Events

20 - 21 April 2021 / Online / The Research Group of the Basel Committee, jointly with Deutsche Bundesbank and CEPR

On 20 April 2021 (13:00–19:30 CEST) and 21 April 2021 (13:00–18:45 CEST), the Research Group of the Basel Committee, jointly with Deutsche Bundesbank and CEPR, will host a virtual workshop on "Evaluating financial regulation: (un)intended effects and new risks –  How do banks react to the new regulatory standards in the current macro-economic environment?" The event will be in a virtual format (WebEx), and records of all sessions and speeches will be made available to registered participants after the event.

The workshop will feature nine paper presentations and discussions, keynote speeches by Pablo Hernández de Cos (Governor of the Bank of Spain and BCBS Chairman) and Elena Carletti (Bocconi University and CEPR), a dinner speech by Joachim Wuermeling (Deutsche Bundesbank) and a panel session hosted by the Basel Committee's Task Force on Evaluations (TFE) with representatives from supervisory agencies, the banking industry and academia. The latest programme can be found on this link.

Please register as soon as possible, but no later than 12 April 2021, using the web form at https://www.bundesbank.de/rtf. It would also be great if you could forward this invitation to all others in your institution who might be interested.

20 - 20 April 2021 / Webinar /

The Social and Economic Development of Russia’s Regions, 1800-2000 Data-hub 
Tuesday 20th April, Online
7 am PDT, 10 am EDT, 3 pm BST, 4 pm CEST, 5 pm MSK

Russian history has so far played a rather modest role in the dynamically expanding field of knowledge known as global history. This was due in the very first place to the absence of good and readily accessible data in the data-hubs and large data-sets that have been instrumental in the rise of the discipline. This in spite of the fact that the scope and quality of Russian statistics of the past few centuries are of exceptionally high standards compared to many other countries.

The New Economic School (Moscow) and the International Institute of Social History (Amsterdam) took up the challenge to bring Russian data to a global audience by bringing them online. Standardized, well-annotated, and with a regional break-down, essential data are made available on population, labour, industrial output and agricultural output for five cross-sections of Russian history of the 18th-21st centuries. The repository caters to the needs of the scholarly community, teachers and students in the social sciences and humanities, and to comparative and transnational research agendas on social and economic development.

CEPR marks the official launch of the Electronic Repository of Russian Historical Statistics (ERRHS) with an online public event. Project leaders Gijs Kessler (IISH) and Andrei Markevich (NES and CEPR) talk about their mission and motivation in creating the data-hub and present two use cases of research on Russia’s social and economic development based on the data. Economist and economic historian Amanda Gregg (Middlebury College), a leading specialist on Russian economic history, will act as a discussant.

Format:

  • Welcome by moderator (5 minutes)
  • Introduction ERRHS (10 minutes)
  • Use-case 1: Andrei Markevich, “Historical Regional GDP estimates and Russian economic development” (10 minutes)
  • Use-case 2: Gijs Kessler & Timur Valetov, “Occupational change and industrialization in Russia and the Soviet Union, 1900-2000”(10 minutes)
  • Discussant:  Amanda Gregg (10 minutes)
  • Questions (20 minutes)

Register Here:
https://cepr-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/3016179796971/WN_eH--T5d7RT-90ObiAcpPFg

20 - 20 April 2021 / Online / German Development Institute, the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics (CEP-LSE), and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

We are cordially inviting you to the seminar series on “The Policy Implications of Recent Globalization Research”, organised by the German Development Institute, the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics (CEP-LSE), and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). 
 

Format
The online seminar series aims to encourage the exchange and discussion of empirical research on trade and investment and its effects on developing and emerging countries.
 
The seminar differs from a traditional academic seminar, which focuses on methodology and academic exchange, and instead aims to promote the translation of academic findings into policy. As such, the seminar series provides the opportunity for mutual learning: researchers learning about urgent policy questions and policy makers learning about what is methodologically feasible.
 
Within the seminar series, we aim for academic researchers that can share innovative empirical work and policy insights. Instead of focusing on particular papers, the seminar series invites presenters to present on a particular topic and present their accumulated and broader research findings and agenda.
 
The target audience of the seminar includes both academics and policymakers dealing with trade and investment, and particularly policy makers from emerging and developing countries and in multilateral organisations.
 
The seminar series is held on Zoom and consists of a 40 minutes presentation and 20 minutes Q&A, although we encourage interactive discussions throughout the seminar.
 

