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Meetings for 2019

2019 (entire year)

10/01/2019 12th Digital Economics Conference, Toulouse
THE OBJECTIVE OF THE CONFERENCE, organised by the TSE Digital Center at the Toulouse School of Economies, is to discuss recent contributions to the understanding of the digital economy and its consequences for modern societies. Keeping the spirit of previous years, the conference will feature theoretical, econometric, experimental and policy-oriented contributions.

We welcome submissions from scholars working in law, political science, psychology and sociology as well as economics.

For further information, contact the conference secretary at [email protected].

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Joel Waldfogel (University of Minnesota) and Tommaso Valletti (DG Competition, Imperial College and CEPR)

ORCANISING COMMITTEE: Alexandre de Cornière, Jacques Crémer, Daniel Ershov, Paul Seabright and Lei Xu.

PROSPECTIVE PARTICIPANTS are invited to pre-register and/or submit papers by sending an email to [email protected]. Papers should be received by October 5 2018 (abstracts will be considered, but papers are more likely to be accepted). A decision will be made by October 19 2018.

RECISTRATION FEES: 250? (includes lunches, conference dinner and coffee breaks). Waived for speakers and discussants, special rates for certain other attendees. Travel on the base of economy class, accommodation and local expenses will be provided for speakers.


18/02/2019 FRAME Final Policy Conference, London

Understanding the Interaction between Macroeconomics and Innovation Policy

Venue Grocers' Hall, Princes Street, London EC2R 8Ad

Monday 18th February 2019 Registration: 10h30 - 11h00< Presentations and Discussion: 11h00 - 17h00 Tuesday 19th February 2019 Presentations and Discussion: 09h15 - 16h30

FRAME is a project funded by the European Commission which has developed models and empirical evidence to better understand a wide set of issues related to technology, macroeconomics, innovation, asset prices, labour markets and unemployment. The project has developed new Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium (DSGE) models and has generated new data in both multi-sector and multi-country settings that will allow for realistic estimates of the impact of public research and innovation activities on innovation, productivity growth and employment. New work and results have also been generated particularly in terms of TFP estimators with the aim of being of help to both academics and policymakers in understanding the impact on monetary and fiscal policy, technological adoption, asset pricing and innovation policy. Europe currently faces multiple challenges on economic, demographic and environmental fronts, which can be addressed by innovations in technology and process. Through this conference, therefore, we will aim to understand how monetary and fiscal policymaking and the development of innovation policy for the diffusion of technology are interdependent in the short, medium and long-term. For more information about the event and a list of speakers see here.

Registration is free of charge; however, participants need to cover their travel and accommodation expenses. Register your interest as early as possibe. Spaces are limited and subject to final confirmation from the organisers.


26/02/2019 Advances in Micro-Consistent Macroeconomics, Lillehammer
On 26 February - 1 March 2019, the University of Oslo, in collaboration with the IIES and the Monetary Economics and Fluctuations Group of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, will host a conference on "Advances in Micro-Consistent Macroeconomics" in Lillehammer, Norway. The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers to answer macroeconomic questions using micro-consistent models -micro-founded models informed by micro data. Research focusing on heterogeneity in households and firms and the interplay of the heterogeneity with aggregate fluctuations and macroeconomic policy is especially welcome. We will also consider macro topics more broadly, including growth, labor, and policy topics.

The conference will take place at Scandic Lillehammer Hotel. There will be ample time for formal and informal discussion among participants. The fresh Lillehammer air has always been conducive to creative thinking. The conference organizers are Marcus Hagedorn (University of Oslo and CEPR), Kurt Mitman (Stockholm University Institute for International Economic Studies and CEPR), and Kjetil Storesletten (University of Oslo and CEPR) and the local organizers.

The deadline for submission of papers or extended abstracts is 15 November 2018. Preference is given to completed papers over abstracts. Submissions must be done electronically using the following email: [email protected] with just AMCM in the subject line (there is no need for further text in the body of the email). Authors of submitted papers will be notified before 1 December 2018.

Economy class travel funding and 4 (if needed 5) nights of hotel will be covered for speakers and discussants. Financial support is provided by the European Research Council, the Norwegian FRIPRO Grant No. 250617 and the Centre for Economic Policy Research.

Further questions regarding the conference can be addressed to the conference organisers:

Kurt Mitman, IIES & CEPR [email protected]

Marcus Hagedorn, University of Oslo & CEPR [email protected]

Kjetil Storesletten, University of Oslo & CEPR [email protected]


21/03/2019 Adam Smith Workshops in Asset Pricing and Corporate Finance, London
You are invited to submit papers for the forthcoming Adam Smith Asset Pricing (ASAP) and Adam Smith Corporate Finance (ASCF) Workshops.

The meetings will take place concurrently on Thursday, 21 and Friday, 22 March 2019 at Imperial College London, 170 Queens Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 5HF. There will be a joint conference dinner on Thursday, 21 March. The event web page is:  https://www.imperial.ac.uk/business-school/events/school-events/adam-smith-workshops-in-asset-pricing-and-corporate-finance-2019/.  

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Midnight (GMT) Monday, 19 November 2018

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: ? Deadline for submitting papers: Midnight (GMT) Monday, 19 November 2018 ? Please email PDF files to: at [email protected], naming the file(s) you are submitting using the following format: Meeting_SubmittingAuthor_PaperTitle.pdf For example: AP_Clarke_HedgeFunds.pdf or CF_Clarke_CorporateEvents.pdf ? This year, the conference has introduced a paper submission fee of £50, which can be paid through this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/paper-submission-adam-smith-workshops-2019-tickets-50682250977. Please indicate whether you wish to be considered for the AP or the CF meeting or both.

FUNDING: There is limited funding available for presenters and discussants to cover travel costs. Please indicate with your submission if you will need funding.

PROGRAMME COMMITTEES: Asset Pricing: Harjoat Bhamra (Imperial College and CEPR), Thierry Foucault (HEC and CEPR), Christian Julliard (LSE), Marcin Kacperczyk (Imperial College and CEPR), Howard Kung (LBS and CEPR), Dong Lou (LSE and CEPR), Anna Pavlova (LBS and CEPR), Kim Peijnenburg (EDHEC and CEPR), Tarun Ramadorai (Imperial College and CEPR), Raman Uppal (EDHEC and CEPR), Mungo Wilson (Oxford), Kathy Yuan (LSE and CEPR), Irina Zviadadze (Stockholm School of Economics and CEPR)

Corporate Finance: Ulf Axelson (LSE), Claudia Custodio (Imperial College and CEPR), Nicola Gennaioli (Bocconi and CEPR), Mariassunta Giannetti (SSE and CEPR), Denis Gromb (HEC and CEPR), Chris Hansman (Imperial College), Augustin Landier (HEC), Alan Morrison (Oxford and CEPR), Steven Ongena (Zurich and CEPR), Jorg Rocholl (ESMT), Savitar Sundaresan (Imperial College), David Thesmar (MIT and CEPR), Vikrant Vig (LBS and CEPR), Paolo Volpin (Cass and CEPR), Ansgar Walther (Imperial College)

The Adam Smith Workshops are a regular event organised jointly by the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), EDHEC Business School, HEC Paris, Imperial College Business School, London Business School, London School of Economics and Political Science and Saïd Business School (University of Oxford)


21/03/2019 Challenges in Understanding the Monetary Transmission Mechanism, Warsaw
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The conference covers a broad range of themes related to challenges and advancements in understanding the monetary transmission mechanism. It seeks to bring together recent contributions in this area of research, including studies with strong theoretical basis as well as empirical papers. Specific examples of relevant topics include:


? The role of uncertainty, asymmetries, globalisation, country characteristics, zero lower-bound and housing on the transmission mechanism of monetary policy.
? The effects of unconventional monetary policy.
? New approaches to identification of the monetary transmission mechanism.
? The role of heterogeneity for the transmission of monetary policy.
? Recent inflation dynamics and monetary policy.
? Demographic trends and the monetary transmission mechanism.
? Granular and big data in the analysis of the monetary transmission mechanism.

Olivier Coibion (University of Texas an NBER), Jordi Gali (CREI, CEPR and NBER), Ricardo Reis (London School of Economics, CEPR and NBER) are confirmed invited speakers, and we welcome further relevant submissions.

The conference is organised by Klaus Adam (University of Oxford, EABCN and CEPR), Elisa Faraglia (University of Cambridge and CEPR), Tomasz Lyziak (Narodowy Bank Polski) and Marcin Kolasa (Narodowy Bank Polski)

The deadline for submissions is 5pm GMT on Friday 30 November 2018. Please note that due to technical issues the deadline has now been extended to 5pm Monday 3 December. For CEPR members and those registered with the CEPR website, please submit your paper via the CEPR online system by visiting https://portal.cepr.org/challenges-understanding-monetary-transmission-mechanism. If you are not a CEPR member or you do not have a personal profile to use this area of the CEPR website as yet, you can create one on this link https://portal.cepr.org/user/register

If you have any difficulty in applying, please email Mariolina Ciccone in the CEPR events team ([email protected]) mentioning in the subject line "Challenges in Understanding the Monetary Transmission Mechanism - 40030".

Please indicate in your email whether you would be willing to act as a discussant. The conference speakers and discussants will be provided with accommodation arranged and covered by the organisers. Additionally, academic participants presenting or acting as a discussant will be entitled to apply for reimbursement of travel costs up to the CEPR travel expenses guidelines.

Authors of successful submissions and accepted participants will be notified by early March 2018.

The event is hosted by Narodowy Bank Polski, and sponsored by both Narodowy Bank Polski and the EABCN.


22/03/2019 The Post-Brexit World Economy, Tokyo
CEPR and RIETI are organising a public symposium on Friday 22nd March 2019 in Tokyo on the Post-Brexit World Economy.

The symposium will consist of keynote presentations by Richard Baldwin (The Graduate Institute, Geneva and CEPR), Swati Dhingra (London School of Economics and CEPR) and Beatrice Weder di Mauro (INSEAD and CEPR), followed by a panel discussion.

The panel will be moderated by Mr. Atsushi Nakajima (Chairman, RIETI).


28/03/2019 Financial Intermediation, Regulation and Economic Policy: The 50th Anniversary of the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Frankfurt
This research and policy conference is part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking. The conference, hosted by the European Central Bank and sponsored by The Ohio State University, will focus on the challenges facing financial intermediaries, their supervisors and regulators, as well as central banks and other economic policy-makers in the coming years. The research proceedings of this conference will be published in a 50th anniversary special issue of the JMCB. (A parallel JMCB 50th anniversary conference, focusing on monetary and macroeconomic issues, is being hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in May 2019.)

The conference will feature talks from leading experts in bank research and regulation, including Gary Gorton, Sheila Bair, Mark Flannery, and Til Schuermann. We are in the process of adding several additional speakers to the conference agenda.

We invite high-quality research on topics consistent with the conference title, including but not limited to the following:

? The industrial organisation of financial intermediaries.

? Financial institutions failure and failed bank resolution policy.

? Risk-taking at financial intermediaries and its association with private returns.

? Systemic risk, economic stability, and macro-prudential supervision and regulation.

? New technologies and innovation in providing credit.

? Credit provision by non-bank financial intermediaries and regulatory arbitrage.

? Credit access for households and small businesses.

? Prudential supervision and regulation of financial intermediaries.

? Corporate governance at financial intermediaries.

? Government competition policy for financial intermediaries.

? The interactions between financial sector policies, macroeconomic policies, and social policies.

Papers will be reviewed according to the usual quality standards of the JMCB. Papers accepted for the conference will be considered for publication in the JMCB special issue celebrating the journal?s anniversary, co-edited by Robert DeYoung, Philipp Hartmann, and Luc Laeven. Upon acceptance of their papers on the conference program, authors will be asked to formally submit them for publication to the JMCB. The usual submission fee will be waived.

Submission guidelines: Please send manuscripts in PDF format to at [email protected] no later than 15 November, 2018. Manuscripts should not be under review at any other journal. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by January 15, 2019. Travel costs and lodging expenses will be covered for presenting authors from academic institutions.


28/03/2019 10th European Banking Center Network Conference - Banking, Financial Regulation, and Financial Stability, Luxembourg
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: José-Luis Peydró (ICREA-UPF and Barcelona GSE and CEPR)

ORGANISERS: Harry Huizinga (Tilburg University and CEPR), Vasso Ioannidou (Lancaster University and CEPR), Thorsten Lehnert (University of Luxembourg), Christian Wolff (University of Luxembourg and CEPR)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Rui Albuquerque (Boston College and CEPR), Franklin Allen (Imperial College London and CEPR), Harry Huizinga (Tilburg University and CEPR), Vasso Ioannidou (Lancaster University and CEPR), Thorsten Lehnert (University of Luxembourg), José Liberti (Northwestern University), Fréderic Malherbe (University College London and CEPR), Lars Norden (Getúlio Vargas Foundation), Sascha Seffen (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management). Joel Shapiro (Oxford University and CEPR). Wolf Wagner (Erasmus University Rotterdam CEPR), Christian Wolff (University of Luxembourg and CEPR)

The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers in different fields of finance and economics to discuss current issues in banking, financial stability, and financial regulation. We are inviting high quality submissions of both theoretical and empirical nature on micro- and macroeconomic aspects of financial intermediation. Topics could include, but are not limited to:

- Regulatory competition across jurisdictions and financial stability.

- The effect of corporate governance structures in financial institutions on credit availability, bank risk taking and financial stability.

- Micro and macro-prudential policies, access to credit, and financial stability.

- Information production and disclosure (e.g., stress tests, accounting statements) and its impact on market discipline and financial stability.

- Regulatory capture and the role of the banking industry in the political process.

- New technologies and the evolution of the financial sector.

- Financial crime and financial stability.

- Inequality and banking.

- The resolution of failed banks.

Submission deadline: December 1st, 2018

Papers should be submitted electronically to [email protected] along with your affiliation and email address. In the email, please indicate whether or not you are willing to act as a discussant. Authors of accepted papers will be contacted by January 15th, 2019. For presenters and discussants, the conference will cover travel expenses up to ?600 (?400) for people from outside Europe (from within Europe) and accommodation expenses for two nights.


31/03/2019 12TH SWISS WINTER CONFERENCE ON FINANCIAL INTERMEDIATION, Lenzerheide
The organising committee of this small, informal conference invites submissions of high quality theoretical or empirical research papers on financial intermediation.

HOW TO APPLY

To respond, please visit: https://portal.cepr.org/12th-swiss-winter-conference-financial-intermediation and indicate if you wish to present a paper. If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact the CEPR Events team at [email protected] for assistance (with subject header "5705 - Swiss Winter Conference 2019"). The deadline for replies is 6pm (GMT), Tuesday 16 October 2018. Authors will be notified about the acceptance of papers and the conference program by November 25, 2018. There is no conference fee and there are no accommodation costs for the invited presenters, discussants and chairs, but all participants must cover their own travel costs.

FURTHER INFORMATION

The conference will be held at the Hotel Schweizerhof in the mountain resort of Lenzerheide, Switzerland (https://www.schweizerhof-lenzerheide.ch/en/). The academic programme starts Monday morning (April 1) at 08:00 and ends Wednesday (April 3) before noon. Due to capacity constraints, preference will be given to participants who can stay for the whole duration of the conference. Participants should plan to arrive Sunday afternoon (March 31) and leave Wednesday afternoon (April 3). There will be around thirteen papers and discussions (including one session covered by the BIS and possibly one session for advanced PhD students), and there will also be poster sessions featuring around sixteen posters. However ample time for discussion, reflection and outdoor activities will be left for sure.

Accommodation costs and meals during the conference will be sponsored by the Bank for International Settlements, the Swiss Finance Institute and the Universities of St Gallen and Zurich.

A Special Issue on Contemporary Banking Research of Economic Inquiry (a journal of the Western Economic Association International), edited by Steven Ongena (University of Zurich, SFI, KU Leuven & CEPR) and Wesley W. Wilson (University of Oregon), will solicit papers and posters accepted at the conference. Details will be provided during the conference.

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

Christoph Basten (University of Zurich & CESifo), Thorsten Beck (Cass Business School & CEPR). Tobias Berg (Frankfurt School of Finance and Management & IWH), Martin Brown (University of St. Gallen), Elena Carletti (Bocconi University & CEPR), Jean Edouard Colliard (HEC Paris), Ralph De Haas (EBRD & Tilburg University), Hans Degryse (KU Leuven, IWH & CEPR), Manthos Delis (Montpellier Business School), Andrew Ellul (Indiana University & CEPR), Rüdiger Fahlenbrach (EPFL, SFI & ECGI), Leonardo Gambacorta (BIS & CEPR), Thomas Gehrig (University of Vienna & CEPR), Reint Gropp (IWH & CEPR), Vasso Ioannidou (Lancaster University & CEPR), Charles Kahn (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign), David Martinez-Miera (Carlos III & CEPR), Steven Ongena (University of Zurich, SFI, KU Leuven & CEPR), Evren Örs (HEC Paris). Alexander Popov (ECB), Sascha Steffen (Frankfurt School of Finance and Management), Greg Udell (Indiana University), Neeltje van Horen (Bank of England & CEPR), Wolf Wagner (Erasmus University Rotterdam & CEPR)

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Christoph Basten (University of Zurich & CESifo), Martin Brown (University of St. Gallen), Leonardo Gambacorta (BIS & CEPR), Steven Ongena (University of Zurich, SFI, KU Leuven & CEPR)

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Arnoud Boot (University of Amsterdam & CEPR), Francois Degeorge (University of Lugano & SFI) Hans Degryse (KU Leuven & CEPR), Hans Gersbach (ETH Zurich & CEPR), Jan Pieter Krahnen (Frankfurt University & CEPR)


05/04/2019 Economic Consequences of Trade, Cambridge MA
One of the classic insights in the field of international trade is that there are aggregate welfare gains from trade. However, an equally fundamental insight is that there are both winners and losers from trade. Although the existence of aggregate welfare gains implies that in principle the winners can afford to compensate the losers and still be better off, there is no automatic mechanism that guarantees that this compensation takes place. The resulting distributional consequences of changes in the level of trade raise a whole series of public policy questions. Is trade liberalisation justified based on its aggregate welfare gains? Should trade liberalisation be treated any differently from technological change that also creates winners and losers? What are the economic consequences of protectionist trade policies such as tariffs for firms, consumers and aggregate welfare? How would various policy alternatives, including tax and transfer policies, address the distributional consequences of trade and technological change?

To promote research on these issues, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), with the support of the Smith Richardson Foundation, will convene a conference that will bring together researchers working on various issues related to the economic consequences of trade. The conference will be organised by Stephen Redding (Princeton University, NBER and CEPR). The NBER welcomes submissions of both empirical and theoretical research on all aspects of the economic effects of international trade, and encourages submissions by scholars who are early in their careers, who are not NBER affiliates, and who are from groups that are under-represented in the economics profession.

To be considered for inclusion on the program, papers must be uploaded hereby January 20, 2019.

Complete papers are preferred, but extended abstracts may also be submitted. Papers that have been accepted for publication and will be published by April 2019 are not eligible for presentation. Authors chosen to present papers will be notified in early February, 2019.

The conference will begin the morning of Friday, April 5, 2019, and conclude by mid-afternoon on Saturday, April 6. There will be a conference dinner on Friday evening. The NBER will pay a modest honorarium to the authors of each selected paper, and cover the economy class travel and hotel expenses for two authors per paper and for discussants and panelists. Additional co-authors and other interested researchers are welcome to attend as space permits. Questions about this conference may be addressed to [email protected].


10/04/2019 Austerity: When It Works and When It Doesn?t, London
THE BOOK
Fiscal austerity is hugely controversial. Opponents argue that it can trigger downward growth spirals and become self-defeating. Supporters argue that budget deficits have to be tackled aggressively at all times and at all costs. In this masterful book, three of today?s leading policy experts cut through the political noise to demonstrate that there is not one type of austerity but many.

Looking at thousands of fiscal measures adopted by sixteen advanced economies since the late 1970s, Austerity assesses the relative effectiveness of tax increases and spending cuts at reducing debt. It shows that spending cuts have much smaller costs in terms of output losses than tax increases. Spending cuts can sometimes be associated with output gains in the case of expansionary austerity and are much more successful than tax increases at reducing the growth of debt. The authors also show that austerity is not necessarily the kiss of death for political careers as is often believed, and provide new insights into the recent cases of European austerity after the financial crisis.

Bringing needed clarity to one of today?s most challenging subjects, Austerity charts a sensible approach based on data analysis rather than ideology.

AUTHORS
Alberto Alesina is the Nathaniel Ropes Professor of Political Economy at Harvard University and a fellow of CEPR. He is the author, with Francesco Giavazzi, of The Future of Europe: Reform or Decline. Carlo Favero is the Deutsche Bank Chair in Quantitative Finance and Asset Pricing at Bocconi University in Italy and a fellow of CEPR. He is the author of Applied Macroeconometrics. Francesco Giavazzi is professor of economics at Bocconi University and a fellow of CEPR.


15/04/2019 CEPR Research and Policy Network (RPN) on European Economic Architecture, Paris
This meeting is by invitation only.

25/04/2019 Accounting For The Wealth Of Nations: History And Theory, Odense
The CEPR Economic History and Macro Growth Programmes are getting together for a joint conference on understanding differences in living standards between nations. The conference will take place at SDU to mark the 10th Annual Workshop on Growth, History and Development, in collaboration with the Danish Institute for Advanced Study and in collaboration with CAGE, also marking its 10th year of operation. Economic historians have recently made much progress in reconstructing historical national accounts and quantifying other economic variables for the last millennium. This work has implications for the stylised facts that growth economists seek to explain in their analysis. At the same time, it is important for economic historians to keep abreast of the latest research in growth economics, since new analysis may identify new variables on which relevant historical evidence can be collected. The conference will feature some keynote lectures summarising recent developments in economic history and growth economics as well as current frontier research in both programmes. Confirmed speakers include Philippe Aghion, Bob Allen, Nick Crafts, Oded Galor, Sheilagh Ogilvie, Kevin O?Rourke and Jaume Ventura.

