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Developments in Financial Institutions, Governance, and Misconduct
Conference and Special Issue Call For Papers

The 2nd Microfinance and Rural Finance Conference
Call For Papers

European Real Estate Society 23rd Annual Conference
Call For Papers

Rethinking Inflation Targeting: New Directions for Monetary Policy
Call For Papers

2016 Commodity Markets Conference
Call For Papers

Conference on Asia and the Global Economy
Call For Papers

5th MoFiR Workshop on Banking
Second Call For Papers

IOEA 2016 15th Session of the Institutional and Organizational Economics Academy (ex-ESNIE)
Conference Announcement

New & Notable Economics Titles from World Scientific Publishing
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Queen Mary University of London, School of Business and Management
PhD Studentships 2016



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Conference and Special Issue Call For Papers
Developments in Financial Institutions, Governance, and Misconduct


April 28-29, 2016, Toronto, Canada

Sponsored by:
- CFA Institute
- Finance Research Letters (FRL)
- Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions, & Money (JIFMIM)
- Schulich School of Business, York University

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Alexander Dyck, University of Toronto

ORGANIZERS:
- Jonathan Batten, Monash University
- Douglas Cumming, Schulich School of Business, York University
- Bob Dannhauser, CFA Institute
- Sofia Johan, Schulich School of Business, York University
- Brian Lucey, University of Dublin

RATIONALE: The structure and governance of financial institutions plays a significant role on the quality and quantity of external finance received by public and private firms around the world. Positive changes in financial institution governance can have significant externalities for market efficiency and integrity, while the absence of internal controls and external oversight can lead to problems of illiquidity, volatility, market misconduct, and fraud. The differential effects of external sources of capital, including banks, sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, hedge fund, mutual funds, private equity funds, and venture capital funds, critically depends on the structure and governance of these capital sources.

The conference and special issues of FRL and JIFMIM will offer a forum to highlight recent developments in research on the causes and consequences of financial institution governance. The evolving structure of financial institutions and markets gives rise to new work on topic. The conference also encourages, but does not require, submission to Financial Research Letters and the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions, & Money. Papers submitted to Financial Research Letters and the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions, & Money would go through the normal review process.

RESEARCH QUESTIONS: Some research questions that contributors to the conference might address are:
- Which agency problems and misconduct are most costly to financial institutions and markets?
- To what extent does governance across different types of financial institutions and/or national governance systems across different countries mitigate earnings management, insider trading, market manipulation, dissemination of false and misleading information, and other types of agency problems and misconduct?
- To what extent are new developments in financial markets, such as high frequency trading, associated with changes in market misconduct?
- How effective is regulation and enforcement on improving ethical standards and governance in financial institutions and mitigating misconduct?
- To what extent does governance and financial market misconduct affect real outcomes, such as firm growth, entrepreneurship, innovation, and economic development?
- Is financial market misconduct exacerbated or mitigated under different types of ownership, such as government, institutional, or family ownership?
- How are agency problems and market misconduct related to activist investors such as venture capital, private equity, and hedge fund investors?
- To what extent has the failure of regulation and reporting standards exacerbated the incidence of agency problems and market misconduct and the recent financial crisis?
- What encourages the adoption of ethical standards in public firms versus private firms?
- Related research questions on both publicly traded and privately held institutions are welcome.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Papers are to be submitted to: Douglas J. Cumming Email: dcumming@schulich.yorku.ca

With the subject heading: "CFA-FRL-JIFMIM - Schulich Conference on Financial Market Governance and Misconduct"

You may submit either a completed paper or a 2-page proposal.

In your submissions, please indicate whether you want your paper to be considered for Finance Research Letters (FRL) or the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions, & Money (JIFMIM).

KEY DATES: To aid in the development of papers, a two-day conference will be held at York University, Toronto, Canada on April 28-29, 2016. The conference will feature an evening reception on April 28 at Casa Loma with a Panel session convened by the CFA Institute. Conference paper presentations will be on April 28 and 29 at York University.

Deadline for submission to the conference is March 1, 2016. Authors will be notified about acceptance to conference by March 15, 2016. Acceptance to the conference does not guarantee acceptance into Finance Research Letters or the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions, & Money.

Deadline for submission to the special issues is July 1, 2016. Papers submitted to the FRL and JIFMIM should also be submitted online at the journal's respective webpage. Papers will be reviewed following normal standards of the journal. Papers should be formatted for the style and length of the respective journals.

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Call For Papers
The 2nd Microfinance and Rural Finance Conference


5th -6th July, 2016, Aberystwyth University, UK

Sponsored by:
Aberystwyth University
Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
York University Schulich School of Business

Sponsoring Journals:
Emerging Markets Review
Finance Research Letters

Submission Deadline: 15 April 2016

CONFERENCE THEME: "Financial Inclusion and Emerging Markets Finance"

Access to suitable and affordable finance is a precondition for meeting basic human needs and a key ingredient in small entrepreneur, job, and wealth creations. Inclusive financing and its innovation are a useful instrument that helps those excluded from society to access financial services. Moreover, emerging economies, including China, India, Brazil, Russia, South Africa and others, have experienced rapid economic growth over the past several decades, however, these markets still have long posed a challenge for finance. Financial inclusion and emerging markets finance are high on the research and policy agenda. A broad exchange on micro, macro and policy topics in these areas will advance our knowledge and ultimately provide effective solutions to the many unique problems arising in emerging economies.

TOPICS: To provide cutting-edge insights into current research work on financial inclusion and emerging market finance, we invite papers on the following topics but are not limited to:
- The development of microfinance and rural finance;
- Roles of banks or other financial institutions in financial inclusion;
- Financial inclusion versus financial stability: is there a trade-off?;
- The impact of financial inclusion on poverty;
- Institutional issues: management, governance, legal form, transformation, growth, mission drift;
- Financing for mirco-, small and medium enterprises and agribusinesses;
- Innovation in microfinance, internet finance, crowdfunding and seed financing;
- Small firm finance in emerging markets;
- Policy and regulatory issues related to financial inclusion;
- Banking business models and their impact on profitability and operational efficiency in emerging financial markets;
- Capital markets activities and development in emerging economies;
- Financing of cleantech and sustainability in emerging markets;
- New thinking in emerging market design;
- The effect of global regulatory reforms on emerging financial markets.

