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3 Nobel Laureates in Economics at the I.S.E.O Summer School

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

“Shaping the future: towards a sustainable global economy”

14-21 June 2014, Italy

Robert Engle, Nobel Laureate 2003
James Mirrlees, Nobel Laureate 1996
Michael Spence, Nobel Laureate 2001
Camilla Toulmin, Director  IIED
Emanuele Ferragina, Oxford University

There are still scholarships available for the next edition of the I.S.E.O Summer School, the only summer course in the world featuring 3 Nobel Laureates. It’s organized by the I.S.E.O INSTITUTE, a non profit institute ( I.S.E.O stands for Institute of Studies on Economics and Occupation) chaired by Prof. Robert Solow. For its XI edition, which will take place in Iseo (Brescia, Italy) from 14-21 June 2014, it will features 3 Nobel Laureates in Economics and some outstanding international economists.

The Nobels who will be teaching at the I.S.E.O Summer School are: Robert Engle (Nobel Laureate 2003), James Mirrlees (Nobel Laureate 1996) and Michael Spence (Nobel Laureate 2001). Well known international economists will be lecturing too, such as Camilla Toulmin ( Director International Institute for Environment and Development) and Emanuele Ferragina ( Oxford University).

Specific Contents
The main title of the upcoming edition is "Shaping the future: towards a sustainable global economy”.. Nobels will lecture every day and will be at disposal of the attendants for the whole week.

Lectures of the I·S·E·O Summer School are made of a fair combination between frontal speech and debates with the participants. Every lecturer is asked to concentrate his speech in the very first part of the class and then leave the stage to students to share ideas and views in a strongly stimulating environment.

General aim
The aim of the I.S.E.O. Summer School is that of bringing together a large number of graduate students coming from the most important international universities to improve their knowledge in economics

Application Conditions and Deadline 
Post graduate students ( no matter if still enrolled at university or already working), young economists, researchers, lecturers and teaching assistants can be eligible for the I.S.E.O Summer School 2014.

 In order to apply, students have to fill in the application form downloadable from our website www.istiseo.org. The application form should be sent via email together with a personal cv and a picture by the 21st April 2014 to the Summer School Secretariat: summerschool@istiseo.org. Early application is highly encouraged since enrolment is limited.


Call for papers. Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning (JFCP) is the official journal of Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE). This journal publishes peer reviewed, empirical research papers that help enhance consumer financial capability and improve consumer financial well-being. Interested authors are encouraged to use appropriate theories to design their research projects, to connect their studies to the literature of consumer finance including papers published in JFCP, and to present their preliminary findings to researchers and practitioners at professional conferences such as the national symposium of AFCPE. The journal information including the submission guideline can be found at: http://www.afcpe.org/publications/. For more information, please contact the editor, Jing Jian Xiao at: jfcp.editor@gmail.com.


European Union Centers of Excellence in the United States: Call for Proposals for the 2014-2015 Period

EU Centers of Excellence (EUCE) advance the study of the EU, the understanding of its institutions and policies and EU-US relations through teaching programs, scholarly research and outreach activities extended by the Centers to their local and regional communities.

The Delegation of the European Union to the United States, invites proposals from U.S. universities to host a European Center of Excellence during the 2014-15 period. 

Since 1998, the European Union has been organizing competitions to support European Union Centers at American universities, devoted to transatlantic relationship. The EU Centers program has helped create a foothold for EU studies in US higher education and served as an information resource for a broad US audience, with extensive outreach to regional audiences and the policy community. The recipients of awards are designated "EU Centers of Excellence" in recognition of the high quality, variety and depth of their programming.

These Centers will be expected to implement high quality teaching, research, and regional outreach programs with EU and EU-US themes. Competitive proposals will include a mix of research, teaching, and outreach activities.  Individual Centers are also expected to participate in cooperative activities within the national Network of EUCE. Information regarding activities of the existing EUCE in the US is available at http://www.euce.org.


Call for papers
THE RIMINI CONFERENCE in ECONOMICS and FINANCE
RCEF-2014
CONFERENCE TITLE: The Next Convergence
CONFERENCE DATES: Monday, June 9, 2014 – Tuesday, June 10, 2014
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, March 31, 2014 – EXTENSION TO APRIL 18TH 2014

For details, see the conference website at: 
http://www.rcfea.org/
and the attached Call for Papers.

The RCEF2014 “The next Convergence” is being organised by the Rimini Centre of Economic Analysis (RCEA).