If you would like to submit a paper proposal, please upload a draft with your reply form by visiting https://portal.cepr.org/accounting-wealth-nations-history-and-theory 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 do not currently have a CEPR profile, please create a new profile here https://portal.cepr.org/user/register and then click on the registration link above. If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mandy Chan, Events Officer, at [email protected] or +44 20 7183 8804.

The deadline for replies is Friday 26 October 2018, 18:00 GMT. We cannot accept submissions received after this date.

Accommodation expenses will be covered for participants on the programme. Limited travel funding is available according to the CEPR travel guidelines. The organisers will notify prospective participants by early March 2019 of their decision.

Yours sincerely,

The Organisers

Stephen Broadberry (Nuffield College, Oxford, CAGE and CEPR), Francesco Caselli (London School of Economics and CEPR) and Paul Sharp (University of Southern Denmark, CAGE and CEPR) .


29/04/2019 Discussion Forum on IMF World Economic Outlook with Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti, London

The Centre for Economic Policy Research and KPMG invite you to a discussion forum on:

IMF World Economic Outlook with Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti

Presented by
Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti, Deputy Director, Research Department, the International Monetary Fund and CEPR

Chair and Discussant
Yael Selfin, Chief Economist, KPMG

Venue
KPMG, 15 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5GL

Date
Monday 29 April 2019
Registration and refreshments: 12:30 - 13:00
Presentation and Discussion: 13:00 - 14:30

THE SPEAKERS Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti is Deputy Director in the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund. He is responsible for supervising the department's work on multilateral surveillance, including the World Economic Outlook and the Spillover Report. He was previously a Deputy Director in the IMF's Western Hemisphere Department, and IMF mission chief to the United States. He received his undergraduate degree in economics from Università di Roma La Sapienza in 1985 and his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1991. He joined the London School of Economics thereafter, and moved to the IMF in 1993.

Mr. Milesi-Ferretti has published extensively in refereed journals in the areas of international capital flows, international financial integration, current account sustainability, capital controls, taxation and growth, and political economy. His paper ?The External Wealth of Nations Mark II? (joint with Philip Lane) recently won the Bhagwati award as best paper published in the Journal of International Economics during 2007-2008. Since 1996, he has been a Research Fellow of the London-based Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

Yael Selfin is Chief Economist at KPMG in the UK. She advises clients on the impact major issues such as Brexit are likely to have on the economy as well as on individual businesses. She also has interest in the areas of regional productivity, trade, and the impact of technology. Prior to joining KPMG in 2014 she worked at two independent economic consultancies as well as at PwC for over 14 years, where she set up and led PwC Macro Consulting business, as well as oversaw research on the international economic outlook.

REGISTRATION Spaces are limited, therefore we strongly encourage you to register as early as possible. Please register below. For further information contact Petra Buresova, CEPR Development Officer, at [email protected]


02/05/2019 ABFER, CEPR and CUHK First Annual Symposium in Financial Economics, Hong Kong
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Paper submissions in all areas of Finance are invited for this symposium. The symposium will take place on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 May 2019, at the Chinese University of Hong Kong Business School in Shatin, Hong Kong.

This symposium will bring together researchers from Europe and the Asia-Pacific interested in any area of financial economics. Both theoretical and empirical contributions are welcome.

Professor Wei Xiong, Trumbull-Adams Professor of Finance at Princeton University, Co-Editor, Journal of Finance and Academic Dean, School of Management and Economics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, will be a keynote speaker at the conference.

All presenting authors will receive travel support up to a maximum of USD 1500 and accommodation is available at the nearby Grand Hyatt hotel, subject to availability.

Authors who are CEPR members can upload their submission on https://portal.cepr.org/abfer-cepr-and-cuhk-first-annual-symposium-financial-economics. If you do not currently have a CEPR profile, please create a new profile here https://portal.cepr.org/user/register and then click on the registration link above.

If you wish to attend please do ensure that your application and paper reach CEPR by 6pm GMT/UTC, Monday 14 January 2019. We cannot accept submissions received after this date.

Submissions will be reviewed by the Programme Committee and based on their recommendations, the organisers will notify applicants in February 2019 and the programme will be finalised by early March, 2019.

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

Yours sincerely,

Franklin Allen (Imperial College London and CEPR) and Sudipto Dasgupta (Chinese University of Hong Kong and CEPR)

Programme Committee:

Corporate Finance Bo Becker (Stockholm School of Economics and CEPR), Andrew Ellul (Indiana University and CEPR), Mariassunta Giannetti (Stockholm School of Economics and CEPR), Amil Dasgupta (London School of Economics and CEPR), Daniel Ferreira (London School of Economics and CEPR), Erwan Morellec (Swiss Finance Institute and CEPR), Enrique Schroth (Cass Business School and CEPR), Bart Lambrecht (Cambridge and CEPR), Kasper Nielsen (Copenhagen Business School), Jun-Koo Kang (NTU), Vidhan Goyal (HKUST), Ron Masulis (UNSW), Rik Sen (UNSW), Ling Cen (CUHK)

Banking and Financial Intermediation

Vasso Ioannidou (Lancaster University and CEPR), Thorsten Beck (Cass School of Business and CEPR), Hans Degryse (Catholic University of Leuven and CEPR), Rajkamal Iyer (Imperial College Business School and CEPR), Steven Ongena (University of Zurich and CEPR), Javier Suarez (CEMFI and CEPR), José Luis Peydró (University of Pompeu Fabra and CEPR), Sumit Agarwal (NUS), Wenlan Qian (NUS) Chen Lin (HKU)

Asset Pricing

Rui Albuquerque (Boston College and CEPR), Harjoat Singh Bhamra (Imperial College and CEPR), Miguel Ferreira (Nova School of Business and Economics and CEPR), Marcin Kacperczyk (Imperial College and CEPR), Semyon Malamud (Swiss Finance Institute and CEPR), David Thesmar (MIT and CEPR), Tarun Ramadorai (Imperial College and CEPR), Dong Lou (LSE and CEPR), Utpal Bhattacharya (HKUST), John Wei (Hong Kong Polytechnic University), Ekkehart Boehmer (Singapore Management University), Chu Zhang (HKUST), Abhiroop Mukherjee (HKUST), Stephen Dommock (NanyangTechnological University), Jay Cao (CUHK), Dragon Tang (HKU), Allaudeen Hameed (National University of Singapore), Chuan Yang Hwang (Nanyang Technological University), Tse-Chun Lin (HKU)


07/05/2019 27th CEPR European Summer Symposium in International Macroeconomics (ESSIM), Tarragona
A joint meeting of the following programmes: International Macroeconomics and Finance (IMF), Monetary Economics and Fluctuations (MEF) and Macroeconomics and Growth (MG), hosted by the Banco de España, Roda de Bará, Tarragona, 7-10 May 2019.

ESSIM Format

The programme follows a flexible, condensed format allowing participants to attend both plenary sessions and specialised presentations over two and a half days:

- Tuesday 7th afternoon : IMF programme presentations and MEF programme presentations - Wednesday 8th morning : IMF programme presentations and MEF programme presentations - Wednesday 8th afternoon : Plenary talks - Thursday 9th morning: Plenary talks - Thursday 9th afternoon: MG programme presentations - Friday 10th morning: MG programme presentations

All participants are expected to attend the plenary talks and the presentations of at least one programme.
Participants can and are encouraged to stay for the full programme.

Guest Speakers:
Charles Engel (University of Wisconsin and CEPR) Pete Klenow (Stanford University and CEPR) Laura Veldkamp (Columbia University and CEPR)

About ESSIM

ESSIM is an annual meeting that brings together about 75 economists from across Europe and key researchers from outside the region. It provides a unique opportunity for macroeconomists from different research institutions and countries to discuss research in a relaxed atmosphere and to develop long-term collaborative relationships.

Participation at ESSIM

CEPR cannot accept all applications to attend ESSIM as demand always exceeds the space available. We try to operate the unavoidable rationing as fairly as possible, and in so doing, we assume that those who participate will at least attend the plenary talks and the talks of at least one programme area. To respond, and if you are CEPR programme fellow / affiliate or have a CEPR online profile, please visit the ESSIM 2019 Call for Papers webpage 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 18:00 GMT on Sunday 6 January 2019. If you don't have a profile please read our Guidelines on how to register online for CEPR Meetings at http://www.cepr.org/content/Electronic-Meetings-Organisation. If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting or you are not a CEPR member, please contact Mariolina Ciccone in the CEPR Events team, at [email protected] or +44 20 7183 8809 with the subject line ?1907 ? ESSIM 2019 Submission?.

More information on our programme areas are here: http://cepr.org/content/programme-areas

Organisers:

Henrique Basso (Banco de España) Omar Rachedi (Banco de España) Philippe Bacchetta (Université de Lausanne and CEPR) Francesco Caselli (London School of Economics and CEPR) Wouter den Haan (London School of Economics and CEPR)


09/05/2019 CEPR/IGC/ILO/GSEM Conference on Labour Markets in Developing Countries, Geneva
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We are inviting you to submit a paper proposal or express interest in attending the 2019 CEPR/IGC/ILO/GSEM Conference on Labour Market in Developing Countries. The symposium will take place on 9-10 May 2019 at the headquarters of the International Labour Organization in Geneva (Switzerland) and is jointly organised by CEPR, IGC, ILO and the Institute of Economics and Econometrics at the GSEM-University of Geneva.

The conference features two keynote talks by Michael Greenstone (University of Chicago and CEPR) and Rob Townsend (MIT and CEPR).

A policy panel will conclude the conference, with the participation of Pamhidzai H. Bamu (Africa Coordinator at WIEGO), Rachel Glennester (Chief Economist at the UK Department for International Development) and Michelle Leighton (Chief of the Migrant Branch at ILO).

The goal of the conference is to provide a forum for high-quality work in labour/development economics. The conference will bring together around 40 economists for a period of two days. To foster the desired interaction, we ask that participants stay for the entire duration of the symposium. The programme will start on Thursday morning (9th) and end on Friday evening (10th).

Funding

Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered according to CEPR Guidelines

How to apply

Authors who are CEPR members can upload their submission by visiting visiting https://portal.cepr.org/ceprigcilogsem-conference-labour-markets-developing-countries. If you do not currently have a CEPR profile, or are not a member of CEPR, please create a new profile here https://portal.cepr.org/user/register 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. You will also be asked to specify your funding requirements.

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

The application deadline is on Friday 1 February 2019. We aim to notify successful applicants by mid-February.

Organising and programme committee:

Giacomo De Giorgi (Geneva School of Economics and Management and CEPR)

Veronica Escudero (International Labour Organization)

Michele Pellizzari (Geneva School of Economics and Management and CEPR)

Barbara Petrongolo (Queen Mary University of London, and CEP (LSE) and CEPR)

Imran Rasul (University College London and CEPR, IGC)


10/05/2019 18th Annual GEP/CEPR Postgraduate Conference, Nottingham

Objectives

The 18th GEP Postgraduate Conference will take place 10th ? 11th May 2019 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 on the basis of submitted papers or an extended abstract. (Preference will, however, be given to papers.)

