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Meetings for the month of June 2019

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04/06/2019 Lost Generations? Globalisation and the Left-Behinds of Tomorrow, London

Organizers: Swati Dhingra
Recent political developments have tested the stability of the world trading system. Many commentators have suggested that the current political upsets are a populist backlash against the status quo of the international economic system by those who feel left behind by the recent wave of globalisation. Economists have documented the extent to which globalisation and technological changes contributed to the decline of left behind regions, like manufacturing cities and sea-side towns. Empirical research in the last couple of decades has made much progress in understanding the processes of displacement and the challenges to re-employment.

Looking forward from what we have learned, this panel will address the following questions:

1. How can we ensure the gains from economic changes are shared more equitably? 2. What can stakeholders do to overcome the economic and political polarization that we see today?

The purpose of the policy panel is to provide an evidence-based discussion, with the aim of giving concrete answers and recommendations to these two questions.

Please register here https://portal.cepr.org/lost-generations-globalisation-and-left-behinds-tomorrow . If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mandy Chan, Events Officer, at [email protected] or +44 20 7183 8804. If you do not currently have a CEPR profile or not a CEPR member, please create a new profile here https://portal.cepr.org/user/register and then click on the registration link.


05/06/2019 EABCN Training School: Inference in Macro Models: From Big Data to Structural Analysis, Barcelona

Organizers: Elisa Faraglia
General Description

We are pleased to announce details of the latest EABCN Training School; a three-day course titled "Inference in Macro Models: From Big data to Structural Analysis". Domenico Giannone and Giorgio Primiceri 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

This course covers methods designed to deal with prediction with ?big data? in macroeconomics, and to conduct structural analysis. The three main subjects of the course are: (i) predictive regressions with big data; (ii) Bayesian VARs, as a popular example of big data multivariate models, which also represent a bridge between reduced-form and structural models; (iii) DSGE models, which have become the most popular tool for structural and policy analysis. We will also touch upon several other topics, such as state-space models, Monte Carlo methods, model comparison and model choice. Along the way, we will discuss applications to forecasting economic activity with large datasets, potential output and the natural rate of interest, scenario and counterfactual analysis. An approximate outline is as follows:

Prediction with big data: (a) The curse of dimensionality: symptoms and cures; (b) Brief introductions to Bayesian inference; (c) Priors and their connection with regularisation and shrinkage techniques.

VARs and BVARs: (a) Prior distributions and numerical techniques to sample from posterior distributions; (b) The selection of the regularisation parameter/prior tightness; (c) Unconditional forecast; (d) Conditional forecasts and scenario analysis.

DSGE models: (a) Model specification; (b) Bayesian inference; (c) using DSGE models for counterfactual analysis and to estimate fundamental objects for the conduct of monetary policy, e.g. potential output and the natural rate of interest.

On each of the three days the classes will follow the below schedule.

9:00-10:30: Lecture

11:00-12:30: Lecture

14:00-15:30: Practical

Travel and Accomodation The course will take place at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona). Participants will be invited to make their own arrangements regarding their travel, accommodation and meals. Further information will be available to successful applicants.

How to apply Candidates should apply online by uploading their CV by 6pm (GMT), Friday 1 March, 2019. If you do not have a personal profile, you can create one here https://portal.cepr.org/user/register . You may also want to refer to our Guidelines on how to register online for CEPR Meetings at www.cepr.org/content/Electronic-Meetings-Organisation . If you have any issues logging in, please contact Mariolina Ciccone, Events Officer at CEPR at [email protected] or +44(0) 20 7183 8809. 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). Please do so by either uploading an additional file or filling the "Comments" field. Participants from non-academic institutions where the employer is not a member of the EABCN network are charged a course fee of 2000 euro.

About the Instructors Domenico Giannone is Assistant Vice President at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He holds a PhD from the Université libre de Bruxelles and has been an Assistant Professor at LUISS University of Rome and Professor at the Université libre de Bruxelles. He has also worked as an Economist at the Monetary Policy Research Division of the European Central Bank and has been the scientific coordinator of the Euro Area Business Cycle Network. Domenico is a research fellow of the CEPR, and an associate editor for the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, the Journal of Applied Econometrics, the International Journal of Forecasting, and Empirical Economics. His main areas of research are time series econometrics, forecasting, monetary policy, and business cycles.

