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CALL FOR PAPERS | RCEA CONFERENCE "Cities, Open Economies, and Public Policy"| Ontario, Canada | 16-18 August 2012

CONFERENCE TITLE: Cities, Open Economies, and Public Policy

CONFERENCE DATES: August 16, 2012 – August 18, 2012

We would like to invite you to submit a paper for presentation at the RCEF 2012 conference “Cities, Open Economies, and Public Policy”.

The conference will be held at the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada.

The Rimini Conference in Economics and Finance (RCEF) is a biennial conference series that alternates between Italy and Canada, but with a different focus each time. This year’s theme will draw researchers from urban economics, with a micro focus on long run development, trade, and the environment, and from international macroeconomics with a focus on business cycles, financial markets, and monetary policy. Intersecting these two fields will be researchers on public policy, that is, economists who study the levers that national governments typically wield: taxes, transfers, education, and labor mobility (migration and immigration). We also invite papers in other areas of economics, including general equilibrium, industrial organization, and quantitative methods.

The conference is organized by Canadian and Italian economists under the sponsorship of the Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA) but invites scientific contributions from all over the world. 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. The submissions should be sent in PDF format to the address provided below.

Proposals for sessions, consisting of three papers, are particularly welcome. If you are interested in submitting a session please send the session topic, paper titles and names of authors and arrange for the abstracts to be sent to the address provided below.

Student submissions. We welcome paper submissions from graduate students. The registration fee will be waived for Canadian students whose papers are accepted.

The deadline for submissions is March 21, 2012. Authors will be notified by April 22, 2012 whether their papers have been accepted.

Fees. There are no submission fees. The registration fee for the conference is

Students                                                     CAD$50

RCEA Senior Fellows and Fellows                  CAD$140

Others                                                        CAD$200

Late Fee                                                      CAD$280

The late fee will be applied to all registrations received after May 14, 2012.

The fees include HST and all meals at the conference site, including (except for students) a reception on August 16 and a banquet dinner on August 17.

To submit a paper please use the conference website www.rcef.ca

Questions about the conference should be addressed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

PLENARY SPEAKERS include

Ed Glaeser, Harvard University

Phil Oreopoulos, University of Toronto

Will Strange, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

OTHER INVITED SPEAKERS include

Werner Antweiler, University of British Columbia and RCEA

David Card, University of California

Marco Del Negro, Federal Reserve Bank-New York

Gilles Duranton, University of Toronto and RCEA

Gabriele Fiorentini, University of Florence and RCEA

Galina Hale, Federal Reserve Board-San Francisco

Luca Lambertini, University of Bologna and RCEA

Lance Lochner, University of Western Ontario and RCEA

Megan Macgarvie, Boston University

Enrico Moretti, University of California

Petra Moser, Stanford

Giovanni Peri, UC-Davis

Diego Puga, Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies

Matthew Turner, University of Toronto

CONFERENCE SPONSORS

Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA) (www.rcfea.org), the Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis in Canada (www.rcea-canada.org), and Review of Economic Analysis (www.rofea.org).

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

* Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

* Canadian Labour Market and Skills Research Network (CLSRN)

* CIBC Centre for Human Capital and Productivity, University of Western Ontario

* Department of Economics, University of Toronto

* Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis in Canada

* School for Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto

* Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance, University of Toronto

* Cities Centre, University of Toronto

* Italian Cultural Institute

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Dwayne Benjamin, (Co-chair of the Scientific Committee), University of Toronto and RCEA

Gianluca Clementi, New York University and RCEA

Kunal Dasgupta, University of Toronto

Gilles Duranton, University of Toronto and RCEA

Jerzy (Jurek) D. Konieczny, Wilfrid Laurier University and RCEA

Gary Koop, University of Strathclyde and RCEA

Angelo Melino, (Co-chair of the Scientific Committee), University of Toronto and RCEA

John Maheu, University of Toronto and RCEA

Peter Morrow, University of Toronto

Gianluigi Pelloni, University of Bologna and RCEA

Craig Riddell, University of British Columbia

Thanasis Stengos, University of Guelph and RCEA

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Dwayne Benjamin, (Organizing Committee co-chair) University of Toronto and RCEA

Jerzy (Jurek) D. Konieczny, Wilfrid Laurier University and RCEA

Angelo Melino, (Organizing Committee co-chair) University of Toronto and RCEA

Gianluigi Pelloni, University of Bologna and RCEA

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