17 - 18 June 2021 / Online/Rome / Banca d’Italia

The Covid-19 pandemic hit in a macroeconomic environment that has been characterised by long-lasting low interest rates, low inflation and (in some cases) low growth. Concerns on both its causes and its policy implications are growing stronger: Why is inflation falling short of central banks’ targets? Are business cycle fluctuations, and the effects of monetary policy, symmetric around some natural level? Does the new macroeconomic environment call for a revision of the strategy and objectives of monetary policy? What is the role that fiscal policies should play in stabilising the economy?

The pandemic has made the challenges facing policymakers in such a low interest rate environment even more demanding.

To foster this debate, the organising committee invites submissions of theoretical, applied and empirical work on topics related (but not limited) to:

•       asymmetries of business cycles, scarring effects of the pandemic shocks and the role of stabilisation policies to limit persistent damages

•       monetary policy challenges for the post-pandemic recovery

•       the design of policy strategy and objectives in a low interest rate environment

•       the interaction of fiscal and monetary policies in the wake of the pandemic

•       monetary policy transmission with heterogeneous households, firms, or banks

Marco Del Negro (Federal Reserve Bank of New York and CEPR) and Ricardo Reis (London School of Economics and CEPR) are confirmed keynote speakers.

The deadline for submitting the extended abstract or completed draft (strongly preferred) of the paper is 18:00 CEST on Wednesday 31 March 2021. For CEPR affiliates and those already registered with the CEPR website, please submit your paper via If you do not have a CEPR profile, you can create one here and then click on the registration link above. In your submission, please indicate whether you would be willing to act as a discussant.

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

We expect the conference to take place online; should the evolution of the pandemic allow it, we will host the event at the Banca d’Italia premises in Rome.

In the latter case, limited funding is available for travel and accommodation expenses for academic participants that are presenting. Expenses will be reimbursed according to the standard CEPR Travel guidelines. Costs will not be covered for central bank participants. We recommend that you hold off making any travel arrangements until further information has been given. 

Authors of successful submissions and accepted participants will be notified by Friday 30 April 2021.

The organising committee is composed of Martina Cecioni (Banca d’Italia), Sergio Santoro (Banca d’Italia), Giuseppe Ferrero (Banca d’Italia), Luigi Paciello (EIEF, HEC and CEPR) and Gianluca Violante (Princeton and CEPR).

21 - 22 June 2021 / Online /

After nine successful workshops in Ancona (2012, 2013, 2014, 2018), Kobe (2015), Chicago (2016, 2019), London (2017) and Lisbon (virtual 2020), the Money and Finance Research Group (MoFiR) is pleased to announce the next workshop will be held virtually (via Zoom) on 21-22 June, 2021.

The organising committee invites you to attend this small informal workshop. Scholars in the fields of banking and finance will meet to discuss current issues in banking, financial stability, bank regulation, financial innovation, financial inclusion, and consumer credit. The workshop will provide an opportunity for presentations and discussions about policy-relevant research in an informal and highly interactive environment.

The full programme is available on this link. To register your interest in attending this workshop, please sign up through the mailing list here and you will receive the Zoom link.

Organising Committee:
Isha Agarwal (University of British Columbia Sauder)
Andrea F. Presbitero (Johns Hopkins University, CEPR and MoFiR)
André F. Silva (Federal Reserve Board)
Alberto Zazzaro (University of Naples Federico II, CSEF and MoFiR)
Additional Information:
MoFiR and workshop website:
Questions may be addressed to: [email protected]

