18 - 19 December 2017 / Tilburg, The Netherlands / Tilburg Law and Economics Center and Tilburg University

The goal of this interdisciplinary conference is to bring together economists and legal scholars in order to advance our understanding of the relationships between competition, standardization, and innovation, as well as their implications for public policy. It aims at fostering exchange between the two disciplines in this field where complementarities between law and economics are particularly strong. Please email [email protected] by 15 September to submit your paper. (abstracts accepted but full papers preferred).

10 - 12 January 2018 / Bangkok / EBES (Eurasian Business and Economics Society)

We would like to invite you to participate in the 24th EBES Conference - Bangkok, Thailand which will bring together many distinguished researchers from all over the world. Participants will find opportunities for presenting new research, exchanging information, and discussing current issues.

Although we focus on Europe and Asia, all papers from major economics, finance, and business fields - theoretical or empirical - are highly encouraged. The deadline for abstract submissions is October 31, 2017.

8 - 10 February 2018 / Wisconsin-Madison, United States / University of Wisconsin-Madison

The PEIO conference brings together economists, political scientists and other scholars to address political-economy issues related to any international organization, including the World Trade Organization, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the European Union, and also other international organizations that have as yet received less attention in the academic literature. Questions we seek to address include how IOs are organized and governed, what are the incentives of governments dealing with IOs as well as the incentives of the bureaucrats who staff them, and what are the effects of IOs on policy outcomes. We will also consider the interaction of IOs with transnational actors such as commercial lobbies and NGOs. Finally, we have a particular interest in the interaction of the international political economy with the domestic political economy of IO members.

12 - 13 February 2018 / EUI Premises - Florence, Italy / Florence School of Banking and Finance

Instructor: Gianni De Nicolò (FBF and International Monetary Fund)
Area: Financial Stability and Macroprudential policy
Level: Introductory/Intermediate

This course offers an overview of bank risks and banking stability, linking sources of risk to the macroeconomic and financial environment of a country. It will focus on analysis and interpretation of micro and macro bank data useful for policy analysis using extensive country case studies.

At the end of this course, which is open to non-economists, participants will have acquired:
- An understanding of the key sources of risks in the banking system, their measurement, and the rationale and practice of key bank regulations.
- Practical skills in assessing banking system stability to be used in policy analysis.

26 - 28 February 2018 / EUI Premises - Florence, Italy / Florence School of Banking and Finance

Instructors: Christos Gortsos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and EUI – Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow), Seraina Grünewald (University of Zurich)
Area: Bank Regulation, Supervision and Resolution
Level: Introductory/Intermediate

This course introduces the concept of bank resolution and its main attributes. Then, it presents the EU framework governing resolution of credit institutions, the provisions on the Single Resolution Fund under the SRM Regulation and the related Intergovernmental Agreement.

At the end of this course, which is open to non-economists, participants will have acquired thorough knowledge on:
- The main elements of the international and the EU regulatory framework on resolution.
- The sale of business, bridge institution, asset separation, bail-in.
- The conditions for resolution.
- The alternative forms of permissible state aid under the new framework.

9 - 9 March 2018 / The Royal Society, London / UK Network of Environmental Economists (UKNEE)

UKNEE is calling for abstracts for envecon 2018: Applied Environmental Economics Conference. The conference will take place on 9th March 2018 at The Royal Society in London and is the only such event in the UK that brings together over 200 environmental economists, policy makers and private and public-sector managers from the UK and rest of the world.

To take part in the conference as a speaker, please send a 2 page abstract by 18th December 2017 of your policy and practice relevant research to [email protected]. The selection will be announced mid-January. We look forward to hearing from you.

19 - 21 March 2018 / EUI Premises - Florence, Italy / Florence School of Banking and Finance

Instructor: Nobuhiro Kiyotaki (Princeton University)
Instructor: Level: Advanced
Area: Financial Stability and Macroprudential Policy

- Rationale for macroprudential policy;
- DSGE models with a financial sector;
- Interactions between the real and the financial sectors;
- Financial accelerator, booms and busts.

This advanced course will consider alternative frameworks to think about financial frictions and aggregate economy activity and to understand financial crisis, business cycle and public policies.
The instructor will then discuss the basic financial accelerator model – which emphasizes the interaction between borrowing constraint, asset price and aggregate production – and will introduce a liquidity constraint to examine financial crises and unconventional monetary policy.
Lastly, the course will look at financial intermediaries to study – qualitatively and quantitatively – financial panics, monetary and macro prudential policies.

6 - 7 April 2018 / Nuremberg, Germany / University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

The conference focuses on demographic change and immigration in industrialized countries and on the ways these phenomena interact with employment, wages, and participation in the labor market. Researchers are invited to submit empirical and theoretical contributions on this topic from all areas of economics and sociology.

