The Global Economic Challenges (GEC) Network"
“Our Global Economy: How to Move from Inequality to Shared Prosperity?”

14 December 2023
Online and in person in Brussels (Thon Hotel EU)

EIEF announced the conference, jointly organized by the Global Economic Challenges Network at Georgetown University, the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (Université Libre de Bruxelles) - Public Policy House. What are the root causes of economic inequality? How did it evolve since the golden sixties? Did it take new forms? What can and should we do about it? These are some of the key questions that were addressed during this half-day conference. In the first part of the conference, leading academics presented research focused on various aspects of income and wealth inequality. A roundtable discussion on shared prosperity followed the academic presentations. For further information visit the event page.

6th International Research Conference on “Firm Financing, Organization and Dynamics: Adapting to a Riskier and More Fragmented World"

11-12 December 2023
Banca d’Italia, Rome

Banca d'Italia, Banque de France, EIEF and Sciences Po, in cooperation with the CEPR,  organized their sixth joint research conference on trends in firm financing, firm organization and firm dynamics, that was held in Rome on 11-12 December 2023. The conference aimed to create a forum for discussion on issues related to the recent patterns of firms' activity, the organization of production and financing decision, as well as their determinants, consequences and implications for policymaking. Program

2nd Bank of Italy - EIEF workshop on Applied Microeconomics

November 29, 2023
Banca d’Italia, Rome

Banca d’Italia and EIEF jointly organized the second edition of this workshop series on Applied Microeconomics. This year the event was hosted by the Bank of Italy. The workshop aimed to foster cooperation and exchange of ideas between researchers working in Applied Microeconomics at the Bank of Italy and the EIEF and was open to academics affiliated to either institution. The organizers were: Federico Cingano (Bank of Italy), and Andrea Pozzi (EIEF). The program included 4 presentations of 30' each and floor discussion. Program

 The Global Economic Challenges (GEC) Network
"presented a conference on “Ageing"

17 November 2023
Online and Bank of Spain, Madrid

EIEF announced the conference, jointly organized by the Bank of Spain-Center for Monetary and Financial Studies (CEMFI), and the Global Economic Challenges Network at Georgetown University. Many economies are confronting the economic and social realities accompanying an increasingly older population and workforce. While many of these factors are associated with funding retirement and pensions, there are also the social costs associated with the difficulties resulting from loss of professional identity and economic security, as well as the financial burden of providing and funding health care for the elderly. This all-day conference brought together some of the world’s leading experts on the economic issues related to aging. Eight academic presentations addressed trends and drivers in the inequality of mortality; retirement security and health insurance; workforce aging, skill decline, and the organization of work; and a macro perspective on aging and growth. The presentations were followed by a panel discussion moderated by Ángel Gavilán, director general for economics, statistics and research at the Bank of Spain. For more information, please visit the event page.

2nd Workshop on Media, Technology, Politics, and Society

26-27 June 2023
EIEF, Rome

EIEF hosted this small, informal workshop that 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: Ruben Durante (UPF), Stefano Gagliarducci (University of Rome “Tor Vergata” and EIEF), Alexey Makarin (MIT), Mounu Prem (EIEF), and Francesco Sobbrio (University of Rome “Tor Vergata”).

The conference was jointly sponsored by the Center for Economic Policy Research, the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance, The Universitat Pompeu Fabra - ERC grant assigned to prof. Ruben Durante (UPF) H2020-StG-759885- MIRAGE, the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, the MIT, and the Columbia University. Program

11th Rome Conference on Macroeconomics (aka Pizzanomics)

22-23 June 2023
EIEF, Rome

EIEF hosted the “11th 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), Salomé Baslandze (Atlanta FED), Liangjie Shi (Carnegie Mellon University-Tepper), and Liangjie Wu (EIEF). Program.

7th Rome Junior Finance Conference

15-16 June 2023
EIEF, Rome

EIEF hosted the “7th 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

6th Rome Junior Conference on Applied Microeconomics

12-13 June 2023
EIEF, Rome

EIEF hosted the “6th 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), Winnie Van Dijk (Harvard University), Lorenzo Magnolfi (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Matteo Paradisi (EIEF), and Nina Roussille (MIT). Program.

2ndFinancial Intermediation Workshop Bank of Italy – EIEF

28 March 2023
EIEF, Rome

EIEF hosted the 2nd Internal Financial Intermediation Workshop that was jointly organized with the Bank of Italy. The event was part of a series of regular thematic workshops that aimed at establishing a platform for the early discussion of research projects among economists at the Bank of Italy and EIEF and incentivizing collaboration on joint research projects. The organizers were Andrea Polo (LUISS, EIEF), Anatoli Segura Velez (Bank of Italy) and Luana Zaccaria (EIEF). Program.

6th CEPR-Warwick-EIEF-Princeton-Yale Conference on Political Economy

10-11 March 2023
EIEF, Rome

The Department of Economics at the University of Warwick along with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), the Department of Politics at Princeton University, the Department of Political Science of Yale University and the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF) organized this conference on Political Economy in Rome, Italy, in March 2023. The aim of the conference was to bring together the top theoretical and empirical political scientists and economists across Europe and North America. The conference also launched the new CEPR POE, the New CEPR Research Programme in Political Economy. A limited number of papers were presented (10 over two days) to allow maximum time for discussion. The workshop was held in Rome, building on previous successful meetings held at the Warwick in Venice Palazzo since 2013. Program.

 The Global Economic Challenges (GEC) Network
"Rebuilding Ukraine Principles, Policies, and the Role of the European Union?"

Thursday, March 2, 2023
Online: On Zoom

EIEF annunced the workshop, jointly organized by the Centre for Economic Policy Research, Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (Université Libre de Bruxelles)-Public Policy House, and the Global Economic Challenges Network at Georgetown University. February 24, 2023 marked one year since the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The reconstruction of Ukraine cannot be about rebuilding the country to its pre-war state; rather, it should strive for a deep modernization of the country. All critical elements of the economy and society will have to undergo reforms to help Ukraine escape the post-Soviet legacy and become a full-fledged democracy with a modern economy, strong institutions, and a powerful defense sector. This presentation and discussion, based on the CEPR Paris Report: Rebuilding Ukraine: Principles and Policies (2022), addressed opportunities and challenges in this effort. For more information, please visit the event page

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