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 assigned a discussant who will present and comment on the paper. Therefore, those who are invited to present a paper are expected to deliver a complete paper before the Conference.

Applications must be sent by e-mail to: Dr Alejandro Riaño at [email protected]

Deadline for submission: 24th February 2019

Keynote speaker: Swati Dhingra (LSE and CEPR)

Finance

There is a £180 registration fee to contribute towards costs which includes up to two nights? accommodation (10th and 11th May).

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 on: the conference webpage.


10/05/2019 Fourth European Workshop on Household Finance, Lund
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The CEPR Network on Household Finance, Lund University and Swedish House of Finance are organising the Fourth European Household Finance Workshop on 10-11 May 2019 with the support of the Arne Ryde Foundation, Think Forward Initiative (TFI), EDHEC PhD in Finance Programme and London Business School. The objective of this workshop is to host presentations and foster interaction between Senior and Junior Researchers working in the area of household finance. The workshop will include state-of-the-art research on household financial behaviour and on how this is influenced by other choices, government policies, and the overall economic environment. We solicit papers in the following areas, but other related areas may also be considered:

? Patterns of 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 finances

? Financial literacy and financial education programmes

? Trust, subjective expectations, pessimism, and financial decisions

? International comparisons of household finances using micro-data

? Cognitive and genetic studies on individual financial performance

? Financial advice and legal protection of investors and borrowers

? The impact of technology on household financial behaviour

We particularly encourage submissions by PhD students in advanced stages of their studies. Papers written while the submitter and any coauthors were PhD students will be separately reviewed and eligible for the Best PhD Paper Award. Those wishing to be considered for this separate submission track should clearly state it at the time of submission.

Programme Committee Steffen Andersen (Copenhagen Business School and CEPR), Laurent Calvet (EDHEC Business School, CFS and CEPR), Joao Cocco (London Business School 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), Kaveh Majlesi (Lund University and IZA), Alex Michaelides (Imperial College and CEPR), Giovanna Nicodano (Collegio Carlo Alberto, University of Torino), Monica Paiella (University of Naples Parthenope and CEPR), Wenlan Qian (National University of Singapore), Tarun Ramadorai (Imperial College and CEPR), Antoinette Schoar (MIT, CEPR and NBER), and Paolo Sodini (Stockholm School of Economics, SHoF, and CEPR).

Local Organisers

Kaveh Majlesi (Lund University and IZA)

Paolo Sodini (Stockholm School of Economics, Swedish House of Finance and CEPR)

Conference Venue

The conference will take place at Skissernas Museum, Lund.

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 Eventbrite link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fourth-european-workshop-on-household-finance-tickets-51550253195. Click on the "Register" button in order to submit your paper only, there will be a separate conference registration process to express your interest in attending the workshop at a later stage.

2. Please submit your paper using the CEPR portal. Authors who are CEPR members can upload their submission on https://portal.cepr.org/fourth-european-workshop-household-finance. 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 workshop at a later stage.

3. When submitting your paper, please indicate whether you have funds to cover your own travel and accommodation costs, or whether you will require funding. This information does not affect inclusion of your paper, but it will be used to determine the level of your reimbursement, if any.

b) For PhD students

1. Please submit your paper using the CEPR portal. Authors who are CEPR members can upload their submission on https://portal.cepr.org/fourth-european-workshop-household-finance. 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.

2. When submitting your paper, please indicate whether you will be able to cover your own travel and accommodation costs, or whether you will require funding. This information will not affect selection of your paper, but it will be used to determine the level of your reimbursement, if any. Please also indicate clearly that you are a PhD student. 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.

The deadline for submissions is 18:00 (GMT), Tuesday 15 January 2019. Expenses of paper presenters and discussants will be covered, unless they indicate that they are able to cover their own expenses. Limited support funds for Junior Researchers (with preference given to PhD students) will also be available. Applications for attendance without a paper presentation will be possible once the programme is finalised, and available places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Conference registration and hotel reservations 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.


16/05/2019 Political Economy Of Development And Conflict VII, Barcelona
The Political Economy of Development and Conflict VII workshop will take place in Barcelona on Thursday-Friday, 16-17 May, 2019

This year's speakers are: Guido Tabellini, Alberto Bisin, Elias Papaioannou, Benjamin Enke, Quoc-Anh Do, Camilo Garcia-Jimeno, Pablo Selaya, Thiemo Fetzer.

Please email [email protected] if you are planning to participate.

The workshop is sponsored by "Ramon Areces Foundation" and IPEG and is held at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.

Organisers: Marta Reynal-Querol, Antonio Ciccone, Jose G.Montalvo


30/05/2019 Joint Seventh CEPR Economic History Symposium and Fifth Banco de Espana Economic History Seminar, Tarragona
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We are writing to invite you to submit a paper proposal or to express your interest in attending the joint seventh CEPR Economic History Symposium and fifth Banco de España Economic History Seminar, which will take place in Roda de Bará (Tarragona), 30-31 May 2019.

The symposium aims to bring together leading researchers in the field. Papers are being sought on topics including, but not necessarily limited to:

? Macroeconomic and financial history

? Economic growth in the very long run

? Institutions and economic development

? The history of the international economy

The programme will include a session for the presentation of research in economic history conducted or financed by Banco de España.

If you would like to submit a paper proposal, please upload a draft with your reply form by visiting https://portal.cepr.org/joint-seventh-cepr-economic-history-symposium-and-fifth-banco-de-espana-economic-history-seminar 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 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.

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

The deadline for replies is Monday 25 February 2019, 18:00 GMT. We cannot accept submissions received after this date.

Accommodation expenses will be covered for participants on the programme. Limited travel funding is available according to the CEPR Travel Guidelines The organisers will notify prospective participants by mid-March 2019 of their decision.

Yours sincerely,

The Organisers/Scientific Committee

Stephen Broadberry (Nuffield College Oxford and CEPR)

Rui Esteves (Graduate Institute Geneva and CEPR)

Pablo Martín-Aceña (Universidad de Alcalá)

Galo Nuño (Banco de España)

Eva Ortega (Banco de España)

Nikolaus Wolf (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and CEPR)


30/05/2019 EABCN - Conference on Advances in Business Cycle Analysis, Madrid

The conference will cover a broad range of themes related to empirical aspects of business cycles - in particular novel methodologies for dating business cycles and their effects on the economy. Topics of the conference include but are not limited to:

- Dating Business Cycles,

- Empirical Estimation of Business Cycles,

- Monetary and Fiscal Policies and their empirical effects on Business Cycles,

- Forecasting Business Cycles,

- Big Data in Business Cycle Analysis.

Marc Giannoni (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and CEPR), and Lucrezia Reichlin (London Business School and CEPR) are confirmed invited speakers, and we welcome further relevant submissions.

The deadline for submissions is 9am GMT on Thursday January 31, 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 "40036 - EABCN-Bank of Spain Conference 2019".

Please indicate in your submission if you will be able to cover your own travel and accommodation costs, or whether you will require funding from the EABCN. Authors of successful submissions and accepted participants will be notified by early March 2019.

The event is hosted by the Bank of Spain, and sponsored by the EABCN. Limited funding is available for travel expenses for academic participants presenting their papers. Expenses will be reimbursed according to the standard CEPR travel guidelines.

Costs will not be covered for central bank participants.

Organisers

Gergely Ganics (Bank of Spain)

Marc Giannoni (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas)

Gabriel Perez Quiros (European Central Bank and CEPR)

Barbara Rossi (ICREA-Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona GSE, CREI and CEPR)


04/06/2019 Lost Generations? Globalisation and the Left-Behinds of Tomorrow, London
Recent political developments have tested the stability of the world trading system. Many commentators have suggested that the current political upsets are a populist backlash against the status quo of the international economic system by those who feel left behind by the recent wave of globalisation. Economists have documented the extent to which globalisation and technological changes contributed to the decline of left behind regions, like manufacturing cities and sea-side towns. Empirical research in the last couple of decades has made much progress in understanding the processes of displacement and the challenges to re-employment.

Looking forward from what we have learned, this panel will address the following questions:

1. How can we ensure the gains from economic changes are shared more equitably? 2. What can stakeholders do to overcome the economic and political polarization that we see today?

The purpose of the policy panel is to provide an evidence-based discussion, with the aim of giving concrete answers and recommendations to these two questions.

Please register here https://portal.cepr.org/lost-generations-globalisation-and-left-behinds-tomorrow . If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mandy Chan, Events Officer, at [email protected] or +44 20 7183 8804. If you do not currently have a CEPR profile or not a CEPR member, please create a new profile here https://portal.cepr.org/user/register and then click on the registration link.


05/06/2019 EABCN Training School: Inference in Macro Models: From Big Data to Structural Analysis, Barcelona
General Description

We are pleased to announce details of the latest EABCN Training School; a three-day course titled "Inference in Macro Models: From Big data to Structural Analysis". Domenico Giannone and Giorgio Primiceri 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 applicable for non-network organisations).

Course Contents

This course covers methods designed to deal with prediction with ?big data? in macroeconomics, and to conduct structural analysis. The three main subjects of the course are: (i) predictive regressions with big data; (ii) Bayesian VARs, as a popular example of big data multivariate models, which also represent a bridge between reduced-form and structural models; (iii) DSGE models, which have become the most popular tool for structural and policy analysis. We will also touch upon several other topics, such as state-space models, Monte Carlo methods, model comparison and model choice. Along the way, we will discuss applications to forecasting economic activity with large datasets, potential output and the natural rate of interest, scenario and counterfactual analysis. An approximate outline is as follows:

Prediction with big data: (a) The curse of dimensionality: symptoms and cures; (b) Brief introductions to Bayesian inference; (c) Priors and their connection with regularisation and shrinkage techniques.

VARs and BVARs: (a) Prior distributions and numerical techniques to sample from posterior distributions; (b) The selection of the regularisation parameter/prior tightness; (c) Unconditional forecast; (d) Conditional forecasts and scenario analysis.

DSGE models: (a) Model specification; (b) Bayesian inference; (c) using DSGE models for counterfactual analysis and to estimate fundamental objects for the conduct of monetary policy, e.g. potential output and the natural rate of interest.

On each of the three days the classes will follow the below schedule.

9:00-10:30: Lecture

11:00-12:30: Lecture

14:00-15:30: Practical

Travel and Accomodation The course will take place at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona). Participants will be invited to make their own arrangements regarding their travel, accommodation and meals. Further information will be available to successful applicants.

How to apply Candidates should apply online by uploading their CV by 6pm (GMT), Friday 1 March, 2019. If you do not have a personal profile, you can create one here https://portal.cepr.org/user/register . You may also want to refer to our Guidelines on how to register online for CEPR Meetings at www.cepr.org/content/Electronic-Meetings-Organisation . If you have any issues logging in, please contact Mariolina Ciccone, Events Officer at CEPR at [email protected] or +44(0) 20 7183 8809. PhD students should also send a statement that specifies the ways participating in the school will be useful for their current research (max 300 words). Please do so by either uploading an additional file or filling the "Comments" field. Participants from non-academic institutions where the employer is not a member of the EABCN network are charged a course fee of 2000 euro.

About the Instructors Domenico Giannone is Assistant Vice President at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He holds a PhD from the Université libre de Bruxelles and has been an Assistant Professor at LUISS University of Rome and Professor at the Université libre de Bruxelles. He has also worked as an Economist at the Monetary Policy Research Division of the European Central Bank and has been the scientific coordinator of the Euro Area Business Cycle Network. Domenico is a research fellow of the CEPR, and an associate editor for the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, the Journal of Applied Econometrics, the International Journal of Forecasting, and Empirical Economics. His main areas of research are time series econometrics, forecasting, monetary policy, and business cycles.

Giorgio Primiceri is a Professor of Economics at Northwestern University. He holds a PhD from Princeton University and was the recipient of a Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship. He is a research fellow of the CEPR and a research associate of the NBER, and a consultant for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the European Central Bank. Giorgio is also a co-editor of the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics and a member of the Euro Area Business Cycle Dating Committee. His main areas of research are macroeconomics and applied time-series econometrics.


05/06/2019 European Research Workshop In International Trade (ERWIT) 2019, London
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We are writing to invite you to submit a paper or to express your interest in attending CEPR's 2019 European Research Workshop in International Trade (ERWIT) to be held in London, 5-7 June 2019, in cooperation with Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics. Papers are invited on any trade-related issues.

ERWIT is an annual workshop that brings together international economists from across Europe and key researchers from outside the region. The workshop disseminates the findings of recent research on international trade, and presentations often involve exploratory rather than finished papers. It provides a unique opportunity to discuss trade-related research in a relaxed atmosphere.

The workshop will run for 3 days (from the morning of Wednesday 5 June until the early afternoon of Friday 7 June, with arrival on Tuesday 4 June). CEPR and the local organisers will offer some funding for travel and accommodation but at this stage cannot guarantee funding for all participants. If you have alternative research travel funding at your disposal, we encourage you to indicate your willingness to use this to attend the event on your reply form. This will help fund travel for participants who do not have other sources of funding, young researchers in particular. Where funding is provided for travel costs, this will be in accordance with the CEPR Travel Guidelines.

Kindly note that it will not be possible to accept all applications to attend the event. At this stage, we would thus like you to simply confirm your interest in attending the meeting and indicate whether or not you wish to present a paper. When selecting papers, some preference will be given to researchers who have not presented at ERWIT recently, although we still encourage everyone to apply.

Authors who are CEPR members can upload their submission on https://portal.cepr.org/european-research-workshop-international-trade-erwit-2019. If you do not currently have a CEPR profile, please create a new profile here https://portal.cepr.org/user/register and then click on the registration link above. The deadline for submissions is 18:00 (BST), Sunday 9 December 2018.

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

Beata Javorcik and Swati Dhingra


06/06/2019 ETH Workshop on Democracy: Normative and Positive Political Economy, Zurich

10/06/2019 CEPR Workshop on the Economics of Religion, Venice
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We invite papers on the economics of religion for the CEPR Workshop on the Economics of Religion on June 10-11, 2019 in Venice, Italy, at the premises of the University of Warwick.

The keynote speakers are:

Maristella Botticini (Bocconi University and CEPR)
Rachel McCleary (Harvard University)
Robert Barro (Harvard University)
Timur Kuran (Duke University)

Only papers on religion will be considered. From previous experience, we expect a large number of submissions, and we will unfortunately not be able to accommodate everyone. We will cover expenses for all presenters and discussants.

Submission deadline: December 7, 2018.

Organizers:
Sascha Becker (Warwick University and CEPR)
Jared Rubin (Chapman University)


13/06/2019 3rd CEPR/EBRD/Economics of Transition Symposium on "The Environment and the Green Transition" "Environmental Economics and the Green Transition", London
You are invited to submit a paper to the 3rd CEPR/EBRD/Economics of Transition and Institutional Change/LSE Symposium on environmental economics and the green transition in advanced and emerging markets. The symposium will provide a platform for researchers and policy makers to discuss new research and to identify areas where further academic and policy-oriented work is needed. Papers are invited on the following (non-exhaustive) list of topics:

? The impact of environmental quality on individual productivity, employment, and well-being

?The impact of climate change on emerging markets

? The role of governments and firms in fighting climate change

? Firm-level energy efficiency and how to improve it

? Climate change and economic (in)equality across and within countries

? Greening the financial system

? Corporate environmental responsibility

? Climate change and agricultural productivity

? Stranded assets for energy and carbon intensive industries

? Agency and governance problems that distort corporate climate risk management

? Environmental policies and macroeconomic dynamics

? Behavioural foundations of environmentally (un-)friendly consumer actions

? The environment and network effects

The symposium features keynote talks by Catherine Wolfram (University of California, Berkeley) and Arik Levinson (Georgetown University).

Authors of accepted papers will be invited (without obligation) to submit their papers for a special issue of the Economics of Transition and Institutional Change. Accommodation expenses will be covered for speakers and discussants. Travel costs will be reimbursed in accordance with CEPR?s expense guidelines: https://cepr.org/sites/default/files/CEPR%20TRVL%20GUIDELINES%202018.pdf

To submit a paper (full papers accepted only), please send an email to Lucie Newman at [email protected]. In the subject header please add ?Submission: Environmental Economics and the Green Transition? and nothing else. In the case of multiple-authored papers, indicate who will present and whether or not the presenter would also be willing to act as a discussant. The submission deadline is 8 February 2019 and authors will be notified about the acceptance of papers by 22 March 2019.

The conference will be held at the EBRD, One Exchange Square, London. The conference programme starts on Thursday morning (13 June) and ends on Friday afternoon (14 June).

An invitation-only conference dinner will be held on Thursday evening. Details about the sponsors:

https://www.ebrd.com/home

https://cepr.org

http://services.bepress.com/eot/

http://www.lse.ac.uk/geography-and-environment

ORGANISING AND PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

Cevat Giray Aksoy (EBRD, London School of Economics)

Ralph De Haas (EBRD and Tilburg University)

Tatyana Deryugina (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) 

Olivier Deschenes (University of California - Santa Barbara) 

Eugenie Dugoua (London School of Economics) 

Guido Friebel (Goethe University and CEPR)

Sergei Guriev (EBRD, Sciences Po and CEPR)

Vernon Henderson (London School of Economics and CEPR) 

Erin Mansur (Dartmouth)

Ralf Martin (Imperial College London) 

Susana Mourato (London School of Economics)

Sefi Roth (London School of Economics) 


13/06/2019 BoI/CEPR/IZA Annual Symposium in Labour Economics 2019, Rome

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We invite you to submit a paper or express interest in attending the 2019 BoI/CEPR/IZA Annual Symposium in Labour Economics, taking place on 13-14 June 2019 and hosted by the Bank of Italy in Rome.

The keynote speakers are Magne Mogstad (University of Chicago) and Amanda Pallais (Harvard University).

The goal of the symposium is to bring together leading economists working in any area of labour economics. To foster the desired interaction, we ask that participants stay for the entire duration of the conference. The programme will start on Thursday morning (13th) and end on Friday afternoon (14th).

Funding

Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered according to CEPR guidelines. Meals taken during the conference will be covered for all participants.

How to apply

Authors who are CEPR members can upload their submission 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. Please include the paper you wish to submit, or indicate if you would like to participate without presenting a paper. 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 quoting "4594 - Annual Symposium in Labour Economics 2019" in the subject line.

The deadline for submissions is 6pm (GMT), Friday 15 February 2019. We aim to notify successful applicants by early March 2019.

Organisers:

Francesco D'Amuri (Bank of Italy)

Daniel Hamermesh (University of Texas Austin, NBER and IZA)

Claudio Michelacci (EIEF, CEPR and IZA)

Barbara Petrongolo (Queen Mary University of London, CEP, CEPR and IZA)

Eliana Viviano (Bank of Italy)


13/06/2019 CEPR Conference on Applied Industrial Organisation, Madrid
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The organisers and steering committee of the 20th CEPR Conference on Applied Industrial Organisation (IO) are writing to invite you to submit a paper or to express your interest in attending the conference, which will take place in Madrid, 13-15 June 2019. The conference will be organised by Natalia Fabra (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and CEPR), Volker Nocke (University of Mannheim, NBER and CEPR) and Ali Yurukoglu (Stanford University and NBER).

The event is hosted by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and will take place at Caixa Forum, across the street from the Prado Museum in central Madrid. Financial support for the conference is generously provided by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Obra Social La Caixa, Journal of Industrial Economics (JIE), University of Zurich, European Research Council (ERC), and CEPR.

Conference Details:

The Applied IO conference series seeks to contribute to the understanding of the breadth of topics analysed within the field of Industrial Organisation, including demand, productivity, competition in the short- and long-run, innovation, investment, and auctions, to develop empirical protocols and tests of economic models, to promote the exchange and the dissemination of results at the forefront of research, and finally, to evaluate current competition and regulation policies. It will cover the state of the art in both theoretical and empirical Industrial Organisation.

Last year the conference "returned to its roots" and witnessed enhanced collaboration between IO economists from both sides of the Atlantic. This year the conference hopes to sustain this development and, in addition, particularly seeks submissions analysing research questions using theoretical methods. To foster informed discussion of such work, we are happy to confirm the attendance and participation of Heski Bar-Isaac (Toronto), Dirk Bergemann (Yale), Luis Cabral (NYU), Joe Harrington (Penn), Igal Hendel (Northwestern), Ken Hendricks (Wisconsin), Justin Johnson (Cornell), Bruno Jullien (Toulouse), Leslie Marx (Duke), Massimo Motta (UPF), Xavier Vives (IESE), Frank Wolak (Stanford), and Jidong Zhou (Yale).

Young European researchers are encouraged to apply to the concurrent CEPR/JIE School for Industrial Organisation. The goal of the school is to provide a forum for young European researchers in Applied IO to get exposure for and receive feedback on their work. In an experimental format this year, researchers accepted to the school will give very short presentations of their work at some point during the conference and participate in poster sessions during extended lunch periods on both full days of the conference. Given its goals, only young researchers pursuing or having recently (within four years) received a PhD from a European economics program are eligible. Preference will be given to those students expecting to go on the academic job market in 2019-20, with additional (though lesser) preference given to other applicants according to their time since PhD completion.

Applicants to the main conference that are eligible and wish to also be considered for the school should indicate such with their submission. In such cases, no separate school application is necessary. Further details about the school are included in its own Call for Papers available here: https://cepr.org/sites/default/files/cepr.madrid.2019.Applied%20IO%20SCHOOL%20call%20for%20papers.FINAL_6.pdf.

Please forward this call to others, especially junior faculty, who might have papers suitable for the conference or school. Papers will be selected by a committee of the organisers. Anyone may sign up to receive future calls for this conference at https://www.econ.uzh.ch/en/people/faculty/crawford/cepr.html.

Paper Submissions and Deadlines:

The deadline for submissions is Friday 18 January, 2019 at 18:00 (GMT). Authors will be notified about whether their paper has been accepted in March 2019.

Authors can upload their submission by visiting the registration link: https://portal.cepr.org/cepr-conference-applied-industrial-organisation and logging into your CEPR account. If you do not currently have a CEPR account, please create a new profile here https://portal.cepr.org/user/register and then click on the registration link above. If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mandy Chan, Events Officer, at [email protected] or +44 20 7183 8804.