The 8th Rimini Bayesian Econometrics Workshop of RCEA and the 5th GLUNLAB workshop of RCEA will be held within The Rimini Conference in Economics and Finance 2014: The Next Convergence in Rimini (SGR Congress Center, Via G. Chiabrera 34, 47924 Rimini).

We plan to run a full set of parallel sessions inside this conference both for the Bayesian and the GLUNLAB workshops.

Plenary Speakers:
Philippe Aghion (Harvard University and RCEA)
Costas Azariadis (Washington University in St. Louis and RCEA)
Pranab Bardhan (University of California, Berkeley and RCEA)
John Griffin (University of Kent)
Robert Kohn (University of New South Wales; Australia)
Michael Spence (Nobel Prize 2001, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University)
 
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THE RIMINI CENTRE FOR ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
E-mail: secretary@rcfea.org
Web: www.rcfea.org
Tel. 0039 0543 720901 - Fax 0039 0543 031646


International Joint Conference-Workshop 
on Developments in 
Economic and Social Sciences

April 22-28, 2014 - Prague, Czech Republic

SUMMARY

Venue: Central Bohemia University, Building of Czech Academy of Sciences. Co-organized  with Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague and several domestic and foreign universities!
Final deadline for article submission:
April 20, 2014
Articles published in: Conference proceedings + four reviewed journals in Prague and London; submission:  jcw2014@cbuni.cz
Participation: personal or virtual - there is no need to travel
Certification: by INTEAS - International Education Accreditation Society, USA. 

Your university can co-organize this event too!

REGISTRATION + FORMATTING TIPS AND MORE INFORMATION

SECTIONS

Economics & Business
Social Sciences

ARTICLES

Submitted articles will be published within abstracting and fulltext services: EBSCO, Google Scholar,  CrossRef, Proquest,  Repec, DOAJ, Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek (EZB), and worldwide library system of Ex-Libris.

Expanded articles may be also submitted to indexed journals published by CBU at discounted price in www.journals.cz or by EnglishTime www.researchjournals.co.uk

Participation fees start at 200 EUR per article

Central Bohemia University
Pod Vodarenskou vezi 4, 182 00 Praha 8, Czech Republic
jcw2014@cbuni.cz (JCW 2014 contact email)
www.cbuni.cz (more information about JCW 2014)
www.inteas.org (certification authority)

 


CALL FOR PAPERS
Submission deadline: April 15, 2014
The 12th Biennial ATHENIAN POLICY FORUM CONFERENCE
Joint with with with with Ryerson University

ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL ASYMMETRIES, NATIONAL DEBTS AND GOVERNMENT POLICIES
Toronto, Canada, June 13-14, 2014

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES AND SUGGESTED TOPICS

Economic and financial asymmetries have received a lot of attention in recent years. The Asian financial crisis of 1997-1998, the U.S. subprime mortgage crisis of 2007-2009, and the current European sovereign debt crisis are a few examples of economic and financial asymmetries in a global scale. Interestingly enough, Canada has so far avoided negative consequences of the recent global crises in the U.S. and Europe. If so, this APF-Canadian joint conference hopes to bring many North American, Asian, and European scholars together to share their experiences with one another. Especially, in light of the current slow and uneven global economic recovery, the scholars and practitioners at this conference should discuss all aspects of global economic and financial asymmetries, with emphasis on appropriate economic policies needed to address the sovereign debt crisis of the EU, the persistently high labor unemployment, the increasingly unequal income distribution and the excessively easy monetary policies around the world.

Economic and financial asymmetries, however, have far greater reach, going beyond just financial crises. Many general topics in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and finance touch on information asymmetries. For example, microeconomic issues on consumer behavior, production and allocation anomalies, markets in health and legal services, pricing efficiencies in commodity and energy markets, and frequent market failures are all current issues of interest. Similarly, macroeconomic issues on persistent high unemployment, global monetary and fiscal stability, the future of the euro, and the role of China and India in the global economy are also important. Furthermore, financial issues on macro-prudential regulation via Basel III, the Dodd-Frank Act, sovereign debt management, banking and corporate deleveraging, regulation on money management, and future of investment banking and universal banking are major topics of interest as well.

Registration: The registration fee of $50CAD made payable to the Department of Economics, Ryerson University, should be received no later than May 30, 2014. The fees together with the generous support of our sponsors will provide for lunches and refreshments (coffee, water, cookies) on June 13th and 14th, and a conference dinner on June 14th.

