Events

20 - 21 May 2021 / Online / Laboratory for Effective Anti-poverty Policies at Bocconi (LEAP) and CEPR

he CEPR annual symposium of the Development Economics programme will be hosted by online on Thursday 20 May and Friday 21 May 2021. The workshop is organised by Laboratory for Effective Anti-poverty Policies at Bocconi (LEAP) and CEPR. We now invite submissions for this conference from interested researchers on any topic within the area of Development Economics. The deadline for submission is Monday 15 March 2021. We accept both full-length papers and extended abstracts for projects at an advanced stage.

Depending on the number of submissions, we may organise sessions with short and long presentations, and that each submission will be automatically considered for both, unless the author wishes otherwise, in which case they should indicate it in the "Comments" field on the submission form.

How to apply

Please note that there will be time for only a small number of presentations. The conference will last for two afternoons starting at 2pm London time on both days; there are no parallel sessions.

Authors who are CEPR affiliated can upload their submission online at https://portal.cepr.org/ceprleap-workshop-development-economics-2021. If you do not currently have a CEPR account, please create a profile online here and use the registration link above. 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 Friday 2 April 2021.

20 - 21 May 2021 / Online / Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) Joint Vienna Institute (JVI) SUERF – The European Money and Finance Forum

We have the pleasure of inviting you to the 1st Vienna Economic Dialogue, which will be hosted by the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) in cooperation with SUERF – The European Money and Finance Forum and the Joint Vienna Institute (JVI). The conference will take place on May 20 and 21, 2021 and this year's topic will be:"Gender, money and finance"

This conference deals with selected gender-related topics in money and finance: Does gender diversity affect economic outcomes? Would a more balanced gender mix in policy institutions such as central banks make for different or better decisions? Would a balanced gender mix in financial firms make the financial system safer? How does gender affect inflation perceptions? How does gender affect financial literacy, and what are the implications?

Confirmed speakers (in order of appearance)
Kristalina Georgieva, International Monetary Fund
Christine Lagarde, European Central Bank
Renée B. Adams, University of Oxford
Sylvie Goulard, Banque de France
Paola Profeta, Bocconi University
Jorgovanka Tabaković, National Bank of Serbia
Khlood Aldukheil, Erteqa Financial Company
Gerda Holzinger-Burgstaller, Erste Bank Österreich
Becci McKinley Rowe, Blackrock
Julie A. Nelson, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Sylvia Kritzinger, University of Vienna
Annamaria Lusardi, George Washington University School of Business
Andréa M. Maechler, Schweizerische Nationalbank
Angelika Sommer-Hemetsberger, Oesterreichische Kontrollbank
Joanne Yoong, University of Southern California

25 - 25 May 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 25th May 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 May 2021 / Online /

Join us for the Spring 2021 series:

Online Geneva Trade and Development Workshop

Mondays, 10AM (EST), 3PM (BST), 4PM (CEST)

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 (EST) / 3.00 PM (BST) / 4.00 PM (CEST) 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.

7 - 7 June 2021 / Online / ENS de Lyon and CEPR

The ENS de Lyon, in collaboration with CEPR, is pleased to announce the Workshop in Political Economy, Cultural Economics and Gender, that will take place on Monday 7th of June, 2021, from 2:00 to 6:15 p.m. (CEST). 

The workshop aims to bring together leading-edge US- and Europe-based researchers with a specific focus on developing countries, working in the fields of:

  • Political Economy
  • Cultural Economics
  • Gender

To attend the online event, please register your interest via the zoom registration page.

Organizers:

  • Mathieu Couttenier (ENS de Lyon and CEPR)
  • Jordan Loper (ENS de Lyon)

 

Programme:

14:00 - 15:00 CEST

Eliana La Ferrara
Bocconi University and CEPR

 

15:00 - 16:00 CEST

Eduardo Montero
University of Michigan

 

15 min Break

 

16:15 - 17:15 CEST

Nathan Nunn
Harvard University

 

17:15 - 18:15 CEST

Sonia Bhalotra
University of Warwick and CEPR

8 - 8 June 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 8th June 2021 at 5pm CEST, 4pm BST, 11am EDT, 8am PDT, and last for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

The line-up of speaker 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.

