The Research in International Economics and Finance (RIEF) network was constituted in 2004 with the objective to reinforce scientific collaboration and contacts between European research centers and researchers working on international economics (either trade, international macro, or international finance). Miren Lafourcade and José de Sousa are members of the RIEF.
The RIEF organizes a yearly doctoral meeting, which offers the opportunity for a limited number of PhD candidates or young doctors to present their papers in front of senior researchers in the field. This year the shape of the meeting changes: to encourage more seniors to attend, invited seniors sessions are also held. The 2013 edition will be hosted by the University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne (France), on March 28th and 29th. The program is here.