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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

2021 (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) is inviting you to attend its first annual conference on 13-15 January 2021, starting at 2pm GMT each day. 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.
 
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.

 
The conference will be hosted online via Zoom, to register your attendance please click here and the latest programme is available on this link https://steg.cepr.org/events/annualconference2021.
 
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.
 
If you have any difficulties registering for this conference, please contact Mandy Chan, Senior Events Officer at [email protected].



14/01/2021 The Economic History of Central, East and South-East Europe, 1800 to the Present, Online Seminar

The collapse of communism in Central, East and South-East Europe (CESEE) led to great hopes for the region and for Europe. Three decades on, the picture is mixed: in many CESEE countries, the transformation process is incomplete, and the economic catch-up has taken longer than anticipated.

The current situation has highlighted the need for a better understanding of the long-term political and economic implications of the Central, East and South-East European historical experience. This thematically organised text covers a clear and comprehensive guide to the economic history of CESEE from 1800 to the present day. Bringing together authors from both East and West, the book also draws on the cutting-edge research of a new generation of scholars from the CESEE region. Presenting a thoroughly modern overview of the history of the region, the text will be invaluable to scholars and students of economic history, transition economies and CESEE area studies.

The editor (Matthias Morys) and one contributing author (
Tamás Vonyó) will highlight some important findings of this large research project, followed by comments from Tracy Dennison and Olga Popova. The event is chaired by Stephen Broadberry, CEPR Programme Director for Economic History and himself a contributing author to the book.

The seminar will consist of 45 minutes of presentation and discussion, followed by 30 minutes of open discussion. During the first 45 minutes, the audience may submit questions using the Q&A facility and the chair will relay them to the speakers. The last 30 minutes of the event will be reserved for an open discussion. Please register here: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrd-ihpz0jG9WmAzwovLsgw6gXFuV90bTo.

Speakers:

Matthias Morys, University of York presenting on Long-term Patterns of Economic Growth, Retardation and Path-Dependency in Central, East and South-East Europe
 
Matthias Morys is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of York (UK). He earned a Ph.D. (2006) from the London School of Economics and worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Oxford prior to coming to York. His research interests include monetary and financial history of the 19th and 20th centuries, globalisation in historical perspective, and the economic history of Central, East and South-East Europe.

Tamás Vonyó, Bocconi University and CEPR presenting on Growth Under State Socialism: Why Did Eastern Europe Fall Behind?

Tamás Vonyó is Associate Professor of Economic History at the Department of Social and Political Sciences and resident member of the Dondena Center for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy at Bocconi University. He is a CEPR Research Fellow. Previously, he held positions at the London School of Economics and University of Groningen, where he was affiliated with the Groningen Growth and Development Centre. His research interests include the economic history of modern Germany and Eastern Europe, the economic history of the world wars, and socialist development. In 2018, he was awarded an ERC Starting Grant to investigate the economic consequences of World War I in Central Europe.

Discussants:

Tracy Dennison, California Institute of Technology

Tracy Dennison is Professor of Social Science History at the California Institute of Technology. She is interested in understanding how societies worked in the past: how did societal rules and norms affect the decisions people made about their lives? Tracy is a leading expert on demographic history, institutions and economic growth, typically with a focus on pre-revolutionary Russia and Eastern Europe. She is the author of “The Institutional framework of Russian Serfdom” (Cambridge University Press 2011).

 

Olga Popova, Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS, Regensburg)

Olga Popova is a Senior Researcher in the Department of Economics at the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS, Regensburg), Research Associate at CERGE-EI, a joint workplace of Charles University and the Czech Academy of Sciences, and an Associate Professor of Economics at the Graduate School of Economics and Management, Ural Federal University. She is a co-editor of Comparative Southeast European Studies and served as a consultant for the World Bank. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from CERGE-EI (2012). Main research interests are health and environmental economics, quality of life, individual and regional inequalities, and economic development with a specific focus on emerging and transition economies. Her research has been published in Economic Inquiry, Small Business Economics, Journal of Comparative Economics, and European Journal of Political Economy.

Chair and Moderator:

Stephen Broadberry, University of Oxford and CEPR

Stephen Broadberry is a Professorial fellow and a Professor of Economic History, Oxford University. He is also a Research Theme Leader at CAGE, University of Warwick and Director of the Economic History Programme at CEPR. He has also taught at the London School of Economics and the Universities of Warwick and Cardiff and held visiting positions at University of British Columbia, University of California, Berkeley, Humboldt University, Berlin, UPF Barcelona and Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo. 


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.


26/01/2021 It's All in the Mix: How Monetary and Fiscal Policies Can Work or Fail Together - Geneva Report 23, Webinar
Tuesday 26 January, 2021

08:30-09:45 ET (Washington)
13:30-14:45 GMT (London)
14:30-15:45 CET (Geneva)

The notion of the monetary-fiscal policy mix has made a spectacular comeback as countries have been forced to takle the devastating economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. The 23rd Geneva Report on the World Economy stresses that the desirable coordination between central banks and treasuries can only work if the credibility of their commitment to desirable long-term goals ? healthy growth under price stability and public debt sustainability ? is preserved and backed by a resilient institutional framework, and urges policymakers to develop a strategy aimed at regaining policy space on both sides of the mix.

Join Adam Posen, Elga Bartsch, Agnès Bénassy-Quéré, Giancarlo Corsetti, Xavier Debrun and discussants Benoît Coeuré and Jason Furman in this online launch, hosted by PIIE and CEPR.

Register online


28/01/2021 Global Economic Prospects: A Subdued Recovery, Webinar
Thursday 28th January, 2021
07:00-08:30 ET (Washington)
12:00-13:30 GMT (London)
13:00-14:30 CET (Geneva)

Although global economic output is recovering from the collapse triggered by COVID-19, it will remain below pre-pandemic trends for a prolonged period. Until the pandemic is brought under control around the world, the recovery will be subdued and may get derailed by several risks. In particular, the pandemic has exacerbated the risks associated with a decade-long wave of global debt accumulation. It is also likely to steepen the long-expected slowdown in potential growth over the next decade unless a major policy push for growth is made in many countries.

Join Ayhan Kose, Franziska Ohnsorge, Jeremy Lawson, Nathan Sussman and Ugo Panizza in this upcoming discussion on the World Bank's latest GEP report.

Register online


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.


05/02/2021 STEG Virtual Course - Lecture 1: Empirical overview of macro development - Richard Rogerson (Princeton), Online Seminar
The Structural Transformation and Economic Growth research programme is offering a free virtual course entitled "Key Concepts in Macro Development" for the spring of 2021, which will be taught by a series of lecturers. 

What? The course is designed around a series of modules of two 90-minute lectures. These modules introduce workhorse models, methods, and ideas in an organised fashion, as well as going over some empirics and recent contributions. The 6 modules constitute 12 lectures. In addition, we have supplemental lectures that are more stand alone and focus on other important topics in macroeconomic development. Together the modules and supplemental lectures constitute 20 lectures, a full quarter course. 

Why? Macro development is a small field. Textbooks are unavailable, and while many graduate programs teach some of these concepts in their courses, very few have a specific course organised around and dedicated to macro development. This virtual course will fill the gap for Ph.D. students or even junior faculty throughout the profession who are interested in these topics but do not have access otherwise. The virtual classes will be interactive, just as virtual graduate lectures in most departments are now. 

For whom? The course is open free-of-charge to all interested Ph.D. students and economics faculty. Course materials (syllabus, lecture presentations, and recorded lectures) will be available after the fact on the STEG website.? 

How to attend? Those who apply and register for the course by 31 January are expected to attend regularly and can actively participate in the Zoom class. Registered graduate students should have a faculty sponsor them.? 

When? 5 February - 7 May, either one (Friday) or two (Thursday and Friday) lectures a week, 4pm London time (GMT through March dates, and then GMT+1 for April and May dates).

The course will be hosted online via Zoom, to register your attendance please click here. To view the full syllabus and the reading material required, please go to https://steg.cepr.org/events/stegvirtualcourse2021.

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

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 STEG Virtual Course - Lecture 2: Development accounting: methods and findings - Julieta Caunedo (Cornell and CEPR), Online Seminar
The Structural Transformation and Economic Growth research programme is offering a free virtual course entitled "Key Concepts in Macro Development" for the spring of 2021, which will be taught by a series of lecturers. 

What? The course is designed around a series of modules of two 90-minute lectures. These modules introduce workhorse models, methods, and ideas in an organised fashion, as well as going over some empirics and recent contributions. The 6 modules constitute 12 lectures. In addition, we have supplemental lectures that are more stand alone and focus on other important topics in macroeconomic development. Together the modules and supplemental lectures constitute 20 lectures, a full quarter course. 

Why? Macro development is a small field. Textbooks are unavailable, and while many graduate programs teach some of these concepts in their courses, very few have a specific course organised around and dedicated to macro development. This virtual course will fill the gap for Ph.D. students or even junior faculty throughout the profession who are interested in these topics but do not have access otherwise. The virtual classes will be interactive, just as virtual graduate lectures in most departments are now. 

For whom? The course is open free-of-charge to all interested Ph.D. students and economics faculty. Course materials (syllabus, lecture presentations, and recorded lectures) will be available after the fact on the STEG website.? 

How to attend? Those who apply and register for the course by 31 January are expected to attend regularly and can actively participate in the Zoom class. Registered graduate students should have a faculty sponsor them.? 

When? 5 February - 7 May, either one (Friday) or two (Thursday and Friday) lectures a week, 4pm London time (GMT through March dates, and then GMT+1 for April and May dates).

The course will be hosted online via Zoom, to register your attendance please click here. To view the full syllabus and the reading material required, please go to https://steg.cepr.org/events/stegvirtualcourse2021.

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

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, Online Seminar
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 online conference will be dedicated to exploring the intersections between political economy and central banking.

The academic programme (see the link below) consists of six papers and also features a keynote lecture by Francesco Trebbi (Berkeley Haas and CEPR).

 
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)
Registration:
To register your attendance, please visit 
https://portal.cepr.org/cepr-conference-politics-regulation-and-central-banking. Joining instructions will be circulated closer to the time. The programme is available here
.
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”).

Further information:
The conference will be held online. The conference is scheduled on Friday 12 February 2021.


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

17/02/2021 International Macro History Online Seminar Series - 13, Online Seminar

In this session of the International Macro History Online Seminar, join us for a presentation on "The Great Demographic Reversal: Ageing Societies, Waning Inequality, and an Inflation Revival" by Charles Goodhart, Emeritus Professor of Banking and Finance, FMG at LSE and CEPR and Manoj Pradhan, Founder at Talking Heads Macro.

The seminar will be moderated by Nathan Sussman, Professor of Economics at The Graduate Institute and Director of its Centre for Finance and Development and CEPR.

The International Macro History Online Seminar series is jointly organised by the Graduate Institute's Centre for Finance and Development and a consortium of numerous other universities and institutions from around the world. It brings macroeconomic history topics to an interested public on a weekly basis.

Website: https://cepr.org/imhos

 


18/02/2021 STEG Virtual Course - Supplemental Lecture: Human capital in developing countries - Todd Schoellman (Minneapolis Fed), Online Seminar
The Structural Transformation and Economic Growth research programme is offering a free virtual course entitled "Key Concepts in Macro Development" for the spring of 2021, which will be taught by a series of lecturers. 

What? The course is designed around a series of modules of two 90-minute lectures. These modules introduce workhorse models, methods, and ideas in an organised fashion, as well as going over some empirics and recent contributions. The 6 modules constitute 12 lectures. In addition, we have supplemental lectures that are more stand alone and focus on other important topics in macroeconomic development. Together the modules and supplemental lectures constitute 20 lectures, a full quarter course. 

Why? Macro development is a small field. Textbooks are unavailable, and while many graduate programs teach some of these concepts in their courses, very few have a specific course organised around and dedicated to macro development. This virtual course will fill the gap for Ph.D. students or even junior faculty throughout the profession who are interested in these topics but do not have access otherwise. The virtual classes will be interactive, just as virtual graduate lectures in most departments are now. 

For whom? The course is open free-of-charge to all interested Ph.D. students and economics faculty. Course materials (syllabus, lecture presentations, and recorded lectures) will be available after the fact on the STEG website.? 

How to attend? Those who apply and register for the course by 31 January are expected to attend regularly and can actively participate in the Zoom class. Registered graduate students should have a faculty sponsor them.? 

When? 5 February - 7 May, either one (Friday) or two (Thursday and Friday) lectures a week, 4pm London time (GMT through March dates, and then GMT+1 for April and May dates).

The course will be hosted online via Zoom, to register your attendance please click here. To view the full syllabus and the reading material required, please go to https://steg.cepr.org/events/stegvirtualcourse2021.

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

19/02/2021 STEG Virtual Course - Lecture 3: Key theories - Berthold Herrendorf (Arizona State), Online Seminar
The Structural Transformation and Economic Growth research programme is offering a free virtual course entitled "Key Concepts in Macro Development" for the spring of 2021, which will be taught by a series of lecturers. 

What? The course is designed around a series of modules of two 90-minute lectures. These modules introduce workhorse models, methods, and ideas in an organised fashion, as well as going over some empirics and recent contributions. The 6 modules constitute 12 lectures. In addition, we have supplemental lectures that are more stand alone and focus on other important topics in macroeconomic development. Together the modules and supplemental lectures constitute 20 lectures, a full quarter course. 

Why? Macro development is a small field. Textbooks are unavailable, and while many graduate programs teach some of these concepts in their courses, very few have a specific course organised around and dedicated to macro development. This virtual course will fill the gap for Ph.D. students or even junior faculty throughout the profession who are interested in these topics but do not have access otherwise. The virtual classes will be interactive, just as virtual graduate lectures in most departments are now. 

For whom? The course is open free-of-charge to all interested Ph.D. students and economics faculty. Course materials (syllabus, lecture presentations, and recorded lectures) will be available after the fact on the STEG website.? 

How to attend? Those who apply and register for the course by 31 January are expected to attend regularly and can actively participate in the Zoom class. Registered graduate students should have a faculty sponsor them.? 

When? 5 February - 7 May, either one (Friday) or two (Thursday and Friday) lectures a week, 4pm London time (GMT through March dates, and then GMT+1 for April and May dates).

The course will be hosted online via Zoom, to register your attendance please click here. To view the full syllabus and the reading material required, please go to https://steg.cepr.org/events/stegvirtualcourse2021.

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

24/02/2021 International Macro History Online Seminar Series - 14, Online Seminar

In this session of the International Macro History Online Seminar, join us for a presentation on "It Takes Money to Make MPs: New Evidence from 150 Years of British Campaign Spending" by Julia Cagé, Assistant Professor of Economics at Sciences Po Paris and CEPR and Edgard Dewitte, PhD Candidate at Sciences Po Paris.

The seminar will be moderated by Mark Dincecco, Assistant Professor at University of Michigan.

The International Macro History Online Seminar series is jointly organised by the Graduate Institute's Centre for Finance and Development and a consortium of numerous other universities and institutions from around the world. It brings macroeconomic history topics to an interested public on a weekly basis.

Website: https://cepr.org/imhos
 


24/02/2021 CEPR Virtual Industrial Organization Seminar 27 - Algorithmic Pricing and Competition: Empirical Evidence from the German Retail Gasoline Market, Online Seminar

We are excited to start the Spring 2021 session of the CEPR Virtual IO Seminar (VIOS). Daniel Ershov will be presenting his paper "Algorithmic Pricing and Competition: Empirical Evidence from the German Retail Gasoline Market" (joint with Stephanie Assad, Robert Clark and Lei Xu) in our first session on Wednesday, February 24th at 16:00 CET. David Byrne will discuss the paper.

To join the talk via Zoom, click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83853942872?pwd=M0dTcjFUb1VoZTczUHlRYVpNMXhvQT09

We have changed the format of the VIOS in Spring 2021 to a Zoom meeting. We hope this change promotes the interaction between the speaker and the audience. Participants are encouraged to leave their webcams on and to ask their questions during the presentation.

Please check the VIOS website at https://sites.google.com/view/virtual-io-seminar/main-page for our upcoming speakers and more.  

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

Best regards,
CEPR VIOS Organising Committee.

25/02/2021 CEPR/VoxEU EBook Launch Meeting: Shaping Africa's Post-Covid Recovery, Webinar

eBook Launch Meeting 
Shaping Africa’s Post-Covid Recovery
Edited by Rabah Arezki, Simeon Djankov and Ugo Panizza


Online
2pm, Thursday, 25 February 2021
This meeting will discuss a new eBook which will be published by CEPR on February 23rd 2021, Shaping Africa’s Post-Covid Recovery, edited by Rabah Arezki, Simeon Djankov and Ugo Panizza. This eBook distills key insights from frontier research on the economic effect of the COVID-19 pandemic and innovative policies to shape the recovery in African countries. It covers a wide array of topics focusing on the response of firms, households, governments, and international organizations. 

Speakers: 
Rabah Arezki Chief Economist and Vice President, Economic Governance and Knowledge Management at the African Development Bank 

Deborah Brautigam Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy, Director of the SAIS China Africa Research Initiative (CARI), Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
Arianna Legovini Head of Development Impact Evaluation (DIME), World Bank
Amelia Santos Paulino Chair of Investment Issues Section, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

The link to register your attendance is: here.



26/02/2021 STEG Virtual Course - Lecture 4: Structural transformation, home production, and labour markets - L. Rachel Ngai (LSE and CEPR), Online Seminar
The Structural Transformation and Economic Growth research programme is offering a free virtual course entitled "Key Concepts in Macro Development" for the spring of 2021, which will be taught by a series of lecturers. 

What? The course is designed around a series of modules of two 90-minute lectures. These modules introduce workhorse models, methods, and ideas in an organised fashion, as well as going over some empirics and recent contributions. The 6 modules constitute 12 lectures. In addition, we have supplemental lectures that are more stand alone and focus on other important topics in macroeconomic development. Together the modules and supplemental lectures constitute 20 lectures, a full quarter course. 

Why? Macro development is a small field. Textbooks are unavailable, and while many graduate programs teach some of these concepts in their courses, very few have a specific course organised around and dedicated to macro development. This virtual course will fill the gap for Ph.D. students or even junior faculty throughout the profession who are interested in these topics but do not have access otherwise. The virtual classes will be interactive, just as virtual graduate lectures in most departments are now. 

For whom? The course is open free-of-charge to all interested Ph.D. students and economics faculty. Course materials (syllabus, lecture presentations, and recorded lectures) will be available after the fact on the STEG website.? 

How to attend? Those who apply and register for the course by 31 January are expected to attend regularly and can actively participate in the Zoom class. Registered graduate students should have a faculty sponsor them.? 

When? 5 February - 7 May, either one (Friday) or two (Thursday and Friday) lectures a week, 4pm London time (GMT through March dates, and then GMT+1 for April and May dates).

The course will be hosted online via Zoom, to register your attendance please click here. To view the full syllabus and the reading material required, please go to https://steg.cepr.org/events/stegvirtualcourse2021.

If you have any difficulties registering for this virtual course, please contact Mandy Chan, Senior Events Officer 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 - Matteo Benetton (University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business) and 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.


01/03/2021 Addressing Impediments to Digital Trade, Online Seminar

01/03/2021 Online Geneva Trade and Development Workshop - Steve Redding, Online Seminar
The Geneva Trade and Development Workshop (GTDW) is a seminar series, featuring invited speakers in the area of International Trade. It has been running for over ten years, with onsite meetings on a weekly basis in the Fall (September - December) and Spring (February - June) semesters. It is organized jointly by the Graduate Institute in Geneva (IHEID), the University of Geneva (UniGe), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The online edition of GTDW will be co-organized with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

Organizers:

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

Scientific Committee:

Richard Baldwin (IHEID and CEPR)
Cosimo Beverelli (WTO)
Julia Cajal-Grossi (IHEID)
Celine Carrère (UniGe and CEPR)
Nicolas Maystre (UNCTAD)
Monika Mrázová (UniGe and CEPR)
Marcelo Olarreaga (UniGe and CEPR)
Roberta Piermartini (WTO)
Frédéric Robert-Nicoud (UniGe and CEPR)

Schedule:

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

The line-up of speakers is as follows:

- 1st March: Steve Redding (Princeton University and CEPR)
- 15th March: Kalina Manova (University College London and CEPR)
- 29th March: Laura Alfaro (Harvard University and CEPR)
- 12th April: Gene Grossman (Princeton University and CEPR)
- 10th May: Paola Conconi (Université Libre de Bruxelles and CEPR)
- 31st May: Nathan Nunn (Harvard University)

For further information https://www.gtdw.ch/ and to register online: zoom link


02/03/2021 CEPR-VDEV Webinars - 9, Online Seminar
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 jointly with CEPR during autumn. It is organised 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.
 

Organisers:

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


Schedule:

The next session will take place on Tuesday 2nd March 2021 at 5pm CET, 4pm GMT, 11am EST, 8am PST, and last for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

The line-up of speakers is as follows:
The seminars are held on Zoom and will consist of a 60 minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A. Register your attendance here.


02/03/2021 CEPR/RIETI online symposium: Changing Course: Multilateral Cooperation toward Green Growth and Digital Transformation, Webinar
How will the post-corona world change? Both the new U.S. Biden administration and the European Commission have positioned green growth, decarbonization and digital transformation as keys to the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Where are the policies of the U.S. and Europe going? What efforts are industries undertaking in each country? How should Japan respond? Experts from the U.S., Europe, and Japan, as well as industry, will explore the frontiers of green growth and DX, and explore avenues for international cooperation in the post-corona era.

  • Time and Date: 08:00-10:10 GMT, Tuesday, March 2, 2021
  • This webinar will also be livestreamed on YouTube.
  • Language: English
  • Admission: Free
  • Host: Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) / Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
  • Logistical contact: Ms. Marutake, Conference Section: [email protected]
  • Registration page: https://rieti.smktg.jp/public/application/add/4399?lang=en

Programme (GMT):

08:00-08:05 Opening Remarks

  • YANO Makoto (Chairman, RIETI)

08:05-09:05 Session 1: Green Growth

08:05-08:25 Presentation

  • Christoph M. SCHMIDT (President, RWI Essen / Research Fellow, CEPR)
08:25-09:05 Panel Discussion

Panelists (Alphabetical order)

  • ARIMURA Toshi (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Faculty of Political Science and Economics and Director, Research Institute for Environmental Economics and Management, Waseda University)
  • Jean-Luc di PAOLA-GALLONI (Group Vice-President, Sustainable Development and External Affairs, Valeo)
  • David POPP (Caroline Rapking Faculty Scholar in Public Administration and Policy at the Maxwell School, Syracuse University)
  • Christoph M. SCHMIDT (President, RWI Essen / Research Fellow, CEPR)

Moderator

  • WATANABE Tetsuya (Vice President, RIETI)
Q&A

09:05-10:05 Session 2: Digital Transformation

09:05-09:25 Presentation

  • Richard BALDWIN (Professor of International Economics, Graduate Institute, Geneva)
09:25-10:05 Panel Discussion

Panelists (Alphabetical order)

  • Susan AARONSON (Research Professor and Director of the Digital Trade and Data Governance Hub, GWU Cross-Disciplinary Fellow, Affiliate, Institute for International Economic Policy; Sigur Center, and Institute for Science and Technology Policy, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University)
  • Richard BALDWIN (Professor of International Economics, Graduate Institute, Geneva and CEPR)
  • Georgios PETROPOULOS (Research Fellow, Bruegel)
  • TANAKA Kazuya (Research Fellow, GRIPS Alliance / School of Engineering, University of Tokyo / CTO&CSO, scheme verge Inc.)
  • TODO Yasuyuki (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University)

Moderator

  • WATANABE Tetsuya (Vice President, RIETI)
Q&A

10:05-10:10 Closing remarks

  • Richard BALDWIN (Professor of International Economics, Graduate Institute, Geneva and CEPR)

Information and Registration


03/03/2021 CEPR Webinar: The Political Economy Webinar Series 8, Online Seminar
After the success of theautumn sessions, we are very happy to resume the monthly political economics webinar series.

The new set of confirmed speakers for the spring sessions is: Timothy Besley (London School of Economics and CEPR) on Wednesday 3rd March, followed by Nancy Qian (Northwestern University and CEPR) on Wednesday 7th of April, Paola Giuliano (UCLA Anderson School of Management and CEPR) on the 5th of May and lastly by Francesco Trebbi (University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business and CEPR) on the 2nd of June.
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.


03/03/2021 International Macro History Online Seminar Series - 15, Online Seminar

In this session of the International Macro History Online Seminar, join us for a presentation on "Why is Europe Less Unequal than the United States?by Thomas Blanchet, Economist at World Inequality Lab, Amory Gethin, PhD candidate at Paris School of Economics and Research Fellow at World Inequality Lab and Lucas Chancel, Affiliate Researcher at Paris School of Economics and Co-Director World Inequality Lab.

The seminar will be moderated by Juan Flores, Professor of History, University of Geneva

The International Macro History Online Seminar series is jointly organised by the Graduate Institute's Centre for Finance and Development and a consortium of numerous other universities and institutions from around the world. It brings macroeconomic history topics to an interested public on a weekly basis.

Website: https://cepr.org/imhos

 


03/03/2021 CEPR Virtual Industrial Organization Seminar 28 - Exploiting rivals' strengths, Online Seminar

We are excited to continue the Spring session of the CEPR Virtual IO Seminar (VIOS) with Vincenzo Denicolò presenting his paper "Exploiting rivals' strengths" (joint with Giacomo Calzolari) on Wednesday, March 3rd at 16:00 CET. Juan-Pablo Montero will discuss the paper.

To join the talk via Zoom, click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83853942872?pwd=M0dTcjFUb1VoZTczUHlRYVpNMXhvQT09

We have changed the format of the VIOS in Spring 2021 to a Zoom meeting. We hope this change promotes the interaction between the speaker and the audience. Participants are encouraged to leave their webcams on and to ask their questions during the presentation.

