Open Calls for Papers

Conference calls for papers and applications across all CEPR programme areas that are currently receiving submissions have been listed below. For any questions on how to submit, please get in touch with CEPR's events team:​

Tenth Annual Conference on Urban and Regional Economics 

30 November - 1 December 2018

The Real Estate Department of the Wharton School and the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia will host the tenth annual Conference on Urban and Regional Economics (CURE) on November 30-December 1, 2018. This year’s conference will be held at Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. The conference will run for two days, from the morning of Friday, November 30th through the afternoon of Saturday, December 1st.  The goal of the conference is to bring together about 30-40 urban and regional economists from around the world to present, discuss and participate in the workshop. 

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CEPR Macroeconomics and Growth Programme Meeting

15-16 November 2018

The CEPR Annual meeting of the Macroeconomics and Growth programme will be hosted and co-organised by the University of Manchester on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 November 2018. The organisers are Francesco Caselli (London School of Economics and CEPR) and Akos Valentinyi (University of Manchester and CEPR).
The keynote speaker is Richard Rogerson (Princeton University).
We now invite submissions from interested researchers on any topic within the area of Macroeconomics and Growth. 

Research in the MG programme covers long-run macroeconomic issues including:

  • Economic growth;

  • Inequality;

  • Political economy;

  • Structural change;

  • Macroeconomic aspects of development

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Systematic Risk and Macroprudential Policy

Tel-Aviv, Israel
17-18 December 2018

Recent waves of financial instability have sparked an acute interest in systemic risk identification and assessment, enhancing the need of policymakers for understanding the interaction between the economy and the financial system. In particular, using new data, methodologies and approaches to understand household and bank behavior, the macro economy and risks to the financial system offers new perspectives in systemic risk and macroprudential measurement, assessment and analysis. Ultimately, the conference aims to promote collaboration in these areas among interested researchers in academia and policy institutions.

Submissions are accepted in all areas of macroprudential and systemic risk. The following are examples of specific topics:

  • Credit portfolios and systemic financial risk

  • Macroprudential policy and borrower risk

  • Systemic risk and financial system interconnectedness

  • Using data sciences for macroprudential risk

  • Banking and Non-Banking sources of Risk

  • Macroprudential measures aimed at avoiding future imbalances

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14th Joint ECB/CEPR Labour Market Workshop on Labour Markets in the Digital Era

6-7 December 2018

The workshop is being organised by the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). We welcome both theoretical and empirical contributions. Research topics of particular relevance to the conference include the following:

  • Labour market effects of technological change and digitalisation

  • Demand effects of technological progress across ages, genders and skills

  • Skills formation in the digital era and the role of education and vocational training

  • The role of new technologies in labour market matching

  • New forms of labour supply – the gig economy

  • Digitalisation and income inequality

  • Labour market institutions and regulation in the digital economy

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12th Swiss Winter Conference on Financial Intermediation

15-16 November 2018

The organising committee of this small, informal conference invites submissions of high quality theoretical or empirical research papers on financial intermediation.


To respond, please visit: and indicate if you wish to present a paper. If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact the CEPR Events team at for assistance (with subject header "5705 - Swiss Winter Conference 2019"). The deadline for replies is 6pm (GMT), Sunday 15 October 2018. Authors will be notified about the acceptance of papers and the conference program by November 25, 2018. There is no conference fee and there are no accommodation costs for the invited presenters, discussants and chairs, but all participants must cover their own travel costs.

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