RCEA-Europe International Conference on

Global Threats to the World Economy

An online crowdfunding conference to support Ukrainian students

RCEA-Europe International Conference on

Global Threats to the World Economy

An online crowdfunding conference to support Ukrainian students

2-3 February 2023


Online on zoom (Europe, CET; North America EST through PST)

Due to the pandemic shock, inflation has returned. The energy crisis triggered by Russia's war in Ukraine has added further price pressure, particularly in Europe, leading to double-digit inflation rates in many advanced countries. Short-term inflationary pressure originates mainly from energy markets, supply chains, and labor market developments. The risk of stagflation cum weakening financial markets hampers the implementation of disinflationary monetary policies, posing threats of financial disruptions stemming from interest rate hikes.  However, the inflationary outlook is also gloomy in the medium term, as most of the favorable supply-side developments during the Great Moderation are at risk of undoing due to de-globalization forces reducing international trade and technological, capital, and migratory flows. Climate change and environmental degradation pose further threats in terms of extreme weather disruptions to economic activity and harvests and the spread of new pandemic waves. Energy prices might be further subject to increases as the green transition appears to occur before the supply of renewable resources can adequately meet energy demand.

Against these scenarios, the conference aims to present and discuss recent scientific results and advance policy solutions. Topics of interest, without being exhaustive, concern inflation and stagflation, globalization and de-globalization, climate change and its economic and financial effects, green transition risk, financial crises, macroeconomic regimes, macroprudential and resilience policies, fiscal and monetary policy in a time of crisis.

The conference features keynote speeches by Robert Engle (New York University), Refet S. Gürkaynak (Bilkent University), David F. Hendry (Oxford University), Jesus Gonzalo (University of Madrid Carlos III), Frank Smets (Ghent University; ECB), Raphael Schoenle (Brandeis University; Center for Inflation Research – Cleveland Fed).

The conference's revenue will finance scholarships for Ukrainian students to enroll in the MSc programs in International Economics or Global Management at the University of Milano-Bicocca or similar programs at other European universities. Co-funding is a requirement for suitable institutions to compete for the allocation of the RCEA-Europe scholarships. Scholarships are awarded in collaboration with the Ukrainian Global University initiative at the Kyiv School of Economics.

Online participation for auditors (non-presenters) is free through zoom. 

The Conference Program including zoom links can be found here

We are still collecting donations to fund scholarships for Ukrainian students: Please, click here to access the PayPal/credit card payment tool.


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Scientific Committee

Karim Abadir (Imperial College London, RCEA)

Lucia Alessi (Joint Research Center – European Commission)

Richard Baillie (Michigan State University, RCEA)

Pierpaolo Benigno (University of Bern, RCEA Europe, RCEA)

Marcelle Chauvet (University of California-Riverside, RCEA)

Guillaume Chevillon (Essec Business School)

Ana Herrera (University of Kentucky, RCEA)

Fredj Jawadi (University of Lille)

Michele Lenza (European Central Bank)

Corrado Macchiarelli (RCEA-Europe, CefES)

Anastasios Magdalinos (University of Southtampton)

Claudio Morana (University of Milano-Bicocca, RCEA-Europe, RCEA, CefES, CeRP-CCA)

J. Isaac (Zack) Miller (University of Missouri, RCEA)

Tommaso Proietti (University of Roma - Tor Vergata, RCEA)

Livio Stracca (European Central Bank)

Patrizio Tirelli (University of Pavia, RCEA Europe, RCEA, CefES)

Scientific Committee Chair

Claudio Morana (University of Milano-Bicocca, RCEA-Europe, RCEA, CefES, CeRP-CCA)



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