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

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

This course will consider alternative frameworks to think about financial frictions and aggregate economy activity to understand financial crisis, business cycle and public policies.
Sessions will illustrate financial accelerator models, liquidity constraints and methods to analyse quantitatively and qualitatively financial panics, monetary and macro prudential policies.

This course will focus on the following topics:
- Rationale for macroprudential policy;
- DSGE models with a financial sector;
- Interactions between the real and the financial sectors;
- Financial accelerator, booms and busts.

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

Topics
- 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.

5 - 6 April 2018 / EUI Premises - Florence, Italy / Florence School of Banking and Finance

Course Instructors: Piers Haben, Slavka Eley, Oleg Shmeljov (European Banking Authority)
Area: Bank Regulation, Supervision and Resolution
Level: Intermediate

This course will focus on the following topics:
- Business model Analysis;
- Internal governance;
- Assessing risks to capital;
- Liquidity and funding;
- SREP capital adequacy assessment;
- SREP liquidity adequacy assessment;
- Supervisory and early intervention measures

This course is targeted at SSM, SRB, ESRB, EU officials, economists and risk managers in financial institutions and private banks, lawyers and accountants, Ph.D. students, post-graduate researchers, assistant professors.

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.

19 - 20 April 2018 / EUI Premises - Florence, Italy / Florence School of Banking and Finance

Course Instructor: Moritz Schularick (University of Bonn)
Area: Financial Stability and Macroprudential policy
Level: Intermediate

This course will consider the role of leverage and asset prices for macroeconomic outcomes, focusing on how different economic indicators perform in crisis prediction models, and assessing what role bank capital ratio and liquidity ratios play for financial stability. In the end, the course will discuss the effectiveness of macro-prudential and monetary policy in taming credit cycles, followed by an assessment of how they affect real economy.

This course will focus on the following topics:
- Financial cycles and the economy;
- Interest rates and returns on capital;
- Financial crisis prediction: tools and accuracy;
- Bank capital and financial stability;
- Debt overhang and recovery from crises;
- Managing credit booms: macroprudential vs. monetary policy

24 - 25 April 2018 / EUI Premises - Florence, Italy / Florence School of Banking and Finance

Course Instructor: Lee C. Buchheit (Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP); Mitu Gulati (Duke University); Jeromin Zettelmeyer (Peterson Institute of International Economics)
Area: Risk Management
Level: Intermediate

The course is structured around the life cycle of a default; with an emphasis on trying to understand the different stages of a crisis and making predictions regarding how the crisis will play out. Participants will get an basic exposure to both the economic and legal considerations involved in the operation of any sovereign debt crisis.

This course will focus on the following topics:
- Sovereign default and restructuring risk;
- Life cycle of a default;
- Economic and legal considerations in sovereign debt crisis.
- Case study: how restructuring plans are designed?

25 - 26 April 2018 / Geneva, Switzerland / Council on Economic Policies, the IMF and WTO

We particularly encourage the submission of unpublished empirical work that uses new datasets or exploits policy experiments in a novel and informative way. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • What is the effect of services trade on inclusive growth and structural transformation? Is trade in services a promising development strategy for developing economies?
  • How does services trade affect employment, income and gender inequality, quality of and access to service delivery, and innovation?
  • What are key determinants of and barriers to services trade? To what extent have trade agreements reduced them?
  • What policies are needed to increase services trade opportunities for inclusive growth?

Call for papers deadline: February 15, 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/.

11 - 22 June 2018 / Barcelona / Barcelona GSE

The Barcelona GSE Summer Forum brings hundreds of top researchers from around the globe to Barcelona to debate the present and future of the frontier of knowledge in Economics. The Summer Forum is a series of independent workshops that cover the main fields of Economics. With each edition, the Barcelona GSE Summer Forum has grown in participation by top researchers, selectivity of papers chosen for each workshop, and reputation as the summer meeting point in Europe for colleagues with common research interests.

The sixth edition of the Summer Forum will take place June 11-22, 2018 at Casa Convalescència (UAB) in Barcelona. The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2018.

To submit a paper, please go to https://app-summerforum.barcelonagse.eu/.

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.

17 June - 28 July 2018 / The University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NZ / The University of Kent

The University of Kent is proud to offer a selection of eight two-week summer schools delivered from our Canterbury campus. The selection of courses is as follows:

Global Business in a Dynamic Environment
Sustainable Architecture and Landscape design
Psychology - Investigating the Social Mind
European Security and Foreign Policy
Hidden Histories of World War II
Molecular Biology & IVF
Quantitative Methods
Plantagenet to Tudor – Late Medieval England

Each of these courses is taught over a period of two-weeks and by a range of academic lecturers and industry professionals and comes with the opportunity for scholarships. The final deadline for payment to secure your place on this course is Fri 28 May 2018.

17 - 30 June 2018 / Brussels School of International Studies, 2a Boulevard Louis Schmidtlaan, Etterbeek, 1040, Brussels / The University of Kent Brussels School of International Studies

The Summer School broadly addresses the theme of ‘Europe and the World’, which builds upon the academic strengths of the Brussels School of International Studies.

This programme attracts students and young professionals who wish to broaden their knowledge of the EU. Over a period of two weeks, students participate in a series of guest lectures, seminars and debates delivered by academics, policy-makers, diplomats and European civil servants. The summer school allows students to discover how the European Union functions with a particular focus on how it acts as a global organisation and the challenges it faces in today’s world.

The accommodation, tuition, entrance fees on trips, lunches throughout the 2 weeks, a 2 week travel card around Brussels and a celebratory final dinner to mark the end of the course are all included in the cost of the Summer School.

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.

18 - 29 June 2018 / Paris / PSE – Paris School of Economics aims to develop economics research of the highest international standard and to disseminate the results. It brings together a community of 140 researchers and around 200 PhD students, and offers teaching in Masters, Summer School and Executive Education programs at the cutting edge of the discipline.

Entirely run in English, the 2018 PSE Summer School proposes ten one-week programs from June 18 to June 29. Each program offers a full-time mix of lectures, tutorials and workshops, taught by PSE professors and other invited leading researchers. It will take place in Paris, on the new Campus Jourdan.

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