Giorgio Primiceri is a Professor of Economics at Northwestern University. He holds a PhD from Princeton University and was the recipient of a Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship. He is a research fellow of the CEPR and a research associate of the NBER, and a consultant for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the European Central Bank. Giorgio is also a co-editor of the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics and a member of the Euro Area Business Cycle Dating Committee. His main areas of research are macroeconomics and applied time-series econometrics.


05/06/2019 European Research Workshop In International Trade (ERWIT) 2019, London
Supported By: London School of Economics
Organizers: Swati Dhingra and Beata Javorcik
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We are writing to invite you to submit a paper or to express your interest in attending CEPR's 2019 European Research Workshop in International Trade (ERWIT) to be held in London, 5-7 June 2019, in cooperation with Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics. 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 5 June until the early afternoon of Friday 7 June, with arrival on Tuesday 4 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 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 https://portal.cepr.org/european-research-workshop-international-trade-erwit-2019. If you do not currently have a CEPR profile, please create a new profile here https://portal.cepr.org/user/register and then click on the registration link above. The deadline for submissions is 18:00 (BST), Sunday 9 December 2018.

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

Beata Javorcik and Swati Dhingra


06/06/2019 ETH Workshop on Democracy: Normative and Positive Political Economy, Zurich
With: ETH Zrich

10/06/2019 CEPR Workshop on the Economics of Religion, Venice
Sponsored By: Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE),Chapman University,John Templeton Foundation
Organizers: Sascha O. Becker and Jared Rubin
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We invite papers on the economics of religion for the CEPR Workshop on the Economics of Religion on June 10-11, 2019 in Venice, Italy, at the premises of the University of Warwick.

The keynote speakers are:

Maristella Botticini (Bocconi University and CEPR)
Rachel McCleary (Harvard University)
Robert Barro (Harvard University)
Timur Kuran (Duke University)

Only papers on religion will be considered. From previous experience, we expect a large number of submissions, and we will unfortunately not be able to accommodate everyone. We will cover expenses for all presenters and discussants.

Submission deadline: December 7, 2018.

Organizers:
Sascha Becker (Warwick University and CEPR)
Jared Rubin (Chapman University)


13/06/2019 3rd CEPR/EBRD/Economics of Transition Symposium on "The Environment and the Green Transition" "Environmental Economics and the Green Transition", London
Hosted By: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Organizers: Cevat Giray Aksoy, Ralph de Haas, Eugenie Dugoua, Guido Friebel, Sergei Guriev, Vernon Henderson, Ralf Martin and Sefi Roth
You are invited to submit a paper to the 3rd CEPR/EBRD/Economics of Transition and Institutional Change/LSE Symposium on environmental economics and the green transition in advanced and emerging markets. The symposium will provide a platform for researchers and policy makers to discuss new research and to identify areas where further academic and policy-oriented work is needed. Papers are invited on the following (non-exhaustive) list of topics:

? The impact of environmental quality on individual productivity, employment, and well-being

?The impact of climate change on emerging markets

? The role of governments and firms in fighting climate change

? Firm-level energy efficiency and how to improve it

? Climate change and economic (in)equality across and within countries

? Greening the financial system

? Corporate environmental responsibility

? Climate change and agricultural productivity

? Stranded assets for energy and carbon intensive industries

? Agency and governance problems that distort corporate climate risk management

? Environmental policies and macroeconomic dynamics

? Behavioural foundations of environmentally (un-)friendly consumer actions

? The environment and network effects

The symposium features keynote talks by Catherine Wolfram (University of California, Berkeley) and Arik Levinson (Georgetown University).