Programme Committee:
Pietro Alessandrini (Università Politecnica delle Marche and MoFiR)
Thorsten Beck (The Business School (formerly Cass), European University Institute and CEPR)
Lamont Black (DePaul University)
Diana Bonfim (Banco de Portugal and Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics)
Martin Brown (University of St. Gallen)
Claire Célérier (University of Toronto and CEPR)
Hans Degryse (KU Leuven and CEPR)
Ralph De Haas (EBRD and Tilburg University and CEPR)
Andrew Ellul (Indiana University, ECGI and CEPR)
Michele Fratianni (Università Politecnica delle Marche and MoFiR)
Jon Frost (Bank for International Settlements)
Leonardo Gambacorta (Bank for International Settlements and CEPR)
Mariassunta Giannetti (Stockholm School of Economics and CEPR)
Arpit Gupta (NYU Stern)
Nandini Gupta (Indiana University)
Kinda Hachem (University of Virginia)
Sasha Indarte (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)
Vasso Ioannidou (The Business School (formerly Cass) and CEPR)
Rustom M. Irani (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and CEPR)
José María Liberti (DePaul University, Northwestern University and MoFiR)
David Martinez Miera (Universidad Carlos III and CEPR)
Raoul Minetti (Michigan State University)
Camelia Minoiu (Federal Reserve Board)
Karsten Mueller (Princeton University)
Steven Ongena (University of Zurich, SFI and CEPR)
Marco Pagano (University of Naples Federico II, CSEF, EIEF and CEPR)
Sergio Schmukler (The World Bank and MoFiR)
Enrico Sette (Bank of Italy)
Janis Skrastins (Washington University in St. Louis)
Sascha Steffen (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management)
Jason Sturgess (Queen Mary University of London)
Hirofumi Uchida (Kobe University and MoFiR)
Gregory Udell (Indiana University and MoFiR)
Iichiro Uesugi (Hitotsubashi University and MoFiR)
Neeltje Van Horen (Bank of England and CEPR)

21 - 22 June 2021 / Online /

We would like to invite you to attend the Firm-to-Firm Trade and International Production Networks Workshop taking place online on 21-22 June 2021.


Conference Organisers: Kalina Manova (UCL and CEPR) and Zhihong Yu (University of Nottingham)

Click here for Programme (.pdf) 

Click here for Registration

24 - 24 June 2021 / France / Université 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 10th PhD Student Conference on International Macroeconomics. The conference will be held on June, 24th 2021, in Nanterre, France. For now, we plan to have an in-person conference, conditionally on the evolution of the health situation.

29 - 30 June 2021 / Online / Plato Partnership

The Plato Partnership are inviting paper submissions to the 2021 Market Innovator (MI3) online conference scheduled to take place over two half days on Tuesday, 29 June and Wednesday, 30 June 2021. The conference will be scheduled in a London time-zone.

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
  • Consolidated tape and market data
  • Trade cost analysis
  • Best execution


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



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.

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.



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 you are willing to act as a discussant. Submissions are due by midnight (UK time), February 8, 2021.

Sabrina Buti, Université Paris-Dauphine
Carole Comerton-Forde, UNSW Business School and CEPR
Thierry Foucault, HEC Paris and CEPR
Björn Hagströmer, Stockholm Business School
Richard Payne, Cass Business School
Barbara Rindi, Bocconi University
Yazid Sharaiha, Norges Bank Investment Management and Plato Partnership
Ingrid Werner, The Ohio State University

30 - 30 June 2021 / Online /

We are cordially inviting you to the seminar series on “The Policy Implications of Recent Globalization Research”, organised by the German Development Institute, Brookings, the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics (CEP-LSE), and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). 


We are delighted to announce the following talk in this seminar series:

  • Wednesday 30 June at 4pm BST: Anna Maria Mayda (Georgetown University and CEPR) will present The Impact of Immigration: Looking Beyond the Labor Market. Chair: Beata Javorcik (EBRD, Oxford and CEPR)

The online seminar series aims to encourage the exchange and discussion of empirical research on trade and investment and its effects on developing and emerging countries.
The seminar differs from a traditional academic seminar, which focuses on methodology and academic exchange, and instead aims to promote the translation of academic findings into policy. As such, the seminar series provides the opportunity for mutual learning: researchers learning about urgent policy questions and policy makers learning about what is methodologically feasible.
Within the seminar series, we aim for academic researchers that can share innovative empirical work and policy insights. Instead of focusing on particular papers, the seminar series invites presenters to present on a particular topic and present their accumulated and broader research findings and agenda.
The target audience of the seminar includes both academics and policymakers dealing with trade and investment, and particularly policy makers from emerging and developing countries and in multilateral organisations.
The seminar series is held on Zoom and consists of a 40 minutes presentation and 20 minutes Q&A, although we encourage interactive discussions throughout the seminar.

