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

A joint meeting of the following programmes: International Macroeconomics and Finance (IMF), Monetary Economics and Fluctuations (MEF) and Macroeconomics and Growth (MG), hosted by the CEPR as an online conference this year, 19-21 May 2021.

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

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

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

Guest Speakers:
Yuriy Gorodnichenko (University of California, Berkeley)
Stefanie Stantcheva (Harvard University and CEPR)
Matteo Maggiori (Harvard University and CEPR)


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

Participation at ESSIM

CEPR cannot accept all applications to participate at ESSIM as demand always exceeds the space available. We try to operate the unavoidable rationing as fairly as possible, and in so doing, we assume that those who participate will at least attend the plenary talks and the talks of at least one programme area.
To respond, and if you are CEPR programme fellow / affiliate or have a CEPR online profile, please visit the ESSIM 2021 Call for Papers webpage and indicate whether or not you wish to present a paper or would be willing to act as a discussant. The deadline for replies is 18:00 GMT on Sunday 21 March 2021.

If you do not currently have a CEPR profile, please create a new profile here and then visit the call for papers website. If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Lydia Williams in the CEPR Events team, at [email protected] with the subject line "1927 - ESSIM 2021".


Philippe Bacchetta (Université de Lausanne and CEPR)
Francesco Caselli (London School of Economics and CEPR)
Refet S. Gürkaynak (Bilkent University and CEPR)
Helene Rey (London Business School and CEPR)

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 00:00