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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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 ...

China’s engagement with the African continent: Oxford, 19–21 March 2020

A special event just before next year’s annual conference of Oxford University’s Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) will focus on China–Africa economic and development relationships.A special event just before next year’s annual conference of Oxford University’s Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) will focus on China–Africa economic and development relationships.… read more ...

ETSG2019 Bern: September 12-14

The twenty-first ETSG Conference will be hosted by the University of Bern, World Trade Institute in Bern (Switzerland) on 12-14 September 2019.

The deadline to submit an abstract for possible presentation is FRIDAY MAY 3, 2019. Please visit the conference webpage (http://www.etsg.org/conferences/) for more details and submit your abstract on-line at http://www.etsg.org/abstract-for-etsg-conference.html
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Workshop on Development Economics: Organisations, Institutions and the Mind

24-25 June 2019, University of Kent

The School of Economics at the University of Kent is hosting a workshop, sponsored by the Royal Economic Society, that will bring together internationally leading and junior academics from the fields of Political Economy, Organisational Economics and Development Economics working on questions relating to identity, norms, motivation, belief formation and their effect on the functioning of institutions and organisations.… read more ...