2018 European Winter Meeting

Dec 4 - 5, 2018

Naples, Italy

Website: http://www.eswm2018.eu/

The 2018 European Winter Meeting of the Econometric Society will be held on December 4-December 5, 2018 at the University of Naples Federico II.

The program Chair is  Victor Lavy (University of Warwick). 

The Local Organizing Committee is Achille Basile (University of Naples Federico II); Marco Pagano (University of Naples Federico II and CSEF); Maria Gabriella Graziano (University of Naples Federico II and CSEF); and  Tullio Jappelli (University of Naples Federico II and CSEF).

The plenary speakers will be Magne Mogstad (University of Chicago) and Marco Ottaviani (Bocconi University). 


Executive Assistants

Maria Carannante (University of Naples Federico II)

Stefania Maddaluno(University of Naples Federico II and CSEF)


EWMES 2018 Program Committee Members by Field:

 Applied Microeconomics

Katrine Løken (University of Bergen)


Behavioral and Experimental Economics

Francesco Drago (University of Messina)​

Lorenz Goette (Universität Bonn)



Eliana La Ferrara (Bocconi University)



Aureo de Paula (University College London)

Christoph Rothe (University of Mannheim)



Pierre Collin-Dufresne (Swiss Finance Institute)


Industrial Organization

Howard Smith (Keble College, Oxford)

Fabiano Schivardi (Luiss University/EIEF)


International/Applied Macro and International Trade

Isabelle Mejean (École Polytechnique)

Mathias Thoenig (University of Lausanne)   


Labor and Education

Eric Maurin (Paris School of Economics)



Martin Ellison (Oxford University)

Pedro Teles (Bank of Portugal)


Public Economics

Claus Thustrup Kreiner (University of Copenhagen)


Political Economy

Helios Herrera (University of Warwick)

Mathias Thoenig (University of Lausanne)   



Marco Ottaviani (Bocconi University)

Motty Perry (University of Warwick)

Roland Strausz  (Humbolt University) 



For more than fifty years, the European Winter Meetings of the Econometric Society (EWMES) have fostered interaction among a small group of young scholars 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 (here is a picture of the 1972 meeting). 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 main features:

  • Scientific work of the best quality
  • PhD students on the job market
  • Close interaction between junior and senior researchers

The first European Winter Meeting of the Econometric Society in this new format took place in Madrid, Spain, in 2014.