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04/06/2018 EABCN Training School: Heterogeneous Agent Models in Continuous Time with Monetary Policy Applications, Mannheim
Hosted By: University of Mannheim
Organizers: Klaus Adam and Elisa Faraglia
A Euro Area Business Cycle Network (EABCN) Training School

Tutor: Prof Benjamin Moll, Princeton University, NBER and CEPR

General Description

We are pleased to announce details of the latest EABCN Training School; a three-day course entitled "Heterogeneous Agent Models in Continuous Time with Monetary Policy Applications". Prof Benjamin Moll 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

A recent literature argues that Heterogeneous Agent New Keynesian (HANK) models provide a useful framework for the analysis of macroeconomic shocks and policies, particularly for better understanding the transmission mechanism of monetary policy. Central Banks often have access to (or collect themselves) high-quality micro data and such heterogeneous agent models also open up the door to bringing this micro data to the table in order to empirically discipline macro theories.

This training course develops tools for the analysis and numerical solution of heterogeneous agent models. Continuous-time methods have proven useful in this regard because, in continuous time, heterogeneous agent models can be conveniently solved as systems of partial differential equations. The emphasis of the training course will be on providing the necessary background for participants to apply these tools in practice, with particular focus on numerical solution techniques using finite difference methods.

The training course will cover the following applications:

• General equilibrium models with incomplete markets and uninsured idiosyncratic labour income risk as in Aiyagari (1994), Bewley (1986) and Huggett (1993) that are widely used to study the role of income and wealth distribution in the macroeconomy
• Heterogeneous agent models with both idiosyncratic and aggregate risk as in Den Haan (1997) and Krusell and Smith (1998)
• Heterogeneous Agent New Keynesian (HANK) models
• First attempts at Bayesian estimation of HANK models
• (Time permitting) Theories with multiple assets and non-convexities as well as stopping time problems

How to apply

The course will take place at the University of Mannheim in Mannheim (Germany). 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 online by going to the following link and upload your CV by 6pm (GMT), Friday 2 March 2018 . If you have any issues logging in, please get in touch with Mandy Chan

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

Prof Benjamin Moll is an associate professor of economics and international affairs, as well the Cyril E. Black University Preceptor at Princeton University. He is also a faculty research fellow of the National Bureau of Economics and a research affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research. He has had visiting appointments in the department of economics at Harvard, New York University and Stanford.

Moll’s current research explores the role of income and wealth distribution in the macroeconomy. One line of this work is concerned with the causes of inequality, in particular understanding what drove the rise in income and wealth inequality at the very top of the distribution observed in the U.S. over the past forty years. A second line of this work examines how the presence of inequality affects how economists should think about macroeconomic policy.

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

04/06/2018 NBER and STICERD Joint Conference: Trans-Atlantic Public Economics Seminar Inequality and Public Policy, London
Hosted By: The Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD), LSE
Organizers: Hilary W Hoynes, Camille Landais and Johannes Spinnewijn
Income inequality has increased in both the U.S. and the U.K. in the last three decades, generating new interest in the factors that contribute to inequality and the consequences of policies that might affect it. To provide new insights on the broad topic of inequality and public policy, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), jointly with the Suntory and Toyota International Centre for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD) at the London School of Economics (LSE), will sponsor the 2018 Trans-Atlantic Public Economics Seminar at the LSE.

The programme, to be organised by Camille Landais and Johannes Spinnewijn of LSE and Hilary Hoynes of the University of California, Berkeley and NBER, will consist of about twelve papers. Papers from the conference will be considered for a special issue of the Journal of Public Economics, subject to the normal refereeing process.

The conference organisers welcome submissions on any topic related to the general theme of "Inequality and Public Policy", including but not limited to:

- The impact of taxes, social insurance, and social safety net programmes on measured inequality and household behaviour;
- The role of labour market institutions, such as unionisation, minimum wages, and the size of the informal sector, in affecting the wage distribution and income inequality;
- The contributions of firm behaviour, education, skills, and technological change to trends in equality and the incomes of particular groups;
- The measurement of both point-in-time inequality in earnings, wages, income, and consumption, as well as trends in these variables;
- The determinants of inequality spatially, across genders, race, or ethnic groups, and on other dimensions.