Kasper Vrolijk (German Development Institute)
Dany Bahar (Brookings, CESifo and IZA)
Catherine Thomas (CEP-LSE, CEPR and CESifo)
Beata Javorcik (EBRD, Oxford and CEPR)

To register your attendance please click here. To see the full line-up of presenters and the recordings and slides from past seminars, please go to

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

7 - 9 July 2021 / Online / Central Bank Research Association (CEBRA)

The Annual Meeting of the Central Bank Research Association will take place virtually on 7-9 July 2021, at the MIT Golub Center for Finance and Policy (GCFP). The meeting will commence on 7 July, 9am (EST) with a high-level policy discussion, featuring a fireside talk with Ben Bernanke (former Chairman of the Federal Reserve). Further speakers include James Bullard (President, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis), Olli Rehn (Governor, Bank of Finland) and Eric Rosengen (President, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston). The main conference will feature 35 contributed sessions on a wide variety of policy-relevant topics.

The Submission deadline is Tuesday, May 11.

The call for papers and submission link can be found here:

12 - 13 July 2021 / Online /

In the years following the GFC, many economies have experienced low inflation rates, both during the years of moderate activity and in periods of recovery. The underlying causes of this phenomenon and the apparent weakening of the relationship between activity and prices against the backdrop of changes in price adjustment dynamics due to global changes such as technological advances and the spread of e-commerce are not fully understood. The COVID-19 crisis exacerbated this downward trend, owing to weak demand, which dominated the initial negative supply shock.
Alongside the proximity of policy rates to the effective lower bound, these developments have revived the discussion of the inflation targeting regime – its advantages and disadvantages, and the changes that might be desirable.
The conference “Inflation: Dynamics, Expectations, and Targeting,” organised by the Bank of Israel and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), to be held (virtually) in Jerusalem on 12-13 July 2021, will address these issues and will be an opportunity to discuss them, bringing together top researchers from academia, central banks, and other policy institutions.
The conference will devote time both for academic seminar presentations and high-level policy discussions.
Prof. Amir Yaron, the Bank of Israel’s governor, will provide remarks. John C. Williams, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, will be the keynote speaker.
Some of the topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Expected inflation: measurement, dynamics, and effects on realised inflation.
  • Theoretical and empirical analysis of inflation targeting frameworks and lessons from countries’ experiences.
  • Small open economies’ experiences with inflation targeting.
  • Inflation dynamics: macro- and micro investigation.
  • Globalisation and inflation dynamics.
  • Inflation trends in the post COVID-19 crisis era.

Each paper on the programme will have an assigned discussant. All papers presented at the conference will be posted on the Bank of Israel website.
Important Dates:
Authors interested in presenting research at this conference should submit a PDF of their paper to [email protected]. The deadline for submissions is 31 March 2021. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by 30 April 2021.
Please feel free to circulate this call for papers to your colleagues using this link.
Programme Committee:
Itamar Caspi (Bank of Israel), Wouter Den Haan (CEPR and LSE), Refet Gürkaynak (Bilkent University and CEPR) and Sigal Ribon (Bank of Israel).

31 - 31 July 2021 / Call for papers deadline, Aix-en-Provence / CEPR/AMSE/Banque de France

We invite you to submit a paper to the CEPR/AMSE/Bank of France conference on social mobility. The conference will take place on December 2-3, 2021, at Aix Marseille School of Economics, Aix-en-Provence, France. The conference may take place fully on-site or may be virtual or hybrid, depending on sanitary conditions.

