The RCEA 2016 Colloquium

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


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



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

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


 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