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No. 66                 Quarterly Publication of EACES                 June 2013






1.1 Message of the President


      1.2  Workshop on Firm-level Studies on Productivity, Trade, and Innovation








Poland and the Eurozone






      3.1 5th  ERSA-EACES Special Session on Young people, Education and Labour Market


      3.2  Conference of the Italian Economic Association


      3.3  EACES Workshop on Competitiveness of Firms, Industries and Countries




























1.1 Message of the President




Dear EACES members and friends,


In the last three months we witnessed interesting events and activities of EACES that you will find summarised below. Our treasurer, Prof. Jens Hölscher took part in an impressive and well attended congress in Seoul, organised by our Korean, American, and Japanese colleagues, from the Association for Comparative Economics Studies and the respective national associations. Thanks to their efforts and those of Pasquale Tridico and Marcello Signorelli it is likely that we will organise a joint world congress of the associations, a year after our own biennial congress in Budapest next year.


These are all excellent news.


A piece of bad news we just received however that is our colleague and one of the most prominent comparative economists Prof. Sergei Guriev had to leave Moscow last month. We had a pleasure to listen to the fascinating keynote presentation by Prof. Guriev at our congress at Paisley. He talked about history, considering the outcome of Soviet collectivisation and forced industrialisation, and comparing it with counterfactual scenarios of development. It was an impressive piece of scholarship based on thorough programme of data collection and statistical processing. The conclusion was that Russia could be better off with a market driven adjustment, not just in terms of human cost, but also in terms of direct economic outcomes. That way, Prof. Guriev tackled an important long persisting, historical myth.

It is a pity that it is unlikely he will be able to continue at the New Economic School (Российская экономическая школа) that he made such a strong academic institution, visible not just in Russia, but far beyond. We have no doubt however that more of novel, thought provoking scholarship is to come from Prof. Guriev and we will all be waiting for it.


Meanwhile, please have a warm, sunny and quiet summer.


Tomasz Mickiewicz


President of EACES  

Prof. of Economics, Aston Business School Aston University






1.2 Workshop on Firm-level Studies on Productivity, Trade, and Innovation










EACES Workshop on



University of Tartu, Estonia

24 – 25 May 2013




During May 24-25 University of Tartu (located in the old university town of Tartu) in Estonia hosted the EACES workshop on “Firm-level studies on productivity, trade, and innovation”. The list of participants included 25 researchers from Estonia, UK, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Latvia, including the partner institutions of EACES (Halle Institute for Economic Research, University of Trento). As indicated by the title, the event focused on empirical studies using firm level data to study issues related to firm performance, like the determinants of productivity (innovation, international trade, intangible assets), firms’ engagement in international trade (entry patterns, product level export dynamics, dynamics of export prices), innovation (linkages with productivity, cooperation between universities and enterprises, patenting), foreign direct investments (knowledge transfer and its effects on productivity). The local organizers from the University of Tartu were Priit Vahter, Urmas Varblane and Jaan Masso. The keynote speaker was Pierre Mohnen from the University of Maastricht. This seminar is envisioned to be the first in a series of regular seminars at University of Tartu on empirical firm-level studies.






Poland and the Eurozone


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       Poland and the Eurozone - call for proposals




Poland is one of Europe's economic out-performers. The country's history and geography encourage it to be in favour of deeper European integration. But setbacks affecting the EURO impacted Poland's European stance with caution. Proposals for pressing ahead with deeper political integration for EMU countries - a step towards a 'two-speed Europe' that would leave the Poles outside, have been received reservedly in Warsaw.

This conference aims to contribute to discussions on the future shape of economic and monetary union (EMU) and the next steps ahead. Contributions on all aspects are welcome in the form of 300 word abstracts.

We aim to publish a selection of conferences papers with the Palgrave/Macmillan's book series
'Studies in Economic Transition'.

All submissions should be sent to Jens Holscher by 15 July 2013.

