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Meetings for the month of July 2019

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Hosted By: Study Center Gerzensee
Organizers: Aislinn Bohren, Sylvain Chassang, Emir Kamenica, Margaret A Meyer, Dirk Niepelt, Marco Ottaviani, Andrea Prat, Xavier Vives, Yeon-Koo Che, Yeon-Koo Che, Johannes Hörner, Stephen Morris, Pietro Ortoleva, Joel Sobel, Philipp Strack, Dezso Szalay and Lucy White
This meeting is invitation only.

01/07/2019 The First Annual Workshop of the CEPR Research and Policy Network on Populism, Paris
Hosted By: Sciences Po
Organizers: Sergei Guriev
CEPR has recently established a new type of research network: a Research and Policy Network, the main aim of which is to build a community of researchers around a particular topic and to ensure that policy issues are considered over a longer time period.

The purpose of the new RPN on Populism is to become the leading forum for constructive contributions in this area. It is expected that it will become a key source of expertise on understanding the drivers and implications of the recent rise of populism and potential policy solutions.

You are invited to attend the first meeting that will be hosted by Sciences Po, Paris on Monday 1 - Tuesday 2 July 2019, the provisional programme is available here


Please RSVP using the registration link registration link to confirm your attendance and reserve your place at this meeting, spaces are limited on a first come, first serve basis. On the registration form please indicate if you can attend the cocktail reception and use the comment box to indicate if you have any special dietary requirements. If you are not a CEPR member, please create a profile online here and then click on the registration button.

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

09/07/2019 Impact of Regulation in a Changing World: Innovations and New Risks, Basel
Hosted By: Bank for International Settlements (BIS)
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?

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).

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15/07/2019 CEPR/Study Center Gerzensee European Summer Symposium in Financial Markets (ESSFM) 2019, Gerzensee
Hosted By: Study Center Gerzensee
Organizers: Bruno Biais, Terrence Hendershott, Dmitry Livdan, Marco Pagano, Giorgia Piacentino, Norman Schürhoff, Dimitri Vayanos and Vikrant Vig
Please use Firefox, Chrome, Edge or any other web browser that is not Internet Explorer when applying online. Detailed instructions on how to submit a paper can be found at the bottom of this page.

The 30th CEPR/Study Center Gerzensee European Summer Symposium in Financial Markets (ESSFM) will take place in Gerzensee from 15 to 26 July 2019. The Organising Committee for this symposium consists of: Norman Schuerhoff (Université de Lausanne and CEPR), Dmitry Livdan (University of California, Berkeley) and Vikrant Vig (London Business School and CEPR). This call for papers invites you to express your interest in attending this symposium, or to submit a paper proposal in any area of financial economics and related fields.

The meeting will include daily seminars in the morning, in which participants present their work, as well as less formal evening seminars scheduled at the beginning of the Symposium. A substantial amount of time is reserved for independent work and collaborative research, which provides participants with a unique opportunity to interact and discuss each other's research.

In addition, four mornings will be devoted to 'focus sessions', each of which concentrates on some recent developments in asset pricing (week one: 15-19 July) and corporate finance (week two: 22-26 July).

The focus sessions for the asset pricing week are organised by Bruno Biais (TSE and CEPR) and Dimitri Vayanos (LSE and CEPR). One of the themes will focus on "Pricing and Sharing Bitcoin Risk" featuring speakers Linda Schilling (École Polytechnique CREST), Harald Uhlig (University of Chicago and CEPR), Albert Menkveld (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) and Zhiguo He (University of Chicago). The other theme is "Asset Management and Market Equilibrium" featuring speakers Peter DeMarzo (Stanford University) and Juhani Linnainmaa (University of Chicago).

The focus sessions for the corporate finance week are organised by Patrick Bolton (Columbia Business School and CEPR) on the theme of "Financial Regulation", Marco Pagano (Università di Napoli Federico II and CEPR) on the theme of "Labour and Finance" and Daniel Paravisini (LSE and CEPR) on the theme of "Household Finance"

To foster the desired interaction, we ask participants to spend one working week at the Symposium. Committing to attend for only two or three days is not fair to the speakers, to all those who spared the time to attend, and especially to the many researchers whose applications were turned down.

