Events

7 - 7 December 2020 / Online /

The CEPR International Virtual Organization Economics Seminars (CIVOE-Seminars) is aimed at drawing together organizational economics and personnel economics speakers during this time when our university and NBER conferences are occurring less frequently. We are also taking the opportunity to make this a truly international collection of colleagues and speakers.  We will meet via a webinar monthly on Mondays at 6pm CET. Further details about CIVOE can be found here: https://sites.google.com/view/cepr-ivoes.

Please note that our eighth CIVOE seminar will be taking place on Monday 7 December 2020 at 6pm CET / 5pm London / 12pm East Coast / 11am Chicago / 9am West Coast. Our speaker will be Oriana Bandiera (LSE and CEPR) presenting on "The Misallocation of Women’s Talent Across Countries: Evidence from Personnel Data” with Nava Ashraf, Virginia Minni, and Victor Quintas
 
Title: The Misallocation of Women’s Talent Across Countries: Evidence from Personnel Data

Authors: Oriana Bandiera (LSE and CEPR) presenting with Nava Ashraf, Virginia Minni, and Victor Quintas

Please feel free to forward this email to anyone you think may be interested.

To get in touch with us, suggest a speaker, or any other questions, please email us at [email protected]. Or to join the CIVOE mailing list please click here.

8 December 2020 - 8 June 2021 / Online seminar / CEPR

Monthly online seminars on Tuesdays, starting in September 2020,
8 AM New York, 1 PM London, 2 PM Milan/Paris/Frankfurt, 8 PM Singapore/Shanghai

We are delighted to announce that the CEPR Network on Financial Economics is launching a virtual seminar series at the start of the academic year.

The CEPR Advanced Forum for Financial Economics (CAFFE) will be organized by Laurent Calvet, Kim Peijnenburg, and Raman Uppal from EDHEC Business School. Its objective is to make cutting-edge finance research available to researchers based in Europe and around the world.

There will be one seminar each month covering all topics in Financial Economics. The seminar is open to all participants but special emphasis will be placed on European-based researchers working on novel issues such as the financial implications of Covid-19. We view this seminar series as a joint venture of all researchers in Financial Economics and we very much look forward to your wholehearted and enthusiastic support.

Each seminar will run for 75 minutes, with 40 minutes allocated to the speaker, 20 minutes to a discussant, and 15 minutes for questions from the audience. The seminar starts just after lunch at 2PM CET (1PM London time), so have your caffè during CAFFE!

The confirmed speakers for the CAFFE seminar series are:

8 September 2020: Pierre Collin-Dufresne (EPFL and CEPR)

13 October 2020: Victoria Vanasco (CREI and CEPR)

10 November 2020: Lorenzo Bretscher (London Business School)

8 December 2020: Ester Faia (Goethe University Frankfurt and CEPR)

12 January 2021: Nicola Gennaioli (Bocconi University and CEPR)

9 February 2021: Marieke Bos (Stockholm School of Economics)

9 March 2021: Savitar Sundaresan (imperial College and CEPR)

6 April 2021: Irina Zviadadze (Stockholm School of Economics and CEPR)

11 May 2021: Vikrant Vig (London Business School)

8 June 2021: Mariassunta Giannetti (Stockholm School of Economics and CEPR)

8 - 8 December 2020 / Webinar / CEPR and LSE

The emergency response to the COVID crisis has exacerbated many of the issues our economies have been facing since the global financial crisis. Governments are financing themselves through national debt issuance only seen in wartime. Central banks’ unconventional instruments have been massively scaled up and currency swaps of leading central banks have been rolled out.

The urgency - and innovativeness - with which these decisions had to be made has allowed policy to outpace theory. This gap in knowledge urgently needs to be bridged, so that informed decisions can be made on the issues facing central banking decisions and also those pertaining to the Global Financial Architecture. In this webinar, Professor Ricardo Reis, Professor Franklin Allen and LSE IGA Interim Director Piroska Nagy Mohacsi discuss innovative policy recommendations for the attention of national and G20 leaders.  

Panellists:

- Franklin Allen, Brevan Howard Centre, Imperial College London and CEPR
- Piroska Nagy Mohacsi, Institute of Global Affairs, School of Public Policy, LSE
- Ricardo Reis, LsE and CEPR

John Gordon is the Student Leader for this session. John is a masters student in Economics at LSE.

