European Economic Association
JEEA-BBVA FOUNDATION 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 has proved to be very successful and educative.
The first lecture was given by Professor Jean Tirole on August 22 2005 at the Econometric Society World Congress in London. Professor Tirole gave this lecture again on November 14 of the same year in Madrid. The title of his lecture was "The Industrial Organisation and Regulation of Platform Industries".
The second FBBVA session took the form of an invited session, chaired by Professor 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. Professor Paul Seabright gave a slightly longer version of this lecture at the BBVA FOUNDATION in December 2006 entitled "The Biology and Economics of the Sex War".
It was decided that the 2007 JEEA-BBVA would be held at the American Economic Association congress in January 2008. Professor Alberto Alesina gave the lecture. He also gave the same lecture in Madrid in May 2008. The title of the lecture was "Gender-Based Taxation".
The second lecture at the annual American Economic Association Congress, and the fourth FBBVA lecture, was held in January 2009. Professor Jordi Galí gave the lecture. The title of the lecture was "New Perspectives on Inflation and Unemployment: Pitfalls and Promises". The lecture was followed by a coffee-break. Professor Galì gave the same lecture in Madrid in November 2009.
The fifth lecture was held on January 3 2010 once again at the annual American Economic Association congress, Atlanta Georgia. Professor Richard Blundell gave the lecture entitled "Empirical Evidence and Tax Policy Design: Lessons from the Mirrlees Review". This lecture was followed by a coffee break. The same lecture was given at the FBBVA headquarters in Madrid Spain in September 2010.
On January 7 2011, Professor Daron Acemoglu gave the sixth FBBVA lecture, and the fourth to be held at the ASSA meetings, in Denver, Colorado. The lecture, entitled "Intellectual Property Rights Policy, Competition and Innovation", will be held in at the FBBVA headquarters in Madrid in March, 2012.
On January 6 2012 in Chicago, Professor Ernst Fehr gave the fifth FBBVA lecture to be 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 FBBVA headquarters in Madrid at the end of November 2012.
John Van Reenen gave the 2013 FBBVA lecture on Friday January 4, during the ASSA Meetings. The lecture was entitled "Growth and the New Economics of Management". The lecture will soon be given at the FBBVA headquarters in Madrid. Details will follow.
FBBVA-EEA lectures are published as leading articles in JEEA.
The EEA publically thanks BBVA FOUNDATION for their continued support, without which these lectures would not be possible.
Each of these lectures can has been published on JEEA. For further information, please contact the EEA central office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Last update January 28, 2013