9th UECE Conference on
Economic and Financial Adjustments

ISEG/UL – Lisbon School of Economics and Management / Universidade de Lisboa
Lisbon, 30th July 2021
(in the rooms and online)



UECE (Research Unit on Complexity and Economics), REM and ISEG are organising the 9th UECE Conference on Economic and Financial Adjustments. In this context we invite submissions addressing notably the following issues: economic and financial adjustments; economic imbalances; country issues; challenges to monetary policy and fiscal policies.


Keynote speakers:

Cinzia Alcidi (CEPS – Centre for European Policy Studies).

Lars Feld (University of Freiburg; German Council of Economic Experts)


Important dates

15 June 2021, deadline for submissions.

25 June 2021, acceptance decisions.

15 July 2021, registration.


Papers should be submitted electronically to:

Further information is available at the conference site.


Program Committee


·         António Afonso (UECE; REM; ISEG-UL)

·         Camelia Turcu ((LEO) Faculté de droit, d'économie et de gestion, Université d'Orléans)

·         Michael Arghyrou (University of Piraeus)

·         Peter Claeys (Free University Brussels)

·         Florence Huart (University of Lille)

·         Hubert Kempf (CES - Sorbonne Economic Centre, École Normale Supérieure de Cachan)

·         Jérôme Creel (Sciences Po, OFCE, ESCP Europe)

·         João Tovar Jalles (UECE; REM; ISEG-UL)

·         Alexandros Kontonikas (Essex University)

·         Javier Perez (Bank of Spain)

·         Miguel St. Aubyn (CfP; UECE; REM; ISEG-UL)

·         Piotr Stanek (Cracow University of Economics)




Fees (EUR)

Early (till 15 July 2021)

Late (from 16 July 2021)







Online participation



Accompanying Person



The registration, besides the usual conference provisions, lunch and the conference dinner.



Description: EFA2021 and your name
Receiver Name: UECE - Unidade de Estudos sobre a Complexidade e Economia
Receiver Address: Rua Miguel Lupi, 20, 1249-078 Lisboa, Portugal
Bank: Caixa Geral de Depósitos
Bank Address: SANTOS-Avenida Dom Carlos I, 60-A 1200 - 649 LISBOA, Portugal
NIB: 003 503 710 000 408 263 002
IBAN: PT50003503710000408263002


Conference photos in here.


Previous editions


8th Conference, Lisbon, 27th of November 2020

7th Conference, Lisbon, 13th of September 2019

6th Conference, Lisbon, 23rd of June 2017

5th Conference, Lisbon, 24th of June 2016

4th Conference, Lisbon, 3rd of July 2015

3rd Conference, Lisbon, 11th of July 2014

2nd Conference, Lisbon, 28th of June 2013

1st Conference, Lisbon, 29th of June 2012


Previous keynotes:


Jérôme Creel (Sciences Po, OFCE, ESCP Europe), Óscar Arce (Banco de España), Javier Perez (Bank of Spain); Rolf Strauch (ESM - European Stability Mechanism); Philip Arestis (Cambridge Centre for Economic and Public Policy, University of Cambridge);

Clemens Fuest (ifo Institute – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research); Jakob de Haan (Netherlands Central Bank; University of Groningen). John Driffill (Birkbeck College, University of London); Carlo Favero (Bocconi University; IGIER); Ludger Schuknecht (Federal Ministry of Finance, Germany); Peter McAdam (ECB; University of Surrey); Carlos Costa (Governor, Banco de Portugal), Frank Smets (ECB; KU Leuven); Michael Arghyrou (Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University); João Ferreira do Amaral (UECE; ISEG/UL); Jürgen von Hagen (University of Bonn; Indiana University); Hubert Kempf (CES - Sorbonne Economic Centre; École Normale Supérieure de Cachan).



Please access the program here.


Local Organizing Committee:

Sandra Araújo (UECE; REM).


Contact Information


Rua Miguel Lupi, 20, 1249-078 Lisboa, Portugal
phone: (+351) 213 925 912
fax: (+351) 213 971 196


Location and travel

The workshop takes place at the ISEG – Lisbon School of Economics and Management, Rua Miguel Lupi, 20, 1249-078 Lisboa, Portugal

The Conference will be held at the Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestao da Universidade de Lisboa. The main address is Rua do Quelhas, 6, 1200-781 Lisbon (see maps below).

All rooms are located in the Quelhas 6 building, also known as the Convento das Inglesinhas, a 17th century building overlooking the rest of the campus [lat. N38o42’35.734”, long. W9o09’27.184”].

Participants without mobility problems are advised to use the main entrance at Rua das Francesinhas [lat. N38o42’37.588”, long. W9o09’17.129”], by the Francesinhas 2 building, and climb the outdoor stairs, on the left-hand side, to Quelhas 6. Participants with mobility problems may use either the car-park entrance at Rua Miguel Lupi [lat. N38o42’39.229”, long. W9o09’21.672”] or the one at Rua do Quelhas [lat. N38o42’34.607”, long. W9o09’20.671”].


Participants are responsible for their travel and accommodation arrangements. The enrolment fee does not cover accommodation. Please make your reservations as soon as possible. A  complete  list  of  hotels  can  be  found  at  Lisbon  Official  Tourism Website:

Hotel suggestions:


Besides a vast array of opportunities on AirBnB, and a large number of hostels, the following is a list of hotels conference participants have used in the past. The closest areas to the conference site are Santos, Estrela, Lapa, Príncipe Real, Chiado, Bairro Alto, and Cais do Sodré.

