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Laurier hosts international economics conference

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Jun 10/08| For Immediate Release


Dr. Jerzy (Jurek) D. Konieczny
Department of Economics
Wilfrid Laurier University


Kevin Crowley
Associate Director, News and Editorial Services
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WATERLOO — Wilfrid Laurier University will be hosting the second Small Open Economies in a Globalized World conference June 12-15.

Plenary addresses will be delivered by renowned economists, including David Longworth, deputy governor of the Bank of Canada, Phelim Boyle, Wilfrid Laurier University, Michael B. Deverex, University of British Columbia and David Laidler, University of Western Ontario and C.D. Howe Institute.

The conference is a truly international one, leading economists from 28 countries from all continents. While the focus of the conference is on international finance, international monetary and fiscal politics and international trade in goods and services, there will be presentations from all areas of economics.

“Small open economies, including Canada, are particularly vulnerable to the forces of globalization,” said Laurier economics professor Jerzy Konieczny, organizer of the conference. “The sub-prime crisis has had significant negative effects in many countries. Dr. Longworth will talk about the recent challenges it has posed for policy, while Phelim Boyle will discuss the financial aspects of the crisis.”

Presentations at the conference will cover many aspects of open economies including the effect of trade on economic development, income inequalities and environment, collusion, corruption and fraudulent behaviour and exchange-rate regimes.

The conference is sponsored by the Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis and the Review of Economic Analysis. For more information and the conference program, visit the website at:

The conference organizers would also like to thank the following for their support:

- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
- The Centre for International Governance Innovation
- Wilfrid Laurier University
- Laurier Centre for Economic Policy
- School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University
- Department of Economics, University of Waterloo
- Faculty of Economics - Rimini, University of Bologna
- University of Waterloo
- Italian Trade Commission - Toronto

About Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis
The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA) is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to independent research in Applied Economics, Theoretical Economics and related fields. It is the outcome of collaboration between Canadian economists, Italian economists and a group of eminent trustees in academia, banking, government and industry.

About the Review of Economic Analysis
The Review of Economic Analysis is a new peer-reviewed, open access, economic journal. The journal accepts submissions from all fields of economics and offer rigorous, fast refereeing process, immediate publication and wide dissemination. 


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