The Rimini Conference in Economics and Finance (RCEF2016), “INNOVATION, GROWTH, GOVERNANCE AND DEVELOPMENT”, will be held September 16‐18, 2016 in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Plenary speakers:

  • Elhanan Helpman (Harvard University)
  • Charles Jones (Stanford University)
  • Malcolm Knight (LSE and CIGI)
  • James A. Robinson (University of Chicago)

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 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, business cycles analysis, international trade and finance, public economics, public finance, general equilibrium, game theory, environmental economics, industrial organization, labour economics, health economics, economic geography, regional development, economics of tourism, econometrics and quantitative methods.

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Submission deadline: May 20, 2016.

Notification of acceptance: Authors will be notified of the scientific committee’s decision by June 1, 2016