Events

5 - 7 November 2018 / Florence, Italy / Florence School of Banking and Finance

Training course by the Florence School of Banking and Finance (http://fbf.eui.eu/)

Course Instructor: Massimiliano Marcellino (Bocconi University and EUI)
Area: Statistical and Econometric Methods
Level: Introductory

This course will focus on the following topics:
- Review of specification, estimation and evaluation of linear regression models
- Using linear regression models for point, interval and density estimation
- Testing for parameter stability and allowing for parameter time-variation
- Forecasting with linear dynamic models
- Forecast evaluation, comparison and combination

This course is targeted at Financial Stability officers, Research department officers, Ph.D. and Post-doctoral researchers, Research department officers of private banks.

7 - 9 November 2018 / Barcelona / Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

The Barcelona Graduate School of Economics is holding an intensive course on the Competitive Effects of Mergers from November 7-9, 2018.
This three-day course will provide participants with a thorough understanding of the crucial role of competition enforcement in merger control by looking at established and new economic theories on mergers, the relevant empirical methods, as well as providing insightful discussions on recent high-profile merger cases in Europe and the US harm. The course will be taught by leading academic and professional economists:
Massimo Motta (ICREA-UPF and Barcelona GSE; former Chief Competition Economist, European Commission), course director; Giulio Federico (European Commission); Natalia Fabra (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid); Aviv Nevo (University of Pennsylvania; former Chief Economist, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice); Elena Zoido (CompassLexecon).

16 - 16 November 2018 / San Francisco / Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Center for Pacific Basin Studies is pleased to announce its 2018 Pacific Basin Research Conference, to be held on November 16, 2018 at the FRBSF. The organizing committee invites the submission of research papers focused on both theoretical and empirical topics in open-economy macro and international finance. Direct application to economic and policy issues in the Pacific Basin is welcomed, but not required.

• International spillovers in monetary policy
• Macro-prudential issues
• Effects of globalization and trade policy
• International banking
• Cost and benefits of financial openness
• Growth prospects in Asia and the rest of the global economy
• Structural transformation in China and impact on the global economy
• Chinese policy reforms
• Japanese economic policy
• Demographic issues in Asia and the global economy

Submissions should be sent in PDF format to [email protected] by June 15, 2018.

17 - 19 November 2018 / Barcelona / Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

The Barcelona Graduate School of Economics is holding an intensive course in Investing in Private Equity: Valuation and Financing SMEs, from October 17-19, 2018.

During this course, we will explore how SMEs should be valued and financed, and the role that private equity investors can play alongside traditional banks in promoting the growth of SMEs. Participants will acquire the conceptual tools that are required for the valuation for SMEs and will learn how different forms of financing can be employed to maximize enterprise value. Sessions will also cover M&As of SMEs and the issues that investors face when restructuring SMEs in distress.

Course instructors include:

Filippo Ippolito (UPF and Barcelona GSE), course director
Bo Becker (Stockholm School of Economics)
Gianluca Capone (BlueMountain Capital Management)
Luis Mateo (Crédit Suisse)
Jos van Bommel (University of Luxembourg)

13 - 15 December 2018 / Seoul, South Korea / Asian and Australasian Society of Labour Economics (AASLE)

The Second Asian and Australasian Society of Labour Economics (AASLE) Conference will promote research excellence and cooperation in Labour and Applied Economics. The conference aims to bring together researchers from around the world and will be hosted by Seoul National University in Seoul, South Korea, from 13-15 December 2018. The Executive Board invites submissions on any topic related to Labour and Applied Economics. Please find the Call for Papers here.

Keynote Speakers:
Richard Blundell (University College London), Henry Farber (Princeton University)

Paper Submission:
Submissions for presentation or poster sessions should include an abstract and a full paper. Contributors are invited to submit papers and abstracts by 30 June 2018.

15 - 15 March 2019 / London, Royal Society / UK Network of Environmental Economists (UKNEE)

The UK Network of Environmental Economists (UKNEE) is calling for abstracts for envecon 2019: Applied Environmental Economics Conference. The conference will take place on 15th of March 2019 at the Royal Society in London and is the only such event in the UK that brings together over 200 environmental economists, policy makers, and private and public-sector managers from the UK and the rest of the world.

To take part in the conference as a speaker, please send a 2-page abstract by 17th December 2018 of your policy and practice relevant research to [email protected]. The selection will be announced mid-January. For more information, go to UKNEE’s envecon page or follow us on twitter @_UKNEE
We look forward to hearing from you.

28 - 29 March 2019 / European Central Bank, Frankfurt / European Central Bank and the University of Ohio

This conference will focus on the challenges facing financial intermediaries, their supervisors and regulators, as well as central banks and other economic policy-makers in the coming years.

The conference will feature talks from leading experts in bank research and regulation, including Gary Gorton, Sheila Bair, Mark Flannery, and Til Schuermann. We invite high-quality research on topics consistent with the conference title.

Please send manuscripts in PDF format to [email protected] no later than 15 November, 2018. Manuscripts should not be under review at any other journal.

For further information, please see the call for papers at https://www.ssrn.com/en/index.cfm/janda/announcement/?id=2463

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