Keynote speakers Daron Acemoglu & Charles Manski at the forthcoming (June 5-7) Virtual IESR-GLO Conference on the Economics of Covid-19: Call for papers!

The Institute for Economic and Social Research (IESR) at Jinan University and the Global Labor Organization (GLO) are jointly organizing a virtual conference on the economic issues related to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. We intend to provide a platform for economists to exchange ideas on improving responses to Covid-19 through a series of presentations of high-quality academic papers.

  • We are pleased to announce that the conference will feature keynote addresses by Daron Acemoglu (MIT) and Charles Manski (Northwestern University).
  • The conference will be held from June 5 (Friday) to June 7 (Sunday) through Zoom Webinar. Each presentation will take 25 minutes. We also welcome proposals of a session of two related papers.

Please submit a paper at no later than May 24. The contact author will be notified of the decision by May 27. Considering the time constraint, submissions before May 24 are very much appreciated and we will contact authors of accepted papers as quickly as possible. We charge no fees.

Tentative Schedule (local time) for June 5 (Friday), June 6 (Saturday), June 7 (Sunday):

 BeijingBerlinWashington DC
Regular session, 2 papers, 25 min + 10 min discussant + 10 min Q&A8:15pm – 9:45pm2:15pm – 3:45pm8:15am – 9:45am
Keynote session, 40 min talk + 10 min Q&A10:00pm – 10:50pm4:00pm – 4:50pm10:00am – 10:50am
Regular session, 2 papers, 25 min + 10 min discussant + 10 min Q&A11:00pm – 12:30am5:00pm – 6:30pm11:00am – 12:30pm


The conference is supported by the Journal of Population Economics. The Journal welcomes submissions dealing with the demographic aspects of the coronavirus crisis. After fast refereeing, successful papers will be published in the next available issue.

For inquiries regarding the conference, please contact Wei Shi at If you encounter any submission problems, please contact Indre Krakauskaite at The conference website is


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