BACKGROUND: China-UK Microfinance and Rural Finance Conference is a forum for presentation of research results, practices, innovations in the fields of microfinance and SME finance. Contributors and participants include academia, researchers, financial service providers and policymakers. The conference is organized by the SWUFE-Aberystwyth Microfinance, Rural Finance and Agriculture Organization Joint Research Centre. It will be hosted by the School of Management and Business, Aberystwyth University (UK), in cooperation with the School of Finance, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (China), and York University Schulich School of Business.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Prof. Sugato Chakravarty, Purdue University

CONFERENCE CHAIRS:
Prof. Douglas Cumming, Schulich School of Business, York University
Prof. Andrew Henley, School of Management and Business, Aberystwyth University
Prof. Qiaoyun Zhang, School of Finance, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:
Prof. Jonathan Bratten, Monash University
Prof. Brian Lucey, University of Dublin
Prof. Mike Christie, Aberystwyth University
Dr. Zhoujie Weng, Southwestern University of Finance and Economic
Dr. Yizhe Dong, Aberystwyth University
Dr. Wenxuan Hou, University of Edinburgh

SPONSORING JOURNALS: Authors are encouraged to submit their papers to special sections of the Emerging Markets Review and Finance Research Letters. Acceptance to the conference does not imply acceptance into the special sections. Submissions to the journals will follow normal review practices by the journal editors - and will be coordinated by Douglas Cumming. The deadline for submission to the special sections is August 1, 2016.

CONFERENCE WEBSITE: http://china-uk-microfinance.weebly.com

PAPER SUBMISSIONS: Authors are invited to submit full papers or detailed proposals to Douglas Cumming dcumming@schulich.yorku.ca and Yizhe Dong yid1@aber.ac.uk by 15 April 2016. Early Submission is encouraged. Papers will be selected for presentation at the conference by the Committee and will be notified by 25 April 2016. For general enquiries about the event please contact Dr. Yizhe Dong via yid1@aber.ac.uk

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Call For Papers
European Real Estate Society 23rd Annual Conference


June 8-11, 2016, Regensburg, Germany

The European Real Estate Society welcomes participants to the 23rd Annual Conference to be held in Regensburg, Germany.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: We are now accepting submissions via http://www.2016.eres.org. We encourage both academic and professional researchers to submit a paper and join us in Regensburg for ERES 2016.

Submission of papers in all areas of real estate is encouraged.

NEW - REFEREED SECTION WITH DISCUSSANTS: The ERES is working hard to increase the quality of the conference. Therefore, this year, for the first time, ERES is offering a refereed section with discussants. Only truly excellent papers will be accepted by the conference committee. This section provides an ideal venue for researchers wishing to receive feedback from a diverse group of their peers. Applicants should be willing to discuss their paper. Rejected papers will automatically be considered for the general section.

Deadline for submissions: January 31, 2016

We will notify delegates both for the general and the refereed section by March 15, 2016.

WELCOME TO REGENSBURG: It is an honour for the City of Regensburg to welcome you to the ERES Conference 2016 in Regensburg. In addition to its 2000 years old history, Regensburg has developed over the past 25 years into one of the economically strongest and most dynamic regions in Germany. More than 30.000 students at three universities and about 145.000 employees confirm that Regensburg is among the most successful and attractive cities in Germany.

IRE|BS, as the leading real estate business school in Germany, emphasises this exciting combination of an UNESCO Heritage City and a modern high-tech location. Enjoy your stay in Regensburg!

Joachim Wolbergs
Mayor of Regensburg

REGENSBURG UNESCo-WORLD HERITAGE: Because of the city's unique status as "the only authentically preserved large medieval city in Germany", the Old Town of Regensburg with its Stadtamhof was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006. And deservedly so! The Historic City is unique, featuring a remarkably large number of historical buildings within a relatively small area. The architecture spans centuries, in fact millennia.

Regensburg is situated on the northernmost part of the Danube River in Bavaria, in southeast Germany. The closest international hub is Munich International Airport (110 km), which can easily be reached by car or train. Neuschwanstein Castle, the Hall of Liberation in Kelheim, Weltenburg Monastery and many other sights can be visited from Regensburg.

The ERES is working hard to increase the quality of the conference. Therefore, this year, for the first time, ERES is offering a refereed section with discussants. Only truly excellent papers will be accepted by the conference com mittee. This section provides an ideal venue for researchers wishing to receive feedback from a diverse group of their peers. Applicants should be willing to discuss their paper. Rejected papers will automatically be considered for the general section.

FURTHER INFORMATION: More information can be found at: http://www.regensburg.de

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE:
Shaun Bond, University of Cincinnati
David Downs, Virginia Commonwealth University
Piet Eichholtz, Maastricht University
Donald Haurin, Ohio State University
Martin Hoesli, Universtiy of Geneva Head of Committee
Gabriel Lee, University of Regensburg
Colin Lizieri, University of Cambridge
Joseph Ooi, National University of Singapore
Steffen Sebastian, University of Regensburg, Secretary of the Committee

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Call For Papers
Rethinking Inflation Targeting: New Directions for Monetary Policy


8-9 September 2016, Oslo

Norges Bank is organising a conference to be held in Oslo on September 8-9 2016. We invite submissions of research papers on current challenges for monetary policy authorities. Topics of particular interest include:
- Monetary policy and financial stability o Should monetary policy "lean against the wind"?

Operationalising and incorporating financial stability in an inflation targeting framework
- Monetary policy in small open economies o Commodity price fluctuations and other terms of trade shocks: macroeconomic effects and policy implications

International spillovers of monetary policy
- The design of monetary policy frameworks o Alternative targets for monetary policy (nominal GDP targeting, price-level targeting, alternative inflation measures)

Benchmarks for assessing the real economy (measuring capacity utilization, maximum sustainable employment, the output gap in real-time)

Credibility, communication and expectations

SPEAKERS: Jordi Gali (CREI and Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Lars Svensson (IMF) and Carl Walsh (University of California Santa Cruz) have confirmed their participation and will be Keynote Speakers.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Papers to be considered for the workshop should be e-mailed in pdf format to: Conference2016@norges-bank.no. The submission deadline is 15 February. Authors of submitted papers will be notified by 1 April. Norges Bank will reimburse travel expenses for presenters and discussants.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: The organising committee is composed of Fabio Canova (BI Norwegian Business School and Norges Bank), Francesco Furlanetto (Norges Bank) and Oistein Roisland (Norges Bank).

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Call For Papers
2016 Commodity Markets Conference


3-4 June 2016, Hannover, Germany

Submission Deadline: 31 January 2016

OVERVIEW: The 2016 Commodity Market Conference in conjuction with the Journal of Commodity Markets will be held on 3-4 June 2016 at Leibniz University Hannover, Germany. The aim of the conference is to present and discuss high-quality research in all areas of economics and finance related to commodity markets.

