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Call for Papers

WE_ARE Macroeconomics and Finance
Frankfurt, 4 - 5 November 2021

Submission deadline – Friday 4 June 2021
Welcome Address by Christine Lagarde

The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the European Central Bank (ECB) are inviting submissions for their 2021 conference "WE_ARE_IN Macroeconomics and Finance"?

The conference aims to bring together female experts to present and discuss new research on macroeconomics and finance of particular interest to central banks. We welcome both empirical and theoretical contributions, on topics including, but not limited to, monetary policy, financial stability and international finance.

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

WE_ARE_IN stands for Women in Economics: Advancing Research in Economics Internationally. It brings together two initiatives WE_ARE and WiM, based respectively in Europe and the US. WeE_ARE is a CEPR seminar series where junior women present their work and get constructive feedback from their peers and from senior women. WiM is an annual conference that features the work of Women in Macro and creates opportunities to strengthen their research and build their network.

Policy Panel:  
A policy panel on “Rebuilding after COVID: Central Banking in Support of Society and a New Social Contract” will take place on the first day of the conference, moderated by Stephanie Flanders and with the following panellists confirmed:

  • Isabel Schnabel (ECB and CEPR)
  • Dame Minouche Shafik (LSE and CEPR)

How to Apply: 
We are inviting academic papers from female researchers. To submit a paper, please visit the WE_ARE_IN Macroeconomics and Finance Call for Papers page here and indicate whether or not you wish to present a paper or would be willing to act as a discussant. The deadline for replies is 18:00 BST on Friday, 4 June. If you do not currently have a CEPR profile, please create a new profile at and then click on the registration link above.

If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Lydia Williams in the CEPR Events team, at [email protected] with the subject line "WE_ARE_IN Macroeconomics and Finance".

WE_ARE_IN Committee:

  • Marina Azzimonti (Stony Brook University and CEPR)
  • Alessandra Fogli (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and CEPR)
  • Veronica Guerrieri (Chicago Booth School of Business and CEPR)
  • Caterina Mendicino (ECB)
  • Hélène Rey (London Business School and CEPR)

Conference Organisers:

  • Caterina Mendicino (ECB)
  • Hélène Rey (London Business School and CEPR)