Events

15 - 15 November 2019 / Brussels, Belgium / SUERF - The European Money and Finance Forum BFF - The Belgian Financial Forum

SUERF and Belgian Financial Forum (BFF) Conference

20 - 22 November 2019 / Florence, Italy / Florence School of Banking and Finance, European University Institute

Course Instructors: Philipp Paech, Course Director (London School of Economics), Peter Kerstens (European Commission DG FISMA), Klaus Loeber (European Central Bank), Elisabeth Noble (European Banking Authority)

Area: Regulation, Supervision and Resolution

Level: Introductory/Intermediate

The course will familiarise participants with the relevant characteristics of the underlying technologies (AI, Big Data, Cloud, Blockchain) and novel traits of relevant financial activities (FinTech-enabled payment, settlement, robo-advice, currency, platforms, insurance, etc). Further, instructors will share their analysis of the economic implications (caused, in particular by ‘disruptive’ business models) for financial markets in the EU and globally. Further, participants will understand how to situate Fintech within the existing regulatory perimeter of the relevant EU rules and will discuss the extent to which these rules need adaptation, modification or expansion.

20 - 22 November 2019 / Barcelona / Barcelona GRaduate School of Economics

The intensive course in Competition in Digital Markets will be held at the Barcelona GSE from November 20 to 22, 2019. This course offers the opportunity to understand how the digital economy works, and under what conditions competition may not function as it should in this sector. It provides participants with a thorough understanding of how to evaluate the substitutability between different offerings and when to view practices such as tying, exclusive contracts, price-parity clauses, and discriminatory access to platforms as anti-competitive (but also explain in what circumstances they are likely to be beneficial).

Course lecturers includes leading international competition scholars and practitioners with extensive experience of the application of economic techniques to competition cases in this area:

Giulio Federico (Head of Unit, CET, DG Competition European Commission)

Chiara Fumagalli (Associate Professor of Economics, Bocconi University)

Massimo Motta (Professor of Economics, ICREA-UPF and Barcelona GSE; former Chief Competition Economist, European Commission) - course director

Martin Peitz (Professor of Economics, University of Mannheim)

An Early Bird discount will be offered to participants confirming their attendance before October 20. A reduced course fee is also available to Regulators, Competition Authorities, Academics and Barcelona GSE Alumni.

27 - 29 November 2019 / Florence, Italy / Florence School of Banking and Finance, European University Institute

Course Instructor: Massimiliano Marcellino (Bocconi University and EUI)

Area: Statistical and Econometric Methods

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

This course introduces the use of time series methods for modelling and forecasting economic and financial variables relevant in a banking context. Forecasting is a key ingredient of decision making both in the public and in the private sector. It is particularly important in the context of banking, both for their management and for their supervision.
Banks’ assets and liabilities are influenced by a number of factors, such as general economic and financial conditions, interest rates, and the prices of financial assets. As these variables are the result of a vast, complex, dynamic and stochastic system, forecasting them is very difficult and forecast errors are unavoidable. Yet, forecast errors can be reduced and forecast precision enhanced by using proper econometric models and methods.

28 - 29 November 2019 / Santiago, Chile / Millennium Institute in Market Imperfections and Public Policy (MIPP) and Center for Applied Economics, University of Chile

The Millennium Institute in Market Imperfections and Public Policy (MIPP) is organizing the 2019 Workshop on Market Frictions and Macroeconomics on November 28-29, 2019 in Santiago, Chile.
We welcome theoretical, empirical, and mixed contributions in a variety of topics, including, but not limited to, labor, monetary, financial, housing, product, and marriage markets.
Professor Jan Eeckhout (U. College London / Pompeu Fabra) has already confirmed his participation.
If you would like to present a paper, please send a copy of your work in PDF format to [email protected] no later than August 15th, 2019.
Authors of accepted papers will be notified by September 15th, 2019. Partial funding for travel and hotel expenses will be available subject to budgetary constraints. Earlier notification is possible depending on individual needs.
Participants are expected to register before September 30th, 2019.
We look forward to seeing you in Santiago!

28 - 29 November 2019 / University Jaume I, Castellon, Spain / University Jaume I. INTECO Joint Research Group.

We are pleased to announce the celebration of the XVI Workshop on Economic Integration, organized by the INTECO joint research unit in Economic Integration to be held at the University Jaume I in Castellón the next 28th and 29th of November 2019. In this edition, our invited key speaker will be Mario Larch (University of Bayreuth) and a round-table on risk-sharing in the eurozone with the participation of Román Escolano (CUNEF), Jean-Baptiste Gossé (Bank of France) and Adrià Morrón (CaixaBank).

Analogously to previous years, the workshop will consist of the presentation of working papers in the field of economic integration, both real (international trade) and financial (international finance). Participants will have 20 minutes to present their works and then each paper will be briefly commented by a discussant and open for general discussion to the floor.

In case you are interested in participating in the workshop, either presenting or discussing papers, please let us know by email: [email protected] before the 25th October. In case you are interested in presenting a paper, please submit it with your expression of interest.

IMPORTANT DATES:
a) 25th of October 2019: expression of interest and submission of papers.
b) 8th of November 2019: publication of the program
b) 28th and 29th of November 2019: workshop

Regarding travel and financial issues, we can cover accommodation for one night and meals, as well as Thursday’s 28th dinner, only for those colleagues included in the final program. Other expenses will be covered by your own budget. All the information will be available on the INTECO web page (http://www.inteco.uji.es).

12 - 14 December 2019 / National University of Singapore (NUS) / National University of Singapore (NUS)

The Asian and Australasian Society of Labour Economics (AASLE) promotes research excellence and cooperation in Labour and Applied Economics across Asia and Australasia. The Third AASLE Conference brings together researchers from around the world and is hosted by the National University of Singapore (NUS), in Singapore from 12-14 December 2019. The Executive Board invites submissions on any topic related to Labour and Applied Economics.

The Keynote Speakers are David Autor (MIT) and Hilary Hoynes (UC Berkeley) and the Invited Speakers Jerome Adda (Bocconi University), Seema Jayachandran (Northwestern University), Basit Zafar (Arizona State University) and Yves Zenou (Monash University).

Submissions for presentation or poster sessions should include an abstract and a full paper. Contributors are invited to submit papers and abstracts by 30 June 2019 at https://www.aasle.org/conference2019

16 - 17 December 2019 / Frankfurt am Main / European Central Bank

The European Central Bank is organising the fourth annual macroprudential policy and research conference, which will take place in the afternoon on 16 December and all day on 17 December 2019 in Frankfurt am Main.

The aim of the conference is to encourage interaction between research and policy practice in the area of macroprudential regulation.

Programme for the 2018 conference

In 2019 the conference will focus on the interaction between macroprudential policy and monetary policy. It will also cover topics such as the following:

  • the impact, implementation and evaluation of macroprudential regulation and policy
  • the coordination of macroprudential policies across countries
  • the future of banking and financial markets, and their stability, in the context of new macroprudential regulations
  • liquidity regulations, countercyclical capital buffers and their interaction

Jeremy Stein (Harvard University) will deliver a keynote speech.

Submission of papers

Please submit full papers in PDF to [email protected] by 20 September 2019. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by 9 October 2019.

16 - 17 December 2019 / Brussels / Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Following the 2018 Economics and Politics at Lille ([email protected]), the 2019 Economics and Politics Workshop will take place at Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and become [email protected], jointly organized by Centre Emile Bernheim (ULB), Dulbéa (ULB), CEE (Sciences Po Paris), and LEM (University of Lille). The
workshop aims to bring together scholars from economics and political science interested in interdisciplinary work on political economy. We welcome theoretical as well as empirical papers by both economists and political scientists. Papers covering issues in all usual areas of political economy are
welcome. The workshop is intended for presentation of papers-in-progress that can benefit from discussion. Selection of papers will be based on their quality with the aim to offer a coherent programme. Submissions by graduate students and recent graduates of thesis chapters are welcome.

Workshop Organization

There are no parallel sessions. Participation in the workshop implies participation in all sessions. To facilitate and improve discussions, the time devoted to presentation and discussion will be equivalent. For each paper, at least one discussant will be designated. There is no conference fee. Young scholars
(up to two years after PhD) can apply for a scholarship.

Deadlines and submissions

Extended abstract or a copy of the paper in pdf format should be sent to [email protected] by ctober 18, 2019. Authors will be notified by November 1st and agree to send at least a draft version of their paper by December 1st, 2019.

Those interested in discussing a paper or willing to take part in the event could contact the organizers.

To support young researchers (up to two years after PhD), the organizers can cover travel expenditures and accommodation for up to four researchers (max 500 euros each). Please, indicate whether you apply for those scholarships in your submission and where you would travel from.

18 - 19 January 2020 / University of Warwick, Coventry / University of Warwick

The Department of Economics at the University of Warwick will host the first workshop for female students in Economics.

This workshop aims to bring Economics undergraduate students’ perspectives to the debate on how to make Economics a more diverse discipline and attract more female students from different backgrounds. We believe that listening the challenges that current students face and their ideas on how to overcome these challenges will help us to build on a more inclusive environment.

This is event is financed by the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick and has received a Special Projects Grant by the Royal Economic Society.

Submissions for the workshop is now open.

The deadline for submission is 20th of November 2019.

13 - 13 March 2020 / London / UK Network for Environmental Economists

The UK’s Network of Environmental Economists (UKNEE) is proud to release the call for envecon 2020. Now in its 18th year, envecon brings together environmental economists and interested parties from academia, consultancy and the public and private sectors. It is a multidisciplinary, multi-sector conference and provides a unique opportunity to share research methods and results, and practical experience in applying environmental economics in the UK and elsewhere.

This is a call for papers and posters. envecon 2020 will feature a dedicated poster session within the agenda, and we are pleased to invite your submissions. The following topics are some areas of interest for papers and posters, but the conference is open to all topics so long as they focus on the application in practice.

More information found at https://www.uknee.org.uk/envecon2020CallforAbstracts

25 - 26 March 2020 / London, United Kingdom / Bank of England, CEPR and Imperial College

In collaboration with CEPR and the Brevan Howard Centre, Imperial College, the Bank of England is hosting a research conference on “the impact of machine learning and AI on the UK economy.” The purpose of the conference is to stimulate academic research and public debate on how machine learning and AI will impact issues that matter to the Bank of England’s policy objectives.

27 - 27 March 2020 / San Francisco / Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is hosting its annual one-day conference on macroeconomics and monetary policy in San Francisco on Friday, March 27, 2020. The conference aims to attract top researchers by bringing together academic and central bank economists, financial market practitioners, and policymakers. Our objective is to assemble a program of the highest quality and interest. We invite you and your colleagues to submit macroeconomics research that is approximately at the working paper stage. In addition to macroeconomics broadly defined, submissions may involve related fields including finance, labor economics, international economics, applied microeconomics, public finance, and others, but with a preference toward topics that are relevant for monetary policy. Both empirical and theoretical submissions are encouraged.

Those interested in presenting research at this conference should send a PDF of their paper or a detailed abstract to [email protected] by October 18, 2019. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by November 8, 2019. Conference organizers will cover reasonable travel expenses for authors of accepted papers and for discussants. Electronic copies of the conference papers will be made available at http://www.frbsf.org/economic-research/events/, but a conference volume will not be published.

Please address any questions to [email protected].

Please feel free to circulate this call for papers with your colleagues. We look forward to your participation.

Sincerely,
Vasco Cúrdia, Andrew Foerster, and Nicolas Petrosky-Nadeau
 

8 - 9 May 2020 / Princeton, NJ / International Economics Section at the Department of Economics of Princeton University

The Quantitative Spatial Economics Junior Workshop aims to bring together early-career researchers interested in quantitative work on the spatial economy.
We welcome submissions on a wide range of topics related to the workshop's theme. Examples of potential topics include, but are not limited to:

• The effects, benefits, and costs of large transportation infrastructure projects in the developed or developing world.
• Interregional trade and migration and its effects on economic geography, inequality, and the organization of production.
• The importance of regions for local human capital production and neighborhood effects.
• The growth and internal structure of cities, the spatial diffusion of ideas.

