16 - 17 December 2019 / Frankfurt am Main / European Central Bank

The European Central Bank is organising the fourth annual macroprudential policy and research conference, which will take place in the afternoon on 16 December and all day on 17 December 2019 in Frankfurt am Main.

The aim of the conference is to encourage interaction between research and policy practice in the area of macroprudential regulation.

Programme for the 2018 conference

In 2019 the conference will focus on the interaction between macroprudential policy and monetary policy. It will also cover topics such as the following:

  • the impact, implementation and evaluation of macroprudential regulation and policy
  • the coordination of macroprudential policies across countries
  • the future of banking and financial markets, and their stability, in the context of new macroprudential regulations
  • liquidity regulations, countercyclical capital buffers and their interaction

Jeremy Stein (Harvard University) will deliver a keynote speech.

Submission of papers

Please submit full papers in PDF to [email protected] by 20 September 2019. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by 9 October 2019.

16 - 17 December 2019 / Brussels / Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Following the 2018 Economics and Politics at Lille ([email protected]), the 2019 Economics and Politics Workshop will take place at Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and become [email protected], jointly organized by Centre Emile Bernheim (ULB), Dulbéa (ULB), CEE (Sciences Po Paris), and LEM (University of Lille). The
workshop aims to bring together scholars from economics and political science interested in interdisciplinary work on political economy. We welcome theoretical as well as empirical papers by both economists and political scientists. Papers covering issues in all usual areas of political economy are
welcome. The workshop is intended for presentation of papers-in-progress that can benefit from discussion. Selection of papers will be based on their quality with the aim to offer a coherent programme. Submissions by graduate students and recent graduates of thesis chapters are welcome.

Workshop Organization

There are no parallel sessions. Participation in the workshop implies participation in all sessions. To facilitate and improve discussions, the time devoted to presentation and discussion will be equivalent. For each paper, at least one discussant will be designated. There is no conference fee. Young scholars
(up to two years after PhD) can apply for a scholarship.

Deadlines and submissions

Extended abstract or a copy of the paper in pdf format should be sent to [email protected] by ctober 18, 2019. Authors will be notified by November 1st and agree to send at least a draft version of their paper by December 1st, 2019.

Those interested in discussing a paper or willing to take part in the event could contact the organizers.

To support young researchers (up to two years after PhD), the organizers can cover travel expenditures and accommodation for up to four researchers (max 500 euros each). Please, indicate whether you apply for those scholarships in your submission and where you would travel from.

8 - 8 January 2020 / Amsterdam / SUERF and DNB

SUERF and De Nederlandsche Bank Conference: Forging a new future between the UK and the EU

Date: Wednesday, 8 January 2020
Venue: De Nederlandsche Bank, Westeinde 1, Amsterdam

Brexit marks an unprecedented event in European history and while the United Kingdom has often been portrayed as holding back Europe, the reality is, that in several key areas, the UK has been on the forefront, notably pushing for deregulation, flexibility and deeper market integration. Moreover, when it comes to finance, London has a long history as Europe’s main financial centre.

This conference aims to bring together thought leaders from policy making, academia and industry to discuss the economic implications of some of the challenges uncovered by Brexit and other recent events on both sides of the Channel.

The keynote speakers are Luis de Guindos (ECB), David Miles (Imperial College Business School), Andy Haldane (Bank of England) and Dirk Schoenmaker(RSM, Erasmus University Rotterdam).

Confirmed speakers: Iain Begg, London School of Economics; Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, Société Générale; Zsolt Darvas, Bruegel; Aerdt Houben, De Nederlandsche Bank; Heather Gibson, Bank of Greece; Charles Goodhart, LSE I SUERF Fellow; Joaquim Oliveira Martins, OECD; Richard Portes, London Business School; Anthony Venables, Oxford University; Guntram Wolff, Bruegel; Phil Wooldridge, BIS.

