20 - 21 August 2018 / Goethe University Frankfurt / Central Bank Research Association (CEBRA) and the Research Center SAFE (Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe) at Goethe University Frankfurt

PLEASE USE THE BELOW LINK FOR A LIST OF TOPICS AND SUBMISSION INFORMATION - contributions are being sought for 20 contributed sessions on a wide range of policy-relevant research topics.
CEBRA’s 2018 Annual Meeting is co-organized by the Research Center SAFE (Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe) at Goethe University Frankfurt. The scientific committee is chaired by Ester Faia and Mirko Wiederholt.
Jens Weidmann, Governor of the Deutsche Bundesbank and Chairman of the Board of the Bank for International Settlements will deliver the keynote speech of the meeting.
The International Monetary Fund will organize a high-level panel on the topic “Financial Conditions, Financial Vulnerability, and Stabilization Policies”
The Deutsche Bundesbank and the Financial Stability Board will organize a high-level panel on the topic “Post-implementation Evaluations of the G20 Financial Regulatory Reforms”.

27 - 28 August 2018 / Sala del Sindaco, Palazzo Orsini, Galatina (Lecce) / Banque de France and Paris School of Economics

Salento Macro Meetings - Call for Papers deadline: 15 April 2018

This workshop aims to bring together research on the management of global recession at times of unconventional monetary policy and limited fiscal space. This includes research on the differential impact of financial and economic crises on households and firms, as well as the existing policies which have been implemented to confront and overcome them. 

The programme committee welcomes submissions of theoretical or empirical papers addressing issues including (but not limited to):

  • Heterogeneity in aggregate demand and supply
  • Monetary-fiscal stabilization and interactions
  • Imperfect information
  • Open-economy dimensions

The following speakers have already confirmed their presence:

Florin Bilbiie (Paris School of Economics)
Sergio Rebelo (Northwestern Kellogg)
Pedro Teles (Catolica Lisbon)
Gianluca Violante (Princeton University)

2 - 5 September 2018 / Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg / Verein fuer Socialpolitik

The rapid progress in computer technology has caused a profound change in both economic and labour relations and led to revolutionary data-driven business concepts. This development entails new problems as well as potential opportunities for the economic policy and regulation. The organisation of the digital economy through politics, society and the economy itself represents one of the most urgent and important challenges of our time.

The confirmed keynote speakers, Google chief economist Hal Varian and Susan Athey from Stanford University, are two of the most renowned researchers and designers in the digital economy. Lars-Hendrik Röller will address issues surrounding the digital economy from the perspective of economy policy and will allow an insight into economic policy consultation on this matter.

10 - 11 September 2018 / Leipzig University / Leipzig University, European Association of Young Economists

The European Association of Young Economists (EAYE), in collaboration with Leipzig University, is pleased to announce that the 1st EAYE Workshop will take place at Leipzig University on September 10-11, 2018.

Since the Great Recession, research on housing and macroeconomics has become a highly relevant and vibrant research field within macroeconomics. What drives house-price fluctuations? How do pronounced fluctuations in house prices and housing credit affect the real economy? What explains the long run dynamics of house prices? The aim of the workshop is to bring together young economists, as well as a few distinguished senior researchers, that work on these pressing questions and on housing and macroeconomics in general.

We are delighted to announce that two keynote lectures will be given by Alberto Martín (CREI, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona GSE, CEPR) and Moritz Schularick (University of Bonn, CEPR).

The submission deadline is June 7, 2018.

12 - 13 September 2018 / Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University

European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with CIT University will organize the 6th ICSD 2018 Rome, Italy from Wednesday 12 to Thursday 13 September, 2018.

The 6th ICSD 2018 will be an excellent opportunity to share your ideas and research findings relevant to the Sustainability Science, through the European network of academics. Papers will be published in the EJSD Journal (Thomson Reuters) and Proceedings.