Publication: All papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication, by anonymous referee process, at the Journal of Economic Asymmetries, published by Elsevier Science: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/the-journal-of-economic-asymmetries

Submission: Please submit your paper or abstract by March 15, 2014 to Constantine Angyridis (cangyridis@economics.ryerson.ca) and Leo Michelis (michelis@ryerson.ca)


We are happy to announce the International Interdisciplinary Business-Economics Advancement Conference (IIBA 2014)
on July 16-19, 2014, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey

http://iibaconference.org/

IIBA 2014 aims to bring together researchers, scientists, scholar and scholar students to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, and research results about all aspects of Business and Economics, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.

Abstract submissions deadline

May 30, 2014

Abstract acceptance notification

Within one week of submitting the abstract

Early registration deadline

June 25, 2014

Full paper submissions deadline

June 30, 2014

Late registration deadline

July 1, 2014

Conference dates

July 16-19, 2014


Please feel free to contact us anytime if you have any question regarding abstract/full paper submission. Please forward this announcement to your colleagues and students who may be interested. We look forward to seeing you in Istanbul, Turkey which is one of the oldest cities in the World.

Chairs

 


9th Annual Green Economics Institute, Green Economics Conference at Oxford University

9 - 11 July 2014 at the Earth Sciences, Geography and Economics Faculties

Recovery - What Recovery? Recovery for whom? Ending the cycle of Trickle Up Economics

Meet the Network where Green Economics has been developed and spread around the world. All welcome and very inclusive. We develop an economics of sharing, caring and supporting each other. Pulling together in the face of the crisis!

Social and environmental justice, preventing poverty, turning round climate change and preventing the current mass extinction of species. These are the aims of a Renaissance in the Economy. A Green Economy.

Call for Speakers, Abstracts, Papers, workshops and participants.

For registration, reservations, papers, abstracts, fees etc please email Hilary Driver, the Conference Manager, at greeneconomicsevents1@yahoo.co.uk

http://www.greeneconomics.org.uk/events2014/oxfordflyer2014np62.pdf

 


THE QUALITY OF LIFE CONFERENCE
Sustaining Quality of Life across the Globe ISQOLS 2014 Free University Berlin, September 15 – 18, 2014

Conference Website: www.isqols.org/berlin2014
Contact: berlin2014@isqols.org

Call for Papers

The International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS) and the Free University Berlin (FU Berlin) invite researchers from all disciplines, policy makers and practitioners from across the globe to participate in the 2014 Quality of Life Conference “Sustaining Quality of Life across the Globe”. We invite you to join an exciting convening of quality of life thinkers September 15-18, 2014. This interdisciplinary ISQOLS conference will be hosted at the Free University in Berlin, Germany in conjunction with the departments of psychology, sociology, and economics and in cooperation with the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin). More details about the topics, sessions, fees, and publication opportunities are available at www.isqols.org/berlin2014.
ISQOLS is a multidisciplinary society encouraging the pursuit of quality of life studies and application. This international group convenes regularly to share ideas and findings, and actively supports the dissemination of findings and thoughts via its journal and newsletter, Applied Research in Quality of Life, and Social Indicators Network News as well as its allied publications (see www.isqols.org/resources/publications). We encourage all disciplines and perspectives to join us to promote quality of life globally via research, policy, and partnerships. Come explore new horizons in quality of life with us.

Conference Theme and Topics:
Our theme is “Sustaining Quality of Life across the Globe” and we welcome papers from all related disciplines. Submissions on issues of happiness, well-being, and any dimension of quality of life are welcome.

How to Submit Your Proposal
Please submit your proposed abstract of approximately 500 words with a list of 3-5 keywords using the following e-mail: berlin2014@isqols.org. If you intend to organize a session, please contact us directly at berlin2014@isqols.org. For new sessions we need a proposal of 500-1000 words together with a list of potential papers. All submitted abstracts and session proposals will be reviewed by established ISQOLS members in collaboration with the conference organizers. There will be the opportunity to submit your paper for publication consideration in a special issue and book volume. More information will be available at www.isqols.org/berlin2014.