The aim of the workshop is to examine recent patterns of social mobility, as well as their causes and consequences. We welcome both theoretical and empirical papers on these issues. Topics of interest include (but not exclusively): 

-    social mobility and income and wealth inequality, 
-    taxation and mobility, 
-    the role of mobility in wage setting, 
-    social mobility and geography, 
-    inter- versus intra-generational mobility
-    social mobility and the COVID 19 crisis

The keynote speakers will be:
-    David S. Johnson (University of Michigan) 
-    Uta Schönberg (University College London)

How to Apply:
Please submit your paper or indicate your interest in participating by registering at this link, by no later than 31 July 2021. The committee will accept only complete drafts or extended outlines. The committee will inform about acceptances for presentation by 30th September 2021. 

If you do not currently have a CEPR profile, please create a new profile here and then click on the registration link above.

If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Lydia Williams in the CEPR Events team, at [email protected]org with the subject line “CEPR/AMSE/Banque de France on Social Mobility"

Travel and accommodation expenses of academic presenters will be covered by the organizers, subject to a cap. 

Scientific Committee: 
C. Berson (Banque de France), C. García-Peñalosa (Aix-Marseille School of Economics), E. Gautier (Banque de France), B. Garbinti (CREST), E. Moreno-Galbis (Aix-Marseille School of Economics), F. Savignac (Banque de France), A. Sotura (Banque de France) and A. Trannoy (Aix-Marseille School of Economics).        

2 - 8 August 2021 / Harnack House, Berlin / Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance

The Political Economy of Conflict and Redistribution (PolEcCon) Summer School 2021 is aimed at young researchers in the early stage of their careers as PhD students and Postdocs, notably in the fields of Economics and Political Science. The School provides research-oriented lectures by senior experts in the field of the Political Economy of Conflict and Redistribution.

Methodologically it will cover theory and experiments in the field and in the laboratory. In addition to these lectures, participants will have the opportunity to present and discuss their own research to the whole group. There will also be a panel discussion by the Summer School lecturers. Opportunities will also be available for work and discussion in informal groups that might lead to collaborative research efforts among the participants.

The working language of the Summer School is English.

Scientific Organisers:

  • Kai A. Konrad, Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance and CEPR
  • Dan Kovenock, Economic Science Institute, Chapman University, USA
  • Ronny Razin, London School of Economics and CEPR


Local organiser: Sandra Sundt-Johannesen, MPI for Tax Law and Public Finance

Location: The PolEcCon Summer School 2021 will take place at the historical Harnack House of the Max Planck Society in Berlin, Germany.

Dates: The Summer School runs from 2-8 August 2020. Participants are expected to stay for the full duration of the meeting.

Funding and Fees: The 2021 event is generously supported by the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance. There is no participation fee for the Summer School. However, participants have to cover their own cost of travel and accommodation. Room capacity is reserved at the event location, but independent booking is also feasible. More information will be provided to the participants who are admitted.

Application: Your application file should include:

  • A current Curriculum Vitae in pdf format
  • A short outline of your research interests and why they might fit with the topic of the Summer School
  • Optional - a research paper you might want to present/discuss at the meeting
  • Optional - letter(s) of recommendation

To submit your application for the PolEcCon Summer School please go to Submissions are open from 1 December 2020 until 31 March 2021.

Tentative Timeline: Applicants will be notified about the admission decision by 20 April 2021. Admitted students will be asked to inform the organisers whether they would like to present a paper or a research draft. We plan to announce the program for the Summer School in early June 2021 and will also update the conference homepage continuously.

Questions: If you have questions regarding admissions or any other academic matters, please contact [email protected] with “PolEcCon2021” in the subject line. If you have questions about lodging, travel arrangement or other logistic matters, please contact [email protected] with “PolEcCon2021” in the subject line.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): The health and safety of our participants are our first priority. We are closely monitoring any specific travel advisories through official channels. Before planning your travel and your actual travel to Berlin, we recommend that you stay informed of any information your local health agencies may make available and take reasonable precautions to protect yourself. We will continue to monitor all developments related to COVID-19 and following advice provided by the World Health Organization and the German Government. A possible postponement of the summer school will be announced in time to allow participants to make appropriate arrangements. But we also recommend that you make your travel arrangements in a way that allows you to react to possible changes caused by the health situation. We look forward to welcoming you to the event.

