Barcelona School of Economics hosts EEA ESEM 2023

EEA ESEM Barcelona 2023

Over 1,400 economists from around the world came to Barcelona this August for the Annual Congress of the European Economic Association (EEA) and the Econometric Society European Meeting (ESEM), which was hosted by the Barcelona School of Economics.

The EEA ESEM Congress features two plenary lectures, presidential addresses, a number of invited sessions and panel debates, the state-of-the-art sessions, as well as contributed papers sessions. 

Since 2003, the EEA Congress has been held jointly with ESEM, and this year, the event had the theme of “Building Bridges”.

EEA-ESEM 2023 focused on current issues of economic policy, the climate crisis, the energy crisis, inequality (including gender), immigration, the regulation of digital technology, monetary policy, and open access to research data.

Speakers at this year’s Congress included Jean Tirole, who won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2014, and the Governor of the Bank of Spain, Pablo Hernández de Cos, who participated in a session organized by the European Central Bank.

The Research Manager at BSE, Bruno Guallar, who helped to organize the event explained that “EEA ESEM is a great event that BSE has been honored to host. It brought experienced academics and early-career scholars in Economics from around the world to Barcelona to discuss and share the latest research. The event was also a platform for many BSE researchers, who have been involved in a large number of sessions on very current topics. We expect that EEA ESEM leaves many fruitful connections.”

BSE researchers who participated in EEA ESEM 2023 included:

  • Larbi Alaoui (UPF and BSE), Chair of Testing Behaviour: Consideration and Moral Decision Making (EEA)
  • Jose Apesteguia (UPF and BSE), Invited Session on Advances in Bounded Rationality (ESEM)
  • Isaac Baley (UAB and BSE), Invited Session on Advances in Macro-Labor (ESEM)
  • Jan Eeckhout (ICREA-UPF and BSE), Invited Session on Advances in Macro-Labor (ESEM)
  • Jordi Galí (CREI, UPF and BSE), Chair of the EEA Keynote Address by Maristella Botticini
  • José García-Montalvo (UPF and BSE), Roundtable on "Data sharing when collection is costly: do journals ask too much?" (EEA-ESEM)
  • Humberto Llavador (UPF and BSE), Education Committee Workshop – CORE (EEA)
  • Alberto Martin (CREI, UPF and BSE), Chair of the ECB session on Aggregate and Distributional Effects of High and Volatile Inflation
  • Mar Reguant (Northwestern and BSE), Chair of the State of the Art Session on The Energy Crisis and the Energy Transition: Economic Analysis and Policy (EEA)
  • Marta Reynal-Querol (ICREA-UPF and BSE), State of the Art Session on Violence, Conflict and State Capacity (EEA)

More than 20 BSE researchers also participated in the EEA-ESEM contributed sessions.

The event also held a reception at Palau Reial de Pedralbes which was opened by the President of the Catalan government, the Catalan Ministry of Economy, the presidents of the European Economic Association and the Econometric Society, and the Barcelona School of Economics director.

Photo album from EEA ESEM 2023 in Barcelona 

View the EEA ESEM 2023 photo album on Flickr

Some sessions at EEA ESEM 2023 were recorded and are available to view on BSE's YouTube channel:

View EEA ESEM 2023 Sessions on YouTube


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