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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 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.

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
 


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 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)
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)
Stela Rubinova (WTO)

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


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

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


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.


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 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 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
 


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 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.


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].

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)
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)
Stela Rubinova (WTO)

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 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 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).

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].

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].
 

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].

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 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)
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)
Stela Rubinova (WTO)

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

 


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].

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)
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)
Stela Rubinova (WTO)

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 Advanced Forum in Financial Economics (CAFFE) 8, Online Seminar

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

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

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

On Tuesday the 6 April our speaker is Irina Zviadadze (Stockholm School of Economics and CEPR). For more information and to register see here.


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 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

 


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 with the support of the Think Forward Initiative (TFI). The objective of this workshop is to host presentations and foster interaction between Senior and Junior Researchers working in the area of household finance. The workshop will include state-of-the-art research on household financial behaviour and on how this is influenced by other choices, government policies, and the overall economic environment. The research workshop will include a CEPR-TFI event on “Finance and Inequality”, organised by Laurent Calvet (EDHEC and CEPR) on Wednesday 14 April 2021.

We solicit papers in the following areas, but other related areas may also be considered:
 
• Patterns of asset allocation and debt behaviour over the life cycle
• Financing retirement and the demographic transition
• Consumer indebtedness, financial distress and default decisions
• Behavioural approaches to household finances
• Financial literacy and financial education programmes
• Trust, subjective expectations, pessimism, and financial decisions
• International comparisons of household finances using micro-data
• Cognitive and genetic studies on individual financial performance
• Financial advice and legal protection of investors and borrowers
• The impact of technology on household financial behaviour
 
The organisers encourage submissions from PhD students in household finance. Students must apply online stating that they are a PhD student and supply their CV. Students should note that, from 2020 on, the best student paper prize will only be awarded once a year at the Household Finance Conference which takes place every Autumn. So, students who want their paper to be considered for the prize should submit it to the Autumn conference, but they are welcome to submit another paper to the Spring workshop.
 
Programme Committee

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


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

Workshop Venue
The workshop will take place completely online.
 
Paper Submission and Deadline

 
The submission fee for each paper is 50 euro and proceeds will contribute to covering workshop costs. The submission fee is waived for PhD students only. Full instructions on the submission process can be found below.
 
a) For others than PhD students
  1. Please make the submission fee payment of 50 euro via the following link on CEPR’s PayPal account https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=EF74ZZN2QLGES. If you do not have an existing PayPal account, you can use the guest checkout feature by clicking “Pay by Debit or Credit Card”. Please make sure that you select the correct country/region using the dropdown list before filling in your card details and click on the “Pay Now” button to complete the transaction.
  2. Please submit your paper using the CEPR portal. Authors who are CEPR members can upload their submission on https://portal.cepr.org/sixth-european-workshop-household-finance. If you do not currently have a CEPR profile, please create one at https://portal.cepr.org/user/register and then click on the registration link above. Click on the “Register/Submit” button in order to submit your paper only, there will be a separate workshop registration process to express your interest in attending the workshop at a later stage.
  3. When submitting your paper, please indicate whether you have funds to cover your own travel and accommodation costs, or whether you will require funding. This information does not affect inclusion of your paper, but it will be used to determine the level of your reimbursement, if any.

b) For PhD students

  1. Please submit your paper using the CEPR portal. Authors who are CEPR members can upload their submission on https://portal.cepr.org/sixth-european-workshop-household-finance. If you do not currently have a CEPR profile, please create one at  https://portal.cepr.org/user/register and then click on the registration link above. Click on the “Register/Submit” button in order to submit your paper only, there will be a separate workshop registration process to express your interest in attending the workshop at a later stage.
  2. When submitting your paper, please indicate whether you will be able to cover your own travel and accommodation costs, or whether you will require funding. This information will not affect selection of your paper, but it will be used to determine the level of your reimbursement, if any. Please also indicate clearly that you are a PhD student and submit your CV. In case your paper is co-authored, please indicate also whether all your co-authors were PhD students at the time of writing the paper.

 

The deadline for submissions is 18:00 (GMT), Wednesday 6 January 2021. Expenses of paper presenters and discussants will be covered, unless they indicate that they are able to cover their own expenses. Limited support funds for PhD students will also be available. Applications for attendance without a paper presentation will be possible once the programme is finalised, and available places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

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

 

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].

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 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 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].

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 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].

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)

 

 

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].

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)
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)
Stela Rubinova (WTO)

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-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.


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.


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
 


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]


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.