23 - 24 August 2021 / Palais Coburg, Vienna, Austria / WU Vienna - Research Institute for Capital Markets

25 - 27 August 2021 / Online /

The 14th China Economics Summer Institute (CESI) will be held online between 25-27 August 2021 by Tsinghua University. The objective of CESI is to create a network and community of top level scholars working on Chinese economic development (working papers of previous CESI available at This initiative is currently co-sponsored by the Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford King Center on Global Development at Stanford University, and the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University. The Summer Institute is organized in collaboration with the BREAD, NBER and CEPR networks of academic economists.
This call invites you to submit a paper or express your interest in attending the above Summer Institute, which will be hosted online this year by Tsinghua University, during 25-27 August 2021. The workshop intends to bring together the best scholars working on China in China, the US and Europe with other top level scholars who have an interest in working on China in the future. We welcome applications not only from those who want to present their research on China but also from anybody who has an interest in doing serious economic research on China and would like to use the workshop as means of exploring this possibility.
During the workshop for a period of three days, there will be seminar presentations. Senior scholars who will attend will be available for consultations with junior scholars. Afternoon sessions will give the opportunity to a select group of young scholars and Ph.D students to present their work.
The scientific committee of the China Economics Summer Institute is composed of Chong-En Bai, Ruixue Jia, Hongbin Li, Ernest Liu, Yi Lu, Albert Park, Gérard Roland, Zheng (Michael) Song, Heiwai Tang, Daniel Xu, Xiaobo Zhang, Yifan Zhang, and Li-An Zhou.
Please register online ( for possible presentation at the meeting or expressions of interest in attending the meeting by 7 May 2021 (Friday).
If you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Yours sincerely,
China Economics Summer Institute (CESI)
Email: [email protected]

26 - 27 August 2021 / Lecce, Italy /

The fourth edition of the Salento Macro Meetings will take place in Lecce, Italy on the 26th and 27th of August 2021. The objective of this event is to bring distinguished researchers in Macroeconomics in the relaxed and fruitful atmosphere of Salento, the peninsula located in the southernmost region of Apulia, Italy.

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 online if needed.

We welcome submissions of theoretical or empirical papers addressing issues including (but not limited to):

· Business cycles fluctuations
· Monetary and fiscal policy in closed and open economy
· Imperfect information
· Firm dynamics and heterogeneity

Submissions from members of under-represented groups in the economics profession are encouraged.

Confirmed speakers of this edition are:
- Claudio Michelacci (Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance and CEPR)
- Franck Portier (University College London and CEPR)
- Giorgio Primiceri (Northwestern University and CEPR)

The workshop organisation will be able to cover accommodation expenses for speakers. Financial support from the Chair Banque de France at the Paris School of Economics is kindly acknowledged. Please send a pdf of your paper to [email protected].

The deadline for submissions is 31 May 2021.


Gaetano Gaballo (HEC Paris and CEPR)
Francesco Pappadà (Paris School of Economics and Banque de France)

29 August - 1 September 2021 / Castello di Gargonza, Tuscany, Italy / Centro Studi Luca d’Agliano, LEAP – Bocconi University, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), DEMM – University of Milan, DEMS – University of Milan Bicocca, Cattolica University, Vilfredo Pareto Doctoral Program in Economics of the University of Turin.

Organisers: Centro Studi Luca d’Agliano, LEAP – Bocconi University, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), DEMM – University of Milan, DEMS – University of Milan Bicocca, Cattolica University, Vilfredo Pareto Doctoral Program in Economics of the University of Turin.

Lecturers:   Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, Yale University and CEPR
                     Cynthia Kinnan, Tufts University
Scientific Committee: Lucia Corno (Cattolica University, LEAP and CEPR), Giovanna d'Adda (University of Milan and LdA), Daniela Del Boca (University of Turin, Collegio Carlo Alberto and CEPR), Eliana La Ferrara (Bocconi University, LEAP and CEPR), Mariapia Mendola (University of Milan Bicocca, IZA and LdA).

