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 2017 Annual Meeting of ASSET will be held in Algiers, Algeria, October 27-29, 2017. Click here for the call for papers.


The conference website can be reached at https://asset2017.sciencesconf.org/. The site is now open for submissions. The submission deadline is May 28, 2017.


The Scientific Committee


Special Events and Keynote Lectures:


Opening session: A tribute to Jacques Drèze


Vilfredo Pareto Lecture: Rachel Griffith, Institute for Fiscal Studies (London) and University of MAnchester


Murat Sertel Lecture: Marc Fleurbaey, Princeton University


Sponsored Round-Table

Chair: Alain Trannoy, Aix-Marseille School of Economics

Is free tertiary education enhancing equity and equality of opportunity ?




The 2016 Annual Meeting of ASSET was held in Thessaloniki, Greece, November 10-12, 2016. The program for papers presented in the parallel sessions can be reched here.


The 2016 Louis-André Gerard-Varet Prize (for young researchers) was awarded to


Andrzej Baranski (Department of Economics AE1, Maastricht University), "Pre-distribution Bargaining over Incentives with Endogenous Production"


Other Short Listed Candidates for the 2016 Louis-André Gerard-Varet Prize:


Ester Manna (Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University), "Delegation with a Reciprocal Agent"

Carlos Ramirez (Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University), "Inter-firm Relationships and Asset Prices"

Sharir Safi (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Barcelona GSE), "Listen Before You Link: Optimal Rules for Network Formation in the Presence of Externalities"

Ehsan Vallizadeh (IAB and Maastricht University), "Immigration, Offshoring, Tasks and Technology Adoption"


Keynotes Lectures at the 2016 Annual Meeting of ASSET in Thessaloniki


Murat Sertel Lecture:  Harris Dellas, University of Bern

"Quantifying Confidence"

Vilfredo Pareto Lecture:  Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, Princeton University

"Quantitative Spatial Economics: Rethinking Detroit"

This year the Foundation Urrutia Elejalde (FUE) Session consisted of a Round-table discussion on "Diversity in Economics" with previous winners of the FUE prize:


Joan-Maria Esteban, Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica and Barcelona Graduate School of Economics
Alan P. Kirman, GREQAM, Marseille
Fernando Vega-Redondo, Università Bocconi
Ariel Rubinstein, University of Tel Aviv
Paul Seabright, University of Toulouse