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Meetings for the month of May 2018

2018 (entire year)

04/05/2018 Cambridge INET Conference on "Heterogeneity in Macroeconomics a Decade after the Crisis", Cambridge
Hosted By: University of CambridgeSupported By: European Research Council,Centre for Macroeconomics (CfM)
Organizers: Vasco M Carvalho, Giancarlo Corsetti, Pontus Rendahl and Giovanni L. Violante
Almost a decade has passed since the onset of the Great Recession. While much knowledge of this event has been gained, there is still much to understand. This conference aims to focus on the nature of heterogeneity in macroeconomics in understanding the underpinnings, propagations, and suitable policy responses, of large downturns in economic activity.

The conference organisers welcome submissions of a theoretical or empirical nature. Relevant topics include but are not limited to:

1. Household heterogeneity, debt accumulation, housing, and aggregate demand.
2. Firm heterogeneity, production networks, and supply contagion.
3. Financial intermediation, credit dry-ups, and macro-prudential policy.
4. Inequality as a source of imbalances.

Participation has been confirmed by: George-Marios Angeletos (MIT), Alessandra Fogli (Minneapolis Fed. and CEPR), Jordi Gali (CREi and CEPR), Veronica Guerrieri (Chicago Booth), Fatih Guvenen (University of Minnesota), Per Krusell, (IIES Stockholm and CEPR), Virgiliu Midrigan (NYU), and Stefanie Stantcheva (Harvard and CEPR).

The conference organisers are: Vasco Carvalho (Cambridge University and CEPR); Giancarlo Corsetti (Cambridge University and CEPR); Pontus Rendahl (Cambridge University and CEPR); and Gianluca Violante (Princeton University, NBER and CEPR).

The conference will be held at Jesus College, Cambridge, UK, and is funded by the European Research Council Starting Grant ERC-2013-StG "Macronets", Cambridge INET, as well as the Centre for Macroeconomics (CFM).

The deadline for applying is January 31, 2018.

Authors will be notified of the final programme by February 28, 2018.

Travel expenses and accommodation is covered for academic participants presenting or acting as discussants.

Interested participants should submit their paper (or abstract if no paper is available) to

For more information see:

07/05/2018 Third Conference on Financial Markets and Macroeconomic Performance, Frankfurt
Hosted By: University of FrankfurtSupported By: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft,Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe (SAFE)
Organizers: Wouter Den Haan, Jan Pieter Krahnen, Tom Krebs and Alexander Ludwig
The global financial and economic crisis in 2008/2009 has shown the critical importance of the financial sector for macroeconomic activity. In response, many policy makers and academic scholars have focused their attention on the link between financial markets and the real economy. Against this backdrop, the Centre for Economic Policy (CEPR), the German Science Foundation (DFG), and the Center for Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe (SAFE) are organising a joint conference on "Financial Markets and Macroeconomic Performance". The conference will take place on May 7 and 8, 2018, at the University of Frankfurt. Topics of interest include among others:

- Macroeconomic Stabilisation Policy
- Housing and the Macroeconomy
- Monetary Policy and Banking

We plan to have paper presentations with discussions and a poster session for younger researchers. The following researchers have already made a commitment to present their work at the conference: Dean Corbae (University of Madison-Wisconsin), Ester Faia (University of Frankfurt and CEPR), Kurt Mitman (IIES, Stockholm University and CEPR), Emanuel Moench (Deutsche Bundesbank and CEPR), Xavier Ragot (Sciences Po), Aysegul Sahin (Federal Reserve Bank), Harald Uhlig (University of Chicago and CEPR).

If you are interested in presenting your work, please submit drafts or papers until February 15, 2018, to Matthias Mand: We cover travel and accommodation expenses for all participants.

