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Meetings for the month of August 2019

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17/08/2019 China Economics Summer Institute (CESI), Beijing
The 12th China Economics Summer Institute (CESI) will take place between 17 - 18 August 2019 at Guanghua School of Management, Peking University (working papers of previous CESI workshops available at The objective of CESI is to create a network and community of top level scholars working on Chinese economic development. This initiative is currently co-sponsored by the Chinese University of Hong Kong - Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development at Stanford University, and the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University. The Summer Institute is organized in collaboration with the BREAD, NBER and CEPR networks of academic economists.

This call invites you to submit a paper or express your interest in attending the above Summer Institute, which will be hosted this year by Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, during 17 - 18 August 2019. The workshop intends to bring together the best scholars working on China in China, the US and Europe with other top level scholars who have an interest in working on China in the future. We welcome applications not only from those who want to present their research on China but also from anybody who has an interest in doing serious economic research on China and would like to use the workshop as means of exploring this possibility.

The Summer Institute will bring together between 20 and 30 participants for a period of two days. During the workshop, there will be seminar presentations and free time to allow scholars to interact and explore the possibility of doing joint research projects. Senior scholars who will attend will be available for consultations with junior scholars. Afternoon sessions will give the opportunity to a select group of young scholars and Ph.D students to present their work.

The scientific committee of the China Economics Summer Institute is composed of Chong-En Bai, Robin Burgess, Hongbin Cai, Chang-Tai Hsieh, Ruixue Jia, Hongbin Li, Albert Park, Gérard Roland, Zheng (Michael) Song, Heiwai Tang, Daniel Xu, Yaohui Zhao and Li-An Zhou.

Please register online ( for possible presentation at the meeting or expressions of interest in attending the meeting by 6 May 2019 (Monday).

We can cover economy apex travel and accommodation costs for selected paper presenters and participants. Please indicate when you reply whether you will require this funding or whether you will be able to cover your own travel costs. Please note that it will not be possible to accept all applications to attend this Summer Institute. At the moment, funding is available for travel and accommodation expenses in accordance with standard guidelines (economy apex travel) but, where possible, it is hoped that some of the selected participants will use grants at their disposal to cover expenses and thereby free up space for others.

If you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Yours sincerely,

China Economics Summer Institute (CESI)
Email: [email protected]

26/08/2019 Regulating Financial Markets, Frankfurt

Deutsche Bundesbank
Center for Advanced Studies on the Foundations of Law and Finance
Frankfurt School of Finance

Conference on
Regulating Financial Markets
to be held at House of Finance, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany, August, 26th - 27th, 2019.

The organizing committee invites submissions of high-quality theoretical or empirical research papers on regulation of financial markets. The conference calls for papers from finance, economics and law especially covering topics on the link between financial intermediation and regulation, including (but not limited to):

- the effects of financial market regulation on the real economy
- the impact of regulation on competition among banks and other financial institutions
- the market entrance and exit of financial institutions
- the coordination of supervision and regulation
- the political economy of financial regulation
- the relevance of digitization for financial markets and their regulation

The dinner speech will be given by Felix Hufeld (President of the German Federal Financial Supervisory Au-thority - BaFin). The keynote speakers will be Antoinette Schoar (MIT and CEPR) and Viral Acharya (Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, New York University and CEPR).


To submit a paper, send an e-mail with your submission to [email protected] with reference to "Regulating Financial Markets". Economy travel and accommodation (subject to limits) for all invited speakers and discussants will be covered.

Rainer Haselmann (Goethe University, Center for Advanced Studies on the Foundations of Law and Finance)
Thomas Kick (Deutsche Bundesbank)
Sascha Steffen (Frankfurt School of Finance and Management)
Tobias Tröger (Goethe University, Center for Advanced Studies on the Foundations of Law and Finance)

30/08/2019 EABCN/EPoS Conference on New Approaches for Understanding Business Cycles, Mannheim

Organizers: Klaus Adam and Elisa Faraglia

The conference covers a broad range of themes related to challenges and advancements in understanding business cycle behavior. It seeks to bring together recent contributions in this area of research, including studies with strong theoretical basis and empirical papers.

A non-exclusive list of examples of relevant topics include:

- Alternative sources for demand-like and supply-like aggregate disturbances - The role of uncertainty, asymmetries, country characteristics, and asset markets for the behavior of business cycles - New empirical facts characterizing business cycle fluctuations - The role of medium or long-run trends (globalization, digitalization, automation, etc.) in shaping business cycle outcomes - The role of firm and consumer heterogeneity for business cycles behavior

George-Marios Angeletos (MIT and NBER), Nir Jaimovich (University of Zurich and CEPR) and Franck Portier (University College London and CEPR) are confirmed invited speakers, and we welcome further relevant submissions.

The conference is organized by: Klaus Adam(University of Oxford & Nuffield College, EABCN and CEPR) Elisa Faraglia (University of Cambridge, EABCN and CEPR), and Isabel Schnabel (University of Bonn and CEPR).

The deadline for submissions is 5pm GMT on Friday, March 15, 2019. For CEPR members and those registered with the CEPR website, please submit your paper via the CEPR online system by visiting the call for papers webpage. If you do not have a personal profile to use this area of the CEPR website as yet, you can create one here. If you have any difficulty in applying, please contact Mariolina Ciccone in the CEPR events team ([email protected]) mentioning in the subject line "40037 - Mannheim Conference 2019".

Please indicate in your submission whether you would also be willing to present in a poster session and if you will be able to cover your own travel and accommodation costs, or whether you will require funding. Authors of successful submissions and accepted participants will be notified by early April 2019. The event is hosted by the University of Mannheim and sponsored by the EABCN and the Collaborative Research Centre TR 224 at the University of Mannheim. Funding is available for travel expenses for academic participants presenting their research. Expenses will be reimbursed according to the standard CEPR travel guidelines. Costs will not be covered for central bank participants.