In September 2007 the national team members of the International Inforum (Interindustry Forecasting Project at the University of Maryland) group held the XV annual World Conference in Truijllo, Spain. Such Conferences offer the participants to report their achievements in the different fields concerning the macroeconomic multisectoral modeling approach and data development. The national partners build their country model based on a common input-output accounting structure and a similar econometric modeling approach for sectoral and macroeconomic variables. In each Conference, the contributions refer to the wide spectrum of research activities carried on within the Inforum system of models.
Rossella Bardazzi is associate professor of Macroeconomics at the Faculty of Political Sciences «Cesare Alfieri» of the University of Florence, Italy. She has been working with the INFORUM Italian team since her Ph.D. thesis in the early Ninety's and she has been visiting researcher at Inforum, University of Maryland, several times during these years. Her past research topics include indirect taxation in multisectoral models, household consumption, environmental policies. More recently, beside multisectoral modelling her research interests lie in microsimulation modelling for enterprises, fiscal policies and green taxes.
Maurizio Grassini is professor of Econometrics and European Economic Integration at the Faculty of Political Sciences «Cesare Alfieri» of the University of Florence, Italy. He is member of the Inforum group since 1980 when the first version of the INTerindustry Italian MOdel (INTIMO) was built and become part of the Inforum system of models. Since then his research activity has been directed to implement the Italian multisectoral model. The paramount use of this model (and the Inforum system of models) is well represented in a number of papers on the impact of the Central and Eastern European enlargement on the European Union which took place in the year 2004.