Wouter den Haan (London School of Economics and CEPR)
Jan-Pieter Krahnen (University of Frankfurt, SAFE and CEPR)
Tom Krebs (University of Mannheim)
Alexander Ludwig (University of Frankfurt and SAFE)

11/05/2018 Third European Workshop on Household Finance, London
Hosted By: Imperial College, London
Organizers: Tarun Ramadorai, Steffen Andersen, Laurent E Calvet, Joâo Francisco P.D. Cocco, Francisco J Gomes, Luigi Guiso, Michael Haliassos, Tullio Jappelli, Matti Keloharju, Alexander Michaelides, Giovanna Nicodano, Monica Paiella, Wenlan Qian, Antoinette S Schoar and Paolo Sodini
The CEPR Network on Household Finance, Imperial College Business School and London Business School, with the support of the EDHEC PhD in Finance Programme and the Think Forward Initiative are organising the Third European Household Finance Workshop on 11-12 May 2018. 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. 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

We particularly encourage submissions by PhD students in advanced stages of their studies. Single-authored papers written while the submitter was a PhD student will be separately reviewed and eligible for a Best PhD Paper Award sponsored by the Think Forward Initiative. Those wishing to be considered for this separate submission track should clearly state it at the time of submission.

Programme Committee:
Steffen Andersen (Copenhagen Business School and CEPR), Laurent Calvet (EDHEC Business School, CFS and CEPR), Joao Cocco (London Business School and CEPR), 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), Matti Keloharju (Aalto University and CEPR), Alex Michaelides (Imperial College and CEPR), Giovanna Nicodano (Colegio Carlo Alberto, University of Torino), Monica Paiella (University of Naples Parthenope), Wenlan Qian (National University of Singapore), Tarun Ramadorai (Imperial College and CEPR), Antoinette Schoar (MIT, CEPR and NBER) and Paolo Sodini (Stockholm School of Economics and SHoF).

Local Organizers: Joao Cocco, Francisco Gomes, Alex Michaelides, Tarun Ramadorai.

Conference Venue:
The conference will take place at Imperial College London.

Conference Deadlines:
If you would like to submit a paper proposal, please upload a draft with your reply form by visiting and indicate whether or not you wish to present a paper or act as a discussant. You will also be asked to specify your funding requirements. If you do not have a profile please send your submission to Mandy Chan at

The deadline for replies is Thursday 30 November 2017. Only electronic submissions will be considered. We cannot accept submissions received after this date. Inclusion in the Programme will be confirmed by Monday 15 January 2018. You may also like to read our Guidelines on how to register online for CEPR Meetings. If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mandy Chan, Events Officer at or +44 20 7183 8804

Expenses of paper presenters and discussants will be covered. Limited support funds for Junior Researchers (with preference given to PhD students) will also be available. Attendance without paper presentation will be possible, and available places will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Details about the conference programme, and information about registration will be posted on the Network’s website once the programme is finalised.

15/05/2018 Growth and Inequality: Long-Term Effects of Short-Term Policies, Tel-Aviv
Hosted By: Bank of Israel,Tel Aviv University
Organizers: Dan Ben-David, Adi Brender, Antonio Ciccone and Ayal Kimhi
Over the past decade, the developed world has experienced a deceleration in productivity growth alongside increases in income gaps. Notwithstanding heightened attention by the research community and policy-makers to these phenomena, short-term considerations of policy makers often overshadow long-term strategic decisions and planning, and the effects are felt in a host of different realms.

This conference will take place at Tel Aviv University and will focus on the long-term effects of short-term policies in areas of physical, human and social capital, globalisation and international trade, technology adoption and spillovers, demographic trends, tax and welfare policies and income gaps between and within countries. Both theoretical and empirical contributions are welcome.

Keynote Speakers:
• Paul Romer (Chief Economist, The World Bank)
• Karnit Flug (Governor, Bank of Israel)
• Chang-Tai Hsieh (University of Chicago)

If you would like to submit a paper proposal, please upload a draft with your reply form by visiting and indicate whether or not you wish to present a paper or act as a discussant. You will also be asked to specify your funding requirements. Travel and accommodation will be covered for presenters and discussants of accepted papers. If you do not have a profile, please send your submission to Mandy Chan at

The deadline for replies is Friday, December 15, 2017. We cannot accept submissions received after this date. The organisers will notify prospective participants as soon as possible of their decision.

You may also like to read our Guidelines on how to register online for CEPR Meetings. If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mandy Chan, Events Officer, at or +44 20 7183 8804

Organisers: Dan Ben-David, Adi Brender, Antonio Ciccone and Ayal Kimhi.

