CONFERENCE ON THE FINANCIAL CONSEQUENCES OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC – THE AMERICAN FINANCE ASSOCIATION
The Journal of Finance and the Fama-Miller Center for Research in Finance at University of Chicago Booth School of Business are organizing a conference on the financial consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. The conference will be held by videoconference in five daily two-hour sessions from October 12 to 16, 2020.
EEA Registry of COVID-19 Economic Outcome Research Projects
The AEA leadership encourages its members to participate in an initiative led by the European Economic Association (EEA) and related to the current COVID-19 pandemic. The EEA aims to create a registry of research projects, predominantly engaged in data collection (in any country), studying how economic outcomes are evolving over the pandemic. The call for projects is at https://www.eeassoc.org/index.php?site=JEEA&page=300&trsz=299, and the list of registered projects, which includes more than 80 and is growing daily, can be found at https://www.eeassoc.org/index.php?site=JEEA&page=298&trsz=299. These projects cover areas of firm, worker, and household responses to the COVID-19 crisis and examine attitudes, consumption and savings behavior. The registry was designed to connect researchers working on similar projects in different countries so they can share information and learn from one another. It may also help to identify countries where less work is being done and motivate researchers to try and fill those gaps, ensuring that as much as possible is learned from the crisis to help guide policy and future modeling.
Candidacy to FCT Project in Consortium with CEGE
In a consortium with CEGE – Research Centre in Management and Economics of Católica Porto Business School, Catholic University of Portugal, CICEE, after receiving the nihil obstat opinion from its Scientific Committee, submitted the candidacy of two research projects to the IC&DT, FCT 2020 Funding Competition : i) PTDC/EGE-ECO/5762/2020 – “The Financial Structure of the Portuguese Corporate Non-Financial Sector: Theory and Evidence”. The research team is composed by the following CICEE’s researchers: Bruno Maia, Jorge Mota, Mário Coutinho dos Santos, Sérgio Pontes and Prof. William Megginson, member of the CICEE’s Advisory Board, in the role of External Advisor, and (ii) PTDC/EGE-ECO/5783/2020 – “Portuguese Banking System White Paper”. The research team includes the following CICEE’s researchers: Mário Coutinho dos Santos, Sérgio Pontes, Victor Mendes, and Professor José Amado Mendes, Full Professor at UAL, Nuno Garoupa and William Megginson, both members of the CICEE’s Advisory Board, in the role of External Advisors.