The Rimini Conference in Economics and Finance RCEF2016: Innovation, Growth, Governance and Development
Call For Papers

September 16-18, 2016, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

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.

TOPICS: 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.

We expect around 200 high-quality presentations.

The conference is organized by Canadian and Italian economists under the sponsorship of the Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA). RCEF2016 is organized jointly with the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University, and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).

- Elhanan Helpman, Harvard University
- Charles Jones, Stanford University
- Malcolm Knight, London School of Economics and Centre for International Governance Innovation
- James A. Robinson, University of Chicago

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Authors should submit an extended abstract of up to 500 words. Please include with the submission JEL classification codes for the paper, keywords as well as JEL classification codes of the author(s) specialization field(s). Complete papers may be submitted but the extended abstract is required. In case of more than one author, please note the corresponding author. To submit the paper, please use the link at or click

SESSION PROPOSALS: Proposals for sessions, consisting of three or four papers, are particularly welcome. If you are interested in submitting a session, please send session topic, author names, titles and abstracts to Jurek Konieczny at

Submission Deadline: MAY 20, 2016

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: Authors will be notified of the scientific committee's decision by JUNE 1, 2016.

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE: Karim Abadir (University College London and RCEA), Thomas Barbiero (Ryerson University and RCEA), Jerzy (Jurek) Konieczny (Wilfrid Laurier University and RCEA) (Chair), Gary Koop (University of Strathclyde and RCEA), Daniel Levy (Bar-Ilan University and RCEA), Domenico Lombardi (Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)), John M. Maheu (McMaster University and RCEA), Angelo Melino (University of Toronto and RCEA), Gianluigi Pelloni (University of Bologna and RCEA), Bradley Ruffle (Wilfrid Laurier University and RCEA), Pierre Siklos (Wilfrid Laurier University and RCEA).

FURTHER INFORMATION: Review of Economic Analysis (REA),, an open access journal published by RCEA, is planning to publish a special issue from the conference. The papers submitted to the special issue will go through the usual refereeing process. REA charges no submission or publication fees.

Information about past conferences and RCEA activities can be found at:

Posted 4/8/16