CEPR Conference: The Politics of Regulation and Central Banking

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CfP Deadline Date:
November 15, 2020

Conference Event:
February 12, 2021

Event Location:
Rotterdam, the Netherlands or Online

Keynote speaker(s):
Francesco Trebbi (Berkeley Haas and CEPR)

CEPR, in cooperation with Erasmus University Rotterdam, Tilburg University, and the University of Amsterdam

This is the first edition of an annual conference series on the Political Economy of Finance. Three leading Dutch universities – Erasmus University Rotterdam, Tilburg University, and the University of Amsterdam – will host the annual event in order to build a European platform for researchers in this highly topical area, usually treated separately in economics and finance. For its first edition, the conference will be dedicated to exploring the intersections between political economy and central banking.The academic program will consist of six papers and each paper will be allocated two discussants. The first edition of this conference series will also feature a keynote lecture by Francesco Trebbi (Berkeley Haas and CEPR).

The organising committee invites submissions of theoretical and empirical papers on the following topics (the list is non-exhaustive):

  • Political institutions and power and the design of banking and monetary unions
  • Private interests in banking regulation, supervision, and resolution
  • Political independence and the conduct of monetary and financial policies
  • Central bank’s mandate in a constitutional democracy
  • Political economy considerations of central banks’ economic stimulus programs after a pandemic
  • Politics of bailouts, bail-ins, and state aid control in a (partial) banking union
  • Political pressures and regulatory capture in a dual national-supranational supervisory architecture
  • The economic and political consequences of central bank capture
  • Lobbyists, technocrats, and central bankers
  • Political economy aspects of a central bank digital currency

Submission procedure:
To submit a paper please visit the https://portal.cepr.org/cepr-conference-politics-regulation-and-central-banking. The deadline for submission is 6pm (GMT), Sunday 15 November 2020.

If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mandy Chan at mchan@cepr.org for assistance (with subject header “CEPR Conference The Politics of Regulation and Central Banking”). There is no submission fee. The authors will be notified about the acceptance of papers by Friday 18 December 2020.

Further Information:

The conference will be held at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, in a blended format allowing for both physical and online participation. The conference is scheduled on Friday 12 February 2021 between 9:00 and 18.00 and followed by a dinner with all physical participants. Depending on sanitary constraints at the time of the meeting, the conference may be held entirely online.

There is no conference fee and there are no accommodation costs for the invited presenters, discussants and chairs, but all participants must cover their own travel costs. Accommodation costs and meals during the conference will be sponsored by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) and Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM).

Information regarding the conference can be sought on the conference website and in case of questions please contact the organising committee at poleconfin@rsm.nl.

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CEPR Conference: The Politics of Regulation and Central Banking