6 - 7 April 2018 / Nuremberg, Germany / University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

The conference focuses on demographic change and immigration in industrialized countries and on the ways these phenomena interact with employment, wages, and participation in the labor market. Researchers are invited to submit empirical and theoretical contributions on this topic from all areas of economics and sociology.

The conference is sponsored by the German Research Foundation (DFG) as part of the Priority Program “The German Labor Market in a Globalized World – Challenges through Trade, Technology, and Demographics” (SPP 1764) and the Labor and Socio-Economic Research Center (LASER) at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.

6 - 7 April 2018 / Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg, Germany / Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) and Institute for Employment Research (IAB)

The conference focuses on demographic change and immigration in industrialized countries and on the ways these phenomena interact with employment, wages, and participation in the labor market. Researchers are invited to submit empirical and theoretical contributions on this topic from all areas of economics and sociology.
Keynote speakers are Anne Case (Princeton University), Christian Dustmann (University College London), David Green (University of British Columbia, Vancouver) and Irena Kogan (University of Mannheim).

Please submit full papers (preliminary versions are welcome) as a PDF file to Angelika Ganserer via email to [email protected]. If possible, include up to four JEL Codes. Travel and accommodation costs will be reimbursed for speakers (one speaker per paper).
Deadline for paper submission is 20 December 2017. Selection decisions will be made by 25 January 2018.

10 - 10 April 2018 / EY offices, 1 More London Place, London / SUERF – The European Money and Finance Forum

This one-day conference, organised by SUERF – The European Money and Finance Forum and hosted by EY in London, will bring together academics, officials, and industry representatives to examine scenarios for interest rate levels around the globe as well as the challenges arising from a withdrawal of monetary stimulus by major central banks.

Register your participation here

Keynote speakers
Ewald Nowotny, Governor, Oesterreichische Nationalbank
Paul Fisher, Chairman, London Bullion Market Association 

Expert Panels
- Fundamental drivers of interest rates: scenarios for the future
- Implications for financial firms and markets: a volatile and challenging future?
- The future course of monetary policy

25 - 26 April 2018 / Geneva, Switzerland / Council on Economic Policies, the IMF and WTO

We particularly encourage the submission of unpublished empirical work that uses new datasets or exploits policy experiments in a novel and informative way. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • What is the effect of services trade on inclusive growth and structural transformation? Is trade in services a promising development strategy for developing economies?
  • How does services trade affect employment, income and gender inequality, quality of and access to service delivery, and innovation?
  • What are key determinants of and barriers to services trade? To what extent have trade agreements reduced them?
  • What policies are needed to increase services trade opportunities for inclusive growth?

Call for papers deadline: February 15, 2018

15 - 16 May 2018 / Syracuse University (NY, USA) / Syracuse University (NY, USA)

We invite submissions at the intersection or union of institutions, international trade and economic development. Topics could include, but are not limited to, the role of international institutions such as the WTO or the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the impact of domestic economic or political institutions such as property rights or democracy on international trade and/or economic development. The workshop will take place at Syracuse University, NY, USA, May 15th-16th 2018. 

Keynote Speakers: Pol Antràs (Harvard University and CEPR) and Nina Pavcnik (Dartmouth College and CEPR)

Submissions Deadline: February 28th 2018
Email 3 page abstracts/papers with the subject line “InsTED Syracuse Submission” to: [email protected]

The registration fee will be $160.



30 May - 1 June 2018 / Palma de Mallorca (Mallorca) - Spain / EAYE (European Association of Young Economists) - University of the Balearic Islands

We are pleased to announce that the 23rd Spring Meeting of Young Economists (SMYE2018) will take place in Palma (Mallorca, Spain) between 30th May and 1st June 2018. The conference will be hosted by the Applied Economics (DEA) and the Business Economics (DEE) departments of the University of Balearic Islands.

The goal of the conference is to promote the exchange of ideas and experience among young economists conducting research in all fields of economics. More information about our mission can be found on the website of the European Association of Young Economists: http://eaye-smye.blogspot.be/.

14 - 15 June 2018 / Ancona, Italy / Money and Finance Research Group (MoFiR), together with the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission and the Università Politecnica delle Marche

The 7th MoFiR Workshop on Banking will be held in Ancona, Italy, at the Università Politecnica delle Marche on June 14-15, 2018.

