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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.
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
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: email@example.com. If you intend to organize a session, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com. 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:
- Researchers interested in designing and conducting randomised controlled trials on innovation, entrepreneurship and business growth.
- Programme delivery organisations and operators involved in entrepreneurship training and education programmes, innovation management and commercialisation, or other programmes that aim to support innovation and entrepreneurship, who are interested in participating in research projects and undertaking randomised controlled trials.
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
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
May 15-18, 2014
Cihan Cobanoglu, Ph.D, CHTL, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, USA
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Serdar Ongan, Ph.D, CHTL, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, USA
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/
Abstract Submission Deadline:
22nd July 2014
5th Aug 2014
Final Paper (Camera-Ready) Deadline:
5th Sep 2014
Early Bird Registration:
19th Sep 2014
Final Registration Deadline:
23rd Oct 2014
13th Nov 2014
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/
Abstract Submission Deadline:
17th Feb 2014
3rd March 2014
Final Paper (Camera-Ready) Deadline:
3rd Apr 2014
Early Bird Registration:
15th Apr 2014
Final Registration Deadline:
26th May 2014
12th June 2014
Please contact us at:
100 Orchard Road, #04-100 Concorde Hotel
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 (email@example.com).
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.
Call for Manuscripts/Chapters
"Place-Based Perspectives on Food in Society"
Edited Volume, Macmillan/Palgrave Publishers; Proposed Publication Date, Fall 2015
Click Here to download a detailed description.
Please provide a short prospectus for your proposed chapter (750-1000 words). In addition, attach a short bio/CV (two pages maximum), and email these documents to: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 15, 2014.
If you have questions concerning your submission, the volume, or any other issues, please feel free to contact me via email: email@example.com; or phone: 479-575-3777.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizing Committee: Ellen Goddard (Chair, University of Alberta), Sean Cash (Tufts University), John Henning (McGill University), and Timothy Richards (Arizona State University)
CONDUCTING RESEARCH USING THE SURVEY OF INCOME AND PROGRAM PARTICIPATION (SIPP)
February 28–March 2, 2014
Lead Instructor: H. Luke Shaefer (University of Michigan)
APPLICATION SUBMISSION REQUESTED BY
Monday, November 18, 2013 at 5 PM
The Triangle Census Research Network (TCRN) and the Duke Initiative in Survey Methodology at the Social Science Research Institute at Duke University, in collaboration with the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, invites applications to participate in a three-day workshop February 28 - March 2, 2014, in Durham NC. Funding for the workshop is provided via grant No. SES 1131897 from the National Science Foundation and the US Bureau of the Census to the TCRN.
The workshop will introduce participants to the use of micro-data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) and provide the necessary foundations for participants to conduct their own SIPP-based research project. The SIPP collects longitudinal subannual data on respondents' income, labor force activity, household composition, health, migration, and eligibility for and participation in programs (e.g.TANF, WIC, Medicare, Medicaid, and numerous others). As such, it provides unique opportunities to examine the social and economic well-being of U.S. residents, and changes in residents' experiences over time.
H. Luke Shaefer, Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University of Michigan and National Poverty Center (NPC) Research Affiliate, will lead the workshop in collaboration with researchers at Duke University, the U.S. Census Bureau and other nationally recognized SIPP scholars. The Triangle Census Research Network will pay travel, lodging, and meal costs for a limited number of participants.
Applications to participate will be accepted from faculty, postdoctoral fellows, advanced doctoral students, federal, state and local-level policy and research analysts, researchers at non-profit organizations, and others who would benefit from this workshop. Proposals received by 5 PM Eastern Time on Monday, November 18, 2013 will get full consideration.
More information about the workshop and the application process can be found at this link: http://tinyurl.com/DukeSIPPworkshop
CALL FOR PAPERS AND WORKSHOP PANELS
Australian & New Zealand Studies Association of North America
2014 Annual Conference
ANZSANA will hold its annual conference at the University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin) located in Austin, Texas. ANZSANA is a multidisciplinary organization and welcomes papers on any aspect of Australian or New Zealand studies as well as comparative studies involving Australia, New Zealand, and North America. It welcomes proposals for individual papers as well as proposals for panels by groups of scholars.