More information about the conference and registration can be found at

18 - 19 January 2020 / University of Warwick, Coventry / University of Warwick

The Department of Economics at the University of Warwick will host the first workshop for female students in Economics.

This workshop aims to bring Economics undergraduate students’ perspectives to the debate on how to make Economics a more diverse discipline and attract more female students from different backgrounds. We believe that listening the challenges that current students face and their ideas on how to overcome these challenges will help us to build on a more inclusive environment.

This is event is financed by the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick and has received a Special Projects Grant by the Royal Economic Society.

Submissions for the workshop is now open.

The deadline for submission is 20th of November 2019.

13 - 13 March 2020 / London / UK Network for Environmental Economists

The UK’s Network of Environmental Economists (UKNEE) is proud to release the call for envecon 2020. Now in its 18th year, envecon brings together environmental economists and interested parties from academia, consultancy and the public and private sectors. It is a multidisciplinary, multi-sector conference and provides a unique opportunity to share research methods and results, and practical experience in applying environmental economics in the UK and elsewhere.

This is a call for papers and posters. envecon 2020 will feature a dedicated poster session within the agenda, and we are pleased to invite your submissions. The following topics are some areas of interest for papers and posters, but the conference is open to all topics so long as they focus on the application in practice.

More information found at

25 - 26 March 2020 / London, United Kingdom / Bank of England, CEPR and Imperial College

In collaboration with CEPR and the Brevan Howard Centre, Imperial College, the Bank of England is hosting a research conference on “the impact of machine learning and AI on the UK economy.” The purpose of the conference is to stimulate academic research and public debate on how machine learning and AI will impact issues that matter to the Bank of England’s policy objectives.

27 - 27 March 2020 / San Francisco / Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is hosting its annual one-day conference on macroeconomics and monetary policy in San Francisco on Friday, March 27, 2020. The conference aims to attract top researchers by bringing together academic and central bank economists, financial market practitioners, and policymakers. Our objective is to assemble a program of the highest quality and interest. We invite you and your colleagues to submit macroeconomics research that is approximately at the working paper stage. In addition to macroeconomics broadly defined, submissions may involve related fields including finance, labor economics, international economics, applied microeconomics, public finance, and others, but with a preference toward topics that are relevant for monetary policy. Both empirical and theoretical submissions are encouraged.

Those interested in presenting research at this conference should send a PDF of their paper or a detailed abstract to [email protected] by October 18, 2019. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by November 8, 2019. Conference organizers will cover reasonable travel expenses for authors of accepted papers and for discussants. Electronic copies of the conference papers will be made available at, but a conference volume will not be published.

Please address any questions to [email protected].

Please feel free to circulate this call for papers with your colleagues. We look forward to your participation.

Vasco Cúrdia, Andrew Foerster, and Nicolas Petrosky-Nadeau

23 - 23 April 2020 / Madrid, Spain / IE Business School

The Spanish Securities and Exchange Commission (CNMV) and IE Business School are organizing a one-day conference on the impact and opportunities for improvement of the MiFIDII directive, two years after its implementation. The selection committee is interested in high-quality research papers concerning all topics related to the new regulation including: unbundling of research and execution, trading in dark pools, market transparency and efficiency, market structure and fragmentation, derivatives trading, trading costs and liquidity. The emphasis will be on the lessons that can be learned from the two years of implementation, how these lessons could be applied to other markets and jurisdictions, and the opportunities for improvement upon the current directive. The discussants for the papers will be selected from both academics and industry experts/ regulators.

Those interested in presenting a paper should send a PDF to [email protected] by January 31st, 2020. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by the end of February, 2020. The CNMV will cover travel expenses in economy class for one presenter per paper plus maximum two nights of accommodation in Madrid.