CONFERENCE ORGANIZER: Marcel Prokopczuk, Leibniz University Hannover

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
K. Geert Rouwenhorst, Yale University
Eduardo S. Schwartz, UCLA

TOPICS: We welcome submissions from all topics related to commodity markets, including:
- Pricing, hedging, and risk analysis of commodity derivatives and derivatives portfolios
- Portfolio allocation/optimization including commodities
- Financialization of commodity markets
- The microstructure of commodity markets
- Corporate finance and risk management related to commodity markets
- Econometric/statistical analysis of commodity markets
- Decision models (OR/MS models) applied to the commodity sector
- Real option analysis investigating commodity project investment and production decisions
- Financial market analysis (risk factor models etc.) for commodity markets
- Managerial accounting & economics for commodity related corporations
- Micro & macroeconomic analysis of commodity markets
- Global and regional trade of commodities
- The role of commodity production and consumption for developing countries

Commodity markets in this context include the entire range of commodities, i.e. energy (including electricity and renewables), metals, agricultural products and fish, and also related markets such as markets for shipping and transportation services, emission quotas and weather derivatives.

PAPER SELECTION AND SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: The deadline for paper submissions is midnight EST January 31, 2016. Papers must be in pdf format. Please submit one version without identifying author information and one full version with these information to the following address: submission@fmt.uni-hannover.de

Submitted papers will be reviewed by the scientific committee of the conference.

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE:
Carol Alexander (University of Sussex)
Christiane Baumeister (University of Notre Dame)
Jaime Casassus (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile)
Michael Coulon (University of Sussex)
Graham Davis (Colorado School of Mines)
Wolfgang Drobetz (University of Hamburg)
Ronald Huisman (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Rudiger Kiesel (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Scott Linn (University of Oklahoma)
Peng Liu (Cornell University)
Joelle Miffre (EDHEC Nice)
Florentina Paraschiv (University of St. Gallen)
Ivilina Popova (Texas State University)
Gabriel Power (Laval University)
Marcel Prokopczuk (Leibniz University Hannover)
Dan Rogers (Portland State University)
Ehud Ronn (University of Texas at Austin)
K. Geert Rouwenhorst (Yale University)
Eduardo Schwartz (UCLA)
Betty Simkins (Oklahoma State University)
Lazaros Symeonidis (University of East Anglia)
Ke Tang (Tsinghua University)
Chardin Wese Simen (University of Reading)
Sjur Westgaard (NTNU Trondheim)
Yingying Wu (Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University)

SPECIAL ISSUE: The Journal of Commodity Markets will publish a special issue devoted to the conference. More details on the submission process will be provided at the conference and on the conference webpage.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Further information will be provided on the conference webpage: http://www.fmt.uni-hannover.de/conference.html

If you have questions, please contact us via email:

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Call For Papers
Conference on Asia and the Global Economy


April 22, 2016, The Darden School, Charlottesville, Virginia

The Asia Initiative at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business in partnership with UVA's Economics Department is pleased to announce a conference on Asia and the Global Economy.

CONFERENCE DATE AND VENUE: April 22, 2016, The Darden School, Charlottesville, Virginia

PROGRAM ORGANIZERS: Peter Debaere (Darden), James Harrigan (UVA Economics), John McLaren (UVA Economics), Frank Warnock (Darden) and Dennis Yang (Darden)

CONFERENCE THEME: The theme of this conference is "Asia and the Global Economy," broadly defined to include growth, trade and capital flows that affect or are affected by Asia. Possible topics include, but are not restricted to:
- The structure of global production and trade
- Outsourcing, trade, economic development and growth
- International capital flows, financial development and financial stability
- FDI and its effects on income distribution and poverty
- The environmental consequences of economic expansion and trade
- Recent changes in trade policy (TPP)
- Interactions between trade, human rights and democracy
- Income distribution, labor and capital markets in Asia
- Monetary policy, institutions and economic growth in Asia

PAPER SUBMISSION AND SELECTION: The conference website, http://conference.darden.virginia.edu/AIC, will be set up to accept electronic paper submissions through the "Online Paper Submission" link. The program committee will review these materials and assemble sessions. Completed papers strongly preferred. The conference will allocate one hour for the presentation and discussions on each paper.

DEADLINES: Relevant dates for paper submission and selection process are as follows:
- Now through February 10, 2016: Submission of papers.
- February 20, 2016: Notification of six to eight accepted papers.
- Prior to the conference the full text of all accepted abstracts and papers will be available at http://conference.darden.virginia.edu/AIC

EXPENSES: The conference will reimburse for economy-class travel expenses and will provide accommodations for paper presenters and discussants. Formal invitations and logistical information will be sent by early March. For additional details of the conference, contact the liaison identified below.

ADMINISTRATIVE LIAISON: Kate Beach, Darden School of Business, P.O. Box 6550, Charlottesville, Virginia, 22906 Tel: 434-243-2198; Email: BeachK@darden.virginia.edu

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Second Call For Papers
5th MoFiR Workshop on Banking


June 9-10, 2016, DePaul University, Chicago, IL (USA)

After four successful workshops (Ancona 2012, 2013, 2014, and Kobe 2015) the Money and Finance Research Group (MoFiR) together with the Center for Financial Services (DePaul University) are pleased to announce the next workshop will be held in Chicago, IL, USA, on June 9-10, 2016.

OVERVIEW: The organizing committee of this small informal workshop invites submissions of high-quality theoretical and empirical research in all areas of financial intermediation. Scholars in the fields of banking and finance will meet to discuss current issues in banking, financial stability, and financial regulation, focusing on policy reforms for a stable global financial environment.

The workshop will be held in Chicago, Illinois (USA) on June 9-10, 2016. It is organized by the Money and Finance Research group (MoFiR) and sponsored by the Center for Financial Services and Department of Finance at the Driehaus College of Business, DePaul University; the Department of Economics and Social Sciences of the Universita Politecnica delle Marche; and the Review of Finance.

The keynote speaker will be Victoria Ivashina (Harvard Business School).

SPECIAL ISSUE: A special issue of the Review of Finance will be published under the editorship of Andrew Ellul. Papers submitted for this special issue will undergo the standard journal review process. Authors whose papers are accepted for presentation at the conference are encouraged to submit their papers to the special issue. The submission fee will be waived for conference papers submitted to the Review within six months after the conference takes place.

