2023 ECMI Call for papers

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CEPS - Centre for European Policy Studies 1 Place du Congrès / Congresplein 1000 Brussels


The European Capital Markets Institute (ECMI) is calling for the submission of research papers in the area of capital markets and their functioning.

A committee of academics and international experts will select the best paper and award the author(s) a EUR 5,000 prize and the opportunity to present the findings at the 2023 ECMI Annual Conference that will take place on the 7th of November 2023. This prestigious international event brings together policymakers, academics and industry representatives to take stock of recent developments in European capital markets and analyse their long-term implications.

Research papers should cover, (but are not limited to) one or more of the following areas:

  • The competitiveness and attractiveness of EU financial actors and European capital markets
  • Open strategic autonomy in financial services
  • The Capital Markets Union as a driver of economic recovery and resilience (e.g. Listing Act, Retail Investment Strategy, SME financing, a green recovery)
  • 22 years on from the Lamfalussy Report, competitive regulation and ESAs review
  • Central bank digital currencies, digital payments and digital services for retail investors (e.g. regulation, investor protection, financial stability, interoperability)
  • Resilience and resolution of market infrastructures (e.g. trade repositories, central counterparties)
  • The impact of monetary policies on capital markets
  • Bond markets, money market funds, and consolidate tape
  • MiFID II (e.g. transparency, liquidity, research coverage, data)
  • EU-UK capital markets, the cost of fragmentation and the loss of liquidity
  • Sustainable Finance (e.g. sustainability, ESG standards, financial reporting, green sentiment, alternative data)