Center for Applied Financial Economics

CAFE aims to promote a unified and rigorous interdisciplinary approach to research in finance that cuts across mathematical finance, econometrics and international macroeconomics. It encourages frontier and applied research and facilitates discussion and dissemination of research by organizing seminars and workshops. The new Centre will be focussing on empirical finance with special emphasis on international macroeconomic financial issues such as global economy interactions, financial crisis,contagion, market and credit risk diversification, and financial forecasting in the presence of structural breaks. Read More.

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Upcoming Events

Conference on "Recent Developments in China Financial Sector"

February 27th and 28th, 2015

Los Angeles, United States

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IAAE 2015 Annual Conference

International Association for Applied Econometrics

Call for Papers

University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki (Greece), June 25-27, 2015

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EcoMod 2015

Boston, United States 

July 15-17, 2015

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CAFE Conference on "Counterfactual Analysis of Policy Evaluation"

November 20th, 2014

Los Angeles, United States

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Release of the GVARtoolbox 2.0

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ECB Workshop on "Modelling cross-border financial channels: a GVAR perspective"

November 24th and 25th, 2014

Frankfurt am Main

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Past Events

The Economic Effects of the Great Tohoku Earthquake

June 28th, 2014

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Iran's Economy: Challenges and Opportunities

A public lecture by Hashem Pesaran, USC & Univeristy of Cambridge

Part of the UCLA CNES and Program of Iranian Studies Bilingual Lecture Series

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Conference on


Novermber 20, 2013

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May 24-25, 2013

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Conference on MENA Economies
June 21-22, 2013
Istanbul, Turkey

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IIEA - Second International Conference on the Iranian Economy
June 24-25, 2013
Istanbul, Turkey

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"A Powerful Entropy Test For “Linearity” Against Nonlinearity In Time Series”

Esfandiar Maasoumi
Distinguished Professor of Economics
Emory University
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
KAP 319

Global Crisis and Latin American Economies