CALL FOR PAPERS

Call for Papers

Call for Papers:

11th INFER Annual Conference 2009
4-6 September, 2009, at the University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland, UK

Conference Objectives

The INFER Annual Conference is the main annual event of the International Network for Economic Research. The INFER Annual Conference provides a great opportunity for members and non-members of INFER alike to exchange ideas. The Annual Conference is open to any field of research in economics. Researchers, especially young researchers, are invited to submit theoretical and applied papers across all areas of economics. Young researchers are also encouraged to apply for the young economist award of INFER. Researchers are also encouraged to organize their own sessions.

Keynote Speakers
Prof. Karim Abadir, professor of Financial Econometrics, Imperial College, London.

Participants
The conference is open to anybody involved in economics, including both young and experienced researchers, Ph.D. students, post-doctoral researchers, and professionals from business, government and non-governmental institutions.

Paper Submission
We welcome theoretical, empirical and policy-oriented papers in all areas of economics and financial economics. Abstracts (of no more than 200 words) and papers should be submitted electronically by:

20 May, 2009

to the scientific committee of the conference as attachments (word doc or pdf format) at the following email address:
paul.alagidede@stir.ac.uk

Publication of Papers
A selection of papers presented at the conference will be published in a speciual issue of "International Economics and Economic Policy" and "Journal of Economic Policy Reform"  and one or more INFER volumes by publishers such as Edward Elgar or LIT in due course after the conference.

Sustainable Public Finances in a Turbulent Global Economy

From: 2009-09-28 to: 2009-09-30
Place: Klagenfurt, Austria

Conference objectives and topics
This INFER conference provides an opportunity for all those interested in securing sustainable public finances also in times of global financial and economic crises to exchange ideas, to create links in research and to meet fellows in related subjects. It is an excellent opportunity to bring together researchers and practitioners alike who are interested in theoretical aspects as well as in practical issues. Researchers, especially young researchers, are invited to submit theoretical and applied papers.
A selection of papers presented at the conference will be published in a special issue of the "International Journal of Public Policy" and/or in a refereed INFER volume in due course after the conference. For details of possible publication outlets see www.infer-research.net.
This workshop is organised in conjunction with the “Public Economics” working group. For more information on this working group please visit www.infer-research.net.
Topics to be discussed during the conference might include (but are not limited to):
• Notions and criteria of sustainability
• Budgetary effects of fiscal disturbances
• Design of fiscal policies
• Differential effects of different types of tax and expenditure changes
• Fiscal-monetary policy mix
• Policy coordination
• Political economy of fiscal policies
• Keynesian vs. non-Keynesian effects of fiscal policy
• Methodological challenges
• Deficit brakes
• Rules and Institutions for securing the Stability and Growth Pact

Keynote Speakers:
Daniele Franco, Banca di Italia

 

Submission of Papers
Full papers and extended abstracts may be submitted. All papers must include a cover page with the following information:
• An abstract of up to 500 words, with JEL classification and no more than 5 key words;
• Authors’ full name and affiliation;
• Contact details for corresponding author/s, such as address, phone, and e-mail.
All papers should be submitted electronically to the local conference organizer Reinhard Neck (reinhard.neck@uni-klu.ac.at) as doc or pdf files (preferably pdf) on or before
June 15, 2009

Firm and Product Heterogeneity in International Trade
20-22 August 2009, Brussels

Organized by
Research Network on Globalization (H.U.Brussels and Association University of Leuven)
INFER – International Network for Economic Research
Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies

This workshop provides an opportunity for all those interested in International Trade to exchange ideas. Researchers are invited to submit both empirical and theoretical papers broadly consistent with this workshop’s special topic: Firm and Product Heterogeneity in International Trade.
The workshop is open to anybody involved in international trade issues, including both young and experienced researchers, Ph.D. students, post-doctoral researchers, and professionals from business, government and non-governmental institutions.
Although all papers in the field of international trade may be submitted, in particular empirical and theoretical research regarding the following topics is welcome:
- Characteristics and determinants of heterogeneous firms and their trade activities;
- Measurement of detailed product-level characteristics of international trade;
- Variety and quality of international trade;
- Methodological papers regarding heterogeneity in international trade;
- Relationship between business cycles, the financial crisis and firm-level or product-level characteristics in international trade;
- The impact of trade policy (instruments) on international trade patterns, in particular the role of trade remedies (antidumping/ countervailing measures) and trade policies of industrialized and developing countries;
- The financial crisis and WTO disciplines;
- Heterogeneity of services and the functioning of GATS;
- Interdisciplinary approaches (e.g., law-economics) to the topic;

Keynote Speakers
We are happy to welcome to following internationally distinguished keynote speakers:
Prof.dr. Hylke Vandenbussche (U.C.Louvain, K.U.Leuven and CEPR)
Prof.dr. Wilhelm Kohler (Universität Tübingen)

Submission of Papers
Only full papers may be submitted, preferably in pdf-format. Papers should be submitted to the workshop organizer Jan Van Hove (H.U.Brussels and K.U.Leuven) at the following e-mail address:
workshop@globalization.be

Deadline for paper submission is June 20, 2009.

Authors are allowed to submit more than one paper. All submitted papers will be peer reviewed according to a high-quality and fast referee process. Within one week after submission, you will receive an e-mail indicating whether your paper is accepted for presentation during the workshop or not.

Paper presenters are expected to discuss one other paper during the workshop. The discussant assignments will be made by the workshop organizers at a later date. As the workshop intends to build a network in this research area, participation is welcome even without paper contributions.
Publication of Papers
A selection of papers presented at the workshop will be published in one or more international publications. INFER offers several publication possibilities to workshop participants, including book volumes and journal publications.

Moreover papers of excellent quality may be published in a special issue of the Journal of Economic Policy Reform (in Social Science Citation Index).

For more information on these Calls for Papers, please visit www.infer-research.net

 

 



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