CIEPS sponsors workshops, seminars, mini conferences and regularly organizes sessions at international meetings of professional associations. In these ways the Institute fulfills a number of functions. It provides an opportunity for doctoral students in the fields of international money and finance, and in international and development policy, to keep abreast of leading edge research. It allows doctoral students to present their research and receive feedback, and generates a feeling of community and collaboration amongst them. It offers an opportunity for doctoral students to gain experience in presenting papers and offering critical discussion of the work of others. It provides a series of conduits for members of CIEPS to disseminate their research to an international audience and ensure awareness of related research being undertaken elsewhere.

The Research Workshop in International Money, Finance and Economic Policy

The workshop is primarily designed to help students who are writing doctoral dissertations in the fields of international money and financial economics, or international economics and development policy. It discusses methodological issues such as research techniques, data sources and measurement, and it analyzes many major topics in international money and financial economics, as well as in aspects of international development and economic policy drawing on the most recently published research. It covers topics such as: international capital markets and international capital mobility; capital surges and reversals; exchange rate policy, exchange rate regimes and currency and financial crises; the behavior of financial markets; the role and operations of international financial institutions; balance of payments performance and policy; fiscal and monetary policy; the financing of economic development; and the influence of political economy factors on economic policy. Discussion is heavily based on presentations given by students. In addition, presentations are regularly given by the Director and Deputy Director of CIEPS, as well as by Research Affiliates of CIEPS, on key aspects of international monetary and financial economics as well as contemporary economic policy. There are also ’round table’ discussions of key recent research articles, and an annual session in November that examines the IMF’s World Economic Outlook and Global Financial Stability Report . The workshop helps students prepare for their dissertation proposals and defenses and gives them experience in presenting their ideas in a ‘conference style’ and in answering questions from an audience of their peers. Furthermore, it provides a means of giving guidance on preparing research papers for consideration by academic journals, as well as by policy makers in governmental, international and commercial organizations. Our students have an impressive record of getting their research published in highly respected academic journals. The workshop normally meets for three hours every two weeks during the regular semesters.

Recent Conferences and Conference Sessions

Claremont Sessions at the 2018 Meetings of the Western Economic Association in Vancouver
June 27, 2018
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Third Annual Mini Conference on International Money, Financial Economics, and Development
April 20, 2018
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Annual Meetings of the Western Economics Association
Claremont Sessions
June 28, 2017

Claremont Workshop on International Money and Finance
A mini-conference hosted by the Claremont Institute for Economic Policy Studies
Claremont Graduate University
April 28, 2017

CIEPS Workshop on Research in International Money and Financial Economics
Claremont Graduate University
Feb 26, 2016

Capital Flows and Financial Development in Emerging Markets
April 24, 2015
The Claremont Institute for Economic Policy Studies held a joint workshop with the Center for Emerging Market Policies on “Capital Flows and Financial Development in Emerging Markets” in Washington, D.C. In addition to a number of Claremont faculty and dissertation students, participants included economists from the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and Federal Reserve Board and local universities.

Joint Claremont George Mason University Workshop on Crisis, Capital Flows and Debt Management
May 31, 2013

What Should We Do About Banks?
Sept. 25, 2012
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Korea and the World Economy
Claremont McKenna College
Aug. 12-13, 2011
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