Submissions are directed to: polandconference@bournemouth.ac.uk

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Venue: Bournemouth University, Executive Business Centre

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ERSA-EACES Special Session on Young people, Education and Labour Market

University of Palermo, Italy

27-28 August 2013I


The 54th Annual Conference of the Italian Economic Association

University of Bologna

24-26 October 2013II


EACES Workshop on Competitiveness of Firms, Industries and Countries

Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade


20-21 September 2013III

I ERSA-EACES Special Session on Young people, Education and Labour Market

II Conference of the Italian Economic Association


The 54th Annual Conference of the Italian Economic Association will be held at the University of Bologna on 24-26 October 2013.


The central themes of the Conference are:

- From financial to economic crisis and back

- Mathematical analysis of financial markets and the global crisis

- International monetary reform and the coordination of macroeconomic policies

- Human capital, innovation and growth

- Banks and firms in the crisis

- Gender

- Microeconomic foundations of macroeconomics

- Experimental and behavioural economics

- Industrial organization and firms’ behaviour

- Growth models and development

- Migration and remittances

- GDP, well-being and happiness

- Poverty and income distribution

- Social cohesion and financial exclusion

- Network analysis

- Corporate governance and financial regulation

- Trade policies and foreign direct investments

- The Italian Mezzogiorno and regional policies

- Culture, Growth, Well-being and Citizenship (organized with the AEC)

- Towards a Bio-based Economy: a New Development Model? (organized with the AIEAA)

- Energy and Environmental Markets Integration (organized with the AIEE)

- Recent Developments in the European Labour Markets (organized with the AIEL)

-  History of Antitrust Law and Economics (organized with the AISPE)

- Economic Growth and Regional Networks: New Industries and Sustainability (organized with the AISRe)

- Trends in Poverty and Inequality in the EU. A Comparative Perspective (organized with the AISSEC)

- Model Uncertainty in Decisions and Games (organized with the AMASES)

- Economic and Labour Policies for Young People: Theories and Comparative Empirical Evidences  (organized with the EACES)

- Green Economy Growth (organized with the IAERE)

- Nonparametric and Semiparametric Spatial Dependence Models (organized with the SIdE)

- Growth and Tax (organized with the SIEP)

-  Industrial Structures, Crisis Reactions and Growth Prospects (organized with the SIEPI)

- Transportation and Logistics (organized with the SIET)

- Inequality Reduction, Food Security and Sustainable Development (organized with the SITES)

- Economic Theory and Policy-making (organized with the STOREP)

Submissions of papers concerning any other aspect of the economic theory and policy are also welcome.


Submission deadline

Manuscripts, including abstract (no more than 200 words), key words and JEL classification, should be submitted to sie@univpm.it<mailto:sie@univpm.it>. The deadline for submissions is May 20, 2013. Notice of acceptance or rejection will be sent to corresponding authors within July 10, 2013.


Rivista Italianadegli Economisti

Authors who submit for the conference may indicate if they want their work submitted for publication in the Rivista Italianadegli Economisti. There will be a standard refereeing process for the journal that will be separate from the conference screening process and normal quality standards will be applied.


Young Economist Sessions

Sessions will be organised, in which PhD candidates or young researchers may present the results of their research. Authors who would like to be considered for such session are requested to indicate “FOR PHD SESSION” in the submitted paper. Please, note that also in this case a complete paper has to be provided.


Selection Committee

Submissions will be reviewed by a Selection Committee coordinated by Leonardo Becchetti, Roberto Cellini and Alberto Zazzaro.


III EACES Workshop on Competitiveness of Firms, Industries and Countries



Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade

European Association for Comparative Economic Studies



EACES Workshop

 Competitiveness of Firms, Industries and Countries - Cause and Solution of European Crises



20th -21st September 2013, Belgrade, Serbia


The International Scientific Workshop “Competitiveness of Firms, Industries and Countries - Cause and Solution of European Crises” is jointly organized by the Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade and the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES). The Workshop will take place at the Faculty of Economics in Belgrade from 20th to 21st September 2013.