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

19 - 19 September 2018 / London School of Economics / London School of Economics

This one-day conference will bring together researchers and policymakers working on the economic consequences of Brexit. We invite submissions of papers and expressions of interest in attending. We would particularly welcome papers providing empirical evidence on the effects of the Brexit vote on the UK economy and novel studies of the potential future consequences of Brexit.

The conference will take place on September 19 in London and will be hosted by the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics. It is part of a series of events funded by the ESRC-sponsored UK in a Changing Europe initiative. The conference is open to attendees who are not presenting papers.

Submissions, requests for funding from PhD students and expressions of interest in attending the conference should be sent to [email protected] by May 18, 2018. Preliminary drafts of papers are welcome.

20 - 21 September 2018 / Bucharest, Romania / Faculty of Finance and Banking, Bucharest University of Economic Studies

This workshop provides an opportunity for all those interested in the Finance and Fiscal Policy to discuss their research and to exchange ideas. Researchers are invited to submit both empirical and theoretical papers that are broadly consistent with the workshop’s special topic.

24 - 26 September 2018 / London / the National Institute of Economic and Social Research and the University of Warwick

After a successful pilot last year, this short Executive Course launched by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research in collaboration with the University of Warwick returns on 24 to 26 September 2018 in London.  It is aimed at trained economists who are seeking to produce forecasts for their organisations or need a better understanding of how to present forecasts to top management.

Guided by NIESR staff and by other recognised international experts in forecasting, by the end of the course participants will be able to produce simple model-based forecasts themselves, understand the sensitivity of forecasts to surprises, and be able to communicate the risks to senior stakeholders in business and government. 

24 - 25 September 2018 / Mülheim a.d.R., Germany / University of applied sciences Ruhr-West, Muelheim a.d.R., Germany

The Mobility in a Globalised World (MIGW) conference is a scientific and interdisciplinary conference which brings together economics, information technology and engineering. The aim of this year‘s conference is to highlight and discuss the effects of the digital transformation.

Submissions of abstracts (300 to 500 words) are welcome until July 31th, 2018, [email protected]

Acceptance for presentation: August 15th, 2018

Call of papers:

Contact and further information: or [email protected]

Location 2018: University of Applied Sciences Ruhr-West in Muelheim. Muelheim is part of the Ruhr, the most important industrial region of Germany. Next airport is Duesseldorf.

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The European Commission is pursuing major initiatives in artificial intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity. The goal of the latter is to improve awareness and response to the growing cybersecurity threats, while the goal of former is to ensure Europe’s competitiveness in the development and use of AI. However, integrating the initiatives will strengthen both. AI provides attackers new cybersecurity vulnerabilities to exploit and new methods to automate cyberattacks. Conversely, AI is a powerful tool for automating cyber defenses, discovering unknown vulnerabilities, and augmenting the shortage of human workers available to address cybersecurity challenges. That is why AI should play a key role in the EU’s cybersecurity strategy, and why cybersecurity should be a major part of its AI strategy.

Join the Center for Data Innovation and a panel of experts for a conversation about how AI can help Europe secure its systems, and the steps Europe should take to build more secure AI.

27 - 28 September 2018 / Florence, Italy / Florence School of Banking and Finance

Training course by the Florence School of Banking and Finance (

Course Instructors: Bart Joosen (VU University), Stefano Cappiello (Single Resolution Board), Jean-Jacques Van Helten (Visiting Fellow, RSCAS; formerly Bank of Montreal)
Area: Bank Regulation, Supervision and Resolution
Level: Intermediate/Advanced

This course will focus on the following topics:
- Liquidity Coverage Ratio and Net Stable Funding Ratio’s in the European Capital Requirements Regulation framework
- Definition of High Quality Liquid Assets, the changing definition of safe assets and the forthcoming Simple Transparent and Standardised Securitisations
- Stress testing, survival period and measurement of resilience against liquidity shocks
- Internal Liquidity Adequacy Assessment (ILAAP), Risks not included in LCR
- Relationship with recovery and resolution frameworks, importance of liquidity constraints for the definition of “failing or likely to fail”

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

Training course by the Florence School of Banking and Finance (

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.


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