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

INFER Workshop on

Modelling Economic Resilience To External Shocks

June 1-2, 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

Workshop Objectives

This workshop provides an oportunnity for all those interested in the ECONOMIC MODDELING OF EXTERNAL SHOCKS to discuss their research and to exchange ideas. Researchers are invited to submit both empirical and theoretical papers that are broadly consistent with the workshop's special topic.

In particular we welcome papers related to the following topics:











The workshop is open to anybody involved in these research areas, including both young and experienced researchers, Ph.D. students, post-doctoral researchers, and professionals from business, governament and non-governamental institutions.

Keynote Speakers

We are happy to welcome the following internationally distinguished keynote speakers:

Alfredo Marvão Pereira, The College of William and Mary (Departement of Economics)

Júlia Seixas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Departamento de Ciências e Engenharia do Ambiente)

Ali Bayar, EcoMod Network (Free University of Brussels)

Scientific Committee

Mário Fortuna (CEEAplA and University of Azores)

Francisco Silva (CEEAplA and University of Azores)

Luz Paramío (CEEAplA and University of Azores)

Alberto Bagnai (University of Pescara)

David Duffy (University of Ulster)

Agniezka Gehringer (University of Göttingen)

Nikolay Nenovsky (University of Amiens)

Elias Soukiazis (University of Coimbra)

Andreea Stoian (University of Bucharest)

Camelia Turcu (University of Orléans)

Jan van Hove (University of Leuven)

Submission of papers

Only full papers may be submitted, preferably in pdf-format. Papers should be submitted to

Susana Sardinha

Deadline for paper submission is April 25th, 2015

Authors are allowed to submit more than one paper. We will confirm receipt of your submission.

All submited papers will be peer reviewed according to a high-quality and fast referee process. You will receive an e-mail indicating whether your paper is accepted for presentation during the workshop. The discussant assignments will be made by the workshop organizers at a later date. As the workshop intends to build a network in this research area, participation is welcome even without paper contributions.

Publication of Papers

A selection of papers presented at the workshop may be published in one or more international publications. INFER offers several publication possibilities to workshop participants, including book volumes and journal publications. The workshop organizers will contact you about these publication possibilities later.

Registration and Registration Fee

The registration fee for presenting and non-presenting participants will be:

- INFER members: 60 EUR

- other participats: 120 EUR

Please note: the annual membership fee for private INFER members is 25 EUR only (institutional INFER members 200 EUR). You are invited to become a member!

The registration fee includes all lunches and drinks.It doesn't include travel and accomodation expenses. All workshop participants have to register for the workshop. Please note that paper submission is not regarded as a registration. Registration can be done as follow:

By the INFER website + PayPal

Please Register on the INFER website ( Payment can be done  via PayPal on the website. Note that you can use the same website to become an INFER member.

Deadline for registration and payment : May 15th, 2015.

In case of late registration, the fees will be increased by 50%.

Further Information

Questions may be directed to the local workshop organizers secretariat, Susana Sardinha (CEEAplA and University of the Azores): Email

Local Organizing Committee

Mário Fortuna, CEEAplA and University of Azores (

Francisco Silva, CEEAplA and University of Azores (

Luz Paramío, CEEAplA and University of Azores (

Questions about INFER may be directed to the Chair of the INFER Workshop Committee, Camelia Turcu (University of Orléans and INFER): Email

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