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03/06/2020 Public Debt and Sovereign Credit Risk, Lausanne

Organizers: Philippe Bacchetta, Kenza Benhima, Florin Ovidiu Bilbiie, Luisa Lambertini, Jean-Paul Renne and Andreas Tischbirek
The University of Lausanne will host a workshop on Public Debt and Sovereign Credit Risk, to be held on June 3-4, 2020. This workshop is aimed to foster discussion on debt-related issues by involving leading scholars and policy advisors conducting theoretical and/or empirical research.
The Organizing Committee invites submission on the following topics (among others): public debt management, sovereign defaults, fiscal limits and debt sustainability, sovereign bond markets, debt dynamics and monetary policy (unconventional monetary policies, quantitative easing programs), determinants of sovereign bond yields and spreads, demand and supply of safe assets, interactions between public and private debt.

Keynote speeches will be delivered by:

John H. Cochrane (Stanford University) and
Eric M. Leeper (University of Virginia).

Please send a draft of your paper, or a detailed abstract, in electronic form to [email protected] by January 5, 2020. Please indicate with your submission if you will need funding (CEPR's travel reimbursement policy will apply).

Organizing Committee: Philippe Bacchetta, Florin Bilbiie and Jean-Paul Renne.

Program Committee: Philippe Bacchetta (HEC Lausanne, SFI and CEPR), Kenza Benhima (HEC Lausanne and CEPR), Florin Bilbiie (HEC Lausanne and CEPR), Luisa Lambertini (EPFL), Jean-Paul Renne (HEC Lausanne) and Andreas Tischbirek (HEC Lausanne).


04/06/2020 The Evolution of the Banking Sector and Financial Stability, Tilburg

Organizers: Fabio Castiglionesi, Alessandro Gavazza, Vasso Ioannidou, Thorsten Lehnert, David Martinez-Miera and Louis Raes
Keynote Speaker: Bruno Biais (HEC Paris and CEPR)

The banking sector is undergoing rapid technological change. This creates opportunities as well as challenges for the banks, and potentially has implications for financial stability and financial regulation. The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers in different fields of finance and economics to discuss current issues in banking, financial stability, and financial regulation. We are inviting high quality submissions of both theoretical and empirical nature on micro- and macroeconomic aspects of financial intermediation. Topics could include, but are not limited to:

Technological advances and access to credit;

Changing business models of banks and financial stability;

Evolving competition in the financial sector;

The adequacy of micro and macro-prudential policies to safeguard financial stability;

The resolution of failed banks and too-big-to-fail (TBTF);

The transmission of monetary policy;

Information production and disclosure (e.g., stress tests, accounting statements) and its impact on market discipline and financial stability;

Corporate governance at financial institutions;

The internationalization of the banking sector.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JANUARY 15th, 2020.

Papers should be submitted electronically to [email protected] along with your affiliation and email address. Authors of accepted papers will be contacted by March 1st, 2020. Economy class travel and accommodation for invited participants will be covered.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

The conference will be held at Tilburg University. Tentatively, the program starts Thursday June 4th at 9:00 and ends Friday at 16:00. The program will include up to 10-12 papers with their discussions, leaving ample time for comments from the audience and for interaction among participants. Presenters and discussants are expected to attend for the whole duration of the conference. More details about the conference and the venue can be found at:

https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/research/institutes-and-research-groups/ebc

ORGANISERS:

Fabio Castiglionesi (EBC, Tilburg University), Vasso Ioannidou (Lancaster University and CEPR), Louis Raes (EBC, Tilburg University), Thorsten Lehnert (Luxembourg School of Finance)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (to be completed):

Fabio Braggion (EBC, Tilburg University), Ferre De Graeve (KU Leuven), Alessandro Gavazza (London School of Economics and CEPR), Mariassunta Giannetti (Stockholm School of Economics and CEPR), Harry Huizinga (EBC, Tilburg University and CEPR), Vasso Ioannidou (Lancaster University and CEPR), Frederic Malherbe (University College London and CEPR), David Martinez-Miera (University Carlos III and CEPR), Nicola Pavanini (EBC, Tilburg University and CEPR), Joel Shapiro (University of Oxford - Sa茂d Business School and CEPR), Greg Udell (Indiana University - Kelley School of Business), Boris Vallee (Harvard Business School), Guillaume Vuillemey (HEC and CEPR)


04/06/2020 9th MoFiR Workshop on Banking, Lisbon
With: Banco de Portugal,Cat髄ica Lisbon School of Business and Economics
Organizers: Diana Bonfim, Geraldo Cerqueiro, Cl谩udia Cust贸dio, Andrea Presbitero and Alberto Zazzaro
Unfortunately, because of the uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided that it is not possible (neither safe) to hold the MoFiR workshop on banking in person. However, rather than canceling the workshop, we plan to hold it online, as a webinar (through Zoom, or other platforms). To accomodate differences in the time zones and the limited attention span when moving online, the idea is to concentrate 12 presentations over the afternoons of 4-5 June, 2020.

