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Journal of the European Economic Association–Fundación BBVA Lecture

On July 4 2004, an agreement was signed with BBVA FOUNDATION in which it was agreed that there would be an annual lecture held in the name of the EEA and BBVA FOUNDATION by a world-class economist on a relevant topic. This lecture is known as the Journal of the European Economic Association–Fundación BBVA Lecture (JEEA-FBBVA lecture)

This lecture has proved to be very successful and educative.

The JEEA-FBBVA lectures are published as leading articles in JEEA.

The first lecture was given by Jean Tirole on August 22 2005 at the Econometric Society World Congress in London. Jean Tirole gave this lecture again on November 14 of the same year at the Fundación BBVA headquarters in Madrid. The title of his lecture was "The Industrial Organisation and Regulation of Platform Industries".

The second JEEA-FBBVA lecture took the form of an invited session, chaired by Paul Seabright at the 2006 annual EEA-ESEM Congress held in Vienna. The title of this invited session "The Economics of the Human Animal" and Paul Seabright discussed his paper "The Economics of Gender in the Light of the Biology of Sexual Competition". Other discussants of the session were Ernst Fehr, Philip Cook and Carol Propper. Paul Seabright gave a slightly longer version of this lecture at the Fundación BBVA headquarters in Madrid in December 2006 entitled "The Biology and Economics of the Sex War".

It was decided that the 2007 JEEA-FBBVA lecture would be held during the American Economic Association congress at the ASSA meetings in January 2008. Alberto Alesina gave this lecture. He also gave the same lecture at the Fundación BBVA headquarters in Madrid in May 2008. The title of the lecture was "Gender-Based Taxation". The lecture was published as "Family Ties And Political Participation" in JEEA 9:5

The second lecture at the annual ASSA meetings, and the fourth JEEA-FBBVA lecture, was held in January 2009. The speaker was Jordi Galí and the title of his lecture was "New Perspectives on Inflation and Unemployment: Pitfalls and Promises". Jordi Galì gave the same lecture at the Fundación BBVA headquarters in Madrid in Madrid in November 2009. The lecture was published as "The Return Of The Wage Phillips Curve" in JEEA 9:3

The fifth lecture was held on January 3 2010 once again at the annual American Economic Association congress, held in Atlanta Georgia. Richard Blundell gave the lecture entitled "Empirical Evidence and Tax Policy Design: Lessons from the Mirrlees Review". The same lecture was given at the Fundación BBVA headquarters in Madrid in September 2010. The lecture was published as "Tax Policy Reform: The Role Of Empirical Evidence" in JEEA 10:1

On January 7 2011, Daron Acemoglu gave the sixth JEEA-FBBVA lecture, and the fourth to be held at the ASSA meetings, which was held in Denver, Colorado. The lecture, entitled "Intellectual Property Rights Policy, Competition and Innovation", was held in at the Fundación BBVA headquarters in Madrid in March, 2012. The lecture was published in JEEA 10:1

On January 6 2012 in Chicago, Ernst Fehr gave the seventh JEEA-FBBVA lecture and the fifth held at the ASSA Meetings. The lecture, entitled "Transaction Costs, Power Abuse, and the Employment Relation--Economic Origins of Authority" was given once again at the the Fundación BBVA headquarters in Madrid at the end of November 2012. The lecture was published as "Use and Abuse of Authority: A Behavioural Foundation of the Employment Relation" in JEEA 11:4 

John Van Reenen gave the eighth JEEA-FBBVA lecture and the sixth held at the ASSA Meetings, held in San Diego, on January 4 2013.  The lecture was entitled "Growth and the New Economics of Management". The lecture was also held at the Fundación BBVA headquarters in Madrid on May 30. The lecture was published as "The New Empirical Economics of Management" in JEEA 12:4 

Jean-Charles Rochet gave the ninth JEEA-FBBVA lecture, and seventh to be held at the ASSA Meetings, at 12.30pm on Saturday January 4, in Philadelphia. This lecture was given at the Fundación BBVA headquarters in Madrid on Monday May 4 2014. The lecture was entitled "How Can Government Borrow So Much? A Public Choice Theory of Sovereign Debt"

For further information, please contact the EEA central office at admin@eeassoc.org

The EEA publically thanks Fundación BBVA for their continued support, without which these lectures would not be possible.

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