ESEWM 2017

For more than fifty years, the European Winter Meetings of the Econometric Society (EWMES) have fostered interaction among a small group of young scholars and a group of senior academics representing different regions and fields of specialization. Many of today’s leading European economists kick-started their careers at one of these meetings.

The three main features of the event Meetings are:

  • Scientific work of the best quality
  • PhD students on the job market
  • Close interaction between junior and senior researchers

EWMES 2017

The next EWMES will be hosted by the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Barcelona GSE) on December 12-13, 2017. The plenary speakers will be Ran Spiegler (UCL and Tel Aviv) and Hans-Joachim Voth (Zurich). The program chair is Mark Armstrong (Oxford). The Chair of the Local Organizing Committee is Julian di Giovanni (ICREA-UPF, Barcelona GSE and CREI)

This meeting is sponsored by “La Caixa” Foundation and the Econometric Society.

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Meeting information

For more detailed information about EWMES 2017, choose from the topics below:


Program Committee

Local Organizing Committee

Paper submissions

The Program Committee invites submissions of papers, which can be either complete or work in progress.  Submissions can be made from August 1 until September 20, 2017 via ConferenceMaker. They can be directed to a specific Program Committee member.

Each person may submit only one paper and present only one paper. However, each person may be the co-author of several papers submitted to the conference.

The submitting author must be a member of the Econometric Society or must join prior to submission. You may join the Society at

Decisions on the program will be announced no later than November 5, 2017.  Paper presenters must register for the meeting by November 12, 2017 (early bird) or November 30, 2017.

December 12, 2017
9:00-11:00 Parallel Sessions 1
11:30-13:30 Parallel Sessions 2
14:45-16:45 Parallel Sessions 3
17:15-18:30 Plenary Session
20:00 Cocktail Dinner
Ronda Sant Antoni, 39 Barcelona 08011
December 13, 2017
9:00-11:00 Parallel Sessions 1
11:30-13:30 Parallel Sessions 2
14:45-16:45 Parallel Sessions 3
17:15-18:30 Plenary Session

View details for each session on the program page


Register now for EWMES17

Paper presenters must register for the meeting by November 30, 2017.

Registration fees

  • Until November 12, 2017: €100
  • From November 12 to November 30, 2017: €150

The registration fee includes admission to all scientific sessions, meeting information, coffee breaks and lunches, and social events.

Cancellations and refunds

  • Before December 1, 2017: 100% 
  • December 1-10, 2017: 50%
  • After December 10, 2017: no refund

The venue for 2017 edition is the Casa de Convalescència, an impressive example of Catalan Modernist architecture within the complex of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau. The building houses the central Barcelona campus of Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), one of the Barcelona GSE's founding universities.


C/ Sant Antoni Maria Claret 171
08041 Barcelona

By metro:

  • L4 (yellow line) to GUINARDÓ – HOSPITAL DE SANT PAU station
  • L5 (blue line) to SANT PAU – DOS DE MAIG station

By bus
Lines: 15, 19, 20, 45, 47, 50, 51, 92 and 192

From the airport

  • Train + metro: At the RENFE station, take the train to Sants-Estació. Once there take the metro L5 (blue line) to SANT PAU – DOS DE MAIG station.
  • Bus + metro: Outside the airport terminal, take the AEROBUS to Plaça Catalunya. Walk one block to Plaça Urquinaona and take the the metro L4 (yellow line) to GUINARDÓ – HOSPITAL DE SANT PAU station.

Participants will be responsible for their own accommodation arrangements.

The local organizers have pre-booked a number of rooms in different hotels close to the venue for participants. We have negotiated special rates for conference participants from December 11-13, 2017. Requests will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis and will be subject to room availability.

Prices below include VAT and breakfast.

Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 173, 08041 Barcelona
1 minute walk
** €69.00 €78.00 €0.75  Use this form
Roselló, 390, 08025 Barcelona
15 min. walk or 15 min. by public transportation
**** €105.00 €110.00 €1.21
Aragó, 569, 08026 Barcelona
14 min. walk or 13 min. by public transportation
*** €64.00 €74.00 €0.75 Use this form
Còrsega, 368, 08037 Barcelona
28 min. walk or 13 min. by public transportation
*** €100.00 €120.00 €0.75
Roger de Llúria, 16-18, 08010 Barcelona
41 min. walk or 24 min. by public transportation
**** €110.00 €130.00 €1.21
For info on local arrangements and organization please write to:
For any other matters regarding scientific issues you can contact the Chair of the Program Committee, Prof. Mark Armstrong.
All other members of the Program Committee are at your disposal for scientific questions about submissions regarding their field of expertise.

Other upcoming research events at the Barcelona GSE

Symposium of the Spanish Economic Association (SAEe)

December 14-16, 2017
The BGSE will host the main congress in Economics at the Spanish level. The event takes place during the days after the EWMES concludes.

View SAEe 2017 information

Summer Forum
Barcelona GSE Summer Forum

May 31-June 16, 2017
Now in its fifth edition, the BGSE Summer Forum is consolidating its reputation as the summer meeting point in Europe for economics researchers across many different fields.

View BGSE Summer Forum information