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21/09/2020 Gender Economics Seminar Series - 1, Online Seminar
With: Stockholm University,Uppsala University
We are delighted to announce a new CEPR Seminar Series in Gender Economics. The first seminar will take place on 21 September with a presentation by Fabrizio Zilibotti (Yale University). The full programme can be found below.

We will meet via a bi-weekly webinar on Mondays at 10AM ET / 3PM BST / 4PM CEST. Each seminar will be 1 hour long and will consist of a presentation and a Q&A session. Please register below to receive the Zoom link.

ORGANIZERS
Johanna Rickne (Stockholm University and CEPR)
Olle Folke (Uppsala University)

PROGRAMME

21 September 2020:
Fabrizio Zilibotti, Yale University
It Takes a Village: The Economics of Parenting with Neighborhood and Peer Effects

05 October 2020:
Sonia Bhalotra, Essex University
Layoffs, Benefits and Domestic Violence

19 October 2020:
Joe Altonji, Yale University
Marriage Dynamics, Earnings Dynamics, and Lifetime Family Income

02 November 2020:
TBA

16 November 2020:
Raquel Fernandez, New York University

30 November 2020:
Iris Bohnet, Harvard University
Supply- and Demand-Side Effects in Performance Appraisals: Gender and Race

14 December 2020:
Oriana Bandiera, LSE

11 January 2021:
Barbara Petrongolo, Queen Mary University

REGISTER
Zoom link


23/09/2020 International Macro History Online Seminar Series - 1, Online Seminar
A consortium of 25 universities and institutions in collaboration with CEPR is launching the International Macro History Online Seminar (IMHOS).

The seminars will run from 23 September to 9 December 2020 and take place on-line every Wednesday, 5pm CET (11am EDT, 8am PDT). The seminars will run for 60’ with extra an optional 15’ for further discussion (primarily reserved for graduate students).

The program is as follows: 
• Sep 23: Niall Ferguson, Black Swans, Dragon Kings and Gray Rhinos: The World War of 1914-1918 and the Pandemic of 2020?
• Sep 30: Ali Kabiri, Harold James, John Landon-Lane, David Tuckett, Rickard Nyman, The Role of Sentiment in the Economy of the 1920s
• Oct 07: Neil Cummins, Hidden Wealth
• Oct 14: Marc Flandreau, How Vulture Investors Draft Constitutions: North and Weingast 30 years Later
• Oct 21: Morgan Kelly, Understanding Persistence
• Oct 28: Francesca Trivellato, When Property Rights Are Not Enough: Lessons from Renaissance Florence
• Nov 04: Caroline Fohlin and Stephanie Collet, The Berlin Stock Exchange in the ‘Great Disorder’
• Nov 11: Amanda Gregg, Steven Nafziger, Corporate Finance of Industry in a Developing Economy: Panel Evidence from Imperial Russia
• Nov 18: Erik Bengtsson, Enrico Rubolino, Daniel Waldenstrom, What Determines the Capital Share over the Long Run of History?
• Nov 25: Leandro Prados de la Escosura, Vladimir Rodriguez-Caballero, Growth, war and pandemics: Europe in the very long-run
• Dec 02: Mark Carlson, Sergio Correia, Stephan Luck, The Effects of Banking Competition on Growth and Financial Stability: Evidence from the National Banking Era
• Dec 09: Kris Mitchener, Gary Richardson, Contagion of fear

The papers and sign-up form for Zoom can be found on the seminar website:
https://www.graduateinstitute.ch/research-centres/centre-finance-and-development/seminar-series#International%20Macro%20History%20Online%20Seminar.


24/09/2020 Financial innovation: Implications for competition, regulation, and monetary policy, Basel
With: Bank for International Settlements (BIS),Bank of England
Organizers: Franklin Allen, Leonardo Gambacorta, Paul A Grout and Hyun Song Shin

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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Together with the Bank of England and the CEPR, the Bank for International Settlements is hosting a two-day workshop on "Financial innovation, regulation, competition and monetary transmission". Taking place on Thursday 24 and Friday 25 September 2020 in Basel, the conference aims to stimulate debate and research on the implications of financial innovation for the macroeconomy, the regulatory framework, competition and the conduct of monetary policy.
The workshop will bring together leading academics, central bankers and bank supervisors. The topics discussed will include, but are not limited to:
  • What are the possible implications of digital currencies for the nature of financial intermediation, monetary policy transmission and financial stability?
  • How should big techs and fintech companies be regulated?
  • What are the effects of regtech, suptech and govtech applications?
  • What are the effects of financial innovation on business models, competition and the structure of banking?
  • What are the implications of financial innovation for the business/financial cycle and the monetary transmission mechanisms?
  • How does financial innovation affect the conduct and the implementation of monetary policy?