The DEADLINE for submission of paper and panel proposals is 31 OCTOBER 2013. Notices of acceptance will be sent no later than 1 December 2013. Paper proposals must include the author’s name and institutional affiliation, a curriculum vitae (CV), the title of the paper, and an abstract of no more than 500 words. Documents must be attached to an email as either a Word or PDF document. Panel proposals must include similar information for each of the proposed papers and authors. ANZSANA welcomes submissions from graduate students and offers a limited number of travel grants to facilitate their participation. Graduate students must indicate their status as such in their paper proposals in order to be considered for a grant. Please send all proposals to ANZSANA President Dave Snowatanzsana2014@gmail.com.
Conference panels will be held Friday and Saturday in the Julius Glickman Conference Center located in the College of Liberal Arts building on the UT-Austin campus. The Edward A. Clark Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies will host a welcome reception on the evening of Thursday, February 6 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center. A formal banquet dinner will be held at the Carillon Restaurant, also in the AT&T Center, at 7:00 pm on Friday, February 7.
A conference registration fee of USD $175.00 includes a one-year ANZSANA membership as well as breakfast and lunch on both Friday and Saturday. The formal banquet dinner will cost an additional $50 (a real bargain for a three-course, sit-down meal at the highly regarded Carillon,http://www.thecarillonrestaurant.com/). It will also feature a special keynote speaker.
The AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, located on the UT-Austin campus, offers conference attendees a special rate at of $174/night (plus taxes) so long as they book before FRIDAY, 14 JANUARY 2014 and indicate their affiliation with ANZSANA at the time of booking. For more information on the hotel, visithttp://www.meetattexas.com/ or call 512-404-1900. More information on ANZSANA, including conference updates, will become available at www.anzsana.net.
21st Annual RAND Summer Institute, July 7-10, 2014, Santa Monica, CA. Two conferences addressing critical issues facing our aging population: Mini-Medical School for Social Scientists; Workshop on the Demography, Economics, Psychology, and Epidemiology of Aging. Interested researchers can apply for financial support covering travel and accommodations. More information and application form: http://www.rand.org/labor/aging/rsi.html. The application deadline is March 21, 2014.
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 (email@example.com), 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.
For more information, contact Sandra Hofferth, University of Maryland, firstname.lastname@example.org.
“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:
July 27-30, 2014
Organizer: International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society
Prof. Dr. Uwe Cantner
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
Phone +49 (0)3641 3116-358
Fax +49 (0)3641 3116-243
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
Alberto Alesina (Harvard)
Fabio Canova (EUI)
Stephen G. Hall (Leicester)
Yannis Ioannides (Tufts)
Roberto Rigobon (MIT)
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
GR-74100, Rethymno, Greece
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.
5th International Conference on Institutional and Technological Environment for Microfinance - ITEM 5
19 & 20 March 2014, Casablanca, Morocco
Organized by the
Banque Populaire Chair in Microfinance of the Burgundy School of Business
ISCAE, Casablanca, Morocco
Microfinance – fighting back
The voices of those that criticize microfinance are increasing in intensity and in frequency. Are these justified or they just benefit from people’s thirst for shocking new? It is a time for people to separate the noise from the information and for us to get back to focus on the basics of providing financial services to the poor and excluded.
On the one hand, empowering of women and persons with low incomes is a strong positive externality which remains under-researched in spite of the efforts done so far. Trust, financial literacy, ability to contract, are all built through microfinance and can have positive influences for the rest of the person’s life, and even beyond, affecting the lives of the descendants that may stay in school longer or may inherit a good business.
On the other hand, with competition increasing in increasingly saturated markets, we are witnessing two effects: one of an expected decrease in interest rates, and one of an increase in indebtedness as people borrow from many lenders. The latter comes from the “irresistible” character of a microloan that makes people borrow even if they don’t need it or don’t have the capacity to repay. Is microfinance the victim of its own success?
Our 5th research conference on the Institutional and Technological Environment for Microfinance will focus on the how microfinance recovers from its own image crisis. It is not simply circumstantial that the conference is being held in Morocco. Indeed, Morocco is a special place for microfinance. In 2007, four of the top fifty in the Forbes global ranking of microfinance institutions came from Morocco. Then a couple of years later, the fourth (Zakouria) went into bankruptcy and had to be merged into the third (Fondation Banque Populaire) to recover. A lot is happening in Morocco.
SUBMISSION AND REVIEW OF PAPERS:
The submission deadline for abstracts is September 30th, 2013. Papers for the conference will be reviewed and authors will be notified of the decision by October 31, 2013. Full Papers would be required by January 7th, 2014. All abstracts and papers should be sent to: email@example.com
Updates will be provided from this link: http://burgundy-microfinance.weebly.com/annual-events-item.html
The following journals are associated with the conference. Participants would need to disclose, at the time of submitting full papers, if they want the paper to be considered for any one of these journals.
International Journal of Technology and Human Interactions
La Revue des Sciences de Gestion (LaRSG)
Strategic Change: Briefings in Entrepreneurial Finance
THE 17th WORLD CONGRESS OF THE INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION (IEA)
As President of the International Economic Association (IEA) and Program Chair of the 17th World Congress of the IEA, we invite you to submit a paper to the contributed sessions of this triennial congress, jointly organized with The Columbia University Middle East Research Center (CUMERC), that will take place at the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center (KHBTCC), on the Dead Sea, Jordan, from Friday June 6 to Tuesday June 10, 2014. The 2014 IEA World Congress will be a unique academic event which, in addition to the daily keynote lectures, numerous policy sessions and the many invited sessions, will host the latest and most engaging research in Any Field in economics in the many contributed sessions. The Congress will provide an excellent forum to present one's own research results. This is why we warmly encourage each of you to submit a paper for the congress and make a note of the following dates –
August 1 2013 Paper Submission Opens
October 31 PST 2013 Paper Submission Closes
January 31 2014 Notification of Paper Acceptance
March 15 2014 Early Registration Deadline
The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) are doing a great job to ensure that the 2014 IEA World Congress will run smoothly and in the best possible way. The Seventeenth World Congress will be held at the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center (KHBTCC), on the Dead Sea, Jordan. The Center nestles on the eastern shores of the Dead Sea at the heart of the Jordan Rift Valley. The Dead Sea is the lowest body of water on earth, the lowest point on earth, and the world's richest source of natural salts. One of the most spectacular natural and spiritual landscapes in the world; the Jordanian east coast of the Dead Sea has evolved into a major hub of both religious, health and wellness tourism in the region. The Dead Sea is 45 minutes away from Amman, the capital city of Jordan and is close to historical tourist attractions such as Petra (one of the Seven Wonders of the World), the Roman ruins in the city of Jerash, and the Baptism Site, to name a few. It is a good idea to stay for an extra few days after the Congress to unwind in this most beautiful place.
Further scientific and logistical details of IEA Jordan 2014 are available at the congress website – www.iea-world.com
We look forward to meeting you all in Jordan!
With our best wishes,
Joseph E. Stiglitz (Columbia University)
President of the International Economic Association
Timothy Besley (LSE)
Program Chair, 17th World Congress
Vice-President of the International Economic Association
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. 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.
Call for papers
Strategic Change: Briefings in Entrepreneurial Finance (Wiley)
Special Issue on Microfinance
Deadline for Papers: January 15, 2014
Strategic Change: Briefings in Entrepreneurial Finance (SC) is an international journal published by Wiley & Sons designed to support entrepreneurs, new businesses and those who provide services to them. It is a highly accessible professional journal combining academic depth with practicality publishing clear and straightforward articles that are distinctly geared toward the business world. Microfinance is evolving. Three major trends are emerging. First, it is spreading to new areas such as China where a lot needs to be done in this field. Second, it is facing a crisis in over-saturated markets such as some parts of India and the sector needs enabling regulation. Third, technology is making a huge difference to increasing outreach and, hopefully, reducing costs through better information systems, online crowd-financing, mobile banking, ATMs, and hand-held devices. As socially responsible investments and impact Investments become asset classes in their own right, their fund managers, venture capitalists and banks are looking for the proper microfinance institutions in which to invest. Business angels and micro-angels are looking for direct access to financing of small and micro-enterprises. This journal is evidently interested in issues related to both aspects of entrepreneurial finance.
We have already received a number of good papers from the ITEM 4 conference on Microfinance organized in Paris in early April and are now looking to complete this issue to be published in November 2014.
Jan 15, 2014: Deadline of submission of full papers
The first submission is expected to be a well written academic paper of about 5000 words aimed at the business world. Simple clear language without jargon is preferred. Technical tables and complicated graphs should be placed in the Appendix, if unavoidable. The complete author guidelines are available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1099-1697/homepage/ForAuthors.html . It is always interesting for readers if you situate your paper in line with some previous papers published in this journal.
Call for papers. The 15th annual conference of the National Business & Economics Society will be held March 12-15, 2014 at the Mauna Lani Bay Resort on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii’s Big Island. NBES is a multidisciplinary academic association that focuses on promoting research of both a theoretical and practical nature. See the NBES website at www.nbesonline.com Interested authors should submit a full paper or a 1-2 page abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission deadline: August 31 2013