Past Congresses


Location Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
Programme Chairs Sule Alan & Francesco Decarolis
Scientific Programme
Presidential Address Maristella Botticini - The Beauty of Uncertainty: The Rise of Insurance Contracts and Markets in Medieval Europe
Marshall Lecture Itzhak Gilboa - Reasoning in the Face of Uncertainty
Schumpeter Lecture Xavier Gabaix - Economic Networks: New Models, Facts, and Identification Methods


Location Bocconi University, Milan
Programme Chairs Monica Costa Dias & Paolo Surico
Scientific Programme
Presidential Address Oriana Bandiera - Climate-Change Pledges, Actions and Outcomes
Marshall Lecture Michèle Tertilt - The Economics of Women’s Rights
Schumpeter Lecture Philipp Kircher - Job Search in the Digital Age


Location Virtual 
Programme Chairs Philipp Kircher & Antonella Trigari
Presidential Address Silvana Tenreyro - Climate-Change Pledges, Actions and Outcomes
Marshall Lecture Rohini Pande - "If you compete with us, we shan’t marry you,”: The (Mary Paley) Marshall Lecture
Schumpeter Lecture Thomas Piketty - Global Income Inequality, 1820-2020. The Persistence and Mutation of Extreme Inequality


Location Virtual
Programme Chair Katrine V. Løken & Vasco M. Carvalho
Presidential Address Per Krusell - Suboptimal Climate Policy
Marshall Lecture Alan Manning - The Measure of Monopsony
Schumpeter Lecture Antoinette Schoar - How is Big Data Changing Consumer Financial Markets?


Location Manchester, United Kingdom
Programme Chair Barbara Petrongolo & Ricardo Reis
Presidential Address Kjetil Storesletten - Tax Progressively in Macroeconomics
Marshall Lecture Raj Chetty - Improving Equality of Opportunity: New Insights from Big Data
Schumpeter Lecture Veronica Guerrieri - Household Balance Sheets and Credit Cycles


Location Cologne, Germany 
Programme Chair Nicola Gennaioli & Marta Reynal Querol
Presidential Address Eliana La Ferrara - Aspirations, Social Norms and Development
Marshall Lecture Susan Athey - Models of Consumer Choice in Panels with Applications to Mobile Location Data
Schumpeter Lecture Jaume Ventura - Sharing a Government


Location Lisbon, Portugal
Programme Chair Estella Cantillon & Silvana Tenreyro
Presidential Address Philippe Aghion - Rethinking Growth
Marshall Lecture Amy Finkelstein - Moral Hazard in Health Insurance: What Do We Know and How Do We Know It?
Schumpeter Lecture John Van Reenen - Productivity, Management and Innovation


Location Geneva, Switzerland
Programme Chair Philippe Bacchetta & Monika Schnitzer
Presidential Address Fabrizio Zilibotti - Growing and Slowing Down Like China
Marshall Lecture Mark Armstrong - Consumer Search
Schumpeter Lecture George-Marios Angeletos - Coordination and Aggregate Demand


Location Mannheim, Germany
Programme Chair Volker Nocke
Presidential Address Rachel Griffith - Gluttony and Sloth? Labour Market Nonseparabilities and the Rise in Obesity
Marshall Lecture Ilya R Segal - Property Rights and the Efficiency of Bargaining
Schumpeter Lecture Giancarlo Corsetti - The Mystery of the Printing Press: Monetary Policy and Self-Fulfilling Debt Crises


Location Toulouse, France
Programme Chair Martin Cripps
Presidential Address Orazio Attanasio - The Determinants Of The Accumulation Of Human Capital In Developing Countries
Marshall Lecture Liran Einav - Can Healthcare Competition Work?
Schumpeter Lecture Massimo Marinacci - The Beauty Of Uncertainty


Location Gothenburg, Sweden
Programme Chair Maristella Botticini
Presidential Address Manuel Arellano - Uncertainty, Persistence, and Heterogeneity: A Panel Data Perspective
Marshall Lecture Ed Glaeser - A World of Cities: Europe, Asia and the Americas
Schumpeter Lecture Xavier Vives - Can Markets Be Informationally Efficient?


