Events

26 - 26 February 2021 / Online /

The CEPR Network on Household Finance is launching a new online seminar series on Household Finance. The series is currently run by Cristian Badarinza (National University of Singapore) and Vimal Balasubramaniam (Queen Mary University of London). We meet once a fortnight on Friday (CET 15:00) on Zoom. This is structured like a regular seminar, with light-touch moderation and opportunities to ask questions during the presentation. The Zoom link to each seminar will be made available on email, one hour before the session.

Friday 26 February - Matteo Benetton (University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business) and Giovanni Compiani (University of Chicago Booth School of Business) presenting on Investors’ Beliefs and Asset Prices: A Structural Model of Cryptocurrency Demand.

To receive information on how to join each seminar, please sign up to our CEPR Household Finance mailing list by clicking https://portal.cepr.org/cepr-household-finance-seminar-series. The Zoom link to each seminar will be made available on email, one hour before the session. Follow us on twitter (@cepr_org) and visit our webpage https://cepr.org/cepr-household-finance-seminar-series.

26 - 26 February 2021 / Online /

The Structural Transformation and Economic Growth research programme is offering a free virtual course entitled "Key Concepts in Macro Development" for the spring of 2021, which will be taught by a series of lecturers. 

What? The course is designed around a series of modules of two 90-minute lectures. These modules introduce workhorse models, methods, and ideas in an organised fashion, as well as going over some empirics and recent contributions. The 6 modules constitute 12 lectures. In addition, we have supplemental lectures that are more stand alone and focus on other important topics in macroeconomic development. Together the modules and supplemental lectures constitute 20 lectures, a full quarter course. 

Why? Macro development is a small field. Textbooks are unavailable, and while many graduate programs teach some of these concepts in their courses, very few have a specific course organised around and dedicated to macro development. This virtual course will fill the gap for Ph.D. students or even junior faculty throughout the profession who are interested in these topics but do not have access otherwise. The virtual classes will be interactive, just as virtual graduate lectures in most departments are now. 

For whom? The course is open free-of-charge to all interested Ph.D. students and economics faculty. Course materials (syllabus, lecture presentations, and recorded lectures) will be available after the fact on the STEG website.? 

How to attend? Those who apply and register for the course by 31 January are expected to attend regularly and can actively participate in the Zoom class. Registered graduate students should have a faculty sponsor them.? 

When? 5 February - 7 May, either one (Friday) or two (Thursday and Friday) lectures a week, 4pm London time (GMT through March dates, and then GMT+1 for April and May dates).

The course will be hosted online via Zoom, to register your attendance please click here. To view the full syllabus and the reading material required, please go to https://steg.cepr.org/events/stegvirtualcourse2021.

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

1 March - 24 May 2021 / Online /

Join us for the Spring 2021 series:

Online Geneva Trade and Development Workshop

Mondays, 10AM (ET), 3PM (GMT), 4PM (CET)

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 (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:

  • 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)
  • 24th 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.

2 - 2 March 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 2nd March 2021 at 5pm CET, 4pm GMT, 11am EST, 8am PST, 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.

3 - 3 March 2021 / Online / SUERF and KfW

The COVID pandemic is confronting many firms with existential liquidity and solvency threats. Governments and regulators have swiftly responded, among other things, with credit guarantees and moratoria. Measures have evolved from the first to the second wave of the pandemic. This workshop brings together policy makers, credit guarantee banks, retail banks, corporate sector representatives, credit monitoring agencies, economic think tanks and academic researchers to (1) discuss and compare experiences and best practices, (2) identify short-term challenges and possible solutions, (3) evaluate potential long-term consequences - positive and negative - from such schemes (4) derive policy conclusions, also with a view to incentivizing structural change to the post-COVID economic environment.

