Welcome to the website of ASSET


  • The ASsociation of Southern European Economic Theorists (ASSET) is a group of economics departments and economics research centres that are all based in Southern Europe and the Mediterranean region (Cyprus, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia, and Turkey). ASSET promotes cooperation and exchange of ideas as well as reseachers among the members institutions in the general fields of analytical and quantitative economics and econometrics. ASSET's meetings and activities are open to international scholars from all parts of the world.





The 2016 Annual Meeting of ASSET will be held in Thessaloniki, Greece, on November 10-12, 2016.


The conference requests papers on all areas of Economics. Submissions by researchers from member and non-member institutions are very welcome. ASSET also makes a concerted effort to promote the participation of young researchers from its member institutions in its annual meeting.

The submission deadline: May 31, 2016.

Notification of acceptance decisions: July 15, 2016

Deadline for early registration: September 16, 2016


You can download the Call for Papers here


Papers should be submitted by email at asset2016@uom.gr. Only full-papers are accepted in pdf format. Please remember to include an abstract, JEL classification codes and keywords on the first page of the paper.

For further details, as well as for submissions and registration, please visit the conference website at asset2016.uom.gr

The meeting will be hosted by the Department of Economics of University of Macedonia, and the local organizing committee is headed by Professor Stilianos Fountas.


Keynote Lectures and special prizes:


Vilfredo Pareto Lecture: Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, Princeton University

Murat Sertel Lecture: Harris Dellas, University of Bern


Urrutia Elejade Foundation Diversity Prize

Louis-André Gerard-Varet Prize




The 2015 Annual Meeting of ASSET was held in Granada, Spain, November 12-14, 2015. The program for papers presented in the parallel sessions can be reched here.


The 2015 Louis-André Gerard-Varet Prize (for young researchers) was awarded to


Ettore Panetti (Banco de Portugal, CRENoS-University of Sassari, and UECE),  "A Dynamic Quantitative Macroeconomic Model of Bank Runs"


Other Short Listed Candidates for the 2015 Louis-André Gerard-Varet Prize:


Aya Ahmed (Paris School of Economics), "Endogeneous cartel formation under trade liberalization : heterogenous firms with capacity constraints"

Mihaly Tamas Borsi (Universidad de Alicante), "Fiscal multipliers across the credit cycle"

Olga Chiappinelli (IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca), "Political Corruption in the Execution of Public Contracts: A Principal-Agent Analysis"

Izaskun Zuazu-Bermejo (University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU), "Political institutions, technology and growth: a dynamic panel approach"


Keynotes Lectures at the 2015 Annual Meeting of ASSET in Granada


Murat Sertel Lecture:  Antonio Cabrales, University College London

"Which Club Should I Attend, Dad?: Targeted Socialization and Production"

Vilfredo Pareto Lecture:  Oriana Bandiera, London School of Economics

"Incentives for Public Service Delivery"

Foundation Urrutia Elejalde (FUE) Session organized by Professor Joan-Maria Esteban (Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica and Barcelona Graduate School of Economics)


Sandeep Baliga, Northwestern University
"The Strategy of Conflict and the Technology of War"
Shankar Satyanath, New York University (co-authors: Esteban Klor and Sebastian Saiegh)
"Deadly Crony Capitalism: Political Connections and Disappearances of Union Leaders during Argentina's Dirty War"