€-coin recorded a slight increase in January (to 0.48 from 0.45 in December), confirming the positive trend resumed in November 2015.

CEPR’s President, Professor Richard Portes, has been appointed Vice-Chair of the European Systemic Risk Board’s (ESRB) Advisory Scientific Committee and will take over as Chair in 2017.

David Miles, a CEPR Trustee and a Research Fellow in CEPR’s Financial Economics and Public Economics programmes, has been made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the New Year honours list.

CEPR, together with the Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis at Imperial College, organised the Tenth Annual Hedge Fund Conference on 3 December 2015 to showcase state-of-the-art international research on major issues regarding hedge fund strategies in all asset classes and their impact on financial markets. It provided an essential meeting point for researchers, senior market participants and policy makers.

We published more papers than ever in 2015, with the total of 708 beating the record set in 2004.

Wendy Carlin, who advises the Office for Budget Responsibility and is a CEPR Research Fellow, has been awarded a CBE for services to economics and public finance.

The €-coin indicator rose to 0.45 in December (from 0.37 in November), the highest level since July 2011.

This lists all the CEPR Discussion Papers uploaded to www.cepr.org in the last week. Clicking on the Discussion Paper number in the list below will take you to the abstract page for that paper and clicking on the PDF link will take you directly to the paper itself if you are a Corporate Member of CEPR, a CEPR Research Fellow or Affiliate or a subscriber to CEPR Discussion Papers.

Professor Hélène Rey of the London Business School, whose research focuses on international macroeconomics and finance, was the only economist to be featured in the publication.

Professor Sir Charlie Bean, CEPR Fellow and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, is leading the Independent Review of UK Economic Statistics into how to future-proof ONS’s statistics so that they capture Britain’s fast-changing and modern economy. Today’s Interim Report sets out strategic recommendations, with a number of specific supporting actions, to help achieve his vision of cutting-edge economic statistics.