3 - 3 March 2021 / Online /

In this session of the International Macro History Online Seminar, join us for a presentation on "Why is Europe Less Unequal than the United States?"" by Thomas Blanchet, Economist at World Inequality Lab, Amory Gethin, PhD candidate at Paris School of Economics and Research Fellow at World Inequality Lab and Lucas Chancel, Affiliate Researcher at Paris School of Economics and Co-Director World Inequality Lab

The seminar will be moderated by Juan Flores, Professor of History, University of Geneva

The International Macro History Online Seminar series is jointly organised by the Graduate Institute's Centre for Finance and Development and a consortium of numerous other universities and institutions from around the world. It brings macroeconomic history topics to an interested public on a weekly basis.

Website: https://cepr.org/imhos

10 - 10 March 2021 / Online /

In this session of the International Macro History Online Seminar, join us for a presentation on "Selective Default Risk: Evidence from the German Default of the 1930s" by Olivier Accominotti, Associate Professor at LSE and CEPR and Kim Oosterlinck Professor at Université Libre de Bruxelles and CEPR

The seminar will be moderated by Rui Esteves, Professor at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and CEPR.

The International Macro History Online Seminar series is jointly organised by the Graduate Institute's Centre for Finance and Development and a consortium of numerous other universities and institutions from around the world. It brings macroeconomic history topics to an interested public on a weekly basis.

Website: https://cepr.org/imhos

11 - 11 March 2021 / Online /

The Structural Transformation and Economic Growth research programme is offering a free virtual course entitled "Key Concepts in Macro Development" for the spring of 2021, which will be taught by a series of lecturers. 

What? The course is designed around a series of modules of two 90-minute lectures. These modules introduce workhorse models, methods, and ideas in an organised fashion, as well as going over some empirics and recent contributions. The 6 modules constitute 12 lectures. In addition, we have supplemental lectures that are more stand alone and focus on other important topics in macroeconomic development. Together the modules and supplemental lectures constitute 20 lectures, a full quarter course. 

Why? Macro development is a small field. Textbooks are unavailable, and while many graduate programs teach some of these concepts in their courses, very few have a specific course organised around and dedicated to macro development. This virtual course will fill the gap for Ph.D. students or even junior faculty throughout the profession who are interested in these topics but do not have access otherwise. The virtual classes will be interactive, just as virtual graduate lectures in most departments are now. 

For whom? The course is open free-of-charge to all interested Ph.D. students and economics faculty. Course materials (syllabus, lecture presentations, and recorded lectures) will be available after the fact on the STEG website.? 

How to attend? Those who apply and register for the course by 31 January are expected to attend regularly and can actively participate in the Zoom class. Registered graduate students should have a faculty sponsor them.? 

When? 5 February - 7 May, either one (Friday) or two (Thursday and Friday) lectures a week, 4pm London time (GMT through March dates, and then GMT+1 for April and May dates).

The course will be hosted online via Zoom, to register your attendance please click here. To view the full syllabus and the reading material required, please go to https://steg.cepr.org/events/stegvirtualcourse2021.

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

12 - 12 March 2021 / Online /

The Structural Transformation and Economic Growth research programme is offering a free virtual course entitled "Key Concepts in Macro Development" for the spring of 2021, which will be taught by a series of lecturers. 

What? The course is designed around a series of modules of two 90-minute lectures. These modules introduce workhorse models, methods, and ideas in an organised fashion, as well as going over some empirics and recent contributions. The 6 modules constitute 12 lectures. In addition, we have supplemental lectures that are more stand alone and focus on other important topics in macroeconomic development. Together the modules and supplemental lectures constitute 20 lectures, a full quarter course. 

Why? Macro development is a small field. Textbooks are unavailable, and while many graduate programs teach some of these concepts in their courses, very few have a specific course organised around and dedicated to macro development. This virtual course will fill the gap for Ph.D. students or even junior faculty throughout the profession who are interested in these topics but do not have access otherwise. The virtual classes will be interactive, just as virtual graduate lectures in most departments are now. 

