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02/09/2020 NINETEENTH SUMMER SCHOOL IN INTERNATIONAL AND DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS, Milan
Hosted By: Università degli Studi di Milano
Organizers: Lucia Corno, Giovanna d Adda, Daniela Del Boca, Eliana La Ferrara and Mariapia Mendola
Given the high level of uncertainty concerning travel restrictions, especially from/to the US, we have decided to postpone this summer school's edition to 2021 (the new dates are not available yet). Nonetheless, we will organise a short online "Summer School Workshop" on the 4th of September from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (CET time) with 4 students' job market papers' 30 minutes presentations + the participation of Professor Kinnan and Mobarak with a talk/discussion. Further details will be made available shortly.

Organisers: Centro Studi Luca d?Agliano, LEAP - Bocconi University, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), DEMM - University of Milan, DEMS - University of Milan Bicocca, Cattolica University, Vilfredo Pareto Doctoral Program in Economics of the University of Turin.

Lecturers: Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, Yale University and CEPR, Cynthia Kinnan, Tufts University

Scientific Committee: Lucia Corno (Cattolica University and LEAP), Giovanna d'Adda (University of Milan and LdA), Daniela Del Boca (University of Turin, Collegio Carlo Alberto and CEPR), Eliana La Ferrara (Bocconi University, LEAP and CEPR), Mariapia Mendola (University of Milan Bicocca, IZA and LdA).

The school intends to provide an intensive training course for graduate students and young researchers who are working in the field of development and international economics. This year the focus will be on investment choices in developing countries. For further information and teaching material, please refer to: http://www.dagliano.unimi.it .

Participants

The school is targeted to graduate students, doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers in economics and related disciplines. Students are expected to attend the school full time.

Fees and Scholarships

Participants will be charged 600? covering registration, accommodation, meals and background material. A limited number of fee waivers can be assigned to students from Developing Countries.

Applications and deadlines

The participants will be selected by the Selection Committee on the basis of the information included in the application forms. Depending on the programme, there might be a few slots for students' presentations, and priority will be given to those going on the Job Market this fall.

Applications can be downloaded from: http://dagliano.unimi.it/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Application_19th_ss.docx and should be submitted to [email protected].

The deadline for submission is May 25, 2020. Late applications will not be accepted. Applicants will be informed by email about the results by June 15, 2020.

Location

The school will take place at Palazzo Feltrinelli, on Lake Garda (Italy). This beautiful historical Villa is now owned by the University of Milan and is dedicated to workshop and meeting activities. Gargnano is a small resort village on Lake Garda, about 150 km east of Milan. Local Information will be provided to participants in due course.


03/09/2020 New Consumption Data, Copenhagen

Organizers: Camille Landais, Søren Leth-Petersen and Johannes Spinnewijn

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 invite you to submit a paper or express interest in attending the third conference on New Consumption Data by the University of Copenhagen and CEPR. The conference will take place on 3-4 September 2020, hosted by the Department of Economics and the Center of Economic Behavior and Inequality, CEBI, at the University of Copenhagen.
For the past two years, the conference has successfully gathered together researchers working on a wave of research on consumption using new types of spending data, such as imputed consumption from administrative data or high frequency spending data from banks or financial planning apps. By now, this has turned into an extremely active and fruitful area of research, opening new and interesting perspectives in various fields in economics, from labor to public economics, from household finance to macroeconomics.

The goal of the conference is to bring people interested in the topic together to present new research using these new data and methods to measure spending, discuss pros and cons and exchange best practices, etc.

Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Asset returns and spending
  • Spending effects of unemployment events
  • Welfare consequences of social insurance programs
  • The impact of mortgage refinancing on spending
  • Validation of new spending measures
  • Consumption inequality
  • Spending effects of public policies
  • Insurance within the family
  • Children and spending

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. The conference brings together around 30-40 economists for a period of two days. To foster the desired interaction we ask that participants stay for the entire duration of the conference.

Funding Economy fare travel and accommodation expenses will be covered for presenters. 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.

How to apply For CEPR members, 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 email Mariolina Ciccone in the CEPR events team, at [email protected] with the subject header "3582- New Consumption Data". If you wish to attend please do ensure that your application and paper reach CEPR by 18:00 (GMT) April 1, 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 May 2020.