Emphasis will be given to empirically oriented research, but applied theoretical research (e.g., on policy design, inequality measurement) is equally welcome. Submissions from scholars who are early in their careers, from researchers who are not NBER or STICERD affiliates, and from researchers from under-represented minority groups are encouraged. In keeping with the NBER’s long-standing requirement, papers should refrain from offering policy recommendations or normative statements about policy.

Papers will be selected on the basis of abstracts of about 750 words or, when possible, completed papers. Abstracts and/or papers may be uploaded at:

The deadline for submission is November 30, 2017. Authors chosen to present papers will be notified by December 31, 2017. Please do not submit papers that are already scheduled to be published, or that for other reasons would not be available for consideration for the journal special issue.

The NBER and STICERD will cover the cost of economy-class travel as well as local expenses for participants. Questions about this meeting may be addressed to

06/06/2018 European Research Workshop in International Trade 2018 (ERWIT), St Gallen
Hosted By: Universitt St Gallen
Organizers: Simon J Evenett, Beata Javorcik and Josef Zweimüller
We are writing to invite you to submit a paper or to express your interest in attending CEPR's 2018 European Research Workshop in International Trade (ERWIT) to be held in St. Gallen, 6-8 June 2018, in cooperation with the University of St. Gallen. Papers are invited on any trade-related issues.

ERWIT is an annual workshop that brings together international economists from across Europe and key researchers from outside the region. The workshop disseminates the findings of recent research on international trade, and presentations often involve exploratory rather than finished papers. It provides a unique opportunity to discuss trade-related research in a relaxed atmosphere.

The workshop will run for 3 days (from the morning of Wednesday 6 June until the early afternoon of Friday 8 June, with arrival on Tuesday 5 June). CEPR and the local organisers will offer some funding for travel and accommodation but at this stage cannot guarantee funding for all participants. If you have alternative research travel funding at your disposal, we encourage you to indicate your willingness to use this to attend the event on your reply form. This will help fund travel for participants who do not have other sources of funding, young researchers in particular. Where funding is provided for travel costs, this will be in accordance with the our CEPR Travel Guidelines.

Kindly note that it will not be possible to accept all applications to attend the event. At this stage, we would thus like you to simply confirm your interest in attending the meeting and indicate whether or not you wish to present a paper. When selecting papers, some preference will be given to researchers who have not presented at ERWIT recently, although we still encourage everyone to apply.

Authors who are CEPR members can upload their submission on Authors who are not CEPR members can email their submission to Mandy Chan at Please indicate in your email whether you will be able to cover your own travel and accommodation costs, or whether you will require funding. The deadline for replies is 18:00 (GMT) on Friday 8 December 2017. You may also like to read our Guidelines on how to register online for CEPR Meetings. Simon Evenett Beata Javorcik

07/06/2018 2nd Research Conference of the CEPR Network on Macroeconomic Modelling and Model Comparison (MMCN), Stanford
Hosted By: The Hoover InstitutionWith: Stanford University
Organizers: Michael Binder, John B. Taylor and Volker Wieland
Conference website

Preliminary Programme

Quantitative macroeconomic models play an important role in informing policy makers about the consequences of monetary, fiscal and macro-prudential policies. The Macroeconomic Modelling and Model Comparison Network (MMCN) aims to make progress in this area by promoting collaboration among interested researchers in academia and policy institutions. It provides a forum for presenting new models and model comparisons, as well as the solution and estimation methods underlying them, thereby enhancing opportunities for building on the work of others.

The conference organizers wish to foster a network of researchers interested in model and policy comparison.

Relevant topics include:

  1. Modelling the financial sector and economic crises in structural macroeconomic models
  2. Comparative analysis of monetary, fiscal and macro-prudential policies
  3. Modelling structural and tax reforms in macroeconomic models
  4. Solution, estimation, simulation and forecasting with structural macroeconomic models
  5. Model comparison and robust policies


The Organizers:
Michael Binder (IMFS, Goethe University Frankfurt)
John B. Taylor (Stanford University and Hoover Institution)
Volker Wieland (IMFS, Goethe University Frankfurt and CEPR)

07/06/2018 Financing Human Capital, Paris
Hosted By: Sciences PoWith: Center for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST),Toulouse School of Economics
Organizers: Robert J. Gary-Bobo, Sang Yoon (Tim) Lee, Julien Prat and Jean-Marc Robin
Organizers: Julien Prat (CNRS, CREST, Ecole Polytechnique and CEPR); Robert Gary-Bobo (CREST ENSAE and CEPR); Tim Lee (Toulouse School of Economics); Jean-Marc Robin (Sciences Po, Paris, and University College, London).

