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Call for Papers:

CEPR-ESSEC-Luxembourg conference on Sustainable Financial Intermediation

29-30 July 2024, Luxembourg

Deadline: Monday 15 April, 2024


The University of Luxembourg, together with ESSEC Business School, and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) is organizing a conference on “Sustainable Financial Intermediation in Credit and Housing Markets” on July 29 and 30, 2024 in the Moselle wine region of Luxembourg.


The objective of this conference is to bring together a small group of researchers in a stimulating and pleasant atmosphere, surrounded by nature and the beautiful landscapes of the Moselle valley. We are inviting submissions of both theoretical and empirical papers on topics related to financial intermediation, household finance, and corporate finance. The conference will feature the presentation of 8 papers (& 8 discussions) with a focus on (but not limited to) the financing of “green” assets, a keynote presentation from Adriano Rampini (Duke University, NBER, CEPR, FARFE), and several opportunities for knowledge exchange and networking.



Interested authors should submit their papers as a pdf-file by April 15, 2024, the latest, by filling in the following online form. Complete papers in an early stage will also be considered. We ask you not to submit papers that have been accepted for publication in a journal or are close to being accepted. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by early May 2024.



Travel expenses of presenters and discussants will be covered by the conference organizers as well as up to two nights of accommodation for EU participants, and three nights for non-EU. Shuttles will be organized from the airport/train station to the conference venue.



Venue: Mercure Luxembourg Kikuoka Golf and Spa, Canach, Luxembourg (about 15-20 minutes away from the Luxembourg airport and city center).

Preliminary schedule: Sunday, July 28 – arrival of participants; Monday, July 29 full day & Tuesday, July 30 morning - conference.



Patrick Augustin (McGill University), Tobias Berg (Goethe University & CEPR), Martin Brown (Study Center Gerzensee & CEPR), Jean-Edouard Colliard (HEC Paris & CEPR), Dragana Cvijanovic (Cornell University), Hans Degryse (KULeuven & CEPR), Ralph de Haas (EBRD & CEPR), Kornelia Fabisik (University of Bern & CEPR), Emilia Garcia-Appendini (Norges Bank), Christoph Herpfer (University of Virginia), Björn Imbierowicz (Deutsche Bundesbank), Martina Jasova (Columbia University), Frederic Malherbe (University College London & CEPR), Camelia Minoiu (Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta), Maximilian Rohrer (NHH), Magdalena Rola-Janicka (Imperial College & CEPR), Larissa Schäfer (Frankfurt School of Finance and Management & CEPR), Vesa Pursiainen (University of St. Gallen), Victoria Vanasco (CREI & CEPR), Sergio Vicente (University of Luxembourg), Jing Zeng (University of Bonn & CEPR).



Diane Pierret, University of Luxembourg & CEPR

Artashes Karapetyan, ESSEC Business School

For any questions regarding the conference, please contact




An event supported by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (INTER/ANR/21/15863559/GREENFINHOME), the University of Luxembourg, ESSEC Business School, and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

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