INFER Conferences

14th INFER Annual Conference

From: 2012-05-10 to: 2012-05-13
Place: University of Coimbra, Portugal

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Jointly organized by

International Network for Economic Research (INFER)

Grupo de Estudos Monetários e Financeiros (GEMF)



The INFER Annual Conference provides an opportunity for everybody interested in economics to exchange ideas, to create links in research and to meet fellows in related subject. It is an excellent opportunity to bring together researchers and practitioners alike who are interested in theoretical aspects as well as in practical issues. Researchers, especially young researchers, are invited to submit theoretical and applied papers across all areas of economics. Participants are also encouraged to organize their own sessions on a particular topic.


Local Organisation Committee 

Elias Soukiazis (Coimbra University),

Pedro A. Cerqueira (Coimbra University),

Conference website


Keynote speakers

Professor Prof. Dr. Paul De Grauwe (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven- Belgium and London School of Economics, U.K.)

Mr Poul Mathias Thomsen (Deputy Director of the IMF European Department)

Dr. Martin Hallet (European Commission, DG ECFIN, Brussels, Belgium and Resident Advisor in Portugal)



The Annual Conference is open to anybody involved in economics and finance issues, including both young and experienced researchers, post-doctoral students, and professionals from business, government and non-governmental institutions. As the conference intends to strengthen the exchange between practical experiences and research outcomes, participation is welcome also without paper contribution.


Submission of Papers

Only full papers may be submitted. All papers must include a cover page with the following information:

An abstract of up to 500 words, with JEL classification and no more than 5 key words

Authors’ full name, affiliation

Contact details for corresponding author, such as address, phone, and e-mail

All papers and organized sessions should be submitted electronically to the Annual Conference organizer, Elias Soukiazis (, as doc or .pdf files (preferably .pdf).

Deadline for paper submission is April 2nd, 2012.

Authors are allowed to submit more than one paper. All submitted papers will be peer reviewed according to a high-quality and fast referee process. Authors will be notified whether their paper is accepted for presentation at the workshop not later than April 9, 2012.

Paper presenters are expected to discuss one other paper during the conference. The discussant assignments will be made by the conference organizers at a later date. As the conference intends to strengthen the INFER network, participation is welcome even without paper contributions.


Conference Topics

Monetary and Financial Economics

Monetary Integration and the future of Euro

Fiscal Policy and Public Finance

Macroeconomic Policy

International Trade

Growth and Development Economics

Business Cycle and Synchronization

Industrial Economics and Microeconomics

Labor and Capital Markets

Regional Economics and Economic Geography

Human Capital, technical progress and Innovation

Other relevant topics

Notification: please choose the Topic in which your paper fits better and deliver this information to the organizer


Publication of Papers

After the conference, the papers presented can be submitted for publication in one of the following international journals (special issues):

- Journal of Economic Policy Reform

- International Economics and Economic Policy

- International Journal of Public Policy



The INFER Annual Conference will be held at the Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra, a lively town in the Centre of Portugal. More information can be found at


Conference Fee

The registration fee for speakers and other participants will be (until 20th April):

INFER members: 160 EUR, Non-members: 300 EUR.

Please note: the annual membership fee for private INFER members is €25 (institutional INFER members €200). You are invited to become a member and take advantage of the cheaper membership rate.

The fee for late registrations AFTER 1st May 2012 (including on-site registrations) will be: INFER members: €225, Non-members: €450.

The fee includes all lunches, conference refreshments and the conference dinner (May 11). It does not include travel or accommodation costs and so participants here are expected to arrange their own accommodation. Please note that it is impossible to reimburse participants who are unable to attend the conference after paying the registration fee.



All conference participants have to register for the conference. Please note that paper submission is not regarded as a registration. For registration visit the INFER website and follow the link “registration”. Deadline for (early) registration and payment: 1st May, 2012. All registrations made after this deadline are regarded as late registrations. Registration fees are non-refundable.  Once INFER has received your registration fee, you will get a confirmation by e-mail.


Registration is now possible, please click here. INFER members, please login first and register on the internal website for a reduced rate.


Further Information


All further relevant information will be posted on the conference website




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