The workshop aims to foster a supportive community among young researchers interested in these topics and facilitate the sharing of quantitative approaches and toolkits.
The official workshop program will start at noon on May 8 at 11 AM and end on May 9 at 3 PM. The official workshop program includes a conference dinner on May 8 in Princeton. Attendees are expected to stay for the entire duration of the official workshop program.
The workshop is hosted in the International Economics Section at the Department of Economics of Princeton University. We provide up to two nights of hotel accommodation in Princeton and meals during the official workshop program for all presenters and discussants. We can also cover economy-class flights, train, and taxi tickets of up to a total of $400.
We will consider papers from Assistant Professors and Postdocs up to 4 years after the completion of their PhD and PhD students who are on the academic job market in January 2020, i.e., who will obtain their PhDs in the summer of 2020. Submissions co-authored with more senior colleagues are welcome.
To submit a paper or extended abstract, please send a PDF with the subject line "Quantitative Spatial Economics JW Submission" to qse[at]fpeckert.me. In the email, please also indicate if you are willing to serve as a discussant in the event we are unable to include your paper on the program. Papers should not yet be published. The submission deadline is February 29th, 2020. Authors will be notified of the outcome by March 15th, 2020.
The workshop is organized by Clare Balboni (cbalboni[at]mit.edu) and Fabian Eckert (feckert[at]princeton.edu). We gratefully acknowledge generous support by the spatial economics initiative of the Woodrow Wilson School and the Princeton Economics IES Section.

16 - 16 June 2020 / London / Plato Partnership

Plato Partnership are inviting paper submissions to the 2020 Plato Market Innovator (MI3) conference scheduled to take place in London on Tuesday, 16 June 2020. The conference will feature original work on the evolution of market structure in Europe and beyond, especially in light of MiFID II/MiFIR.

 

Empirical and theoretical papers are being sought in areas including, but not limited to:

 

  • Role and impact of different trading mechanisms
  • Liquidity fragmentation
  • Algorithms and liquidity
  • Venue performance metrics
  • Opening and closing auctions
  • Active vs passive trading
  • Best execution

 

The programme of the conference will include accepted and invited papers and panels with leading industry experts.

 

PLATO MI3 BEST PAPER AWARDS:

All submitted papers will automatically be considered for the Plato MI3 Best Paper Award, which will receive a prize of £2500. PhD Students and Assistant Professors who are fewer than three years post-PhD submitting papers will automatically be considered for the Plato MI3 Best Paper by a Young Researcher Award, which will receive a prize of £1500.

ORGANISER:

Plato Partnership is a not-for-profit company comprising asset managers and broker dealers who are collaborating to bring creative solutions and efficiencies to today’s complex equity market place. Integral to Plato Partnership’s vision is high quality academic research supported by its Market Innovator (MI3) initiative, and aimed at seeking out ways in which the Plato community can collaborate to build a better financial ecosystem. www.platopartnership.com/

PAPER SUBMISSION:

Please submit your paper in pdf format to [email protected]

Please send two pdf files: a title page with author details and a blind copy of the paper.

 
In the submission e-mail please state if travel/accommodation funding is required and if you’re willing to act as a discussant. Submissions are due by
midnight (UK time), January 15, 2020.

FUNDING:
Accommodation expenses will be covered for participants on the programme. Participants are encouraged to fund their travel expenses from other sources, as only limited funding is available.

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:

 

Sabrina Buti, Université Paris-Dauphine

Carole Comerton-Forde, UNSW Business School and CEPR

Thierry Foucault, HEC Paris

Björn Hagströmer, Stockholm Business School

Richard Payne, Cass Business School

Yazid Sharaiha, Norges Bank Investment Management and Plato Partnership

Erik Thiessen, University of Mannheim

Ingrid Werner, The Ohio State University

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 https://ecsdev.org/publications

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.

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