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We invite you to submit a paper proposal or express interest in attending the 2022 CEPR Public Economics Symposium. The Symposium will take place on 16-17 June 2022, hosted by the Department of Economics at Stockholm University.

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, we celebrate the launch of the new CEPR political economy program, led by Helios Herrera. To this effect, the symposium will feature a special session on June 16 dedicated to Political Economy & Public Finance. This session will be joint with participants from the two-day conference organized by the CEPR Populism Network at Stockholm University.

We encourage submissions in all areas of public finance. We are particularly interested this year in works at the intersection of public and political economy related to our understanding of recent inequality trends, and research analyzing the political economy of public policy design.

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 which can be found here.  

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:

Authors who are CEPR affiliated or already have a CEPR profile can upload their submission by:
1) Log in on the CEPR portal online at
2) Go to
3) If you are a member of the PE program area click on "Change registration details", complete the requested information and click "Submit information".
4)  If you have a CEPR profile, click on "Step 1: Apply" and complete the requested information and click "Register"

Authors who are not CEPR affiliated or do not have a CEPR profile can:
1) Create an online profile here
2) Log in on the CEPR portal online at
3) Go to
4) Click on "Step 1: Apply" and complete the requested information and click "Register"

If you wish to attend please do ensure that your application and paper reach CEPR by 18:00 (GMT) January 19, 2022. 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 2022. 


Camille Landais, London School of Economics and CEPR
David Seim, Stockholm University and CEPR

Please contact, Lydia Williams, CEPR Events Officer at [email protected] for assistance.