The preliminary program is available here. More details will follow here.

After eight successful workshops in Ancona (2012, 2013, 2014, 2018), Kobe (2015), Chicago (2016, 2019) and London (2017) the Money and Finance Research Group (MoFiR), together with the Banco de Portugal and the Cat贸lica Lisbon School of Business and Economics, are pleased to announce the next workshop will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, on 4-5 June, 2020.

The organising committee of this small informal workshop invites submissions of high-quality theoretical and empirical research on financial intermediation. Scholars in the fields of banking and finance will meet to discuss current issues in banking, financial stability, and financial regulation, focusing on policy reforms for a stable global financial environment. The workshop will provide an opportunity for presentations and discussions about policy-relevant research in an informal and highly interactive environment.

The keynote speaker will be Murillo Campello (Cornell University and NBER)

This year the workshop will include an additional half-day (3 June, afternoon) at ISEG, Lisbon, on SME.

Programme Committee: Pietro Alessandrini (Universit脿 Politecnica delle Marche and MoFiR), Lamont Black (DePaul University), Martin Brown (University of St. Gallen), Nicola Cetorelli (Federal Reserve Bank of New York), Claire C茅l茅rier (University of Toronto), Hans Degryse (KU Leuven and CEPR) Ralph De Haas (EBRD and Tilburg University and CEPR), Andrew Ellul (Indiana University, ECGI and CEPR), Michele Fratianni (Universit脿 Politecnica delle Marche and MoFiR), Jon Frost (Bank for International Settlements), Leonardo Gambacorta (Bank for International Settlements and CEPR), Mariassunta Giannetti (Stockholm School of Economics and CEPR) , Arpit Gupta (NYU Stern), Nandini Gupta (Indiana University), Kinda Hachem (University of Virginia), Vasso Ioannidou (Lancaster University and CEPR), Rustom M. Irani (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and CEPR), Sebnem Kalezmi Ozcan (University of Maryland, NBER and CEPR), Jos茅 Mar铆a Liberti (DePaul University, Northwestern University and MoFiR), David Martinez, Miera (Universidad Carlos III and CEPR), Raoul Minetti (Michigan State University), Camelia Minoiu (Federal Reserve Board), Steven Ongena (University of Zurich, SFI and CEPR), Marco Pagano (University of Naples Federico II, CSEF, EIEF and CEPR), Jacopo Ponticelli (Northwestern University), Sergio Schmukler (The World Bank and MoFiR), Enrico Sette (Bank of Italy), Janis Skrastins (Washington University in St. Louis), Sascha Steffen (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management), Jason Sturgess (Queen Mary University of London), Hirofumi Uchida (Kobe University and MoFiR), Gregory Udell (Indiana University and MoFiR), Iichiro Uesugi (Hitotsubashi University and MoFiR)

Local Organising Committee: Diana Bonfim (Banco de Portugal and Cat贸lica Lisbon School of Business and Economics), Geraldo Cerqueiro (Cat贸lica Lisbon School of Business and Economics), Cl谩udia Cust贸dio (Imperial College Business School and CEPR), Andrea F. Presbitero (International Monetary Fund and MoFiR), Alberto Zazzaro (University of Naples Federico II, CSEF and MoFiR)

Additional Information: MoFiR and workshop website: https://sites.google.com/view/mofir2020/home Location: Banco de Portugal ( https://www.bportugal.pt/en/ ) and Cat贸lica Lisbon School of Business and Economics ( https://www.clsbe.lisboa.ucp.pt )

Questions may be addressed to: [email protected]


04/06/2020 3rd ETH Workshop on Democracy: Theoretical Political Economy, Zurich
The 3rd ETH Workshop on Democracy: Theoretical Political Economy, will take place at ETH Zurich on Thursday 4 and Friday 5 of June 2020 and is organized by the Chair of Macroeconomics: Innovation and Policy at ETH Zurich together with CEPR.

The workshop is organized by the Chair of Macroeconomics: Innovation and Policy at ETH Zurich and aims to:

  • present leading theoretical approaches to model Politics,
  • present cutting-edge theoretical analyses of Political Economy problems
  • explore new forms of Democracy.

The scientific organizers are Prof. Hans Gersbach (ETH Zurich and CEPR), Prof. C茅sar Martinelli (George Mason University) and Dr. Oriol Tejada (ETH Zurich).

We have added discussants as a new feature for this years' workshop. We expect the workshop to provide a stimulating discussion of ongoing research among a limited number of invited participants. Each presentation will be about 60 minutes, including presentation and discussion.

Of course, we planned the workshop long before the current situation with Coronavirus. We are aware that it might render planning much more difficult. However, due to our commitment to the workshop and its extremely attractive programme, we decided neither to postpone nor to cancel it. Ideally, we will be able to conduct the workshop at ETH Zurich in person, as originally planned. Alternatively, we will conduct it as a somewhat shorter video conference.

Organisers:
Hans Gersbach (ETH Zurich and CEPR)
Prof. C茅sar Martinelli (George Mason University)
Dr. Oriol Tejada (ETH Zurich)


05/06/2020 CEPR & Korea University 5th International Macroeconomics and Finance Conference on "Understanding Exchange Rate Dynamic", Seoul
With: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Organizers: David Cook, Michael B Devereux, Jinill Kim and Kwanho Shin

Korea University will host the 5th International Macroeconomics and Finance conference (IMFC5) sponsored by the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) on "Understanding Exchange Rate Dynamics" in Seoul on 5-6 June 2020 in collaboration with Keio University and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Exchange rates movements are again attracting a lot of attention as a focal point in the policy debate. Prolonged recession following the global financial crisis pushed most advanced economies into liquidity traps, and domestic monetary policies have remained significantly limited. The exchange rate offers an alternative option for boosting aggregate demand. However, the exchange rate channel may have global repercussions through spillover effects on international goods and financial markets. In particular, emerging market policymakers have raised warnings about excessive exchange rate movements arising from advanced economy stimulus. This conference hopes to bring together new empirical and theoretical research on all aspects of exchange rates, their role in domestic macroeconomic policy as well as the global trade and financial system. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Exchange rates as a tool of macro policy
  • Optimal monetary and macroprudential policies in open economies
  • Exchange rate determination after the global financial crisis
  • The usefulness of flexible exchange rates in a global financial system
  • Real versus financial determination of exchange rates
  • Exchange rates and competitiveness
  • Exchange rate effects of financial frictions and unconventional monetary policy

Those interested in participating are invited to submit papers to [email protected]. The submission deadline is January 10th, 2020. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by January 20th, 2020.

The conference will arrange accommodation in Seoul for presenters. The conference has a limited budget for reimbursing economy-class airfare of up to 1,500 U.S. dollars and paying for lodging to all foreign participants. When submitting the paper, please indicate whether you require financial support. Attendance at the workshop is by invitation only.

The conference organizers are grateful for support from the Korea University BK21 program and CEPR.

Keynote Presenter
Philippe Bacchetta (University of Lausanne and CEPR)
"Puzzling Exchange Rate Dynamics and Delayed Portfolio Adjustment"

Organizing Committee
David Cook (HKUST)
Michael Devereux (University of British Columbia and CEPR)
Ippei Fujiwara (Keio University / ANU)
Jinill Kim (Korea University)
Kwanho Shin (Korea University)

Please address any queries to by emailing at [email protected].


05/06/2020 1st London Political Finance (POLFIN) Workshop, London
Hosted By: Cass Business SchoolWith: London School of Economics
Cass Business School and the Systemic Risk Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), together with CEPR will organize a workshop on the theme of political finance. The workshop will take place at the Cass Business School campus in central London on 5 June 2020.

Both theoretical and empirical contributions are welcome.

There will be a dedicated discussant for each paper, as well as open floor discussion. Papers are invited on the following (non-exclusive) list of topics:

Financial crises, political institutions and populism
Interaction of financial cycles with politics
Revolving doors between financial institutions and government
Corruption and lobbying in finance
Political/policy uncertainty and corporate risk-taking
Gender/race issues in finance
Media and finance

The workshop features a keynote speech by Professor Sir Timothy Besley (LSE and CEPR).

There is no registration fee. An invitation-only conference dinner will be hosted on 4 June 2020.

Accommodation for the presenters will be covered by the workshop organisers. To submit a paper (full papers accepted only ? preliminary versions also welcome), please send an email to Orkun Saka at [email protected] In the subject header please add "Submission: POLFIN Workshop". In the case of multiple-authored papers, indicate who will present the paper. The authors will be notified about the acceptance of papers by 1 April 2020.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
Thorsten Beck, Orkun Saka & Paolo Volpin

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE:
Anat Admati (Stanford University)
Thorsten Beck (Cass Business School, CEPR)
Jeffrey Chwieroth (LSE & SRC)
Shawn Cole (Harvard University)
Jon Danielsson (LSE & SRC)
Ralph De Haas (EBRD, CEPR & Tilburg University)
Barry Eichengreen (UC Berkeley, CEPR)
Paola Giuliano (UCLA, CEPR)
Sergei Guriev (Sciences Po & CEPR)
Orkun Saka (University of Sussex, LSE & SRC)
Vikrant Vig (London Business School)
Paolo Volpin (Cass Business School, CEPR)
Luigi Zingales (University of Chicago, CEPR)


