Events

2 - 2 March 2021 / Online /

CEPR-VDEV Webinars is an online seminar series, featuring invited speakers in the area of Development Economics. It was set up in the spring semester of 2020 as the VDEV webinar and will now continue jointly with CEPR during autumn. It is organised jointly by CEPR, the University of Geneva (UniGe), the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Barcelona GSE), Paris School of Economics (PSE) and Stockholm School of Economics.
 

Organisers:

Martina Björkman Nyqvist (Stockholm School of Economics, Misum and CEPR)
Giacomo De Giorgi (IEE/GSEM, University of Geneva and CEPR)
Eliana La Ferrara (Boconni University and CEPR)
Gianmarco León-Ciliotta (U. Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona GSE, IPEG and CEPR)
Karen Macours (PSE, INRAE and CEPR)

Schedule:

The next session will take place on Tuesday 2nd March 2021 at 5pm CET, 4pm GMT, 11am EST, 8am PST, and last for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

The line-up of speakers is as follows:

The seminars are held on Zoom and will consist of a 60 minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A. Register your attendance here.

3 - 3 March 2021 / Online / SUERF and KfW

The COVID pandemic is confronting many firms with existential liquidity and solvency threats. Governments and regulators have swiftly responded, among other things, with credit guarantees and moratoria. Measures have evolved from the first to the second wave of the pandemic. This workshop brings together policy makers, credit guarantee banks, retail banks, corporate sector representatives, credit monitoring agencies, economic think tanks and academic researchers to (1) discuss and compare experiences and best practices, (2) identify short-term challenges and possible solutions, (3) evaluate potential long-term consequences - positive and negative - from such schemes (4) derive policy conclusions, also with a view to incentivizing structural change to the post-COVID economic environment.

3 - 3 March 2021 / Online /

In this session of the International Macro History Online Seminar, join us for a presentation on "Why is Europe Less Unequal than the United States?"" by Thomas Blanchet, Economist at World Inequality Lab, Amory Gethin, PhD candidate at Paris School of Economics and Research Fellow at World Inequality Lab and Lucas Chancel, Affiliate Researcher at Paris School of Economics and Co-Director World Inequality Lab

The seminar will be moderated by Juan Flores, Professor of History, University of Geneva

The International Macro History Online Seminar series is jointly organised by the Graduate Institute's Centre for Finance and Development and a consortium of numerous other universities and institutions from around the world. It brings macroeconomic history topics to an interested public on a weekly basis.

Website: https://cepr.org/imhos

4 - 4 March 2021 / Zoom webinar / World Trade Organization

The Economic Research and Statistics Division (ERSD) of the World Trade Organization is pleased to invite you to the first webinar of its Webinar Series on Economic Resilience, entitled “Economic Resilience Is the New Normal?”, on Thursday 4 March at 4:00-5:30 p.m. CET.

Although the debate about economic resilience has gained attention in recent months, it is neither new nor specific to the COVID-19 pandemic. Growing concerns about the increasing frequency of natural disasters, including pandemics, and man-made disruptions raise the question of how resilient economies are to such shocks. Yet, the lack of common definition and understanding of the notion of “economic resilience” can create confusion.

Experts from academia and international organizations will be gathered to discuss the issue of economic resilience, debunk some of its misconceptions, highlight its trade dimension and identify the factors that make firms, industries, regions or countries more economically resilient than others.

Moderator: Robert Koopman (WTO Chief Economist)

Panellists:

  • Irina Zodrow (UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction)
  • Prof. Adam Rose (University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy)
  • Stéphane Hallegatte (World Bank)
  • Prof. Monika Mrazova (University of Geneva)
  • Prof. Leila Baghdadi (University of Tunis)

 

Each speaker will make a 10-15 minute presentation followed by a 15-30 minute Q&A session.

This webinar is open to the public but registration is required. Please register here.

More information is available here.

10 - 10 March 2021 / Online /

In this session of the International Macro History Online Seminar, join us for a presentation on "Selective Default Risk: Evidence from the German Default of the 1930s" by Olivier Accominotti, Associate Professor at LSE and CEPR and Kim Oosterlinck Professor at Université Libre de Bruxelles and CEPR

The seminar will be moderated by Rui Esteves, Professor at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and CEPR.

The International Macro History Online Seminar series is jointly organised by the Graduate Institute's Centre for Finance and Development and a consortium of numerous other universities and institutions from around the world. It brings macroeconomic history topics to an interested public on a weekly basis.

