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The Universiy of Cantabria holds an international forum on economics

The “Workshop” in honour of Professor Wim Meeusen will address topics such as the health-care market, energy supplies or migratory flows.
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​This week, the Faculty of Economics and Business Studies at the University of Cantabria will be host to the "Wim Meeusen Workshop", a forum focusing on economics and will include the participation of experts from several countries.

José Villaverde, Professor at the Economics Dept, is in charge of this encounter which will begin on Wednesday at 9.4º a.m.

The lectures, which are scheduled until Thursday 30th, will focus on issues such as vertical integration in health-care markets, contracting energy supplies, the impact of infrastructures, transport costs, indicators of socio-economic inequality in health, migration flows, etc.

Professor Villaverde will hold a session on Thursday at 9 a.m. about the dynamics of internal migrations in Spain before and after the 2008 economic downturn.

Master's Degree in Economy and European integration

Some of the experts attending the scientific forum are also attending a meeting this week about "Economics of Globalisation and European Integration", the only UC Master's Degree accredited as Erasmus-Mundus.

The event, which is being held today, brings together members of the nine universities involved in this international Post-Graduate: the Belgian Universities of Antwerpen and Vrije, the Italian University "degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro", Brasilia, Lille France 1, the Vysoká School in the Czech Republic, the British University of Staffordshire and the Chinese University of Xiamen.

On Friday 30th, the graduation ceremony of the 31 students in the 2013-2014 Master's Degree will also coincide with this event.  This will take place at 17.30 in the Gómez Laá Room in the Law and Economics Building and will include participation from Inma Valencia, Director-General  in Economy and European Affairs, Government of Cantabria; Teresa Susinos, Vice-Rector of Internationalization at the University of Cantabria; Pablo Coto, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business Studies; José Villaverde, Coordinator of the Programme and Josip Juric, Student Representative.  


Programme of the Wim Meeusen Workshop

Wednesday 29th October

Session 1. Chair: Jose Villaverde

09:40-10:30 J.G. de Lara Resende UnB) Vertical Integration in Health Care Markets: Evidence from Brazil (with T Leandro)

10:30-11:20 Geert Van Moer (UA) Horizontal subcontracting and intermittent power generation (with J Bouckaert)

11:20-11:40 Coffee Break

Session 2. Chair: Nicola Coniglio

11:40-12:30 Peter Claeys (VUB) Timing and duration of IT regimes

12:30-13:20 Thomas Peeters (UA) Testing the wisdom of crowds: transfer market valuations and international football results

13:30-15:00 Lunch

Session 3. Chair: Hubert Jayet

15:00-15:50 Laura Serlenga (UB) Modelling Technical Efficiency in Cross Sectionally Dependent Stochastic Frontier Panels

15:50-16:40 Stéphane Vigeant (USTL) Inference in Aigner and Chu Cost Frontier Estimation: The Impact of Infrastructure on Bus Transportation in France

(with P Ouellette, L Zhang)

16:40-17:30 Roselinde Kessels (UA) A unified structural equation modeling approach for the decomposition of rank-dependent indicators of socioeconomic inequality of health (with G Erreygers)


Thursday 30 October

Session 4. Chair: Mehtap Hisarciklilar

09:00-09:50 Jose Villaverde (UC) Internal migration dynamics in Spain before and after the 2008 economic downturn: continuities and changes (with M Hierro, A. Maza)

09:50-10:40 Claire Naiditch (USTL) Long term migration flows and migrants networks (with R Vranceanu)


10:40-11:00 Coffee Break


Session 5. Chair: Guido Erreygers

11:00-11:50 N Coniglio (UB) Climate variability and out-migration from developing countries: new evidences

11:50-12:40 H Jayet (USTL) Factor flows in a North-South framework: complementarity and substitution (with L Marchal)