07/06/2020 CEPR Research and Policy Network on Populism Annual Meeting 2020, Stockholm
Hosted By: Stockholm University
Organizers: Sergei Guriev, Camille Landais, Torsten Persson and Maria Petrova
We invite you to submit a paper proposal or express interest in attending the annual meeting of the CEPR Research and Policy Network (RPN) on Populism. The conference will take place on 7-8 June 2020, hosted by the Department of Economics at Stockholm University.
The goal of the conference is to provide a forum for high-quality research on populism and to bring together scholars of populism from across Europe as well as from outside the region (from both inside and outside the RPN). Both theoretical and empirical paper proposals are welcome.
This year, the meeting of the RPN is organised jointly with the 2020 CEPR Public Economics Annual Symposium 2020 which will be held on June 8-9. The symposium's keynote speakers will be Emmanuel Saez (UC Berkeley), Alberto Alesina (Harvard University) and Stefanie Stantcheva (Harvard University). The symposium will include a special morning session on June 8 dedicated to Political Economy & Public Finance ? to celebrate the launch of POLECON, the political economy network within the CEPR Public Economics programme.
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 and for those with a CEPR profile, please submit your paper via the CEPR online system by visitinghttps://portal.cepr.org/RPN-Populism-2020. If you do not have a personal profile, you can create one here and then cilck on the registration link above. If you have any difficulty in applying, please email Mariolina Ciccone in the CEPR events team, at [email protected] with the subject header "10005-RPN Populism 2020".

If you wish to attend please do ensure that your application and paper reach CEPR by 18:00 (GMT) January 19, 2020. 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 2020.

Organisers
Sergei Guriev, Sciences Po and CEPR
Torsten Persson, Stockholm University and CEPR
Maria Petrova, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and CEPR


08/06/2020 CEPR Public Economics Annual Symposium 2020 "Public Finance, Stockholm
Hosted By: Stockholm University
Organizers: Camille Landais and David Seim
We invite you to submit a paper proposal or express interest in attending the 2020 CEPR Public Economics Symposium. The Symposium will take place on 8-9 June 2020, hosted by the Department of Economics at Stockholm University.

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, we celebrate the launch of POLECON, our political economy network within the public economics group, led by Helios Herrera and Ronny Razin. To this effect, the symposium will feature a special morning session on June 8 dedicated to Political Economy & Public Finance. This session will be joint with participants from the two-day conference organized by the CEPR Populism Network at Stockholm University.

We encourage submissions in all areas of public finance. We are particularly interested this year in works at the intersection of public and political economy related to our understanding of recent inequality trends, and research analyzing the political economy of public policy design.

Our keynote speakers for the conference will be Emmanuel Saez (UC Berkeley), Alberto Alesina (Harvard University and CEPR) and Stefanie Stantcheva (Harvard University and CEPR).

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 and for those with a CEPR profile, please submit your paper via the CEPR online system by visiting https://portal.cepr.org/PE-Symp-2020. If you do not have a personal profile, you can create one here and then cilck on the registration link above. If you have any difficulty in applying, please email Mariolina Ciccone in the CEPR events team, at [email protected] with the subject header "3580-PE Annual Symposium 2020".

If you wish to attend please do ensure that your application and paper reach CEPR by 18:00 (GMT) January 19, 2020. 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 2020.

Organisers
Camille Landais, London School of Economics and CEPR
David Seim, Stockholm University and CEPR


08/06/2020 21st CEPR/JIE Conference on Applied Industrial Organisation and 17th CEPR/JIE School on Applied Industrial Organisation, Rome
Hosted By: Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF)
Organizers: Gregory S. Crawford, Andrea Pozzi, Mar Reguant and Nicolas Schutz

The spread of the coronavirus has resulted in many events around the world being cancelled, postponed or reformatted to allow for remote participation. Please note that CEPR is monitoring developments very carefully and liaising with all conference organisers regarding the best course of action to take for each event. If you are applying for or scheduled to attend one of our events, please look out for direct communications regarding your event from each organiser. If you have not yet received any specific advice we recommend that you hold off making any travel arrangements until further information has been given.

The organisers and steering committee of the 21st CEPR/JIE 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 Rome. The conference will be organised by Andrea Pozzi (Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance and CEPR), Mar Reguant (Northwestern University, NBER, and CEPR) and Nicolas Schutz (University of Mannheim and CEPR).

The event is hosted by the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF) and will take place at their facilities in central Rome. 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, SOSE 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.

The last two 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), Francine Lafontaine (Michigan and CEPR), Jeanine Miklos-Thal (Rochester), Nathan Miller (Georgetown), Aviv Nevo (Upenn), Ariel Pakes (Harvard), Matt Shum (Caltech), 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 format last year, researchers accepted to the school will give very short (<10 min) presentations of their work at some point during the conference and participate in poster sessions during an extended lunch period immediately after their presentations. 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 2020-21, 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/cfp-school.

Building on the success of the policy panel last year, we will again have a policy panel. The topic and panelists will be confirmed as soon as possible and will be announced at the same time as the conference program.

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, Conference Attendance, and Deadlines:

The deadline for submissions is Friday 17 January, 2020 at 18:00 (GMT). Authors will be notified about whether their paper has been accepted in March 2020.

Authors can upload their submission by visiting the registration link: https://portal.cepr.org/cepr-conference-applied-industrial-organisation-2020 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, Senior Events Officer, at [email protected] or +44 20 7183 8804.

Individuals wishing to attend the conference should also express their interest via the online form above. We try to accommodate as many such requests as possible, but please understand if we cannot due to space or budgetary constraints. Preference for attendance is given to young researchers and CEPR IO Programme members.

Accommodation and Accommodation Funding:

We have reserved a block of rooms for the conference at a number of hotels near EIEF. Conference participants are free to take advantage of these rooms as long as they book before the end of the day on 31 March 2020. After this date, participants will be responsible for finding their own accommodation in Rome.

We are unfortunately unable to guarantee accommodation expenses will be covered for all participants on the programme. Accommodation expenses for participants not on the programme 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.


08/06/2020 GEP Summer Trade Workshop "The Dynamics of Trade", Nottingham
Hosted By: University of Nottingham
Organizers: Facundo Albornoz-Crespo, Arnaud Costinot, Thibault Fally, Giammario Impullitti and Andres Rodriguez-Clare
The Nottingham Centre for Globalization and Economic Policy (GEP) are pleased to announce that its annual summer trade workshop will take place at University of Nottingham 8-9 June 2020. This year, the common topic will be on dynamic aspects of trade (broadly defined).

Scientific Committee: Facundo Albornoz, Arnaud Costinot, Thibault Fally, Giammario Impullitti and Andr茅s Rodr铆guez-Clare

Confirmed invited speakers: Paula Bustos - CEMFI and CEPR, Arnaud Costinot - MIT and CEPR, Thibault Fally - University of California-Berkeley and CEPR, Emanuel Ornelas - Sao Paolo School of Economics and CEPR

We offer accommodation and can cover travel costs if needed. There is no conference fee.

Please submit your paper to [email protected] no later than 1 March 2020.


11/06/2020 CEPR/LSE Annual Symposium in Labour Economics 2020, London
Hosted By: London School of Economics
Organizers: Stephen Machin, Marco Manacorda, Guy Michaels and Barbara Petrongolo

We invite you to submit a paper or express interest in attending the 2020 CEPR/LSE Annual Symposium in Labour Economics, taking place on 11-12 June 2020 and hosted by the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics.

The keynote speakers are Enrico Moretti (University of California, Berkeley and CEPR) and Alessandra Voena (University of Chicago and CEPR).

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 (11th) and end on Friday afternoon (12th).

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

If you are a CEPR member or have a profile on the CEPR portal, please submit your paper 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 above. Please include the paper you wish to submit or indicate if you would like to participate without presenting a paper.
If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mariolina Ciccone, Events Officer at [email protected] or +44 20 7183 8809. The deadline for submissions is 6pm (GMT), Friday 14 February 2020. We aim to notify successful applicants by early March 2020.

Organisers:
Steve Machin (LSE, CEP and CEPR)
Marco Manacorda (QMUL, CEP-LSE and CEPR)
Guy Michaels (LSE, CEP and CEPR)
Barbara Petrongolo (QMUL, CEP-LSE and CEPR)


11/06/2020 Asymmetries, Nonlinearities, Information Effects, and Other Curios in Monetary Economics, Ankara

Organizers: Refet S. G眉rkaynak, Bur莽in Kisacikoglu, Sang Seok Lee, Silvia Miranda-Agrippino and Giovanni Ricco
The world seems not to work as prescribed by standard theory. Why not? Why do monetary policy actions not always elicit the same financial market and real economy responses? What are the empirical regularities and the theories that help us make sense of these?

