ESRC-ICSSR Call for Collaborative Research: The future of UK-Indian trade and cross border investment in a changing global environment

The Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) and the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) invite joint applications for collaborative projects between Indian and UK researchers focusing on the future of India-UK trade and investment relations in the context of a changing global environment (exemplified not least by the UK’s prospective departure from the European Union and threats to the global trading system posed by an apparent drift towards protectionism).… read more ...

Call for Papers: Development Economics and Policy

2020 Annual Conference

The 2020 annual conference will take place in Hamburg on June 25-26.

Keynote Speakers:
Anandi Mani (Oxford University)
Leonard Wantchekon (Princeton University)

Local Organizers: Dierk Herzer (Helmut-Schmidt-Universität), Jann Lay (GIGA Institut für Afrika-Studien), Rainer Thiele (Institut für Weltwirtschaft Kiel)

Selection Committee: Axel Dreher (Heidelberg University), Andreas Fuchs (University of Göttingen/IfW Kiel), Michael Grimm (University of Passau), Isabel Günther (ETH Zürich), Anke Hoeffler (University of Konstanz), Jann Lay (GIGA Hamburg) and Rainer Thiele (IfW Kiel).… read more ...

Office-Selling, Corruption, and Long-Term Development in Peru

By Jenny Guardado (Georgetown University)

The idea that colonial institutions are fundamental in explaining the divergent development trajectories of New World countries is well-established.[1] In this view, colonial institutions led to longstanding differences in the protection of property rights or the provision of public goods in countries such as the US and Canada on the one hand and a number of Latin American countries on the other, affecting economic growth.… read more ...

Call for Papers: 4th International Conference on Global Food Security Achieving local and global food security: at what costs?

16-19 June 2020 | Le Corum, Montpellier, France

Still time to submit abstracts

Extended abstract submission deadline: 27 September 2019
We have had a fantastic response to our Call for Abstracts but following several requests for a little extra time to submit abstracts, the deadline for both oral and poster submissions will be extended until Friday 27th September 2019.… read more ...

Call for papers: Astronomics Society inaugural workshop: The Economics of Space

This workshop will focus on economic and legal analysis of commercial development of space (basically the economics and governance of business in space). We are interested in a range of topics, where possible examples include:
• Regulation of Commerce (taxation of extraterrestrial activity; trade between Earth and space facilities; trade between extraterrestrial facilities)
• Natural Resource Extraction and its Implications (mining of celestial bodies; salvage in space; treaties governing such activities)
• Contract Issues (property rights and contract enforcement without governing bodies; liability and insurance challenges for commercial launch service providers; arbitration)
• Sovereignty Concerns (competition among governments in space; antipiracy enforcement; extraterrestrial sovereignty)
• Competition Policy Issues (rules; effective enforcement; lack of governing authority; market access to space; allocating orbits)
• Technology and Innovation (spillovers between aerospace and other industries; scale economies and market power in commercial launch services and communication services; the development and application of machine learning)
• Multilateral Agreements (design of agreements; dispute settlement and arbitration; managing space trash; allocating orbits)

The goal of the workshop is twofold.

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Price, Product Quality, and Exporter Dynamics: Evidence from China

By Joel Rodrigue (Vanderbilt University) and Yong Tan (Nanjing University of Finance and Economics)

For the typical Chinese exporter, foreign sales grew exponentially after China’s entry to the WTO.  How was this so-called ‘economic miracle’ achieved in such a short span of time?… read more ...

Call for Papers: Workshop EP@B, Economics & Politics at Bruxelles

December, 16-17, 2019, Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)

Following the 2018 Economics and Politics at Lille (EP@L), the 2019 Economics and Politics Workshop will take place at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and become EP@B, jointly organized by Centre Emile Bernheim (ULB), Dulbéa (ULB), CEE  (Sciences Po Paris), and LEM (University of Lille).… read more ...