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Barcelona GSE Course on Systemic Risk and Prudential Policy, March 4-7, 2015
The objective of the course is to present state of the art research on systemic risk and to illustrate its implications for micro and macro prudential regulation. The course begins with the definition, characterization and analysis of the determinants of systemic risk. The main models proposed in the literature is explained, highlighting their strengths and weaknesses. Special attention is devoted to illustrate the practical regulatory policy implications along with the main empirical findings.
The course will be taught by the following renowned professors: Xavier Freixas, José-Luis Peydró, Jordi Galí, Christian Brownlees, José García-Montalvo, Jaume Ventura, Xavier Vives.
Further information here or contact
Early-bird deadline: January 28, 2015


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 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 (
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 ( 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


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 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 or view the website at


14th Annual GEP Postgraduate Conference 2015, University of Nottingham, 23rd and 24th April, 2015
The 14th GEP Postgraduate Conference will take place on 23rd and 24th April 2015 at the University of Nottingham.  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 to discuss their own research ideas with established researchers in a relaxed atmosphere. The Conference is open to graduate students engaged in the preparation of a doctoral dissertation.  Speakers will be selected on the basis of submitted papers or an extended abstract.  (Preference will, however, be given to papers.)
Applicants must submit their CV, a letter of support from their PhD supervisor (sent separately by email) 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. Those who are invited to present a paper are expected to deliver a complete paper before the Conference and in time for distribution among the participants.
Applications must be sent by e-mail to: Dr Roberto Bonfatti
Deadline for submission: 15 January 2015
Keynote speaker: Dr Ben Zissimos (University of Exeter)
There is an £120 registration fee to contribute towards costs, which includes up to two nights’ accommodation.
Best Paper Prize
The organising committee will award a prize of ₤100 to the best paper presented at the Conference.
Further information on the Conference can be found here


The 3rd PhD Workshop Experimental Development Economics: Lab in the Field, London, April 25, 2015
The workshop, organised by Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Sciences (CBESS) at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and The Choice Lab at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), is for current and prospective PhD students who are using or planning to use lab-in-the field experiments in developing countries. This year’s workshop focuses on risk. Presentations by expert academics discuss the why and how of lab-in-the field experiments for understanding people’s risky choice behaviour. There will also be an opportunity for selected students to present and receive feedback on their work, focusing on risk or other topics. There is no registration fee for the workshop.
You can register for the workshop by sending an e-mail to mentioning “Registration for lab-in-the field workshop” and containing your name, university, year of study and research topic. Please indicate whether you would like to present your work. If so you also need to include an extended abstract of your research containing a description of the research question and lab-in-field experiment you (intend to) use. Early registration is strongly recommended.
For full information on the programme and venue, please click here


WEHIA 2015, Sophia Antipolis, France, 21-23 May 2015
The 20th Annual Workshop on the Economic Science with Heterogeneous Interacting Agents (WEHIA) will be held in Sophia Antipolis, in the Côte d'Azur region of France,from Thursday, May 21  to Saturday, May 23, 2015. The conference is open to all theoretical and empirical contributions using a complex evolving system approach in economics. Workshop topics thus cover research in all areas benefitting by models with interacting agents. Contributions with empirical applications are also appreciated. The conference will be preceded by a two-days doctoral summer school on agent-based modelling, on the analysis of economic and social networks, and on experimental economics. Ph.d. students willing to attend the school are invited to enroll via the conference website.
Paper submission is open to junior and senior researchers. Deadline for application is January 31, 2015. To submit an abstract of max 1000 words, visit here. All acceptance/rejection decisions will be communicated by February 28, 2015. Selected papers presented during the conference will be published as a special issue in one (or more) highly regarded journals.
Deadline for early registration is March 31, 2015.
Conference website:


First Bordeaux-Milano Joint Workshop on Agent-Based Macroeconomics, Bordeaux - June 4-5, 2015.
Organized by: GREThA (UMR CNRS 5113), Bordeaux University and CLE, Catholic University of Milan
The call for papers is available here.
The deadline for submission is March 15, 2015.
Please send your full articles to Murat Yildizoglu,
There is no registration fee.


Barcelona GSE Summer Forum: June 8-20, 2015
The Barcelona GSE organizes the third Barcelona GSE Summer Forum. The 2015 Summer Forum is a series of 28 independent workshops and policy events that cover the main fields of Economics. The complete workshops' list and more detailed information on the Barcelona GSE Summer Forum 2015 and the previous editions is available on
To submit a Paper use the following link:
The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2015. Submissions should include either a full paper or an extended abstract with the main results. Authors chosen to present papers will be notified approximately by the end of February, 2015. A preliminary program will be announced approximately by March 1 2015. 


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, 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


64th Annual Meeting of the French Economic Association, Rennes (France), June 22-24, 2015
The 64th Annual Meeting of the French Economic Association (AFSE) will be held in Rennes (France) on June 22-24, 2015. It is organized by the Center for Research in Economics and Management (CREM-CNRS).
You are invited to submit a full-length paper no later than March 8, 2015 on the website: Papers in any subfield of economics as well as papers adopting methodologies of other sciences are welcome. A Poster session will be organized for Job market candidates to present their PhD research.
Presentations will be exclusively in English.
For any question please contact the Local Organization committee at


Summer Workshop in Economic Growth , Monday 6 July – Friday 10 July 2015, Department of Economics and CAGE at The University of Warwick
The Warwick Summer Workshop in Economic Growth 2015 will give researchers the opportunity to learn about frontier research in the field of Economic Growth and present their own research.
Full information can be found here


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