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Meetings for the month of March 2015

2015 (entire year)

02/03/2015 PODER Workshop: Media and Communications Skills for Young Researchers, CEPR

Organizers: Romesh Vaitilingam

06/03/2015 Tenth Annual Workshop on Macroeconomics of Global Interdependence (MGI), Dublin
Supported By: Central Bank of Ireland
Organizers: Michael B Devereux and Philip R. Lane
The 10th CEPR Macroeconomics of Global Interdependence (MGI) workshop will take place at Trinity College Dublin on 6-7 March 2015. MGI aims to encourage academic research on macroeconomic aspects of global integration (broadly defined). Further information on MGI can be found at

The workshop is generously supported by the Central Bank of Ireland.

Papers are being sought that focus on the following topics, broadly defined:
- International adjustment dynamics
- Current account imbalances and international capital flows
- Global monetary system and financial crises
- International regulation of financial markets and intermediaries
- Open-Economy Macroeconomic Models
- Exchange Rate Regime
- International Transmission of Shocks
- International dimensions of monetary and fiscal policy
- International investment flows

Michael Devereux (University of British Columbia and CEPR)
Philip Lane (Trinity College Dublin and CEPR)

10/03/2015 Joint CEPR-IMFS Research conference on "Global Banking and Bank Resolution", Frankfurt

Organizers: Gernot Müller, Helmut Siekmann, Vikrant Vig and Volker Wieland
The joint CEPR-IMFS research meeting "Global Banking and Bank Resolution" forms the first day of the IMFS Conference on Monetary and Financial Stability 2015 (March 10-11, 2015). The second day is taken up by the policy conference "The ECB and its Watchers XVI" organised jointly with the Center for Financial Studies (programme here: You are cordially invited to attend both events and if interested to submit a research paper to be considered for presentation at the research meeting on March 10.

In the aftermath of the recent financial crisis global banking is undergoing fundamental changes in response to new regulations and new institutional arrangements for bank supervision and resolution. This research conference aims to bring together some of the recent papers that address the topics listed below from the perspective of economics or law.

The conference organisers welcome submissions of a theoretical or empirical nature and wish to nurture the interdisciplinary exchange between economic and legal research. Relevant topics include:
1. The role of global banks in international business cycles and crisis transmission.
2. The ongoing restructuring of the banking sector and institutional arrangements for bank resolution.
3. The relationship of banking and the state.
4. Legal and economic perspectives on European Banking Union.
5. The political economy of bank bailouts.
6. Views on an optimal banking system.

How to apply
If you would like to present a paper or attend the meeting, please send an e-mail to The deadline for paper submissions for the 10 March meeting is January 31, 2015. Authors of successful submissions will be notified by February 4. General registration for both meetings ends on February 28, 2015. Limited funding is available for travel expenses for academic participants presenting or acting as discussants.

The Organisers:
Gernot Müller (University of Bonn and CEPR)
Helmut Siekmann (IMFS, Goethe University Frankfurt)
Vikrant Vig (London Business School and IMFS, Goethe University Frankfurt and CEPR)
Volker Wieland (IMFS, Goethe University Frankfurt and CEPR)

Hosted By: Said Business School, University of OxfordWith: ASSONIME
Organizers: Colin Mayer, Marco Pagano and Andrea Polo
A one-day workshop on the financing of the investments in Europe will be held at the Said Business School, University of Oxford on Friday 27th March, 2015.

CEPR invites submissions of empirical papers in the area of corporate finance or banking on the following topics:

- changing financing patterns in Europe: SMEs financing, infrastructure and long term debt finance, bank finance versus bonds, debt versus equity, or other sources of funds (trade credit, peer-to-peer lending; - causes behind the “reshaping” of financing volumes: supply versus demand shortages (cyclical or structural), the impact of financial regulation on the availability of finance for corporations, financial intermediation failures (trading activity versus commercial lending, securitization), governance factors (investor short-termism), distortions due to ownership patterns

There will be around 8 papers and discussions. Each paper will be assigned to a discussant.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Authors are invited to electronically submit papers (PDF format) by 15th January 2015. Each paper should contain an abstract and provide the author(s) full affiliation(s) and contact information.

Authors who are CEPR members can upload their submission on
Authors who are not CEPR members can email their submission to Guidelines on how to register online for CEPR Meetings can be found at
Authors of accepted papers will be notified no later than 30th January 2015. Travel (economy fares) and accommodation will be paid for speakers and discussants.

Colin Mayer (Said Business School, University of Oxford and CEPR)
Marco Pagano (University of Naples Federico II, CSEF, EIEF and CEPR)
Andrea Polo (Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Barcelona GSE)

The workshop is part of the research programme “Restarting European Long Term Investment Finance” (RELTIF). An Assonime-CEPR project sponsored by Emittenti Titoli.

30/03/2015 8th Swiss Winter Conference on Financial Intermediation, Lenzerheide
Sponsored By: Universität St Gallen,Universität Zurich,Review of Finance,ETH Zürich
Organizers: Vasso Ioannidou, Franklin Allen, Arnoud W A Boot, Martin Brown, Hans Degryse, Giovanni DellAriccia, Andrew Ellul, Hans Gersbach, Charles Kahn, Steven Ongena, José Luis Peydró, Jean-Charles Rochet, Gregory Udell, Vikrant Vig and Lucy White
The conference will be held at the Hotel Schweizerhof in the mountain resort of Lenzerheide, Switzerland ( The academic programme starts Monday morning (March 30th) at 08:00 and ends Wednesday (April 1st) before noon. Due to capacity constraints, preference will be given to participants who can stay for the whole duration of the conference. Participants should plan to arrive Sunday afternoon and leave Wednesday afternoon. There will be around twelve papers and discussions, leaving ample time for reflection and outdoor activities.

The Universities of Zurich and St. Gallen will cover the accommodation costs and meals during the conference. The submission fee for the Review of Finance will be waived for all conference papers submitted to the Review within six months after the conference takes place.

Programme Committee:

Franklin Allen (University of Pennsylvania, NBER & CEPR)
Arnoud Boot (University of Amsterdam & CEPR)
Martin Brown (University of St. Gallen)
Hans Degryse (KU Leuven, Tilburg University & CEPR)
Giovanni Dell’Ariccia (IMF & CEPR)
Andrew Ellul (Indiana University)
Hans Gersbach (ETH Zurich & CEPR)
Vasso Ioannidou (Lancaster University)
Charles Kahn (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign)
Steven Ongena (University of Zurich & CEPR)
José-Louis Peydró (Universitat Pompeu Fabra & CEPR)
Jean-Charles Rochet (University of Zurich & CEPR)
Greg Udell (Indiana University)
Vikrant Vig (London Business School)
Lucy White (Harvard Business School and CEPR)

Organising Committee:

Martin Brown (University of St. Gallen)
Hans Gersbach (ETH Zurich & CEPR)
Steven Ongena (University of Zurich & CEPR)
Jean-Charles Rochet (University of Zurich & CEPR)

The conference website:

Details about the sponsors:
• University of Zurich:
• University of St. Gallen: http://
• ETH Zurich:
• Review of Finance:

A Short History of the Conference: Liam Brunt and Lucy White chaired the first edition of this Conference in Hotel Suisse in Champery, Switzerland, home of the daunting "Le Pas de Chavanette", also known as the "Mur Suisse" or the "Swiss Wall". Later editions were organised and administered by Martin Brown, Hans Degryse and/or Steven Ongena in the Conference Center of the Swiss National Bank in Hasliberg and in the Hotel Schweizerhof in Lenzerheide. Both snow and sun were always plentiful.

Another Conference of Possible Interest is the European Winter Finance Summit organised by the Universities of Zurich and Vienna (