The Inforum community has met from October 11 through October 13, 2021 online for their first Virtual World Conference. As it was not possible to hold a face-to-face event due to the current worldwide pandemic situation, it was decided to hold a virtual conference to ensure the scientific exchange of the Inforum community even in these times. The online conference was organized and hosted by the Inforum Country Groups of Italy, Germany and the USA.
Inforum was founded by Clopper Almon, Professor Emeritus from the University of Maryland, USA in the 1970s. Since 1992, the international community of economists and scientific researchers from five continents have met every year for a World Conference to share and discuss new research approaches and results in the field of I/O-based macroeconomic and industry modelling.
Apart from general economic I/O modelling questions, many topics of this year’s presentations and discussions dealt with the Green Transformation and questions concerning the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In many cases, the research work relates to the climate debate as one of the dominating worldwide societal and political discussions at present. Besides, new and progress in existing regional and general I/O modelling approaches were presented as well as studies focusing on labour market research.
Please find attached the list of presenters & topics including links to all presentations open to the public at the end of this information.
Thanks to the proven mix of experienced economic researchers, who have been part of the Inforum group for a long time, and young PhD students and scientists, the first Inforum Virtual World Conference also became a very productive and interesting experience for all participants.
The Inforum community would like to thank this year's organizing committee for hosting the virtual event, which not only allowed for the exchange of research results and findings, but also provided an opportunity to maintain relationships between all member organizations during times when face-to-face meetings are unfortunately not possible.
The group is looking forward to the 28th Inforum World Conference, which is planned for 2022 as a face-to-face event. The venue and date will not be determined until spring 2022 due to the planning uncertainty caused by the pandemic situation.
Not only members, but all scientists involved in I/O based economic research are welcome to join the Inforum conference. If interested & for further information, please contact: Inforum; www.inforumecon.com, email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Presentations held at the conference
(in alphabetical order of the authors)
Max Banning, Lara Ahmann,
Alexander O. Baranov,
Chen Pan, Jianwu He,
Transmitting TLC: Diffusion and Effects of the Telecommunication Expenditure, a Multiregional Exercise
Shantong Li, Jianwu He,
Johannes Többen, Saskia Reuschel,
|On the Economic and Health Impact of the Covid-19 on Italian Regions – a Value Chain Approach|
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