Full information about the event can be found here: https://www.lse.ac.uk/iga/events/2020-virtual/MAF/New-Rules-for-Finance-...

8 - 8 December 2020 / Webinar / LSE and CEPR

Digital technology has fundamentally undermined previous definitions of a democratic information environment. In the 20th century democracies were defined by freedom of expression, pluralism and the metaphor of a ‘marketplace of ideas’, and authoritarian regimes by censorship and state media control. Today, however, we see authoritarians and ‘hybrid’ regimes multiplying content rather than constricting it: flooding the information space with unprecedented amounts of digitally powered disinformation, and undermining critics with cyber militias and online mobs. Meanwhile inside democracies pluralism is tipping into polarisation so extreme it breaks down the possibility for deliberative debate.
The principles underpinning a democratic information environment need to be reimagined for the digital age. What sort of oversight and control do we need over algorithms and the design of online platforms? How can we reinvent media to overcome polarisation? Can democracies build coalitions to withstand the authoritarian threat?

Join the Maryam Forum’s panel at 3PM on disinformation as experts discuss tangible policy tools and regulations for platforms and governments, how a renewed and robust public interest media can compete with disinformation, and how “The Good Web” initiative can set a vision for a democratic online space with rights to empower citizens online.

Panellists:

- Peter Pomerantsev LSE and Johns Hopkins University (Chair)
- Chloe Colliver, Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD)
- James Deane, BBC Media Action and International Fund for Public Interest Media
- Sophia Gaston, Institute of Global Affairs, LSE
- Delphine Halgand, Democracy Project

Ben Grazda is the Student Leader for this session. He is pursuing an MSc in Conflict Studies in the LSE’s Department of Government.

Full information about the event can be found here: https://www.lse.ac.uk/iga/events/2020-virtual/MAF/Democracy-and-Disinfor...

9 - 10 December 2020 / Online / Cornell University

We will be running a two-day conference on empirical management, focused on recent
empirical research on measuring and exploring management and organizational
practices. We are seeking applied and empirical research papers in both the private andthe public sector. This format follows Empirical Management Conferences at Harvard in 2014, at Stanford in 2015, at MIT in 2016, at the World Bank in 2017, and at Harvard in 2018, and the World Bank in 2019.

The 2020 conference will be hosted virtually by Cornell Dyson, on December 9-10, 2020 (11:00am – 2:00pm EST).

Submissions are due by October 15, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Accepted papers will be notified by November 15, 2020.

Papers will be submitted via the WMS website portal at:
https://worldmanagementsurvey.org/emc-2020-submission/

If you are interested in attending, please register here:
https://worldmanagementsurvey.org/emc-2020-registration/

We will also be facilitating a “matched coffee time” between PhD students, junior and senior faculty. Please register your interest in being matched and your status when registering.

Questions? Please e-mail Thomaz Teodorovicz at [email protected] or visit our website at www.worldmanagementsurvey.org

Scientific committee:
Nick Bloom (Stanford University)
Renata Lemos (World Bank)
Raffaella Sadun (Harvard Business School)
Daniela Scur (Cornell University)
John Van Reenen (LSE and MIT)

9 - 9 December 2020 / Online /

We are happy to announce the next talk for the CEPR Virtual IO Seminar (VIOS) series on Wednesday 9th December at 16:00 CET. Jan De Loecker (K.U. Leuven and CEPR) will be presenting his work "The Welfare Impact of Market Power: the OPEC Cartel" (joint with John Asker and Allan Collard-Wexler). 

The seminar will be held on Zoom and you are required to register in advance here: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4Tg_I0FrSqqc1Y72KSOSCw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the seminar.

Please check the VIOS website at https://sites.google.com/view/virtual-io-seminar/main-page for our upcoming speakers, seminar rules, and more.   

If you have any questions or wish to no longer receive emails regarding VIOS, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]

10 - 11 December 2020 / Online /

Young Scholars Conference 2020 - Call for Papers

The Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries (PEDL) programme pursues a research agenda that aims to better understand what determines the strength of market forces driving efficiency in low-income countries (LICs).