8 - 9 June 2021 / Online /

The organisers and steering committee of the 21st CEPR Conference on Applied Industrial Organisation (IO) are writing to invite you to submit a paper or to express your interest in attending the conference. The conference will be organised by Myrto Kaloutpsidi (Harvard University, CEPR and NBER), Andrea Pozzi (Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance and CEPR), and Nicolas Schutz (University of Mannheim and CEPR).

After last year’s cancellation and due to the concerns about the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic could still have on international travel and academic gatherings, the event will take place online on 8-9 June 2021.

To better accommodate the online format, the schedule will be adjusted. We will have a limited number of papers presented over two days in sessions held in the afternoon (Central European Time). This should allow a wide audience to connect for the event, through different time zones.

Financial support for the conference is generously provided by the Journal of Industrial Economics (JIE), EIEF, University of Zurich, European Research Council (ERC), Charles River Associates, Cornerstone Research and CEPR.

Conference Details:
The Applied IO conference series seeks to contribute to the understanding of the breadth of topics analysed within the field of Industrial Organisation, including demand, productivity, competition in the short- and long-run, innovation, investment, and auctions, to develop empirical protocols and tests of economic models, to promote the exchange and the dissemination of results at the forefront of research, and finally, to evaluate current competition and regulation policies. It will cover the state of the art in both theoretical and empirical Industrial Organisation.

In the last few years, the conference “returned to its roots” and witnessed enhanced collaboration between IO economists from both sides of the Atlantic.  Fostering this collaboration, we are happy to confirm the attendance and participation of Simon Anderson (Virginia and CEPR), Uli Doraszelski (Wharton and CEPR), Phil Haile (Yale), Jean-Francois Houde (Wisconsin), Jeanine Miklos-Thal (Rochester), Nathan Miller (Georgetown), Aviv Nevo (UPenn), Ariel Pakes (Harvard), Katja Seim (Yale and CEPR), Amanda Starc (Kellogg), and Jidong Zhou (Yale SOM). 

Young European researchers are encouraged to apply to the concurrent CEPR/JIE School for Industrial Organisation.  The goal of the school is to provide a forum for young European researchers in Applied IO to get exposure for and receive feedback on their work.  Based on the success of the 2019 format, researchers accepted to the school will give very short (<10 min) presentations of their work  on  9 June and participate in all the sessions of the main conference.  Given its goals, only young researchers pursuing or having recently (within four years) received a PhD from a European economics program are eligible. Preference will be given to those students expecting to go on the academic job market in 2021-22, with additional (though lesser) preference given to other applicants according to their time since PhD completion. 

Applicants to the main conference that are eligible and wish to also be considered for the school should indicate such with their submission. In such cases, no separate school application is necessary.  Further details about the school are included in its own Call for Papers available here: https://cepr.org/6754/cfp-school

Please forward this call to others, especially junior faculty, who might have papers suitable for the conference or school.  Papers will be selected by a committee of the organisers. Anyone may sign up to receive future calls for this conference at https://portal.cepr.org/21st-ceprjie-conference-applied-industrial-organisation-and-17th-ceprjie-school-applied-industrial.

Paper Submissions, Conference Attendance, and Deadlines:
The deadline for submissions is Friday 12 February  2021 at 18:00 (GMT).  Authors will be notified about whether their paper has been accepted in April 2021.

Authors can upload their submission by visiting the registration link: https://portal.cepr.org/21st-ceprjie-conference-applied-industrial-organisation-and-17th-ceprjie-school-applied-industrial and logging into your CEPR account. If you do not currently have a CEPR account, please create a new profile here https://portal.cepr.org/user/register 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].

In order to allow for arrangements for the online conference, individuals wishing to simply attend the conference should also express their interest via the online form above.  We try to accommodate as many such requests as possible and the online format should only add to our ability to do so. Preference for attendance is given to young researchers and CEPR IO Programme members. 
 
Travel and Accommodation Funding:
Given that this year’s conference will be held online. There are no provisions for accommodation or funding for traveling.

