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)


  • MONICA BONINI – Professor in Public Law, University of Milan-Bicocca


  • ALESSIA DI PASCALE – Professor in European Union Law, University of Milan: The Procedure for Reforming the Treaties of Lisbon.

  • ANNA MYRIAM ROCCATELLO – Deputy Executive Director and Director of Programs of the International Center for Transitional Justice, Visiting Professor of Transitional Justice and State Building at the University of Milano-Bicocca: EU Responses to the most recent international crises: a sudden shock and rapid re-grouping

  • ANTONIO TANCA – Professor in European Union Common Security and Defence Policy, University of Milan-Bicocca and Former Official of the Council of the European Union: Common Security and Defence Policy, in the light of PESCO and Strategic Compass.



  • FRANCESCO CLEMENTI – Professor in Comparative Public Law, University of Rome – La Sapienza

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


  • CLAUDIO MORANA – Professor in Economics, University of Milan-Bicocca, Director of the Center for European Studies CefES-DEMS, Director of the Rimini Center for Economic Analysis – Europe, Fellow of the Minda de Gunzbug Center for European Studies CES-Harvard

  • HANS-HELMUT KOTZ – Visiting Professor in Economics, Harvard University; Resident Faculty member and co-chair of the European Policy Forum at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies CES-Harvard; Senior Policy Fellow, SAFE, Goethe University of Frankfurt; Adjunct Professor University of Freiburg


  • FRANK SMETS – Director General of DG Economics at the European Central Bank and Professor of Economics at Ghent University: ECB monetary policy in times of high energy price inflation.

  • RICARDO REIS – A.W. Phillips Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science: What could keep eurozone inflation high for long?

  • DANIEL GROS – Director of the Center for European Policy Studies: The energy challenge for the EU: How to reconcile social justice, proper incentives, and fiscal sustainability.



  • PATRIZIO TIRELLI – Professor in Economics at the University of Pavia, Center of European Studies CefES-DEMS, Rimini Center for Economic Analysis - Europe.

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:

  • Advances in asset management

  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning

  • Modeling with high-frequency data

  • Market microstructure

  • Fund management and trading rules

  • Modeling volatility and correlation

  • Risk analysis and credit trading

  • Derivatives pricing models

  • Sustainable investments

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

  • April 15th: Deadline for paper submission

  • April 30th: Notification of authors

  • May 20th: Early bird registration ends

  • June 29th –July 1st: FFM Conference

Registration Fees

  • Early bird: EUR 350 (Ph.D. Stud. 250) until May 20th

  • Late bird: EUR 450 (Ph.D.: 350) after May 20th

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

  • Sylvain Barthélémy, TAC Economics

  • Eric Girardin, Aix-Marseille University

  • Hans-Jörg von Mettenheim, IPAG Business School, Paris

  • Claudio Morana, University of Milano-Bicocca and RCEA Europe ETS

Scientific Committee

  • Sylvain Barthélémy, TAC Economics

  • Fabio Bellini, University of Milano-Bicocca

  • Sabri Boubaker, EM Normandie Business School

  • Monica Billio, Ca Foscari University

  • Gianfranco Forte, University of Milano-Bicocca

  • Eric Girardin, Aix-Marseille University

  • Dominique Guegan, University of Paris 1

  • FredjJawadi, University of Lille

  • Bartosz Kurek, Cracow University of Economics

  • Jason Laws, University of Liverpool

  • Hans-Jörg von Mettenheim, IPAG Business School, Paris

  • Claudio Morana, University of Milano-Bicocca

  • Duc Khuong Nguyen, IPAG Business School, Paris

  • TatsuyoshiOkimoto, Australian National University

  • Elisa Ossola, University of Milano-Bicocca

  • Matteo Pelagatti, University of Milano-Bicocca

  • Georgios Sermpinis, University of Glasgow

  • Peter N. Smith, York University

  • Nir Vulkan, Oxford-Man Institute

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

  • Standard registration: €200

  • Ph.D. students: €130

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 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

  • Karim Abadir (Imperial College London & RCEA)

  • Harris Dellas (University of Bern)

  • Spyros Galanis (Durham University)

  • Piero Gottardi (University of Essex & RCEA)

  • Ioannis Kasparis (University of Cyprus & RCEA)

  • Christos Kotsogiannis (University of Exeter & TARC)

  • Andros Kourtellos (University of Cyprus & RCEA)

  • Tassos Magdalinos (University of Southampton & RCEA)

  • Pietro Reichlin (LUISS and EIEF Rome & RCEA)

  • Nikolaos Vettas (Athens University of Economics and Business & IOBE)

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

  • Paper submission deadline: 3 February 2022

  • Notification for paper acceptance in the conference: 11 February 2022

  • Registration for presenters will start on 12 February

  • Late fee: after 20 February

Registration Fees

  • Standard fee: €300

  • Late Fee: €450 (Applied to all registrations later than 20 February 2022)

  • Student fee: €150

  • Participants will have access to all sessions.

The conference program is now available here.

Further Information

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