RCEA Growth, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference

September 20-21, 2019, Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Keynote speakers

John HaltiwangerJosh Lerner
University of Maryland, College Park, NBER and IZAHarvard Business School and NBER

With recent slowdown in economic growth, innovation and entrepreneurship became one of the leading areas of economic and management research. Growth results from the effort of innovative entrepreneurs, with new technologies replacing old ones. This trend is expected to accelerate with adoption of artificial intelligence, robotics and machine learning. The goal of the conference is to bring together leading researchers and policymakers to discuss and contribute to the understanding of issues related to economic growth, innovation and entrepreneurship. We welcome theoretical, empirical and policy – oriented papers in all areas of economics and finance related to the overarching theme of the conference.

Board Organizer: Jurek Konieczny

10th RCEA Macro-Money-Finance Conference
Is a Recession Coming?

September 13-14, 2019, Balsillie School of International Affairs, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Keynote speakers

Emmanuel FarhiEnrique Mendoza
Harvard University, NBER and CEPRUniversity of Pennsylvania and NBER

The current macroeconomic situation indicates a growing possibility of the next recession. Economic growth has slowed down in Europe and China and is likely to slow down in the US once the stimulative effect of tax cuts passes. Combined with tariff war between US and China, erratic economic policies in some countries and financial markets volatility, a recession in the next two years is more likely than it appeared to be a year ago. The current situation makes dealing with the next recession a formidable challenge: interest rates are low, public debts are high and some macroprudential reforms introduced in the wake of the Great Recession have been rolled back.

The goal of the conference is to assemble a group of leading researchers in macroeconomics, monetary economics and finance to present and discuss their recent work. While the focus of the conference is on theoretical and empirical work related to macro prospects, we welcome papers in all areas of economics and finance related to the overarching theme of the conference.

Board Organizer: Jurek Konieczny

22nd Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis
“Challenges to Global, Social, and Economic Growth”

June 19-21, The old Library, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Brian O’NeillSergei GurievSwati Dhingra
University of DenverEBRDLondon School of Economics

The Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) is a global network of researchers and policy makers conducting quantitative analysis of international policy issues within an economy-wide framework. GTAP is coordinated by the Center for Global Trade Analysis, which is housed in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University. The Center for Global Trade Analysis’ mission is to provide leadership in economic policy analysis through better data, fostering collaboration, and research. The centerpiece of Global Trade Analysis Project is the GTAP Data Base, a fully documented and publicly available, analytical data base for the global economy, which contains detailed country data, linked through bilateral trade, transportation and protection.

Board Organizer: Jan Jakub Michalek

Financial econometrics: a session in honour of Ramo Gencay Canadian Economic Association 53rd Annual Conference

May 31-June 2 2019, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, Alberta, Canada

RCEA has organized a session: Financial econometrics: a session in honour of Ramo Gençay, at the Canadian Economic Association Conference in Banff, Alberta, May 31-June 2, 2019.

Ramo died tragically in Colombia in December. He was a Senior Fellow and member of the RCEA Scientific Committee from the outset. His contributions were fundamental to the RCEA’s launch and its subsequent success. Ramo organized and managed the RCEA financial study group. He was an agent of continuous inspiration, commitment and enthusiasm. He understood and personified RCEA’s spirit of intellectual independence and informal, but earnest scholarship.

Istanbul Bilgi University organized a conference in honor of Ramo. He was appointed as the head of a finance institute at Bilgi University and he had many friends and collaborators there.

Ramo will be greatly missed and will remain an inspiration to the colleagues and students who had the good fortune of meeting him.


Board Organizer: Jurek Konieczny

2nd RCEA Warsaw Money-Macro-Finance Conference

May 10-11 , 2019, University of Warsaw, Poland

Keynote speakers

Florencio López de SilanesRichard Baillie
SKEMA Business School, FranceMichigan State University

The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis – Poland and the Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw invite papers to be considered for the 2nd RCEA Warsaw Money-Macro-Finance Conference (WMMFC 2019). The Conference will assemble a group of applied and theoretical economists to present and discuss their work on all areas of macroeconomics, monetary economics, finance and related fields.

Board Organizers: Joanna Siwińska-Gorzelak and Jurek Konieczny

A conference in honor of Ramazan (Ramo) Gençay

We recently lost Ramazan Gençay (Simon Fraser University) due to a tragic event in Colombia. The sudden death of a beloved colleague has led us to organize a conference to remember and celebrate Ramazan Gencay’s contributions to the world of finance, economics and econometrics. The event took place at Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey on April 13, 2019. We would like to thank everyone who attended and supported the conference.

Board Organizers: Thanasis Stengos and Ege Yazgan