The Rimini Conference in Economics and Finance

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The Rimini Conference in Economics and Finance (RCEF) is a biennial conference series assembling a group of leading economists to present and discuss their work at the cutting edge of economic research. The conference will be held on the campus of Wilfrid Laurier University, with a welcoming reception and plenary address on the evening of September 16 at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).

The conference alternates between Italy and Canada, but with a different focus each time. 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 monetary and fiscal policies, experimental economics, business cycles analysis, international trade and finance, money and banking, public economics, public finance, general equilibrium, game theory, environmental economics, industrial organization, labour economics, health economics, econometrics and quantitative methods.

The conference is organized by Canadian and Italian economists under the sponsorship of the Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA). We invite scientific contributions from all over the world.

 Plenary Speakers

Galen L. Stone Professor of International Trade at Harvard University. One of the founders of the new trade theory and new growth theory, and a leading candidate for the Nobel Prize in Economics.
STANCO 25 Professor of Economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Specialist in economic growth, focusing on sources of growth, differences in the standard of living across countries and top income inequality.
Distinguished Fellow of the Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). Served as CEO of the Bank of International Settlements, Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada and Vice Chairman of the Deutsche Bank Group.
He studies comparative economic and political development. Author (with Daron Acemoğlu) of Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty, and Economic Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy.
Elhanan Helpman Charles (Chad) Jones Malcom D. Knight James Robinson
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