10 - 10 February 2022 / Zoom webinar /


With the growing importance of central bank communication, both with markets and with a wider audience, there remain important questions regarding the channels through which communication has effects, and the best ways to communicate with different audiences, via different media, and about different topics. Research in this area is characterised by complementary theoretical, empirical and experimental approaches to these questions. This RPN seminar series aims to showcase leading research from academic and policy researchers, and to bring together this diverse range of research from across fields and using different methodological approaches. Most importantly, the series aims to serve as part of an on-going dialogue between interested researchers as well as practitioners in central banks.

Join us for the second session in this Seminar series where Michael Weber will give an overview talk on "Central bank communication with ordinary people: The role of medium, message and messenger", with a focus on diversity and communication based on his joint paper with Francesco D’Acunto and Andreas Fuster: Diverse Policy Committees Can Reach Underrepresented Groups (Free download here:


Michael McMahon (Oxford University and CEPR)


Seminars will take place every month on a Thursday at 3pm UK time (4 pm CET and 10AM EST) and last for 75 minutes.

Confirmed dates:

  • 13th January: Alan Blinder (Princeton University)
  • 10th February: Michael Weber (University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and CEPR)
  • 3rd March
  • 7th April
  • 5th May
  • 2nd June
  • 7th July
  • -- August summer break --
  • 1st September
  • 6th October
  • 10th November
  • 1st December


Each seminar will consist of a 60 minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes of open discussion. During the presentation, the audience will be automatically muted and may submit questions using the Q&A facility. The moderator will collect clarifying questions and a few questions of general interest and relay them to the speaker at intervals, ensuring the flow of the seminar. The last 15 minutes of the event will be reserved for an open discussion, where participants may raise their hand to ask questions live, directly to the speaker.

Seminars may be recorded. Please note that you may be recorded if you speak during the seminar.

Abuse of the seminar will not be tolerated.

17 - 17 February 2022 / Zoom webinar /

1 - 1 April 2022 / Paris, France / EconomiX, University of Paris Nanterre, France

EconomiX-CNRS and the Doctoral School EOS (Université Paris Nanterre), CeReFiM (University of Namur), and LEO (Université d'Orléans) are co-organizing the 11th PhD Student Conference on International Macroeconomics. The conference will be held on April 1st, 2022, in Nanterre, France.

19 - 22 April 2022 / Online / University of Surrey

The Course is aimed at MSc, MRes and PhD students, early researchers, and research
staff from central banks, ministries and the private sector, all with some prior experience of macroeconomic modelling. Its contents differ from the CIMS summer school’s, which is usually held in September. The Easter school is focused on a shorter list of themes, some of which are not commonly found in summer schools offered by most Economics departments.
This year the Easter school will cover:
- Inequality in incomplete markets taught by K. Storesletten,
- Collateral, repo and CDS markets taught by M. Pascoa,
- Topics in sovereign debt and default taught by H. Joo and T. Asonuma,
- Optimal fiscal policy and computational methods taught by V. Valaitis.

14 - 17 June 2022 / University of Pisa, Dep. Economics and Management / University of Pisa, Dep. Economics and Management

The 14th International Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics takes place exactly 50 years after the UN conference on the human environment, where the UN acknowledged the environmental crisis. Yet the current state of the environmental crisis seems to indicate that the needed actions and policies have not yet been implemented. We need to move beyond solutions based only on technology, and design transformative action on sustainability. The conference addresses these issues, and aims to contribute to a better understanding of the actions needed to change the current unsustainable trajectories of human society and economy, by addressing amongst others the science-policy gap. The questions: ‘Will politicians catch up with science and engaged civil society?’ and ‘What are the transformative actions to escape from the current unsustainable paths?’ will stand central during the conference.

We welcome original theoretical and empirical contributions, from different disciplines and geographies on topics including:
Transformations - Theoretical perspectives and new ideas - Teaching and communication - Resources - Policies - Institutions and power - Business and transition - Behaviour and social change - Alternative economies

DEADLINE abstract submission: 7 December 2021

22 - 24 June 2022 / Lucca, Italy /

We are writing to invite you to submit a paper or to express your interest in attending CEPR's European Research Workshop in International Trade (ERWIT) 2022, to be held in Lucca from 22 to 24 June 2022, organised in cooperation with IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca. We invite papers on topics related to international trade, foreign direct investment, migration, automation, and other issues related to globalisation.

