Madrid Recap

The 77th International Atlantic Economic Conference was held in Madrid, Spain, April 2-5, 2014. Over 200 participants from over 30 countries attended the conference to present papers and converse with colleagues in their fields. The purpose of this conference was to add to the international dissemination of the latest research in economics and finance. Special thanks to all conference attendees!

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Keynote Speakers:

Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Presidential Address

Asli Demirgüç-Kunt is Director of Research at the World Bank and current President of the International Atlantic Economic Society. She is lead author of World Bank Policy Research Report 2007, Finance for All? Policies and Pitfalls in Expanding Access. She also created the World Bank’s Global Financial Development Report and directed issues on Rethinking the Role of the State in Finance (2013), and Financial Inclusion (2014). She has authored over 100 publications. Her research has focused on links between financial development, firm performance, and economic development. Banking crises, financial regulation, and access to financial services are among her areas of research.

Rodrigo Villimizar-Alvargonzalez, Invited Address

Rodrigo Villamizar-Alvargonzalez is a former energy Minister, Ambassador to Japan and Asia Pacific countries and World Bank economist, now visiting professor at San Diego University, IEB and Florida Atlantic University. He is advisor to Agbar, Fersa, Erpasa, Bioenergy, Sahcoil, Greenwell and Carbon Solutions America. He recently founded PD4C (Perfect Diet for Companies; COMET (Corporate Metrics); and BORAMETZ. He recently coordinated the program to assist KA CARE (King Abdulah for Atomic and Renewable Energy) in Saudi Arabia (KSA), a project allocated to IEB (Spain) and LSE (UK). 

 

“Causes and Consequences of the Global Financial Crisis” Plenary Symposium:

Chair: Asli Demirgüç-Kunt is director of Research at the World Bank and current President of the International Atlantic Economic Society. She has authored over 100 publications. Her research has focused on links between financial development, firm performance, and economic development. Banking crises, financial regulation, access to financial services, including SME finance, are among her areas of research.

 

Charles Calomiris is Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions at Columbia Business School and current Vice President of the International Atlantic Economic Society. He is a member of the Shadow Open Market Committee and the Financial Economists Roundtable, and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research includes banking, corporate finance, and monetary economics.

 

 

Rafael Repullo is Director and Professor of Economics at Center for Monetary and Financial Studies. He is also Fellow of the Econometric Society , the European Economic Association and a Founding Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute His recent research is in the areas of banking and finance, where he has worked on topics such as venture capital, market liquidity and shareholder activism, insider trading, takeovers of foreign banks, bank behavior and the lender of last resort, policies for banking crises, capital requirements and risk-taking in banking, and the new regulation of bank capital.

 

“The Public Debt and Monetary Stability” Plenary Symposium:

Chair: Gordon Brady is Senior Economist of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee, a member of the Executive Committee of the International Atlantic Economic Society, and a member of the Board of Editors of the Atlantic Economic Journal. His work involves climate change legislation and public choice models of government growth.  He has published numerous papers and books, including Government Failure: A Primer on Public Choice, with Arthur Seldon and Gordon Tullock.

 

Jesús Huerta de Soto  is a Spanish economist of the Austrian School and a Professor in the Department of Applied Economics at King Juan Carlos University. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute and is on the editorial board of its Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics. Jesús is currently considered as one of the most representative proponents of the Austrian School of Economics and has published numerous research works and articles.

 

Pedro Schwartz  is a Professor at the San Pablo University, where he teaches history of economic thought and directs the Center for Political Economy and Regulation. He has taught at numerous universities and lectured all over the world on economic history, financial issues and other various economic topics. A member of the Royal Academy of Moral and Political Sciences in Madrid, he is a frequent contributor to the European media on the current financial and social scene.

 

Angelo Santagostino is Jean Monnet Professor of European economic integration at the Yildirim Beyazit University in Turkey, and formerly at the University of Brescia in Italy. He has been consultant to the Directorate for Latin America of the European Commission. Professor Santagostino is author of many books and articles on the economics of international integration, applied to both European and Latin America, as well as on the politics of small and medium sized enterprises.

 

Francesco Forte is Professor Emeritus at the Sapienza University of Rome, School of Economics and Law. He is former Minister of Finance, European Affairs and Foreign Aid of the Italian Government and a former Senator and Chairman of the Finance and Treasury Committee of the Italian Senate. He also is a former President of the International Atlantic Economic Society and current member of the Board of Editors of the International Advances in Economic Research. Professor Forte has authored numerous publications on public and political economics.

 

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