23 - 23 February 2017 / London, UK / SUERF - The European Money and Finance Forum and Ernst & Young

This one-day conference, organised by SUERF and hosted by EY in London, will bring together academics, officials, and industry representatives to examine the likely effects on financial institutions of Great-Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.

2 - 3 March 2017 / Brussels / Vrije Universiteit Brussel, INFER

This workshop aims at bringing together experts in the analysis of news, forecasting, uncertainty and the role of expectations in fiscal policy. The main purpose is to debate issues in the theoretical and empirical analysis of expectations in fiscal policy, and what new insights the latest analysis can deliver to policymakers.

Changes in the behaviour of fiscal and monetary policy influence beliefs about the way debt will be stabilized. Time consistent policies that are bound by rules are just one of the possible regimes. There have been large shifts in the policy mix in economic history. Exiting from current strategies might be complicated and not time-consistent anymore. If policies become locked in, and economic agents start to believe future changes are unlikely, the effects of fiscal and monetary policy may change.

8 - 10 March 2017 / Florence, Italy (EUI Premises) / Florence School of Banking and Finance (Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute)

Course instructor: Enrique G. Mendoza (University of Pennsylvania)
Area: Financial Stability and Regulation
Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Course topics:
- A primer on financial markets modeling in open economy models and fundamentals of macro models of financial crises
- Stylized facts of credit booms and Sudden Stops
- Collateral constraints and the case for Macroprudential policy
- Quantifying the effectiveness of optimal v. simple financial policy rules in Sudden Stop models
- Time-inconsistency in the conduct of macropudential policy
- The interaction between monetary and financial policies (Tinbergen’s rule and the need for coordination)

This course is targeted at financial stability and research departments of Central Banks, Ph.D. students, research departments of private banks, and EU Officials (e.g. ECB, SSM, SRB). Participants are expected to have a degree in Economics and to be proficient in mathematics, statistics and macro-modeling.

15 - 15 March 2017 / Munich / ING, CEPR, Deloitte, Microsoft, Dell EMC and Dimension Data

The Think Forward Summit 2017 will focus on how to combine the innovative and scientific insights we are gathering about people, their social environment and the economy into practical solutions that will help people make better financial decisions. We will also talk about trust, given the privacy concerns related to data analytics and new developments. 

Keynote speakers will include Michael Norton, Harvard Business School professor and co-author of the book “Happy Money: The Science of Happier Spending”. 


21 - 23 March 2017 / Florence, Italy (EUI Premises) / Florence School of Banking and Finance (Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute)

Deadline for registration: 7 March 2017

This training course held by Gianni de Nicolò (IMF and FBF) will provide participants with the current status of research on systemic risk, the foundations of current methodologies and their implications in terms of surveillance and supervision.

The course will cover the following topics:
- Value at Risk (VAR) and market based measures of systemic risk
- Measures of systemic importance (COVAR, Network analysis)
- Identification of Systemically Important Financial Institutions (SIFIs)
- Contagion and network externalities

The course is targeted, among others, at professionals in Financial stability and research departments of Central Banks, Ph.D. students, private sector economists, and EU officials.
Course participants are expected to hold a BA (or equivalent) in Economics and to have a basic understanding of statistics and econometrics.

31 March - 1 April 2017 / German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) and Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany / Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)

The conference focuses on all aspects of firm level decisions and firm level developments as they impact upon labor market outcomes in industrialized countries.
We invite empirical and theoretical contributions on this topic from all areas of economics, management research, and sociology.

Keynote speakers: Sandra Black (University of Texas at Austin), Roberto Fernandez (MIT) and Michael Waldman (Cornell University)

Participation: Please submit full papers (or preliminary versions) in PDF to Arne Jonas Warnke via e-mail: dfg1764@zew.de. Travel and accommodation costs will be reimbursed for speakers.

Deadline for paper submission: December 4, 2016

The conference is sponsored by the German Research Foundation (DFG, as part of the Priority Programme SPP 1764), by the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), Berlin, and by the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn.

5 - 7 April 2017 / Florence, Italy (EUI Premises) / Florence School of Banking and Finance (Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute)

Deadline for registration: 22 March 2017

This training course held by Refet Gürkaynak (Bilkent University) will focus on learning about macroeconomic conditions and outcomes by studying financial markets through event studies.

The course will cover the following topics:
- Linkages between financial asset prices and macroeconomic fundamentals; extraction of information on the macroeconomic state from the observed asset prices
- Yield curves and their information content, macroeconomic news and surveys
- High frequency event studies (Ordinary Least Squares and Heteroskedasticity-based identification)

The course is targeted, among others, at central bankers, financial market participants and analysts, financial regulators, and Ph.D. students with interest in macroeconomics and finance.
The course requires a basic understanding of statistics, at the level of ordinary least squares regressions and implementation in statistical software.

19 - 20 April 2017 / Florence, Italy (EUI Premises) / Florence School of Banking and Finance (Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute)

Deadline for registration: 29 March 2017

This training course held by Steven Ongena (University of Zurich) will present the relevant research methodologies used in empirical banking, with a special emphasis on intertemporal (e.g., duration analysis and event study) and cross-sectional methods (e.g., matching).

The course will cover the following topics:
- Overview: Current empirical methods to evaluate regulatory policies
- Techniques: Heteroskedastic Modelling, Duration Analysis and Applications, Matching, Difference-in-Difference, Event Studies and Applications, Elements of an Identification Strategy.

The course is targeted, among others, at financial stability and research departments of Central Banks, Ph.D. students in Economics, Banking or Econometrics, and economists working in the private sector. An intermediate level in micro and macroeconomics, as well as in applied econometrics, is required to follow this course.

19 - 22 April 2017 / Budapest, Hungary / Central European University

The 2017 Meeting of the European Public Choice Society will be held from April 19 – 22, 2017 at the Central European University’s School of Public Policy in Budapest, Hungary. The European Public Choice Society promotes scientific research on the economics and politics of public and non-market decision-making, political economy and the economics of institutions. About 250 researchers from different fields such as economics, political science and other social sciences meet annually to discuss the current issues in all fields of Public Choice. Submissions will be accepted from September 1 until November 29, 2016.

15 - 15 May 2017 / University of Lille / University of Lille

The aim of the conference is to reflect on the limits of current data used to study migration and to connect producers and academic users of migration data. The organizing committee invites the submission of high-quality academic papers that use different datasets (administrative, survey, experimental). A roundtable will be organized with stake-holders that facilitate data collection and dissemination (DGEF, IAB, INED, OECD).

Key note speaker: Herbert BRÜCKER (University of Bamberg, IAB, IZA) “Causes and consequences of refugee migration: new evidence from the German refugee survey”

If you would like to submit a paper please send an email to understandingmigration@gmail.com. In the case of multiple-authored papers, indicate who will present and whether or not the presenter would also be willing to act as a discussant. Authors will be notified about the acceptance of papers and the conference programme by the end of March, 2017.


15 - 16 June 2017 / London / EBRD and Bank of England

The sixth edition of the MoFiR workshop on banking will be held in London on June 15-16, 2017. It is organized by the Money and Finance Research group (MoFiR) together with the Bank of England and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and sponsored by the Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis (Imperial College Business School); the Department of Economics and Social Sciences of the Università Politecnica delle Marche; and the Review of Finance.

The organizing committee of this small informal workshop invites submissions of high-quality theoretical and empirical research on financial intermediation in both advanced economies and emerging markets.

The keynote speakers will be Mariassunta Giannetti (Stockholm School of Economics) and Anil Kashyap (University of Chicago Booth School of Business).

A special issue of the Review of Finance will be published under the editorship of Andrew Ellul.

15 - 16 June 2017 / Barcelona / Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

The Barcelona GSE Summer Forum Workshop on Advances in Micro Development Economics aims to create an annual meeting of top researchers in Development Economics.

The workshop aims at being a showcase of recent outstanding contributions in the broad literature on development economics. Both empirical and theoretical contributions will be encouraged.

19 June - 7 July 2017 / Paris, France / Paris School of Economics

The PSE Summer School offers research-oriented teaching by leading experts in their fields. These started in 2016 with four topics that brought together over a hundred participants from all over the world.
In 2017, during 3 weeks, from June 19th to July 7th, the 2017 PSE Summer School will propose ten programs. It will take place in Paris.