Organisers
Camille Landais (London School of Economics and CEPR)
Søren Leth-Petersen (University of Copenhagen and CEPR)
Johannes Spinnewijn (London School of Economics and CEPR)


08/09/2020 19th Annual GEP/CEPR Postgraduate Conference, Nottingham
Hosted By: University of Nottingham
Organizers: Alessandro Ruggieri

This event has been re-scheduled to 8th and 9th September 2020.

Objectives

The 19th GEP Postgraduate Conference will take place 8th-9th September 2020 at the University of Nottingham. The Conference provides a forum for the dissemination of student research relating to issues of Globalisation and Economic Policy from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. These areas include Foreign Direct Investment, Trade, Productivity, Economics of the MNEs, Migration and Labour Market Adjustment.

The objective of the Conference is to bring together a number of PhD students and postdoctoral researchers to discuss their own research ideas with established researchers in a relaxed atmosphere. The conference is open to graduate students and post-docs. Speakers will be selected based on the submitted paper (extended abstracts are acceptable but preference will be given to full papers).

Submission

Applicants must submit their CV, a letter of support from their PhD supervisor (sent separately by email; this is not required for post-docs) and the paper to be presented. If a full paper is not yet available, please include a detailed abstract, providing clearly the motivation for the work, the relationship to the literature, the method used and the expected results.

Every paper accepted will be discussed and comment on the paper. Therefore, those who are invited to present a paper are expected to deliver a complete draft before the Conference.

Applications must be sent by e-mail to:

Dr. Alessandro Ruggieri at [email protected].

Deadline for submission: 24th February 2020

Keynote speaker: Dr. Meredith Crowley (Cambridge)

Finance

There is a £220 registration fee to contribute towards costs. This includes up to two nights? accommodation and the conference dinner.

Best Paper Prize

The organising committee will award a prize of £100 to the best paper presented at the Conference.

Further information

Further information on the Conference can be found at: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/gep/news-events/conferences/2019-20/postgrad-conference-2020.aspx.


09/09/2020 CEPR European Conference on Household Finance 2020, Online Seminar
With: BI Norwegian Business School
Organizers: Joâo Francisco P.D. Cocco, Francisco J Gomes, Steffen Andersen, Laurent Calvet, Russell Cooper, Luigi Guiso, Michael Haliassos, Tullio Jappelli, Matti Keloharju, Samuli Knüpfer, Alexander Michaelides, Monica Paiella, Wenlan Qian, Tarun Ramadorai, Paolo Sodini, Raman Uppal and Stephen P Zeldes
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 CEPR Network on Household Finance and BI Norwegian Business School with the support of the Think Forward Initiative (TFI) are organising the 2020 CEPR European Conference on Household Finance that will take place completely virtually in the form of online webinars. The objective is to present state-of-the-art empirical and theoretical research on household financial behaviour and on how it is influenced by other choices, government policies, and the overall economic environment. In addition to the three-day online webinars taking place on 9-11 September 2020, a CEPR-TFI online webinar event on “Climate Change: Financial Implications for Households”, organised by Johannes Stroebel (New York University), will take place on 9 September 2020.

The organisers particularly encourage submissions from PhD students in household finance planning to go on the job market in Winter 2021. Students must apply online stating that they are a PhD student and supply their CV. Top submissions, written exclusively by students, will be included in the regular conference programme and in the candidates for the best student paper prize, awarded by the CEPR Network on Household Finance and sponsored by TFI. A number of past awardees and contestants have moved on to assistant professor positions in top academic institutions globally.

We solicit papers in the following areas, but other related areas may also be considered:

• Asset allocation and debt behaviour over the life cycle
• Financing retirement and the demographic transition
• Consumer indebtedness, financial distress, and default decisions
• Behavioural approaches to household finance
• Financial literacy and financial education programs
• Trust, subjective expectations, pessimism, and financial decisions
• International comparisons of household finances using micro-data
• Financial advice and legal protection of investors and borrowers 
• Financial innovation and household finances
• Households liquidity and risk management 
• Climate change, sustainability, and household finances 

Programme Committee
Steffen Andersen (Copenhagen Business School and CEPR), Laurent E. Calvet (EDHEC Paris, CFS, and CEPR), Joao Cocco (London Business School, CFS, and CEPR), Russell Cooper (European University Institute), Francisco Gomes (London Business School and CEPR), Luigi Guiso (EIEF and CEPR), Michael Haliassos (Goethe University Frankfurt and CEPR), Tullio Jappelli (University of Naples Federico II, CSEF and CEPR), Matti Keloharju (Aalto University and CEPR), Alex Michaelides (Imperial College and CEPR), Monica Paiella (University of Naples Parthenope and CEPR), Wenlan Qian (National University of Singapore), Tarun Ramadorai (Imperial Business School and CEPR), Paolo Sodini (Stockholm School of Economics, SHoF, and CEPR), Raman Uppal (EDHEC and CEPR), Stephen Zeldes (Columbia University and NBER).

