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EEA Lisbon, Monday August 21 to Friday August 25, 2017
The European Economic Association (EEA) and the Program Chairs, Estelle Cantillon (Université Libre de Bruxelles and CEPR) and Silvana Tenreyro (London School of Economics, CfM and CEPR), invite you to submit a paper to the contributed sessions of the 32nd Congress of the European Economic Association that will take place, in parallel with the summer meetings of the Econometric Society, in Lisbon, Portugal, from midday Monday August 21 to midday Friday August 25 2017. From EEA-ESEM 2017 onwards, the last morning of the congress will be dedicated to special events and training workshops.

Submitting a Paper
Submissions of papers are invited from academic, government and business economists in ANY field of economics and econometrics. Submissions are now open so please visit the EEA-ESEM Congress website for instructions on how to submit papers and for full information on EEA-ESEM Lisbon 2017. Please note that the submitting author must be a member of the EEA in order to submit a paper. Details on how to become a member of the EEA can be found on the EEA website.

Submitting a Paper to Sessions Sponsored by the European Central Bank (ECB)
In order to promote research on topics of strong policy relevance for central banks, researchers are encouraged to submit papers on:
1) Intended and Unintended Consequences of Unconventional Monetary Policy and Negative Interest Rates
2) Low Growth and Low Inflation – There to Stay? Causes, Effects and Remedies
The papers must be submitted in the same way as all other papers for the EEA congress (see above), and will be subject to the same review process. When you are submitting your paper, please choose the correct field you wish to submit to. The program committee will liaise with the ECB to form contributed sessions from accepted papers on these topics.

EEA Young Economist Award
The EEA Young Economist Award, which will be given to the authors of the three best papers presented by young economists at the annual congress of the EEA, will be conferred for the second time during the 32nd congress in Lisbon. Eligible candidates (and all co-authors) should be no more than three years past a PhD defense and current members of the EEA. To apply for the award, please click on the relevant boxes when submitting your paper through Conference Maker.

Submitting a Poster
When submitting a paper, PhD students have the option of indicating their interest in presenting their paper in a poster session. Posters will be set up in a central area of the congress site to attract the attention and interest of participants.

The deadline for all submissions is midnight February 15, 2017.
The EEA Congress is the main European-based conference that covers all aspects of economics, with a scientific program reflecting the very best work in the profession.

The following lectures will be delivered:
• Schumpeter Lecture: John Van Reenen (MIT Sloan School of Management)
• Marshall Lecture: Amy Finkelstein (MIT)
• Presidential Address: Philippe Aghion (College de France and London School of Economics)

The following invited sessions are being organised by:
• Advances in Organizational Industrial Organization: Patrick Legros (Université libre de Bruxelles)
• Behavioral Industrial Organisation and Consumer Protection: Botond Kőszegi (Central European University)
• Cities: Sorting, Inequality and Growth: Diego Puga (CEMFI)
• Climate Change and Asset Pricing: Christian Gollier (Toulouse School of Economics)
• Financial Globalisation and International Financial Crises: Keyu Jin (London School of Economics)
• How Can Economic Policy Raise Inflation?: Ricardo Reis (London School of Economics)
• The Economic Integration and Impact of Refugees: Lessons from Europe and the USA: Anna Maria Mayda (Georgetown)
• Topics in Empirical International Trade: Penelopi Goldberg (Yale)

A detailed list of the EEA invited sessions can be found here 

The program will also include several lunch events on current issues for economists as well as a mentoring and training workshop for research grant applications, with one-to-one coaching with current and past ERC grant-holders on Friday.

In addition to the main Congress programme, there will be a reception on the Monday evening, while the Congress Party will take place on the Thursday evening.
The Venue
The Local Arrangements Committee (LAC), chaired by Mario Centeno, will ensure that the Congress runs smoothly and are looking forward to welcoming you to Lisbon. Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and lies on the north bank of the Tagus Estuary, on the European Atlantic Coast. The city was founded around 1200 BC by the Phoenicians, who traded from its port and called it Alis-Ubo making it one of the oldest cities in the world, and the oldest city in Western Europe. Lisbon is an illuminated city. The almost constant presence of sunshine and the River Tagus transforms the Portuguese capital into a mirror of a thousand colors - highlighting the city's unique architecture and beauty.
Women In Economics (WinE) Mentoring Retreat
Following on from the very successful WinE mentoring retreats held in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, the WinE Committee is pleased to announce its fifth Retreat to be held in Lisbon just prior to the Congress.

The Retreat is open to early career female economists with positions (post-doctoral fellows, lecturers, researchers) at academic and research institutions and who obtained their PhDs in 2012-2017. The attendees will participate in a series of innovative discussions organized as panels and as smaller groups run by senior mentors. The discussions will cover topics such as publishing, writing successful grant applications, networking and career planning, with attention paid to the unique challenges that women may face at different stages of their careers. A number of attendees will also take part in the small group sessions, which will focus on participants’ research papers and provide an opportunity for detailed comment and feed-back from senior mentors in their field. There will also be many opportunities for the attendees to socialise with each other and their mentors during this event.

Full information on the event and on how to apply for it is available on the EEA-ESEM Congress website.
Full Information
Further information about the Congress, including details of financial assistance available for PhD students, is available on the EEA-ESEM Congress website
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