Bilkent Economics, together with CEPR, is organizing a workshop on monetary economics, with emphasis on heterogeneity of policies and responses to these. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  1. Business cycle asymmetries
  2. Asymmetry of monetary policy responses to financial and real developments
  3. Asymmetry of financial market and real economy responses to monetary policy
  4. The presence and nature of perceived central bank private information effects
  5. The effects of second moments of income/wealth/wage/price distributions on responses of first moments to monetary policy

Jonathan H. Wright (Johns Hopkins University) has agreed to be the keynote speaker of the conference. The organizers welcome submissions of relevant papers. Travel and accommodation expenses for academic speakers on the programme will be covered. The conference is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union?s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program (grant No. 726400 "Theory and Empirics of Asymmetry").
The submission deadline is 1 March 2020 (18:00 GMT). Authors of accepted papers will be notified by 15 March 2020.

For CEPR members and for those with a CEPR profile, please submit your paper via the CEPR online system by visiting https://portal.cepr.org/Bilkent-Conf-June-2020. If you do not have a personal profile, you can create one here and then click on the registration link above. If you have any difficulty in applying, please email Mariolina Ciccone in the CEPR events team, at [email protected] with the subject header "40050- Bilkent Conference June-2020".

Organizing Committee:
Refet S. G眉rkaynak (Bilkent and CEPR)
Bur莽in Kisacikoglu (Bilkent)
Sang Seok Lee (Bilkent)
Silvia Miranda-Agrippino (Bank of England and CEPR)
Giovanni Ricco (Warwick and CEPR)


12/06/2020 Eighth CEPR Economic History Symposium, Geneva
Hosted By: Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies,Swiss National Bank,University of Geneva
Organizers: Stephen N Broadberry, Rui Esteves, Juan Huitzilihuitl Flores Zendejas, Pilar NOGUES-MARCO, Tobias Straumann, Nathan Sussman and Martina Viarengo

The spread of the coronavirus has resulted in many events around the world being cancelled, postponed or reformatted to allow for remote participation. Please note that CEPR is monitoring developments very carefully and liaising with all conference organisers regarding the best course of action to take for each event. If you are applying for or scheduled to attend one of our events, please look out for direct communications regarding your event from each organiser. If you have not yet received any specific advice we recommend that you hold off making any travel arrangements until further information has been given.

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We are writing to invite you to submit a paper proposal or to express your interest in attending the eighth CEPR Economic History Symposium, which will take place in Geneva, 12-13 June 2020.

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

If you would like to submit a paper proposal, please upload a draft with your reply form by visiting https://portal.cepr.org/eighth-cepr-economic-history-symposium and indicate whether or not you wish to present a paper or act as a discussant. You will also be asked to specify your funding requirements. If you do not 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.

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

The deadline for replies is Monday 13 January 2020, 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 mid-February 2020 of their decision.

Yours sincerely,

The Organisers/Scientific Committee

Stephen Broadberry (Oxford University and CEPR), Rui Esteves (The Graduate Institute, Geneva and CEPR), Juan Flores (University of Geneva), Pilar Nogues-Marco (University of Geneva and CEPR) Tobias Straumann (University of Zurich), Nathan Sussman (The Graduate Institute, Geneva and CEPR), Martina Viarengo (The Graduate Institute, Geneva and Harvard University, Center for International Development)


17/06/2020 Conference on "Macro-finance Challenges of the Energy Transition", Paris
Hosted By: OECD
Organizers: Agn猫s B茅nassy-Qu茅r茅 and Laurence Boone

The spread of the coronavirus has resulted in many events around the world being cancelled, postponed or reformatted to allow for remote participation. Please note that CEPR is monitoring developments very carefully and liaising with all conference organisers regarding the best course of action to take for each event. If you are applying for or scheduled to attend one of our events, please look out for direct communications regarding your event from each organiser. If you have not yet received any specific advice we recommend that you hold off making any travel arrangements until further information has been given.


17/06/2020 4th CEPR/EBRD/Economics of Transition and Institutional Change Symposium on "The Economics of Industrial Policy", London
Hosted By: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Organizers: Cevat Giray Aksoy, Riccardo Crescenzi, Ralph de Haas, Guido Friebel, Sergei Guriev, Elisabetta Iossa, Beata Javorcik, David Martimort, Ralf Martin and Reinhilde Veugelers
We regret to inform you that due to the COVID-19 pandemic the 4th CEPR/EBRD/Economics of Transition and Institutional Change Symposium on "the Economics of Industrial Policy" has been cancelled. We're hugely disappointed to have to do this. However, it is consistent with the UK government's recent announcement, which advises persons to avoid contact with others and to restrict travel.

We are currently investigating possible options for a six-week virtual seminar series on the topic. We will keep you updated via email as soon as we have more information.