Themes (summary): Financing of human capital in general; more specifically, the financing of higher education and universities. Respective roles and shares of public and private funding. Student loans and tuition fees. (Student debt, default and aid). Labor economics. Public Finance. Policy evaluation. Country-specific studies: the UK, Australia, the United States, Germany, etc. Theoretical, empirical and econometric contributions are all welcome with no exclusions.

Call for contributions: Financing arrangements for higher education vary widely among OECD countries: while Anglo-Saxon countries mostly rely on private sources of finance (tuition fees and student loans), continental European countries favor a system based on public funding. Both approaches face significant challenges. In the United States, the increase in student debt is accompanied by a significant increase in bankruptcy rates on student loans. In Europe, states struggle to finance the needs of their public universities, which face greater competition from private institutions. These tensions suggest that both systems will have to mutate and possibly converge towards a more intermediate approach that combines private decisions and public intervention. The workshop will invite experts in the economics of education, labor economics, public finance, and applied econometrics, whose works address the ongoing mutations or are in one way or another related to higher education finance (returns to education, models of wages and careers, public finance, financial intermediation, …). It will favor an inter-disciplinary approach by bringing together empirical and theoretical minded researchers.

The workshop will take place over two days; June 7th and June 8th, 2018 and include 12 presentations, with an assigned discussant for each paper. Institut Louis Bachelier will be the local organizers, and presentations will take place in Sciences-Po Paris.

Submission Deadlines: Papers or extended abstracts should be submitted to CEPR (applying the usual procedure) and will be selected by the organizers. The deadline for the submission of a paper (or abstract) is December 18, 2017. Decisions will be notified by January 31, 2018.

For CEPR members, please submit your paper via the CEPR online system here. If you do not have a personal profile to use this area of the CEPR website as yet, you can create one here.

Authors who are not CEPR members can email their submission to the CEPR Events team with the subject header ‘3570 – Financing Human Capital’.

Travel and accommodation reimbursements: The transportation and accommodation expenses of presenters and discussants of accepted papers can be reimbursed.

Sponsors and support: CREST (ENSAE and Ecole Polytechnique), Toulouse School of Economics ; Sciences Po, Paris ; Institut Louis Bachelier; Labex Ecodec, Institut Montaigne; Institut de la Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations pour la recherche ; CEPR, London.

08/06/2018 Regulatory forbearance in stress testing, CoCo conversion and bank resolution, Amsterdam
Hosted By: University of Amsterdam
Organizers: Roger Laeven, Enrico C Perotti and Sweder van Wijnbergen
We aim at a small workshop with high-quality theoretical and empirical papers on the theme of regulatory forbearance.

Stress tests are used to enforce capital requirements under skewed risk scenarios. Their effectiveness depends on timely recapitalisation, a process hindered by limited information and moral hazard. As shareholders of highly leveraged banks are reluctant to recapitalise, regulators need to intervene vigorously as needed, activating going-concern CoCo conversion or initiating resolution, a controlled form of bankruptcy.

Regulatory forbearance arises when policymakers gamble with bank solvency out of concerns for market stability, short-term reputation or fiscal costs. It may take forms such as a delay in debt conversion or a weak stress test methodology.

In general, a weaker intervention capacity affects the private incentives to recapitalise and enables private risk taking, leading to larger fiscal costs.

Scientific committee
Franklin Allen (Imperial College London and CEPR)
Charlie Calomiris (Columbia University)
Elena Carletti (Bocconi University and CEPR)
Paul Glasserman (Columbia University)
Martin Oehmke (Columbia University)
Rafael Repullo (CEMFI and CEPR)
Tano Santos (Columbia University and CEPR)

Roger Laeven (University of Amsterdam)
Enrico Perotti (University of Amsterdam and CEPR)
Sweder van Wijnbergen (University of Amsterdam and CEPR)

This workshop is part of CEPR’s Financial Regulation Initiative. For more information:

12/06/2018 Money in the Digital Age, Helsinki
Hosted By: Bank of Finland
Organizers: Aleksi Grym, Seppo Honkapohja, Esa Jokivuolle, Janiza Ouarab and Tuomas Takalo
Keynote: Prof. Bengt Holmström (MIT), Nobel laureate in economics, 2016 and Dr. Hyun Song Shin, Economic Adviser and Head of Research, BIS.