22/05/2018 26th CEPR European Summer Symposium in International Macroeconomics (ESSIM) 2018, Oslo
Hosted By: Norges BankSponsored By: Norwegian Business School
Organizers: Knut Are Aastveit, Philippe Bacchetta, Hilde Christiane Bjørnland, Francesco Caselli and Wouter Den Haan
A joint meeting of the following programmes: International Macroeconomics and Finance (IMF), Monetary Economics and Fluctuations (MEF) and Macroeconomics and Growth (MG), hosted by the Norges Bank, Oslo and taking place 22-25 May 2017.

The organisers welcome paper proposals to be submitted for this conference in any area of macroeconomics and related fields, or to express your interest in attending as a discussant.

ESSIM Format
The programme follows a flexible, condensed format allowing participants to attend both plenary sessions and specialised presentations over two and a half days:

- Tuesday 22nd afternoon and Wednesday 23rd morning: MEF programme presentations
- Wednesday 23rd afternoon and Thursday 24th morning: Plenary talks
- Thursday 24th afternoon and Friday 25th morning: Split MG and IMF programme presentations

• All participants are expected to attend the plenary talks and the presentations of at least one programme.
• Participants can – and are encouraged to – stay for the full programme.
• Please indicate to which programme area you are submitting your paper - please note you can only choose ONE programme area (not multiple areas).
• The plenary talks will include papers submitted to the individual programme areas (as chosen by the organisers) as well as presentations from our guest speakers.

Guest Speakers:

• Sérgio Rebelo (Northwestern University and CEPR)
• Stephanie Schmitt-Grohé (Columbia University and CEPR)
• David Weil (Brown University)


ESSIM is an annual meeting that brings together about 75 economists from across Europe and key researchers from outside the region. It provides a unique opportunity for macroeconomists from different research institutions and countries to discuss research in a relaxed atmosphere and to develop long-term collaborative relationships.

Another important aim of ESSIM is to provide young researchers with the opportunity to meet and discuss their work with senior economists. If you wish to recommend a younger colleague who might benefit from presenting at or attending ESSIM, please send their curriculum vitae and/or paper to Amanda Vincent-Rous (

Participation at ESSIM

Funding for all participants' accommodation and meals is ensured, but CEPR cannot commit to financing the travel expenses of all participants at this stage. It is therefore important for you and other participants to use any research travel funding you may have at your disposal. Please indicate on your reply form whether you will be able to cover your own travel costs or whether you will require funding from CEPR. Where CEPR does contribute to travel costs, this will be in accordance with the CEPR Travel Guidelines (

CEPR cannot accept all applications to attend ESSIM as demand always exceeds the space available. We try to operate the unavoidable rationing as fairly as possible, and in so doing, we assume that those who participate will at least attend the plenary talks (afternoon of the 23rd and morning of the 24th) and the talks of at least one programme area.

To respond, and you are CEPR programme fellow / affiliate or have a CEPR online profile, please visit your profile on the CEPR website ( and indicate whether or not you wish to present a paper or would be willing to act as a discussant. The deadline for replies is 18:00 GMT on Friday 12 January 2018. You may also like to read our Guidelines on how to register online for CEPR Meetings at

If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting or you are not a CEPR member, please contact Amanda Vincent-Rous in the CEPR Events team, at or +44 20 7183 8808 with the subject line "1895 - ESSIM 2018 Submission". If submitting your paper this way, please remember to include if you require travel / accommodation funding from CEPR, if you are willing to act as a discussant and which programme area (IMF, MEF and MG) you want to submit to. More information on our programme areas are here:


Knut Are Aastveit (Norges Bank)
Philippe Bacchetta (Université de Lausanne and CEPR)
Hilde C Bjørnland (BI Norwegian Business School)
Francesco Caselli (London School of Economics and CEPR)
Wouter den Haan (London School of Economics and CEPR)

28/05/2018 EABCN Training School: Oil and the Macroeconomy, Florence
A Euro Area Business Cycle Network (EABCN) Training School

Tutor: Lutz Kilian (University of Michigan and CEPR)

General Description

We are pleased to announce details of the latest EABCN Training School; a three-day course entitled "Oil and the Macroeconomy". Professor Lutz Kilian 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 applicable for non-network organisations).

