6 - 6 December 2021 / Online /

The GTDW is an established regular trade and development seminar series organized jointly by the Geneva School of Economics and Management of the University of Geneva (GSEM), the Graduate Institute in Geneva (IHEID), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). After twelve years of running as an on-site seminar, the online edition of GTDW is co-organized with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). Visit GTDW's website for further information:


Julia Cajal-Grossi (IHEID)
Monika Mrázová (UniGe and CEPR)
Frédéric Robert-Nicoud (UniGe and CEPR)

Scientific Committee:

Richard Baldwin (IHEID and CEPR)
Cosimo Beverelli (WTO)
Julia Cajal-Grossi (IHEID)
Celine Carrère (UniGe and CEPR)
Nicolas Maystre (UNCTAD)
Monika Mrázová (UniGe and CEPR)
Marcelo Olarreaga (UniGe and CEPR)
Roberta Piermartini (WTO)
Frédéric Robert-Nicoud (UniGe and CEPR)
Beatrice Weder di Mauro (IHEID and CEPR)


Each meeting will take place on a Monday at 10.00 AM (ET) / 3.00 PM (GMT) / 4.00 PM (CET) and last for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

The line-up of speakers is as follows:

- 20th Sept: Sebnem Kalemli-Özcan (University of Maryland and CEPR) "The Economic Cases for Global Vaccinations: An Epidemiological Model with International Production Networks" (watch the recording:
- 4th Oct: Esteban Rossi-Hansberg (University of Chicago and CEPR) "The Economic Geography of Global Warming" (watch the recording:
- 18th Oct: Pinelopi Goldberg (Yale University and CEPR) "Trade and Informality in the Presence of Labor Market Frictions and Regulations" (watch the recording:
- 15th Nov: Amit Khandelwal (Columbia Graduate School of Business and CEPR) "Language Barriers in Multinationals and Knowledge Transfers" (watch the recording:
- 22nd Nov: Kala Krishna (Pennsylvania State University) "Learning to use trade agreements" (watch the recording:
- 6th Dec: Andrés Rodríguez-Clare (University of California, Berkeley and CEPR)

9 - 10 December 2021 / Online / The International Centre for Economic Analysis

Gender inequality has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. The effect on female employment was greater because the lockdowns impacted sectors in which a large portion of women work, such as the service sector. Moreover, school closures made it impossible for many women to keep working because of their central role in childcare. The conference will be devoted to the analysis of the potential persistence of these changes and their consequences for gender inequality.

9 - 10 December 2021 / Virtual / Private Sector Development Research Network

The Private Sector Development (PSD) Research Network invites you to its 2-day annual conference on ‘Private Enterprises in a Green Recovery, on 9th and 10th December 2021.

Join us online for a discussion of issues facing firms in low- and middle-income countries as the focus shifts from immediate survival to long-term sustainability. Hear experts present the latest research on topics related to a green recovery, debate on the role of Development Finance Institutions, and discuss the future research agenda.

Register here:

There will be dedicated sessions to discuss research on topics such as sustainable management, green innovation and sustainable investing, as well as dialogue sessions on COP26 and panel discussions to exchange ideas on future research.

More information:
Download the event agenda:

Question? Please contact: [email protected]

13 - 14 December 2021 / Zurich /

We are delighted to invite you to submit a paper or extended abstract for the 6th Zurich Conference on Public Finance in Developing Countries.

Keynote Speaker: Ugo Gentilini, Global Lead for Social Assistance, World Bank

The goal of the conference is to bring together leading economists working on public economics in developing countries. The event provides an opportunity for researchers from different universities and countries to discuss their work in a relaxed atmosphere and to develop long-term collaborative relationships.

We are planning to hold the conference in person. However, if the Covid-19 situation does not allow participants to travel, we welcome attendance and presentations online. We will have blended sessions with in-person and online attendance.

Ski Day (Optional)
The Zurich Department of Economics is organizing a ski day on Wednesday 15 December 2021.

Economy class travel and hotel accommodation will be covered for presenters and discussants. Participation is free for both presenters and other participants.

How to apply
Please upload your paper or extended abstract with this link.
We aim to notify successful applicants at the beginning of August 2021.

Organisers: Nada Eissa (Georgetown University and NBER)
Francois Gerard (Queen Mary University of London and CEPR)
Joana Naritomi (London School of Economics and CEPR)
Oyebola Okunogbe (World Bank)
Dina Pomeranz (University of Zurich and CEPR)

13 - 14 December 2021 / Paris /

This conference aims to bring together experts to present and discuss new research bridging Macroeconomics and Finance with particular emphasis on monetary policy, financial stability and the real economy.

The conference will be held on 13-14 December 2021 at the HEC Paris campus. The conference is planned as an in-person event. Should travel restrictions bind by the time of the conference, we will allow speakers to participate on-line if needed.

The conference calls for papers covering, but not limited to:

  • Causes and effects of economic and financial crises
  • Macroeconomic models with financial frictions
  • Fiscal-monetary interactions and the resolution of the public and private sector debt overhang
  • Design and effectiveness of macroprudential policy and banking supervision
  • Systemic risk in the financial sector
  • International trade, financial integration and global production chains
  • Asset prices and economic fluctuations


Keynote speakers:
  • Laura Veldkamp, Columbia University and CEPR
  • Jaume Ventura, CREI, UPF, Barcelona GSE and CEPR
The workshop organisation will be able to cover accommodation expenses for speakers. Limited funds for travel is also available upon request. Financial support from the LabEx grant ANR-11-IDEX-0003/LabEx ECODEC/ANR-11-LABX-0047 is kindly acknowledged.

Authors who are CEPR affiliated or already have a CEPR profile can upload their submission by:
1) Log in on the CEPR portal online at
2) Go to
3) Click on "Change registration details", complete the requested information and click "Submit information"

Authors who are not CEPR affiliated or do not have a CEPR profile can:
1) Create a online profile here
2) Login to the CEPR portal
3) Go to
4) 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, Senior Events Officer at  [email protected]

The deadline for submissions is 22 October 2021.

16 - 17 December 2021 / Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium, Singapore / East Asia Research, UNIMAS & Loughborough University

We’re pleased to announce that 2021 Asia-Pacific Conference on Economics & Finance (APEF 2021), organized by East Asia Research & supported by Universiti Malaysia Sarawak and Loughborough University, UK, will be live, in-person, in Singapore from December 16-17, 2021! Learn from the masters at the premier conference for the Economics and Finance community.

datespan1648767600,datespan / 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.

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


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