Asymmetries in Europe: causes, consequences, remedies

31 marzo – 1 aprile 2017

Department of Economics, Gabriele D’Annunzio University, Pescara


The registration to the workshop is open. See below the online registration form.

Workshop aims and call for papers

The Italian Association for the Study of Economic Asymmetries and the Department of Economics of the Gabriele d’Annunzio University, with the support of the International Network for Economic Research (INFER), organise the second edition of the international workshop on Asymmetries in Europe: causes, consequences, remedies. The workshop will take place on March 31st-April 1st, 2017, at the Faculty of Economics of the Gabriele d’Annunzio University, Pescara (Italy).

The workshop provides an opportunity for all those interested in the issue of economic asymmetries in the Eurozone structure, design, and management, with a special focus on the economic, social and political costs of these asymmetries, to discuss their research and to exchange ideas. Researchers are invited to submit both empirical and theoretical papers that are broadly consistent with the workshop’s special topic.

We are happy to welcome three distinguished keynote speakers:

  • Domenico Mario Nuti, Professor emeritus at the University of Rome La Sapienza.
  • Marti G. Subrahmanyam, Charles E. Merrill Professor of Finance and Economics in the Stern School of Business at New York University.
  • Roland Vaubel, Professor emeritus at the University of Mannheim, Germany.

The organisers encourage the submission of papers from the following fields: international finance (F30), international lending and debt problems (F34), international relations and international political economy (F50), sovereign debt management (H63), economic history: financial markets and institutions (N20), welfare, well-being and poverty (I3), economy wide country studies: Europe (O52), comparative studies of countries (O57), related to the following topics:

  • Structural asymmetries between Eurozone member countries
  • Business cycle asymmetries in the Eurozone
  • The Eurozone and the conditions of an Optimum Currency Area
  • Fiscal policy and public finance
  • Size and symmetries of fiscal multipliers
  • Financial and capital markets, banking
  • Labour markets and social cohesion
  • Asymmetries in macroeconomic policy rules
  • Monetary and financial economics
  • Economic and econometric modelling of asymmetric behaviour

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 January 31st, 2017. 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 February 15th, 2017.

Download here the call for papers


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 40 EUR only (institutional INFER members 400 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.


Participants are responsible for their travel and accommodation arrangements. The enrolment fee does not cover accommodation. The conference participants will be offered an accommodation at preferential rates in the following hotel, close to the conference venues:

*** Hotel Regent

The preferential rates, B&B, per person per day, are:

Single room:     €41,50

Double room:    €25,50

Triple room:      €24,50

Rates do not include the “tassa di soggiorno” (tourist tax) equal to one euro per person per day.

The University Gabriele D’Annunzio has agreements with other hotels in the city centre:

****Best Western Plaza

*** Hotel Alba

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

Location and travel information

The workshop venue will be the Aula Magna Federico Caffè at the Faculty of Economics of the Gabriele D’Annunzio University, viale Pindaro 42, Pescara (Italy), at about 18 minutes on foot from Hotel Regent:

Pescara International Airport is connected with many European airports. The next international airport is Rome Fiumicino, with direct connection to Pescara by train or bus (about three hours). Bus tickets can be bought online through Prontobus.

Further Information

Questions may be directed to the local workshop organizer: