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The Rimini Conference
in Economics and Finance

RCEF


“The Canadian Economy’s 15 Golden years in the Global Context”


Rimini, June 10th- June 13th 2010

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Important Notice – Deadline Extension

Submission deadline: April 16th 201

Please note that upon decision of the Scientific Committee and after many requests from colleagues the deadline for abstract submission is extended to April 16th 2010.

The organizers invite you to submit a paper for presentation at “The Rimini Conference in Economics and Finance” – RCEF. The conference will be held at the Rimini campus of the University of Bologna on June 10th – June 13th 2010. The Rimini Conference in Economics and Finance – RCEF (formerly labelled “Small Open Economies in a Globalized World” – SOEGW) 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 two editions, still under the label SOEGW, were held in Rimini (Italy) in 2006 (www2.dse.unibo.it/soegw/) and Waterloo (Canada) in 2008 (www.soegw.org/index.php) and focused on issues concerning small open economies in the fast-changing globalized world. The 2010 conference will focus on lessons learned from the Canadian economic performance and management over the last fifteen years and its response to the recent global crisis. Thus, drawing from the Canadian experience of sustained long-run growth and an effective response to a large shock, the conference will deal with general issues in growth and 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.

We expect 200 high quality presentations.

Conference Website: www.rcef.it

Plenary Speakers

Costas Azariadis (Washington University in St. Louis)
Paul Beaudry (University of British Columbia and Oxford  University)
Thomas Lemieux (University of British Columbia and Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis)
Peter Nijkamp (VU University Amsterdam and Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis)
Joseph Zeira (Hebrew University of Jerusalem and RCEA)

Speakers

Panels

Canadian Monetary Policy: Lessons from the Crisis

Panelists:
Angelo Melino (Panel Chair and organizer; University of Toronto and Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis), David Andolfatto (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Simon Fraser University and Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis ), David Laidler (University of Western Ontario; C.D. Howe Institute and Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis), John Murray (Deputy Governor, Bank of Canada).
The Obama Health Care Reform and Medicare
Panelists:
Mark Stabile (Panel Chair and organizer; Univ. of Toronto and Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis), Tony Culyer (University of York), Tom Rice (University of California los Angeles), Carolyn Tuohy (University of Toronto).
Canadian Growth: Contemporary Issues of Productivity Growth and Development in a Global Perspective
Panelists:
Thanasis Stengos (Panel Chair and organizer; University of Guelph and Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis), Costas Azariadis (Washington University in St. Louis), Theofanis P. Mamuneas (University of Cyprus); Joseph Zeira (Hebrew University of Jerusalem and RCEA).
Comparison of Canadian and Italian Fiscal Approaches and Outcomes
Panellists:
Jerzy (Jurek) Konieczny (Panel Chair and organizer; Wilfrid Laurier University and Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis); Christopher T. S. Ragan (McGill University); DanieleFranco (Bank of Italy), Peter Weiss (European Commission).
Special Events
Special Event 1
The third edition of the workshop: “Geographical Localisation, Intersectoral Reallocation of Labour and
Unemployment Differentials” (GLUNLAB3) will be held within the framework of the RCEF. Information
about the GLUNLAB3 workshop will be available at the following link: http://glunlab.rcfea.org/. As
GLUNLAB will be part of RCEF, submission procedures and conference fee will be the same. However,
people submitting to GLUNLAB would have to specify in their submission if the paper is intended for
GLUNLAB3. A paper submitted to GLUNLAB3 may be accepted instead for the RCEF at the discretion of
the Scientific Committee. Please see below for more details about GLUNLAB3.
Special Event 2
The RCEF will host the annual “Workshop on Bayesian Econometrics” of the Rimini Centre for Economic
Analysis.
Distinguished invited speaker: Luc Bauwens (Center for Operations Research and Econometrics-CORE)

Panels

Canadian Monetary Policy: Lessons from the Crisis
Panelists:
Angelo Melino (Panel Chair and organizer; University of Toronto and Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis), David Andolfatto (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Simon Fraser University and Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis ), David Laidler (University of Western Ontario; C.D. Howe Institute and Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis), John Murray (Deputy Governor, Bank of Canada).

The Obama Health Care Reform and Medicare
Panelists:
Mark Stabile (Panel Chair and organizer; Univ. of Toronto and Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis), Tony Culyer (University of York), Tom Rice (University of California los Angeles), Carolyn Tuohy (University of Toronto).

Canadian Growth: Contemporary Issues of Productivity Growth and Development in a Global Perspective
Panelists:
Thanasis Stengos (Panel Chair and organizer; University of Guelph and Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis), Costas Azariadis (Washington University in St. Louis), Theofanis P. Mamuneas (University of Cyprus); Joseph Zeira (Hebrew University of Jerusalem and RCEA).