Location Malaga, Spain
Programme Chair Philip Lane
Presidential Address Jordi Galí - Notes For A New Guide To Keynes
Marshall Lecture Marianne Bertrand - Breaking The Glass Ceiling: The Effects Of Board Quotas On Female Labor Market Outcomes And Family Choices – Evidence From Norway
Schumpeter Lecture Gilles Saint Paul - On Science And Politics


Location Oslo, Norway
Programme Chair Espen Moen
Presidential Address Christopher Pissarides - Employment In Europe
Marshall Lecture Randy Wright - Really. Really Rational Inattention: Or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Sticky Prices
Schumpeter Lecture Per Krusell - Economic Analyses Of Climate Change


Location Glasgow, United Kingdom
Programme Chair David Stromberg
Presidential Address Timothy Besley - Fragile States And Development Policy
Marshall Lecture Esther Duflo - Gender Equality And Development
Schumpeter Lecture Orazio Attanasio - House Prices And Consumption Movements In The UK
Adam Smith Lecture Joseph Stiglitz - Rethinking Macroeconomics: What Failed, and How to Repair It


Location Barcelona, Spain
Programme Chair Antonio Ciccone
Presidential Address Nicholas Stern -  Imperfections In The Economics Of Public Policy, Imperfections In Markets, And Climate Change
Marshall Lecture Pinelopi Goldberg - International Property Rights Protection In Developing Countries: The Case Of Pharmaceuticals
Schumpeter Lecture Charles Bean - The Great Moderation, The Great Panic And The Great Contraction


Location Milan, Italy
Programme Chair Armin Falk
Presidential Address Ernst Fehr -  On The Economics And Biology Of Trust
Marshall Lecture James Heckman - Psychology Of Inequality And Human Development 
Schumpeter Lecture Douglas Bernheim - Behavioral welfare Economics


Location Budapest, Hungary
Programme Chair Giancarlo Corsetti
Presidential Address Guido Tabellini - Institutions And Culture
Marshall Lecture Luigi Guiso - Social Capital As Good Culture
Schumpeter Lecture Roland Benabou - Ideology


Location Vienna, Austria
Programme Chair Jaume Ventura
Presidential Address Andreu Mas-Colell - On Commitment And Breakdown In Bargaining Among the Many
Marshall Lecture Raquel Fernandez - Women, Work, And Culture
Schumpeter Lecture John Moore - Partial Contracts


Location Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Programme Chair Lucrezia Reichlin
Presidential Address Mathias Dewtripont - Costly Communication And Incentives
Marshall Lecture Marco Pagano - Shareholder Protection, Stock Market Development, And Politics
Schumpeter Lecture Philippe Aghion - Appropriate Growth Policy: A Unifying Framework


Location Madrid, Spain
Programme Chair Fabrizio Zilibotti
Presidential Address Richard Blundell - How Revealing Is Revealed Preference?
Marshall Lecture Dale Mortensen - Innovation, Growth And Labor Market Policies
Schumpeter Lecture Bengt Homstrom - Understanding Coporate Governance


Location Stockholm, Sweden
Programme Chair Tore Ellingsen
Presidential Address Torsten Persson - Consequences Of Constitutions
Marshall Lecture Daron Acemoglu - Kleptocracy And Divide-And-Rule
Schumpeter Lecture Timothy Besley - Paying Politicians


Location Venice, Italy
Programme Chair Thierry Verdier
Presidential Address Peter Neary - Globalization And Market Structure
Marshall Lecture Paul Klemperer - Using And Abusing Economic Theory
Schumpeter Lecture Alberto Alesina - The Size Of Nations


Location Lausanne, Switzerland
Programme Chair Jörgen Weibull
Presidential Address Jean Tirole
Marshall Lecture Matthew Rabin  -  A Perspective On Psychology And Economics
Schumpeter Lecture Ernst Fehr -  Psychological Foundations Of Incentives


Location Bolzano, Italy
Programme Chair Danny Quah
Presidential Address James Mirrlees - The Economics Of Imperfectly Rational Agents
Marshall Lecture Avinash Dixit - Games of Monetary and Fiscal Interactions In The European Monetary Union
Schumpeter Lecture Ariel Rubinstein - A Theorist's View Of Experimental Economics


Location Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Programme Chair Patrick Rey
Presidential Address Partha Dasgupta - Reproductive Externalities And Fertility Behaviour
Marshall Lecture Eric Maskin - Auctions, Privatization, And Development
Schumpeter Lecture Karl Goran Maler - Non Linear Systems In Enviromental Economics