For any question regarding the Conference please write to [email protected]

Roger Edelen (Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech)
Richard Evans (Darden School of Business, University of Virginia)
Javier Gil-Bazo (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
JP Gómez (IE Business School, IE University)
Gregory Kadlec (Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech)
Ramiro Losada (CNMV)
Pedro Matos (Darden School of Business, University of Virginia)
Roberto Pascual (Universitat Illes Balears)

Eudald Canadell (CNMV)
M. Isabel Cambón (CNMV)
JP Gómez (IE Business School, IE University)

8 - 9 May 2020 / Princeton, NJ / International Economics Section at the Department of Economics of Princeton University

The Quantitative Spatial Economics Junior Workshop aims to bring together early-career researchers interested in quantitative work on the spatial economy.
We welcome submissions on a wide range of topics related to the workshop's theme. Examples of potential topics include, but are not limited to:

• The effects, benefits, and costs of large transportation infrastructure projects in the developed or developing world.
• Interregional trade and migration and its effects on economic geography, inequality, and the organization of production.
• The importance of regions for local human capital production and neighborhood effects.
• The growth and internal structure of cities, the spatial diffusion of ideas.

The workshop aims to foster a supportive community among young researchers interested in these topics and facilitate the sharing of quantitative approaches and toolkits.
The official workshop program will start at noon on May 8 at 11 AM and end on May 9 at 3 PM. The official workshop program includes a conference dinner on May 8 in Princeton. Attendees are expected to stay for the entire duration of the official workshop program.
The workshop is hosted in the International Economics Section at the Department of Economics of Princeton University. We provide up to two nights of hotel accommodation in Princeton and meals during the official workshop program for all presenters and discussants. We can also cover economy-class flights, train, and taxi tickets of up to a total of $400.
We will consider papers from Assistant Professors and Postdocs up to 4 years after the completion of their PhD and PhD students who are on the academic job market in January 2020, i.e., who will obtain their PhDs in the summer of 2020. Submissions co-authored with more senior colleagues are welcome.
To submit a paper or extended abstract, please send a PDF with the subject line "Quantitative Spatial Economics JW Submission" to qse[at] In the email, please also indicate if you are willing to serve as a discussant in the event we are unable to include your paper on the program. Papers should not yet be published. The submission deadline is February 29th, 2020. Authors will be notified of the outcome by March 15th, 2020.
The workshop is organized by Clare Balboni (cbalboni[at] and Fabian Eckert (feckert[at] We gratefully acknowledge generous support by the spatial economics initiative of the Woodrow Wilson School and the Princeton Economics IES Section.

16 - 16 June 2020 / London / Plato Partnership

Plato Partnership are inviting paper submissions to the 2020 Plato Market Innovator (MI3) conference scheduled to take place in London on Tuesday, 16 June 2020. 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
  • Best execution


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



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.


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.


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 travel/accommodation funding is required and if you’re willing to act as a discussant. Submissions are due by
midnight (UK time), January 15, 2020.

Accommodation expenses will be covered for participants on the programme. Participants are encouraged to fund their travel expenses from other sources, as only limited funding is available.



Sabrina Buti, Université Paris-Dauphine

Carole Comerton-Forde, UNSW Business School and CEPR

Thierry Foucault, HEC Paris

Björn Hagströmer, Stockholm Business School

Richard Payne, Cass Business School

Yazid Sharaiha, Norges Bank Investment Management and Plato Partnership

Erik Thiessen, University of Mannheim

Ingrid Werner, The Ohio State University

9 2020 - 10 September 2019 / Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Pontificia Università Gregoriana Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University

European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with Canadian Institute of Technology will organize the 8th ICSD 2020 International Conference on Sustainable Development, with particular focus on Environmental, Economic and Socio-Cultural Sustainability.

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

Papers will be published in Open Access EJSD Journal (Thompson Reuters) and Proceedings.
For further information, please see the call for papers at

The 8th ICSD 2020 will be an excellent opportunity to share your ideas and research findings relevant to the Sustainability Science, through the European network of academics.


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