York House Hotel Lisboa

As Janelas Verdes

Lisbon Sao Bento Hotel

Memmo Príncipe Real

Bairro Alto Hotel

Hotel da Estrela

Casa de São Mamede

Hotel Dom Carlos (Liberty)


How to get from the Airport to the City

Lisbon's main airport is 10 km (6 mi) from the conference venue at ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics & Management, Universidade de Lisboa.

Taxis are the easiest way to get into the city center and are available outside the airport. The journey to city center takes about 20 minutes. All of the taxis have digital meters and must run them. The cost of getting from the airport to the (city center) is about 15 euros daytime. Most taxis do not accept credit cards. It is not necessary to tip taxi drivers. You can queue for taxis outside the arrivals exit.

You may alternatively take the Metro (subway). It may be quicker and will certainly be cheaper. The Airport station is on the red line, taking you to Saldanha station in just 15 minutes and to the city center Baixa-Chiado station (a change of line is needed) in about 25 minutes. You can buy the one-way ticket for 1.90 euros or the daily pass for 6 euros, allowing you to use the Metro, buses, trams, funiculars, elevator and trains). Both types of ticket are issued on rechargeable cards so do not throw them away.

Lisbon Metro website:

The Metro stations closest to ISEG are either Rato (yellow line) or Cais do Sodré (green line). Then, you may prefer a nice 20 minute walk or to catch a bus. At Rato you have either 706 (heading towards Cais do Sodré) or 727 and at Cais do Sodré you have 706 (heading towards Est. Sta. Apolónia). In any case, you should leave the bus at the Assembleia da República (the Parliament) stop.

Lisbon Carris (bus, tram, funiculars and elevator)


The Santos train station, on the Lisbon-Cascais suburban line, is only a 10 minute walking away from ISEG. The 706 bus also stops there on its way from Cais do Sodré to Assembleia da República.

Tips on Travel

Visa: Non EU citizens and citizens from countries without VISA waive must require a VISA to come to Lisbon.

Money: The currency used in Portugal is Euro. Portugal has an extensive network of ATM machines and most restaurants, hotels, shops and museums accept credit cards.

Electricity: The electrical current in Portugal is 220 volts, 50 cycles alternating current (AC); wall outlets take Continental-type plugs round prongs.


For heatlh


About UECE

UECE – Research Unit on Complexity and Economics, it is the main economics research centre of ISEG, and a part of the consortium REM – Research in Economics and Mathematics. UECE produces research, both theoretical and applied, mainly in economics, but also in the sciences of complexity and in inter-disciplinary areas.

The main UECE goals are:

·         Promoting research on dynamical systems and on complexity, with an emphasis on economic applications, and also on other economic fields, such as game theory and macroeconomics;

·         Developing new statistical methods applied to economics;

·         Studying the consequences of dynamic, non-linear and complex systems in what concerns economic analysis and forecasting;

·         Organizing seminars, conferences and other events to disseminate scientific results;

·         Participating in international research networks and promoting participation of researchers in international congresses and conferences;

Promoting and publishing papers, working papers and other documents to stimulate research in these recent economic theory areas.


About ISEG

Founded in 1911, ISEG is a research-oriented institution, whose mission is to instruct capable business and economics students and to train the most skilled managers and mathematicians, providing each with cutting edge knowledge in the corresponding areas of interest. ISEG is one of the top prestigious and experienced business and economics schools based in Portugal, one of the three top-ranked providers in these fields of education at undergraduate, graduate and executive training levels.

ISEG distinguishes itself from its competition through a clear focus on top quality research and teaching, and through an intense relationship with the most important public and private Portuguese Institutions and Corporations as well as with the development of long-term relationships between ISEG and its alumni. Its facilities were totally renovated recently providing a top-quality and stimulating academic environment to the personal and professional development of future managers and economists.

ISEG is located in the city centre just next to the portuguese Parliament and facing the Tejo river. It is also in walking distance of The National Museum of Ancient Art, the bearer of the most important collection of arts in Portugal.


About Lisbon


Lisbon is the capital and largest city of Portugal. It is also the seat of the district of Lisbon and capital of the Lisbon region. Its municipality has a population of 564,477 in 84.8 km2, while the Lisbon Metropolitan Area in total has around 2.8 million inhabitants. Due to its economic output, standard of living, and market size, the Grande Lisboa (Greater Lisbon) subregion is considered the second most important financial and economic center of the Iberian Peninsula. The Lisbon region is the wealthiest region in Portugal and it is well above the European Union's GDP per capita average – it produces 45% of the Portuguese GDP. It is also the political center of the country, as seat of government and residence of the Head of State.


Lisbon was under Roman rule from 205 BC, when it was already a 1000 year old town. Julius Caesar made it a municipium called Felicitas Julia, adding to the name Olissipo. Ruled by a series of Germanic tribes from the 5th century, it was captured by Moors in the 8th century. In 1147, the Crusaders under Afonso Henriques reconquered the city for the Christians and since then it has been a major political, economic and cultural center of Portugal. Unlike most capital cities, Lisbon's status as the capital of Portugal has never been granted or confirmed officially – by statute or in written form. Its position as the capital has formed through constitutional convention, making its position as de facto capital a part of the Constitution of Portugal.


Lisbon hosts two agencies of the European Union, namely, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) and the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). The Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP), is also headquartered in Lisbon.


The municipal holiday is June 13, St. Anthony's Day.