18 October - 6 December 2021 / Online /

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


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

Scientific Committee:

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


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

The line-up of speakers is as follows:

- 20th Sept: Sebnem Kalemli-Özcan (University of Maryland and CEPR) "The Economic Cases for Global Vaccinations: An Epidemiological Model with International Production Networks" (watch the recording:
- 4th Oct: Esteban Rossi-Hansberg (University of Chicago and CEPR) "The Economic Geography of Global Warming" (watch the recording:
- 18th Oct: Pinelopi Goldberg (Yale University and CEPR)
- 15th Nov: Amit Khandelwal (Columbia Graduate School of Business and CEPR)
- 22nd Nov: Kala Krishna (Pennsylvania State University)
- 6th Dec: Andrés Rodríguez-Clare (University of California, Berkeley and CEPR)

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.

21 - 21 October 2021 / / Economic Policy

Finance, money and climate change

As fighting climate change becomes the world’s top post-pandemic priority, financial intermediaries, their regulators and central banks have all been called to contribute. A major new research report exploring the scope and limits of green finance and the possibility of ‘greening’ monetary policies will be launched at an online panel discussion hosted by Europe’s leading economic policy journal on Thursday 21 October 2021 at 17:00 CEST.

Markus Brunnermeier of Princeton University and CEPR, who has co-authored the study with former top French and international policy-maker Jean-Pierre Landau of Sciences Po, will present a new framework for thinking about finance, money and climate change – identifying the trade-offs and key choices to be made.

His presentation will be followed by a discussion with Anna Breman, deputy governor of Sveriges Riksbank, the central bank of Sweden, and Adam Tooze, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History at Columbia University, moderated by Tim Phillips, presenter of CEPR’s Vox Talks Economics podcast.

For more information visit the Economic Policy journal website.

Register now

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:

15 November 2021 - 9 March 2022 / Zurich (hybrid) / Swiss National Bank, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and Bank for International Settlements

March 8 – 9, 2022, Zurich (hybrid format)
Keynote speaker: Yuriy Gorodnichenko (University of California – Berkeley)

Call for Papers Deadline: 15 November 2021


Call for papers
Uncertainty surrounding inflation has widened considerably across the globe since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Risks have shifted from persistently on the downside over the last decade to decidedly on the upside in the face of resurging demand and supply shortages as economies reopen. These developments pose considerable challenges for households, businesses, market participants, and policymakers. This conference aims to bring together insights from academics and policymakers to discuss inflation risks, their drivers, and how they propagate to the real economy and financial markets, and the extent to which policymakers can respond to these challenges.

The Swiss National Bank, the Bank for International Settlements, and the Division of International Finance of the Federal Reserve Board will jointly organize the second conference on Global Risk, Uncertainty, and Volatility. We welcome submissions within the broad themes of inflation risk and uncertainty. Some illustrative topics/questions include:

Measuring inflation risk and uncertainty

  • How to use information from financial markets, surveys, news and textual analysis, or economic variables to measure inflation risk and uncertainty?
  • Which statistical models should be used to measure and study inflation risk and uncertainty?

The transmission of inflation uncertainty to the real economy, financial markets, and financial stability

  • How do households and businesses incorporate inflation risk and uncertainty when making financial decisions?
  • Does inflation risk and uncertainty generate downside risk to economic growth, and does it also pose challenges to financial stability?
  • Can inflationary shocks in large, advanced economies trigger capital flow reversals and financial stress in EMEs?
  • Which theoretical and statistical models can shed light on the relationship between inflation risk and uncertainty, the real economy, and financial markets?
  • What is the role of uneven shocks and sectoral heterogeneity in inflation risk and uncertainty?
  • Do the effects of inflation risk and uncertainty vary across income groups or sectors and do they affect political and social strains?

The role of policy making in the resurgence and resolution of inflation risk and uncertainty

  • Which analytical frameworks should be used to study the role of inflation risk and uncertainty for optimal monetary policy?
  • What specific challenges do inflation risk and uncertainty pose for policy makers? Are these challenges affected by the extent of income inequality and debt levels?
  • What is the role of central bank communication strategies in times of high inflation risk and uncertainty?

The deadline for submissions is November 15, 2021. Please send drafts of completed papers to [email protected]. Authors of accepted papers will be informed by January 15, 2022. The conference will be held as a hybrid event with virtual and in-person presentations.

Scientific Committee
David López-Salido, Francesca Loria, and Danilo Cascaldi-Garcia (FRB)
Deniz Igan, Benoit Mojon, and Dora Xia (BIS)
Thomas Moser, Lucas M. Fuhrer, and Simone Auer (SNB)

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).

25 - 26 November 2021 / University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain / University Jaume I

We are pleased to announce the celebration of the XVIII Workshop on Economic
Integration, organized by the INTECO joint research unit in Economic Integration to be
held at the University of Valencia the next 25th and 26th of November 2021. In this
edition, our invited key speaker will be Gian María Milesi-Ferretti (Brookings
Institution-Former Deputy Director Research Department IMF). We will also have a
round-table on “post-Covid recovery and structural reforms” with the participation of
Juan Francisco Jimeno (Banco de España) and Oriol Carreras (Caixabank Research).
The COVID-19 pandemic does not allow to have large in-person events yet. Thus, the
XVIII Inteco Workshop on Economic Integration will take place on a hybrid
format through both online and onsite participation. You will receive further
details in due time.
Analogously to previous years, the workshop will consist of the presentation of working
papers in the field of economic integration, both real (international trade) and financial
(international finance). Participants will have 20 minutes to present their works and then
each paper will be briefly commented on by a discussant and open for general discussion to
the floor. Onsite presenters/discussants of accepted papers will be covered one hotel
night plus social meals.
In case you are interested in participating in the workshop, either presenting or
discussing papers, please let us know by email: [email protected] before the 30th of October.
a) 30th of October 2021: expression of interest and submission of papers.
b) 11th of November 2021: publication of the program
b) 25th and 26th of November 2021: workshop
All the information will be available on INTECO web page (

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)

13 - 14 December 2021 / Paris /

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

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

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

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


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

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

Authors who are not CEPR affiliated or do not have a CEPR profile can:
1) Create a online profile here
2) Login to the CEPR portal
3) Go to
4) Click on "Step 1: Apply" and complete the requested information and click "Register"

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

The deadline for submissions is 22 October 2021.

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

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


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