European Central Bank Workshop - “SMEs’ Access to Finance: The Role of Financial and Non-Financial Intermediaries and Capital Markets”, Frankfurt am Main (Germany) on 11 December 2014.
The main objective of the workshop is to provide a forum for central bankers, market participants and researchers in the field of economics and finance to discuss the most recent developments in access to finance of small and medium-sized companies.
We would welcome papers on the following topics in particular:
1. The role of banks in financing SMEs
2. The role of non-bank intermediaries in financing SMEs
3. SMEs’ access to capital markets
4. Other market initiatives (including securitisation)
5. The role of government and other public institutions
The scope of the workshop is not limited to the topics listed above, and submissions on other areas related to SMEs’ access to finance (e.g. credit insurance and crowdfunding) are also strongly encouraged, provided they have potential implications for monetary policy analysis.
Papers should be sent by e-mail as PDF files to Michaela.Petakova@ecb.int and Baiba.Zile@ecb.int by 16 October 2014. Each submission should include an abstract and the e-mail address of the corresponding author. Authors of submissions will be notified whether their paper has been accepted for the conference programme by 7 November 2014.
Professor Gregory F. Udell, Indiana University
The travel expenses of presenting academic authors will be reimbursed. Presenting authors from central banks and other official institutions are generally expected to cover their own expenses.
The workshop will last one day, starting at around 9 a.m. on 11 December 2014. A pre-conference dinner is planned on 10 December.
Mark Büssing-Lörcks, Annalisa Ferrando, Hannah Hempell, Alexander Popov, Giovanni Vitale and Thomas Werner
Contacts for further information
Thomas Werner - Thomas.Werner@ecb.int
Annalisa Ferrando - Annalisa.Ferrando@ecb.int
International Academic Symposium "Energy Markets and Sustainability", Barcelona, February 3 2015
The Symposium on Energy Markets and Sustainability will bring together high ranking researchers in the field of energy economics. The meeting will examine various questions related to the energy markets (gas and electricity markets, adjustment markets, and markets design), the infrastructure (auction designs for smart grids, electricity transmission networks, and gas interconnection), and the policies for sustainability (renewables promotion, greenhouse gas emissions, and energy efficiency).
The meeting forms part of the activities organised by the UB-IEB Chair in Energy Sustainability, sponsored by the Foundation for Energy and Environmental Sustainability (FUNSEAM). The group hopes that the symposium will help disseminate the work of leading researchers in the field of energy economics, with a particular emphasis on markets and sustainability. Further information on the symposium can be found here.
20th Coalition Theory Network Workshop, Venice, Island of San Servolo, 19-20 March 2015
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, on behalf of the Coalition Theory Network, is honoured to host the 20th Coalition Theory Network Workshop, to be held in Venice, Italy, on 19-20 March 2015.
The Workshop will be mainly devoted to the theoretical and empirical analysis of networks and groups. This pertains to different aspects of social and economic systems, among which the management of international public goods, the governance of economic unions, the formation of industrial cartels and collaborations, the patterns of racial integration in social networks, and the endogenous evolution and structure of institutions, etc.
For this special edition of the CTN Workshop, which will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its activities, the keynote speakers will be Rabah Amir, University of Arizona, Debraj Ray, New York University, and Matthias Sutter, European University Institute, Italy
Papers or extended abstracts (in pdf format) can be submitted using the form available at http://www.coalitiontheory.net/form/20CTN-form. Please include Abstract, JEL Codes and Keywords with your submission. PhD students’ applications are particularly welcome.
Deadline for application is December 15, 2014. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. All acceptance/rejection decisions will be communicated by January 31, 2015.
Speakers and other registered participants will not be required to pay a participation fee, but the number of participants will be limited.
All inquiries should be directed to Ms Silvia Bertolin (email@example.com).
All information on the CTN network and congress can be found here
Royal Economic Society Conference, Manchester, 30 March to 1 April 2015
Submissions are invited for the 2015 Annual Conference of the Royal Economic Society, taking place from Monday 30th March to Wednesday 1st April 2015 at the University of Manchester. Submissions of papers and special sessions are invited from academic, government and business economists in any field of economics and econometrics. The deadlines for submissions are as follows:
Deadline for the submission of papers: 12 October 2014. This must be done via the link available at the Conference Homepage.