Accommodation and Accommodation Funding:

We have reserved a block of rooms for the conference via a Madrid-based travel agency. We have learned that 13-15 June is a particularly busy time due to a large concurrent conference in the Madrid city centre. Accepted participants will be sent the travel agency website information and should go there as soon as possible to select the hotel at which they wish to stay and indicate whether their accommodation expenses will be covered by the CEPR (as indicated in their acceptance letter).

We are unfortunately unable to guarantee accommodation expenses will be covered for all participants on the programme. Accommodation expenses for participants not on the program are not often funded, but will be considered. Please let us know with your submission whether you wish to be considered for accommodation funding. Funding priority will be given to junior faculty. As typical, travel expenses will only be covered in exceptional circumstances according to the usual CEPR Travel Guidelines.

Please follow the instructions below after you have logged in:

1) Click on Register/Submit

2) Click on "Yes, I would like to attend"

3) Select to attend both sessions "CEPR Conference on Applied Industrial Organisation and CEPR/JIE School for Industrial Organisation"

4) Select whether you need travel and accommodation funding

5) Select whether you would be happy to be a discussant

6) If you want to submit a paper, please make sure you click on "Would you like to submit a paper?", upload your paper, provide the paper title, abstract and the email addresses of any co-authors.

7) Select whether or not "I would like to attend even if my paper is not selected for the main programme"

8) This is very important, please select "Which session would you like to submit your paper to?" There are three choices:

i. The main CEPR Conference on Applied Industrial Organisation

ii. The CEPR/JIE School for Industrial Organisation

iii. Tick both boxes to be considered for the main conference and the school

9) If you select to submit your paper for the CEPR/JIE School for Industrial Organisation, select "Would you like to submit a CV?" to upload or provide a link your CV to support your application. This is compulsory for the CEPR/JIE School for Industrial Organisation applications only.

10) Select whether you are a PhD student.

11) Click "Save" to submit the application.


13/06/2019 Third Research Conference of the CEPR Network on Macroeconomic Modelling and Model Comparison (MMCN), Frankfurt

The Macroeconomic Modelling and Model Comparison Network (MMCN) is a research network under the auspices of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). The MMCN is part of the Macroeconomic Model Comparison Initiative (MMCI), a joint project led by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and the Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability (IMFS) at Goethe University Frankfurt.

Quantitative macroeconomic models play an important role in informing policy makers about the consequences of monetary, fiscal and regulatory policies. Encouraging interaction among researchers interested in model and policy comparison, as well as promoting collaboration between academia and policy institutions, the MMCN provides a platform for researchers to compare existing models and present new models, as well as underlying solution and estimation methods, thereby enhancing opportunities for building on work by others.

For the third research conference, we welcome both theoretical and empirical papers. Topics of interest include:

  • Modelling the financial sector and financial crises in macroeconomic models
  • Assessing the transmission channels and effects of monetary, fiscal and regulatory policies
  • Modelling macroeconomic effects of structural reforms and tax policy
  • Solution, estimation, simulation and forecasting with structural macroeconomic models
  • Model comparison and robust policies
  • Lars Peter Hansen (University of Chicago) and John B. Taylor (Stanford University) will give the keynote speeches. Special sessions at the 2019 conference will focus on Assessing the effects of macro-prudential policies and Forecasting with macroeconomic models.

    To present a paper or attend the meeting, please e-mail Jakob Liermann at IMFS ([email protected]). Submission deadline is March 1, 2019. Please indicate whether or not you are willing to present in a poster session. Successful submissions will be notified by April 1, 2019. General registration ends on May 1, 2019. A limited travel stipend is available for paper presenters and panel discussants from academia.

    The Organizers:

    Michael Binder (IMFS, Goethe University Frankfurt)

    John B. Taylor (Stanford University and Hoover Institution)

    Volker Wieland (IMFS, Goethe University Frankfurt and CEPR)


    20/06/2019 CEPR Public Economics Annual Symposium 2019 "Public Finance: Macro Insights", Zurich
    Please use Firefox, Chrome, Edge or any other web browser that is not Internet Explorer when applying online.

    We invite you to submit a paper proposal or express interest in attending the 2019 CEPR Public Economics Symposium. The Symposium will take place on 20-21 June 2019, hosted by the Department of Economics and the UBS International Center of Economics in Society at the University of Zurich.

    The goal of the symposium is to provide a forum for high-quality work in public economics and to bring together economists in the field from across Europe as well as key researchers from outside the region. Paper proposals are invited in any area of public economics. Both theoretical and empirical work is welcome.

    This year, the general theme of the symposium is ?Public Finance: Macro Insights.? We are therefore particularly interested in topics related to macroeconomic approaches and insights to our understanding of recent inequality trends, the effects of public policies, such as social insurance or tax and transfer programs, and their welfare consequences.

    Our keynote speaker for the conference will be Iván Werning (MIT).

    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. It also provides an opportunity for young researchers to meet and discuss their work with senior economists. The conference brings together around 40 economists for a period of two days. To foster the desired interaction we ask that participants stay for the entire duration of the symposium.

    Funding

    Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered for all participants according to the CEPR Travel Guidelines. 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 from CEPR.

    How to apply

    For CEPR members, please submit your paper via the CEPR online system by visiting the call for paper webpage . If you do not have a personal profile to use this area of the CEPR website as yet, you can create one here https://www.cepr.org/active/accounts/register.php. You may also want to refer to our Guidelines on how to register online for CEPR Meetings at www.cepr.org/content/Electronic-Meetings-Organisation.

    If you have any difficulty in applying or you are NOT a CEPR member, please email Mariolina Ciccone in the CEPR events team, at [email protected] with the subject header "3576-PE Annual Symposium 2019". Please include the paper you wish to submit in the email, or indicate if you would like to participate without presenting a paper.

    If you wish to attend please do ensure that your application and paper reach CEPR by 18:00 (GMT) January 20, 2019. 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 February 2019.

    Organisers

    Camille Landais, London School of Economics and CEPR

    Florian Scheuer, University of Zurich and CEPR


    24/06/2019 Siracusa IV - ALUM Research Conference Series on Migration, Sicily

    26/06/2019 Impact of Regulation in a Changing World: Innovations and New Risks, Basel
    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?

    Interested parties should submit their draft papers and any queries to Martin Birn of the Basel Committee's Secretariat at [email protected]. The submission deadline is 31 March 2019. Contributors will be notified by 30 April 2019.

    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).


    27/06/2019 2019 CEPR-Imperial-Plato Market Innovator (MI3) Conference on Market Structure in Europe and Beyond, London
    The Centre for Economic Policy Research, the Centre for Global Finance and Technology, and Plato Partnership are inviting paper submissions to the 2019 Market Innovator (MI3) conference scheduled to take place in London on Thursday, 27 June 2019.

    The conference will feature original work on the evolution of market structure in Europe and beyond, especially in light of MiFID II/MiFIR.

    Papers are being sought on topics including, but not limited to:

    Market Structure:

    • Block vs Non-Block Trading
    • Lit vs Dark Trading
    • Modalities of Trading post-MiFID II: Double volume caps and large-in-scale blocks
    • Regulatory Impact

    Best Execution:

    • Meeting Best Execution Requirements
    • Algorithms and Liquidity
    • Venue Performance Metrics
    • Opening and Closing Auctions

    Market Trends:

    • Liquidity Fragmentation
    • Systematic Internalising
    • SME Challenges
    • Active vs Passive Trading

    The programme of the conference will consist of accepted and invited papers, panels with leading industry experts, and keynote speeches.

    PLATO MI3 BEST PAPER AWARDS:
    All submitted papers will automatically be considered for the Plato MI3 Best Paper Award, which will receive a prize of £2500. PhD Students and Assistant Professors who are fewer than three years post-PhD submitting papers will automatically be considered for the Plato MI3 Best Paper by a Young Researcher Award, which will receive a prize of £1500.

    ORGANISERS:
    The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) was founded in 1983 to enhance the quality of economic policy-making within Europe and beyond, by fostering high-quality, policy-relevant economic research, and disseminating it widely to decision makers in the public and private sectors. Drawing together the expertise of its Research Fellows and Affiliates, which number more than 1,300, CEPR initiates, funds and coordinates research activities and communicates the results quickly and effectively to decision makers around the world. The Centre is an independent, non-profit organisation and takes no institutional policy positions.

    The Centre for Global Finance and Technology at the Imperial College Business School is a hub for multidisciplinary research, business education and global outreach aimed at greater understanding of the impact of technology on finance, business and society.

    Plato Partnership is a not-for-profit company comprising asset managers and broker dealers who are collaborating to bring creative solutions and efficiencies to today?s complex equity market place. Integral to Plato Partnership?s vision is high quality academic research supported by its Market Innovator (MI3) initiative, and aimed at seeking out ways in which the Plato community can collaborate to build a better financial ecosystem.

    PAPER SUBMISSION:
    Please submit your paper in pdf format to [email protected] In the submission e-mail please state if travel/accommodation funding is required and if you?re willing to act as a discussant.

    If you wish to attend please do ensure that your application and paper is submitted by 12pm (UK time), Friday 17 May 2019.

    FUNDING:
    Accommodation expenses will be covered for participants on the programme. Participants are encouraged to fund their travel expenses from other sources, as only limited funding is available.

    PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:
    Ivan Blanco (CUNEF)
    Sarah Draus (Rotterdam School of Management)
    Björn Hagströmer (Stockholm Business School)
    Yazid Sharaiha (Norges Bank Investment Management and Plato Partnership)
    Christian Westheide (University of Vienna)


    01/07/2019 EUROPEAN SUMMER SYMPOSIUM IN ECONOMIC THEORY (ESSET 2019), Gerzensee
    This meeting is invitation only.

    15/07/2019 CEPR/Study Center Gerzensee European Summer Symposium in Financial Markets (ESSFM) 2019, Gerzensee
    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.

    Funding

    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: https://portal.cepr.org/ceprstudy-center-gerzensee-european-summer-symposium-financial-markets-essfm-2019 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
    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.

    Organisers

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


    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 http://cesi.econ.cuhk.edu.hk/). 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 (https://cloud.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk/mycuform/view.php?id=295974) 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)
    Website: http://cesi.econ.cuhk.edu.hk/
    Email: [email protected]


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

    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.


    02/09/2019 2nd Endless Summer Conference on Financial Intermediation and Corporate Finance, Athens
    Please use Firefox, Chrome, Edge or any other web browser that is not Internet Explorer when applying online.

    The organising and program committees, along with the organising institutions (Glasgow University - Cyprus University of Technology - Durham University Business School - KU Leuven - Fordham University - Montpellier Business School - University of Zurich - Centre for Economic Policy Research) invite submissions of high quality theoretical or empirical research papers on financial intermediation, corporate finance, and their intersection.

    The academic program starts Monday morning (September 2) and ends Tuesday afternoon (September 3).

    There will be 10 papers presented and discussed (mostly by members of the program committee), and two vigorous poster sessions featuring another 10 papers. There will also be ample time for discussion, reflection, and outdoor activities.

