Richard Portes, President of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and Professor of Economics at London Business School, received the degree of Docteur honoris causa from the University of Paris-Dauphine on Thursday 10 October.

On the 21st and 22nd of October 2013, the European Banking Center at Tilburg University will organise its 5th Financial Stability Conference jointly with CEPR.

The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers working on financial stability-related issues. High quality papers of both a theoretical and empirical nature on macro- and microeconomic aspects of financial stability will be presented and discussed.

This high-level, policy-oriented event was organised jointly by London Business School, the Centre for Economic Policy Research, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and CEPREMAP.

Speakers and participants included academic economists, lawyers, staff of international institutions and those involved in sovereign debt markets. The meeting comprised four sessions:
1. Cyprus, Greece and implications
2. Eurozone Countries at risk (then and now)
3. Argentina and pari passu
4. Debt restructuring regimes

In September €-coin rose to 0.12 (from -0.04 in August), registering the first positive value in two years.

CEPR Fellows Imran Rasul and Daniel Rogger are the first award winners of the Deutsche Bahn Prize for Outstanding Research in Organisation and Management.

CEPR Research Fellows, Professor Kjetil Storesletten and Professor Fabrizio Zilibotti, are the co-winners of the Sun Yefang 2012 Award for their article "Growing Like China" (joint with Zheng Song) published in the American Economic Review 2011. More....

€-coin improved in August for the second consecutive month from -0.09 to -0.04.

Research Fellow Roger Farmer has won the first Maurice Allais prize for his CEPR Discussion Paper "The Inefficient Markets Hypothesis: Why Financial Markets Do Not Work Well in the Real World".

CEPR, the Macro Finance Risk Center and CIFRA at the University of Amsterdam recently hosted a joint workshop on the topic of 'Micro Foundations for Macro Finance Research'. Organised by Viral Acharya (NYU Stern and CEPR) and Enrico Perotti (UVA and CEPR), the workshop focused on building better micro foundations for macro finance research.

€-coin rose in July to -0.09, offsetting the deterioration recorded in the
previous two months.