessing macroeconomic policies. For example, the output gap is often considered a measure of inflationary pressures in the economy. And potential output and the output gap help observers assess whether the source of economic growth is a change in long-run trends or is, instead, due to cyclical factors. Despite its importance as a measure of aggregate macroeconomic conditions and inflationary pressures, the output gap is unobservable, which forces researchers and policy-makers to depend on estimates. The tools available to extract unobservable variables are typically statistical and, hence, may correspond imperfectly with the concept of gaps in the economic models that are used to interpret them.

With these in mind, the Euro Area Business Cycle Dating Committee is organizing a conference on potential output and output gap measurement. The workshop is calling for papers that can shed light on how theoretical and statistical concepts of potential output and the output gap relate and how to measure them in practice. The focus is the Euro Area - either taken as a whole or, possibly, for different constituent countries. It would also be of great interest to the committee to have estimates on the relationship between cyclical fluctuations extracted with different methods and gaps.

For CEPR members and those registered with the CEPR website, please submit your paper via the CEPR online system by visiting the call for papers webpage by December 1, 2019.
If you do not have a personal profile to use you can create one here.
If you have any difficulty in applying, please contact Mariolina Ciccone in the CEPR events team ([email protected]) mentioning in the subject line "40042 - EABC Dating Committee Conference ".
Only authors of accepted papers will be notified. Travel and accommodation expenses of accepted authors will be covered by the organizers.

18/04/2020 JADE-CEPR-TIME-CREPE Conference on Economic Development, Tokyo
Hosted By: University of Tokyo
Organizers: Oriana Bandiera, Robin Burgess, Hisaki Kono, Nicola Mastrorocco, Gaia Narciso and Kazushi Takahashi
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.

The conference is being organised jointly by the Japanese Association for Development Economics (JADE), Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), Trinity Impact Evaluation Unit (TIME), and Center for Research and Education in Program Evaluation (CREPE). We welcome all papers that investigate topics in economic development.

Paper Submissions

  • Submit your paper online by 24:00 Japan Standard Time (JST) UTC+9 on Sunday 5 January 2020 by visiting If you do not currently have a CEPR account, please create a new profile here and then click on the registration link above. If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mandy Chan, Senior Events Officer at [email protected] or +44 20 7183 8804.
  • Only full drafts of papers will be considered.
  • Each paper submission should include an abstract (200 words max).
  • Submit your document in PDF format to ensure that all fonts, symbols, and equations appear the way they were originally typed.
  • The final and completed version of all accepted papers must be received by 31 March 2020.
  • Instruction for JADE Members

  • For JADE members, the conference is the second JADE Conference. Indicate if you are a JADE member on the call for papers webpage.
  • JADE members can be eligible for the Hayami Award. Indicate if you are eligible for the Hayami Award on the call for papers webpage.
  • The selection of the Hayami Award is based on the final version of papers presented by an author who is eligible for the Hayami Award at the conference.
  • To join JADE, please activate your membership here.
  • Important dates

    October Paper Submissions Open

    5 January Paper Submission Deadline

    Early February Acceptance/Rejection Notification

    Mid-February Registration Opens

    31 March Final Papers Due

    12 April Registration Deadline

    18-19 April Conference at University of Tokyo

    Program Committee

    Oriana Bandiera (LSE, CEPR), Robin Burgess (LSE, CEPR), Hisaki Kono (Kyoto U), Nicola Mastrorocco (Trinity College Dublin, TIME), Gaia Narciso (Trinity College Dublin, TIME), Keijiro Otsuka (Kobe U), Aya Suzuki (U Tokyo), Kazushi Takahashi (GRIPS), Yoshito Takasaki (U Tokyo, CREPE, CIRJE), Junichi Yamasaki (Kobe U).

    20/04/2020 EABCN Training School on"Fiscal Policy: Estimating Causal Evidence and Positive Theory", Mannheim

    General Description

    We are pleased to announce details of the latest EABCN Training School; a two-day course entitled "Fiscal Policy: Estimating Causal Evidence and Positive Theory". Professor Morten Ravn will teach the course. It is primarily aimed at participants in the Euro Area Business Cycle Network but applications will also be considered from doctoral students, post-doctoral researchers and economists working in central banks and government institutions outside of the network, as well as commercial organisations (fees are applicable for non-network non-academic organisations).

    Course Contents

    Since the Global Financial Crisis, there has been a resurgence of interest in fiscal policy amongst both academics and policy makers. A question of central interest is the causal impact of fiscal policy shocks and, in particular, the dynamic causal effects. As with monetary policy, the main obstacle to producing such evidence is that changes in fiscal policy instruments are to a large extent endogenous. This course look into methods available for confronting such endogeneity and discuss applications. We will also examine how to confront issues such as anticipation effects, heterogeneity (across the population), and state dependence (time permitting). The course will also connect the results to economic theory and look into positive theories of fiscal policy.

    Administrative Information:

    The course will take place at University of Mannheim, Germany ( Mannheim can be reached with a 30 minute train ride from Frankfurt airport.
    Participants will be invited to make their own arrangements regarding their accommodation and meals. Further information about hotel options will be available to successful applicants.
    Candidates who have a CEPR profile should apply by submitting their CV online at by 6pm (UK Time +1 GMT), Friday January 3, 2019. If you do not currently have a CEPR profile, please create a new one here and then click on the registration link.
    We ask that you send a current version of your CV. PhD students should also specify in which way the school will be useful for their current research (max 300 words).
    About the Instructor:
    Morten O. Ravn is Professor of Economics at University College London. He holds a PhD from the University of Southampton and has previously been employed at University of Aarhus, University of Southampton, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, London Business School and the European University Institute. His research has been concerned with macroeconometrics, macroeconomic theory and international macro with main themes being fiscal policy, business cycles, and monetary economics. He has published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Monetary Economics, American Economic Journal and many others. He is also Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Danish National Research Foundation, CEPR Research Fellow and has served as Managing Editor of the Economic Journal.

    23/04/2020 Adam Smith Workshop Spring 2020, Nice
    Hosted By: EDHEC Business School
    Organizers: Renée B Adams, Harjoat Singh Bhamra, Laurent Calvet, Cláudia Custódio, Thierry Foucault, Nicola Gennaioli, Mariassunta Giannetti, Denis Gromb, Johan Hombert, Dirk Jenter, Christian Julliard, Marcin Kacperczyk, Howard Kung, Augustin Landier, Abraham Lioui, Dong Lou, Steven Ongena, Anna Pavlova, Kim Peijnenburg, Tarun Ramadorai, Jörg Rocholl, David Thesmar, Ali Uppal, Vikrant Vig, Paolo Volpin, Mungo Wilson, Kathy Yuan and Irina Zviadadze
    You are invited to submit papers for the forthcoming Adam Smith Workshop. The workshop will consider papers in all areas of finance, including Asset Pricing, Behavioral Finance, Corporate Finance, Financial Intermediation, Household Finance, and International Finance.

    Papers will be presented in two parallel streams, one labeled Asset Pricing (AP) and the other Corporate Finance (CF). There will also be one joint session with papers that study topics related to both Asset Pricing and Corporate Finance.

    WORKSHOP DATE AND PLACE: The workshop will take place on Thursday, 23 and Friday, 24 April 2020 at EDHEC Business School, 393 Prom. des Anglais, 06200 Nice, France. There will be a conference dinner on Thursday, 23 April.

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE AND PROCEDURE: The deadline for submitting papers is midnight (CET) Friday 13 December 2019. Papers should be submitted at:

    FUNDING: There is limited funding available for presenters and discussants to cover travel costs.

    PROGRAM COMMITTEES: Asset Pricing:

    Co-chairs: Tarun Ramadorai (Imperial College and CEPR) and Raman Uppal (EDHEC and CEPR) Members: Harjoat Bhamra (Imperial College and CEPR), Laurent Calvet (EDHEC and CEPR), Thierry Foucault (HEC and CEPR), Christian Julliard (LSE), Marcin Kacperczyk (Imperial College and CEPR), Howard Kung (LBS and CEPR), Abraham Lioui (EDHEC), Dong Lou (LSE and CEPR), Anna Pavlova (LBS and CEPR), Kim Peijnenburg (EDHEC and CEPR), Mungo Wilson (Oxford), Kathy Yuan (LSE and CEPR), Irina Zviadadze (HEC Paris, Stockholm School of Economics and CEPR).

    Corporate Finance:

    Co-chairs: Johan Hombert (HEC Paris and CEPR) and Vikrant Vig (LBS and CEPR) Members: Renee Adams (Oxford), Claudia Custodio (Imperial College and CEPR), Nicola Gennaioli (Bocconi and CEPR), Mariassunta Giannetti (SSE and CEPR), Denis Gromb (HEC Paris and CEPR), Dirk Jenter (LSE and CEPR), Augustin Landier (HEC Paris), Steven Ongena (University of Zurich, SFI and CEPR), Jorg Rocholl (ESMT and CEPR), David Thesmar (MIT and CEPR), Paolo Volpin (Cass and CEPR).

    The Adam Smith Workshop is a regular event organised jointly by the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), EDHEC Business School, HEC Paris, Imperial College Business School, INSEAD, London Business School, London School of Economics and Political Science, and Saïd Business School (University of Oxford).

    30/04/2020 19th Annual GEP/CEPR Postgraduate Conference, Nottingham
    Hosted By: University of Nottingham
    Organizers: Alessandro Ruggieri

    The 19th GEP Postgraduate Conference will take place 30th April - 1st May 2020 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 based on the submitted paper (extended abstracts are acceptable but preference will be given to full 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 discussed and comment on the paper. Therefore, those who are invited to present a paper are expected to deliver a complete draft before the Conference.

    Applications must be sent by e-mail to:

    Dr. Alessandro Ruggieri at [email protected].

    Deadline for submission: 24th February 2020

    Keynote speaker: Dr. Meredith Crowley (Cambridge)


    There is a £220 registration fee to contribute towards costs. This includes up to two nights? accommodation and the conference dinner.

    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: