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Meetings for 2020

2020 (entire year)

09/01/2020 13th Digital Economics Conference, Toulouse
Background and objective:

The objective of the conference, organised by the TSE Digital Center at the Toulouse School of Economics, with the help of the CEPR, 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 contributions in economics, theoretical, econometric, experimental and policy oriented, as well as contributions from other social sciences and computer and data science.

Keynote speakers: Erik Brynjolfsson (MIT Sloan School) and Judith Chevalier (Yale University)

Organising committee: Alexandre de Cornière, Jacques Crémer, Daniel Ershov and Paul Seabright.

Submission: To pre-register and submit your abstract, please click here.

Papers should be received by 6 October 2019 (abstracts will be considered, but papers are more likely to be accepted). Decisions will be notified by 21 October 2019.

We will cover travel (on the basis of an economy class fare), accommodation and local expenses for speakers and discussants.

For any further information, please send an email to: [email protected]


04/02/2020 First Workshop of CEPR Research and Policy Network on ?Preventing Conflict: Policies for Peace?, Geneva
Hosted in co-operation with the Université de Genève and the University of Lausanne, we invite you to the first conference of the CEPR RPN Preventing Conflict: Policies for Peace.

The conference will take place between the 4th and 5th February 2020 at Uni Mail, Geneva. For further details please see the conference programme.

The event will be recorded so those who are unable to attend will be able to watch the event after it has taken place. Details of this will follow after the event on the CEPR and Université de Genève websites.

No registration is required, however if you have any further questions please contact [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you!

Jérémy Laurent-Lucchetti, Dominic Rohner & Mathias Thoenig


13/02/2020 Conference on Macroeconomic Implications of Trade Policies and Trade Shocks, Berkeley

Sponsored by the Clausen Center for International Business and Policy at Berkeley and the Peterson Institute for International Economics

University of California, Berkeley, February 13-14, 2020

The last two decades of rapidly shifting comparative advantage have been associated with economic and social dislocations and trade policy tensions. Those factors played a central role in the election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency, who followed through on threats of aggressive trade actions against America?s trade partners. Because both major U.S. political parties now embrace trade skepticism, more belligerent international trade policies and the accompanying trade disputes are likely to remain a feature of the global scene even under future presidents.

Much of the trade-skeptic agenda comes from a desire to shift macroeconomic outcomes - whether labor-market outcomes, trade deficits, or overall economic growth. It is therefore critical for policymakers to have a firm grasp on the macro implications of trade policies. The academic literature on that subject has lagged behind modern modeling advances in other areas of economics, perhaps because those advances occurred in a period when a rules-based international trading system largely kept trade hostilities in check. Policymakers intervening to offset supposed effects of trade would also benefit from a better understanding of how the forces of globalization (as opposed to other economic trends) have shaped economic outcomes.

This conference aims to update the analytical framework for analyzing trade policies and trade shocks to encompass modern developments in macro modeling and in trade theory. The goal is to encourage people to write papers that are compatible with the basic requirements in both the trade and macro literatures and allow economists to provide quantitative answers to questions about the short- and long-run impacts of trade policies and shocks on the trade balance, employment, real wages, income distribution, growth, and welfare.

To that end, we welcome submissions across a range of topics that include but are not restricted to theoretical and empirical studies on:

  • The effects of trade shocks on: labor-market dynamics; income distribution; external imbalances and growth; exchange rates; direct investment flows and production location.
  • The rising importance and implications of global value chains.
  • The appropriate macro policies to deal with trade shocks.
  • The links between trade deficits and labor market outcomes.
  • The role of bilateral imbalances and the economic costs of trade diversion in response to tariffs.
  • The dynamics of trade warfare.
  • The possible emergence of regional trading blocs.
  • Macro impacts of quotas and other quantitative trade restrictions.
  • Impact and longer-run effects of Brexit.
  • Trade and investment effects of potential tax reforms.
  • The linkages between global trade volume and global growth.
  • The effects of trade policy uncertainty
  • Papers that integrate some aspect of trade in a macro framework will have priority. Proposals should be no more than 300 words in length and should give a clear account of the question(s) to be addressed and the analytical and/or empirical methodology, although they may be accompanied by draft papers. Please send all proposals to:

    Marcus Noland ([email protected])

    Maurice Obstfeld ([email protected]; [email protected])

    Andrés Rodríguez-Clare ([email protected])

    The deadline for receipt of proposals is September 12, 2019.


14/02/2020 Business Taxation, St Gallen
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Scientific Committee: Christian Keuschnigg (University of St. Gallen and CEPR) and Peter Egger (ETH Zürich and CEPR)

Organisers: Christian Keuschnigg, University of St. Gallen and CEPR (local) and Peter Egger, ETH Zürich and CEPR

We are writing to invite you to submit a paper proposal or express interest in attending the workshop -possibly taking a discussant's role - on 'Business Taxation'. The workshop will take place on Friday -Saturday, 14-15 February 2020 and is hosted by the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

The workshop aims to bring together researchers with a focus on business taxation. We aim at a mix of theoretical and empirical studies that explore the effects of business taxation on firm-level decisions and aggregate economic performance. The themes below are indicative:

  • Firm-level effects on investment, R&D and employment
  • Financial decisions and organisational choice
  • Location choice, outsourcing, profit shifting, tax competition
  • Internal capital and labor markets and firm-level productivity
  • Tax compliance and digital transformation
  • Heterogeneous tax effects on entrepreneurial and managerial firms
  • Taxation of excess business profit, mark-ups and competition
  • Taxation of the financial sector
  • Macroeconomic impact of business tax reform
  • Design of business tax reform

Keynotes:

Alan Auerbach, University of California at Berkeley, Robert D. Burch Center of Tax Policy and Public Finance,

Michael Devereux, Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation and CEPR

We aim at approximately 12 papers with discussants.

Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered according to the https://cepr.org/sites/default/files/CEPR%20TRVL%20GUIDELINES%202018.pdf but if you could contribute to the costs of your attendance from a research grant at your disposal, this would free up funds for someone else. Please indicate in your application whether you will be able to cover your own travel costs, or whether you will require funding.

Authors who are CEPR members can upload their submission on the following registration link https://portal.cepr.org/business-taxation. Please also indicate in your submission whether you would be interested in being a discussant as well. 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, Senior Events Officer at [email protected] or +44 20 7183 8804. Please include the paper you wish to submit or indicate if you would like to participate without presenting a paper but possibly acting as a discussant.

If you wish to attend please do ensure that your application and paper reach CEPR by 6pm (UK time), Monday 18 November 2019. We cannot accept submissions received after this date. We aim to notify successful applicants by Monday 2 December 2019.

Further announcements will be available at https://fgn.unisg.ch/en/activities/events/fgn-konferenzen/cepr2020, the local organiser may be contacted at [email protected]


14/02/2020 CEPR / IHEID webinar: Digital currencies: Where are we heading, and should central banks be part of it?, Geneva
Date: Friday, 14 February 2020
Time: 15:00 - 17:00 (GMT), 16:00 - 18:00 (CET)

Confirmed participants: Barry Eichengreen, Stephen Cecchetti
Panel will be led by: Antonio Fatás, Cédric Tille, Beatrice Weder de Mauro


17/02/2020 The German Council of Economic Experts' Annual Report 2019/20, London

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

The German Council of Economic Experts' Annual Report 2019
"Dealing with Structural Change"

Lars P. Feld (Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg), Christoph M. Schmidt (Chair, GCEE, RWI Essen and CEPR), Isabel Schnabel (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and CEPR), Achim Truger (University of Duisburg-Essen) and Volker Wieland (Goethe University Frankfurt and CEPR)

Presenter: Wolf Heinrich Reuter, Secretary General, German Council Economic Experts

Discussant: Soeren Radde , Executive Director and Senior Economist, Goldman Sachs

For more information about the report and the meeting see here

Venue: Goldman Sachs International, Plumtree Court, 25 Shoe Lane, London, EC4A 4AU

Date and time: Monday 17 February, Registration and refreshments: 8:30 - 9:00, Presentation and Discussion: 9:00 - 10:30


20/02/2020 Workshop on Distributed Ledger Technologies for Central Bankers, Kiev
Course Description:
This is a one-day workshop designed and delivered in cooperation between academic, central banking and fintech specialists. The course introduces key technological breakthroughs and conceptual novelties underlying public and private blockchains. The content is balancing the business case of technology innovation against its costs and risks from a central banking perspective. We will also consider the innovation potential from a fintech?s viewpoint: how to identify frictions and provide improved consumer-centric payment and asset settlement solutions.

The course will equip its attendees with the necessary skills to critically evaluate the advantage and potential pitfalls of different DLT specifications. We will focus on payments settlement as a primary case study, with course sections offering a comparative analysis of centralized vs. decentralized solutions. We will also present details from the recently completed Bank of Ukraine CBDC test pilot.


21/02/2020 Conference on Central Bank Digital Currencies: New Opportunities for Payments, Kiev
The Conference will provide a platform for dialog between central banks and payment market participants so that they can discuss the perspectives and opportunities of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) introduction.

During the Conference, we will have a closer look at the global overview of the CBDC provided by the International Financial Institutions. We will also discuss practical cases (case studies) of CBDC issuance by different countries, and share the results of NBU?s Pilot Project - E-Hryvnia - and related monetary policy and financial stability issues. Another unique goal of this Conference is to receive feedback from payment market participants on the perspectives of CBDC.


27/02/2020 CEPR-NYUAD Workshop on: ECONOMIC HISTORY, Abu Dhabi
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We invite all researchers with an interest in economic history to submit papers for a conference at New York University Abu Dhabi on 27-29 February 2020. The conference aims to bring together scholars who seek to explain historical phenomena using the methods of the social sciences. The emphasis will be on issues of interdisciplinary concern, including the causes and consequences of institutional development, technology and economic growth, trade and globalisation, and global economic divergence. We anticipate a collection of papers that cross subfields and methods.

The conference will take place at New York University Abu Dhabi. Accommodation during the conference will be provided and there is no registration fee. Assistance with travel expenses will be available and will be allocated on the basis of need: if you require assistance with funding to be able to attend, please make a note of this in the submission form. We would be grateful if participants are able to support any costs themselves, as we will then have a larger budget to support junior scholars.

Submission

Authors who are CEPR members can upload their submission on https://portal.cepr.org/cepr-nyuad-workshop-economic-history. 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 Friday 13 December 2019.

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

We will expect accepted participants to submit full papers by Thursday 30 January 2020, so that they can be circulated to all participants.

Scientific Committee:

Robert C. Allen, Stephen Broadberry, Jonathan Chapman, Christopher Paik, Melanie Meng Xue


28/02/2020 Rethinking the European Fiscal Framework, Brussels
Organising Committee:

Roel Beetsma (EFB, ACES, University of Amsterdam and CEPR), Massimo Bordignon (EFB and Catholic University of Milan), Jean Pisani-Ferry (Bruegel, Sciences-Po, and Hertie School), Jeromin Zettelmeyer (Peterson Institute for International Economics and CEPR)

The workshop will explore four main themes:

  • The role and design of common European fiscal instruments;
  • The relative roles of market discipline and fiscal rules in incentivizing good fiscal policy;
  • The aims and design of European fiscal rules.
  • The role of national independent fiscal institutions.

The programme committee is seeking theoretical and empirical contributions with an emphasis on policy (design) that help (but need not be limited to) answering the following questions:

1. What, if any, are the welfare and/or stabilization gains of fiscal risk sharing, over and above the benefits of functioning national fiscal stabilizers?

2. How can euro-area fiscal stabilization instruments be designed in a way that does not lead to free riding or moral hazard at the national level?

3. Is there an empirically or theoretically plausible case that euro-area fiscal incentives can be used to overcome reform obstacles at the national level?

4. What, if any, should the functions of a euro-area budget be: stabilization, risk sharing, provision of euro-area public goods (and if so, which?), provision of euro area debt that can be used as safe asset? What size and governance structure would such a budget require?

5. Is there any evidence that markets successfully discipline fiscal policies (e.g. via changes in borrowing costs, or by cutting off reckless governments?)

6. Are there institutional or legal frameworks that might allow successful market discipline while shielding sovereigns from potentially destructive swings in market sentiment?

7. How does the political economy of rules-based and market discipline differ, particularly at a time in the context of rising populism and grievances against "Brussels"?

8. What should be the purpose of euro-area fiscal rules? How does it differ from the purpose of national-level fiscal rules? How, if at all, should the currency union's context affect the aims and design of euro area fiscal rules (for example, positive fiscal spillovers, negative externalities of national fiscal crises, impact on external adjustment and rebalancing between member)? What if any should be the division of labor between euro area and national level fiscal rules, and how can possible inconsistencies be avoided?

9. Should euro area fiscal rules contain an explicit debt anchor; and if so, what is the right anchor? Should it be defined as a fixed share of debt to GDP, or in other ways?

10. Should fiscal rules be amended to make room for public investment - for example, related to climate change mitigation and adaptation? How can the transition to low carbon economies be financed within the fiscal rules?

11. How should euro area fiscal rules be enforced? Should adherence to fiscal rules be a precondition for access to risk-sharing mechanisms?

12. What are the implications of persistently lower real rates for the European fiscal rules? What are the implications of negative real rates for debt targets and the fiscal rules?

13. Should fiscal rules take into account constraints in the exercise of monetary policy (such as the effective lower bounds on policy rates) - and if so, how?

14. Should fiscal rules be replaced with discretionary, but binding fiscal surveillance? If so, what institutional framework/governance structure does this require? What is the role of the national independent fiscal institutions and EU-level surveillance?

Preliminary papers or extended abstracts (about two pages describing aims, methodology, and anticipated results) are requested by Monday 30 September 2019. Successful authors will be notified, with final drafts expected on 31 January 2020. The sponsoring institutions can cover accommodation and travel according to the CEPR Guidelines for presenters and discussants.

Authors who are CEPR members can upload their submission on the following registration link https://portal.cepr.org/rethinking-european-fiscal-framework . 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, Senior Events Officer at [email protected] or +44 20 7183 8804.


25/03/2020 The Impact of Machine Learning and AI on the UK Economy, London
In lieu of a physical gathering, speakers were invited to record videos of their presentations. These are now available on the Bank's website. The purpose of the conference was to stimulate academic research on how machine learning and AI will impact issues that matter to the Bank of England's policy objectives. We'll be adding further presentations in due course, so please do keep checking the webpage.

In collaboration with CEPR and the Brevan Howard Centre, Imperial College, the Bank of England is hosting a research conference on "the impact of machine learning and AI on the UK economy." The purpose of the conference is to stimulate academic research and public debate on how machine learning and AI will impact issues that matter to the Bank of England's policy objectives.

The workshop will bring together leading academics, policymakers and practitioners. Submissions are welcome on the conference theme, including (but not limited to):

  • The impact of machine learning and AI on economic growth, productivity and employment;
  • How machine learning and AI has or will influence inflation and price stability;
  • Implications for financial stability and systemic risk from AI and machine learning;
  • Empirical assessments of whether we are witnessing a Fourth Industrial Revolution or developments that are much less transformative;
  • Consequences for consumers and financial conduct regulators from machine learning and AI;
  • How AI and machine learning are changing competitive dynamics and the market structure of financial services;
  • How AI and machine learning might change the way central banks operate and make policy decisions;
  • The governance and regulation of AI and machine learning in financial firms and by financial regulators;
  • AI interpretability and techniques for overcoming the 'black box' critique of machine learning
  • Analysis of enabling technologies such as cloud and distributed computing

Preference will be given to papers that focus on the UK, and employ machine learning and AI to inform their analysis. If you would like to submit a paper, please visit https://portal.cepr.org/impact-of-machine-learning-and-AI-conference. 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, Senior Events Officer at [email protected] or +44 20 7183 8804.

The submission deadline is 30 September 2019 (18:00 GMT). Authors of accepted papers will be notified by 31 October 2019. Travel and accommodation expenses for authors will be covered.

Organising Committee: Franklin Allen (Imperial and CEPR) , David Bholat (Bank of England) and Antonio Fatas (INSEAD and CEPR)


26/03/2020 International Research Forum on Monetary Policy. Ensuring resilience - role and limitations of monetary policy, ECB

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED

The 11th conference organised by the International Research Forum on Monetary Policy (IRFMP) will be held at the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt on 26 and 27 March 2020. The purpose of the IRFMP is to promote the discussion of innovative research on theoretical and empirical macroeconomic issues with relevance for monetary policy.

At the current juncture, monetary policy faces several challenges. Despite a highly accommodative monetary policy stance and the employment of various unconventional policy tools, in many jurisdictions inflationary pressures remain muted and inflation expectations have declined, while dampening global growth dynamics and weak international trade are weighing on the economic outlook. The repercussions of a loose monetary policy for financial stability also remain under debate. These challenges raise numerous questions about the role and limitations of monetary policy. Paper submissions that take novel methodological approaches to addressing these challenges and related macroeconomic questions are encouraged. Specific examples of relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Does monetary policy have adequate tools to achieve its objectives?
  • How do monetary and macroprudential policies interact?
  • Should monetary and fiscal policy be coordinated?
  • Does the effective lower bound constrain the effectiveness of monetary policy?
  • How resilient is the European Monetary Union to future shocks?
  • Which factors account for very low global real interest rates?
  • Can central bank communication be improved?
  • What is the role of international spillovers of monetary policy and to what extent should central banks take these into account?
  • How should monetary policy be designed in the context of uncertainty, information frictions or heterogeneous agents/beliefs?

Conference papers will be placed on a website; there will be no conference volume. The conference will feature a keynote speech by Athanasios Orphanides (MIT Sloan School of Management) and a policy panel, including Philip R. Lane (Member of the ECB?s Executive Board) and Loretta Mester (President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland). Although this call is being circulated fairly widely, further circulation is encouraged, especially to younger economists.
Complete manuscripts (not just abstracts) should be submitted electronically in PDF format to [email protected] by 1 December 2019. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by 15 January 2020.

Travel expenses of presenting authors will be reimbursed (albeit participants from central banks and other official institutions will be expected to cover their own expenses).

*The Forum is sponsored by the Euro Area Business Cycle Network (EABCN), the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. It organises biannual conferences that are held alternately in Frankfurt and Washington, D.C. The organisers of the 2020 conference are Barbara Rossi (ICREA-UPF, BGSE, CREI, EABCN and CEPR), Annukka Ristiniemi and Michael Ehrmann (ECB) and Matteo Iacoviello and John Rogers (Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System). Programmes of earlier conferences are available at https://www.ecb.europa.eu/pub/conferences/html/20180323_10thconf_intl_research.en.html and https://www.ecb.europa.eu/pub/conferences/html/researchforum9.en.html.


27/03/2020 A Hundred Years of the Modern Foreign Exchange Market in London, London

This event, originally due to take place on 27 March at the Bank of England, is being rescheduled to later this year. We will be in touch in due course with the new date and hope you will still be available to attend. If you have not yet registered but would like to be notified once a date is finalised please register your interest.

The modern foreign exchange market as we would recognise it today first emerged in London in 1919 when forward contracts started to be continuously traded.

This one-day workshop reflects on the evolution of this market over the last hundred years with contributions from leading economists, historians and practitioners on such topics as the international role of sterling and London market, the role of the Bank of England, currency market efficiency and predictability, and developments in market microstructure and in fintech in the context of foreign exchange.

If you would like to view the agenda and register, please go to https://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/faculty-research/centres/ceam/events/a-hundred-years-of-the-modern-foreign-exchange-market-in-london/

If you have any questions, please contact the Conference team at the Centre for Endowment Asset Management: [email protected].


29/03/2020 13th Swiss Winter Conference on Financial Intermediation, Lenzerheide

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED

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 register or subit a paper via the link https://portal.cepr.org/13th-swiss-winter-conference-financial-intermediation. The deadline for replies is 6pm (GMT), Sunday 15 October 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. If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mariolina Ciccone, Events Officer, at [email protected] (with subject header 5729 Swiss Winter Conference 2020).

Authors will be notified about the acceptance of papers and the conference program by November 25, 2019. 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 (www.schweizerhof-lenzerheide.ch). The academic programme starts Monday morning (March 30) at 08:00 and ends Wednesday (April 1) 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 29) and leave Wednesday afternoon (April 1).

There will be eleven papers and discussions (including one session covered by the BIS on financial innovation), twenty posters, and one session with five research idea "elevator pitches". 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.

The conference is committed to promoting high-quality diversity in the covered topics (e.g., green, Islamic, shadow and/or behavioural banking), in the modelling techniques and data sets employed, and in the background of the participants (e.g., institutional affiliation, gender, nationality).

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE Christoph Basten (University of Zurich, SFI & 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 & 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), Boris Hofmann (BIS), Vasso Ioannidou (Lancaster University & CEPR), Charles Kahn (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign), Anna Kovner (Federal Reserve Bank of New York), David Martinez-Miera (Carlos III & CEPR), Steven Ongena (University of Zurich, SFI, KU Leuven & CEPR), Evren Örs (HEC Paris), Michaela Pagel (Columbia Business School), Loriana Pelizzon (Goethe University Frankfurt), Alexander Popov (ECB), "Dragon" Yongjun Tang (University of Hong Kong), 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, SFI & CESifo), Martin Brown (University of St. Gallen), Boris Hofmann (BIS), 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), Leonardo Gambacorta (BIS & CEPR), Hans Gersbach (ETH Zurich & CEPR),  Jan Pieter Krahnen (Frankfurt University & CEPR)

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06/04/2020 CEPR Webinar series: Economics in the time of Covid-19: Will this crisis bring Europe together or tear it apart?, Webinar
The Webinar recording can be found online.

Moderator:
Tim Phillips (CEPR)

Speakers:
Agnès Bénassy-Quéré (PSE and CEPR)
Lucrezia Reichlin (LBS and CEPR)
Beatrice Weder di Mauro (President, CEPR)

Beyond its public health dimension, the unfolding coronavirus epidemic also represents a severe economic stress test for Europe that comes from a totally unexpected side. This time, it is primarily a shock to the real economy hitting all European countries more or less equally (time lags will soon become a footnote). The buffers and firewalls put in place after the global financial crisis and the euro crisis have been designed to fight a different sort of crisis, originating in the financial sector or in a particular sovereign. This time is different.

For this reason, and because its fallout for integration may be persistent, this crisis calls for a common Europe-wide response. This is not only an economic crash test, but also a test of European unity. How European leaders will deal with the fear and the suffering of their fellow citizens will be remembered. By the same token, the crisis is an opportunity for leaders to build trust and to show unity, strength, consequence and solidarity. They will need to demonstrate that Europe can help put in place an effective catastrophe relief plan.


08/04/2020 CEPR Virtual Industrial Organization Seminar 1 - Dog Eat Dog: Measuring Returns to Scale Using a Digital Platform Merger, Online Seminar
The CEPR Virtual Industrial Organization Seminar (VIOS) provides a short-run alternative to IO seminars cancelled due to travel restrictions brought on by the Coronavirus. Our long-run goal, however, is to turn it into a permanent platform for sharing the benefits of regular IO seminars. Seminars will be balanced between both theoretical and empirical approaches to IO.

Our first virtual seminar will be on Wednesday 8th April 2020, at 4:00 p.m. CET. Our speaker will be Chiara Farronato (HBS). Details including seminar rules, upcoming speakers, paper downloads, etc. are available on the VIOS website: visiting https://sites.google.com/view/virtual-io-seminar/.


08/04/2020 CEPR/SAFE Webinar: Corona & Risk Sharing: A European Equity Fund, Webinar
The recording of this webinar can be found here.

Panellists:
Arnoud Boot, University of Amsterdam and CEPR
Elena Carletti, Bocconi University and CEPR
Jan Pieter Krahnen, SAFE, Goethe University and CEPR
Loriana Pelizzon, SAFE and Goethe University
Marti Subrahmanyam, Stern School of Business at New York University

Moderator:
Tim Phillips, CEPR

The question how to design a program of government assistance for firms hurt by the Coronavirus Crisis triggered an intensive public and academic debate. Uncoordinated national fiscal measures that strongly rely on debt instrument, currently initiated by European governments, will likely not suffice to secure financial stability in the long run. While not pretending to provide a cure-all proposal, the speakers present a scheme that could help to bring funding to firms, even small firms, quickly, without increasing their leverage and default risk. The plan combines outright cash transfers to firms with a temporary, elevated corporate profit tax at the firm level as a form of conditional payback. The implied equity-like payment structure has positive risk-sharing features for firms, without impinging on ownership structures. The proposal has to be implemented at the pan-European level to strengthen Euro area resilience.


15/04/2020 CEPR Virtual Industrial Organization Seminar 2 - Do Tax Incentives Increase Firm Innovation? An RD Design For R&D, Online Seminar

We are happy to announce the next paper for the CEPR Virtual IO Seminar (VIOS) series this Wednesday 15th April. John Van Reenen (MIT) will be presenting his work "Do Tax Incentives Increase Firm Innovation? An RD Design For R&D," joint with Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Elias Einiö, Ralf Martin, and Kieu-Trang Nguyen. The paper may be downloaded from the VIOS website at https://sites.google.com/view/virtual-io-seminar/. Also listed there are our upcoming speakers, seminar rules, and more. A recording of the seminar will be made and will also be posted to the VIOS website.

If you have any questions or wish to no longer receive emails regarding VIOS, please do not hesitate to contact us at https://sites.google.com/view/virtual-io-seminar/.


15/04/2020 CEPR / PIIE webinar: Containing the economic nationalist virus through global coordination, Webinar
The webinar recording can be found online.

Panellists:
Monica de Bolle, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)
Sergei Guriev, Sciences Po and Research Fellow, CEPR
Adam S. Posen, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) and Distinguished Fellow, CEPR

Moderator:
Tim Phillips, CEPR

Economic nationalism has resurfaced in a global economy already weakened by the COVID-19 pandemic. People and politicians try to look after those closest to them, hoarding medical equipment and withholding aid for poorer countries. But these policies are self-defeating. Over time, countries that try to decouple from the global economy will end up suffering more from lack of diversified sourcing and unavoidable local shocks.

Join Monica DeBolle, Sergei Guriev and Adam S. Posen in this webinar that will discuss the nationalism and populism aspects of Covid-19 and its impact on the world's economy.


17/04/2020 EABC DATING COMMITTEE CONFERENCE ON FINDING THE GAP, Florence
FINDING THE GAP
Output Gap Measurement in the Euro Area
European University Institute, Florence, Italy

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS MEETING HAS BEEN POSTPONED. THE NEW DATE WILL SOON BE COMMUNICATED

Potential output and the output gap play an essential role - both in theory and in practice - in evaluating the state of an economy as well as in forming and assessing macroeconomic policies. For example, the output gap is often considered a measure of inflationary pressures in the economy. And potential output and the output gap help observers assess whether the source of economic growth is a change in long-run trends or is, instead, due to cyclical factors. Despite its importance as a measure of aggregate macroeconomic conditions and inflationary pressures, the output gap is unobservable, which forces researchers and policy-makers to depend on estimates. The tools available to extract unobservable variables are typically statistical and, hence, may correspond imperfectly with the concept of gaps in the economic models that are used to interpret them.

With these in mind, the Euro Area Business Cycle Dating Committee is organizing a conference on potential output and output gap measurement. The workshop is calling for papers that can shed light on how theoretical and statistical concepts of potential output and the output gap relate and how to measure them in practice. The focus is the Euro Area - either taken as a whole or, possibly, for different constituent countries. It would also be of great interest to the committee to have estimates on the relationship between cyclical fluctuations extracted with different methods and gaps.

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 by December 1, 2019.
If you do not have a personal profile to use 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 "40042 - EABC Dating Committee Conference ".
Only authors of accepted papers will be notified. Travel and accommodation expenses of accepted authors will be covered by the organizers.


18/04/2020 JADE-CEPR-TIME-CREPE Conference on Economic Development, Tokyo
Following recent developments with COVID-19, the CEPR-JADE-TIME conference has been postponed. A new date will be announced as soon as possible.

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 conference is being organised jointly by the Japanese Association for Development Economics (JADE), Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), Trinity Impact Evaluation Unit (TIME), and Center for Research and Education in Program Evaluation (CREPE). We welcome all papers that investigate topics in economic development.