Organisers
Kasper Vrolijk (German Development Institute)
Dany Bahar (Brookings, CESifo and IZA)
Catherine Thomas (CEP-LSE, CEPR and CESifo)
Beata Javorcik (EBRD, Oxford and CEPR)
 

Schedule

Pol Antras (Harvard University and CEPR) will be presenting "De-Globalization and the Future of GVCs" on Tuesday 20 April 2021 at  4pm BST / 5pm CEST / 11am EDT / 8am PDT.
 
To register your attendance please click here. To see the full line-up of presenters and the recordings and slides from past seminars, please go to https://cepr.org/policy-implications-recent-globalization-research.
 

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

21 - 21 April 2021 / Online /

In this session of the International Macro History Online Seminar, join us for a presentation on "The Real Effects of Bank Runs. Evidence from the French Great Depression " by Eric Monnet, Professor at Paris School of Economics and CEPR,  Angelo Riva, Professor at Paris School of Economics and European Business School and Stefano Ungar, Banque de France.

The seminar will be moderated by Christopher Meissner, Professor at University of California, Davis.

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

21 - 23 April 2021 / Online /

You are invited to attend 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 joint sessions with papers that are of interest to researchers in both Asset Pricing and Corporate Finance. 

The full programme is available here and the link to register your attendance is: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkcemqrDstG9Uu2yFqAUe6gYsK14OxA409.


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: Harjoat Bhamra (Imperial College and CEPR), Pedro Bordalo (Oxford University), Svetlana Bryzgalova (London Business School), 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), 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: Claudia Custodio (Imperial College and CEPR), Mariassunta Giannetti (SSE and CEPR), Juanita Gonzalez-Uribe (LSE), Denis Gromb (HEC Paris and CEPR), Dirk Jenter (LSE and CEPR), Peter Koudijs (Erasmus), Augustin Landier (HEC Paris), Steven Ongena (University of Zurich, SFI and CEPR), Jorg Rocholl (ESMT and CEPR), David Thesmar (MIT and CEPR), Victoria Vanasco (CREI and CEPR), Paolo Volpin (Cass and CEPR).

Details regarding the conference are also available online at: https://www.adamsmithworkshop.com.

*Please note: The sessions will be recorded and the video recordings will be made available on YouTube afterwards. By registering to attend this workshop you give consent to being recorded.

22 - 22 April 2021 / online / SUERF and UniCredit Foundation

The Global Financial Crisis and COVID-19 crisis have, among many other things, also affected savings behaviour. Changes involve both aggregate household savings ratios, individual propensity to consume and to save, as well as portfolio choice. While the post-GFC and COVID-induced very low interest rates have likely reduced income motives for saving, crises put precautionary savings into the foreground. In the COVID-19 crisis, new attention was directed to savings motives, given the impossibility to consume, resulting in “forced savings”. The COVID-19 crisis also raises the question whether consumption and household savings behaviour will change more permanently, and beyond the time of the constraints imposed by the pandemic and related containment measures. Such changes would have important permanent consequences on aggregate demand, structural employment/unemployment, potential growth, the sectoral composition of output, the natural rate of interest and, as a result, the environment in which fiscal and monetary policies act.

Speakers:
Michael Haliassos, Goethe University Frankfurt
Arne Holzhausen, Allianz SE
Stefan Gerlach, EFG
Geoff Kenny, ECB
Erik Nielsen, UniCredit Group
Pier Carlo Padoan, UniCredit Group
Jorge Sicilia, BBVA
Kurtulus T. Diamondopoulos, World Gold Council
Jens Ulbrich, Deutsche Bundesbank

8th SUERF Unicredit Foundation Award
Paper 1: The Saving and Employment Effects of Higher Job Loss Risk
Ragnar Juelsrud & Ella Getz Wold, Norges Bank

Paper 2: The Great depression as a saving glut
Victor Degorce PhD student at the EHES
Eric Monnet, Paris School of Economics and EHESS, CEPR Research affiliate

22 - 22 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].

22 - 22 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].

23 - 23 April 2021 / Online /

Micro and Macro Implications of Household Behaviour and Financial Decision-Making is a new cross-disciplinary seminar series covering research at the intersection of household finance, macro and labour economics. It represents a collaboration between universities and research networks and centres.
 
Seminars are held on Zoom on the third Friday of the month and will run for 90 minutes including a discussion panel.
 
Our second meeting will be on Friday 23rd April from 3:30pm-5:00pm BST and will feature Luigi Pistaferri (Stanford University and CEPR) presenting Assortative Mating and Wealth Inequality. Discussion by Alberto Bisin (New York University and CEPR) and Kelly Shue (Yale University).

