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A joint Conference from the

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

and the

Kiel Institute for the World Economy


in cooperation with the

German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action
and
Bocconi University
and 
SciencesPo




Geopolitical tensions are growing, and economic policy decisions are increasingly dictated by geoeconomic considerations. Despite these major developments, however, rigorous research on the link between economics and geopolitics remains scarce. To foster cutting-edge research on geoeconomics, CEPR and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy have launched a joint Research Policy Network (RPN) on the topic and co-organize an annual conference.
 
Our Geoeconomics conference is now in its 3rd year and has become a premier event on the topic (see the 2023 and 2022 program.) Our goal is to bring together the world's leading researchers working on Geoeconomics, broadly defined. We will cut across fields, thus including research in international trade, international finance and macroeconomics, finance, political economy, economic history, or international relations.
 
In 2024, the conference will be co-hosted by and take place at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The event is further supported by the CEPR RPN on Geoeconomics, the CEPR RPN on International Lending and Sovereign Debt as well as Bocconi University (IEP) and Sciences Po.

The range of research topics includes (but is not limited to):

  • Geoeconomic strategies (US, China, EU) 
  • The economics of rearmament and war 
  • The cost of decoupling and fragmentation
  • Sanctions, export controls, and disruptions in global value chains
  • Industrial policy, including security and defense 
  • Geopolitics of international currencies
  • Energy security and scarce resources
  • The economics of technological sovereignty (technology, data, and AI)

The list of academic speakers for 2024 will include, among others Laura Alfaro (Harvard), Adrien Bilal (Harvard), Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas (IMF and Berkeley, tbc), Oleg Itskhoki (UCLA, tbc), Beata Javorcik (Oxford), Ernest Liu (Princeton, tbc), Massimo Morelli (Bocconi, tbc), Helene Rey (LBS), Jesse Schreger (Columbia), Diana van Patten (Yale), Emil Verner (MIT), and Christian Wolf (MIT).

HOW TO APPLY

The submission deadline is Friday, 21 June 2024, 6PM (CEST), 5PM (BST), 12PM (EDT). 
 

Authors who already have a CEPR HUB profile can upload their submission by:

  1. Going to https://hub.cepr.org/ and logging in
  2. After you have logged in, go to https://hub.cepr.org/event/4275
  3. Click on "Step 1: Apply"
  4. Under "Apply to Attend" click "Yes"
  5. Tick the boxes that apply to you 
  6. Tick "Would you like to submit a paper?", upload your paper and supply the requested information
  7. Click "Submit form" to make the submission.

Authors who do not have a CEPR HUB profile can upload their submission by:

  1. Creating a new profile here https://hub.cepr.org/user/register
  2. After you have logged in, go to https://hub.cepr.org/event/4275
  3. Click on "Step 1: Apply"
  4. Under "Apply to Attend" click "Yes"
  5. Tick the boxes that apply to you 
  6. Tick "Would you like to submit a paper?", upload your paper and supply the requested information
  7. Click "Submit form" to make the submission.

Submissions of extended abstracts will be accepted, but clear preference will be given to completed papers. Published papers should have recently appeared or be forthcoming in leading economics journals.