19 - 20 June 2017 / Dublin / Trinity College Dublin and University of Notre Dame

The recent global financial crisis has put in evidence the relevance of gaining a better understanding of the determinants and implications of financial globalisation, international capital flows, exchange rate realignments, sovereign default, etc. In this light, policymakers around the world face new challenges to attain internal and external goals, as well as objectives in relation to global financial stability.

This conference aims at bringing together leading scholars to discuss recent developments in international macroeconomics and capital flows from both empirical and theoretical perspectives.

The deadline for paper submissions is March 1st ,2017. Further details here: https://agustinbenetrix.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/im-tcd-nd_workshop.pdf

29 - 30 June 2017 / Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-464 Porto PORTUGAL / School of Economics and Management, University of Porto (FEP)

The 3rd International Conference on Energy & Environment: bringing together Economics and Engineering is organized by FEP (School of Economics and Management, University of Porto) and the School of Engineering, University of Minho. It will take place at FEP, in Porto, on the 29 and 30 of June 2017.

3 - 4 July 2017 / Bank of England, London / Bank of England, NIESR, Warwick University, Centre for Macroeconomics

The conference will last for a day and a half and we envisage that it will consist of twelve papers with discussants. We are looking for high quality research papers in macroeconomics that may help to guide macroeconomic and/or macroprudential policy. We are particularly interested in models that explore the role of behavioural economics and models of multiple equilibrium. Papers may be theoretical or empirical and preference will be given to papers that are imaginative and in an early stage of development. 

Keynote speakers: James Bullard (President, St Louis Federal Reserve), Andy Haldane (Bank of England) and Michael Woodford (Columbia)

The deadline for paper submissions is 31 March 2017

16 July - 4 August 2017 / London / University of Warwick in collaboration with St Mary's University

The University of Warwick in collaboration with St Mary’s is launching its next Warwick Summer School, a three week programme which will run from July 16 – August 4 2017. The Summer School will be delivered in London from the St Mary’s University campus. The Summer School will be taught by world leading academics including Professors Ken Binmore and Abhinay Muthoo.

To apply or for further details go to our website:http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/about/london/study/warwick-summer-school/

20 - 21 July 2017 / Conference Center of the Bank of Canada, Ottawa, Canada / CEBRA & Bank of Canada

The annual meeting of the Central Bank Research Association (CEBRA) brings together policy-relevant research on topics of interest to central banks and international financial institutions. CEBRA’s 2017 Annual Meeting is organized jointly with the Bank of Canada (BoC).

The 2017 meeting features six sessions jointly organized by CEBRA and BoC. Further, the meeting features special sessions organized by the BIS, the IMF, and the World Bank, as well as an invited session organized by NBER.

Scientific committee is chaired by Rhys Mendes (BoC) and includes Enrique Alberola (BIS), Marcus Brunnermeier (Princeton & NBER), Stephen Cecchetti (Brandeis & NBER), Giovanni Dell’Ariccia (IMF), Jean-Sébastien Fontaine (BoC), Galina Hale (FRBSF), Leonardo Gambacorta (BIS), Scott Hendry (BoC), Raju Huidrom (WB), Emanuel Kohlscheen (BIS), Ayhan Kose (WB), Oleksiy Kryvtsov (BoC), Sylvain Leduc (BoC), John Rogers (FRB), Georg Strasser (ECB), and Jing Yang (BoC).

14 - 15 September 2017 / Helsinki, Finland / SUERF - The European Money and Finance Forum and Bank of Finland

Confirmed Speakers:
2017 Marjolin Lecture by Daniéle Nouy, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Single Supervisory Mechanism
Bengt Holmström, Nobel laureate 2016, MIT
Tobias Adrian, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Gabriel Bernardino, EIOPA
Nicola Gennaioli, Bocconi University
Dong He, IMF
Stan Maes, European Commission
Risto Murto, Varma Pension Fund
Urs Rohner, Credit Suisse
Antti Suhonen, Alto University

15 September - 16 January 2017 / Cambridge / Cambridge Judge Business School

Corporate Finance Theory Symposium; Cambridge Judge Business School,15-16 September 2017. (CERF) is holding a Corporate Finance Theory Symposium.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. This year’s keynote speaker is Jean-Charles Rochet. Conference Organisers: Bart Lambrecht and Günter Strobl. The event is in collaboration with CEPR.