Information and communication technologies have affected financial services for decades. More recently, digitization of information has increasingly spread to almost all areas of human activity, creating new vast pools of data. This has opened new opportunities also to financial services, which both incumbent institutions and new players are facing. Great benefits may be available, but new risks may also emerge. New technologies and players may eventually increase competition and innovation which may lead to better and cheaper financial services to the end users. However, it is not clear that welfare benefits can be maximized without policy interventions. Financial regulation and supervision – even competition policies - can be a catalyst, but may be needed also for safeguarding the financial system against new types of risks. Central banks may also be affected as ways of payment and use of cash are changing. The issue of digital central bank currencies has risen, with potential implications for financial stability and the transmission of monetary policy.

Consequently, original papers subject to high academic standards and preferably with important policy or practical implications are invited, for example, on the following topics, though not restricted to them:

• Effects of new technologies and digitalization on various aspects of financial intermediation; e.g., payment services, and credit extension including credit analysis and delegated monitoring role of banks
• Implications of “open banking” initiatives (such as the EU directive, PSD2) for the industrial organization of banking and innovation
• Implications for financial stability of new players, technologies, and business models
• Implications of the new forms of shadow banking
• Implications of the emergence of new payment technologies and cryptocurrencies
• Role of financial regulation and supervision in facilitating productive developments and controlling risks
• Role of central banks in the new environment: issues related to the declining use of cash, central bank digital currency (CBDC), the role of legal tender, and implications for macroprudential policy and monetary policy

Authors who are CEPR members can upload their submission through their CEPR profile on

Authors who are not CEPR members can email their submission to Mandy Chan at Submission deadline is 28 February 2018. On local organization, please contact Ms Pauliina Murto (

Papers accepted for the conference will be notified by March 16, 2018 by the Programme Committee: Seppo Honkapohja (Bank of Finland/Aalto University and CEPR), Aleksi Grym (Bank of Finland), Esa Jokivuolle (Bank of Finland) and Tuomas Takalo (Bank of Finland).

Presenters and discussants from academic non-profit institutions without access to their own funding will have the travel and accommodation cost agreed in advance covered by the Bank of Finland.

There will be no charge for participating but other participants should expect to pay their own travel and accommodation costs. For additional information please contact Ms Pauliina Murto.

14/06/2018 2nd CEPR/EBRD/Economics of Transition Symposium: Globalisation and Labour Markets, London
Hosted By: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Organizers: Cevat Giray Aksoy, Cagatay Bircan, Michelle Brock, Ralph de Haas, Guido Friebel, Sergei Guriev, Guy Michaels and Barbara Petrongolo
In light of the increasing importance of globalisation and its impact on EBRD countries, the Symposium will provide a platform for researchers and policy experts to discuss new research findings on developing and transition countries and identify areas where further analytical and policy oriented work is needed.

The symposium features keynote talks by Paola Conconi (Université Libre de Bruxelles and CEPR) and David Dorn (University of Zurich and CEPR), a policy panel on labour markets, and 12 papers, covering topics on job creation, migration, trade, political economy, and skills.

The conference will be held at the EBRD, One Exchange Square, London. The conference programme starts on Thursday morning (June 14) and ends on Friday afternoon (June 15). An invitation-only conference dinner will be held on Thursday evening.

For the event agenda and to register, please visit EBRD Website.

Details about the sponsors: EBRD, CEPR, and The Economics of Transition.

Registration Deadline: Tuesday 12 June 2018


Cevat Giray Aksoy (EBRD, LSE and WEF)
Cagatay Bircan (EBRD)
Michelle J. Brock (EBRD and CEPR)
Ralph De Haas (EBRD and Tilburg University)
Guido Friebel (Goethe University Frankfurt and CEPR)
Sergei Guriev (EBRD, Sciences Po and CEPR)
Guy Michaels (LSE, CEP and CEPR)
Barbara Petrongolo (Queen Mary University of London, LSE and CEPR)

18/06/2018 Nineteenth CEPR/JIE Conference on Applied Industrial Organisation, Leuven, Belgium
Hosted By: KU Leuven
Organizers: Gregory S. Crawford, Jan De Loecker, Liran Einav, Katherine Ho and Mandy Chan
The organisers and steering committee of the 19th CEPR Conference on Applied Industrial Organisation (IO) are writing to invite you to submit a paper or to express your interest in attending the conference, which will take place in Leuven, 18-20 June 2018. The event is hosted by KU Leuven and will be organised by Jan De Loecker (KU Leuven, Princeton University, NBER and CEPR), Kate Ho (Columbia University, NBER and CEPR), Gregory S. Crawford (University of Zurich and CEPR), and Liran Einav (Stanford University and NBER).

