RCEA-Canada 2011 Colloquium

Coordinator: Jerzy (Jurek) Konieczny
Wilfrid Laurier University and RCEA


Monetary Economics Conference

Zero Bound on Interest Rates
and New Directions in Monetary Policy

October 7-8, 2011
Department of Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario

Invited speakers:
Gauti Eggertsson (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)
Stephanie Schmitt-Grohé (Columbia University)

Organizers:
Steve Ambler (Université du Québec à Montréal and RCEA)
Jerzy (Jurek) Konieczny (Wilfrid Laurier University and RCEA)
Jean-Paul Lam (University of Waterloo and RCEA)
Gianluigi Pelloni (University of Bologna, Wilfrid Laurier Univ. and RCEA)
Pierre Siklos (Wilfrid Laurier University and RCEA)

Sponsors:
Laurier Centre for Economic Research and Policy Analysis (LCERPA), Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis in Canada (RCEA-Canada)
The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA), Italy


Labour Workshop

Labour Markets and the Macroeconomy

October 14-15 2011

Department Of Economics, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario

Invited speakers:
Fatih Guvenen (University of Minnesota)
Lance Lochner (University of Western Ontario and RCEA)
Richard Rogerson (Arizona State University)
Gianluca Violante (New York University)

Organizers and Chairs:
Vincenzo Caponi (Ryerson University and RCEA)
Gueorgui Kambourov (University of Toronto and RCEA)

Sponsors:
Ryerson University, Canada
University of Toronto, Canada
The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis-Canada (RCEA-Canada), Canada
The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA), Italy


International Economics Workshop

Developments in International Monetary and Financial Economics

October 20-21, 2011

Department Of Economics, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario

Invited speakers:
Steve Ambler (UQAM and RCEA)
Lucio Sarno (City University, London UK)
Larry Schembri (Bank of Canada)

Organizers:
Thomas Barbiero (Ryerson University and RCEA)
Jerzy (Jurek) Konieczny (Wilfrid Laurier University and RCEA)
Gianluigi Pelloni (University of  Bologna, Wilfrid Laurier University and RCEA)
Maurice Roche (Ryerson University)

Sponsors:
Ryerson University, Canada
University of Toronto, Canada
The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis-Canada (RCEA-Canada), Canada
The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA), Italy


RCEA-Canada Session on Labour/Development
Canadian Economic Association Conference, Ottawa, June 2-5 2011
Organized by Thanasis Stengos, University of Guelph and RCEA

  • Angelo Melino, University of Toronto and RCEA and Aloysius Siow, University of Toronto
    Estimating Sibling Interaction Effects in Long Run Wages
  • Vincenzo Caponi, Ryerson University and RCEA and Miana Plesca, University of Guelph
    Women’s Higher Returns to Post-Secondary Education: Increased Productivity or Longer Hours Worked?
  • Merwan Engineer, University of Victoria and Ian King, University of Melbourne
    Maximizing Human Development
  • Mehmet Pinar, University of Guelph
    Construction of World Governance Indicators: Revisiting the Institutions Hypothesis

RCEA 2011 Colloquium (ITALY)

Coordinator: Gianluigi Pelloni
University of Bologna, Wilfrid Laurier University and RCEA



May 21-22 , 2011:  Macroeconomics Workshop

 
Organizer and Chair: Thanasis Stengos (University of Guelph and RCEA)
 
Invited speakers:
Costas Azariadis (Washington University in St. Louis and RCEA)
Philippe Aghion (Harvard University and University College London)
Leo Kaas (University of Konstanz)
Pietro Reichlin (University of Rome and RCEA)
Joseph Zeira (Hebrew University of Jerusalem and RCEA)
 
Sponsors:
Faculty of Economics-Rimini, University of Bologna, Italy
The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA), Italy
UNIRIMINI, Italy

May 30, 2011: Finance Workshop

Organizers and Chairs: Elettra Agliardi (University of Bologna and RCEA); Ramazan Gençay (Simon Fraser University and RCEA)

Invited speaker:
Hashem Pesaran (Cambridge University)

Sponsors:
Faculty of Economics-Rimini, University of Bologna, Italy
The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA), Italy
UNIRIMINI, Italy

