2017 Colloquium

11th Bayesian Econometric WorkshopJuly 3-4, 2017Melbourne
9th Macro-Money-Finance Workshop Monetary and Fiscal Policy in the Next RecessionJune 23-24, 2017Waterloo, Ontario
Two Dynamic Paths on a Shared Road
Canadian-Italian Cooperation at 150 and 156
June 17-18, 2017Toronto
8th Macro-Money-Finance WorkshopMay 18-19, 2017Rimini
3rd International Conference in Applied Theory, Macro and Empirical FinanceApril 21-22, 2017Thessaloniki
3rd Workshop on Spatial Dimensions of the Labour Market
Spatial Dimensions of Inequality
March 30-31, 2017Mannheim

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  11th Annual Bayesian Econometrics Workshop  

July 3-4, 2017, University of Melbourne, Australia

Deadline for submissions extended to March 31, 2017


Keynote Speakers

Sylvia Frühwirth-Schnatter

Institute for Statistics and Mathematics, 

Vienna University of Economics and Business

Sylvia Kaufmann

Study Center Gerzensee,
Foundation of the Swiss National Bank

This is the first time the RCEA Bayesian workshop will run in Australia and is the result of a partnership with the Bayesian Analysis and Modeling Research Group at the University of Melbourne. Papers in all areas of Bayesian econometrics are welcome.

Call for Papers

9th RCEA Macro-Money-Finance Workshop

Monetary and Fiscal Policy in the Next Recession

June 23-24, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


Keynote Speakers

Laurence M. Ball

John Hopkins University and NBER

Angelo Melino

University of Toronto, RCEA and C.D.Howe Institute

The current macroeconomic situation will make it more difficult than ever for policymakers to stimulate economies in the next recession.  Policy interest rates cannot be reduced much  since they are at record lows; public debt is, in most countries, at record high, and the new US administration is promising to roll back some of macroprudential reforms introduced in the wake of the Great Recession. The current situation makes dealing with the next recession a formidable challenge. The goal of the workshop is to discuss what can be done to prepare for the next cyclical downturn, and what to do when the next recession starts, as it inevitably will.

Call for papers – extended Registration

       Two Dynamic Paths on a Shared Road:

         Canadian-Italian Cooperation at 150 and 156

June 17-18, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Keynote Speakers

Luigi Bruti-Liberati

Università degli Studi di Milano

Kenneth Bartlett

University of Toronto

The conference is organized on the occasion of Canada’s sesquicentennial,  with the support of the Consulate General of Italy in Toronto and Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Toronto.

Unlike other RCEA meetings, this is an interdisciplinary conference, which will include participants from social sciences and humanities. It has two goals. The first is to celebrate 150 years of Canada and the contribution of Italian-Canadians to Canada’s economic, political, social and cultural development. The second goal is to bring together academics and policymakers from both countries to spur cooperation between Canada and Italy. Canada’s sesquicentennial year, coming only a few years after Italy’s 150th anniversary as a unified state, provides a timely opportunity to strengthen these historic bonds.

Call for Papers

8th RCEA Macro-Money-Finance Workshop

May 18-19, 2017, Rimini, Palacongressi, Italy


Keynote Speakers

Karim Abadir

Imperial College London

Guido Ascari

University of Oxford

The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA) invites papers to be considered for its 2017 RCEA Macro-Money-Finance Workshop. While the workshop is intended for theoretical work or applied work in Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, Finance and Public Finance, papers in any area of Economics and Finance in relation to the overarching theme of the workshop are welcome.

Call for Papers  Preliminary program
Registration page  Accommodation

3rd International Conference in Applied Theory, Macro and Empirical Finance (AMEF)

April 21-22 , University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki , Greece


The Department of Economics of the University of Macedonia organizes the 3rd International Conference in Applied Theory, Macro and Empirical Finance (AMEF). The aim is to bring together researchers, young scholars, post-doctoral researchers and PhD students that are working on the areas of Economics and Finance. Selected papers will be included in special issues of (1) Applied Economics Quarterly, (2) Review of Economic Analysis and (3) South Eastern Europe Journal of Economics.



Plenary Speakers

Gikas Hardouvelis Elias Papaioannou Konstantinos Theodoridis Thanasis Stengos
University of Piraeus London Business School Bank of England University of Guelph


Conference Website Program Call for Papers

3rd Workshop on Spatial Dimensions of the Labour Market

Spatial Dimensions of Inequality 

March 30-31, 2017, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, Germany


Keynote Speakers

Gilles Duranton

The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and RCEA

Andrés Rodríguez-Pose

London School of Economics, President of the RSAI —–

Jens Südekum

Heinrich Heine University   Düsseldorf

The workshop on “Spatial Dimensions of the Labour Market” focuses on topics concerning regional labour markets. This year, a special focus is placed on inequality across space. The workshop is  jointly organised by the Institute for Employment Research (IAB), the Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA) and the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW).  

Program Call for Papers 

2016 Colloquium

The Rimini Conference in Economics and Finance – RCEF 2016
Innovation, Growth, Governance and Development

September 16th-18th, 2016 – Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


The Rimini Conference in Economics and Finance (RCEF) is a biennial international meeting assembling a group of leading economists to present and discuss their work at the cutting edge of economic research. The previous conferences were held in Rimini, Italy (2006, 2010 and 2014), in Waterloo, Ontario (2008) and in Toronto, Ontario (2012).


Plenary Speakers

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Elhanan Helpman Charles (Chad) Jones Malcom D. Knight James Robinson
Harvard University Stanford University London School of Economics University of Chicago

While papers related to the four topics of innovation, growth, governance and development and their interrelationships are of particular interest to the organizers, we invite papers in other areas of economics, including business cycles analysis, international trade, international finance, monetary and fiscal policies, public economics, public finance, finance and banking, general equilibrium, game theory, economic geography, regional development, economics of tourism, environmental economics, industrial organization, labour economics, health economics, econometrics and quantitative methods.

The RCEF2016 conference is organized by RCEA jointly with Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).


Conference Website Call for Papers

4th RCEA Time Series Econometrics Workshop 


Keynote Speakers

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Peter C. B. Phillips

Yale University, University of Auckland, 
University of Southampton, Singapore Management University

A.M. Robert Taylor

University of Essex


June 18th and 19th, 2016 – Rimini, Italy – Complesso Alberti


Special Lecture

On the occasion of honorary degree from Wilfrid Laurier University

15 June 2016, 16:30, Balsillie School of International Affairs



Peter Howitt

Lyn Crost Professor of Social Sciences, Brown University

Innovation and Growth Through Creative Destruction

67 Erb Street West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Panel: Should The Bank Of Canada Raise The Inflation Target?





Steven Ambler

Université du Québec à Montréal, C.D., Howe Institute and RCEA


Eric Santor

Bank of Canada



Serge Coulombe

University of Ottawa


Pierre Siklos

Wilfrid Laurier University, CIGI and RCEA

June 3, 2016 – Ottawa, Canada, Canadian Economic Association conference

7th RCEA Macro-Money-Finance Workshop

“Advances in Macroeconomics and Finance”

Keynote speakers

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Steven  Ambler

Université du Québec à Montréal, C.D. Howe Institute and RCEA

Gary Koop

University of Strathclyde and RCEA     —–

Marco Pagano

University of Naples Federico II, EIEF and CSEF

May 19th and 20th, 2016 – Rimini, Italy – Palacongressi


 10th Annual RCEA Bayesian Econometric Workshop

May 19th and 20th, 2016 – Rimini, Italy – Palacongressi

Keynote speakers

M_Jensen S_Potter

Mark Jensen

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Simon Potter

Federal Reserve Bank of New Yor