19 - 20 August 2019 / Vienna, Palais Coburg / WU Research Institute for Capital Markets (ISK)

WU Research Institute for Capital Markets (ISK) will organize the second Vienna Symposium on Foreign Exchange Markets, in Vienna at Palais Coburg, August 19-20, 2019.

Research on risk premia, factors, and predictive regressions has traditionally focused on equity markets, while research on foreign exchange has been lagging despite its huge potential. Currently, the low yield environment, large international portfolio flows and unconventional monetary policy have made it crucial for asset managers to incorporate FX strategies and risk management. We therefore welcome papers on FX risk premia, FX strategies, FX valuation, FX and monetary policy, Emerging Market currencies, currency pegs, etc.

Deadline for submission is March 31, 2019. You can submit your paper on our website:
Authors of accepted papers will be notified by April 30, 2019.

29 - 30 August 2019 / Galatina, Italy /

The objective of this event is to bring distinguished researchers in Macroeconomics in the relaxed and fruitful atmosphere of Salento, the peninsula located in the southernmost region of Apulia, Italy. The Programme Committee welcomes submissions of theoretical or empirical papers addressing issues including (but not limited to):

  • Monetary and Fiscal Policy
  • International macroeconomics
  • Imperfect information
  • Heterogeneity, search and matching

The deadline for paper submissions is 31 March 2019.

4 - 5 September 2019 / Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Pontificia Università Gregoriana Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University

European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with CIT University will organize the 7th ICSD 2019 Rome, Italy in the days: Wednesday 4 to Thursday 5 September, 2019.

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

For further information, please see the call for papers at

9 - 14 September 2019 / Guildford, Surrey, UK / The University of Surrey

Following highly successful Easter and Summer Schools in previous years, the Centre for International Macroeconomic Studies (CIMS) in the School of Economics, University of Surrey will hold a summer school and conference from 9-14 September 2019. The deadline for application is 11 August 2019 although places will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis. The School will consist of two parallel four-day courses, four parallel one-day stand-alone courses on day five (Friday), and a one-day conference on day six (Saturday). Participants can register for all six days, or for only one of the stand-alone one-day courses.

For more information visit our website:

16 - 17 September 2019 / Oslo / Danmarks Nationalbank, Deutsche Bundesbank and Norges Bank

Growth in 2019 is expected to slow down in OECD countries, with expansions across major advanced economies approaching their record length in the postwar period. What economy will business-cycle policies face at the next downturn? How has the economy changed over the years since the Great Recession? Which economic and financial trends will reshape the propagation of shocks and the allocation of risks through the economy? The meeting will be the sixth event in the annual conferences series New Developments in Business Cycle Analysis, bringing together economists from academia and central banks.

Call for papers deadline: March 24th, 2019

16 - 17 September 2019 / Essen, Germany / Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), University College London and RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

The aim of the workshop is to bring together young and experienced researchers to present and discuss their work in the broad area of migration economics. Both empirical and theoretical contributions are welcome. The workshop will be organized in a manner designed to foster interaction among the participants in a relaxed atmosphere.

The keynote lecture will be given by:

Jackie Wahba (University of Southampton) 

Francesco Fasani (Queen Mary University London)

Researchers interested in participating should submit a paper (preferred) or an extended abstract in pdf format to [email protected] . The submission deadline is June 15, 2019. Young researchers are particularly encouraged to apply. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by July 15, 2019.

19 - 21 September 2019 / Reading, UK / Department of Economics, University of Reading

The 1st Reading Football Economics Workshop will take place on 19-21 September 2019 in Reading, and is hosted by the Centre for Institutions and Economic History at the University of Reading. There will be keynote talks by Profs David Forrest (University of Liverpool) and Christian Deutscher (Universität Bielefeld), a number of contributed sessions and informal social events.

We invite submissions from scholars on research related to the area of football economics or management, be it applications to football, or the use of football to inform economics and other topics. Full paper submissions are preferred, but extended abstracts will also be considered.

19 - 20 September 2019 / Vienna / UNIDO, UNU-MERIT and the ESRC GCRF Global Poverty and Inequality Dynamics Research Network

UNIDO, UNU-MERIT and the GPID Network organize an interdisciplinary workshop to explore questions connected to the Future of Industrial Work and the new pathways and policies of structural transformation. More information on the objectives of the workshop are reported in the call.
The keynote speaker at the workshop is Margaret McMillan (Tufts University). The workshop will also feature a high-profile policy panel chaired by Kunal Sen (UNU-WIDER).
Deadline for abstracts: 1 May 2019
Deadline for full draft papers: 1 September 2019
Workshop: 19-20 September 2019
Abstracts should be between 1,500 and 1,800 words, contain key words indicating the focus of research and the methods used, and should be submitted via [email protected]. The abstract should contain information about the topic, how it is investigated and the contribution to knowledge.
A selection of papers will be considered for a special issue in a leading journal of development studies or in an edited volume

22 - 25 September 2019 / University of Leipzig / Verein fuer Socialpolitik e.V.

Core Conference 2019:

In the 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain, the former planned economies in East Germany and Eastern Europe have undergone fundamental processes of change. In the new federal states, the economic structure has undergone fundamental changes, but convergence with the old federal states is not complete. The economic catching-up process of the transition countries of Eastern Europe, some of which are now members of the European Union, is continuing. Where are East Germany and the transition countries today? How have democratic institutions and market-economy structures developed in the transition countries?

23 - 25 September 2019 / Florence, Italy / Florence School of Banking and Finance, European University Institute

Course Instructor: Enrique G. Mendoza (University of Pennsylvania)

Area: Financial Stability and Macroprudential policy

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

This course studies macroprudential policy in quantitative dynamic general equilibrium models with collateral constraints, covering theoretical foundations, optimal policy design and evaluation, and implementation hurdles.

26 - 27 September 2019 / Rome / Banca d'Italia

The workshop will feature a keynote by Per Krusell (Stockholm University and CEPR), who will discuss his work on the role of economic analysis in combatting climate change. Researchers are invited to submit papers on the economics of commodities (including energy, metals, and agricultural products) and their interaction with the economy.

Papers submission deadline: May 1, 2019. Please send drafts of completed papers to [email protected].

Scientific committee:
Martin Bodenstein (FRB), Deepa Datta (FRB), Marco Lombardi (BIS), Matteo Luciani (FRB), Massimiliano Pisani (Banca d'Italia), Frauke Skudelny (ECB) Livio Stracca (ECB), Martin Stuermer (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas), Fabrizio Venditti (ECB) Giovanni Veronese (Banca d'Italia), and Robert Vigfusson (FRB).

9 - 11 October 2019 / Florence, Italy / Florence School of Banking and Finance, European University Institute

Course Instructors: Robert McDonald (Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University), Fabrizio Planta (European Securities and Markets Authority)

Area: Risk Management

Level: Intermediate

This course provides an analytical overview of futures, options, swaps and other derivatives. It discusses how derivatives are constructed and deployed to solve particular problems, as well as the underlying pricing methodologies. Instructors will pay special attention to the role of the risk premium in pricing and will also discuss how derivatives fit into the current regulatory environment.

17 - 18 October 2019 / Florence, Italy / Florence School of Banking and Finance, European University Institute

Course Instructors: Yildiz Ekinci (EIOPA), Camille Graciani (ESRB), Dieter Hendrickx (National Bank of Belgium), Petr Jakubik (EIOPA), Francesco Mazzaferro (ESRB), Matteo Sottocornola (EIOPA), Olaf Weeken (ESRB), Dimitris Zafeiris (EIOPA)

Area: Financial Stability and Macroprudential Policy

Level: Introductory/Intermediate

This course will focus on the micro and macro risks and prudential policies for the European insurance sector. It will provide an overview of the business model of insurers – from the principle of risks pooling to reinsurance and insurtech – and of the main risks insurers are exposed to. The course will also describe the current microprudential framework, namely Solvency II, and will discuss why a recovery and resolution and a macroprudential framework for the (re)insurance sector are needed.

21 - 21 October 2019 / Frankfurt am Main / The Bank of England, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the European Central Bank

The Bank of England, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the European Central Bank are organising their second conference on Gender and career progression, to be held on 21 October 2019 at the European Central Bank. Sessions will focus primarily on issues encountered by women working in finance, economics and central banking. We want to convey the full diversity of women’s experiences in these professions, including intersectionality with race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and other categories.

Participants will be selected on the basis of submitted papers or abstracts of about 500 words. The deadline for submissions is 15 May 2019

28 - 30 October 2019 / Florence, Italy / Florence School of Banking and Finance, European University Institute

Course Instructors: Stefano Battiston (University of Zurich), Mark Cornelius (Bank of England), Claudio Dicembrino (ENEL S.p.a.), Anne Platou (DNB NOR), Instructors from Oliver Wyman, Practitioners in the public and private sector

Area: Risk Management

Level: Introductory/Intermediate

This course has been designed for staff members of financial institutions, micro-prudential and macro-prudential authorities who wish to understand the risks that climate change may pose for them. In addition to providing topical content and practical tools, this course will be a platform to stimulate exchange and debate between public officials and private practitioners.

4 - 6 November 2019 / Florence, Italy / Florence School of Banking and Finance, European University Institute

Course Instructors: Christos Gortsos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), Seraina Grünewald (University of Zürich), Charles Cannone (EBA), Guillaume Adamczyk (SRB), Emiliano Tornese (European Commission)

Area: Regulation, Supervision and Resolution

Level: Intermediate

The course aims at providing a holistic reading of the various regulatory layers which define the quality and composition of the different loss-absorbing requirements, both for going concern and gone concern situations. In particular, it will highlight the continuum and interplay between these two sets of requirements, assessing the opportunities and challenges they pose for different banking business models and credit institutions’ funding.