Website: https://cepr.org/imhos

15 March - 31 May 2021 / Online /

Join us for the Spring 2021 series:

Online Geneva Trade and Development Workshop

Mondays, 10AM (ET), 3PM (GMT), 4PM (CET)

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: www.gtdw.ch.

Organizers:

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

Schedule:

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:

  • 1st March: Steve Redding (Princeton University and CEPR)
  • 15th March: Kalina Manova (University College London and CEPR)
  • 29th March: Laura Alfaro (Harvard University and CEPR)
  • 12th April: Gene Grossman (Princeton University and CEPR)
  • 10th May: Paola Conconi (Université Libre de Bruxelles and CEPR)
  • 31st May: Nathan Nunn (Harvard University)

The seminar will consist of a 60 minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes of open discussion. During the presentation, the audience will be automatically muted and may submit questions using the Q&A facility. The hosts will collect a few questions of general interest and relay them to the speaker at intervals, ensuring the flow of the seminar. The last 15 minutes of the event will be reserved for an open discussion, where participants may raise their hand to ask questions live, directly to the speaker.

The events will be live-streamed on YouTube and will be available in real time on GTDW's webpage (www.gtdw.ch). Video recordings of past seminars will be held in a repository on www.gtdw.ch. Please note that you may be recorded if you ask a question live during the Q&A.

Abuse of the seminar will not be tolerated.

Register online*

* Only one registration for the series is required. If you registered to the Fall 2020 series, you will need to re-register for the Spring 2021 series.

16 - 16 March 2021 / Online /

CEPR-VDEV Webinars is an online seminar series, featuring invited speakers in the area of Development Economics. It was set up in the spring semester of 2020 as the VDEV webinar and will now continue jointly with CEPR during autumn. It is organised jointly by CEPR, the University of Geneva (UniGe), the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Barcelona GSE), Paris School of Economics (PSE) and Stockholm School of Economics.
 

Organisers:

Martina Björkman Nyqvist (Stockholm School of Economics, Misum and CEPR)
Giacomo De Giorgi (IEE/GSEM, University of Geneva and CEPR)
Eliana La Ferrara (Boconni University and CEPR)
Gianmarco León-Ciliotta (U. Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona GSE, IPEG and CEPR)
Karen Macours (PSE, INRAE and CEPR)

Schedule:

The next session will take place on Tuesday 16th March 2021 at 5pm CET, 4pm GMT, 12pm EDT, 9am PDT, and last for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

The line-up of speakers is as follows:

The seminars are held on Zoom and will consist of a 60 minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A. Register your attendance here.

17 - 17 March 2021 / Online /

In this session of the International Macro History Online Seminar, join us for a presentation on "The Economic Impact of the Black Death" by Remi Jedwab, Associate Professor at George Washington University, Noel Johnson, Associate Professor at George Mason University and Mark Koyama, Associate Professor at George Mason University and CEPR.

The seminar will be moderated by Nathan Sussman, Professor of Economics at The Graduate Institute and Director of its Centre for Finance and Development and CEPR.

The International Macro History Online Seminar series is jointly organised by the Graduate Institute's Centre for Finance and Development and a consortium of numerous other universities and institutions from around the world. It brings macroeconomic history topics to an interested public on a weekly basis.

Website: https://cepr.org/imhos

24 - 24 March 2021 / Online /

In this session of the International Macro History Online Seminar, join us for a presentation on "State Capacity and the Rise and Fall of Serfdom in Europe" by Tracy Dennison, Professor at Caltech.

The seminar will be moderated by David Todd, Senior Lecturer at King's College London.

The International Macro History Online Seminar series is jointly organised by the Graduate Institute's Centre for Finance and Development and a consortium of numerous other universities and institutions from around the world. It brings macroeconomic history topics to an interested public on a weekly basis.

Website: https://cepr.org/imhos

30 - 30 March 2021 / Online /

CEPR-VDEV Webinars is an online seminar series, featuring invited speakers in the area of Development Economics. It was set up in the spring semester of 2020 as the VDEV webinar and will now continue jointly with CEPR during autumn. It is organised jointly by CEPR, the University of Geneva (UniGe), the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Barcelona GSE), Paris School of Economics (PSE) and Stockholm School of Economics.
 

Organisers:

Martina Björkman Nyqvist (Stockholm School of Economics, Misum and CEPR)
Giacomo De Giorgi (IEE/GSEM, University of Geneva and CEPR)
Eliana La Ferrara (Boconni University and CEPR)
Gianmarco León-Ciliotta (U. Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona GSE, IPEG and CEPR)
Karen Macours (PSE, INRAE and CEPR)

Schedule:

The next session will take place on Tuesday 30th March 2021 at 5pm CEST, 4pm BST, 11am EDT, 8am PDT, and last for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

The line-up of speakers is as follows:

The seminars are held on Zoom and will consist of a 60 minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A. Register your attendance here.

