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Meetings for the month of September 2020

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03/09/2020 New Consumption Data, Copenhagen

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

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

11/09/2020 Corporate Finance Theory Symposium, Cambridge
With: Cambridge University
Organizers: Simon Gervais and Bart Lambrecht
Call for Papers - closing 25 February 2020

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:

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 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

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 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 and then click on the registration link above.
The submission deadline is 31 March 2020 (18:00 GMT) Authors of accepted papers will be notified by 30 April 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

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

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: 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

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)