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Meetings for the month of May 2021

2021 (entire year)

06/05/2021 19th Annual GEP/CEPR Postgraduate Conference, Online Seminar
Hosted By: Nottingham University
Organizers: Katharina Erhardt, Giovanni Facchini, Yuan Tian and Zhihong Yu

Objectives
 
In consideration of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the 19th GEP Postgraduate Conference will take place 6th – 8th May 2021 online.  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).
 
Submission
 
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 for presentation will be discussed by two colleagues. Therefore, those who are invited to present are expected to deliver a complete draft at least a week before the Conference.
 
Applications must be sent by e-mail to: Dr. Yuan Tian, at
[email protected]
 
Deadline for submission: Friday 26th February 2021

Keynote speakers:

Prof. Meredith Crowley (Cambridge and CEPR) and Prof. Rafael Dix-Carneiro (Duke)

 
Best Paper Prize
 
The organising committee will award a Best Paper prize to the best manuscript presented at the Conference.
 
Further information
 
Further information on the Conference can be found at:

 
https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/gep/news-events/conferences/2020-21/postgrad-conference-2021.aspx
 
Scientific Committee

Prof. Giovanni Facchini (Nottingham and CEPR), Dr. Jann Baker (UCL), Dr. Katherina Erhardt (MIT), Dr. Yuan Tian (Nottingham), Dr. Zhihong Yu (Nottingham)

 

 

06/05/2021 STEG Virtual Course - Supplemental lecture: Trade, FDI, and development - Natalia Ramondo (Boston U.), Online Seminar

Organizers: Douglas Gollin and Joseph Kaboski
The Structural Transformation and Economic Growth research programme is offering a free virtual course entitled "Key Concepts in Macro Development" for the spring of 2021, which will be taught by a series of lecturers. 

What? The course is designed around a series of modules of two 90-minute lectures. These modules introduce workhorse models, methods, and ideas in an organised fashion, as well as going over some empirics and recent contributions. The 6 modules constitute 12 lectures. In addition, we have supplemental lectures that are more stand alone and focus on other important topics in macroeconomic development. Together the modules and supplemental lectures constitute 20 lectures, a full quarter course. 

Why? Macro development is a small field. Textbooks are unavailable, and while many graduate programs teach some of these concepts in their courses, very few have a specific course organised around and dedicated to macro development. This virtual course will fill the gap for Ph.D. students or even junior faculty throughout the profession who are interested in these topics but do not have access otherwise. The virtual classes will be interactive, just as virtual graduate lectures in most departments are now. 

For whom? The course is open free-of-charge to all interested Ph.D. students and economics faculty. Course materials (syllabus, lecture presentations, and recorded lectures) will be available after the fact on the STEG website.? 

How to attend? Those who apply and register for the course by 31 January are expected to attend regularly and can actively participate in the Zoom class. Registered graduate students should have a faculty sponsor them.? 

When? 5 February - 7 May, either one (Friday) or two (Thursday and Friday) lectures a week, 4pm London time (GMT through March dates, and then GMT+1 for April and May dates).

The course will be hosted online via Zoom, to register your attendance please click here. To view the full syllabus and the reading material required, please go to https://steg.cepr.org/events/stegvirtualcourse2021.

If you have any difficulties registering for this virtual course, please contact Mandy Chan, Senior Events Officer at [email protected].

07/05/2021 STEG Virtual Course - Supplemental lecture: Urbanization and development - Klaus Desmet (Southern Methodist and CEPR), Online Seminar

Organizers: Douglas Gollin and Joseph Kaboski
The Structural Transformation and Economic Growth research programme is offering a free virtual course entitled "Key Concepts in Macro Development" for the spring of 2021, which will be taught by a series of lecturers. 

What? The course is designed around a series of modules of two 90-minute lectures. These modules introduce workhorse models, methods, and ideas in an organised fashion, as well as going over some empirics and recent contributions. The 6 modules constitute 12 lectures. In addition, we have supplemental lectures that are more stand alone and focus on other important topics in macroeconomic development. Together the modules and supplemental lectures constitute 20 lectures, a full quarter course. 

Why? Macro development is a small field. Textbooks are unavailable, and while many graduate programs teach some of these concepts in their courses, very few have a specific course organised around and dedicated to macro development. This virtual course will fill the gap for Ph.D. students or even junior faculty throughout the profession who are interested in these topics but do not have access otherwise. The virtual classes will be interactive, just as virtual graduate lectures in most departments are now. 

For whom? The course is open free-of-charge to all interested Ph.D. students and economics faculty. Course materials (syllabus, lecture presentations, and recorded lectures) will be available after the fact on the STEG website.? 

How to attend? Those who apply and register for the course by 31 January are expected to attend regularly and can actively participate in the Zoom class. Registered graduate students should have a faculty sponsor them.? 

When? 5 February - 7 May, either one (Friday) or two (Thursday and Friday) lectures a week, 4pm London time (GMT through March dates, and then GMT+1 for April and May dates).

The course will be hosted online via Zoom, to register your attendance please click here. To view the full syllabus and the reading material required, please go to https://steg.cepr.org/events/stegvirtualcourse2021.

If you have any difficulties registering for this virtual course, please contact Mandy Chan, Senior Events Officer at [email protected].

11/05/2021 CEPR Advanced Forum in Financial Economics (CAFFE) 9, 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 11 May our speaker is Vikrant Vig (London Business School). For more information and to register see here.