For registration to attend the conference and for any other enquiry please send an email to [email protected]

Bank of Italy/CEPR/EIEF Conference on
“Firms in a period of turmoil”

The Bank of Italy, the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance, and the Centre for Economic Policy Research are pleased to announce a research conference on “Firms in a period of turmoil”. This is an in-person Conference, to be held in Rome, Italy from the 15th to the 16th of December 2022. 

The meeting aims at bringing together lead economists to discuss how the productive structure is reacting to the recent pandemic, energy and trade shocks, and the growing relevance of micro-macro interactions between public policies, firm choices, and aggregate productivity.

Keynote speaker: Kalina Manova (University College of London and CEPR)

Scientific committee:
Federico Cingano (Bank of Italy)

Luca Citino (Bank of Italy)

Andrea Linarello (Bank of Italy)

Megha Patnaik (LUISS Guido Carli and CEPR)

Raffaella Sadun (Harvard University and CEPR)

Fabiano Schivardi (LUISS Guido Carli and CEPR). 

For registration to attend the conference and for any other enquiry please send an email to [email protected].

Call for Papers

We welcome both theoretical and empirical works related (but not limited) to the following aspects:

  • The effect of technology diffusion and firm innovation on welfare

  • Firm-to-firm trade and production networks

  • De-globalization, reshoring and the possible evolutions of global supply chains

  • Management, firm organization and business crisis management

  • The transition to net zero: implications for firm choices and public policy

  • The design and distributional consequences of industrial policy in production networks

Papers should be submitted no later than September 30th, 2022. Authors of successful submissions will be notified by mid-October.

Travel and accommodation expenses for presenters will be covered according to CEPR guidelines. Meals taken during the conference will be covered for all participants.