European Winter Meeting

Dec 15 - 16, 2014

Madrid, Spain

For more than fifty years, the European Winter Meetings have fostered interaction among a small group of young scholars, who presented their work by invitation, and a group of senior academics representing different regions and fields of specialization. Many of today’s leading European economists kick-started their careers at one of these meetings. At the turn of the century, the meetings began to focus on PhD students close to finishing their thesis.

In 2013, the European Standing Committee of the Econometric Society decided to widen the scope of the meetings with an open call for submissions without any regional stratification. But the meeting was to retain its distinct identity with three foci: scientific work of the best quality, PhD students on the job market, and close interaction between junior and senior researchers.

The first European Winter Meeting of the Econometric Society in this new format will take place in Madrid, Spain, on December 15-16, 2014. The meeting will host six parallel sessions of contributed papers and two plenary invited sessions. The plenary lectures will be given by Richard Blundell and Jean Tirole. Program Committee members – see the list below – will take responsibility for organizing and chairing the contributed sessions. They will also provide comments and foster interaction across research fields.

The Program Committee Chair is Torsten Persson, IIES, Stockholm University. The Local Arrangements Chair is Rafael Repullo, CEMFI, Madrid.

The Program Committee invites submissions of papers, which can be either complete or work in progress. For more information, please visit the conference website Submissions can be made between June 15, 2014 and September 21, 2014, by following the Conference Maker link on the website. They can be directed to a specific Program Committee member.

Each person may submit only one paper and present only one paper. However, each person may be the co-author of several papers submitted to the conference. The submitting author must be a member of the Econometric Society or must join prior to submission. You may join the Society at

Decisions on the program will be announced no later than October 20, 2014. Paper presenters must register for the meeting by November 5, 2014.


Program Chair, Torsten Persson, IIES, Stockholm University

Fernando Broner, CREI, International macro and finance
Mariacristina de Nardi, UCL, Macroeconomics
Eliana la Ferrarra, Bocconi, Development economics
Christian Hellwig, TSE, Macroeconomics
Oliver Linton, Cambridge, Econometric theory
David Martimort, PSE, Economic theory
Thierry Mayer, Sciences Po, Trade
Gerard Padró i Miquel, LSE, Political economics 
Imran Rasul, UCL, Applied microeconomics
Patrick Rey, TSE, Theory and IO
Jean-Marc Robin, Sciences Po, Microeconometrics
Barbara Rossi, UPF, Time-series and financial econometrics
Johannes Spinnewijn, LSE, Public economics
Andrea Weber, Mannheim, Labor economics
Georg Weizsäcker, Berlin, Behavioral economics