If you would like to submit a paper, please visit https://portal.cepr.org/financial-innovation-implications-competition-regulation-and-monetary-policy 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 have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mariolina Ciccone, Events Officer at [email protected] or +44 20 7183 8809. If you do not currently have a CEPR profile, please create one at https://portal.cepr.org/user/register and then click on the registration link above.
The submission deadline has now been extended to 30 April 2020 (18:00 GMT) . Due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by 31 May 2020. There is no conference fee. Travel and accommodation expenses for academic speakers on the programme will be covered.

Organising Committee:
Franklin Allen (Imperial College and CEPR)
Leonardo Gambacorta (BIS and CEPR)
Paul Grout (Bank of England and CEPR)
Hyun Song Shin (BIS and CEPR)


24/09/2020 BoL/NBP/CEBRA/CEPR conference on "Adjustments in and to an Uncertain World", Vilnius

Organizers: Philippe Bacchetta, Julian di Giovanni, Pawel Piotr Kopiec, Povilas Lastauskas, Andrei A. Levchenko and Krzysztof Makarskiz

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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A recent tendency to blame globalization, close borders, increase barriers for international commerce and factor movements produce many uncertainties and a need to adapt and adjust behavior. Events such as an increased concentration on domestic matters and engagement in trade wars by the US, the British decision to leave the European Union and an increase in global political and economic power by China, among others, call for a deeper understanding of how firms adjust their behavior within such an uncertain and evolving environment. By focusing on micro-level decisions as well as the major constraints and frictions, we hope to deepen our understanding and draw useful policy implications to adjust faster and more efficiently in the inherently frictional, quickly changing and uncertain world.

The conference topics include but, by no means, are limited to:

  • Firms adjustment margins in the face of large adverse shocks;
  • Trading firms' behavior in an increasingly uncertain environment with rising protectionism, bilateralism, sanctions and global re-shuffling;
  • The role of financial, institutional, informational, and other frictions in an uncertain environment;
  • Impact of financial innovations and technologies on firms? decisions;
  • The role of uncertainty and information processing capabilities by firms;
  • The role of policy to aid adjustment process

Keynote Speakers
Emmanuel Farhi, Harvard University and CEPR
Beata Javorcik, EBRD and University of Oxford and CEPR
Jennifer L'ao, Columbia University
Kalina Manova, University College London

Important dates:
Papers submission deadline: 1 May 2020 (6 p.m. GMT)
Contributors will be notified by: 5 June 2020
Registration open: 5 June 2020
Registration deadline: 22 June 2020

Funding
Accommodation expenses will be covered for participants in the programme. Participants are encouraged to fund their travel expenses from other sources as only limited funding is available. Where financial support is offered, this will be in accordance with CEPR's travel expenses guidelines.

How to apply
To respond, please visit: https://portal.cepr.org/BoL-NBP-CEBRA-CEPR-Conference-2020 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 6 p.m. (GMT), Friday 1 May 2020. If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mariolina Ciccone, CEPR Events Officer at [email protected] for assistance (with subject header "30031 - BoL/NBP/CEBRA/CEPR Conference 2020").

Conference website
https://www.lb.lt/en/events/conference-adjustments-in-and-to-an-uncertain-world

Scientific Committee
Philippe Bacchetta (HEC Lausanne, Swiss Finance Institute and CEPR), Julian di Giovanni (Federal Reserve Bank of New York and CEBRA), Andrei A. Levchenko (University of Michigan and CEBRA), Pawel Kopiec (Narodowy Bank Polski), Krzysztof Makarski (Narodowy Bank Polski), Povilas Lastauskas (CEFER and Bank of Lithuania), Aurelija Proskute (Bank of Lithuania)

Local Organisers
Povilas Lastauskas (CEFER and Bank of Lithuania), Ingrida Petrauskiene (Bank of Lithuania), Aurelija Proskute (Bank of Lithuania)


29/09/2020 CEPR-VDEV Webinars - 2, Webinar

Organizers: Martina Björkman Nyqvist, Giacomo De Giorgi, Gianmarco León-Ciliotta and Karen Macours
CEPR-VDEV Webinars is an online seminar series, featuring invited speakers in the area of Development Economics. It was set up in the spring semester of 2020 as the VDEV webinar and will now continue joint with CEPR during autumn. It is organized jointly by CEPR, the University of Geneva (UniGe), the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Barcelona GSE), Paris School of Economics (PSE) and Stockholm School of Economics.