The global financial crisis and the crisis of the European Union have both revealed that current account deficits become unsustainable if they are coupled with a weak competitiveness of the country. International reports (Global Competitiveness Report 2012/2013 of the World Economic Forum, but also other sources) illustrate competitiveness indicators of the Balkan region, and Southern and East-European members of the E(M)U are below average. Re-balancing the economy and balanced growth require strategies for improving competitiveness. The workshop has two aims: (i) discovery of the most important sources for weak competitiveness, and (ii) discussing the political strategies to overcome weak competitiveness.

With respect to the first aim, papers with empirical findings applying state-of-the-art methodology are highly welcome. Studies should have a focus on three levels: firms and industries, aggregate-macro indictors and the integration into international production processes (keyword: global value chains).

With respect to the second aim, papers with a focus on institutional reforms, policy reforms (education & technology), and fiscal-monetary arrangements will be particularly welcome.


Tentative Agenda

Friday, Sep. 20.

12.30-13.30 Accreditations of participants

13.30 Opening of the workshop

13.45-16.15 Paper presentations

16.15-16.45 Coffee break

16.45-19.15 Papers presentations

20.30 Dinner in the city

Saturday, Sep. 21

9.30-11.30 Paper presentations

11.30-12.00 Coffee break

12.00-13.30 Paper presentations

13.30-14.30 Working lunch


The workshop will be organised in plenary sessions. If necessary – depending on the number of papers – some parallel sessions will be organised.


Further information on our website:



Paper submission

Typically, the final paper should have 10-20 pages in total (including tables, graphs, appendices and references), according to the Instructions for authors.

The submitted papers will be reviewed by an international board of reference and authors will be notified of acceptance. Accepted contributions will be published in whole in the Workshop proceedings on a CD-ROM and will be considered as working papers allowing authors to refine them and/or publish elsewhere (if desired).  Upon the reviewing process, a selection of the most interesting papers will be offered for publishing in the international scientific journal Economic Annals (http://ea.ekof.bg.ac.rs/).


Important Dates

  • June 1, 2013

Deadline for abstracts submission

  • June 15, 2013

Notification of abstract acceptance

  • August 25, 2013

Deadline for papers submission

  • September 1, 2013

Notification of paper acceptance




Conference Fee

The participation fee is 70 EUR (for postgraduate students the fee is 50 EUR). Students must submit the confirmation of their status. Thanks to the EACES support there is a possibility for a limited number of discount fees for PhD students.

The participation fee covers the CD of Workshop Procedings, a ceremonial dinner, break refreshments, working lunch and other events.

One Workshop fee has to be paid for each accepted paper, the co-authors have to pay the reduced conference fee (30 EUR) if they also do participate in the Workshop. At least one author of the accepted paper has to participate on the Workshop in order to publish the paper.



Faculty of Economics,

University of Belgrade

Kamenicka 6

11 000 Belgrade


Phone: + 381 11 3021 068

Fax: + 381 11 2639 560











European Journal of Comparative Economics


Web page: http://eaces.liuc.it/




copertina fascicolo

EJCE, vol. 10, n. 1, 2013



Emerging countries’ multinational companies investing in developed countries: at odds with the HOS paradigm?
by Wladimir Andreff; Giovanni Balcet


A Random Walk to Economic Freedom?
by Frank Hefner; Mark David Witte


Specialization and Agglomeration Patterns in Eastern Europe
by Sheila A. Chapman


Skill Content of Intra-European Trade Flows
by Goetz Zeddies


Education and Fertility: A comparative Micro-econometric Analysis in Europe
by Luigi Aldieri; Concetto Paolo Vinci


The out-of-sample forecasting performance of non-linear models of real exchange rate behaviour: The case of the South African Rand
by Goodness C. Aye; Mehmet Balcilar; Adél Bosch; Rangan Gupta; Francois Stofberg







Web page: http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/621171/description




Economic Systems on ScienceDirect(Opens new window)