31 - 31 March 2021 / Online /

In this session of the International Macro History Online Seminar, join us for a presentation on "Blowing Against the Wind? A Narrative Approach to Central bank Foreign Exchange Intervention" by Alain Naef, Economist at the Bank of France

The seminar will be moderated by Natacha Postel-Vinay, Assistant Professor at London School of Economics and CEPR.

The International Macro History Online Seminar series is jointly organised by the Graduate Institute's Centre for Finance and Development and a consortium of numerous other universities and institutions from around the world. It brings macroeconomic history topics to an interested public on a weekly basis.

Website: https://cepr.org/imhos

13 - 13 April 2021 / Online /

 

CEPR-VDEV Webinars is an online seminar series, featuring invited speakers in the area of Development Economics. It was set up in the spring semester of 2020 as the VDEV webinar and will now continue jointly with CEPR during autumn. It is organised jointly by CEPR, the University of Geneva (UniGe), the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Barcelona GSE), Paris School of Economics (PSE) and Stockholm School of Economics.
 

Organisers:

Martina Björkman Nyqvist (Stockholm School of Economics, Misum and CEPR)
Giacomo De Giorgi (IEE/GSEM, University of Geneva and CEPR)
Eliana La Ferrara (Boconni University and CEPR)
Gianmarco León-Ciliotta (U. Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona GSE, IPEG and CEPR)
Karen Macours (PSE, INRAE and CEPR)

Schedule:

The next session will take place on Tuesday 13th April 2021 at 5pm CEST, 4pm BST, 11am EDT, 8am PDT, and last for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

The line-up of speakers is as follows:

The seminars are held on Zoom and will consist of a 60 minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A. Register your attendance here.

14 - 16 April 2021 / Nice, France/Online / The CEPR Network on Household Finance, EDHEC and Think Forward Initiative (TFI).

The CEPR Network on Household Finance and EDHEC are organising the Sixth European Workshop on Household Finance on 14-16 April 2021 with the support of the Think Forward Initiative (TFI). The objective of this workshop is to host presentations and foster interaction between Senior and Junior Researchers working in the area of household finance. The workshop will include state-of-the-art research on household financial behaviour and on how this is influenced by other choices, government policies, and the overall economic environment. The research workshop will include a CEPR-TFI event on “Finance and Inequality”, organised by Laurent Calvet (EDHEC and CEPR) on Wednesday 14 April 2021.

We solicit papers in the following areas, but other related areas may also be considered:
 
• Patterns of asset allocation and debt behaviour over the life cycle
• Financing retirement and the demographic transition
• Consumer indebtedness, financial distress and default decisions
• Behavioural approaches to household finances
• Financial literacy and financial education programmes
• Trust, subjective expectations, pessimism, and financial decisions
• International comparisons of household finances using micro-data
• Cognitive and genetic studies on individual financial performance
• Financial advice and legal protection of investors and borrowers
• The impact of technology on household financial behaviour
 
The organisers encourage submissions from PhD students in household finance. Students must apply online stating that they are a PhD student and supply their CV. Students should note that, from 2020 on, the best student paper prize will only be awarded once a year at the Household Finance Conference which takes place every Autumn. So, students who want their paper to be considered for the prize should submit it to the Autumn conference, but they are welcome to submit another paper to the Spring workshop.
 
Programme Committee
Steffen Andersen (Copenhagen Business School and CEPR), Laurent Calvet (EDHEC Business School, CFS and CEPR), Joao Cocco (London Business School and CEPR), Francisco Gomes (London Business School and CEPR), Luigi Guiso (EIEF and CEPR), Michael Haliassos (Goethe University Frankfurt and CEPR), Tullio Jappelli (University of Naples Federico II, CSEF and CEPR), Matti Keloharju (Aalto University and CEPR), Alex Michaelides (Imperial College and CEPR), Giovanna Nicodano (Collegio Carlo Alberto, University of Torino), Monica Paiella (University of Naples Parthenope and CEPR), Wenlan Qian (National University of Singapore), Tarun Ramadorai (Imperial College and CEPR), Paolo Sodini (Stockholm School of Economics, SHoF, and CEPR), and Raman Uppal (EDHEC and CEPR).