The school intends to provide an intensive training course for graduate students and young researchers who are working in the field of development and international economics. This year the focus will be on investment choices in developing economies.

For further information and teaching material, please refer to:

The school is targeted to graduate students, doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers in economics and related disciplines. Students are expected to attend the school full time. 

Fees and Scholarships    
Participants will be charged 600€ covering registration, accommodation (double rooms), meals and background material. A limited number of fee waivers can be assigned to students from Developing Countries.

The summer school is envisaged to take place physically in Tuscany. However, due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 and travel restrictions, the final decision on the summer school format will be taken closer to the date.

Applications and deadlines
The participants will be selected by the Selection Committee on the basis of the information included in the application forms. Depending on the programme, there might be a few slots for students' presentations, and priority will be given to those going on the Job Market this fall. 

Applications can be downloaded from: and should be submitted to [email protected]

The deadline for submission is May 24, 2021. Late applications will not be accepted. Applicants will be informed by email about the results by June 14, 2021

The school will take place at Castello di Gargonza, a medieval village and historic residence in the world-famous Tuscany countryside. The 13th century fortified hamlet is surrounded by more than 600 hectares of forest, olive groves and vineyards and overlooks the Val di Chiana. It is the perfect place for summer schools and conferences, as all the facilities are offered in the same place.

Gargonza is also the ideal destination to discover Tuscany. It is located 100 km south-east of Florence between the beautiful cities of Siena and Arezzo. Local information will be provided to participants in due course.

8 - 9 September 2021 / 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 9th ICSD 2021 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 9th ICSD 2021 will be an excellent opportunity to share your ideas and research findings relevant to the Sustainability Science, through the European network of academics.

9 - 10 September 2021 / Cologne, Germany /

We invite submissions to the inaugural Micro- & Applied Microeconomics workshop, under the CEPR’s Women in Economics initiative. This workshop will be a collaboration between CEPR and the University of Cologne, with the support of the ECONtribute: Markets & Public Policy Cluster of Excellence.

The aim of this workshop is to host presentation and foster interaction between female researchers working in the areas of microeconomics and applied microeconomics/-econometrics.

For this inaugural workshop, we particularly invite submissions by female researchers in the following areas, but other related areas may also be considered:

  • Crime and risky behaviours
  • Inequality, discrimination and equal opportunity


Keynote lectures given by Anna Aizer (Brown University) and Randi Hjalmarsson (University of Gothenburg and CEPR), and about 6 to 8 contributed papers.


We hope that the workshop can take place physically in Cologne, Germany. Due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation and travel restrictions, the workshop will be organised in hybrid format such that those who cannot travel can join virtually. In case that the workshop cannot take place in person at all, it will be become a completely virtual workshop.

Programme committee:

Michele Belot (Cornell University and CEPR), Anna Bindler (University of Cologne and CEPR), Pia Pinger (University of Cologne and CEPR), Anna Raute (Queen Mary University of London and CEPR), Johanna Rickne (Stockholm University and CEPR).

Paper submission and deadline:

Authors who are CEPR-affiliated or already have a CEPR online profile can upload their submission on If you do not have a CEPR online profile, please create a new profile here and then click on the registration link above.

The deadline for submissions is 18:00 (GMT), Friday 16 April 2021. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by mid-June 2021.

Travel and hotel costs for paper presenters and discussants will be covered. Applications for attendance (in person or virtually, for female and non-female researchers) without a paper presentation will be possible once the programme is finalised. We recommend that you hold off making any travel arrangements until further information has been given.

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

Anna Bindler (University of Cologne): [email protected].

13 - 14 September 2021 / Geneva / The Graduate Institute, Geneva; The University of Geneva; The University of Lausanne and EPFL

The conference aims to promote a meaningful discussion among economists of diverse backgrounds, with a focus on fairly representing all voices of our community. We wish to provide a space where selected high-quality research presentations from all fields will be met with a challenging and benevolent audience.

