INFER 18th annual conference

Special sessions

The conference will host a number of special sessions focusing on specific topics. These sessions may be organized by INFER scholars as well as by other conference attendants who send their proposals to the Organising Committee. Special sessions will have discussants distributed among presenters of the same session.


  1. SIMBIEN Network "Sustainability of the welfare state and intra and intergenerational redistribution of income": Hèctor Sala (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona & Xarxa de Referència en R+D+I en Economia i Polítiques Públiques (XREPP) UB-UAB-UdG-URV) and Ció Patxot (Universitat de Barcelona & Xarxa de Referència en R+D+I en Economia i Polítiques Públiques (XREPP) UB-UAB-UdG-URV).
  2. Fiscal Policy and Financial Markets: Andreea Stoian (Bucharest University of Economic Studies) and David Duffy (University of Ulster).
  3. “Firm Location and Relocation Processes”: Camélia Turcu (Université d’Orléans) and Josep-Maria Arauzo-Carod (Universitat Rovira i Virgili).
  4. “Economic History”: Jordi Guilera (Lisbon).
  5. The Eurozone crisis: how will it end?”: Alberto Bagnai (Università degli Studi "G. d'Annunzio").
  6. Spatial Econometrics: Miguel Manjón (Universitat Rovira i Virgili), Oscar Martínez (Universitat Rovira i Virgili) and Karen Miranda (Universitat Rovira i Virgili).
  7. “Creative Industries”: Rafael Boix (Universitat de València) Josep-Maria Arauzo-Carod (Universitat Rovira i Virgili).
  8. University Spin-offs. Results of entrepreneurship in academia: Pere Segarra (Entrepreneurship Chair: Universitat Rovira i Virgili) and Judit Albiol (Entrepreneurship Chair: Universitat Rovira i      Virgili).
  9. The Financial Cycle: Assessment by Early Warning Systems and Consequences: Virginie Coudert (Banque de France and University of Paris West Nanterre la Défense).
  10. Economic Culture of Industry Companies: Miguel Ángel Pérez Benedito (Universitat de València).
  11. Fiscal Policy Convergence in the European Union: Bernd Theilen (Universitat Rovira i Virgili).
  12. “Policy regimes and forecasting”: Peter Claeys (Vrije Universiteit Brussel).
  13.  "Network Configurations, Location, Innovation and Time": F. Xavier Molina-Morales (Universitat Jaume I), Angeles Montoro-Sánchez (Complutense University of Madrid) and  Isabel Díez-Vial (Complutense University of Madrid).