10 - 11 June 2021 / Paris / Banque de France, CEPII, CEPR and University of Surrey

The Banque de France, CEPII, CEPR and University of Surrey are jointly organising a workshop to explore economic dimensions of the “new normal” environment of international trade, which has been severely impacted by recent events and associated rises in trade costs. Increases in tariffs and sanctions (e.g. U.S-China trade war), globalisation backlash, institutional challenges (e.g. Brexit, WTO), and Covid-19 are imposing a rethinking of multilateral trade and the way that firms organise production across borders. Empirical as well as theoretical contributions that analyse the consequences of this new normal situation with an emphasis on a policy perspective are welcome.
 
The workshop will take place at the Banque de France’s headquarters in Paris on two half-days 10-11 June 2021. The programme will include seven academic papers, including a Guest Lecture by Gene Grossman (Princeton and CEPR), a keynote presentation by Paola Conconi (ECARES and CEPR). A Policy Round Table with Lionel Fontagné (Banque de France and CEPII), Beata Javorcik (ERBD, University of Oxford and CEPR), Marion Jensen (OECD) and Robert Koopman (WTO and CEPR) and moderated by Martin Sandbu (Financial Times). Participants will also be invited to a dinner with French policymakers on 10th June, where Sébastian Jean (CEPII) will give a dinner speech.
 
Papers should be submitted no later than 28th February. Decisions are expected to be communicated by end of March.

Authors who are CEPR-affiliated or already have a CEPR online profile can upload their submission on https://portal.cepr.org/international-trade-new-normal.
 

If you do not have a CEPR online profile, please create a new profile here https://portal.cepr.org/user/register and then click on the registration link above. The deadline for submissions is Sunday 28 February 2021.

14 - 15 June 2021 / Online /

The Nottingham Centre for Globalization and Economic Policy (GEP) and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) would like to invite you to attend the GEP-CEPR Summer International Trade Workshop taking place online on 14-15 June 2021 at 14:50-18:30 BST.

Conference Organisers: Andrés Rodríguez-Clare, Matilde Bombardini, Arnaud Costinot, Thibault Fally, Ben Faber, Dave Donaldson, Facundo Albornoz.

Click here for Programme (.pdf) 

Click here for Registration

16 - 16 June 2021 / Online / CEPR and ENS de Lyon

This workshop aims to bring together leading US- and Europe-based researchers with a specific focus on developing countries, working in the fields of:

  • Political Economy
  • Economics of Conflict
  • Firms and Organizations in Developing Countries

Speakers and Programme:

  • 2:00 to 2:45 pm: Michele Di Maio (La Sapienza University Rome)
  • 2:45 to 3:30 pm: Pamela Medina Quispe (University of Toronto)
  • 3:30 to 3:40 pm: Break
  • 3:40 to 4:25 pm.: Lavinia Piemontese (ENS de Lyon)
  • 4:25 to 5:10 pm: Vasily Korovkin (CERGE-EI)
  • 5:10 to 5:20 pm: Break
  • 5:20 to 6:05 pm: Jonas Hjort (Columbia University and CEPR
  • 6:05 to 6:50 pm: Tarek Ghani (Olin Business School)

To attend the online event, please register your interest via the zoom registration page.

Organizers:

  • Mathieu Couttenier (ENS de Lyon and CEPR)
  • Lavinia Piemontese (ENS de Lyon)

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

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

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

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

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

•       monetary policy challenges for the post-pandemic recovery

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

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

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

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

The deadline for submitting the extended abstract or completed draft (strongly preferred) of the paper is 18:00 CEST on Wednesday 31 March 2021. For CEPR affiliates and those already registered with the CEPR website, please submit your paper via https://portal.cepr.org/closing-gaps-future-stabilisation-policies-after-covid-19-pandemic. If you do not have a CEPR profile, you can create one here https://portal.cepr.org/user/register and then click on the registration link above. In your submission, please indicate whether you would be willing to act as a discussant.

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

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

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

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

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

21 - 22 June 2021 / Online /

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

The organising committee 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, bank regulation, financial innovation, financial inclusion, and consumer credit. The workshop will provide an opportunity for presentations and discussions about policy-relevant research in an informal and highly interactive environment.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: To submit a paper (full papers accepted only), please visit the call for papers webpage https://portal.cepr.org/10th-mofir-workshop-banking. The deadline for submission is 6pm (GMT), Sunday 21 March 2021. If you do not currently have a CEPR account, please create a new profile here https://portal.cepr.org/user/register 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] for assistance (with subject header “10th MoFiR Workshop on Banking”).