The PEDL programme will be hosting a two-day virtual conference focused on PhD candidates and young scholars. Presenters should be no more than three years out of their PhD. The conference is open to any paper on firms in lower-income countries, though we particularly encourage submissions from PEDL-funded projects.

To submit your application, please upload your completed paper to the CEPR Portal here by October 30, 2020 23:59 GMT.

On the Portal, you will need to create an account here to submit an application. Once logged in, you can find the PEDL Conference 2020 page here. To upload your completed paper, check the box where it asks “Would you like to submit a paper?” and a new option will appear to upload your document.

We aim to inform accepted applicants by mid-November 2020. Any queries about the event or application process can be sent to [email protected].

The Young Scholars Conference will overlap with the PEDL Young Scholars Matchmaking Workshop 2020. An application to present at the Conference does not preclude an application to the Young Scholars Workshop 2020 or vice versa.

Morgan Hardy, NYU Abu Dhabi

Christian Meyer, University of Oxford

Chris Woodruff, University of Oxford, PEDL and CEPR

10 - 10 December 2020 / Zoom / World Trade Organization

COVID-19 has sparked a discussion about the provision of essential goods as some governments introduced export restrictions to secure supplies. Such restrictions, among other factors, have driven increasing interest in reshoring and the reorganisation of supply chains. There is thus a risk in the aftermath of the pandemic for the global economy to move away from economically-minded open trade policies towards policies driven by strategic political considerations.

International cooperation can help strengthen global value chains (GVCs) by reducing the threat of export restrictions, enhancing monitoring efforts, and promoting digital trade, e-commerce and the movement of essential personnel. At the same time, more flexibilities to enable countries to guarantee the provision of essential goods could be considered. With the acceleration of teleworking and digitalization, the expansion of a global regulating framework to cover such matters is becoming more urgent.

Against this background, the webinar's panellists will discuss the following questions and identify relevant best practices:

1. How has international cooperation helped address value chain disruptions in the current crisis? How can the system be improved?

2. Is more international cooperation needed in the production of essential goods to avoid shortages in the future? What can firms, governments and international organizations do?

3. How can the multilateral trading system help ensure the availability of essential goods in developing countries and least developing countries (LDCs)? Does this require (temporary) changes in rules?

The event will be moderated by:

Robert Koopman, Chief Economist and Director, Economic Research and Statistics Division, WTO

The panel will comprise of:

Sunanta Kangvalkulkij, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Thailand to the WTO

Stéphanie Leupold, Head of Trade Strategy Unit, DG Trade, European Commission

Willy Alfaro, Director, Trade Policy Review Division, WTO

Boubaker Ben-Belhassen, Director, Trade and Markets Division, FAO

Anabel González, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Knut Alicke, Partner, McKinsey

To register please follow this link:
https://worldtradeorganization.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_R1Ygdc63QPqlo...

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

10 - 11 December 2020 / Online /

The PEDL programme is excited to be hosting a two-day virtual conference with presentations by rising young scholars on 10-11 December.

 

Participation is open to all students and researchers working in this field. Please register for participation here, using your institutional email address. Connection details will be provided to participants upon registration. The event will be streamed live on YouTube (Day 1Day 2), where recordings will be available for a limited amount of time after the event.

See the full list of presentations below:


Apoorv Gupta (Dartmouth): "Firm Heterogeneity, Demand for Quality and Misallocation: Evidence from India"


Jessica Rudder (UC Davis): "Search Costs and Relational Contracting: The Impact of a Digital Phonebook on Small Business Supply Chains"


Santiago Caicedo (Clemson University): "Unwilling to Train? Firm Responses to the Colombian Apprenticeship Regulation"


Sampreet Goraya (Universitat Pompeu Fabra): "How Does Caste Affect Entrepreneurship? Birth versus Worth"


Tsegay Gebrekidan Tekleselassie (Policy Studies Institute): "Formalized Employee Search and Labor Demand"


Nida Jamil (Lahore School of Economics): "Measuring Actual TFP Growth: Stripping away Omitted Price Bias and Demand Shocks"


Cian Ruane (International Monetary Fund): "Worker Mobility and Domestic Production Networks"


