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Meetings for the month of June 2021

2021 (entire year)  |   2022 (entire year)

08/06/2021 21st CEPR/JIE Conference on Applied Industrial Organisation and 17th CEPR/JIE School on Applied Industrial Organisation, Online Seminar

Organizers: Myrto Kalouptsidi, Andrea Pozzi, Mar Reguant and Nicolas Schutz

The organisers and steering committee of the 21st 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. The conference will be organised by Myrto Kaloutpsidi (Harvard University, CEPR and NBER), Andrea Pozzi (Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance and CEPR), and Nicolas Schutz (University of Mannheim and CEPR).

After last year’s cancellation and due to the concerns about the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic could still have on international travel and academic gatherings, the event will take place online on 8-9 June 2021.

To better accommodate the online format, the schedule will be adjusted. We will have a limited number of papers presented over two days in sessions held in the afternoon (Central European Time). This should allow a wide audience to connect for the event, through different time zones.

Financial support for the conference is generously provided by the Journal of Industrial Economics (JIE), EIEF, University of Zurich, European Research Council (ERC), Charles River Associates, Cornerstone Research and CEPR.

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 theoretical and empirical Industrial Organisation.

In the last few years, the conference “returned to its roots” and witnessed enhanced collaboration between IO economists from both sides of the Atlantic.  Fostering this collaboration, we are happy to confirm the attendance and participation of Simon Anderson (Virginia and CEPR), Uli Doraszelski (Wharton and CEPR), Phil Haile (Yale), Jean-Francois Houde (Wisconsin), Jeanine Miklos-Thal (Rochester), Nathan Miller (Georgetown), Aviv Nevo (UPenn), Ariel Pakes (Harvard), Katja Seim (Yale and CEPR), Amanda Starc (Kellogg), and Jidong Zhou (Yale SOM). 

Young European researchers are encouraged to apply to the concurrent CEPR/JIE School for Industrial Organisation.  The goal of the school is to provide a forum for young European researchers in Applied IO to get exposure for and receive feedback on their work.  Based on the success of the 2019 format, researchers accepted to the school will give very short (<10 min) presentations of their work  on  9 June and participate in all the sessions of the main conference.  Given its goals, only young researchers pursuing or having recently (within four years) received a PhD from a European economics program are eligible. Preference will be given to those students expecting to go on the academic job market in 2021-22, with additional (though lesser) preference given to other applicants according to their time since PhD completion. 

Applicants to the main conference that are eligible and wish to also be considered for the school should indicate such with their submission. In such cases, no separate school application is necessary.  Further details about the school are included in its own Call for Papers available here:

Please forward this call to others, especially junior faculty, who might have papers suitable for the conference or school.  Papers will be selected by a committee of the organisers. Anyone may sign up to receive future calls for this conference at

Paper Submissions, Conference Attendance, and Deadlines:
The deadline for submissions is 
Friday 12 February  2021 at 18:00 (GMT).  Authors will be notified about whether their paper has been accepted in April 2021.

Authors can upload their submission by visiting the registration link: and logging into your CEPR account. If you do not currently have a CEPR account, please create a new profile here 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].

In order to allow for arrangements for the online conference, individuals wishing to simply attend the conference should also express their interest via the online form above.  We try to accommodate as many such requests as possible and the online format should only add to our ability to do so. Preference for attendance is given to young researchers and CEPR IO Programme members. 
Travel and Accommodation Funding:
Given that this year’s conference will be held online. There are no provisions for accommodation or funding for traveling.

08/06/2021 CEPR Advanced Forum in Financial Economics (CAFFE) 10, 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 8 June our speaker is Mariassunta Giannetti (Stockholm School of Economics and CEPR). For more information and to register see here.

14/06/2021 Euro Area Business Cycle Network Training School: Beliefs and Social Networks, Online Seminar
Hosted By: University of Mannheim
Organizers: Klaus Adam and Eleonora Granziera
General Description

We are pleased to announce details of the latest EABCN Training School, a course over 2 weeks entitled "Beliefs and Social Networks". Professor Johannes Stroebel (NYU Stern School of Business) 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 are applicable for non-network non-academic organisations).

Course outline

This course will introduce participants to a recent literature that studies the interaction between household and investor beliefs, social interactions, financial markets, and the broader macroeconomy. The first lecture explores the role of investor beliefs in affecting financial markets, reviewing a number of recent research papers that combine survey evidence of investor beliefs with (largely behavioural) models of asset pricing. The second class then discusses the determinants of investor beliefs. The third class explores how social interactions affect investor beliefs and behaviors in the housing market. And the fourth class explores how social networks and social interactions affect a range of other economic outcomes, such as mutual fund investments and international trade patterns. In the process, we will introduce a new data set, the Social Connectedness Index, that measures the extent to which indiviudals across various regions are connected on Facebook. Participants are then encouraged to work on a group project with this publicly available data set to explore how social networks affect a range of economic outcomes. Possible projects include using the Social Connectedness Index to explore the propagation of economic shocks across geographies, or to forecast the spread of Covid-19.

The course is divided into four lecture sessions taught over four days, followed by a practice/presentation session the following week.

14-17 June 2021:

Session 1: Investor Beliefs and Financial Markets

Session 2: The Determinants of Household and Investor Beliefs

Session 3: Social Interactions and Beliefs in the Housing Market

Session 4: Social Networks and Economic Outcomes

25 June 2021:

Group presentations: Data work with Social Connectedness Index

Administrative Information:

The course will take place online. More information about logistics will be circulated closer to the date.

Candidates who have a CEPR profile should apply by submitting their CV online at by 6pm (CET), Friday 30 April 2021. If you do not currently have a CEPR profile, please create a new one here and then click on the registration link.

We ask that you send a current version of your CV. PhD students should also specify in which way 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 reduced course fee of EUR 1,000. About the Instructor:

Johannes Stroebel is the David S. Loeb Professor of Finance and the Boxer Faculty Fellow at the New York University Stern School of Business, as well as a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He joined NYU in 2013 from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he was the Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Economics. Professor Stroebel conducts research in finance, macroeconomics, and real estate economics. He has won numerous awards, including the AQR Asset Management Institute Young Researcher Prize and the Brattle Award for the best paper published in the Journal of Finance. He has also won an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in Economics. He sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Finance, the Review of Economic Studies, and the Journal of Political Economy. Professor Stroebel read Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Merton College, Oxford, where he won the Hicks and Webb Medley Prize for the best performance in Economics. He earned a Ph.D. in Economics at Stanford University, where he held the Bradley and Kohlhagen Fellowships at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.