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Meetings for the month of May 2021

2021 (entire year)

19/05/2021 CEPR Virtual Industrial Organization Seminar 38 - Hospital Competition and Quality: Evidence from the Entry of High-Speed Train in South Korea, Online Seminar
The Spring session of the CEPR Virtual IO Seminar (VIOS) continues on Wednesday, May 19th at 16:00 CET with Maria Ana Vitorino (INSEAD) presenting her paper "Hospital Competition and Quality: Evidence from the Entry of High-Speed Train in South Korea” (joint with Hyesung Yoo and Song Yao). Stephan Seiler (Imperial) will discuss the paper.

To join the talk via Zoom, click

We have changed the format of the VIOS in Spring 2021 to a Zoom meeting. We hope this change promotes the interaction between the speaker and the audience. Participants are encouraged to leave their webcams on and to ask their questions during the presentation.

Please check the VIOS website at for our upcoming speakers and more. The schedule can be imported using Google Calendar or this ics file.

19/05/2021 28th CEPR European Summer Symposium in International Macroeconomics (ESSIM), Online Seminar

Organizers: Philippe Bacchetta, Francesco Caselli, Refet S. Gürkaynak, Hélène Rey, Daniele Siena and Urszula Szczerbowicz

28th European Summer Symposium in International Macroeconomics (ESSIM) 2021

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 CEPR as an online conference this year, 19-21 May 2021. The ESSIM Webpage can be found here

The programme follows a flexible, condensed format allowing participants to attend both plenary sessions and specialised presentations over three days. Because of the virtual nature of the conference this year (due to Covid global restrictions), the conference will run from 13:00 to 18:30 GMT every day.

Wednesday 19th afternoon: Plenary & keynote talks followed by IMF, ME and MG programme presentations
Thursday 20th afternoon: Plenary & keynote talks followed by IMF, ME and MG programme presentations
Friday 21st afternoon: Plenary & keynote talks followed by IMF, ME and MG 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.

Guest Speakers
Yuriy Gorodnichenko (University of California, Berkeley) 
Stefanie Stantcheva (Harvard University and CEPR) 
Matteo Maggiori (Harvard University and CEPR) 


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. 

Participation at ESSIM

The meeting will be held online via Zoom. Additionally, the Keynote and Plenary Sessions will be live-streamed each day on the CEPR Youtube. 

If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Lydia Williams in the CEPR Events team, at [email protected] with the subject line "1927 - ESSIM 2021".

Philippe Bacchetta
 (Université de Lausanne and CEPR)
Francesco Caselli (London School of Economics and CEPR)
Refet S. Gürkaynak (Bilkent University and CEPR)
Helene Rey (London Business School and CEPR)
In Partnership with the Banque de France
Daniele Siena and Urszula Szczerbowicz

20/05/2021 CEPR/LEAP Workshop in Development Economics 2021, Online Seminar

Organizers: Konrad B. Burchardi, Eliana La Ferrara, Alexia Delfino and Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak
The CEPR annual symposium of the Development Economics programme will be hosted by online on Thursday 20 May and Friday 21 May 2021. The workshop is organised by Laboratory for Effective Anti-poverty Policies at Bocconi (LEAP) and CEPR. We now invite submissions for this conference from interested researchers on any topic within the area of Development Economics. The deadline for submission is Monday 15 March 2021. We accept both full-length papers and extended abstracts for projects at an advanced stage.

Depending on the number of submissions, we may organise sessions with short and long presentations, and that each submission will be automatically considered for both, unless the author wishes otherwise, in which case they should indicate it in the "Comments" field on the submission form.

How to apply

Please note that there will be time for only a small number of presentations. The conference will last for two afternoons starting at 2pm London time on both days; there are no parallel sessions.

Authors who are CEPR affiliated can upload their submission online at If you do not currently have a CEPR account, please create a profile online here and use the registration link above. If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting please contact Mandy Chan, Senior Events Officer at [email protected]

21/05/2021 The CEPR Household Finance Seminar Series -20, Online Seminar

The CEPR Network on Household Finance is launching a new online seminar series on Household Finance. The series is currently run by Cristian Badarinza (National University of Singapore) and Vimal Balasubramaniam (Queen Mary University of London). We meet once a fortnight on Friday (CET 15:00) on Zoom. This is structured like a regular seminar, with light-touch moderation and opportunities to ask questions during the presentation. The Zoom link to each seminar will be made available on email, one hour before the session.

The next talk is on Friday 21 May 2021 at 3pm CEST and the speaker will be Roxana Mihet (HEC Lausanne and the Swiss Finance Institute) presenting on "Financial Technology and the Inequality Gap".