Deadlines:
Conference Date: September 15–18, 2014 at the Henry Ford Building of the Free University Berlin, Germany
Submission of Abstracts: May 1, 2014
Announcement of Acceptance: May 30, 2014
Registration: June 1-August 31, 2014
Late Registration: September 1, 2014-conference (late registration fees)


Call for Papers for the 16th Annual NBES Conference

Panama City, Panama 2015 near the Panama Canal

The sixteenth annual conference of the National Business & Economics Society will be held March 11 through March 14, 2015 at the InterContinental Playa Bonita Resort & Spa Hotel near the Panama Canal. NBES is a multi-disciplinary academic association which focuses on promoting interdisciplinary research of both a theoretical and practical nature. See our web site at www.nbesonline.com

Submission Requirement: One to two page abstract or the completed paper in Word e-mailed to info@nbesonline.com. All submissions are peer reviewed. Questions should be addressed to email contact. Please note that co-authors may not be added after a paper is accepted. Submission Deadline: July 1st, 2014


LIS, formerly the Luxembourg Income Study, will be holding its annual Introductory Summer Workshop on 29 June – 5 July 2014. The LIS Introductory Summer Workshop is a one-week workshop designed to introduce researchers in the social sciences to comparative research in income distribution, employment and social policy, using the Luxembourg Income Study Database (LIS). Attendees will also be introduced to the Luxembourg Wealth Study Database (LWS).

The workshop format includes a mix of lectures on comparative research, laboratory sessions and individual one-on-one advisory sessions. Workshop faculty includes the LIS Directors, Janet Gornick and Markus Jäntti, the LIS staff and guest lecturers. By the end of the workshop, attendees will be fully trained to use the databases independently.

More information can be found on our website.

The application, which can be found here, is due 1 April 2014.


CALL FOR PAPERS: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS ISSUES, December 18 and 19, 2014. Venue: Springfield Marriott Hotel, MSU-Denver campus, downtown Denver.

Deadline: July 31, 2014, but early submissions are encouraged. Full paper submission and registration deadline: October 31, 2014. Electronic submissions may be emailed to kulkarnk@msudenver.edu

For more information check the website www.ijeb.com or contact Dr. Kishore G. Kulkarni, Distinguished Professor of Economics, Metropolitan State University of Denver, P. O. Box 173362, Campus Box 77, Denver, CO 80217-3362. Phone: 303-556-2675.Papers should follow the standard format for presentation consideration. Please send registration fees and inquiries to:

Dr. Kishore G. Kulkarni
Distinguished Professor of Economics and Editor, Indian Journal of Economics and Business, (visit www.ijeb.com),
Campus Box 77, P. O. Box 173362
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Denver, CO 80217-3362, USA
Tel: 303-556-2675. Fax: 303-556-3966

Participants are expected to make their own travel and living arrangements. A block of rooms is reserved at the Springfield Marriott Hotel, Downtown Denver.

Conference Registration fee: US $300.00. It includes cost of two luncheons and receptions on December 18th and 19th, 2014. For students and participants from developing countries: US $100.


AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF INDIAN STUDIES FELLOWSHIP COMPETITION

The American Institute of Indian Studies invites applications from scholars from all disciplines who wish to conduct their research in India. Junior fellowships are given to doctoral candidates to conduct research for their dissertations in India for up to eleven months. Senior long-term (six to nine months) and short-term (four months or less) fellowships are available for scholars who hold the Ph.D. degree. Scholarly/Professional development fellowships are available to scholars and professionals who have not previously worked in India. Eligible applicants include 1) U.S. citizens; and 2) citizens of other countries who are students or faculty members at U.S. colleges and universities (this rule does not apply to U.S. citizens). Applications can be downloaded from the website www.indiastudies.org. Inquiries should be directed to  (773) 702-8638. Email: aiis@uchicago.edu.  Application deadline is July 1, 2014.


Grants for experiments on innovation, entrepreneurship and growth                                                                                                       

The main aim of this call is to fund experimental research that uses RCTs to provide evidence on the best approaches to increase innovation, support high-growth entrepreneurship and accelerate business growth.

This grants programme is the first initiative of a new international collaboration, the global innovation, entrepreneurship and growth lab, which involves research funders and innovation and business support government agencies interested in increasing the use of RCTs in innovation and entrepreneurship research and evaluation. This initial call is funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and Nesta.

This call for proposals is relevant to:

We welcome applications from researchers and programme delivery organisations from around the world.

For additional information, see http://www.nesta.org.uk/about-us/work-us/grants-for-innovation

Deadline for proposals: Monday 24 February 2014


We are happy to announce the Global Interdisciplinary Business-Economics Advancement Conference (GIBA 2014), in May 15-18, 2014, Clearwater Beach, Tampa, Florida, USA. Deadline for proposals: Monday 24 March 2014

http://gibaconference.org/

GIBA 2014 aims to bring together researchers, scientists, scholar and scholar students to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, and research results about all aspects of Business and Economics, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.

Abstract submissions deadline

March 24, 2014

Abstract acceptance notification

March 7, 2014

Early registration deadline

March 31, 2014

Full paper submissions deadline

May 2, 2014

Late registration deadline

May 5, 2014

Conference dates

May 15-18, 2014

Please feel free to contact us anytime if you have any question regarding abstract/full paper submission. Please forward this announcement to your colleagues and students who may be interested. We look forward to seeing you in “Sunshine State”, Clearwater Beach, Tampa, Florida, USA.

Chairs


2014 ASIA CONFERENCE ON ECONOMICS & BUSINESS RESEARCH (ACEB2014)

(ACEB) gathers leading scholars, students and practitioners from Asia and the rest of the world for international research collaboration and information interchange in the Economics and Business discipline. http://academy.edu.sg/aceb/

Important Dates:

2nd  GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (GCBM2014)

(GCBM) intends to serve as an ideal platform for a global audience of academics, researchers, and scholars to present their research work and/or on-going research activities in the field of Business Management. http://academy.edu.sg/gcbm/

Important Dates:

Conference Enquiries:

Please contact us at: 
100 Orchard Road, #04-100 Concorde Hotel
Singapore 238840
Email: leeming@aventisglobal.edu.sg 
Tel: (65)67203333


The Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE), organized by the World Bank Development Economics (DEC) Vice Presidency, is one of the world’s best known series of conferences for the presentation and discussion of new knowledge on development. The conference aims to promote the exchange of cutting-edge research among researchers, policymakers, and development practitioners. The next conference will take place on June 2-3, 2014, at World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The theme of the conference will be “The Role of Theory in Development Economics”.

The ABCDE Organizing Committee is issuing a call for papers on innovative ways that analytical and deductive methods, as well as issues of methodology such as the use of randomizations, can be used in development. The selected papers will be presented as the main sessions of the conference agenda. Possible topics include:

  • Poverty and Social Protection
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Human Development
  • Role of Social Norms
  • Environment
  • Macroeconomics
  • Trade
  • Finance

Papers that do not fit into these categories, but are related to the main conference theme, are also welcome.

Those interested should submit a draft paper or a two-page proposal by midnight Eastern Standard Time (EST) on February 21, 2014 (email abcde@worldbank.org). The proposal should include the title of the paper, author(s), affiliation, and contact information, and should address the main question(s) to be examined, relevant literature, unique contribution to the literature, and methodology to be employed. Selected conference papers will be included in a special issue of the World Bank Economic Review along the lines of the AER Papers and Proceedings.

The Organizing Committee will evaluate all proposals in terms of originality, analytical rigor, and policy relevance. In addition to the papers selected for the main sessions of the conference, some papers will be selected for a poster presentation session. Authors of accepted proposals will be contacted by March 21, 2014.

For authors of selected papers, travel and accommodation expenses for the conference will be covered. Partial financial support will be provided for papers selected for the poster session. Additional information on the overall conference program will be posted on the ABCDE website over the coming months. 

Organizing Committee:  Kaushik Basu (World Bank, Chair), Andrew Foster (Brown University), Garance Genicot (Georgetown University), Indermit Gill (World Bank), and  Yaw Nyarko (New York University).

Conference Coordinator: Leita Jones (ljones2@worldbank.org).


How Good Are You at Judging Good Judgment?

The Economist’s The World in 2014 issue has an article by University of Pennsylvania psychologist Phil Tetlock and journalist Dan Gardner on the Good Judgment Project, a research study funded by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA, the US government’s analog to DARPA), which makes such geopolitical predictions every day.

Since 2011, IARPA has posed about 100-150 questions each year to research teams participating in its ACE forecasting tournament on topics such as the Syrian Civil War, the stability of the Eurozone and Sino-Japanese relations. Each research team was required to gather individual predictions from hundreds or thousands of forecasters online and to generate daily collective forecasts that assign realistic probabilities to possible outcomes. At the end of the tournament’s second year, the Good Judgment Project emerged as the clear winner and now encompasses all of the individuals forecasting in the tournament.

