New issue of the Review of Economic Analysis 

2017 (9), 2

Business ‘Psych’cles: A Close Look at Mental Health and State-level Economic Performance Using Google Search Data  by Daniel Farhat and Tarja Viitanen

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A Bayesian Spatial Propensity Score Matching Evaluation of the Regional Impact of Micro-finance by Rolando Gonzales, Patricia Aranda and Joel Mendizabal

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Do Exchange Rate Changes have Symmetric or Asymmetric Effects on the Demand for Money in Korea? by Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee and Jungho Baek

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Testing the Empirical Validity of the Adaptive Markets Hypothesis by Hany Fahmy

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RCEAs is pleased to announce the appointment of Laurence Ball as Honorary Senior Fellow. Larry is professor and chair of the Department of Economics at Johns Hopkins University, Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and Visiting Scholar at the International Monetary Fund. His research focuses on unemployment, inflation, and fiscal and monetary policy. His papers appeared in American Economic Review, Brookings Papers, Carnegie-Rochester Series, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics and Review of Economic Studies. Larry is the author of Money, Banking, and Financial Markets (Worth Publishers, second edition 2012). He is writing a book on the Federal Reserve and the collapse of Lehman Brothers.

Honorary Senior Fellow

Laurence Ball


Recent working papers

 

In WP 17-23: Male Education and Domestic Violence in Turkey: Evidence from a Natural Experiment, Mustafa Özer and Jan Fidrmuc study the effect of schooling on violence against women. Husband education lowers the incidence of physical, emotional and economic violence, but not of sexual violence. It also reduces the likelihood of forced marriage and socially unacceptable behaviour.

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In WP 17-22, Maternal education and childhood immunization in Turkey, Mustafa Özer, Jan Fidrmuc and Mehmet Ali Eryurt find that the Compulsory Education Law (CEL), which increased compulsory schooling in Turkey from 5 to 8 years increased the probability of completing the full course of DPT and Hepatitis B vaccinations for children. 

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2017 Colloquium 


  11th Annual Bayesian Econometrics Workshop  

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

 

Keynote Speakers

Sylvia Frühwirth-Schnatter

Institute for Statistics and Mathematics, 

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.

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 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.

Call for papers Final program Poster

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.

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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

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.

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

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

 

Plenary Speakers

Gikas Hardouvelis Elias Papaioannou Konstantinos Theodoridis Thanasis Stengos
University of Piraeus London Business School Bank of England 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. 

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3rd Workshop on Spatial Dimensions of the Labour Market

Spatial Dimensions of Inequality 

March 30-31, 2017, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, Germany

 

Keynote Speakers

Gilles Duranton

The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and RCEA

Andrés Rodríguez-Pose

London School of Economics, President of the RSAI —–

Jens Südekum

Heinrich Heine University   Düsseldorf

The workshop on “Spatial Dimensions of the Labour Market” focuses on topics concerning regional labour markets. This year, a special focus is placed on inequality across space. The workshop is  jointly organised by the Institute for Employment Research (IAB), the Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA) and the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW).  

Program Call for Papers 

2016 Colloquium


The Rimini Conference in Economics and Finance – RCEF 2016
Innovation, Growth, Governance and Development

September 16th-18th, 2016 – Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

 

The Rimini Conference in Economics and Finance (RCEF) is a biennial international meeting assembling a group of leading economists to present and discuss their work at the cutting edge of economic research. The previous conferences were held in Rimini, Italy (2006, 2010 and 2014), in Waterloo, Ontario (2008) and in Toronto, Ontario (2012).

 

Plenary Speakers

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Elhanan Helpman Charles (Chad) Jones Malcom D. Knight James Robinson
Harvard University Stanford University London School of Economics University of Chicago

While papers related to the four topics of innovation, growth, governance and development and their interrelationships are of particular interest to the organizers, we invite papers in other areas of economics, including business cycles analysis, international trade, international finance, monetary and fiscal policies, public economics, public finance, finance and banking, general equilibrium, game theory, economic geography, regional development, economics of tourism, environmental economics, industrial organization, labour economics, health economics, econometrics and quantitative methods.

The RCEF2016 conference is organized by RCEA jointly with Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).

 

Conference Website Call for Papers

4th RCEA Time Series Econometrics Workshop 

June 18th and 19th, 2016 – Rimini, Italy – Complesso Alberti

 

Keynote Speakers

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Peter C. B. Phillips

Yale University, University of Auckland, 
University of Southampton, Singapore Management University

A.M. Robert Taylor

University of Essex

 

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Special Lecture

On the occasion of honorary degree from Wilfrid Laurier University

15 June 2016, 16:30, Balsillie School of International Affairs

 

Peter-Howitt

Peter Howitt

Lyn Crost Professor of Social Sciences, Brown University

Innovation and Growth Through Creative Destruction

67 Erb Street West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


Panel: Should The Bank Of Canada Raise The Inflation Target?

June 3, 2016 – Ottawa, Canada, Canadian Economic Association conference

 

Panelists

 

Steven_Ambler

Steven Ambler

Université du Québec à Montréal, C.D., Howe Institute and RCEA

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Eric Santor

Bank of Canada

   

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Serge Coulombe

University of Ottawa

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Pierre Siklos

Wilfrid Laurier University, CIGI and RCEA


7th RCEA Macro-Money-Finance Workshop

“Advances in Macroeconomics and Finance”

May 19th and 20th, 2016 – Rimini, Italy – Palacongressi

 

Keynote speakers

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Steven  Ambler

Université du Québec à Montréal, C.D. Howe Institute and RCEA

Gary Koop

University of Strathclyde and RCEA     —–

Marco Pagano

University of Naples Federico II, EIEF and CSEF

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 10th Annual RCEA Bayesian Econometric Workshop

May 19th and 20th, 2016 – Rimini, Italy – Palacongressi

 

Keynote speakers

M_Jensen S_Potter

Mark Jensen

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Simon Potter

Federal Reserve Bank of New Yor

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