Paper Submission
Call for Papers
Bank of Italy/CEPR/EIEF Conference on
“Firms in a period of turmoil”
Rome, December 15-16, 2022
We aim for an in-person event, submitters located overseas will be offered the possibility to present online.
Depending on sanitary constraints in the Fall of 2022, the conference may be held entirely online.
The Bank of Italy, the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance, and the Centre for Economic Policy Research are pleased to announce a research conference on “Firms in a period of turmoil”.
The meeting aims at bringing together lead economists to discuss how the productive structure is reacting to the recent pandemic, energy and trade shocks, and the growing relevance of micro-macro interactions between public policies, firm choices, and aggregate productivity.

We welcome both theoretical and empirical works related (but not limited) to the following aspects:
  • The effect of technology diffusion and firm innovation on welfare
  • Firm-to-firm trade and production networks
  • De-globalization, reshoring and the possible evolutions of global supply chains
  • Management, firm organization and business crisis management
  • The transition to net zero: implications for firm choices and public policy
  • The design and distributional consequences of industrial policy in production networks
Keynote speaker: Kalina Manova (UCL and CEPR)

Organizing committee:
Federico Cingano (Bank of Italy), Luca Citino (Bank of Italy), Andrea Linarello (Bank of Italy), Megha Patnaik (LUISS Guido Carli and CEPR), Raffaella Sadun (Harvard University and CEPR) and Fabiano Schivardi (LUISS Guido Carli and CEPR). 

Travel and accommodation expenses for presenters will be covered according to CEPR guidelines. Meals taken during the conference will be covered for all participants.

How to apply:
Papers should be submitted through Conference Maker® at no later than September 30th, 2022.
Authors of successful submissions will be notified by mid-October.

If you have any questions related to this meeting, please get in touch with Federico Cingano (Bank of Italy) at [email protected] for assistance.