Readers of the Post may already be familiar with the Good Judgment Project from a recent David Ignatius column. Ignatius reported that the Project’s best forecasters were, on average, about 30% more accurate in making predictions on these questions than were intelligence-community analysts who have access to classified information not available to the Project’s forecasters. How does the Good Judgment Project achieve such strikingly accurate results? The Project uses modern social-science methods ranging from harnessing the wisdom of crowds to prediction markets to putting together teams of forecasters. The GJP research team attributes its success to a blend of getting the right people (i.e., the “right” individual forecasters) on the bus, offering basic tutorials on inferential traps to avoid and best practices to embrace, concentrating the most talented forecasters into super teams, and constantly fine-tuning the aggregation algorithms it uses to combine individual forecasts into a collective prediction on each forecasting question. The Project’s best forecasters are typically talented and highly motivated amateurs, rather than subject matter experts.

Here’s your chance to “get on the GJP bus.” If you enjoy world politics and appreciate a good challenge, consider joining the Good Judgment Project, which has openings right now for Season 3 forecasters. The Project will give you the opportunity to receive training, to get regular feedback on your forecasting accuracy, and to test your forecasting skills against those of some of the most accurate forecasters around. Interested? To find out more and to register, go to www.goodjudgmentproject.com.


Joint AAEA/CAES/EAAE Seminar

 Social Networks, Social Media and the Economics of Food

Call for proposals

The purpose of this seminar is to provide a forum for presenting studies on the economics of food production and choice in a world in which social media and social networks have assumed a prominent role. The objective is to promote a better understanding of peer group influence on food consumption, and how social media and social networking affect food production and food choice decisions. Recognizing the role of social media in the broader food environment can help explain food choices that lead to unhealthy diets or the consumption of unsafe food. Understanding social media and social learning will help inform policies that use social concepts to control these, and other, food-related problems.

Choices, including those around health (diet quality), location (restaurant versus home), and ethical production decisions (animal welfare), can influence change in supply chains. Understanding the role of important determinants in production and consumption decisions can enhance efficiency and improve welfare. Peer effects, social media, and social networking represent only a few of the many factors that influence consumer choices, but how they interact with others in the broader economic context of food choices has been largely unexplored.

The seminar invites an international scientific audience in the fields of agricultural and food economics, agribusiness, behavioural and health economics, marketing, and related disciplines. Participants who would like to present a paper or poster are requested to submit an extended abstract in English (max. 2 pages; Times New Roman font, point size 12, single spacing) before December 1, 2013 via our website at http://www.aaea.org/meetings/2014-aaeaeaaecaes-joint-symposium (submission opens October 21, 2013). The abstract should indicate: the question addressed, the concepts and theories to which one refers, the methodology used and the results obtained. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be communicated by January 31, 2014. The deadline for the submission of the full version of the accepted papers is April 3, 2014. A selection of contributed papers will be published in a special issue of the Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics.

The seminar will be held in beautiful and historic Montreal, Canada, on May 29-30, 2014. Seminar participants will be able to sample the finest in regional Canadian cuisine, participate in one of the many festivals offered year-round in Montreal, and visit some of the most important cultural attractions in Canada. Always friendly, Montreal residents are famous for their joie de vivre and invite you to join them.

Important dates

Abstract submission: December 1, 2013
Author notification of paper and poster acceptance/rejection: January 31, 2014
Early registration deadline: March 31st, 2014
Deadline final papers uploaded: April 3, 2014
Deadline registration: May 15th, 2014

Contact the organizing committee at social.food.econ@gmail.com

Organizing Committee: Ellen Goddard (Chair, University of Alberta), Sean Cash (Tufts University), John Henning (McGill University), and Timothy Richards (Arizona State University)


Call for Proposals. Proposals are invited for individual presentations on the implications of hydraulic fracturing at the community level, as part of “The Implications of Hydraulic Fracturing for Creating Sustainable Communities,” one of the SUNY Conversations in the Disciplines, to be held April 10–11, 2014 at Binghamton University. Please note that the purpose of this CID is not to either promote or discourage hydraulic fracturing but to understand the impacts, both positive and negative, and provide communities with the knowledge and tools that they need to decide what is in their own best interest. We are requesting papers to create six panels over a day and a half conference.  The panel topics are 1) local environmental impacts, 2) economic impacts, 3) health impacts, 4) social impacts, 5) how to have a dialogue about hydraulic fracturing, and 6) community capacity.  should be 15–20 minutes each. There will also be a poster session. To submit a proposal, email Tom Sinclair, Associate Professor of Public Administration (sinclair@binghamton.edu), by December 15, 2013. For details, see: http://www.isecoeco.org/implications-of-hydraulic-fracturing-for-creating-sustainable-communities/.