For whom? The course is open free-of-charge to all interested Ph.D. students and economics faculty. Course materials (syllabus, lecture presentations, and recorded lectures) will be available after the fact on the STEG website.? 

How to attend? Those who apply and register for the course by 31 January are expected to attend regularly and can actively participate in the Zoom class. Registered graduate students should have a faculty sponsor them.? 

When? 5 February - 7 May, either one (Friday) or two (Thursday and Friday) lectures a week, 4pm London time (GMT through March dates, and then GMT+1 for April and May dates).

The course will be hosted online via Zoom, to register your attendance please click here. To view the full syllabus and the reading material required, please go to https://steg.cepr.org/events/stegvirtualcourse2021.

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

16 - 16 March 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 16th March 2021 at 5pm CET, 4pm GMT, 12pm EDT, 9am 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.

17 - 17 March 2021 / Online /

In this session of the International Macro History Online Seminar, join us for a presentation on "The Economic Impact of the Black Death" by Remi Jedwab, Associate Professor at George Washington University, Noel Johnson, Associate Professor at George Mason University and Mark Koyama, Associate Professor at George Mason University and CEPR.

The seminar will be moderated by Nathan Sussman, Professor of Economics at The Graduate Institute and Director of its Centre for Finance and Development and CEPR.

The International Macro History Online Seminar series is jointly organised by the Graduate Institute's Centre for Finance and Development and a consortium of numerous other universities and institutions from around the world. It brings macroeconomic history topics to an interested public on a weekly basis.

Website: https://cepr.org/imhos

18 - 18 March 2021 / Online /

The Structural Transformation and Economic Growth research programme is offering a free virtual course entitled "Key Concepts in Macro Development" for the spring of 2021, which will be taught by a series of lecturers. 

What? The course is designed around a series of modules of two 90-minute lectures. These modules introduce workhorse models, methods, and ideas in an organised fashion, as well as going over some empirics and recent contributions. The 6 modules constitute 12 lectures. In addition, we have supplemental lectures that are more stand alone and focus on other important topics in macroeconomic development. Together the modules and supplemental lectures constitute 20 lectures, a full quarter course. 

Why? Macro development is a small field. Textbooks are unavailable, and while many graduate programs teach some of these concepts in their courses, very few have a specific course organised around and dedicated to macro development. This virtual course will fill the gap for Ph.D. students or even junior faculty throughout the profession who are interested in these topics but do not have access otherwise. The virtual classes will be interactive, just as virtual graduate lectures in most departments are now. 

For whom? The course is open free-of-charge to all interested Ph.D. students and economics faculty. Course materials (syllabus, lecture presentations, and recorded lectures) will be available after the fact on the STEG website.? 

How to attend? Those who apply and register for the course by 31 January are expected to attend regularly and can actively participate in the Zoom class. Registered graduate students should have a faculty sponsor them.? 

When? 5 February - 7 May, either one (Friday) or two (Thursday and Friday) lectures a week, 4pm London time (GMT through March dates, and then GMT+1 for April and May dates).

The course will be hosted online via Zoom, to register your attendance please click here. To view the full syllabus and the reading material required, please go to https://steg.cepr.org/events/stegvirtualcourse2021.

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

19 - 19 March 2021 / Online /

The Structural Transformation and Economic Growth research programme is offering a free virtual course entitled "Key Concepts in Macro Development" for the spring of 2021, which will be taught by a series of lecturers. 

What? The course is designed around a series of modules of two 90-minute lectures. These modules introduce workhorse models, methods, and ideas in an organised fashion, as well as going over some empirics and recent contributions. The 6 modules constitute 12 lectures. In addition, we have supplemental lectures that are more stand alone and focus on other important topics in macroeconomic development. Together the modules and supplemental lectures constitute 20 lectures, a full quarter course. 

Why? Macro development is a small field. Textbooks are unavailable, and while many graduate programs teach some of these concepts in their courses, very few have a specific course organised around and dedicated to macro development. This virtual course will fill the gap for Ph.D. students or even junior faculty throughout the profession who are interested in these topics but do not have access otherwise. The virtual classes will be interactive, just as virtual graduate lectures in most departments are now. 

For whom? The course is open free-of-charge to all interested Ph.D. students and economics faculty. Course materials (syllabus, lecture presentations, and recorded lectures) will be available after the fact on the STEG website.? 

How to attend? Those who apply and register for the course by 31 January are expected to attend regularly and can actively participate in the Zoom class. Registered graduate students should have a faculty sponsor them.? 

When? 5 February - 7 May, either one (Friday) or two (Thursday and Friday) lectures a week, 4pm London time (GMT through March dates, and then GMT+1 for April and May dates).

The course will be hosted online via Zoom, to register your attendance please click here. To view the full syllabus and the reading material required, please go to https://steg.cepr.org/events/stegvirtualcourse2021.

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

24 - 24 March 2021 / Online /

In this session of the International Macro History Online Seminar, join us for a presentation on "State Capacity and the Rise and Fall of Serfdom in Europe" by Tracy Dennison, Professor at Caltech.

The seminar will be moderated by David Todd, Senior Lecturer at King's College London.

The International Macro History Online Seminar series is jointly organised by the Graduate Institute's Centre for Finance and Development and a consortium of numerous other universities and institutions from around the world. It brings macroeconomic history topics to an interested public on a weekly basis.

Website: https://cepr.org/imhos

25 - 25 March 2021 / Online /

The Structural Transformation and Economic Growth research programme is offering a free virtual course entitled "Key Concepts in Macro Development" for the spring of 2021, which will be taught by a series of lecturers. 

What? The course is designed around a series of modules of two 90-minute lectures. These modules introduce workhorse models, methods, and ideas in an organised fashion, as well as going over some empirics and recent contributions. The 6 modules constitute 12 lectures. In addition, we have supplemental lectures that are more stand alone and focus on other important topics in macroeconomic development. Together the modules and supplemental lectures constitute 20 lectures, a full quarter course. 

Why? Macro development is a small field. Textbooks are unavailable, and while many graduate programs teach some of these concepts in their courses, very few have a specific course organised around and dedicated to macro development. This virtual course will fill the gap for Ph.D. students or even junior faculty throughout the profession who are interested in these topics but do not have access otherwise. The virtual classes will be interactive, just as virtual graduate lectures in most departments are now. 

For whom? The course is open free-of-charge to all interested Ph.D. students and economics faculty. Course materials (syllabus, lecture presentations, and recorded lectures) will be available after the fact on the STEG website.? 

How to attend? Those who apply and register for the course by 31 January are expected to attend regularly and can actively participate in the Zoom class. Registered graduate students should have a faculty sponsor them.? 

When? 5 February - 7 May, either one (Friday) or two (Thursday and Friday) lectures a week, 4pm London time (GMT through March dates, and then GMT+1 for April and May dates).

The course will be hosted online via Zoom, to register your attendance please click here. To view the full syllabus and the reading material required, please go to https://steg.cepr.org/events/stegvirtualcourse2021.

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

26 - 26 March 2021 / Online /

The Structural Transformation and Economic Growth research programme is offering a free virtual course entitled "Key Concepts in Macro Development" for the spring of 2021, which will be taught by a series of lecturers. 

What? The course is designed around a series of modules of two 90-minute lectures. These modules introduce workhorse models, methods, and ideas in an organised fashion, as well as going over some empirics and recent contributions. The 6 modules constitute 12 lectures. In addition, we have supplemental lectures that are more stand alone and focus on other important topics in macroeconomic development. Together the modules and supplemental lectures constitute 20 lectures, a full quarter course. 