Local Organiser
Samuli Knüpfer (BI Norwegian Business School and IFN) 

Conference Submission and Deadline

The submission fee for each paper is 50 Euro and proceeds will contribute to covering conference costs. The submission fee is waived for PhD students only. Full instructions on the submission process can be found below. 

a) For others than PhD students 

 

1. Please make the submission fee payment of 50 Euro via the following link on CEPR’s Paypal account https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=V4N49EW7TWN9C. If you do not have an existing Paypal account, you can use the guest checkout feature. Please make sure that you select the correct country/region using the dropdown list before filling in your card details and click on the “Pay Now” button to complete the transaction. 
 
2. Please submit your paper using the CEPR portal. Authors who are CEPR-affiliated can upload their submission on  https://portal.cepr.org/cepr-european-conference-household-finance-2020.  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. Click on the “Register/Submit” button in order to submit your paper only, there will be a separate conference registration process to express your interest in attending the conference at a later stage.

3. When submitting your paper, please indicate whether you would be willing act as a discussant.

b) For PhD students 

1. Please submit your paper using the CEPR portal. Authors who are CEPR-affiliated can upload their submission on https://portal.cepr.org/cepr-european-conference-household-finance-2020.  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. Click on the “Register/Submit” button in order to submit your paper only, there will be a separate conference registration process to express your interest in attending the conference at a later stage.

2. When submitting your paper,
please indicate clearly that you are a PhD student and submit your CV. In case your paper is co-authored, please indicate also whether all your coauthors were PhD students at the time of writing the paper, in which case your paper can be entered for the PhD student prize. Please also indicate whether you would act as a discussant. 

The deadline for submissions is
18:00 (GMT), Monday 8 June 2020. Applications for attendance without a paper presentation will be possible once the programme is finalised in late June 2020 and available places on the Zoom platform will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mandy Chan, Senior Events Officer at [email protected]

Conference registration will be organised by Mandy Chan [email protected]. Information will be posted on the CEPR Network website https://cepr.org/content/cepr-network-household-finance as it becomes available.



10/09/2020 3rd Bank of Italy-CEPR Labour workshop, Rome
With: Banca d'Italia
Organizers: Francesco D Amuri, Marta De Philippis, Thomas Le Barbanchon, Marco Manacorda and Claudio Michelacci
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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The 3rd Bank of Italy-CEPR Labour workshop will take place in Rome on the 10-11 September 2020, with the aim of bringing together leading and emerging labour economists.

Although we invite submissions in all areas of labour economics, papers that are relevant for the understanding of labour market dynamics and their interaction with institutions are particularly welcome:

  • Labour demand, wages and employment dynamics: effects of automation, matching efficiency, monopsony and market concentration
  • Structural and cyclical determinants of labour supply
  • The analysis of labour market institutions on efficiency and equity grounds
  • Labour Market adjustment to shocks

Keynote speakers will be:
David Dorn (University of Zurich)
Lisa Kahn (University of Rochester)
Camille Landais (London School of Economics).

In order to foster the desired interaction, participants are required to stay for the entire duration of the conference. The programme will start on Thursday morning (10th) and end on Friday afternoon (11th).

Funding Limited financial support for economy class air travel will be available in accordance with the CEPR guidelines; accommodation will be provided to all speakers. 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 application deadline is 18:00 GMT on Friday April, 17.
Decisions of acceptance or rejection by the programme committee will be announced by the end of May.

Organisers:
Francesco D'Amuri (Bank of Italy), Marta De Philippis (Bank of Italy), Thomas Le Barbanchon (Bocconi University and CEPR), Marco Manacorda (Queen Mary University of London and CEPR) and Claudio Michelacci (EIEF and CEPR).


