17 - 19 December 2015 / Università Politecnica delle Marche P.zzale Martelli, 8 - 60128 Ancona / Unversità Politecnica delle Marche

The Department of Economic and Social Sciences of UnivPM is organizing a 3 day International Conference with a focus on the comparison of the causes and the consequences of the Great Crisis of 1929 and the 2008 Great Recession, and on what we can learn from them in order to overcome large scale crises. The aim of the International Conference is to examine in depth both the 1929 and the current crises from different analytical and empirical perspectives, although contributions may extend to other relevant recessions in the industrial age.

Keynote speakers:
• Youssef Cassis (European University Institute, Fiesole)
• Michele Fratianni (Indiana University, Bloomington - UnivPM, Ancona)
• Bruce C. Greenwald (Columbia University, New York)
• Harold James (Princeton University)
• Alan Kirman (Université Aix-Marseille)
• Richard C. Koo (Nomura Research Institute, Tokyo)
• Willi Semmler (New School University, New York)
• Joseph Stiglitz (Columbia University, New York)

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.

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.

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)

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