ERWIT is an annual workshop that brings together international economists from across Europe and key researchers from outside the region. The workshop disseminates the findings of recent research on international trade, and presentations often involve exploratory rather than finished papers. It provides a unique opportunity to discuss trade-related research in a relaxed atmosphere. 

We are planning for ERWIT 2022 to take place physically in Lucca but will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation. The workshop will run for 3 full days from Wednesday 22 June until Friday 24 June (with arrival on Tuesday 21 June). CEPR and the local organisers will offer some funding for travel and accommodation, but we cannot guarantee funding for all participants. If you have alternative research travel funding at your disposal, we encourage you to indicate this on your reply form. This will help fund travel for participants who do not have other sources of funding, young researchers in particular. Where funding is provided for travel costs, this will be in accordance with the CEPR Travel Guidelines which will be circulated at a later date. We recommend that you hold off making any travel arrangements until further information has been given. 

Kindly note that it will not be possible to accept all applications to attend the event. At this stage, we would thus like you to simply confirm your interest in attending the meeting and indicate whether or not you wish to present a paper. When selecting papers, some preference will be given to researchers who have not presented at ERWIT recently, although we still encourage everyone to apply.

Authors who are CEPR affiliated or already have a CEPR profile can upload their submission by:
1) Going to and log in to the CEPR portal
2) If you are a member of the ITRE programme area click on "Change registration details", complete the requested information and click "Submit information"
3) If you are affiliated to another programme area or not CEPR affiliated but have a CEPR profile, click on "Step 1: Apply" and complete the requested information and click "Register"

Authors who do not have a CEPR profile can upload their submission by:
1) Creating a new profile here  
2) Go to and log in to the CEPR portal
3) Click on "Step 1: Apply" and complete the requested information and click "Register"

The deadline for submissions is 18:00 (GMT) on Sunday 16 January 2022.

If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mandy Chan, Senior Events Officer at [email protected].

Kind regards,

Beata Javorcik
Massimo Riccaboni
Armando Rungi

5 - 15 July 2022 / Warwick/Coventry / University of Warwick

If you are an enthusiastic and motivated 15-17 year old student wishing to have an unforgettable and inspirational summer experience, our Warwick Pre-University Summer School is for you.

You will:

experience a taste of Warwick with like-minded peers at one of the UK’s highest ranked universities
enjoy nine nights on Warwick’s beautiful self-contained campus
spend one night and two days in London, including lots of time to enjoy the capital city and a visit to a top London University
choose from two courses taught by top Warwick faculty - Economics and Finance or A Taste of Social Sciences
live alongside Warwick student ambassadors fully participating in the programme
visit the famous University City of Oxford
have a great mix of academic and personal development sessions as well as social and cultural activities
experience a fully catered programme with no hidden costs
94% of 2018 and 2019 students would recommend the Pre-University Summer School

The University of Warwick is ranked in the top ten in major league tables in the UK, including The Complete University Guide, The Times and The Sunday Times 2021 and The Guardian 2022.

You will be taught by top class academics including Professor Abhinay Muthoo.

Our Summer School offers excellent value for money with all teaching, a range of social activities, London trip, events, excursions, guest lectures and fully inclusive catering and accommodation included in the tuition fee.

7 - 8 September 2022 / Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Pontificia Università Gregoriana Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University

European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with Canadian Institute of Technology will organize the 10th ICSD 2022 International Conference on Sustainable Development, with particular focus on Environmental, Economic and Socio-Cultural Sustainability.

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

Papers will be published in Open Access EJSD Journal (Web of Science) and Proceedings.
For further information, please see the call for papers at

The 10th ICSD 2022 will be an excellent opportunity to share your ideas and research findings relevant to the Sustainability Science, through the European network of academics.

16 - 17 September 2022 / Cambridge, UK /

The Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance (CERF) welcomes submissions for its 2022 Corporate Finance Theory Symposium to be held in Cambridge on 16 and 17 September 2022 in a hybrid format (unless otherwise notified). We anticipate that all the speakers, discussants and the keynote speaker will be present in person, Covid-permitting. 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 2022 symposium will be similar in nature to previous years’ editions (Previous Conferences).  We expect to have about 8 papers (each with a discussant) and one keynote speech. The presentations will be also made available online (via Zoom Webinar).

The Keynote speaker for the 2022 Cambridge Corporate Finance Theory Symposium is Professor Josef Zechner (Vienna Graduate School of Finance and CEPR).

