Logouda_50Asymmetries in Europe: causes, consequences, remedies


International workshop organized by:

Italian Association for the Study of Economic Asymmetries, Rome (Italy)
Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna (Austria)
Department of Economics, Gabriele d’Annunzio University, Pescara (Italy)

with the support of:

INFER – International Network for Economic Research

April 27th-28th, 2015, Faculty of Economics
Gabriele d’Annunzio University, Pescara (Italy)

Call for papers

Registration form

The registration to the EUA2015 workshop is open. Please register within March 31st using the form below:

 Keynote speakers

• Prof. Lars Feld
Lars P. Feld holds the chair for Economic Policy and Constitutional Economics at Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg and is the president of the Walter Eucken Institute. His research focuses on economic and fiscal policies, the emerging field of New Political Economy, and the economic analysis of law. In March 2011 Prof. Feld was appointed to the German Council of Economic Experts.

• Prof. Philippe Weil
Philippe Weil is professor of economics at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. He is research fellow of the London-based Centre for Economic Policy Research and president of its Euro Area Business Cycle Dating Committee. His research interests are macroeconomics and finance, and he done extensive work on asset pricing, bubbles, representations of attitudes towards risk, fiscal policy, time use by gender across countries and time and, more recently, on optimal long-run inflation in the presence of corporate taxes and financial constraints.

Scientific committee

Alberto Bagnai, Gabriele d’Annunzio University and INFER.
Ansgar Belke, University of Duisburg-Essen and Monetary Experts Panel, European Parliament .
Josef Brada, Arizona State University.
Mario Eboli, Gabriele d’Annunzio University
Brigitte Granville, Queen Mary University of London.
Matteo Manera, University of Milan-Bicocca and FEEM.
Davide Quaglione, Gabriele d’Annunzio University.
Alessandro Sarra, Gabriele d’Annunzio University.
Paolo Vitale, Gabriele d’Annunzio University.
Klaus Weyerstrass, Institute for Advanced Studies.

Submission of papers

Only full papers may be submitted, preferably in pdf format. Papers should be submitted to the conference organizer, Alberto Bagnai ( Deadline for paper submission is February 15th, 2015. Authors are allowed to submit more than one paper. We will confirm receipt of your submission. All submitted papers will be peer reviewed according to a high-quality and fast referee process. You will receive an e-mail indicating whether your paper is accepted for presentation during the workshop or not before March 15th, 2015.

Publication opportunities

We are glad to announce that Economics, the open-access, open-assessment e-journal, has proposed to cooperate with the EUA2015 workshop. The editor, Prof. Dennis Snower, welcomes submissions of the papers presented at the workshop.

Moreover, we will offer to the workshop participants the opportunity to publish before the workshop the preliminary versions of their accepted papers in the a/simmetrie working paper series, wich currently features two top 5 items by file downloads on the IDEAS Logec ranking.


The registration fee for presenting and non-presenting participants will be:
• INFER members: 100 EUR
• other participants: 150 EUR
Please note: the annual membership fee for private INFER members is 25 EUR only (institutional INFER members 200 EUR). You are invited to become a member!

The registration fee includes lunches, coffee-breaks, and official dinner. It doesn’t include travel and accommodation expenses. All workshop participants have to register for the workshop. Please note that paper submission is not regarded as a registration.

Online registration (through PayPal, credit card or bank transfer) will be made available on this page.

Deadline for registration and payment: March 31st, 2015. In case of late registration, the fees will be increased by 50 %.

Background information

• Location and travelling
The workshop venues will be the Faculty of Economics of the Gabriele D’Annunzio University, viale Pindaro 42, Pescara (Italy). The Gabriele D’Annunzio University is a medium size Italian public university. The faculty of Economics is located in Pescara, on the Adriatic sea shore. Entirely rebuilt after WWII, Pescara is the largest and more vibrant town of the Abruzzi region, with about 400,000 inhabitants in its metropolitan area, and a well-known seaside resort.
Pescara International Airport (PSR) is connected with Barcelona, Brussels, Frankfurt, London Stansted and Paris Beauvais. The next international airports are Rome Fiumicino (FCO), and Rome Ciampino (CIA), with direct connection to Pescara by bus (Prontobus). If you prefer, you can reach Pescara by train, taking a regional train at Rome Tiburtina Station. The connection by bus takes about three hours, by train four hours.

• Accommodation
Participants are responsible for their travel and accommodation arrangements. The enrolment fee does not cover accommodation. Please make your reservations as soon as possible. The conference participants will be offered an accommodation at preferential rates in the Regent Hotel***, close to the conference venue:

The preferential rates, B&B, per person per day, are:
Single room: €40,00
Double room: €24,50
Triple room: €23,50

In order to benefit from the special prices, please mention in the reservation process that you take part in the Department of Economics workshop.

Further information on the accommodation opportunities will be released in due course through the workshop website.

Further Information

Questions may be directed to the local workshop organizer: