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Call for papers - submission deadline: Thursday, 9 June 2022

2nd WE_ARE_IN Macroeconomics and Finance conference

Thursday, 29 and Friday, 30 September 2022

Bank for International Settlements, Basel, Switzerland

The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), and the European Central Bank (ECB) are inviting submissions for their 2022 conference “WE_ARE_IN Macroeconomics and Finance”.

The aim of the conference is to bring together female experts who will present and discuss new research on macroeconomics and finance which is of particular interest to central banks. We welcome both empirical and theoretical contributions on topics including, but not limited to:

  • Climate change and transition challenges
  • Commodity prices, supply bottlenecks, relative price changes
  • Origins and consequences of inflation, inflation dynamics
  • Capital flows and macro-financial frameworks in emerging economies
  • Monetary policy, normalization and quantitative tightening
  • Macro and financial stability
The conference will foster interaction between junior and senior female economists across academia and policy institutions.

PhD student poster session
We invite submissions from female PhD students to present in a poster session. Students who plan to go on the market this coming fall are particularly encouraged to submit.

Policy panel 
A policy panel on "
Inflation is back: why and what next?" will take place on the first day of the conference.

WE_ARE_IN stands for Women in Economics: Advancing Research in Economics Internationally. It brings together two initiatives WE_ARE and WiM, which are based in Europe and the United States.

WE_ARE is a CEPR seminar series in which junior women present their work and receive constructive feedback from their peers and from senior women. WiM is an annual conference organised, with the support of the Becker Friedman Institute, by Marina Azzimonti (Stony Brook University and CEPR), Alessandra Fogli (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and CEPR), and Veronica Guerrieri (University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and CEPR) that features the work of Women in Macro and creates opportunities to strengthen their research and expand their networks.

The conference is scheduled to take place in person at the BIS in Basel, Switzerland, provided there are no travel restrictions in place and it is safe to travel. If it is not deemed safe to meet in person, the conference will take place online.

Travel & Accommodation
The organisers will cover travel costs for participants from academia (academics and students) of an economy class return airfare or a first class train ticket if travelling within Europe. Academics travelling to Basel from outside Europe are reimbursed for the cost of a discounted business class airfare, i.e. best business rate available. PhD students travelling from outside Europe will be reimbursed for the cost of the best economy class airfare.

Rooms will be booked in a hotel near the BIS Tower. Academic participants staying in other hotel/accommodation, not part of the conference block reservation, will be reimbursed up to a limit close to the rate of the block booking.

How to apply
We invite female researchers to submit academic papers. The deadline for replies is 09:00 BST on Thursday, 9 June 2022. Notification of acceptance is expected in early July.  

Authors who are CEPR affiliated or already have a CEPR profile can upload their submission by:
1) Logging into the CEPR portal online at
2) Going to
3) If you are an affiliate of the FE, IMG or MG programme areas click on "Change registration details", complete the requested information and click "Submit information"
4) If you are affiliated to another programme area or not CEPR affiliated but have a CEPR profile, click on "Step 1: Apply" and complete the requested information and click "Register"
4a) Please ensure you select the session you wish to submit your paper to both at the beginning of the form and in the 'Would you like to submit a paper?' section.

Authors who do not have a CEPR profile can upload their submission by:
1) Create a new profile here and then login to the Portal here
2) Going to
3) Click on "Step 1: Apply" and complete the requested information and click "Register"
3a)  Please ensure you select the session you wish to submit your paper to both at the beginning of the form and in the 'Would you like to submit a paper?' section.

For submissions to the PhD Poster Session -  Please ensure you select the session 'PhD student poster session' both at the beginning of the form and in the 'Would you like to submit a paper?' section. Please also ensure you select the tick box 'Are you a PHD student?' 

If you would like to apply to act as a discussant but do not have a paper to submit, please complete the steps outlined above, and choose the relevant tick boxes.  

If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Lydia Williams in the CEPR Events team, at [email protected] with the subject line “WE_ARE_IN Macroeconomics and Finance”. 

Conference organisers

Fiorella De Fiore (Bank for International Settlements and CEPR)

Caterina Mendicino (European Central Bank)

Hélène Rey (London Business School and CEPR)

Programme committee

Ozge Akinci (Federal Reserve Bank of New York and CEPR)

Alina Bartscher (Danmarks Nationalbank)

Anusha Chari (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and CEPR)

Isabel Correia (Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics and CEPR)

Daria Finocchiaro (Riksbank and European Central Bank) 

Laura Gati (European Central Bank) 

Mariassunta Giannetti (Stockholm School of Economics and CEPR)

Deniz Igan (Bank for International Settlements and CEPR)

Martina Jasova (Barnard College, Columbia University)

Şebnem Kalemli-Özcan (University of Maryland and CEPR)

Silvia Miranda-Agrippino (Bank of England and CEPR)

Melina Papoutsi (European Central Bank) 

Monika Piazzesi (Stanford University and CEPR)

Claudia Ruiz Ortega (World Bank)

Vania Stavrakeva (London Business School and CEPR)

Antonella Trigari (Bocconi University and CEPR)

Victoria Vanasco (CREI, UPF, Barcelona GSE and CEPR)

Liliana Varela (London School of Economics and CEPR)

Dora Xia (Bank for International Settlements)