10/09/2020 3rd Bank of Italy-CEPR Labour workshop - new session on Covid-19, Rome

Organizers: Francesco D Amuri, Marta De Philippis, Thomas Le Barbanchon, Marco Manacorda and Claudio Michelacci
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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The 3rd Bank of Italy-CEPR Labour workshop will take place in Rome on the 10-11 September 2020, with the aim of bringing together leading and emerging labour economists.

While the general call for papers is now closed, we are inviting new submissions (abstracts or full papers) for an additional session on the labour market effects of the Covid-19 crisis. In particular, we welcome abstracts or full papers that focus on:

  • The impact of the Covid-19 crisis on labour supply, demand, matching efficiency and wages
  • The role of social protection policies and of different labour market institutions in absorbing the impact of the shock
  • Distributional impact of the Covid-19 crisis and the vulnerability of specific population subgroups
  • The economic consequences of remote work: the effects on productivity and work-life balance

Keynote speakers will be:
David Dorn (University of Zurich)
Lisa Kahn (University of Rochester)
Camille Landais (London School of Economics).

In order to foster the desired interaction, participants are required to stay for the entire duration of the conference. The programme will start on Thursday morning (10th) and end on Friday afternoon (11th).

Funding
Limited financial support for economy class air travel will be available in accordance with the CEPR guidelines; accommodation will be provided to all speakers.

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 application deadline is 18:00 GMT on Tuesday 5 May.
Decisions of acceptance or rejection by the programme committee will be announced by the end of May.

Organisers:
Francesco D'Amuri (Bank of Italy), Marta De Philippis (Bank of Italy), Thomas Le Barbanchon (Bocconi University and CEPR), Marco Manacorda (Queen Mary University of London and CEPR) and Claudio Michelacci (EIEF and CEPR).


11/09/2020 Corporate Finance Theory Symposium, Cambridge
With: Cambridge University
Organizers: Simon Gervais and Bart Lambrecht
745 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.

Call for Papers - closing 25 February 2020

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 Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance (CERF) welcomes submissions for its 2020 Corporate Finance Theory Symposium to be held at The Møller Centre in Cambridge UK, 11-12 September 2020. The symposium covers all areas of theoretical corporate finance, including theory papers that combine corporate finance theory with a related area such as banking, market micro-structure, asset pricing, and financial accounting.

The format of the 2020 symposium will be similar in nature to previous years' editions (Previous Conferences). We expect to have about 9 papers (each with a discussant) and one keynote speech.

The Keynote Speaker for the 2020 Cambridge Corporate Finance Theory Symposium is Professor Stewart Myers, Robert C. Merton Professor of Financial Economics, Emeritus, MIT Sloan School of Management

Please submit your paper (in pdf format) by clicking the following link: Electronic Submission Form.
Please read carefully before submitting your paper: Further Information and Requirements.
The paper's cover page must include: a title, abstract, authors' names and affiliations, and the email address of the corresponding author.
The deadline for submissions is 25 February 2020. The submitted paper must not have been accepted (or conditionally accepted) at a journal at the time of submission.

The corresponding author of selected papers will be informed around 30 April 2020.

Conference Organisers:
Bart Lambrecht (Cambridge Judge Business School and CEPR) and Simon Gervais (Duke University, Fuqua School of Business)

Programme Committee:
Ulf Axelson (London School of Economics)
Bradyn Breon-Drish (UC San Diego, Rady School of Management)
Jason Donaldson (Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Business School)
Adelphe Ekponon (University of Cambridge, Cambridge Judge Business School)
Pingyang Gao (The University of Chicago Booth School of Business)
Vincent Glode (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)
Barney Hartman-Glaser (UCLA, Anderson School of Management)
Ali Lazrak (UBC, Sauder School of Business)
Doron Levit (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)
Andrey Malenko (Boston College, Carroll School of Management)
Vincent Maurin (Stockholm School of Economics)
Dmitry Orlov (Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Uday Rajan (University of Michigan)
Francesco Sangiorgi (Frankfurt School of Finance and Management)
Victoria Vanasco (Barcelona Graduate School of Economics)
Felipe Varas (Duke University, Fuqua School of Business)

The event is in collaboration with the CEPR. Email: [email protected] Website: http://www.cerf.cam.ac.uk


12/09/2020 Bank of Finland and CEPR joint Conference on "Monetary Policy Tools and Their Impact on the Macroeconomy", Helsinki
With: Bank of Finland
Organizers: Francesco D'Acunto, Esa Jokivuolle and Michael Weber

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.In addition to contributed papers, the programme will feature presentations by the following invited speakers:

Fernando Alvarez (University of Chicago), Alberto Cavallo (Harvard University), Yuriy Gorodnichenko (UC Berkeley) and Kurt Mitman (Stockholm University and CEPR) . All presentations will be in plenary sessions and each paper will be assigned a discussant.