DUAL SUBMISSION OPTION: In the submission, authors should indicate if they wish their paper to be considered (at no extra fee) for publication by RCFS under the Dual Submission Program. This is a “no-fault” submission option: if the RCFS reviews the paper and rejects it, the authors may submit it to any SFS journal at a later date as if it was never submitted. See http://sfs.org/dualsubmissionpolicy/ for details.​

Papers will be selected by the program committee and corresponding authors will be notified of acceptance by 8 May, 2021. Given capacity constraints and to promote an active discussion, preference will be given to authors who can attend the whole workshop.

Organising Committee:
Isha Agarwal (University of British Columbia Sauder)
Andrea F. Presbitero (Johns Hopkins University, CEPR and MoFiR)
André F. Silva (Federal Reserve Board)
Alberto Zazzaro (University of Naples Federico II, CSEF and MoFiR)
 
Additional Information:
MoFiR and workshop website: https://sites.google.com/view/mofirseminars/workshop2021
Questions may be addressed to: [email protected]

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

24 - 24 June 2021 / France / Université Paris Nanterre, France

EconomiX-CNRS and the Doctoral School EOS (Université Paris Nanterre), CeReFiM (University of Namur), and LEO (Université d'Orléans) are co-organizing the 10th PhD Student Conference on International Macroeconomics. The conference will be held on June, 24th 2021, in Nanterre, France. For now, we plan to have an in-person conference, conditionally on the evolution of the health situation.

29 - 30 June 2021 / Online / Plato Partnership

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

The conference will feature original work on the evolution of market structure in Europe and beyond, especially in light of MiFID II/MiFIR.  

Empirical and theoretical papers are being sought in areas including, but not limited to:

  • Role and impact of different trading mechanisms
  • Liquidity fragmentation
  • Algorithms and liquidity
  • Venue performance metrics
  • Opening and closing auctions
  • Active vs passive trading
  • Consolidated tape and market data
  • Trade cost analysis
  • Best execution

 

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

 

PLATO MI3 BEST PAPER AWARDS:

All submitted papers will automatically be considered for the Plato MI3 Best Paper Award, which will receive a prize of £2500. PhD Students and Assistant Professors who are fewer than three years post-PhD submitting papers will automatically be considered for the Plato MI3 Best Paper by a Young Researcher Award, which will receive a prize of £1500.

ORGANISERS:
Plato Partnership is a not-for-profit company comprising asset managers and broker dealers who are collaborating to bring creative solutions and efficiencies to today’s complex equity market place. Integral to Plato Partnership’s vision is high quality academic research supported by its Market Innovator (MI3) initiative, and aimed at seeking out ways in which the Plato community can collaborate to build a better financial ecosystem.
www.platopartnership.com/

 

PAPER SUBMISSION:

Please submit your paper in pdf format to [email protected]

Please send two pdf files: a title page with author details and a blind copy of the paper.

In the submission e-mail please state if you are willing to act as a discussant. Submissions are due by midnight (UK time), February 8, 2021.

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

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

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

The Submission deadline is Tuesday, May 11.

The call for papers and submission link can be found here: https://safe-frankfurt.de/news-latest/events/cebra-2021.html

12 - 13 July 2021 / Online /

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you do not currently have a CEPR profile, please create a new profile here https://portal.cepr.org/user/register and then click on the registration link above.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The working language of the Summer School is English.

Scientific Organisers:

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

Lecturers:

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 https://events.tax.mpg.de/event/1/. 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]e with “PolEcCon2021” in the subject line. If you have questions about lodging, travel arrangement or other logistic matters, please contact [email protected] with “PolEcCon2021” in the subject line.

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

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

25 - 27 August 2021 / Online /

The 14th China Economics Summer Institute (CESI) will be held online between 25-27 August 2021 by Tsinghua University. The objective of CESI is to create a network and community of top level scholars working on Chinese economic development (working papers of previous CESI available at http://cesi.econ.cuhk.edu.hk/). 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 (https://cloud.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk/mycuform/view.php?id=986684) 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)
Website: http://cesi.econ.cuhk.edu.hk/
Email: [email protected]

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