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:​

CEPR International Macroeconomics and Finance (IMF) Programme Meeting

15-16 November 2018

The third CEPR Annual Meeting of the International Macroeconomics Programme (IMF) will take place 15-16 November 2018 and will be hosted by the National Bank of Belgium and Université Libre de Bruxelles.

The International Macroeconomics and Finance (IMF) Programme is one of the three successors to the International Macroeconomics (IM) Programme, and this meeting replaces the Macroeconomics of Global Interdependence (MGI) Meeting.

We invite submissions on the following topics: 

  • International macroeconomics and stabilisation policy
  • International financial architecture
  • Currency and financial/debt crises
  • Exchange rates, policy regimes and currency unions
  • Trade, finance and macroeconomic dynamics
  • Currency and international financial markets

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CEPR European Conference on Household Finance 2018

Ortygia Business School, Sicily
5-6 October 2018

The CEPR Network on Household Finance, the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance and the Center for Studies in Economics and Finance, with the support of the Think Forward Initiative (TFI), EDHEC PhD in Finance Programmeand National University of Singapore Business School, are organising the 2018 CEPR European Conference on Household Finance. The objective is to present state-of-the-art empirical and theoretical research on household financial behaviour and on how it is influenced by other choices, government policies, and the overall economic environment.

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3rd Zurich Conference on Public Finance in Developing Countries

17-18 December 2018

We are delighted to invite you to submit a paper or extended abstract for the 3rd Zurich Conference on Public Finance in Developing Countries.

Keynote Speaker: Oriana Bandiera, LSE

The goal of the conference is to bring together leading economists working on public economics in developing countries. The event provides an opportunity for researchers from different universities and countries to discuss their work in a relaxed atmosphere and to develop long-term collaborative relationships. To foster the desired interaction, we ask that participants stay for the entire duration of the conference.

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Non-bank Financial Institutions and Financial Stability 

28 September 2018

Non-bank financial intermediation comprises almost half of the global financial sector. Since the crisis, UK private non-financial corporations have also substituted funding from banks for tradable securities.  Alongside these changes, the share of electronic trading in financial markets has increased substantially over the last decades.

Therefore, the resilience of the non-bank financial sector and the evolving market infrastructure is crucial for the financial system to play its crucial role of providing funding to the real economy. Their resilience will also ensure that the financial system overall absorbs, rather than amplifies, stresses.

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Bank of Italy/CEPR Workshop on Firm Dynamics and Economic Growth 

19-20 December 2018

Firm dynamics – the processes of firm entry, exit, survival and growth, is at the root of creative destruction, input accumulation, and productivity growth. The large theoretical literature on this topic has been recently coupled with empirical analyses that exploit the increasing availability of large micro-level databases on private businesses and individuals. This workshop aims at bringing together leading researchers that are contributing both theoretically or empirically to the study of firm and industry dynamics, their determinants, and the policies aimed at fostering them.

We welcome papers broadly related (but not limited) to the following aspects:

  • Firm dynamics, productivity, and long-term growth;
  • Firm dynamics and business-cycle fluctuations;
  • Microeconomic frictions;
  • Finance and firm dynamics;
  • Start-ups, entrepreneurship, and creative destruction;
  • Skills, managerial abilities, and firm dynamics.

Keynote speakers: Ufuk Akcigit (University of Chicago and CEPR) and Gian Luca Clementi(NYU – Stern)

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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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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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