Innovative Methods In Finance And Economics

November 10, 2017, İstanbul Bilgi University, Turkey

Board Organizer: Ege Yazgan

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 ProgramPoster

Board Organizer: Jurek Konieczny

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.


Board Organizers: Tom Barbiero and Jurek Konieczny

International Workshop on “The Economics Of Climate Change and Sustainability”

April 27-28, 2017, Rimini, Italy

Keynote Speaker

Rick van der Ploeg
University of Oxford

Board Organizer: Elettra Agliardi