Vol. 37 (2), June 2013



Exploring tax evasion in the context of political uncertainty

Pages 141-154

by Katz, Barbara G. & Owen, Joel


Capital mobility in the Caucasus

Pages 155-170

by Jamilov, Rustam


Equity aspects of VAT in emerging European countries: A case study of Serbia

Pages 171-186

by Arsić, Milojko & Altiparmakov, Nikola


How effective is monetary transmission in low-income countries? A survey of the empirical evidence

Pages 187-216

by Mishra, Prachi & Montiel, Peter


Fiscal impact of privatization revisited: The role of tax revenues in transition economies

Pages 217-232

by Crivelli, Ernesto


An empirical analysis of the nexus between external balance and government budget balance: The case of the GIIPS countries

Pages 233-253

by Algieri, Bernardina


Resource concentration, institutional quality and the natural resource curse

Pages 254-270

by Oskenbayev, Yessengali & Yilmaz, Mesut & Abdulla, Kanat


Economic integration and government revenue from financial repression

Pages 271-283

by Jinjarak, Yothin


Public–private sector wage differentials and the business cycle

Pages 284-301

by Maczulskij, Terhi


The exchange rate pass-through in the new EU member states

Pages 302-329

by Jimborean, Ramona




Post Communist Economies

Web page:  http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cpce20/current


Volume 25, Issue 2, 2013



The impact of corruption and ownership on the performance of firms in Central and Eastern Europe

Sandra Blagojević & Jože P. Damijan
pages 133-158

The public utilities war and corruption in Ukraine

O. Leipnik & S. Kyrychenko
pages 159-174

The role of non-tariff measures in EU dairy trade with Russia

Jan Pokrivcak, Siemen van Berkum, Lenka Drgova, Marian Mraz & Pavel Ciaian
pages 175-189

Land development right and collective ownership in China

Feng Deng
pages 190-205

The determinants of regional exports in Poland – a panel data analysis

Piotr Ciżkowicz, Andrzej Rzońca & Stanisław Umiński
pages 206-224

A new look into the prevalence of balance sheet or competitiveness effect of exchange rate depreciation in a highly euroised economy

Marina Tkalec & Miroslav Verbič
pages 225-240

Agricultural households, poverty and the rural labour market in Kosovo

Faton Osmani, Matthew Gorton & John White
pages 241-252

Microfinance institution activities in Central Asia: a case study of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

Manijeh Sabi
pages 253-266


Comparative Economic Studies


Web page: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/ces/index.html


Volume 55, Issue 2, June 2013




Symposium Introduction


18th Dubrovnik Economic Conference Symposium

Paul Wachtel and Boris Vujčić

199-200; doi:10.1057/ces.2013.17

Top of page

Symposium Articles


Economy of Ragusa, 1300–1800: The Tiger of Medieval Mediterranean

Oleh Havrylyshyn and Nora Srzentic

201-231; doi:10.1057/ces.2013.14


Was Unofficial Dollarisation/Euroisation an Amplifier of the ‘Great Recession’ of 2007–2009 in Emerging Economies?

Livia Chiţu

233-265; doi:10.1057/ces.2013.1


Three Decades of Current Account Adjustments

Dubravko Mihaljek

267-285; doi:10.1057/ces.2013.15


Top of page

Regular Articles


Economic Growth, Law, and Corruption: Evidence from India

Sambit Bhattacharyya and Raghbendra Jha

287-313; doi:10.1057/ces.2013.4


House Price Determinants: Fundamentals and Underlying Factors

Bernardina Algieri

315-341; doi:10.1057/ces.2013.3


Sweatshop Working Conditions and Employee Welfare: Say It Ain’t Sew

J R Clark and Benjamin Powell

343-357; doi:10.1057/ces.2012.38


Wage Arrears and Protest Behavior: What Do We Learn from Russia's Financial Crisis?

Paul Mosley and Altay Mussurov

359-379; doi:10.1057/ces.2012.45





Web page: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-comparative-economics/

Journal of Comparative Economics

         Vol. 41, Issue 2, May 2013






Law in Finance
Pages 311-314

Pistor, Katharina


A legal theory of finance

Pages 315-330
Pistor, Katharina


Observations on the legal theory of finance
Pages 331-337

Hodgson, Geoffrey M.