Farzana Hossain (University of Melbourne): "Creative Destruction or Just Destruction? Effects of Floods on Manufacturing Establishments in India"


Francis Annan (Georgia State University): "Misconduct and Reputation under Imperfect Information"


Joshua Deutschmann (University of Wisconsin-Madison): "Contracting and quality upgrading: Evidence from an experiment in Senegal"


Gaurav Chiplunkar (University of Virginia): "The Impact of Labor Law Reforms in Frictional Labor Markets"


Beáta Itin-Shwartz (Hebrew University of Jerusalem): "Competition and Market Power in Developing Markets: Evidence from Fertilizer Markets in India"


More details on the agenda can be found here. Please feel free to share this with your network. We look forward to seeing you there!
 

11 - 11 December 2020 / 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 11 December - Michaela Pagel (Columbia University and CEPR), Scott R. Baker (Northwestern University), R. Farrokhnia (Columbia University), Steffen Meyer (University of Southern Denmark, Danish Finance Institute) and Constantine Yannelis (University of Chicago, Booth School of Business) presenting on "Income, Liquidity, and the Consumption Response to the 2020 Economic Stimulus Payments."

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.

14 - 14 December 2020 / Online / CEPR, the Graduate Institute Geneva, GSEM, UNCTAD and the World Trade Organization.

Join us for the Fall 2020 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:

  • 5th Oct: Nina Pavcnik (Dartmouth College and CEPR)
  • 12th Oct: Pol Antràs (Harvard University and CEPR)
  • 26th Oct: Beata Smarzynska Javorcik (EBRD and CEPR)
  • 9th Nov: David Atkin (MIT and CEPR)
  • 30th Nov: Mary Amiti (NY Fed and CEPR)
  • 14th Dec: Dave Donaldson (MIT and CEPR)

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

21 - 22 December 2020 / Online / Bank of Italy, the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance, and the Centre for Economic Policy and Research

The Bank of Italy, the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance, and the Centre for Economic Policy and Research are pleased to invite you to attend a research conference on “Ownership, Governance, Management & Firm Performance”. The meeting aims at bringing together lead economists to discuss the role of managers and owners in shaping firm performance, with a particular emphasis on micro-macro linkages (from firm behaviour to aggregate productivity growth) and policy implications. 

 
Keynote speakers: Renée Adams (Oxford – Said Business School) and Raffaella Sadun (Harvard Business School and CEPR)

The conference will take place online and the full programme is available here. To register for the online sessions, please click here to register for sessions on 21 December and here to register for the sessions on 22 December.  
 
Organising committee:
Audinga Baltrunaite (Bank of Italy),
Sara Formai (Bank of Italy), Francesca Lotti (Bank of Italy), Sauro Mocetti (Bank of Italy) and Fabiano Schivardi (Luiss University, EIEF and CEPR)

13 - 15 January 2021 / Online /

 

The research programme on Structural Transformation and Economic Growth (STEG), led by the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), will hold its first annual conference on 13-15 January 2021. This conference will fall near the close of STEG’s first (inception) year. The conference papers will help define the current research frontiers in the area of structural transformation and economic growth. STEG seeks to advance these frontiers over the next four years, through a programme of competitive research funding and academic community building. We expect the first funding calls to be issued in Spring 2021.

The conference will be hosted online via Zoom. We now invite submissions for this conference from interested researchers on any topic relevant to STEG’s major themes:

  • Data and measurement related to structural transformation
  • Firms, frictions and spillovers, and industrial policy
  • Labour, home production, and structural transformation
  • Agricultural productivity and sectoral gaps
  • Trade and spatial frictions
  • Political economy and public investment

This list of themes is not intended to be exhaustive; other topics of potential interest include infrastructure, informality, and the implications of different macro policy frameworks for structural change and growth.
 
We particularly welcome papers that address these themes in conjunction with our two cross-cutting themes, which are gender and climate change.
 
STEG’s objective is to build a body of research and evidence that will inform policy in low-income countries; we consequently seek papers that have clear relevance to this goal.
 
In addition to full-length presentations, the conference will include one or more (virtual) sessions of short presentations, as a way to highlight the diversity of research in the field and to offer more opportunities for early-career researchers and scholars representing a wide range of institutions and geographies.
 
