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Meetings for the month of May 2020

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07/05/2020 Fifth European Workshop on Household Finance, Stockholm
Hosted By: Swedish House of Finance
Organizers: Steffen Andersen, John Y Campbell, Joâo Francisco P.D. Cocco, Russell Cooper, Francisco J Gomes, Luigi Guiso, Michael Haliassos, Tullio Jappelli, Alexander Michaelides, Giovanna Nicodano, Monica Paiella, Wenlan Qian, Tarun Ramadorai, Paolo Sodini, Michèle Tertilt and Raman Uppal
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The CEPR Network on Household Finance and Swedish House of Finance are organising the Fifth European Household Finance Workshop on 7-9 May 2020 with the support of the Think Forward Initiative (TFI) and EIEF. The objective of this workshop is to host presentations and foster interaction between Senior and Junior Researchers working in the area of household finance. The workshop will include state-of-the-art research on household financial behaviour and on how this is influenced by other choices, government policies, and the overall economic environment. The two-day research workshop is preceded by a CEPR-TFI event on "Household Welfare: Do we need big data?", organised by Paolo Sodini (Stockholm School of Economics, SHoF, and CEPR), at 17:30 on Thursday 7 May at the Swedish House of Finance (Drottninggatan 98).

We solicit papers in the following areas, but other related areas may also be considered:

  • Patterns of asset allocation and debt behaviour over the life cycle
  • Financing retirement and the demographic transition
  • Consumer indebtedness, financial distress and default decisions
  • Behavioural approaches to household finances
  • Financial literacy and financial education programmes
  • Trust, subjective expectations, pessimism, and financial decisions
  • International comparisons of household finances using micro-data
  • Cognitive and genetic studies on individual financial performance
  • Financial advice and legal protection of investors and borrowers
  • The impact of technology on household financial behaviour

The organisers encourage submissions from PhD students in household finance. Students must apply online stating that they are a PhD student and supply their CV. Students should note that, from 2020 on, the best student paper prize will only be awarded once a year at the Household Finance Conference which takes place every Autumn. So, students who want their paper to be considered for the prize should submit it to the Autumn conference, but they are welcome to submit another paper to the Spring workshop.

Programme Committee

Steffen Andersen (Copenhagen Business School and CEPR), Laurent Calvet (EDHEC Business School, CFS and CEPR), John Campbell (Harvard University and NBER), Joao Cocco (London Business School and CEPR), Russell Cooper (European University Institute), Francisco Gomes (London Business School and CEPR), Luigi Guiso (EIEF and CEPR), Michael Haliassos (Goethe University Frankfurt and CEPR), Tullio Jappelli (University of Naples Federico II, CSEF and CEPR), Alex Michaelides (Imperial College and CEPR), Giovanna Nicodano (Collegio Carlo Alberto, University of Torino), Monica Paiella (University of Naples Parthenope and CEPR), Wenlan Qian (National University of Singapore), Tarun Ramadorai (Imperial College and CEPR), Paolo Sodini (Stockholm School of Economics, SHoF, and CEPR), Michele Tertilt (University of Mannheim and CEPR), and Raman Uppal (EDHEC and CEPR).

Local Organiser: Paolo Sodini (Stockholm School of Economics, SHoF, and CEPR).

Workshop Venue: The workshop will take place on the premises of Norra Latin (Drottninggatan 71b).

Paper Submission and Deadline

The submission fee for each paper is 50 Euro and proceeds will contribute to covering workshop costs. The submission fee is waived for PhD students only. Full instructions on the submission process can be found below.

a) For others than PhD students

1. Please make the submission fee payment of 50 Euro via the following link on CEPR?s Paypal account https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=J7RZNA2M434QE. If you do not have an existing Paypal account, you can use the guest checkout feature. Please make sure that you select the correct country/region using the dropdown list before filling in your card details and click on the ?Pay Now? button to complete the transaction.

2. Please submit your paper using the CEPR portal. Authors who are CEPR members can upload their submission on https://portal.cepr.org/fifth-european-workshop-household-finance . If you do not currently have a CEPR profile, please create one at https://portal.cepr.org/user/register and then click on the registration link above. Click on the "Register/Submit" button in order to submit your paper only, there will be a separate workshop registration process to express your interest in attending the workshop at a later stage.

3. When submitting your paper, please indicate whether you have funds to cover your own travel and accommodation costs, or whether you will require funding. This information does not affect inclusion of your paper, but it will be used to determine the level of your reimbursement, if any.

b) For PhD students

1. Please submit your paper using the CEPR portal. Authors who are CEPR members can upload their submission on https://portal.cepr.org/fifth-european-workshop-household-finance. If you do not currently have a CEPR profile, please create one at https://portal.cepr.org/user/register and then click on the registration link above. Click on the ?Register/Submit? button in order to submit your paper only, there will be a separate workshop registration process to express your interest in attending the workshop at a later stage.

2. When submitting your paper, please indicate whether you will be able to cover your own travel and accommodation costs, or whether you will require funding. This information will not affect selection of your paper, but it will be used to determine the level of your reimbursement, if any. Please also indicate clearly that you are a PhD student and submit your CV. In case your paper is co-authored, please indicate also whether all your coauthors were PhD students at the time of writing the paper.

The deadline for submissions is 18:00 (GMT), Wednesday 15 January 2020. Expenses of paper presenters and discussants will be covered, unless they indicate that they are able to cover their own expenses. Limited support funds for PhD students will also be available. Applications for attendance without a paper presentation will be possible once the programme is finalised, and available places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Workshop registration and hotel reservations will be organised by Mandy Chan [email protected]. Information will be posted on the CEPR Network website website https://cepr.org/content/cepr-network-household-finance as it becomes available.


14/05/2020 Fifth Conference Global Value Chains, Trade and Development "Trade Agreements and Supply Chains", Brussels
Hosted By: ECARES, Universit Libre de Bruxelles
Organizers: Paola Conconi, Mathieu Parenti and Gonzague Vannoorenberghe
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The production of most goods is increasingly organised along global value chains, in which different stages of the production process are fragmented across countries. The CEPR Research Network on Global Value Chains, Trade and Development was established by CEPR and the World Bank to stimulate debate on the important and timely questions raised by the emergence of global value chains.

After the first four events held in the North America (Washington, DC), Europe (Geneva), Asia (Singapore), and Latin America (Santiago de Chile), the next conference will take place in Brussels on May 14-16, 2020 and will focus on "Trade Agreements and Supply Chains."

The conference will be hosted by the European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES) of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). It will be organised by Paola Conconi (Director of the CEPR Research Network on Global Value Chains, Trade and Development, Professor of Economics at ULB), Mathieu Parenti (Professor of Economics at ULB and CEPR) and Gonzague Vannoorenberghe (Professor of Economics at UCLouvain). It will be funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Advanced ERC Grant No. 834253 of Paola Conconi) and by the Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS Grant PDR/GTO T.0180.19 of Mathieu Parenti and Gonzague Vannoorenberghe).

Keynote speakers:

Ralph Ossa, University of Zurich and CEPR

Robert Staiger, Dartmouth College

If you would like to submit a paper, please upload a draft by visiting https://portal.cepr.org/fifth-conference-global-value-chains-trade-and-development-trade-agreements-and-supply-chains. If you do not currently have a CEPR account, please create a new profile here https://portal.cepr.org/user/register 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.

The submission deadline is Wednesday 15 January 2020 (18:00 GMT).