The legal theory of finance: Implications for methodology and empirical research
Pages 338-342

Deakin, Simon


The legal construction of the global foreign exchange market
Pages 343-354

Harvey, Rachel


Essential hybridity: A money view of FX
Pages 355-363

Mehrling, Perry


Sponsored transactional patterns: Comments on Mehrling’s “Essential hybridity: A money view of FX”
Pages 364-366

DeRosa, David F.


The wonder-clause

Gelpern, Anna & Gulati, Mitu


Diverging derivatives: Law, governance and modern financial markets
Pages 386-400

Carruthers, Bruce G.


Toward a supply-side theory of financial innovation
Pages 401-419

Awrey, Dan


Information and consumer credit in Central and Eastern Europe
Pages 420-435

Rona-Tas, Akos & Guseva, Alya


Europe and the logic of hierarchy
Pages 436-446

Kapadia, Anush


Cultural dimensions, collective values and their importance for institutions
Pages 447-467

Klasing, Mariko J.


An empirical examination of matching theories: The one child policy, partner choice and matching intensity in urban China
Pages 468-489

Anderson, Gordon & Leo, Teng Wah


Learning, political attitudes and crises: Lessons from transition countries
Pages 490-505

Grosjean, Pauline & Ricka, Frantisek & Senik, Claudia


Investor protection rights and foreign investment
Pages 506-526

Giofré, Maela


Weighing China’s export basket: The domestic content and technology intensity of Chinese exports
Pages 527-543

Upward, Richard & Wang, Zheng & Zheng, Jinghai


Interbank deposits and market discipline: Evidence from Central and Eastern Europe
Pages 544-560

Distinguin, Isabelle & Kouassi, Tchudjane & Tarazi, Amine


Big businesses and economic growth: Identifying a binding constraint for growth with country panel analysis
Pages 561-582

Lee, Keun & Kim, Byung-Yeon & Park, Young-Yoon & Sanidas, Elias


Institutional reforms, productivity and profitability: From rents to competition?
Pages 583-600

Driffield, Nigel L. & Mickiewicz, Tomasz & Temouri, Yama


Trade integration and the skill premium: Evidence from a transition economy
Pages 601-620

Cho, Sang-Wook (Stanley) & Díaz, Julián P.


Does legal heritage affect obesity? The channel of motor vehicle dependence
Pages 621-633

Carlin, Paul S. & Kidd, Michael P. & Ulubaşoğlu, Mehmet A.


Profiting from gaizhi: Management buyouts during China’s privatization
Pages 634-650

Lu, Susan Feng & Dranove, David






Web page: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/ejdr/index.html



Volume 25, Issue 3, July 2013


Original Articles


Conceptualising Inclusive Innovation: Modifying Systems of Innovation Frameworks to Understand Diffusion of New Technology to Low-Income Consumers
Pages 333-355

Christopher Foster & Richard Heeks


The Pragmatics of Ethnography and Intervention: Street Children in Mexico
Pages 356-366

Norman Long


Can China and India be Growth Drivers for Developing Asia&quest
Pages 367-384

Rashmi Banga & Dinesh Kumar


Participatory Rural Self-Governance under the Left Regime in West Bengal: An Alternative to Neoliberal Developmentalism
Pages 385-407

Manik Bhattacharya & Sudipta Bhattacharyya


Challenges of Agro-Food Standards Conformity: Lessons from East Africa and Policy Implications
Pages 408-427

Simon Bolwig & Lone Riisgaard & Peter Gibbon & Stefano Ponte


Beyond Translation: Reconceptualizing the Role of Local Practitioners and the Development ‘Interface’
Pages 428-444

Mette F Olwig


Husbands, Wives and the Peculiar Economics of Household Public Goods
Pages 445-465

Amanda J Felkey


La théorie économique confrontée aux transformations économiques d’une société rurale: le cas de la province de Phongsaly au Laos
Pages 466-485

