26 - 26 May 2020 / online / The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw)

US economists on the economic impact of the crisis and policy developments in the US and Europe.

* Adam S. Posen, The Peterson Institute for International Economics
* Vivien A. Schmidt, Boston University
* Jeffry Frieden, Harvard University
* Michael Landesmann, Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw)

The following questions will be addressed:
* How does the unfolding Covid-19 crisis compare so far between the US and Europe?
* How does the EMU/EU governance structure constrain monetary and fiscal responses compared to the US?
* Which failures in policy can be/could have been avoided?
* Which social and political outcomes do you expect on both sides of the Atlantic?
* How will the US and European responses affect global economic and political relations?

18 - 19 June 2020 / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / The South East Asian Central Banks (SEACEN) Research and Training Centre

The objective of the 2020 SEACEN Policy Summit is to understand and assess exchange rate market development and dynamics in the context of volatile capital inflows to the Asia-Pacific region. The SEACEN Centre is advertising a call for papers that will be presented during the Policy Summit. Submissions of empirical papers focusing on Asia-Pacific emerging economies with relation to capital flows and clear policy implications are invited. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

1) Evolution and dynamics of emerging Asia FX markets;
2) Onshore and offshore emerging Asia FX markets;
3) Exchange rate as a shock absorber or amplifier in emerging Asia economies;
4) FX intervention policies in emerging Asia economies;
5) Index-based (J.P. Morgan Global Aggregate Bond Index and MSCI Emerging
Markets Index) investing and ETFs transmission channels in emerging Asia
6) Global liquidity and financial cycle and their impact on emerging Asia
capital inflows and outflows; and
7) Nature of different market players (retail, institutional, leveraged money
and SWFs) and their impact on emerging Asia capital flows

22 - 23 June 2020 / Ankara, Turkey / The Trade Policy Research Network, CEPR, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, EUI, Florence and TEDU-TRC

We invite submissions of papers and expressions of interest in attending the Fourth Empirical Investigations in Services Trade (EIST) conference. The meeting will take place on 22-23 June in Ankara, Turkey, hosted by TEDU-TRC. The theme of the conference is economic analysis of trade and investment in services. We welcome submissions related to any aspect of international trade and investment in services, including empirical analyses of sectoral policy and regulation, trade and investment agreements, labour market adjustment and trade or investment in services, the role of services in value chains and offshoring and analysis using firm-level data.

7 - 8 July 2020 / Saint Petersburg, Russia / Bank of Russia

The Bank of Russia is hosting its third annual International Research Conference in Saint Petersburg on 7-8 July 2020 (Tuesday-Wednesday).

The scientific committee of the conference is comprised of the Research Advisory Board of the Bank of Russia.

Modern central banks perform multiple functions. They guarantee price and financial stability, carry out prudential regulation of financial sector trying to create the right stimulus for market players and enforce the rules of the game. A number of challenges appear regarding each of the policies as well as their interactions.

This conference will bring together researchers from academia, central banks, and policy institutions, who will present and discuss their theoretical and empirical research on challenges for these central banks’ policies and their interactions. The conference will also discuss rationale for changes to the ammunition of central banks to better address current and some future challenges.

19 July - 8 August 2020 / Twickenham, London / University of Warwick

University of Warwick Summer School in London in collaboration with St Mary’s
Sunday 19 July – Saturday 8 August 2020

Applications to our 2020 Warwick Summer School are now open following our immensely successful and fun 2019 Summer School, which saw students experience:

• University of Warwick’s outstanding teaching;
• the chance to engage with high profile academics and speakers;
• integrating with students from across 46 different nationalities and
• the excitement of London life for a few weeks

We have an even wider range of courses on offer this year aimed at UG and PG students including:

• Strategic Management
• Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
• Data Science: Foundations of Data Analytics
• International Business and Finance
• English Language for Business
• Behavioural Economics
• Game Theory and Competitive Strategy
• International Development
• Money and Banking
• Politics and Globalisation
• Computational Modelling for All
• Leadership, Communication and Innovation
• International Economic Law
• Communications and Marketing
• Introduction to Psychology
• Introduction to Economics

All courses are taught by staff who are experts in their field.