Authors of accepted papers will be invited (without obligation) to submit their papers for a special issue of the Economics of Transition and Institutional Change. Accommodation expenses will be covered for speakers and discussants. Travel costs will be reimbursed in accordance with CEPR?s expense guidelines: https://cepr.org/sites/default/files/CEPR%20TRVL%20GUIDELINES%202018.pdf

To submit a paper (full papers accepted only), please send an email to Lucie Newman at [email protected]. In the subject header please add ?Submission: Environmental Economics and the Green Transition? and nothing else. In the case of multiple-authored papers, indicate who will present and whether or not the presenter would also be willing to act as a discussant. The submission deadline is 8 February 2019 and authors will be notified about the acceptance of papers by 22 March 2019.

The conference will be held at the EBRD, One Exchange Square, London. The conference programme starts on Thursday morning (13 June) and ends on Friday afternoon (14 June).

An invitation-only conference dinner will be held on Thursday evening. Details about the sponsors:

https://www.ebrd.com/home

https://cepr.org

http://services.bepress.com/eot/

http://www.lse.ac.uk/geography-and-environment

ORGANISING AND PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

Cevat Giray Aksoy (EBRD, London School of Economics)

Ralph De Haas (EBRD and Tilburg University)

Tatyana Deryugina (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) 

Olivier Deschenes (University of California - Santa Barbara) 

Eugenie Dugoua (London School of Economics) 

Guido Friebel (Goethe University and CEPR)

Sergei Guriev (EBRD, Sciences Po and CEPR)

Vernon Henderson (London School of Economics and CEPR) 

Erin Mansur (Dartmouth)

Ralf Martin (Imperial College London) 

Susana Mourato (London School of Economics)

Sefi Roth (London School of Economics) 


13/06/2019 BoI/CEPR/IZA Annual Symposium in Labour Economics 2019, Rome
Hosted By: Banca d'ItaliaWith: IZA
Organizers: Francesco D Amuri, Daniel S. Hamermesh, Claudio Michelacci, Barbara Petrongolo and Eliana Viviano

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We invite you to submit a paper or express interest in attending the 2019 BoI/CEPR/IZA Annual Symposium in Labour Economics, taking place on 13-14 June 2019 and hosted by the Bank of Italy in Rome.

The keynote speakers are Magne Mogstad (University of Chicago) and Amanda Pallais (Harvard University).

The goal of the symposium is to bring together leading economists working in any area of labour economics. To foster the desired interaction, we ask that participants stay for the entire duration of the conference. The programme will start on Thursday morning (13th) and end on Friday afternoon (14th).

Funding

Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered according to CEPR guidelines. Meals taken during the conference will be covered for all participants.

How to apply

Authors who are CEPR members can upload their submission by visiting the call for papers webpage. If you do not currently have a CEPR profile, please create a new profile here and then click on the registration link. Please include the paper you wish to submit, or indicate if you would like to participate without presenting a paper. You will also be asked to specify your funding requirements.

If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mariolina Ciccone, Events Officer at [email protected] or +44 20 7183 8809 quoting "4594 - Annual Symposium in Labour Economics 2019" in the subject line.

The deadline for submissions is 6pm (GMT), Friday 15 February 2019. We aim to notify successful applicants by early March 2019.

Organisers:

Francesco D'Amuri (Bank of Italy)

Daniel Hamermesh (University of Texas Austin, NBER and IZA)

Claudio Michelacci (EIEF, CEPR and IZA)

Barbara Petrongolo (Queen Mary University of London, CEP, CEPR and IZA)

Eliana Viviano (Bank of Italy)


13/06/2019 CEPR Conference on Applied Industrial Organisation, Madrid
Hosted By: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Organizers: Volker Nocke, Gregory S. Crawford, Natalia Fabra and Ali Yurukoglu
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The organisers and steering committee of the 20th 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 Madrid, 13-15 June 2019. The conference will be organised by Natalia Fabra (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and CEPR), Volker Nocke (University of Mannheim, NBER and CEPR) and Ali Yurukoglu (Stanford University and NBER).

The event is hosted by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and will take place at Caixa Forum, across the street from the Prado Museum in central Madrid. Financial support for the conference is generously provided by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Obra Social La Caixa, Journal of Industrial Economics (JIE), University of Zurich, European Research Council (ERC), 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.

