Center for European Studies

1st CefES International Conference on


North-South, East-West, Rural-Urban Economic and Political Divide in Europe


June 10-11, 2019

University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy.
Building U6
Viale Piero e Alberto Pirelli, 22
20126 Milano

Reint Gropp (Halle Institute for Economic Research)

Philippe Martin (Sciences Po)

Andrew Moravcsik (Princeton University)

Guido Tabellini (Bocconi University)

Miguel Ampudia (ECB)

Fabio Franchino (University of Milan)

Leonardo Gambacorta (BIS)

Simon Hug (University of Geneva)

Marek Jarocinski (ECB)

Thomas König (University of Mannheim)

François Koulischer (Luxembourg School of Finance)

Michele Lenza (ECB)

Tom Georges Schmitz (Bocconi University)

Christina Schneider (UCSD)

Vera Troeger (University of Warwick)

Nuno Cassola (University of Milano-Bicocca)

Vittoria Cerasi (University of Milano-Bicocca)

Axel Dreher (University of Heidelberg)

Mario Gilli (University of Milano-Bicocca)

Claudio Morana (University of Milano-Bicocca)

Bruno Parigi (University of Padua)

Patrizio Tirelli (University of Milano-Bicocca)

A special issue of the Review of International Organizations on the Conference themes will be possibly published.
People attending the conference might decide to submit their work at this special issue.
Papers submitted for this special issue will undergo the standard refereeing process.
Conference Description

The Center for European Studies (CefES-DEMS) promotes research on Europe. The Conference gathers scholars from different fields in Economics and Social Sciences, with the objective of contributing to the empirical and theoretical debate on Europe. The Conference provides a forum of discussion for scholars interested in the European economic, social and political situation, in the evaluation and design of institutions and policies in and for Europe, with a particular focus on North-South, East-West and Rural-Urban Divide in Europe.

Conference topics are:

  1. Macroeconomic policies
  2. European governance
  3. Productivity, Growth, Convergence
  4. Regulation and financial stability
  5. Economic and political dynamics
  6. Taxation and representation
  7. Migration and trade
  8. Inequality and social exclusion
  9. Climate change and energy policies.

Conference Program