Please check the VIOS website at 
https://sites.google.com/view/virtual-io-seminar/main-page for our upcoming speakers and more.  

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

Best regards,
CEPR VIOS Organising Committee.


05/03/2021 Economic challenges facing the new U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Webinar
The Centre for Economic Policy Research and The University of Chicago Booth School of Business invite you to a webinar on:

Economic challenges facing the new U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen
5 March 2021, 9AM (EST), 2PM (GMT), 3PM (CET)

PANELLISTS

Jonathan Haskel
Bank of England, Imperial College London and CEPR

Randall Kroszner
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Catherine L. Mann
Citigroup and CEPR

OPENING REMARKS

Beatrice Weder di Mauro
President, CEPR

Janet Yellen was confirmed as the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury in January 2021, becoming the first woman to hold the post. In this role she is responsible for areas including tax policy and government spending, economic sanctions and foreign-exchange policy. She is taking up the role as the U.S. is embarking on the path to recovery from the COVID pandemic, addressing issues such as the fiscal imbalances in the US federal government's expenses and revenues, climate change and the particular needs of vulnerable communities and families.

Join us as the panel of experts, including Jonathan Haskel (Bank of England, Imperial College London and CEPR), Randall Kroszner (The University of Chicago Booth School of Business), and Catherine L. Mann (Citigroup and CEPR), discusses the key challenges ahead. Opening remarks will be given by Beatrice Weder di Mauro (President, CEPR).

Register online


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 Svetlana Bryzgalova (London Business School and CEPR) For more information and to register see here.


10/03/2021 International Macro History Online Seminar Series - 16, Online Seminar

In this session of the International Macro History Online Seminar, join us for a presentation on "Selective Default Risk: Evidence from the German Default of the 1930s" by Olivier Accominotti, Associate Professor at LSE and CEPR and Kim Oosterlinck Professor at Université Libre de Bruxelles and CEPR.

The seminar will be moderated by Rui Esteves, Professor at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and CEPR.

The International Macro History Online Seminar series is jointly organised by the Graduate Institute's Centre for Finance and Development and a consortium of numerous other universities and institutions from around the world. It brings macroeconomic history topics to an interested public on a weekly basis.

Website: https://cepr.org/imhos
 


10/03/2021 CEPR Virtual Industrial Organization Seminar 29 - Airbnb and Rents: Evidence from Berlin, Online Seminar

11/03/2021 STEG Virtual Course - Supplemental lecture: Labour market frictions and development - Mark Rosenzweig (Yale), Online Seminar
The Structural Transformation and Economic Growth research programme is offering a free virtual course entitled "Key Concepts in Macro Development" for the spring of 2021, which will be taught by a series of lecturers. 

What? The course is designed around a series of modules of two 90-minute lectures. These modules introduce workhorse models, methods, and ideas in an organised fashion, as well as going over some empirics and recent contributions. The 6 modules constitute 12 lectures. In addition, we have supplemental lectures that are more stand alone and focus on other important topics in macroeconomic development. Together the modules and supplemental lectures constitute 20 lectures, a full quarter course. 

Why? Macro development is a small field. Textbooks are unavailable, and while many graduate programs teach some of these concepts in their courses, very few have a specific course organised around and dedicated to macro development. This virtual course will fill the gap for Ph.D. students or even junior faculty throughout the profession who are interested in these topics but do not have access otherwise. The virtual classes will be interactive, just as virtual graduate lectures in most departments are now. 

For whom? The course is open free-of-charge to all interested Ph.D. students and economics faculty. Course materials (syllabus, lecture presentations, and recorded lectures) will be available after the fact on the STEG website.? 

How to attend? Those who apply and register for the course by 31 January are expected to attend regularly and can actively participate in the Zoom class. Registered graduate students should have a faculty sponsor them.? 

When? 5 February - 7 May, either one (Friday) or two (Thursday and Friday) lectures a week, 4pm London time (GMT through March dates, and then GMT+1 for April and May dates).

The course will be hosted online via Zoom, to register your attendance please click here. To view the full syllabus and the reading material required, please go to https://steg.cepr.org/events/stegvirtualcourse2021.

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

12/03/2021 STEG Virtual Course - Lecture 5: Firm-level misallocation: benchmark model and early results - Richard Rogerson (Princeton), Online Seminar
The Structural Transformation and Economic Growth research programme is offering a free virtual course entitled "Key Concepts in Macro Development" for the spring of 2021, which will be taught by a series of lecturers. 

What? The course is designed around a series of modules of two 90-minute lectures. These modules introduce workhorse models, methods, and ideas in an organised fashion, as well as going over some empirics and recent contributions. The 6 modules constitute 12 lectures. In addition, we have supplemental lectures that are more stand alone and focus on other important topics in macroeconomic development. Together the modules and supplemental lectures constitute 20 lectures, a full quarter course. 

Why? Macro development is a small field. Textbooks are unavailable, and while many graduate programs teach some of these concepts in their courses, very few have a specific course organised around and dedicated to macro development. This virtual course will fill the gap for Ph.D. students or even junior faculty throughout the profession who are interested in these topics but do not have access otherwise. The virtual classes will be interactive, just as virtual graduate lectures in most departments are now. 

For whom? The course is open free-of-charge to all interested Ph.D. students and economics faculty. Course materials (syllabus, lecture presentations, and recorded lectures) will be available after the fact on the STEG website.? 

How to attend? Those who apply and register for the course by 31 January are expected to attend regularly and can actively participate in the Zoom class. Registered graduate students should have a faculty sponsor them.? 

When? 5 February - 7 May, either one (Friday) or two (Thursday and Friday) lectures a week, 4pm London time (GMT through March dates, and then GMT+1 for April and May dates).

The course will be hosted online via Zoom, to register your attendance please click here. To view the full syllabus and the reading material required, please go to https://steg.cepr.org/events/stegvirtualcourse2021.

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

12/03/2021 Workshop series on Bank Restructuring and Resolution, Webinar
This first workshop on the topic of Bank Restructuring & Resolution will take place on Friday 12th March 2021 between 14:00-15:30 (CET) organised by the European Economic Architecture Research & Policy Network.

The workshop will focus on the way the Single Supervisory Mechanism and the Single Resolution Board are working together to facilitate bank restructuring and resolution. The workshop will include discussions from Kerstin af Jochnick, Bostjan Jazbec & Elena Carletti.

Register online


12/03/2021 CEPR Household Finance Seminar Series - 17, 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 March - 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.


15/03/2021 The Economics of Climate Change, Online Seminar

Invitation  The Economics of Climate Change  Online - 15-16 March 2021

Register HERE
Programme HERE

Monday 15 March:

ChairFrancesco Caselli, LSE
Climate Change and its Impacts on Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Society
Thomas Hickler, Goethe University Frankfurt
Climate-Change Actions and Greenhouse-Gas Emissions: The Evidence So Far 
Silvana Tenreyro, London School of Economics (with Tiloka De-Siva)
Chair: Rick van der Ploeg, University of Oxford
Making Carbon Taxation a Generational Win Win
Larry Kotlikoff, Boston University (with Felix Kubler, Andrey Polbin, Jeffrey D. Sachs,
and Simon Scheidegger)
Climate (and Other) Catastrophes
Robert Pindyck, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Chair: Alexander Ludwig, Goethe University Frankfurt
Labor Supply in a Warmer World: The Impact of Climate Change on the Global Workforce
Solomon Hsiang, University of California at Berkley (with the Climate Impact Lab Team)
Hedging Climate Change News
Rob Engle, NYU Stern (with Stefano Giglio, Bryan Kelly, Heebum Lee and Johannes
Stroebel

Tuesday 16 March:
Chair: Francesco Caselli, LSE
Induced Innovation and International Environmental Agreements: Evidence from the Ozone Regime
Eugenie Dugoua, London School of Economics
Climate Change Around the World
Anthony Smith, Yale University (with Per Krusell)
Chair: Rick van der Ploeg, University of Oxford
The Macro Effects of Climate Policy Uncertainty
Stephie Fried, Arizona State University (with Kevin Noman and William Peterman)
The Fiscal Costs of Climate Change in the United States
Lint Barrage, University of California at Santa Barbara
Chair: Alexander Ludwig, Goethe University Frankfurt
Policy Panel
Sarah Breeden (BoE)
Ottmar Edenhofer (MCC and PIK)
Antonio Spilimbergo (IMF)


Organisers:
Francesco Caselli (London School of Economics), Rainer Haselmann (Goethe
University Frankfurt and LawFin), Alexander Ludwig (Goethe University Frankfurt and SAFE),
Loriana Pelizzon (SAFE, Goethe University Frankfurt), Rick van der Ploeg (University of
Oxford), Tobias Tröger (Goethe University Frankfurt and LawFin)

15/03/2021 Online Geneva Trade and Development Workshop - Kalina Manova, Online Seminar
The Geneva Trade and Development Workshop (GTDW) is a seminar series, featuring invited speakers in the area of International Trade. It has been running for over ten years, with onsite meetings on a weekly basis in the Fall (September - December) and Spring (February - June) semesters. It is organized jointly by the Graduate Institute in Geneva (IHEID), the University of Geneva (UniGe), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The online edition of GTDW will be co-organized with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

Organizers:

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

Scientific Committee:

Richard Baldwin (IHEID and CEPR)
Cosimo Beverelli (WTO)
Julia Cajal-Grossi (IHEID)
Celine Carrère (UniGe and CEPR)
Nicolas Maystre (UNCTAD)
Monika Mrázová (UniGe and CEPR)
Marcelo Olarreaga (UniGe and CEPR)
Roberta Piermartini (WTO)
Frédéric Robert-Nicoud (UniGe and CEPR)

Schedule:

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

The line-up of speakers is as follows:

- 1st March: Steve Redding (Princeton University and CEPR)
- 15th March: Kalina Manova (University College London and CEPR)
- 29th March: Laura Alfaro (Harvard University and CEPR)
- 12th April: Gene Grossman (Princeton University and CEPR)
- 10th May: Paola Conconi (Université Libre de Bruxelles and CEPR)
- 31st May: Nathan Nunn (Harvard University)

For further information https://www.gtdw.ch/ and to register online: zoom link


16/03/2021 CEPR-VDEV Webinars - 10, Online Seminar
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 jointly with CEPR during autumn. It is organised 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.
 

Organisers:

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


Schedule:

The next session will take place on Tuesday 16th March 2021 at 5pm CET, 4pm GMT, 12pm EDT, 9am PDT, and last for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

The line-up of speakers is as follows:
The seminars are held on Zoom and will consist of a 60 minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A. Register your attendance here.


17/03/2021 CEPR Research and Bank of Finland Lectures on the Political Economy of Populism, Webinar

 The CEPR and the Bank of Finland Lecture on the Political Economy of Populism

Wednesday 17 and Tuesday 18 March 2021
14:30 - 16:00 (CET) both days
Two-Part Online Lecture

CEPR and the Bank of Finland are pleased to invite you to a two-part lecture on the Political Economy of Populism in which Sergei Guriev, Professor of Economics, Sciences Po and Leader of the Research and Policy Network on Populism, CEPR will offer a synthesis on the literature concerning the recent rise of populism.
 
Description
Based on the upcoming survey in the Journal of Economic Literature (with Elias Papaioannou). The two lectures will briefly summarise the main takeaways from research on the recent rise of populism. First, we will discuss definitions and present descriptive evidence on the recent increase in support for populists. Second, we will cover the evidence on economic and noneconomic factors driving the recent rise - including the role of cross-border trade, automation, 2008-2009 global financial crisis and subsequent austerity, social media, immigration, identity politics, trust, and cultural backlash. Third, we will discuss the implications of populism's recent rise. Finally, we will outline avenues for further research.
 
Organisers
Iikka Korhonen, Head of Research, Bank of Finland Institute for Emerging Economies (BOFIT)
Sergei Guriev, Professor of Economics, Sciences Po and Leader of the Research and Policy Network on Populism, CEPR

Registration
The lectures will be held online via zoom. The lectures are scheduled for Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 March 2021. Starting at 14:30 (CET) on both days and ending by 16:00.

To register your attendance, please visit here

If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Lydia Williams at l[email protected] for assistance (with subject header “Lectures on the Political Economy of Populism").

Want to forward to a colleague? Please use this link (to avoid them unsubscribing you by accident).

17/03/2021 International Macro History Online Seminar Series - 17, Online Seminar

In this session of the International Macro History Online Seminar, join us for a presentation on "The Economic Impact of the Black Death" by Remi Jedwab, Associate Professor at George Washington University, Noel Johnson, Associate Professor at George Mason University and Mark Koyama, Associate Professor at George Mason University and CEPR.

The seminar will be moderated by Nathan Sussman, Professor of Economics at The Graduate Institute and Director of its Centre for Finance and Development and CEPR.

The International Macro History Online Seminar series is jointly organised by the Graduate Institute's Centre for Finance and Development and a consortium of numerous other universities and institutions from around the world. It brings macroeconomic history topics to an interested public on a weekly basis.

Website: https://cepr.org/imhos


17/03/2021 CEPR Virtual Industrial Organization Seminar 30 - Concentration Screens for Horizontal Mergers, Online Seminar
The Spring session of the CEPR Virtual IO Seminar (VIOS) continues on Wednesday, March 17th at 16:00 CET with Michael Whinston (MIT) presenting his paper "Concentration Screens for Horizontal Mergers” (joint with Volker Nocke). Carl Shapiro (Berkeley) will discuss the paper.

To join the talk via Zoom, click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83853942872?pwd=M0dTcjFUb1VoZTczUHlRYVpNMXhvQT09

We have changed the format of the VIOS in Spring 2021 to a Zoom meeting. We hope this change promotes the interaction between the speaker and the audience. Participants are encouraged to leave their webcams on and to ask their questions during the presentation.

Please check the VIOS website at https://sites.google.com/view/virtual-io-seminar/main-page for our upcoming speakers and more. The schedule can be imported using Google Calendar or this ics file.

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

18/03/2021 The Policy Implications of Recent Globalization Research - 1, Online Seminar
We are cordially inviting you to the seminar series on “The Policy Implications of Recent Globalization Research”, organised by the German Development Institute, the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics (CEP-LSE), and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). 
 

Format
The online seminar series aims to encourage the exchange and discussion of empirical research on trade and investment and its effects on developing and emerging countries.
 
The seminar differs from a traditional academic seminar, which focuses on methodology and academic exchange, and instead aims to promote the translation of academic findings into policy. As such, the seminar series provides the opportunity for mutual learning: researchers learning about urgent policy questions and policy makers learning about what is methodologically feasible.
 
Within the seminar series, we aim for academic researchers that can share innovative empirical work and policy insights. Instead of focusing on particular papers, the seminar series invites presenters to present on a particular topic and present their accumulated and broader research findings and agenda.
 
The target audience of the seminar includes both academics and policymakers dealing with trade and investment, and particularly policy makers from emerging and developing countries and in multilateral organisations.
 
The seminar series is held on Zoom and consists of a 40 minutes presentation and 20 minutes Q&A, although we encourage interactive discussions throughout the seminar.
 

Organisers
Kasper Vrolijk (German Development Institute)
Dany Bahar (Brookings, CESifo and IZA)
Catherine Thomas (CEP-LSE, CEPR and CESifo)
Beata Javorcik (EBRD, Oxford and CEPR)
 

Schedule
The seminar series will occur on a monthly basis, at different dates and at 4pm GMT in March / 4pm BST in April, May and June.
 

Dani Rodrik (Harvard University and CEPR) will be presenting "The Future of Economic Development Strategies" oThursday 18 March 2021 at 4pm GMT.
 
To register your attendance please click here. To see the full line-up of presenters and the recordings and slides from past seminars, please go to https://cepr.org/policy-implications-recent-globalization-research.
 

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

18/03/2021 STEG Virtual Course - Supplemental lecture: Political Institutions and development - Leonard Wantchekon (Princeton), Online Seminar
The Structural Transformation and Economic Growth research programme is offering a free virtual course entitled "Key Concepts in Macro Development" for the spring of 2021, which will be taught by a series of lecturers. 

What? The course is designed around a series of modules of two 90-minute lectures. These modules introduce workhorse models, methods, and ideas in an organised fashion, as well as going over some empirics and recent contributions. The 6 modules constitute 12 lectures. In addition, we have supplemental lectures that are more stand alone and focus on other important topics in macroeconomic development. Together the modules and supplemental lectures constitute 20 lectures, a full quarter course. 

Why? Macro development is a small field. Textbooks are unavailable, and while many graduate programs teach some of these concepts in their courses, very few have a specific course organised around and dedicated to macro development. This virtual course will fill the gap for Ph.D. students or even junior faculty throughout the profession who are interested in these topics but do not have access otherwise. The virtual classes will be interactive, just as virtual graduate lectures in most departments are now. 

For whom? The course is open free-of-charge to all interested Ph.D. students and economics faculty. Course materials (syllabus, lecture presentations, and recorded lectures) will be available after the fact on the STEG website.? 

How to attend? Those who apply and register for the course by 31 January are expected to attend regularly and can actively participate in the Zoom class. Registered graduate students should have a faculty sponsor them.? 

When? 5 February - 7 May, either one (Friday) or two (Thursday and Friday) lectures a week, 4pm London time (GMT through March dates, and then GMT+1 for April and May dates).

The course will be hosted online via Zoom, to register your attendance please click here. To view the full syllabus and the reading material required, please go to https://steg.cepr.org/events/stegvirtualcourse2021.

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

19/03/2021 STEG Virtual Course - Lecture 6: Recent applications and advance - Pete Klenow (Stanford), Online Seminar
The Structural Transformation and Economic Growth research programme is offering a free virtual course entitled "Key Concepts in Macro Development" for the spring of 2021, which will be taught by a series of lecturers. 

What? The course is designed around a series of modules of two 90-minute lectures. These modules introduce workhorse models, methods, and ideas in an organised fashion, as well as going over some empirics and recent contributions. The 6 modules constitute 12 lectures. In addition, we have supplemental lectures that are more stand alone and focus on other important topics in macroeconomic development. Together the modules and supplemental lectures constitute 20 lectures, a full quarter course. 

Why? Macro development is a small field. Textbooks are unavailable, and while many graduate programs teach some of these concepts in their courses, very few have a specific course organised around and dedicated to macro development. This virtual course will fill the gap for Ph.D. students or even junior faculty throughout the profession who are interested in these topics but do not have access otherwise. The virtual classes will be interactive, just as virtual graduate lectures in most departments are now. 

For whom? The course is open free-of-charge to all interested Ph.D. students and economics faculty. Course materials (syllabus, lecture presentations, and recorded lectures) will be available after the fact on the STEG website.? 

How to attend? Those who apply and register for the course by 31 January are expected to attend regularly and can actively participate in the Zoom class. Registered graduate students should have a faculty sponsor them.? 

When? 5 February - 7 May, either one (Friday) or two (Thursday and Friday) lectures a week, 4pm London time (GMT through March dates, and then GMT+1 for April and May dates).

The course will be hosted online via Zoom, to register your attendance please click here. To view the full syllabus and the reading material required, please go to https://steg.cepr.org/events/stegvirtualcourse2021.

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

19/03/2021 The CEPR Household Finance Seminar Series - 18, 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.

The next seminar will be on "Game On: Social Networks and Markets" by Lasse Heje Pedersen (AQR Capital Management, Copenhagen Business School, New York University 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.


19/03/2021 Micro and Macro Implications of Household Behaviour and Financial Decision-Making - 1, Online Seminar
Micro and Macro Implications of Household Behaviour and Financial Decision-Making is a new cross-disciplinary seminar series covering research at the intersection of household finance, macro and labour economics. It represents a collaboration between universities and research networks and centres.
 
Seminars are held on Zoom on the third Friday of the month and will run for 90 minutes including a discussion panel.
 
Our first meeting will be on Friday 19th March from 3:30pm-5:00pm GMT and will feature John Campbell presenting The Cross-Section of Household Preferences. Discussion by
Mariacristina De Nardi, Hamish Low and Jonathan Parker.  

Registration Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtdu6pqTkvG9LyrcOrvIoOSkUnFhFNP_lQ
 
Organisers: Richard Blundell, Michael Haliassos, Christopher Hansman, Yigitcan Karabulut, Peter Levell, Benjamin Moll, Tarun Ramadorai, and Polly Simpson.
            
Abstract:

This paper estimates the cross-sectional distribution of preferences in a large administrative panel of Swedish households. We consider a life-cycle model of saving and portfolio choice with Epstein-Zin preferences which incorporates risky labor income, safe and risky financial assets inside and outside retirement accounts, and real estate. We study middle-aged stockowning households grouped by education, industry of employment, and birth cohort as well as by their accumulated wealth and risky portfolio shares. We find some heterogeneity in risk aversion (a standard deviation of 0.47 around a mean of 5.24 and median of 5.30) and considerable heterogeneity in the time preference rate (standard deviation 6.0% around a mean of 6.2% and median of 4.1%) and elasticity of intertemporal substitution (standard deviation 0.96 around a mean of 0.99 and median of 0.42). Risk aversion and the EIS are almost cross-sectionally uncorrelated, in contrast with the strong negative correlation that we would find if households had power utility with heterogeneous risk aversion. The time preference rate is weakly negatively correlated with both the other parameters. We estimate lower risk aversion for households with riskier labor income and higher levels of education, and a higher time preference rate for households who enter our sample with low initial wealth.


24/03/2021 CEPR Virtual Industrial Organization Seminar 31 - How Do National Firms Respond to Local Shocks? Evidence from Excise Taxes, Online Seminar
The Spring session of the CEPR Virtual IO Seminar (VIOS) continues on Wednesday, March 24th at 16:00 CET with Boyoung Seo (Kelley School of Business, Indiana University) presenting her paper "How Do National Firms Respond to Local Shocks?: Evidence from Excise Taxes" (Joint with R. Andrew Butters and Daniel W. Sacks). Andrea Pozzi will discuss the paper.

To join the talk via Zoom, click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83853942872?pwd=M0dTcjFUb1VoZTczUHlRYVpNMXhvQT09

We have changed the format of the VIOS in Spring 2021 to a Zoom meeting. We hope this change promotes the interaction between the speaker and the audience. Participants are encouraged to leave their webcams on and to ask their questions during the presentation.

Please check the VIOS website at https://sites.google.com/view/virtual-io-seminar/main-page for our upcoming speakers and more. The schedule can be imported using Google Calendar or this ics file.

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


24/03/2021 International Macro History Online Seminar Series - 18, Online Seminar

In this session of the International Macro History Online Seminar, join us for a presentation on "State Capacity and the Rise and Fall of Serfdom in Europe" by Tracy Dennison, Professor at Caltech.

The seminar will be moderated by David Todd, Senior Lecturer at King's College London.

The International Macro History Online Seminar series is jointly organised by the Graduate Institute's Centre for Finance and Development and a consortium of numerous other universities and institutions from around the world. It brings macroeconomic history topics to an interested public on a weekly basis.

Website: https://cepr.org/imhos

 


25/03/2021 STEG Virtual Course - Lecture 7: Agricultural productivity gap: measurement and explanations - David Lagakos (Boston University), Online Seminar
The Structural Transformation and Economic Growth research programme is offering a free virtual course entitled "Key Concepts in Macro Development" for the spring of 2021, which will be taught by a series of lecturers. 

What? The course is designed around a series of modules of two 90-minute lectures. These modules introduce workhorse models, methods, and ideas in an organised fashion, as well as going over some empirics and recent contributions. The 6 modules constitute 12 lectures. In addition, we have supplemental lectures that are more stand alone and focus on other important topics in macroeconomic development. Together the modules and supplemental lectures constitute 20 lectures, a full quarter course. 

Why? Macro development is a small field. Textbooks are unavailable, and while many graduate programs teach some of these concepts in their courses, very few have a specific course organised around and dedicated to macro development. This virtual course will fill the gap for Ph.D. students or even junior faculty throughout the profession who are interested in these topics but do not have access otherwise. The virtual classes will be interactive, just as virtual graduate lectures in most departments are now. 

For whom? The course is open free-of-charge to all interested Ph.D. students and economics faculty. Course materials (syllabus, lecture presentations, and recorded lectures) will be available after the fact on the STEG website.? 

How to attend? Those who apply and register for the course by 31 January are expected to attend regularly and can actively participate in the Zoom class. Registered graduate students should have a faculty sponsor them.? 

When? 5 February - 7 May, either one (Friday) or two (Thursday and Friday) lectures a week, 4pm London time (GMT through March dates, and then GMT+1 for April and May dates).

The course will be hosted online via Zoom, to register your attendance please click here. To view the full syllabus and the reading material required, please go to https://steg.cepr.org/events/stegvirtualcourse2021.

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

26/03/2021 STEG Virtual Course - Supplemental lecture: Technology diffusion and adoption - Chris Tonetti (Stanford), Online Seminar
The Structural Transformation and Economic Growth research programme is offering a free virtual course entitled "Key Concepts in Macro Development" for the spring of 2021, which will be taught by a series of lecturers. 

What? The course is designed around a series of modules of two 90-minute lectures. These modules introduce workhorse models, methods, and ideas in an organised fashion, as well as going over some empirics and recent contributions. The 6 modules constitute 12 lectures. In addition, we have supplemental lectures that are more stand alone and focus on other important topics in macroeconomic development. Together the modules and supplemental lectures constitute 20 lectures, a full quarter course. 

Why? Macro development is a small field. Textbooks are unavailable, and while many graduate programs teach some of these concepts in their courses, very few have a specific course organised around and dedicated to macro development. This virtual course will fill the gap for Ph.D. students or even junior faculty throughout the profession who are interested in these topics but do not have access otherwise. The virtual classes will be interactive, just as virtual graduate lectures in most departments are now. 

For whom? The course is open free-of-charge to all interested Ph.D. students and economics faculty. Course materials (syllabus, lecture presentations, and recorded lectures) will be available after the fact on the STEG website.? 

How to attend? Those who apply and register for the course by 31 January are expected to attend regularly and can actively participate in the Zoom class. Registered graduate students should have a faculty sponsor them.? 

