The Rimini Centre
for Economic Analysis
Research for a sustainable world
RCEA – RIMINI CENTRE FOR ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
The Hamilton Momentum and the Future of the European Integration
Jointly organized with the Center for European Studies (CefES-DEMS) and the Joint Research Center of the European Commission (JRC-EC).
The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA) holds a Webinar Series every other Thursday, 9am PT/4pm GMT. The (incomplete) schedule for the first semester of 2022 is below
January 13th, 2022, Thursday
Gabriele Fiorentini, University of Florence, "GDP Solera: The Ideal Vintage Mix"
RCEA – RIMINI CENTRE FOR ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
Guido Imbens, Professor of Economics at Stanford University and RCEA Honorary Fellow, was jointly awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2021.
The prize was awarded to David Card (University of California, Berkeley), for empirical contributions to labor economics, and jointly to Imbens and Joshua D. Angrist (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), for methodological contributions to the analysis of causal relationships.
RCEA – RIMINI CENTRE FOR ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA) holds a Webinar Series every other Thursday, 9am PT/4pm GMT. The schedule for the second semester of 2021 is below
September 23rd, 2021, Thursday Adolfo Barajas (IMF) "Loose Financial Conditions, Rising Leverage, and Risks to Macro-Financial Stability "
October 7th, 2021, Thursday Petr Sedlaceck (Oxford University) "Productivity, Profitability, and Growth"
October 21st, 2021, Thursday Christian Conrad (University of Heidelberg) "Modelling Volatility Cycles: The (MF)2 GARCH Model"
November 4th, 2021, Thursday Lubos Pastor (University of Chicago) "Dissecting Green Returns"
November 18th, 2021, Thursday Karim Abadir (Imperial College London) "Vive la Différence! Or How the Diversity of Firms Predicts Macroeconomic (and Financial) Trends and Cycles"
December 2nd, 2021, Thursday Francesco Drudi (European Central Bank) "Climate Change and Monetary Policy in the Euro Area"
December 16th, 2021, Thursday Joseph Zeira (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) "The Israeli Economy: Some Results"
RCEA – RIMINI CENTRE FOR ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA) holds a Webinar Series every other Thursday, 9am PT/4pm GMT. The schedule for the first semester of 2021 is below
January 28, Thursday
Tobias Adrian, IMF, "Monetary and Macroprudential Policy with Endogenous Risk"
February 11th, Thursday
Giovanni Gallipoli, Vancouver School of Economics, "Consumption & Income Inequality across Generations"
February 25th, Thursday
Gilles Duranton, Wharton School, "Urban growth and its aggregate implications"
March 11th, Thursday
Paolo Giordani, Norwegian Business School, "Introducing SMARTboost, a new machine learning tool for financial and economic data"
March 25th, Thursday
Alessandro Riboni, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris - Laboratoire d'Econometrie, "Nation-Building, Nationalism, and Wars"
May 13th, Thursday
J. Isaac (Zack) Miller, University of Missouri, "What drives temperature anomalies? A functional SVAR approach"
May 27th, Thursday
Stefano Giglio, Yale University, "Climate change and asset prices"
June 10th, Thursday
Antonin Bergeaud, Banque de France and Centre for Economic Performance, "Technological Change and Domestic Outsourcing"
July 1st, 2021, Thursday
Claudio Borio, Bank for International Settlements, "Challenges for monetary policy: economic, intellectual and institutional"
The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA) holds a Webinar Series every other Thursday, 9am PT/4pm GMT. The schedule for 2020 is below
October 22, Thursday
November 5, Thursday
Alessandro Rebucci, Johns Hopkins University, "Estimating Macroeconomic Models of Financial Crises: An Endogenous Regime Switching Approach"
November 19, Thursday
George Kapetanios, King's College London, "Testing the Adequacy of the Fixed Effects Estimator in the Presence of Cross-section Dependence"
December 3, Thursday
Tae-Hwy Lee, University of California Riverside, "Time-Varying Model Averaging"
The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA) welcomes our new Honorary Fellows, Senior Fellows and Fellows
New Honorary Fellows
New Senior Fellows and Fellows
Carl Davidson is the University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University. His main research interests are International trade and labor market outcomes, Models of unemployment, and Collusive behavior, horizontal mergers. He was co-editor of the World Economy and Associate editor of the European Economic Review.
Steven Davis is the William H. Abbott Distinguished Service Professor of International Business and Economics at the University of Chicago. Professor. Davis studies business dynamics, hiring practices, job loss, the effects of economic uncertainty and other topics. He is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, senior academic fellow with the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research, advisor to the U.S. Congressional Budget Office, visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, senior adviser to the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, and past editor of the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics.
New Senior Fellows
Colin Cameron U. of California Davis
Yoosoon Chang Indiana University Bloomington
Emanuela Cardia University of Montreal
Gilles Chemla Imperial College London
Christian Conrad U. of Heidelberg
Anthony Creane University of Kentucky
Judy Dean, Brandeis University
Neville Francis U. of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Sir Angus Stewart Deaton is a Senior Scholar and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs Emeritus at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Economics Department at Princeton University. His main current research areas are in poverty, inequality, health, well being, economic development, and randomized controlled trials. He is the recipient of the 2015 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. He is a corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, the first recipient of the Society's Frisch Medal, and has been awarded the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award. He is an elected a member of the American Philosophical Society and of the National Academy of Sciences. In 2016, he was made a Knight Bachelor for his services to Economics and International affairs. He is a past President of the American Economic Association.
New Senior Fellows
Davide Furceri International Monetary Fund & University of Palermo
Maitreesh Ghatak London School of Economics
Amos Golan American University
Daniel S Hamermesh U.of Texas Austin
Matthew Harding U. of California Irvine
Alain Hecq Maastricht University
Yongmiao Hong Cornell University
Joao Victor Issler (Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brasil)
George Kapetanios King’s College London
Menelaos Karanasos Brunel University London
Hira L Koul Michigan State University
Tae-Hwy Lee U. of California Riverside
Steven Durlauf is the Steans Professor in Educational Policy at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. Professor Durlauf's research spans many topics in microeconomics and macroeconomics. His most important substantive contributions involve the areas of poverty, inequality and economic growth. Much of his research has attempted to integrate sociological ideas into economic analysis. His major methodological contributions include both economic theory and econometrics. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, Fellow of the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He was also elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011. Professor Durlauf is the current Editor of the Journal of Economic Literature
New Senior Fellows
Essie Maasoumi Emory University
Prakash Loungani International Monetary Fund & University of Palermo
Fredj Jawadi University of Lille
James D. Hamilton U. of California San Diego
Kevin J. Lansing San Francisco Fed
J. Isaac Miller University of Missouri
Gareth Myles University of Adelaide
Diego Puga CEMFI-Madrid
William Easterly is a Professor of Economics at New York University and Co-director of the NYU Development Research Institute, which won the 2009 BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge in Development Cooperation Award. He has served as Co-Editor of the Journal of Development Economics and as Director of the blog Aid Watch. He is a Research Associate of NBER, and senior fellow at BREAD. Foreign Policy Magazine named him among the Top 100 Global Public Intellectuals in 2008 and 2009, and Thomson Reuters listed him as one of Highly Cited Researchers of 2014. He is also the 11th most famous native of Bowling Green, Ohio.
Robert Engle is the Michael Armellino Professor of Finance at New York University Stern School of Business. He was awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in Economics for his research on the concept of autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity (ARCH). He developed this method for statistical modeling of time-varying volatility and demonstrated that these techniques accurately capture the properties of many time series. Professor Engle is an expert in time series analysis with a long-standing interest in the analysis of financial markets. His ARCH model and its generalizations have become indispensable tools not only for researchers, but also for analysts of financial markets, who use them in asset pricing and in evaluating portfolio risk. His research has also produced such innovative statistical methods as cointegration, common features, autoregressive conditional duration (ACD), CAViaR and now dynamic conditional correlation (DCC) models. He is currently the Co-Director of the NYU Stern Volatility and Risk Institute and is the Co-Founding President of the Society for Financial Econometrics (SoFiE).
Imhotep Paul Alagidede U. of Witwatersrand Johannesburg
Lucia Alessi European Commission
Donatella Baiardi University of Parma
Antonin Bergeaud Banque de France
Denis Chetverikov U. of California Los Angeles
Tatjana Dahlhaus Bank of Canada
Javier Donna University of Florida
Dalia Ghanem U. of California Davis
Patricia Gomez-Gonzalez Fordham University
Jianqing Fan is a statistician, financial econometrician, and data scientist. He is Frederick L. Moore '18 Professor of Finance, Professor of Statistics, and Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering at Princeton University. Professor Fan research interests are in statistical theory and methods in data science, statistical machine learning , finance, economics, computational biology, and biostatistics. He is the winner of The 2000 COPSS Presidents' Award, Morningside Gold Medal for Applied Mathematics (2007), Guggenheim Fellow (2009), Pao-Lu Hsu Prize (2013) and Guy Medal in Silver (2014). He got elected to Academician from Academia Sinica in 2012. Professor Fan is a joint editor of Journal of Business and Economics Statistics and an associate editor of Management Science. He was the co-editor (-in-chief) of the Annals of Statistics, and editor of Probability Theory and Related Fields, Econometrics Journal, and Journal of Econometrics. He was on the editorial boards of a number of other journals.
Guido Imbens is the Applied Econometrics Professor and Professor of Economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Professor Imbens does research in econometrics and statistics. His research focuses on developing methods for drawing causal inferences in observational studies, using matching, instrumental variables, and regression discontinuity designs. He is currently Associate Editor for Econometrica, and has served as Foreign Editor for the Review of Economic Studies, and Associate Editor for the Journal of Econometrics and Journal of Business and Economic Statistics.
Charles I. Jones is the STANCO 25 Professor of Economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is an economist noted for his research on long-run economic growth. In particular, he has examined theoretically and empirically the fundamental sources of growth in incomes over time and the reasons underlying the enormous differences in standards of living across countries. In recent years, he has used his expertise in macroeconomic methods to study the economic causes behind the rise in health spending and top income inequality. Professor Jones has been honored as a National Fellow of the Hoover Institution, a John M. Olin Foundation Faculty Fellow, and an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellow. His research has been supported by a series of grants from the National Science Foundation.
Iain McLean is a Professor of Politics, Director of the Gwilym Gibbon Centre for Public Policy and Official Fellow at Nuffield College. Professor McLean’s research interests are in UK public policy; devolution, including related issues in taxation and public expenditure such as the Barnett Formula; electoral systems; constitutional reform; the roles of church and state; the history of the Union of the United Kingdom since 1707; and disasters and government responses to them, especially the Aberfan disaster of 1966. He has advised the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. He was a consultant to the Jenkins Commission on voting systems for the House of Commons, and to various local authorities on the Boundary Commission for England's review of parliamentary boundaries.
Hashem Pesaran Professor Pesaran is the John Elliot Distinguished Chair in Economics at USC, and Director of the Centre for Applied Financial Economics at USC Dornsife. He is also Emeritus Professor of Economics at Cambridge University, and a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. Previously, he was the head of the Economic Research Department of the Central Bank of Iran, the Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Iran, and Professor of Economics at UCLA. He is a fellow of the British Academy, Econometric Society, Journal of Econometrics, and the International Association for Applied Econometrics. He has Honorary Doctorates from Universities of Salford, Goethe, Maastricht and Prague (2016).
Peter Robinson is the Tooke Professor of Economic Science and Statistics at London School of Economics. His research interests are in Econometrics, time series analysis, spatial analysis, nonparametric inference, semiparametric inference. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, Fellow of the British Academy, and Member of the International Statistical Institute. He is currently Associate Editor for the Annals of Statistics, Statistical Inference for Stochastic Processes. He is in the Advisory Board for Econometric Theory and the Journal of Time Series Analysis, and in the Executive Council for the Journal of Econometrics. He has served as co-Editor of Econometric Theory, Econometrica; Journal of Econometrics; Journal of Time Series Analysis; as Associate Editor of the Review of Economics and Statistics; the American Statistician; Infor; Journal of Econometrics; Econometric Theory; Econometrica; Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A; International Statistical Review; Econometric Reviews; Journal of Nonparametric Statistics; Statistica Sinica, Journal of Time Series Analysis; Annals of Statistics; Journal of the American Statistical Association, and Statistical Inference for Stochastic Processes.
A. Michael Spence is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and Philip H. Knight Professor and Dean, Emeritus, at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. In 2001, he was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his contributions to the analysis of markets with asymmetric information. He received the John Bates Clark Medal of the American Economic Association awarded to economists under 40. He is currently the chairman of an independent Commission on Growth and Development. He was a member of the Economics Advisory Panel of the National Science Foundation and served as a member of the Sloan Foundation Economics Advisory Committee. At various times, he has served as a member of the editorial boards of American Economics Review, Bell Journal of Economics, Journal of Economic Theory, and Public Policy. Among his many honors, Professor Spence was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and was awarded the David A. Wells Prize for outstanding doctoral dissertation at Harvard University. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econometric Society.
Danny Quah is Dean and Li Ka Shing Professor in Economics at the School School of Public Policy at National University of Singapor. His research interests include income inequality, economic growth, and international economic relations. Professor Quah's current research takes an economic approach to world order - with focus on global power shift and the rise of the east, and alternative models of global power relations. Professor Quah is Commissioner on the Spence-Stiglitz Commission on Global Economic Transformation; Member of the Executive Committee, International Economic Association; and Senior Fellow of the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economics Research. He is in the Editorial Board of Asia Pacific Business Review, Global Policy, East Asian Policy, and Journal of Economic Integration. He is in the Advisory Board of Journal of Global Analysis and Princeton University Press, European Advisory. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Economic Growth.
Randall Wright is the Ray B. Zemon Chair in Liquid Assets in the Department of Finance, Investment and Banking at the Wisconsin School of Business, as well as a Professor in Wisconsin’s Department of Economics. Professor Wright is well known for his work on monetary, macro and labor economics. He is currently a consultant for the Federal Reserve Banks of Minneapolis and Chicago, a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, where he co-organizes the Macro Perspectives Group, and a Fellow of the Econometric Society and Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory. He has served as Editor of International Economic Review, and is currently Associate Editor at Journal of Economic Theory and Advisory Editor at Macroeconomic Dynamics. He has won several awards for his research, and currently has the highest “degree centrality” in economics (basically, greatest number of coauthors).