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17th Annual Research Conference, De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), Amsterdam, 13-14 November 2014. FORWARD GUIDANCE AND COMMUNICATION ABOUT UNCONVENTIONAL MONETARY POLICY
In the wake of the global financial crisis the ECB and other major central banks have engaged in unconventional monetary policy measures. Moreover, forward guidance about policy rates has become more widespread and important for central banks, including the ECB. The conference’s aim is to bring together researchers and policymakers to deepen our understanding of the effects and challenges of forward guidance and communication about unconventional monetary policy.
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Conference on Behavioral Aspects in Macroeconomics and Finance, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan 13 – 14 November 2014
The Center of Excellence SAFE at Goethe University, Università Cattolica and the University of Amsterdam are co-sponsors of two conferences to be held respectively in Milan this year and Frankfurt next year.
The objective of the two conferences is to bring together academics and policy-makers working on behavioral aspects in macro-finance. 
A key motivation for the conferences is to address open issues on the role of behavioral aspects, such as limited information, diversity of beliefs, expectation formation processes in models of macro-finance.
The first conference will focus on the following aspects:
1) Limited information, costly information acquisition, inattentive behavior.
2) Diversity of beliefs, expectation formation mechanisms, learning from interaction with neighbors.
3) Information diffusion in global games and network models, efficiency and stability in complex environments.
The keynote speech will be given by Steven N. Durlauf (Vilas Research Professor, Kenneth J. Arrow and Laurits R. Christensen Professor of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison).
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7th Joint French Macro Workshop, Banque de France, Paris, 28 November 2014
The Foundation Banque de France, together with CREST/École polytechnique, Paris School of Economics, Sciences Po and Toulouse School of Economics, is organizing the 7th Joint French Macro Workshop on 28 November 2014. The goal of this workshop is to bring together macroeconomists to discuss current research frontiers on a regular basis. To encourage participation from young economists, we aim to reserve 50% of the presentation for economists who have completed their PhD’s no more than 6 years ago. Applications from economists from all Europe-based institutions are welcomed in all fields of macroeconomics. Theoretical and empirical contributions are equally welcome. The workshop is a one day event which will take place at Banque de France (Paris) on 28 November. A conference dinner is scheduled in the evening of 27 November 2014. Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered.
Submission of papers
Potential presenters should submit their paper in electronic form (PDF format) to by 29 September 2014. The authors of accepted papers will be notified by 10 October 2014.
Program Chairs
Christian Hellwig (TSE), Philippe Martin (Sciences Po)
To consult the programs of previous workshops, please visit the Foundation’s website here. If you would like to be included in future communications about this workshop or future editions, please send an email to


"Counterfactual Methods for Policy Impact Evaluation", COMPIE, November 27-28, 2014, Rome, Italy
Keynote Speakers: Jochen Kluve (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin & RWI) and Steve Pischke (London School of Economics).
The conference is jointly organized by the Centre for Research onImpact Evaluation (CRIE) within the EC Directorate-General Joint Research Centre (DG JRC and the EC Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL
The aim of the conference is to discuss developments in Counterfactual methods applied to the Impact Evaluation of policy interventions, with a focus on employment, social and education policies. This is in line with the emphasis on evidence-based policy-making in the EU 2014-20 programming period. The main policy areas of interest are – but are not confined to – labour market, social and education policies, both in Europe and elsewhere. Special emphasis will be given to contributions that link Counterfactual Impact Evaluations to improvements in the design of policy interventions.


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 and 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.
Keynote Speaker
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.
Organisational Issues
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.
Scientific Committee
Mark Büssing-Lörcks, Annalisa Ferrando, Hannah Hempell, Alexander Popov, Giovanni Vitale and Thomas Werner
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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.
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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.
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