You are invited to submit a paper to the 4th CEPR/EBRD/ETIC Symposium, which this year will deal with the economics of industrial policy. The symposium will provide a platform for researchers and policymakers 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:

  • Industrial policy and economic development in the 21st century
  • The role of governments, universities, and incubators in fostering innovation
  • The role of investment and export promotion
  • The role of SME support programs
  • Green industrial policies to combat climate change
  • The role of state-owned banks and enterprises
  • Sector-targeting, economic clusters, national champions, and special economic zones
  • The political economy of industrial policy
  • The relationship between industrial policy and competitiveness
  • Lessons from South Korean and Chinese industrial policy
  • Public-private partnerships and infrastructure investments

The symposium features keynote talks by Ann E. Harrison (University of California, Berkeley) and Ricardo Hausmann (Harvard 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: the Economics of Industrial Policy" 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 Friday 7 February 2020 and authors will be notified about the acceptance of papers by Friday 20 March 2020.

The conference will be held at the EBRD, One Exchange Square, London. The conference programme starts on Wednesday morning (17 June) and ends on Thursday afternoon (18 June).

An invitation-only conference dinner will be held on Wednesday evening.

Details about the sponsors:

https://www.ebrd.com/home https://www.ebrd.com/home

https://cepr.org/ https://cepr.org/

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

ORGANISING AND PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

Cevat Giray Aksoy (EBRD, King?s College London and IZA),Riccardo Crescenzi (London School of Economics), Ralph De Haas (EBRD, Tilburg University and CEPR), Guido Friebel (Goethe University and CEPR), Sergei Guriev (Sciences Po and CEPR), Elisabetta Iossa (University of Rome Tor Vergata and CEPR), Beata Javorcik (EBRD, University of Oxford and CEPR), Nathaniel Lane (Monash University) David Martimort (Paris School of Economics and CEPR), Ralf Martin (Imperial College London) Reinhilde Veugelers (KU Leuven and CEPR)


18/06/2020 Workshop on Inequality and Public Policy, Copenhagen
This year?s Zeuthen lecturer at the University of Copenhagen is Professor Henrik Kleven (Princeton University). Professor Kleven will give three lectures on "Gender Inequality in the Labor Market" on 17-19 June 2020.
In connection with the Zeuthen lectures, Center for Economic Behavior and Inequality (CEBI) at the University of Copenhagen is organizing a workshop on "Inequality and Public Policy"on 18-19 June 2020. We hereby invite submission of papers for presentation at the workshop. We welcome theoretical and empirical papers on inequality and public policy, for example analyzing sources of inequality across gender and social classes, behavioral responses to tax and welfare policy, and the trade-off between equality and efficiency in policy making.
While the workshop takes place on 18-19 June, we encourage participants to arrive in the afternoon June 17 to be able to attend all three lectures by professor Kleven. We are able to cover travel costs (economy-class) and accommodation for two nights in Copenhagen. Submissions by graduate students, post-docs and other young researchers are particularly welcome.
Please submit papers by email to [email protected] no later than 1 April 2020. Authors of selected papers will be notified by 15 April 2020.
For further information about the workshop, please contact the organizers: Claus Thustrup Kreiner ([email protected]) and Niels Johannesen ([email protected]).

22/06/2020 Empirical Investigations in Services Trade Fourth Biennial Conference, Ankara

Organizers: Nazire Nergiz Din莽er, Ay莽a Tekin-Koru, Joseph Francois and Bernard Hoekman

We invite submissions of papers and expressions of interest in attending the Fourth Empirical Investigations in Services Trade (EIST) conference. The meeting will take place on 22-23 June in Ankara, Turkey, hosted by TEDU-TRC. The theme of the conference is economic analysis of trade and investment in services. We welcome submissions related to any aspect of international trade and investment in services, including empirical analyses of sectoral policy and regulation, trade and investment agreements, labour market adjustment and trade or investment in services, the role of services in value chains and offshoring and analysis using firm-level data.

Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered for one author of accepted papers. The meeting is open to attendees who are not presenting papers, subject to space constraints. Participants who are interested in attending must fund their own travel expenses as only limited funding is available.

Conference Format: The programme will include 10-12 papers, with one hour per paper devoted to presentation, discussant remarks, and open discussion.

Submissions: The (draft) papers should be submitted by Sunday 12 April 2020. Selections will be made and authors notified by Friday 24 April . A final conference schedule will be posted on the conference website by mid May.

  • Please submit only completed or nearly completed papers.
  • Papers should be submitted electronically, in PDF format, to [email protected]

Conference Registration:

  • Please notify if you would like to attend but are not submitting a paper, and, if so, would be willing to serve as a discussant.