Last year the conference "returned to its roots" and witnessed enhanced collaboration between IO economists from both sides of the Atlantic. This year the conference hopes to sustain this development and, in addition, particularly seeks submissions analysing research questions using theoretical methods. To foster informed discussion of such work, we are happy to confirm the attendance and participation of Heski Bar-Isaac (Toronto), Dirk Bergemann (Yale), Luis Cabral (NYU), Joe Harrington (Penn), Igal Hendel (Northwestern), Ken Hendricks (Wisconsin), Justin Johnson (Cornell), Bruno Jullien (Toulouse), Leslie Marx (Duke), Massimo Motta (UPF), Xavier Vives (IESE), Frank Wolak (Stanford), and Jidong Zhou (Yale).

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. In an experimental format this year, researchers accepted to the school will give very short presentations of their work at some point during the conference and participate in poster sessions during extended lunch periods on both full days of the 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 2019-20, 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: https://cepr.org/sites/default/files/cepr.madrid.2019.Applied%20IO%20SCHOOL%20call%20for%20papers.FINAL_6.pdf.

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 https://www.econ.uzh.ch/en/people/faculty/crawford/cepr.html.

Paper Submissions and Deadlines:

The deadline for submissions is Friday 18 January, 2019 at 18:00 (GMT). Authors will be notified about whether their paper has been accepted in March 2019.

Authors can upload their submission by visiting the registration link: https://portal.cepr.org/cepr-conference-applied-industrial-organisation and logging into your CEPR account. 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, Events Officer, at [email protected] or +44 20 7183 8804.

Accommodation and Accommodation Funding:

We have reserved a block of rooms for the conference via a Madrid-based travel agency. We have learned that 13-15 June is a particularly busy time due to a large concurrent conference in the Madrid city centre. Accepted participants will be sent the travel agency website information and should go there as soon as possible to select the hotel at which they wish to stay and indicate whether their accommodation expenses will be covered by the CEPR (as indicated in their acceptance letter).

We are unfortunately unable to guarantee accommodation expenses will be covered for all participants on the programme. Accommodation expenses for participants not on the program are not often funded, but will be considered. 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.

Please follow the instructions below after you have logged in:

1) Click on Register/Submit

2) Click on "Yes, I would like to attend"

3) Select to attend both sessions "CEPR Conference on Applied Industrial Organisation and CEPR/JIE School for Industrial Organisation"

4) Select whether you need travel and accommodation funding

5) Select whether you would be happy to be a discussant

6) If you want to submit a paper, please make sure you click on "Would you like to submit a paper?", upload your paper, provide the paper title, abstract and the email addresses of any co-authors.

7) Select whether or not "I would like to attend even if my paper is not selected for the main programme"

8) This is very important, please select "Which session would you like to submit your paper to?" There are three choices:

i. The main CEPR Conference on Applied Industrial Organisation

ii. The CEPR/JIE School for Industrial Organisation

iii. Tick both boxes to be considered for the main conference and the school

9) If you select to submit your paper for the CEPR/JIE School for Industrial Organisation, select "Would you like to submit a CV?" to upload or provide a link your CV to support your application. This is compulsory for the CEPR/JIE School for Industrial Organisation applications only.

10) Select whether you are a PhD student.

11) Click "Save" to submit the application.


13/06/2019 Third Research Conference of the CEPR Network on Macroeconomic Modelling and Model Comparison (MMCN), Frankfurt
Hosted By: Goethe University Frankfurt

The Macroeconomic Modelling and Model Comparison Network (MMCN) is a research network under the auspices of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). The MMCN is part of the Macroeconomic Model Comparison Initiative (MMCI), a joint project led by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and the Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability (IMFS) at Goethe University Frankfurt.

Quantitative macroeconomic models play an important role in informing policy makers about the consequences of monetary, fiscal and regulatory policies. Encouraging interaction among researchers interested in model and policy comparison, as well as promoting collaboration between academia and policy institutions, the MMCN provides a platform for researchers to compare existing models and present new models, as well as underlying solution and estimation methods, thereby enhancing opportunities for building on work by others.

