17 - 18 March 2016 / Hong Kong / The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

Exchange rates movements are again attracting a lot of attention as a focal point in the policy debate. Prolonged recession following the global financial crisis has pushed most advanced economies into liquidity traps where domestic monetary policy is severely limited. The exchange rate offers an alternative option for boosting aggregate demand in a liquidity trap. However, the exchange rate channel may have global repercussions through spillover effects on international goods and financial markets. Emerging market policymakers, in particular, have raised warnings about excessive exchange rate movements arising from advanced economy stimulus. A further risk arises from the exchange rate implications of US monetary policy `normalization’. This conference hopes to bring together new empirical and theoretical research on all aspects of exchange rates, their role in domestic macroeconomic policy as well as the global trade and financial system.

18 - 18 March 2016 / College of Europe, Dijver 9-11, 8000 Brugge, Belgium / College of Europe - Bruges campus

On Friday 18 March 2016, The College of Europe in Bruges organizes a one-day conference to bring together stakeholders to discuss the development of capital markets and the financing of SMEs. Keynote speakers are Lord Jonathan Hill, Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union and Vice President of the EIB, Mr Jonathan Taylor.

3 - 4 June 2016 / Heidelberg University / Heidelberg University

***Keynote Speakers***
Jean-Phillipe Platteau
(Emeritus Professor, University of Namur and Centre for Research in Economic Development (CRED))
Philip Keefer (Principal Economic Advisor, Inter-American Development Bank)

The annual conference brings together international scholars and researchers of development economics and neighboring fields. Plenary sessions with keynote speakers, and parallel sessions with contributed papers and posters will reflect the current state of research in development economics and provide a forum for exchange for researchers and practitioners.

Local organizers:
Prof. Dr. Axel Dreher (Alfred-Weber-Institute for Economics, Heidelberg University)
Prof. Dr. Stefan Klonner (South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University)

9 - 10 June 2016 / Chicago (US) / MoFiR and DePaul University

The Money and Finance Research Group (MoFiR) together with the Center for Financial Services (DePaul University) are pleased to announce the next workshop will be held in Chicago, IL, USA, on June 9-10, 2016.

The organizing committee of this small informal workshop invites submissions of high-quality theoretical and empirical research in all areas of financial intermediation.

The keynote speaker will be Victoria Ivashina (Harvard Business School)

A special issue of the Review of Finance will be published under the editorship of Andrew Ellul. Papers submitted for this special issue will undergo the standard journal review process.

Presenters and discussants will be awarded an honorarium of up to USD 1,400 for international travellers and up to USD 500 for domestic travellers to cover travel expenses, sponsored by DePaul University. There is no conference fee, and all meals are included, but participants must cover their own accommodation costs.

15 - 16 June 2016 / European University Institute, Florence / Trade Policy Research Network, CEPR Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, EUI, Florence TEDU-Trade Research Center, Ankara World Trade Institute, Bern

We invite submissions of papers and expressions of interest in attending the Second Empirical Investigations in Services Trade (EIST) conference. The meeting will take place on June 15-16 in Florence, Italy, hosted by the Global Governance Programme of the Robert Schuman Centre, European University Institute.

The theme of the conference is economic analysis of trade and investment in services. We welcome submissions related to any aspect of international trade and investment in services, including empirical analyses of sectoral policy and regulation and trade and investment agreements, analysis using firm-level data, and papers on the role of services in value chains.

24 - 24 June 2016 / Lisbon / UECE - Research Unit on Complexity and Economics, ISEG, University of Lisbon

UECE (Research Unit on Complexity and Economics) and ISEG are organising the 5th UECE Conference on Economic and Financial Adjustments. In this context we invite submissions addressing notably the following issues: economic and financial adjustments; economic imbalances; country issues; challenges to monetary policy and fiscal policies.

Keynote speakers: 
Clemens Fuest (Centre for European Economic Research - ZEW)

16 - 17 September 2016 / Cambridge / Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

The Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance (CERF) welcomes submissions for its 2016 Corporate Finance Theory Symposium to be held in Cambridge UK, Cambridge Judge Business School,  16-17 September 2016.

The symposium covers all areas of theoretical corporate finance, including theory papers that combine corporate finance theory with a related area such as banking, market micro-structure, asset pricing, and financial accounting.

We expect to have about 9 papers (each with a discussant) and one keynote speech. This year’s keynote speaker will be Anjan Thakor, John E. Simon Professor of Finance,Director of the PhD Programme, and Director of the WFA Center for Finance and Accounting Research.

12 - 14 January 2017 / Bern, Switzerland / University of Bern

Submissions are invited for the tenth annual conference on the Political Economy of International Organizations. For the tenth anniversary, the conference returns to Switzerland and will be held at the University of Bern, on January 12-14, 2017. The conference brings together economists and political scientists to address political economy issues related to international organizations such as the World Trade Organization, United Nations, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and European Union, and also other international organizations that have as yet received less attention in the academic literature.