The Scientific Committee

Nazire Nergiz Din莽er, TEDU-TRC , Joseph Francois, University of Bern & CEPR, Bernard Hoekman, EUI & CEPR , Ay莽a Tekin-Koru, TEDU-TRC


29/06/2020 New Perspectives on Interwar Financial and Banking Crises, Paris
Hosted By: Paris School of Economics
Organizers: Tobias Straumann, Olivier Accominotti, St茅phanie Collet, Eric Monnet, Natacha Postel-Vinay, Gary Richardson and Angelo Riva
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The recent global financial crisis has sparked renewed interest in the interwar financial and banking crises, particularly those associated with the Great Depression of the 1930s. This new wave of research has been supported by an unprecedented increase in the digitisation of monetary and financial statistics as well as data on local economic activity and businesses. The digitisation of newspapers, central bank and parliamentary reports in several countries improves access to archival sources, opening new perspectives on the political economy of these crises.

Remarkable progress has been made in our understanding of domestic or international financial contagion (through interbank networks), as well as the real effects of banking crises. However, this new wave of research has remained little comparative, and most of the work has focused on the contagion and consequences of the 1930-1931 banking troubles.

The first objective of this conference is to be truly comparative by bringing together researchers working on numerous different countries. The second is to extend the scope of the analysis by considering the entire period between the two world wars. We are very interested in articles that attempt to explain the financial vulnerabilities of the early 1930s by examining the accumulation of risk (and the first financial crises) that started in the aftermath of the First World War. Third, the conference aims to examine the entire financial system, investigating the relationships between stock markets, banks and non-bank financial institutions (including public financial entities). Fourth, we also welcome papers that study how financial and banking systems were fixed in countries exiting crises.

Paper submission

Please send full papers or extended abstracts (3 - 5 pages) by Monday 16 December 2019

Authors who are CEPR members can upload their submission on the following registration link https://portal.cepr.org/new-perspectives-interwar-financial-and-banking-crises. Please also indicate in your submission whether you would be interested in being a discussant as well. If you are not a CEPR member, please create a CEPR profile at https://portal.cepr.org/user/register and then click on the registration link above to make a submission. If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mandy Chan, Senior Events Officer at [email protected] or +44 20 7183 8804.

Selected authors will be notified of acceptance on Wednesday 15th January 2020.

Conference organisers can cover the accommodation and travel costs of speakers who need it (please indicate this, if applicable, when submitting your paper).

Location: Paris School of Economics, 48 Boulevard Jourdan, Paris, France

Organisers: Eric Monnet (PSE, EHESS, CEPR) and Angelo Riva (EBS, PSE)

Scientific Committee: Olivier Accominotti (LSE and CEPR), St茅phanie Collet (SAFE, Frankfurt), Natacha Postel-Vinay (LSE and CEPR), Gary Richardson (UC Irvine), Tobias Straumann (University of Zurich)

Contact: Jean-Laurent Cadorel ([email protected])


30/06/2020 Inflation: Dynamics, Expectations, and Targeting, Jerusalem
With: Bank of Israel
Organizers: Itamar Caspi, Wouter Den Haan and Sigal Ribon
In the years following the GFC, many economies have experienced low rates of inflation, both during the years of moderate activity, but also in periods of recovery. The underlying causes of this phenomenon and the apparent weakening of the relationship between activity and prices against the backdrop of changes in price adjustment dynamics due to global changes such as technological advances and the spread of e-commerce, are not fully understood. These developments alongside the proximity of monetary interest rates to their effective lower bound, have revived the discussion of the inflation target regime - its advantages and disadvantages and the changes that might be required in this regime.

The conference "Inflation: Dynamics, Expectations, and Targeting" organized by the Bank of Israel and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), to be held in Jerusalem on June 30--July 1, 2020, will address these issues and will be an opportunity to discuss them, bringing together top researchers from academia, central banks, and other policy institutions.

The conference will devote time for both academic seminar presentations and high-level policy discussions.

Prof. Amir Yaron, the Bank of Israel's governor, will provide remarks. John C. Williams, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York will be the keynote speaker.

Some of the topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Expected inflation: measurement, dynamics and its effect on inflation.
  • Theoretical and empirical analysis of inflation targeting frameworks and lessons from countries' experience.
  • Small open economies? experience with inflation targeting.
  • Inflation dynamics: macro- and micro investigation.
  • Globalization and inflation dynamics.

Each paper on the programme will have an assigned discussant. All papers presented at the conference will be posted on the Bank of Israel website.

Important Dates:
Authors interested in presenting research at this conference should submit a PDF of their paper to [email protected]. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2020. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by April 30, 2020.

Reimbursement:
Limited funding is available for travel and accommodation expenses for presenters of accepted papers and for discussants. Expenses will be reimbursed according to the standard CEPR travel guidelines.

Please feel free to circulate this call for papers to your colleagues.

Programme Committee:
Wouter Den Haan (CEPR and LSE), Itamar Caspi (Bank of Israel) and Sigal Ribon (Bank of Israel).