Presenters and discussants will be awarded an honorarium of up to USD 1,400 for international travellers and up to USD 500 for domestic travellers to cover travel expenses, sponsored by DePaul University. There is no conference fee, and all meals are included, but participants must cover their own accommodation costs.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Submissions should be sent to mofir@depaul.edu by January 31, 2016. Papers will be selected by the program committee and corresponding authors will be notified of acceptance by April 1, 2016. Given capacity constraints and to promote an active discussion, preference will be given to authors who can attend the whole workshop.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:
Lamont Black (DePaul University)
Martin Brown (University of St. Gallen)
Hans Degryse (KU Leuven and CEPR)
Ralph De Haas (EBRD)
Robert DeYoung (University of Kansas)
Andrew Ellul (Indiana University, ECGI and CEPR)
Mariassunta Giannetti (Stockholm School of Economics, ECGI and CEPR)
Vasso Ioannidou (Lancaster University and CEPR)
Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan (University of Maryland, NBER and CEPR)
Luc Laeven (European Central Bank and CEPR)
Jose Maria Liberti (DePaul University, Northwestern University and MoFiR)
Raoul Minetti (Michigan State University)
Camelia Minoiu (IMF)
Lars Norden (FGV EBAPE)
Steven Ongena (University of Zurich, SFI and CEPR)
Marco Pagano (University of Naples Federico II, CSEF, EIEF and CEPR)
Luca Papi (UnivPM and MoFiR)
Jose-Luis Peydro (ICREA-UPF, CREI, Barcelona GSE and CEPR)
Alexander Popov (European Central Bank)
Andrea F. Presbitero (IMF and MoFiR)
Jason Sturgess (DePaul University)
Hirofumi Uchida (Kobe University and MoFiR)
Gregory Udell (Indiana University and MoFiR)
Iichiro Uesugi (Hitotsubashi University and MoFiR)
Neeltje Van Horen (De Nederlandsche Bank and CEPR)
Alberto Zazzaro (University of Naples Federico II, UnivPM, MoFiR and CSEF)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
Jose Maria Liberti (DePaul University, Northwestern University and MoFiR)
Alex Perry (DePaul University)
Andrea F. Presbitero (IMF and MoFiR)
Alberto Zazzaro (University of Naples Federico II, UnivPM, MoFiR and CSEF)

FURTHER INFORMATION:
MoFiR and workshop website: https://sites.google.com/site/mofirunivpm/home/events
Location: Driehaus College of Business, DePaul University (http://www.driehaus.depaul.edu)

Questions may be addressed to: mofir@depaul.edu

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IOEA 2016 15th Session of the Institutional and Organizational Economics
Academy (ex-ESNIE)


From the 16th to the 20th of May 2016, Corsica (France)

Using rigorous scientific methods, Institutional and Organizational Economics focuses on the theoretical and empirical analysis of institutions, organizations and contracts, as well as on the conditions under which these devices evolve.

OBJECTIVES:
- To promote the use of appropriate methods to analyze governance, institutions and organizations.
- To provide researchers with up to date synthesis on the evolutions of the research program.
- To develop networking and cooperation among researchers and among their institutions.

PUBLIC: Ph.D. students, Post-docs and researchers, in Economics, Management, Political Science, Sociology, Law and other social sciences.

PROGRAM: Formal lectures will be given every morning. Each lecture is dedicated to the extensive presentation of the state of the art of the discipline on a specific applied or theoretical topic. Afternoons will be dedicated to workshops devoted either to research questions or methodologies. The seminars to be held in the second part of the afternoon will allow the attendants to have their work discussed by recognized scholars in the field.

LECTURERS: Laurence Capron (INSEAD), David Ettinger (University Paris-Dauphine), Jose Luis Guasch (University of California at San Diego), Barak Richman (Duke University), Gerard Roland (U.C. Berkeley), Roberta Romano (Yale University), Koen Schoors (Ghent University), Paul Seabright (Toulouse School of Economics), Mathias Thoenig (Universite de Lausanne), Rick G. Vanden Bergh (University of Vermont)

WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS: Carlo Cambini (Politecnico di Torino and Florence School of Regulation), Magdalena Dobrajska (Copenhagen Business School), Matej Drev (Georgia Institute of Technology), Mircea Epure (University Pompeu Fabra), Pierre Fleckinger (Mines ParisTech and Paris School of Economics), Daniel Garcia (University of Vienna), Nan Jia (University of Southern California), Noel Johnson (George Mason University), Luigi Moretti (University of Bologna), Melanie Meng Xue (UCLA)

DIRECTOR: Eric Brousseau (University Paris-Dauphine)

CALENDAR:
- Closing date for application: 15th of February 2016
- Notification of acceptance: 1st of March 2016
- Closing date for registration: 15th of April 2016

ATTENDANT SELECTION: Applicants will be selected on the basis of their resume, and of a paper or of a presentation of their research program.

REGISTRATION: Detailed information is available at: http://www.ioea.eu/ioea2016.html

FROM ESNIE TO IOEA: In fourteen years of existence, the European School of New Institutional Economic (ESNIE) has become one of the most prominent events in research on institutional and organizational economics. The school has continually built up a dense and wide network of researchers and students interested in this dynamic field. In 2015, in order to adapt to the evolution of the discipline, ESNIE became the Institutional and Organizational Economics Academy (IOEA).

http://www.ioea.eu

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Queen Mary University of London, School of Business and Management
PhD Studentships 2016


The School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of London, invites applications to be put forward for PhD Studentships, commencing September 2016.

We welcome applications in the following subject areas: Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Employment Relations, Equality and Diversity, Human Resource Management, Management & Organization Studies, Public Management, Supply Chain Management, Strategic Management, Monetary and Macroeconomics, Labour Economics, Public Economics, International Business and Leadership.

The School's research strategy since its inception has been to sustain and enhance a distinctive research profile and ensure a supportive and intellectually challenging business and management research culture emphasising the interconnected nature of:
1) The economic, societal and historical contexts,
2) Social justice issues in business and management, and
3) Networks and governance in the private, public and third sectors.

For more information on the School's research see Research in the School of Business and Management at http://www.busman.qmul.ac.uk/research/index.html

Candidates must specify which research group they wish to join on their application form. The research proposals submitted by applicants should fit at least one of the above centres/groups.

THE AWARD: Queen Mary Studentships are open to suitably qualified candidates from the UK, EU and overseas for full-time study. The Studentships consist of the full cost of (home or overseas) fees and British Pound 15,786 a year for maintenance for 3 years. The School also provides all students with a British Pound 1000 research allowance for conference attendance and other research related expenses. Award holders will be expected to be resident in London during the 3 year period of the studentship.

CANDIDATE PROFILE: To apply you will normally have a first degree with first class honours (or equivalent) and a Master's degree at distinction level, in business/management or a discipline related to your research topic. We do not normally accept an MBA. Relevant experience is also taken into account. Applicants are required to have an IELTS overall score of 7 at the time of application. In some circumstances the requirement will be applied flexibly and applicants will be assessed on a case by case basis. For example if an applicant has performed to distinction level in a dissertation although they have a grade below that specified above or if an applicant has an excellent proposal and relevant work experience for a considerable period of time.

Our PhD programme is highly competitive and for research studentships all applicants will be judged according to the same criteria, namely: record of academic and/or professional achievement; quality of their research proposal; and compatibility with the theme of the studentship.

FURTHER DETAILS AND APPLICATION PROCESS: Candidates are encouraged to discuss their research proposal with a member of academic staff specialising in their research area. Details of academic staff and their research interests can be found on the School website at: http://www.busman.qmul.ac.uk/staff/index.html

For further details visit how to apply go to: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/howtoapply and for fees and funding: http://www.busman.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/phdprogramme/funding/index.html

General enquiries should be addressed to the PhD Administrator, Liselot Hertel at l.hertel@qmul.ac.uk

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The closing date for applications is 31st January 2016. All short-listed applicants will be interviewed shortly after the closing date (either face-to-face or, in the case of overseas candidates, by Skype or telephone).

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Annual Paris Economics, Finance and Business Conference
Call For Papers

Conference on Asia and the Global Economy
Call For Papers

Energy and Commodity Finance Conference 2016
Call For Papers

Financial Stability and Macroprudential Policy
Call For Papers

Conference on Housing Affordability
Call For Papers

23rd Annual RAND Summer Institute (RSI)
Conference Announcements

Northwestern Law Searle Center Seventh Annual Conference on Internet Commerce and Innovation
Call For Papers

Northwestern Law Searle Center Ninth Annual Conference on Innovation Economics
Call For Papers

Bank for International Settlements
Alexandre Lamfalussy Senior Research Fellowship (Basel)

2016 Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research
Call for Nominations



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Call For Papers
Annual Paris Economics, Finance and Business Conference


7-8 April, 2016, Espace Vocation Haussmann, Paris, France

Send your abstract or full paper by the deadline: 29 February, 2016. Registration Deadline: 22 March, 2016

Website: http://www.parisconfo.com/Email: papsconfo@gmail.com

All researchers are invited to submit their abstracts and/or full papers relating to all broad areas of all aspects of Economics such as Monetary Economics, Financial economics, Inflation, unemployment, Fiscal policy, International Trade, Public Finance, Islamic Economics, Labour Economics, Foreign Investment, Health Economics, Energy Economics, Environment and National Economy, Emerging Economies, Globalization and Economic Growth, Economic Growth Development, Labor, Migration and Urbanization, Social and Economic Infrastructure, Poverty and Human Development. This event is sponsored by three international organizations which are, American Research and Publications International, USA, London Academic Research and Publication, UK and World Business Institute, Australia and five international peer reviewed journals listed by Cabell's Directory, EBSCO, Ulrich of USA and ERA, ABDC of Australia. Outstanding papers will be published without any submission fees. In previous years, huge number of authors from over 40 countries have attended this international conference with quality papers.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AND FREE PUBLICATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS: Please submit either abstract or full paper via papsconfo@gmail.com by 29 February, 2016. All papers will be double blind reviewed and the notice relating to acceptance of abstract and/or full paper will be provided within 10 working days after we receive them. Please see the Submission link on the website. Outstanding papers will be considered for publication, without any fee, in the following international peer reviewed journals with ISSN: Journal of Business and Policy Research, World Journal of Management, Global Economy and Finance Journal, International Review of Business Research Papers and Global Review of Accounting and Finance. Quality papers will be considered for World Journal of Social Science and World Review of Business Research, subject to compliance to editorial comments and conference feedback that would be sent after the conference. In addition, all accepted abstract and full papers of the attendees will be published in the refereed conference proceedings with ISBN via a separate website, namely, http://www.wbiworldconpro.com which is linked with Google Scholar. This website contains thousands of papers from previous conferences. Proceedings will also be provided in hard copy via USB pen drive.

AWARDS, FEES, COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND FURTHER INFORMATION: Best paper award will be announced in each track and will be published in any of the above journals and a certificate will be issued to the winners. There is an option that the participant can serve as session chair and/or discussant of a paper of his/her own area of interest. All attendees will receive written feedback on the papers presented (unlike other conferences). The registration fee is US $490 which includes 4 coffee breaks with light foods and 2 hot lunches.

ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATES, ONLINE AND USB PEN DRIVE PROCEEDINGS AND PRINTED PROGRAM BOOK: Please visit our website: http://www.parisconfo.com to see the name of the Review Panel Members.

FURTHER INFORMATION: For other enquiries please email Khaleda Akhter via email address:papsconfo@gmail.com

CONFERENCE COORDINATOR: Professor Dr. Mohammad Hoque, London Academic Research and Publications, UK

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Call For Papers
Conference on Asia and the Global Economy


April 22, 2016, The Darden School, Charlottesville, Virginia

The Asia Initiative at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business in partnership with UVA's Economics Department is pleased to announce a conference on Asia and the Global Economy.

CONFERENCE DATE AND VENUE: April 22, 2016, The Darden School, Charlottesville, Virginia

PROGRAM ORGANIZERS: Peter Debaere (Darden), James Harrigan (UVA Economics), John McLaren (UVA Economics), Frank Warnock (Darden) and Dennis Yang (Darden)

CONFERENCE THEME: The theme of this conference is "Asia and the Global Economy," broadly defined to include growth, trade and capital flows that affect or are affected by Asia. Possible topics include, but are not restricted to:
- The structure of global production and trade
- Outsourcing, trade, economic development and growth
- International capital flows, financial development and financial stability
- FDI and its effects on income distribution and poverty
- The environmental consequences of economic expansion and trade
- Recent changes in trade policy (TPP)
- Interactions between trade, human rights and democracy
- Income distribution, labor and capital markets in Asia
- Monetary policy, institutions and economic growth in Asia

PAPER SUBMISSION AND SELECTION: The conference website, http://conference.darden.virginia.edu/AIC, will be set up to accept electronic paper submissions through the "Online Paper Submission" link. The program committee will review these materials and assemble sessions. Completed papers strongly preferred. The conference will allocate one hour for the presentation and discussions on each paper.

DEADLINES: Relevant dates for paper submission and selection process are as follows:
- Now through February 10, 2016: Submission of papers.
- February 20, 2016: Notification of six to eight accepted papers.
- Prior to the conference the full text of all accepted abstracts and papers will be available at http://conference.darden.virginia.edu/AIC

EXPENSES: The conference will reimburse for economy-class travel expenses and will provide accommodations for paper presenters and discussants. Formal invitations and logistical information will be sent by early March. For additional details of the conference, contact the liaison identified below.

ADMINISTRATIVE LIAISON: Kate Beach, Darden School of Business, P.O. Box 6550, Charlottesville, Virginia, 22906 Tel: 434-243-2198; Email: BeachK@darden.virginia.edu

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Call For Papers
Energy and Commodity Finance Conference 2016


23-24 June 2016, ESSEC Business School, France

The Energy and Commodity Finance Conference 2016 follows in the footsteps of a long standing series of Energy Finance meetings that held their first event in London in 2004 and nowadays represents the benchmark academic conference in the area.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
- Wei Xiong Princeton University
. - Nicola Secomandi, Carnegie Mellon

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE: Carol Alexander (University of Sussex), Giovanni Barone-Adesi (Universita della Svizzera Italiana), Fred Espen Benth (University of Oslo), Derek Bunn (London Business School), Alvaro Cartea (Oxford University), Jaime Casassus (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile), Anna Creti (University Paris Dauphine), Rita D'Ecclesia (University of Rome La Sapienza), Jerome Detemple (Boston University), Helyette Geman (Johns Hopkins University), Ronald Huisman (Erasmus University), Sebastian Jaimungal (University of Toronto), Scott Linn (University of Oklahoma), Michel Robe (American University), Andrea Roncoroni (ESSEC Business School), Duane Seppi (Carnegie Mellon University), Ke Tang (Tsinghua University), Luca Taschini (London School of Economics), Anders Trolle (Swiss Finance Institute)

SPECIAL ISSUE: The Journal of Banking and Finance publishes a Special Issue on "Commodity and Energy Markets". Guest editors are: Marcel Prokopczuk (Leibniz University Hannover), Andrea Roncoroni (ESSEC Business School, Paris - Singapore), Ehud Ronn (University of Texas at Austin). All conference participants are encouraged to submit.

TOPICS: The conference covers all areas of energy finance and commodity finance, including:
- Asset pricing and hedging
- Contract securitization and derivative structuring
- Risk measurements and management
- Asset management and portfolio allocation
- Trading strategies and operations
- Macro market analysis and microstructure
- Corporate finance of producers and end consumers
- Long-term investment financing
- Regulation (EMIR, REMIT, MIFID, Dodd-Franck)
- Quantitative financial modeling
- Econometric analysis and statistics
- Physical operations management
- Real options and physical asset valuation
- Decision theory

and the following markets:
- Conventional fossil energy: oil, gas, refined products
- Electricity
- Metals: precious, base, ferrous, specialist non-ferrous, rare
- Agriculturals: softs, grains and seeds, livestock
- Renewable energy sources
- Commoditized services (CO2 allowances, shipping freights)
- Weather-linked securities
- Currencies

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Manuscripts should be submitted online at: http://ecomfin2016.essec.edu/submit-a-paper. All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 1, 2016

THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: Francis Declerck, Giovanni Pagliardi, Sofia Ramos, Andrea Roncoroni and The Energy and Commodity Finance Association Board (Alvaro Cartea, Rudiger Kiesel, Andrea Roncoroni)

CONFERENCE WEBSITE: http://ecomfin2016.essec.edu

FURTHER INFORMATION: For additional information, you are welcome to visit: http://ecomfin2016.essec.edu

For administrative inquiries, please write to: ecomfin2016@essec.edu

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Call For Papers
Financial Stability and Macroprudential Policy


16 August, 2016, Norges Bank, Oslo, Norway

Norges Bank will host a workshop on the topic of "Financial Stability and Macroprudential Policy", a day ahead of the EFA conference in Oslo. The objective of this workshop is to bring together academics and policymakers to discuss current issues and challenges in financial stability and regulation. The workshop will be organised in cooperation with the European System of Central Banks and the Central Bank Research Association (http://cebra.org).

TOPICS: After the recent global financial crisis, it has been widely accepted that conventional, microprudential policies that aim to maintain the soundness of individual financial institutions are not sufficient to safeguard the stability of the financial system. Instead, policy makers need to establish a system-level perspective, focus on risks that may have systemic impact and adopt properly designed macroprudential policies and instruments. Against this background, we welcome submissions related, but not restricted, to topics such as:
- Financial instability and sources of systemic risk
- Systemic risk indicators and measurements, early warning systems, stress testing
- Financial market infrastructure and financial stability
- Instruments and tools to address systemic risk
- The cost and benefit of financial regulation
- The interaction between banking crises and recessions
- Macroprudential monetary policy

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: The deadline for submissions is 15 February 2016. Please send drafts of complete papers as well as questions related to the workshop to fstworkshop@norges-bank.no. Authors of accepted papers will be informed by 15 April 2016.

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE:
Tobias Adrian (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)
Farooq Akram (Norges Bank)
Wilko Bolt (De Nederlandsche Bank)
Steven Ongena (University of Zurich)
Jose-Luis Peydro (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Kasper Roszbach (Sveriges Riksbank)

LOCAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE:
Jin Cao and Sigurd M. Galaasen

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Call For Papers
Conference on Housing Affordability


Call for Papers for a Conference on Housing Affordability.

July 11-12, 2016, Tel Aviv University, Israel

The American Enterprise Institute, Bank of Israel, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Tel Aviv University, and UCLA are jointly organizing a series of three conferences on housing affordability. The conferences are intended to bring forward new academic research and policy proposals that address the affordability challenge. The first of these conferences was held at UCLA on September 17-18, 2015. The next conference will be hosted by the Alrov Institute for Real Estate Research at Tel Aviv University on July 11-12, 2016. The culminating conference will engage a broad academic and policy audience and will be held at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in Washington, D.C., in March of 2017. It is anticipated that salient research from the UCLA and Tel Aviv conferences will be included in the Washington, D.C., program.