A number of places at the symposium are specifically reserved for younger European scholars (based in Europe or overseas), who are especially encouraged to apply. Senior researchers are therefore requested to pass this information on to junior colleagues working in finance and related fields.


Food and accommodation (checking in on Sunday and out on Friday only) are provided free of charge to participants thanks to the generosity of the Study Center Gerzensee. Please note that additional nights are at the participants' own expense and that no meals (except for breakfast) are provided over the middle weekend. Space is allocated first to academic participants, but subject to the availability of rooms, spouses/partners can be accommodated at a charge to cover costs. There is only limited accommodation available for children, and this will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

There is limited travel funding available, but we encourage participants to use their own grants to cover such costs. Please indicate on your reply whether you will be able to cover your own travel costs, or whether you will require funding from CEPR (if there are insufficient funds to cover all travel expenses, we will attach priority to funding junior participants). If you are allocated travel funding, this will be covered according to CEPR Travel Guidelines.

How to apply

To respond, please visit: and indicate whether or not you wish to present a paper or would be willing to act as a discussant. The deadline for replies is 6pm (GMT), Friday 5 April 2019. If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mandy Chan, Events Officer at [email protected] (with subject header "5721 - ESSFM 2019") or +44 20 7183 8804.

During the online submission process, you will also be asked to indicate which week you would like to attend and whether you would be interested in attending even if your paper was not selected. We also ask that you submit a link to your current CV.

The organisers will aim to notify successful applicants by May 2019.

Yours sincerely,

Norman Schuerhoff (Université de Lausanne and CEPR), Dmitry Livdan (University of California, Berkeley), Vikrant Vig (London Business School and CEPR)

27/07/2019 28th NBER-TCER-CEPR TRIO Conference on the Financial System, Tokyo
With: National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER),Tokyo Center for Economic Research (TCER)
Organizers: Franklin Allen, Shin-Ichi Fukuda, Takeo Hoshi and Kenichi Ueda
The TRIO conference 2019, sponsored jointly by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), the Tokyo Center for Economic Research (TCER), and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), will focus on efficiency and stability of a financial system. Ten papers will be presented in Tokyo on Saturday, July 27, 2019.

Financial stability is an essential requirement for healthy development of the economy. During the last decades, many countries around the world have achieved the positive effects of rapid financial industry growth owing to the progress of financial liberalization. At the same time, however, they have also experienced periods of dramatic slowdown in economic growth, due to heavy economic expenses arising from financial instability or financial crises. Financial stability became more challenging and complicated issues in the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis when unprecedented monetary easing in advanced economies prompted a global search for yield with investors flocking into emerging markets, loosening financial conditions, and contributing to a broader mispricing of domestic assets. On the other hand, juries are still out on real effects by the strengthened regulation and supervision. Moreover, new challenges emerged recently, for example, by new financial services based on IT advancement and use of big data as well as by a slowdown in cross-border financial flows. The papers in the TRIO conference 2019 tackle some of these issues.

Topics include, but are not restricted to:

  • Financial stability
  • Financial regulations and supervisions
  • Efficiency of credit allocations
  • Corporate investments
  • Corporate governance
  • Corporate savings
  • Household savings
  • Residential investments
  • Bankruptcy procedures
  • Capital controls
  • International capital flows
  • Cross-border banking
  • Financial literacy
  • Payment system
  • Financial innovations
  • IT and finance
  • Financial data and privacy

A special issue of the Journal of the Japanese and International Economies (JJIE) on the conference theme will be published under Guest Editorship. Authors whose papers are presented at the conference are expected to submit their papers to the JJIE special issue. Papers submitted for this special issue will undergo the normal journal reviewing process.


CEPR: Franklin Allen (Imperial College London)
NBER: Takeo Hoshi (Stanford University)
TCER: Shin-ichi Fukuda (University of Tokyo) and Kenichi Ueda (University of Tokyo)