Why? Macro development is a small field. Textbooks are unavailable, and while many graduate programs teach some of these concepts in their courses, very few have a specific course organised around and dedicated to macro development. This virtual course will fill the gap for Ph.D. students or even junior faculty throughout the profession who are interested in these topics but do not have access otherwise. The virtual classes will be interactive, just as virtual graduate lectures in most departments are now. 

For whom? The course is open free-of-charge to all interested Ph.D. students and economics faculty. Course materials (syllabus, lecture presentations, and recorded lectures) will be available after the fact on the STEG website.  

How to attend? Those who apply and register for the course by 31 January are expected to attend regularly and can actively participate in the Zoom class. Registered graduate students should have a faculty sponsor them.  

When? 5 February - 7 May, either one (Friday) or two (Thursday and Friday) lectures a week, 4pm London time (GMT through March dates, and then GMT+1 for April and May dates).

The course will be hosted online via Zoom, to register your attendance please click here. To view the full syllabus and the reading material required, please go to https://steg.cepr.org/events/stegvirtualcourse2021.

30 - 30 March 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 30th March 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 March 2021 / Online /

In this session of the International Macro History Online Seminar, join us for a presentation on "Blowing Against the Wind? A Narrative Approach to Central bank Foreign Exchange Intervention" by Alain Naef, Economist at the Bank of France

The seminar will be moderated by Natacha Postel-Vinay, Assistant Professor at London School of Economics and CEPR.

The International Macro History Online Seminar series is jointly organised by the Graduate Institute's Centre for Finance and Development and a consortium of numerous other universities and institutions from around the world. It brings macroeconomic history topics to an interested public on a weekly basis.

Website: https://cepr.org/imhos

1 - 1 April 2021 / Online /

The Structural Transformation and Economic Growth research programme is offering a free virtual course entitled "Key Concepts in Macro Development" for the spring of 2021, which will be taught by a series of lecturers. 

What? The course is designed around a series of modules of two 90-minute lectures. These modules introduce workhorse models, methods, and ideas in an organised fashion, as well as going over some empirics and recent contributions. The 6 modules constitute 12 lectures. In addition, we have supplemental lectures that are more stand alone and focus on other important topics in macroeconomic development. Together the modules and supplemental lectures constitute 20 lectures, a full quarter course. 

Why? Macro development is a small field. Textbooks are unavailable, and while many graduate programs teach some of these concepts in their courses, very few have a specific course organised around and dedicated to macro development. This virtual course will fill the gap for Ph.D. students or even junior faculty throughout the profession who are interested in these topics but do not have access otherwise. The virtual classes will be interactive, just as virtual graduate lectures in most departments are now. 

For whom? The course is open free-of-charge to all interested Ph.D. students and economics faculty. Course materials (syllabus, lecture presentations, and recorded lectures) will be available after the fact on the STEG website.? 

How to attend? Those who apply and register for the course by 31 January are expected to attend regularly and can actively participate in the Zoom class. Registered graduate students should have a faculty sponsor them.? 

When? 5 February - 7 May, either one (Friday) or two (Thursday and Friday) lectures a week, 4pm London time (GMT through March dates, and then GMT+1 for April and May dates).

The course will be hosted online via Zoom, to register your attendance please click here. To view the full syllabus and the reading material required, please go to https://steg.cepr.org/events/stegvirtualcourse2021.

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

6 - 9 April 2021 / Online / University of Surrey

This course is aimed at MSc, MRes and PhD students, early researchers, and research staff from central banks, ministries, and the private sector, all with some prior experience of macroeconomic modelling. Its contents differ from the CIMS summer school courses, which are usually held in September. The Easter school is focused on a shorter list of themes, some of which not commonly found in summer schools offered by most economics departments.
This year the CIMS Easter school will cover:
• Inequality and risk-sharing in incomplete markets - taught by K. Storesletten
• Collateral and repo markets - taught by M. Pascoa
• Optimal fiscal policy - taught by R. Oikonomou
• DSGE modelling for emerging economies - taught by P. Levine and M. Mirfatah.

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