To receive information on how to join each seminar, please sign up to our CEPR Household Finance mailing list by clicking The Zoom link to each seminar will be made available on email, one hour before the session. Follow us on twitter (@cepr_org) and visit our webpage

24/05/2021 EABCN Training School: The Zero Lower Bound and Secular Stagnation, Online Seminar

Organizers: Eleonora Granziera
General Description

We are pleased to announce details of the latest EABCN Training School; an online course entitled "The ZLB and Secular Stagnation". Professor Gauti Eggertsson 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 outline

The class will cover basic theory of price and output determination in the New Keynesian models and the effect of monetary and fiscal policy. We will cover how the basic framework can explain not only the effect of monetary and fiscal policy under normal circumstances, but also conditions that give rise to hyperinflation and especially conditions giving rise to zero interest rate. The class will also cover theories of prolonged slumps, often termed theories of secular stagnation, and discuss the importance of heterogeneous agent models to understand the transmission of monetary and fiscal policy. The main reference is a new manuscript on monetary economics currently being written by Gauti Eggertsson.

How to apply:

The course will take place online in the afternoons for Europe:

  • May 24th lecture (3 hours)
  • May 25th practice (3 hours)
  • May 26th lecture (3 hours)
  • May 27th practice (3 hours)
  • May 28th lecture (3 hours)

Further information will be available to successful applicants. Candidates who have a CEPR profile should apply by submitting their CV online at by 6pm (UK time), Friday, 7 May 2021. If you do not currently have a CEPR profile, please create a new one here and then click on the registration link.

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).

Participants from non-academic institutions where the employer is not a member of the EABCN network are charged a course fee of EUR 1000.

About the Instructor:

Gauti B. Eggertsson is a macroeconomist and a Professor of Economics at Brown University Economics Department. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University in 2004, after having completed his B.S. in economics from the University of Iceland. He has worked at Research Departments of the International Monetary Fund and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Since graduation he has also been visiting faculty at Princeton, Yale, and Columbia where he taught international finance and macroeconomics at both graduate and undergraduate level. Eggertsson has published in a variety of professional journals such as the American Economic Review, Brookings Papers on Economics Activity, Economic Journal, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Review of Economic Dynamics and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. The main focus of his work is the analysis of monetary and fiscal policy over the business cycle, both from a modern and historical perspective. His work with Michael Woodford in 2003 is by many considered as having provided theoretical underpinning for the policy forward guidance of various central bank following the crisis of 2008.

For more information on EABCN, visit the website.

25/05/2021 CEPR-VDEV Webinars - 15, Online Seminar

Organizers: Martina Björkman Nyqvist, Giacomo De Giorgi, Eliana La Ferrara, Gianmarco León-Ciliotta and Karen Macours
CEPR-VDEV Webinars is an online seminar series, featuring invited speakers in the area of Development Economics. It was set up in the spring semester of 2020 as the VDEV webinar and will now continue jointly with CEPR during autumn. It is organised jointly by CEPR, the University of Geneva (UniGe), the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Barcelona GSE), Paris School of Economics (PSE) and Stockholm School of Economics.


Martina Björkman Nyqvist (Stockholm School of Economics, Misum and CEPR)
Giacomo De Giorgi (IEE/GSEM, University of Geneva and CEPR)
Eliana La Ferrara (Boconni University and CEPR)
Gianmarco León-Ciliotta (U. Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona GSE, IPEG and CEPR)
Karen Macours (PSE, INRAE and CEPR)


The next session will take place on Tuesday 25th May 2021 at 5pm CEST, 4pm BST, 11am EDT, 8am PDT, and last for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

The line-up of speakers is as follows:
The seminars are held on Zoom and will consist of a 60 minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A. Register your attendance here.

26/05/2021 Resilience of the financial system to natural disasters, Webinar
Hosted By: IESE Business SchoolWith: Citi
IESE Business School, Citi, and The Centre for Economic Policy Research cordially invite you to the presentation of the third report on the future of banking, a joint IESE–Citi initiative that was launched in October 2018.
This year's report, Resilience of the financial system to natural disasters, was prepared by four leading international scholars in banking and finance led by Prof. Xavier Vives and will be published by CEPR in London. The report examines in what way climate and natural disaster risk is different from other more familiar forms of financial and economic risk, and how banks, asset managers and central banks can grapple with climate change and natural disasters. COVID-19 provides a test case on how to manage both ex ante and ex post disaster risk. 

