Call for Papers: The 16th Annual GEP Postgraduate Conference 2017

University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
4th – 5th May 2017

The 16th GEP Postgraduate Conference will take place on 4th – 5th May 2017 at the University of Nottingham. The Conference provides a forum for the dissemination of student research relating to issues of Globalisation and Economic Policy from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. These areas include Foreign Direct Investment, Trade, Productivity, Economics of the MNEs, Migration and Labour Market Adjustment.
The objective of the Conference is to bring together a number of PhD students and postdoctoral researchers to discuss their own research ideas with established researchers in a relaxed atmosphere. The conference is open to graduate students and post-docs. Speakers will be selected on the basis of submitted papers or an extended abstract. (Preference will, however, be given to papers.)
Applicants must submit their CV, a letter of support from their PhD supervisor (sent separately by email; this is not required for post-docs) and the paper to be presented. If a full paper is not yet available, please include a detailed abstract, providing clearly the motivation for the work, the relationship to the literature, the method used and the expected results.Every paper accepted will be assigned a discussant who will present and comment on the paper. Therefore, those who are invited to present a paper are expected to deliver a complete paper before the Conference.

Applications must be sent by e-mail to:
Dr Alejandro Riaño

Deadline for submission: 19th February 2017
Keynote speaker: Natalie Chen (University of Warwick and CEPR)

There is a £180 registration fee to contribute towards costs which includes up to two nights’ accommodation (3rd and 4th May).

Best Paper Prize
The organising committee will award a prize of ₤100 to the best paper presented at the Conference.

Further information
Further information on the Conference can be found at:

Workshop “Finance and Development“

Financial systems have developed rapidly in many developing countries. These changes increase the need for research into their effects in developing countries, especially with a focus on individual responses. To this end DIW Berlin will host a workshop on the topic of “Finance and Development” to be held in Berlin on May 4 in the afternoon and full day May 5, 2017. The workshop will last 1.5 days and there will be no parallel sessions. We ask for contributions towards the workshop with a particular focus on, but not exclusive to:

– Household finance in developing countries
– Individual responses to changes in financial institutions
– Financial literacy
– Microfinance
– Financial inclusion
– SME finance
– Capital flows and its impact on SME finance

Decisions of participation will be made by the program committee, which consists of Laura Alfaro (Harvard Business School) also providing the keynote address, Thorsten Beck (Cass Business School), Martin Brown (University St.Gallen), Robert Lensink (University Groningen), Lukas Menkhoff (DIW Berlin), Ugo Panizza (Graduate Institute Geneva) and Bilal Zia (World Bank). Please send full papers together with your name and affiliation to by February 5th 2017. Notices of acceptance will be given by March 2nd. In case of questions please don’t hesitate to contact Anja Kegel at the same email address.

Second World Congress of Comparative Economics “1917 –2017: Revolution and Evolution in Economic Development”

Conference Dates: Jun 15, 2017 to Jun 17, 2017
Deadline for paper submissions: Jan 15, 2017
Deadline for participant registration: Monday, May 1, 2017

The European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES), The Association for Comparative Economic Studies (ACES), The Japanese Association for Comparative Economic Studies (JACES) and The Korean Association for Comparative Economic Studies (KACES) in collaboration with the Italian Association for Comparative Economic Studies (AISSEC), The Society for the Study of Emerging Markets (SSEM), The Chinese Economists Society (CES), The European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE)  and other scientific associations and networks invite you to submit proposals for  panel sessions and individual papers for the Second World Congress of Comparative Economics in St. Petersburg on June 15-17, 2017.

The Second World Congress of Comparative Economics will be held at National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE University, St. Petersburg, Russia), June 15 – 17, 2017, following the first successful meeting in Rome in 2015. It is expected that the congress will bring together about 300 – 350 academics and experts from around the world to discuss a broad spectrum of economics issues in a comparative perspective, both at micro and macro level of analysis.

The Congress will include plenary sessions, workshops, as well as the editors’ panel and special events. There will also be a small exhibition area which will give participants the opportunity to meet with vendors who specialize in providing e-resources.

Keynote Speakers

  • Gerard Roland (University of California, Berkeley, USA);
  • Alexander Auzan (Moscow State University, Russia).

Topic Areas for Submission

Sessions (parallels and plenaries) and round tables of the Congress will be devoted  to a broad spectrum of theoretical and empirical contributions on the following topics:

  • institutional design and institutional dynamics;
  • catching up, cyclical development and structural transformation;
  • macroeconomic stability and macroeconomic policies;
  • development of financial and banking sector;
  • labor market and industrial relations;
  • human capital development;
  • industrial organization;
  • issues of regional development;
  • international trade and trade policy;
  • migration and foreign direct investment;
  • issues of international economic integration;
  • economic history.

The above list is not exhaustive and all submissions broadly related to the topic of socio-economic development and policy will be considered.

The Editors’ Panel

The Editors’ Panel will be chaired by Ali M. Kutan (Distinguished Research Professor of Economics and Finance, Department of Economics and Finance, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; Editor, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade; Co- Editor, Economic Systems). It aims to provide attendees with an opportunity to meet, interact with, and hear the views of journal editors from leading international journals. This panel is targeted toward active researchers interested in learning about possible publication opportunities. Each invited editor will have an opportunity to present their journal, its aims, scope, and submission guidelines.

Special Issues

Papers presented at the Second World Congress of Comparative Economics are eligible, if accepted, for publication in special issues of partner journals listed below. Supporting publications confirmed for now are: Comparative Economic Studies, Review of Industrial Organization, Eastern European Economics, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Russian Management Journal, Russian Journal of Economics, and Public Administration Issues.

Working language: English.

Local organizer of the 2nd WCCE is National Research University Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg (HSE University, St. Petersburg).


For any questions about programme, submission or further information please contact the Local Organizing Committee at

Two PhD Scholarships for EU-funded Innovative Training Network at Ca’ Foscari, Venice

Duration of the Funding: 36 months (Gross amount per month, it may include also family allowance. See documentation at
Application Deadline: Jan 15, 2017

The Department of Economics of Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, Italy offers two PhD Scholarships in the framework of EU-funded ExSIDE Innovative Training Network ‘Expectations and Social Influence Dynamics in Economics’, (
We look for 2 doctoral fellows to be engaged in cutting edge interdisciplinary research combined with a structured curriculum of training activities on behavioral/experimental economics and agent-based models of tax evasion.
Selected candidates will enter a 36 month work contract and will be employed in Venice (two years) and Paris/Amsterdam (one year). Additional information can be found at, (or,
n. 2 for experimental economics and n. 15 for tax evasion).

Informal inquiries can be directed to the coordinators Michele Bernasconi () and Paolo Pellizzari ()
Other 5 PhD Scholarships will be shortly offered by the department of Economics aiming at training for 48 months
selected students for a career as economists in academic institutions or in research departments of national and
international organizations, public institutions, private corporations, central banks, financial institutions. More info
will shortly appear on

Area of Study or Research:

  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Business

Application Requirements:

  • Personal data/curriculum vitae
  • Motivation letter
  • Personal Statement
  • See documentation at