Financial support for the conference is generously provided by the FWO Odysseus Grant (De Loecker), IOL KU Leuven, Journal of Industrial Economics (JIE), University of Zurich, and CEPR.

Paper Submissions and Deadlines:

The deadline for submissions is Friday 19 January 2018 (18:00 GMT). Authors will be notified about whether their paper has been accepted in March 2018. Authors who are CEPR members can upload their submission by visiting If you have any trouble applying online, please contact Mandy Chan at

Conference Details:

The Applied IO conference series seeks to contribute to the understanding of the breadth of topics analysed within the field of Industrial Organisation, including demand, productivity, competition in the short- and long-run, innovation, investment, and auctions, to develop empirical protocols and tests of economic models, to promote the exchange and the dissemination of results at the forefront of research, and finally, to evaluate current competition and regulation policies. It will cover the state of the art in both applied and empirical Industrial Organisation.

This year will witness enhanced collaboration between IO economists from both sides of the Atlantic, and we are happy to confirm the attendance and participation of Steve Berry (Yale University), Tim Bresnahan (Stanford University), Liran Einav (Stanford University), Ken Hendricks (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Ali Hortacsu (University of Chicago), Aviv Nevo (University of Pennsylvania), Ariel Pakes (Harvard University), Rob Porter (Northwestern University), and Chad Syverson (University of Chicago).

Please forward this call to others, especially junior faculty, who might have papers suitable for the conference. Papers will be selected by a committee of the organisers.


We are unfortunately unable to guarantee accommodation expenses will be covered for all participants on the programme (though we will try). We can, however, assist with hotel reservations. Please let us know with your submission whether you wish to be considered for accommodation funding. Funding priority will be given to junior faculty. As typical, travel expenses will only be covered in exceptional circumstances, according to the usual CEPR Travel Guidelines

Contact Information:

If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mandy Chan, Events Officer, at or +44 (0)20 7183 8804.

Yours sincerely,

Jan De Loecker, Kate Ho, Greg Crawford, Liran Einav

Local Organisers and CEPR Applied IO Steering Committee:

Bart Bronnenberg (Stanford University and CEPR), Gregory S. Crawford (University of Zurich and CEPR), Peter J. Davis (Cornerstone Research, London), Jan De Loecker (Princeton University, KU Leuven, NBER, and CEPR), Sebastian Fleitas (KU Leuven), Alessandro Gavazza (LSE, NBER, and CEPR), Rachel Griffith (University of Manchester, IFS, and CEPR), Myrto Kalouptsidi (Harvard University, NBER, and CEPR), Florin Maican (KU Leuven and CEPR), Volker Nocke (University of Mannheim and CEPR), Andrea Prat (Columbia University and CEPR), Mar Reguant (Northwestern University, NBER, and CEPR), Philipp Schmidt-Dengler (University of Vienna and CEPR), Yutek Sun (KU Leuven), Otto Toivanen (University of Helsinki and CEPR), Johannes Van Biesebroeck (KU Leuven and CEPR), Frank Verboven (KU Leuven and CEPR), Nikos Vettas (Athens University and CEPR)

21/06/2018 CEPR Annual Public Economics Symposium 2018, Copenhagen
Hosted By: University of Copenhagen
Organizers: Claus T. Kreiner and Camille Landais
The 2018 CEPR Public Economics Symposium will take place on 21-22 June 2018, and will be hosted by the new center of excellence: Center of Economic Behavior and Inequality (CEBI) at the University of Copenhagen.

In the afternoon of June 21, the symposium will feature three keynotes by world-leading scholars who will talk about inequality from different research perspectives:

Thomas Piketty (Paris School of Economics and CEPR): Rising Inequality and Globalisation
Ernst Fehr (University of Zurich and CEPR): Social Preferences and the Support for Redistributive Politics
Fatih Guvenen (University of Minnesota and NBER): Inequality: New Facts vs. Old Myths

The goal of the symposium is to provide a forum for high-quality work in public economics and to bring together arpind 40 economists in the field from across Europe as well as key researchers from outside the region.

