The Bank of Italy and Italian Econometric Association (SIdE-IEA) organize the 29th (EC)^2 Conference which will take place December 13-14, 2018 in Rome (Italy).

This year’s conference theme: “Big Data Econometrics with Applications”.

EC-squared is a series of annual international conferences on research in quantitative economics and econometrics, launched in 1990. The acronym (EC)^2 stands for the European Conferences of the Econom[etr]ics Community. Its main aim is to maintain and extend an adequate forum for both senior and junior European researchers in quantitative economics and econometrics to discuss the progress and results of their research. The conferences are scheduled in the middle of December and last for 2 or 3 days. They are of relatively small scale (less than 100 participants) and are very intensive. Each year a different topic of interest is selected as the major theme of the conference. A few leading quantitative economists or econometricians are invited as keynote speakers; the other speakers are selected on the basis of submitted papers, and several participants act as invited discussant. Between sessions of the plenary programme there may be poster sessions, probably with computer demonstrations and round-table discussions. There are no parallel sessions. Although only few participants can perform at the plenary sessions usually most participants do present their research at one of the other conference activities. Click here to read more on the (EC)^2 website.

Keynote Speakers



Bank of Italy's Carlo Azeglio Ciampi Centre for monetary and financial education, Via Nazionale 190, Rome


Submission of papers:

Papers can be submitted with a limit of one paper per submitter via Conference Maker. The deadline for submission is September 28, 2018. The decision notification date is November 10, 2018.



October 22, 2018 Registration Opens

November 10, 2018 Early Registration Closes

November 30, 2018 Registration Closes  



To be in compliance with Italian law on receiving payments by scientific associations, SIdE Membership is necessary for registration.

For non-SIdE members, this requirement can be satisfied by becoming a member for last quarter of 2018 (fee: 20 EUR). Please apply here


  • Ordinary:               180 Euro
  • PhD student:         100 Euro
  • Late registration:   280 Euro

Program Committee:

Mehmet Caner (Ohio State University), chair

Giuseppe Bruno (Bank of Italy)

Cathy Yi-Hsuan Chen (Humboldt University of Berlin)

Giuseppe Cavaliere (University of Bologna)

Mario Forni (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)

Malene Kallestrup Lamb (University of Aarhus)

Juri Marcucci (Bank of Italy)

Marcelo Medeiros (Pontificial Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro)


Local Organization

Giuseppe Bruno (Bank of Italy), Francesca Di Iorio (University of Napoli Federico II), Stefano Fachin (Sapienza University of Roma), Luca Fanelli (University of Bologna), Juri Marcucci (Bank of Italy)


Sponsors: Econometric Theory; International Association of Applied Econometrics (IAAE); Department of Economics - University of Bologna; SAS.


Social event: TBA

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