    Authors will be notified about the acceptance of papers by May 1, 2019 and the conference programme will be released in late May 2019.

    There is no conference fee and no accommodation cost for the invited presenters, discussants and chairs; but all participants must cover their own travel costs.

    Due to competition and capacity constraints, preference will be given to participants who will stay for the whole duration of the conference.

    CONFERENCE FEES

    There is no conference fee or accommodations costs for the invited presenters, discussants and session chairs.

    A limited number of free-seats will be allocated to PhD students who would like to attend the conference without presenting (upon presentation of an official letter showing evidence confirming their status).

    Faculty or practitioners who would like to attend the conference without presenting must register by August 20, 2019 for a fee of ?250

    PAPER SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

    To submit a paper please visit the call for papers webpage. The deadline for submission is 6pm (GMT), Wednesday 10 April 2019. If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mariolina Ciccone, CEPR Events team at [email protected] for assistance (with subject header ?5716 ? 2nd Endless Summer Conference?).

    VENUE

    Sea View Hotel 4 Xanthou st, Glyfada Athens 166 74 Greece

    The hotel is accessible from the Athens International Airport by taxi or bus (route X96 to stop Asteria). Approximate travel time by bus is 35 minutes (https://www.athensairportbus.com/en/timetable/x96airporttopiraeusport.html) and approximate travel time by taxi is 20-25 minutes.

    ORGANISING COMMITTEE

    Panayiotis C. Andreou (Cyprus University of Technology)

    Hans Degryse (KU Leuven & CEPR)

    Ralph De Haas (EBRD & Tilburg University)

    Manthos Delis (Montpellier Business School)

    Iftekhar Hasan (Fordham University & Bank of Finland)

    Sotirios Kokas (Glasgow University)

    Steven Ongena (University of Zurich, SFI, KU Leuven & CEPR)

    Dennis Philip (Durham University)

    PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

    Tobias Berg (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management)

    Arnoud Boot (University of Amsterdam & CEPR)

    Fabio Braggion (Tilburg University)

    Martin Brown (University of St. Gallen)

    Elena Carletti (Bocconi University & CEPR)

    Giacinta Cestone (Cass Business School)

    Ian Cooper (London Business School)

    Olivier De Jonghe (National Bank of Belgium & Tilburg University)

    Bill Francis (Lally School of Management)

    Pedro Gete (IE Business School)

    Mariassunta Giannetti (Stockholm School of Economics & CEPR)

    Linda Goldberg (Federal Reserve)

    Vasso Ioannidou (Lancaster University & CEPR)

    Elisabeth Kempf (Chicago Booth)

    Alex Michaelides (Imperial College London & CEPR)

    Roni Michaely (University of Geneva)

    Daniel Paravisini (LSE)

    José-Luis Peydró (ICREA-Universitat Pompeu Fabra, CREI, Barcelona GSE & CEPR)

    Alexander Popov (ECB)

    Raghavendra Rau (Cambridge Judge Business School)

    Lucio Sarno (Cass Business School & CEPR)

    Larissa Schäfer (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management)

    Denis Sosyura (Arizona State University)

    Sascha Steffen (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management)

    Neeltje van Horen (Bank of England & CEPR)

    Patrick Verwijmeren (Erasmus School of Economics)

    Wolf Wagner (Erasmus University Rotterdam & CEPR)

    Yihui Wang (Fordham University)

    David Yermack (NYU)

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Information regarding the conference can be sought from the organising committee at: [email protected] or by visiting the conference website : https://endlessconf.wixsite.com/financialint.


    04/09/2019 New Consumption Data, Copenhagen

    We invite you to submit a paper or express interest in attending this conference on New Consumption Data. The conference will take place on 4-5 September 2019, hosted by the Department of Economics and the Center of Economic Behavior and Inequality, CEBI, at the University of Copenhagen. Recently, a wave of research on consumption has introduced new types of spending data. One line of research exploits new administrative data and explore new methods to measure consumption and consumption responses based on imputing spending. Other researchers have gained access to extremely detailed and high frequency spending data directly 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 is 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 "3577- New Consumption Data". If you wish to attend please do ensure that your application and paper reach CEPR by 18:00 (GMT) April 1, 2019. 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 2019.

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


    04/09/2019 TCD/LSE/CEPR Workshop in Development Economics, Dublin

    The CEPR annual symposium of the Development Economics Programme will be hosted by Trinity College Dublin on Wednesday 4 September and Thursday 5 September, 2019. The workshop is organised by TIME (Trinity College Dublin), STICERD (London School of Economics) and CEPR and is funded by Irish Aid. We now invite submissions for this conference from interested researchers on any topic within the area of Development Economics. The deadline for submission is Monday 20 May 2019.

    We accept both full-length papers and extended abstracts for projects at an advanced stage. A pre-conference session will also be arranged for junior faculty to get the opportunity to present their work. Please use the same submission process (selecting the Pre-Conference session in your application) if you would like your work to be considered for this part of the conference.

    Funding

    The sponsoring institutions can cover accommodation and travel according to the CEPR guidelines for presenters and discussants. However, funding is limited and we encourage more senior participants to use their own grants to cover costs.

    How to apply

    Please note that there will be time for only a small number of presentations. The conference lasts about a day and a half; there are no parallel sessions. Authors who are CEPR members can upload their submission online at call for papers website. Authors who are not CEPR members can create a profile online here. If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting please contact Mandy Chan [email protected].

    We aim to notify successful applicants by mid-June 2019.

    Scientific Organisers:

    Oriana Bandiera (LSE and CEPR)

    Robin Burgess (LSE and CEPR)

    Andrea Guariso (Trinity College Dublin and TIME)

    Carol Newman (Trinity College Dublin and TIME)

    Ameet Morjoria (Northwestern University and CEPR)


    13/09/2019 Corporate Finance Theory Symposium, Cambridge UK

    The Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance (CERF) welcomes submissions for its 2019 Corporate Finance Theory Symposium to be held in Cambridge UK, Clare College, 13-14 September 2019.

    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 2019 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. This year?s keynote speaker will be Itay Goldstein , Joel S. Ehrenkranz Family Professor, Professor of Finance, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

    Please submit your paper (in pdf format) by clicking the following link: Electronic Submission Form.

    The symposium is organized in collaboration with the Journal of Corporate Finance. Authors can opt to have their paper considered by the Journal of Corporate Finance under the dual submission review process. Decisions on acceptance of a paper to the symposium do not depend on whether a paper has also been entered for the dual submission review process.

    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 2019. 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 2019.

    Conference Organisers:

    Bart Lambrecht (CERF, Cambridge Judge Business School and CEPR)

    Denis Gromb (HEC Paris)

    Programme Committee

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


    15/09/2019 Eighteenth Summer School in International and Development Economics, Milan
    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 social norms 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 550? 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.

    There will 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: https://cepr.org/sites/default/files/Application_18th_ss.docx and should be submitted to [email protected].

    The deadline for submission is May 24, 2019. Late applications will not be accepted. Applicants will be informed by email about the results by June 7, 2019.

    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.

    The activities of the Centro Studi Luca d?Agliano are supported by http://www.dagliano.unimi.it


    16/09/2019 Euro Area Business Cycle Network Training School on Solution Methods for Discrete Time Heterogeneous Agent Models and Markov Switching Linear Models, London

    General Description We are pleased to announce details of the latest three-day EABCN Training School. Professor Wouter den Haan and Dr Pontus Rendahl 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 applicable for non-network organisations).

    Course Contents: This course is divided in to two parts, both directed to numerical solution methods of macroeconomic models.

    Day 1: In the first part, focus will be on regime switching linear(ized) models. These entails models that display significant nonlinearities across different regimes, but are otherwise well approximated linearly within a regime. Examples of such frameworks are models that can be in and out of a liquidity trap/the zero lower bound (ZLB), or models that otherwise face occasionally binding constraints. The day will focus on appropriate solution methods that are both fast and versatile.

    Day 2 and 3: In the second part (day two and three), focus will be on heterogeneous agent models (also known as incomplete markets models). The equilibrium of such models contain a full, endogenous, distribution of agents across income and wealth status, which (can) make them cumbersome to solve and analyse. The first day will focus on such models absent of any aggregate disturbances, while the second will include the challenges involved when aggregate shocks perturb the economy.

    How to apply: The course will take place at the Bank of England in London, UK. Participants will be invited to make their own arrangements regarding their travel, accommodation and meals. Further information will be available to successful applicants. Candidates who have a CEPR profile should apply by submitting their CV online by visiting the call for applications webpage . If you do not currently have a CEPR profile, please create a new one here. PhD students should also send a statement that specifies the ways participating in the school will be useful for their current research (max 300 words).

    Participants from non-academic institutions where the employer is not a member of the EABCN network are charged a course fee of 2000 euro.

    Applications deadline is 6pm (GMT), 17 May 2019.

    If you have any issues logging in, please contact Mariolina Ciccone, Events Officer at CEPR, [email protected].

    About the Instructors: Wouter den Haan is a Professor at London School of Economics. He holds a PhD from Carnegie-Mellon University, and has previously worked for universities such as UC San Diego and London Business School. He is a programme director of CEPR, and Co-director of the Centre for Macroeconomics. His research interests are business cycles, frictions in financial and labour markets, and numerical methods to solve models with a large number of heterogeneous agents. Pontus Rendahl is a Reader ("Associate Professor") at the University of Cambridge. He holds a PhD from the European University institute, and has previously worked for universities such as UC Davis, and Paris School of Economics. He is a research affiliate at CEPR and the Centre for Macroeconomics. His research interest lies primarily in understanding the relationship between the labour market and the aggregate economy, and how these components interact; as well as numerical methods used to solve nonlinear economic models. Both Prof. den Haan and Dr. Rendahl have for many years taught the very popular summer school at the LSE on computational methods in Economics and have a long experience when it comes to computation.


    19/09/2019 Economics of Social Sector Organisations (ESSO), Entrepreneurship Economics (ENT) and Incentives, Management and Organisation (IMO), London
    The three groups have joined forces to explore issues of common interest and facilitate exchanges between researchers with overlapping interests. All papers will be considered for joint and parallel sections.

    The (draft) papers should be submitted by Monday 15 April 2019. Please upload (draft) papers here: https://portal.cepr.org/economics-social-sector-organisations-esso-entrepreneurship-economics-ent-and-incentives-management. Please indicate whether or not you would require travel and/or accommodation funding and whether you would be willing to act as a discussant on the programme.

    If you do not currently have a CEPR profile or not a CEPR member, please create a new profile here https://portal.cepr.org/user/register and then click on the registration link above. If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mandy Chan, Events Officer, at [email protected]cepr.org or +44 20 7183 8804.

    Economics of Social Sector Organisations explores the set of organisations that are neither traditional for-profit firms nor governmental entities but which address social issues and have social objectives.

    Incentives, Management and Organisation covers areas such as organisational economics, personnel economics, management and productivity, incentives and contracts, bounded rationality, and behavioral economics.

    Economics of Entrepreneurship covers entrepreneurship and institutions, financing entrepreneurship (venture capital/business angels), experimentation and entrepreneurship, job creation and entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship in the theory of the firm, and entrepreneurship from an industrial organisation perspective.