Comparison of Canadian and Italian Fiscal Approaches and Outcomes
Panellists:
Jerzy (Jurek) Konieczny (Panel Chair and organizer; Wilfrid Laurier University and Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis); Christopher T. S. Ragan (McGill University); DanieleFranco (Bank of Italy), Peter Weiss (European Commission).


Special Events

Special Event 1
The third edition of the workshop: “Geographical Localisation, Intersectoral Reallocation of Labour and Unemployment Differentials” (GLUNLAB3) will be held within the framework of the RCEF. Information about the GLUNLAB3 workshop will be available at the following link: http://glunlab.rcfea.org/.
As GLUNLAB will be part of RCEF, submission procedures and conference fee will be the same. However, people submitting to GLUNLAB would have to specify in their submission if the paper is intended for GLUNLAB3. A paper submitted to GLUNLAB3 may be accepted instead for the RCEF at the discretion of the Scientific Committee. Please see below for more details about GLUNLAB3.

Special Event 2

The RCEF will host the annual “Workshop on Bayesian Econometrics” of the Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis.

Distinguished invited speaker: Luc Bauwens (Center for Operations Research and Econometrics - CORE). 

Bauwens

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Scientific Committee

Karim Abadir (Imperial College and RCEA), Elettra Agliardi (Bologna and RCEA), Corrado Benassi (Bologna and RCEA), Dwayne Benjamin (Toronto and RCEA), Tapan Biswas (Hull and RCEA), Ramazan Gençay (Simon Fraser and RCEA), Jurek Konieczny (Wilfrid Laurier and RCEA), Gary Koop (Strathclyde and RCEA),  Jean Paul Lam (Waterloo and RCEA), Luca Lambertini (Bologna and RCEA), Paolo Manasse (Bologna and RCEA), Angelo Melino (Toronto and RCEA), Gianluigi Pelloni, chair (Bologna, Wilfrid Laurier and RCEA), Michael Plummer (JHUBC and RCEA), Pierre Siklos (Wilfrid Laurier, VERC and RCEA), Barbara Spencer (British Columbia and RCEA), Mark Stabile (Toronto and RCEA), Thanasis Stengos (Guelph and RCEA).

Organzing Committee
Thomas Barbiero (Ryerson and RCEA), Beatrice Capacci, secretary (Comunicazion&venti and RCEA), Maurizio Mussoni (Bologna and RCEA), Roberto Patuelli (Lugano and RCEA), Gianluigi Pelloni, chair (Bologna and RCEA), Antonello Scorcu (Bologna and RCEA).

Sponsors
The conference is sponsored by the Faculty of Economics-Rimini of the University of Bologna  (www.economiarimini.unibo.it), the Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (www.rcfea.org), the Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis in Canada (www.rcea-canada.org), the Review of Economic Analysis (www.rofea.org)and Uni.Rimini SPA – (www.unirimini.it ) with the partnership of the Imperial College London, University of British Columbia, University of Guelph, University of Toronto, Simon Fraser University, University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University.

Submissions
Authors should submit an extended abstract of up to 500 words with the names of authors, their affiliations, name of presenter underlined, JEL classification codes to Beatrice Capacci, conference secretary, at the following address: secretary@rcfea.org
Proposals for sessions, consisting of three papers, are particularly welcome. If you are interested in submitting a session please send the session topic, paper titles and abstracts, names of authors with their affiliation, and JEL codes to secretary@rcfea.org

Student Submissions
We welcome paper submissions from graduate students. For students whose papers are accepted the registration fee will be waived. The organizers will cover the cost of all meals at the conference. We also have a limited fund for travel support.

Deadlines
The EXTENDED deadline for submissions is April 16, 2010. The authors will be notified no later than April 20, 2010 whether their papers have been accepted.

There are no submission fees. The registration fee for the conference is € 200.00
The fees include all meals at the conference site.

Publication

Contributors to the “Rimini Conference in Economics and Finance” may submit their papers to the open-access journal:

“The Review of Economic Analysis” (www.rofea.org)

Contributors to the international workshop on Geographical Localisation, Intersectoral Reallocation of Labour and  Unemployment Differentials (GLUNLAB-3) may submit their papers to the open-access journals:

“The E-Journal Economics” (www.economics-ejournal.org)

“The Review of Economic Analysis” (www.rofea.org)

Further Information
Detailed information is available at the conference website, www.rcef.it, or by contacting Beatrice Capacci, Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis-RCEA, Rimini, Italy (Tel +39 0543 720901; Fax +39 0543 807736; E-mail: secretary@rcfea.org)

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