Call for Papers and Applications: Perspectives on Time Use in the U.S. Conference and Workshop, June 23-27, 2014

Time is arguably the most valuable resource available to the human population. It is, therefore, important to understand why individuals allocate their time in the way they do and the consequences of those time use decisions. This conference, to be held June 23-24 at the University of Maryland Inn and Conference Center, will give members of the growing U.S. time use research community the opportunity to interact with one another and share ideas. Researchers are invited to submit abstracts for papers that address any question related to the collection or analysis of time use data. Although submissions on any time use topic are appropriate, papers that make use of data from the ATUS or American Heritage Time Use Data are especially encouraged.  The deadline for submission of paper abstracts is January 15, 2014. Authors chosen to present papers will be notified by February 14, 2014.

Immediately following the conference there will be a three-day training workshop for researchers new to the ATUS data entitled "ATUS Workshop 2014," on June 25-26-27. The deadline for submission of applications to the Workshop is March 1, 2014 and workshop applicants will be notified by March 15.  These two events are designed to provide a comprehensive view of the state of research in the field and provide junior scholars or those just entering the time use arena with essential tools.  Detailed information is contained in the call for papers and call for applications documents, which you can access using the link below.

http://www.popcenter.umd.edu/research/sponsored-events/timeuse-2014

For more information, contact Sandra Hofferth, University of Maryland, hofferth@umd.edu.


“Foundations of Economic Change – Behaviour, Interaction and Aggregate Outcomes” – this is the motto of the 15th International Conference of the International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society (ISS) taking place from 27 to 30 July 2014 in Jena (Germany). About 300 delegates are coming together at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena to discuss current scientific achievements. The scientific programme of the meeting will mainly focus on the topics “Behavioural and Experimental Economics via Industrial Dynamics, Regional Economics and Entrepreneurship to Evolutionary Economics, Economic Growth Theory and Agent-Based Modelling”. You will find further information about the conference on our website www.schumpeter-conference.de.

Congress:    15th International Conference of the International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society (ISS) 2014

Venue and Date:   
Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
Main Building
Fürstengraben 1
07743 Jena/DE
July 27-30, 2014

Organizer:    International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society
Conference Chair:    
Prof. Dr. Uwe Cantner
Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
Faculty of Business and Economics
Chair of Economics/Microeconomics

Conference Language    The official conference language will be English.
Conference Homepage:    http://www.schumpeter-conference.de/

Conference Organization:    Conventus Congressmanagement & Marketing GmbH
Marlen Schiller
Carl-Pulfrich-Straße 1
07745 Jena/DE
Phone +49 (0)3641 3116-358
Fax +49 (0)3641 3116-243
marlen.schiller@conventus.de
www.conventus.de
 


 


The 28th Annual Conference of the European Society for Population Economics (ESPE) will take place on June 18-21, 2014, at the University of Minho, Braga, Portugal. The aim of the Conference is to facilitate the exchange of research ideas and results across a range of fields, including the economics of the household, labour economics, public economics, demography, and health economics. Erik Plug (University of Amsterdam) will serve as the program chair and Priscila Ferreira (University of Minho) as coordinator of the local organizing team. The keynote speakers will be Christian Dustmann (University College London) and Michele Tertilt (University of Mannheim). The presidential address will be given by James Albrecht (Georgetown University). Papers must be submitted electronically using the on-line submission form: http://editorialexpress.com/conference/ESPE2014/ The submission deadline is February 1, 2014. Acceptance decisions will be announced by April 1, 2014. Accepted papers will only be included in the final programme if presenting authors have registered by May 1, 2014. Each participant may present at most one paper but can co-author more than one paper in the program. Graduate students have a reduced registration fee. For more details, please visit the conference web page: www.especonferences.org


Conference Announcement and Call for Papers
18th International Conference on Macroeconomic Analysis and International Finance
29 - 31 May 2014
Department of Economics, University of Crete, Rethymno, Crete, Greece

 

Keynote Speakers:
Alberto Alesina (Harvard)
Fabio Canova (EUI)
Stephen G. Hall (Leicester)
Yannis Ioannides (Tufts)
Roberto Rigobon (MIT)

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

The conference will solicit papers in all areas of macroeconomic theory and policy and international finance. All papers will be submitted electronically through URL: http://www.soc.uoc.gr/macro/. For this purpose a specific script-form will be released in due time. The deadline for submission is December 31, 2013.

