4th Joint Research Conference on Firm Financing, Organization and Dynamics:“New Challenges Facing Firms in the Post-Covid World”

9-10 December 2021

Banque de France, Banca d’Italia, Sciences Po and EIEF, in cooperation with the CEPR, organized their fourth joint research conference on trends in firm financing, firm organization and firm dynamics, that was held in Rome on 9-10 December 2021. The conference aimed to create a forum for discussion on issues related to the recent patterns of firms’ activity, the organization of production and financing decision, as well as their determinants, consequences and implications for policymaking. This year’s issue of the conference particularly welcomed contributions highlighting and investigating new challenges facing firms in the post-Covid world, including the need to adapt to climate change risks, as well as assessing the cost and benefits of policies targeted at firms during the pandemic. The conference featured two keynote lectures by Antoinette Schoar (MIT) and Ralf Martin (Imperial College). For further details see the Program.

Einstein Telescope (ET): A Great Scientific and Technological Challenge for Italy

3 December 2021
EIEF, Rome

EIEF hosted the event “Einstein Telescope: A Great Scientific and Technological Challenge for Italy”. Einstein Telescope (ET) is a world-leading project for the realization of a third generation observatory of gravitational waves in Sardinia, in the area of the geo-mining site of Sos Enattos (Lula, province of Nuoro). The meeting was introduced by Luigi Guiso (Axa Professor of Household Finance EIEF) and Antonio Zoccoli, (INFN President) and was followed by the presentation by Marica Branchesi (Astrophysicist at the Gran Sasso Science Institute) on “Exploring the Universe with Gravitational Waves”, Michele Punturo (Int.le Coordinator of ET, INFN), Maria Marsella (Co-chair Infrastructure Division, ISB-ET), Luca Deidda (University of Sassari), Marco Pallavicini (INFN), Giuseppe Fasolino (Regione Sardegna) and Gianluca Consoli (MUR). For further details see the Program.

Stanford Groups presents Matteo Maggiori (Stanford GSB)

30 November 2021
EIEF, Rome

EIEF hosted a Stanford Groups meeting, a networking event designed for Sanford University students. Matteo Maggiori (Stanford GSB) talked about his recent research on Global Capital Allocation. He discussed about the role of international currencies, (dollar, euro, and renminbi) in the international monetary system and how the debt of governments and corporations shapes risks and opportunities in the global economy. Matteo Maggiori is the recipient of the 2021 Fischer Black Prize awarded to an outstanding financial economist under the age of 40.

Financial Intermediation Workshop Bank of Italy – EIEF

24 November 2021
EIEF, Rome

EIEF hosted an Internal Financial Intermediation Workshop that was jointly organized with the Bank of Italy. The event was part of a series of regular thematic workshops that aim at establishing a platform for the early discussion of research projects among economists at the Bank of Italy and EIEF and incentivizing collaboration on joint research projects. The workshop consisted in 6 presentations of 25 minutes each, divided in 2 sessions. The organizers were Andrea Polo (LUISS, EIEF) and Anatoli Segura Velez (Bank of Italy). For further details please see the Program.

CEPR Macroeconomics and Growth Programme Meeting

11-12 November 2021
EIEF, Rome

EIEF hosted the "2021 Annual Meeting of the CEPR Macroeconomics and Growth Programme". The organizers were Graziella Bertocchi (EIEF, University of Modena and CEPR) and Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln (Goethe University Frankfurt and CEPR). The keynote speaker Mariacristina De Nardi (University of Minnesota and CEPR). Research in the MG program covers long-run macroeconomic issues including: Economic growth, Inequality, Political economy, Structural change and Macroeconomic aspects of development; For further details please see the Program.

Book Presentation by Massimo V. Rostagno (ECB)

8 October 2021
EIEF, Rome

EIEF hosted the book presentation “Monetary Policy in Times of Crisis: A Tale of Two Decades of the European Central Bank” by Carlo Altavilla, Giacomo Carboni, Wolfgang Lemke, Roberto Motto, Arthur Saint Guilhem, Massimo V. Rostagno, and Jonathan Yiangou. A comprehensive account of how the European Central Bank's monetary policy framework has evolved over the past twenty years. It examines how the ECB has navigated the various threats to the euro area and the global economy in recent decades and, based on new evidences, provides an analysis that can form the basis for current and future strategy and policy. For further details please see the Program.

9th Rome Conference on Macroeconomics (aka Pizzanomics)

June 23-25, 2021 

EIEF organized the “9th Rome Conference on Macroeconomics”, a.k.a. Pizzanomics. The aim was to bring together junior economists from around the world with a strong interest in Macroeconomics, and to generate a friendly environment with intensive interaction, not only during the presentations but also informally before and after. The organizers were: David Argente (Penn State University), Salome Baslandze (Atlanta FED), Juan Passadore (EIEF), and Liyan Shi (EIEF). Program.

Populism: Economic Causes, Consequences, and Solutions

June 14, 2021 (4-5 pm CEST) 

A series of economic crises, combined with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and widening social and political divisions, have generated significant dissatisfaction with the performance of many national governments. This has enabled populists to exploit social and economic divisions to exert influence. By offering identifiable foes and simplistic solutions, populists tend to exacerbate social turmoil and through their policies damage the world’s economies.

In this virtual conference three renowned experts presented their findings on the sources of populist resurgence, the potential economic consequences of populist policies, and possible measures to adapt current policy.

This event was sponsored by Georgetown University Global Economic Challenges (GEC) NetworkUniversité Libre de Bruxelles (Solvay), and the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

GEC Network Members:

Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Solvay Brussels School Economics and Management, Brussels
Institute of Fiscal Studies, London
Department of Economics, Sciences Po, Paris
Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research, University of Melbourne, Melbourne
Banco de España, DG Economics, Statistics and Research, Madrid
Center for Monetary and Financial Studies (CEMFI), Madrid
Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF), Rome
Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research, Athens

21th CEPR Conference on Applied Industrial Organisation and 17th CEPR/JIE School on Applied Industrial Organisation

June 8-9, 2021 

The conference was organised by Myrto Kaloutpsidi (Harvard University, CEPR and NBER), Andrea Pozzi (Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance and CEPR), and Nicolas Schutz (University of Mannheim and CEPR).

The Applied IO conference series sought to contribute to the understanding of the breadth of topics analysed within the field of Industrial Organisation, including demand, productivity, competition in the short- and long-run, innovation, investment, and auctions, to develop empirical protocols and tests of economic models, to promote the exchange and the dissemination of results at the forefront of research, and finally, to evaluate current competition and regulation policies. It covered the state of the art in both theoretical and empirical Industrial Organisation.

The goal of the CEPR/JIE School for Industrial Organisation was to provide a forum for young European researchers in Applied IO to get exposure for and receive feedback on their work. 

For more information please see the Program.

5th Rome Junior Finance Conference

May 31-June 2, 2021 

EIEF organized the “5th Rome Junior Finance Conference”. The goal of the conference was to bring together junior researchers active in finance and create an opportunity for informal discussions and other academic-related activities. The organizers were: Adrien Matray (Princeton), Andrea Polo (LUISS, EIEF), and Luana Zaccaria (EIEF). Program.

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