Paper Submissions

  • Submit your paper online by 24:00 Japan Standard Time (JST) UTC+9 on Sunday 5 January 2020 by visiting https://portal.cepr.org/jade-cepr-time-crepe-conference-economic-development 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, Senior Events Officer at [email protected] or +44 20 7183 8804.
  • Only full drafts of papers will be considered.
  • Each paper submission should include an abstract (200 words max).
  • Submit your document in PDF format to ensure that all fonts, symbols, and equations appear the way they were originally typed.
  • The final and completed version of all accepted papers must be received by 31 March 2020.
  • Instruction for JADE Members

  • For JADE members, the conference is the second JADE Conference. Indicate if you are a JADE member on the call for papers webpage.
  • JADE members can be eligible for the Hayami Award. Indicate if you are eligible for the Hayami Award on the call for papers webpage.
  • The selection of the Hayami Award is based on the final version of papers presented by an author who is eligible for the Hayami Award at the conference.
  • To join JADE, please activate your membership here.
  • Important dates

    October Paper Submissions Open

    5 January Paper Submission Deadline

    Early February Acceptance/Rejection Notification

    Mid-February Registration Opens

    31 March Final Papers Due

    12 April Registration Deadline

    18-19 April Conference at University of Tokyo

    Program Committee

    Oriana Bandiera (LSE, CEPR), Robin Burgess (LSE, CEPR), Hisaki Kono (Kyoto U), Nicola Mastrorocco (Trinity College Dublin, TIME), Gaia Narciso (Trinity College Dublin, TIME), Keijiro Otsuka (Kobe U), Aya Suzuki (U Tokyo), Kazushi Takahashi (GRIPS), Yoshito Takasaki (U Tokyo, CREPE, CIRJE), Junichi Yamasaki (Kobe U).


    20/04/2020 CEPR International Virtual Organization Economics Seminars - Seminar 1 - Hiring as Exploration, Online Seminar
    The CEPR International Virtual Organization Economics Seminars (CIVOE-Seminars) is a new seminar is aimed at drawing together organizational economics and personnel economics speakers during this time when our university and NBER conferences are occurring less frequently. We are also taking the opportunity to make this a truly international collection of colleagues and speakers. We will meet via a webinar bi-weekly on Mondays at 6 pm CEST.

    Our first seminar will be on Monday 20th April 2020 at 6pm CEST / 5pm London / 12pm East Coast / 11am Chicago / 9am West Coast. Our speaker will be Danielle Li, MIT presenting on "Hiring as Exploration" with Peter Bergman and Lindsey Raymond.The abstract can be found below.

    Title: Hiring as Exploration Authors: Peter Bergman, Danielle Li and Lindsey Raymond.

    Abstract: In looking for the best workers over time, firms must balance exploitation (selecting from groups with proven track records) with exploration (selecting from under-represented groups to learn about quality). Yet modern hiring algorithms, based on "supervised learning" approaches, are designed solely for exploitation. In this paper, we build a resume screening algorithm that values exploration by evaluating candidates according to their upside potential rather than simply their estimated quality. Using data from professional services recruiting within a Fortune 500 firm, we show that this approach improves both the quality (as measured by eventual offer and acceptance rates) and diversity of candidates selected for an interview, relative to the firm's existing practices. The same is not true for traditional supervised learning based algorithms, which improve quality but select far fewer minority applicants. In an extension, we show that exploration-based algorithms are also able to learn more effectively about simulated changes in applicant quality over time. Together, our results highlight the importance of incorporating exploration in developing hiring algorithms that are potentially both more efficient and equitable.


    22/04/2020 CEPR Virtual Industrial Organization Seminar 3 - Mortgage Pricing and Monetary Policy, Online Seminar

    We are happy to announce the next paper for the CEPR Virtual IO Seminar (VIOS) series this Wednesday 22nd April. Alessandro Gavazza (LSE and CEPR) will be presenting his work "Mortgage Pricing and Monetary Policy" joint with Matteo Benetton and Paolo Surico. The paper may be downloaded from the VIOS website at https://sites.google.com/view/virtual-io-seminar/. Also listed there are our upcoming speakers, seminar rules, and more. A recording of the seminar will be made and will also be posted to the VIOS website.

    If you have any questions or wish to no longer receive emails regarding VIOS, please do not hesitate to contact us at https://sites.google.com/view/virtual-io-seminar/.


    23/04/2020 Adam Smith Workshop Spring 2020, Nice

    Given the current circumstances with respect to the novel coronavirus and, in particular, the restrictions of the French government on large gatherings, we have decided that the prudent course of action would be to cancel the upcoming Adam Smith Workshop that was scheduled to be held on 23-24 April, 2020 at EDHEC Business School in Nice.

    We are very disappointed that we will not have the opportunity to get together and discuss research at the conference, especially because we had an exceptionally strong program of papers this year. We have posted the conference program along with the selected papers, which you can access via this link.

    Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused by the cancelation of the conference.

    You are invited to submit papers for the forthcoming Adam Smith Workshop. The workshop will consider papers in all areas of finance, including Asset Pricing, Behavioral Finance, Corporate Finance, Financial Intermediation, Household Finance, and International Finance.

    Papers will be presented in two parallel streams, one labeled Asset Pricing (AP) and the other Corporate Finance (CF). There will also be one joint session with papers that study topics related to both Asset Pricing and Corporate Finance.

    WORKSHOP DATE AND PLACE: The workshop will take place on Thursday, 23 and Friday, 24 April 2020 at EDHEC Business School, 393 Prom. Des Anglais, 06200 Nice, France. There will be a conference dinner on Thursday, 23 April.

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE AND PROCEDURE: The deadline for submitting papers is midnight (CET) Friday 13 December 2019. Papers should be submitted at: https://www.conftool.org/adamsmith2020

    FUNDING: There is limited funding available for presenters and discussants to cover travel costs.

    PROGRAM COMMITTEES: Asset Pricing:

    Co-chairs: Tarun Ramadorai (Imperial College and CEPR) and Raman Uppal (EDHEC and CEPR) Members: Harjoat Bhamra (Imperial College and CEPR), Laurent Calvet (EDHEC and CEPR), Thierry Foucault (HEC and CEPR), Christian Julliard (LSE), Marcin Kacperczyk (Imperial College and CEPR), Howard Kung (LBS and CEPR), Abraham Lioui (EDHEC), Dong Lou (LSE and CEPR), Anna Pavlova (LBS and CEPR), Kim Peijnenburg (EDHEC and CEPR), Mungo Wilson (Oxford), Kathy Yuan (LSE and CEPR), Irina Zviadadze (HEC Paris, Stockholm School of Economics and CEPR).

    Corporate Finance:

    Co-chairs: Johan Hombert (HEC Paris and CEPR) and Vikrant Vig (LBS and CEPR) Members: Renee Adams (Oxford), Claudia Custodio (Imperial College and CEPR), Nicola Gennaioli (Bocconi and CEPR), Mariassunta Giannetti (SSE and CEPR), Denis Gromb (HEC Paris and CEPR), Dirk Jenter (LSE and CEPR), Augustin Landier (HEC Paris), Steven Ongena (University of Zurich, SFI and CEPR), Jorg Rocholl (ESMT and CEPR), David Thesmar (MIT and CEPR), Paolo Volpin (Cass and CEPR).

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


    29/04/2020 CEPR International Virtual Organization Economics Seminars - Seminar 2 - Learning, Clarity and Credibility in Teams: Evidence from an Agile Organization, Online Seminar

    The CEPR International Virtual Organization Economics Seminars (CIVOE-Seminars) is aimed at drawing together organizational economics and personnel economics speakers during this time when our university and NBER conferences are occurring less frequently. We are also taking the opportunity to make this a truly international collection of colleagues and speakers. We will meet via a webinar bi-weekly on Mondays at 6 pm CEST. Further details about CIVOE can be found here: https://sites.google.com/view/cepr-ivoes.

    Our second CIVOE seminar will be on Monday 4th May 2020 at 6pm CEST / 5pm London / 12pm East Coast / 11am Chicago / 9am West Coast. Our speaker will be Maria Guadalupe, INSEAD and CEPR presenting on "Learning, Clarity and Credibility in Teams: Evidence from an Agile Organization". The abstract can be found below.

    Please register your interest by using this link: [email protected]


    29/04/2020 CEPR Virtual Industrial Organization Seminar 4 - Countervailing Power, Online Seminar

    We are happy to announce the next paper for the CEPR Virtual IO Seminar (VIOS) series this Wednesday 22nd April. Leslie Marx (Duke) will be presenting her work "Countervailing Power" joint with Simon Loertscher (Melbourne). The paper may be downloaded from the VIOS website at https://sites.google.com/view/virtual-io-seminar/. Also listed there are our upcoming speakers, seminar rules, and more. A recording of the seminar will be made and will also be posted to the VIOS website.

    The seminar will be held on Zoom and you are required to register in advance here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lZx45ll-T9a2oNyZ5NwIog. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the seminar.

    If you have any questions or wish to no longer receive emails regarding VIOS, please do not hesitate to contact us at https://sites.google.com/view/virtual-io-seminar/.


    30/04/2020 Covid-19: Keeping Trade Routes Open - A CEPR / LSE IGA / SPP Webinar, Webinar
    Just when an open trading system is needed more than ever to help nations cope with COVID-linked supply-disruptions, the system?s functioning is threatened by short-sighted thinking. In both advanced and emerging economies, trade and investment restrictions are springing up around the globe on medical equipment, food, and essential inputs ? more on the export than import side, it seems. Much of the policy has been set without a clear understanding of how manufacturing and agriculture production is actually organised in the 21st century.

    In this webinar, Erik Berglof, Swati Dhingra, Simon Evenett and Pascal Lamy discussed the impact of Covid-19 on global trade.

    The recording is available here: https://youtu.be/l36uWVe3cK4


    04/05/2020 EABCN Training School on"Fiscal Policy: Estimating Causal Evidence and Positive Theory", Online Seminar

    General Description

    We are pleased to announce details of the latest EABCN Training School; a two-day course entitled "Fiscal Policy: Estimating Causal Evidence and Positive Theory". Professor Morten Ravn will teach the course. It is primarily aimed at participants in the Euro Area Business Cycle Network but applications will also be considered from doctoral students, post-doctoral researchers and economists working in central banks and government institutions outside of the network, as well as commercial organisations (fees are applicable for non-network non-academic organisations).

    Course Contents

    Since the Global Financial Crisis, there has been a resurgence of interest in fiscal policy amongst both academics and policy makers. A question of central interest is the causal impact of fiscal policy shocks and, in particular, the dynamic causal effects. As with monetary policy, the main obstacle to producing such evidence is that changes in fiscal policy instruments are to a large extent endogenous. This course look into methods available for confronting such endogeneity and discuss applications. We will also examine how to confront issues such as anticipation effects, heterogeneity (across the population), and state dependence (time permitting). The course will also connect the results to economic theory and look into positive theories of fiscal policy.

    Administrative Information:

    The course will take place at University of Mannheim, Germany (http://www.uni-mannheim.de/1/english/). Mannheim can be reached with a 30 minute train ride from Frankfurt airport.
    Participants will be invited to make their own arrangements regarding their accommodation and meals. Further information about hotel options will be available to successful applicants.
    Candidates who have a CEPR profile should apply by submitting their CV online at https://portal.cepr.org/EABCN-TS-April-2020 by 6pm (UK Time +1 GMT), Friday January 3, 2019. If you do not currently have a CEPR profile, please create a new one here and then click on the registration link.
    We ask that you send a current version of your CV. PhD students should also specify in which way the school will be useful for their current research (max 300 words).
    About the Instructor:
    Morten O. Ravn is Professor of Economics at University College London. He holds a PhD from the University of Southampton and has previously been employed at University of Aarhus, University of Southampton, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, London Business School and the European University Institute. His research has been concerned with macroeconometrics, macroeconomic theory and international macro with main themes being fiscal policy, business cycles, and monetary economics. He has published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Monetary Economics, American Economic Journal and many others. He is also Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Danish National Research Foundation, CEPR Research Fellow and has served as Managing Editor of the Economic Journal.


    04/05/2020 NBER Conference on Emerging and Frontier Markets: Capital Flows, Risks, and Growth, Cartagena
    During the last two decades, emerging and frontier markets have received substantial capital inflows and accumulated debts both in their own currency and in foreign currency. The canonical recipe for an emerging market crisis involves a large dose of public as well as private indebtedness, often with significant misallocation of capital into unproductive projects. These classic vulnerabilities, combined with weak banks, budget deficits, corruption, political constraints, and domestic and external misalignments, preceded many past financial crises. [...]

    05/05/2020 CEPR/EBRD/Economics of Transition and Institutional Change Virtual Seminar Series on "The Economics of Industrial Policy", London
    We regret to inform you that due to the COVID-19 pandemic the 4th CEPR/EBRD/Economics of Transition and Institutional Change Symposium on "the Economics of Industrial Policy" has been cancelled. We're hugely disappointed to have to do this. However, it is consistent with the UK government's recent announcement, which advises persons to avoid contact with others and to restrict travel. However we have decided to run a six-week virtual seminar series on the topic.

    The CEPR/EBRD/ETIC Virtual Seminar Series, which will deal with the economics of industrial policy. The virtual seminars will provide a platform for researchers and policymakers to discuss new research and to identify areas where further academic and policy-oriented work is needed.

    The 6-week virtual seminar series will occur every Tuesday at 3pm London time.

    Schedule of Talks:

    - 5 May 2020 (Tuesday, 3pm London time): Data-intensive Innovation and the State: Evidence from AI Firms in China by Noam Yucthman (LSE and CEPR) chaired by Beata Javorcik

    - 12 May 2020 (Tuesday, 3pm London time): The Textbook Case for Industrial Policy: Theory Meets Data by Dominick Bartelme (University of Michigan) chaired by Guido Friebel

    - 19 May 2020 (Tuesday, 3pm London time): Multinational Production and "Soft" Industrial Policies by Christian Volpe Martincus (IADB) chaired by Cevat Aksoy

    - 26 May 2020 (Tuesday, 3pm London time): Are "Complementary Policies" Substitutes? Evidence from R&D Subsidies in the UK by Jacquelyn Pless (MIT) chaired by Cevat Aksoy

    - 2 June 2020 (Tuesday, 3pm London time): Innovation Union: Costs and Benefits of Innovation Policy Coordination by Giammairo Impullitti (Nottingham and CEPR) chaired by Guido Friebel

    - 9 June 2020 (Tuesday, 3pm London time): Language Barriers and Knowledge Transfers from FDI: Experimental Evidence by Louise Guillouet (Columbia University) chaired by Ralph De Haas

    Please register your interest by using this link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VGzCSMmQTvaYVzwuipevyg and select the virtual seminars that you wish to join. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the virtual seminars.

    Details about the sponsors:

    https://www.ebrd.com/home https://www.ebrd.com/home

    https://cepr.org/ https://cepr.org/

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

    ORGANISING COMMITTEE Cevat Giray Aksoy (EBRD, King?s College London and IZA), Ralph De Haas (EBRD, Tilburg University and CEPR) and Beata Javorcik (EBRD, University of Oxford and CEPR).


    05/05/2020 CEPR Webinar: Covid Economics: Vetted and Real-Time Paper, Online Seminar
    =Anusha Chari, Andrew Greenland and Peter Schott presenting the paper "Aggregate and Firm-Level Stock Returns During Pandemics, in Real Time". For more info and to register: see here.

    06/05/2020 CEPR Virtual Industrial Organization Seminar 5 - The Competitive Conduct of Consumer Cooperatives, Online Seminar

    We are happy to announce the next paper for the CEPR Virtual IO Seminar (VIOS) series this Wednesday May 6th. Lorenzo Magnolfi (Wisconsin) will be presenting his work "The Competitive Conduct of Consumer Cooperatives" joint with Marco Duarte and Camilla Roncoroni. The paper may be downloaded from the VIOS website at https://sites.google.com/view/virtual-io-seminar/. Also listed there are our upcoming speakers, seminar rules, and more. A recording of the seminar will be made and will also be posted to the VIOS website.

    The seminar will be held on Zoom and you are required to register in advance here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YddAabzeTC2zT9T83ctwPg. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the seminar.

    If you have any questions or wish to no longer receive emails regarding VIOS, please do not hesitate to contact us at https://sites.google.com/view/virtual-io-seminar/.


    06/05/2020 CEPR Webinar: The Political Economy Webinar Series, Online Seminar
    Daron Acemoglu, MIT and CEPR presenting the paper "War, Socialism and the Rise of Fascism: An Empirical Exploration".
    for more info and to register see here.

    06/05/2020 CEPR/EBRD/ECB Symposium on "Climate Change, Finance, and Green Growth", Frankfurt

    Please note that this event has been postponed to Spring 2021 - date TBC.

    You are invited to submit a paper to the Symposium on climate change, financial markets and green growth, organised by the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (ERBD), and the ECB. The symposium will provide a platform for researchers and policymakers to discuss new research and to identify areas where further academic and policy-oriented work is needed. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

    • financial markets, monetary policy and climate change;
    • climate risks faced by households, firms, investors and banks;
    • environmental policies and macroeconomic dynamics;
    • climate change, financial stability and prudential supervision;
    • incorporating climate change into macroeconomic modelling and growth forecasts;
    • measuring the costs of climate change as well as climate change mitigation and adaptation;
    • greening the financial system;
    • the impact of environmental quality on individual productivity, employment, and well-being;
    • the role of governments and firms in fighting climate change;
    • firm-level energy efficiency and how to improve it;
    • corporate environmental responsibility;
    • stranded assets for energy and carbon-intensive industries.

    The cost of accommodation and travel will be covered for speakers and discussants.

    If you are interested in participating, please email your full paper to Lucie Newman at [email protected]. The subject line should read "Submission: Climate Change, Finance and Green Growth". If a paper has more than one author, please indicate who will present it and whether or not the presenter would also be willing to act as a discussant. The submission deadline is 10 February 2020 and authors will be notified about whether their papers have been accepted by 25 February 2020.

    The conference will be held at the ECB, Sonnemannstrasse 20, Frankfurt. An invitation-only conference dinner will be held on the evening of 6 May.

    Details about the sponsors and organisers:

    https://www.ecb.europa.eu, https://www.ebrd.com/home, https://cepr.org/

    ORGANISING AND PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

    Ellen Bruno (University of California, Berkeley), Ralph De Haas (EBRD, CEPR and Tilburg University), Manthos Delis (University of Montpelier), Tatyana Deryugina (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and NBER), Eugenie Dugoua (London School of Economics), Beata Javorcik (EBRD, CEPR and University of Oxford), Marcin Kacperczyk (Imperial College London and CEPR), Michael Koetter (Halle Institute for Economic Research), Philipp Krueger (University of Geneva and Swiss Finance Institute), Luc Laeven (ECB and CEPR), Ross Levine (University of California - Berkeley), Mirabelle Muuls (Imperial College London), Steven Ongena (University of Zurich and CEPR), Alexander Popov (ECB), Zacharias Sautner (Frankfurt School of Fianance & Management), Sophie Shive (University of Notre Dame), Laura Starks (University of Texas at Austin and NBER), Johannes Stroebel (New York University and NBER), Jeffrey Wurgler (New York University and NBER), Constantine Yannelis (New York University and NBER)


    07/05/2020 CEPR Fifth European Workshop on Household Finance, Stockholm

    The spread of the coronavirus has resulted in many events around the world being reformatted to allow for remote participation. Please note that the CEPR Fifth European Workshop on Household Finance will take place completely virtually via online webinars. Invitations to register for the online webinars will be circulated shortly.

    Please use Firefox, Chrome, Edge or any other web browser that is not Internet Explorer when applying online. Detailed instructions on how to submit a paper can be found at the bottom of this page.

    The CEPR Network on Household Finance and Swedish House of Finance are organising the Fifth European Household Finance Workshop on 7-9 May 2020 with the support of the Think Forward Initiative (TFI) and EIEF. 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. The two-day research workshop is preceded by a CEPR-TFI event on "Household Welfare: Do we need big data?", organised by Paolo Sodini (Stockholm School of Economics, SHoF, and CEPR), at 17:30 on Thursday 7 May at the Swedish House of Finance (Drottninggatan 98).

    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

    The organisers encourage submissions from PhD students in household finance. Students must apply online stating that they are a PhD student and supply their CV. Students should note that, from 2020 on, the best student paper prize will only be awarded once a year at the Household Finance Conference which takes place every Autumn. So, students who want their paper to be considered for the prize should submit it to the Autumn conference, but they are welcome to submit another paper to the Spring workshop.

    Programme Committee

    Steffen Andersen (Copenhagen Business School and CEPR), Laurent Calvet (EDHEC Business School, CFS and CEPR), John Campbell (Harvard University and NBER), 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), 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), Paolo Sodini (Stockholm School of Economics, SHoF, and CEPR), Michele Tertilt (University of Mannheim and CEPR), and Raman Uppal (EDHEC and CEPR).

    Local Organiser: Paolo Sodini (Stockholm School of Economics, SHoF, and CEPR).

    Workshop Venue: The workshop will take place on the premises of Norra Latin (Drottninggatan 71b).

    Paper Submission and Deadline

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

    a) For others than PhD students

    1. Please make the submission fee payment of 50 Euro via the following link on CEPR?s Paypal account https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=J7RZNA2M434QE. If you do not have an existing Paypal account, you can use the guest checkout feature. Please make sure that you select the correct country/region using the dropdown list before filling in your card details and click on the ?Pay Now? button to complete the transaction.

    2. Please submit your paper using the CEPR portal. Authors who are CEPR members can upload their submission on https://portal.cepr.org/fifth-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 workshop 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/fifth-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 workshop registration process to express your interest in attending the workshop at a later stage.

    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 and submit your CV. In case your paper is co-authored, please indicate also whether all your coauthors were PhD students at the time of writing the paper.

    The deadline for submissions is 18:00 (GMT), Wednesday 15 January 2020. 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 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, Senior Events Officer at [email protected] or +44 20 7183 8804.

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


    07/05/2020 Born Out of Necessity: A Debt Standstill for COVID-19, Webinar
    The Covid-19 crisis has led to a sudden collapse in capital flows to emerging and developing countries, who now face problems servicing their external debts while addressing the growing economic strain of the pandemic. Immediate action is needed to prevent disorderly defaults, litigations, and a collapse in the international debt market.

    In this webinar, a subset of authors of a recent CEPR Policy Insight, Patrick Bolton, Lee Buchheit, Mitu Gulati, Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, Ugo Panizza and Beatrice Weder di Mauro explain why low- and middle-income countries are particularly vulnerable, discuss what is at stake for the world economy, and present a mechanism to implement a debt standstill which would free significant resources to cover some of the more immediate costs of the COVID-19 crisis.

    Register on zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NI8O8HcHQX2R0VRv1v-xYQ


    08/05/2020 CEPR / CTEI Webinar: COVID-19 and Trade Policy: Why Turning Inward Won't Work, Webinar
    You are invited to a CEPR / CTEI webinar on:

    COVID-19 and Trade Policy:
    Why Turning Inward Won?t Work

    Join us on Friday 8 May 2020
    16:00-17:00 (BST, London), 17:00 - 18:00 (CST, Geneva)

    Panellists:
    Richard Baldwin,
    Professor, International Economics, Co-Director, Centre for Trade and Economic Integration, The Graduate Institute, Geneva, Editor-in Chief, VoxEU.org, ex President, CEPR
    Simon Evenett, Professor, International Trade and Economic Development, University of St.Gallen, Switzerland, DLA Distinguished Visiting Professor, Carey Business School, The Johns Hopkins University, Research Fellow, CEPR
    Anna Stellinger, Deputy Director General, International and EU Affairs, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, Vice Chairman, Board of Lund University, ex Director-General, Swedish National Board of Trade

    In this webinar, the co-editors and one of the contributors to the new e-book "COVID-19 and Trade Policy: "Why Turning Inward Won?t Work" will discuss how restrictive trade policies that some governments are pursuing are doubly harmful and what initiatives can be proposed, highlighting how groups of nations?if not every nation?can cooperate in meaningful ways to stamp out COVID-19?s threat to humanity. It is time to rediscover the logic of international cooperation.

    Register here: https://graduateinstitute.ch/communications/events/covid-19-and-trade-policy-why-turning-inward-wont-work.


    12/05/2020 CEPR Webinar: Covid Economics: Vetted and Real-Time Papers, Online Seminar
    Dirk Krueger, Harald Uhlig and Taojun Xi presenting the paper :"Macroeconomic Dynamics and Reallocation in an Epidemic ". For more info and to register: see here.

    13/05/2020 Inflation Targeting: The Monetary Vaccine?, Webinar
    In June 2007, CEPR issued its first Policy Insight, authored by Andrew K Rose: "Are International Financial Crises a Barbarous Relic? Inflation Targeting as a Monetary Vaccine". Far more importantly, the first iPhone was released. The iPhone has stood the test of time well; over two billion have been sold, and Apple became the first trillion-dollar company. Inflation targeting has stood up just as well. Almost no one has experienced an international financial crisis on an iPhone, because of inflation targeting; currency crises have been crushed!

    In this webinar, Andrew Rose presents CEPR Policy Insight 100, where he revisits Inflation Targeting and examines how it has withstood the test of time. Lars Svensson, former Deputy Governor of the Sveriges Riksbank, will join the discussion and consider Inflation Targeting in the new world of Covid-19. Tim Phillips will moderate the session.


    13/05/2020 28th CEPR European Summer Symposium in International Macroeconomics (ESSIM), Banque de France
    Please note that this event has now been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

    The spread of the coronavirus has resulted in many events around the world being cancelled, postponed or reformatted to allow for remote participation. Please note that CEPR is monitoring developments very carefully and liaising with all conference organisers regarding the best course of action to take for each event. If you are applying for or scheduled to attend one of our events, please look out for direct communications regarding your event from each organiser. If you have not yet received any specific advice we recommend that you hold off making any travel arrangements until further information has been given.

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    A joint meeting of the following programmes: International Macroeconomics and Finance (IMF), Monetary Economics and Fluctuations (MEF) and Macroeconomics and Growth (MG), hosted by the Banque de France, Paris, 13-15 May 2020.

    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:
    - Wednesday 13th afternoon: Plenary tals
    - Thursday 14th morning and afternoon: IMF programme presentatins, MEF programm presentations, MG programme presentations
    - Friday 15thmorning: Plenary talks

    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:
    Yuriy Gorodnichenko (University of California, Berkeley)
    Stefanie Stantcheva (Harvard University and CEPR)
    Matteo Maggiori (Harvard 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 5 January 2020.

    If you do not currently have a CEPR profile, please create a new profile here and then visit the call for papers website. If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mariolina Ciccone in the CEPR Events team, at [email protected] or +44 20 7183 8809 with the subject line "1918 - ESSIM 2020".

    Organisers:

    Daniele Siena (Banque de France)
    Urszula Szczerbowicz (Banque de France)
    Philippe Bacchetta (Université de Lausanne and CEPR)
    Francesco Caselli (London School of Economics and CEPR)
    Wouter den Haan (London School of Economics and CEPR)


    13/05/2020 CEPR Virtual Industrial Organization Seminar 6 - Dynamic Consumer Search, Online Seminar

    We are happy to announce the next paper for the CEPR Virtual IO Seminar (VIOS) series this Wednesday 13th May. Andrew Rhodes (TSE and CEPR) will be presenting his work "Dynamic Consumer Search" joint with Alexei Parakhonyak. There is no paper to share, but we hope that slides will be available on the seminar website prior to his presentation. A recording of the seminar will be posted to the VIOS website. Also listed there are our upcoming speakers, seminar rules, and more.

    The seminar will be held on Zoom and you are required to register in advance here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the seminar.

    If you have any questions or wish to no longer receive emails regarding VIOS, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].


    14/05/2020 ABFER, CEPR and CUHK Second Annual Symposium in Financial Economics, Shenzhen
    Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19, the organisers have decided to cancel the symposium this year. We will be in contact when the new dates are confirmed for May next year. 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.

    This meeting has been postponed to a later date in 2020. Details to be confirmed.

    Paper submissions in all areas of Finance are invited for this symposium. The symposium will take place on Thursday 14 May and Friday 15 May 2020, at the Shenzhen Finance Institute, Shenzhen, China.

    One of the aims of this symposium is to bring together researchers from Europe and the Asia-Pacific interested in any area of financial economics. Both theoretical and empirical contributions are welcome.

