The RCEA Colloquium 2022

The European Union between crises to be faced and institutions to be reformed

Wednesday, 26 October 2022 

The dramatic situation caused by Russia's war in Ukraine, which came after two years of pandemic emergency, has confronted the European Union with an unexpected event once again in a very short period, full of unpredictable developments and uncertain consequences from many points of view. This crisis involves multiple aspects corresponding to the competence of legal, political, and economic disciplines.

The workshop aims to reflect on how the European Union is reacting to this crisis and how the crisis itself could be an opportunity to transform its institutions and the political guidelines of the Member States. The workshop foresees two sessions. The morning session reflects on political and legal issues related to needed EU constitutional reforms. The afternoon session reflects on the current energy and inflation crises and its implication for economic policy management. 


The morning session will be held in-person and online (ZOOM) from the University of Milano-Bicocca, while the afternoon session will be online (ZOOM) from the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies – Harvard University

This event is jointly organized by the Center for European Studies (CefES), the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, and the Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA-Europe).


Political and Legal Reflections on EU Constitutional Reforms


In-person from the University of Milano-Bicocca,

“Sala Lauree del Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza”, Agorà building (Ex-U6), second floor, Piazza dell’Ateneo Nuovo, 1 - 20126 Milano, and online (Zoom).

10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (CEST, Rome), 4:30 a.m. – 7 a.m. (EST, Boston)








AFTERNOON SESSION: Recording available here 


Economic Challenges to European Integration


2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CEST, Rome), 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. (EST, Boston)

 online (ZOOM) from the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies – Harvard University







Please register in advance via Zoom:


Forecasting Financial Markets

The Forecasting Financial Markets Association and the Rimini Center for Economic Analysis Europe ETS  at the University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy) will be hosting a three-day conference on 29th June-1st July. 

Papers from all areas of Finance are welcome, especially with a focus on:

Forecasting Financial Markets is an International Conference on Quantitative Finance which has been held regularly since 1994. Since its inception, the Conference has grown in scope and stature to become a key international meeting point for those interested in Quantitative Finance, with the participation of quantitative markets professionals and of prestigious academic and research institutions from all over the world including major central banks and quantitative fund managers.

The FFM Scientific Committee is composed of both academics and quantitative market professionals to ensure the methodological soundness of the selected contributions and also retain the practitioner's perspective at the same time. Over the years, the Committee has ensured that the presentations were original, high quality and practical.

Keynote Speakers

Paper Submission. Authors should submit either a paper or an extended abstract by 15 April 2022. If you would like to submit an abstract for consideration, please use the following address


Important dates

Registration Fees

The fee includes refreshments, lunches, and the conference dinner. But all participants, including presenters, are responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses.

Conference venue

University of Milano-Bicocca, Agorà Bd (Ex Bd. U6), Viale Piero e Alberto Pirelli, 22, Milano

Programme Committee

Scientific Committee

Further Information

Our sponsors and partners

4th International Conference on European Studies

The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis Europe ETS (RCEA-Europe ETS) and the Center for European Studies of the University of Milano-Bicocca (CefES-DEMS), jointly with the European Institute of the London School of Economics and Political Science (EI), the Joint Research Center of the European Commission (JRC-EC), the KOF Swiss Economic Institute (KOF), and the Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies (EUI), are organizing the 4th International Conference on European Studies at the University of Milano-Bicocca, Viale Piero and Alberto Pirelli 22, 20126 Milan, Italy.

The Conference gathers scholars from different fields in Economics and Social Sciences, with the objective of contributing to the empirical and theoretical debate on Europe. The Conference provides a forum of discussion for scholars interested in the European economic, social, and political situation, in the evaluation and design of institutions and policies in and for Europe, with a particular focus on North-South, East-West, and Rural-Urban Divide in Europe.

Conference topics are:

1. Macro, money, banking, and finance

2. European governance

3. Wellbeing, inequality, and polarization

4. Migration, cooperation and trade

5. Climate change and energy policies

6. The economic, social and political impact of COVID-19

The Network for European Studies is proud to carry on this initiative. The 4th Conference on European Studies aims to connect scholars working on European issues all over the world and to strengthen their cooperation, particularly in this period of high human, social, economic, and political distress.

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Panelists

Conference Program: 

The provisional Conference Program is available at:

Please check regularly for possible updates.



Conference venue: 

The in-person conference will take place at the University of Milano-Bicocca, AGORA' Building (ex-U6), Viale Piero and Alberto Pirelli 22, 20126 Milan, Italy.



Registrations for in-person auditors (not presenters) at the Conference close on June 15


Please contact us by email, if you like to join in person the Conference. Auditors' online participation in all the online sessions (Keynotes and Contributed sessions) is free, upon registration through zoom. Links are available in the Conference Programme. 


Conference Special Issue on The Future of Europe Beyond Brexit and Covid-19

We are publishing a  Conference Special Issue on Research in Globalization. Publication fees are waived for this SI. Papers also not originally submitted to this Conference might be submitted to the SI.


Publication Schedule

Portal opens: 1st June 2022

Peer-review process: 1st June 2022 to 31st December 2022

Revised manuscript due + Final acceptance: 31st August 2023

Estimated Publication date: September 2023

Manuscript submission information:

The journal's Guide for Authors on how to prepare a paper is available at


Papers must be submitted electronically via the Elsevier Editorial System site for the Journal at beginning on 1st June 2022



Programme Committee


Further Information

RCEA Big Data and Machine Learning Conference

13-14 May 2022, University of California Riverside (online)

May 13 (Friday)


Opening Introduction

08:50-09:00 am PT   Marcelle Chauvet 


Session I (Moderator: Marcelle Chauvet)

09:00-10:00 am PT   Susan Athey (Stanford GSB)

10:00-10:10 am PT   Q&A   


10:10-10:15 am PT   Break


Session II (Moderator: Matthew Harding)

10:15-11:00 am PT   Vasilis Syrgkanis (Microsoft Research and MIT)

11:00-11:10 am PT   Q&A

11:10-11:55 am PT   Sean Klein (PIMCO and UCI)

11:55-12:05 pm PT   Q&A
12:05-12:50 pm PT   Philippe Goulet Coulombe (Université du Québec, Montréal)

12:50-01:00 pm PT   Q&A


May 14 (Saturday)


Session III (Moderator: Aman Ullah)

09:00-10:00 am PT   Jianqing Fan (Princeton)

10:00-10:10 am PT   Q&A   


10:10-10:15 am PT   Break


Session IV (Moderator: Tae-Hwy Lee)

10:15-11:00 am PT   Markus Pelger (Stanford GSB)

11:00-11:10 am PT   Q&A

11:10-11:55 am PT   Paolo Giordani (Norwegian Business School)

11:55-12:05 pm PT   Q&A

12:05-12:50 pm PT   Dimitris Korobilis (University of Glasgow) 

12:50-01:00 pm PT   Q&A


Marcelle Chauvet (University of California, Riverside)

Colin Cameron (University of California, Davis)

Amos Golan (American University)

Matthew Harding (University of California, Irvine)

Tae-Hwy Lee (University of California, Riverside)

Aman Ullah (University of California, Riverside)

RCEA Conference on Recent Developments in Economics, Econometrics and Finance

The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA), with the support of the Department of Economics of the University of Cyprus, the Tax Administration Research Centre (TARC) and the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research - IOBE will be hosting a three-day online conference on 4-6 March. Presentations will take place (approximately) 8am-8pm GMT. Papers from all areas of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Finance, Econometrics and related fields, with a theory, empirical or policy focus are welcome. Non-presenting participants may register for access to all sessions of the conference.

The revenue of the conference will be directed to finance part of the medical treatment for our friend Miltiadis (Miltos) Makris, a Professor of Economics at the University of Essex, UK. 

Miltos is specializing in microeconomic theory and public economics. His numerous contributions include publications in the Journal of Political Economy, the International Economic Review, the Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of International Economics, AEJ: Macroeconomics, Games and Economic Behavior, and the Journal of Public Economics. 

Last July, Miltos found that he has a malignant and very aggressive brain tumor. He went through two surgeries and now needs a procedure commonly referred to as “Optune” which, unfortunately, is not covered by regular insurance and NHS in the UK.  Optune is an innovative, FDA-approved, treatment for glioblastoma (GBM) that works by creating Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields), which are electric fields that disrupt cancer cell division (see for details about the US version of the info site).


A separate fundraiser has been organized by Alessandro Pavan, one of our plenary speakers, for the same cause:


Keynote Speakers


Programme Committee

Paper Submission. Authors should submit either a paper or an extended abstract of up to 500 words. Please include with your submission: contact details, paper title, institutional affiliation, name of presenting author, names of co-authors, keywords, and JEL classification codes for the paper.

Please submit your abstract/paper by 3 February 2022 to



Important dates


Registration Fees

The conference program is now available here.

Further Information

Our sponsors