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We invite you to submit a paper proposal or express interest in attending the 2019 CEPR Public Economics Symposium. The Symposium will take place on 20-21 June 2019, hosted by the Department of Economics and the UBS International Center of Economics in Society at the University of Zurich.
The goal of the symposium is to provide a forum for high-quality work in public 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 public economics. Both theoretical and empirical work is welcome. This year, the general theme of the symposium is "Public Finance: Macro Insights." We are therefore particularly interested in topics related to macroeconomic approaches and insights to our understanding of recent inequality trends, the effects of public policies, such as social insurance or tax and transfer programs, and their welfare consequences.
Our keynote speaker for the conference will be Iván Werning (MIT).
The event provides an opportunity for researchers from different universities and countries to discuss their work in a relaxed atmosphere and to develop long-term collaborative relationships. It also provides an opportunity for young researchers to meet and discuss their work with senior economists. The conference brings together around 40 economists for a period of two days. To foster the desired interaction we ask that participants stay for the entire duration of the symposium.
Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered for all participants according to the CEPR Travel Guidelines. If you could contribute to the costs of your attendance from a research grant at your disposal, however, this would free up funds for other participants. Please indicate in your application whether you will be able to cover your own travel costs, or whether you will require funding from CEPR.
How to apply
For CEPR members, please submit your paper via the CEPR online system by visiting the call for paper webpage . If you do not have a personal profile to use this area of the CEPR website as yet, you can create one here You may also want to refer to our Guidelines on how to register online for CEPR Meetings at
If you have any difficulty in applying or you are NOT a CEPR member, please email Mariolina Ciccone in the CEPR events team, at [email protected] with the subject header "3576-PE Annual Symposium 2019". Please include the paper you wish to submit in the email, or indicate if you would like to participate without presenting a paper.
If you wish to attend please do ensure that your application and paper reach CEPR by 18:00 (GMT) January 20, 2019. We cannot accept submissions received after this date. It may not be possible to accept all applications to attend this symposium if demand exceeds the space available. We aim to notify successful applicants by the end of February 2019.
Camille Landais, London School of Economics and CEPR
Florian Scheuer, University of Zurich and CEPR