The organizing committee of this small informal workshop invites submissions of high-quality theoretical and empirical research on financial intermediation. Scholars in the fields of banking and finance will meet to discuss current issues in banking, financial stability, and financial regulation, focusing on policy reforms for a stable global financial environment. The workshop will provide an opportunity for presentations and discussions about policy-relevant research in an informal and highly interactive environment.

The keynote speaker will be George G. Pennacchi (University of Illinois).

Travel and accommodation costs for presenters and invited discussants will be reimbursed for an amount up to EUR 500 for European travelers and EUR 1,200 for overseas travelers.

18 - 19 June 2018 / European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany / European Central Bank

The European Central Bank is holding its tenth Workshop on Forecasting Techniques in Frankfurt am Main on 18 and 19 June 2018.

This biennial conference provides a forum for new theoretical and applied work on forecasting. Macroeconomists today have more – and richer – data at their disposal than ever before. Many of these datasets are not only very large, but also unstructured, not rectangular, or irregularly spaced. Fully tapping the embedded information for forecasters and policymakers requires new methods and tools. This conference will bring together experts from all fields to exchange new ideas on utilising large datasets for macroeconomic and financial forecasting.

Peter Bühlmann (ETH Zürich), Francis X. Diebold (University of Pennsylvania), Serena Ng (Columbia University) and Hal Varian (Google Inc.) have confirmed their participation as invited speakers.

Manuscripts should be submitted as a PDF to [email protected] by 28 February 2018.

9 - 10 July 2018 / Bank of England, London / The National Institute of Economic and Social Research, Warwick University, Centre for Macroeconomics and the Bank of England

We are looking for high quality research papers that may help to guide monetary, and micro or macro prudential policy. 

Keynote speakers: Seppo Honkapohja (Aalto University School of Business) and Vítor Constâncio (Deputy Governor of the European Central Bank).

Participants should apply with their completed paper (preferred) or abstracts of about 500 words. The deadline for submissions is March 31st 2018. To apply, email: [email protected]

20 - 21 August 2018 / Goethe University Frankfurt / Central Bank Research Association (CEBRA) and the Research Center SAFE (Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe) at Goethe University Frankfurt

PLEASE USE THE BELOW LINK FOR A LIST OF TOPICS AND SUBMISSION INFORMATION - contributions are being sought for 20 contributed sessions on a wide range of policy-relevant research topics.
CEBRA’s 2018 Annual Meeting is co-organized by the Research Center SAFE (Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe) at Goethe University Frankfurt. The scientific committee is chaired by Ester Faia and Mirko Wiederholt.
Jens Weidmann, Governor of the Deutsche Bundesbank and Chairman of the Board of the Bank for International Settlements will deliver the keynote speech of the meeting.
The International Monetary Fund will organize a high-level panel on the topic “Financial Conditions, Financial Vulnerability, and Stabilization Policies”
The Deutsche Bundesbank and the Financial Stability Board will organize a high-level panel on the topic “Post-implementation Evaluations of the G20 Financial Regulatory Reforms”.

27 - 28 August 2018 / Sala del Sindaco, Palazzo Orsini, Galatina (Lecce) / Banque de France and Paris School of Economics

Salento Macro Meetings - Call for Papers deadline: 15 April 2018

This workshop aims to bring together research on the management of global recession at times of unconventional monetary policy and limited fiscal space. This includes research on the differential impact of financial and economic crises on households and firms, as well as the existing policies which have been implemented to confront and overcome them. 

The programme committee welcomes submissions of theoretical or empirical papers addressing issues including (but not limited to):

  • Heterogeneity in aggregate demand and supply
  • Monetary-fiscal stabilization and interactions
  • Imperfect information
  • Open-economy dimensions

The following speakers have already confirmed their presence:

Florin Bilbiie (Paris School of Economics)
Sergio Rebelo (Northwestern Kellogg)
Pedro Teles (Catolica Lisbon)
Gianluca Violante (Princeton University)

12 - 13 September 2018 / Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University

European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with CIT University will organize the 6th ICSD 2018 Rome, Italy from Wednesday 12 to Thursday 13 September, 2018.

The 6th ICSD 2018 will be an excellent opportunity to share your ideas and research findings relevant to the Sustainability Science, through the European network of academics. Papers will be published in the EJSD Journal (Thomson Reuters) and Proceedings.

The Conference theme is: "Creating a unified foundation for the Sustainable Development: research, practice and education".