Deadline for the submission of special session proposals: 2 November 2014. These should be sent by email to the Programme Chair (RES.firstname.lastname@example.org) and should include a short description of the intended session along with the proposed list of contributors (typically three/four, perhaps including the proposer) and indicative paper titles.
The keynotes lectures will be given by:
Hahn Lecture: Pierre-André Chiappori (Columbia)
Sargan Lecture: Michael Keane (Oxford)
Economic Journal Lecture: Philippe Aghion (Harvard)
Presidential Address: Sir Charles Bean (LSE)
The 2015 conference also celebrates the 125th anniversary of the Royal Economic Society and the Economic Journal. A number of special sessions will be linked to the launch of the 125th anniversary special edition of the Economic Journal and will include contributions from a distinguished list of speakers including: Philippe Aghion, Anthony Atkinson, Orazio Attanasio, Alan Auerbach, Richard Blundell, Nicholas Stern and Peter Wakker.
Further information about the conference, including details of financial assistance for PhD students, is available via the conference webpage here
Second Environmental Protection and Sustainability Forum: Towards Global Agreements on Environmental Protection and Sustainability, April 9 to 11, 2015, University of Bath
The Department of Economics and the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Bath are hosting a three-day international forum to discuss state-of-the-art academic research on international environmental agreements informed by the insights of key policy-makers and practitioners in the field.
The first Forum was hosted by the University of Exeter in 2011. As before, the second forum will not only involve top quality academic presentations (ten academic keynote presentations and 40 academic contributed papers) but ensures engagement with stakeholders through roundtable discussions and public lectures. Thus, the forum is distinct from many other major international conferences in seeking to connect researchers with those who design and implement policy, and those who are affected by such policy.
For more information and papers submission, please visit here or contact email@example.com
SWISS SOCIETY FOR FINANCIAL MARKET RESEARCH (SGF) 18th CONFERENCE, Zurich, SIX Swiss Exchange, April 10, 2015
Deadline for submission of papers is October 31, 2014, 24.00 CET
The conference organisers would like to invite both academics and practitioners to submit papers on all topic areas of financial market research. Papers must be in English. For online paper submission please visit the website at www.fmpm.ch/conference. Papers accepted for presentation at the conference are eligible for the Best Paper Award sponsored by SIX Swiss Exchange which carries a cash prize of 4'000 CHF.
There is no deadline for registration. The conference fee is 200 CHF. PhD students can be granted a reduced fee of 120 CHF (proof of enrollment required). In case you have not registered for conference participation by April 9, 2015, the walk-in rate amounts to 250 CHF. Furthermore, there will be a pre-conference dinner in Zurich on April 9, 2015. The fee for this dinner amounts to 120 CHF.
For further information, please contact Michael Herold or Christian Putz through firstname.lastname@example.org or view the website at www.fmpm.ch/conference
Banco de España - Banque de France Research Conference, "Structural Reforms In The Wake Of Recovery: Where Do We Stand?", Madrid, 18-19 June 2015
You are invited to submit a paper for the upcoming conference Structural Reforms In The Wake Of Recovery: Where Do We Stand?, jointly sponsored by Banco de España and Banque de France.
The goal of the conference is to bring together academics and practitioners to discuss the aggregate implications of structural reforms (including reforms in labor and product markets, fiscal frameworks, pension systems and insolvency procedures, among others).
The event is open to both theoretical and empirical analyses. Yann Algan (Sciences Po Paris), Jordi Galí (UPF), Luis Garicano (LSE) and Francesco Giavazzi (Bocconi) have confirmed their participation. The conference will include a policy panel.
The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
The macroeconomic impact of structural reforms, both in the short and long run
The optimal timing of structural reforms
Interaction between structural reforms and macroeconomic policies
International spillovers of structural reforms
Case studies of particular structural reforms: ex ante and ex post evaluations
If you would like to submit a paper, please send a draft in PDF or Word format by email to email@example.com, stating in the subject: “2015 BdE-BdF Conference”. The deadline is 28 February, 2015.
The papers to be presented will be selected by a scientific committee formed by: Tullio Jappelli (University of Naples Federico II), Casey Mulligan (The University of Chicago), Jesús Fernández-Villaverde (University of Pennsylvania), Marco Celentani (Universidad Carlos III), Fabio Ghironi (University of Washington) and Gerard Llobet (CEMFI).
Travel and accommodation expenses will be reimbursed for presenters of accepted papers.
Further information can be found here
If you wish to publish an event on this, please write to the EEA through the following address - firstname.lastname@example.org