Local Organisers
Laurent Calvet (EDHEC and CEPR), Kim Peijnenburg (EDHEC and CEPR) and Raman Uppal (EDHEC and CEPR).
 
Workshop Venue
We hope the workshop can take place physically on the premises of EDHEC. However, due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation and travel restrictions, the workshop may become a hybrid workshop or a completely virtual workshop depending on the situation closer to the time of the workshop.
 
Paper Submission and Deadline
 
The submission fee for each paper is 50 euro and proceeds will contribute to covering workshop costs. The submission fee is waived for PhD students only. Full instructions on the submission process can be found on this link.

The deadline for submissions is 18:00 (GMT), Wednesday 6 January 2021. Expenses of paper presenters and discussants will be covered, unless they indicate that they are able to cover their own expenses. Limited support funds for PhD students will also be available. Applications for attendance without a paper presentation will be possible once the programme is finalised, and available places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
 

14 - 14 April 2021 / Online /

In this session of the International Macro History Online Seminar, join us for a presentation on "Hollowing out the State: Franchise Expansion and Fiscal Capacity in Colonial India" by Pavithra Suryanarayan, Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University

The seminar will be moderated by Timothy Guinnane, Professor at Yale.

The International Macro History Online Seminar series is jointly organised by the Graduate Institute's Centre for Finance and Development and a consortium of numerous other universities and institutions from around the world. It brings macroeconomic history topics to an interested public on a weekly basis.

Website: https://cepr.org/imhos

21 - 21 April 2021 / Online /

In this session of the International Macro History Online Seminar, join us for a presentation on "The Real Effects of Bank Runs. Evidence from the French Great Depression " by Eric Monnet, Professor at Paris School of Economics and CEPR,  Angelo Riva, Professor at Paris School of Economics and European Business School and Stefano Ungar, Banque de France.

The seminar will be moderated by Christopher Meissner, Professor at University of California, Davis.

The International Macro History Online Seminar series is jointly organised by the Graduate Institute's Centre for Finance and Development and a consortium of numerous other universities and institutions from around the world. It brings macroeconomic history topics to an interested public on a weekly basis.

Website: https://cepr.org/imhos

21 - 23 April 2021 / Online /

You are invited to attend the Adam Smith Workshop for Spring 2021. Given the current situation regarding the pandemic, the workshop will be held online and will be hosted by CEPR over Zoom. 

The workshop will take place over three days on Wednesday 21, Thursday 22, and Friday 23, April 2021.  Each day will have sessions spread over four hours, starting at around 08:00 (New York), 13:00 (London), 14:00 (Milan/Paris/Frankfurt), and 20:00 (Singapore/Shanghai). 

The workshop will consider papers in all areas of finance, including Asset Pricing, Behavioral Finance, Corporate Finance, Financial Intermediation, Household Finance, and International Finance. 

As in previous years, papers will be presented in two parallel streams, one labeled Asset Pricing (AP) and the other Corporate Finance (CF).  There will also be joint sessions with papers that are of interest to researchers in both Asset Pricing and Corporate Finance. 

The full programme is available here and the link to register your attendance is: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkcemqrDstG9Uu2yFqAUe6gYsK14OxA409.


Program Committees: 
Asset Pricing: 
Co-chairs: Hugues Langlois (HEC Paris), Irina Zviadadze (HEC Paris and CEPR), Tarun Ramadorai (Imperial College and CEPR), and Raman Uppal (EDHEC and CEPR). 
Members: Harjoat Bhamra (Imperial College and CEPR), Pedro Bordalo (Oxford University), Svetlana Bryzgalova (London Business School), Laurent Calvet (EDHEC and CEPR), Thierry Foucault (HEC and CEPR), Christian Julliard (LSE), Marcin Kacperczyk (Imperial College and CEPR), Howard Kung (LBS and CEPR), Dong Lou (LSE and CEPR), Anna Pavlova (LBS and CEPR), Kim Peijnenburg (EDHEC and CEPR), Mungo Wilson (Oxford University), Kathy Yuan (LSE and CEPR).

Corporate Finance: 
Co-chairs: Johan Hombert (HEC Paris and CEPR) and Vikrant Vig (LBS and CEPR)
Members: Claudia Custodio (Imperial College and CEPR), Mariassunta Giannetti (SSE and CEPR), Juanita Gonzalez-Uribe (LSE), Denis Gromb (HEC Paris and CEPR), Dirk Jenter (LSE and CEPR), Peter Koudijs (Erasmus), Augustin Landier (HEC Paris), Steven Ongena (University of Zurich, SFI and CEPR), Jorg Rocholl (ESMT and CEPR), David Thesmar (MIT and CEPR), Victoria Vanasco (CREI and CEPR), Paolo Volpin (Cass and CEPR).

