INFER Workshop on Varieties of Capitalism
From: 2008-10-09 to: 2008-10-09
Place: Sofia, Bulgaria
- call for papers: ws2008-5-call.pdf
Call for Papers
Varieties of Capitalism
9 October, 2008
Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
Sofia University ‘St Kliment Ohridski’, Bulgaria
The topic “Varieties of Capitalism” (VoC) focuses on ideal types of capitalist systems. One result of the
recent discussion is that there is no blueprint model of capitalism: institutions are interdependent and
have to form a coherent “whole”. Thus, different institutional settings may lead to similar outcomes.
This INFER workshop aims at taking an up-to-date and deepened look at this line of thought.
Contributions for the workshop may discuss the topic from different angles. Issues may include, but
are not limited to:
- Hall and Soskice claim that “coordinated marked economies” are better apt to cope with the
- pressure of systems competition than “liberal market economies”.
- Does a VoC-concept exist which is promising for Middle and East European economies?
- Are there typical regional patterns of capitalist systems (e.g., for South America, Africa,
- Eastern Europe)?
- Can existing VoC-concepts be enhanced by including new policy areas, e.g. taxation or
- competition policy?
The workshop is open to anybody involved in the topic, including both young and experienced
researchers, post-doctoral students, and professionals from business, government and nongovernmental institutions. Researchers are invited to submit theoretical and applied papers; or to
organize their own sessions. We want to emphasize that the topic is interdisciplinary and that
contributions from neighbouring social sciences are encouraged, e.g. Political Science, Economic and
Human Geography or Sociology.
Submission of Papers
Only full papers may be submitted. All papers must include a cover page with the following
- An abstract of up to 500 words, with JEL classification and no more than 5 key words;
- Authors’ full name, affiliation;
- Contact details for corresponding author, such as address, phone, and e-mail.
All papers should be submitted electronically to the workshop organizers, Henrik Egbert
Henrik.Egbert@wirtschaft.uni-giessen.de, Clemens Esser firstname.lastname@example.org, or
Nadiya Dubrovina email@example.com as doc or pdf files (preferably pdf) on or before
June 30, 2008.
Papers must be in English, and should not exceed 25 pages (A4 or letter) including all references,
tables and the like. The text should be formatted in Times New Roman 14pt with 1.2 line space and
2.5 cm (1 inch) margin on each side. Footnotes should be formatted in 12pt with 1.2 line space.
Please avoid colors in graphs and pages in landscape. All papers will be peer reviewed. Authors of
accepted papers will be notified no later than
July 31, 2008.
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.
Publication of Papers
A selection of papers presented at the workshop will be published in an INFER volume in due course
after the workshop. For details of possible publication outlets see http://www.infer-research.net and
click on publications.
The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”,
organizes its 11th annual conference on Policies of Economic and Social Development in Europe on
the 10 and 11 October 2008 in Sofia. More information about the conference can be found at
The registration fee for speakers and other participants will be:
- INFER private members: 60 EUR,
- institutional INFER members: 60 EUR,
- non-members: 120 EUR.
Please note: the annual membership fee for private INFER members is 25 EUR only (institutional
INFER members 200 EUR). You are invited to become a member!
The workshop will be held at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Bulgaria, Sofia
113; 125, Tzarigradsko chaussee Blvd., Block 3. More information about the Faculty can be found at
The workshop website at http://www.infer-research.net will provide updated information concerning
registration details, downloadable registration forms, travel and accommodation facilities, etc.
Questions may be directed to the workshop organizers:
- Henrik Egbert (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Clemens Esser (email@example.com)
- Nadiya Dubrovina (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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