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A list of virtual conferences to learn about cool economics things without having to jump into a seething mass of plague vectors.
Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2) (online training)
The Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) will hold its next Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2) on September 21-25, with sessions taking place 8–11:30 am PT (GMT-7) daily.
RT2 provides participants with an overview of tools and practices for transparent and reproducible social science research. The program is developed and delivered by leading academic researchers from across the social sciences and will provide participants with opportunities for collaborative work and skills-building. Participants will be able to exchange feedback and receive support from instructors through daily online discussion forums. Following the training, BITSS will also facilitate RT2 “office hours,” where participants will be able to meet individually with instructors and receive guidance on their own research questions and ideas.
Agenda: Available here
Tuition Fee and Assistance: $300 for participants affiliated with academic and non-profit institutions, and $600 for participants affiliated with for-profit, governmental, and other types of institutions. BITSS aims to select around 50 participants and offers tuition fee waivers for up to 40 participants.
Application: Available here**.
Timeline: Sunday, 11:59 pm PT August 16 for applicants who want to be considered for tuition fee waiver, and Sunday, 11:59 pm PT September 6, 2020 for self-funded participants.
The Frontier of Economics + Computer Science - UBC-HKU Summer Theory Conference
The UBC-HKU Summer Theory Conference is an annual event that alternates between Vancouver (University of British Columbia) and Hong Kong (University of Hong Kong). This year’s conference will be held virtually.
Dates: July 21st and 22nd 2020
Time: 8am-2pm PDT / 11am-5pm EDT
Program and other details: Available here
Registration: Coming soon!
- Shunya Noda (UBC, Economics): Primary Contact (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Vitor Farinha Luz (UBC, Economics)
- Li, Hao (UBC, Economics)
- Wei Li (UBC, Economics)
- Michael Peters (UBC, Economics)
- Sergei Severinov (UBC, Economics)
- Wing Suen (HKU, Economics)
Canadian Economic Theory Conference 2020
This year’s conference is organized by the University of British Columbia.
Dates: May 8th-9th 2020
Time: 7am to 5:20pm PST
Program and instructions: Available here.
Access: Open to the public.
Registration: Please register here.
- Michael Peters
- Sergei Severinov
- Li Hao
- Li Wei
- Vitor Farinha Luz
- Shunya Noda
Virtual Finance & Economics Conference 2020
A fully remote conference for researchers in economics and finance. Contributions that highlight our changing times are welcomed.
Submission deadline: March 25th, 2020
Conference date: April 17th, 2020
Event location: Zoom
Program chair: Arpit Gupta, NYU. @arpitrage
- Florian Ederer, Yale @florianederer
- Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham, Yale @paulgp
- Emily Nix, USC @EmilyNix100
- Song Ma, Yale @ProfSongMa
- Luke Stein, Babson @lukestein
Links and misc info
DC IO Day
Date: Friday May 15, 2020
Past programs: http://econweb.umd.edu/~sweeting/dc_io_conference2019.html
Submissions are invited for the seventh annual Washington DC Industrial Organization Conference to be held via Zoom on Friday May 15, 2020. The conference seeks papers dealing with theoretical, policy or empirical topics related to Industrial Organization, broadly defined. A program committee will select papers and discussants.
Please submit .pdf copies of papers to email@example.com by March 31st, 2020. Selected authors will be notified in April.
Links and misc info
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the mailing list, where the Zoom link will be distributed.
HEC Paris Spring Finance Conference
Date: April 23rd, 2020
Registration: Register here
|Session 1: Asset Pricing|
|Chair: Irina Zviadadze (HEC Paris)|
|10:00 am||Micro Uncertainty and Asset Prices|
|Bernard Herskovic (UCLA), Thilo Kind (LBS), Howard Kung (LBS)|
|Discussant: Max Croce (Bocconi)|
|10:40 am||Climate Regulation and Emissions Abatement: Theory and Evidence from Firms’ Disclosures|
|Tarun Ramadorai (Imperial), Federica Zeni (Imperial)|
|Discussant: Zacharias Sautner (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management)|
|11:20 am||More Risk, More Information: How Passive Ownership Can Improve Informational Efficiency|
|Adrian Buss (INSEAD), Savitar Sundaresan (Imperial)|
|Discussant: Alexander Guembel (Toulouse School of Economics)|
|Session 2: Corporate Finance|
|Chair: Johan Hombert (HEC Paris)|
|2:00 pm||Firm Uncertainty and Household Spending|
|Ivan Alfaro (BI), Hoonsuk Park (NTU)|
|Discussant: Sylvain Catherine (Wharton)|
|2:40 pm||Forced Entrepreneurs|
|Isaac Hacamo (Indiana), Kristoph Kleiner (Indiana)|
|Discussant: Hans Hvide (University of Bergen)|
|3:20 pm||Trade Shocks and Credit Reallocation|
|Stefano Federico (Bank of Italy), Fadi Hassan (Bank of Italy), Veronica Rappoport (LSE)|
|Discussant: Melina Papoutsi (ECB)|