Call for Papers: MIT GCFP 8th Annual Conference

Conference dates

20 Oct 2021 - 21 Oct 2021


Cambridge, MA (Virtual)


MIT’s Golub Center for Finance and Policy (GCFP) is inviting paper submissions for its 8th annual conference, Financial Policy and the Environment, co-sponsored by Barclays and taking place October 20-21, 2021.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to: cost benefit analyses of financial policies related to climate change and other environmental issues; systemic risk and climate change; disclosure policies for environmental risks; financial approaches to valuing environmental externalities and biodiversity; the social discount rate; measuring and accounting for contingent liabilities arising from environmental risk; design and regulation of carbon trading markets; international policy coordination; evaluating financial policy efficacy.

The mission of the MIT GCFP is to serve as a catalyst for innovative, cross-disciplinary and non-partisan research and educational initiatives that address the unique challenges facing governments in their role as financial institutions and as regulators of the financial system. Each year the GCFP’s annual conference brings together leading academics, policy makers and practitioners to discuss research and new developments in a selected area related to one or more of the main research tracks of the Center:
• Evaluation and Management of Government Financial Institutions
• Regulation of Financial Markets and Institutions
• Measurement and Management of Risk

Both empirical and theoretical papers are welcome. The format is a short presentation, followed by comments from discussants and open conversation among participants.

For more information about the GCFP and its past conferences, please visit

Submission: Please email a copy of your paper as a PDF to
Deadline for submission of papers: August 15, 2021.
The authors of selected papers will be informed by September 1. Due to continuing concerns about travel during the pandemic, the conference will be held virtually.