Course Contents

The course will cover the determination of the price of oil in global markets and the relationship between the price of oil and the macroeconomy (inflation, growth, financial markets). Both empirical approaches and theoretical models will be discussed along with institutional background. The course will examine selected episodes such as the surges in the price of oil in the late 1970s and mid-2000s, the spikes in the price of oil in 1973/74 and 1990/91, as well as the oil price declines of 1986 and 2014-16. It will also discuss optimal monetary policy responses to oil price shocks and the possible role of asymmetries in the transmission of oil price shocks as well as implications of the shale oil revolution in the United States. Participants are expected to be familiar with the foundations of modern macroeconomics and time series econometrics including structural VAR modeling.

The programme will include:

- Determinants of historical oil price fluctuations
- How exogenous oil price shocks affect the economy: Theory
- How exogenous oil price shocks affect the economy: Empirics
- How endogenous oil price shocks affect the economy: Empirics
- The role of asymmetries and nonlinearities in the transmission of oil price shocks
- Oil prices, inflation, and monetary policy responses
- The shale oil revolution
- Case studies: The effects of lower oil prices in 1986/87 and 2014/15

How to apply:

The course will take place at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence (Italy) and participants will be invited to make their own arrangements regarding their travel, accommodation and meals. Further information will be available to successful applicants. Candidates should apply by sending an email with your CV details to Amanda Vincent-Rous, in the CEPR events team ( by 6pm (UK time), Wednesday 28 February, 2018.

PhD students should also send a statement that specifies the ways participating in the school will be useful for their current research (max 300 words).

About the Instructor:

Lutz Kilian is Professor of Economics at the University of Michigan, a research fellow at the CEPR, the Center for Financial Studies, CESifo, the Price Institute, and the Euro Area Business Cycle Network, a member of the research council of J.P Morgan Center of Commodities, and an officer of CEBRA. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996 and his M.A. in Development Banking from The American University in 1988. He joined the faculty at Michigan in 1996.

Prior to his Ph.D., he worked for the research department of the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC. During 2001-03 he served as an adviser to the European Central Bank in Frankfurt/M., Germany. Professor Kilian has been a research visitor at the Federal Reserve Board, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fund. He has also been a consultant for the International Monetary Fund, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Trade Organization, the European Central Bank, the Bank of Canada, the European Parliament, and the U.S. Energy Information Administration, among others.

Professor Kilian has published over 90 articles and has been listed among the top 1% of most influential economists worldwide three years running by Thompson-Reuters. His work has appeared in leading general interest and field journals in economics and statistics. He is also the author of a recent textbook with Helmut Lütkepohl on Structural Vector Autoregressive Analysis (Cambridge University Press, 2017). His research interests include time series econometrics, empirical macroeconomics, and energy economics. He is one of the leading experts worldwide on oil markets.

For more information on EABCN, visit the website: and Facebook page:

31/05/2018 Competition and Regulation in Financial Markets, London
With: Bank of England,Imperial College Business School
Organizers: Franklin Allen, Paul A Grout, David K Miles and Paolo Siciliani
Imperial College Business School and the Bank of England, in collaboration with Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), are inviting submissions of research and policy-oriented papers for the second annual conference on 'Competition and Regulation in Financial Markets' to be held at Imperial College London on Thursday 31 May 2018.

In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, an international consensus emerged that financial institutions should be regulated more strongly to improve their resilience. Where appropriate, competition within the financial sector should be facilitated. However, in the absence of adequate regulation competition could prove problematic.

Keynote speaker: Elena Carletti (Bocconi University)

In addition to papers there will also be a policy roundtable on fintech and competition.

The theme of the conference is competition and regulation in financial markets and conference topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The impact of regulation on competition
  • Technology and competition in financial services
  • The role of financial regulation in facilitating(or not facilitating) trading in financial services
  • The impact of diversity in ownership and different business models
  • Firms’ boundaries and bundling/unbundling of financial services
  • Regulatory arbitrage
Paper submission procedure: papers should be submitted in PDF format to The deadline for submissions is Wednesday 31 January 2018. The authors of accepted papers will be notified by Wednesday 28 February 2018. The conference organisers will cover travel and accommodation expenses for presenters from academic institutions.

The members of the scientific committee are: Franklin Allen (Imperial College London and CEPR), Paul Grout (Bank of England and Bristol University), David Miles (Imperial College London and CEPR) and Paolo Siciliani (Bank of England).

The members of the organisers committee are: Franklin Allen (Imperial College London and CEPR), Paul Grout (Bank of England and Bristol University) and Paolo Siciliani (Bank of England).