Organizers:

Martina Björkman Nyqvist (Stockholm School of Economics, Misum and CEPR)
Giacomo De Giorgi (IEE/GSEM, University of Geneva and CEPR)
Gianmarco León-Ciliotta (U. Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona GSE, IPEG and CEPR)
Karen Macours (PSE, INRAE and CEPR).

Schedule:

Sessions will take place on Tuesdays at 5pm CEST, 4pm BST, 11am EST, 8am PST, and last for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

The line-up of speakers is as follows:

29th Sept: Edward Miguel (University of California, Berkeley)
13th Oct: Benjamin Olken (MIT and CEPR)
27th Oct: Rohini Pande (Yale and CEPR)
10th Nov: Jakob Svensson (IIES Stockholm University and CEPR)
24th Nov: Andrew Foster (Brown University)
1st Dec: Alessandra Voena (Stanford University and CEPR)
15th Dec: Oriana Bandiera (LSE and CEPR)


30/09/2020 CEPR and INSEAD webinars on Fintech and Digital Currencies: Fintech, Financial Inclusion and Competition, Webinar
With: INSEAD
CEPR and INSEAD are organizing a series of webinars discussing recent technology developments in financial markets. This initiative is part of the activities of the CEPR Policy and Research Network on Fintech and Digital Currencies. The webinars will bring together two speakers to discuss a relevant policy issue. The sessions will be moderated by Antonio Fatás (INSEAD and CEPR) and questions from the audience will be possible.

  • Wednesday 2 September: Topic: Digital Currencies and Payments. Speakers: Christian Catalini (Libra) and Tara Rice (BIS).
  • Tuesday 15 September: Topic: Distributed Ledger Technologies and Financial Markets. Speakers: Hanna Halaburda (NYU Stern) and Raphael Auer (BIS and CEPR).
  • Wednesday 30 September: Topic: Fintech, Financial Inclusion and Competition. Speakers: Thomas Philippon (NYU Stern and CEPR) and Aaron Klein (Brookings).

Each webinar will start at 2PM London time, and last 45 minutes.

Future sessions will be added to the registration page and announced as soon as they are confirmed.

Register on zoom


30/09/2020 International Macro History Online Seminar Series - 2, Online Seminar
A consortium of 25 universities and institutions in collaboration with CEPR is launching the International Macro History Online Seminar (IMHOS).

The seminars will run from 23 September to 9 December 2020 and take place on-line every Wednesday, 5pm CET (11am EDT, 8am PDT). The seminars will run for 60’ with extra an optional 15’ for further discussion (primarily reserved for graduate students).

The program is as follows: 
• Sep 23: Niall Ferguson, Black Swans, Dragon Kings and Gray Rhinos: The World War of 1914-1918 and the Pandemic of 2020?
• Sep 30: Ali Kabiri, Harold James, John Landon-Lane, David Tuckett, Rickard Nyman, The Role of Sentiment in the Economy of the 1920s
• Oct 07: Neil Cummins, Hidden Wealth
• Oct 14: Marc Flandreau, How Vulture Investors Draft Constitutions: North and Weingast 30 years Later
• Oct 21: Morgan Kelly, Understanding Persistence
• Oct 28: Francesca Trivellato, When Property Rights Are Not Enough: Lessons from Renaissance Florence
• Nov 04: Caroline Fohlin and Stephanie Collet, The Berlin Stock Exchange in the ‘Great Disorder’
• Nov 11: Amanda Gregg, Steven Nafziger, Corporate Finance of Industry in a Developing Economy: Panel Evidence from Imperial Russia
• Nov 18: Erik Bengtsson, Enrico Rubolino, Daniel Waldenstrom, What Determines the Capital Share over the Long Run of History?
• Nov 25: Leandro Prados de la Escosura, Vladimir Rodriguez-Caballero, Growth, war and pandemics: Europe in the very long-run
• Dec 02: Mark Carlson, Sergio Correia, Stephan Luck, The Effects of Banking Competition on Growth and Financial Stability: Evidence from the National Banking Era
• Dec 09: Kris Mitchener, Gary Richardson, Contagion of fear

The papers and sign-up form for Zoom can be found on the seminar website:
https://www.graduateinstitute.ch/research-centres/centre-finance-and-development/seminar-series#International%20Macro%20History%20Online%20Seminar.

