Call for Papers: EUROFRAME Conference on Climate change: economic implications, tools and challenges for policy-makers in Europe

The EUROFRAME group of research institutes (CASE, CPB, DIW, ESRI, ETLA, IfW, NIESR, OFCE, PROMETEIA, WIFO) will hold its seventeenth annual Conference on Economic Policy Issues in the European Union online on 17-18 June 2021. The aim of this conference is to bring together academics, and policy-oriented economists by providing a forum for debate on economic policy issues relevant in the European context. 

The 17th Conference will focus on the challenges posed by climate change. Public opinion has changed and European policy-makers, businesses and the financial sector have started to recognise the importance of climate change and biodiversity on the lives of people and the economy. Climate action must stand at the core of long-term growth and infrastructure planning. How do policymakers ensure that the costs and benefits of climate action are shared equitably at a time when multilateral frameworks have come under threat? Will strains posed by the Covid-19 crisis interrupt progress on climate action? 

We seek both empirical and theoretical policy-relevant papers. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: 

•    Economic impact of climate change at the macro and local level
•    Evaluating macroeconomic benefits of biodiversity and ecosystem services
•    Climate change and the EU’s green deal
•    The role of climate change policy on innovation and infrastructure
•    The role of central banks, banks and the insurance sector
•    The fiscal implications of transition and physical risks
•    Delivering a green recovery from Covid-19
•    Modelling/mitigating disaster risks related to climate change

Keynote Speaker: To be confirmed 

Submission guidelines

  • Draft papers should be submitted by email by 7 April 2021 to
  • Drafts should include: title of communication, name(s) of the author(s), affiliation, corresponding author’s e-mail address, postal address, telephone number. Please indicate whether you are willing to act as a discussant.
  • Corresponding authors will be informed of the decision of the scientific committee by Early May 2021.
  • Full papers should be received by e-mail by 31 May 2021.
  •  A small selection of papers from the conference will be invited for publication after a reviewing process in the National Institute Economic Review.

Scientific Committee: 

Christoph Badelt (WIFO), Marek Dabrowski and Grzegorz Poniatowski (CASE), Geraldine Dany-Knedlik (DIW), Lorenzo Forni (PROMETEIA Associazione), Klaus-Jürgen Gern (IfW), Dawn Holland (NIESR), Tero Kuusi and Markku Lehmus (ETLA), Eloi Laurent and Henri Sterdyniak (OFCE), Kieran McQuinn (ESRI), Gerdien Meijerink (CPB), Catherine Mathieu (OFCE, Scientific Secretary) 

Local Organising Committee (NIESR, London): 

Hande Küçük:  
Dawn Holland: 

Contact – Paper and Abstract Submissions: 
Catherine Mathieu:, tel.: +33 (0)1 44 18 54 37