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)
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)
Stela Rubinova (WTO)

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 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.

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 submit a paper or to express your interest in attending 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).

After last year’s cancellation and due to the concerns about the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic could still have on international travel and academic gatherings, the event will take place online on 8-9 June 2021.

To better accommodate the online format, the schedule will be adjusted. We will have a limited number of papers presented over two days in sessions held in the afternoon (Central European 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). 

Young European researchers are encouraged to apply to the concurrent CEPR/JIE School for Industrial Organisation.  The goal of the school is to provide a forum for young European researchers in Applied IO to get exposure for and receive feedback on their work.  Based on the success of the 2019 format, researchers accepted to the school will give very short (<10 min) presentations of their work  on  9 June and participate in all the sessions of the main conference.  Given its goals, only young researchers pursuing or having recently (within four years) received a PhD from a European economics program are eligible. Preference will be given to those students expecting to go on the academic job market in 2021-22, with additional (though lesser) preference given to other applicants according to their time since PhD completion. 

Applicants to the main conference that are eligible and wish to also be considered for the school should indicate such with their submission. In such cases, no separate school application is necessary.  Further details about the school are included in its own Call for Papers available here:
https://cepr.org/6754/cfp-school

Please forward this call to others, especially junior faculty, who might have papers suitable for the conference or school.  Papers will be selected by a committee of the organisers. Anyone may sign up to receive future calls for this conference at
 https://portal.cepr.org/21st-ceprjie-conference-applied-industrial-organisation-and-17th-ceprjie-school-applied-industrial.

Paper Submissions, Conference Attendance, and Deadlines:
The deadline for submissions is 
Friday 12 February  2021 at 18:00 (GMT).  Authors will be notified about whether their paper has been accepted in April 2021.

Authors can upload their submission by visiting the registration link:
 https://portal.cepr.org/21st-ceprjie-conference-applied-industrial-organisation-and-17th-ceprjie-school-applied-industrial and logging into your CEPR account. If you do not currently have a CEPR account, please create a new profile here https://portal.cepr.org/user/register and then click on the registration link above. If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mandy Chan, Senior Events Officer at [email protected].

In order to allow for arrangements for the online conference, individuals wishing to simply attend the conference should also express their interest via the online form above.  We 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. 
 
Travel and Accommodation Funding:
Given that this year’s conference will be held online. There are no provisions for accommodation or funding for traveling.


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 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.


10/06/2021 International Trade: The New Normal, Paris
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. Empirical as well as theoretical contributions that analyse the consequences of this new normal situation with an emphasis on a policy perspective are welcome.
 
The workshop will take place at the Banque de France’s headquarters in Paris 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). Participants will also be invited to a dinner with French policymakers on 10th June, where Sébastian Jean (CEPII) will give a dinner speech.
 
Papers should be submitted no later than 28th February. Decisions are expected to be communicated by end of March. Organisers should be able to cover travel and accommodation costs for Europe-based authors of accepted contributions (to be confirmed with acceptance decision), 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. 
 
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.
 
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


Authors who are CEPR-affiliated or already have a CEPR online profile can upload their submission on https://portal.cepr.org/international-trade-new-normal. 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 Sunday 28 February 2021.

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

 

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

We are pleased to announce details of the latest EABCN Training School, a course over 2 weeks entitled "Beliefs and Social Networks". Professor Johannes Stroebel (NYU Stern School of Business) will teach the course. It is primarily aimed at participants in the Euro Area Business Cycle Network, but applications will also be considered from doctoral students, post-doctoral researchers, and economists working in central banks and government institutions outside of the network, as well as commercial organisations (fees are applicable for non-network non-academic organisations).

Course outline

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

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

14-17 June 2021:

Session 1: Investor Beliefs and Financial Markets

Session 2: The Determinants of Household and Investor Beliefs

Session 3: Social Interactions and Beliefs in the Housing Market

Session 4: Social Networks and Economic Outcomes

25 June 2021:

Group presentations: Data work with Social Connectedness Index

Administrative Information:

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

Candidates who have a CEPR profile should apply by submitting their CV online at https://portal.cepr.org/EABCN-TS-June-2021 by 6pm (CET), Friday 30 April 2021. If you do not currently have a CEPR profile, please create a new one here and then click on the registration link.

We ask that you send a current version of your CV. PhD students should also specify in which way the school will be useful for their current research (max 300 words).

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

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


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)


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.

 

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]


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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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.

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)


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. 

10/10/2021 PLEASE OVERWRITE, Madrid

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].