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/IZA Annual Symposium in Labour Economics 2018 

20-21 September 2018 

We are inviting you to submit a paper proposal or express interest in attending the 2018 CEPR/IZA Annual Symposium in Labour Economics. The symposium will take place on 20-21 September 2018, and it is hosted by Sciences Po in Paris (France).
This year's symposium features a keynote talk by Jesse Rothstein, UC Berkeley.
The goal of the symposium is to provide a forum for high-quality work in labour economics and to bring together economists in the field from across Europe as well as key researchers from outside the region. Paper proposals are invited in any area of labour economics.
The conference brings together around 30 economists for a period of two days. To foster the desired interaction we ask that participants stay for the entire duration of the symposium. The programme will start on Thursday morning (20th) and end on Friday afternoon (21st).

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International Spillovers

20-21 September 2018

Narodowy Bank Polski (NBP) in cooperation with the Bank of Lithuania, the Central Bank Research Association’s International Trade and Macroeconomics Program (CEBRA ITM) and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) is organising a conference to discuss current issues in the area of international spillovers. The topics to be covered during the conference include, but are not limited to:

  • Monetary and macroprudential policy spillovers
  • Fiscal policy spillovers
  • Real spillovers
  • Financial spillovers
  • Spillovers and cross-border policy coordination
  • Spillovers and the role of exchange rates
  • Political economy spillovers from Brexit and other political shock

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Asset Prices and the Macro Economy

31 August-1 September 2018

The financial crisis and the subsequent economic recovery were associated with spectacular price movements in a number asset markets. Understanding these fluctuations and their interactions with the macro economy remains challenging. The conference seeks to bring together innovative work advancing our knowledge of macro-financial linkages. Theoretical and empirical contributions are both welcome. The program of the first conference in this series is available here.

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Low Inflation and Wage Dynamics: Implications for Monetary Policy and Financial Stability

20 - 21 September 2018

The broad recovery in advanced economies in recent years has been accompanied by persistently weak nominal wage and price dynamics. This “missing inflation” puzzle is being addressed by both academics and policymakers, as it poses a serious challenge to monetary policy.

The aim of the conference is to foster the debate on a number of related issues. Has a structural break occurred in the relationships between cyclical conditions, wage dynamics and inflation? If a break occurred, what factors, domestic or global, are responsible for it? Does the observed low wage dynamic signal a decline in the NAIRU or does it reflect the inadequacy of standard measures of unemployment to fully capture the current labour market slack? To what extent is the effectiveness of monetary policy affected by structural changes in the relationship between inflation and the economic slack? Are changes in the monetary policy framework warranted, given the risks to price and financial stability posed by persistently low inflation and the presence of an effective lower bound to the policy rates?

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Household, Labour Markets and Development: A Structural Approach

3-6 September 2018

The school intends to provide an intensive training course for graduate students and young researchers who are working in the field of development and international economics. This year the focus will be household structure and labour markets in developing countries. For further information and teaching material, please refer to: 

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1st European Midwest Micro/Macro Conference (EM3C)

5-6 October 2018

On October 05-06, 2018, the 1st European Midwest Micro/Macro Conference (EM3C) will take place in Bonn. The conference will focus on the role of microdata for macroeconomics. Microdata for the purposes of EM3C is broadly defined and includes (but is not limited to) survey data, administrative data, experimental data, expectations data, etc. Work with new, previously unexplored microdata is especially welcome. The macro part of EM3C is also broadly defined and includes growth and business cycle topics, fiscal and monetary policy, consumption, investment, labour topics, price setting, sentiment and uncertainty research, etc.

The conference is hosted by the Institute of Macroeconomics and Econometrics of Bonn University. EM3C is a joint initiative of Rüdiger Bachmann (University of Notre Dame and CEPR), Scott R. Baker (Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management), Kyle Herkenhoff (University of Minnesota), Kurt Mitman (Stockholm University Institute for International Economic Studies and CEPR), and Michael Weber (The University of Chicago Booth School of Business) and the local organisers.

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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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