TOPICS: The program committee is interested in new research on the measurement and analysis of housing affordability and on policy approaches to address affordability issues. Relevant topics could include land, house price, and rent dynamics; mortgage instrument design and performance; the structure and depth of housing finance and related securitization markets; land use regulation and entitlements; urban labor markets and human capital; demographic factors; household and firm location choice; and policy at all levels of government. Via the conferences, the organizers seek to convene an international working group on issues of housing affordability, and hence it is desirable that conference participants attend more than one meeting.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Those interested in presenting research at the Tel Aviv University conference should send a PDF of their paper or a detailed abstract with preliminary findings and their policy implications to Julie.lindner@anderson.ucla.edu by March 1, 2016. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by May 1, 2016. The conference sponsors will pay travel and lodging expenses for one author of each accepted paper. Electronic copies of the conference papers will be made available on the conference website.

SPECIAL ISSUE: The Journal of Urban Economics is planning a Special Issue devoted to housing affordability and related topics. Conference participants are invited to submit their papers for journal review. For more information on the JUE Special Issue, contact Stuart Gabriel, UCLA (stuart.gabriel@anderson.ucla.edu) or Stuart Rosenthal, Syracuse (ssrosent@maxwell.syr.edu).

The Call for Papers for the AEI conference will be circulated shortly after the conclusion of the Tel Aviv University conference.

CONFERENCE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
Danny Ben-Shahar, Tel Aviv University
Stuart Gabriel, UCLA
Diana Hancock, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Stephen Oliner, American Enterprise Institute and UCLA
Wayne Passmore, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Nathan Sussman, Bank of Israel

CONFERENCE PROGRAM COMMITTEE:
Zahi Ben-David, Ohio State University
Danny Ben-Shahar, Tel Aviv University
Raphael Bostic, USC
Tom Davidoff, University of British Columbia
Yongheng Deng, National University of Singapore
Ingrid Gould Ellen, NYU
Scott Frame, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Stuart Gabriel, UCLA
Mark Garmaise, UCLA
David Genesove, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Diana Hancock, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Barney Hartman-Glaser, UCLA
Matthew Kahn, UCLA
John Krainer, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Raven Malloy, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Stephen Oliner, American Enterprise Institute and UCLA
Wayne Passmore, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Stuart Rosenthal, Syracuse University
David Scharfstein, Harvard University
Shane Sherlund, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Tsur Somerville, University of British Columbia
Nathan Sussman, Bank of Israel
Joseph Tracy, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Susan Wachter, University of Pennsylvania

DESIGNED CALL PDF LINK: http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/Documents/areas/ctr/ziman/2016_AEI-BoI-BGFRS-TAU-UCLA_Call-for-Papers.pdf

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23rd Annual RAND Summer Institute (RSI)

July 11-14, 2016, Santa Monica, CA

RAND is pleased to announce the 23rd annual RAND Summer Institute (RSI), which will take place in Santa Monica, CA, July 11-14, 2016. The RSI consists of two conferences addressing critical issues facing our aging population: a Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists (July 11-12) and a Workshop on the Demography, Economics, Psychology, and Epidemiology of Aging (July 13-14). The primary aim of the RSI is to expose scholars interested in the study of aging to a wide range of research being conducted in fields beyond their own specialties.

CONFERENCE DESCRIPTIONS:
The Mini-Med School focuses on biomedical issues relating to aging and should be of interest to all non-medically trained scholars regardless of background. Topics will be drawn from the diverse fields of biomedicine, including biology, genetics, patient care, psychiatry, and other areas. Expert clinicians and researchers will provide participants with insight into the science of aging and a greater understanding of relevant medical issues.

The Workshop on Aging is targeted to pre- and post-doctoral students and junior faculty, and to more senior researchers new to aging research. Topics will be drawn from research areas in the social sciences, including discussions of savings, retirement, disability, demography, psychology, and quality of life issues. In each session, leading experts will discuss the state of the literature, integrating results from their own research and supplementing these overviews with more detailed analyses of specific topics.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: We invite all interested researchers to apply to attend the 2016 RSI. Applicants may apply for fellowship support to pay for travel and accommodations. Both the Mini-Med School and the Workshop on Aging are described more fully at our web site: http://www.rand.org/labor/aging/rsi. The deadline to submit application and supplemental materials is March 15, 2016. For additional information, please contact Cary Greif (cgreif@rand.org).

RSI is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging and the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research at the National Institutes of Health. RAND is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Call For Papers
Northwestern Law Searle Center Seventh Annual Conference on Internet Commerce and Innovation


Matthew L. Spitzer, Director
Daniel F. Spulber, Research Director

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - Friday, June 10, 2016

The Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth is issuing a call for original research papers to be presented at the Seventh Annual Conference on Internet Commerce and Innovation. The conference will be held at the Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, IL. The conference will run from approximately 12:00 P.M. on Thursday, June 9, 2016 to 3:00 P.M. on Friday, June 10, 2016. There will be a dinner reception and keynote address on Thursday night.

The conference is organized by Professor Daniel F. Spulber, Northwestern University. The papers for this conference will be selected by a scientific committee that includes Justus Baron and Pere Arque-Castells.

The goal of this conference is to provide a forum where economists and legal scholars can gather together with Northwestern's own distinguished faculty to present and discuss high-quality research relevant to Internet commerce and innovation. The conference will cover academic work on Internet commerce and innovation, and the discussion will examine related public policy issues in antitrust, regulation, and intellectual property.

TOPICS: Topics include:
- Internet search and antitrust
- Market design, platforms, and e-commerce
- The Internet, innovation, and intellectual property (IP)
- Competition in two-sided markets
- Software and business method inventions
- R&D and innovation in high-tech
- Open standards and entrepreneurship
- Online content and websites
- Social networks
- Privacy issues in Internet search and marketing
- Data portability
- Cloud computing
- Joint work in economics and computer science on search algorithms and other topics related to Internet search

PREVIOUS CONFERENCES: For information on previous conferences please see: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/faculty/programs/searlecenter/events/internet

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Papers for the conference should be submitted to the following email address: searlecenter@law.northwestern.edu

PARTICIPATION: Attendance for this conference is by invitation only. Potential attendees who are not submitting a paper should indicate their interest in receiving an invitation by sending a message to searlecenter@law.northwestern.edu

FUNDING: Authors will receive speaker fee of $1,500 per paper. The speaker fee is intended to cover reasonable transportation expenses. Government employees and non-US residents may instead be reimbursed for travel expenses up to the honorarium amount. Authors are expected to attend and participate in the full duration of the conference. If more than one author attends the conference, the honorarium or travel reimbursement can be divided equally between the attending authors. The Searle Center will also reserve and pay for hotel accommodations for authors and discussants for the nights of Wednesday, June 8, 2016 and Thursday, June 9, 2016.

