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The 51st Annual Conference Conference of the Canadian Economics Association, Friday June 2 - Sunday June 4, 2017, St Francis Xavier University, under two hours by conference shuttle from Halifax International Airport. Conference highlights include a gala lobster banquet, and keynotes addresses by Rafael Di Tella (Harvard), Hilary Hoynes (UC Berkeley), and Nathan Nunn (Harvard). For a full list of invited speakers, click here.
Submissions in all areas of economics are welcome. The paper submission deadline is February 10, 2017. For more information, please visit here


WEHIA 2017 - 22nd Annual Workshop on Economic Science with Heterogeneous Interacting Agents June 12-14, 2017, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan
The Workshop on Economic Science with Heterogeneous Interacting Agents (WEHIA) is the annual conference of the Society for Economic Studies with Heterogeneous Interacting Agents. WEHIA 2017 represents a unique opportunity to present discuss the latest research on various aspects of the economy as a complex system made up of heterogeneous interacting agents. Research from different domains – economics, psychology, sociology, computer sciences, engineering, physics – can prove useful in developing new insightful approaches to key issues such as the origin, development and mitigation of financial crises, unemployment and poverty, income and wealth inequality and many others.
- Agent Based Models (ABMs): theory and computation, calibration and estimation
- Macroeconomic ABMs: emergence of financially driven business fluctuations and crises, growth and technical change,sustainable development and climate change
- DSGE models with heterogeneous agents
- Economic and financial networks
- Econophysics: application of statistical physics methods and percolation theory to economic issues
- Experimental economics
- Bounded rationality and learning
Contributions should be submitted in the form of extended abstracts (max 2 pages) as PDF files to:
The corresponding author has to specify the authors’ affiliations and, at least, three keywords.


The 31st Annual Conference of the European Society for Population Economics (ESPE), June 14-17, 2017, the Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.
The local organiser is Professor Robert E. Wright. Professor Michèle Belot (University of Edinburgh) will serve as the program chair. The keynote speakers will be Professor Janet Currie (Princeton University) and Dr. Wilbert van der Klaauw (Federal Reserve Bank of New York). The presidential address will be given by Professor Marco Francesconi (University of Essex).
Papers must be submitted on-line at
The submission deadline is February 1, 2017. Acceptance decisions will be announced by April 1, 2017. Accepted papers will only be included in the final programme if presenting authors have registered by May 1, 2017. Each participant may present at most one paper but can co-author more than one paper in the program. Graduate students have a reduced registration fee, provided that his/her advisor confirms their student status.
More details are available at the conference web page:


Workshop: Economics Of Taxation "Inequality in a Globalized World: A Challenge For Taxation", Barcelona, 13-14 June 2017
Rising levels of income and wealth inequality are a challenge for tax design. At the same time, greater mobility of capital, but also of individuals, undermines the capacity of the public sector to collect taxes. Inequality and globalization reinforce each other, which inevitably calls for the adoption of a broader approach to tax design, including tax enforcement policies. In this regard, globalization might require further efforts between countries to harmonize statutory tax parameters or to fight the negative effects of avoidance practices like physical mobility and profit shifting by multinationals, among others. Needless to say, though, there is still room for the analysis of public policies within a country, for example, regarding the design and level of unemployment benefits, the pros and cons of regional tax decentralization, or the relevance and effects of tax avoidance and evasion practices, among others.
The aim of this workshop is to bring together scholars currently working on these topics either from an analytical or from an empirical perspective. The workshop will run for 1.5 days and will include 12 papers.
Topics of interest:
Evaluation of tax reforms; Optimal taxation; Profit Shifting; Tax competition; Corporate income taxation; Wealth Taxation; Behavioural models of taxation; Tax enforcement; Tax compliance; Tax harmonization; Tax Heavens; Unemployment Benefits
Keynote speakers:
Michael Devereux (University of Oxford) and Camille Landais (London School of Economics)
Submission of papers: April 7, 2017
Acceptance of papers: April 21, 2017
Registration: April 24 to June 9, 2017
Registration and further information: Manuscripts must be submitted by email ( in PDF format indicating in the subject the name of the workshop (‘Taxation’). We will provide accommodation, coffee breaks and lunches for presenters.
Registration is required to attend the workshop. We will open the seats once the program is done.


