CEPR-EIEF-Tor Vergata Workshop on Media, Technology, Politics, and Society

24-25 June 2022
EIEF, Rome

This small, informal workshop presented high quality empirical and theoretical research on the role of media and technology in determining the information, beliefs and behavior of individuals in today’s society. The members of the organizing committee were: Stefano Gagliarducci (University of Rome “Tor Vergata” and EIEF), Alexey Makarin (EIEF and CEPR), and Francesco Sobbrio (University of Rome “Tor Vergata”). The Workshop hosted two Keynote speakers: Maria Petrova (Universitat Pompeu Fabra and CEPR), and Markus Prior (Princeton University). Program.

10th Rome Conference on Macroeconomics (aka Pizzanomics)

20-21 June 2022
EIEF, Rome

EIEF organized the “10th Conference on Macroeconomics”, a.k.a. Pizzanomics. The aim was to bring together junior economists from around the world with a strong interest in Macroeconomics, and to generate a friendly environment with intensive interaction, not only during the presentations but also informally before and after. The organizers were: David Argente (Penn State University), Salome Baslandze (Atlanta FED), Juan Passadore (EIEF, on leave), and Liyan Shi (Carnegie Mellon). Program.

6th Rome Junior Finance Conference

15-16 June 2022
EIEF, Rome

EIEF hosted the “6th Rome Junior Finance Conference”. The goal of the conference was to bring together junior researchers active in finance and create an opportunity for informal discussions and other academic-related activities. The organizers were: Adrien Matray (Princeton), Andrea Polo (LUISS, EIEF), and Luana Zaccaria (EIEF). Program.

5th Rome Junior Conference on Applied Microeconomics

June 6-7, 2022
EIEF, Rome

EIEF hosted the “5th Rome Junior Conference on Applied Microeconomics”. The aim was to foster interaction and dissemination of research idea among researchers active in different areas of applied microeconomics. The selection of presenters gave preference to faculty at the early stages of their career. The organizers were: Jaime Arellano-Bover (Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”, EIEF), Margaux Luflade (University of Pennsylvania), Lorenzo Magnolfi (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Matteo Paradisi (EIEF), and Nina Roussille (LSE, MIT). Program.

The Ukrainian Refugee Crisis

April 26, 2022 (on Zoom)

The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the associated conflict has resulted in a major exodus from the country as individuals seeking safety attempt to escape the horrors of war. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has recently estimated that in excess of four million Ukrainians have left their country (with over seven million internally displaced), resulting in an extraordinary crisis with major humanitarian and economic implications. This webinar featured four leading economists discussing the impacts of this ongoing refugee crisis and its implications for Ukraine and the rest of Europe. Program.

This event was co-sponsored by the Georgetown University Global Economic Challenges (GEC) Network, the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF), the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), and Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (Université Libre de Bruxelles).

The Global Economic Challenges (GEC) Network

"The Impact of the Russian Invasion on the Ukrainian, Russian, and Global Economies"

17 March 2022 (on Zoom)

EIEF announced the workshop, jointly organized by the Global Economic Challenges (GEC) Network and Solvay Brussels School (Université Libre di Bruxelles), on “The Impact of the Russian Invasion on the Ukrainian, Russian, and Global Economies”. The ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine and the economic sanctions imposed in response have resulted in major economic upheaval. The extraordinary humanitarian crisis is accompanied by a direct toll on the Ukrainian economy. Moreover, the sanctions will have a plethora of economic repercussions throughout the world. Leading economists Sergei Guriev (Sciences Po) and Tymofiy Mylovanov (University of Pittsburgh), two of the foremost experts on the Ukrainian and Russian economies, spoke about this ongoing crisis and its implications for the economic future of the region. Shéhérazade Semsar-de Boisséson (inaugural executive director of the McCourt Institute) moderated the conversation.

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