Open Calls for Papers

Conference calls for papers and applications across all CEPR programme areas that are currently receiving submissions have been listed below. For any questions on how to submit, please get in touch with CEPR's events team:​

Sixth CEPR Economic History Symposium 

22-24 June 2018

The sixth CEPR Economic History Symposium, which will take place in Rome, 22-24 June 2018. The event will be organised by Stephen Broadberry (Nuffield College and CEPR) and Alfredo Gigliobianco (Banca d’Italia).

The symposium aims to bring together leading researchers in the field.

Papers are being sought on topics including, but not necessarily limited to:

  • Macroeconomic and financial history 

  • Economic growth in the very long run 

  • Institutions and economic development 

  • The history of the international economy 

One half day will be devoted to a policy session, exploring ways in which economic history can provide lessons for today’s economic challenges.

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Corporate Finance Theory Symposium 

14-15 September 2018

The Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance (CERF) welcomes submissions for its 2018 Corporate Finance Theory Symposium to be held in Cambridge UK,Cambridge Judge Business School14-15 September 2018.

The symposium covers all areas of theoretical corporate finance, including theory papers that combine corporate finance theory with a related area such as banking, market micro-structure, asset pricing, and financial accounting.

The format of the 2018 symposium will be similar in nature to previous years’ editions (Previous Conferences).  We expect to have about 9 papers (each with a discussant) and one keynote speech. This year’s keynote speaker will be Peter DeMarzo, Stanford University.

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Money in the Digital Age

12-13 June 2018

Keynote: Prof. Bengt Holmström (MIT), Nobel laureate in economics, 2016.

Information and communication technologies have affected financial services for decades. More recently, digitization of information has increasingly spread to almost all areas of human activity, creating new vast pools of data. This has opened new opportunities also to financial services, which both incumbent institutions and new players are facing. Great benefits may be available, but new risks may also emerge. New technologies and players may eventually increase competition and innovation which may lead to better and cheaper financial services to the end users. However, it is not clear that welfare benefits can be maximized without policy interventions. Financial regulation and supervision – even competition policies - can be a catalyst, but may be needed also for safeguarding the financial system against new types of risks. Central banks may also be affected as ways of payment and use of cash are changing. The issue of digital central bank currencies has risen, with potential implications for financial stability and the transmission of monetary policy.

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2nd Research Conference of the CEPR Network on Macroeconomic Modelling and Model Comparison (MMCN)

Stanford, California
7-8 June 2018

Quantitative macroeconomic models play an important role in informing policy makers about the consequences of monetary, fiscal and macro-prudential policies. The Macroeconomic Modelling and Model Comparison Network (MMCN) aims to make progress in this area by promoting collaboration among interested researchers in academia and policy institutions. It provides a forum for presenting new models and model comparisons, as well as the solution and estimation methods underlying them, thereby enhancing opportunities for building on the work of others.

The conference organizers welcome submissions of a theoretical or empirical nature and wish to foster a network of researchers interested in model and policy comparison.

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Heterogeneous Agent Models in Continuous Time with Monetary Policy Applications

4-6 June 2018

We are pleased to announce details of the latest EABCN Training School; a three-day course entitled “Heterogeneous Agent Models in Continuous Time with Monetary Policy Applications”. Prof Benjamin Moll will teach the course. It is primarily aimed at participants in the Euro Area Business Cycle Network but applications will also be considered from doctoral students, post-doctoral researchers and economists working in central banks and government institutions outside of the network, as well as commercial organisations (fees applicable for non-network organisations).

Course Contents
A recent literature argues that Heterogeneous Agent New Keynesian (HANK) models provide a useful framework for the analysis of macroeconomic shocks and policies, particularly for better understanding the transmission mechanism of monetary policy. Central Banks often have access to (or collect themselves) high-quality micro data and such heterogeneous agent models also open up the door to bringing this micro data to the table in order to empirically discipline macro theories.

This training course develops tools for the analysis and numerical solution of heterogeneous agent models. Continuous-time methods have proven useful in this regard because, in continuous time, heterogeneous agent models can be conveniently solved as systems of partial differential equations. The emphasis of the training course will be on providing the necessary background for participants to apply these tools in practice, with particular focus on numerical solution techniques using finite difference methods.

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The Euro at 20

25-26 June 2018

The Central Bank of Ireland, the International Monetary Fund, and the IMF Economic Review are inviting paper submissions for a conference on “The Euro at 20” to be held in Dublin on June 25-26, 2018.

Since its launch in January 1999, the euro project has received much praise as well as criticism. As the currency is about to turn twenty, the conference will take stock of the euro’s performance. The conference organisers seek both theoretical and empirical research contributions on topics of central importance to currency areas in general, and the euro area in particular. 

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Housing, Credit and Heterogeneity: New Challenges for Stabilisation Policies

13-14 September 2018

The recent global financial crisis and subsequent anemic recovery in the Euro area and United States has brought to light the importance of housing and credit markets for the macroeconomy. It has also revealed seemingly important shortcomings of the prevailing paradigm at the heart of business cycle macroeconomics, the representative agent model. New macroeconomic models featuring inequality and aggregate uncertainty as well as a wealth of new microeconomic data have opened up exciting new avenues for research.

The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers focusing on heterogeneity in households and firms and the interplay of that heterogeneity with macroeconomic policy and aggregate fluctuations.

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Asset Prices and the Macro Economy

31 August-1 September 2018

The financial crisis and the subsequent economic recovery were associated with spectacular price movements in a number asset markets. Understanding these fluctuations and their interactions with the macro economy remains challenging. The conference seeks to bring together innovative work advancing our knowledge of macro-financial linkages. Theoretical and empirical contributions are both welcome. The program of the first conference in this series is available here.

The following participants have confirmed to be keynote speakers at the conference:

Nicola Gennaioli (Bocconi University & CEPR)

Stefan Nagel (Booth School of Business, University of Chicago & CEPR)

The conference organisers are Klaus Adam (University of Mannheim, CEPR and EABCN) and Elisa Faraglia (Cambridge University, CEPR and EABCN).

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1st European Midwest Micro/Macro Conference (EM3C)

5-6 October 2018

On October 05-06, 2018, the 1st European Midwest Micro/Macro Conference (EM3C) will take place in Bonn. The conference will focus on the role of microdata for macroeconomics. Microdata for the purposes of EM3C is broadly defined and includes (but is not limited to) survey data, administrative data, experimental data, expectations data, etc. Work with new, previously unexplored microdata is especially welcome. The macro part of EM3C is also broadly defined and includes growth and business cycle topics, fiscal and monetary policy, consumption, investment, labour topics, price setting, sentiment and uncertainty research, etc.

The conference is hosted by the Institute of Macroeconomics and Econometrics of Bonn University. EM3C is a joint initiative of Rüdiger Bachmann (University of Notre Dame and CEPR), Scott R. Baker (Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management), Kyle Herkenhoff (University of Minnesota), Kurt Mitman (Stockholm University Institute for International Economic Studies and CEPR), and Michael Weber (The University of Chicago Booth School of Business) and the local organisers.

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