We will be running our Summer School from the beautiful self-contained campus of St Mary’s, Twickenham enabling you to benefit from exceptional teaching, academic expertise and social programme with our amazing capital city, London, on your doorstep.

Special Discounts for Partners

Applications to the Warwick Summer School in collaboration with St Marys can be made online:

Warwick partners, alumni and offer holder students are able to benefit from a 20% tuition fee discount, which includes three weeks of tuition, a fantastic social programme (see below) and inspiring guest lecture series. Scholarships are available for groups of 10+ including faculty tuition fee waivers. Please get in touch if you would like more information on group bookings.

Inspirational Guest Lecture Programme
In previous years Nobel Prize winner, George Akerlof, Gold medal winning Alpine Skier, Kelly Gallager MBE and Entrepreneur, Priya Lakhani OBE have shared their insights and experiences with our students. 2020 evening guest speakers will be announced over the coming months. Find out more:

Fantastic Social Programme
In the tuition fee we also include a fantastic social programme including a meet and greet BBQ, three course welcome dinner at Twickenham Rugby Stadium, a curry, karaoke and disco night, film night, day trip to University of Warwick and farewell British Afternoon Tea reception as well as sports activities to take a break from studying.

In addition students can book for additional trips to London, Brighton and the dreaming spires of Oxford, The Making of Harry Potter and a West End Theatre trip to see The Lion King. Find out more:

Live on Campus
Accommodation packages are all either room only, bed and breakfast, half board or full board - there is an option to suit a variety of budgets and tastes. We also have accommodation options off campus if you wish to live nearby in the beautiful riverside town of Kingston Upon Thames and self-cater.


3 - 14 August 2020 / University of Oxford, UK / University of Oxford

Despite the COVID-19 outbreak, we are committed to running the Summer School. This includes provisions for live-streaming of all the content and interactions if necessary. 


The Tools for Macroeconomists Summer School offers two courses: The Essentials and Advanced Tools. These intensive graduate-level courses are aimed at students, researchers and professionals and provide a combination of lectures and hands-on computer sessions. Participants will leave with a deep understanding of numerical methods and a portfolio of Matlab codes implementing them.

The summer school is hosted by the University of Oxford between August 3 and 14, 2020.

 More information here:

The Essentials

August 3-7, 2020

Wouter den Haan and Petr Sedlacek

This course covers basic building blocks of numerical analysis, their use in solving modern macroeconomic models and an introduction into model estimation. Students will use Matlab code to solve and analyse macroeconomic models.

Topics include:

  • function approximation, numerical integration
  • perturbation, projection methods
  • Kalman filter, Bayesian estimation, MCMC methods

Advanced Tools

August 10-14, 2020

Wouter den Haan and Pontus Rendahl

This course teaches state-of-the-art methods for solving and analyzing advanced macro-economic models. Participants will not only write their own code, but also learn how to resolve problems that researchers may run into when using these advanced methods.

Topics include:

  • models with heterogeneous agents
  • continuous time models
  • models with occasionally binding constraints

17 - 18 August 2020 / Palais Coburg, Vienna, Austria / WU Vienna - Research Institute for Capital Markets

Research on risk premia, factors, and predictive regressions has traditionally focused on equity markets, while research on foreign exchange has been lagging despite its huge potential. Currently, the low yield environment, large international portfolio flows and unconventional monetary policy have made it crucial for asset managers to incorporate FX strategies and FX risk management. We therefore welcome papers on FX risk premia, FX strategies, FX valuation, FX and monetary policy, Emerging Market currencies, currency pegs, FX regimes, FX and business cycle, etc.

