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.

10 - 10 August 2021 / Columbia University / Private Sector Development Research Network and the Center for Development Economics and Policy, Columbia University

Call for Papers | 3rd Annual Conference of the Private Sector Development Research Network

Private Enterprises in a Green Recovery

December 9-10, 2021


Center for Development Economics and Policy
Deadline for submissions extended to August 10, 2021


Over the last several decades, multilateral organizations, governments, and environmental organizations have been driving efforts for environmental sustainability, bringing in a high volume of private investment in standards and solutions. While these efforts have originated from developed economies, low- and middle-income countries are consolidating strong movements in the same direction. Today, more than ever, developing countries find themselves in need to adapt, with new commitments beyond the level of ambition previously achieved. The devastating impact of COVID-19, the urgency of the climate crisis as well as a growing acknowledgement of interrelationships between inclusion and sustainability highlighted the role the private sector plays in green recovery. For sustainable economic development to happen post-COVID-19, private firms need to align in that effort by engaging in greener and more sustainable production practices, by leading innovation in that space, whilst laying the groundwork for a lower carbon, more environmentally- friendly future.

As an increasing number of business are adapting, it is important to take stock of existing knowledge including its links to other development objectives relating to inclusion and jobs to better guide the recovery efforts from COVID-19. Some key research questions that have emerged in this area are: What does the current evidence suggest about the trade-off between inclusive growth and environmental sustainability? How can firms adapt to climate change risk and build resilience? What is the role of firms for future environmental sustainability? What type of actions has the private sector implemented to foster green growth and what do we know about its impacts? What prevents firms from adopting green technology and how can adoption be incentivized? How does green innovation influence firm performance and resilience?

The third Annual Conference of the Private Sector Development Research Network (PSDRN), organized jointly with the Center for Development Economics and Policy (CDEP) at Columbia University, offers an opportunity to bring together staff of Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), think-tanks, and donor agencies involved in private sector development with academics who study private firms and markets, from the fields of economics (such as industrial organization, international trade, and investment), finance, business, energy, climate change, and development studies. The conference aims to provide a forum to present and discuss research, data, analysis and evidence from DFIs, think-tanks, and academic institutions; to set the agenda for future research relevant to global development challenges and the work of DFIs; and to foster research collaboration between DFIs, think-tanks, and academic institutions. It is intended for researchers who are interested in influencing practice and who are curious about how practitioners perceive the problems that they face, and for practitioners who want to learn from researchers.

The event will focus primarily on the actions and behaviors of private firms, investors, and markets rather than on government policy. It is differentiated from other conferences because of the markets it focuses on low- and middle-income countries, but also the institutions it aims to engage in dialogue – DFIs, think-tanks, and universities with an active research agenda on private sector development. However, insights for policy and regulation of markets and firms are within the scope of the conference.


There is no submission fee, and the conference will be delivered in hybrid format, in person and online. Travel and in-person attendance will be conditional on restrictions and safety requirements adopted by Columbia University, the City and State of New York, and the Federal Government of the United States at the time of the conference.

Papers or extended abstracts should be submitted as PDF files to Irina Gnezdilova at [email protected] - deadline for submissions extended to August 10, 2021. Authors of accepted papers will be notified in end-August 2021. Preference will be given to completed papers or extended abstracts that include a detailed description of the following aspects: (i) objectives and research questions; (ii) methodology; (iii) data that will be used, indicating whether the team has already access to it or is in the process of collecting; (iv) preliminary hypothesis or conclusions of the analysis; and (v) research team.

Further information about the conference can be found online Call for Papers | 3rd Annual Conference of the Private Sector Development Research Network – WorldBank (

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.

7 - 24 September 2021 / Online /

We are excited to announce that the six STEG themes will be holding online workshops in September 2021. 

These thematic workshops have a dual purpose within the broader STEG program. First, they are a way of increasing the visibility of STEG within the research community and attracting, strengthening, and widening the community of interested scholars. Second, they will play a role in helping to share knowledge of the current research frontier and in identifying open research questions. The workshops will be used to shape future calls for funding that are anticipated as part of the STEG programme.

We welcome submissions to these workshops. Please find below the schedule of the workshops and information about their structure and emphasis. Note that the deadline for call for papers for all five workshops is Wednesday 28th July at 11.59 pm

Submit a paper:

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 - 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.

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.

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.

Please click here to submit a paper:

8 - 8 October 2021 / Online /

We are writing to invite you to submit a paper proposal or to express your interest in attending the joint CEPR and seventh Banco de España Economic History Seminar, which will take place on 8 October 2021.

The symposium aims to bring together leading researchers in the field. Papers are being sought on topics including, but not necessarily limited to:

  • Macroeconomic and financial history
  • Economic growth in the very long run
  • Institutions and economic development
  • The history of the international economy

If you would like to submit a paper proposal, please upload a draft with your reply form by visiting and indicate whether or not you wish to present a paper or act as a discussant. You will also be asked to specify your funding requirements.

If you do not currently have a CEPR profile, please create one at and then click on the registration link above. If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mandy Chan, Senior Events Officer at [email protected].
The deadline for replies is Tuesday 1 June 2021. We cannot accept submissions received after this date.

We hope that this seminar can take place physically in Madrid but will continue to monitor the situation. However, due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 and travel restrictions, the seminar may become an online seminar depending on the situation closer to the time.
If the seminar can take place physically, accommodation expenses will be covered for participants on the programme. Limited travel funding is available according to the CEPR Travel Guidelines which will be circulated at a later date. We recommend that you hold off making any travel arrangements until further information has been given.  The organisers will notify prospective participants by July of their decision. 

