Center of Applied Economics Studies of the Atlantic

Centro de Estudos de Economia Aplicada do Atlântico

INFER Workshop on

Modelling Economic Resilience To External Shocks

June 1, 2015, Businnes and Economics Department, University of the Azores

Jointly organized by

INFER - International Network for Economic Research

CEEAplA - Centre of Applied Economic Studies of the Atlantic

09h30 | 10h00

Opening Session (Organizing Committee, INFER Representative)

10h00 | 11h00

Keynote-speaker: Prof. Alfredo Marvão Pereira, (The College of William and Mary)
“A New Carbon Tax in Portugal: From Necessity to Virtuosity”

11h00 | 11h15


11h15 | 13h00

Session I Chair: Elias Soukiazis
Global Engagement and Returns Volatility, Alejandro Riaño (Discussant: Mário Fortuna)
The impact of sovereign default on Migration, Fabian Horn (Discussant: Elias Soukiazis)
The Nature of Entrepreneurship and its Determinants: Opportunity or Necessity?, Elias Soukiazis (Discussant: Fabian Horn)

13h00 | 14h30


14h30 | 16h00

Session II Chair: Mário Fortuna
Assessment of Equalization Effects of Government Transfers to Portuguese Municipalities using Panel Data Methodologies, Francisco Silva (Discussant: Alejandro Riaño)
Welfare Impacts of Road Construction Using a Public -Private Partnership: A CGE Analysis of a Project, Mário Fortuna (Discussant: Francisco Silva)

16h00 | 16h30


16h30 | 17h30

Keynote-speaker: Prof. Júlia Seixas (Nova University of Lisbon)
"Are hybrid models well equipped to assess resilience to external shocks? The case of energy and climate.”

17h30 | 18h30

Round Table “Frontiers of Modelling Economic Resilience to External Shocks”

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