Prof. Emmanuelle Auriol (Toulouse School of Economics)
Prof. Estefania Santacreu-Vasut (ESSEC business school)

The conference will be followed by two events:
A public roundtable about gender discrimination in our profession with an emphasis on possible solutions and an open and interdisciplinary discussion to reflect about the persistence of the gender gap in economics.

More details will follow.

We invite Ph.D. students in their third year or later and post-docs working in ALL FIELDS to submit a full paper by May 27, 2021.

16 - 18 September 2021 / Brussels, Belgium / PAGES LLC

The Global Conference on Public Health (GCPH-2021) organized by PAGES Conferences is scheduled to be held from September 16-18, 2021 in Brussels, Belgium and aims to bring recent developments that have occurred in the field of Public Health to the forefront to understand research and development happening at international level.

16 - 17 September 2021 / / Paris School of Economics

The “International Macroeconomics” Banque de France - PSE and “Macroeconomic Risk” SCOR - PSE Chairs at the Paris School of Economics are pleased to announce the 2021 edition of the PSE Macro Days on the topic:

Back to which normal? Challenges and opportunities for the global economy after the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic, and the policy response to it, has changed the world economy along many dimensions, including unprecedented levels of government debt, inflated Central Bank balance sheets, increased inequality within and macroeconomic divergence across countries, as well as a high level of uncertainty about the future economic outlook. This conference discusses the resulting macroeconomic challenges and appropriate policy responses. The organisers invite submissions of papers and extended abstracts on topics including, but not limited to:

  • The return of inflation risk
  • Macroeconomic policy in a recovering global economy
  • Macroeconomic policy and fragility with inflated public balance sheets
  • Inflation expectations in uncertain times
  • A new monetary policy framework for a changed world
  • Monetary-fiscal interaction with inflated balance sheets
  • New and old asymmetries and imbalances in the global economy

The following speakers have confirmed their presence:

  • Olivier Blanchard, Robert Solow Professor of economics emeritus, MIT and Fred Bergsten Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics and CEPR
  • Ricardo Reis, A. W. Phillips Professor of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science and CEPR

The conference is currently planned as an in-person event in Paris. Depending on travel restrictions we will adopt a hybrid format. The organisers can cover travel and accommodation expenses for the presenter of accepted papers. To submit, please send a pdf of your paper or extended abstract to the following email address: [email protected].

The deadline for submissions is June 10th. Decisions will be made by June 20th.

26 - 29 September 2021 / Regensburg University / Verein für Socialpolitik

The Annual Conference of the Verein für Socialpolitik (September 26 - 29, 2021) consists of a core conference with invited lectures concerning “Climate Economics” and of an Open Meeting with mixed topics.

The submissions are evaluated by anonymous referees and subsequently selected by the Programme Committee. The decision of acceptance may be expected during by the end of June 2021. Membership in the Verein fuer Socialpolitik and acceptance of its Code of Ethics are required for presenting at the annual conference. After the acceptance of the submission, applications for membership can be made here.

Core Conference: Climate Economics

Global climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time. Slowing down climate change and adapting to its inevitable consequences will require enormous investments into new technologies and infrastructures for many decades to come. At the political level, effective climate policy requires collective action by sovereign states and a fair distribution of the costs among countries with very different levels of economic development. This year’s core conference highlights that economics is essential for understanding these problems as well as for analyzing and evaluating possible solutions.

Three keynotes by leading international scholars will give an overview of current economic research on climate policy design. William Nordhaus (Yale University) was awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize for integrating climate change into long-run macroeconomic analysis. He will talk about the failed architecture of current international agreements and present alternative designs. Much of the growth in future energy consumption is projected to come from non-OECD countries. Catherine Wolfram (University of California at Berkeley) will explain how technologies and policies designed to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions will work in the context of the energy systems in these markets. Complementary to reducing emissions are policies that regulate the extraction of fossil fuels and protect natural carbon sinks. Bård Harstad (University of Oslo) will argue that such supply-side policies have many advantages and, if designed optimally, can help to conserve tropical forests as well as coal.

A panel discussion with politicians, researchers, and stakeholders will focus on the economic implications of climate neutrality objectives stipulated in the European Green Deal.

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