The deadline for submission is Wednesday 2nd December 2020. We will accept only completed papers. To submit a paper, please go to: https://portal.cepr.org/steg-annual-conference-2021. If you have any difficulties registering for this conference, please contact Mandy Chan, Senior Events Officer at [email protected].

datespan1610668800,datespan / 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 15 January - Enrichetta Ravina (Kellogg School of Management; European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI), Cheng Luo (Farallon Capital Management) and Luis M. Viceira (Harvard Business School - Finance Unit; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) presenting on "Retail Investors? Contrarian Behavior Around News and the Momentum Effect."

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.

18 January - 22 March 2021 / online / Political Economy of International Organization

We invite submissions from junior faculty and PhD students for the Political Economy of International Organization seminar series. The seminar will bring together economists and political scientists to address political economy issues related to international organizations such as the World Trade Organization, United Nations, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, European Union, and others. We also consider submissions on topics more broadly related to international organization, such as foreign aid, international agreements, and international law.
 
Submission of Papers

The seminar series is open to all who are interested and will feature papers selected based on their quality and fit. Both empirical and theoretical papers will be considered. Presenters should be junior faculty or PhD students, but we do not discount senior co-authors. Please submit full papers via our online submission form at https://www.peio.me/peio-seminar/. The deadline for submission is December 15, 2020.
 
Format

The format will be PEIO-style: short paper presentations (10 minutes), two discussion openers (2-3 minutes each), and 20 minutes for general discussion (where we expect participants to read papers before the session). The seminar series will run for 10 weeks, with two presentations each session. Participants will have the chance to talk to presenters before and after the sessions.  
 

21 - 23 January 2021 / Online /

You are invited to submit papers for the Adam Smith Workshop for Spring 2021. Given the current situation regarding the pandemic, the workshop will be held online and will be hosted by CEPR over Zoom. 

The workshop will take place over three days on Wednesday 21, Thursday 22, and Friday 23, April 2021.  Each day will have sessions spread over four hours, starting at around 08:00 (New York), 13:00 (London), 14:00 (Milan/Paris/Frankfurt), and 20:00 (Singapore/Shanghai). 

The workshop will consider papers in all areas of finance, including Asset Pricing, Behavioral Finance, Corporate Finance, Financial Intermediation, Household Finance, and International Finance. 

As in previous years, papers will be presented in two parallel streams, one labeled Asset Pricing (AP) and the other Corporate Finance (CF).  There will also be one joint session with papers that are of interest to researchers in both Asset Pricing and Corporate Finance. 

Submission deadline and procedure: 
The submission deadline is

Friday 20 November 2020 (midnight GMT). Your paper should be submitted at:  https://portal.cepr.org/adam-smith-workshop-spring-2021. There is no submission fee this year. 

When submitting your PDF, please include author information on the cover page. 

Depending on whether you wish your paper to be considered for the Asset Pricing or Corporate Finance stream, please name the PDF file as: 

   AP_LASTNAME_Firstname_Title.pdf
   CF_LASTNAME_Firstname_Title.pdf

Program Committees: 
Asset Pricing: 
Co-chairs: Hugues Langlois (HEC Paris), Irina Zviadadze (HEC Paris and CEPR), Tarun Ramadorai (Imperial College and CEPR), and Raman Uppal (EDHEC and CEPR). 
Members: Pedro Bordalo (Oxford University), Harjoat Bhamra (Imperial College and CEPR), Laurent Calvet (EDHEC and CEPR), Thierry Foucault (HEC and CEPR), Christian Julliard (LSE), Marcin Kacperczyk (Imperial College and CEPR), Howard Kung (LBS and CEPR), Dong Lou (LSE and CEPR), Albert Menkveld (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and CEPR), Anna Pavlova (LBS and CEPR), Kim Peijnenburg (EDHEC and CEPR), Mungo Wilson (Oxford University), Kathy Yuan (LSE and CEPR).