The International Macro History Online Seminar is joint initiative of  The Graduate Institute and a consortium of universities and institutions: Banque de FranceCEPRJoint Center for History and Economics, Harvard UniversityHebrew University of JerusalemJudge Business School CambridgeKiel Institute for the World EconomyKing’s College LondonLondon School of EconomicsNYU-Abu DhabiParis School of EconomicsPrinceton UniversityQueen’s University BelfastRutgers UniversitySciences PoSolvay Business SchoolUniversitat de BarcelonaUniversity Carlos III MadridUniversity College LondonUniversity of California, BerkeleyUniversity of GenevaUniversity of MichiganUniversity of PennsylvaniaUniversity of ViennaVienna University of Economics and Business and Yale University.

30/09/2020 EABCN Training School on Continuous-time Methods in Macroeconomics (with applications to heterogeneous agent models), Mannheim

Organizers: Klaus Adam and Eleonora Granziera
General Description

We are pleased to announce details of the latest EABCN Training School; a two-day course entitled "Continuous-time Methods in Macroeconomics (with applications to heterogeneous agent models)". Professor Jesús Fernández-Villaverde and Galo Nuño will teach the course. It is primarily aimed at participants in the Euro Area Business Cycle Network,, but applications will also be considered from doctoral students, post-doctoral researchers,, and economists working in central banks and government institutions outside of the network, as well as commercial organisations (fees are applicable for non-network non-academic organisations).

Course outline

A recent literature has shown that heterogeneous agent (HA) models can be crucial for the understanding of the transmission mechanism of monetary and fiscal policies. So far, a significant barrier to the widespread use of HA models in academic and policy circles, including central banks, has been the complexity in the solution and estimation of this class of models. New analytical and numerical tools, however, have emerged in the last years that greatly simplify this task. Continuous-time methods, in particular, provide important advantages for the analysis of HA models.

This training course introduces the main tools, as well as some recent advances, in continuous-time methods in macroeconomics, with a focus on their application to HA models. This course will provide participants with the necessary background to apply these tools in practice as well as introduce some relevant applications in macro and monetary economics.

The course is divided into five sessions taught over three days.

Session 1. Dynamic programming: the deterministic case. The Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman (HJB) equation and the Hamiltonian. Numerical methods and viscosity solutions. Finite difference method (FDM).

Session 2. Dynamic programming: the stochastic case. Wiener processes and Itô?s lemma. Stochastic calculus. Feynman-Kac formula and the Kolmogorov forward equation. The HJB equation. Boundary conditions. The case of Poisson processes. FDM with stochastic processes. Deep learning for high-dimensional HJB equations.

Session 3. Heterogeneous agent models. The Aiyagari-Bewley-Huggett model. Computation of the stationary equilibrium. Transitional dynamics. Heterogeneous agent new Keynesian (HANK) models.

Session 4. Heterogeneous agent models with aggregate shocks. The problem with aggregate shocks. Perturbation approaches. Bounded rationality: the Krusell-Smith methodology. Analysis of nonlinear aggregate dynamics using machine learning. Estimation of HA models. Application to HA models with a financial sector.

Session 5. Optimal policies with heterogeneous agents. Introduction to the calculus of variations. Constrained-efficient allocation in HA models. Ramsey policies. Optimal monetary policy with heterogeneous agents.

Administrative Information:

The course will take place at University of Mannheim, Germany (http://www.uni-mannheim.de/1/english/). Mannheim can be reached with a 30 minute train ride from Frankfurt airport.
Participants will be invited to make their own arrangements regarding their accommodation and meals. Further information about hotel options will be available to successful applicants.
Candidates who have a CEPR profile should apply by submitting their CV online at https://portal.cepr.org/EABCN-TS-Oct-2020 by 6pm (UK Time +1 GMT), Thursday 30 April 2020. If you do not currently have a CEPR profile, please create a new one