    Papers selected for presentation will be eligible for the Prize for Outstanding Research in Organisation and Management. We thank the Unicredit and Universities Foundation for sponsoring this year's prize. If you would like to have your paper considered for the Prize, please let us know in your submission in the comment box.

    FUNDING: Accommodation expenses will be covered for successful applicants. 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 Expense Guidelines.

    SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE FOR INCENTIVES, MANAGEMENT AND ORGANISATION

    Oriana Bandiera, London School of Economics and CEPR, Morten Bennedsen, University of Copenhagen, INSEAD and CEPR, Guido Friebel, Goethe University, Frankfurt and CEPR, Maria Guadalupe, INSEAD and CEPR, Marco Ottaviani, Bocconi University and CEPR, Andrea Prat, Columbia University and CEPR, Catherine Thomas, London School of Economics and CEPR

    SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE FOR ECONOMICS OF SOCIAL SECTOR ORGANIZATION

    Nava Ashraf, LSE and CEPR, Marianne Bertrand, University of Chicago Booth and CEPR, Robert Gertner, University of Chicago Booth, Maitreesh Ghatak, LSE and CEPR, Emir Kamenica, University of Chicago Booth

    SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP ECONOMICS

    Luigi Guiso, Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance and CEPR, Thomas Hellmann, Sauder School of Business, William Kerr, Harvard Business School, Lars Persson, Research Institute of Industrial Economics and CEPR, Mirjam van Praag, Copenhagen Business School and CEPR, Fabiano Schivardi, Università Bocconi and CEPR, Yossi Spiegel, Coller School of Management - Tel Aviv University, CEPR, and ZEW

    LOCAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE Oriana Bandiera, London School of Economics and CEPR, Catherine Thomas, London School of Economics and CEPR


    19/09/2019 Economics of Social Sector Organisations (ESSO), Entrepreneurship Economics (ENT) and Incentives, Management and Organisation (IMO), London

    26/09/2019 Fintech and Digital Currencies Conference, Basel
    Please use Firefox, Chrome, Edge or any other web browser that is not Internet Explorer when applying online.

    Together with the ABFER and the CEPR, the Bank for International Settlements is hosting a two-day workshop on "Fintech and Digital Currencies". Taking place on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 September 2019 in Basel, the conference aims to stimulate debate and research on financial innovation and the digital economy.

    The workshop will bring together leading academics, central bankers and bank supervisors. The topics discussed will include, but are not limited to:

    • Implications for financial markets of the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), big data and crypto-assets, and the macroeconomic outcomes;
    • Technological innovations in financial and payment systems: implications for financial intermediation;
    • Consequences of digitalisation for financial stability, monetary transmission and the conduct of monetary policy;
    • How financial innovation can help central banks to achieve their mandates;
    • Central bank digital currencies: pros and cons;
    • How central banks and financial regulators might respond to recent financial innovations;
    • Big data and consumer protection in the financial sector;
    • Financial innovation and new funding models (eg ICOs); and
    • Technology and financial inclusion.

    If you would like to submit a paper, please visit https://portal.cepr.org/fintech-and-digital-currencies-conference 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 Mandy Chan, Events Officer at [email protected] or +44 20 7183 8804. 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 is 31 March 2019 (18:00 GMT). Authors of accepted papers will be notified by 30 April 2019. There is no conference fee. Travel and accommodation expenses for academic speakers on the programme will be covered.

    Organising Committee: Antonio Fatas (INSEAD, ABFER and CEPR), Leonardo Gambacorta (BIS and CEPR), Amit Seru (Stanford University, ABFER and CEPR)


    27/09/2019 The Eleventh Annual Conference on Urban and Regional Economics [CURE], London
    Please use Firefox, Chrome, Edge or any other web browser that is not Internet Explorer when applying online.

    The Centre for Economic Performance [CEP] at the London School of Economics and Political Science will host the eleventh annual Conference on Urban and Regional Economics (CURE) on 27-28 September 2019. The conference will run for two days, from the morning of Friday 27 September through the afternoon of Saturday 28 September. The goal of the conference is to bring together researchers working at the frontiers on topics in urban and regional economics from around the world to present, discuss and participate in the workshop.

    You are invited to submit a paper dealing with urban and regional topics; both theoretical and empirical papers are welcome. Papers on the developing world, as well as developed are welcome. Please also reply if you are interested in attending the event, but do not wish to present a paper. The conference will cover local accommodations and meals for all participants but, at this stage, can only commit to financing the travel costs of presenters and discussants. Of course, if you have alternative sources of funding, please indicate your willingness to use these sources. This will help fund travel for participants who do not have other sources of funding, young researchers in particular.

    Please submit your paper or indicate your interest in participating at the link below: https://portal.cepr.org/eleventh-annual-conference-urban-and-regional-economics-cure.

    If you do not currently have a CEPR profile, please create a new profile here https://portal.cepr.org/user/register and then click on the registration link above. If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mandy Chan, Events Officer at [email protected] or +44 20 7183 8804.

    The deadline for submission of papers is 5PM Coordinated Universal Time (or GMT) on Friday 31May 2019.

    Sincerely,

    J. Vernon Henderson, London School of Economics and CEPR Henry Overman, London School of Economics and CEPR Diego Puga, Center for Monetary and Financial Studies, Madrid and CEPR Daniel Sturm, London School of Economics and CEPR


    04/10/2019 BoE, CEPR, Imperial, LSE Second Conference on Non-bank Financial Sector and Financial Stability, London
    Please use Firefox, Chrome, Edge or any other web browser that is not Internet Explorer when applying online.

    Non-bank financial intermediation comprises almost half of the global financial sector. Since the crisis, UK private non-financial corporations have also substituted funding from banks for tradable securities. Alongside these changes, the share of electronic trading in financial markets has increased substantially over the last decades.

    Therefore, the resilience of the non-bank financial sector and the evolving market infrastructure is crucial for the financial system to play its crucial role of providing funding to the real economy. Their resilience will also ensure that the financial system overall absorbs, rather than amplifies, stresses.

    In order to assess the financial stability implications of these recent developments, it is important for academics and policy makers to improve their understanding of risks arising from the behaviour of non-bank financial institutions and the evolution of the supporting market infrastructure, and how to deal with those risks.

    The Paul Woolley Centre at the London School of Economics in partnership with the Bank of England, the CEPR, and the Brevan Howard Centre at Imperial College are keen to attract papers that enhance the understanding of the following themes:

    Theme 1- Non bank financial institutions and their impact on financial markets

    • Contracts, incentives and portfolio choices of non-banks
    • Effects of non-banks on asset markets in equilibrium
    • Effects of non-banks on the real economy
    • Policy interventions and macro-prudential tools for non-banks

    Theme 2- Financial market infrastructure

    • Trading activity and liquidity in dealer-intermediated markets
    • Costs and benefits of high-frequency trading
    • Systemic risk in derivative markets
    • Dark pool markets

    If you would like to submit a paper, please upload papers here https://portal.cepr.org/boe-bch-cepr-pwc-second-conference-non-bank-financial-sector-and-financial-stability by Friday 10 May 2019. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by mid June 2019. Please indicate if you are able to act as a discussant. You will also be asked to specify your funding requirements. If you do not currently have a CEPR profile or not a CEPR member, please create a new profile here https://portal.cepr.org/user/register and then click on the registration link above. If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mandy Chan, Events Officer, at [email protected] or +44 20 7183 8804.

    Programme committee: Franklin Allen (Imperial and CEPR), Marco Bardoscia (BoE), Alina Barnett (BoE), Thummim Cho (LSE), Sinem Hacioglu Hoke (BoE), Arjun Mahalingam (BoE), Martin Oehmke (LSE and CEPR), Lukasz Rachel (BoE), Katrin Tinn (Imperial), Dimitri Vayanos (LSE and CEPR), Ansgar Walther (Imperial), Nora Wegner (BoE) and Kathy Yuan (LSE and CEPR).


    12/10/2019 Bank of Finland and CEPR Joint Conference on Monetary Economics and Reality, Helsinki
    Please use Firefox, Chrome, Edge or any other web browser that is not Internet Explorer when applying online.

    In addition to contributed papers, the programme will feature a keynote address by Andrei Shleifer (Harvard) and presentations by invited speakers: Alberto Martin (CREI), Gianluca Violante (Princeton and CEPR), Ivan Werning (MIT), Mirko Wiederholt (Science Po 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 monetary economics. Some of the topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Effective monetary policy communication
    • Cognitive abilities and household behaviour
    • Household expectations formation
    • Micro-consistent monetary economics
    • Heterogeneous agent New Keynesian models

    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/bank-finland-and-cepr-joint-conference-monetary-economics-and-reality. 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 Mandy Chan, Events Officer at [email protected] or +44 20 7183 8804. On local organisation, please contact Ms Liisa Mannila at [email protected].

    The deadline for paper submission is 30 June 2019. Only the authors of accepted papers will be informed by 31 July 2019. Travel and local accommodation for speakers and discussants from academic institutions will be funded by the Bank of Finland according to its internal guidelines.

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


    24/10/2019 Financial Intermediation in a Globalized World, Frankfurt
    The organizing committee invites submissions of high-quality theoretical or empirical research papers on financial intermediation. The conference calls for papers especially covering topics on financial intermediation and regulation, including (but not limited to):

    • Integration vs. fragmentation of
      banking systems
    • Multinational banks and firms
    • Financial intermediation, innovation
      and FinTech
    • Trade finance and shadow banking activities
    • Maturity transformation and liquidity creation
  • Risk-taking and asset/liability management
  • Micro- and macro-prudential regulation
  • Bank supervision and resolution
  • Evaluation of regulatory policies for banks
  • Systemic risk, spillovers and economic stability

  • The conference will feature plenary sessions with keynote speeches by Allen N. Berger (University of South Carolina, Wharton Financial Institutions Center, and European Banking Center) and Linda S. Goldberg (Federal Reserve Bank of New York and NBER) and a dinner speech by Joachim Wuermeling (Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank).

    Please submit your paper by the 31st of May via email to [email protected] with reference to "Financial Intermediation in a Globalized World". Economy class travel expenses and accommodation (both subject to price limits) will be covered for invited speakers and discussants.

    The conference is sponsored jointly by the Deutsche Bundesbank, the IWH Halle Institute for Economic Research, the Cluster of Excellence ECONtribute funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) under Germany's Excellence Strategy - EXC-2326/1 - 390838866, and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

    ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
    Daniel Foos (Deutsche Bundesbank)
    Björn Imbierowicz (Deutsche Bundesbank)
    Thomas Kick (Deutsche Bundesbank)
    Michael Koetter (IWH & University of Magdeburg)
    Isabel Schnabel (ECONtribute, University of Bonn & CEPR)

    SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE:

    Thorsten Beck
    Christa Bouwman
    Martin Brown
    Elena Carletti
    Yuliya Demyanyk
    Mariassunta Giannetti
    Rainer Haselmann
    Neeltje van Horen
    Vasso Ioannidou
    Steven Ongena
    José-Luis Peydró
    Manju Puri
    Anthony Saunders
    Sascha Steffen