24 - 25 September 2018 / Mülheim a.d.R., Germany / University of applied sciences Ruhr-West, Muelheim a.d.R., Germany

The Mobility in a Globalised World (MIGW) conference is a scientific and interdisciplinary conference which brings together economics, information technology and engineering. The aim of this year‘s conference is to highlight and discuss the effects of the digital transformation.

Submissions of abstracts (300 to 500 words) are welcome until July 31th, 2018, [email protected]

Acceptance for presentation: August 15th, 2018

Call of papers:

Contact and further information: or [email protected]

Location 2018: University of Applied Sciences Ruhr-West in Muelheim. Muelheim is part of the Ruhr, the most important industrial region of Germany. Next airport is Duesseldorf.

24 - 26 September 2018 / London / the National Institute of Economic and Social Research and the University of Warwick

After a successful pilot last year, this short Executive Course launched by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research in collaboration with the University of Warwick returns on 24 to 26 September 2018 in London.  It is aimed at trained economists who are seeking to produce forecasts for their organisations or need a better understanding of how to present forecasts to top management.

Guided by NIESR staff and by other recognised international experts in forecasting, by the end of the course participants will be able to produce simple model-based forecasts themselves, understand the sensitivity of forecasts to surprises, and be able to communicate the risks to senior stakeholders in business and government. 

26 - 26 September 2018 / Press Club Brussels, Rue Froissart 95, 1000 Brussels, Belgium / Center for Data Innovation

The European Commission is pursuing major initiatives in artificial intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity. The goal of the latter is to improve awareness and response to the growing cybersecurity threats, while the goal of former is to ensure Europe’s competitiveness in the development and use of AI. However, integrating the initiatives will strengthen both. AI provides attackers new cybersecurity vulnerabilities to exploit and new methods to automate cyberattacks. Conversely, AI is a powerful tool for automating cyber defenses, discovering unknown vulnerabilities, and augmenting the shortage of human workers available to address cybersecurity challenges. That is why AI should play a key role in the EU’s cybersecurity strategy, and why cybersecurity should be a major part of its AI strategy.

Join the Center for Data Innovation and a panel of experts for a conversation about how AI can help Europe secure its systems, and the steps Europe should take to build more secure AI.

27 - 28 September 2018 / Florence, Italy / Florence School of Banking and Finance

Training course by the Florence School of Banking and Finance (

Course Instructors: Bart Joosen (VU University), Stefano Cappiello (Single Resolution Board), Jean-Jacques Van Helten (Visiting Fellow, RSCAS; formerly Bank of Montreal)
Area: Bank Regulation, Supervision and Resolution
Level: Intermediate/Advanced

This course will focus on the following topics:
- Liquidity Coverage Ratio and Net Stable Funding Ratio’s in the European Capital Requirements Regulation framework
- Definition of High Quality Liquid Assets, the changing definition of safe assets and the forthcoming Simple Transparent and Standardised Securitisations
- Stress testing, survival period and measurement of resilience against liquidity shocks
- Internal Liquidity Adequacy Assessment (ILAAP), Risks not included in LCR
- Relationship with recovery and resolution frameworks, importance of liquidity constraints for the definition of “failing or likely to fail”

12 - 12 October 2018 / London / CEPR

Technology greatly expanded the set of possible market/payment structures. Which ones look good on paper? And, will they work? Is regulatory intervention needed? This conference will take on these first-order topics.

  • What set of new market/payment structures did technology bring within reach?
  • What structure is desirable? Does it need regulatory intervention?
  • Is Mifid II adequate, or do we need Mifid III?

This conference explores how technology is changing securities markets. The preliminary programme consists of three panel sessions covering three broad themes. Each session will start with a 20-minute talk by a keynote speaker, followed by a panel session.

The conference is by invitation-only. If you wish to be considered for participation, please register your interest here.

5 - 7 November 2018 / Florence, Italy / Florence School of Banking and Finance

Training course by the Florence School of Banking and Finance (

Course Instructor: Massimiliano Marcellino (Bocconi University and EUI)
Area: Statistical and Econometric Methods
Level: Introductory

This course will focus on the following topics:
- Review of specification, estimation and evaluation of linear regression models
- Using linear regression models for point, interval and density estimation
- Testing for parameter stability and allowing for parameter time-variation
- Forecasting with linear dynamic models
- Forecast evaluation, comparison and combination

This course is targeted at Financial Stability officers, Research department officers, Ph.D. and Post-doctoral researchers, Research department officers of private banks.

7 - 9 November 2018 / Barcelona / Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

The Barcelona Graduate School of Economics is holding an intensive course on the Competitive Effects of Mergers from November 7-9, 2018.
This three-day course will provide participants with a thorough understanding of the crucial role of competition enforcement in merger control by looking at established and new economic theories on mergers, the relevant empirical methods, as well as providing insightful discussions on recent high-profile merger cases in Europe and the US harm. The course will be taught by leading academic and professional economists:
Massimo Motta (ICREA-UPF and Barcelona GSE; former Chief Competition Economist, European Commission), course director; Giulio Federico (European Commission); Natalia Fabra (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid); Aviv Nevo (University of Pennsylvania; former Chief Economist, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice); Elena Zoido (CompassLexecon).

16 - 16 November 2018 / San Francisco / Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Center for Pacific Basin Studies is pleased to announce its 2018 Pacific Basin Research Conference, to be held on November 16, 2018 at the FRBSF. The organizing committee invites the submission of research papers focused on both theoretical and empirical topics in open-economy macro and international finance. Direct application to economic and policy issues in the Pacific Basin is welcomed, but not required.

• International spillovers in monetary policy
• Macro-prudential issues
• Effects of globalization and trade policy
• International banking
• Cost and benefits of financial openness
• Growth prospects in Asia and the rest of the global economy
• Structural transformation in China and impact on the global economy
• Chinese policy reforms
• Japanese economic policy
• Demographic issues in Asia and the global economy

Submissions should be sent in PDF format to [email protected] by June 15, 2018.

17 - 19 November 2018 / Barcelona / Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

The Barcelona Graduate School of Economics is holding an intensive course in Investing in Private Equity: Valuation and Financing SMEs, from October 17-19, 2018.

During this course, we will explore how SMEs should be valued and financed, and the role that private equity investors can play alongside traditional banks in promoting the growth of SMEs. Participants will acquire the conceptual tools that are required for the valuation for SMEs and will learn how different forms of financing can be employed to maximize enterprise value. Sessions will also cover M&As of SMEs and the issues that investors face when restructuring SMEs in distress.

Course instructors include:

Filippo Ippolito (UPF and Barcelona GSE), course director
Bo Becker (Stockholm School of Economics)
Gianluca Capone (BlueMountain Capital Management)
Luis Mateo (Crédit Suisse)
Jos van Bommel (University of Luxembourg)

13 - 15 December 2018 / Seoul, South Korea / Asian and Australasian Society of Labour Economics (AASLE)

The Second Asian and Australasian Society of Labour Economics (AASLE) Conference will promote research excellence and cooperation in Labour and Applied Economics. The conference aims to bring together researchers from around the world and will be hosted by Seoul National University in Seoul, South Korea, from 13-15 December 2018. The Executive Board invites submissions on any topic related to Labour and Applied Economics. Please find the Call for Papers here.

Keynote Speakers:
Richard Blundell (University College London), Henry Farber (Princeton University)

Paper Submission:
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 2018.

15 - 15 March 2019 / London, Royal Society / UK Network of Environmental Economists (UKNEE)

The UK Network of Environmental Economists (UKNEE) is calling for abstracts for envecon 2019: Applied Environmental Economics Conference. The conference will take place on 15th of March 2019 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 the rest of the world.

To take part in the conference as a speaker, please send a 2-page abstract by 17th December 2018 of your policy and practice relevant research to [email protected]. The selection will be announced mid-January. For more information, go to UKNEE’s envecon page or follow us on twitter @_UKNEE
We look forward to hearing from you.

28 - 29 March 2019 / European Central Bank, Frankfurt / European Central Bank and the University of Ohio

This conference will focus on the challenges facing financial intermediaries, their supervisors and regulators, as well as central banks and other economic policy-makers in the coming years.

The conference will feature talks from leading experts in bank research and regulation, including Gary Gorton, Sheila Bair, Mark Flannery, and Til Schuermann. We invite high-quality research on topics consistent with the conference title.

Please send manuscripts in PDF format to [email protected] no later than 15 November, 2018. Manuscripts should not be under review at any other journal.

For further information, please see the call for papers at


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