INFER members may join one of the following working groups in order to meet and conduct research with members interest in the same area. Moreover, members are welcome to found new working groups based on mutual interests. To join a particular working group, you only need to sign up as an INFER member (click here). In case you would like to have more information about a particular working group, please do no not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bounded Rationality in Economics and Finance
This INFER working group is open to discuss all matters in economics and finance deviating from the common paradigm of rational expectation and market efficiency. As such, some topics may overlap with other working groups (e.g. the impact of bounded rationality on monetary policy). So, members of other working groups may find this working group interesting as well. On the other hand, finance issues, in particular, find a forum here. The working group also encompasses experimental economics. The selection of the concrete topics reflects the interest of the working group members.
Economic History and History of Economic Thought
The aim of this INFER Working Group is to bring together scholars interested in in economic history and the history of economic thought. It aims to bring quantitative and qualitative economic historians together in order to establish research synergies. Moreover, it encourages interdisciplinary research with political scientist, sociologist and, of course, historians. One key aspect of the working groups work is historical research that contributes to solving present problems of economic theory and policy. In doing so, the working group organizes workshops on topics of interest for its members and promotes the exchange of ideas.
Economics and Social Sciences
The aim of this INFER working group is to elaborate on selected questions of human behaviour from an economic point of view in close collaboration with scholars from neighbouring social sciences. Related disciplines include, for instance: Economic Anthropology, Political Science, Economic and Human Geography, Sociology, History. The working group intends to organise workshops on topics of interest for its members and promote the exchange of ideas with scientists from the other disciplines in social sciences.
Growth and Business Cycles
This INFER working group focuses on current developments and new theoretical findings in the field of Growth and Business Cycles analysis. Consequently, topics - both from a theoretical and empirical point of view - may include (i) determinants of economic growth, (ii) business cycle analysis, (iii) real convergence between countries and regions; (iv) policy options to enhance growth; (v) challenges for monetary and fiscal policy from new patterns in business cycles etc. The selection of the concrete topics reflects the interest of the working group members.
The aim of this INFER working group is to discuss and disseminate new research in the field of international economics. This working group has a tradition of organizing many workshops which are excellent opportunities for the working group members to meet and to discuss their (joint) research.
Macroeconomics and Monetary Policy
This INFER working group is open to discuss all matters in the field of macroeconomics and monetary policy. Topics of interest to the working group members include: the recent financial crisis, macroeconomic modelling and empirical research, financial economics, monetary policy issues, European monetary policy etc.
Public Economics, Regulation & Competition Analysis
The purpose of this INFER Working Group is to discuss current issues in Public Economics, Regulation, and Competition Policy. This Working Group aims to organise regular workshops so as to enable members to present and discuss their work. The Working Group is also an opportunity to meet other researchers and/or professionals working on a similar topic to you. For that reason INFER Workshops on Public Economics, Regulation & Competition Analysis are open to researchers from the universities, research centres, regulatory agencies, along with all other business and public sectors with an interest in the topic. In addition, this Working Group is open to all methodological works (theoretical, empirical, experimental…) and encourages unorthodox, original approaches to topical issues. Working Group members are encouraged to forward ideas on workshop topics at any time.
Regional Economics and Economic Geography
This working group is open to discuss all current issues in regional economics and economic geography. These issues may include but are not restricted to: location choices; spatial tax competition; growth and its spatial implications; institutions, innovation and regional development; human capital, knowledge flows and regional competitiveness; clusters and regional policies; dynamics of urban and regional development; spatial implications for the labour market; geography’s impact on international trade; proximity; organizing industrial spaces ; regional inequalities. As such, some topics may overlap with other working groups (e.g. location choices models can be seen in an international economics perspective). Thus, members of other working groups may find this working group interesting as well.
INFER Annual Conference 2013
event starting date: 2013-05-29
Invitation to General Meeting
Reminder INFER Workshops
The Impact of European Enlargement on the Direction and Prospects of Brussels Exports
Author: Karolien De Bruyne Jan Van Hove
The Validity of Wagner’s Law in the United Kingdom for the Period 1850-2010
Author: Christian Richter Paparas Dimitrios
Testing the UIP Theory in the CEE Countries. Evidence from the Garch Models
Author: Cristina Maria Triandafil Christian Richter