May 31-June 1, 2011: Bayesian Econometrics Workshop

Organizers and Chairs: Gary Koop (University of Strathclyde and RCEA), John Maheu (University of Toronto and RCEA); Rodney Strachan (Australian National University and  RCEA)

Invited speakers:
Todd Clark (Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City)
Simon Potter (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)

Sponsors:
Faculty of Economics-Rimini, University of Bologna, Italy
The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA), Italy
UNIRIMINI, Italy

June 2-3, 2011: Time Series Econometrics Workshop

Organizer and Chair: Karim Abadir (Imperial College and RCEA)

Invited speakers:
David F.Hendry (University of Oxford; Nuffield College, Oxford; Fellow of the British Academy)
Peter C.B. Phillips (Yale University; University of Auckland; University of Southampton)

Sponsors:
Faculty of Economics-Rimini, University of Bologna, Italy
The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA), Italy
UNIRIMINI, Italy


Conference: The Rimini Conference in Economics and Finance (RCEF) "The Canadian's Economy 15 Golden Years in the Global Context"

Held by RCEA (Italy) in Rimini, Italy, June 10-13 2010


Conference: European Integration: Past, Present and Future 

April 30-May 1, 2010, Wilfrid Laurier University

Post – war European integration started 60 years ago with the establishment of the Council of Europe. Forty years later the Berlin Wall fell and Europe is rapidly becoming ‘whole’ again. Great strides are made in the economic and political spheres, in particular through the expansion of the European Union (EU) . However, labour mobility is still somewhat constrained, as are social, political and defence integration efforts. The interdisciplinary conference will look at the development of European integration and its future, focusing on economic, regional and migration issues.

The conference is organized by RCEA-Canada, The International Migration Research Centre, WLU and Viessmann European Research Centre. Financial support has been provided by Centre for International Governance Innovation.

Plenary Speakers: 

  • Joshua Aizenman (Presidential Professor of Economics, University of California - Santa Cruz)
  • Ambassador Matthias Brinkmann (Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Canada)
  • Saskia Sassen (Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, Columbia University)

Seminar: Yuriy Gorodnichenko, University of California-Berkeley and NBER: The Finnish Great Depression: From Russia with Love (joint with Enrique G. Mendoza and Linda L. Tesar)

co-organized with the Departments of Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University and at the University of Waterloo, January 29, 2010


Panel: Will We All be Keynesians Again? Long-run Effects of the Current Crisis on Monetary and Fiscal Policy

at the Canadian Economic Association conference, Toronto, Friday May 29, 2009, 14:00-15:30

Chair: John Helliwell (University of British Columbia and Canadian Institute for Advanced Research)

Panelists:

  • Frank Milne (Queen's University and Bank of Canada)
  • Michael Parkin (University of Western Ontario and Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis)
  • Christopher Ragan (MCGill University and Finance Canada)

Panel: Common Currency for North America

at the Canadian Economic Association conference, Toronto, Friday May 29, 2009, 16:00-17:30

Chair: Angelo Melino (University of Toronto, Bank of Canada and RCEA)

Panelists:

  • Richard Harris (Simon Fraser University and CD Howe Institute)
  • Jerzy Konieczny (Wilfrid Laurier University and Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis)
  • Michael Parkin (University of Western Ontario and Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis)
  • Christopher Ragan (Mc Gill University and Finance Canada)

Seminar: Ed Nosal, Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago: Pairwise Trade, Payments, Asset Prices and Monetary Policy

co-organized with the Departments of Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University and at the University of Waterloo, Feb 5, 2009, 4:00-5:30, HH343.


Conference: Small Open Economies in a Globalized World II

June 12-15, 2008, Wilfrid Laurier University

The SOEGW II conference is the second international meeting that assembles a group of leading economists from around the world to present and discuss their research. The conference focuses on international finance, international monetary and fiscal policies and international trade in goods and services but it includes papers in all areas of economics. 

The conference is sponsored by the Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis, a leading independent research centre in Italy and in Canada and by the Review of Economic Analysis, a new, general interest, free access journal.

Plenary Speakers: 

  • Phelim Boyle (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  • Michael B. Devereux (University of British Columbia and Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis)
  • David Laidler (Unniversity of Western Ontario, C.D. Howe Institute and Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis)
  • David Longworth (Deputy Governor, Bank of Canada)