    For presenters based outside of Asia, we will reimburse up to US$1,500 economy airfare and 3 nights' accommodation. For presenters based in Asia, we will reimbursing economy airfare up to of US$500 and 3 nights? accommodation.

    Authors who are CEPR members can upload their submission on https://portal.cepr.org/abfer-cepr-and-cuhk-second-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 13 January 2020.

    Submissions will be reviewed by the Programme Committee and based on their recommendations, the organisers will notify applicants in February 2020 and the programme will be finalised by early March 2020.

    If you have any difficulties submitting your paper or 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), Sudipto Dasgupta (Chinese University of Hong Kong and CEPR), Tao Shu (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen & Shenzhen Finance Institute)

    Programme Committee:

    Corporate Finance

    Bo Becker (Stockholm School of Economics and CEPR), Ling Cen (CUHK), Amil Dasgupta (London School of Economics and CEPR), Andrew Ellul (Indiana University and CEPR), Daniel Ferreira (London School of Economics and CEPR), Xavier Giroud (Columbia Business School and CEPR), Mariassunta Giannetti (Stockholm School of Economics and CEPR), Jun-Koo Kang (NTU), Bart Lambrecht (Cambridge and CEPR), Ron Masulis (UNSW), Erwan Morellec (Swiss Finance Institute and CEPR), Enrique Schroth (Cass Business School and CEPR), Rik Sen (UNSW), Cong Wang (CUHK Shenzhen)

    Banking and Financial Intermediation

    Sumit Agarwal (NUS), Thorsten Beck (Cass School of Business and CEPR), Sudheer Chava (Georgia Tech), Chen Lin (HKU), Hans Degryse (Catholic University of Leuven and CEPR), Jie He (University of Georgia), Vasso Ioannidou (Lancaster University and CEPR), Steven Ongena (University of Zurich and CEPR), Wenlan Qian (NUS), Javier Suarez (CEMFI and CEPR)

    Asset Pricing

    Vikas Agarwal (Georgia State University), Rui Albuquerque (Boston College and CEPR), Utpal Bhattacharya (HKUST), Ekkehart Boehmer (Singapore Management University), Jay Cao (CUHK), Stephen Dimmock (Nanyang Technological University), Miguel Ferreira (Nova School of Business and Economics and CEPR), Allaudeen Hameed (National University of Singapore), Chuan Yang Hwang (Nanyang Technological University), Marcin Kacperczyk (Imperial College and CEPR), Alok Kumar (University of Miami), Tse-Chun Lin (HKU), Dong Lou (LSE and CEPR), Abhiroop Mukherjee (HKUST), Tarun Ramadorai (Imperial College and CEPR), Dragon Tang (HKU), David Thesmar (MIT and CEPR), John Wei (Hong Kong Polytechnic University), Bohui Zhang (CUHK Shenzhen), Chu Zhang (HKUST)


    14/05/2020 Living with lockdowns: Early lessons from India?s COVID-19 response, Webinar
    Many emerging and developing economies are outperforming advanced economies in terms of the stringency of lockdowns even though the costs in terms of destitution, hunger, and death by other means are much higher. In India, which has one of the strictest lockdowns, the vulnerability of the population ? especially the poor ? is accentuated by the fact that 90% of the Indian workforce is in the informal sector with no job security or benefits. This poses practical challenges and specific requirements for any safety net provided by the government and the exit strategy it can take to come out of lockdown. This webinar explores differences across and within states in the implementation of national policies and the provision of support to those most vulnerable. What lessons can be drawn for ?smart lockdown? policies and more effective mitigation of the economic and political impact from these policies?

    Join the discussion with panellists Yamini Aiyar, Kaushik Basu, Ashwini Deshpande, Maitreesh Ghatak and Debraj Ray on India's Covid-19 policies, the lessons learnt so far and recommendations for the future.

    Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4DVy1oB6SGaywC6UNI3lxw


    14/05/2020 Political Economy of Development and Conflict VIII, Barcelona

    Taking into account the current situation of the coronavirus pandemic we have decided to postpone the conference "Political Economy of Development and Conflict VIII", which was to be held in Barcelona, 14-15 May 2020. We will try to look for a date next autumn.

    You are kindly invited to participate in the conference "Political Economy of Development and Conflict VIII" in Barcelona on Thursday-Friday, 14-15 May, 2020.

    This year's speakers are: Brian G. Knight, Mathias Thoenig, Katia Zuravskaia, Marshall Burke, Nico Voigtländer, Thomas Fujiwara, Michael Callen, James Fenske, Christian Dippel.

    There is economy apex travel and accommodation funding for a limited number of participants. 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.

    If you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact Carolina Fernandez or the conference organizers.


    18/05/2020 CEPR International Virtual Organization Economics Seminars - Seminar 3 - Heroes and Villains: The Effects of Combat Leadership on Collaboration in War-Time France, Online Seminar

    The CEPR International Virtual Organization Economics Seminars (CIVOE-Seminars) is aimed at drawing together organizational economics and personnel economics speakers during this time when our university and NBER conferences are occurring less frequently. We are also taking the opportunity to make this a truly international collection of colleagues and speakers. We will meet via a webinar bi-weekly on Mondays at 6 pm CEST. Further details about CIVOE can be found here: https://sites.google.com/view/cepr-ivoes.

    Our third CIVOE seminar will be on Monday 18th May 2020 at 6pm CEST / 5pm London / 12pm East Coast / 11am Chicago / 9am West Coast. Our speaker will be Pauline Grosjean, University of South Wales presenting on "Heroes and Villains: The Effects of Combat Leadership on Collaboration in War-Time France" with Julia Cage (Sciences Po Paris and CEPR), Anna Dagorret (Stanford GSB) and Saumitra Jha (Stanford GSB).

    Please register your interest by using this link: [email protected] Or to join the CIVOE mailing list please click here.


    19/05/2020 CEPR Webinar: Covid Economics: Vetted and Real-Time Papers, Online Seminar
    Christopher Pissarides, Espen R Moen and Pietro Garibaldi presenting the paper "Modelling Contacts and Transitions in the SIR Epidemics Model". For more info and to register: see here.

    20/05/2020 CEPR Virtual Industrial Organization Seminar 7 - Popularity vs Quality: Does Social Media Bias Editorial Decisions?, Online Seminar

    We are happy to announce the next paper for the CEPR Virtual IO Seminar (VIOS) series on Wednesday 20th May. Julia Cagé (Sciences Po and CEPR) will be presenting her work “Popularity vs Quality: Does Social Media Bias Editorial Decisions?” joint with Nicolas Hervé and Béatrice Mazoyer. Our upcoming speakers, seminar rules, and more can be found on the VIOS website at https://sites.google.com/view/virtual-io-seminar/main-page. A recording of the seminar will be posted on the VIOS website.
     
    The seminar will be held on Zoom and you are required to register in advance here: 
    https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BCozPVRFT1a0PJF796IWTw.
    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the seminar.
     
    If you have any questions or wish to no longer receive emails regarding VIOS, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].


    20/05/2020 How Covid-19 affects women, Webinar

    21/05/2020 Recovering from COVID-19 - China and global value chains in the wake of the pandemic, Webinar
    You are invited to a CEPR / LSE IGA / SPP webinar on:
    Recovering from COVID-19 - China and global value chains in the wake of the pandemic

    Join us on Thursday 21 May 2020
    13:00-14:30 (BST, London), 14:00 - 15:30 (CST)

    A series of technological, institutional, and political developments in recent decades have fuelled a significant globalization of production processes across countries. Some of these developments are now in reverse, and the COVID-19 pandemic has added additional challenges for these global value chains. Over the last two decades China's role in these production arrangements has increased dramatically. Many of them are in fact already controlled by Chinese companies, and China is investing in the technologies that will shape the value chains of the future. How will COVID-19 affect these patterns? Are transnational corporations moving production out of China or building up alternative supply chains? The Chinese economy is now in recovery, while the rest of the world is in the grip of the virus. What will the out-of-sync epidemic curves imply? And more generally, will the trend since the Global Financial Crisis towards global value chains becoming less important continue, or even be accelerated, post-COVID-19?

    Panellists:
    Pol Antrás, Professor, Economics Dept, Harvard University and Fellow, CEPR
    Davin Chor, Associate Professor, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College
    Alicia Garcia-Herrero, Chief Economist, Natixis, and Senior Fellow, Bruegel
    Huang Yiping, Professor, National School of Development, Peking University
    Jin Keyu, Associate Professor, Dept of Economics, LSE and Fellow, CEPR

    Chair and Moderator:
    Erik Berglof, Director, Institute of Global Affairs, LSE School of Public Policy and Fellow, CEPR

    Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/4915898057007/WN_aPWzEh_OQUWmOMNoe0vobQ


    22/05/2020 Worker Protection: Reopening the World's Economies in the Presence of COVID-19, Webinar
    This event is sponsored by Global Economic Challenges (GEC) Network, Université Libre de Bruxelles (Solvay), and the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

    As economies across the world begin to reopen in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is imperative that the physical, mental, and economic safety of workers be the priority. The focus of this panel discussion will be to address a variety of key challenges that employers and governments confront as the workforce returns. These include questions related to the role of unemployment insurance, the order in which sectors should be reopened and workers reemployed, the critical role of testing, and the difficulties facing firms and their ecosystems as they attempt to ensure a safe work environment.

    For more information, please visit the event page.


    26/05/2020 CEPR Webinar: Covid Economics: Vetted and Real-Time Papers, Online Seminar
    Anton Korinek and Zachary Bethune presenting the paper:" COVID-19 Infection Externalities: Pursuing Herd Immunity or Containment? " For more info and to register: see here.

    27/05/2020 CEPR Virtual Industrial Organization Seminar 8 - Collective Brand Reputation, Online Seminar
    We are happy to announce the next paper for the CEPR Virtual IO Seminar (VIOS) series on Wednesday 27th May. Roland Strausz (Humboldt University of Berlin and CEPR) will be presenting his work "Collective Brand Reputation," joint with Volker Nocke. There is no paper to share, but slides are available on the seminar website. A recording of the seminar will be made and will be posted to the VIOS website. Also listed there are our upcoming speakers, seminar rules, and more. 

    The seminar will be held on Zoom and you are required to register in advance here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the seminar.

    If you have any questions or wish to no longer receive emails regarding VIOS, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]

    28/05/2020 The Political Economy of COVID-19 - what do we learn from Emerging Europe?, Webinar
    You are invited to a CEPR / LSE IGA / SPP webinar on:

    The Political Economy of COVID-19 ? what do we learn from Emerging Europe? Join us on Thursday 28 May 2020
    13:30-15:00 (BST, London), 14:30 - 16:00 (CST)

    It is often said that more authoritarian regimes can fight the virus more effectively. At the same time independent media has been emphasised as an important factor in influencing both the choice of response strategies and the reporting of official numbers for infections and deaths. The responses to the COVID-19 pandemic vary greatly across Emerging Europe. To what extent does this variation reflect the diversity of political regimes in place across the region? What do we learn about the political economy of COVID-19? What has been the role of media? How has the EU?s handling of the crisis affected politics in the region? What is the role of China? Can we say something already about how the epidemic will affect incumbent regimes? Is the pandemic going to have a lasting impact on the varieties of capitalism in Emerging Europe?

    Join Selva Demiralp, Sergei Guriev, Beata Javorcik, Kori Udovicki and Erik Berglof in this webinar discussion.

    Register online:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/6815905137933/WN_uVGddTghREqcima2xWgj_g


    01/06/2020 CEPR Household Finance Seminar Series, Online Seminar
    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. Please ensure you use the "Comments" field to provide the URL to your official website.

    CEPR Household Finance Seminar Series

    The CEPR Network on Household Finance is launching a new online seminar series on Household Finance. The series is currently run by Cristian Badarinza (National University of Singapore) and Vimal Balasubramaniam (Queen Mary University of London). We meet once a fortnight on Friday (CEST/CET 15:00) on Zoom. This is structured like a regular seminar, with light-touch moderation and opportunities to ask questions during the presentation. The Zoom link to each seminar will be made available on email, one hour before the session.

    To receive information on how to join each seminar, please sign up to our CEPR Household Finance mailing list by clicking on https://portal.cepr.org/cepr-household-finance-seminar-series. Follow us on twitter (@cepr_org) and visit our webpage https://cepr.org/cepr-household-finance-seminar-series. The network has set up a Google Calendar where information on its activities will be posted. Talks will be regularly updated on the Google Calendar (click to access the Google Calendar and click to access in iCal format).

    There is an opportunity for interested potential speakers to submit papers by clicking https://portal.cepr.org/cepr-household-finance-seminar-series. We solicit papers in the following areas, but other related areas are also welcome:

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

    You can update your registration with a new paper submission, or a temporary or permanent withdrawal of the registration at any time by visiting this link.

    On the registration form, please use the "Comments" box for the following purposes:

    • Provide the URL to your official website - please note that this is mandatory
    • A link to the paper
    • To unsubscribe
    • Any other message you wish to relay to the organisers
    We are looking forward to fruitful interactions and wide participation from different parts of the world. 
     
    Kind regards,

    Michael Haliassos
    Director, CEPR Network on Household Finance


    CEPR Household Finance Calendar

    Organisers

    Cristian Badarinza (National University of Singapore) and Vimal Balasubramaniam (Queen Mary University of London)

    Contact Us

    For feedback/suggestions, please contact Mandy Chan, Senior Events Officer at [email protected].

    CEPR Network on Household Finance: https://cepr.org/content/cepr-network-household-finance 

    Think Forward Initiative: https://www.thinkforwardinitiative.com/


    02/06/2020 CEPR Webinar: Covid Economics: Vetted and Real-Time Papers, Online Seminar
    Gregor Jarosch presenting the paper "Internal and External Effects of Social Distancing in a Pandemic".
    For more info and to register: see here.

    03/06/2020 CEPR Webinar: The Political Economy Webinar Series, Online Seminar
    Guido Tabellini, Bocconi University and CEPR, presenting the paper "Economic Shocks and Populism: the Political Implications of Reference Dependent Preferences".
    for more info and to register see here.

    03/06/2020 CEPR Webinar on Europe in the time of Covid-19 and beyond, Webinar
    You are invited to a CEPR Policy webinar on:

    Europe in the time of Covid-19 and beyond

    Join us on Wednesday 3 June 2020
    13:00-14:00 (BST, London), 14:00-15:00 (CST)

    Panellists: Agnès Bénassy-Quéré, Paris School of Economics - University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and CEPR Beatrice Weder di Mauro, President, CEPR

    Moderator: Tim Phillips, CEPR

    There is no doubt that the Covid crisis represents a challenge for European unity and another crash test for the euro. Europe has been, and will likely remain, one of the most Covid-infected regions in the world and, while doing nothing was not an option and would itself have disrupted economic activity, the forceful reactions of national governments to the pandemic, through various strategies combining social distancing, testing/quarantining and lockdowns, have triggered an economic crisis at least twice the size of the 2009 crisis. Furthermore, the recovery is likely to be slow due to depressed consumption and investment, and it will require fast reallocations in both the labour market and the capital market.

    A small positive observation in this crisis has been the degree of engagement of economists in an intense debate with policymakers on the appropriate responses to ëflatten the economic recession curveí and to safeguard the most impacted groups from the economic fallout of the health crisis.

    Agnès Bénassy-Quéré and Beatrice Weder di Mauro have edited a new CEPR eBook, which illustrates the intense effort of the academic community during this time. Join them both in this webinar to discuss the collection of VoxEU columns that were selected for this eBook.

    Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/6815910196258/WN_UaKkj3YKRIm5Y1GS84eZag


    03/06/2020 CEPR Virtual Industrial Organization Seminar 9 - Organizing Competition for the Market, Online Seminar
    We are happy to announce the next paper for the CEPR Virtual IO Seminar (VIOS) series this Wednesday 3rd June. Elisabetta Iossa (Tor Vergata Rome and CEPR) will be presenting her work "Organizing Competition for the Market" joint with Patrick Rey (TSE and CEPR) and Michael Waterson (Warwick). The paper may be downloaded from the VIOS website. Also listed there are our upcoming speakers, seminar rules, and more. A recording of the seminar will be made and will also be posted to the VIOS website.

    The seminar will be held on Zoom and you are required to register in advance here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the seminar.

    If you have any questions or wish to no longer receive emails regarding VIOS, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]


    03/06/2020 Public Debt and Sovereign Credit Risk, Lausanne
    Unfortunately, because of the uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to cancel this year's conference.

    The University of Lausanne will host a workshop on Public Debt and Sovereign Credit Risk, to be held on June 3-4, 2020. This workshop is aimed to foster discussion on debt-related issues by involving leading scholars and policy advisors conducting theoretical and/or empirical research.
    The Organizing Committee invites submission on the following topics (among others): public debt management, sovereign defaults, fiscal limits and debt sustainability, sovereign bond markets, debt dynamics and monetary policy (unconventional monetary policies, quantitative easing programs), determinants of sovereign bond yields and spreads, demand and supply of safe assets, interactions between public and private debt.

    Keynote speeches will be delivered by:

    John H. Cochrane (Stanford University) and
    Eric M. Leeper (University of Virginia).

    Please send a draft of your paper, or a detailed abstract, in electronic form to [email protected] by January 5, 2020. Please indicate with your submission if you will need funding (CEPR's travel reimbursement policy will apply).

    Organizing Committee: Philippe Bacchetta, Florin Bilbiie and Jean-Paul Renne.

    Program Committee: Philippe Bacchetta (HEC Lausanne, SFI and CEPR), Kenza Benhima (HEC Lausanne and CEPR), Florin Bilbiie (HEC Lausanne and CEPR), Luisa Lambertini (EPFL), Jean-Paul Renne (HEC Lausanne) and Andreas Tischbirek (HEC Lausanne).


    04/06/2020 9th MoFiR Workshop on Banking, Lisbon
    Unfortunately, because of the uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided that it is not possible (neither safe) to hold the MoFiR workshop on banking in person. However, rather than canceling the workshop, we plan to hold it online, as a webinar (through Zoom, or other platforms). To accomodate differences in the time zones and the limited attention span when moving online, the idea is to concentrate 12 presentations over the afternoons of 4-5 June, 2020.

    The preliminary program is available here. More details will follow here.

    After eight successful workshops in Ancona (2012, 2013, 2014, 2018), Kobe (2015), Chicago (2016, 2019) and London (2017) the Money and Finance Research Group (MoFiR), together with the Banco de Portugal and the Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics, are pleased to announce the next workshop will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, on 4-5 June, 2020.

    The organising committee of this small informal workshop invites submissions of high-quality theoretical and empirical research on financial intermediation. Scholars in the fields of banking and finance will meet to discuss current issues in banking, financial stability, and financial regulation, focusing on policy reforms for a stable global financial environment. The workshop will provide an opportunity for presentations and discussions about policy-relevant research in an informal and highly interactive environment.

    The keynote speaker will be Murillo Campello (Cornell University and NBER)

    This year the workshop will include an additional half-day (3 June, afternoon) at ISEG, Lisbon, on SME.

    Programme Committee: Pietro Alessandrini (Università Politecnica delle Marche and MoFiR), Lamont Black (DePaul University), Martin Brown (University of St. Gallen), Nicola Cetorelli (Federal Reserve Bank of New York), Claire Célérier (University of Toronto), Hans Degryse (KU Leuven and CEPR) Ralph De Haas (EBRD and Tilburg University and CEPR), Andrew Ellul (Indiana University, ECGI and CEPR), Michele Fratianni (Università Politecnica delle Marche and MoFiR), Jon Frost (Bank for International Settlements), Leonardo Gambacorta (Bank for International Settlements and CEPR), Mariassunta Giannetti (Stockholm School of Economics and CEPR) , Arpit Gupta (NYU Stern), Nandini Gupta (Indiana University), Kinda Hachem (University of Virginia), Vasso Ioannidou (Lancaster University and CEPR), Rustom M. Irani (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and CEPR), Sebnem Kalezmi Ozcan (University of Maryland, NBER and CEPR), José María Liberti (DePaul University, Northwestern University and MoFiR), David Martinez, Miera (Universidad Carlos III and CEPR), Raoul Minetti (Michigan State University), Camelia Minoiu (Federal Reserve Board), Steven Ongena (University of Zurich, SFI and CEPR), Marco Pagano (University of Naples Federico II, CSEF, EIEF and CEPR), Jacopo Ponticelli (Northwestern University), Sergio Schmukler (The World Bank and MoFiR), Enrico Sette (Bank of Italy), Janis Skrastins (Washington University in St. Louis), Sascha Steffen (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management), Jason Sturgess (Queen Mary University of London), Hirofumi Uchida (Kobe University and MoFiR), Gregory Udell (Indiana University and MoFiR), Iichiro Uesugi (Hitotsubashi University and MoFiR)

    Local Organising Committee: Diana Bonfim (Banco de Portugal and Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics), Geraldo Cerqueiro (Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics), Cláudia Custódio (Imperial College Business School and CEPR), Andrea F. Presbitero (International Monetary Fund and MoFiR), Alberto Zazzaro (University of Naples Federico II, CSEF and MoFiR)

    Additional Information: MoFiR and workshop website: https://sites.google.com/view/mofir2020/home Location: Banco de Portugal ( https://www.bportugal.pt/en/ ) and Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics ( https://www.clsbe.lisboa.ucp.pt )

    Questions may be addressed to: [email protected]


    04/06/2020 The Evolution of the Banking Sector and Financial Stability, Tilburg

    We have decided to postpone this conference to the next academic year. Dates TBC.

    Keynote Speaker: Bruno Biais (HEC Paris and CEPR)

    The banking sector is undergoing rapid technological change. This creates opportunities as well as challenges for the banks, and potentially has implications for financial stability and financial regulation. 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:

    Technological advances and access to credit;

    Changing business models of banks and financial stability;

    Evolving competition in the financial sector;

    The adequacy of micro and macro-prudential policies to safeguard financial stability;

    The resolution of failed banks and too-big-to-fail (TBTF);

    The transmission of monetary policy;

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

    Corporate governance at financial institutions;

    The internationalization of the banking sector.

    SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JANUARY 15th, 2020.

    Papers should be submitted electronically to [email protected] along with your affiliation and email address. Authors of accepted papers will be contacted by March 1st, 2020. Economy class travel and accommodation for invited participants will be covered.

    FURTHER INFORMATION:

    The conference will be held at Tilburg University. Tentatively, the program starts Thursday June 4th at 9:00 and ends Friday at 16:00. The program will include up to 10-12 papers with their discussions, leaving ample time for comments from the audience and for interaction among participants. Presenters and discussants are expected to attend for the whole duration of the conference. More details about the conference and the venue can be found at:

    https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/research/institutes-and-research-groups/ebc

    ORGANISERS:

    Fabio Castiglionesi (EBC, Tilburg University), Vasso Ioannidou (Lancaster University and CEPR), Louis Raes (EBC, Tilburg University), Thorsten Lehnert (Luxembourg School of Finance)

    PROGRAM COMMITTEE (to be completed):

    Fabio Braggion (EBC, Tilburg University), Ferre De Graeve (KU Leuven), Alessandro Gavazza (London School of Economics and CEPR), Mariassunta Giannetti (Stockholm School of Economics and CEPR), Harry Huizinga (EBC, Tilburg University and CEPR), Vasso Ioannidou (Lancaster University and CEPR), Frederic Malherbe (University College London and CEPR), David Martinez-Miera (University Carlos III and CEPR), Nicola Pavanini (EBC, Tilburg University and CEPR), Joel Shapiro (University of Oxford - Saïd Business School and CEPR), Greg Udell (Indiana University - Kelley School of Business), Boris Vallee (Harvard Business School), Guillaume Vuillemey (HEC and CEPR)


    04/06/2020 CEPR / LSE IGA / SPP Webinar: Shrinking Capitalism, Webinar
    You are invited to a CEPR / LSE IGA / SPP webinar on:

    Shrinking Capitalism

    Join us on Thursday 4 June 2020
    13:00-14:30 (BST, London), 14:00 - 15:30 (CST)

    Panellists: Philippe Aghion, Professor of economics, College de France and LSE, CEPR Samuel Bowles, Director of Behavioral Sciences, Santa Fe Institute Wendy Carlin, Professor of economics, University College London, CEPR David Soskice, Professor, LSE School Professor of Economics and Political Science, LSE

    Chair and Moderator: Erik Berglof, Director, Institute of Global Affairs, LSE School of Public Policy and Fellow, CEPR

    The COVID 19 pandemic along with climate change has dramatized the obsolescence of the benchmark paradigm that still forms the basis of undergraduate teaching and popular discussion of economics. As was the case in the aftermath of the Second World War and the Great Depression a combination of new problems and new developments in economic theory provide the groundwork for a new paradigm. This would allow us to escape the limits of the government versus markets policy menu and encompass motivations beyond material gain and compliance with governmental authority to include ethical motivations of solidarity and duty that have underpinned successful anti-COVID policies.

    Join Philippe Aghion, Samuel Bowles, Wendy Carlin, David Soskice and Erik Berglof in this webinar discussion.

    Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/6115907563293/WN_4O45LKHBS8Gc8PFMF2DoRw


    04/06/2020 3rd ETH Workshop on Democracy: Theoretical Political Economy, Zurich
    The 3rd ETH Workshop on Democracy: Theoretical Political Economy, will take place at ETH Zurich on Thursday 4 and Friday 5 of June 2020 and is organized by the Chair of Macroeconomics: Innovation and Policy at ETH Zurich together with CEPR.

    The workshop is organized by the Chair of Macroeconomics: Innovation and Policy at ETH Zurich and aims to:

    • present leading theoretical approaches to model Politics,
    • present cutting-edge theoretical analyses of Political Economy problems
    • explore new forms of Democracy.

    The scientific organizers are Prof. Hans Gersbach (ETH Zurich and CEPR), Prof. César Martinelli (George Mason University) and Dr. Oriol Tejada (ETH Zurich).

    We have added discussants as a new feature for this years' workshop. We expect the workshop to provide a stimulating discussion of ongoing research among a limited number of invited participants. Each presentation will be about 60 minutes, including presentation and discussion.

    Of course, we planned the workshop long before the current situation with Coronavirus. We are aware that it might render planning much more difficult. However, due to our commitment to the workshop and its extremely attractive programme, we decided neither to postpone nor to cancel it. Ideally, we will be able to conduct the workshop at ETH Zurich in person, as originally planned. Alternatively, we will conduct it as a somewhat shorter video conference.

    Organisers:
    Hans Gersbach (ETH Zurich and CEPR)
    Prof. César Martinelli (George Mason University)
    Dr. Oriol Tejada (ETH Zurich)


    05/06/2020 1st London Political Finance (POLFIN) Workshop, London
    Cass Business School and the Systemic Risk Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), together with CEPR will organize a workshop on the theme of political finance. The workshop will take place at the Cass Business School campus in central London on 5 June 2020.

    Both theoretical and empirical contributions are welcome.

    There will be a dedicated discussant for each paper, as well as open floor discussion. Papers are invited on the following (non-exclusive) list of topics:

    Financial crises, political institutions and populism
    Interaction of financial cycles with politics
    Revolving doors between financial institutions and government
    Corruption and lobbying in finance
    Political/policy uncertainty and corporate risk-taking
    Gender/race issues in finance
    Media and finance

    The workshop features a keynote speech by Professor Sir Timothy Besley (LSE and CEPR).

    There is no registration fee. An invitation-only conference dinner will be hosted on 4 June 2020.

    Accommodation for the presenters will be covered by the workshop organisers. To submit a paper (full papers accepted only ? preliminary versions also welcome), please send an email to Orkun Saka at [email protected] In the subject header please add "Submission: POLFIN Workshop". In the case of multiple-authored papers, indicate who will present the paper. The authors will be notified about the acceptance of papers by 1 April 2020.

    ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
    Thorsten Beck, Orkun Saka & Paolo Volpin

    SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE:
    Anat Admati (Stanford University)
    Thorsten Beck (Cass Business School, CEPR)
    Jeffrey Chwieroth (LSE & SRC)
    Shawn Cole (Harvard University)
    Jon Danielsson (LSE & SRC)
    Ralph De Haas (EBRD, CEPR & Tilburg University)
    Barry Eichengreen (UC Berkeley, CEPR)
    Paola Giuliano (UCLA, CEPR)
    Sergei Guriev (Sciences Po & CEPR)
    Orkun Saka (University of Sussex, LSE & SRC)
    Vikrant Vig (London Business School)
    Paolo Volpin (Cass Business School, CEPR)
    Luigi Zingales (University of Chicago, CEPR)


    05/06/2020 CEPR & Korea University 5th International Macroeconomics and Finance Conference on "Understanding Exchange Rate Dynamic", Seoul

    The spread of the coronavirus has resulted in many events around the world being cancelled, postponed or reformatted to allow for remote participation. Please note that CEPR is monitoring developments very carefully and liaising with all conference organisers regarding the best course of action to take for each event. If you are applying for or scheduled to attend one of our events, please look out for direct communications regarding your event from each organiser. If you have not yet received any specific advice we recommend that you hold off making any travel arrangements until further information has been given.

    THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN MOVED ONLINE

    Korea University will host the 5th International Macroeconomics and Finance conference (IMFC5) sponsored by the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) on "Understanding Exchange Rate Dynamics" on 5 June 2020 in collaboration with Keio University and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
    The programme is available here . To register please contact [email protected].

    Exchange rates movements are again attracting a lot of attention as a focal point in the policy debate. Prolonged recession following the global financial crisis pushed most advanced economies into liquidity traps, and domestic monetary policies have remained significantly limited. The exchange rate offers an alternative option for boosting aggregate demand. However, the exchange rate channel may have global repercussions through spillover effects on international goods and financial markets. In particular, emerging market policymakers have raised warnings about excessive exchange rate movements arising from advanced economy stimulus. This conference hopes to bring together new empirical and theoretical research on all aspects of exchange rates, their role in domestic macroeconomic policy as well as the global trade and financial system. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Exchange rates as a tool of macro policy
    • Optimal monetary and macroprudential policies in open economies
    • Exchange rate determination after the global financial crisis
    • The usefulness of flexible exchange rates in a global financial system
    • Real versus financial determination of exchange rates
    • Exchange rates and competitiveness
    • Exchange rate effects of financial frictions and unconventional monetary policy

    Those interested in participating are invited to submit papers to [email protected]. The submission deadline is January 10th, 2020. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by January 20th, 2020.

    The conference will arrange accommodation in Seoul for presenters. The conference has a limited budget for reimbursing economy-class airfare of up to 1,500 U.S. dollars and paying for lodging to all foreign participants. When submitting the paper, please indicate whether you require financial support. Attendance at the workshop is by invitation only.

    The conference organizers are grateful for support from the Korea University BK21 program and CEPR.

    Keynote Presenter
    Philippe Bacchetta (University of Lausanne and CEPR)
    "Puzzling Exchange Rate Dynamics and Delayed Portfolio Adjustment"

    Organizing Committee
    David Cook (HKUST)
    Michael Devereux (University of British Columbia and CEPR)
    Ippei Fujiwara (Keio University / ANU)
    Jinill Kim (Korea University)
    Kwanho Shin (Korea University)

    Please address any queries to by emailing at [email protected].


    07/06/2020 CEPR Research and Policy Network on Populism Annual Meeting 2020, Stockholm
    We invite you to submit a paper proposal or express interest in attending the annual meeting of the CEPR Research and Policy Network (RPN) on Populism. The conference will take place on 7-8 June 2020, hosted by the Department of Economics at Stockholm University.
    The goal of the conference is to provide a forum for high-quality research on populism and to bring together scholars of populism from across Europe as well as from outside the region (from both inside and outside the RPN). Both theoretical and empirical paper proposals are welcome.
    This year, the meeting of the RPN is organised jointly with the 2020 CEPR Public Economics Annual Symposium 2020 which will be held on June 8-9. The symposium's keynote speakers will be Emmanuel Saez (UC Berkeley), Alberto Alesina (Harvard University) and Stefanie Stantcheva (Harvard University). The symposium will include a special morning session on June 8 dedicated to Political Economy & Public Finance ? to celebrate the launch of POLECON, the political economy network within the CEPR Public Economics programme.
    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 and for those with a CEPR profile, please submit your paper via the CEPR online system by visitinghttps://portal.cepr.org/RPN-Populism-2020. If you do not have a personal profile, you can create one here and then cilck on the registration link above. If you have any difficulty in applying, please email Mariolina Ciccone in the CEPR events team, at [email protected] with the subject header "10005-RPN Populism 2020".

    If you wish to attend please do ensure that your application and paper reach CEPR by 18:00 (GMT) January 19, 2020. We cannot accept submissions received after this date. It may not be possible to accept all applications to attend this symposium if demand exceeds the space available. We aim to notify successful applicants by the end of February 2020.

    Organisers
    Sergei Guriev, Sciences Po and CEPR
    Torsten Persson, Stockholm University and CEPR
    Maria Petrova, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and CEPR


    08/06/2020 21st CEPR/JIE Conference on Applied Industrial Organisation and 17th CEPR/JIE School on Applied Industrial Organisation, Rome

    The spread of the coronavirus has resulted in many events around the world being cancelled, postponed or reformatted to allow for remote participation. The next CEPR/JIE Conference on Applied Industrial Organisation and CEPR/JIE School on Applied Industrial Organisation will take place on 7-9 June 2021 in Rome.

    The organisers and steering committee of the 21st CEPR/JIE 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 Rome. The conference will be organised by Andrea Pozzi (Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance and CEPR), Mar Reguant (Northwestern University, NBER, and CEPR) and Nicolas Schutz (University of Mannheim and CEPR).

    The event is hosted by the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF) and will take place at their facilities in central Rome. Financial support for the conference is generously provided by the Journal of Industrial Economics (JIE), EIEF, University of Zurich, European Research Council (ERC), Charles River Associates, Cornerstone Research, SOSE 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.

    The last two years, the conference "returned to its roots" and witnessed enhanced collaboration between IO economists from both sides of the Atlantic. Fostering this collaboration, we are happy to confirm the attendance and participation of Simon Anderson (Virginia and CEPR), Uli Doraszelski (Wharton and CEPR), Phil Haile (Yale), Jean-Francois Houde (Wisconsin), Francine Lafontaine (Michigan and CEPR), Jeanine Miklos-Thal (Rochester), Nathan Miller (Georgetown), Aviv Nevo (Upenn), Ariel Pakes (Harvard), Matt Shum (Caltech), Amanda Starc (Kellogg), and Jidong Zhou (Yale SOM).

    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. Based on the success of the format last year, researchers accepted to the school will give very short (<10 min) presentations of their work at some point during the conference and participate in poster sessions during an extended lunch period immediately after their presentations. 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 2020-21, 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/cfp-school.

    Building on the success of the policy panel last year, we will again have a policy panel. The topic and panelists will be confirmed as soon as possible and will be announced at the same time as the conference program.

    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, Conference Attendance, and Deadlines:

    The deadline for submissions is Friday 17 January, 2020 at 18:00 (GMT). Authors will be notified about whether their paper has been accepted in March 2020.

    Authors can upload their submission by visiting the registration link: https://portal.cepr.org/cepr-conference-applied-industrial-organisation-2020 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, Senior Events Officer, at [email protected] or +44 20 7183 8804.

    Individuals wishing to attend the conference should also express their interest via the online form above. We try to accommodate as many such requests as possible, but please understand if we cannot due to space or budgetary constraints. Preference for attendance is given to young researchers and CEPR IO Programme members.

    Accommodation and Accommodation Funding:

    We have reserved a block of rooms for the conference at a number of hotels near EIEF. Conference participants are free to take advantage of these rooms as long as they book before the end of the day on 31 March 2020. After this date, participants will be responsible for finding their own accommodation in Rome.

    We are unfortunately unable to guarantee accommodation expenses will be covered for all participants on the programme. Accommodation expenses for participants not on the programme 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.


    08/06/2020 CEPR Public Economics Annual Symposium 2020 "Public Finance, Stockholm
    We invite you to submit a paper proposal or express interest in attending the 2020 CEPR Public Economics Symposium. The Symposium will take place on 8-9 June 2020, hosted by the Department of Economics at Stockholm University.

    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, we celebrate the launch of POLECON, our political economy network within the public economics group, led by Helios Herrera and Ronny Razin. To this effect, the symposium will feature a special morning session on June 8 dedicated to Political Economy & Public Finance. This session will be joint with participants from the two-day conference organized by the CEPR Populism Network at Stockholm University.

    We encourage submissions in all areas of public finance. We are particularly interested this year in works at the intersection of public and political economy related to our understanding of recent inequality trends, and research analyzing the political economy of public policy design.

    Our keynote speakers for the conference will be Emmanuel Saez (UC Berkeley), Alberto Alesina (Harvard University and CEPR) and Stefanie Stantcheva (Harvard University and CEPR).

    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 and for those with a CEPR profile, please submit your paper via the CEPR online system by visiting https://portal.cepr.org/PE-Symp-2020. If you do not have a personal profile, you can create one here and then cilck on the registration link above. If you have any difficulty in applying, please email Mariolina Ciccone in the CEPR events team, at [email protected] with the subject header "3580-PE Annual Symposium 2020".

    If you wish to attend please do ensure that your application and paper reach CEPR by 18:00 (GMT) January 19, 2020. We cannot accept submissions received after this date. It may not be possible to accept all applications to attend this symposium if demand exceeds the space available. We aim to notify successful applicants by the end of February 2020.

    Organisers
    Camille Landais, London School of Economics and CEPR
    David Seim, Stockholm University and CEPR


    09/06/2020 CEPR Webinar: Covid Economics: Vetted and Real-Time Papers, Online Seminar
    Jonathan Dingel, presenting the paper:"How Many Jobs Can be Done at Home?"
    For more info and to register: see here.

    10/06/2020 CEPR/SAFE Webinar: Beyond the Pandemic - Reviving Europe's Banking Union, Webinar

    11/06/2020 Asymmetries, Nonlinearities, Information Effects, and Other Curios in Monetary Economics, Ankara
    PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS MEETING HAS BEEN POSTPONED. THE NEW DATE WILL SOON BE COMMUNICATED

    The world seems not to work as prescribed by standard theory. Why not? Why do monetary policy actions not always elicit the same financial market and real economy responses? What are the empirical regularities and the theories that help us make sense of these?

    Bilkent Economics, together with CEPR, is organizing a workshop on monetary economics, with emphasis on heterogeneity of policies and responses to these. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    1. Business cycle asymmetries
    2. Asymmetry of monetary policy responses to financial and real developments
    3. Asymmetry of financial market and real economy responses to monetary policy
    4. The presence and nature of perceived central bank private information effects
    5. The effects of second moments of income/wealth/wage/price distributions on responses of first moments to monetary policy

    Jonathan H. Wright (Johns Hopkins University) has agreed to be the keynote speaker of the conference. The organizers welcome submissions of relevant papers. Travel and accommodation expenses for academic speakers on the programme will be covered. The conference is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union?s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program (grant No. 726400 "Theory and Empirics of Asymmetry").
    The submission deadline is 1 March 2020 (18:00 GMT). Authors of accepted papers will be notified by 15 March 2020.

    For CEPR members and for those with a CEPR profile, please submit your paper via the CEPR online system by visiting https://portal.cepr.org/Bilkent-Conf-June-2020. If you do not have a personal profile, you can create one here and then click on the registration link above. If you have any difficulty in applying, please email Mariolina Ciccone in the CEPR events team, at [email protected] with the subject header "40050- Bilkent Conference June-2020".

    Organizing Committee:
    Refet S. Gürkaynak (Bilkent and CEPR)
    Burçin Kisacikoglu (Bilkent)
    Sang Seok Lee (Bilkent)
    Silvia Miranda-Agrippino (Bank of England and CEPR)
    Giovanni Ricco (Warwick and CEPR)


    11/06/2020 CEPR Virtual Industrial Organization Seminar 10 - CEPR Applied IO Conference Policy Panel - What should IO economists be working on in tech?, Online Seminar
    The EC is planning to regulate “gatekeeper” digital platforms, the UK is planning to establish a Digital Markets Unit, Australia is starting to implement the recommendations of its 600+ page Digital Platforms Inquiry, and the U.S. House of Representatives is holding hearings on how to protect consumers in digital markets.  And they all need help!

    In this special policy panel originally scheduled to be part of the annual CEPR Applied IO Conference in Rome, four economists at the front lines of competition policymaking worldwide will discuss the gaps in knowledge inhibiting policy responses to enhance consumer welfare in digital markets.

    Topics to be discussed include:

    •    
    Business models matter for incentives and thus the likelihood of anticompetitive practices.  Do we have models for all the types of platform businesses out there?  If not, what is modeled best and what is lacking?

    •  
     Umpire and player?  Platforms are often two-sided, with consumers coming to seek services.  Many recent antitrust investigations are focusing on the case where platforms are vertically integrating to provide these services in competition with 3rd-party providers.  When is steering and self-preferencing anti-competitive and when is it efficient?  Do we have the models to understand incentives in search versus app stores versus online retail?  What data do policymakers need to evaluate these questions?  And should there be “rules governing rules” when the platform is both umpire and player?
     
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    Measuring harms?  Can economists do better in providing quantitative tools to assess the harms that are often important in digital platforms but are not price, e.g. quality of service (including privacy and exploitative, false, and/or addictive content), innovation, and the probability (and welfare effects) of markets that tip?  As well as pass-through of prices for “free” services that are monetized on the other side of the market?

    •    
    Regulation is coming but what should it look like?  In the last weeks, the EU put out a quote for a study to support their plans for “gatekeeper” regulations.  What research is already available to answer their questions and where are there gaps?

    We anticipate a lively discussion with ample opportunity for comments and questions from the audience. 


    To Attend:  The conference will be held on Zoom and if you wish to attend, you are required to register in advance here.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the seminar. If you are unable to join, we will record the panel and post it to the VIOS website.

    11/06/2020 CEPR / LSE IGA / SPP Webinar on Digital Currencies and Stable Coins as Crisis Management Tools, Webinar
    You are invited to a CEPR / LSE IGA / SPP webinar on:

    Digital Currencies and Stable Coins as Crisis Management Tools

    Join us on Thursday 11 June 2020 14:00-15:30 (BST, London), 15:00 - 16:30 (CST)

    Payment systems and money are evolving rapidly. Developments in information technology, digital networks and the increase in internet-based retailing have created the demand and technological space for digital transactions that have the potential to radically change payment and financial intermediation systems. Will Covid-19 accelerate these changes? How radical or similar could this new landscape be? What kinds of design choices and/or regulatory response might make the difference? How might Central Banks support and adapt?

    Join Benoît Coeuré, Piroska Nagy-Mohacsi, Christina Segal-Knowles, Ricardo Reis and Erik Berglof in this webinar discussion.

    Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/7315911765934/WN_IGYx8WA2TiywWiBWSkmvaw


    11/06/2020 CEPR/LSE Annual Symposium in Labour Economics 2020, Online Seminar

    We invite you to submit a paper or express interest in attending the 2020 CEPR/LSE Annual Symposium in Labour Economics, taking place on 11-12 June 2020 and hosted by the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics.

    The keynote speakers are Enrico Moretti (University of California, Berkeley and CEPR) and Alessandra Voena (University of Chicago and CEPR).

    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 (11th) and end on Friday afternoon (12th).

    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

    If you are a CEPR member or have a profile on the CEPR portal, please submit your paper by visiting the call for papers webpage. If you do not currently have a CEPR profile, please create a new profile here and then click on the registration link above. Please include the paper you wish to submit or indicate if you would like to participate without presenting a paper.
    If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mariolina Ciccone, Events Officer at [email protected] or +44 20 7183 8809. The deadline for submissions is 6pm (GMT), Friday 14 February 2020. We aim to notify successful applicants by early March 2020.

    Organisers:
    Steve Machin (LSE, CEP and CEPR)
    Marco Manacorda (QMUL, CEP-LSE and CEPR)
    Guy Michaels (LSE, CEP and CEPR)
    Barbara Petrongolo (QMUL, CEP-LSE and CEPR)


    12/06/2020 Eighth CEPR Economic History Symposium, Geneva

    The spread of the coronavirus has resulted in many events around the world being cancelled, postponed or reformatted. The organisers have decided to postpone the Eighth Economic History Symposium to June 2021. We will be circulating a new Call for Papers in due course.

    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.

    We are writing to invite you to submit a paper proposal or to express your interest in attending the eighth CEPR Economic History Symposium, which will take place in Geneva, 12-13 June 2020.

    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

    If you would like to submit a paper proposal, please upload a draft with your reply form by visiting https://portal.cepr.org/eighth-cepr-economic-history-symposium 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, Senior Events Officer at [email protected] or +44 20 7183 8804.

    The deadline for replies is Monday 13 January 2020, 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-February 2020 of their decision.

    Yours sincerely,

    The Organisers/Scientific Committee

    Stephen Broadberry (Oxford University and CEPR), Rui Esteves (The Graduate Institute, Geneva and CEPR), Juan Flores (University of Geneva), Pilar Nogues-Marco (University of Geneva and CEPR) Tobias Straumann (University of Zurich), Nathan Sussman (The Graduate Institute, Geneva and CEPR), Martina Viarengo (The Graduate Institute, Geneva and Harvard University, Center for International Development)


    15/06/2020 CEPR International Virtual Organization Economics Seminars - Seminar 5 - The Changing Nature of the CEO Job, Online Seminar
    The CEPR International Virtual Organization Economics Seminars (CIVOE-Seminars) is aimed at drawing together organizational economics and personnel economics speakers during this time when our university and NBER conferences are occurring less frequently. We are also taking the opportunity to make this a truly international collection of colleagues and speakers.  We will meet via a webinar bi-weekly on Mondays at 6pm CEST. Further details about CIVOE can be found here: https://sites.google.com/view/cepr-ivoes.

    Our fifth CIVOE seminar will be on Monday 15th June 2020 at 6pm CEST / 5pm London / 12pm East Coast / 11am Chicago / 9am West Coast. Our speaker will be Raffaella Sadun (Havard Business School and CEPR) presenting on “The Changing Nature of the CEO Job” with Joe Fuller, Stephen Hansen, Tejas Ramdas. 

    Title: The Changing Nature of the CEO Job
    Authors: Joe Fuller, Stephen Hansen, Tejas Ramdas and Raffaella Sadun

    Abstract: How has the job of the CEO changed over time? We study this question using a proprietary corpus of CEO job descriptions from a major headhunting firm. The data covers several thousand searches over a 20-year period. We propose a novel text-mining algorithm for mapping the free-text sentences found in documents into well-defined categories of skills and capabilities  provided in the O*NET database. We find differences in the demand for skills across industries, and a stark increase in the demand for social skills (i.e., skills that facilitate interactions among people, persuasion, and team work more generally) over operational skills (i.e., skills that relate to the execution of set operational and financial goals, measurement of performance, and controls over physical and human resources). The increase in the demand for social skills is starker in companies with greater IT investments, suggesting a possible complementarity between specific leadership characteristics and the adoption of new  technologies.


    Please register your interest by using this link: 
    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtdumvqjgoHdRq_QySQvjDNXpCey-w-jiDAfter registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. If you have registered for the fourth CIVOE seminar, you will not need to register again as you will be able to use the same Zoom details from last week to access the fifth CIVOE seminar.

    Please feel free to forward this email to anyone you think may be interested. This will be the last seminar for this semester. However, we are excited to announce that we will continue the CIVOE Seminar series in the fall with 7 bi-weekly seminars beginning on Monday 14 September 2020. 

    To get in touch with us, suggest a speaker, or any other questions, please email us at [email protected]. Or to join the CIVOE mailing list please click here.

    16/06/2020 CEPR Webinar: Covid Economics: Vetted and Real-Time Papers, Online Seminar
    Tito Boeri presenting the paper :"Mitigating the work-security trade-off ".
    For more info and to register: see here.

    17/06/2020 Workshop on "Macro-Finance Challenges of the Green, post-Covid Transition", Paris

    The spread of the coronavirus has resulted in many events around the world being cancelled, postponed or reformatted to allow for remote participation. Please note that CEPR is monitoring developments very carefully and liaising with all conference organisers regarding the best course of action to take for each event. Please note that the conference will now take place virtually.


    17/06/2020 GEP/CEPR Summer Trade Workshop "The Dynamics of Trade", Nottingham
    The Nottingham Centre for Globalization and Economic Policy (GEP) are pleased to announce the forthcoming GEP/CEPR Summer Workshop please register to attend "The Dynamics of Trade" will be hosted online on Wednesday 17th June - Friday 19th June 2020. The full programme can be found here.

    The conference is open to all.  We ask that you please register to attend as soon as possible and by Tuesday 9th June at the latest.

    Only those who are registered will be able to access the online event.

    Conference Organisers: Facundo Albornoz, Giammario Impullitti and Andrés Rodríguez-Clare.  


    17/06/2020 CEPR Virtual Industrial Organization Seminar 11 - Should Amazon be allowed to sell in its own marketplace?, Online Seminar
    We are happy to announce the next paper for the CEPR Virtual IO Seminar (VIOS) series this Wednesday 17th June. Andrei Hagiu (BU-Questrom) will be presenting his work "Should Amazon be allowed to sell in its own marketplace?" joint with Tat-How Teh and Julian Wright. The paper may be downloaded from the VIOS website. Also listed there are our upcoming speakers, seminar rules, and more. A recording of the seminar will be made and will also be posted to the VIOS website.

    The seminar will be held on Zoom and you are required to register in advance here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the seminar.

    If you have any questions or wish to no longer receive emails regarding VIOS, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]


    18/06/2020 Workshop on Inequality and Public Policy, Copenhagen
    The Zeuthen lectures and workshop with Henrik Kleven in June 2020 have been cancelled due to the corona crisis. The organizers will try to organize the lectures and workshop in the autumn instead. We will announce new dates and submission deadline for the workshop as soon as possible. This will be announced at https://www.economics.ku.dk/ZeuthenLectures/.

    This year's Zeuthen lecturer at the University of Copenhagen is Professor Henrik Kleven (Princeton University). Professor Kleven will give three lectures on "Gender Inequality in the Labor Market" on 17-19 June 2020.
    In connection with the Zeuthen lectures, Center for Economic Behavior and Inequality (CEBI) at the University of Copenhagen is organizing a workshop on "Inequality and Public Policy"on 18-19 June 2020. We hereby invite submission of papers for presentation at the workshop. We welcome theoretical and empirical papers on inequality and public policy, for example analyzing sources of inequality across gender and social classes, behavioral responses to tax and welfare policy, and the trade-off between equality and efficiency in policy making.
    While the workshop takes place on 18-19 June, we encourage participants to arrive in the afternoon June 17 to be able to attend all three lectures by professor Kleven. We are able to cover travel costs (economy-class) and accommodation for two nights in Copenhagen. Submissions by graduate students, post-docs and other young researchers are particularly welcome.
    Please submit papers by email to [email protected] no later than 1 April 2020. Authors of selected papers will be notified by 15 April 2020.
    For further information about the workshop, please contact the organizers: Claus Thustrup Kreiner ([email protected]) and Niels Johannesen ([email protected]).


    18/06/2020 CEPR / LSE IGA / SPP Webinar: How Did We End Up Here? Governance Lessons From The Covid-19 Pandemic, Webinar
    Panellists:
    Karolina Ekholm, Professor, Stockholm University and Fellow, CEPR
    Jeremy Farrar, Director, Wellcome Trust
    Bengt Holmström, Paul A. Samuelson Professor of Economics, MIT
    Devi Sridhar, Professor of Global Public Health, University of Edinburgh

    Chair and Moderator:
    Erik Berglöf, Director, Institute of Global Affairs, LSE School of Public Policy and Fellow, CEPR

    Countries have chosen different strategies for how to address the COVID-19 pandemic. We have some early evidence on how successful the various approaches have been, but it is too early to pass definitive judgement. Yet it is useful to ask questions about how particular strategies were chosen. What was the allocation of responsibilities? How clear was it? What checks and balances were in place to ensure that the scientific evidence was properly considered and different views of scientists, including social and behavioural scientists, were heard in the process? How did the interaction between the scientific community and policy makers? What was the role of the political process? How transparent were the discussions within and across the various communities? What role did media play? Is there any accountability after the fact? These are some of the issues we will address in this webinar. We will draw particularly on the UK and Swedish experiences, both outliers of sort, but we will also look at the broader experience. The webinar is now available as a recording: https://www.facebook.com/206989496332289/videos/579126616076577


    22/06/2020 The Bank Business Model in the Post-Covid-19 World, Webinar
    IESE Business School, Citi, and The Centre for Economic Policy Research cordially invite you to the presentation of the second report on the future of banking, a joint IESE?Citi initiative that was launched in October 2018.

    This year's report, The bank business model in the post Covid-19 world, was prepared by four leading international scholars in banking and finance led by Prof. Xavier Vives and will be published by CEPR in London. The report examines the impact of Covid-19 and provides a comprehensive assessment of the evolution of the bank business model as we enter into the post-pandemic world.


    22/06/2020 Empirical Investigations in Services Trade Fourth Biennial Conference, Ankara

    This meeting has been postponed and will be rescheduled - date TBC.

    We invite submissions of papers and expressions of interest in attending the Fourth Empirical Investigations in Services Trade (EIST) conference. The meeting will take place on 22-23 June in Ankara, Turkey, hosted by TEDU-TRC. The theme of the conference is economic analysis of trade and investment in services. We welcome submissions related to any aspect of international trade and investment in services, including empirical analyses of sectoral policy and regulation, trade and investment agreements, labour market adjustment and trade or investment in services, the role of services in value chains and offshoring and analysis using firm-level data.

    Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered for one author of accepted papers. The meeting is open to attendees who are not presenting papers, subject to space constraints. Participants who are interested in attending must fund their own travel expenses as only limited funding is available.

    Conference Format: The programme will include 10-12 papers, with one hour per paper devoted to presentation, discussant remarks, and open discussion.

    Submissions: The (draft) papers should be submitted by Sunday 12 April 2020. Selections will be made and authors notified by Friday 24 April . A final conference schedule will be posted on the conference website by mid May.

    • Please submit only completed or nearly completed papers.
    • Papers should be submitted electronically, in PDF format, to [email protected]

    Conference Registration:

    • Please notify if you would like to attend but are not submitting a paper, and, if so, would be willing to serve as a discussant.

    The Scientific Committee

    Nazire Nergiz Dinçer, TEDU-TRC , Joseph Francois, University of Bern & CEPR, Bernard Hoekman, EUI & CEPR , Ayça Tekin-Koru, TEDU-TRC


    23/06/2020 CEPR Webinar: Covid Economics: Vetted and Real-Time Papers, Online Seminar
    Luis Cabral presenting the paper: "Seller Reputation and Price Gouging: Evidence from the COVID-19 Pandemic".
    For more info and to register: see here.

    24/06/2020 CEPR Virtual Industrial Organization Seminar 12 - Estimating Nesting Structures, Online Seminar
    We are happy to announce the next paper for the CEPR Virtual IO Seminar (VIOS) series this Wednesday 24th June. Aureo de Paula (UCL and CEPR) will be presenting his work "Estimating Nesting Structures," joint with Ali Hortaçsu, Jonas Lieber and Julien Monardo. The paper may be downloaded from the VIOS websiteAlso listed there are our upcoming speakers, seminar rules, and more. A recording of the seminar will be made and will also be posted to the VIOS website.

    The seminar will be held on Zoom and you are required to register in advance here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the seminar.

    If you have any questions or wish to no longer receive emails regarding VIOS, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]


    24/06/2020 Joint CEPR/FBF/SAFE Webinar on Restraining Dividends (And Other Pay-Outs), Webinar
    This online seminar will introduce and discuss the rationale, merit and scope of the ESRB Recommendation on the restriction of pay-outs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Francesco Mazzaferro will present the report and the ESRB Recommendation to achieve a uniform approach to restraints on pay-outs across the European Union and across different segments of the financial sector. This ESRB recommendation comes in support of previous initiatives from the European Central Bank, the European Banking Authority, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority and national authorities to insist on the need for banks, insurance companies to refrain from paying dividends and variable compensation and buying back shares until at least 1 January 2021 ? and possibly longer in case of necessity.

    The debate will explore the merits in terms of macro-prudential arguments and impact of a wide-ranging restrictions on pay-outs across the different segments of the financial system.

    The debate will be chaired by Elena Carletti (Bocconi University, Florence School of Banking and Finance and CEPR), moderated by Jan-Pieter Krahnen (Goethe University, Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE and CEPR) and will feature as commentators Viral V. Acharya (New York University, Stern School of Business and CEPR) and Sylvie Mathérat (DB USA Corp. and DWS Group GmbH & Co. KGaA; formerly at Deutsche Bank AG).

