XIII ELSNIT Annual Conference Trade Facilitation Kiel, Germany, October 23-24, 2015

This year the Annual Conference of ELSNIT (Euro-Latin Study Network on Integration and Trade) will focus on trade facilitation. Papers examining the organization and operation of customs and other border agencies as well as specific trade facilitation initiatives and their impact along the economic and institutional dimensions are eligible for submission. 


  • The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2015.
  • The final selection of papers will be made by June 10, 2015 by the network coordinators.
  • The final versions of the papers must be delivered by September 20, 2015.
  • The selected papers will be presented along invited contributions at the XIII Annual ELSNIT Conference that will be hosted by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, in Kiel, Germany on October 23 -24, 2015

Conference website


Socialdemokraterna – Social Democratic Party in Sweden, SE

The Social Democratic Party in Sweden invites applications for its international cooperation grants, under the Tage Erlander Foundation. These enable international scholars to study Swedish social state of affairs in Sweden, and Swedish scholars to study social state of affairs in a developing country. Studies should preferably be conducted in the areas of solidarity, equality, peace and freedom.

Applications from young scholars are especially encouraged. Preference is given to applicants from a developing country. Swedish applicants must conduct their studies in a developing country.

Closing date 15 Apr 15

Funder’s website

Welcome new members

We would like to welcome the following new members of the InsTED network.

Prof. Jean-Marie Baland (University of Namur) His main research interest is in development economics.

Prof. Giovanni Facchini (University of Nottingham) His recent research focuses on the processes through which immigration policies are shaped.

Prof. Saumitra Jha (Stanford Graduate School of Business) His primary research interests are comparative politics, development economics, economic history, and political economy.

1st HCCG Conference on Corporate Governance and Corruption

Call For Papers

The Centre for Corporate Governance at Hanken School of Economics (HCCG) is pleased to announce the 1st HCCG Conference on Corporate Governance and Corruption to be held on the 11th and 12th of June 2015 in Helsinki, Finland. Theoretical and empirical papers concerning issues relevant to either corporate governance or corruption are welcome, with papers relevant to both being of particular interest.

SPEAKERS: The keynote speakers will be Professor Joseph Fan (Chinese University, Hong Kong) and Professor Johann Graf Lambsdorff (University of Passau).

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Researchers wishing to submit their work for consideration should send their papers to by March 2nd, 2015. We will make our decision known by March 28th, 2015. There is no conference fee and participants are expected to finance their own travel, accommodation and sundry expenses.

Prof. Tom Berglund (Hanken School of Economics, Finland)
Dr. Amadou Boly (World Institute for Development Economics Research, Finland)
Dr. Zuzana Fungacova (Bank of Finland)
Dr. Robert Gillanders (Hanken School of Economics, Finland)
Dr. Praveen Malla (Hanken School of Economics, Finland)
Ms. Kateryna Kondrunina (Sumy State University, Ukraine)
Ms. Olga Neselevska (Hanken School of Economics, Finland)

FURTHER INFORMATION: Check http://www.hanken.fi/en/cooperation-and-networks/academic-networks/conferences/june-11-12-2015 for details.

Kiel Institute Summer School on Economic Policy

The Kiel Institute Summer School on Economic Policy will take place in the week June 14–19, 2015 on the topic “Innovation, Employment and Growth in the Global Economy”.

The recent wave of innovation, in particular the ICT revolution, had a deep impact on countries worldwide. It also led to a reassessment of the effects which innovation has on our economies. How do innovations spread over space and time? How do they affect the global organisation of production? What are the implications for economic growth and employment? The aim of the summer school is to consider these issues and discuss appropriate policy responses.

The speakers are Klaus Desmet (SMU Austin, Texas), Jordi Jeaumandreu (Boston University), Ingrid Ott (KIT, Karlsruhe), Jonathan Vogel (Columbia University), Fabrizio Zilibotti (University of Zurich).

The Summer School addresses PhD students and Post-docs with a strong academic record and a keen interest in policy issues, and staff members of policy and other institutions.

More information and application forms are available at: