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


Peter Howitt

Lyn Crost Professor of Social Sciences, Brown University

Innovation and Growth Through Creative Destruction

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

67 Erb Street West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


Should The Bank Of Canada Raise The Inflation Target?


Jerzy Konieczny

Wilfrid Laurier University and RCEA




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

 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

Keynote speakers

M_Jensen S_Potter

Mark Jensen

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Simon Potter

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

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