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President Alberto Alesina, Harvard University, and Vice President Reinhard Neck, University of Klagenfurt, welcomed participants to the 73rd International Atlantic Economic Conference in Istanbul, Turkey, 28-31 March 2012.
The conference was held at Bahçeşehir University, located on the European side of the city. It sits on the banks of the Bosphorus Strait, with a stunning view of the Asian side and the beautiful Bosphorus Bridge.
Economists from all areas of specialization were invited to Istanbul to discuss cutting edge approaches to the challenges of the world economy. Through the Society and its international conferences, economists from over 40 countries had the opportunity to become better acquainted with each others’ work. Papers in all interest areas were eligible.