BSE Research Webinars feature quality papers and discussion during lockdown


From June 9-19, 2020 the Barcelona School of Economics held the BSE Research Webinars to provide an online venue for economists and researchers to debate their latest work with colleagues from all over the world. A total of 572 participants attended and 62 papers were presented during the online seminar programs.

The Research Webinars initiative arose when the coronavirus lockdown forced the cancelation of the 2020 edition of the BSE Summer Forum, which has been an annual meeting point in Europe for hundreds of international academics and researchers every summer since 2013. (The next BSE Summer Forum is scheduled for June 7-18, 2021.)

High-quality papers, useful comments 

Organizers of six of the originally scheduled BSE Summer Forum 2020 workshops moved their events to the research webinar format. (Click on a topic below to view organizers, speakers, and papers for each webinar)

Comments from participants and organizers on Twitter made it clear that the Research Webinars maintained the quality of the papers and the discussion from the face-to-face Summer Forum Workshops:

This year we won't be able to hold the Development Workshop at the @barcelonagse Summer Forum. Instead, we've put together an equally impressive program for a webinar! Join us on June 15-16!

— Gianmarco León-Ciliotta (@Gianmarco_LeonC) June 10, 2020

[...] thanks very much to all those who emailed me with very useful comments on my paper on gene-environment interaction one a home visiting programme!! Great feedback and much appreciated 

— Gabriella Conti (@Gabri_EllaConti) June 16, 2020

Nothing makes up for the happy hours and dinners in Barcelona, but really excited to see all these papers today and tomorrow!

— Rocío Madera (@elpuntoderocio) June 18, 2020

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