REVIEW PROCEDURE AND TIMELINE: Conference Papers Submission Deadline: Papers for the conference should be submitted to the following email address: searlecenter@law.northwestern.edu by February 1, 2016.

Notification Deadline: Authors will be notified of decisions by March 7, 2016.

Please note that papers that are presented at the conference will be permanently hosted on the Searle Center website - http://www.law.northwestern.edu/searlecenter

ABOUT THE SEARLE CENTER: The Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth at Northwestern University School of Law was established in 2006 to research how government regulation and interpretation of laws and regulations by the courts affect business and economic growth. Information on the Searle Center's activities may be found at: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/searlecenter

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Call For Papers
Northwestern Law Searle Center Ninth Annual Conference on Innovation Economics


Matthew L. Spitzer, Director
Daniel F. Spulber, Research Director

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - Friday, June 24, 2016, Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth

The Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth is issuing a call for original research papers to be presented at the Ninth Annual Conference on Innovation Economics. The conference will be held at the Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, IL. The conference will run from approximately 9:00 A.M. on Thursday, June 23, 2016 to 3:00 P.M. on Friday, June 24, 2016.

The conference is organized by Daniel F. Spulber. The papers for this conference will be selected by a scientific committee that includes Justus Baron and Pere Arque-Castells.

The goal of this conference is to provide a forum where economists and legal scholars can gather together with Northwestern's own distinguished faculty to present and discuss high-quality research relevant to intellectual property (IP) protection, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

PREVIOUS CONFERENCES: For information on previous conferences please see: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/faculty/programs/searlecenter/events/innovation

This conference is an important component of the Searle Center's expanded entrepreneurship and innovation focus. Conference participants will explore the connections between IP, innovation, and entrepreneurship through empirical and theoretical economic and legal analysis. This interdisciplinary conference will be composed of presentations by leading researchers in economics and law, and participating authors will have their papers formally discussed by leading thinkers in the field. In addition, the conference will draw audiences of academics in economics, law, and business, as well as legal and business practitioners, government officials, and public policy makers.

TOPICS: Topics of interest include:
- Technology Standards and incentives to innovate
- Standards Organizations (SSOs and SDOs)
- Technology Standards and economic efficiency
- Patents
- Trademarks
- Patent Licensing and technology transfers
- Incentives for Invention and R&D
- Incentives for Innovation
- The role of IP in vertical specialization and market entry
- IP and the market for inventions
- Innovation and entrepreneurship
- Financing invention and innovation
- Venture capital
- International innovation
- Intellectual Property (IP) rights and public policy
- Antitrust policy, industrial organization, and IP

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Papers for the conference should be submitted to the following email address: searlecenter@law.northwestern.edu

PARTICIPATION: Attendance for this conference is by invitation only. Potential attendees who are not submitting a paper should indicate their interest in receiving an invitation by sending a message to searlecenter@law.northwestern.edu

FUNDING: At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to attend the conference. Authors of each accepted paper will receive an allotted speaker fee of $1,500 per paper, regardless of the number of authors. Please note that due to potential funding sources for this event, the Searle Center reserves the right to structure the payment as either a speaker fee or a travel expense reimbursement up to the agreed upon amount. The Searle Center will also reserve and pay for hotel accommodations for authors and discussants for the nights of Wednesday, June 22, 2016 and Thursday, June 23, 2016.

Authors are expected to attend and participate in the full duration of the conference.

REVIEW PROCEDURE AND TIMELINE: Conference Papers Submission Deadline: Papers for the conference should be submitted to the following email address: searlecenter@law.northwestern.edu by February 8, 2016.

Notification Deadline: Authors will be notified of decisions by March 14, 2016.

Papers prepared for the conference will be permanently hosted on the Searle Center website - http://www.law.northwestern.edu/searlecenter

Independent of the conference, the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy (JEMS) continues to publish high-quality work in the area of innovation economics. JEMS welcomes both empirical and theoretical contributions. Submissions to JEMS are subject to the standard peer-review process. To submit a manuscript to JEMS, visit ScholarOne at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jems. To learn more, visit the journal website: http://editjems.org. If you have any questions about JEMS, contact the journal editorial assistant by e-mail: sshumway@hbs.edu

ABOUT THE SEARLE CENTER: The Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth at Northwestern University School of Law was established in 2006 to research how government regulation and interpretation of laws and regulations by the courts affect business and economic growth. Information on the Searle Center's activities may be found at: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/searlecenter

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Bank for International Settlements
Alexandre Lamfalussy Senior Research Fellowship (Basel)


The Bank for International Settlements is an international organisation which fosters international monetary and financial cooperation via wide-ranging banking, economic research and policy coordination activities.

The Bank for International Settlements invites applications for the Alexandre Lamfalussy Senior Research Fellowship. The fellowship is offered for three to nine months to experts in the fields of banking, monetary policy and ?nancial stability. The Lamfalussy Fellow will conduct research on a topic relevant to the BIS, collaborating with BIS colleagues and making use of the extensive networks and resources available at the Bank.

QUALIFICATIONS: The BIS welcomes applications from distinguished professionals at universities or research institutions with an outstanding publication record and a strong interest in policy-oriented research. The selected fellow will be offered an attractive monthly honorarium and other benefits, such as accommodation, travel and health insurance.

APPLICATIONS/FURTHER INFORMATION: Applications with a detailed research proposal and the candidate's CV should be sent no later than 29 February 2016 to lamfalussyfellowship@bis.org

For further information about the fellowship, see http://www.bis.org/lamfalussyfellows.htm

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Call for Nominations
2016 Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research


Nomination Deadline: January 19, 2016

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is pleased to announce that the nomination period is now open for the Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research (KJFF). The Kauffman Foundation will award up to seven Junior Faculty Fellowship grants to junior faculty members in the United States whose research has the potential to make significant contributions to the body of literature in entrepreneurship. Each Fellow's university will receive a grant of $35,000 over two to three years to support the research activities of the Fellow.

QUALIFICATIONS: Nominations will be accepted online from now until 5:00 p.m. Central Time on Tuesday, January 19, 2016. Nominees must be tenured or tenure-track junior faculty members at accredited U.S. institutions of higher education who received a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2014. Nominees will then have until 5:00 p.m. Central Time on Monday, March 14, 2016 to complete their online applications for consideration for the fellowship.

SUBMISSIONS/FURTHER INFORMATION: To see the complete Call for Nominations, including submission guidelines, please visit http://www.kauffman.org/kjff. Please direct all questions to kjff@kauffman.org

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