For the third research conference, we welcome both theoretical and empirical papers. Topics of interest include:

  • Modelling the financial sector and financial crises in macroeconomic models
  • Assessing the transmission channels and effects of monetary, fiscal and regulatory policies
  • Modelling macroeconomic effects of structural reforms and tax policy
  • Solution, estimation, simulation and forecasting with structural macroeconomic models
  • Model comparison and robust policies
  • Lars Peter Hansen (University of Chicago) and John B. Taylor (Stanford University) will give the keynote speeches. Special sessions at the 2019 conference will focus on Assessing the effects of macro-prudential policies and Forecasting with macroeconomic models.

    To present a paper or attend the meeting, please e-mail Jakob Liermann at IMFS ([email protected]). Submission deadline is March 1, 2019. Please indicate whether or not you are willing to present in a poster session. Successful submissions will be notified by April 1, 2019. General registration ends on May 1, 2019. A limited travel stipend is available for paper presenters and panel discussants from academia.

    The Organizers:

    Michael Binder (IMFS, Goethe University Frankfurt)

    John B. Taylor (Stanford University and Hoover Institution)

    Volker Wieland (IMFS, Goethe University Frankfurt and CEPR)


    20/06/2019 CEPR Public Economics Annual Symposium 2019 "Public Finance: Macro Insights", Zurich
    Hosted By: IEW, University of Zurich
    Organizers: Camille Landais and Florian Scheuer
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    We invite you to submit a paper proposal or express interest in attending the 2019 CEPR Public Economics Symposium. The Symposium will take place on 20-21 June 2019, hosted by the Department of Economics and the UBS International Center of Economics in Society at the University of Zurich.

    The goal of the symposium is to provide a forum for high-quality work in public economics and to bring together economists in the field from across Europe as well as key researchers from outside the region. Paper proposals are invited in any area of public economics. Both theoretical and empirical work is welcome.

    This year, the general theme of the symposium is ?Public Finance: Macro Insights.? We are therefore particularly interested in topics related to macroeconomic approaches and insights to our understanding of recent inequality trends, the effects of public policies, such as social insurance or tax and transfer programs, and their welfare consequences.

    Our keynote speaker for the conference will be Iván Werning (MIT).

    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. The conference brings together around 40 economists for a period of two days. To foster the desired interaction we ask that participants stay for the entire duration of the symposium.

    Funding

    Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered for all participants according to the CEPR Travel Guidelines. If you could contribute to the costs of your attendance from a research grant at your disposal, however, this would free up funds for other participants. Please indicate in your application whether you will be able to cover your own travel costs, or whether you will require funding from CEPR.

    How to apply

    For CEPR members, please submit your paper via the CEPR online system by visiting the call for paper webpage . If you do not have a personal profile to use this area of the CEPR website as yet, you can create one here https://www.cepr.org/active/accounts/register.php. You may also want to refer to our Guidelines on how to register online for CEPR Meetings at www.cepr.org/content/Electronic-Meetings-Organisation.

    If you have any difficulty in applying or you are NOT a CEPR member, please email Mariolina Ciccone in the CEPR events team, at [email protected] with the subject header "3576-PE Annual Symposium 2019". Please include the paper you wish to submit in the email, or indicate if you would like to participate without presenting a paper.

    If you wish to attend please do ensure that your application and paper reach CEPR by 18:00 (GMT) January 20, 2019. We cannot accept submissions received after this date. It may not be possible to accept all applications to attend this symposium if demand exceeds the space available. We aim to notify successful applicants by the end of February 2019.

    Organisers

    Camille Landais, London School of Economics and CEPR

    Florian Scheuer, University of Zurich and CEPR


    24/06/2019 Siracusa IV - ALUM Research Conference Series on Migration, Sicily
    Hosted By: Ortygia Business School

    26/06/2019 Impact of Regulation in a Changing World: Innovations and New Risks, Basel

    Organizers: Olivier de Bandt, Daniel Foos, Diana Hancock and Razvan Vlahu
    Ten years after the financial crisis, the post-crisis reform agenda, which includes more and better capital, higher leverage and risk-based capital ratios, additional macro-prudential measures, and other initiatives to improve resolvability of financial institutions and stability of the financial system, is being implemented in an environment that presents new challenges and new risks.