Registration Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUodeyvrzkrE9F7vkaOKZy5K_OrPrPMLcaJ
 
Organisers: Richard Blundell, Michael Haliassos, Christopher Hansman, Yigitcan Karabulut, Peter Levell, Benjamin Moll, Tarun Ramadorai, and Polly Simpson.
            
Abstract:

Population data on capital income and wealth holdings for Norway allow us to measure asset positions and wealth returns before individuals marry and after the household is formed. Using these data we establish a number of novel facts. First, there is assortative mating on the basis of own wealth. Second, assortative mating on own wealth dominates, and in fact statistically annihilates, assortative mating on parental wealth. Third, there is evidence of assortative mating on returns to wealth. Finally, post-marriage returns on family wealth are largely explained by the return of the spouse with the highest pre-marriage return. This suggests that family wealth is largely managed by the spouse with the highest capacity for wealth accumulation. We use simulations to evaluate the effects of assortative mating on wealth, assortative mating on returns, and post-marriage allocation of wealth management tasks on wealth inequality and wealth concentration. Assortative mating on wealth is the dominant force explaining wealth concentration at marriage. Returns heterogeneity resulting from mating on returns and post-marriage allocation of wealth management between spouses plays a dominant role for explaining changes in wealth inequality as couples move through their life cycle.

23 - 23 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].

27 - 27 April 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 27th April 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.

28 - 28 April 2021 / Online /

In this session of the International Macro History Online Seminar, join us for a presentation "Banking Crises Interventions, 1290-2018" by Andrew Metrick, Professor at Yale University and Paul Schmelzing, Postdoctoral Research Associate at Yale University

The seminar will be moderated by Vincent Bignon, Advisor of the General Director for Statistics, Economics and the International, Banque de France 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

30 - 30 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.

5 - 5 May 2021 / Online /

In this session of the International Macro History Online Seminar, join us for a presentation on "Assignats or Death: Inflationary Finance in Revolutionary France" by Bryan Cutsinger, Assistant Professor at Angelo State University, Joshua Ingber, Assistant Professor at Northern Michigan University and Louis Rouanet, PhD candidate at George Mason University.

The seminar will be moderated by Eugene White, Professor at Rutgers University.

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

6 - 8 May 2021 / Online / University of Nottingham

Objectives
 
In consideration of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the 19thGEP Postgraduate Conference will take place 6th – 8th May 2021 online.  The conference provides a forum for the dissemination of student research relating to issues of Globalisation and Economic Policy from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. These areas include Foreign Direct Investment, Trade, Productivity, Economics of the MNEs, Migration and Labour Market Adjustment.
 
The objective of the Conference is to bring together a number of PhD students and postdoctoral researchers to discuss their own research ideas with established researchers in a relaxed atmosphere. The conference is open to graduate students and post-docs. Speakers will be selected based on the submitted paper (extended abstracts are acceptable but preference will be given to full papers).
 
Submission
 
Applicants must submit their CV, a letter of support from their PhD supervisor (sent separately by email; this is not required for post-docs) and the paper to be presented.  If a full paper is not yet available, please include a detailed abstract, providing clearly the motivation for the work, the relationship to the literature, the method used and the expected results.
 
Every paper accepted for presentation will be discussed by two colleagues. Therefore, those who are invited to present are expected to deliver a complete draft at least a week before the Conference.
 
Applications must be sent by e-mail to: Dr. Yuan Tian, at [email protected]
 
Deadline for submission: Friday 26th February 2021

Keynote speakers:

Prof. Meredith Crowley (Cambridge and CEPR) and Prof. Rafael Dix-Carneiro (Duke)
 
Best Paper Prize
 
The organising committee will award a Best Paper prize to the best manuscript presented at the Conference.
 
Further information
 
Further information on the Conference can be found at:
 
https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/gep/news-events/conferences/2020-21/postgrad-conference-2021.aspx

6 - 6 May 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.
 

7 - 7 May 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].

10 - 31 May 2021 / Online /

Join us for the Spring 2021 series:

Online Geneva Trade and Development Workshop

Mondays, 10AM (EST), 3PM (BST), 4PM (CEST)

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 (EST) / 3.00 PM (BST) / 4.00 PM (CEST) 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)
  • 31st 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.

11 - 11 May 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 11th May 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.

12 - 12 May 2021 / Online /

In this session of the International Macro History Online Seminar, join us for a presentation on "The Economic Consequences of Sir Robert Peel: A Quantitative Assessment of the Repeal of the Corn Laws" by Doug Irwin, Professor at Dartmouth College and Maksym Chepeliev, Research Economist at Purdue University. 

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

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