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

September 16th-18th, 2016, Balsillie School of International Affairs, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

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


Special Lecture

On the occasion of honorary degree from Wilfrid Laurier University

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


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



Steven Ambler

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



Eric Santor

Bank of Canada



Serge Coulombe

University of Ottawa



Pierre Siklos

Wilfrid Laurier University, CIGI and RCEA