The event provides an opportunity for researchers from different universities and countries to discuss their work in a relaxed atmosphere and to develop long-term collaborative relationships. It also provides an opportunity for young researchers to meet and discuss their work with senior economists.

You can view the full conference programme here:

Registration is open for general participants. Please email the CEPR events team, at with the subject header "3569 - PE Symposium 2018". Please indicate if you can attend both days (or if only one, state which day) and any dietary / access requirements. Please register as soon as possible, and by no later than Friday 18 May 2018.

Unfortunately we are unable to fund the travel / accommodation / dinner expenses of general participants. Meals taken at the conference (lunch and refreshments) are covered by the organisers.

Claus Thustrup Kreiner (University of Copenhagen and CEPR)
Camille Landais (London School of Economics and CEPR)

22/06/2018 Sixth CEPR Economic History Symposium, Rome
Hosted By: Banca d'Italia
Organizers: Federico Barbiellini Amidei, Stephen N Broadberry, Alfredo Gigliobianco and Gianni Toniolo
The sixth CEPR Economic History Symposium, which will take place in Rome, 22-24 June 2018. The event will be organised by Stephen Broadberry (Nuffield College and CEPR) and Alfredo Gigliobianco (Banca d’Italia).

The symposium aims to bring together leading researchers in the field.

Papers are being sought on topics including, but not necessarily limited to:

• Macroeconomic and financial history
• Economic growth in the very long run
• Institutions and economic development
• The history of the international economy

One half day will be devoted to a policy session, exploring ways in which economic history can provide lessons for today’s economic challenges.

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. Our meeting application system has moved to a new system, if you have not used this before and have any issues logging in, please get in touch with Mandy Chan at

The deadline for replies is Monday 19 February 2018, 18:00 GMT. We cannot accept submissions received after this date.

Accommodation expenses will be covered for participants on the programme. Limited travel funding is available according to the CEPR travel guidelines. The organisers will notify prospective participants by early March 2017 of their decision.

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, please contact Mandy Chan, Events Officer, at or +44 20 7183 8804.

25/06/2018 The Euro at 20, Dublin
Hosted By: Central Bank of Ireland,International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Organizers: Emine Boz, Mark Cassidy, Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan, Philip R. Lane, Philippe Martin and Linda Tesar
The Central Bank of Ireland, the International Monetary Fund, and the IMF Economic Review are inviting paper submissions for a conference on "The Euro at 20" to be held in Dublin on June 25-26, 2018.

Since its launch in January 1999, the euro project has received much praise as well as criticism. As the currency is about to turn twenty, the conference will take stock of the euro’s performance. The conference organisers seek both theoretical and empirical research contributions on topics of central importance to currency areas in general, and the euro area in particular. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

Fiscal policy. Is fiscal union necessary to support a shared currency? How have the euro area agreements for deficit and debt management affected fiscal policy at the national level? Can fiscal and macro-prudential instruments substitute for exchange rate flexibility within the euro area?

Spillovers, externalities and risk sharing. How large are spillovers from financial, fiscal and trade shocks within and outside the euro area? What is the impact of financial and trade integration on the size of spillovers? What do spillovers imply for monetary policy and the coordination of fiscal policies? Have mechanisms for risk sharing evolved over time and how effective are they?

Banking, finance and monetary policy. How have the banking sector and financial markets been affected by the creation of the euro and the subsequent euro area crisis? How has the ECB performed relative to other central banks? How do the institutional specificities of the euro area affect the conduct and communication of monetary policy?

Real effects of the euro. How has the creation of the euro affected allocation of resources for members and non-members? How has it affected competition, economic geography, trade and real convergence in output and income?

Imbalances and relative prices. What are the causes and consequences of current account imbalances inside and outside the euro area? What role do gross capital flows play? How do they relate to TARGET2 imbalances? How have relative prices and wages evolved over time in the euro area? Are internal devaluations sufficient to offset the loss of exchange flexibility between euro economies?

Political economy and institutions. Can the rise of populism be related to the euro? How have political institutions adjusted to the opportunities and constraints resulting from a shared currency? Are these institutions likely to be resilient to future crises?

