The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), Sveriges Riksbank, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and the European Central Bank (ECB) are pleased to share details for their 2023 conference “WE_ARE_IN Macroeconomics and Finance”.

The aim of the conference is to bring together female economists who will present and discuss new research on macroeconomics and finance which is of particular interest to central banks.

Welcome Remarks: Aino Bunge, Deputy Governor, Sveriges Riksbank

Policy Panel: What is the Effect of Climate Change on our Understanding of Macroeconomic and Financial Stability?
Soumaya Keynes, Britain Economics Editor for The Economist
Anna Breman, First Deputy Governor, Sveriges Riksbank
Megan Greene, External member of the Monetary Policy Committee, Bank of England
Signe Krogstrup, Governor, Danmarks Nationalbank

Conference organisers:
Fiorella De Fiore (Bank for International Settlements and CEPR), Daria Finocchiaro (Sveriges Riksbank), Caterina Mendicino (European Central Bank) and Hélène Rey (London Business School and CEPR)

Watch Day 1:  

Watch Day 2: 


Isha Agarwal (University of British Columbia)

Francesca Barbiero (European Central Bank)

Ana Beatriz Galvão (University of Warwick and CEPR)

Kenza Benhima (University of Lausanne and CEPR)

Nina Biljanovska (International Monetary Fund)

Diana Bonfim (Banco de Portugal)

Nina Boyarchenko (Federal Reserve Bank of New York and CEPR)

Isabel Correia (Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics and CEPR)

Vaishali Garga (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston)

Linda Goldberg (Federal Reserve Bank of New York and CEPR)

Stefanie Huber (University of Amsterdam)

Franziska Huennekes (European Central Bank)

Martina Jasova (Barnard College, Columbia University)

Luciana Juvenal (International Monetary Fund)

Hyunju Lee (Toronto Metropolitan University)

Cristina Manea (Bank for International Settlements)

Silvia Miranda-Agrippino (Bank of England and CEPR)

Evgenia Passari (Université Paris Dauphine - PSL and CEPR)

Anna Rogantini Pico (Sveriges Riksbank)

Stephanie Schmitt-Grohe (Columbia University and CEPR)

Neeltje van Horen (Bank of England and CEPR)

Victoria Vanasco (CREI, UPF, Barcelona GSE and CEPR)

Jasmine Xiao (University of Notre Dame)

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WE_ARE_IN stands for Women in Economics: Advancing Research in Economics Internationally. It brings together two initiatives WE_ARE and WiM, which are based in Europe and the United States.

WE_ARE is a CEPR seminar series in which junior women present their work and receive constructive feedback from their peers and from senior women. 

WiM is an annual conference organised, with the support of the Becker Friedman Institute, by Marina Azzimonti (Stony Brook University and CEPR), Alessandra Fogli (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and CEPR), and Veronica Guerrieri (University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and CEPR) that features the work of Women in Macro and creates opportunities to strengthen their research and expand their networks.

This Event is no longer receiving submissions
Call for Papers
We will welcome both empirical and theoretical contributions on topics including, but not limited to:

  • Climate change and transition challenges

  • Commodity prices, supply bottlenecks, relative price changes

  • Origins and consequences of inflation and inflation dynamics

  • Capital flows and macro-financial frameworks in emerging economies

  • Monetary policy normalization and quantitative tightening

  • Macroprudential policy and monetary policy interaction

The conference will foster interaction between junior and senior female economists across academia and policy institutions.

PhD student poster session

We have invited submissions from female PhD students to present in a poster session. Students who plan to be on the market this coming fall were particularly encouraged to submit.


The conference is scheduled to take place in person in Stockholm Sweden, provided there are no travel restrictions in place, and it is safe to travel.

Travel & Accommodation

The organisers will fund travel costs for Academics and PhD students travelling to Stockholm from both within and outside Europe. Flights will be reimbursed for the cost of Economy airfares.

Hotel rooms for participants will be pre-booked at the conference venue. Accommodation funding is available for academics and PhD students.  

Paper Submissions: 

The deadline for replies was 6:00 PM BST on Monday, May 1st, 2023. Notification of acceptance is expected in early June.

Conference organisers

Fiorella De Fiore (Bank for International Settlements and CEPR)

Daria Finocchiaro (Sveriges Riksbank) 

Caterina Mendicino (European Central Bank)

Hélène Rey (London Business School and CEPR)