Corporate Finance: 
Co-chairs: Johan Hombert (HEC Paris and CEPR) and Vikrant Vig (LBS and CEPR)
Members: Renee Adams (Oxford University), Claudia Custodio (Imperial College and CEPR), Nicola Gennaioli (Bocconi and CEPR), Mariassunta Giannetti (SSE and CEPR), Denis Gromb (HEC Paris and CEPR), Dirk Jenter (LSE and CEPR), Augustin Landier (HEC Paris), Steven Ongena (University of Zurich, SFI and CEPR), Jorg Rocholl (ESMT and CEPR), David Thesmar (MIT and CEPR), Paolo Volpin (Cass and CEPR).

Details regarding the conference are also available online at:

 https://www.adamsmithworkshop.com

29 - 29 January 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 29 January - Mark Jansen (University of Utah), Hieu Nguyen (University of Utah) and Amin Shams (Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business) presenting on "Human vs. Machine: Underwriting Decisions in Finance."

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.

12 - 12 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 12 February - Dimuthu Ratnadiwakara Louisiana State University and Buvaneshwaran Venugopal, University of Central Florida - College of Business Administration presenting on " Climate Risk Perceptions and Demand for Flood Insurance."

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.

12 - 12 February 2021 / Rotterdam/Online / Erasmus University Rotterdam, Tilburg University and the University of Amsterdam

This is the first edition of an annual conference series on the Political Economy of Finance. Three leading Dutch universities – Erasmus University Rotterdam, Tilburg University, and the University of Amsterdam – will host the annual event in order to build a European platform for researchers in this highly topical area, usually treated separately in economics and finance. For its first edition, the conference will be dedicated to exploring the intersections between political economy and central banking.

The academic program will consist of six papers and each paper will be allocated two discussants. The first edition of this conference series will also feature a keynote lecture by Francesco Trebbi (Berkeley Haas and CEPR).

The organising committee invites submissions of theoretical and empirical papers on the following topics (the list is non-exhaustive):

• Political institutions and power and the design of banking and monetary unions

• Private interests in banking regulation, supervision, and resolution

• Political independence and the conduct of monetary and financial policies

• Central bank’s mandate in a constitutional democracy

• Political economy considerations of central banks’ economic stimulus programs after a pandemic

• Politics of bailouts, bail-ins, and state aid control in a (partial) banking union

• Political pressures and regulatory capture in a dual national-supranational supervisory architecture

• The economic and political consequences of central bank capture

• Lobbyists, technocrats, and central bankers

• Political economy aspects of a central bank digital currency

Organising committee:

• Thomas Lambert (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

• Enrico Perotti (University of Amsterdam and CEPR)

• Magdalena Rola-Janicka (Tilburg University)

Programme committee:

• Dana Foarta (Stanford GSB)

• Hans Gersbach (ETH Zurich and CEPR)

• Deniz Igan (International Monetary Fund)

• Frederic Malherbe (University College London and CEPR)

• Kris James Mitchener (Santa Clara University and CEPR)

• Enrico Perotti (University of Amsterdam and CEPR)

• Alessandro Riboni (Ecole Polytechnique and CEPR)

• Martin Schmalz (University of Oxford and CEPR)

• Vikrant Vig (London Business School and CEPR)

• Paolo Volpin (City University London and CEPR)

Submission procedure:

To submit a paper please visit the https://portal.cepr.org/cepr-conference-politics-regulation-and-central-.... The deadline for submission is 6pm (GMT), Sunday 15 November 2020.

If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mandy Chan at [email protected] for assistance (with subject header “CEPR Conference The Politics of Regulation and Central Banking”). There is no submission fee. The authors will be notified about the acceptance of papers by Friday 18 December 2020.

Further information:

The conference will be held at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, in a blended format allowing for both physical and online participation. The conference is scheduled on Friday 12 February 2021 between 9:00 and 18.00 and followed by a dinner with all physical participants. Depending on sanitary constraints at the time of the meeting, the conference may be held entirely online.

There is no conference fee and there are no accommodation costs for the invited presenters, discussants and chairs, but all participants must cover their own travel costs. Accommodation costs and meals during the conference will be sponsored by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) and Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM).

Information regarding the conference can be sought on the conference website https://www.rsm.nl/research/departments/finance/research/conferences/pol... and in case of questions please contact the organising committee at [email protected].

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 - Paolina Medina (Mays Business School of Texas A&M University) and Michaela Pagel (Columbia University and CEPR) presenting on "Does Saving Cause Borrowing?."

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.

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