Jointly authored papers should be submitted by the person who will present the paper, if it is accepted. Please note that each participant may present at most one paper. Upon acceptance of a paper the registration fee is € 300. The registration fee for Ph.D. students is € 200 (a letter of proof of Ph.D. student status is required from the head of the department). Registration fees are not refundable. In case there is more than one author per paper, only one registration fee is required. Additional registration is applied when all the authors participate in the Conference.

Special Issue (Guest Editors: Georgios P. Kouretas and Athanasios P. Papadopoulos)
Economic Modelling will publish a special issue with papers presented at the conference. The selected papers will be presented during the conference in special "ECMODE Sessions". All submitted papers will be considered for this special issue. Papers of high quality will be considered.

Special Issue (Guest Editors: Georgios P. Kouretas and Athanasios P. Papadopoulos)
The Panoeconomicus will publish a special volume with papers presented at the conference especially the best papers by junior researchers and recent Ph.D. holders. Papers of high quality will be considered for this special issue.

For further queries please contact:
Professor Athanasios P. Papadopoulos
Department of Economics
University of Crete
University Campus
GR-74100, Rethymno, Greece
e-mail: appapa@econ.soc.uoc.gr


The Southwestern Social Science Association and the Southwestern Economic Association are currently accepting submissions at http://convention2.allacademic.com/one/sssa/sssa14/ for our annual meeting April 17 – 19, at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio, Texas.  The Call for Papers can be found at http://sssaonline.org/?page_id=67.  The deadline for submissions is November 15, 2013. 

Founded in 1919, SSSA is the oldest interdisciplinary social science association in the United States, and is composed of professionals and students in the social sciences, including academics and other professionals.  SSSA is the umbrella organization for nine academic and professional affiliate associations, including the areas of Anthropology, Economics, History, International Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, and Women’s & Gender Studies. The purpose of SSSA is to promote, cultivate and correlate the various areas of the social sciences and their applications.


CALL FOR PAPERS

We cordially invite you to submit your manuscript to the special issue on "The Economics of Rating Agencies", which will be published in Economic Notes. Given the interdisciplinary character of the topic we welcome contribution from both economic and legal scholars. Economic Notes is an invaluable journal presenting key issues in the fields of banking, finance and monetary economics. Through its 35 years the journal has earned a reputation for open debate. It publishes quality papers from academics and researchers as well as executives working in financial institutions, firms and the public sector. Economic Notes is published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the MPS Banking Group.

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS MATTER: THE ECONOMICS OF RATING AGENCIES Credit rating agencies bear some responsibility for the financial crisis that started in 2007 and remains ongoing. This is acknowledged by academicians, policymakers, market participants, and by the agencies themselves. Specifically, the role played by rating agencies during the recent financial meltdown has raised many fundamental questions – about which we are inviting contributions. We can toughly group these questions into five categories (the list is by no means exhaustive):

1) The first of all questions is that of existence. Why have credit agencies emerged as financial institutions and how have they evolved. How is it that credit ratings have come to play such a paramount role in certain financial transactions?

2) Another related set of questions concerns the market structure of the credit rating industry itself. Why are there apparently so few credit rating firms? Should we characterize the credit rating business as competitive or collusive? Are some credit rating firms demonstrably “special” and worthy of certification by a regulatory body?

3) A third group concerns the ratings themselves. Do ratings provide unbiased information regarding differences in obligor’s capacity to repay? Or, do ratings provide incremental information to lenders in addition to publicly available data?

4) A fourth category of questions deals with the context-specificity of ratings. Do ratings have a uniform meaning and interpretation across different countries? Can a rating system originated in the US be transplanted in other countries, or are adjustments needed to account for differences in accounting and financial practices? Are emerging market risks – like the risk of banking and financial crises – “ill suited” to a single variable credit rating metric? Are the ratings leading or lagging indicators of country risks?

5) The final set of questions pertains to the use of ratings for regulatory purposes. What is the proper regulatory use of credit ratings? If credit ratings are to be used for regulatory purposes, how should we construct the mapping of ratings into regulatory capital requirements? Could market data be used as a substitute for credit ratings for regulatory purposes?

Contributors wishing to participate in that thematic issue should express their interest and send a one-page abstract by December 31st 2014 to economic.notes@banca.mps.it or luca.fiorito@unipa.it. Final papers will have to be sent by the end of June 2014; they will be refereed according to the usual procedure of the review. The publication is scheduled on April 2015.



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