Submission Deadline: Tuesday, 30 April 2024


The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), Bank of Spain, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and the European Central Bank (ECB) are inviting submissions for their 2024 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. We welcome both empirical and theoretical contributions on topics including, but not limited to:

  • Climate change and transition challenges
  • Capital flows and macro-financial frameworks in emerging economies
  • Inflation dynamics, commodity prices, relative price changes
  • Monetary policy, financial frictions and macro implications
  • Monetary policy in the post-Covid environment
  • Networks and the Macroeconomy
  • The interaction of fiscal, macroprudential and monetary policies
  • The impact of AI on financial markets and the macroeconomy

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

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

Policy panel 
A policy panel on "Artificial intelligence for policy making" will take place on the first day of the conference.

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.

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

Travel & Accommodation
Travel funding will be available for Academics and PhD students traveling to Madrid from both within and outside Europe and in accordance to the CEPR travel guidelines.

Accommodation funding is available for academics and PhD students. Rooms will be booked by the organisers.

How to apply
We invite female researchers to submit academic papers. Please note submissions are limited to one paper per person. 

To apply please complete the application form which can be found here
The deadline for replies is 6:00 PM BST on Tuesday 30 April 2024. 

Notification of acceptance is expected in early June.

We welcome those who would like to apply as discussants even if they do not have a paper to submit.

For those submitting to the PhD Poster Session, please provide the contact details of your PhD supervisor as well as information on the status and stage of your PhD.

If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Despoina Chatzilari in the CEPR Events team, at [email protected] with the subject line “WE_ARE_IN Macroeconomics and Finance”. 
Conference organisers
Fiorella De Fiore (Bank for International Settlements and CEPR)
Beatriz González (Banco de España)
Caterina Mendicino (European Central Bank)
Hélène Rey (London Business School and CEPR)

Programme committee
Ozge Akinci (Federal Reserve Bank of New York and CEPR)
María Alejandra Amado (Bank of Spain)
Marta Banbura (European Central Bank)
Giorgia Barboni (Warwick University)
Kenza Benhima (HEC Lausanne and CEPR)
Diana Bonfim (Bank of Portugal, Católica Lisbon SBE, European Central Bank and CEPR)
Luisa Carpinelli (Bank of Italy)
Anusha Chari (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Emilia Garcia-Appendini (Norges Bank, University of Zurich and CEPR)
Mariassunta Giannetti (Stockholm School of Economics, ECGI and CEPR)
Linda Goldberg (Federal Reserve Bank of New York and CEPR)
Deniz Igan (Bank for International Settlements)
Annie Lee (Johns Hopkins University)
Cristina Manea (Bank for International Settlements)
Alaïs Martin-Baillon (New York University Abu Dhabi)
Isabelle Mejean (Sciences Po and CEPR)
Eva Ortega (Bank of Spain)
Melina Papoutsi (European Central Bank)
María Rodríguez-Moreno (Bank of Spain)
Anna Rogantini Picco (European Central Bank and Sveriges Riksbank)
Larissa Schäfer (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and CEPR)
Leslie Shen (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and MIT)
Victoria Vanasco (CREI, BSE and CEPR)
Dong Yan (Erasmus University Rotterdam and CEPR)
Francesca Zucchi (European Central Bank)