Jan Tinbergen European Peace Science Conference

23-25 JUNE 2014

We are pleased to announce that the 14th Jan Tinbergen European Peace Science Conference, annual meeting of NEPS, will be held on 23rd -25th June 2014 in the Hague at the International Institute of Social Studies, Kortenaerkade 2518, Den Haag, The Netherlands.

We welcome presentations that address any issue relating to peace and security broadly defined. As in the past, we strive for a multi-disciplinary program comprising contributions with a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches, including strictly theoretical work, game theory and formal modeling, statistical and econometric analysis, qualitative studies, and experiments. Programs and lists of participants of previous editions are available below.

All abstracts (150-250 words) with a tentative title must be submitted by 31st January 2014.

PhD students are eligible for the Stuart A. Bremer Award. Eligible papers cannot be co-authored with a senior researcher. The winner is rewarded with a bursary to attend the conference of the Peace Science Society (International). If you are a PhD student, please mention your status. List of previous winners is available here.

Those who are interested in participating should submit their proposal including abstract, title, author’ s name(s), affiliation(s) to the following address: conference@europeanpeacescientists.org.

Conference fees are: 80 for senior researchers (NEPS members), 110 euros for senior researchers (non-members), 50 euros for phd students (NEPS members), 60 euros for Phd students (non-members).

Proceedings of the conference will be published on Peace Economics Peace Science and Public Policy.

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ABCDE 2014 “The Role of Theory in Development Economics”: Call for Papers

The Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE), organized by the World Bank Development Economics (DEC) Vice Presidency, is one of the world’s best known series of conferences for the presentation and discussion of new knowledge on development. The conference aims to promote the exchange of cutting-edge research among researchers, policymakers, and development practitioners. The next conference will take place on June 2-3, 2014, at World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C.  The theme of the conference will be “The Role of Theory in Development Economics”.

The ABCDE Organizing Committee is issuing a call for papers on innovative ways that analytical and deductive methods, as well as issues of methodology such as the use of randomizations, can be used in development. The selected papers will be presented as the main sessions of the conference agenda. Possible topics include:

  • Poverty and Social Protection
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Human Development
  • Role of Social Norms
  • Environment
  • Macroeconomics
  • Trade
  • Finance

Papers that do not fit into these categories, but are related to the main conference theme, are also welcome.

Those interested should submit a draft paper or a two-page proposal by midnight Eastern Standard Time (EST) on February 21, 2014 (email ). The proposal should include the title of the paper, author(s), affiliation, and contact information, and should address the main question(s) to be examined, relevant literature, unique contribution to the literature, and methodology to be employed. Selected conference papers will be included in a special issue of theWorld Bank Economic Review along the lines of the AER Papers and Proceedings.

The Organizing Committee will evaluate all proposals in terms of originality, analytical rigor, and policy relevance. In addition to the papers selected for the main sessions of the conference, some papers will be selected for a poster presentation session. Authors of accepted proposals will be contacted by March 21, 2014.

For authors of selected papers, travel and accommodation expenses for the conference will be covered. Partial financial support will be provided for papers selected for the poster session. Additional information on the overall conference program will be posted on the ABCDE website over the coming months.

Organizing Committee:  Kaushik Basu (World Bank, Chair), Asli Demirgüç-Kunt (World Bank), Andrew Foster (Brown University), Garance Genicot (Georgetown University), Indermit Gill (World Bank), and  Yaw Nyarko (New York University).

Conference Coordinator: Leita Jones ().

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Assistant Professor in Development Economics

London School of Economics and Political Science -Department of International Development

Salary is competitive and not less than £50,387 per annum inclusive

The Department of International Development invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor beginning in September 2014. We are seeking candidates with a focus in development economics, including international economics, public economics, macroeconomics and political economy of developing countries. We are especially keen to attract candidates who can demonstrate familiarity with interdisciplinary perspectives on international development, and who are keen to engage with teaching and research in that arena.

You will carry out teaching and research, significantly contributing to the Department’s Masters and PhD degrees and to the Department’s activities more broadly. You will have an emerging record of high quality research with significant experience in developing countries, to include at least two articles that are of international excellence. You will also show a clear and viable strategy for future top quality research.

As well as teaching experience, you will have completed a PhD in Development Economics or a closely related subject at time of application or be able to provide verifiable evidence that a PhD will be completed by the start date of the appointment.

The other criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found on the person specification which is attached to this vacancy on the LSE’s online recruitment system.

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Economic Performance

World Economic Forum (institution’s website)

Penn World Table (institution’s website)

United Nations Development Programme (institution’s website)

The Global Entrepreneurship and Development Institute (institution’s website)

MOxLAD (institution’s website)

International Trade Data

Political Risk

Transparency International (institution’s website)

Polity IV (institution’s website)

Political Institutions (authors’ article)

Worldwide Governance (institution’s website)