Pierre Alary


How Inclusive Has Regular Employment Been in India&quest; A Dynamic View
Pages 486-494

Ashish Singh & Upasak Das & Tushar Agrawal

Top of page

Book Reviews


Globalization and the Cultures of Business in Africa: From Patrimonialism to Profit
Pages 495-497

Joost Beuving


Childhood Poverty: Multidisciplinary Approaches
Pages 497-498

Kristian Estevez


From Recipients to Donors: Emerging Powers and the Changing Development Landscape
Pages 498-500

Georgios Tsopanakis



Web page: http://ea.ekof.bg.ac.rs/


Vol. LVIII, no. 196, January-March 2013 


Viera Pavličková

The competitiveness of Slovak foreign trade in the European market  pp.7 - 50

DOI: 10.2298/EKA1295007M


Aswini Kumar Mishra; Kunapareddy Narendra; Bibhu Prasad Kar

Growth and infrastructure investment in India: achievements, challenges, and opportunities  pp. 51-70

DOI: 10.2298/EKA1295043M


Predrag Bjelić; Danijela Jaćimović; Ivan Tašić

Effects of the world economic crisis on exports in the CEEC: focus on the Western Balkans  pp. 71-98

DOI: 10.2298/EKA1295079R


Goran Nikolić

Is there a structural improvement in the merchandise exports of the Balkan countries in the period 2000-2012?          pp. 99-132

DOI: 10.2298/EKA1295103G


Srđan Ðindic

Taxation and forms of organising business activities

pp. 133 - 156

DOI: 10.2298/EKA1295115B


Angela Akorsu

Labour standards application in the informal economy of Ghana: the patterns and pressures  pp. 157 - 176

DOI: 10.2298/EKA1295139B


Instructions to Authors   p.177







Managing Board


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Tomasz M. Mickiewicz



Economics & Strategy Group (ABS)

Aston University

E-mail: mickiewt@aston.ac.uk

Tel.: +44- 121- 204 3007

E-mail: mickiewt@aston.ac.uk

Website:  http://www1.aston.ac.uk/aston-business-school/staff/academic/esg/prof-tomasz-mickiewicz/ i


Saul Estrin



Department of Management


Houghton St

             London WC2A 2AE

Tel: +44-20 7955 6605

E-mail: s.estrin@lse.ac.uk



Martin Myant



European Trade Union Institute

Bd du Roi Albert II, 5

1210 Brussels

e-mail: MMyant@etui.org


Jens Hölscher



Head of Department

Accounting, Finance & Economics

The Business School, Bournemouth University

Executive Business Centre

89 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth BH8 8EB, UK

E-mail: jholscher@bournemouth.ac.uk









Other Members of the Executive Committee

(Alphabetical order by family name)


Horst Brezinski

EC Member


TU Bergakademie Freiberg

Department of Economics and Business Administration

Chair for International Economic Relations

Lessingstraße 45, 09596 Freiberg


Tel: +49-3731/39 20 32     

Fax: (+49) 3731/39 27 33

E-mail: Horst.Brezinski@vwl.tu-freiberg.de

Website: http://fak6.tu-freiberg.de/en/internationale-wirtschaftsbeziehungen/team/lehrstuhlinhaber/prof-dr-horst-brezinski/

Hubert Gabrisch

EC Member


Halle Institute for Economic Research

KleineMärkerstraße 8

D-06108 Halle (Saale)


Tel.: +49 345 7753830 

Fax: +49 345 7753-825

E-mail: gab@iwh-halle.de






EC Member


University of Regensburg and IOS Regensburg,




Tele: +49-941 943 2697

Fax:+49-941 943-4941

Website: www.wiwi.uni-r.de/jerger

Laura Resmini

EC Member


Universitàdella Valle d’Aosta

Dept. of Economics and Political Science

Loc. Grand Chemin, 73_75

I-11020 St. Christophe (AO)

E-mail: l.resmini@univda.it

Tel. +39-165-066 718;

Fax: +39-165 066 748; 

Website: http://www.univda.it/resminilaura



Magdolna Sass

EC Member


Institute for Economics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

1112 Budaörsiút. 45

Phone: (+36-1) 309-2652
Fax: (+36-1) 319-3136

Website: http://econ.core.hu/english/inst/sass.html

Satoshi Mizobata

EC Member


Institute of Economic Research,

Kyoto University

Yoshidahon-machi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto,

Japan 6068501

Tel: +81-75-753-7144

E-mail: mizobata@kier.kyoto-u.ac.jp


Maria Luigia Segnana

Maria LuigiaSegnana

EC Member


Dipartimento di Economia,

Universita' di Trento,

viaInama 5, 38122 Trento.

E-mail: marialuigia.segnana@unitn.it

Tel: +39-461 282225




EC Member


University of Tartu

Institute of Economics

Narva 4, 51009 Tartu


Tel: +372-737-6361   Fax: +372-737-6327

E-mail: varblane@mtk.ut.ee



Andrei Yakovlev

EC Member

University - Higher School of Economics

Institute for Industrial and Market Studies

Slavyanskayapl 4, bldg 2,

Moscow 109074, Russia    

Tel.: +7-495-6288649

E-mail ayakovlev@hse.ruand y_andrei@mail.ru


Members of the Advisory Board 






University of Paris 1-Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne


Will Bartlett

London School of Economics and Political Science


Laszlo Csaba

Central European University, Budapest


Bruno Dallago

Università di Trento, Department of Economics


Daniel Daianu

The Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest


Jens Hölscher

Bournemouth University, England


Mario Nuti

London Business School


Marcello Signorelli

Department of Economics, University of Perugia



Department of Economics, University of Perugia


Vittorio Valli

Università di Torino, Dept. Economia


Hans-Jürgen Wagener

Europa UniversitaetViadrina, Frankfurt/Oder



Honorary Members:



Ex – Officio Member


The presidential message in this 66th issue of the EACES newsletter summarises the important events during the past three months. EACES treasurer - Prof. Jens Hölscher -- participated in the impressive congress in Seoul organised by Korean, American, and Japanese colleagues in the Association for Comparative Economics Studies and the respective national associations. Likewise, efforts are underway, especially by Pasquale Tridico and Marcello Signorelli, to organise our own biennial congress in Budapest in 2014. As Prof. Sergei Guriev is now leaving the New Economic School (Российская экономическая школа), his new destination and thought provoking endeavours will be reported in forthcoming issues of the newsletter. Why did the effects of the financial crises vary so strongly between countries?



University of Tartu in Estonia hosted the EACES workshop on “Firm-level studies on productivity, trade, and innovation” during May 24-25 this year. Altogether 25 researchers from Estonia, UK, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Latvia, and  EACES partner institutions (Halle Institute for Economic Research, University of Trento) participated in the workshops. The event mainly focussed on empirical studies on firm performance, such as the determinants of productivity (innovation, international trade, intangible assets), firms’ engagement in international trade (entry patterns, product level export dynamics, dynamics of export prices), innovation (linkages with productivity, cooperation between universities and enterprises, patenting), and foreign direct investments (knowledge transfer and its effects on productivity). Thanks to the local organisers from the University of Tartu -- Priit Vahter, Urmas Varblane and Jaan Masso – to the efforts. Pierre Mohnen from the University of Maastricht delivered the keynote speech. This workshop was the first in this nature at University of Tartu on empirical firm-level studies. Section 1 of this newsletter presents the report of the successful completion of this workshop. Section 2 reminds the call for proposals for Poland and Eurozone Conference to be organised in Bournemouth University jointly with EACES in 19-20 September 2013. As one of the Europe’s out-performers, Polish history and geography encouraged it to be in favour of deeper European integration. But current setbacks affecting the EURO has impacted Poland's European stance with caution. The conference would focus on these prospects and challenges.


A summary of the forthcoming conferences/workshops/seminars has made the subject matter of Section 3. Three major events are underway in this regard: ERSA-EACES Special Session on Young people, Education and Labour Market in            University of Palermo, