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The Research Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the advancement of research in economics and other social sciences. It is an international centre with chapters in Canada, at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario; Poland, at the University of Warsaw and Italy, at the University of Siena.

RCEA organizes conferences, webinars and seminars at which leading economists, policymakers, industry practitioners, students, and other scholars can exchange and develop new insights and ideas.

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Future of Growth Conference

May 20-21, 2021, Online

The Research Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA) invites papers to be considered for the Future of Growth Conference. The conference is organized by the Canadian chapter of RCEA and by the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

The theme of the conference is the Future of Growth, and we welcome submissions from economists and other social scientists dealing with growth, innovation, entrepreneurship, technology, finance, environment, demographics and the role public policy. Studies analyzing the long-term effects of the pandemic are especially welcome. We also invite papers in other fields including macroeconomics, monetary economics, international trade and finance, IO, labour, health, law and economics, financial markets, corporate finance, fintech, banking, behavioral finance and related fields.

Keynote Speakers

Janice C. Eberly

Kellog School of Management
Northwestern University and NBER

James Robinson

Harris School, University of Chicago
Pearson Institute, NBER and CEPR

John Van Reenen

LSE, MIT, Sloan School of Management
NBER, CEPR, IZA and CESifo

Janice Eberly is the James R. and Helen D. Russell Professor of Finance Kellog School of Business, Northwestern University. She served as the Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy at the U.S. Treasury from 2011 to 2013 and was the Chief Economist at the Treasury. Professor Eberly’s research focuses on finance and macroeconomics. Her work studies firms’ capital budgeting decisions and household consumption and portfolio choice. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and Editor of the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity.

James A. Robinson is the Reverend Dr. Richard L. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies at the Harris School of Public Policy and University Professor, University of Chicago,. He is a world renowned specialist in governance, growth and development. He is the co-author (with Daron Acemoglu) of the highly praised books Economic Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy (translated into 32 languages) and Why Nations Fail. His work explores the underlying relationship between poverty and the institutions of a society and how institutions emerge out of political conflicts.

John van Reenen is the Gordon Y. Billiard Professor of Management and Economics at the Department of Economics and Sloan School of Management, MIT and Ronald Coase School Professor at the London School of Economics. In 2016 he was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to Economics and Public Policy Making, and in 2009 was awarded the Yrjö Jahnsson Award, a biennial award for the best European economist under the age of 45.  John Van Reenen has published widely on the economics of innovation, labour markets and productivity.


3rd Warsaw Money-Macro-Finance Conference

June 3-4, 2021, Online

The Research Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA) invites papers to be considered for the 3rd Money- Macro-Finance Conference. The conference is organized by the Polish chapter of RCEA and the Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw, Poland.

We invite papers in all areas of macroeconomics and finance, including monetary and fiscal policies, business cycles analysis, general equilibrium, growth theory, financial analysis. The main objective of this meeting is to stimulate cooperation of researchers from all over the world. Young economists are particularly encouraged to apply.

Keynote Speakers

Emi Nakamura
University of California, Berkeley, NBER and CEPR
Jordi Gali
CREI, Pompeu Fabra and University of Barcelona, NBER and CEPR

Emi Nakamura is the Chancellor’s Professor of Economics at University of California, Berkeley, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a research associate and co-director of the Monetary Economics Program of the NBER and a co-editor of the American Economic Review. She was awarded the John Bates Clark Medal in 2019, the Elaine Bennett Research Prize in 2014 and was named one of the top 25 economists under 45 in 2014 by the IMF and one of “the decade’s eight best young economists” in 2018 by The Economist. She has been awarded an NSF Career Grant and Sloan Research Fellowship. Emi Nakamura’s work focuses on empirical macroeconomics, price stickiness and the effects of macroeconomic policies. 

Jordi Galí is Director and Senior Researcher at the Center for Research in International Economics (CREI), Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Research Professor at the Barcelona GSE. He is a Research Fellow at CEPR, a Research Associate at NBER, and a Fellow of the Econometric Society. He has served as a co-editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association and co-director of the CEPR International Macroeconomics Programme. In 2012 he served as President of the European Economic Association. He is a regular consultant to the ECB, the Sveriges Riksbank and the Norges Bank. Jordi Galí’s research interests include Macroeconomics and Monetary Theory, and has published articles on these topics in numerous scientific journals.