Workshop: Political Economy and Fiscal Federalism “Economic Shocks, Government Quality and Political Disintegration”, Barcelona, 15-16 June 2017
The workshop will focus on the interplay between economic shocks, government quality and the vertical structure of government. Papers on the causes and consequences of government quality, the political economy of secessionism and political unions, and the political economy of federalism and local government in general are also welcome.
Topics of interest:
Political fragmentation & polarization; Selection of politicians; Political norms and institutional legitimacy; Accountability v. state capacity; Secessionism and political unions; Federalism and local government
Keynote speakers:
Massimo Morelli (Bocconi University) and Ernesto Dal Bó (University of California, Berkeley)
Submission of papers: April 7, 2017
Acceptance of papers: April 21, 2017
Registration: April 24 to June 9
Registration and further information: Manuscripts must be submitted by email ( in PDF format indicating in the subject the name of the workshop (‘Political Economy & Fiscal Federalism’). We will provide accommodation, coffee breaks and lunches for presenters. Registration is required to attend the workshop. We will open the seats once the program is done.


XXII Workshop on Dynamic Macroeconomics, Castle of Soutomaior (Pontevedra, Spain), July 4 to July 6, 2017 (organized by the Research Group in Economic Analysis, Universidade de Vigo)
The aim of the Workshop is to offer young researchers interested in macroeconomic issues a forum for the presentation and discussion of research papers representing current advances in macroeconomics. Both theoretical and empirical papers are welcome.
Interested scholars should send a copy of the paper they wish to submit and an abstract, in electronic form as pdf file, no later than APRIL 9, 2017 to Jaime Alonso-Carrera ( and
The front page of the paper should clearly indicate: the precise title of the paper, names and affiliations of the authors, the name of the author to whom any information concerning the meeting should be sent, contact address, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address.
For further information, please visit


12th European Historical Economics Society (EHES) Congress, University of Tübingen, Germany, September 1 and 2, 2017
Submission Deadline – Midnight (GMT), Monday February 20, 2017.
The Conference Programme Committee invites proposals for individual papers on any aspect of European or global economic history covering. a wide range of periods, countries and regions.
The Society encourages submissions from young scholars. There will be at least 15 bursaries of € 300-400 each to help PhD students cover the costs of travel and accommodation. Further details are soon available on the EHES website.
For each proposed paper, an abstract not exceeding 500 words together with the institutional affiliation, the Email addresses of the authors and keywords about the period, country/region and topic should be uploaded by February 20th, 2017 via the Society’s website here. All submissions will be acknowledged. Notices of acceptance will be sent to corresponding authors by 10 April, 2017.
For further information, please email with the subject line EHES2017


VIII Workshop on Economics of Education, Barcelona, September 7-8, 2017
The intended aim of this workshop is double: on the one hand, to establish and share the theoretical and methodological knowledge frontier of economics of education. On the other hand, to have access to a diversity of applied studies in which different methodologies are used. Both macro and micro-economic topics are of interest. The Workshop especially welcomes research that applies advanced econometric techniques. Although the Workshop focuses on empirical papers, theoretical studies are also welcome. The accepted papers (10) will be presented in plenary sessions that will complement the two keynote speakers’ presentations.
Keynote speakers: 
Sandra McNally (University of Surrey, CEP, CVER, LSE) and Torberg Falch (Norwegian University of Science & Technology)
Topics of interest:
Policy Evaluation; Education inequalities; Benefits of Education; Disabilities; Gender; Competence acquisition; Lifelong learning; Training; Skills formation; PISA, PIRLS, TIMSS, PIAAC; School Autonomy; Teacher’s quality; Scholarships & Loans; University Financing; University Access
Submission of papers: June 12, 2017
Acceptance of papers: June 29, 2017
Early registration: June 1 to July 27, 2017
Late registration: July 28 to September 6, 2017
Registration and further information: The registration fee covers documentation, coffee breaks, working lunches and the dinner of September 7th. Participants whose papers have been accepted are exempt from this payment. Free accommodation will also be provided for them. Papers should be sent to Only papers presented in PDF format will be considered and no longer than 30 pages. Further information on the workshop will soon be available at the workshop webpage, which can be accessed through the IEB website:


33rd SUERF Colloquium and Bank of Finland Conference, Helsinki on 14–15 September 2017: Shadow Banking: Financial Intermediation beyond Banks. 
Shadow banking is a broad concept. A possible definition is that is comprises non-bank institutions which do bank-like activities. Another characteristic, which the word “shadow” refers to, is that the sector is less regulated. Shadow banks can increase competition and spur innovation in the financial sector. The benefits could come in the form of i) improving efficiency and quality of financial services, and ii) offering better returns and risk diversification opportunities, especially for institutional investors and wealthy individuals. Markets may also become more liquid. On the downside, opacity and risks may increase. The lack of regulation implies that it is difficult to monitor and prevent the build-up of leverage and concentrated risks in the shadow banking sector. Hence, the sector can be a source of systemic risks. Further, traditional banks may utilize the shadow banking sector for regulatory arbitrage. Hence, a big question is whether regulation should be extended to the shadow banking sector, to make it come “out of the shadows”. Will new regulatory loopholes between banks and non-banks develop? Will risks simply pile up in the shadow banking sector now that banks are more heavily regulated? Or will market discipline suffice to do the job of regulation in this sector? Or is the growth of shadow banking this time more about FinTech; the provision of financial services making use of technological innovations. What are the fundamental problems of financial frictions they might have solved differently? Are new digital technologies key to finding solutions to the traditional financing frictions? Or are we experiencing just another boom in novel-looking financial services which ultimately share similar – or even additional - problems and risks compared to traditional banks?
We welcome papers on the above mentioned topics, and contributions on the following, non-exhaustive list:
- What are the roles in the realm of shadow banking of different types of institutions, such as insurers, pension funds, plain vanilla mutual funds, ETFs, hedge funds, and real estate funds?
- There have been recent performance problems in hedge funds, pension funds, and life insurers. What strategies for survival and adaptation do they have? Is the business model of hedge funds: sophistication, high fees, and active management still viable?
- What are the systemic risks created by the shadow banking sector? How should regulators and supervisors respond?
Papers selected via this call will be presented in a poster session. Interested authors are kindly invited to submit their abstract/papers to Ms. Popovic at by 30 April, 2017. The full call can be found here


5th Workshop in Macro Banking and Finance, September 14-15, 2017, Department of Economics and Finance, Complexity Lab in Economics, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy.
This workshop (sponsored by UniCredit & Universities Foundation and the Complexity Lab in Economics), continues the sequence of the four previous editions and  aims at establishing a tradition of a yearly workshop among macro-monetary, banking and finance economists. The final goal is to promote synergies, foster interaction and the development of joint research projects between researchers and institutions. Participation by young researchers and Ph.D students close to thesis completion is particularly encouraged. 
Keynote speakers: Cars Hommes (University of Amsterdam); Gianluca Violante (New York University); Tao Zha (Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta).
Submissions should be sent to: by June 15, 2017.


CIRET/KOF/WIFO Workshop with a special focus on Economic tendency surveys and financing conditions, Vienna, October 13-14, 2017
The financial crisis and the European debt crisis in the euro have increased the interest in the early detection of financial constraints, as credit crunches affect investment decisions of firms and saving decisions of households. Economic tendency surveys and surveys in general are one instrument to measure financial conditions and the threat of financial crises in a timely manner. Submissions on these and other topics broadly related to this special focus theme or to Economic Surveys (and thereby the aims of CIRET in general) are welcomed.
The deadline for paper submissions is June 15, 2017. Submissions have to be addressed in MS Word or PDF format to Authors will be notified in July as to whether their paper has been accepted for presentation at the workshop.
The workshop will take place at Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO), Vienna, Austria (Arsenal Objekt 20). The registration fee for the workshop will be € 100.00. A dinner, two lunches and coffee breaks are included.
Participants will be invited to make their own arrangements regarding their accommodation. Further information on this workshop will be made available on Questions regarding scientific content or organizational aspect are to be addressed to


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