When? 5 February - 7 May, either one (Friday) or two (Thursday and Friday) lectures a week, 4pm London time (GMT through March dates, and then GMT+1 for April and May dates).

The course will be hosted online via Zoom, to register your attendance please click here. To view the full syllabus and the reading material required, please go to https://steg.cepr.org/events/stegvirtualcourse2021.

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

29/03/2021 14th Swiss Winter Conference on Financial Intermediation, Online Seminar
Since 2008, the Swiss Winter Conference on Financial Intermediation brings together globally leading researchers to present their latest work on financial intermediation, covering both empirics and theory. In non-Covid times, ample time to continue discussions in the snow in between sessions have enriched the exchange of ideas. This year Covid forced us to go online, missing the snow but gaining the opportunity for an even wider global audience to participate. We look forward to a great set of papers and subsequent discussions.
For more information and to register please visit here

29/03/2021 Diversity and Prejudices in Labour Markets and Society, Webinar
The Centre for Economic Policy Research and The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development invite you to a webinar on:

Diversity and Prejudices in Labour Market and Society

Monday, 29 March 2021
09:30 - 12:00 (EDT), 14:30 - 17:00 (BST), 15:30 - 18:00 (CEST)

To mark the occasion of International Women's Day in March, The Centre for Economic Policy Research and The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development invite you to an online event on the topic of Diversity and Prejudices in Labour Market and Society.

Despite some progress and success, women, and others, in the 21st century continue to face challenges socially, economically, and politically. Why does gender inequality persist and how far have we progressed towards gender equality? Marianne Bertrand (University of Chicago and CEPR) will shine a light on the answers to these questions in her keynote speech on Gender in the 21st Century. An expert panel, including Anna Aizer (Brown University), Leah Boustan (Princeton University) and Rachel Griffith (University of Manchester, Institute for Fiscal Studies and CEPR), will follow the keynote speech with a discussion focused on the questions concerning diversity and prejudices in labour markets and society in more detail.

We look forward to you joining us, as we embark on a journey to explore the uneven nature of diversity in labour markets.

Register online


29/03/2021 Online Geneva Trade and Development Workshop - Laura Alfaro, Online Seminar
The Geneva Trade and Development Workshop (GTDW) is a seminar series, featuring invited speakers in the area of International Trade. It has been running for over ten years, with onsite meetings on a weekly basis in the Fall (September - December) and Spring (February - June) semesters. It is organized jointly by the Graduate Institute in Geneva (IHEID), the University of Geneva (UniGe), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The online edition of GTDW will be co-organized with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

Organizers:

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

Scientific Committee:

Richard Baldwin (IHEID and CEPR)
Cosimo Beverelli (WTO)
Julia Cajal-Grossi (IHEID)
Celine Carrère (UniGe and CEPR)
Nicolas Maystre (UNCTAD)
Monika Mrázová (UniGe and CEPR)
Marcelo Olarreaga (UniGe and CEPR)
Roberta Piermartini (WTO)
Frédéric Robert-Nicoud (UniGe and CEPR)

Schedule:

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

The line-up of speakers is as follows:

- 1st March: Steve Redding (Princeton University and CEPR)
- 15th March: Kalina Manova (University College London and CEPR)
- 29th March: Laura Alfaro (Harvard University and CEPR)
- 12th April: Gene Grossman (Princeton University and CEPR)
- 10th May: Paola Conconi (Université Libre de Bruxelles and CEPR)
- 31st May: Nathan Nunn (Harvard University)

For further information https://www.gtdw.ch/ and to register online: zoom link


30/03/2021 CEPR-VDEV Webinars - 11, Online Seminar
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 jointly with CEPR during autumn. It is organised 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.
 

Organisers:

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


Schedule:

The next session will take place on Tuesday 30th March 2021 at 5pm CEST, 4pm BST, 11am EDT, 8am PDT, and last for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

The line-up of speakers is as follows:
The seminars are held on Zoom and will consist of a 60 minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A. Register your attendance here.


31/03/2021 International Macro History Online Seminar Series - 19, Online Seminar

In this session of the International Macro History Online Seminar, join us for a presentation on "Blowing Against the Wind? A Narrative Approach to Central bank Foreign Exchange Intervention" by Alain Naef, Economist at the Bank of France

The seminar will be moderated by Natacha Postel-Vinay, Assistant Professor at London School of Economics and CEPR.

The International Macro History Online Seminar series is jointly organised by the Graduate Institute's Centre for Finance and Development and a consortium of numerous other universities and institutions from around the world. It brings macroeconomic history topics to an interested public on a weekly basis.

Website: https://cepr.org/imhos

 


31/03/2021 CEPR Virtual Industrial Organization Seminar 32 - Retailer-led Marketplaces, Online Seminar
The Spring session of the CEPR Virtual IO Seminar (VIOS) continues on Wednesday, March 31st at 16:00 CEST with Sandro Shelegia (UPF) presenting his paper "Retailer-led Marketplaces” (joint with Andres Hervas-Drane). Patrick Rey (TSE) will discuss the paper.

To join the talk via Zoom, click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83853942872?pwd=M0dTcjFUb1VoZTczUHlRYVpNMXhvQT09

We have changed the format of the VIOS in Spring 2021 to a Zoom meeting. We hope this change promotes the interaction between the speaker and the audience. Participants are encouraged to leave their webcams on and to ask their questions during the presentation.

Please check the VIOS website at https://sites.google.com/view/virtual-io-seminar/main-page for our upcoming speakers and more. The schedule can be imported using Google Calendar or this ics file.


01/04/2021 STEG Virtual Course - Lecture 8: Barriers to technology adoption: what we know from micro empirics - Lauren Falcao Bergquist (Michigan and CEPR), Online Seminar
The Structural Transformation and Economic Growth research programme is offering a free virtual course entitled "Key Concepts in Macro Development" for the spring of 2021, which will be taught by a series of lecturers. 

What? The course is designed around a series of modules of two 90-minute lectures. These modules introduce workhorse models, methods, and ideas in an organised fashion, as well as going over some empirics and recent contributions. The 6 modules constitute 12 lectures. In addition, we have supplemental lectures that are more stand alone and focus on other important topics in macroeconomic development. Together the modules and supplemental lectures constitute 20 lectures, a full quarter course. 

Why? Macro development is a small field. Textbooks are unavailable, and while many graduate programs teach some of these concepts in their courses, very few have a specific course organised around and dedicated to macro development. This virtual course will fill the gap for Ph.D. students or even junior faculty throughout the profession who are interested in these topics but do not have access otherwise. The virtual classes will be interactive, just as virtual graduate lectures in most departments are now. 

For whom? The course is open free-of-charge to all interested Ph.D. students and economics faculty. Course materials (syllabus, lecture presentations, and recorded lectures) will be available after the fact on the STEG website.? 

How to attend? Those who apply and register for the course by 31 January are expected to attend regularly and can actively participate in the Zoom class. Registered graduate students should have a faculty sponsor them.? 

When? 5 February - 7 May, either one (Friday) or two (Thursday and Friday) lectures a week, 4pm London time (GMT through March dates, and then GMT+1 for April and May dates).

The course will be hosted online via Zoom, to register your attendance please click here. To view the full syllabus and the reading material required, please go to https://steg.cepr.org/events/stegvirtualcourse2021.

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

06/04/2021 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 Savitar Sundaresan (Imperial College and CEPR). For more information and to register see here.


07/04/2021 CEPR Virtual Industrial Organization Seminar 33 - Selection, Subsidies, and Welfare in Health Insurance, Online Seminar
The Spring session of the CEPR Virtual IO Seminar (VIOS) continues on Wednesday, April 7th at 16:00 CEST with Sebastian Fleitas (KU Leuven) presenting his paper "Selection, Subsidies, and Welfare in Health Insurance: Employer Sponsored Health Insurance Versus the ACA Marketplaces" (joint with Caitlyn Fleming, Gautam Gowrisankaran, and Anthony Lo Sasso). Carol Propper (Imperial College London) will discuss the paper.

To join the talk via Zoom, click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83853942872?pwd=M0dTcjFUb1VoZTczUHlRYVpNMXhvQT09

We have changed the format of the VIOS in Spring 2021 to a Zoom meeting. We hope this change promotes the interaction between the speaker and the audience. Participants are encouraged to leave their webcams on and to ask their questions during the presentation.

Please check the VIOS website at https://sites.google.com/view/virtual-io-seminar/main-page for our upcoming speakers and more. The schedule can be imported using Google Calendar or this ics file.

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

Best regards,
CEPR VIOS Organising Committee.


07/04/2021 CEPR Webinar: The Political Economy Webinar Series 9, Online Seminar
After the success of theautumn sessions, we are very happy to resume the monthly political economics webinar series.

The new set of confirmed speakers for the spring sessions is: Nancy Qian (Northwestern University and CEPR) on Wednesday 7 April, followed by Paola Giuliano (UCLA Anderson School of Management and CEPR) on the 5th of May and lastly by Francesco Trebbi (University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business and CEPR) on the 2nd of June.
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.


08/04/2021 STEG Virtual Course - Supplemental lecture: Migration and risk - Mushfiq Mobarak (Yale), Online Seminar
The Structural Transformation and Economic Growth research programme is offering a free virtual course entitled "Key Concepts in Macro Development" for the spring of 2021, which will be taught by a series of lecturers. 

What? The course is designed around a series of modules of two 90-minute lectures. These modules introduce workhorse models, methods, and ideas in an organised fashion, as well as going over some empirics and recent contributions. The 6 modules constitute 12 lectures. In addition, we have supplemental lectures that are more stand alone and focus on other important topics in macroeconomic development. Together the modules and supplemental lectures constitute 20 lectures, a full quarter course. 

Why? Macro development is a small field. Textbooks are unavailable, and while many graduate programs teach some of these concepts in their courses, very few have a specific course organised around and dedicated to macro development. This virtual course will fill the gap for Ph.D. students or even junior faculty throughout the profession who are interested in these topics but do not have access otherwise. The virtual classes will be interactive, just as virtual graduate lectures in most departments are now. 

For whom? The course is open free-of-charge to all interested Ph.D. students and economics faculty. Course materials (syllabus, lecture presentations, and recorded lectures) will be available after the fact on the STEG website.? 

How to attend? Those who apply and register for the course by 31 January are expected to attend regularly and can actively participate in the Zoom class. Registered graduate students should have a faculty sponsor them.? 

When? 5 February - 7 May, either one (Friday) or two (Thursday and Friday) lectures a week, 4pm London time (GMT through March dates, and then GMT+1 for April and May dates).

The course will be hosted online via Zoom, to register your attendance please click here. To view the full syllabus and the reading material required, please go to https://steg.cepr.org/events/stegvirtualcourse2021.

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

09/04/2021 STEG Virtual Course - Lecture 9: Heterogeneous agents models and methods - Ben Moll (LSE and CEPR), Online Seminar
The Structural Transformation and Economic Growth research programme is offering a free virtual course entitled "Key Concepts in Macro Development" for the spring of 2021, which will be taught by a series of lecturers. 

What? The course is designed around a series of modules of two 90-minute lectures. These modules introduce workhorse models, methods, and ideas in an organised fashion, as well as going over some empirics and recent contributions. The 6 modules constitute 12 lectures. In addition, we have supplemental lectures that are more stand alone and focus on other important topics in macroeconomic development. Together the modules and supplemental lectures constitute 20 lectures, a full quarter course. 

Why? Macro development is a small field. Textbooks are unavailable, and while many graduate programs teach some of these concepts in their courses, very few have a specific course organised around and dedicated to macro development. This virtual course will fill the gap for Ph.D. students or even junior faculty throughout the profession who are interested in these topics but do not have access otherwise. The virtual classes will be interactive, just as virtual graduate lectures in most departments are now. 

For whom? The course is open free-of-charge to all interested Ph.D. students and economics faculty. Course materials (syllabus, lecture presentations, and recorded lectures) will be available after the fact on the STEG website.? 

How to attend? Those who apply and register for the course by 31 January are expected to attend regularly and can actively participate in the Zoom class. Registered graduate students should have a faculty sponsor them.? 

When? 5 February - 7 May, either one (Friday) or two (Thursday and Friday) lectures a week, 4pm London time (GMT through March dates, and then GMT+1 for April and May dates).

The course will be hosted online via Zoom, to register your attendance please click here. To view the full syllabus and the reading material required, please go to https://steg.cepr.org/events/stegvirtualcourse2021.

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

12/04/2021 Online Geneva Trade and Development Workshop - Gene Grossman, Online Seminar
The Geneva Trade and Development Workshop (GTDW) is a seminar series, featuring invited speakers in the area of International Trade. It has been running for over ten years, with onsite meetings on a weekly basis in the Fall (September - December) and Spring (February - June) semesters. It is organized jointly by the Graduate Institute in Geneva (IHEID), the University of Geneva (UniGe), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The online edition of GTDW will be co-organized with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

Organizers:

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

Scientific Committee:

Richard Baldwin (IHEID and CEPR)
Cosimo Beverelli (WTO)
Julia Cajal-Grossi (IHEID)
Celine Carrère (UniGe and CEPR)
Nicolas Maystre (UNCTAD)
Monika Mrázová (UniGe and CEPR)
Marcelo Olarreaga (UniGe and CEPR)
Roberta Piermartini (WTO)
Frédéric Robert-Nicoud (UniGe and CEPR)

Schedule:

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

The line-up of speakers is as follows:

- 1st March: Steve Redding (Princeton University and CEPR)
- 15th March: Kalina Manova (University College London and CEPR)
- 29th March: Laura Alfaro (Harvard University and CEPR)
- 12th April: Gene Grossman (Princeton University and CEPR)
- 10th May: Paola Conconi (Université Libre de Bruxelles and CEPR)
- 31st May: Nathan Nunn (Harvard University)

For further information https://www.gtdw.ch/ and to register online: zoom link


13/04/2021 CEPR-VDEV Webinars - 12, Online Seminar
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 jointly with CEPR during autumn. It is organised 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.
 

Organisers:

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


Schedule:

The next session will take place on Tuesday 13th April 2021 at 5pm CEST, 4pm BST, 11am EDT, 8am PDT, and last for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

The line-up of speakers is as follows:
The seminars are held on Zoom and will consist of a 60 minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A. Register your attendance here.


14/04/2021 CEPR Virtual Industrial Organization Seminar 34 - Robust Monopoly Regulation, Online Seminar
The Spring session of the CEPR Virtual IO Seminar (VIOS) continues on Wednesday, April 14th at 16:00 CEST with Yingni Guo (Nortwestern) presenting the paper "Robust Monopoly Regulation? (joint with Eran Shmaya). Mark Armstrong (Oxford University) will discuss the paper.

To join the talk via Zoom, click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83853942872?pwd=M0dTcjFUb1VoZTczUHlRYVpNMXhvQT09

We have changed the format of the VIOS in Spring 2021 to a Zoom meeting. We hope this change promotes the interaction between the speaker and the audience. Participants are encouraged to leave their webcams on and to ask their questions during the presentation.

Please check the VIOS website at https://sites.google.com/view/virtual-io-seminar/main-page for our upcoming speakers and more. The schedule can be imported using Google Calendar or this ics file.

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

Best regards,
CEPR VIOS Organising Committee.


14/04/2021 Sixth European Workshop on Household Finance, Online Seminar
The CEPR Network on Household Finance and EDHEC are organising the Sixth European Workshop on Household Finance on 14-16 April 2021 which will take place online 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 online webinar on “Finance and Inequality”, organised by Laurent Calvet (EDHEC and CEPR) on Wednesday 14 April 2021 at 6pm CEST. The panel will analyse and discuss the implications of financial markets for the dynamics of inequality. We will consider channels such as equity holdings, mortgage markets, education loans, credit card debt, retirement planning, health insurance, and the determinants of financial fragility. We will also explore financial tools that can help households to better manage their finances and curb inequality in asset returns and debt costs. Following a brief introduction by Michael Haliassos, Stefan van Woelderen, and Laurent Calvet, each panellist will present for about 10 minutes, after which Laurent Calvet will moderate a discussion. There will be an opportunity for the audience to submit questions to the panel.

The confirmed speakers include:
The full programme is available here and the link to register your attendance for both the workshop on Household Finance and the CEPR-TFI online webinar is: 
https://cepr-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAsf-ugpzssE9KRf1SGVyKe3oLWa0Eq9mZS.
 
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).


14/04/2021 International Macro History Online Seminar Series - 20, Online Seminar

In this session of the International Macro History Online Seminar, join us for a presentation on "Hollowing out the State: Franchise Expansion and Fiscal Capacity in Colonial India" by Pavithra Suryanarayan, Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University

The seminar will be moderated by Timothy Guinnane, Professor at Yale.

The International Macro History Online Seminar series is jointly organised by the Graduate Institute's Centre for Finance and Development and a consortium of numerous other universities and institutions from around the world. It brings macroeconomic history topics to an interested public on a weekly basis.

Website: https://cepr.org/imhos

 


15/04/2021 73rd Economic Policy Panel Meeting, Online Seminar
The meeting is invitation only. However a livestream of the event will be broadcasted on https://www.economic-policy.org/.

15/04/2021 Tackling the Inequality Effects of Covid - and How to Pay for It, Online Seminar
The Spring 2021 Economic Policy Panel Meeting will be held online on 15 and 16 April and the papers presented will focus on 'The Economics of Covid-19'. The two-day event will be livestreamed on the Economic Policy youtube channel and website .

The coronavirus crisis has increased inequality in many dimensions. Two new studies of the inequality effects of Covid-19 and potential policy responses will be launched at an online panel discussion hosted by Europe's leading economic policy journal on Thursday 15 April at 5 PM (CEST), titled Tackling the Inequality Effects of Covid - and How to Pay for It.

Stefanie Stancheva will bring together evidence on the impacts of Covid-19 on inequality by region, by work sector, by gender and for children from different backgrounds. She will also explore avenues for policy action, as will Gabriel Zucman in a separate report, co-authored with Emmanuel Saez, presenting a new proposal for sharing the burden of paying for the global pandemic.

The presentations will be followed by a discussion with Ngaire Woods and Rana Foroohar

Registrations for this online panel discussion are now open. REGISTER.


16/04/2021 STEG Virtual Course - Lecture 10: Applications to development - Yongseok Shin (Washington U. in St. Louis), Online Seminar
The Structural Transformation and Economic Growth research programme is offering a free virtual course entitled "Key Concepts in Macro Development" for the spring of 2021, which will be taught by a series of lecturers. 

What? The course is designed around a series of modules of two 90-minute lectures. These modules introduce workhorse models, methods, and ideas in an organised fashion, as well as going over some empirics and recent contributions. The 6 modules constitute 12 lectures. In addition, we have supplemental lectures that are more stand alone and focus on other important topics in macroeconomic development. Together the modules and supplemental lectures constitute 20 lectures, a full quarter course. 

Why? Macro development is a small field. Textbooks are unavailable, and while many graduate programs teach some of these concepts in their courses, very few have a specific course organised around and dedicated to macro development. This virtual course will fill the gap for Ph.D. students or even junior faculty throughout the profession who are interested in these topics but do not have access otherwise. The virtual classes will be interactive, just as virtual graduate lectures in most departments are now. 

For whom? The course is open free-of-charge to all interested Ph.D. students and economics faculty. Course materials (syllabus, lecture presentations, and recorded lectures) will be available after the fact on the STEG website.? 

How to attend? Those who apply and register for the course by 31 January are expected to attend regularly and can actively participate in the Zoom class. Registered graduate students should have a faculty sponsor them.? 

When? 5 February - 7 May, either one (Friday) or two (Thursday and Friday) lectures a week, 4pm London time (GMT through March dates, and then GMT+1 for April and May dates).

The course will be hosted online via Zoom, to register your attendance please click here. To view the full syllabus and the reading material required, please go to https://steg.cepr.org/events/stegvirtualcourse2021.

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

20/04/2021 The Policy Implications of Recent Globalization Research - 2, Online Seminar
Dear colleagues,
 
We are cordially inviting you to the seminar series on “The Policy Implications of Recent Globalization Research”, organised by the German Development Institute, the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics (CEP-LSE), and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). 
 

Format
The online seminar series aims to encourage the exchange and discussion of empirical research on trade and investment and its effects on developing and emerging countries.
 
The seminar differs from a traditional academic seminar, which focuses on methodology and academic exchange, and instead aims to promote the translation of academic findings into policy. As such, the seminar series provides the opportunity for mutual learning: researchers learning about urgent policy questions and policy makers learning about what is methodologically feasible.
 
Within the seminar series, we aim for academic researchers that can share innovative empirical work and policy insights. Instead of focusing on particular papers, the seminar series invites presenters to present on a particular topic and present their accumulated and broader research findings and agenda.
 
The target audience of the seminar includes both academics and policymakers dealing with trade and investment, and particularly policy makers from emerging and developing countries and in multilateral organisations.
 
The seminar series is held on Zoom and consists of a 40 minutes presentation and 20 minutes Q&A, although we encourage interactive discussions throughout the seminar.
 

Organisers
Kasper Vrolijk (German Development Institute)
Dany Bahar (Brookings, CESifo and IZA)
Catherine Thomas (CEP-LSE, CEPR and CESifo)
Beata Javorcik (EBRD, Oxford and CEPR)
 

Schedule

Pol Antras (Harvard University and CEPR) will be presenting "De-Globalization and the Future of GVCs" on Tuesday 20 April 2021 at  4pm BST / 5pm CEST / 11am EDT / 8am PDT.
 
To register your attendance please click here. To see the full line-up of presenters and the recordings and slides from past seminars, please go to https://cepr.org/policy-implications-recent-globalization-research.
 

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

20/04/2021 Evaluating financial regulation: (un)intended effects and new risks ? How do banks react to the new regulatory standards in the current macro-economic environment?, Online Seminar

On 20 April 2021 (13:00–19:30 CEST) and 21 April 2021 (13:00–18:45 CEST), the Research Group of the Basel Committee, jointly with Deutsche Bundesbank and CEPR, will host a virtual workshop on "Evaluating financial regulation: (un)intended effects and new risks –  How do banks react to the new regulatory standards in the current macro-economic environment?" The event will be in a virtual format (WebEx), and records of all sessions and speeches will be made available to registered participants after the event.

The workshop will feature nine paper presentations and discussions, keynote speeches by Pablo Hernández de Cos (Governor of the Bank of Spain and BCBS Chairman) and Elena Carletti (Bocconi University and CEPR), a dinner speech by Joachim Wuermeling (Deutsche Bundesbank) and a panel session hosted by the Basel Committee's Task Force on Evaluations (TFE) with representatives from supervisory agencies, the banking industry and academia. The latest programme can be found on this link.

Please register as soon as possible, but no later than 12 April 2021, using the web form at https://www.bundesbank.de/rtf. It would also be great if you could forward this invitation to all others in your institution who might be interested.


20/04/2021 Launch Event: The Social and Economic Development of Russia's Regions, 1800-2000, Data Hub, Webinar
The Social and Economic Development of Russia’s Regions, 1800-2000 Data-hub 
Tuesday 20th April, Online
7 am PDT, 10 am EDT, 3 pm BST, 4 pm CEST, 5 pm MSK

Russian history has so far played a rather modest role in the dynamically expanding field of knowledge known as global history. This was due in the very first place to the absence of good and readily accessible data in the data-hubs and large data-sets that have been instrumental in the rise of the discipline. This in spite of the fact that the scope and quality of Russian statistics of the past few centuries are of exceptionally high standards compared to many other countries.

The New Economic School (Moscow) and the International Institute of Social History (Amsterdam) took up the challenge to bring Russian data to a global audience by bringing them online. Standardized, well-annotated, and with a regional break-down, essential data are made available on population, labour, industrial output and agricultural output for five cross-sections of Russian history of the 18th-21st centuries. The repository caters to the needs of the scholarly community, teachers and students in the social sciences and humanities, and to comparative and transnational research agendas on social and economic development.

CEPR marks the official launch of the Electronic Repository of Russian Historical Statistics (ERRHS) with an online public event. Project leaders Gijs Kessler (IISH) and Andrei Markevich (NES and CEPR) talk about their mission and motivation in creating the data-hub and present two use cases of research on Russia’s social and economic development based on the data. Economist and economic historian Amanda Gregg (Middlebury College), a leading specialist on Russian economic history, will act as a discussant.

Format:

  • Welcome by moderator (5 minutes)
  • Introduction ERRHS (10 minutes)
  • Use-case 1: Andrei Markevich, “Historical Regional GDP estimates and Russian economic development” (10 minutes)
  • Use-case 2: Gijs Kessler & Timur Valetov, “Occupational change and industrialization in Russia and the Soviet Union, 1900-2000”(10 minutes)
  • Discussant:  Amanda Gregg (10 minutes)
  • Questions (20 minutes)
Event Webpage


21/04/2021 Adam Smith Workshop Spring 2021, Online Seminar
You are invited to attend 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 joint sessions with papers that are of interest to researchers in both Asset Pricing and Corporate Finance. 

The full programme is available here and the link to register your attendance is: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkcemqrDstG9Uu2yFqAUe6gYsK14OxA409.


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: Harjoat Bhamra (Imperial College and CEPR), Pedro Bordalo (Oxford University), Svetlana Bryzgalova (London Business School), 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), 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: Claudia Custodio (Imperial College and CEPR), Mariassunta Giannetti (SSE and CEPR), Juanita Gonzalez-Uribe (LSE), Denis Gromb (HEC Paris and CEPR), Dirk Jenter (LSE and CEPR), Peter Koudijs (Erasmus), Augustin Landier (HEC Paris), Steven Ongena (University of Zurich, SFI and CEPR), Jorg Rocholl (ESMT and CEPR), David Thesmar (MIT and CEPR), Victoria Vanasco (CREI and CEPR), Paolo Volpin (Cass and CEPR).

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

*Please note: The sessions will be recorded and the video recordings will be made available on YouTube afterwards. By registering to attend this workshop you give consent to being recorded.


21/04/2021 CEPR Virtual Industrial Organization Seminar 35- Identification of Dynamic Discrete-Continuous Choice Models, with an Application to Consumption-Savings-Retirement, Online Seminar
The Spring session of the CEPR Virtual IO Seminar (VIOS) continues on Wednesday, April 21st at 16:00 CET with Pasquale Schiraldi (LSE) presenting his paper "Identification of Dynamic Discrete-Continuous Choice Models, with an Application to Consumption-Savings-Retirement" (joint with Matthew Levy). Jaap Abbring (Tilburg University) will discuss the paper.

To join the talk via Zoom, click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83853942872?pwd=M0dTcjFUb1VoZTczUHlRYVpNMXhvQT09

We have changed the format of the VIOS in Spring 2021 to a Zoom meeting. We hope this change promotes the interaction between the speaker and the audience. Participants are encouraged to leave their webcams on and to ask their questions during the presentation.

Please check the VIOS website at https://sites.google.com/view/virtual-io-seminar/main-page for our upcoming speakers and more. The schedule can be imported using Google Calendar or this ics file.

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

Best regards,
CEPR VIOS Organising Committee. 


21/04/2021 International Macro History Online Seminar Series - 21, Online Seminar

In this session of the International Macro History Online Seminar, join us for a presentation on "The Real Effects of Bank Runs. Evidence from the French Great Depression" by Eric Monnet, Professor at Paris School of Economics and CEPR,  Angelo Riva, Professor at Paris School of Economics and European Business School and Stefano Ungar, Banque de France.

The seminar will be moderated by Christopher Meissner, Professor at University of California, Davis.

The International Macro History Online Seminar series is jointly organised by the Graduate Institute's Centre for Finance and Development and a consortium of numerous other universities and institutions from around the world. It brings macroeconomic history topics to an interested public on a weekly basis.

Website: https://cepr.org/imhos


22/04/2021 STEG Virtual Course - Supplemental lecture: Demographic transition and development ? Michele Tertilt (Mannheim and CEPR), Online Seminar
The Structural Transformation and Economic Growth research programme is offering a free virtual course entitled "Key Concepts in Macro Development" for the spring of 2021, which will be taught by a series of lecturers. 

What? The course is designed around a series of modules of two 90-minute lectures. These modules introduce workhorse models, methods, and ideas in an organised fashion, as well as going over some empirics and recent contributions. The 6 modules constitute 12 lectures. In addition, we have supplemental lectures that are more stand alone and focus on other important topics in macroeconomic development. Together the modules and supplemental lectures constitute 20 lectures, a full quarter course. 

Why? Macro development is a small field. Textbooks are unavailable, and while many graduate programs teach some of these concepts in their courses, very few have a specific course organised around and dedicated to macro development. This virtual course will fill the gap for Ph.D. students or even junior faculty throughout the profession who are interested in these topics but do not have access otherwise. The virtual classes will be interactive, just as virtual graduate lectures in most departments are now. 

For whom? The course is open free-of-charge to all interested Ph.D. students and economics faculty. Course materials (syllabus, lecture presentations, and recorded lectures) will be available after the fact on the STEG website.? 

How to attend? Those who apply and register for the course by 31 January are expected to attend regularly and can actively participate in the Zoom class. Registered graduate students should have a faculty sponsor them.? 

When? 5 February - 7 May, either one (Friday) or two (Thursday and Friday) lectures a week, 4pm London time (GMT through March dates, and then GMT+1 for April and May dates).

The course will be hosted online via Zoom, to register your attendance please click here. To view the full syllabus and the reading material required, please go to https://steg.cepr.org/events/stegvirtualcourse2021.

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

23/04/2021 Micro and Macro Implications of Household Behaviour and Financial Decision-Making - 2, Online Seminar


Micro and Macro Implications of Household Behaviour and Financial Decision-Making is a new cross-disciplinary seminar series covering research at the intersection of household finance, macro and labour economics. It represents a collaboration between universities and research networks and centres.
 
Seminars are held on Zoom on the third Friday of the month and will run for 90 minutes including a discussion panel.
 
Our second meeting will be on Friday 23rd April from 3:30pm-5:00pm BST and will feature
Luigi Pistaferri (Stanford University and CEPR) presenting Assortative Mating and Wealth Inequality. Discussion by 
Alberto Bisin (New York University and CEPR) and Kelly Shue (Yale University).

Registration Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUodeyvrzkrE9F7vkaOKZy5K_OrPrPMLcaJ
 
Organisers: Richard Blundell, Michael Haliassos, Christopher Hansman, Yigitcan Karabulut, Peter Levell, Benjamin Moll, Tarun Ramadorai, and Polly Simpson.
            
Abstract:

Population data on capital income and wealth holdings for Norway allow us to measure asset positions and wealth returns before individuals marry and after the household is formed. Using these data we establish a number of novel facts. First, there is assortative mating on the basis of own wealth. Second, assortative mating on own wealth dominates, and in fact statistically annihilates, assortative mating on parental wealth. Third, there is evidence of assortative mating on returns to wealth. Finally, post-marriage returns on family wealth are largely explained by the return of the spouse with the highest pre-marriage return. This suggests that family wealth is largely managed by the spouse with the highest capacity for wealth accumulation. We use simulations to evaluate the effects of assortative mating on wealth, assortative mating on returns, and post-marriage allocation of wealth management tasks on wealth inequality and wealth concentration. Assortative mating on wealth is the dominant force explaining wealth concentration at marriage. Returns heterogeneity resulting from mating on returns and post-marriage allocation of wealth management between spouses plays a dominant role for explaining changes in wealth inequality as couples move through their life cycle.


23/04/2021 STEG Virtual Course - Lecture 11: Basic trade/spatial model - Melanie Morten (Stanford and CEPR), Online Seminar
The Structural Transformation and Economic Growth research programme is offering a free virtual course entitled "Key Concepts in Macro Development" for the spring of 2021, which will be taught by a series of lecturers. 

What? The course is designed around a series of modules of two 90-minute lectures. These modules introduce workhorse models, methods, and ideas in an organised fashion, as well as going over some empirics and recent contributions. The 6 modules constitute 12 lectures. In addition, we have supplemental lectures that are more stand alone and focus on other important topics in macroeconomic development. Together the modules and supplemental lectures constitute 20 lectures, a full quarter course. 

Why? Macro development is a small field. Textbooks are unavailable, and while many graduate programs teach some of these concepts in their courses, very few have a specific course organised around and dedicated to macro development. This virtual course will fill the gap for Ph.D. students or even junior faculty throughout the profession who are interested in these topics but do not have access otherwise. The virtual classes will be interactive, just as virtual graduate lectures in most departments are now. 

For whom? The course is open free-of-charge to all interested Ph.D. students and economics faculty. Course materials (syllabus, lecture presentations, and recorded lectures) will be available after the fact on the STEG website.? 

How to attend? Those who apply and register for the course by 31 January are expected to attend regularly and can actively participate in the Zoom class. Registered graduate students should have a faculty sponsor them.? 

When? 5 February - 7 May, either one (Friday) or two (Thursday and Friday) lectures a week, 4pm London time (GMT through March dates, and then GMT+1 for April and May dates).

The course will be hosted online via Zoom, to register your attendance please click here. To view the full syllabus and the reading material required, please go to https://steg.cepr.org/events/stegvirtualcourse2021.

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

23/04/2021 The CEPR Household Finance Seminar Series - 19, 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 23 April- The seminar will be on "Smart(Phone) Investing? A within Investor-Time Analysis of New Technologies and Trading Behavior" by Ankit Kalda (Indiana University). Co-Authored by Benjamin Loos (Technical University of Munich), Alessandro Previtero (Indiana University) and Andreas Hackethal (Goethe University)  

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.


27/04/2021 CEPR-VDEV Webinars - 13, Online Seminar
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 jointly with CEPR during autumn. It is organised 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.
 

Organisers:

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


Schedule:

The next session will take place on Tuesday 27th April 2021 at 5pm CEST, 4pm BST, 11am EDT, 8am PDT, and last for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

The line-up of speakers is as follows:
The seminars are held on Zoom and will consist of a 60 minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A. Register your attendance here.


28/04/2021 International Macro History Online Seminar Series - 22, Online Seminar

In this session of the International Macro History Online Seminar, join us for a presentation "Banking Crises Interventions, 1290-2018" by Andrew Metrick, Professor at Yale University and Paul Schmelzing, Postdoctoral Research Associate at Yale University

The seminar will be moderated by Vincent Bignon, Advisor of the General Director for Statistics, Economics and the International, Banque de France and CEPR.

The International Macro History Online Seminar series is jointly organised by the Graduate Institute's Centre for Finance and Development and a consortium of numerous other universities and institutions from around the world. It brings macroeconomic history topics to an interested public on a weekly basis.

Website: https://cepr.org/imhos

 


30/04/2021 STEG Virtual Course - Lecture 12: Applications to development - David Atkin (MIT and CEPR), Online Seminar
The Structural Transformation and Economic Growth research programme is offering a free virtual course entitled "Key Concepts in Macro Development" for the spring of 2021, which will be taught by a series of lecturers. 

What? The course is designed around a series of modules of two 90-minute lectures. These modules introduce workhorse models, methods, and ideas in an organised fashion, as well as going over some empirics and recent contributions. The 6 modules constitute 12 lectures. In addition, we have supplemental lectures that are more stand alone and focus on other important topics in macroeconomic development. Together the modules and supplemental lectures constitute 20 lectures, a full quarter course. 

Why? Macro development is a small field. Textbooks are unavailable, and while many graduate programs teach some of these concepts in their courses, very few have a specific course organised around and dedicated to macro development. This virtual course will fill the gap for Ph.D. students or even junior faculty throughout the profession who are interested in these topics but do not have access otherwise. The virtual classes will be interactive, just as virtual graduate lectures in most departments are now. 

For whom? The course is open free-of-charge to all interested Ph.D. students and economics faculty. Course materials (syllabus, lecture presentations, and recorded lectures) will be available after the fact on the STEG website.? 

How to attend? Those who apply and register for the course by 31 January are expected to attend regularly and can actively participate in the Zoom class. Registered graduate students should have a faculty sponsor them.? 

When? 5 February - 7 May, either one (Friday) or two (Thursday and Friday) lectures a week, 4pm London time (GMT through March dates, and then GMT+1 for April and May dates).

The course will be hosted online via Zoom, to register your attendance please click here. To view the full syllabus and the reading material required, please go to https://steg.cepr.org/events/stegvirtualcourse2021.

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

01/05/2021 Call for Papers: CEPR & 6th International Macroeconomics and Finance Conference, Webinar

Call for Papers – Submission deadline:
Friday, March 12th, 2021

 

CEPR & 6th International Macroeconomics and Finance Conference
International Financial System in a Time of Turmoil

May 1-2, 2021
Virtual


 
Keio University will host the 6th International Macroeconomics and Finance conference (IMFC6) on “International Financial System in a Time of Turmoil” on May 1-2, 2021 in collaboration with The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Korea University, The University of British Columbia, and Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). The conference will be held in a virtual format from 10:00 to 16:00 on May 1st and from 10:00 to 13:00 on May 2nd in Japan Standard Time.
 
COVID19 has been exerting unprecedented impacts on the global economy. The number of international travellers has plummeted, and international trade has also dropped sharply. On the other hand, international financial transactions--such as FX trading--are very active, which partly reflects an accommodative monetary policy stance in reaction to the sluggish economic activities. All governments have embarked on an expansionary fiscal policy to maintain the standard of living. As a result, the concerns for long-run debt sustainability are growing as well. This conference hopes to bring together empirical and theoretical research on new challenges that the international financial system is currently facing. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
 
  • COVID 19 and its impact on the global economy
  • Debt crisis and its spillovers
  • External imbalances
  • Trade and financial linkage
  • Policy reactions in a global perspective
  • Policy cooperation
  • Exchange rate dynamics
  • Trends in international financial transactions
  • Inequality in open economies
 
Those interested in participating are invited to submit papers to [email protected]. The submission deadline is March 12th, 2021. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by March 26th, 2021.
 
The conference organizers are grateful for the financial support from JSPS KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) Grant Number 18H03638.
 
Keynote Presenter
Carlos Vegh (Johns Hopkins University and NBER)
 
Organizing Committee
David Cook (HKUST)
Michael Devereux (University of British Columbia, CEPR and NBER)
Ippei Fujiwara (Keio University, ANU, and CEPR)
Jinill Kim (Korea University)
Kwanho Shin (Korea University)
 
Conference Secretary
Camilo Granados (PhD student, University of Washington)
 
Please address any queries to the committee by emailing at [email protected] and see https://sites.google.com/view/imfc6 for updated information about this call for papers.

 

05/05/2021 CEPR Webinar: The Political Economy Webinar Series 10, Online Seminar
After the success of theautumn sessions, we are very happy to resume the monthly political economics webinar series.

The new set of confirmed speakers for the spring sessions is: Paola Giuliano (UCLA Anderson School of Management and CEPR) on the 5th of May and lastly by Francesco Trebbi (University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business and CEPR) on the 2nd of June.
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.


05/05/2021 International Macro History Online Seminar Series - 23, Online Seminar

In this session of the International Macro History Online Seminar, join us for a presentation on "Assignats or Death: Inflationary Finance in Revolutionary France" by Bryan Cutsinger, Assistant Professor at Angelo State University, Joshua Ingber, Assistant Professor at Northern Michigan University and Louis Rouanet, PhD candidate at George Mason University.

The seminar will be moderated by Eugene White, Professor at Rutgers University.

The International Macro History Online Seminar series is jointly organised by the Graduate Institute's Centre for Finance and Development and a consortium of numerous other universities and institutions from around the world. It brings macroeconomic history topics to an interested public on a weekly basis.

Website: https://cepr.org/imhos
 


06/05/2021 19th Annual GEP/CEPR Postgraduate Conference, Online Seminar

Objectives
 
In consideration of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the 19th GEP Postgraduate Conference will take place 6th – 8th May 2021 online.  The conference provides a forum for the dissemination of student research relating to issues of Globalisation and Economic Policy from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. These areas include Foreign Direct Investment, Trade, Productivity, Economics of the MNEs, Migration and Labour Market Adjustment.
 
The objective of the Conference is to bring together a number of PhD students and postdoctoral researchers to discuss their own research ideas with established researchers in a relaxed atmosphere. The conference is open to graduate students and post-docs. Speakers will be selected based on the submitted paper (extended abstracts are acceptable but preference will be given to full papers).
 
Submission
 
Applicants must submit their CV, a letter of support from their PhD supervisor (sent separately by email; this is not required for post-docs) and the paper to be presented.  If a full paper is not yet available, please include a detailed abstract, providing clearly the motivation for the work, the relationship to the literature, the method used and the expected results.
 
Every paper accepted for presentation will be discussed by two colleagues. Therefore, those who are invited to present are expected to deliver a complete draft at least a week before the Conference.
 
Applications must be sent by e-mail to: Dr. Yuan Tian, at
[email protected]
 
Deadline for submission: Friday 26th February 2021

Keynote speakers:

Prof. Meredith Crowley (Cambridge and CEPR) and Prof. Rafael Dix-Carneiro (Duke)

 
Best Paper Prize
 
The organising committee will award a Best Paper prize to the best manuscript presented at the Conference.
 
Further information
 
Further information on the Conference can be found at:

 
https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/gep/news-events/conferences/2020-21/postgrad-conference-2021.aspx
 
Scientific Committee

Prof. Giovanni Facchini (Nottingham and CEPR), Dr. Jann Baker (UCL), Dr. Katherina Erhardt (MIT), Dr. Yuan Tian (Nottingham), Dr. Zhihong Yu (Nottingham)

 

 

06/05/2021 STEG Virtual Course - Supplemental lecture: Trade, FDI, and development - Natalia Ramondo (Boston U.), Online Seminar
The Structural Transformation and Economic Growth research programme is offering a free virtual course entitled "Key Concepts in Macro Development" for the spring of 2021, which will be taught by a series of lecturers. 

What? The course is designed around a series of modules of two 90-minute lectures. These modules introduce workhorse models, methods, and ideas in an organised fashion, as well as going over some empirics and recent contributions. The 6 modules constitute 12 lectures. In addition, we have supplemental lectures that are more stand alone and focus on other important topics in macroeconomic development. Together the modules and supplemental lectures constitute 20 lectures, a full quarter course. 

Why? Macro development is a small field. Textbooks are unavailable, and while many graduate programs teach some of these concepts in their courses, very few have a specific course organised around and dedicated to macro development. This virtual course will fill the gap for Ph.D. students or even junior faculty throughout the profession who are interested in these topics but do not have access otherwise. The virtual classes will be interactive, just as virtual graduate lectures in most departments are now. 

For whom? The course is open free-of-charge to all interested Ph.D. students and economics faculty. Course materials (syllabus, lecture presentations, and recorded lectures) will be available after the fact on the STEG website.? 

How to attend? Those who apply and register for the course by 31 January are expected to attend regularly and can actively participate in the Zoom class. Registered graduate students should have a faculty sponsor them.? 

When? 5 February - 7 May, either one (Friday) or two (Thursday and Friday) lectures a week, 4pm London time (GMT through March dates, and then GMT+1 for April and May dates).

The course will be hosted online via Zoom, to register your attendance please click here. To view the full syllabus and the reading material required, please go to https://steg.cepr.org/events/stegvirtualcourse2021.

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

07/05/2021 STEG Virtual Course - Supplemental lecture: Urbanization and development - Klaus Desmet (Southern Methodist and CEPR), Online Seminar
The Structural Transformation and Economic Growth research programme is offering a free virtual course entitled "Key Concepts in Macro Development" for the spring of 2021, which will be taught by a series of lecturers. 

What? The course is designed around a series of modules of two 90-minute lectures. These modules introduce workhorse models, methods, and ideas in an organised fashion, as well as going over some empirics and recent contributions. The 6 modules constitute 12 lectures. In addition, we have supplemental lectures that are more stand alone and focus on other important topics in macroeconomic development. Together the modules and supplemental lectures constitute 20 lectures, a full quarter course. 

Why? Macro development is a small field. Textbooks are unavailable, and while many graduate programs teach some of these concepts in their courses, very few have a specific course organised around and dedicated to macro development. This virtual course will fill the gap for Ph.D. students or even junior faculty throughout the profession who are interested in these topics but do not have access otherwise. The virtual classes will be interactive, just as virtual graduate lectures in most departments are now. 

For whom? The course is open free-of-charge to all interested Ph.D. students and economics faculty. Course materials (syllabus, lecture presentations, and recorded lectures) will be available after the fact on the STEG website.? 

How to attend? Those who apply and register for the course by 31 January are expected to attend regularly and can actively participate in the Zoom class. Registered graduate students should have a faculty sponsor them.? 

When? 5 February - 7 May, either one (Friday) or two (Thursday and Friday) lectures a week, 4pm London time (GMT through March dates, and then GMT+1 for April and May dates).

The course will be hosted online via Zoom, to register your attendance please click here. To view the full syllabus and the reading material required, please go to https://steg.cepr.org/events/stegvirtualcourse2021.

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

07/05/2021 First CEPR/EAERE Webinar on Climate Policy: Session on the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism, Online Seminar
Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to invite you to the First CEPR/EAERE Webinar on Climate Policy: The Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism taking place on May 7, 2021 from 5.00 to 6.30 pm CEST.

The Climate Policy Webinar Series (CPWS) is a webinar series featuring invited speakers in the area of climate policy. It is aimed at experts working in governments, international organizations, the private sector, academics and the media. It runs online on a monthly basis starting in May 2021 and is organized jointly by the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE).

The first three events will be devoted respectively to the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), the EU Green Deal, and the EU recovery plan.

More precisely, the first event on the CBAM will take place on May 7, 2021 from 5.00 to 6.30 pm CEST.

There will be three presentations of 25 minutes each, respectively by:

Luis Garicano (EU Parliament) Carolyn Fischer (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) Samuel Kortum (Yale University)

These presentations will be followed by a 15-minute debate moderated by Christian Gollier (Toulouse School of Economics and CEPR).

The EU Parliament has recently proposed a framework for a carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM), which would be an extension of the ETS, requiring importers to purchase allowances for the volume of carbon emissions incorporated in their products. Carolyn Fischer, Samuel Kortum and David Weisbach will explore the economic and political issues associated with this proposal aimed at leveling the playing field and at fighting the carbon leakage inherent to the renewed EU ambition on climate change.

Organisers: Carlo Carraro (Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia and CEPR) Ottmar Edenhofer (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research) Christian Gollier (Toulouse School of Economics and CEPR)

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!


10/05/2021 Online Geneva Trade and Development Workshop - Paola Conconi, Online Seminar
The Geneva Trade and Development Workshop (GTDW) is a seminar series, featuring invited speakers in the area of International Trade. It has been running for over ten years, with onsite meetings on a weekly basis in the Fall (September - December) and Spring (February - June) semesters. It is organized jointly by the Graduate Institute in Geneva (IHEID), the University of Geneva (UniGe), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The online edition of GTDW will be co-organized with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

Organizers:

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

Scientific Committee:

Richard Baldwin (IHEID and CEPR)
Cosimo Beverelli (WTO)
Julia Cajal-Grossi (IHEID)
Celine Carrère (UniGe and CEPR)
Nicolas Maystre (UNCTAD)
Monika Mrázová (UniGe and CEPR)
Marcelo Olarreaga (UniGe and CEPR)
Roberta Piermartini (WTO)
Frédéric Robert-Nicoud (UniGe and CEPR)

Schedule:

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

The line-up of speakers is as follows:

- 1st March: Steve Redding (Princeton University and CEPR)
- 15th March: Kalina Manova (University College London and CEPR)
- 29th March: Laura Alfaro (Harvard University and CEPR)
- 12th April: Gene Grossman (Princeton University and CEPR)
- 10th May: Paola Conconi (Université Libre de Bruxelles and CEPR)
- 31st May: Nathan Nunn (Harvard University)

For further information https://www.gtdw.ch/ and to register online: zoom link


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.


11/05/2021 CEPR-VDEV Webinars - 14, Online Seminar
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 jointly with CEPR during autumn. It is organised 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.
 

Organisers:

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


Schedule:

The next session will take place on Tuesday 11th May 2021 at 5pm CEST, 4pm BST, 11am EDT, 8am PDT, and last for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

The line-up of speakers is as follows:
The seminars are held on Zoom and will consist of a 60 minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A. Register your attendance here.


12/05/2021 International Macro History Online Seminar Series - 24, Online Seminar

In this session of the International Macro History Online Seminar, join us for a presentation on "The Economic Consequences of Sir Robert Peel: A Quantitative Assessment of the Repeal of the Corn Laws" by Doug Irwin, Professor at Dartmouth College and Maksym Chepeliev, Research Economist at Purdue University. 

The seminar will be moderated by Rui Esteves, Professor at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and CEPR.

The International Macro History Online Seminar series is jointly organised by the Graduate Institute's Centre for Finance and Development and a consortium of numerous other universities and institutions from around the world. It brings macroeconomic history topics to an interested public on a weekly basis.

Website: https://cepr.org/imhos
 


12/05/2021 CEPR Virtual Industrial Organization Seminar 37 - Opportunism in Vertical Contracting: A Dynamic Perspective, Online Seminar

19/05/2021 28th CEPR European Summer Symposium in International Macroeconomics (ESSIM), Online Seminar

28th European Summer Symposium in International Macroeconomics (ESSIM) 2021

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 CEPR as an online conference this year, 19-21 May 2021. The ESSIM Webpage can be found here

The programme follows a flexible, condensed format allowing participants to attend both plenary sessions and specialised presentations over three days. Because of the virtual nature of the conference this year (due to Covid global restrictions), the conference will run from 13:00 to 18:30 GMT every day.

Wednesday 19th afternoon: Plenary & keynote talks followed by IMF, ME and MG programme presentations
Thursday 20th afternoon: Plenary & keynote talks followed by IMF, ME and MG programme presentations
Friday 21st afternoon: Plenary & keynote talks followed by IMF, ME and MG programme presentations

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

Guest Speakers
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

The meeting will be held online via Zoom. Additionally, the Keynote and Plenary Sessions will be live-streamed each day on the CEPR Youtube. 

If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Lydia Williams in the CEPR Events team, at [email protected] with the subject line "1927 - ESSIM 2021".

Organisers:
Philippe Bacchetta
 (Université de Lausanne and CEPR)
Francesco Caselli (London School of Economics and CEPR)
Refet S. Gürkaynak (Bilkent University and CEPR)
Helene Rey (London Business School and CEPR)
In Partnership with the Banque de France
Daniele Siena and Urszula Szczerbowicz


19/05/2021 CEPR Virtual Industrial Organization Seminar 38 - Hospital Competition and Quality: Evidence from the Entry of High-Speed Train in South Korea, Online Seminar
The Spring session of the CEPR Virtual IO Seminar (VIOS) continues on Wednesday, May 19th at 16:00 CET with Maria Ana Vitorino (INSEAD) presenting her paper "Hospital Competition and Quality: Evidence from the Entry of High-Speed Train in South Korea” (joint with Hyesung Yoo and Song Yao). Stephan Seiler (Imperial) will discuss the paper.

To join the talk via Zoom, click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83853942872?pwd=M0dTcjFUb1VoZTczUHlRYVpNMXhvQT09

We have changed the format of the VIOS in Spring 2021 to a Zoom meeting. We hope this change promotes the interaction between the speaker and the audience. Participants are encouraged to leave their webcams on and to ask their questions during the presentation.

Please check the VIOS website at https://sites.google.com/view/virtual-io-seminar/main-page for our upcoming speakers and more. The schedule can be imported using Google Calendar or this ics file.


20/05/2021 CEPR/LEAP Workshop in Development Economics 2021, Online Seminar
The CEPR annual symposium of the Development Economics programme will be hosted by online on Thursday 20 May and Friday 21 May 2021. The workshop is organised by Laboratory for Effective Anti-poverty Policies at Bocconi (LEAP) and CEPR. We now invite submissions for this conference from interested researchers on any topic within the area of Development Economics. The deadline for submission is Monday 15 March 2021. We accept both full-length papers and extended abstracts for projects at an advanced stage.

Depending on the number of submissions, we may organise sessions with short and long presentations, and that each submission will be automatically considered for both, unless the author wishes otherwise, in which case they should indicate it in the "Comments" field on the submission form.

How to apply

Please note that there will be time for only a small number of presentations. The conference will last for two afternoons starting at 2pm London time on both days; there are no parallel sessions.

Authors who are CEPR affiliated can upload their submission online at https://portal.cepr.org/ceprleap-workshop-development-economics-2021. If you do not currently have a CEPR account, please create a profile online here and use the registration link above. If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting please contact Mandy Chan, Senior Events Officer at [email protected]


21/05/2021 The CEPR Household Finance Seminar Series -20, 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.

The next talk is on Friday 21 May 2021 at 3pm CEST and the speaker will be Roxana Mihet (HEC Lausanne and the Swiss Finance Institute) presenting on "Financial Technology and the Inequality Gap".

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.


24/05/2021 EABCN Training School: The Zero Lower Bound and Secular Stagnation, Online Seminar
General Description

We are pleased to announce details of the latest EABCN Training School; an online course entitled "The ZLB and Secular Stagnation". Professor Gauti Eggertsson will teach the course. It is primarily aimed at participants in the Euro Area Business Cycle Network but applications will also be considered from doctoral students, post-doctoral researchers and economists working in central banks and government institutions outside of the network, as well as commercial organisations (fees applicable for non-network organisations).

Course outline

The class will cover basic theory of price and output determination in the New Keynesian models and the effect of monetary and fiscal policy. We will cover how the basic framework can explain not only the effect of monetary and fiscal policy under normal circumstances, but also conditions that give rise to hyperinflation and especially conditions giving rise to zero interest rate. The class will also cover theories of prolonged slumps, often termed theories of secular stagnation, and discuss the importance of heterogeneous agent models to understand the transmission of monetary and fiscal policy. The main reference is a new manuscript on monetary economics currently being written by Gauti Eggertsson.

How to apply:

The course will take place online in the afternoons for Europe:

  • May 24th lecture (3 hours)
  • May 25th practice (3 hours)
  • May 26th lecture (3 hours)
  • May 27th practice (3 hours)
  • May 28th lecture (3 hours)

Further information 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-training-school-ZLB-secular-stagnation-may-2021 by 6pm (UK time), Friday, 7 May 2021. If you do not currently have a CEPR profile, please create a new one here and then click on the registration link.

PhD students should also send a statement that specifies the ways participating in the school will be useful for their current research (max 300 words).

Participants from non-academic institutions where the employer is not a member of the EABCN network are charged a course fee of EUR 1000.

About the Instructor:

Gauti B. Eggertsson is a macroeconomist and a Professor of Economics at Brown University Economics Department. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University in 2004, after having completed his B.S. in economics from the University of Iceland. He has worked at Research Departments of the International Monetary Fund and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Since graduation he has also been visiting faculty at Princeton, Yale, and Columbia where he taught international finance and macroeconomics at both graduate and undergraduate level. Eggertsson has published in a variety of professional journals such as the American Economic Review, Brookings Papers on Economics Activity, Economic Journal, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Review of Economic Dynamics and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. The main focus of his work is the analysis of monetary and fiscal policy over the business cycle, both from a modern and historical perspective. His work with Michael Woodford in 2003 is by many considered as having provided theoretical underpinning for the policy forward guidance of various central bank following the crisis of 2008.

For more information on EABCN, visit the website.


25/05/2021 CEPR-VDEV Webinars - 15, Online Seminar
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 jointly with CEPR during autumn. It is organised 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.
 

Organisers:

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


Schedule:

The next session will take place on Tuesday 25th May 2021 at 5pm CEST, 4pm BST, 11am EDT, 8am PDT, and last for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

The line-up of speakers is as follows:
The seminars are held on Zoom and will consist of a 60 minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A. Register your attendance here.


26/05/2021 Resilience of the financial system to natural disasters, Webinar
IESE Business School, Citi, and The Centre for Economic Policy Research cordially invite you to the presentation of the third report on the future of banking, a joint IESE–Citi initiative that was launched in October 2018.
 
This year's report, Resilience of the financial system to natural disasters, 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 in what way climate and natural disaster risk is different from other more familiar forms of financial and economic risk, and how banks, asset managers and central banks can grapple with climate change and natural disasters. COVID-19 provides a test case on how to manage both ex ante and ex post disaster risk. 

27/05/2021 GEP/CEPR Spring Education Economics Online Workshop "Choices and Education", Online Seminar
The Nottingham Centre for Globalization and Economic Policy (GEP) and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) welcome submissions for its Spring 2021 Education Economics Workshop: Choices and Education. 

We bring together applied economists working in the field of education with an emphasis on choices by policymakers, households, voters and individuals.

Keynote speaker: Miguel Urquiola (Columbia University and NBER)

Confirmed invited speakers:
•    Sarah Cohodes (Columbia and NBER)  
•    Abhijeet Singh (Stockholm School of Economics and JPAL)

Scientific Committee: 
•    Facundo Albornoz (Nottingham and CEPR)
•    Sarah Cohodes (Columbia and NBER)
•    Maria Lombardi (Universidad Torcuato Di-Tella)
•    Abhijeet Singh (Stockholm School of Economics and JPAL)
•    Miguel Urquiola (Columbia and NBER)
•    Richard Upward (Nottingham and CESifo)

Conference Website:
Please follow the below link to see the full conference program and registration link. 
https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/gep/news-events/conferences/2020-21/education-economics-2021.aspx

Please contact Lydia Williams, CEPR Event Officer with any questions - [email protected]

28/05/2021 Micro and Macro Implications of Household Behaviour and Financial Decision-Making - 3, Online Seminar


Micro and Macro Implications of Household Behaviour and Financial Decision-Making is a new cross-disciplinary seminar series covering research at the intersection of household finance, macro and labour economics. It represents a collaboration between universities and research networks and centres.
 
Seminars are held on Zoom on each month and will run for 90 minutes including a discussion panel.
 
Our third meeting will be on Friday 28th May from 3:30pm-5:00pm BST and will feature
 Monika Piazzesi (Stanford and CEPR) presenting Learning about Housing Cost: Survey Evidence from the German House Price Boom. Discussion by Ulrike Malmendier (University of California, Berkeley and CEPR) and Stijn van Nieuwerburgh (Columbia University and CEPR).  

Registration Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtd-CsrTotE9QeKAgm4qinwi2-6V2fmg8I

 
Organisers: Richard Blundell, Michael Haliassos, Christopher Hansman, Yigitcan Karabulut, Peter Levell, Benjamin Moll, Tarun Ramadorai, and Polly Simpson.
            
Abstract:
This paper uses new household survey data to study expectation formation during the recent housing boom in Germany. The cross section of forecasts depends on only two household characteristics: location and tenure. The average household in a region responds to local conditions but underpredicts local price growth. Renters make on average higher and hence more accurate forecasts than owners, although their forecasts are more dispersed and their mean squared forecast errors are higher. A quantitative model of learning about housing cost can match these facts. It emphasizes the unique information structure of housing among asset markets: renters who do not own the asset are relatively well informed about its cash flow, since they pay for housing services that owners simply consume. Renters then make more accurate forecasts in a boom driven by an increase in rents and recovery from a financial crisis.


31/05/2021 Online Geneva Trade and Development Workshop - Nathan Nunn, Online Seminar
The Geneva Trade and Development Workshop (GTDW) is a seminar series, featuring invited speakers in the area of International Trade. It has been running for over ten years, with onsite meetings on a weekly basis in the Fall (September - December) and Spring (February - June) semesters. It is organized jointly by the Graduate Institute in Geneva (IHEID), the University of Geneva (UniGe), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The online edition of GTDW will be co-organized with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

Organizers:

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

Scientific Committee:

Richard Baldwin (IHEID and CEPR)
Cosimo Beverelli (WTO)
Julia Cajal-Grossi (IHEID)
Celine Carrère (UniGe and CEPR)
Nicolas Maystre (UNCTAD)
Monika Mrázová (UniGe and CEPR)
Marcelo Olarreaga (UniGe and CEPR)
Roberta Piermartini (WTO)
Frédéric Robert-Nicoud (UniGe and CEPR)

Schedule:

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

The line-up of speakers is as follows:

- 1st March: Steve Redding (Princeton University and CEPR)
- 15th March: Kalina Manova (University College London and CEPR)
- 29th March: Laura Alfaro (Harvard University and CEPR)
- 12th April: Gene Grossman (Princeton University and CEPR)
- 10th May: Paola Conconi (Université Libre de Bruxelles and CEPR)
- 31st May: Nathan Nunn (Harvard University)

For further information https://www.gtdw.ch/ and to register online: zoom link


02/06/2021 The Policy Implications of Recent Globalization Research - 3, Online Seminar
We are cordially inviting you to the seminar series on “The Policy Implications of Recent Globalization Research”, organised by the German Development Institute, Brookings, the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics (CEP-LSE), and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). 

We are delighted to announce the next talk in this seminar series:
 
  • Wednesday 2 June 2021 at 4pm BST: Nina Pavcnik (Dartmouth and CEPR)  will present International Trade, Firms and Jobs: Perspectives from Emerging Economies. Chair: Catherine Thomas (CEP-LSE, CEPR and CESifo).

     
    Format
    The online seminar series aims to encourage the exchange and discussion of empirical research on trade and investment and its effects on developing and emerging countries.
     
    The seminar differs from a traditional academic seminar, which focuses on methodology and academic exchange, and instead aims to promote the translation of academic findings into policy. As such, the seminar series provides the opportunity for mutual learning: researchers learning about urgent policy questions and policy makers learning about what is methodologically feasible.
     
    Within the seminar series, we aim for academic researchers that can share innovative empirical work and policy insights. Instead of focusing on particular papers, the seminar series invites presenters to present on a particular topic and present their accumulated and broader research findings and agenda.
     
    The target audience of the seminar includes both academics and policymakers dealing with trade and investment, and particularly policy makers from emerging and developing countries and in multilateral organisations.
     
    The seminar series is held on Zoom and consists of a 40 minutes presentation and 20 minutes Q&A, although we encourage interactive discussions throughout the seminar.
     

    Organisers
    Kasper Vrolijk (German Development Institute)
    Dany Bahar (Brookings, CESifo and IZA)
    Catherine Thomas (CEP-LSE, CEPR and CESifo)
    Beata Javorcik (EBRD, Oxford and CEPR)
     

    To register your attendance please click here. To see the full line-up of presenters and the recordings and slides from past seminars, please go to https://cepr.org/policy-implications-recent-globalization-research.
     

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

02/06/2021 CEPR Webinar: The Political Economy Webinar Series 11, Online Seminar
After the success of theautumn sessions, we are very happy to resume the monthly political economics webinar series.

The last confirmed speaker of the spring sessions is: Francesco Trebbi (University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business and CEPR) on the 2nd of June.
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.


02/06/2021 Eighth CEPR Economic History Symposium, Online Seminar
Following the postponement of the Eighth CEPR Economic History Symposium last year, we are pleased to invite you to attend the online version of the Eighth CEPR Economic History Symposium, which will take place on 2-4 June 2021.

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

  • Macroeconomic and financial history

  • Economic growth in the very long run: demographic and technological factors

  • Institutions and economic development

  • The history of the international economy

The latest programme can be found here: https://cepr.org/20051/programme, please register your interest in attending using this link.
 
If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mandy Chan, Senior Events Officer at [email protected].
  
 
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 CEPR)
 
*Please note: The talks may be recorded, by registering to attend this symposium you give consent to being recorded.

03/06/2021 4th ETH Workshop on Democracy: Theoretical Political Economy, Online Seminar
The 4th ETH Workshop on Democracy: Theoretical Political Economy, in collaboration with CEPR, will take place online on Thursday 3th and Friday 4th of June, 2021. The workshop is organized by the Chair of Macroeconomics, Innovation and Policy 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).

The keynote speaker will be Tom Palfrey (Caltech).

Each presentation will be about 60 minutes, including a discussant. We expect the workshop to provide a stimulating discussion of ongoing research among a limited number of invited participants.


04/06/2021 CEPR Household Finance Seminar Series - 21, 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 4 June - Guillermo Ordonez (University of Pennsylvania) presenting "The Two Faces of Information". Co-author, Gaetano Gaballo (HEC Paris 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.

07/06/2021 EABCN Training School: Modern Macro, Money and International Finance, Online Seminar
Online Course

Teaching (Markus Brunnermeier):
June 7, 14, 21, 2021, 2:30-4:00 pm and 4:30-6:00 pm CEST

TA-Sessions (Sebastian Merkel):
June 9, 16, 23, 2021, 2:30-4:00 pm CEST

Deadline for application: May 14, 2021

General Description

We are pleased to announce details of the latest EABCN Training School; "Modern Macro, Money, and International Finance". Professor Markus Brunnermeier will teach the course and Sebastian Merkel will give the TA sessions.

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

This course will expose participants to modern continuous time modelling techniques at the intersection between macroeconomics, monetary economics and (international) finance. The aim of this course is to develop and teach advanced tools and includes a step-by-step solution procedure that participants can apply to a variety of economic problems.

Topics include monetary theory based on financial frictions, non-linear dynamics, endogenous risk and risk premium dynamics, safe assets, fiscal debt capacity, currency competition in an international setting, and as well as digital currency issues.

1. A Simple Heterogenous Agents Model
2. Endogenous Risk, Price of Risk, and Risk Premium Dynamics
3. Money Model with Idiosyncratic Risk, the Fiscal Theory of Price Level, and MMT
4. The I Theory of Money, Safe Assets and Flight to Safety
5. Welfare: Monetary Policy and Macro-Prudential Policy Interaction
6. International Monetary System: A Risk Perspective
7. Digital Money, Digital Currency Areas, Digital Dollarization

How to Apply

The course will take place online in the afternoons for Europe:

  • June 7th lecture (3 hours)
  • June 9th practice (1.5 hours)
  • June 14th lecture (3 hours)
  • June 16th practice (1.5 hours)
  • June 21st lecture (3 hours)
  • June 23rd practice (1.5 hours)

Further information 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-training-school-modern-macro-money-and-international-finance by 6pm (UK time), 14 May, 2021. If you do not currently have a CEPR profile, please create a new one here and then click on the registration link.

PhD students should also send a statement that specifies the ways participating in the school will be useful for their current research (max 300 words).

Participants from non-academic institutions where the employer is not a member of the EABCN network are charged a course fee of EUR 1000.

About the Instructor:

Markus K. Brunnermeier is the Edwards S. Sanford Professor at Princeton University. He is a faculty member of the Department of Economics and director of Princeton's Bendheim Center for Finance. He is also a research associate at NBER, CEPR, and CESifo and a member of the Bellagio Group on the International Economy. He is a Sloan Research Fellow, Fellow of the Econometric Society, Guggenheim Fellow and the recipient of the Bernácer Prize granted for outstanding contributions in the fields of macroeconomics and finance. He is/was a member of several advisory groups, including to the IMF, the Federal Reserve of New York, the European Systemic Risk Board, the Bundesbank and the U.S. Congressional Budget Office. Brunnermeier was awarded his Ph.D. by the London School of Economics (LSE).

For more information on EABCN, visit the website.


07/06/2021 Political Economy, Cultural Economics and Gender, Webinar

The ENS de Lyon, in collaboration with CEPR, organised a Workshop in Political Economy, Cultural Economics and Gender, on Monday 7th of June, 2021, from 2:00 to 6:15 p.m. (CEST).

The workshop brought together leading-edge US- and Europe-based researchers with a specific focus on developing countries, working in the fields of:

  • Political Economy
  • Cultural Economics
  • Gender

Organizers:
Mathieu Couttenier (ENS de Lyon and CEPR)
Jordan Loper (ENS de Lyon)

Programme:

  • 14:00 - 15:00 CEST

    A Stepping Stone Approach to Understanding Harmful Norms
    Eliana La Ferrara

    Bocconi University and CEPR
    (Joint with Selim Gulesci, Sam Jindani, David Smerdon, Munshi Sulaiman and Peyton Young)

  • 15:00 - 16:00 CEST

    Religious Festivals and Economic Development: Evidence from Catholic Saint Day Festivals in Mexico
    Eduardo Montero

    University of Michigan
    (Joint with Dean Yang)

  • 15 min Break
  • 16:15 - 17:15 CEST

    Traditional Supernatural Beliefs and Prosocial Behavior: Evidence from the DRC
    Nathan Nunn

    Harvard University
    (Joint with Etienne Le Rossignol and Sara Lowes)

  • 17:15 - 18:15 CEST

    Job displacement, unemployment benefits and domestic violence
    Sonia Bhalotra

    University of Warwick and CEPR
    (Joint with Diogo Britto, Paolo Pinotti and Breno Sampaio)
    Slides


08/06/2021 CEPR-VDEV Webinars - 16, Online Seminar
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 jointly with CEPR during autumn. It is organised 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.
 

Organisers:

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


Schedule:

The next session will take place on Tuesday 8th June 2021 at 5pm CEST, 4pm BST, 11am EDT, 8am PDT, and last for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

The line-up of speaker is as follows:
The seminars are held on Zoom and will consist of a 60 minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A. Register your attendance 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.


08/06/2021 21st CEPR/JIE Conference on Applied Industrial Organisation and 17th CEPR/JIE School on Applied Industrial Organisation, Online Seminar

The organisers and steering committee of the 21st CEPR Conference on Applied Industrial Organisation (IO) are writing to invite you to attend the conference. The conference will be organised by Myrto Kaloutpsidi (Harvard University, CEPR and NBER), Andrea Pozzi (Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance and CEPR), and Nicolas Schutz (University of Mannheim and CEPR).

The event will take place online on 8-9 June 2021, GatherTown will be used to facilitate more spontaneous interactions and networking opportunities. The online programme is available on this link: 
https://cepr.org/6754/programme and to register your interest to attend please click on this https://portal.cepr.org/21st-ceprjie-conference-applied-industrial-organisation-and-17th-ceprjie-school-applied-industrial

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].

To better accommodate the online format, the schedule has been adjusted. We will have a limited number of papers presented over two days in sessions held in the afternoon (Central European Summer Time). This should allow a wide audience to connect for the event, through different time zones.

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 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.

In the last few 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), Jeanine Miklos-Thal (Rochester), Nathan Miller (Georgetown), Aviv Nevo (UPenn), Ariel Pakes (Harvard), Katja Seim (Yale and CEPR), Amanda Starc (Kellogg), and Jidong Zhou (Yale SOM). 

The goal of the CEPR/JIE School for Industrial Organisation 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 2019 format, researchers accepted to the school will give very short (<10 min) presentations of their work  on  9 June.

In order to allow for arrangements for the online conference, individuals wishing to attend the conference should express their interest via the online form above. We will try to accommodate as many such requests as possible and the online format should only add to our ability to do so. Preference for attendance is given to young researchers and CEPR IO Programme members. 
 


Yours sincerely,
 
Myrto Kalouptsidi, Andrea Pozzi, and Nicolas Schutz
Conference organisers, CEPR
 
Mar Reguant
Programme Director, IO Programme, CEPR


10/06/2021 CEPR/LSE Annual Symposium in Labour Economics 2021, Online Seminar

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 keynote speakers are Sandra Black (Columbia University), Pat Kline (University of California, Berkeley) and Eliana La Ferrara (Università Bocconi and CEPR).

The event will be held online, on Zoom in the afternoons of Thursday 10th - Friday 11th June.

For more information please visit the event website here

Organisers:
Tommaso Frattini (Università degli Studi di Milano and CEPR)
Marco Manacorda (Queen Mary University of London and CEPR)
Barbara Petrongolo (Oxford University, CEP-London School of Economics and CEPR)
Please direct any questions to Lydia Williams, CEPR Event Officer, [email protected]


10/06/2021 International Trade: The New Normal, Online Seminar
The Banque de France, CEPII, CEPR and University of Surrey are jointly organising a workshop to explore economic dimensions of the “new normal” environment of international trade, which has been severely impacted by recent events and associated rises in trade costs. Increases in tariffs and sanctions (e.g. U.S-China trade war), globalisation backlash, institutional challenges (e.g. Brexit, WTO), and Covid-19 are imposing a rethinking of multilateral trade and the way that firms organise production across borders.
 
The workshop is fully virtual on two half-days 10-11 June 2021. The programme will include seven academic papers, including a Guest Lecture by Gene Grossman (Princeton and CEPR), a keynote presentation by Paola Conconi (ECARES and CEPR). A Policy Round Table with Lionel Fontagné (Banque de France and CEPII), Beata Javorcik (ERBD, University of Oxford and CEPR), Marion Jensen (OECD) and Robert Koopman (WTO and CEPR) and moderated by Martin Sandbu (Financial Times).

 
You are invited to join this workshop online, to view the full programme please go to: https://cepr.org/2535/programme. To register your interest in joining online, please register on this link: https://portal.cepr.org/international-trade-new-normal.
 
Organising committee: Jean-Charles Bricongne, Juan Carluccio, Olivier de Bandt, Lionel Fontagné, Beata Javorcik, Maurizio Zanardi
Scientific committee: Juan Carluccio, Lionel Fontagné, Beata Javorcik, Maurizio Zanardi


10/06/2021 Second CEPR/EAERE Webinar on Climate Policy: Pandemic Stimulus Spending and the Fight Against Climate Change, Online Seminar
Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to invite you to the Second CEPR/EAERE Webinar on Climate Policy: Pandemic stimulus spending and the fight against climate change taking place on June 10, 2021 from 5.00 to 6.30 pm CEST.

Climate change is a long term threat to human societies with expected huge impacts on health, economies and welfare. Somehow similar to a pandemic, but with more persistent and irreversible consequences. Even more than the fight against Covid-19, climate change control is a difficult and complex task, which requires well-designed policies and important financial resources. The post-pandemic recovery is an important opportunity, if policies to address the current pandemic are and will be designed to achieve stronger, sustainable, and low carbon economic growth. The Covid-19 pandemic has indeed triggered the deepest global economic contraction since World War II. While most economies are expected to rebound in 2021-2022, the impact of the pandemic on many aspects of economy and emission drivers may last far longer. Therefore, a strong alignment of Covid-19 recovery packages with climate targets has the potential to address two important objectives: economic recovery and decarbonisation. This webinar will analyse these issues starting from lessons from past pandemics and then focusing on the implications of recovery plans for the fight against climate change.

The webinar will take place on June 10, 2021 from 5.00 to 6.30 pm CEST.

There will be two presentations of 25 minutes each, respectively by:

Massimo Tavoni (European Institute on Economics and the Environment) and Ioana Petrescu (Harvard Kennedy School)

These presentations will be followed by a 20-minute discussion moderated by Andrea Tilche (NTNU, Trondheim) and Danielle Arostegui (Environmental Defense Fund) as well as a 15-minute Q&A session.

The Climate Policy Webinar Series (CPWS) is a webinar series featuring invited speakers in the area of climate policy. It is aimed at experts working in governments, international organizations, the private sector, academics and the media. This monthly online series started in May 2021 and is organized jointly by the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE).

Organisers: Carlo Carraro (Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia and CEPR) Ottmar Edenhofer (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research) Christian Gollier (Toulouse School of Economics and CEPR)

We look forward to seeing you at the webinar on June 10!


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 14 May 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.


14/06/2021 GEP-CEPR Summer International Trade Workshop, Online Seminar
The Nottingham Centre for Globalization and Economic Policy (GEP) and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) would like to invite you to attend the GEP-CEPR Summer International Trade Workshop taking place online on 14-15 June 2021 at 14:50-18:30 BST.

Conference Organisers: Andrés Rodríguez-Clare, Matilde Bombardini, Arnaud Costinot, Thibault Fally, Ben Faber, Dave Donaldson, Facundo Albornoz.

Click here for Programme (.pdf) 

Click here for Registration


14/06/2021 Populism: Economic causes, consequences, and solutions, Webinar
A series of economic crises, combined with the on-going Covid pandemic and widening social and political divisions, have generated significant dissatisfaction with the performance of many national governments. This has enabled populists to exploit social and economic divisions to exert influence. By offering identifiable foes and simplistic solutions, populists tend to exacerbate social turmoil and through their policies damage the world?s economies.

In this e-conference three renowned experts will present their findings on: (1) the sources of populist resurgence, (2) the potential economic consequences of populist policies; and (3) possible measures to adapt current policy.

Keynote speakers

Sergei Guriev (Sciences Po and CEPR)
Dani Rodrik (Harvard Kennedy School and CEPR)
Antonio Spilimbergo (IMF and CEPR)

Moderator

Shéhérazade Semsar-de Boisséson (Politico Europe)

Register online


16/06/2021 Firms' Behavior in Hostile Environments, Webinar

The ENS de Lyon, in collaboration with CEPR, organised the Workshop Firms' Behavior in Hostile Environments, on Wednesday 16th of June, 2021, from 2:00 to 6:50 pm. (CEST).

The workshop brought together leading US- and Europe-based researchers with a specific focus on developing countries, working in the fields of:

  • Political Economy
  • Economics of Conflict
  • Firms and Organizations in Developing Countries

Speakers and Programme:

  • 2:00 to 2:45 pm
    Firms amid Conflict: Performance, Production Inputs, and Market Competition
    Michele Di Maio
    (La Sapienza University Rome), joint with Davide Del Prete and Aminur Rahman
     
  • 2:45 to 3:30 pm
    Labor Market Power, Self-Employment and Development
    Pamela Medina Quispe
    (University of Toronto), joint with Francesco Amorio and Monica Morlacco
     
  • 3:40 to 4:25 pm
    The Economic Costs of Conflict: A Production Network Approach
    Lavinia Piemontese
    (ENS de Lyon), joint with Mathieu Couttenier and Nathalie Monnet
     
  • 4:25 to 5:10 pm
    Production Networks and War
    Vasily Korovkin
    (CERGE-EI), joint with Alexey Makarin
     
  • 5:20 to 6:05 pm
    Informational Barriers to Market Access: Experimental Evidence from Liberian Firms
    Jonas Hjort
    (Columbia University and CEPR), joint with Vinayak Iyer and Golvine de Rochambeau
     
  • 6:05 to 6:50 pm
    How Do Firms Respond to Insecurity? Evidence from Afghan Corporate Phone Records
    Tarek Ghani
    (Olin Business School), joint with Joshua Blumenstock, Sylvan Herskowitz, Ethan B. Kapstein, Thomas Scherer and Ott Toomet
     

Organizers:
Mathieu Couttenier (ENS de Lyon and CEPR)
Lavinia Piemontese (ENS de Lyon)


17/06/2021 Privacy & Antitrust: "Integration", not just "Intersection", Webinar

CEPR Competition Policy Event 17 June 2021

15:00-18:00 BST / 16:00-19:00 CEST / 10:00-13:00 EDT

Privacy/data protection and antitrust enforcers continue to operate in silos: data protection agencies (supposedly) enforcing data protection rules, and antitrust agencies doing "market power" and traditional anticompetitive conduct. Yet market power allows violations of privacy and data protection, and those in turn entrench market power. Privacy experts deserve a place at the antitrust table to inform the analysis of mergers and conduct, to lessen consumer exploitation and discipline market power. We have long needed "integration", not just "intersection".

Is it starting to happen? The State AG complaints in the US against Facebook and Google are concerned with privacy degradation as monopoly rents, and discriminatory privacy changes as anticompetitive conduct.  There are calls for federal privacy regulation. In Europe, we have had the GDPR since 2018 but enforcement is lagging. Germany has been a pioneer with Facebook and new cases with a data focus being opened under the new competition law regime. France too. In the UK the competition and data protection agencies - CMA and ICO - just issued a joint statement setting out a "holistic" approach. This is unprecedented.

The newly launched CEPR Competition Policy RPN (https://cepr.org/content/cepr-rpn-competition-policy) organized a discussion between senior antitrust regulators, privacy experts, and economists. In the first panel, privacy and data protection experts discussed some key insights for antitrust enforcers. The second panel discussed with antitrust leaders how these ideas are progressing in practice.

 Download the Speaker biographies 

 Watch the recordings below: 

Part 1: What are the Privacy Experts Seeing that the Antitrust Regulators are not?
This session laid out the data harms that arise from degraded privacy and data protection and how this maps into harm to consumers using the language of competition economics.

Johnny Ryan
Senior Fellow, Irish Council
for Civil Liberties

Simeon Thornton
Director, UK Competition and
Markets Authority

Dina Srinivasan
Thurman Arnold Project,
Yale University

Alessandro Acquisti
Professor, Information Technology & Public Policy,
Carnegie Mellon University

Jason Kint
CEO, Digital Content Next

 

Moderated by:

Gregory Crawford
University of Zurich, CEPR

Cristina Caffarra
Charles River Associates, CEPR


Part 2: What's the Progress on Integrating Antitrust & Privacy?
In this session, senior regulators joined the roundtable. Speakers gave their view on progress achieved and areas for improvement.

Andrea Coscelli CBE
Chief Executive, UK Competition
and Markets Authority

Rebecca Slaughter
Commissioner, US Federal Trade Commission

Elizabeth Denham CBE
UK Information Commissioner; 
Global Privacy Assembly Chair

Wojciech Wiewiórowski
European Data Protection Supervisor

Andreas Mundt
President, German Cartel Office

Chris D'Angelo
Chief Deputy Attorney General, Office of the New York Attorney General

Henri Piffaut
Vice President, French Competition Authority

 

Moderated by:

Cristina Caffarra
Charles River Associates, CEPR

Johnny Ryan
Senior Fellow, Irish Council
for Civil Liberties

 

 


17/06/2021 Closing the Gaps: The Future of Stabilisation Policies After the COVID-19 Pandemic, Online Seminar

The Covid-19 pandemic hit in a macroeconomic environment that has been characterised by long-lasting low interest rates, low inflation and (in some cases) low growth. Concerns on both its causes and its policy implications are growing stronger: 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?

The pandemic has made the challenges facing policymakers in such a low interest rate environment even more demanding.

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, scarring effects of the pandemic shocks and the role of stabilisation policies to limit persistent damages

•       monetary policy challenges for the post-pandemic recovery

•       the design of policy strategy and objectives in a low interest rate environment

•       the interaction of fiscal and monetary policies in the wake of the pandemic

•       monetary policy transmission with heterogeneous households, firms, or banks

Marco Del Negro (Federal Reserve Bank of New York and CEPR) 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 CEST on Wednesday 31 March 2021. For CEPR affiliates and those already registered with the CEPR website, please submit your paper via https://portal.cepr.org/closing-gaps-future-stabilisation-policies-after-covid-19-pandemic. 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].

We expect the conference to take place online; should the evolution of the pandemic allow it, we will host the event at the Banca d’Italia premises in Rome.

In the latter case, 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. We recommend that you hold off making any travel arrangements until further information has been given. 

Authors of successful submissions and accepted participants will be notified by Friday 30 April 2021.

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


21/06/2021 10th MoFiR Workshop on Banking, Online Seminar
After nine successful workshops in Ancona (2012, 2013, 2014, 2018), Kobe (2015), Chicago (2016, 2019), London (2017) and Lisbon (virtual 2020), the Money and Finance Research Group (MoFiR) is pleased to announce the next workshop will be held virtually (via Zoom) on 21-22 June, 2021.

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, bank regulation, financial innovation, financial inclusion, and consumer credit. The workshop will provide an opportunity for presentations and discussions about policy-relevant research in an informal and highly interactive environment.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: To submit a paper (full papers accepted only), please visit the call for papers webpage https://portal.cepr.org/10th-mofir-workshop-banking. The deadline for submission is 6pm (GMT), Sunday 21 March 2021. 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] for assistance (with subject header “10th MoFiR Workshop on Banking”).

DUAL SUBMISSION OPTION: In the submission, authors should indicate if they wish their paper to be considered (at no extra fee) for publication by RCFS under the Dual Submission Program. This is a “no-fault” submission option: if the RCFS reviews the paper and rejects it, the authors may submit it to any SFS journal at a later date as if it was never submitted. See http://sfs.org/dualsubmissionpolicy/ for details.

Papers will be selected by the program committee and corresponding authors will be notified of acceptance by 8 May, 2021. Given capacity constraints and to promote an active discussion, preference will be given to authors who can attend the whole workshop.

Organising Committee:
Isha Agarwal (University of British Columbia Sauder)
Andrea F. Presbitero (Johns Hopkins University, CEPR and MoFiR)
André F. Silva (Federal Reserve Board)
Alberto Zazzaro (University of Naples Federico II, CSEF and MoFiR)

 
Additional Information:
MoFiR and workshop website:
https://sites.google.com/view/mofirseminars/workshop2021
Questions may be addressed to: [email protected]

Programme Committee:
Pietro Alessandrini (Università Politecnica delle Marche and MoFiR)
Thorsten Beck (The Business School (formerly Cass), European University Institute and CEPR)
Lamont Black (DePaul University)
Diana Bonfim (Banco de Portugal and Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics)
Martin Brown (University of St. Gallen)
Claire Célérier (University of Toronto and CEPR)
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)
Sasha Indarte (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)
Vasso Ioannidou (The Business School (formerly Cass) and CEPR)
Rustom M. Irani (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 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)
Karsten Mueller (Princeton University)
Steven Ongena (University of Zurich, SFI and CEPR)
Marco Pagano (University of Naples Federico II, CSEF, EIEF and CEPR)
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)
Neeltje Van Horen (Bank of England and CEPR)


21/06/2021 Firm-to-Firm Trade and International Production Networks Workshop, Online Seminar
We would like to invite you to attend the Firm-to-Firm Trade and International Production Networks Workshop taking place online on 21-22 June 2021.


Conference Organisers: Kalina Manova (UCL and CEPR) and Zhihong Yu (University of Nottingham)

Click here for Programme (.pdf) 

Click here for Registration


23/06/2021 CEPR Public Economics Annual Virtual Symposium 2021: Health Meets Public Economics, Online Seminar

We invite you to the 2021 CEPR Public Economics Symposium which will be held online on 23-24 June 2021.

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. This year, the theme of the symposium is “Health Meets Public Economics.” 

Our keynote speaker for the symposium will be Heidi Williams (Stanford) presenting "Reforming the patent system"

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.  To foster the desired interaction we ask that participants attend for the entire duration of the symposium. 


Papers and Program are available on the event webpage. This event will not be recorded. Currently, this meeting is open to members of the CEPR PE group only.

Organisers

Gabriella Conti, UCL and CEPR
Camille Landais, LSE and CEPR

Please contact, Lydia Williams, CEPR Events Officer at [email protected] for assistance. 


23/06/2021 Disappearing middle class, Webinar
Evaluating policy options

The Covid-19 pandemic has kept the world on tenterhooks for some time. Not only are the direct health consequences in many countries shockingly severe, but the pandemic is also acting as a catalyst for existing threats. The polarization of the labor market and the simultaneous rise of automation have long been top of the agenda of policymakers and popular media. Covid-19 has further fueled this debate, and fears about replacing workers with robots have reignited. Many headlines prompted by the pandemic warn of a new wave of job-destroying automation. The unemployment rate in the U.S. rose to nearly 15 percent in April 2020 ? the highest level since start of record after World War II. More than ever, there is a need for reliable evidence to inform policy makers. What is happening to workers, specifically middle-class ones? Should we expect robot-induced mass unemployment because of the pandemic?

Nir Jaimovich will answer these and related questions in his webinar. In a first step, he will present US labor market data, identifying the types of individuals who are likely to work in middle-class occupations and tracking how they act on the labor market outcomes. In a second step, he will compare different policies that aim at combating the labor market malaise middle-class workers have experienced.

This is a public event with free access via livestream on our website. We recommend that you register so that we can send you a reminder as well as the livestream link shortly beforehand.

This session is supported by the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

More information and to register


25/06/2021 Micro and Macro Implications of Household Behaviour and Financial Decision-Making - 4, Online Seminar


Micro and Macro Implications of Household Behaviour and Financial Decision-Making is a new cross-disciplinary seminar series covering research at the intersection of household finance, macro and labour economics. It represents a collaboration between universities and research networks and centres.
 
Seminars are held on Zoom each month and will run for 90 minutes including a discussion panel.
 
Our fourth meeting will be on Friday 25th June from 3:30pm-5:00pm BST and will feature 
José-Luis Peydró (Imperial and CEPR) presenting Monetary Policy and Inequality (with 
Asger Lau Andersen (University of Copenhagen), Niels Johannesen (University of Copenhagen and CEPR) and Mia Jørgensen (University of Copenhagen)). Discussion by Adrien Auclert (Stanford and CEPR) and Kjetil Storesletten (University of Oslo and CEPR).  

Registration Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvduGppzMiGtZG_h9C_9n-eKY17pxmC690


Organisers: Richard Blundell, Michael Haliassos, Christopher Hansman, Yigitcan Karabulut, Peter Levell, Benjamin Moll, Tarun Ramadorai, and Polly Simpson.
            
Abstract: We analyze the distributional effects of monetary policy on income, wealth and consumption. We use administrative household-level data covering the entire population in Denmark over the period 1987-2014 and exploit a long-standing currency peg as a source of exogenous variation in monetary policy. We consistently find that gains from softer monetary policy in terms of income, wealth and consumption are monotonically increasing in the ex ante income level. The distributional effects reflect systematic differences in exposure to the various channels of monetary policy, especially non-labor channels (e.g. leverage and assets). Our estimates imply that softer monetary policy increases income inequality.


28/06/2021 The Power of Creative Destruction, Webinar
The Power of Creative Destruction: Economic Upheaval and the Wealth of Nations

Monday 28th June, 2021
09:00-10:00 EDT (Washington)
14:00-15:00 BST (London)
15:00-16:00 CEST (Paris)

Crisis seems to follow crisis. Inequality is rising, growth is stagnant, the environment is suffering, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed every crack in the system. We hear more and more calls for radical change, even the overthrow of capitalism. But the answer to our problems is not revolution. The answer is to create a better capitalism by understanding and harnessing the power of creative destruction?innovation that disrupts, but that over the past two hundred years has also lifted societies to previously unimagined prosperity.

To explain, Philippe Aghion, Céline Antonin, and Simon Bunel draw on cutting-edge theory and evidence to examine today's most fundamental economic questions, including the roots of growth and inequality, competition and globalization, the determinants of health and happiness, technological revolutions, secular stagnation, middle-income traps, climate change, and how to recover from economic shocks. They show that we owe our modern standard of living to innovations enabled by free-market capitalism. But we also need state intervention with the appropriate checks and balances to simultaneously foster ongoing economic creativity, manage the social disruption that innovation leaves in its wake, and ensure that yesterday's superstar innovators don't pull the ladder up after them to thwart tomorrow's. A powerful and ambitious reappraisal of the foundations of economic success and a blueprint for change, The Power of Creative Destruction shows that a fair and prosperous future is ultimately ours to make.

Join the author Philippe Aghion and panellists Ufuk Akcigit, Sir Richard Blundell and Bronwyn Hall in a discussion on this newly published book.

Register online


30/06/2021 The Policy Implications of Recent Globalization Research - 4, Online Seminar
We are cordially inviting you to the seminar series on “The Policy Implications of Recent Globalization Research”, organised by the German Development Institute, Brookings, the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics (CEP-LSE), and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). 

We are delighted to announce the following talk in this seminar series:
 
  • Wednesday 30 June at 4pm BST: Anna Maria Mayda (Georgetown University and CEPR) will present The Impact of Immigration: Looking Beyond the Labor Market. Chair: Beata Javorcik (EBRD, Oxford and CEPR)

 
Format
The online seminar series aims to encourage the exchange and discussion of empirical research on trade and investment and its effects on developing and emerging countries.
 
The seminar differs from a traditional academic seminar, which focuses on methodology and academic exchange, and instead aims to promote the translation of academic findings into policy. As such, the seminar series provides the opportunity for mutual learning: researchers learning about urgent policy questions and policy makers learning about what is methodologically feasible.
 
Within the seminar series, we aim for academic researchers that can share innovative empirical work and policy insights. Instead of focusing on particular papers, the seminar series invites presenters to present on a particular topic and present their accumulated and broader research findings and agenda.
 
The target audience of the seminar includes both academics and policymakers dealing with trade and investment, and particularly policy makers from emerging and developing countries and in multilateral organisations.
 
The seminar series is held on Zoom and consists of a 40 minutes presentation and 20 minutes Q&A, although we encourage interactive discussions throughout the seminar.
 

Organisers
Kasper Vrolijk (German Development Institute)
Dany Bahar (Brookings, CESifo and IZA)
Catherine Thomas (CEP-LSE, CEPR and CESifo)
Beata Javorcik (EBRD, Oxford and CEPR)
 
To register your attendance please click here. To see the full line-up of presenters and the recordings and slides from past seminars, please go to https://cepr.org/policy-implications-recent-globalization-research.
 

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

12/07/2021 Inflation: Dynamics, Expectations, and Targeting, Online Seminar

In the years following the GFC, many economies have experienced low inflation rates, both during the years of moderate activity and 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. The COVID-19 crisis exacerbated this downward trend, owing to weak demand, which dominated the initial negative supply shock.
 
Alongside the proximity of policy rates to the effective lower bound, these developments have revived the discussion of the inflation targeting regime – its advantages and disadvantages, and the changes that might be desirable.
 
The conference “Inflation: Dynamics, Expectations, and Targeting,” organised by the Bank of Israel and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), to be held (virtually) in Jerusalem on 12-13 July 2021, 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 both for 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 effects on realised inflation.
  • Theoretical and empirical analysis of inflation targeting frameworks and lessons from countries’ experiences.
  • Small open economies’ experiences with inflation targeting.
  • Inflation dynamics: macro- and micro investigation.
  • Globalisation and inflation dynamics.
  • Inflation trends in the post COVID-19 crisis era.

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 31 March 2021. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by 30 April 2021.
 
Please feel free to
circulate this call for papers to your colleagues using this link.
 

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


16/07/2021 Third CEPR/EAERE Webinar on Climate Policy: The European Green Deal, Online Seminar
Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to invite you to the Third CEPR/EAERE Webinar on Climate Policy: The European Green Deal taking place on July 16, 2021 from 5.00 to 6.30 pm CEST.

On July 4, 2021 the European Commission will present its "Fit for 55" Proposal. Stefanie Hiesinger, Member of Cabinet of the Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, Frans Timmermans at the European Commission, will introduce us to the key insights of this proposal, followed by a description of his perspective by Peter Liese as Member of the European Parliament and a commentary by Arthur Runge-Metzger, Director for Climate Strategy, Governance, Emissions from Non-Trading Sectors at the European Commission?s Directorate General for Climate Action. Finally, Ottmar Edenhofer, Director of the Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), will share his views on a whole economy carbon price for Europe and how this goal can be reached. The event will be moderated by Brigitte Knopf, Secretary General of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC).

The webinar will take place on July 16, 2021 from 5.00 to 6.30 pm CEST.

The format will be as follows:

Introduction: 5 mns Main Presentation: 20 mns Commentary & Insights: 20 mns per speaker Moderated discussion: 45 mns

The main presentation will be given by Stefanie Hiesinger (European Commission).

This presentation will be followed by 20-minutes of commentary & insights by Peter Liese (European Parliament), Artur Runge-Metzger (European Commision) and Ottmar Edenhofer (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and CEPR). This segment will be followed by a 45-minute moderated discussion and Q&A session led by Brigitte Knopf (Secretary General of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change).

The Climate Policy Webinar Series (CPWS) is a webinar series featuring invited speakers in the area of climate policy. It is aimed at experts working in governments, international organizations, the private sector, academics and the media. This monthly online series started in May 2021 and is organized jointly by the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE).

Organisers: Carlo Carraro (Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia and CEPR) Ottmar Edenhofer (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research) Christian Gollier (Toulouse School of Economics and CEPR)

We look forward to seeing you at the webinar on July 16!


19/07/2021 The Economics of Deep Trade Agreements, Webinar
The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and the World Bank invite you to join the online book launch for the new eBook on The Economics of Deep Trade Agreements.

Monday 19 July, 2021
09:00 - 10:30 EDT (Washington)
14:00 - 15:30 GMT (London)
15:00 - 16:30 CEST (Paris)

This CEPR-World Bank eBook, edited by Ana Margarida Fernandes, Nadia Rocha, and Michele Ruta, brings together leading experts in international trade from academia and policy institutions to provide new analysis on the determinants of DTAs, how they affect trade and non-trade outcomes, and how they might shape trade relations in a post-COVID-19 world.

Join Ana Margarida Fernandes, Anabel Gonzalez, Mari Pangestu, Nadia Rocha, Michele Ruta and L. Alan Winters in this upcoming discussion on the new generation of trade agreements.

Register online


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.

 

25/08/2021 China Economics Summer Institute (CESI), Online Seminar
Call for Papers - Deadline: 7 May 2021 (Friday)

The 14th China Economics Summer Institute (CESI) will be held online between 25-27 August 2021 by Tsinghua University. The objective of CESI is to create a network and community of top level scholars working on Chinese economic development (working papers of previous CESI available at http://cesi.econ.cuhk.edu.hk/). This initiative is currently co-sponsored by the Chinese University of Hong Kong ? Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford King Center on Global Development at Stanford University, and the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University. The Summer Institute is organized in collaboration with the BREAD, NBER and CEPR networks of academic economists.

This call invites you to submit a paper or express your interest in attending the above Summer Institute, which will be hosted online this year by Tsinghua University, during 25-27 August 2021. The workshop intends to bring together the best scholars working on China in China, the US and Europe with other top level scholars who have an interest in working on China in the future. We welcome applications not only from those who want to present their research on China but also from anybody who has an interest in doing serious economic research on China and would like to use the workshop as means of exploring this possibility.

During the workshop for a period of three days, there will be seminar presentations. Senior scholars who will attend will be available for consultations with junior scholars. Afternoon sessions will give the opportunity to a select group of young scholars and Ph.D students to present their work.

The scientific committee of the China Economics Summer Institute is composed of Chong-En Bai, Ruixue Jia, Hongbin Li, Ernest Liu, Yi Lu, Albert Park, Gérard Roland, Zheng (Michael) Song, Heiwai Tang, Daniel Xu, Xiaobo Zhang, Yifan Zhang, and Li-An Zhou.

Please register online (https://cloud.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk/mycuform/view.php?id=986684) for possible presentation at the meeting or expressions of interest in attending the meeting by 7 May 2021 (Friday).

If you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Yours sincerely,

China Economics Summer Institute (CESI)
Website: http://cesi.econ.cuhk.edu.hk/
Email: [email protected]


26/08/2021 Salento Macro Meetings 2021, Lecce

The fourth edition of the Salento Macro Meetings will take place in Lecce, Italy on the 26th and 27th of August 2021. 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 conference is planned as an in-person event. Should travel restrictions bind by the time of the conference, we will allow speakers to participate online if needed.

We welcome 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

Submissions from members of under-represented groups in the economics profession are encouraged.

Confirmed speakers of this edition are:
- Claudio Michelacci (Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance and CEPR)
- Franck Portier (University College London and CEPR)
- Giorgio Primiceri (Northwestern University and CEPR)


The workshop organisation will be able to cover accommodation expenses for speakers. Financial support from the Chair Banque de France at the Paris School of Economics is kindly acknowledged. Please send a pdf of your paper to
[email protected].

The deadline for submissions is 31 May 2021.

Organisers:

Gaetano Gaballo (HEC Paris and CEPR)
Francesco Pappadà (Paris School of Economics and Banque de France)



29/08/2021 Twentieth Summer School in International and Development Economics, Tuscany
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, LEAP and CEPR), 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 economies.

For further information and teaching material, please refer to: http://www.dagliano.unimi.it.

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

Fees and Scholarships    
Participants will be charged 600€ covering registration, accommodation (double rooms), meals and background material. A limited number of fee waivers can be assigned to students from Developing Countries.

The summer school is envisaged to take place physically in Tuscany. However, due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 and travel restrictions, the final decision on the summer school format will be taken closer to the date.

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

Applications can be downloaded from: https://dagliano.unimi.it/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Application_20th_ss.docx and should be submitted to [email protected]

The deadline for submission is May 24, 2021. Late applications will not be accepted. Applicants will be informed by email about the results by June 14, 2021

Location
The school will take place at Castello di Gargonza, a medieval village and historic residence in the world-famous Tuscany countryside. The 13th century fortified hamlet is surrounded by more than 600 hectares of forest, olive groves and vineyards and overlooks the Val di Chiana. It is the perfect place for summer schools and conferences, as all the facilities are offered in the same place.

Gargonza is also the ideal destination to discover Tuscany. It is located 100 km south-east of Florence between the beautiful cities of Siena and Arezzo. Local information will be provided to participants in due course.

30/08/2021 3rd Endless Summer Conference on Financial Intermediation and Corporate Finance, Athens

The organising and programme 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 programme starts Monday morning (30 August) and ends Tuesday afternoon (31 August).
There will be 10 papers presented and discussed (mostly by members of the programme 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 late May/early June 2021 and the conference programme will be released in June 2021.
Due to competition and capacity constraints, preference will be given to participants who will stay for the whole duration of the conference.

Health and Safety

The conference is committed to providing a safe, and productive setting for all participants. In the case of future Covid19 restrictions preventing the conference from taking place in person or large groups, we will adjust to either a combination of online and in person conference, or to a completely online conference.

Conference Fees


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. 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, 2021 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), Friday 30 April 2021. If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Lydia Williams, CEPR Events team at [email protected] for assistance (with subject header "5786 - 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, Tilburg University and CEPR)
Manthos Delis (Montpellier Business School)
Iftekhar Hasan (Fordham University & Bank of Finland)
Sotirios Kokas (University of Essex)
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 & CEPR)
Martin Brown (University of St. Gallen)
Giacinta Cestone (Cass Business School)
Ian Cooper (London Business School)
Claudia Custodio (Imperial College London & CEPR)
Olivier De Jonghe (National Bank of Belgium & Tilburg University)
Bill Francis (Lally School of Management)
Andreas Fuster (Swiss National Bank & CEPR)
Pedro Gete (IE Business School)
Mariassunta Giannetti (Stockholm School of Economics & CEPR)
Vasso Ioannidou (The Business School (formerly Cass) & CEPR)
Nicola Limodio (Bocconi University)
Alexander Michaelides (Imperial College London & CEPR)
Roni Michaely (University of Geneva)
Friederike Niepmann (Federal Reserve Board & CEPR)
Michaela Pagel (Columbia Business School & CEPR)
José-Luis Peydró (Imperial College London, UPF, CREI, Barcelona GSE & CEPR)
Alexander Popov (ECB)
Raghavendra Rau (Cambridge Judge Business School)
Lucio Sarno (Cambridge Judge Business School & CEPR)
Larissa Schäfer (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management)
Elena Simintzi (University of North Carolina & CEPR)
Denis Sosyura (Arizona State University)
Sascha Steffen (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management)
Margarita Tsoutsoura (Cornell University & CEPR)
Patrick Verwijmeren (Erasmus School of Economics)
Wolf Wagner (Erasmus University Rotterdam & CEPR)
Yihui Wang (Fordham University)
David Yermack (NYU)

Further Information

For information regarding the conference contact the organising committee at: [email protected]


02/09/2021 New Consumption Data, Online Seminar
We invite you to attend the third conference on New Consumption Data organized by the University of Copenhagen, London School of Economics, and CEPR. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, this year’s conference will be held as a webinar event to take place on September 2-3, 2021. 
 
For the past three 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, data from supermarket scanners, and 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 online event 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.
 
The event provides an opportunity for researchers from different universities and countries to present their work, get feedback, and hopefully to establish contact with other researchers interested in research involving new types of consumption data.

To view the program please visit here

To register, please visit here.

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)

For assistance,  please email Lydia Williams in the CEPR events team, at [email protected] with the subject header "3601- New Consumption Data".


07/09/2021 STEG Theme Workshops 2021, Online Seminar

We are excited to announce that the six STEG themes will be holding online workshops in September 2021. 


These thematic workshops have a dual purpose within the broader STEG program. First, they are a way of increasing the visibility of STEG within the research community and attracting, strengthening, and widening the community of interested scholars. Second, they will play a role in helping to share knowledge of the current research frontier and in identifying open research questions. The workshops will be used to shape future calls for funding that are anticipated as part of the STEG programme.

We welcome submissions to these workshops. Please find below the schedule of the workshops and information about their structure and emphasis. Note that the deadline for call for papers for all five workshops is Wednesday 28th July at 11.59 pm

Submit a paper: https://portal.cepr.org/steg-theme-workshops-2021.

09/09/2021 The future of the EU economic policy system: Economic requirements and legal conditions, Florence
Europe's economic policy architecture is shaped by a set of rules enshrined in the EU Treaties. These rules define obligations, as for the freedom of movement of goods, services, capital and labour; they set limits, such as for fiscal space and competition-distortive state interventions at the national level, and as regards the prohibition of deficit financing at the EU level; they specify mandates for common institutions, such as the ECB; and they define decision-making procedures, such as the requirement of unanimity for whatever concerns taxation. The resulting codification of economic policy-making is much more extensive than common practice within typical federal states and the treaty status of a large number of provisions, whose amendment therefore requires consensus, results in a high degree of stability, but also of rigidity.

This policy architecture, impressive at it is, has evolved pragmatically in response to a series of challenges ? fiscal concerns, the financial crisis, the euro crisis, the pandemic shock? through amendments to the secondary legislation and out-of-treaty additions. But the treaty itself has remained largely unchanged since the 1992 Maastricht Treaty. For three decades now (abstracting from the relatively secondary amendments brought in 2007 by the Lisbon Treaty, and then again in 2011 by the addition of a provision on conditional assistance), policy learning and policy adaptation has taken place within the confines of the same rules. Major policy shifts such as the creation of banking union have relied on innovative interpretations of existing clauses, hence a fairly narrow legal base.

The same logic has applied to the response to the pandemic shock. In substance, the NGEU initiative has broken with long-established taboos and it represents a major policy innovation. But legally, it rests on a complex and convoluted interpretation of existing provisions.

The outcome of this history is a legal architecture whereby policy is in some fields set in great details by an international treaty, while entire policy planks or even domains have been developed without their fundamental principles being formulated in the Union's fundamental legal text.

As the EU emerges from the pandemic, it seems to be the right time to take stock of where we are with respect to EU economic policy system, and what we can expect in the future, when new challenges arguably larger than the pandemic will have to be tackled. To give an example, rapid climate change will pose an extraordinary challenge to the production of European and global collective goods. Discussions that were interrupted by the pandemic, such as on the reform of the fiscal framework, will need to be restarted and likely reframed.

The seminar will take a pragmatic and constructive view at the EU economic policy architecture in light of these challenges. It will assemble a small group of economists and EU lawyers to address the following two questions:

1. How legally stretched is currently the EU? Is the treaty a sound basis for the policies that are being developed (banking union, financial assistance, the OMT, NGEU) or is the EU getting close to danger zone? Can further initiatives in these fields be envisaged within the confines of the current legal framework?

2. What are the legal reforms that would be required for the EU to "complete EMU"? Could the ambitious policy reforms in the fields of banking union, monetary policy, fiscal rules, and common budgetary initiatives that are needed to strengthen the EU economic, financial and monetary policy system be carried out through legislative procedures or would treaty amendments be needed? Would a more comprehensive overhaul of the legal architecture be required to ensure legal certainty and legitimacy?

The organisers will contribute a framing paper that will serve as a basis for the discussions. Specific topics will be briefly introduced by co-authors of the framing paper and by two discussants, one from the economic side and one from the legal / political science sides.


09/09/2021 4th Bank of Italy CEPR Labour workshop, Rome

4th Bank of Italy – CEPR Labour workshop
Hosted by the Bank of Italy, Rome  9-10 September 2021

  Paper Submission Deadline - 18:00 GMT on Friday,14 May 2021 
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)
The 4th Bank of Italy-CEPR Labour workshop will take place in Rome (or online depending on the health situation closer to the time of the workshop) on the 9-10 September 2021.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together leading and emerging labour economists.
Micro level analyses that give insights on advanced economies growth and resilience are especially welcome.

In particular, we are most interested in submissions on:
  • Labour demand and supply: Structural and cyclical determinants
  • Matching efficiency and long term unemployment
  • Wage dynamics: the role of slack, monopsony, market concentration
  • Internal labour markets, rent sharing, incentive policies
  • The effects of institutions on labour market dynamics and inequality
 
Keynote Speakers:
Oriana Bandiera (London School of Economics and CEPR)
Stephane Bonhomme (University of Chicago)
Emi Nakamura (University of California Berkeley)
Gianluca Violante (Princeton University and CEPR)
 
In order to foster the desired interaction, participants are required to stay for the entire duration of the conference. The programme will start on Thursday morning (9th) and end on Friday afternoon (10th).
 
Funding
We hope that the workshop will take place physically, in the headquarter of the Bank of Italy in Rome. However, due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation and possible travel restrictions, the workshop may become a hybrid or a completely virtual workshop. If the workshop takes place physically, financial support to all speakers for economy class air travel (in accordance with the new 2021 CEPR guidelines) and accommodation will be provided.
 
How to apply
If you are a CEPR member or have a profile on the CEPR portal, please submit your paper by visiting here. 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 Lydia Williams, Events Officer at l[email protected] 

The application deadline is 18:00 GMT on Friday, 14 May 2021

Decisions of acceptance or rejection by the programme committee will be announced by the end of June.

09/09/2021 CEPR Women in Economics Workshop in Micro- & Applied Microeconomics, Cologne

We invite submissions to the inaugural Micro- & Applied Microeconomics workshop, under the CEPR’s Women in Economics initiative. This workshop will be a collaboration between CEPR and the University of Cologne, with the support of the ECONtribute: Markets & Public Policy Cluster of Excellence.

The aim of this workshop is to host presentation and foster interaction between female researchers working in the areas of microeconomics and applied microeconomics/-econometrics.

For this inaugural workshop, we particularly invite submissions by female researchers in the following areas, but other related areas may also be considered:

  • Crime and risky behaviours
  • Inequality, discrimination and equal opportunity

Format:

Keynote lectures given by Anna Aizer (Brown University) and Randi Hjalmarsson (University of Gothenburg and CEPR), and about 6 to 8 contributed papers.

Venue:

We hope that the workshop can take place physically in Cologne, Germany. Due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation and travel restrictions, the workshop will be organised in hybrid format such that those who cannot travel can join virtually. In case that the workshop cannot take place in person at all, it will be become a completely virtual workshop.

Programme committee:

Michele Belot (Cornell University and CEPR), Anna Bindler (University of Cologne and CEPR), Pia Pinger (University of Cologne and CEPR), Anna Raute (Queen Mary University of London and CEPR), Johanna Rickne (Stockholm University and CEPR).

Paper submission and deadline:

Authors who are CEPR-affiliated or already have a CEPR online profile can upload their submission on https://portal.cepr.org/cepr-women-economics-workshop-micro-applied-microeconomics. If you do not have a CEPR online 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 (GMT), Friday 16 April 2021. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by mid-June 2021.

Travel and hotel costs for paper presenters and discussants will be covered. Applications for attendance (in person or virtually, for female and non-female researchers) without a paper presentation will be possible once the programme is finalised. We recommend that you hold off making any travel arrangements until further information has been given.


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

Contact:
Anna Bindler (University of Cologne): [email protected]

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10/09/2021 Bank of Finland and CEPR Joint Conference on New Avenues for Monetary Policy, Helsinki

Call for Papers

Bank of Finland and CEPR Joint Conference on
New Avenues for Monetary Policy

September 10-11 2021 in Helsinki, Finland and Online

  Paper Submission Deadline - Wednesday, 30th June 2021 
In addition to contributed papers, the programme will feature presentations by keynote speakers Alan Blinder (Princeton), Michael Woodford (Columbia), and invited speakers Markus Brunnermeier (Princeton), Ethan Ilzetzki (LSE), Mikhail Golosov (Chicago). 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 current as well mid-term to long-run issues and challenges concerning monetary policy. Some of the topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Debt sustainability, fiscal expectations, and monetary-fiscal interactions
  • Liquidity traps, financial stability, and monetary policy effectiveness
  • Role of low productivity growth, demographics, and the pandemic for policy
  • Green monetary policy
  • Long term drivers of inflation
  • Monetary policy and inequality
  • Communication and expectations management
  • Insight from surveys and micro data for monetary policy models
We invite authors to submit completed papers or extended abstracts. Preferences are for completed papers. If you know of a paper that fits the conference theme, please forward this message to the authors.

Authors who are CEPR members can upload their submission on the following registration link. https://portal.cepr.org/bank-finland-and-cepr-joint-conference-new-avenues-monetary-policy. 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 have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Lydia Williams, Events Officer at [email protected]. On local organisation, please contact [email protected] 

The deadline for paper submission is 30 June 2021. Only the authors of accepted papers will be informed by 31 July 2021. Travel and local accommodation for speakers and discussants from academic institutions will be funded by the Bank of Finland according to its internal guidelines.

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

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



10/09/2021 Corporate Finance Theory Symposium, Online Seminar

The Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance (CERF) welcomes submissions for its 2021 Corporate Finance Theory Symposium to be held online (unless otherwise notified). The symposium covers all areas of theoretical corporate finance, including theory papers that combine corporate finance theory with a related area such as banking, market micro-structure, asset pricing, and financial accounting.

The format of the 2021 symposium will be similar in nature to previous years’ editions (Previous Conferences).  We expect to have about 7 papers (each with a discussant) and one keynote speech.

The Keynote speaker for the 2021 Cambridge Corporate Finance Theory Symposium is Professor
Josef Zechner (Vienna).

Please submit your paper (in pdf format) by clicking the following link:

Electronic Submission Form

Please read carefully before submitting your paper: Further Information and Requirements

The paper’s cover page must include: a title, abstract, authors' names and affiliations, and the email address of the corresponding author.

The deadline for submissions is 25 February 2021. The submitted paper must not have been accepted (or conditionally accepted) at a journal at the time of submission.


The corresponding author of selected papers will be informed around 30 April 2021.

Conference Organisers: Bart Lambrecht (CERFCambridge Judge Business School and CEPR) and Simon Gervais (DUKE, Fuqua School of Business)


13/09/2021 EABCN Training School: Business Cycle Measurement and Facts, Online Seminar
This course will introduce participants to some useful methods for trend-cycle decomposition of macroeconomic variables, along with major empirical findings regarding the behaviour of output gaps, trend inflation, the natural rate of interest, and household consumption. Nonlinear models and asymmetries will also be considered in order to examine implications for the nature of business cycles and the effectiveness of stabilization policies.

The course is divided into three lecture sessions, each followed by a practice session.

Day 1 – Monday, Sep 13, 2021
Topic: “Basic univariate approaches to trend-cycle decomposition”
Morning lecture session from  09:00 AM - 12:00 NOON (CEST)
Afternoon practice session from 01:30PM - 3:30PM (CEST)
 
Overview of univariate approaches to trend-cycle decomposition, with a focus on unobserved components models, the Beveridge-Nelson filter, and when to consider structural breaks versus stochastic trends
 
We will look at links between permanent and transitory shocks to the macroeconomy, how to avoid spurious cycles, imposing smoothness on stochastic trends, and testing for structural breaks over time.¨
 
Day 2 – Wednesday, Sep 15, 2021
Topic: “Multivariate methods of trend-cycle decomposition and applications”
Morning lecture session from  09:00 AM - 12:00 NOON (CEST)
Afternoon practice session from 01:30PM - 3:30PM (CEST)
 
Further analysis of trends and cycles based on multivariate unobserved components models and the multivariate Beveridge-Nelson decomposition, with consideration of mixed-frequency systems and robustness to model misspecification
 
We will look at multivariate estimates of the output gap, trend inflation, the natural rate of interest, and consumption behavior, as well as the reliability of nowcasts of the output gap based on mixed-frequency data.
 
Day 3 – Friday, Sep 17, 2021
Topic: “Nonlinear dynamics and business cycle asymmetries”
Morning lecture session from  09:00 AM - 12:00 NOON (CEST)
Afternoon practice session from 01:30PM - 3:30PM (CEST)
 
Estimation allowing for nonlinearities, with consideration of different types of business cycle asymmetries and implications for trend-cycle decomposition
 
We will look at the evidence for nonlinear dynamics in macroeconomic variables and what these nonlinearities suggest about the nature of business cycles and the effectiveness of stabilization policies.
 
The practice sessions each day will focus on providing hands-on expertise with the methods most relevant to central bankers using EViews, Matlab and/or R.      

 

How to apply:

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-training-school-business-cycle-measurement-and-facts by 6pm (UK time), 15 August 2021. If you do not currently have a CEPR profile, please create a new one
here and then click on the registration link.

Spaces on this course are limited to ensure consistent quality of experience for those accepted. 

PhD students must also send a statement that specifies the ways participating in the school will be useful for their current research (max 300 words). Applications from Ph.D. students without a statement will not be considered.

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 Instructors:


James Morley is a Professor of Macroeconomics at the University of Sydney. He is a Fellow of the International Association for Applied Econometrics and has been a visiting scholar at various policy institutions worldwide, including the Bank of Canada, the Bank for International Settlements, and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. He is a former President of the Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics and is currently Co-Editor of The Economic Record. His research focuses on the empirical analysis of business cycles, stabilization policies, and sources of persistent changes in macroeconomic and financial conditions.
 


For more information on EABCN, visit the website.

13/09/2021 Bocconi & CEPR Workshop on Social Security, Online Seminar

The workshop will bring together leading economists working on social security and disability insurance. The workshop will also be an opportunity to launch the research unit Analysis in Pension Economics (APE) of the Bocconi Baffi-Carefin research center. To foster the desired interaction, we encourage participants to stay for the entire duration of the workshop.
 
The keynote speaker is Jonathan Gruber (MIT). The program can be found here
 
The event will be held online, on Zoom Monday 13th - Tuesday 14th September 2021. To register for the event please visit here
The event timings are: 
Monday 13 September, 2.30 pm - 7.45 pm CEST
Tuesday 14 September, 2.30 pm - 7.15 pm CEST 

Organizers:
Vincenzo Galasso (Bocconi University, BAFFI CAREFIN and CEPR)
Giulia Giupponi (Bocconi University, BAFFI CAREFIN and CEPR)
Camille Landais (London School of Economics and CEPR)

Please direct any questions to Lydia Wiliams, CEPR Events officer, [email protected]


16/09/2021 PSE Macro Days 2021, Paris

The “International Macroeconomics” Banque de France - PSE and “Macroeconomic Risk” SCOR - PSE Chairs at the Paris School of Economics are pleased to announce the 2021 edition of the PSE Macro Days on the topic:

Back to which normal? Challenges and opportunities for the global economy after the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic, and the policy response to it, has changed the world economy along many dimensions, including unprecedented levels of government debt, inflated Central Bank balance sheets, increased inequality within and macroeconomic divergence across countries, as well as a high level of uncertainty about the future economic outlook. This conference discusses the resulting macroeconomic challenges and appropriate policy responses. The organisers invite submissions of papers and extended abstracts on topics including, but not limited to:
  • The return of inflation risk
  • Macroeconomic policy in a recovering global economy
  • Macroeconomic policy and fragility with inflated public balance sheets
  • Inflation expectations in uncertain times
  • A new monetary policy framework for a changed world
  • Monetary-fiscal interaction with inflated balance sheets
  • New and old asymmetries and imbalances in the global economy
 
The following speakers have confirmed their presence:
  • Olivier Blanchard, Robert Solow Professor of economics emeritus, MIT and Fred Bergsten Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics and CEPR
  • Ricardo Reis, A. W. Phillips Professor of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science and CEPR
 
The conference is currently planned as an in-person event in Paris. Depending on travel restrictions we will adopt a hybrid format. The organisers can cover travel and accommodation expenses for the presenter of accepted papers. To submit, please send a pdf of your paper or extended abstract to the following email address: 
[email protected].

The deadline for submissions is June 10th. Decisions will be made by June 20th.


Organisers:
Tobias Broer (University Paris 1, Paris School of Economics and CEPR)
Axelle Ferriere (CNRS, Paris School of Economics and CEPR)
Francesco Pappadà (Βanque de France and Paris School of Economics)
Gilles Saint-Paul (ENS, Paris School of Economics and CEPR)



27/09/2021 Credit Risk over the Business Cycle, Online Seminar
The organizing committee invites submissions of high-quality theoretical or empirical research papers on financial intermediation. The conference calls for papers especially covering topics on financial intermediation and credit risk, including (but not limited to):

  • COVID-19, zombie lending, and nonperforming loans
  • Accounting and credit risk (e.g. IFRS 9, US GAAP CECL)
  • Developments in risk determinants (e.g. climate risk, sustainability, political risks)
  • Cyclical risks
  • Developments in credit risk measurement (e.g. big data, machine learning)
  • Interaction between monetary policy and credit risk
  • Sovereign credit risk
  • Regulation of credit risk
  • Credit risk modeling
The conference will feature virtual plenary sessions with keynote speeches by Darrell Duffie (Stanford University) and Manju Puri (Duke University) and a dinner speech by Joachim Wuermeling (Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank).

Please submit your paper via email to [email protected] with reference to "Credit Risk over the Business Cycle". The conference will be held virtually.

The conference is sponsored jointly by the Deutsche Bundesbank, the Center for Financial Frictions (FRIC), and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

Daniel Foos (Deutsche Bundesbank)
Björn Imbierowicz (Deutsche Bundesbank)
David Lando (Copenhagen Business School, FRIC and CEPR)
Thomas Kick (Deutsche Bundesbank)

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE:

Bo Becker
Tobias Berg
Diana Bonfim
Nina Boyarchenko
Jean-Edouard Colliard
Jan Ericsson
Peter Feldhütter
Monika Gehde-Trapp
Mariassunta Giannetti
Marie Hoerova
Kilian Huber
Victoria Ivashina
Steven Ongena
Anthony Saunders
Sascha Steffen
Daniel Streitz
Marliese Uhrig-Homburg


27/09/2021 EABCN Training School: Formulating and Estimating DSGE Models, Online Seminar

Euro Area Business Cycle Network Training School
"Formulating and Estimating DSGE Models"
By
Martin Eichenbaum (Northwestern University)
Mathias Trabandt (Goethe University Frankfurt)

Online Course
27 September  - 1 October 2021

Deadline: 6 pm (UK time), August 22nd 2021

 

General Description

We are pleased to announce details of the latest EABCN Training School; an online course entitled “Formulating and Estimating DSGE Models”. Professors Martin Eichenbaum and Mathias Trabandt will teach the course. It is primarily aimed at participants in the Euro Area Business Cycle Network but applications will also be considered from doctoral students, post-doctoral researchers and economists working in central banks and government institutions outside of the network, as well as commercial organisations (fees applicable for non-network organisations).

Course Contents
The course is geared towards researchers, academics, practitioners and applied macroeconomists who are interested to learn who to formulate and estimate dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) models. The following topics will be covered:
  • Review of the New Keynesian model as the course workhorse DSGE model:
    •  Discussion of empirical challenges for the New Keynesian model.
  • Structural model estimation using full information (Bayesian) estimation techniques:
    • Likelihood, Kalman filter, priors, posteriors, Monte Carlo Markov Chains.
  • Structural model estimation using limited information (Bayesian) estimation techniques:
    • (Bayesian) impulse response matching, (Bayesian) moment matching.
  • Hands-on MATLAB and DYNARE sessions:
    • Full information Bayesian maximum likelihood estimation of the New Keynesian model.
    • Limited information Bayesian impulse response matching of the New Keynesian model with an identified monetary policy shock of a structural vector autoregression.
The course will be held online via Zoom and will take place from Monday, September 27 through Friday, October 1. Each day, there will be three hours of lectures and / or practice sessions.

How to apply:

The course will take place online between 4pm and 7pm CEST (Frankfurt, Rome, Paris).
Further information 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-training-school-formulating-and-estimating-dsge-models by 6pm (UK time), 22 August, 2021. If you do not currently have a CEPR profile, please create a new one here and then click on the registration link.

PhD students should also send a statement that specifies the ways participating in the school will be useful for their current research (max 300 words).

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

About the Instructors:

Martin Eichenbaum 

Martin Eichenbaum is the Charles Moskos Professor of economics and the co-director of the Center for International Economics and Development at Northwestern University. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the Econometric Society, a Research Associate of the NBER and an International Fellow of the CD Howe Institute. In addition, he is a Director of the Bank of Montreal (BMO and a member of the academic advisory board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Eichenbaum currently serves as the co-editor of the NBER Macro Annual. He was co-editor of the American Economic Review as well as an associate editor of the Journal of Monetary Economics, the American Economic Journal - Macro, and the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking. He has served as a consultant to Goldman Sachs as well as the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta, Chicago and San Francisco. He received a PhD in economics from the University of Minnesota.

Mathias Trabandt 

Mathias Trabandt is a Professor of Macroeconomics at the Faculty of Economics and Business at Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. He is also a Research Fellow at the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) and an Associate Editor at the Review of Economic Dynamics. 

Mathias Trabandt’s research and teaching interests focus on macroeconomics, monetary economics, public economics, labor economics, international macroeconomics, financial frictions and applied econometrics. His research has been published in e.g. the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, Econometrica, the Journal of Applied Econometrics, the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, the Journal of Economic Perspectives, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the European Economic Review, the American Economic Review (Papers and Proceedings), the Review of Economic Dynamics, the Review of Financial Studies and the Handbook of Monetary Economics. 

Before joining Goethe University Frankfurt in 2021, Mathias Trabandt was a Professor at Freie Universität Berlin. Earlier in his career, Mathias Trabandt was Chief of the ‚Global Modeling Studies Section‘ at the International Finance Division of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington D.C. and held positions as an economist at the European Central Bank, Deutsche Bundesbank and Sveriges Riksbank. Mathias Trabandt received his Ph.D. in economics from Humboldt University Berlin.

For more information on EABCN,
visit the website.

30/09/2021 Fourth CEPR/EAERE Webinar on Climate Policy: Carbon Pricing, Webinar
Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to invite you to the Fourth CEPR/EAERE Webinar on Climate Policy: Carbon Pricing taking place on September 30, 2021 from 5.00 to 6.30 pm CEST.

The Climate Policy Webinar Series (CPWS) is a webinar series featuring invited speakers in the area of climate policy. It is aimed at experts working in governments, international organizations, the private sector, academics and the media. The series launched in May 2021 and is now continuing this autumn. The seminars will run on a monthly basis and are organized jointly by the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE).

The next two events after this one will be devoted respectively to the IEA Report on Net Zero by 2050 (October 2021) and the implications of the IPCC WGI AR6 (November 2021).

This fourth event in the series will take place on Thursday, September 30, 2021 from 5.00 to 6.30 pm CEST.

There will be three presentations of 20 minutes each by: Maureen Cropper (University of Maryland and Senior fellow, Resources for the Future), Michael Greenstone (University of Chicago and CEPR) and Christian Gollier (Toulouse School of Economics and CEPR).

These presentations will be followed by a 30-minute open discussion and Q&A session.

Organisers: Carlo Carraro (Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia and CEPR) Ottmar Edenhofer (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research) Christian Gollier (Toulouse School of Economics and CEPR)

We look forward to seeing you at the conference on September 30th!


06/10/2021 CEPR European Conference on Household Finance 2021, Online Seminar
The CEPR Network on Household Finance, NUS Business School and NUS Institute of Real Estate and Urban Studies with the support of the Think Forward Initiative (TFI), Swedish House of Finance and  EDHEC are organising the 2021 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 6-8 October 2021, a CEPR-TFI online webinar event on “Digital Assets” organised by Sumit Agarwal (National University of Singapore), will take place on 6 October 2021.

The organisers particularly encourage submissions from PhD students in household finance planning to go on the job market in Winter 2022. 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. Past awardees have launched highly promising careers, including 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
Sumit Agarwal (National University of Singapore), 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), Giovanna Nicodano (Università di Torino, ECGI and Netspar), Monica Paiella (University of Naples Parthenope and CEPR), Wenlan Qian (National University of Singapore), Tarun Ramadorai (Imperial Business School and CEPR), Sing Tien Foo (National University of Singapore), Paolo Sodini (Stockholm School of Economics, SHoF, and CEPR), Raman Uppal (EDHEC and CEPR).

Local Organisers
Sumit Agarwal (National University of Singapore), Cristian Badarinza (National University of Singapore and CEPR), Sing Tien Foo (National University of Singapore) and Wenlan Qian (National University of Singapore).

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=UY93EYT2PVZ54. 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-2021.  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-2021.  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 (BST), Monday 19 July 2021. Applications for attendance without a paper presentation will be possible once the programme is finalised in 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.

 

07/10/2021 CopenhagenMacro Days Conference, Copenhagen

Danmarks Nationalbank, the University of Copenhagen and VMACS-Virtual Macro Seminars will host on October 7-8 the CopenhagenMacro Days - two afternoons bringing together leading researchers, junior scholars and experts from the policy community in the field of macroeconomics, macro-labor, macro-finance and international economics. New challenges have taken center stage over the last decade, from climate and demographic changes, to the impact of new technologies on the way monetary policy is conducted, to the re-thinking of workplaces and globalization brought about by pandemic events. The aim of CopenhagenMacro Days is to bring together established researchers and promising young stars to discuss the most interesting research in macroeconomics that has followed from rethinking many economic paradigms.
 
Confirmed speakers include: Klaus Adam (University of Mannheim and CEPR), Marco Del Negro (Federal Reserve Bank of New York and CEPR), Jordi Gali (CREI, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and CEPR), Monika Piazzesi (Stanford University and CEPR), Stephanie Schmitt-Grohé (Columbia University and CEPR), Moritz Schularick (University of Bonn and CEPR).
 
Junior Prize: The University of Copenhagen, with joint sponsorship from Danmarks Nationalbank, will invite to join the program the leading young PhD economists in macroeconomics graduating in 2021 to present and discuss their work. A prize of 1000 EUR will be awarded during the conference to the most promising junior macroeconomist.
 
Logistics: The event will be hosted by VMACS – Virtual Macro Seminars and set up to be attended online via zoom. We hope to be able to host a limited number of speakers and attendees in-person in Copenhagen. Presentations and participants interaction will in any case take place via the online platform. Presentations will be scheduled between 2.30pm and 6.30pm.

The full programme is available here and the link to register your attendance is available here.
 
Program Committee: Kurt Mitman (IIES, University of Stockholm and CEPR), Morten O. Ravn (University College London and CEPR), Giorgio Primiceri (Northwestern University and CEPR), Helene Rey (London Business School and CEPR), Federico Ravenna (Danmarks Nationalbank and CEPR), Emiliano Santoro (University of Copenhagen)


07/10/2021 Joint Workshop on Incentives, Management and Organization (IMO) & Entrepreneurship Economics (ENT), Copenhagen
The University of Copenhagen and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) invite you to a joint conference on Incentives, Management and Organization (IMO) and Entrepreneurship Economics (ENT) on 7-9 October 2021. Based on information currently available, we plan an in-person event. Speakers and discussants should plan to come to Copenhagen and stay for the length of the event. The audience members however can select to attend in-person or connect via Zoom. This plan is of course subject to changes depending on the COVID-19 situation. The organizers will continue to monitor the situation and will switch to a remote event if necessary.

The two groups have joined forces to explore issues of common interest and facilitate exchange between researchers with overlapping interests. All papers will be considered for joint and parallel sessions.

Incentives, Management and Organization (IMO) covers areas such as organizational economics, personnel economics, management and productivity, incentives and contracts, bounded rationality, and behavioral economics.

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

Papers selected for presentation will be eligible for the Prize for Outstanding Research in Organization and Management and Entrepreneurship. We thank the Danish National Research Foundation under the Niels Bohr Professorship for sponsoring this year’s prize. If you would like to have your paper considered for the Prize, please let us know in your submission in the comment box.

The keynote speakers for the conference are Oriana Bandiera (LSE and CEPR) and Ross Levine (Berkeley Haas).
 
Authors who are affiliated with CEPR or already have a CEPR online profile can upload their submission to
https://portal.cepr.org/joint-workshop-incentives-management-and-organization-imo-entrepreneurship-economics-ent. If you do not have a CEPR online 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) on Monday 14 June 2021.

Please indicate whether you would require travel and/or accommodation funding and whether you would be willing to act as a discussant on the programme.

FUNDING: Accommodation expenses will be covered for successful applicants. Participants are encouraged to fund their own travel expenses from other sources, as only limited funding is available. Where financial support is offered, this will be in accordance with CEPR Guidelines.
 
If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mandy Chan, Senior Events Officer at 
[email protected].


SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE FOR INCENTIVES, MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION

  • Morten Bennedsen, University of Copenhagen, INSEAD and CEPR
  • Guido Friebel, Goethe University, Frankfurt and CEPR
  • Maria Guadalupe, INSEAD and CEPR
  • Marco Ottaviani, Bocconi University and CEPR
  • Andrea Prat, Columbia University and CEPR
  • Catherine Thomas, London School of Economics and CEPR
 
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP ECONOMICS
  • Luigi Guiso, Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF) and CEPR
  • William Kerr, Harvard Business School
  • Danielle Li, MIT Sloan
  • Lars Persson, Research Institute of Industrial Economics and CEPR
  • Fabiano Schivardi, Luiss University, EIEF and and CEPR
  • Yossi Spiegel, Coller School of Management ? Tel Aviv University, CEPR, and ZEW
LOCAL ORGANISER
  • Morten Bennedsen, University of Copenhagen, INSEAD and CEPR
Sponsored by The Danish National Research Foundation under the Niels Bohr Professorship.


08/10/2021 Joint CEPR and Seventh Banco de Espana Economic History Seminar, Madrid
We are writing to invite you to submit a paper proposal or to express your interest in attending the joint CEPR and seventh Banco de España Economic History Seminar, which will take place on 8 October 2021.

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/joint-cepr-and-seventh-banco-de-espana-economic-history-seminar and indicate whether or not you wish to present a paper or act as a discussant. You will also be asked to specify your funding requirements.

If you do not currently have a CEPR profile, please create one at
 https://portal.cepr.org/user/register and then click on the registration link above. If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mandy Chan, Senior Events Officer at [email protected].
 
The deadline for replies is Tuesday 1 June 2021. We cannot accept submissions received after this date.

We hope that this seminar can take place physically in Madrid but will continue to monitor the situation. However, due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 and travel restrictions, the seminar may become an online seminar depending on the situation closer to the time.
 
If the seminar can take place physically, accommodation expenses will be covered for participants on the programme. Limited travel funding is available according to the CEPR Travel Guidelines which will be circulated at a later date. We recommend that you hold off making any travel arrangements until further information has been given.  The organisers will notify prospective participants by July of their decision. 

20/10/2021 European Research Workshop in International Trade (ERWIT) 2021, Milan
We are writing to invite you to submit a paper or to express your interest in attending CEPR's European Research Workshop in International Trade (ERWIT) 2021, to be held in Milan from 20 to 22 October 2021, 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. ERWIT 2020 took place virtually last year and the video recordings from ERWIT 2020 are available to watch on the following Youtube playlist.

The organisers hope that ERWIT 2021 can take place physically in Milan but will continue to monitor the situation. However, due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 and travel restrictions, the workshop may become a hybrid workshop or a completely virtual workshop depending on the situation closer to the time.

If the workshop can take place physically, it will run for 3 full days from Wednesday 20 October until Friday 22 October (with arrival on Tuesday 19 October). The afternoon of Friday 22 October 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 which will be circulated at a later date. We recommend that you hold off making any travel arrangements until further information has been given.
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-affiliated or already have a CEPR online profile can upload their submission on https://portal.cepr.org/european-research-workshop-international-trade-erwit-2021. If you do not have a CEPR online 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) on Sunday 2 May 2021.

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


28/10/2021 Fifth CEPR-EAERE Webinar on Climate Policy:The Transition to Net Zero by 2050, Online Seminar
Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to invite you to the Fifth CEPR/EAERE Webinar on Climate Policy: The Transition to Net Zero by 2050 taking place on October 28, 2021 from 5.00 to 6.30 pm CEST.

The number of countries announcing pledges to achieve net-zero emissions over the coming decades continues to grow. But the pledges by governments to date - even if fully achieved - fall well short of what is required to bring global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions to net zero by 2050 and give the world an even chance of limiting the global temperature rise to 1.5 °C. The International Energy Agency recently published a comprehensive study of how to transition to a net zero energy system by 2050 while ensuring stable and affordable energy supplies, providing universal energy access, and enabling robust economic growth. The study sets out a cost-effective and economically productive pathway, resulting in a clean, dynamic and resilient energy economy dominated by renewables like solar and wind instead of fossil fuels. It also examines key uncertainties, such as the roles of bioenergy, carbon capture and behavioural changes in reaching net zero. The webinar will be the occasion to discuss the content of IEA Report on NetZeroby2050 with Laura Cozzi, IEA Chief Energy Modeller, who led the writing team.

The next event after this one will be devoted to the implications of the IPCC WGI AR6 (November 2021).

This fifth event in the series will take place on Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 5.00 to 6.30 pm CEST.

There will be a presentation by Laura Cozzi (International Energy Agency), followed by a discussion by Carlo Carraro (Ca' Foscari University of Venice, CMCC and CEPR) and a Q&A session with the audience.

Organisers: Carlo Carraro (Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia and CEPR) Ottmar Edenhofer (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research) Christian Gollier (Toulouse School of Economics and CEPR)

We look forward to seeing you at the conference on October 28th!

The Climate Policy Webinar Series (CPWS) is a webinar series featuring invited speakers in the area of climate policy. It is aimed at experts working in governments, international organizations, the private sector, academics and the media. The series launched in May 2021 and is now continuing this autumn. The seminars will run on a monthly basis and are organized jointly by the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE).


04/11/2021 WE_ARE_IN Macroeconomics and Finance, Frankfurt

Call for Papers

WE_ARE Macroeconomics and Finance
Frankfurt, 4 - 5 November 2021

Submission deadline – Friday 4 June 2021
Welcome Address by Christine Lagarde
The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the European Central Bank (ECB) are inviting submissions for their 2021 conference "WE_ARE_IN Macroeconomics and Finance"?

The conference aims to bring together female experts to present and discuss new research on macroeconomics and finance of particular interest to central banks. We welcome both empirical and theoretical contributions, on topics including, but not limited to, monetary policy, financial stability and international finance.

The conference will foster interaction among junior and senior female economists across academia and policy institutions.

WE_ARE_IN stands for Women in Economics: Advancing Research in Economics Internationally. It brings together two initiatives WE_ARE and WiM, based respectively in Europe and the US. WeE_ARE is a CEPR seminar series where junior women present their work and get constructive feedback from their peers and from senior women. WiM is an annual conference that features the work of Women in Macro and creates opportunities to strengthen their research and build their network.

Policy Panel:  
A policy panel on “Rebuilding after COVID: Central Banking in Support of Society and a New Social Contract” will take place on the first day of the conference, moderated by Stephanie Flanders and with the following panellists confirmed:
  • Isabel Schnabel (ECB and CEPR)
  • Dame Minouche Shafik (LSE and CEPR)
How to Apply: 
We are inviting academic papers from female researchers. To submit a paper, please visit the WE_ARE_IN Macroeconomics and Finance Call for Papers page here 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 BST on Friday, 4 June. If you do not currently have a CEPR profile, please create a new profile at https://portal.cepr.org/user/register and then click on the registration link above.

If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Lydia Williams in the CEPR Events team, at [email protected] with the subject line "WE_ARE_IN Macroeconomics and Finance".

WE_ARE_IN Committee:

  • Marina Azzimonti (Stony Brook University and CEPR)
  • Alessandra Fogli (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and CEPR)
  • Veronica Guerrieri (Chicago Booth School of Business and CEPR)
  • Caterina Mendicino (ECB)
  • Hélène Rey (London Business School and CEPR)

Conference Organisers:
  • Caterina Mendicino (ECB)
  • Hélène Rey (London Business School and CEPR)

11/11/2021 CEPR Macroeconomics and Growth Programme Meeting, Rome
The 2021 Annual Meeting of the CEPR Macroeconomics and Growth programme will be hosted by the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF) in Rome.* The organisers are Graziella Bertocchi (EIEF, University of Modena and CEPR) and Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln (Goethe University Frankfurt and CEPR).  The keynote speaker is Mariacristina De Nardi (University of Minnesota and CEPR). 

We now invite submissions from interested researchers on any topic within the area of Macroeconomics and Growth. Only full-length papers will be considered.

Research in the MG programme covers long-run macroeconomic issues including:

  • Economic growth;
  • Inequality;
  • Political economy;
  • Structural change;
  • Macroeconomic aspects of development

Starting July 1, the programme will be directed by Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln (Goethe University Frankfurt and CEPR).

All papers presented at the conference will be selected through this open submission process. Please note that there will be time for only a small number of presentations between the 11th and 12th of November.

If you would like to submit a paper, please upload a draft on the call for papers webpage by Wednesday 30 June 2021.   If you do not currently have a CEPR profile, please create a new on here and then click on the registration link. If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Lydia Williams, Events Officer, at [email protected]

*The conference is planned to take place in person at EIEF in Rome, provided travel restrictions have been lifted and it is safe to do so. If it is not deemed safe to meet in person, the conference will take place online.


18/11/2021 CEPR/TCD Workshop in Development Economics 2021, Dublin

The CEPR annual symposium of the Development Economics Programme will be hosted by Trinity College Dublin on Thursday 18 November and Friday 19 November 2021. The workshop is organised by TIME (Trinity College Dublin) and CEPR and is funded by Irish Aid. We now invite submissions for this conference from interested researchers on any topic within the area of Development Economics. The deadline for submission is 9 August 2021. We accept both full-length papers and extended abstracts for projects at an advanced stage.
 
A pre-conference session will also be arranged for junior faculty to get the opportunity to present their work. Please use the same submission process, selecting the “Pre-Conference” session in your application, if you would like your work to be considered for this part of the conference.

Based on information currently available, we plan an in-person event at Trinity College Dublin. This plan is subject to changes depending on the COVID-19 situation. The organisers will continue to monitor the situation and will switch to a remote event if necessary.

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

How to apply
Please note that there will be time for only a small number of presentations. The conference lasts two days; there are no parallel sessions.


Authors who are CEPR affiliated can upload their submission online at https://portal.cepr.org/tcdcepr-workshop-development-economics-2021. Authors who are not CEPR affiliated can create a profile online here. If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting please contact Mandy Chan, Senior Events Officer at  [email protected]

We aim to notify successful applicants by 10 September 2021.



18/11/2021 Frontier Research in Banking, Oslo
The evolution of financial intermediation in a changing world, complicated by the COVID-19 Pandemic, brings new challenges to policy makers. Large shocks to the real economy, as well as fiscal stimulus and unconventional monetary policy in response to the pandemic have put the transmission of policies by financial intermediaries and their exposure to financial risks further in focus. Changes in climate and demographic structure are also forcing us to consider the role of banks and non-bank financial institutions.  

This two-day workshop aims to bring together researchers and policymakers working on these issues. The workshop will focus on high-quality research with empirical or theoretical contributions in the field of banking, financial intermediation and financial policies, with a particular but not exclusive interest in the following areas:

  • Banking under low interest rates
  • Heterogeneity in the effects of financial intermediation and financial policies
  • Interactions between monetary policy, macro- and micro-prudential regulations
  • Microdata-based evidence on the effectiveness of banking regulation
  • Digital currencies, Fintech, and non-bank financial intermediation
  • Globalisation and disintermediation in banking
  • The impact of climate change on banking 
  • Financial intermediation in reaction to the COVID-19 Pandemic

 
We are happy and honored to announce the keynote Hyun Song Shin (Bank for International Settlements and CEPR).

Scientific committee: Toni Ahnert (Bank of Canada and CEPR), Tobias Berg (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management), Matthieu Bouvard (Toulouse School of Economics), Valentina Bruno (American University Kogod School of Business and CEPR), Scott Frame (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas), Fulvia Fringuellotti (Federal Reserve Bank of New York), Zuzana Fungacova (BOFIT, Bank of Finland), Andreas Fuster (EPFL and Swiss Finance Institute and CEPR), Kilian Huber (Chicago Booth School of Business and CEPR), Vasso Ioannidou (Cass Business School and CEPR), Lars Norden (FGV EBAPE), Felix Noth (IWH Halle, Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg), Andrea Polo (LUISS, Universitat Pompeu Fabra,  EIEF and CEPR), Raluca Roman (Federal Researve Bank of Philadelphia), Vahid Saadi (IE Business School), Farzad Saidi (University of Bonn and CEPR), Enrico Sette (Banca d’Italia), Judit Temesvary (Federal Reserve Board of Governors)

 
Local organising committee: Jin Cao, Carola Müller, and Kasper Roszbach

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Complete manuscripts (in PDF format) should be submitted via Conference Maker (https://editorialexpress.com/conference/NBCEPR2021/) by September 5. Authors will be notified of decisions on or around September 27. We will be closely monitoring the evolution of the pandemic; as of now, we are planning to offer a hybrid workshop with both on-site and online participants. Travel expenses will be covered for presenters and discussants from academia.


18/11/2021 Monetary Policy, Fiscal Policy and Public Debt in a Post COVID World, Paris
Fiscal policy has responded to the economic disruptions caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic with stimulus and income-support packages of unprecedented scale, while monetary policy has further enlarged the set of instruments it uses to respond to large shocks in a low r-star environment.  In parallel, the resulting increase in public debt has rekindled debates on the possible constraints put by high levels of public debt on the ability of monetary policy to control inflation, and the impact of inflation on public debt.

This new environment opens numerous questions on how to design monetary and fiscal policies going forward and how they interact in an environment of high public debt, in particular in a monetary union. Will the post-pandemic economy require a different policy mix, and/or a different form of coordination between fiscal and monetary authorities? Do high levels of public debt pose a threat to the central bank’s ability to deliver price stability? Is inflation a feasible and/or desirable solution to high levels of public debt?

The BdF conference aims at bringing together researchers from academia, central banks and other policy institutions to present empirical and theoretical work on monetary policy, fiscal policy, and public debt, with a particular interest in works that speak of their interactions.

Invited lectures will be given by:
  • John H. Cochrane (Hoover Institution, Stanford University and NBER)
  • Ricardo Reis (London School of Economics and CEPR)
  • Federica Romei (University of Oxford and CEPR)
All presentations will be in plenary sessions and each paper will be assigned a discussant. The conference is currently planned as an in-person event in Paris. Should travel restrictions continue to bind by the time of the conference however, it will take place online. Some of the topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Monetary and fiscal policy in a world with r*<g
  • Fiscal dominance, fiscal theory of the price level, money-financed stimulus, helicopter money
  • Models of sovereign default
  • Economic history on periods with high public debt
  • Implications for policy coordination within a monetary union
We invite authors to submit completed papers or extended abstracts. Preferences are for completed papers.

If you would like to submit a paper, please upload your paper  by visiting
 https://portal.cepr.org/monetary-policy-fiscal-policy-and-public-debt-post-covid-world 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.

The deadline for paper submission is Tuesday 7 September 2021. Authors of accepted papers will be informed by 1st October 2021. Travel and local accommodation for speakers and discussants from academic institutions will be funded by the Banque de France according to its internal guidelines.
 
Organising committee:
Vincent Bignon (Banque de France and CEPR)
Stéphane Dupraz (Banque de France)
Christoph Grosse-Steffen (Banque de France)

 
 

02/12/2021 Joint Conference CEPR/AMSE/Banque de France on Social Mobility, Aix en Provence
We invite you to submit a paper to the CEPR/AMSE/Bank of France conference on social mobility. The conference will take place on December 2-3, 2021, at Aix Marseille School of Economics, Aix-en-Provence, France. The conference may take place fully on-site or may be virtual or hybrid, depending on sanitary conditions.

The aim of the workshop is to examine recent patterns of social mobility, as well as their causes and consequences. We welcome both theoretical and empirical papers on these issues. Topics of interest include (but not exclusively): 

-    social mobility and income and wealth inequality, 
-    taxation and mobility, 
-    the role of mobility in wage setting, 
-    social mobility and geography, 
-    inter- versus intra-generational mobility
-    social mobility and the COVID 19 crisis

The keynote speakers will be:
-    David S. Johnson (University of Michigan) 
-    Uta Schönberg (University College London)


How to Apply:
Please submit your paper or indicate your interest in participating by registering at this link, by no later than 31 July 2021. The committee will accept only complete drafts or extended outlines. The committee will inform about acceptances for presentation by 30th September 2021. 

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 Lydia Williams in the CEPR Events team, at [email protected] with the subject line “CEPR/AMSE/Banque de France on Social Mobility"

Travel:
Travel and accommodation expenses of academic presenters will be covered by the organizers, subject to a cap. 

Scientific Committee: 
C. Berson (Banque de France), C. García-Peñalosa (Aix-Marseille School of Economics), E. Gautier (Banque de France), B. Garbinti (CREST), E. Moreno-Galbis (Aix-Marseille School of Economics), F. Savignac (Banque de France), A. Sotura (Banque de France) and A. Trannoy (Aix-Marseille School of Economics).        


02/12/2021 Workshop on Contracts, Incentives and Information, Turin
Introduction
The Collegio Carlo Alberto and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) invite submissions for their first annual joint workshop. The workshop is on Contracts, Incentives and Information and will take place at Collegio Carlo Alberto (Turin) on 2nd and 3rd December. The workshop will bring together researchers working on topics including, but not necessarily limited to, dynamic contracting, delegation, information acquisition and learning. There will be no parallel sessions.

The organisers hope that this workshop can take place physically in Turin but will continue to monitor the situation. However, due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 and travel restrictions, the workshop may become a completely virtual workshop depending on the situation closer to the time.


Keynote speakers
The keynote speakers for the workshop are Marzena Rostek (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Alessandro Pavan (Northwestern University and CEPR).
 
Organising committee
Meg Meyer (Nuffield College, Oxford University and CEPR), Vasiliki Skreta (University of Texas at Austin, University College London and CEPR), Andrea Gallice (Collegio Carlo Alberto, University of Turin), Dino Gerardi (Collegio Carlo Alberto, University of Turin and CEPR), Paolo Ghirardato (Collegio Carlo Alberto, University of Turin) and Ignacio Monzon (Collegio Carlo Alberto, University of Turin)
 
Funding
Collegio Carlo Alberto will cover accommodation and travel costs for presenters. Please note that there will be a limited number of speakers as the workshop lasts for two days and there are no parallel sessions.
 
Submission:
 
Authors who are CEPR-affiliated or already have a CEPR online profile can upload their submission on 
https://portal.cepr.org/workshop-contracts-incentives-and-information. If you do not have a CEPR online 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 Wednesday 8 September 2021.

If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mandy Chan, Senior Events Officer at [email protected].
 
We aim to notify successful applicants by 6 October 2021.
 

Workshop website: https://www.carloalberto.org/event/workshop-on-contracts-incentives-and-information/


07/12/2021 Workshop on Empirical Monetary Economics 2021, Paris
Objective
The purpose of this workshop is to provide the opportunity to discuss and promote topical empirical research related to all areas of monetary economics. Some particularly relevant topics are:
  • The identification of the transmission channels of monetary policy
  • The role of heterogeneity for monetary policy transmission
  • Monetary policy and inequality
  • Central bank balance sheet policies and quasi-fiscal monetary policies
  • Monetary policy and transition risks related to climate change
  • Communication strategies and the role of firms’ and households’ expectations
 
Keynote speakers
 
Submissions
Please submit a full paper in PDF format to [email protected]. The deadline for submissions is September 20, 2021. Decisions will be notified shortly after.
 
Practical information

This two-day workshop will take place at OFCE in Paris, France (or online, depending on health conditions next Fall). There is no registration fee and the workshop does not cover travel and accommodation costs.
 
Organisers
Christophe Blot (Sciences Po - OFCE and Université Paris-Nanterre)
Paul Hubert (Banque de France and Sciences Po - OFCE)

 
Scientific Committee
Philippe Andrade (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston)
Refet Gürkaynak (Bilkent University and CEPR)
Fabien Labondance (Université de Franche-Comté)
Céline Poilly (Université d’Aix-Marseille AMSE and CEPR)
Giovanni Ricco (University of Warwick and CEPR)
Urszula Szczerbowicz (Banque de France)
 

13/12/2021 HEC-CEPR Conference: Banking, Finance, Macroeconomics and the Real Economy, Paris
This conference aims to bring together experts to present and discuss new research bridging Macroeconomics and Finance with particular emphasis on monetary policy, financial stability and the real economy.

The conference will be held on 13-14 December 2021 at the HEC Paris campus. The conference is planned as an in-person event. Should travel restrictions bind by the time of the conference, we will allow speakers to participate on-line if needed.

The conference calls for papers covering, but not limited to:
  • Causes and effects of economic and financial crises
  • Macroeconomic models with financial frictions
  • Fiscal-monetary interactions and the resolution of the public and private sector debt overhang
  • Design and effectiveness of macroprudential policy and banking supervision
  • Systemic risk in the financial sector
  • International trade, financial integration and global production chains
  • Asset prices and economic fluctuations
Keynote speakers:
  • Laura Veldkamp, Columbia University and CEPR
  • Jaume Ventura, CREI, UPF, Barcelona GSE and CEPR
The workshop organisation will be able to cover accommodation expenses for speakers. Limited funds for travel is also available upon request. Financial support from the LabEx grant ANR-11-IDEX-0003/LabEx ECODEC/ANR-11-LABX-0047 is kindly acknowledged.

Authors who are CEPR affiliated or already have a CEPR profile can upload their submission by:
1) Log in on the CEPR portal online at
 https://portal.cepr.org/
2) Go to https://portal.cepr.org/meetings/1345/info
3) Click on "Change registration details", complete the requested information and click "Submit information"

Authors who are not CEPR affiliated or do not have a CEPR profile can:
1) Create a online profile here
2) Login to the CEPR portal
3) Go to
 https://portal.cepr.org/meetings/1345/info
4) Click on "Step 1: Apply" and complete the requested information and click "Register"

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

The deadline for submissions is 22 October 2021.

The Organising Committee:
Jean-Edouard COLLIARD
Gaetano GABALLO
Eric MENGUS
Evren ORS
Tomasz MICHALSKI

Irina ZVIADADZE

13/12/2021 6th Zurich Conference on Public Finance in Developing Countries, Zurich

We are delighted to invite you to submit a paper or extended abstract for the 6th Zurich Conference on Public Finance in Developing Countries.

Keynote Speaker: Ugo Gentilini, Global Lead for Social Assistance, World Bank


The goal of the conference is to bring together leading economists working on public economics in developing countries. 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.

We are planning to hold the conference in person. However, if the Covid-19 situation does not allow participants to travel, we welcome attendance and presentations online. We will have blended sessions with in-person and online attendance.

Ski Day (Optional)
The Zurich Department of Economics is organizing a ski day on Wednesday 15 December 2021.

Funding
Economy class travel and hotel accommodation will be covered for presenters and discussants. Participation is free for both presenters and other participants.

How to apply
Please upload your paper or extended abstract with this link.
We aim to notify successful applicants at the beginning of August 2021.

Organisers: 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)