6 - 6 November 2019 / Brussels, Belgium / European Capital Markets Institute

ECMI and CEPS are calling for submission of research papers in the areas of fixed income markets and infrastructure investment. The author(s) of the best paper will receive a €5,000 prize and the opportunity to present the findings at the 2019 ECMI Annual Conference in Brussels on 6th of November..

Research papers should cover, but are not limited to, one or more of the following topics:

- Capital markets (development, integration and financial stability)
- Impact of monetary policies on capital markets
- Corporate bonds markets (pricing, trading and efficiency)
- Sovereign debt markets (issuance, liquidity provisions, transaction costs, price formation)
- Risks and vulnerabilities in fixed income markets
- Regulation and its impact on corporate and sovereign debt securities markets
- Private infrastructure finance and investment
- Sustainable finance (asset allocation by retail and institutional investors)

Submission deadline: 6th of September.

11 - 12 November 2019 / KOF, ETH Zurich, Switzerland / KOF ETH Zurich

Since its launch 1999, the single currency has been the subject of continuous scrutiny. As the single currency turns twenty, multiple conferences are taking stock and most of these take a monetary perspective. This workshop offers a fresh and original look at the 20th anniversary of the euro by focusing on its real aspects instead. We will take stock of how the euro area performed in real terms. We are looking for both theoretical and empirical contributions on a wide range of topics having the formation and the development of the euro area as a common theme. Contributions combining rigorous research with policy messages are particularly welcome. 
Full papers are welcome on the following non-exclusive list of topics:

•Convergence and the single currency
•Core and periphery in the euro area
•Architecture and development of the euro area
•Single currency and productivity growth
•FDI and the euro
•Trade in goods and services and the single currency
•Structural reforms before and after the single currency
•Labour market institutions, technology and the common currency
•Single currency, high-tech and digitalisation
•Investment and R&D before and after the euro crisis
•Inequality and the euro
•The political support for the Euro

The papers selected for presentation at this workshop will be considered for a special issue of the Journal of International Money and Finance.

Keynote speakers
•Lucrezia Reichlin, London Business School, Twitter @LucreziaReichli 
•Barry Eichengreen, University of California at Berkeley, Twitter @B_Eichengreen 

•Nauro F. Campos, Brunel University London and KOF ETH Zurich, Twitter @NauroCampos  
•Jan-Egbert Sturm, KOF ETH Zurich  


Please submit papers by sending an email containing your name, your affiliation and a pdf version of the paper as attachment to [email protected]

The deadline for submissions is 24 August 2019 at midnight CET. 

Authors of papers that are accepted for presentation at the workshop will be notified mid-September 2019.

20 - 22 November 2019 / Florence, Italy / Florence School of Banking and Finance, European University Institute

Course Instructors: Philipp Paech, Course Director (London School of Economics), Peter Kerstens (European Commission DG FISMA), Klaus Loeber (European Central Bank), Elisabeth Noble (European Banking Authority)

Area: Regulation, Supervision and Resolution

Level: Introductory/Intermediate

The course will familiarise participants with the relevant characteristics of the underlying technologies (AI, Big Data, Cloud, Blockchain) and novel traits of relevant financial activities (FinTech-enabled payment, settlement, robo-advice, currency, platforms, insurance, etc). Further, instructors will share their analysis of the economic implications (caused, in particular by ‘disruptive’ business models) for financial markets in the EU and globally. Further, participants will understand how to situate Fintech within the existing regulatory perimeter of the relevant EU rules and will discuss the extent to which these rules need adaptation, modification or expansion.

20 - 22 November 2019 / Barcelona / Barcelona GRaduate School of Economics

The intensive course in Competition in Digital Markets will be held at the Barcelona GSE from November 20 to 22, 2019. This course offers the opportunity to understand how the digital economy works, and under what conditions competition may not function as it should in this sector. It provides participants with a thorough understanding of how to evaluate the substitutability between different offerings and when to view practices such as tying, exclusive contracts, price-parity clauses, and discriminatory access to platforms as anti-competitive (but also explain in what circumstances they are likely to be beneficial).

Course lecturers includes leading international competition scholars and practitioners with extensive experience of the application of economic techniques to competition cases in this area:

Giulio Federico (Head of Unit, CET, DG Competition European Commission)

Chiara Fumagalli (Associate Professor of Economics, Bocconi University)

Massimo Motta (Professor of Economics, ICREA-UPF and Barcelona GSE; former Chief Competition Economist, European Commission) - course director

Martin Peitz (Professor of Economics, University of Mannheim)

An Early Bird discount will be offered to participants confirming their attendance before October 20. A reduced course fee is also available to Regulators, Competition Authorities, Academics and Barcelona GSE Alumni.


CEPR Policy Research