Sept. 14, 2016
For Immediate Release
WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University will host the sixth biennial Rimini Conference in Economics and Finance (RCEF2016) “Innovation, Growth, Governance and Development,” Sept. 16-18 at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and the Centre for International Governance Innovation.
The conference will bring together over 100 economists from around the world to discuss topics related to innovation, growth and governance, including international trade agreements, monetary policy and central banking, development and the impact of idea innovation on modern economies. This is the second time Laurier has hosted the conference.
“This conference assembles a group of leading economists to present and discuss their work at the cutting edge of economic research,” said Jurek Konieczny, professor of Economics at Laurier’s Lazaridis School of Business and Economics and director of The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA). “These conferences create opportunities to discuss new ideas, make connections and examine important issues facing the world.”
A welcoming reception and a plenary address will be held on Sept. 16 at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).
Plenary speakers include:
The Rimini Conference in Economics and Finance (RCEF) is a biennial conference series that alternates between Italy and Canada. The conference is sponsored by the Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA) and its open-access journal Review of Economic Analysis; the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Wilfrid Laurier University; the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC); the University of Waterloo; the Embassy of Italy in Canada, the Consulate General of Italy in Toronto, the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics; the Laurier Centre for Economic Research and Policy Analysis (LCERPA) and the Canadian-Italian Business Professionals Association (CIBPA).
The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA) is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to independent research in applied economics, theoretical economics and related fields. The fundamental goal of RCEA is to further advance research in economics, econometrics and related studies and promote contact between economists, econometricians and scientists from other fields all over the world. The headquarters of RCEA have recently moved to Waterloo from Rimini, Italy.
James Robinson is available for interviews.
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