The 13th Annual GEP Postgraduate Conference 2014

1 - 2 May 2014 / Nottingham / Sponsored by Nottingham Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy (GEP) University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

The Conference provides a forum for the dissemination of student research relating to issues of Globalisation and Economic Policy from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. These areas include Foreign Direct Investment, Trade, Productivity, Economics of the MNEs, Migration and Labour Market Adjustment.

The objective of the Conference is to bring together a number of PhD students to discuss their own research ideas with established researchers in a relaxed atmosphere. The Conference is open to graduate students engaged in the preparation of a doctoral dissertation. Speakers will be selected on the basis of submitted papers or an extended abstract.

Applicants must submit their CV, a letter of support from their PhD supervisor (sent separately by email) and the paper to be presented by 21 Feb.

Exchange Rates and External Adjustment

2 - 3 June 2014 / Zurich / Swiss National Bank

The Swiss National Bank (SNB) and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) are inviting paper submissions for a conference on “Exchange Rates and External Adjustment” to be held at the Swiss National Bank in Zurich on Monday and Tuesday, June 2-3, 2014.

Please check the listing at the link below for further details.

13th Summer School in International Development Economics: Investment, Saving and Wellbeing in Developing Countries

10 - 13 June 2014 / Palazzo Feltrinelli, Gargnano, Lake Garda (Italy) / Organisers: Centro Studi Luca d’Agliano, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), Paolo Baffi Center on International Markets, Money and Regulation, Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods of the University of Milan, Department of Economics, Quantitative Methods and Business Strategies of the University of Milan Bicocca, Vilfredo Pareto Doctoral Program in Economics of the University of Turin, The Lombardy Advanced School of Economic Research (LASER).

The school intends to provide an intensive training course for graduate students and young researchers who are working in the fields of development and international economics. This year it will focus on theory and empirics of household saving and investment behaviour in developing countries.
Applications can be downloaded from

The school is targeted to graduate students, doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers in economics and related disciplines. Students are expected to attend the school full time.

Fees and Scholarships
Participants will be charged 550€ covering registration, accommodation, meals and background material. We hope to be able to offer a limited number of grants covering travelling expenses and fee waivers. The grants will be assigned with priority to students from Developing Countries.

3rd WB-BE Research Conference: Financing growth: Levers, Boosters and Brakes

23 - 24 June 2014 / Banco de España headquarters in Madrid / This conference is sponsored by Banco de España and The World Bank

The goal of the conference is to bring together academics and policy makers to discuss the finance/growth nexus. We are particularly interested in papers that assess the conditions under which finance is more (or less)
likely to support investment, innovation and productivity growth. We are also interested in understanding how the policies implemented in the aftermath of the 2008 global crisis are likely to influence the real economy through the financial channel. The geographical scope of the conference is global, but special consideration will be given to papers on emerging markets broadly and Latin America in particular.

The conference is open to both theoretical and empirical analyses with policy implications. It will feature around 10 papers, a panel, and a keynote speaker.

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