Invited Speakers

We are pleased to announce that distinguished colleagues Jonathan Batten, Giuseppe Ciccarone, Giovanni Dosi, Klaus F. Zimmermann, and Marco Vivarelli will join the conference as keynote speakers:

Jonathan Batten is professor of finance in the Department of Banking and Finance at Monash University, Australia. Prior to this position, he worked at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Seoul National University, Korea. He is a well-known academician who has published articles in many of the leading economics and finance journals and currently serves as the Editor of Emerging Markets Review, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, and Finance Research Letters. He is currently the President of EBES. His current research interests include: Financial market development and risk management; spread modelling arbitrage and market integration; and the investigation of the non-linear dynamics of financial prices.

Giuseppe Ciccarone is the Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Sapienza University of Rome and President of Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini. Over the last twenty years, he has published papers on broad range of topics such as labor economics, theory of economic policy, theory of public utility and monetary economy. Currently, his research activity focuses on both theoretical and applied economics in the field of labor markets and active labor market policies, on the design and evaluation of economic policies, and on the economic implications of poverty and inequality. His research is published in journals such as Economic Modeling, Public Choice, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization and Economics Letters. Since 2000, he has been the Italian correspondent to the European Employment Policy Observatory of the European Commission. In addition, he has participated as Scientific Coordinator and expert in several DG EMPL projects in the fields of employment, social policy, and labor market trends. He holds a PhD in economics from University of Cambridge, UK. 

Giovanni Dosi has published many articles in the field of the economics of innovation and technological change, industrial organization and industrial dynamics, theory of the firm and corporate governance, evolutionary theory, and economic growth and development. His works were cited more than 44,000. He is currently Professor of Economics and the Director of the Institute of Economics at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa; Co-Director of the task forces “Industrial Policy” and “Intellectual Property Rights”, IPD - Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University and Continental European Editor of Industrial and Corporate Change.

Klaus F. Zimmermann
is a visiting professor at Princeton University; Full Professor of Economics at Bonn University (on leave); Co-Director of POP at UNU-MERIT; Honorary Professor at Maastricht University, Free University of Berlin, and Renmin University of China, Beijing. Previously, he has held several positions in top research institutions such as Harvard University (USA), Dartmouth College (USA), University of Pennsylvania (USA), Tilburg University (Netherlands) etc. Professor Zimmermann is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Population Economics. He is also the founding Director of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) and has held editorial positions in top journals such as Managing Editor in Journal of Population Economics and Economic Policy, Founding Editor-in-Chief in IZA Journals (i.e. IZA Journal of Labor Economics, IZA Journal of Labor Policy) and Associate Editor/Editorial Board in journals such as Journal of Applied Econometrics, European Economic Review, and Journal of Applied Econometrics. He has over 200 publications published in leading scientific journals such as American Economic Review, Econometrica and European Economic Review, 55 books and many collected volumes in the areas of labor, population economics, migration, and econometrics. RePEc currently ranks Prof. Zimmermann as one of top 100 economists on its world list of more than 48K economists.


Marco Vivarelli is a well-known academician who has published articles in many of the leading economics journals and is currently professor of economics at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milano, Italy, where he is also the Director of the Institute of Economic Policy. He is a member of EBES Executive Board, the Editor-in-Chief of the Eurasian Business Review and associate editor of the Small Business Economics and Industrial and Corporate Change, the electronic journal: “economics” and Economia e Politica Industriale - Journal of Industrial and Business Economics. His current research interests include the relationship between innovation, employment and skills, the labor market and income distribution impacts of globalization, and the entry and post-entry performance of newborn firms. Professor Vivarelli holds PhD degrees in science and technology policy from SPRU-University of Sussex and in economics from Pavia University.
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