Adjustments in and to an Uncertain World

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CfP Deadline Date:
May 1st, 2020

Conference Event:
September 24th-25th, 2020

Event Location:
Vilnius, Lithuania

Bank of Lithuania, the National Bank of Poland, CEPR, and CEBRA’s International Trade and Macroeconomics Program

This conference will focus on recent transformations of international trade and macroeconomic interdependence induced by the growth of global value chains (GVCs). We welcome submissions of empirical and theoretical papers. Topics of interest include (but are not restricted to):

  • Firms adjustment margins in the face of large adverse shocks;
  • Trading firms’ behavior in an increasingly uncertain environment with rising protectionism, bilateralism, sanctions and global re-shuffling;
  • The role of financial, institutional, informational, and other frictions in an uncertain environment;
  • Impact of financial innovations and technologies on firms’ decisions;
  • The role of uncertainty and information processing capabilities by firms;
  • The role of policy to aid adjustment process.

Keynote Speakers

Emmanuel Farhi, Harvard University and CEPR

Beata Javorcik, EBRD and University of Oxford and CEPR

Jennifer La`O, Columbia University

Kalina Manova, University College London and CEPR

Further Information:

Accommodation expenses will be covered for participants on the programme. Participants are encouraged to fund their travel expenses from other sources as only limited funding is available. Where financial support is offered, this will be in accordance with CEPR’s expense guidelines.
Authors who are CEPR members can upload their submission on Authors who are not CEPR members can email their submission to Chloe Smith at Please indicate in your email whether you will be able to cover your own travel and accommodation costs, or whether you will require funding. The deadline for replies is 6 p.m. (GMT), Friday 1 May 2020. If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mariolina Ciccone, CEPR Events Officer at for assistance (with subject header “30031 -BoL/NBP/CEBRA/CEPR Conference 2020”).