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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.

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WIO7 WEBINARS!

June 15, 2020

Dear colleagues,

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to make several decisions regarding the events of SHAIO in this year 2020. Following the path of many associations and scientific societies, we are leaping online activities this year, which will replace any face-to-face event of the association. That is why we present the 7th Permanent Workshop in its “Webinars” edition.

From June and throughout the year, we will propose the realization of a series of online conferences. Different researchers, directly linked to input-output analysis, present their latest contributions related to the pandemic, as well as their views on how this tool can be handy in the development of impact analysis of the COVID-19 at a global level.

You can follow all the news of the program through the website of this particular WIO7 (LINK) and our social media. In addition, if you have any question send an email to , we will be happy to assist you.

Dear SHAIO colleagues,

Due to the unprecedented situation caused by the COVID19 pandemic, the special incidence that it is having in Spain, as well as the uncertainty about how the situation will evolve in the coming months, we are forced to cancel the VII Edition of the Workshop SHAIO that was previously schedule to take place next September in León. The special circumstances we are experiencing have led us, the SHAIO Council and the Local Organizing Committee (LOC), to delay its celebration until September 2021. We want to thank the LOC for their understanding and availability.

This change in dates will also affect the holding of the 9th Conference on Input-Output Analysis, which originally were to take place next year 2021, but which will be delayed until 2022.

It is a painful decision, given that these activities are one of the fundamental reasons that justify the existence of our association, but we sincerely believe that right now we cannot guarantee acceptable conditions for its celebration.

We would like to inform you that we are working on a program of online activities to supply the “face-to-face” meetings and to maintain the exchange of our research and ideas. Along these lines, we will contact you again shortly to inform you in more detail of the content of the activities that we are beginning to carry out and of which we will keep you informed by our RRSS and at http://wio7.shaio.es.

We would like to wish you the best in these difficult moments.

All the best wishes from the SHAIO Council team.

Esteban Fernández Vázquez
On behalf SHAIO Council

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Después de una larga enfermedad nos ha dejado nuestro compañero y amigo José Ramón Monrobel. Los que le conocieron bien saben de su gran corazón. Una persona entrañable, cercana y generosa, siempre dispuesto a ayudar a todo el que se lo pidiera. José Ramón era de esas personas que dejan huella, tanto por su conocimiento como por su cercanía y sinceridad.

Allá por 2007 José Ramón y yo entramos en este grupo de amigos del input-output en Carmona. Allí se entusiasmó con los megas y se llevó una muy interesante línea de investigación, pero también se llevó un montón de buenos amigos.

Entusiasta de la palabra, del diálogo, disfrutaba hablando de sus megas, pero siempre en conversaciones donde no faltaban las bromas, las anécdotas y su buen humor. Y hasta que la enfermedad se lo impidió, siguió desentrañando datos y ecuaciones. También le apasionaba la gestión universitaria, pero cuando habría gams se disipaban sus preocupaciones y aparecía el matemático entusiasta de la programación.

Me consta el cariño que tenía a todos los amigos que ha ido haciendo durante estos años en las jornadas de la SHAIO, a las que nunca faltó.

Se nos ha ido demasiado pronto. Descanse en paz.

Fdo. Angeles Cámara Sánchez

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