First Edition (2021)

First Edition (2021)

CEPR Conference
The Politics of Regulation and Central Banking

Date: Friday February 12, 2021
Venue: Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University 

This is the first edition of the annual conference series on the Political Economy of Finance. For its first edition, the conference is dedicated to exploring the intersections between political economy and central banking. Erasmus University Rotterdam, Tilburg University, and the University of Amsterdam jointly organize this event supported by the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

We invite 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

Francesco Trebbi ( Berkeley Haas)

Dana Foarta (Stanford GSB)
Hans Gersbach (ETH Zurich and CEPR)
Deniz Igan (International Monetary Fund)
Frederic Malherbe (University College London and CEPR)
Kris James Mitchener (Santa Clara University and CEPR)
Enrico Perotti (University of Amsterdam and CEPR)
Alessandro Riboni (Ecole Polytechnique and CEPR)
Martin Schmalz (University of Oxford and CEPR)
Vikrant Vig (London Business School and CEPR)
Paolo Volpin (City University London and CEPR)

Thomas Lambert (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Enrico Perotti (University of Amsterdam and CEPR)
Magdalena Rola-Janicka (Tilburg University)

To submit a paper please visit the 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 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.

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).

The full pdf version of the call for papers can be downloaded here

Information regarding the conference can be sought from the organizing committee at