The conference will bring together top researchers from academia, central banks, and other policy institutions to present research findings related to different monetary policy tools, including issues of communication, as well as various channels through which monetary policy may affect investment and long run economic growth. Some of the topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Monetary policy communication and its channels (households, firms, financial sector)
  • Expectations formation and their management
  • Monetary policy effects on investment, innovation and long term growth potential
  • Sources of long run monetary non-neutrality
  • Role of supply factors in in monetary policy transmission mechanism
  • Fiscal and monetary policy interactions
  • Measurement of productivity and inflation

We invite authors to submit completed papers or extended abstracts. Preferences are for completed papers. If you know of a paper that fits the conference theme, please forward this message to the authors.

Authors who are CEPR members can upload their submission on the following registration link https://portal.cepr.org/BoF-CEPR-joint-Conf-2020. Please also indicate in your submission whether you would be interested in being a discussant as well. The organisers will select the papers based on originality, analytical rigor, and policy relevance. 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 Mariolina Ciccone, Events Officer at [email protected]. On local organisation, please contact Ms Liisa Mannila at [email protected].

The deadline for paper submission has now been postponed to 15 July 2020. Only the authors of accepted papers will be informed by 31 July 2020. Travel and local accommodation for speakers and discussants from academic institutions will be funded by the Bank of Finland according to its internal guidelines.

Please Note: Because of the possibly continuing travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 situation that could affect some conference participants, we have decided to organize the event such that participating and presenting either physically in Helsinki or online is possible.

Organising Committee:
Francesco D'Acunto (Boston College),
Daniel Hoang (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology),
Seppo Honkapohja (Aalto University and CEPR),
Esa Jokivuolle (Bank of Finland),
Juha Kilponen (Bank of Finland),
Michael Weber (University of Chicago)


16/09/2020 Third European Macrohistory Workshop, London
Hosted By: London School of EconomicsWith: UCL
Organizers: Rui Esteves, Eric Monnet, Matthias Morys, Natacha Postel-Vinay, Moritz Schularick, Ali Coskun Tuncer and Nikolaus Wolf
The Department of Economic History at LSE, the Department of History at UCL and CEPR are organising a "European Macrohistory Workshop", which will be held in London, UK, from 16th to 17th September 2020.

The workshop - which follows the first two events held in June 2016 at the Macrohistory Lab at the University of Bonn (Prof. Moritz Schularick) and in March 2018 at the Department of Economics at University of York (Dr. Matthias Morys) - aims to bring together economic historians and macroeconomists. Half the sessions will be devoted to general topics at the intersection of macroeconomics and economic history, while the other half will focus on fiscal policy, public finance and inequality as one of the key issues facing developed countries in the medium and long-term. The objective of the workshop is to strengthen further the ties which have developed in recent years to great mutual advantage between economic and financial historians, on the one hand, and macroeconomists and applied economists, on the other.

Complete manuscripts or 3-page drafts should be submitted to [email protected] no later than 28th February (in pdf-format). We will acknowledge receipt of submission and the authors of accepted papers will be notified by 16th March 2020.

Accommodation and travel expenses will be covered for programme participants.

Conveners: Prof. Carsten Burhop (University of Bonn) Dr. Natacha Postel-Vinay (LSE and CEPR) Dr. Coskun Tuncer (University College London)

Scientific Committee: Prof. Carsten Burhop (University of Bonn) Prof. Claude Diebolt (University of Strasbourg) Prof. Rui Esteves (Graduate Institute, Geneva and CEPR) Dr. Eric Monnet (Paris School of Economics and CEPR) Dr. Matthias Morys (University of York) Prof. Moritz Schularick (University of Bonn and CEPR) Prof. Nikolaus Wolf (Humboldt University Berlin 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)


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

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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)


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