20 - 22 October 2021 / Milan, Italy / CEPR, Università degli Studi di Milano, Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano, the Baffi Carefin Centre of Bocconi University and the Horizon 2020 MICROPROD Project.

We are writing to invite you to submit a paper or to express your interest in attending CEPR's European Research Workshop in International Trade (ERWIT) 2021, to be held in Milan from 20 to 22 October 2021, organised in cooperation with Università degli Studi di Milano, Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano, the Baffi Carefin Centre of Bocconi University and the Horizon 2020 MICROPROD Project. Papers are invited on any trade-related issues.

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 (BST) on Sunday 2 May 2021.

4 2021 - 5 November 2011 / Online/Lisbon / European Capital Markets Institute

CALL FOR PAPERS: Which direction for capital markets in the EU and around the world
On the occasion of CMVM’s Annual Conference in celebration of its 30th Anniversary and in conjunction with the 46th Annual Meeting of the International Organization of Securities Regulators (IOSCO), CEPS and ECMI, in partnership with the Portuguese Securities Market Commission (Comissão do Mercado de Valores Mobiliários, CMVM), will chair a research session on capital markets in the EU and around the world and will convene high-level speakers and discussants.

The conference “Global Capital Markets: Understanding the Future” will take place on 4-5 November 2021, in Lisbon or in an online format should the pandemic conditions prevent physical meetings. The research session “Which direction for capital markets in EU and around the World” will take place on 5th November. The organising committee will select up to three papers and invite the authors to present their work to the top professionals in the field.

Research papers should cover, but are not limited to, one or more of the following areas:

• Global capital markets and their role in investment financing the post Covid-19 recovery
• European capital markets policy integration
• Pre-IPO risk capital, venture capital and private equity
• Primary and secondary markets activity
• Capital markets microstructure
• Liquidity in corporate bond markets
• EU-UK capital markets and the cost of fragmentation
• Public debt markets and relief mechanisms
• Resilience and resolution of financial infrastructures.

The deadline for submissions is 5 September 2021: For further information and submission requirements, please visit:

18 - 19 November 2021 / Dublin / Trinity College Dublin

The CEPR annual symposium of the Development Economics Programme will be hosted by Trinity College Dublin on Thursday 18 November and Friday19 November 2021. The workshop is organised by TIME (Trinity College Dublin) and CEPR and is funded by Irish Aid. We now invite submissions for this conference from interested researchers on any topic within the area of Development Economics. The deadline for submission is 9 August 2021. We accept both full-length papers and extended abstracts for projects at an advanced stage.
A pre-conference session will also be arranged for junior faculty to get the opportunity to present their work. Please use the same submission process, selecting the “Pre-Conference” session in your application, if you would like your work to be considered for this part of the conference.

Based on information currently available, we plan an in-person event at Trinity College Dublin. This plan is subject to changes depending on the COVID-19 situation. The organisers will continue to monitor the situation and will switch to a remote event if necessary.

The sponsoring institutions can cover accommodation and travel according to the CEPR guidelines for presenters. However, funding is limited and we encourage more senior participants to use their own grants to cover costs. 

How to apply
Please note that there will be time for only a small number of presentations. The conference lasts two days; there are no parallel sessions.

Authors who are CEPR affiliated can upload their submission online at Authors who are not CEPR affiliated can create a profile online here. If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting please contact Mandy Chan, Senior Events Officer at  [email protected]

We aim to notify successful applicants by 10 September 2021.

22 - 25 November 2021 / Virtual / European Commission - Joint Research Centre, in cooperation with EARTO, OECD and UNIDO.

The biennial European Conference on Corporate R&D and Innovation (CONCORDi) is a science-to-policy forum of leading academics, industrialists and policymakers to inform on issues relevant for the present and future EU policy agendas arising from the frontier scientific knowledge in this area.
This edition of the Conference aims to contribute to political priorities of the European Union, namely: the European Green Deal, Digital Economy, Strategic Autonomy and Technological Leadership policy objectives. The results of this Conference could also contribute to the narrative of the new pan-European innovation system.
CONCORDi 2021 is organised by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (EC-JRC) - Growth and Innovation Directorate - in association with the European Association for Research and Technology Organisations (EARTO), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

2 - 3 December 2021 / Turin / Collegio Carlo Alberto

The Collegio Carlo Alberto and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) invite submissions for their first annual joint workshop. The workshop is on Contracts, Incentives and Information and will take place at Collegio Carlo Alberto (Turin) on 2nd and 3rd December. The workshop will bring together researchers working on topics including, but not necessarily limited to, dynamic contracting, delegation, information acquisition and learning. There will be no parallel sessions.

The organisers hope that this workshop can take place physically in Turin but will continue to monitor the situation. However, due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 and travel restrictions, the workshop may become a completely virtual workshop depending on the situation closer to the time.

Keynote speakers
The keynote speakers for the workshop are Marzena Rostek (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Alessandro Pavan (Northwestern University and CEPR).
Organising committee
Meg Meyer (Nuffield College, Oxford University and CEPR), Vasiliki Skreta (University of Texas at Austin, University College London and CEPR), Andrea Gallice (Collegio Carlo Alberto, University of Turin), Dino Gerardi (Collegio Carlo Alberto, University of Turin and CEPR), Paolo Ghirardato (Collegio Carlo Alberto, University of Turin) and Ignacio Monzon (Collegio Carlo Alberto, University of Turin)
Collegio Carlo Alberto will cover accommodation and travel costs for presenters. Please note that there will be a limited number of speakers as the workshop lasts for two days and there are no parallel sessions.
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 Wednesday 8 September 2021.

If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mandy Chan, Senior Events Officer at [email protected].
We aim to notify successful applicants by 6 October 2021.

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)


CEPR Policy Research