    For further information, and to register: https://fbf.eui.eu/event/restraining-dividends-and-other-pay-outs/


    25/06/2020 CEPR / LSE IGA / SPP Webinar: Do we have the WHO we need? Global Health Governance and Reform, Webinar
    You are invited to a CEPR / LSE IGA / SPP webinar on:

    Do we have the WHO we need? Global Health Governance and Reform

    Join us on Thursday 25 June 2020
    13:30-15:00 (BST, London), 14:30 - 16:00 (CST)

    Panellists:
    Lucie Gadenne, Assistant Professor, University of Warwick and Affiliate, CEPR
    Maitreesh Ghatak, Professor, London School of Economics and Fellow, CEPR
    Rebecca Katz, Professor and Director of the Center for Global Health Science and Security, Georgetown University Medical Center
    Clare Wenham, Assistant Professor of Global Health Policy, London School of Economics

    Chair and Moderator:
    Erik Berglöf, Director, Institute of Global Affairs, LSE School of Public Policy and Fellow, CEPR

    As debates about the future of the World Health Organization rage on, the Covid-19 pandemic is a reminder of the vital importance of global public health institutions. What lessons can we draw from the current pandemic from WHO?s performance and previous efforts to reform it? What principles should guide WHO?s missions and tools to deal with pandemics? Could reforms centre around having a narrower mission and creating better incentives to prevent contagions from spreading globally using stronger legal and financial tools? How can we achieve better coordination among the many diverse actors on the global health stage?

    Join Maitreesh Ghatak, Rebecca Katz, Devi Sridhar, Clare Wenham and Erik Berglöf in this webinar discussion.

    Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/3915925817515/WN_P7UzTY6sTRaYPZNCxsdV-g


    25/06/2020 Global Economic Prospects: Pandemic and Crisis, Webinar
    The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), the World Bank and the Centre for Finance and Development at the Graduate Institute Geneva, invite you to join the online debate on:

    Global Economic Prospects: Pandemic and Crisis

    Thursday 25th June, 2020
    10:30-12:00 ECT (Washington)
    15:30-17:00 BST (London)
    16:30-18:00 CEST (Geneva)

    COVID-19 has triggered the deepest global recession in decades. While the ultimate outcome is still uncertain, the pandemic is expected to plunge most countries into recession in 2020, with per capita income contracting in the largest fraction of countries globally since 1870. The immediate policy priorities are to alleviate the human costs and attenuate the near-term economic losses. Once the crisis abates, it will be necessary to reaffirm a credible commitment to sustainable policies and undertake the reforms necessary to buttress long-term prospects. Global coordination and cooperation provide the greatest chance of achieving public health goals and enabling a robust recovery.

    Join Ayhan Kose, Franziska Ohnsorge, Ugo Panizza and Nathan Sussman in this webinar presentation and discussion of the World Bank's latest Global Economic Prospects report.

    Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/9715928375517/WN_9kwBUIZjSFaJFnl5YSY9-g


    26/06/2020 World Economic Outlook - IMF report: A Crisis Like No Other, An Uncertain Recovery, Webinar
    Friday 26th June
    09:00-10:00 ECT (Washington)
    14:00-15:00 BST (London)
    15:00-16:00 CEST (Geneva)

    The World Economic Outlook Update, released on June 24, presents updated forecasts for economic growth in the world economy for the years 2020-21. It discusses recent economic developments, presents the forecast and two alternative scenarios, and discusses the main risks around the forecast as well as policy recommendations at the country level and from a multilateral perspective. The Update also includes an Annex discussing fiscal developments.

    Join Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti, Silvia Ardagna and Harm Zebregs in this online presentation and discussion covering the IMF's latest report.

    Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/9515930131418/WN_kq1nyp7KQaaBrLHcNYBx_Q


    29/06/2020 New Perspectives on Interwar Financial and Banking Crises, Paris

    We are very sorry to have to cancel the conference this summer. Depending on what happens in the next months, it might be an online seminar with a restricted number of papers, or a full conference in Paris in the winter. We will keep you posted in early June about our plan.

    The recent global financial crisis has sparked renewed interest in the interwar financial and banking crises, particularly those associated with the Great Depression of the 1930s. This new wave of research has been supported by an unprecedented increase in the digitisation of monetary and financial statistics as well as data on local economic activity and businesses. The digitisation of newspapers, central bank and parliamentary reports in several countries improves access to archival sources, opening new perspectives on the political economy of these crises.

    Remarkable progress has been made in our understanding of domestic or international financial contagion (through interbank networks), as well as the real effects of banking crises. However, this new wave of research has remained little comparative, and most of the work has focused on the contagion and consequences of the 1930-1931 banking troubles.

    The first objective of this conference is to be truly comparative by bringing together researchers working on numerous different countries. The second is to extend the scope of the analysis by considering the entire period between the two world wars. We are very interested in articles that attempt to explain the financial vulnerabilities of the early 1930s by examining the accumulation of risk (and the first financial crises) that started in the aftermath of the First World War. Third, the conference aims to examine the entire financial system, investigating the relationships between stock markets, banks and non-bank financial institutions (including public financial entities). Fourth, we also welcome papers that study how financial and banking systems were fixed in countries exiting crises.

    Paper submission

    Please send full papers or extended abstracts (3 - 5 pages) by Monday 16 December 2019

    Authors who are CEPR members can upload their submission on the following registration link https://portal.cepr.org/new-perspectives-interwar-financial-and-banking-crises. Please also indicate in your submission whether you would be interested in being a discussant as well. 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, Senior Events Officer at [email protected] or +44 20 7183 8804.

    Selected authors will be notified of acceptance on Wednesday 15th January 2020.

    Conference organisers can cover the accommodation and travel costs of speakers who need it (please indicate this, if applicable, when submitting your paper).

    Location: Paris School of Economics, 48 Boulevard Jourdan, Paris, France

    Organisers: Eric Monnet (PSE, EHESS, CEPR) and Angelo Riva (EBS, PSE)

    Scientific Committee: Olivier Accominotti (LSE and CEPR), Stéphanie Collet (SAFE, Frankfurt), Natacha Postel-Vinay (LSE and CEPR), Gary Richardson (UC Irvine), Tobias Straumann (University of Zurich)

    Contact: Jean-Laurent Cadorel ([email protected])


    30/06/2020 CEPR Webinar: Covid Economics: Vetted and Real-Time Papers, Online Seminar
    Francesco Lippi presenting the paper: "A Simple Planning Problem for COVID-19 Lockdown".
    For more info and to register: see here.

    30/06/2020 Inflation: Dynamics, Expectations, and Targeting, Jerusalem

    Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to postpone the conference that was scheduled to be held on June 30-July 1 in Jerusalem. A Decision concerning this event will be taken in the future. In any case all papers already submitted will be considered.

    In the years following the GFC, many economies have experienced low rates of inflation, both during the years of moderate activity, but also in periods of recovery. The underlying causes of this phenomenon and the apparent weakening of the relationship between activity and prices against the backdrop of changes in price adjustment dynamics due to global changes such as technological advances and the spread of e-commerce, are not fully understood. These developments alongside the proximity of monetary interest rates to their effective lower bound, have revived the discussion of the inflation target regime - its advantages and disadvantages and the changes that might be required in this regime.

    The conference "Inflation: Dynamics, Expectations, and Targeting" organized by the Bank of Israel and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), to be held in Jerusalem on June 30--July 1, 2020, will address these issues and will be an opportunity to discuss them, bringing together top researchers from academia, central banks, and other policy institutions.

    The conference will devote time for both academic seminar presentations and high-level policy discussions.

    Prof. Amir Yaron, the Bank of Israel's governor, will provide remarks. John C. Williams, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York will be the keynote speaker.

    Some of the topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Expected inflation: measurement, dynamics and its effect on inflation.
    • Theoretical and empirical analysis of inflation targeting frameworks and lessons from countries' experience.
    • Small open economies? experience with inflation targeting.
    • Inflation dynamics: macro- and micro investigation.
    • Globalization and inflation dynamics.

    Each paper on the programme will have an assigned discussant. All papers presented at the conference will be posted on the Bank of Israel website.

    Important Dates:
    Authors interested in presenting research at this conference should submit a PDF of their paper to [email protected]. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2020. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by April 30, 2020.

    Reimbursement:
    Limited funding is available for travel and accommodation expenses for presenters of accepted papers and for discussants. Expenses will be reimbursed according to the standard CEPR travel guidelines.

    Please feel free to circulate this call for papers to your colleagues.

    Programme Committee:
    Wouter Den Haan (CEPR and LSE), Itamar Caspi (Bank of Israel) and Sigal Ribon (Bank of Israel).


    01/07/2020 CEPR Webinar: The Political Economy Webinar Series, Online Seminar
    Eliana La Ferrara, Bocconi University and CEPR.
    for more info and to register see here.

    02/07/2020 Defending the Global Commons in a Covid-19 World, Webinar

    02/07/2020 In Institutions We Trust? The Economics of Institutional Change, Webinar
    The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), Georgetown University Global Economic Challenges (GEC) Network, Université Libre de Bruxelles (Solvay), and the Joint Research Center of the European Commission, invite you to join the online debate on:

    In Institutions We Trust? The Economics of Institutional Change

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

    10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m EDT
    3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. London Time
    4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Brussels Time

    Featuring:

    Professor Daron Acemoglu
    Institute Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and CEPR

    Laurence Boone
    Chief Economist, OECD

    Marco Buti
    Chief of Staff, European Commissioner for the Economy

    Professor Mathias Dewatripont
    Professor of Economics, Université Libre de Bruxelles Solvay Brussels School and CEPR

    Moderated by Shéhérazade Semsar-de Boisséson
    CEO, Politico Europe

    Both the 2008 global financial crisis and the current COVID-19 pandemic have profoundly impacted our economies and livelihoods. A global crisis affects popular trust in our institutions' capacity to deal with the challenges ahead, acting as a stress test on national and global institutions. Such crises have historically been defining moments in re-designing and improving institutions. The American Civil War and resulting debt crisis contributed to federating the United States. The human and economic ravages of World War II were key to European unification. Policy failures in the 1930s economic crisis redefined international cooperation. Poverty and other economic mutations triggered the extension of voting rights in the nineteenth century, which in turn produced a noticeable drop in inequality.

    Are we now at a similar juncture? Do we need to redesign our institutions to take on the economic and environmental challenges ahead, and how? A group of renowned academics and policymakers who each have a deep global understanding of institutions and how they have operated and evolved will address these questions.

    For more information, and to register, please visit the event page.


    02/07/2020 POLECON Inaugural Conference, Rome
    This event has been cancelled due to the global health crisis. However we are running monthly webinars, for more information please see: the POLECON group webinars page. We will kick off our activities with an inaugural conference which will take place at EIEF in Rome and will include a keynote address by Thomas Piketty entitled "Capital and Ideology". The conference builds on the previous 7 successful annual meetings held in Venice between 2013-2019; it has become the leading annual political economy conference in Europe and it is organised jointly with Warwick University, Princeton University and the University of Utah. More details of the conference can be found on the following event page.

    03/07/2020 Covid-19 in Developing Economies: What consequences can we anticipate and what effects can we mitigate?, Webinar

    06/07/2020 European Summer Symposium in Economic Theory (ESSET) 2020, Gerzensee
    Meeting by invitation only PLEASE NOTE: Week 1 "Value and Cost of Information Gathering and Processing" is now full and we are unable to accept additional registrations for this session.

    07/07/2020 CEPR Webinar: Covid Economics: Vetted and Real-Time Paper, Online Seminar
    Heiwai Tang presenting the paper: "How did the 2003 SARS epidemic shape Chinese trade?" .
    For more info and to register: see here.

    13/07/2020 Economic Recovery in the Wake of a Global Pandemic, Webinar

    14/07/2020 CEPR Webinar: Covid Economics: Vetted and Real-Time Papers, Online Seminar
    TBA
    For more info and to register: see here.

    20/07/2020 CEPR/Study Center Gerzensee European Summer Symposium in Financial Markets (ESSFM) 2020, Gerzensee
    Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19, the organisers have reviewed the situation and decided that the safest option is to cancel ESSFM this year. There will be a new round of paper submissions and selections so we will be in contact when the new dates for ESSFM 2021 are confirmed.

    The 31st CEPR/Study Center Gerzensee European Summer Symposium in Financial Markets (ESSFM) will take place in Gerzensee from 20 to 31 July 2020. The Organising Committee for this symposium consists of: Vikrant Vig (London Business School and CEPR), Norman Schuerhoff (Université de Lausanne and CEPR) and Dmitry Livdan (University of California, Berkeley). 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, five mornings will be devoted to 'focus sessions', each of which concentrates on some recent developments in corporate finance (week one: 20-24 July) and asset pricing (week two: 27-31 July).

    The focus sessions for the corporate finance week are organised by Vikrant Vig (London Business School and CEPR) on the theme of "Financial Regulation", Patrick Bolton (Columbia Business School and CEPR) on the theme of "Sustainable Finance" and José-Luis Peydró (Imperial College, London and CEPR) on the theme of "Inequality and Central Bank Policies".

    The focus sessions for the asset pricing week are organised by Jonathan Berk (Stanford) and Johan Walden (University of Lausanne, UC Berkeley, and SFI). One of the themes will focus on "Performance Measurement". The other theme is "Climate Change and Financial Economics".

    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-2020 and indicate whether or not you wish to present a paper or would be willing to act as a discussant. The deadline for replies is 6pm (GMT), Friday 27 March 2020. If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mandy Chan, Senior Events Officer at [email protected] (with subject header "5744 - ESSFM 2020") 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 April 2020.

    Yours sincerely,

    Vikrant Vig (London Business School and CEPR), Norman Schuerhoff (Université de Lausanne and CEPR), Dmitry Livdan (University of California, Berkeley)


    21/07/2020 CEPR Webinar: Covid Economics: Vetted and Real-Time Papers, Online Seminar
    Pierre Yared presenting the paper: "Pandemic Lockdown: The Role of Government Commitment".
    For more info and to register: see here.

    21/08/2020 Salento Macro Meetings 2020, Lecce
    The organisers have decided to cancel the event due to COVID-19. Although the situation is improving, many universities are still reluctant to agree on missions abroad. At the moment, the possibility to organise public events in public spaces are also pending under current uncertainty.

    The fourth edition of the Salento Macro Meetings will take place in Lecce, Italy on the 21st and 22nd of August 2020.

    The objective of this event is to bring distinguished researchers in Macroeconomics in the relaxed and fruitful atmosphere of Salento, the peninsula located in the southernmost region of Apulia, Italy. The Programme Committee welcomes submissions of theoretical or empirical papers addressing issues including (but not limited to):

    • Business cycles fluctuations
    • Monetary and fiscal policy in closed and open economy
    • Imperfect information
    • Firm dynamics and heterogeneity

    Invited speakers this year are:

    Oleg Itskhoki (Princeton University and CEPR)

    Franck Portier (University College London and CEPR)

    The workshop organisation will be able to cover accommodation expenses for speakers and discussants. Financial support from the Chair Banque de France at the Paris School of Economics and HEC Paris is kindly acknowledged.

    Please send a pdf of your paper to [email protected] and specify whether you are eventually willing to participate to the workshop as discussant.

    The deadline for submissions is 31st May 2020.

    Additional info available at the Salento Macro Meetings webpage Salento Macro Meetings webpage.

    Organisers:

    Gaetano Gaballo (HEC Paris and CEPR), Ramon Marimon (European University Institute, UPF Barcelona GSE and CEPR), Francesco Pappadà (Paris School of Economics and Banque de France)


    31/08/2020 3rd Endless Summer Conference on Financial Intermediation and Corporate Finance, Athens

    We have made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the 2020 Endless Summer Conference on Financial Intermediation and Corporate Finance (third edition). This has been a tough decision, but we see no alternative in light of the health emergency caused by COVID-19 and possible future restrictions on international travel. We regret that we cannot go ahead with the conference as planned, as we had a high volume of interesting submissions, but in these extraordinary times, our first priority is everyone's health and safety.
    We are now working on planning for the 2021 conference and we will be making an announcement about it soon.
    We hope that you and those around you are safe and we look forward to seeing you next year.

    Best regards on behalf of all organisers

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    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 (31 August) and ends Tuesday afternoon (September 1).

    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/early June 2020 and the conference programme will be released in June 2020.

    There is no conference fee and no accommodation cost (for the 2 nights of the conference) 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, 2020 for a fee of EUR 250

    PAPER SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

    To submit a paper please visit the call for papers webpage. The deadline for submission is 6pm (GMT), Thursday 30 April 2020. If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mariolina Ciccone, CEPR Events team at [email protected] for assistance (with subject header "5743 - 3rd 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, CEPR, and 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)
    Vasso Ioannidou (Lancaster University & CEPR)
    Elisabeth Kempf (Chicago Booth)
    Alex Michaelides (Imperial College London & CEPR)
    Roni Michaely (University of Geneva)
    Michaela Pagel (Columbia Business School)
    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)
    Margarita Tsoutsoura (Cornell University & CEPR & NBER)
    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].


    02/09/2020 CEPR Webinar: The Political Economy Webinar Series 4, Online Seminar
    After the success of the spring sessions, we are very happy to announce that the monthly political economics webinar series will resume after the summer break.

    The new set of confirmed speakers for the autumn sessions is: Stefanie Stantcheva (Harvard University and CEPR) on Wednesday 2nd of September, followed by Gilat Levy (LSE and CEPR) on Wednesday 7th of October, Ekaterina Zhuravskaya (PSE and CEPR) on the 4th of November and lastly by Maria Petrova (UPF and CEPR) on the 2nd of December.
    As usual the format of the webinar will be as follows: the speaker will have 60 minutes to present their research. During those 60 minutes, questions will be limited to clarifying questions. After that, there will be 15 minutes for general questions and discussions.
    This series of webinars is organised by the CEPR Political Economy Group together with the Research and Policy Network on Populism and Research and Policy Network on Conflict.

    For more info and to register see here.


    02/09/2020 CEPR and INSEAD Webinars on Fintech & Digital Currencies: Digital Currencies and Payments, Webinar
    CEPR and INSEAD are organizing a series of webinars discussing recent technology developments in financial markets. This initiative is part of the activities of the CEPR Policy and Research Network on Fintech and Digital Currencies. The webinars will bring together two speakers to discuss a relevant policy issue. The sessions will be moderated by Antonio Fatás (INSEAD and CEPR) and questions from the audience will be possible.

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

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

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

    Register on zoom


    03/09/2020 New Consumption Data, Online Seminar

    Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we have decided to arrange this year's conference as an online event. For more info and to register visit the event website

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    For the past two years, the conference has successfully gathered together researchers working on a wave of research on consumption using new types of spending data, such as imputed consumption from administrative data or high frequency spending data from banks or financial planning apps. By now, this has turned into an extremely active and fruitful area of research, opening new and interesting perspectives in various fields in economics, from labor to public economics, from household finance to macroeconomics.

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

    Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

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

    The event provides an opportunity for researchers from different universities and countries to discuss their work in a relaxed atmosphere and to develop long-term collaborative relationships. The conference brings together around 30-40 economists for a period of two days. To foster the desired interaction we ask that participants stay for the entire duration of the conference.

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


    04/09/2020 NINETEENTH SUMMER SCHOOL IN INTERNATIONAL AND DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS, Milan
    Given the high level of uncertainty concerning travel restrictions, especially from/to the US, we have decided to postpone this summer school's edition to 2021 (the new dates are not available yet). Nonetheless, we will organise a short online "Summer School Workshop" on the 4th of September from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (CET time) with 4 students' job market papers' 30 minutes presentations + the participation of Professor Kinnan and Mobarak with a talk/discussion. Join Zoom Meeting (open link): https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89674970202
    Meeting ID: 896 7497 0202
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    Organisers: Centro Studi Luca d?Agliano, LEAP - Bocconi University, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), DEMM - University of Milan, DEMS - University of Milan Bicocca, Cattolica University, Vilfredo Pareto Doctoral Program in Economics of the University of Turin.

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

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

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


    08/09/2020 CEPR Advanced Forum in Financial Economics (CAFFE) 1, Online Seminar

    We are delighted to announce that the CEPR Network on Financial Economics is launching a virtual seminar series at the start of the academic year.

    The CEPR Advanced Forum for Financial Economics (CAFFE) will be organized by Laurent Calvet, Kim Peijnenburg, and Raman Uppal from EDHEC Business School. Its objective is to make cutting-edge finance research available to researchers based in Europe and around the world. There will be one seminar each month covering all topics in Financial Economics. The seminar is open to all participants but special emphasis will be placed on European-based researchers working on novel issues such as the financial implications of Covid-19. We view this seminar series as a joint venture of all researchers in Financial Economics and we very much look forward to your wholehearted and enthusiastic support.

    Each seminar will run for 75 minutes, with 40 minutes allocated to the speaker, 20 minutes to a discussant, and 15 minutes for questions from the audience. The seminar starts just after lunch at 2PM CET (1PM London time), so have your caffè during CAFFE!

    On Tuesday the 8 September our speaker is Pierre Collin-Dufresne (EPFL and CEPR). For more information and to register see here.


    08/09/2020 19th Annual GEP/CEPR Postgraduate Conference, Nottingham

    This event has been postponed until Spring 2021.

    Objectives

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

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

    Keynote speaker: Dr. Meredith Crowley (Cambridge)

    Best Paper Prize

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

    Further information

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


    09/09/2020 CEPR European Conference on Household Finance 2020, Online Seminar
    Please use Firefox, Chrome, Edge or any other web browser that is not Internet Explorer when applying online. Detailed instructions on how to submit a paper can be found at the bottom of this page.

    The CEPR Network on Household Finance and BI Norwegian Business School with the support of the Think Forward Initiative (TFI) are organising the 2020 CEPR European Conference on Household Finance that will take place completely virtually in the form of online webinars. The objective is to present state-of-the-art empirical and theoretical research on household financial behaviour and on how it is influenced by other choices, government policies, and the overall economic environment. In addition to the three-day online webinars taking place on 9-11 September 2020, a CEPR-TFI online webinar event on “Climate Change: Financial Implications for Households”, organised by Johannes Stroebel (New York University), will take place on 9 September 2020.

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

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

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

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

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

    Conference Submission and Deadline

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

    a) For others than PhD students 

     

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

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

    b) For PhD students 

    1. Please submit your paper using the CEPR portal. Authors who are CEPR-affiliated can upload their submission on https://portal.cepr.org/cepr-european-conference-household-finance-2020.  If you do not currently have a CEPR profile, please create one at https://portal.cepr.org/user/register and then click on the registration link above. Click on the “Register/Submit” button in order to submit your paper only, there will be a separate conference registration process to express your interest in attending the conference at a later stage.

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

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

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

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



    10/09/2020 3rd Bank of Italy-CEPR Labour workshop, Rome
    Please note: due to the current health crisis this event will now be hybrid. For more info and to register visit the event website

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    The 3rd Bank of Italy-CEPR Labour workshop will take place in Rome on the 10-11 September 2020, with the aim of bringing together leading and emerging labour economists.

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

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

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

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


    11/09/2020 Corporate Finance Theory Symposium, Cambridge
    For the seventh year, CERF, in collaboration with CEPR, will organise a Corporate Finance Theory Symposium. The symposium consists of high quality papers in the broad area of corporate finance theory.

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

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

    Due to COVID-19 situation the symposium will be held online.

    Registration is required to attend this event: please email [email protected].

    Programme and Conference website: https://www.cerf.cam.ac.uk/cerf-events/CERF%20Conferences/cambridge-corporate-finance-theory-symposium-2020 Presentations will take place between 14.00 and 17.30 (UK time) on the 11th and 12th of September).


    12/09/2020 Bank of Finland and CEPR joint Conference on "Monetary Policy Tools and Their Impact on the Macroeconomy", Online Seminar

    Please note: due to the current health crisis this conference has now been moved online. If you would like to register do so here: https://www.lyyti.fi/reg/online_CEPR-2020

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

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

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

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

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


    14/09/2020 CopenhagenMacro Days, Copenhagen
    Danmarks Nationalbank, the University of Copenhagen and VMACS – Virtual Macro Seminars will host the CopenhagenMacro Days, a series of events bringing together leading researchers, junior scholars and experts from the policy community in the field of macroeconomics, macro-labor, macro-finance and international economics.
     
    Join leading and emerging scholars discussing new challenges, from climate and demographic changes, to the impact of new technologies on labor markets and household behavior, to long-term modifications in the way monetary policy is conducted, including Cristina Arellano (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis)  Michael Bauer (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco), Gauti Eggertsson (Brown University), Per Krusell (IIES), Caterina Mendicino (European Central Bank), Kurt Mitman (IIES), Morten Ravn (University College London), Helene Rey (London Business School) and James Stock (Harvard University).
     
    A prize will be awarded during the conference to the most promising junior macroeconomist.
     
    The event will be hosted by VMACS. The program, registration link and logistical information is available at: 

    https://www.conferencemanager.dk/copenhagenmacrodays2020.
     
    Registration is free but space is limited. Please register before Wednesday 9th September.

    The Organising Committee

    Kurt Mitman (IIES, University of Stockholm and CEPR, Scientific Committee), Morten O. Ravn (University College London and CEPR, Scientific Committee), Helene Rey (London Business School and CEPR, Scientific Committee), Federico Ravenna (Danmarks Nationalbank and CEPR, Organiser), Emiliano Santoro (University of Copenhagen and CEPR, Organiser)

    15/09/2020 CEPR and INSEAD Webinars on Fintech & Digital Currencies: Distributed Ledger Technologies and Financial Markets, Webinar
    CEPR and INSEAD are organizing a series of webinars discussing recent technology developments in financial markets. This initiative is part of the activities of the CEPR Policy and Research Network on Fintech and Digital Currencies. The webinars will bring together two speakers to discuss a relevant policy issue. The sessions will be moderated by Antonio Fatás (INSEAD and CEPR) and questions from the audience will be possible.

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

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

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

    Register on zoom


    15/09/2020 CEPR-VDEV Webinars - 1, Webinar
    CEPR-VDEV Webinars is an online seminar series, featuring invited speakers in the area of Development Economics. It was set up in the spring semester of 2020 as the VDEV webinar and will now continue joint with CEPR during autumn. It is organized jointly by CEPR, the University of Geneva (UniGe), the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Barcelona GSE), Paris School of Economics (PSE) and Stockholm School of Economics.

    Organizers:

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

    Schedule:

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

    The line-up of speakers is as follows:

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


    16/09/2020 CEPR Virtual Industrial Organization Seminar 13 - Stigma as a Barrier to Adoption of Innovation, Online Seminar
    We are happy to announce the start of the CEPR Virtual IO Seminar (VIOS) series for this term on Wednesday 16th September 2020. Laura Grigolon (University of Mannheim and CEPR) will be presenting her work "Stigma as a Barrier to Adoption of Innovation," joint with Laura Lasio. The paper may be downloaded from the VIOS website at https://sites.google.com/view/virtual-io-seminar/main-page. Also listed there are our upcoming speakers, seminar rules, and more. 
     
    The seminar will be held on Zoom and you are required to register in advance here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hST0I1X8Ty-zpypnUtnVlQ.
    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the seminar.

    If you have any questions or wish to no longer receive emails regarding VIOS, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]

    16/09/2020 Third European Macrohistory Workshop, London
    We have decided to postpone the "Third European Macrohistory Workshop", the new dates will be announced shortly.

    The Department of Economic History at LSE, the Department of History at UCL and CEPR are organising a "European Macrohistory Workshop", which will be held in London, UK, from 16th to 17th September 2020.

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

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

    Accommodation and travel expenses will be covered for programme participants.

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

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


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

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

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

    PROGRAMME

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

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

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

    02 November 2020:
    TBA

    16 November 2020:
    Raquel Fernandez, New York University

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

    14 December 2020:
    Oriana Bandiera, LSE

    11 January 2021:
    Barbara Petrongolo, Queen Mary University

    REGISTER
    Zoom link


    23/09/2020 CEPR Virtual Industrial Organization Seminar 14 - Nonlinear Pricing in Oligopoly: How Brand Preferences Shape Market Outcomes, Online Seminar
    We are happy to announce this week's CEPR Virtual IO Seminar (VIOS) series on Wednesday 23rd September 2020. Renato Gomes (TSE and CEPR) will be presenting his work "Nonlinear Pricing in Oligopoly: How Brand Preferences Shape Market Outcomes" (joint with Jean-Marie Lozachmeur and Lucas Maestri). The paper may be downloaded from the VIOS website at https://sites.google.com/view/virtual-io-seminar/main-page. Also listed there are our upcoming speakers, seminar rules, and more. 
     
    The seminar will be held on Zoom and you are required to register in advance here: 

    https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_44JO8ZRiRUqJwTgStQlxkw

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the seminar.

    If you have any questions or wish to no longer receive emails regarding VIOS, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]

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

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

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

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


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

    The spread of the coronavirus has resulted in many events around the world being cancelled, postponed or reformatted to allow for remote participation. Please note that CEPR is monitoring developments very carefully and liaising with all conference organisers regarding the best course of action to take for each event. If you are applying for or scheduled to attend one of our events, please look out for direct communications regarding your event from each organiser. If you have not yet received any specific advice we recommend that you hold off making any travel arrangements until further information has been given.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    How to apply
    To respond, please visit: https://portal.cepr.org/BoL-NBP-CEBRA-CEPR-Conference-2020 and indicate whether or not you wish to present a paper or would be willing to act as a discussant. The deadline for replies is 6 p.m. (GMT), Friday 1 May 2020. If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mariolina Ciccone, CEPR Events Officer at [email protected] for assistance (with subject header "30031 - BoL/NBP/CEBRA/CEPR Conference 2020").

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

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

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


    24/09/2020 Financial innovation: Implications for competition, regulation, and monetary policy, Basel

    The spread of the coronavirus has resulted in many events around the world being cancelled, postponed or reformatted to allow for remote participation. Please note that CEPR is monitoring developments very carefully and liaising with all conference organisers regarding the best course of action to take for each event. If you are applying for or scheduled to attend one of our events, please look out for direct communications regarding your event from each organiser. If you have not yet received any specific advice we recommend that you hold off making any travel arrangements until further information has been given.

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

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

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


    25/09/2020 CEPR / LSE / AIIB webinar: Living with COVID-19: Four Futures, Five Contexts, Webinar
    You are cordially invited to "The Global Commons Room" - a CEPR / LSE / AIIB webinar on:

    Living with COVID-19: Four Futures, Five Contexts

    Join us on Friday 25 September 2020
    13:30 - 15:00 (BST, London), 14:30 - 16:00 (CEST)

    The exact trajectory of COVID-19 is very uncertain, but it is likely to span over several years, even in the event of an effective vaccine. The medium and long-term economic and social impacts of the pandemic will differ across countries and societies. The Wellcome Trust brought together a group of scientists and social scientists to explore these longer-term consequences in four science scenarios which are played out in different economic, social and political contexts. The resulting article is in pre-print with The Lancet. In this webinar some of the contributing authors and two discussants examine the findings and their implications.

    Panellists:

    Caroline Buckee, Associate Professor, Harvard University
    Astrid Haas, Policy Director, International Growth Centre, LSE/Oxford
    Edward Holmes, Professor, University of Sydney
    Gabriel Leung, Dean, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong

    Chair:

    Erik Berglof, Chief Economist, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB); Professor (on leave), LSE School of Public Policy and Fellow, CEPR.

    Register online


    29/09/2020 CEPR-VDEV Webinars - 2, Webinar
    CEPR-VDEV Webinars is an online seminar series, featuring invited speakers in the area of Development Economics. It was set up in the spring semester of 2020 as the VDEV webinar and will now continue joint with CEPR during autumn. It is organized jointly by CEPR, the University of Geneva (UniGe), the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Barcelona GSE), Paris School of Economics (PSE) and Stockholm School of Economics.

    Organizers:

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

    Schedule:

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

    The line-up of speakers is as follows:

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Register on zoom


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

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

    Course outline

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Administrative Information:

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

    30/09/2020 CEPR Virtual Industrial Organization Seminar 15 - Online Competition, Newspaper Quality, and Political Accountability: Evidence from the Introduction of Craigslist, Online Seminar

    We are happy to announce the next paper for the CEPR Virtual IO Seminar (VIOS) series on Wednesday 30th September. Ruben Durante (Universitat Pompeu Fabra and CEPR) will be presenting his work "Online Competition, Newspaper Quality, and Political Accountability: Evidence from the Introduction of Craigslist," joint with Milena Djourelova and Greg Martin. Our upcoming speakers, seminar rules and more can be found on the VIOS website at https://sites.google.com/view/virtual-io-seminar/main-page. A recording of the seminar will be posted on the VIOS website.

    The seminar will be held on Zoom and you are required to register in advance here: 
    https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JBVfGqV6SOKFg4H4ToQlRw.
    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the seminar.


    If you have any questions or wish to no longer receive emails regarding VIOS, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]


    01/10/2020 Closing the Gaps: The Future of Stabilisation Policies in a Low Interest Rate Environment, Rome
    In light of the COVID-19 situation and the uncertainty surrounding the possibility to hold large events in early October guaranteeing the safety and well-being of all the participants, the organisers have finally decided to postpone the Bank of Italy-CEPR conference on "Closing the Gaps: The Future of Stabilisation Policies in a Low Interest Rate Environment" to June 2021.

    We will be reopening the Call for Papers and will confirm the new conference dates in due course. In the new Call for Papers we will probably solicit also papers related to the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic to the design of stabilisation policies. You are welcome to submit new papers. Papers that have already been submitted will be considered.

    The current macroeconomic environment of low interest rates, low inflation and (in some cases) low growth has been going on for a prolonged period of time in many advanced countries, spurring a debate on both its causes and its policy implications: Why is inflation falling short of central banks? targets? Are business cycle fluctuations, and the effects of monetary policy, symmetric around some natural level? Does the new macroeconomic environment call for a revision of the strategy and objectives of monetary policy? What is the role that fiscal policies should play in stabilising the economy?

    To foster this debate, the organising committee invites submissions of theoretical, applied and empirical work on topics related (but not limited) to:

    • asymmetries of business cycles, and of the effects of stabilisation policies
    • the transmission of monetary policy in a low interest rate environment
    • the design of policy strategy and objectives in a low interest rate environment
    • the interaction of fiscal and monetary policies at the effective lower bound
    • monetary policy transmission with heterogeneous households, firms, or banks

    Marco Del Negro (Federal Reserve Bank of New York) and Ricardo Reis (London School of Economics and CEPR) are confirmed keynote speakers.

    The deadline for submitting the extended abstract or completed draft (strongly preferred) of the paper is 18:00 CET on Thursday 30 April 2020. For CEPR members and those registered with the CEPR website, please submit your paper via https://portal.cepr.org/closing-gaps-future-stabilisation-policies-low-interest-rate-environment. If you do not have a CEPR profile, you can create one here https://portal.cepr.org/user/register and then click on the registration link above. In your submission, please indicate whether you would be willing to act as a discussant.

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

    Limited funding is available for travel and accommodation expenses for academic participants that are presenting. Expenses will be reimbursed according to the standard CEPR Travel guidelines. Costs will not be covered for central bank participants.

    Authors of successful submissions and accepted participants will be notified by Wednesday 3 June 2020. The event is hosted by Banca d?Italia.

    The organising committee is composed of Martina Cecioni (Banca d?Italia), Sergio Santoro (Banca d?Italia), Giuseppe Ferrero (Banca d?Italia), Luigi Paciello (EIEF and CEPR) and Gianluca Violante (Princeton and CEPR).


    01/10/2020 Exchange Rates and Monetary Policy, Stockholm

    The spread of the coronavirus has resulted in many events around the world being cancelled, postponed or reformatted to allow for remote participation. Please note that CEPR is monitoring developments very carefully and liaising with all conference organisers regarding the best course of action to take for each event. If you are applying for or scheduled to attend one of our events, please look out for direct communications regarding your event from each organiser. If you have not yet received any specific advice we recommend that you hold off making any travel arrangements until further information has been given.

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    The fourth annual meeting of CEBRA's International Finance and Macroeconomics program is joint with CEPR and Sveriges Riksbank, and will be held in Stockholm, Sweden, on October 1-2, 2020. The meeting will focus on the interaction between exchange rates and monetary policy.

    Hélène Rey (London Business School and CEPR) and Philip Lane (European Central Bank and CEPR) will deliver keynote speeches.

    The conference aims to bring together high-quality research providing new insights on the economics of exchange rate adjustment and its interaction with monetary and other stabilization policies. We invite researchers to submit empirical and theoretical contributions on topics related, but not limited, to the role of exchange rate movements as shock absorbers or sources of macroeconomic and financial instability, monetary policy design in small open economies, the international transmission of monetary policy, distributional effects of exchange rate movements, and exchange rates and global imbalances.

    The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2020. Please send drafts of completed papers in pdf format to [email protected]. Authors of accepted papers will be informed by May 15, 2020. Accommodation expenses will be covered for authors and discussants by Sveriges Riksbank. Participants are encouraged to fund their own travel expenses from other sources as only limited funding is available.

    The organizing committee consists of Philippe Bacchetta (University of Lausanne, CEPR), Daria Finocchiaro (Uppsala University and Sveriges Riksbank), Galina Hale (UC Santa Cruz, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, CEBRA, CEPR), Ulf Söderström (Sveriges Riksbank), and Karl Walentin (Sveriges Riksbank). The program and other information about the conference will be posted on the Riksbank website (www.riksbank.se/en/research/conferences), which also contains information about past Riksbank conferences. Questions can be directed to [email protected].


    02/10/2020 VIRTUAL BREAD/CEPR/STICERD/TCD Conference on Development Economics, Online Seminar
    David Atkin (MIT, BREAD and CEPR), Oriana Bandiera (LSE, BREAD and CEPR), Robin Burgess (LSE, BREAD and CEPR), Michael Callen (LSE, BREAD and CEPR), Eliana La Ferrara (Bocconi, BREAD and CEPR), Isabela Manelici (Princeton), Gaia Narciso (TCD) and Jonathan Weigel (LSE and CEPR) want to invite you to attend the BREAD/CEPR/STICERD/TCD Development Economics Conference. 
     

    The programme and papers scheduled for presentation may be found at https://cepr.org/7040/programme. Please note that day 1 of the conference will start slightly earlier at 3:30PM UK Time and will end at 8:00PM UK Time. Days 2 and 3 will continue to be between 4-8 PM UK Time as initially announced.
     
    The presentations will be live-streamed on YouTube and can be watched using the following links:

     
    • Thursday 1 October: https://youtu.be/TU-_xDR3x7I
    • Friday 2 October: https://youtu.be/s5e59mY81L0
    • Saturday 3 October: https://youtu.be/Hantn-qH1AM 
     
    Interested graduate students, members of the press, other researchers, policy makers or colleagues are encouraged to join us for all three days of what should be an exciting event.


    If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Mandy Chan at [email protected].

    02/10/2020 Strong Infrastructure Governance for Strong Recovery, Webinar
    You are cordially invited to "The Global Commons Room" - a webinar on:

    Strong Infrastructure Governance for Strong Recovery

    Join us on Friday 2 October 2020, 13:00 - 14:30 (BST, London), 14:00 - 15:30 (CEST)

    Public investment is a catalyst for inclusive growth and private sector-enabling development. Its role (and that of potential waste) in recovery is vital: with high debt levels and lack of fiscal space globally, better infrastructure governance will be key for countries get much more "bang for the buck" on their investment spending. A new book by the International Monetary Fund shows that countries can lose up to one-third of the value of their investments due to inefficiencies stemming from bad management and corruption. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, strong infrastructure governance are likely to become even more important: public investment will have to be part of stimulating weak aggregate demand. For example, in the area of health, the pandemic has revealed a lack of preparedness of many health systems and an urgent need for upgrading health infrastructure that will have to be addressed. Second, countries will emerge from the pandemic with scarce fiscal space, elevated debt levels, large financing needs, and therefore a renewed need for higher efficiency.

    Speakers:
    - Professor Tim Besley, Professor of Economics, LSE Department of Economics and Fellow, CEPR.
    - Taufik Hanafi, Deputy Minister of National Development Planning for Development Monitoring, Evaluation and Control, Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas), Indonesia.
    - Evelyn Hernandez, Head of Members and Affiliate Programmes at CoST- The Infrastructure Transparency Initiative.
    - Abebe Aemro Selassie, Director of the African Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF).
    - Genevieve Verdier, Division Chief, Middle East and Central Asia Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF)

    Moderator:
    - Piroska Nagy Mohacsi, Interim Director, Institute of Global Affairs at the LSE School of Public Policy.

    Chair:
    - Erik Berglof, Chief Economist, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB); Professor (on leave), LSE School of Public Policy and Fellow, CEPR.

    Register online


    02/10/2020 CEPR Household Finance Seminar Series - 7, Online Seminar

    The CEPR Network on Household Finance is launching a new online seminar series on Household Finance. The series is currently run by Cristian Badarinza (National University of Singapore) and Vimal Balasubramaniam (Queen Mary University of London). We meet once a fortnight on Friday (CEST/CET 15:00) on Zoom. This is structured like a regular seminar, with light-touch moderation and opportunities to ask questions during the presentation. The Zoom link to each seminar will be made available on email, one hour before the session.

    Friday 2 October - Kim Peijnenburg (EDHEC and CEPR) presenting on "Breaking Bad: How Health Shocks Prompt Crime" with Steffen Andersen (Copenhagen Business School and CEPR) and Gianpaolo Parise (EDHEC and CEPR)

    To receive information on how to join each seminar, please sign up to our CEPR Household Finance mailing list by clicking https://portal.cepr.org/cepr-household-finance-seminar-series. The Zoom link to each seminar will be made available on email, one hour before the session. Follow us on twitter (@cepr_org) and visit our webpage https://cepr.org/cepr-household-finance-seminar-series.


    05/10/2020 Gender Economics Seminar Series - 2, Online Seminar
    We are delighted to announce a new CEPR Seminar Series in Gender Economics. The first seminar will take place on 21 September with a presentation by Fabrizio Zilibotti (Yale University). The full programme can be found below.

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

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

    PROGRAMME

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

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

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

    02 November 2020:
    TBA

    16 November 2020:
    Raquel Fernandez, New York University

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

    14 December 2020:
    Oriana Bandiera, LSE

    11 January 2021:
    Barbara Petrongolo, Queen Mary University

    REGISTER
    Zoom link


    05/10/2020 Online Geneva Trade and Development Workshop - 1, Online Seminar
    Join us for the Fall 2020 series:
    Online Geneva Trade and Development Workshop
    Mondays, 10AM (ET), 3PM (GMT), 4PM (CET)

    The GTDW is an established regular trade and development seminar series organized jointly by the Geneva School of Economics and Management of the University of Geneva (GSEM), the Graduate Institute in Geneva (IHEID), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). After twelve years of running as an on-site seminar, the online edition of GTDW is co-organized with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). Visit GTDW's website for further information: www.gtdw.ch.

    Organizers:

    Julia Cajal-Grossi (IHEID)
    Monika Mrázová (GSEM and CEPR)
    Frédéric Robert-Nicoud (GSEM and CEPR)

    Schedule:

    Each meeting will take place on a Monday at 10.00 AM (ET) / 3.00 PM (GMT) / 4.00 PM (CET) and last for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

    The line-up of speakers is as follows:
    5th Oct: Nina Pavcnik (Dartmouth College and CEPR)
    12th Oct: Pol Antràs (Harvard University and CEPR)
    26th Oct: Beata Smarzynska Javorcik (EBRD and CEPR)
    2nd Nov: Laura Alfaro (Harvard University and CEPR)
    9th Nov: David Atkin (MIT and CEPR)
    30th Nov: Mary Amiti (NY Fed and CEPR)
    14th Dec: Dave Donaldson (MIT and CEPR)

    The seminar will consist of a 60 minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes of open discussion. During the presentation, the audience will be automatically muted and may submit questions using the Q&A facility. The hosts will collect a few questions of general interest and relay them to the speaker at intervals, ensuring the flow of the seminar. The last 15 minutes of the event will be reserved for an open discussion, where participants may raise their hand to ask questions live, directly to the speaker.

    The events will be live-streamed on YouTube and will be available in real time on GTDW's webpage (www.gtdw.ch). Video recordings of past seminars will be held in a repository on www.gtdw.ch. Please note that you may be recorded if you ask a question live during the Q&A.

    Abuse of the seminar will not be tolerated.

    Register online


    05/10/2020 CEPR International Virtual Organization Economics Seminars - Seminar 6 - Building an Equilibrium: Rules versus Principles in Relational Contracts, Online Seminar
    We are excited to announce the return of the CIVOE Seminar series in the fall. This time we have scheduled 3 seminars to take place on the first Monday on 5 October, 2 November and 7 December 2020.
     
    The CEPR International Virtual Organization Economics Seminars (CIVOE-Seminars) is aimed at drawing together organizational economics and personnel economics speakers during this time when our university and NBER conferences are occurring less frequently. We are also taking the opportunity to make this a truly international collection of colleagues and speakers.  We will meet via a webinar monthly on Mondays at 6pm CEST. Further details about CIVOE can be found here: https://sites.google.com/view/cepr-ivoes.

    Our sixth CIVOE seminar will be on Monday 5 October 2020 at 6pm CEST / 5pm London / 12pm East Coast / 11am Chicago / 9am West Coast. Our speaker will be Bob Gibbons (MIT and CEPR) presenting on “Building an Equilibrium: Rules versus Principles in Relational Contracts” with Manuel Grieder, Holger Herz and Christian Zehnder. 

    Title: Building an Equilibrium: Rules versus Principles in Relational Contracts
    Authors: Bob Gibbons, Manuel Grieder, Holger Herz and Christian Zehnder

    Abstract: Effective organizations are able to adapt members' strategies to unforeseen change in an efficient manner. We study when relational contracts enable organizations to achieve this. Specifically, in a novel experiment we explored the hypothesis that basing a relational contract on general principles rather than on specific rules is more successful in achieving efficient adaptation. In our Baseline condition, we indeed observe that, compared to pairs who relied on specific rules, those who articulated general principles achieved significantly higher performance after change occurred. Underlying this correlation, we also find that pairs with principle-based agreements were more likely both to expect and to take actions that were consistent with what their relational contract prescribed. To investigate whether there is a causal link between principle-based agreements and performance, we implemented a \Nudge" intervention intended to foster principle-based relational contracts. The Nudge succeeded in causing more pairs to articulate principles, but the intervention failed to increase performance after the shock because many of the pairs induced to articulate principles then did not take actions that were consistent with their relational contracts. In short, our results suggest that (1) principle-based relational contracts may improve organizational performance, but also that (2) high-performing relational contracts may be difficult to build.

    Please register your interest by using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqdumgrj4jHdbaZj1S6iuKhcNTOAJDJlXo, After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. You will only need to register once and can use the same Zoom joining details to join all 3 seminars.

    Please feel free to forward this email to anyone you think may be interested.

    To get in touch with us, suggest a speaker, or any other questions, please email us at
    [email protected]. Or to join the CIVOE mailing list please click here.


    07/10/2020 International Macro History Online Seminar Series - 3, Online Seminar
    A consortium of 25 universities and institutions in collaboration with CEPR is launching the International Macro History Online Seminar (IMHOS).

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

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

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


    07/10/2020 CEPR Webinar: The Political Economy Webinar Series 5, Online Seminar
    After the success of the spring sessions, we are very happy to announce that the monthly political economics webinar series will resume after the summer break.

    The new set of confirmed speakers for the autumn sessions is: Stefanie Stantcheva (Harvard University and CEPR) on Wednesday 2nd of September, followed by Gilat Levy (LSE and CEPR) on Wednesday 7th of October, Ekaterina Zhuravskaya (PSE and CEPR) on the 4th of November and lastly by Maria Petrova (UPF and CEPR) on the 2nd of December.
    As usual the format of the webinar will be as follows: the speaker will have 60 minutes to present their research. During those 60 minutes, questions will be limited to clarifying questions. After that, there will be 15 minutes for general questions and discussions.
    This series of webinars is organised by the CEPR Political Economy Group together with the Research and Policy Network on Populism and Research and Policy Network on Conflict.

    For more info and to register see here.


    07/10/2020 CEPR Virtual Industrial Organization Seminar 16 - Market Power and Price Discrimination: Learning from Changes in Renewables Regulation, Online Seminar

    We are happy to announce the next paper for the CEPR Virtual IO Seminar (VIOS) series on Wednesday 7th October. Natalia Fabra (UC3M and CEPR) will be presenting her work "Market Power and Price Discrimination: Learning from Changes in Renewables Regulation"(joint with Imelda). The paper may be downloaded from the VIOS website at https://sites.google.com/view/virtual-io-seminar/main-page. Also listed there are our upcoming speakers, seminar rules, and more.   

    The seminar will be held on Zoom and you are required to register in advance here: 
    https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mLVb72jiRC2eP2_TH2PvNQ

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the seminar.

    If you have any questions or wish to no longer receive emails regarding VIOS, please do not hesitate to contact us at
    [email protected]


    08/10/2020 VI Banco de Espana Seminar in Economic History, Online Seminar
    We are pleased to invite you to the  
    VI BANCO DE ESPAÑA SEMINAR IN ECONOMIC HISTORY

    to be held on 8th October 2020,
    from 9:00 to 13:40 CET via webex.
    The event will be held in English. 
      
    To participate in this event, please use the following link:
    Registration: Registration Form
    Deadline: 5th October 2020
     
    Subsequently, an email will be sent to those registered with information for access to the virtual room.
     
    If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact the
    Protocol Unit: [email protected]

    09/10/2020 Reforming the Global Institutions: The case of WTO, Webinar
    You are cordially invited to "The Global Commons Room" - a webinar on:

    Reforming the Global Institutions: The case of WTO

    Join us on Friday 9 October 2020
    13:00 - 14:30 (BST, London), 14:00 - 15:30 (CEST)

    The ongoing selection process for the new Director General of the WTO has prompted renewed focus on reforming that institution and also provides an opportunity to rethink the reform of global institutions more broadly. This panel of policy makers, academics and practitioners will discuss the key directions for change to make the WTO and other global institutions more fit for purpose.

    Panellists:
    Jonathan Fried, former Canadian Ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO).
    Hector Torres, former Executive Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF).

    Moderator:
    Piroska Nagy Mohacsi, Interim Director, Institute of Global Affairs at the LSE School of Public Policy.

    Chair:
    Erik Berglof, Chief Economist, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB); Professor (on leave), LSE School of Public Policy and Fellow, CEPR.

    Register online


    09/10/2020 BoE, CEPR, Imperial, LSE Third Conference on Non-bank Financial Sector and Financial Stability, London
    Due to the COVID-19 situation, there is uncertainty surrounding travel restrictions and holding face-to-face events safely in October. Therefore, the organisers have decided to postpone the Third BoE, CEPR, Imperial, LSE Second Conference on Non-bank Financial Sector and Financial Stability.

    We will confirm the new conference dates in due course. We may reopen the call for papers at a later date and you will be able to submit new papers.

    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. Pension funds and insurance companies have broadened their asset portfolios in ways that provide finance which is an alternative to bank funding.

    As a result 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 Brevan Howard Centre at Imperial College in partnership with the Bank of England, the CEPR, and the Paul Woolley Centre at the London School of Economics are keen to attract theoretical and empirical 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
    • Risk and opportunities for insurance companies and Pension funds

    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
    • Fintech

    If you would like to submit a paper, please upload on https://portal.cepr.org/boe-cepr-imperial-lse-third-conference-non-bank-financial-sector-and-financial-stability by Friday 12 June 2020. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by mid July 2020. 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 on 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, Senior Events Officer, at [email protected] or +44 2071838804.

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


    12/10/2020 Online Geneva Trade and Development Workshop - 2, Online Seminar
    Join us for the Fall 2020 series:
    Online Geneva Trade and Development Workshop
    Mondays, 10AM (ET), 3PM (GMT), 4PM (CET)

    The GTDW is an established regular trade and development seminar series organized jointly by the Geneva School of Economics and Management of the University of Geneva (GSEM), the Graduate Institute in Geneva (IHEID), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). After twelve years of running as an on-site seminar, the online edition of GTDW is co-organized with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). Visit GTDW's website for further information: www.gtdw.ch.

    Organizers:

    Julia Cajal-Grossi (IHEID)
    Monika Mrázová (GSEM and CEPR)
    Frédéric Robert-Nicoud (GSEM and CEPR)

    Schedule:

    Each meeting will take place on a Monday at 10.00 AM (ET) / 3.00 PM (GMT) / 4.00 PM (CET) and last for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

    The line-up of speakers is as follows:
    5th Oct: Nina Pavcnik (Dartmouth College and CEPR)
    12th Oct: Pol Antràs (Harvard University and CEPR)
    26th Oct: Beata Smarzynska Javorcik (EBRD and CEPR)
    2nd Nov: Laura Alfaro (Harvard University and CEPR)
    9th Nov: David Atkin (MIT and CEPR)
    30th Nov: Mary Amiti (NY Fed and CEPR)
    14th Dec: Dave Donaldson (MIT and CEPR)

    The seminar will consist of a 60 minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes of open discussion. During the presentation, the audience will be automatically muted and may submit questions using the Q&A facility. The hosts will collect a few questions of general interest and relay them to the speaker at intervals, ensuring the flow of the seminar. The last 15 minutes of the event will be reserved for an open discussion, where participants may raise their hand to ask questions live, directly to the speaker.

    The events will be live-streamed on YouTube and will be available in real time on GTDW's webpage (www.gtdw.ch). Video recordings of past seminars will be held in a repository on www.gtdw.ch. Please note that you may be recorded if you ask a question live during the Q&A.

    Abuse of the seminar will not be tolerated.

    Register online


    13/10/2020 CEPR-VDEV Webinars - 3, Webinar
    CEPR-VDEV Webinars is an online seminar series, featuring invited speakers in the area of Development Economics. It was set up in the spring semester of 2020 as the VDEV webinar and will now continue joint with CEPR during autumn. It is organized jointly by CEPR, the University of Geneva (UniGe), the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Barcelona GSE), Paris School of Economics (PSE) and Stockholm School of Economics.

    Organizers:

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

    Schedule:

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

    The line-up of speakers is as follows:

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


    13/10/2020 CEPR Advanced Forum in Financial Economics (CAFFE) 2, Online Seminar

    We are delighted to announce that the CEPR Network on Financial Economics is launching a virtual seminar series at the start of the academic year.

    The CEPR Advanced Forum for Financial Economics (CAFFE) will be organized by Laurent Calvet, Kim Peijnenburg, and Raman Uppal from EDHEC Business School. Its objective is to make cutting-edge finance research available to researchers based in Europe and around the world. There will be one seminar each month covering all topics in Financial Economics. The seminar is open to all participants but special emphasis will be placed on European-based researchers working on novel issues such as the financial implications of Covid-19. We view this seminar series as a joint venture of all researchers in Financial Economics and we very much look forward to your wholehearted and enthusiastic support.

    Each seminar will run for 75 minutes, with 40 minutes allocated to the speaker, 20 minutes to a discussant, and 15 minutes for questions from the audience. The seminar starts just after lunch at 2PM CET (1PM London time), so have your caffè during CAFFE!

    On Tuesday the 13 October our speaker is Victoria Vanasco (CREI and CEPR). For more information and to register see here.


    14/10/2020 CEPR Virtual Industrial Organization Seminar 17 - Enforcement and Bargaining over Illicit Drug Wholesale Prices: Structural Evidence from a Transnational Asian Gang, Online Seminar

    We are happy to announce the next paper for the CEPR Virtual IO Seminar (VIOS) series on Wednesday 14th October. Christoph Walsh (Tilburg) will be presenting his work "Enforcement and Bargaining over Illicit Drug Wholesale Prices: Structural Evidence from a Transnational Asian Gang" (joint with Kaiwen Leong, Huailu Li, and Marc Rysman). The paper may be downloaded from the VIOS website at https://sites.google.com/view/virtual-io-seminar/main-pageAlso listed there are our upcoming speakers, seminar rules, and more.   

    The seminar will be held on Zoom and you are required to register in advance here: 
    https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_slds712HQaajFqz9UckOEA
    

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the seminar.

    If you have any questions or wish to no longer receive emails regarding VIOS, please do not hesitate to contact us at
    [email protected]


    14/10/2020 International Macro History Online Seminar Series - 4, Online Seminar
    A consortium of 25 universities and institutions in collaboration with CEPR is launching the International Macro History Online Seminar (IMHOS).

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

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

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


    16/10/2020 CEPR Household Finance Seminar Series - 8, Online Seminar

    The CEPR Network on Household Finance is launching a new online seminar series on Household Finance. The series is currently run by Cristian Badarinza (National University of Singapore) and Vimal Balasubramaniam (Queen Mary University of London). We meet once a fortnight on Friday (CEST/CET 15:00) on Zoom. This is structured like a regular seminar, with light-touch moderation and opportunities to ask questions during the presentation. The Zoom link to each seminar will be made available on email, one hour before the session.

    Friday 16 October - Roine Vestman (Stockholm University and CEPR), Dany Kessel (Sodertorn University (University College of Southern Stockholm); Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)) and Björn Tyrefors (Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN); Stockholm University) presenting on "The Housing Wealth Effect: Quasi-Experimental Evidence"

    To receive information on how to join each seminar, please sign up to our CEPR Household Finance mailing list by clicking https://portal.cepr.org/cepr-household-finance-seminar-series. The Zoom link to each seminar will be made available on email, one hour before the session. Follow us on twitter (@cepr_org) and visit our webpage https://cepr.org/cepr-household-finance-seminar-series.


    19/10/2020 Gender Economics Seminar Series - 3, Online Seminar
    We are delighted to announce a new CEPR Seminar Series in Gender Economics. The first seminar will take place on 21 September with a presentation by Fabrizio Zilibotti (Yale University). The full programme can be found below.

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

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

    PROGRAMME

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

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

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

    02 November 2020:
    TBA

    16 November 2020:
    Raquel Fernandez, New York University

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

    14 December 2020:
    Oriana Bandiera, LSE

    11 January 2021:
    Barbara Petrongolo, Queen Mary University

    REGISTER
    Zoom link


    21/10/2020 CEPR Virtual Industrial Organization Seminar 18 - Patterns of Competitive Interaction, Online Seminar

    We are happy to announce the next paper for the CEPR Virtual IO Seminar (VIOS) series on Wednesday 21st October at 16:00 CEST (Rome time). Mark Armstrong (University of Oxford and CEPR) will be presenting his work "Patterns of Competitive Interaction" joint with John Vickers. The paper may be downloaded from the VIOS website at https://sites.google.com/view/virtual-io-seminar/main-page. Also listed there are our upcoming speakers, seminar rules, and more. A recording of the seminar will be made and will also be posted to the VIOS website. 

    The seminar will be held on Zoom and you are required to register in advance here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_u1s3SM2eSPmVcKGO-CzU5g

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the seminar.

    If you have any questions or wish to no longer receive emails regarding VIOS, please do not hesitate to contact us at
    [email protected]


    21/10/2020 International Macro History Online Seminar Series - 5, Online Seminar
    A consortium of 25 universities and institutions in collaboration with CEPR is launching the International Macro History Online Seminar (IMHOS).

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

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

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


    21/10/2020 Public Investment for the Recovery: IMF October 2020 Fiscal Monitor, Webinar
    The Centre for Economic Policy Research, the Graduate Institute, Geneva and the International Monetary Fund invite you to a joint seminar on:

    Public Investment for the Recovery: IMF October 2020 Fiscal Monitor

    Wednesday 21 October, 2020
    08:30-09:30 ECT (Washington)
    13:30-14:30 BST (London)
    14:30-15:30 CEST (Geneva)

    This chapter of the IMF October 2020 Fiscal Monitor argues that governments need to scale up public investment to ensure successful reopening, boost growth, and prepare economies for the future. Low interest rates make borrowing to invest desirable. Countries that cannot access finance will however need to prioritize spending and increase investment efficiency. The chapter explains how investment can be scaled up whilst preserving quality. Increasing investment by 1 percent of GDP in advanced and emerging economies could create 7 million jobs directly, and up to 33 million jobs indirectly. Investments in healthcare, housing, digitalization, and the environment would lay the foundations for a more resilient and inclusive economy.

    Join Raphael Espinoza, Giancarlo Corsetti and Beatrice Weder di Mauro in this joint seminar on the IMF's latest Fiscal Monitor.

    Register online


    21/10/2020 European Research Workshop in International Trade (ERWIT) 2020, Online Seminar
    Please note that this event has been postponed to 21-23 October.

    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.

    We are writing to invite you to submit a paper or to express your interest in attending CEPR's 2020 European Research Workshop in International Trade (ERWIT), to be held in Milan from 3 to 5 June 2020, organised in cooperation with Università degli Studi di Milano, Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano, the Baffi Carefin Centre of Bocconi University and the Horizon 2020 MICROPROD Project. 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 full days from the early morning on Wednesday 21 October until the late afternoon on Friday 23 October. The afternoon of Friday 5 June will be dedicated to the MICROPROD Project Conference. CEPR and the local organisers will offer some funding for travel and accommodation, but we cannot guarantee funding for all participants. If you have alternative research travel funding at your disposal, we encourage you to indicate this 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-2020. 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), Friday 13 December 2019.

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

    Beata Javorcik, Giorgio Barba Navaretti, Carlo Altomonte, Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano

    With the contribution of the Achille and Giulia Boroli Chair in European Studies - Bocconi University

    Supported by UniCredit Foundation as part of the "Global Challenges" network


    22/10/2020 Fiscal Standards for Europe. Economic Policy panel discussion with Olivier Blanchard and colleagues, supported by the Federal Ministry of Finance, Germany, Online Seminar
    The European Union should abandon the fiscal rules intended to put constraints on national budgetary policies in favour of fiscal standards - qualitative prescriptions that leave room for judgment together with a process to decide whether the standards are met.

    That is the central conclusion of a new research report by Olivier Blanchard (Peterson Institute for International Economics), Álvaro Leandro (Caixa Bank Research) and Jeromin Zettelmeyer (International Monetary Fund).

    Economic Policy invites you to join us for an extended online presentation and discussion of the forthcoming study Redesigning the EU Fiscal Rules: From Rules to Standards.   Programe:

    • Presentation by Olivier Blanchard (Peterson Institute for International Economis)
    • Discussion presentations by Davide Debortoli (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and Michael McMahon (University of Oxford)
    • Panellist comments by Beatrice Weder di Mauro (CEPR, The Graduate Institute, Geneva, and INSEAD) Jakob von Weizsäcker (Federal Ministry of Finance, Germany)
    • And Q&As

    REGISTER


    22/10/2020 72nd Economic Policy Panel Meeting, Online Seminar
    The meeting is invitation only

    26/10/2020 Online Geneva Trade and Development Workshop - 3, Online Seminar
    Join us for the Fall 2020 series:
    Online Geneva Trade and Development Workshop
    Mondays, 10AM (ET), 3PM (GMT), 4PM (CET)

    The GTDW is an established regular trade and development seminar series organized jointly by the Geneva School of Economics and Management of the University of Geneva (GSEM), the Graduate Institute in Geneva (IHEID), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). After twelve years of running as an on-site seminar, the online edition of GTDW is co-organized with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). Visit GTDW's website for further information: www.gtdw.ch.

    Organizers:

    Julia Cajal-Grossi (IHEID)
    Monika Mrázová (GSEM and CEPR)
    Frédéric Robert-Nicoud (GSEM and CEPR)

    Schedule:

    Each meeting will take place on a Monday at 10.00 AM (ET) / 3.00 PM (GMT) / 4.00 PM (CET) and last for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

    The line-up of speakers is as follows:
    5th Oct: Nina Pavcnik (Dartmouth College and CEPR)
    12th Oct: Pol Antràs (Harvard University and CEPR)
    26th Oct: Beata Smarzynska Javorcik (EBRD and CEPR)
    2nd Nov: Laura Alfaro (Harvard University and CEPR)
    9th Nov: David Atkin (MIT and CEPR)
    30th Nov: Mary Amiti (NY Fed and CEPR)
    14th Dec: Dave Donaldson (MIT and CEPR)

    The seminar will consist of a 60 minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes of open discussion. During the presentation, the audience will be automatically muted and may submit questions using the Q&A facility. The hosts will collect a few questions of general interest and relay them to the speaker at intervals, ensuring the flow of the seminar. The last 15 minutes of the event will be reserved for an open discussion, where participants may raise their hand to ask questions live, directly to the speaker.

    The events will be live-streamed on YouTube and will be available in real time on GTDW's webpage (www.gtdw.ch). Video recordings of past seminars will be held in a repository on www.gtdw.ch. Please note that you may be recorded if you ask a question live during the Q&A.

    Abuse of the seminar will not be tolerated.

    Register online


    26/10/2020 EABCN Conference on " Empirical Advances in Monetary Policy", Banque de France

    The spread of the coronavirus has resulted in many events around the world being cancelled, postponed or reformatted to allow for remote participation. Please note that CEPR is monitoring developments very carefully and liaising with all conference organisers regarding the best course of action to take for each event. If you are applying for or scheduled to attend one of our events, please look out for direct communications regarding your event from each organiser. If you have not yet received any specific advice we recommend that you hold off making any travel arrangements until further information has been given.

    Please note that this meeting has been moved to October from its original dates in May due to the COVID-19 outbreak

    The conference will cover a broad range of themes related to empirical aspects of monetary policy. Topics of the conference include but are not limited to:

    • Measuring the effects of monetary policy on the macroeconomy
    • Identifying the transmission channels of monetary policy
    • International monetary policy channels
    • Communication strategies, the role of expectations and forward guidance
    • Risks associated to uncertainty and to the normalization of monetary policy
    • Monetary policy and financial markets
    • Effects of monetary policy on firm expectations and decisions

    Simon Gilchrist (New York University), Ricardo Reis (London School of Economics and CEPR) and Stephanie Schmitt-Grohe (Columbia University and CEPR) are confirmed invited speakers, and we welcome further relevant submissions.

    The deadline for submissions is 9am GMT on Friday January 31 2020. For CEPR members and those registered with the CEPR website, please submit your paper via the call for papers webpage. If you do not have a CEPR profile, you can create one here.

    If you have any difficulty in registering, please contact Mariolina Ciccone, Events officer at [email protected] with the subject line "40046 - EABCN-Banque de France Conference 2020".

    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 EABCN. Authors of successful submissions and accepted participants will be notified by mid March 2020. The event is hosted by Banque de France, and sponsored by the EABCN. Limited funding is available for travel expenses for academic participants that are presenting. Expenses will be reimbursed according to the standard CEPR travel guidelines.

    Costs will not be covered for central bank participants.

    Organisers
    Eleonora Granziera (Norges Bank)
    Sarah Mouabbi (Banque de France)
    Barbara Rossi (ICREA-Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona GSE, CREI and CEPR)


    27/10/2020 CEPR-VDEV Webinars - 4, Webinar
    CEPR-VDEV Webinars is an online seminar series, featuring invited speakers in the area of Development Economics. It was set up in the spring semester of 2020 as the VDEV webinar and will now continue joint with CEPR during autumn. It is organized jointly by CEPR, the University of Geneva (UniGe), the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Barcelona GSE), Paris School of Economics (PSE) and Stockholm School of Economics.

    Organizers:

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

    Schedule:

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

    The line-up of speakers is as follows:

    27th Oct: Rohini Pande (Yale and CEPR)
    10th Nov: Jakob Svensson (IIES Stockholm University and CEPR)
    24th Nov: Andrew Foster (Brown University)
    1st Dec: Alessandra Voena (Stanford University and CEPR)
    15th Dec: Oriana Bandiera (LSE and CEPR)


    28/10/2020 CEPR Virtual Industrial Organization Seminar 19 - The Impact of Alternative Forms of Bank Consolidation on Credit Supply and Financial Stability, Online Seminar

    We are happy to announce the next paper for the CEPR Virtual IO Seminar (VIOS) series on Wednesday 28th October at 16:00 CETNicola Pavanini (Tilburg University and CEPR) will be presenting his work "The Impact of Alternative Forms of Bank Consolidation on Credit Supply and Financial Stability" (joint with Sergio Mayordomo and Emanuele Tarantino). The paper may be downloaded from the VIOS website at https://sites.google.com/view/virtual-io-seminar/main-page. Also listed there are our upcoming speakers, seminar rules, and more.

    The seminar will be held on Zoom and you are required to register in advance here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rOQIoiNNRKqTflR8BAkYJg.

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the seminar.

    If you have any questions or wish to no longer receive emails regarding VIOS, please do not hesitate to contact us at
    [email protected]


    28/10/2020 International Macro History Online Seminar Series - 6, Online Seminar
    A consortium of 25 universities and institutions in collaboration with CEPR is launching the International Macro History Online Seminar (IMHOS).

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

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

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


    29/10/2020 Fifth Conference Global Value Chains, Trade and Development "Trade Agreements and Supply Chains", Online Seminar
    Given the public health situation due to the Covid-19 outbreak and the associated travel difficulties, we have decided to hold the conference on "Trade Agreements and Supply Chains? virtually. The conference will still take place on October 29-30 but the presentations will be done via Zoom.

    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 production of most goods is increasingly organised along global value chains, in which different stages of the production process are fragmented across countries. The CEPR Research Network on Global Value Chains, Trade and Development was established by CEPR and the World Bank to stimulate debate on the important and timely questions raised by the emergence of global value chains.

    After the first four events held in the North America (Washington, DC), Europe (Geneva), Asia (Singapore), and Latin America (Santiago de Chile), the next conference will take place in Brussels on October 29-30, 2020 and will focus on "Trade Agreements and Supply Chains."

    The conference will be hosted by the European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES) of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). It will be organised by Paola Conconi (Director of the CEPR Research Network on Global Value Chains, Trade and Development, Professor of Economics at ULB), Mathieu Parenti (Professor of Economics at ULB and CEPR) and Gonzague Vannoorenberghe (Professor of Economics at UCLouvain). It will be funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Advanced ERC Grant No. 834253 of Paola Conconi) and by the Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS Grant PDR/GTO T.0180.19 of Mathieu Parenti and Gonzague Vannoorenberghe).

    Keynote speakers:

    Ralph Ossa, University of Zurich and CEPR

    Robert Staiger, Dartmouth College

    If you would like to submit a paper, please upload a draft by visiting https://portal.cepr.org/fifth-conference-global-value-chains-trade-and-development-trade-agreements-and-supply-chains. 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, Senior Events Officer at [email protected] or +44 20 7183 8804.

    The submission deadline is Wednesday 15 January 2020 (18:00 GMT).


    30/10/2020 CEPR Household Finance Seminar Series - 9, Online Seminar

    The CEPR Network on Household Finance is launching a new online seminar series on Household Finance. The series is currently run by Cristian Badarinza (National University of Singapore) and Vimal Balasubramaniam (Queen Mary University of London). We meet once a fortnight on Friday (CET 15:00) on Zoom. This is structured like a regular seminar, with light-touch moderation and opportunities to ask questions during the presentation. The Zoom link to each seminar will be made available on email, one hour before the session.

    Friday 30 October - Jacelly Cespedes (University of Minnesota), Zack Liu (University of Houston) and Carlos Parra (Pontifical Catholic University of Chile) presenting on "Almost Famous: How Wealth Shocks Impact Career Choices".

    To receive information on how to join each seminar, please sign up to our CEPR Household Finance mailing list by clicking https://portal.cepr.org/cepr-household-finance-seminar-series. The Zoom link to each seminar will be made available on email, one hour before the session. Follow us on twitter (@cepr_org) and visit our webpage https://cepr.org/cepr-household-finance-seminar-series.


    30/10/2020 Making Global Finance Work for All - Reforming the Global Development Architecture, Webinar
    You are cordially invited to "The Global Commons Room" - an AIIB/CEPR/LSE/OECD webinar on:

    Making Global Finance Work for All - Reforming the Global Development Architecture

    Join us on Friday 30 October 2020
    13:00 - 14:30 (GMT, London), 14:00 - 15:30 (CET)
    21:00 - 22:30 (Beijing and Singapore time)

    Two years ago, the G20 Eminent Persons Group on Global Financial Governance (EPG) presented its report "Making Global Finance Work for All". One of the central tenets of this report was that the multilateral development finance system with the global and regional development banks and the financial stability system with the IMF and various regional arrangements must become more coherent. The Sustainable Development Goals must not be achieved at the expense of financial stability. COVID-19 is now seriously stress testing the current architecture with countries losing decades of achievements in improved incomes at the same time as liquidity needs are turning into solvency issues in the global financial system.

    Coinciding with the launch of the 2020 OECD Multilateral Development Finance report, international financial institutions and think tanks are organising a series of virtual events to discuss the role played by multilateral organisations in the Covid-19 crisis, as well as the challenges and potential reforms of the multilateral development system. This panel will take stock of what has happened to the reform agenda laid out in the EPG Report in 2018. What has COVID-19 taught us about the capacity of the global system to respond as a whole and what can be done to make the global system act more forcefully in the current crisis and be more resilient in the face of future shocks? This year?s edition of the OECD?s Multilateral Development Finance Report (MDFR) makes the case that ?building back better? also means improving the existing multilateral aid architecture.

    Panel:

    • Jin Liqun, President, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
    • Arvind Subramanian, Professor, Ashoka University; former Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India; non-resident Senior Fellow, PIIE
    • Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Senior Minister, Singapore
    • Ksenia Yudaeva, Deputy Governor, National Bank of Russia (tbc)

    Chair:

    • Erik Berglof, Chief Economist, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB); Professor (on leave), LSE School of Public Policy and Fellow, CEPR

    Register online


    02/11/2020 Online Geneva Trade and Development Workshop - 4, Online Seminar
    Join us for the Fall 2020 series:
    Online Geneva Trade and Development Workshop
    Mondays, 10AM (ET), 3PM (GMT), 4PM (CET)

    The GTDW is an established regular trade and development seminar series organized jointly by the Geneva School of Economics and Management of the University of Geneva (GSEM), the Graduate Institute in Geneva (IHEID), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). After twelve years of running as an on-site seminar, the online edition of GTDW is co-organized with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). Visit GTDW's website for further information: www.gtdw.ch.

    Organizers:

    Julia Cajal-Grossi (IHEID)
    Monika Mrázová (GSEM and CEPR)
    Frédéric Robert-Nicoud (GSEM and CEPR)

    Schedule:

    Each meeting will take place on a Monday at 10.00 AM (ET) / 3.00 PM (GMT) / 4.00 PM (CET) and last for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

    The line-up of speakers is as follows:
    5th Oct: Nina Pavcnik (Dartmouth College and CEPR)
    12th Oct: Pol Antràs (Harvard University and CEPR)
    26th Oct: Beata Smarzynska Javorcik (EBRD and CEPR)
    2nd Nov: Laura Alfaro (Harvard University and CEPR)
    9th Nov: David Atkin (MIT and CEPR)
    30th Nov: Mary Amiti (NY Fed and CEPR)
    14th Dec: Dave Donaldson (MIT and CEPR)

    The seminar will consist of a 60 minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes of open discussion. During the presentation, the audience will be automatically muted and may submit questions using the Q&A facility. The hosts will collect a few questions of general interest and relay them to the speaker at intervals, ensuring the flow of the seminar. The last 15 minutes of the event will be reserved for an open discussion, where participants may raise their hand to ask questions live, directly to the speaker.

    The events will be live-streamed on YouTube and will be available in real time on GTDW's webpage (www.gtdw.ch). Video recordings of past seminars will be held in a repository on www.gtdw.ch. Please note that you may be recorded if you ask a question live during the Q&A.

    Abuse of the seminar will not be tolerated.

    Register online


    02/11/2020 Gender Economics Seminar Series - 4, Online Seminar
    We are delighted to announce a new CEPR Seminar Series in Gender Economics. The first seminar will take place on 21 September with a presentation by Fabrizio Zilibotti (Yale University). The full programme can be found below.

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

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

    PROGRAMME

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

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

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

    02 November 2020:
    TBA

    16 November 2020:
    Raquel Fernandez, New York University

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

    14 December 2020:
    Oriana Bandiera, LSE

    11 January 2021:
    Barbara Petrongolo, Queen Mary University

    REGISTER
    Zoom link


    04/11/2020 International Macro History Online Seminar Series - 7, Online Seminar
    A consortium of 25 universities and institutions in collaboration with CEPR is launching the International Macro History Online Seminar (IMHOS).

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

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

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


    04/11/2020 CEPR Webinar: The Political Economy Webinar Series 6, Online Seminar
    After the success of the spring sessions, we are very happy to announce that the monthly political economics webinar series will resume after the summer break.

    The new set of confirmed speakers for the autumn sessions is: Stefanie Stantcheva (Harvard University and CEPR) on Wednesday 2nd of September, followed by Gilat Levy (LSE and CEPR) on Wednesday 7th of October, Ekaterina Zhuravskaya (PSE and CEPR) on the 4th of November and lastly by Maria Petrova (UPF and CEPR) on the 2nd of December.
    As usual the format of the webinar will be as follows: the speaker will have 60 minutes to present their research. During those 60 minutes, questions will be limited to clarifying questions. After that, there will be 15 minutes for general questions and discussions.
    This series of webinars is organised by the CEPR Political Economy Group together with the Research and Policy Network on Populism and Research and Policy Network on Conflict.

    For more info and to register see here.


    05/11/2020 Secular Stagnation, Low Interest Rates and Low Inflation: Causes and Implications for Policy, Brussels

    The spread of the coronavirus has resulted in many events around the world being cancelled, postponed or reformatted to allow for remote participation. Please note that CEPR is monitoring developments very carefully and liaising with all conference organisers regarding the best course of action to take for each event. If you are applying for or scheduled to attend one of our events, please look out for direct communications regarding your event from each organiser. If you have not yet received any specific advice we recommend that you hold off making any travel arrangements until further information has been given.

    DG ECFIN at the European Commission is organising a conference on the theme 'Secular Stagnation, Low Interest Rates and Low Inflation: Causes and Implications for Policy' in cooperation with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control. The conference will be held at the European Commission (Brussels), on 5-6 November 2020.

    Slow growth, low interest rates and low inflation relative to emerging markets characterize the macroeconomic environment in the Euro Area and other advanced economies. This economic landscape raises the fear that, absent policy intervention, advanced economies will face continued stagnation. Going forward, policymakers need to assess the underlying sources, and formulate macroeconomic policy appropriately.

    This conference will contribute to this debate and shed light on key policy questions: Which factors explain low growth and low rates? Why has inflation remained below the ECB's target, despite accommodative monetary policy? To what extent do catch-up growth and high savings rates in emerging markets contribute to the observed dynamics?

    The conference will bring together researchers and policymakers to discuss innovative research in these areas. We would like to include both empirical and theoretical papers. A non-exhaustive list of topics includes:

    • Decoupling of advanced and emerging countries' growth prospects
    • Domestic and global drivers of low growth and low interest rates: demand for safe assets, demographics, productivity growth
    • Government debt policy in a low interest rate environment
    • Secular decline in interest rates in advanced countries: effects on global capital flows
    • Global competitive pressure and world price dynamics
    • Integration of emerging markets in the global financial system
    • Implications of low natural interest rates for monetary and fiscal policy
    • Zero lower bound episodes, the macroeconomic policy mix, and unconventional policy tools
    • International policy coordination and spillovers of macroeconomic policy in a low interest rate environment

    The program will include 14 papers. There will be a discussant for each paper.

    Günter Coenen (ECB), Giancarlo Corsetti (Cambridge and CEPR), Gauti Eggertsson (Brown), Luca Fornaro (CREI and CEPR), Jordi Galí (CREI and CEPR) and Felix Kubler (Zurich) have already accepted to present their work at the conference.

    Selected papers presented at the conference will be considered for a special issue of the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control (JEDC) titled "Secular Stagnation, Low Interest Rates and Low Inflation: Causes and Implications for Policy". Authors submitting a paper are asked to indicate whether they wish their paper to be considered for the special issue. The special issue will be edited by the scientific committee of the conference. Papers will be refereed according to usual JEDC standards. However, the editors will expedite the editorial process and aim to make final acceptance decisions by the summer of 2021. Authors are thus strongly encouraged to present papers that are already relatively complete and polished, at the conference.

    The DEADLINE for submitting papers is 15 June 2020. To submit a paper, please email a draft or extended abstract of the paper in PDF format to: [email protected]. Preference will be given to completed papers and to detailed drafts. The selected contributors will be notified by 15 July 2020. Workshop attendance is by invitation only. Contact & questions: R. Kollmann, [email protected].

    Travel and hotel expenses of academic authors and discussants will be reimbursed as follows (economy class): 450 EUR for participants based in Europe; 1500$ for travel from US/Canada East Coast; 2000$ for travel from US/Canada West Coast and Asia/Australasia. Hotel expenses of authors and discussants based at policy institutions will also be covered by the organisers (please contact the conference organisers, if no travel funds from home institutions are available).

    Scientific committee:
    Robert Kollmann (Université Libre de Bruxelles and CEPR), Thomas Lubik (Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, JEDC Editor) and Werner Roeger (DG ECFIN, European Commission)

    Local organizers:
    Jan in't Veld (DG ECFIN, European Commission), Philipp Pfeifer (DG ECFIN, European Commission) and Lukas Vogel (DG ECFIN, European Commission)


    09/11/2020 CEPR International Virtual Organization Economics Seminars - Seminar 7 - The Dynamics of Norm Formation and Norm Decay, Online Seminar
    The CEPR International Virtual Organization Economics Seminars (CIVOE-Seminars) is aimed at drawing together organizational economics and personnel economics speakers during this time when our university and NBER conferences are occurring less frequently. We are also taking the opportunity to make this a truly international collection of colleagues and speakers.  We will meet via a webinar monthly on Mondays at 6pm CET. Further details about CIVOE can be found here: https://sites.google.com/view/cepr-ivoes.

    Please note that our seventh CIVOE seminar will now be taking place on Monday 9 November 2020 at 6pm CET / 5pm London / 12pm East Coast / 11am Chicago / 9am West Coast.  Please remember to update your diary with the new date for this seminar. Our speaker will be Ernst Fehr (University of Zurich and CEPR) presenting on “The Dynamics of Norm Formation and Norm Decay” with Ivo Schurtenberger. 

    Title: The Dynamics of Norm Formation and Norm Decay

    Authors: Ernst Fehr & Ivo Schurtenberger, University of Zurich

    Extended Abstract: Social norms are a ubiquitous feature of social life and appear to pervade almost every aspect of human social interaction. They are commonly known standards of behavior that are based on widely shared views of how individual group members ought to behave. However, despite their omnipresence fundamental questions related to social norms lack convincing answers: How and when do normative standards of behavior emerge? How are they maintained and when do they decay? Do social norms activate intrinsic motivations to comply with them and are these motivations sufficient to ensure compliance? Do norms exert an independent causal effect on behavior or are they simply an epiphenomenon of the web of prevailing incentives and institutions? Do norm violations undermine or change the normative standard and the extent to which it is widely shared? Do normative standards also affect their own enforcement? Do they affect the behavioral responses to norm enforcement behaviors?

    Progress in answering these questions has been severely retarded by a lack of directly observable “high-frequency” measures of normative behavioral standards that assume the properties of social norms. Here, we develop and validate such a measure in the context of an experimental collective action problemand show how it helps to answer the above mentioned questions. We show, in particular, that widely shared normative standards do trigger compliance motives and increase participation in normatively required collective action. However, the strength and nature of the compliance motives are insufficient to ensure maintenance of social norms. In fact, in the absence of explicit opportunities for sanctioning norm violators, norms eventually lose any behavioral drawing power: initial norm violations are not sanctioned and are associated with (i) further increases in norm violations, (ii) a steady decay in the normative standard and (iii) a break-down of the normative consensus.

    The provision of voluntary sanctioning opportunities, however, not only blocks all three above mentioned processes but also causes an increase in the normative consensus and leads to the stable maintenance of a social norm. Finally, we vary the opportunity for the formation of social norms exogenously and document that – when peer sanctioning is possible – social norms exert a causal impact by increasing the overall participation in collective action while simultaneously reducing the sanctioning of those who don’t participate. In other words, social norms render the establishment and enforcement of collective action more efficient.

    Further Reading:
    Behavioral Foundations of Corporate Culture is a popular piece written by Ernst Fehr (University of Zurich) that applies the ideas to the organizational context and to the problem of creating a cooperative corporate culture.

    Please register your interest by using this link:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqdumgrj4jHdbaZj1S6iuKhcNTOAJDJlXo. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. You will only need to register once and can use the same Zoom joining details to join the remaining 2 seminars for the fall semester.

    Please feel free to forward this email to anyone you think may be interested.

    To get in touch with us, suggest a speaker, or any other questions, please email us at
    [email protected]. Or to join the CIVOE mailing list please click here.

    09/11/2020 Online Geneva Trade and Development Workshop - 5, Online Seminar
    Join us for the Fall 2020 series:
    Online Geneva Trade and Development Workshop
    Mondays, 10AM (ET), 3PM (GMT), 4PM (CET)

    The GTDW is an established regular trade and development seminar series organized jointly by the Geneva School of Economics and Management of the University of Geneva (GSEM), the Graduate Institute in Geneva (IHEID), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). After twelve years of running as an on-site seminar, the online edition of GTDW is co-organized with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). Visit GTDW's website for further information: www.gtdw.ch.

    Organizers:

    Julia Cajal-Grossi (IHEID)
    Monika Mrázová (GSEM and CEPR)
    Frédéric Robert-Nicoud (GSEM and CEPR)

    Schedule:

    Each meeting will take place on a Monday at 10.00 AM (ET) / 3.00 PM (GMT) / 4.00 PM (CET) and last for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

    The line-up of speakers is as follows:
    5th Oct: Nina Pavcnik (Dartmouth College and CEPR)
    12th Oct: Pol Antràs (Harvard University and CEPR)
    26th Oct: Beata Smarzynska Javorcik (EBRD and CEPR)
    2nd Nov: Laura Alfaro (Harvard University and CEPR)
    9th Nov: David Atkin (MIT and CEPR)
    30th Nov: Mary Amiti (NY Fed and CEPR)
    14th Dec: Dave Donaldson (MIT and CEPR)

    The seminar will consist of a 60 minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes of open discussion. During the presentation, the audience will be automatically muted and may submit questions using the Q&A facility. The hosts will collect a few questions of general interest and relay them to the speaker at intervals, ensuring the flow of the seminar. The last 15 minutes of the event will be reserved for an open discussion, where participants may raise their hand to ask questions live, directly to the speaker.

    The events will be live-streamed on YouTube and will be available in real time on GTDW's webpage (www.gtdw.ch). Video recordings of past seminars will be held in a repository on www.gtdw.ch. Please note that you may be recorded if you ask a question live during the Q&A.

    Abuse of the seminar will not be tolerated.

    Register online


    10/11/2020 CEPR-VDEV Webinars - 5, Webinar
    CEPR-VDEV Webinars is an online seminar series, featuring invited speakers in the area of Development Economics. It was set up in the spring semester of 2020 as the VDEV webinar and will now continue joint with CEPR during autumn. It is organized jointly by CEPR, the University of Geneva (UniGe), the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Barcelona GSE), Paris School of Economics (PSE) and Stockholm School of Economics.

    Organizers:

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

    Schedule:

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

    The line-up of speakers is as follows:

    10th Nov: Jakob Svensson (IIES Stockholm University and CEPR)
    24th Nov: Andrew Foster (Brown University)
    1st Dec: Alessandra Voena (Stanford University and CEPR)
    15th Dec: Oriana Bandiera (LSE and CEPR)


    10/11/2020 CEPR Advanced Forum in Financial Economics (CAFFE) 3, Online Seminar

    We are delighted to announce that the CEPR Network on Financial Economics is launching a virtual seminar series at the start of the academic year.

    The CEPR Advanced Forum for Financial Economics (CAFFE) will be organized by Laurent Calvet, Kim Peijnenburg, and Raman Uppal from EDHEC Business School. Its objective is to make cutting-edge finance research available to researchers based in Europe and around the world. There will be one seminar each month covering all topics in Financial Economics. The seminar is open to all participants but special emphasis will be placed on European-based researchers working on novel issues such as the financial implications of Covid-19. We view this seminar series as a joint venture of all researchers in Financial Economics and we very much look forward to your wholehearted and enthusiastic support.

    Each seminar will run for 75 minutes, with 40 minutes allocated to the speaker, 20 minutes to a discussant, and 15 minutes for questions from the audience. The seminar starts just after lunch at 2PM CET (1PM London time), so have your caffè during CAFFE!

    On Tuesday the 10 November our speaker is Lorenzo Bretscher (London Business School). For more information and to register see here.


    11/11/2020 International Macro History Online Seminar Series - 8, Online Seminar
    A consortium of 25 universities and institutions in collaboration with CEPR is launching the International Macro History Online Seminar (IMHOS).

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

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

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


    13/11/2020 CEPR Household Finance Seminar Series - 10, Online Seminar

    The CEPR Network on Household Finance is launching a new online seminar series on Household Finance. The series is currently run by Cristian Badarinza (National University of Singapore) and Vimal Balasubramaniam (Queen Mary University of London). We meet once a fortnight on Friday (CET 15:00) on Zoom. This is structured like a regular seminar, with light-touch moderation and opportunities to ask questions during the presentation. The Zoom link to each seminar will be made available on email, one hour before the session.

    Friday 13 November - Raman Uppal (EDHEC Business School and CEPR), Adrian Buss (INSEAD - Finance and CEPR) and Grigory Vilkov (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management) presenting on "Investor Sophistication and Portfolio Dynamics."

    To receive information on how to join each seminar, please sign up to our CEPR Household Finance mailing list by clicking https://portal.cepr.org/cepr-household-finance-seminar-series. The Zoom link to each seminar will be made available on email, one hour before the session. Follow us on twitter (@cepr_org) and visit our webpage https://cepr.org/cepr-household-finance-seminar-series.


    16/11/2020 Gender Economics Seminar Series - 5, Online Seminar
    We are delighted to announce a new CEPR Seminar Series in Gender Economics. The first seminar will take place on 21 September with a presentation by Fabrizio Zilibotti (Yale University). The full programme can be found below.

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

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

    PROGRAMME

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

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

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

    02 November 2020:
    TBA

    16 November 2020:
    Raquel Fernandez, New York University

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

    14 December 2020:
    Oriana Bandiera, LSE

    11 January 2021:
    Barbara Petrongolo, Queen Mary University

    REGISTER
    Zoom link


    18/11/2020 International Macro History Online Seminar Series - 9, Online Seminar
    A consortium of 25 universities and institutions in collaboration with CEPR is launching the International Macro History Online Seminar (IMHOS).

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

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

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


    19/11/2020 Globalization, Technology and Firms: Labor Market Outcomes, Online Seminar
    The third conference on “Globalization, Technology and Firms: Labor Market Outcomes” focuses this year on the roles of globalisation, technology and labour market regulation on growth and labour market outcomes. Most economic activity in advanced economies is organised within and between firms. Therefore, changes in types of firms, their internal organisation and in firms’ market and employment shares over time are important factors that drive structural change and changes in the labour income distribution. The objective of the webinar is to discuss recent contributions to the understanding of the rapid structural change experienced by most advanced economies recently.

    This conference will take place online, to view the programme, please click on https://cepr.org/2524. Register in advance for this webinar by clicking on https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XSWWA3XURves-NKaI4Tc_g. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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

    Organisers

    Ariell Reshef (Paris School of Economics) and Farid Toubal (
    ENS Paris-Saclay, CEPII, CESifo and CEPR)


    24/11/2020 CEPR-VDEV Webinars - 6, Webinar
    CEPR-VDEV Webinars is an online seminar series, featuring invited speakers in the area of Development Economics. It was set up in the spring semester of 2020 as the VDEV webinar and will now continue joint with CEPR during autumn. It is organized jointly by CEPR, the University of Geneva (UniGe), the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Barcelona GSE), Paris School of Economics (PSE) and Stockholm School of Economics.

    Organizers:

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

    Schedule:

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

    The line-up of speakers is as follows:

    24th Nov: Andrew Foster (Brown University)
    1st Dec: Alessandra Voena (Stanford University and CEPR)
    15th Dec: Oriana Bandiera (LSE and CEPR)


    25/11/2020 International Macro History Online Seminar Series - 10, Online Seminar
    A consortium of 25 universities and institutions in collaboration with CEPR is launching the International Macro History Online Seminar (IMHOS).

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

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

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


    27/11/2020 CEPR Household Finance Seminar Series - 11, Online Seminar

    The CEPR Network on Household Finance is launching a new online seminar series on Household Finance. The series is currently run by Cristian Badarinza (National University of Singapore) and Vimal Balasubramaniam (Queen Mary University of London). We meet once a fortnight on Friday (CET 15:00) on Zoom. This is structured like a regular seminar, with light-touch moderation and opportunities to ask questions during the presentation. The Zoom link to each seminar will be made available on email, one hour before the session.

    Friday 27 November - Matteo Benetton (University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business), Giovanni Compiani (University of Chicago Booth School of Business) presenting on "Investors? Beliefs and Asset Prices: A Structural Model of Cryptocurrency Demand."

    To receive information on how to join each seminar, please sign up to our CEPR Household Finance mailing list by clicking https://portal.cepr.org/cepr-household-finance-seminar-series. The Zoom link to each seminar will be made available on email, one hour before the session. Follow us on twitter (@cepr_org) and visit our webpage https://cepr.org/cepr-household-finance-seminar-series.


    30/11/2020 Online Geneva Trade and Development Workshop - 6, Online Seminar
    Join us for the Fall 2020 series:
    Online Geneva Trade and Development Workshop
    Mondays, 10AM (ET), 3PM (GMT), 4PM (CET)

    The GTDW is an established regular trade and development seminar series organized jointly by the Geneva School of Economics and Management of the University of Geneva (GSEM), the Graduate Institute in Geneva (IHEID), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). After twelve years of running as an on-site seminar, the online edition of GTDW is co-organized with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). Visit GTDW's website for further information: www.gtdw.ch.

    Organizers:

    Julia Cajal-Grossi (IHEID)
    Monika Mrázová (GSEM and CEPR)
    Frédéric Robert-Nicoud (GSEM and CEPR)

    Schedule:

    Each meeting will take place on a Monday at 10.00 AM (ET) / 3.00 PM (GMT) / 4.00 PM (CET) and last for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

    The line-up of speakers is as follows:
    5th Oct: Nina Pavcnik (Dartmouth College and CEPR)
    12th Oct: Pol Antràs (Harvard University and CEPR)
    26th Oct: Beata Smarzynska Javorcik (EBRD and CEPR)
    2nd Nov: Laura Alfaro (Harvard University and CEPR)
    9th Nov: David Atkin (MIT and CEPR)
    30th Nov: Mary Amiti (NY Fed and CEPR)
    14th Dec: Dave Donaldson (MIT and CEPR)

    The seminar will consist of a 60 minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes of open discussion. During the presentation, the audience will be automatically muted and may submit questions using the Q&A facility. The hosts will collect a few questions of general interest and relay them to the speaker at intervals, ensuring the flow of the seminar. The last 15 minutes of the event will be reserved for an open discussion, where participants may raise their hand to ask questions live, directly to the speaker.

    The events will be live-streamed on YouTube and will be available in real time on GTDW's webpage (www.gtdw.ch). Video recordings of past seminars will be held in a repository on www.gtdw.ch. Please note that you may be recorded if you ask a question live during the Q&A.

    Abuse of the seminar will not be tolerated.

    Register online


    30/11/2020 PEDL Workshop 2020, Online Seminar

    Young Scholars Matchmaking Workshop 2020 - Call for Ideas

     
    The Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries (PEDL) programme pursues a research agenda that aims to better understand what determines the strength of market forces driving efficiency in low-income countries (LICs).

    To strengthen the links between young scholars in higher- and lower-income countries working in this rapidly growing field of research, the PEDL programme is organising a virtual matchmaking and project development workshop. This workshop aims to bring together pre-dissertation PhD candidates from institutions in higher-income countries with PhD candidates and young scholars from institutions in lower-income countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Young scholars should be no more than three years out of their PhD.

    Over the course of two weeks, we will gather for three days with the aim of fostering new ideas and developing projects, grant proposals, and, importantly, collaborations across these groups for research on the frontier of private enterprise development in Africa and South Asia.

    The workshop will begin with a keynote highlighting open questions and opportunities for possible contributions. Participants will then come together for an Ideas Fair, where they will pitch research interests and ideas that are open to collaboration. Based on this initial meeting, participants will be grouped according to their interests and, with the support of workshop leaders, work together to identify, develop and present joint projects, possibly leading to grant proposals fundable by PEDL or other organisations. The best ideas can be presented at the PEDL Young Scholars Conference 2020, where teams will be able to receive feedback from senior scholars in the field.

    Those interested in participating should download and complete the application form and prepare a brief letter of motivation and an up-to-date version of their CV. The application form will ask candidates to clearly state the research question(s), potential methods to answer the question, and the geographic focus of the project. The ideas that you present in the application form should be ones which you are open to collaborating on with other workshop participants. PhD candidates should also arrange to have a letter of support from their dissertation supervisor sent to us.

    To submit your application, please compile the following three documents into one PDF document: the completed application form, a letter of motivation and an up-to-date version of your CV. Please upload this PDF to the CEPR Portal here by October 30, 2020 23:59 GMT.

    On the Portal, you will need to create an account here to submit an application. Once logged in, you can find the PEDL Workshop 2020 page via the link here. To upload your collated PDF, check the box where it asks, “Would you like to submit a paper?” and a new option will appear to upload your document. Please use “Workshop Application” as title and abstract and ignore other sections such as co-authors.

    We aim to inform accepted applicants by mid-November 2020. Any queries about the event or application process can be sent to [email protected]. Letters of support should also be sent directly to [email protected].

    Applicants that are selected to participate in the Young Scholars Workshop 2020 are also invited to attend the PEDL Young Scholars Conference 2020. An application to present at the Conference does not preclude an application to the Workshop or vice versa.

    Morgan Hardy, NYU Abu Dhabi

    Christian Meyer, University of Oxford

    Chris Woodruff, University of Oxford, PEDL and CEPR


    30/11/2020 Gender Economics Seminar Series - 6, Online Seminar
    We are delighted to announce a new CEPR Seminar Series in Gender Economics. The first seminar will take place on 21 September with a presentation by Fabrizio Zilibotti (Yale University). The full programme can be found below.

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

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

    PROGRAMME

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

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

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

    02 November 2020:
    TBA

    16 November 2020:
    Raquel Fernandez, New York University

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

    14 December 2020:
    Oriana Bandiera, LSE

    11 January 2021:
    Barbara Petrongolo, Queen Mary University

    REGISTER
    Zoom link


    01/12/2020 CEPR-VDEV Webinars - 7, Webinar
    CEPR-VDEV Webinars is an online seminar series, featuring invited speakers in the area of Development Economics. It was set up in the spring semester of 2020 as the VDEV webinar and will now continue joint with CEPR during autumn. It is organized jointly by CEPR, the University of Geneva (UniGe), the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Barcelona GSE), Paris School of Economics (PSE) and Stockholm School of Economics.

    Organizers:

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

    Schedule:

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

    The line-up of speakers is as follows:

    1st Dec: Alessandra Voena (Stanford University and CEPR)
    15th Dec: Oriana Bandiera (LSE and CEPR)


    02/12/2020 International Macro History Online Seminar Series - 11, Online Seminar
    A consortium of 25 universities and institutions in collaboration with CEPR is launching the International Macro History Online Seminar (IMHOS).

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

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

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


    02/12/2020 CEPR Webinar: The Political Economy Webinar Series 7, Online Seminar
    After the success of the spring sessions, we are very happy to announce that the monthly political economics webinar series will resume after the summer break.

    The new set of confirmed speakers for the autumn sessions is: Stefanie Stantcheva (Harvard University and CEPR) on Wednesday 2nd of September, followed by Gilat Levy (LSE and CEPR) on Wednesday 7th of October, Ekaterina Zhuravskaya (PSE and CEPR) on the 4th of November and lastly by Maria Petrova (UPF and CEPR) on the 2nd of December.
    As usual the format of the webinar will be as follows: the speaker will have 60 minutes to present their research. During those 60 minutes, questions will be limited to clarifying questions. After that, there will be 15 minutes for general questions and discussions.
    This series of webinars is organised by the CEPR Political Economy Group together with the Research and Policy Network on Populism and Research and Policy Network on Conflict.

    For more info and to register see here.


    04/12/2020 3rd Joint Research Conference on Firm Financing and Firm Dynamics: "Firms in Times of the Pandemic", Paris

     

    *Due to the corona pandemic it is at this time unclear whether we will be able to go ahead as planned. We remain hopeful that the situation improves quickly, however please be aware that the conference can take place only if it is safe to do so and may be held entirely online. 


    Call for Papers

    3rd Joint Research Conference on Firm Financing and Firm Dynamics: "Firms in Times of the Pandemic"


    Banque de France, Paris, 4 December 2020

    Submission Deadline: Sunday 23 August


    Banque de France, Banca d’Italia and Sciences Po, in cooperation with the CEPR, are organising their third joint research conference on trends in firm organisation, firm financing and firm dynamics, to be held in Paris on the 4th of December 2020.

    The conference aims to create a forum for discussion on issues related to the recent patterns of firms’ activity, the organisation of production and financing decision, as well as their determinants, consequences and implications for policymaking. This year’s issue of the conference particularly welcomes contributions that aim at highlighting the immediate and the longer-term consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic for firms, in Europe and beyond, as well as assessing the cost and benefits of policies targeted at firms during the first wave of the pandemic in the first semester of 2020.

    The conference will feature two keynote lectures by Beata Javorcik (Oxford University, EBRD and CEPR) and David Thesmar (MIT Sloan and CEPR).

    Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
    • The relevance and effectiveness of public bailouts and guarantee programs during the pandemic
    • Firms’ financial characteristics, bank-firm relationships and resilience to systemic shocks
    • Impact of the pandemic on firm digitisation, organisation and innovation
    • Impact of lockdowns on e-commerce and competition
    • Trade and trade protectionism risks. The future of global supply chains
    • Firms’ adaptation to climate change and green recovery: brought to a halt or speeded up?
    • Micro and macro patterns of productivity: the COVID shock, firm dynamics and resource allocation
    Depending on sanitary constraints at the time of the meeting, the conference may be held entirely online.

    Paper submission:
    Interested authors should submit a detailed extended abstract or, preferably, a complete paper in PDF format to:
    [email protected] by August 23rd, 2020. Decisions of acceptance by the program committee will be announced by mid-September.

    Financial support: Accommodation and travel expenses (economy class) for academic authors of accepted papers will be covered. The CEPR reimbursement policy will apply.

    Program committee: Federico Cingano (Banca d’Italia), Stéphane Guibaud (Sciences Po), Francesca Lotti (Banca d’Italia), Thierry Mayer (Sciences Po and CEPR), Jean-Stéphane Mésonnier (Banque de France), Frédérique Savignac (Banque de France).

    Want to forward to a colleague? Please use this link (to avoid them unsubscribing you by accident).

    08/12/2020 CEPR Advanced Forum in Financial Economics (CAFFE) 4, Online Seminar

    We are delighted to announce that the CEPR Network on Financial Economics is launching a virtual seminar series at the start of the academic year.

    The CEPR Advanced Forum for Financial Economics (CAFFE) will be organized by Laurent Calvet, Kim Peijnenburg, and Raman Uppal from EDHEC Business School. Its objective is to make cutting-edge finance research available to researchers based in Europe and around the world. There will be one seminar each month covering all topics in Financial Economics. The seminar is open to all participants but special emphasis will be placed on European-based researchers working on novel issues such as the financial implications of Covid-19. We view this seminar series as a joint venture of all researchers in Financial Economics and we very much look forward to your wholehearted and enthusiastic support.

    Each seminar will run for 75 minutes, with 40 minutes allocated to the speaker, 20 minutes to a discussant, and 15 minutes for questions from the audience. The seminar starts just after lunch at 2PM CET (1PM London time), so have your caffè during CAFFE!

    On Tuesday the 8 December our speaker is Ester Faia (Goethe University Frankfurt and CEPR). For more information and to register see here.


    09/12/2020 International Macro History Online Seminar Series - 12, Online Seminar
    A consortium of 25 universities and institutions in collaboration with CEPR is launching the International Macro History Online Seminar (IMHOS).

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

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

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


    10/12/2020 PEDL Conference 2020, Online Seminar

    Young Scholars Conference 2020 - Call for Papers

    The Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries (PEDL) programme pursues a research agenda that aims to better understand what determines the strength of market forces driving efficiency in low-income countries (LICs).

    The PEDL programme will be hosting a two-day virtual conference focused on PhD candidates and young scholars. Presenters should be no more than three years out of their PhD. The conference is open to any paper on firms in lower-income countries, though we particularly encourage submissions from PEDL-funded projects.

    To submit your application, please upload your completed paper to the CEPR Portal here by October 30, 2020 23:59 GMT.

    On the Portal, you will need to create an account here to submit an application. Once logged in, you can find the PEDL Conference 2020 page here. To upload your completed paper, check the box where it asks “Would you like to submit a paper?” and a new option will appear to upload your document.

    We aim to inform accepted applicants by mid-November 2020. Any queries about the event or application process can be sent to [email protected].

    The Young Scholars Conference will overlap with the PEDL Young Scholars Matchmaking Workshop 2020. An application to present at the Conference does not preclude an application to the Young Scholars Workshop 2020 or vice versa.

    Morgan Hardy, NYU Abu Dhabi

    Christian Meyer, University of Oxford

    Chris Woodruff, University of Oxford, PEDL and CEPR


    11/12/2020 CEPR Household Finance Seminar Series - 12, Online Seminar

    The CEPR Network on Household Finance is launching a new online seminar series on Household Finance. The series is currently run by Cristian Badarinza (National University of Singapore) and Vimal Balasubramaniam (Queen Mary University of London). We meet once a fortnight on Friday (CET 15:00) on Zoom. This is structured like a regular seminar, with light-touch moderation and opportunities to ask questions during the presentation. The Zoom link to each seminar will be made available on email, one hour before the session.

    Friday 11 December - Michaela Pagel (Columbia University and CEPR), Scott R. Baker (Northwestern University), R. Farrokhnia (Columbia University), Steffen Meyer (University of Southern Denmark, Danish Finance Institute) and Constantine Yannelis (University of Chicago, Booth School of Business) presenting on "Income, Liquidity, and the Consumption Response to the 2020 Economic Stimulus Payments."

    To receive information on how to join each seminar, please sign up to our CEPR Household Finance mailing list by clicking https://portal.cepr.org/cepr-household-finance-seminar-series. The Zoom link to each seminar will be made available on email, one hour before the session. Follow us on twitter (@cepr_org) and visit our webpage https://cepr.org/cepr-household-finance-seminar-series.


    14/12/2020 Gender Economics Seminar Series - 7, Online Seminar
    We are delighted to announce a new CEPR Seminar Series in Gender Economics. The first seminar will take place on 21 September with a presentation by Fabrizio Zilibotti (Yale University). The full programme can be found below.

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

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

    PROGRAMME

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

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

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

    02 November 2020:
    TBA

    16 November 2020:
    Raquel Fernandez, New York University

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

    14 December 2020:
    Oriana Bandiera, LSE

    11 January 2021:
    Barbara Petrongolo, Queen Mary University

    REGISTER
    Zoom link


    14/12/2020 5th Zurich Conference on Public Finance in Developing Countries, Online Seminar
    We are delighted to invite you to submit a paper or extended abstract for the 5th Zurich Conference on Public Finance in Developing Countries. This year, the conference will take place online via Zoom.

    Keynote Speaker: Rachel Glennerster, Chief Economist of the UK Department for International Development.

    We hope that despite the online format, this year?s edition will provide a good opportunity for researchers working on public economics in developing countries to present their work and discuss ideas.

    Participation is free for both presenters and other participants.

    How to apply
    Please upload your paper or extended abstract through this form.
    We aim to notify successful applicants at the beginning of November 2020.

    Organizers:
    Nada Eissa (Georgetown University and NBER)
    Francois Gerard (Queen Mary University of London and CEPR)
    Joana Naritomi (London School of Economics and CEPR)
    Oyebola Okunogbe (World Bank)
    Dina Pomeranz (University of Zurich and CEPR)


    14/12/2020 Online Geneva Trade and Development Workshop - 7, Online Seminar
    Join us for the Fall 2020 series:
    Online Geneva Trade and Development Workshop
    Mondays, 10AM (ET), 3PM (GMT), 4PM (CET)

    The GTDW is an established regular trade and development seminar series organized jointly by the Geneva School of Economics and Management of the University of Geneva (GSEM), the Graduate Institute in Geneva (IHEID), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). After twelve years of running as an on-site seminar, the online edition of GTDW is co-organized with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). Visit GTDW's website for further information: www.gtdw.ch.

    Organizers:

    Julia Cajal-Grossi (IHEID)
    Monika Mrázová (GSEM and CEPR)
    Frédéric Robert-Nicoud (GSEM and CEPR)

    Schedule:

    Each meeting will take place on a Monday at 10.00 AM (ET) / 3.00 PM (GMT) / 4.00 PM (CET) and last for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

    The line-up of speakers is as follows:
    5th Oct: Nina Pavcnik (Dartmouth College and CEPR)
    12th Oct: Pol Antràs (Harvard University and CEPR)
    26th Oct: Beata Smarzynska Javorcik (EBRD and CEPR)
    2nd Nov: Laura Alfaro (Harvard University and CEPR)
    9th Nov: David Atkin (MIT and CEPR)
    30th Nov: Mary Amiti (NY Fed and CEPR)
    14th Dec: Dave Donaldson (MIT and CEPR)

    The seminar will consist of a 60 minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes of open discussion. During the presentation, the audience will be automatically muted and may submit questions using the Q&A facility. The hosts will collect a few questions of general interest and relay them to the speaker at intervals, ensuring the flow of the seminar. The last 15 minutes of the event will be reserved for an open discussion, where participants may raise their hand to ask questions live, directly to the speaker.

    The events will be live-streamed on YouTube and will be available in real time on GTDW's webpage (www.gtdw.ch). Video recordings of past seminars will be held in a repository on www.gtdw.ch. Please note that you may be recorded if you ask a question live during the Q&A.

    Abuse of the seminar will not be tolerated.

    Register online


    15/12/2020 CEPR-VDEV Webinars - 8, Webinar
    CEPR-VDEV Webinars is an online seminar series, featuring invited speakers in the area of Development Economics. It was set up in the spring semester of 2020 as the VDEV webinar and will now continue joint with CEPR during autumn. It is organized jointly by CEPR, the University of Geneva (UniGe), the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Barcelona GSE), Paris School of Economics (PSE) and Stockholm School of Economics.

    Organizers:

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

    Schedule:

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

    The line-up of speakers is as follows:

    15th Dec: Oriana Bandiera (LSE and CEPR)


    21/12/2020 Bank of Italy/CEPR/EIEF Conference on "Ownership, Governance, Management & Firm Performance", Rome

    Due to the corona pandemic, it is at this time unclear whether we will be able to go ahead as planned. We remain hopeful that the situation improves quickly, however please be aware that the conference can take place only if it is safe to do so. 

    The Bank of Italy, the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance, and the Centre for Economic Policy and Research are pleased to announce a research conference on "Ownership, Governance, Management & Firm Performance". The meeting aims at bringing together lead economists to discuss the role of managers and owners in shaping firm performance, with a particular emphasis on micro-macro linkages (from firm behaviour to aggregate productivity growth) and policy implications. Both theoretical and empirical works in macro and microeconomics are welcome.

    Topics of interest are related (but not limited) to the following aspects:

    • Corporate governance and firm organsation
    • CEO selection, compensation and behaviour, and firm performance
    • Management quality and management practices
    • Finance and the market for ownership and control
    • Family ownership and management: causes and consequences
    • Firm organisation and business crisis management

    Keynote speakers: Renée Adams (Oxford - Said Business School) and Raffaella Sadun (Harvard Business School and CEPR)

    Organising committee: Audinga Baltrunaite (Bank of Italy), Francesca Lotti (Bank of Italy), Francesco Manaresi (Bank of Italy), Sauro Mocetti (Bank of Italy) and Fabiano Schivardi (Luiss University, EIEF and CEPR)

    Funding                                                                                                                                              

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

    How to apply:

    Papers should be submitted through Conference Maker® at https://editorialexpress.com/cgi-bin/conference/conference.cgi?action=login&db_name=OGFP2020 no later than July 31st, 2020. Authors of successful submissions will be notified by early September.