RIEME is the Research Initiative on the Economics of the Middle East, which brings together leading scholars from the region and beyond.
The first RIEME annual workshop was held at Sciences Po, Lille, in 2016, the second in Oxford in 2017, and the third in Paris (Panthéon-Sorbonne) in 2018.
The fourth annual RIEME workshop was held on Thursday-Friday 14-15 November 2019 at Panmure House, Edinburgh. Panmure House is the last residence of Adam Smith, where he revised both The Wealth of Nations and Theory of Moral Sentiments (he lived there from 1779 to 1790, see http://www.panmurehouse.org/). It has recently been restored by Heriot-Watt University as a place for economic and social research and debate.
The workshop was financed in part by two research centres at Heriot-Watt University, the Centre for Energy Economics Research and Policy and the Spatial Economics and Econometrics Centre, in part by a grant from the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, and in part by a generous contribution from the Royal Economic Society. In addition, the organisers are grateful to the University of Western Ontario and the American University of Beirut for facilitating the participation of the two keynote speakers, Maya Shatzmiller, University of Western Ontario, and Samir Makdisi, American University of Beirut. The programme can be found on the following pages.