27/05/2021 GEP/CEPR Spring Education Economics Online Workshop "Choices and Education", Online Seminar
The Nottingham Centre for Globalization and Economic Policy (GEP) and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) welcome submissions for its Spring 2021 Education Economics Workshop: Choices and Education. 

We bring together applied economists working in the field of education with an emphasis on choices by policymakers, households, voters and individuals.

Keynote speaker: Miguel Urquiola (Columbia University and NBER)

Confirmed invited speakers:
•    Sarah Cohodes (Columbia and NBER)  
•    Abhijeet Singh (Stockholm School of Economics and JPAL)

Scientific Committee: 
•    Facundo Albornoz (Nottingham and CEPR)
•    Sarah Cohodes (Columbia and NBER)
•    Maria Lombardi (Universidad Torcuato Di-Tella)
•    Abhijeet Singh (Stockholm School of Economics and JPAL)
•    Miguel Urquiola (Columbia and NBER)
•    Richard Upward (Nottingham and CESifo)

Conference Website:
Please follow the below link to see the full conference program and registration link.

Please contact Lydia Williams, CEPR Event Officer with any questions - [email protected]

28/05/2021 Micro and Macro Implications of Household Behaviour and Financial Decision-Making - 3, Online Seminar

Organizers: Richard Blundell, Michael Haliassos, Christopher Hansman, Yigitcan Karabulut, Peter Levell, Benjamin Moll, Tarun Ramadorai and Polly Simpson

Micro and Macro Implications of Household Behaviour and Financial Decision-Making is a new cross-disciplinary seminar series covering research at the intersection of household finance, macro and labour economics. It represents a collaboration between universities and research networks and centres.
Seminars are held on Zoom on each month and will run for 90 minutes including a discussion panel.
Our third meeting will be on Friday 28th May from 3:30pm-5:00pm BST and will feature
 Monika Piazzesi (Stanford and CEPR) presenting Learning about Housing Cost: Survey Evidence from the German House Price Boom. Discussion by Ulrike Malmendier (University of California, Berkeley and CEPR) and Stijn van Nieuwerburgh (Columbia University and CEPR).  

Registration Link:

Organisers: Richard Blundell, Michael Haliassos, Christopher Hansman, Yigitcan Karabulut, Peter Levell, Benjamin Moll, Tarun Ramadorai, and Polly Simpson.
This paper uses new household survey data to study expectation formation during the recent housing boom in Germany. The cross section of forecasts depends on only two household characteristics: location and tenure. The average household in a region responds to local conditions but underpredicts local price growth. Renters make on average higher and hence more accurate forecasts than owners, although their forecasts are more dispersed and their mean squared forecast errors are higher. A quantitative model of learning about housing cost can match these facts. It emphasizes the unique information structure of housing among asset markets: renters who do not own the asset are relatively well informed about its cash flow, since they pay for housing services that owners simply consume. Renters then make more accurate forecasts in a boom driven by an increase in rents and recovery from a financial crisis.

31/05/2021 Online Geneva Trade and Development Workshop - Nathan Nunn, Online Seminar
The Geneva Trade and Development Workshop (GTDW) is a seminar series, featuring invited speakers in the area of International Trade. It has been running for over ten years, with onsite meetings on a weekly basis in the Fall (September - December) and Spring (February - June) semesters. It is organized jointly by the Graduate Institute in Geneva (IHEID), the University of Geneva (UniGe), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The online edition of GTDW will be co-organized with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).


Julia Cajal-Grossi (IHEID)
Monika Mrázová (UniGe and CEPR)
Frédéric Robert-Nicoud (UniGe and CEPR)

Scientific Committee:

Richard Baldwin (IHEID and CEPR)
Cosimo Beverelli (WTO)
Julia Cajal-Grossi (IHEID)
Celine Carrère (UniGe and CEPR)
Nicolas Maystre (UNCTAD)
Monika Mrázová (UniGe and CEPR)
Marcelo Olarreaga (UniGe and CEPR)
Roberta Piermartini (WTO)
Frédéric Robert-Nicoud (UniGe and CEPR)


Each meeting will take place on a Monday at 4.00 PM (CET) / 3.00 PM (GMT) and last for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

The line-up of speakers is as follows:

- 1st March: Steve Redding (Princeton University and CEPR)
- 15th March: Kalina Manova (University College London and CEPR)
- 29th March: Laura Alfaro (Harvard University and CEPR)
- 12th April: Gene Grossman (Princeton University and CEPR)
- 10th May: Paola Conconi (Université Libre de Bruxelles and CEPR)
- 31st May: Nathan Nunn (Harvard University)

For further information and to register online: zoom link