Location Berlin, Germany
Programme Chair Gerald Roland
Presidential Address Jean-Jacques Laffont - Political Economy, Information and Incentives
Marshall Lecture Torsten Persson - The Size And Scope Of Government: Comparative Politics With Rational Politicians
Schumpeter Lecture Roger Myerson - Theoretical Compasrisons Of Electoral Systems


Location Toulouse, France
Programme Chair Philippe Jehiel
Presidential Address Reinhard Selten - Features Of Experimentally Observed Bounded Rationality
Marshall Lecture Truman Bewley - There Is No Harm In Looking: A Close Look At Wage Rigidity
Schumpeter Lecture Werner Hildenbrand - How Relevant Are Specifications of Behavioural Relations on the Micro-Level for Modelling the Time Path Of Population Aggregates?


Location Istanbul, Turkey
Programme Chair Sweder van Wijnbergen
Presidential Address David Newberry - Privatisation And Liberalisation Of Network Utilities
Marshall Lecture Dani Rodrik - The 'Paradoxes' Of The Successful State
Schumpeter Lecture Andrei Shleifer - Government In Transition


Location Prague, Czech Republic
Programme Chair Damien Neven
Presidential Address Louis Phlips - Game-Theoretic Contributions To Competition Policy
Marshall Lecture Jean-Jacques Laffont - Game Theory And Structural Economics: The Case Of Auction Data
Schumpeter Lecture John Sutton - Technology and Market Structure: Theory And History


Location Maastricht, The Netherlands
Programme Chair Urs Schweizer
Presidential Address Roger Guesnerie - Current Challenges For Public Economics
Marshall Lecture James Mirrlees - Private Risk And Public Action
Schumpeter Lecture Martin Feldstein - Taxes, Goverment Spending, And Economic Growth


Location Helsinki, Finland
Programme Chair Daniel Cohen
Presidential Address Mervyn King - Debt Deflation: Theory And Evidence
Marshall Lecture Lars E.O. Svensson - Fixed Exchange Rates: What Have We Learned?
Schumpeter Lecture Jean Tirole - On Banking And Intermediation


Location Dublin, Ireland
Programme Chair John Vickers
Presidential Address Martin Hellwig - The Challenge Of Monetary Theory
Marshall Lecture Roger Guersnerie - Successes And Failures In Coordinating Expectations
Schumpeter Lecture Charles Goodhart - Can We Improve The Structure Of Financial Systems?


Location Cambridge, United Kingdom
Programme Chair Francesco Giavazzi
Presidential Address Assar Lindbeck - Macroeconomic Theory And The Labour Market
Marshall Lecture Joseph Stiglitz - Marcoeconomics And Financial Markets
Schumpeter Lecture Elhanan Helpman - Endogenous Growth Theory


Location Lisbon, Portugal
Programme Chair Thorvaldur Gylfason
Presidential Address Agnar Sandmo - Economists And The Welfare State
Marshall Lecture Nicholas Stern - Public Policy And The Economics Of The Development
Schumpeter Lecture Jon Elster - Local Justice: How Instructions Allocate Scarce Resources


Location Augsburg, Germany
Programme Chair John Sutton
Presidential Address Anthony B Atkinson -Public Economics and the Economic Public
Marshall Lecture Claude Henry - Microeconomics and Public Decision Making when Geography Matters
Schumpeter Lecture Michael Bruno - Economic Analysis and the Political Economy of Policy Formation


Location Bologna, Italy
Programme Chair John Sutton
Presidential Address Edmond Malinvaud - Observation In Macroeconomic Model Building
Marshall Lecture Werner Hildenbrand - Facts And Ideas In Microeconomic Theory
Schumpeter Lecture Paul Bairoch - The Paradox Of Economic History: 'Economic' Laws And History


Location Copenhagen, Denmark
Programme Chair Charles Wyplosz
Presidential Address Janos Kornai - Individual Freedom And Reform Of The Socialist Economy
Marshall Lecture Amartya Sen - Freedom Of Choice: Concept And Content
Schumpeter Lecture Assar Linbeck - Individual Freedom And Welfare State Policy


Location Vienna, Austria
Programme Chair Louis Philips
Presidential Address Jacques H. Drèze - Underemployment Equilibria: From Theory To Econometrics And Policy
Marshall Lecture Edmond Malinvaud - The Legacy Of European Stagflation
Schumpeter Lecture Herbert Giersch - Economic Policies In The Age Schumpeter