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NEWS

IO9 web page is online!

December 2, 2021

Web page about the 9th Conference on Input-Output Analysis that will be held in Aveiro during September 21th – 23th , 2022 is now available!

You can check al information about the conference on it.

Don’t miss it, Visit it!

Dear valued SHAIO member,

Please let me draw your attention to FIVE research open positions in the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre for SIX contracts (4 are located in Seville, Spain and 2 in Brussels, Belgium).

The IIOA Council Member and former SHAIO President Dr. José M. Rueda-Cantuche leads the Input-Output, Global Value Chains and Productivity team in the JRC together with Aurélien Genty (one of the main authors of the WIOD environmental accounts and now leading research productivity activities).

They are seeking for researchers with expertise in Input-Output Economics and Productivity for giving support, among others, to the new EU Industrial Strategy, the EU Trade Policy Review, the EU Green Deal and the European Semester process.

Some of the topics currently covered include: the evaluation of the economic impacts of the Next Generation EU funds and Recovery and Resilience National Plans, Regional impacts, global value chains analyses, analysis of vulnerabilities and strategic dependencies, inter-country input-output tables and econometric input-output modelling, computable general equilibrium models, and productivity analysis related to intangibles, impact of employment protective legislations, long term impact of the crisis and structural change.

So, don’t miss this opportunity to contribute to building up better policies for a better EU!
Should you be interested in applying for one or more of these vacancies, hurry up because the deadline is not far away!!

Please click on the link below (or copy and paste the link into your browser) to apply.

Positions in Seville (deadline 8/11):
https://recruitment.jrc.ec.europa.eu/showprj.php?type=A&id=2073
Positions in Seville (deadline 21/11):
https://recruitment.jrc.ec.europa.eu/showprj.php?type=A&id=2099
https://recruitment.jrc.ec.europa.eu/showprj.php?type=A&id=1975
Positions in Brussels (deadline 8/11):
https://recruitment.jrc.ec.europa.eu/showprj.php?type=A&id=2072
Positions in Brussels (deadline 21/11):
https://recruitment.jrc.ec.europa.eu/showprj.php?type=A&id=2101

We hope to see you soon.

Best regards,
José M. Rueda-Cantuche and Aurélien Genty
European Commission – Joint Research Centre

SEA Annual Lecture:

A minimum-disruption approach to input-output disaster analysis

Session abstract: There exists a number of disaster analysis streams that make use of input-output analysis. In this work, we are particularly interested in using input-output frameworks for investigating changes in consumption possibilities as a result of disaster-induced production shortfalls. We propose an improved disaster analysis approach, characterised by enabling spatial substitution, and by the ability to control for which parts of a multi-regional economy need to be shielded from the disaster. More specifically, first, we want to allow industries to substitute alternative inputs for reduced inputs. For example, industries may substitute unavailable inputs with imports of the identical product, or may use alternative technologies or materials. Second, we want to be able to specify that a disaster shall affect some intermediate or final demanders less than others, and some not at all. For example, partial power blackouts should affect schools only temporarily, supermarkets and cool-store facilities even less, and hospitals not at all. We apply our new approach to a case study: The consequences of Venezuela’s oil revenue plunge.

Speakers: Manfred Lenzen and Mengyu Li, The University of Sydney, Australia

Register now for free.

More information on the SEA lecture and other journal lectures in the series can be found here: https://www.regionalstudies.org/events/2021-rsa-journals-annual-lecture-series/

We regret to inform that Pedro Ramos passed away on July 6, 2021. He was 62 years old.

Pedro Ramos was a well-known Portuguese regional economist. He was full Professor at the Faculty of Economics of University of Coimbra and member of CeBER (Center for Business and Economics Research). His main research focus was on Macroeconomics, Regional Economics and Input-Output Techniques. Pedro was also a devoted teacher that influenced thousands of undergraduate students and hundreds of graduate students. He also supervised dozens of Master and PhD students in regional economics and input-output studies.

Pedro Ramos relationship with statistics, data, and geographical and economic indicators was shaped by the years that he served in the Portuguese National Statistics Institute and was a Director of Portuguese National Accounts. He also served as Eurostat consultant for Regional Accounts and help to design common rules for all European countries. For a decade, he helped to project regional economics has the director of the Portuguese Review of Regional Studies and an active member of Portuguese Association of Regional Development. Pedro was also one of the founders and most enthusiastic supporters of the EU-REAL network where he had many friends and colleagues that will miss him. He also regularly participated in SHAIO events together with his colleagues from Portugal. He used to say it was time to give an opportunity to the new generations, yet Pedro left us too soon and we had so much to learn with him.

Joao-Pedro Ferreira, PhD