CALL FOR PAPERS: Which direction for capital markets in the EU and around the world?

Published in 
Lisbon, Portugal


On the occasion of CMVM’s Annual Conference in celebration of its 30th Anniversary and in conjunction with the 46th Annual Meeting of the International Organization of Securities Regulators (IOSCO), CEPS and ECMI, in partnership with the Portuguese Securities Market Commission (Comissão do Mercado de Valores Mobiliários, CMVM), will chair a research session on capital markets in the EU and around the world and will convene high-level speakers and discussants.

The conference “Global Capital Markets: Understanding the Future” will take place on 4-5 November 2021, in Lisbon or in an online format should the pandemic conditions prevent physical meetings. The research session “Which direction for capital markets in EU and around the World” will take place on 5th November. The organising committee will select up to three papers and invite the authors to present their work to the top professionals in the field.

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

  • Global capital markets and their role in investment financing the post Covid-19 recovery
  • European capital markets policy integration
  • Pre-IPO risk capital, venture capital and private equity
  • Primary and secondary markets activity
  • Capital markets microstructure
  • Liquidity in corporate bond markets
  • EU-UK capital markets and the cost of fragmentation
  • Public debt markets and relief mechanisms
  • Resilience and resolution of financial infrastructures.

We are looking for papers that meet the following criteria:

  • Empirical and policy-oriented research papers with relevant implications for European capital markets, including its legislative framework, and their interaction with global capital markets.
  • Papers should be original and not previously published in an academic journal or other official review (such as government or central bank reports).
  • Non-published reports produced within PhD Research Projects or parts of PhD Dissertations (provided these are not published) are acceptable.
  • Papers should be submitted in English, include an abstract of no more than 200 words, and not exceed 30 pages (including table of contents, appendices, annexes and list of references).

Submission and selection process:

  • Two files should be submitted by email to: ecmi@ceps.eu (deadline: 5 September 2021):
  • A title page with the title, the abstract and the full contact details of the author(s) (full name, address, job title, affiliation and contact details); and,
  • The full text of the paper with title and abstract in anonymous format. No contact details, name or any other direct sign should appear in the paper that could make the text attributable to the author(s), allowing for blind review.
  • Failure to meet any of the requirements above can result in the exclusion of the paper from consideration in the competition.
  • Authors must explicitly allow for publication at CEPS-ECMI’s Working Papers series and at the CMVM’s Research Report or Working Papers series, making reference to the CMVM conference - without prejudice of later publication in other academic journal or other official review.

Organising Committee

Karel Lannoo (ECMI)

Willem Pieter De Groen (CEPS)

Apostolos Thomadakis (ECMI)

Cosmina Amariei (ECMI)