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Conferences, workshops and lunchtime briefings: Participation is limited. If you would like to obtain more information, please contact our Events Team.

Dissemination Events: These meetings are open. Email our Events Team for more information.

Meetings for 2021

2020 (entire year)

07/01/2021 14th DIGITAL ECONOMICS CONFERENCE, Online Seminar
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. Please note that this will be a virtual conference and will take place completely online.

Keynote speakers:
John Vickers (University of Oxford), Ekaterina Zhuravskaya (Paris School of Economics)

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

Submission:
To pre-register and submit your abstract, click here.
Papers should be received by 25 October 2020 (abstracts will be considered, but papers are more likely to be accepted).

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

11/01/2021 Gender Economics Seminar Series - 8, 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


12/01/2021 CEPR Advanced Forum in Financial Economics (CAFFE) 5, 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 12 January our speaker is Nicola Gennaioli (Bocconi University and CEPR). For more information and to register see here.


13/01/2021 STEG Annual Conference 2021, Online Seminar
The research programme on Structural Transformation and Economic Growth (STEG), led by the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), will hold its first annual conference on 13-15 January 2021. This conference will fall near the close of STEG?s first (inception) year. The conference papers will help define the current research frontiers in the area of structural transformation and economic growth. STEG seeks to advance these frontiers over the next four years, through a programme of competitive research funding and academic community building. We expect the first funding calls to be issued in Spring 2021.

The conference will be hosted online via Zoom. We now invite submissions for this conference from interested researchers on any topic relevant to STEG’s major themes:
 

  • Data and measurement related to structural transformation
  • Firms, frictions and spillovers, and industrial policy
  • Labour, home production, and structural transformation
  • Agricultural productivity and sectoral gaps
  • Trade and spatial frictions
  • Political economy and public investment
 
This list of themes is not intended to be exhaustive; other topics of potential interest include infrastructure, informality, and the implications of different macro policy frameworks for structural change and growth.
 
We particularly welcome papers that address these themes in conjunction with our two cross-cutting themes, which are gender and climate change.
 
STEG’s objective is to build a body of research and evidence that will inform policy in low-income countries; we consequently seek papers that have clear relevance to this goal.
 
In addition to full-length presentations, the conference will include one or more (virtual) sessions of short presentations, as a way to highlight the diversity of research in the field and to offer more opportunities for early-career researchers and scholars representing a wide range of institutions and geographies.
 
The deadline for submission is Wednesday 2nd December 2020. We will accept only completed papers. To submit a paper, please go to: https://portal.cepr.org/steg-annual-conference-2021. If you have any difficulties registering for this conference, please contact Mandy Chan, Senior Events Officer at [email protected].

15/01/2021 CEPR Household Finance Seminar Series - 13, 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 15 January - Enrichetta Ravina (Kellogg School of Management; European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI), Cheng Luo (Farallon Capital Management) and Luis M. Viceira (Harvard Business School - Finance Unit; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) presenting on "Retail Investors? Contrarian Behavior Around News and the Momentum Effect."

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.


29/01/2021 CEPR Household Finance Seminar Series - 14, 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 29 January - Mark Jansen (University of Utah), Hieu Nguyen (University of Utah) and Amin Shams (Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business) presenting on "Human vs. Machine: Underwriting Decisions in Finance."

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.


09/02/2021 CEPR Advanced Forum in Financial Economics (CAFFE) 6, 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 9 February our speaker is Marieke Bos (Stockholm School of Economics). For more information and to register see here.


12/02/2021 CEPR Household Finance Seminar Series - 15, 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 12 February - Dimuthu Ratnadiwakara Louisiana State University and Buvaneshwaran Venugopal, University of Central Florida - College of Business Administration presenting on " Climate Risk Perceptions and Demand for Flood Insurance."

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.


12/02/2021 CEPR Conference: The Politics of Regulation and Central Banking, Rotterdam
This is the first edition of an annual conference series on the Political Economy of Finance. Three leading Dutch universities – Erasmus University Rotterdam, Tilburg University, and the University of Amsterdam – will host the annual event in order to build a European platform for researchers in this highly topical area, usually treated separately in economics and finance. For its first edition, the conference will be dedicated to exploring the intersections between political economy and central banking.

The academic program will consist of six papers and each paper will be allocated two discussants. The first edition of this conference series will also feature a keynote lecture by Francesco Trebbi (Berkeley Haas and CEPR).

The organising committee invites submissions of theoretical and empirical papers on the following topics (the list is non-exhaustive):
  • Political institutions and power and the design of banking and monetary unions
  • Private interests in banking regulation, supervision, and resolution
  • Political independence and the conduct of monetary and financial policies
  • Central bank’s mandate in a constitutional democracy
  • Political economy considerations of central banks’ economic stimulus programs after a pandemic
  • Politics of bailouts, bail-ins, and state aid control in a (partial) banking union
  • Political pressures and regulatory capture in a dual national-supranational supervisory architecture
  • The economic and political consequences of central bank capture
  • Lobbyists, technocrats, and central bankers
  • Political economy aspects of a central bank digital currency
Organising committee:
  • Thomas Lambert (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
  • Enrico Perotti (University of Amsterdam and CEPR)
  • Magdalena Rola-Janicka (Tilburg University)
Programme committee:
  • Dana Foarta (Stanford GSB)
  • Hans Gersbach (ETH Zurich and CEPR)
  • Deniz Igan (International Monetary Fund)
  • Frederic Malherbe (University College London and CEPR)
  • Kris James Mitchener (Santa Clara University and CEPR)
  • Enrico Perotti (University of Amsterdam and CEPR)
  • Alessandro Riboni (Ecole Polytechnique and CEPR)
  • Martin Schmalz (University of Oxford and CEPR)
  • Vikrant Vig (London Business School and CEPR)
  • Paolo Volpin (City University London and CEPR)
Submission procedure:
To submit a paper please visit the
https://portal.cepr.org/cepr-conference-politics-regulation-and-central-banking. The deadline for submission is 6pm (GMT), Sunday 15 November 2020.

If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mandy Chan at
[email protected] for assistance (with subject header “CEPR Conference The Politics of Regulation and Central Banking”). There is no submission fee. The authors will be notified about the acceptance of papers by Friday 18 December 2020.

Further Information:
The conference will be held at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, in a blended format allowing for both physical and online participation. The conference is scheduled on Friday 12 February 2021 between 9:00 and 18.00 and followed by a dinner with all physical participants.
Depending on sanitary constraints at the time of the meeting, the conference may be held entirely online.

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. Accommodation costs and meals during the conference will be sponsored by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) and Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM).

Information regarding the conference can be sought on the conference
website and in case of questions please contact the organising committee at [email protected].


26/02/2021 CEPR Household Finance Seminar Series - 16, 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 26 February - Paolina Medina (Mays Business School of Texas A&M University) and Michaela Pagel (Columbia University and CEPR) presenting on "Does Saving Cause Borrowing?."

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.


09/03/2021 CEPR Advanced Forum in Financial Economics (CAFFE) 7, 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 9 March our speaker is Savitar Sundaresan (imperial College and CEPR). For more information and to register see here.


13/04/2021 CEPR Advanced Forum in Financial Economics (CAFFE) 8, 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 6 April our speaker is Irina Zviadadze (Stockholm School of Economics and CEPR). For more information and to register see here.


14/04/2021 Sixth European Workshop on Household Finance, Nice
The CEPR Network on Household Finance and EDHEC are organising the Sixth European Workshop on Household Finance on 14-16 April 2021 with the support of the Think Forward Initiative (TFI). 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 research workshop will include a CEPR-TFI event on “Finance and Inequality”, organised by Laurent Calvet (EDHEC and CEPR) on Wednesday 14 April 2021.

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), Joao Cocco (London Business School and CEPR), Russell Cooper (European University Institute), Francisco Gomes (London Business School and CEPR), Luigi Guiso (EIEF and CEPR), Michael Haliassos (Goethe University Frankfurt and CEPR), Tullio Jappelli (University of Naples Federico II, CSEF and CEPR), Matti Keloharju (Aalto University and CEPR), 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), and Raman Uppal (EDHEC and CEPR).


 
Local Organisers
Laurent Calvet (EDHEC and CEPR), Kim Peijnenburg (EDHEC and CEPR) and Raman Uppal (EDHEC and CEPR).
 

Workshop Venue
We hope the workshop can take place physically on the premises of EDHEC. However, due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation and travel restrictions, the workshop may become a hybrid workshop or a completely virtual workshop depending on the situation closer to the time of the workshop.
 
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=EF74ZZN2QLGES. If you do not have an existing PayPal account, you can use the guest checkout feature by clicking “Pay by Debit or Credit Card”. 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/sixth-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/sixth-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 co-authors were PhD students at the time of writing the paper.

 

The deadline for submissions is 18:00 (GMT), Wednesday 6 January 2021. 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].

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

 

21/04/2021 Adam Smith Workshop Spring 2021, Online Seminar
You are invited to submit papers for the Adam Smith Workshop for Spring 2021. Given the current situation regarding the pandemic, the workshop will be held online and will be hosted by CEPR over Zoom. 

The workshop will take place over three days on Wednesday 21, Thursday 22, and Friday 23, April 2021.  Each day will have sessions spread over four hours, starting at around 08:00 (New York), 13:00 (London), 14:00 (Milan/Paris/Frankfurt), and 20:00 (Singapore/Shanghai). 

The workshop will consider papers in all areas of finance, including Asset Pricing, Behavioral Finance, Corporate Finance, Financial Intermediation, Household Finance, and International Finance. 

As in previous years, 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 are of interest to researchers in both Asset Pricing and Corporate Finance. 

Submission deadline and procedure: 
The submission deadline is
Friday 20 November 2020 (midnight GMT). Your paper should be submitted at:  https://portal.cepr.org/adam-smith-workshop-spring-2021There is no submission fee this year. 

When submitting your PDF, please include author information on the cover page. 

Depending on whether you wish your paper to be considered for the Asset Pricing or Corporate Finance stream, please name the PDF file as: 

   AP_LASTNAME_Firstname_Title.pdf
   CF_LASTNAME_Firstname_Title.pdf

Program Committees: 
Asset Pricing: 
Co-chairs: Hugues Langlois (HEC Paris), Irina Zviadadze (HEC Paris and CEPR), Tarun Ramadorai (Imperial College and CEPR), and Raman Uppal (EDHEC and CEPR). 
Members: Pedro Bordalo (Oxford University), 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), Dong Lou (LSE and CEPR), Albert Menkveld (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and CEPR), Anna Pavlova (LBS and CEPR), Kim Peijnenburg (EDHEC and CEPR), Mungo Wilson (Oxford University), Kathy Yuan (LSE and CEPR).

Corporate Finance: 
Co-chairs: Johan Hombert (HEC Paris and CEPR) and Vikrant Vig (LBS and CEPR)
Members: Renee Adams (Oxford University), 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).

Details regarding the conference are also available online at:
 https://www.adamsmithworkshop.com

11/05/2021 CEPR Advanced Forum in Financial Economics (CAFFE) 9, 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 11 May our speaker is Vikrant Vig (London Business School). For more information and to register see here.


08/06/2021 CEPR Advanced Forum in Financial Economics (CAFFE) 10, 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 June our speaker is Mariassunta Giannetti (Stockholm School of Economics and CEPR). For more information and to register see here.


14/06/2021 Euro Area Business Cycle Network Training School: Beliefs and Social Networks, Online Seminar
General Description

We are pleased to announce details of the latest EABCN Training School, a course over 2 weeks entitled "Beliefs and Social Networks". Professor Johannes Stroebel (NYU Stern School of Business) 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

This course will introduce participants to a recent literature that studies the interaction between household and investor beliefs, social interactions, financial markets, and the broader macroeconomy. The first lecture explores the role of investor beliefs in affecting financial markets, reviewing a number of recent research papers that combine survey evidence of investor beliefs with (largely behavioural) models of asset pricing. The second class then discusses the determinants of investor beliefs. The third class explores how social interactions affect investor beliefs and behaviors in the housing market. And the fourth class explores how social networks and social interactions affect a range of other economic outcomes, such as mutual fund investments and international trade patterns. In the process, we will introduce a new data set, the Social Connectedness Index, that measures the extent to which indiviudals across various regions are connected on Facebook. Participants are then encouraged to work on a group project with this publicly available data set to explore how social networks affect a range of economic outcomes. Possible projects include using the Social Connectedness Index to explore the propagation of economic shocks across geographies, or to forecast the spread of Covid-19.

The course is divided into four lecture sessions taught over four days, followed by a practice/presentation session the following week.

14-17 June 2021:

Session 1: Investor Beliefs and Financial Markets

Session 2: The Determinants of Household and Investor Beliefs

Session 3: Social Interactions and Beliefs in the Housing Market

Session 4: Social Networks and Economic Outcomes

25 June 2021:

Group presentations: Data work with Social Connectedness Index

Administrative Information:

The course will take place online. More information about logistics will be circulated closer to the date.

Candidates who have a CEPR profile should apply by submitting their CV online at https://portal.cepr.org/EABCN-TS-June-2021 by 6pm (CET), Friday 30 April 2021. 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).

Participants from non-academic institutions where the employer is not a member of the EABCN network are charged a reduced course fee of EUR 1,000. About the Instructor:

Johannes Stroebel is the David S. Loeb Professor of Finance and the Boxer Faculty Fellow at the New York University Stern School of Business, as well as a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He joined NYU in 2013 from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he was the Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Economics. Professor Stroebel conducts research in finance, macroeconomics, and real estate economics. He has won numerous awards, including the AQR Asset Management Institute Young Researcher Prize and the Brattle Award for the best paper published in the Journal of Finance. He has also won an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in Economics. He sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Finance, the Review of Economic Studies, and the Journal of Political Economy. Professor Stroebel read Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Merton College, Oxford, where he won the Hicks and Webb Medley Prize for the best performance in Economics. He earned a Ph.D. in Economics at Stanford University, where he held the Bradley and Kohlhagen Fellowships at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.


02/08/2021 Political Economy of Conflict and Redistribution (PolEcCon) Summer School 2021, Berlin

The Political Economy of Conflict and Redistribution (PolEcCon) Summer School 2021 is aimed at young researchers in the early stage of their careers as PhD students and Postdocs, notably in the fields of Economics and Political Science. The School provides research-oriented lectures by senior experts in the field of the Political Economy of Conflict and Redistribution.

Methodologically it will cover theory and experiments in the field and in the laboratory. In addition to these lectures, participants will have the opportunity to present and discuss their own research to the whole group. There will also be a panel discussion by the Summer School lecturers. Opportunities will also be available for work and discussion in informal groups that might lead to collaborative research efforts among the participants.

The working language of the Summer School is English.

Scientific Organisers:
  • Kai A. Konrad, Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance and CEPR
  • Dan Kovenock, Economic Science Institute, Chapman University, USA
  • Ronny Razin, London School of Economics and CEPR
Lecturers:
Local organiser: Sandra Sundt-Johannesen, MPI for Tax Law and Public Finance

Location: The PolEcCon Summer School 2021 will take place at the historical Harnack House of the Max Planck Society in Berlin, Germany.

Dates: The Summer School runs from 2-8 August 2021. Participants are expected to stay for the full duration of the meeting.

Funding and Fees: The 2021 event is generously supported by the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance. There is no participation fee for the Summer School. However, participants have to cover their own cost of travel and accommodation. Room capacity is reserved at the event location, but independent booking is also feasible. More information will be provided to the participants who are admitted.

Application: Your application file should include:
  • A current Curriculum Vitae in pdf format
  • A short outline of your research interests and why they might fit with the topic of the Summer School
  • Optional - a research paper you might want to present/discuss at the meeting
  • Optional - letter(s) of recommendation
To submit your application for the PolEcCon Summer School please go to https://events.tax.mpg.de/event/1/. Submissions are open from 1 December 2020 until 31 March 2021.

Tentative Timeline: Applicants will be notified about the admission decision by 20 April 2021. Admitted students will be asked to inform the organisers whether they would like to present a paper or a research draft. We plan to announce the program for the Summer School in early June 2021 and will also update the conference homepage continuously.

Questions: If you have questions regarding admissions or any other academic matters, please contact [email protected] with “PolEcCon2021” in the subject line. If you have questions about lodging, travel arrangement or other logistic matters, please contact [email protected] with “PolEcCon2021” in the subject line.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): The health and safety of our participants are our first priority. We are closely monitoring any specific travel advisories through official channels. Before planning your travel and your actual travel to Berlin, we recommend that you stay informed of any information your local health agencies may make available and take reasonable precautions to protect yourself. We will continue to monitor all developments related to COVID-19 and following advice provided by the World Health Organization and the German Government. A possible postponement of the summer school will be announced in time to allow participants to make appropriate arrangements. But we also recommend that you make your travel arrangements in a way that allows you to react to possible changes caused by the health situation. We look forward to welcoming you to the event.