Please submit your paper (in pdf format) by clicking the following link:

Electronic Submission Form

Please read carefully before submitting your paper: Further Information and Requirements

The paper’s cover page must include: a title, abstract, authors' names and affiliations, and the email address of the corresponding author.

The deadline for submissions is 25 February 2022. The submitted paper must not have been accepted (or conditionally accepted) at a journal at the time of submission.

Conference Organisers:  Bart Lambrecht (CERFCambridge Judge Business School and CEPR) and Victoria Vanasco (CREI, UPF, Barcelona School of Economics and CEPR).

The event is in collaboration with the CEPR.

Email: [email protected] 

Programme Committee:






CREI, UPF, Barcelona School of Economics and CEPR



Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Business



Washington University in St. Louis and CEPR






University of Cambridge



UCLA Anderson School of Management



UVA Darden School of Business






University of Mannheim



The University of Texas at Dallas, Naveen Jindal School of Management


Segura Velez

Bank of Italy



University of Vienna



University of Toronto and CEPR



Tsinghua University



University of Bonn and CEPR



University of Pennsylvania ·



Simon Business School; University of Rochester

12 - 12 November 2022 / Amsterdam, Netherlands /

The Event

This is the second edition of an annual conference series on the Political Economy of Finance. The series is an initiative of PolEconFin, a platform for researchers active in the political economy of finance.

This second edition will be dedicated to the intersection between political institutions, central banks, and the real sector.

The academic programme will consist of six papers with discussants and also feature a keynote lecture by:

Barry Eichengreen, University of California, Berkeley and CEPR

Questions regarding central banks’ independence and their mandates have repeatedly drawn renewed interest, first in the context of legacy issues in financial crises, the COVID-19 shock and the world climate emergency. This concerns both their role as supervisors and monetary policy authorities. At the same time, technological evolution in finance also challenges the modus operandi of central banks. These broad questions have major political economy implications. The organising committee invites submissions of theoretical and empirical papers on these issues. Topics of interest for the conference include:

• The politics of central bank independence
• Central bank power and COVID-19
• Economists’ capture and central bank research
• Private interests, lobbying, and central bank capture
• Democratic institutions and the design of monetary and financial authorities
• The (political) role of central banks in climate change
• Political consequences of central bank policies
• Independence and accountability in the conduct of monetary and financial policies
• Central bank’s mandate and governance problems
• Political economy aspects of central bank digital currencies
• Political challenges in regulating FinTech
• Financial repression and debt


The submission deadline is Sunday 29 May 2022 (6PM BST).

Authors who are CEPR affiliated or already have a CEPR profile can upload their submission by:
1) Going to and log in to the CEPR portal
2) If you are a member of the POE programme area click on "Change registration details", complete the requested information and click "Submit information"
3) If you are affiliated to another programme area or not CEPR affiliated but have a CEPR profile, click on "Step 1: Apply" and complete the requested information and click "Register"

Authors who do not have a CEPR profile can upload their submission by:
1) Creating a new profile here  
2) Go to and log in to the CEPR portal
3) Click on "Step 1: Apply" and complete the requested information and click "Register"

If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mandy Chan ([email protected]) for assistance (with subject header “CEPR Conference Political Economy of Central Banks”). There is no submission fee. The authors will be notified about the acceptance of papers in August 2022.

Further information

The conference will be held at the University of Amsterdam in a hybrid format allowing for both physical and online participation. The conference is scheduled on Saturday 12 November 2022 and followed by a dinner with all participants. Depending on sanitary constraints at the time of the meeting, the conference may be held entirely online.

Organising committee:

• Thomas Lambert, Erasmus University Rotterdam
• Enrico Perotti, University of Amsterdam and CEPR
• Magdalena Rola-Janicka, Tilburg University

Programme committee:

• Jean-Edouard Colliard, HEC Paris and CEPR
• Dana Foarta, Stanford University and CEPR
• Hans Gersbach, ETH Zurich and CEPR
• Rainer Haselmann, Goethe University Frankfurt and CEPR
• Deniz Igan, Bank for International Settlements and CEPR
• Elisabeth Kempf, University of Chicago and CEPR
• Kris James Mitchener, Santa Clara University and CEPR
• Alessandro Riboni, Ecole Polytechnique and CEPR
• Martin Schmalz, University of Oxford and CEPR
• Christoph Trebesch, Kiel University and CEPR


Conference website: 

Email: [email protected]


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