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Since the pandemic in 2020, CEPR has run a number of online seminar series and webinars. Many of these continue to have weekly, bi-weekly or monthly sessions during term time, and where possible they are recorded or livestreamed.

CEPR also runs many annual conferences and symposia. Although some of these were organised online during the pandemic, most have now returned to their face-to-face format and are listed below.

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The Annual Conference on Urban and Regional Economics (CURE)

CURE brings together circa 30 urban and regional economists from across the world. Alternating across the Atlantic, CURE is held in the USA on even years and hosted by the Wharton School (formerly Princeton University) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. The European editions take place on odd years and is organised through the ITRE programme in different locations such as Madrid, Basel, Paris and Milan.

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The CEPR Virtual IO Seminar

The CEPR Virtual IO Seminar (VIOS) was created to provide an alternative to IO seminars cancelled due to travel restrictions brought on by the Coronavirus. The long-run goal, however, is to turn it into a permanent platform for sharing the benefits of regular IO seminars. Seminars are balanced between both theoretical and empirical approaches to IO.

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The European Research Workshop in International Trade (ERWIT)

ERWIT, held annually since 1988, has become the leading research forum in international trade and has played a significant role in raising the profile and quality of research in international economics in Europe and beyond.

Participants are selected to include a mix of established European researchers with international reputations, young academics at the outset of their careers, and prominent authors from North America.

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The European Summer Symposium in Economic Theory (ESSET)

The European Summer Symposium in Economic Theory (ESSET) is one of the key annual events for economic theorists. The event is centred on "focus sessions" devoted to a particular topic, which changes every year. At least two leading theorists are invited to organise the focus sessions that represent the background themes for that year's conference. The topics chosen by the organisers represent the frontier of current research in economic theory.

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The European Summer Symposium in International Macroeconomics (ESSIM)

The European Summer Symposium for International Macroeconomics (ESSIM) is held jointly with the IMF, MG and MEF programmes. ESSIM, CEPR’s long-standing annual symposium for International Macroeconomics, brings together Europe's top macroeconomists with a few US-based scholars for an intensive and highly interactive four-day conference. There is no central theme for ESSIM rather researchers present their best, current research on macroeconomics.

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The European Summer Symposium in Labour Economics (ESSLE)

ESSLE is designed to bring together economists in the field from across Europe and key researchers from outside the region. It provides a unique opportunity for researchers from different universities and countries to discuss their work in a relaxed atmosphere and to develop long-term collaborative relationships. Another important aim of ESSLE is to provide young researchers with the opportunity to meet and discuss their work with senior economists.