Call for Papers – Financial Intermediation in a Globalized World

Deutsche Bundesbank – IWH – ECONtribute – CEPR Conference on Financial Intermediation in a Globalized World


The organizing committee invites submissions of high-quality theoretical or empirical research papers on financial intermediation. The conference calls for papers especially covering topics on financial intermediation and regulation.
The conference will feature plenary sessions with keynote speeches by Allen N. Berger (University of South Carolina, Wharton Financial Institutions Center, and European Banking Center) and Linda S. Goldberg (Federal Reserve Bank of New York and NBER) and a dinner speech by Joachim Wuermeling (Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank).

Please submit your paper by the 31st of May via email to with reference to “Financial Intermediation in a Globalized World”. Economy class travel expenses and accommodation (both subject to price limits) will be covered for invited speakers and discussants.

The conference is sponsored jointly by the Deutsche Bundesbank, the IWH Halle Institute for Economic Research, the Cluster of Excellence ECONtribute funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) under Germany’s Excellence Strategy – EXC-2326/1 – 390838866, and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).



Call for Papers – Heterogeneity and the Labor Market

Joint ECONtribute – IZA Workshop

Location: IZA, Bonn
Date: November 22 – November 23, 2019
Submission Deadline: July 01, 2019

The workshop will focus on the causes and effects of heterogeneity among workers, households, or firms on macroeconomic outcomes. This includes but is not limited to research on wage dispersion, heterogeneity in unemployment and participation, the roles of firms and technologies in shaping heterogeneity, labor market outcomes for females and males, consequences of skill heterogeneity, or the heterogeneous effects of technological change, demographic change, labor market concentration, and labor market institutions. Empirical and theoretical papers are both welcome. The workshop is sponsored by the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) and the Cluster ECONtribute (EXC 2126) at the Departments of Economics at Bonn and Cologne.

We are happy to announce that participation has already been confirmed by Arindrajit Dube (University of Massachusetts Amherst and IZA), Iourii Manovskii (University of Pennsylvania), Hélène Turon (University of Bristol and IZA), and Abigail Wozniak (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and IZA).

Researchers interested in participating should submit a full paper or an extended abstract by July 1, 2019 using the Online Application Form. Decision of acceptance or rejection will be announced by August 1, 2019.

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ECONtribute Macro Week 2020

The ECONtribute Macro Week is a week-long meeting of international researchers to present and discuss their latest research. The research will focus on macroeconomic questions with an emphasize on the importance of distributional aspects for the macroeconomy. Most days will have two seminar presentations starting with a breakfast presentation by a local researcher and a lunch presentation by one of the other participants. The idea is to spur discussion and exchange about latest research and most time will be reserved for discussions and work on research projects. The goal is to provide a fruitful atmosphere for exchange and development of existing research and new research ideas in relationship to the research agenda of the ECONtribute cluster. This year the meeting will take place from June 29 to July 3 at the University of Bonn. The Macro Week is part of the research activities of the ECONtribute cluster. The participants of this year’s Macro Week are

• David Berger, Duke University
• Kyle Herkenhoff, New York Federal Reserve Bank
• Moritz Kuhn, University of Bonn and ECONtribute
• Ralph Lütticke, University College London
• Kurt Mitman, IIES Stockholm
• Benjamin Moll, London School of Economics
• Simon Mongey, University of Chicago
• Claudia Sahm, Center for Equitable Growth

For questions regarding the ECONtribute Macro Week, please contact Moritz Kuhn:

ECONtribute Macro Week 2020 Poster

ECONtribute Macro Week 2020 Schedule