The RCEA Colloquium 2017

11th Annual Bayesian Econometrics Workshop

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

Keynote Speakers

Sylvia Frühwirth-Schnatter (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 was held in Australia. It 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 were presented.

9th RCEA Macro-Money-Finance Workshop: Monetary and Fiscal Policy in the Next Recession

June 23-24, Balsillie School of International Affairs, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Keynote Speakers

Laurence M. Ball (Johns 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.

Two Dynamic Paths on a Shared Road: Canadian-Italian Cooperation at 150 and 156

June 17, 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.

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 and University of Pavia)

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.

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

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

Keynote Speakers

Gikas Hardouvelis (University of Pireus)

Elias Papaioannou (London Business School)

Konstantinos Theodoridis (Bank of England)

Thanasis Stengos (University of Guelph)

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.