Please send submissions in Adobe PDF format to: Selected papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of the IMF Economic Review. Along with your submission, please indicate whether you also want to contribute to this issue. Papers that are not being submitted to the Review are also welcome.

Deadline for submissions is March 15, 2018. Authors of accepted papers will be informed by April 15, 2018. Preference will be given to finished papers. The organisers will fund travel and accommodation expenses for speakers (one per paper) and discussants.

The Organising Committee:

Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan (University of Maryland and guest editor, IMF Economic Review and CEPR) Philippe Martin (Sciences Po and guest editor, IMF Economic Review and CEPR) Emine Boz (IMF and co-editor, IMF Economic Review) Mark Cassidy (Central Bank of Ireland) Philip Lane (Central Bank of Ireland and CEPR) Linda Tesar (University of Michigan and editor, IMF Economic Review) IMF Conference Coordinator: Tracey Lookadoo

28/06/2018 2nd CEPR-Imperial-Plato Market Innovator (MI3) Conference 2018 on Market Structure in Europe and Beyond, London

Organizers: Bruno Biais, Sarah Draus, Nikolaus Hautsch, Andrei A Kirilenko, José S Penalva Zuasti, Angelo Ranaldo, Adam Reed, Barbara Rindi, David Rosenbaum, Yazid Sharaiha, Ingrid M Werner and Mao Ye
The Centre for Economic Policy Research, the Centre for Global Finance and Technology, and Plato Partnership are inviting paper submissions to the 2018 Market Innovator (MI3) conference scheduled to take place in London on 28 June 2018.

The conference will feature original work on the evolution of market structure in Europe and beyond, especially in light of MiFID II/MiFIR.

Papers are being sought on topics including, but not limited to:

Market Structure:

•Block vs Non-Block Trading

• Lit vs Dark Trading

•Modalities of Trading post-MiFID II: Double volume caps and large-in-scale blocks

• Regulatory Impact

Best Execution:

• Meeting Best Execution Requirements

• Algorithms and Liquidity

• Venue Performance Metrics

• Closing and Periodic Auctions

Market trends:

• Liquidity Fragmentation

• Systematic Internalising

• SME Challenges

• Active vs Passive Trading

The programme of the conference will consist of accepted and invited papers, panels with leading industry experts, and keynote speeches.


All submitted papers will automatically be considered for the Plato MI3 Best Paper Award, which will receive a prize of £2500. PhD Students and Assistant Professors who are fewer than three years post-PhD submitting papers will automatically be considered for the Plato MI3 Best Paper by a Young Researcher Award, which will receive a prize of £1500.


The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) is an independent, non-profit organization that fosters highest quality, policy-relevant research on European economics. The CEPR network consists of over 900 Research Fellows and Affiliates based in over 237 different institutions in 28 countries, working together to produce high-quality research for use by the policy community and the private sector. The Centre for Global Finance and Technology at the Imperial College Business School is a hub for multidisciplinary research, business education and global outreach aimed at greater understanding of the impact of technology on finance, business and society.

Plato Partnership is a not-for-profit company comprising asset managers and broker dealers who are collaborating to bring creative solutions and efficiencies to today’s complex equity market place. Integral to Plato Partnership’s vision is high quality academic research supported by its Market Innovator (MI3) initiative, and aimed at seeking out ways in which the Plato community can collaborate to build a better financial ecosystem.


Please submit your paper in pdf format to

In the submission e-mail please state if travel/accommodation funding is required and if you’re willing to act as a discussant.

If you wish to attend please do ensure that your application and paper is submitted by 12pm (UK time), Friday 25 May 2018.


Accommodation expenses will be covered for participants on the programme. Participants are encouraged to fund their travel expenses from other sources, as only limited funding is available.


Bruno Biais (Toulouse School of Economics and CEPR), Björn Hagströmer (Stockholm Business School), Andrei Kirilenko (Imperial College Business School and CEPR), Yazid Sharaiha (Norges Bank Investment Management and Plato Partnership), Angelo Ranaldo (University of St. Gallen), Barbara Rindi (Bocconi University), Mao Ye (University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign), Ingrid Werner (Ohio State University), Adam Reed (University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill), Sarah Draus (Rotterdam School of Management), Mathieu Rosenbaum (University Paris 6 and Ecole Polytechnique), Nikolaus Hautsch (University of Vienna), Jose Penalva (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)