    This workshop aims to consider the impacts of post-crisis reforms and to understand innovations and emerging risks that could impact individual financial institutions and the financial system more broadly.

    We invite empirical and theoretical contributions on any topic that can help address these issues. Questions of interest include:

    • Assessing the impact of post-crisis reforms.
    • Are new methods needed for evaluating regulation and regulatory reforms?
    • Are there unintended consequences of regulation? Do these consequences present new risks and challenges?
    • Post-crisis regulation and new risks.
    • Is the current regulatory framework flexible enough to cover new risks and innovations and sufficiently forward looking to address risks that differ from those that were prevalent during the last crisis?
    • How will emerging risks be detected if there is a diminished role for traditional intermediaries?
    • Are new funding instruments creating new types of risk? For example, are systemically important financial institutions exposed to the risks associated with contingent capital issuance? How much of this risk is held outside the global financial system?
    • What are the challenges and opportunities created by new technologies? How may new technologies impact the regulatory framework of the future?
    • What is the impact of distributed ledger technologies (such as blockchain) on market structure and business models? What is the impact of big data, machine learning and artificial intelligience on banking? Is more, or less, regulation needed?
    • How will climate change affect bank risk and how should banks deal with this new risk? Should we rethink the risk taxonomy? For example, should climate change be included in stress testing? Are more disclosures needed for that to occur?

    Interested parties should submit their draft papers and any queries to Martin Birn of the Basel Committee's Secretariat at [email protected]. The submission deadline is 31 March 2019. Contributors will be notified by 30 April 2019.

    The workshop aims to bring together leading academics, representatives of the Basel Committee member organisations and other central bankers and bank supervisors as well as market participants. The Basel Committee will contribute toward the cost of academic speakers? travel and accommodation expenses.

    The Programme Committee for the workshop consists of: Samuel Da Rocha Lopes (European Banking Authority), Olivier de Bandt (Banque de France), Daniel Foos (Deutsche Bundesbank), Diana Hancock (Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System), Kjell Bjorn Nordal (Central Bank of Norway), Greg Sutton (Bank for International Settlements), Min Qi (Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, US Department of Treasury), Mario Quagliariello (European Banking Authority), Razvan Vlahu (Netherlands Bank) and Smith Williams (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation).


    27/06/2019 2019 CEPR-Imperial-Plato Market Innovator (MI3) Conference on Market Structure in Europe and Beyond, London
    Hosted By: Imperial College Business School
    Organizers: Sarah Draus, Yazid Sharaiha and Christian Westheide
    The Centre for Economic Policy Research, the Centre for Global Finance and Technology, and Plato Partnership are inviting paper submissions to the 2019 Market Innovator (MI3) conference scheduled to take place in London on Thursday, 27 June 2019.

    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
    • Opening and Closing 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.

    PLATO MI3 BEST PAPER AWARDS:
    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.

    ORGANISERS:
    The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) was founded in 1983 to enhance the quality of economic policy-making within Europe and beyond, by fostering high-quality, policy-relevant economic research, and disseminating it widely to decision makers in the public and private sectors. Drawing together the expertise of its Research Fellows and Affiliates, which number more than 1,300, CEPR initiates, funds and coordinates research activities and communicates the results quickly and effectively to decision makers around the world. The Centre is an independent, non-profit organisation and takes no institutional policy positions.

    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.

    PAPER SUBMISSION:
    Please submit your paper in pdf format to [email protected] 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 17 May 2019.

    FUNDING:
    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.

    PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:
    Ivan Blanco (CUNEF)
    Sarah Draus (Rotterdam School of Management)
    Björn Hagströmer (Stockholm Business School)
    Yazid Sharaiha (Norges Bank Investment Management and Plato Partnership)
    Christian Westheide (University of Vienna)