Details regarding the conference are also available online at: https://www.adamsmithworkshop.com.

*Please note: The sessions will be recorded and the video recordings will be made available on YouTube afterwards. By registering to attend this workshop you give consent to being recorded.

27 - 27 April 2021 / Online /

CEPR-VDEV Webinars is an online seminar series, featuring invited speakers in the area of Development Economics. It was set up in the spring semester of 2020 as the VDEV webinar and will now continue jointly with CEPR during autumn. It is organised jointly by CEPR, the University of Geneva (UniGe), the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Barcelona GSE), Paris School of Economics (PSE) and Stockholm School of Economics.
 

Organisers:

Martina Björkman Nyqvist (Stockholm School of Economics, Misum and CEPR)
Giacomo De Giorgi (IEE/GSEM, University of Geneva and CEPR)
Eliana La Ferrara (Boconni University and CEPR)
Gianmarco León-Ciliotta (U. Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona GSE, IPEG and CEPR)
Karen Macours (PSE, INRAE and CEPR)

Schedule:

The next session will take place on Tuesday 27th April 2021 at 5pm CEST, 4pm BST, 11am EDT, 8am PDT, and last for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

The line-up of speakers is as follows:

The seminars are held on Zoom and will consist of a 60 minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A. Register your attendance here.

28 - 28 April 2021 / Online /

In this session of the International Macro History Online Seminar, join us for a presentation "Banking Crises Interventions, 1290-2018" by Andrew Metrick, Professor at Yale University and Paul Schmelzing, Postdoctoral Research Associate at Yale University

The seminar will be moderated by Vincent Bignon, Advisor of the General Director for Statistics, Economics and the International, Banque de France and CEPR.

The International Macro History Online Seminar series is jointly organised by the Graduate Institute's Centre for Finance and Development and a consortium of numerous other universities and institutions from around the world. It brings macroeconomic history topics to an interested public on a weekly basis.

Website: https://cepr.org/imhos

5 - 5 May 2021 / Online /

In this session of the International Macro History Online Seminar, join us for a presentation on "Assignats or Death: Inflationary Finance in Revolutionary France" by Bryan Cutsinger, Assistant Professor at Angelo State University, Joshua Ingber, Assistant Professor at Northern Michigan University and Louis Rouanet, PhD candidate at George Mason University.

The seminar will be moderated by Eugene White, Professor at Rutgers University.

The International Macro History Online Seminar series is jointly organised by the Graduate Institute's Centre for Finance and Development and a consortium of numerous other universities and institutions from around the world. It brings macroeconomic history topics to an interested public on a weekly basis.

Website: https://cepr.org/imhos

6 - 8 May 2021 / Online / University of Nottingham

Objectives
 
In consideration of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the 19thGEP Postgraduate Conference will take place 6th – 8th May 2021 online.  The conference provides a forum for the dissemination of student research relating to issues of Globalisation and Economic Policy from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. These areas include Foreign Direct Investment, Trade, Productivity, Economics of the MNEs, Migration and Labour Market Adjustment.
 
The objective of the Conference is to bring together a number of PhD students and postdoctoral researchers to discuss their own research ideas with established researchers in a relaxed atmosphere. The conference is open to graduate students and post-docs. Speakers will be selected based on the submitted paper (extended abstracts are acceptable but preference will be given to full papers).
 
Submission
 
Applicants must submit their CV, a letter of support from their PhD supervisor (sent separately by email; this is not required for post-docs) and the paper to be presented.  If a full paper is not yet available, please include a detailed abstract, providing clearly the motivation for the work, the relationship to the literature, the method used and the expected results.
 
Every paper accepted for presentation will be discussed by two colleagues. Therefore, those who are invited to present are expected to deliver a complete draft at least a week before the Conference.
 
Applications must be sent by e-mail to: Dr. Yuan Tian, at [email protected]
 
Deadline for submission: Friday 26th February 2021

Keynote speakers:

Prof. Meredith Crowley (Cambridge and CEPR) and Prof. Rafael Dix-Carneiro (Duke)
 
Best Paper Prize
 
The organising committee will award a Best Paper prize to the best manuscript presented at the Conference.
 
Further information
 
Further information on the Conference can be found at:
 
https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/gep/news-events/conferences/2020-21/postgrad-conference-2021.aspx

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