Sunday, August 27

11:00 - 19:00
Barcelona Replication Games
The Institute for Replication is bringing the Replication Games to EEA-ESEM Barcelona! This 1-day replication challenge, organised jointly with the EEA and ES, will take place on August 27th, the day before the scientific sessions of EEA-ESEM start. We are looking for professors, post-docs, and PhD students interested in a 1-day replication challenge. Participants will be granted co-authorship on a meta-paper combining the replications. Participants will be matched based on field, and a study from a leading economics journal will be assigned to each team based on interests. More information about replication games is available here.
Spaces are limited (up to 70 places). Interested researchers should contact abrodeur [at] to register. Please specify your fields of research (e.g., development, health) and statistical software you are comfortable with. Registration will close around July 20.

Monday, August 28

09:30 - 11:00
Reproducible Research from Day 1
Instructors: Miklós Koren and Lars Vilhuber, data editors of the Review of Economic Studies and the American Economic Association
Journals require that you share your code and data in a replication package at the end of your research project. Following some best practices from day 1 can not only help you prepare this package later, but also make you a more productive researcher. In this workshop, we start with an empty folder and finish with a mini-project about public procurement across various European countries. Together we discuss and document all the choices we make about data collection and analysis, in a way that can help future readers of our research.

Workshop on the Use of Surveys for Economic Policy 
Speakers: Julie Delanote (European Investment Bank), Dominik Boddin (Deutsche Bundesbank), Dimitris Georgarakos (European Central Bank), and Geert Langenus (National Bank of Belgium)
Moderator: Laurent Maurin (European Investment Bank)

The workshop will discuss the use of surveys in for economic research and policy. Central banks, policy institutions and academia are regularly using insights from survey data to inform policy decisions. For example, surveys on households, firms and financial institutions can supplement information from “hard” economic data and provide timely insights on the impact of sudden and unexpected events on the economy, such as the COVID-19 crisis and the war in Ukraine. In this workshop, leading researchers will discuss recent empirical research using survey data. The sessions will give practical examples based on different types of surveys and discuss the advantages and limitation of using survey data for economic research and policy.
To reserve your place, please write to 

11:15 - 12:15
Opening Panel on Macroeconomic Implications of the War
Speakers: Oleg Itskhoki, Tymofiy Mylovanov and Konstantin Sonin
Moderator: Jan Eeckhout (Universitat Pompeu Fabra (ICREA-BSE)

19:30 - 20:30
(Early) Career Challenges for Women in Academia: Experiences across Europe
Speakers: Cecilia Garcia-Penalosa, Carlo Rasmus Schwarz & Natalia Zinovyeva

Join us for an insightful panel discussion exploring the challenges and opportunities faced by women in academia at various career stages, from PhD to postdoc, assistant professor, and tenure. Our three speakers will share their experiences across Europe, addressing critical questions, including: What are the primary steps and determinants of promotion? How can our discipline foster greater diversity across different career stages? What are some notable differences among European countries, and what lessons can we glean from these distinctions? Don't miss this engaging conversation as we uncover the complexities of career progression and strive towards a more inclusive and diverse academic landscape.
The panel, organised by the EEA's Women in Economics (WinE) Committee, is open to all interested in gender economics, and will be followed by networking drinks.

Tuesday, August 29
12:45 - 13:45
ES Session: Life as an Early Career Academic
Panellists: Paul Hufe (University of Bristol), Laura Lui (Indiana University), Federica Romei (University of Oxford)
Panel discussion of the various challenges, obligations, and constraints that one faces as a junior faculty member in Economics. The target audience of the session will be young Assistant Professors and advanced PhD students.

Wednesday, August 30
12:45 - 13:45
EEA Session organised by ECB : Aggregate and Distributional Effects of High and Volatile Inflation
Speakers: Pablo Hernández de Cos (Governor of the Banco de España), Anna Breman (First Deputy Governor of the Riksbank) and Ricardo Reis (London School of Economics)

In the last few years, inflation has picked up substantially in many economies. Following years where inflation was below target, policy makers suddenly had to react to inflation exceeding target substantially, and rising rapidly. This has led to many challenges, including a better understanding of the sources of inflation, the aggregate and distributional implications, the effects on inflation expectations as well as the repercussions of rapidly rising interest rates on, inter alia, financial stability. This session, which is organised by the European Central Bank (ECB), will discuss these challenges.

Thursday, August 30, 12:45 - 13:45
Details coming soon

Friday, September 1, 09:30 - 13:00

Job Market Morning
Following on from the very successful Job Market morning held during EEA-ESEM Milan 2022, EEA will be replicating this programme of workshops dedicated to  dedicating all workshop held between 9:30 - 12:30 to candidates on the 2023/2024 job market.  Full information on the programme will follow.

Education Committee Workshop - CORE
The EEA Education Committee is delighted to host our annual workshop at the 2023 Congress on the topic: How to strengthen the bridge between economics research and economics teaching.

The workshop, from 09:30 - 10:30, will involve three panel speakers providing their thoughts on the following questions:
i.      How have I incorporated my research into my teaching and what impact has it had on student engagement and learning? (Academic)
ii.      How has my teaching influenced my research? (Academic)
iii.      How has engaging with student-led research in my degree, and in Department supported extra-curricular activities, helped my learning of and interest in economics? (Student)
After the panellists have shared their thoughts, we will have an open discussion on what we can do as researchers and educators to improve the connection between research and teaching, helping to inspire the next generation of researcher and to make learning, and teaching, for all more engaging and relevant to current issues.


Next up will be a presentation by Wendy Carlin (University College London) of CORE Econ’s new publication The Economy 2.0: Microeconomics, the microeconomics volume of the rewrite of The Economy 1.0. Why a new version? What’s different?
How do you make attending your lectures attractive to students? Running classroom experiments and games tightly connected to the content is a winner and Humberto Llavador (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) will show you how to do it. He will play some of the games in CORE Econ’s Experiencing Economics, which he co-authored. The games are programmed on classEx ready for instructors to use and all the classroom materials and links to the relevant units are provided.
Antonio Cabrales (Universidad Carlos III Madrid) will discuss tips and tricks for young scholars starting an academic career. He will highlight how CORE Econ can help them in their job.