In addition to the above-mentioned research themes, we particularly encourage the submission of papers that deal with the interaction of FX and bond markets.

Deadline for submission of papers is March 1, 2020.
Submission form:

1 - 3 September 2020 / The London School of Economics and Political Science / Central Bank Research Association

The 2020 annual meeting of the Central Bank Research Association (CEBRA) brings together academics and central bankers working on policy-relevant research. It is co-organized with Centre For Macroeconomics (CFM) at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), the Bank of England (BoE), and in association with the Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE.

Submission link:
The Submission deadline is Tuesday, March 3rd.

Please find the call for papers here:

3 - 4 September 2020 / Blavatnik School of Government at University of Oxford (Oxford, UK) / Government Outcomes Lab, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.

The fifth edition of the international conference on cross-sector partnerships, outcomes-based approaches, and impact bonds will once again bring together the leading researchers, policymakers and practitioners in the field of social outcomes. The conference will feature discussions on the latest thinking and findings from academic research, alongside insights from the emerging practice across different geographies, disciplines and policy areas.

Call for papers and presentations

We are delighted to invite the submission of both original research abstracts and proposals for practice-focused presentations. Further information on the core themes for the 2020 edition of the conference, as well as detailed guidelines for the abstracts submission are available here. For those wishing to present at the conference, please submit a 500-word abstract by Monday 18th May 2020. 

Update March 2020: In light of Covid 19 we are making an additional call for people to share learning and insights on emergency responses. 

For any questions regarding academic papers submissions, please contact Dr Eleanor Carter, Research Director at the GO Lab. To discuss your proposals for practice-focused presentations, please contact Andreea Anastasiu, Policy Engagement Manager at the GO Lab. 


7 - 12 September 2020 / Guildford, Surrey, UK / University of Surrey

Following highly successful Easter and Summer Schools in previous years, the Centre for International Macroeconomic Studies (CIMS) in the School of Economics, University of Surrey will hold a summer school and conference from 7-12 September 2020. The deadline for application is 10 August 2020 although places will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis. The School will consist of two parallel four-day courses, six parallel one-day stand-alone courses on day five (Friday), and a one-day conference on day six (Saturday). Participants can register for all six days, or for only one of the stand-alone one-day courses.

9 2020 - 10 September 2019 / 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 8th ICSD 2020 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 (Thompson Reuters) and Proceedings.
For further information, please see the call for papers at

The 8th ICSD 2020 will be an excellent opportunity to share your ideas and research findings relevant to the Sustainability Science, through the European network of academics.

27 - 30 September 2020 / University of Cologne / Verein für Socialpolitik

The Annual Conference of the Verein fuer Socialpolitik consists of a core conference with invited lectures concerning “Gender Economics” and of an Open Meeting with mixed topics. Presentations and Organised Sessions for the Open Meeting may be submitted from all fields of economics.


Please submit your research paper from February 1 to March 1 at the online submission website at
After the submission deadline, the conference’s program committee evaluates all submissions by a peer-refereeing process and sends acceptance decisions by the end of May. Further details on the conference can be found here:

22 - 23 October 2020 / Rauischholzhausen Castle (near Marburg), Germany / Justus Liebig University Giessen

22 - 23 October 2020 | Rauischholzhausen Castle (near Marburg), Germany | Justus Liebig University Giessen

Justus Liebig University Giessen in conjunction with the GGS invite academics and PhD students to submit papers for consideration of presentation at the 2nd Conference on Behavioral Research in Finance, Governance, and Accounting. The conference will be held at the Rauischholzhausen Castle near Marburg.

Accepted papers will be considered for a Best Paper Award.

The keynote speech will be given by Prof Steffen Andersen (CBS).

Paper Submission
- Only full papers will be considered
- Deadline for submissions is May 31, 2020
- Authors of accepted papers will be notified by July 15, 2020

More information and submission on:


CEPR Policy Research