The conference is sponsored by the German Research Foundation (DFG) as part of the Priority Program “The German Labor Market in a Globalized World – Challenges through Trade, Technology, and Demographics” (SPP 1764) and the Labor and Socio-Economic Research Center (LASER) at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.

6 - 7 April 2018 / Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg, Germany / Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) and Institute for Employment Research (IAB)

The conference focuses on demographic change and immigration in industrialized countries and on the ways these phenomena interact with employment, wages, and participation in the labor market. Researchers are invited to submit empirical and theoretical contributions on this topic from all areas of economics and sociology.
Keynote speakers are Anne Case (Princeton University), Christian Dustmann (University College London), David Green (University of British Columbia, Vancouver) and Irena Kogan (University of Mannheim).

Please submit full papers (preliminary versions are welcome) as a PDF file to Angelika Ganserer via email to [email protected]. If possible, include up to four JEL Codes. Travel and accommodation costs will be reimbursed for speakers (one speaker per paper).
Deadline for paper submission is 20 December 2017. Selection decisions will be made by 25 January 2018.

16 - 17 May 2018 / London / The Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence, the Office for National Statistics and the Bank of England

The Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence (ESCoE) will hold its annual conference, organised in partnership with the UK Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the Bank of England, in London on16-17 May 2018.

Keynote speakers include:

Nicholas Bloom (Stanford University and ESCoE)
Hal Varian (University of California at Berkeley and Google)

We would like to invite papers on all aspects of the measurement and use of economic statistics, including: the productivity puzzle, the digital economy, National Accounts and Beyond GDP, regional statistics, measurement using big data and administrative data, international trade flows and the location of economic activity.

Please submit a full paper or an extended abstract by 31 January 2018 to [email protected].

Further details can be found on the website below.

30 May - 1 June 2018 / Palma de Mallorca (Mallorca) - Spain / EAYE (European Association of Young Economists) - University of the Balearic Islands

We are pleased to announce that the 23rd Spring Meeting of Young Economists (SMYE2018) will take place in Palma (Mallorca, Spain) between 30th May and 1st June 2018. The conference will be hosted by the Applied Economics (DEA) and the Business Economics (DEE) departments of the University of Balearic Islands.

The goal of the conference is to promote the exchange of ideas and experience among young economists conducting research in all fields of economics. More information about our mission can be found on the website of the European Association of Young Economists: http://eaye-smye.blogspot.be/.

14 - 15 June 2018 / Ancona, Italy / Money and Finance Research Group (MoFiR), together with the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission and the Università Politecnica delle Marche

The 7th MoFiR Workshop on Banking will be held in Ancona, Italy, at the Università Politecnica delle Marche on June 14-15, 2018.

The organizing committee of this small informal workshop invites submissions of high-quality theoretical and empirical research on financial intermediation. Scholars in the fields of banking and finance will meet to discuss current issues in banking, financial stability, and financial regulation, focusing on policy reforms for a stable global financial environment. The workshop will provide an opportunity for presentations and discussions about policy-relevant research in an informal and highly interactive environment.

The keynote speaker will be George G. Pennacchi (University of Illinois).

Travel and accommodation costs for presenters and invited discussants will be reimbursed for an amount up to EUR 500 for European travelers and EUR 1,200 for overseas travelers.

18 - 19 June 2018 / European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany / European Central Bank

The European Central Bank is holding its tenth Workshop on Forecasting Techniques in Frankfurt am Main on 18 and 19 June 2018.

This biennial conference provides a forum for new theoretical and applied work on forecasting. Macroeconomists today have more – and richer – data at their disposal than ever before. Many of these datasets are not only very large, but also unstructured, not rectangular, or irregularly spaced. Fully tapping the embedded information for forecasters and policymakers requires new methods and tools. This conference will bring together experts from all fields to exchange new ideas on utilising large datasets for macroeconomic and financial forecasting.

Peter Bühlmann (ETH Zürich), Francis X. Diebold (University of Pennsylvania), Serena Ng (Columbia University) and Hal Varian (Google Inc.) have confirmed their participation as invited speakers.

Manuscripts should be submitted as a PDF to [email protected] by 28 February 2018.

12 - 13 September 2018 / Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University

European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with CIT University will organize the 6th ICSD 2018 Rome, Italy from Wednesday 12 to Thursday 13 September, 2018.

The 6th ICSD 2018 will be an excellent opportunity to share your ideas and research findings relevant to the Sustainability Science, through the European network of academics. Papers will be published in the EJSD Journal (Thomson Reuters) and Proceedings.

The Conference theme is: "Creating a unified foundation for the Sustainable Development: research, practice and education".