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1st RAstaNEWS Annual Conference
"More Europe: Letting the Euro Work at Full Speed"

Dear reader,

We are pleased to inform you that the Italian Minister of Economy and Finances, Fabrizio Saccomanni, and the Vice President of the European Central Bank, Vítor Constâncio, will be among the distinguished speakers taking part in the 1st RAstaNEWS Annual Conference.

The event "More Europe: Letting the Euro Work at Full Speed" will take place at ISPI (Palazzo Clerici, Milan) on January 14th. This International Conference will be open to the public.

To participate, please visit the ISPI website and then click on "Iscriviti" ("Register").



RAstaNEWS investigates many aspects of the future of macro-economic and monetary integration in Europe, paving the way to a revised governance of the EMU, and the EU as a whole, in the wake of the debt crisis.
Our project is based on the premise that rethinking the future of macroeconomic and monetary integration in Europe requires a substantial revision and integration of the underlying macroeconomic model and a new vision about what markets and policy-makers can accomplish.
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Eurozone Flaws: Uncovering the Holes in the Cheese

Francesco Passarelli (University of Teramo) and Antonio Villafranca (ISPI) Read it here

Limited Asset Market Participation, Income Inequality and Macroeconomic Volatility

Giorgio Motta (University of Lancaster) and Patrizio Tirelli (University of Milano Bicocca) Read it here

The Comeback of Inflation as an Optimal Public Finance Tool

Giovanni Di Bartolomeo (Sapienza University of Rome), Patrizio Tirelli (University of Milan Bicocca), Nicola Acocella (Sapienza University of Rome) Read it here

The oil price-macroeconomy relationship since the mid-1980s: A global perspective

Claudio Morana (University of Milan Bicocca) Read it here

Insights on the global macro-finance interface

Claudio Morana (University of Milan Bicocca) Read it here

September 2013

On September 11th, the Money and Micro Finance Conference 2013 hosted a special RAstaNEWS session.
For papers and related speakers, find all details here (p.4)



RAstaNEWS will be sponsoring a special session at the 22nd Symposium of the Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics, to be held in New York City on April 17-18th.


Università Politecnica delle Marche, one of RAstaNEWS partners, is organizing the 3rd Money and Finance Research (MoFiR) Workshop on Banking, to be held in Ancona on June 25-27th.


RAstaNEWS will be sponsoring a special session at the 5th World Finance Conference, to be held in Venice, Italy, on July 2-4th.


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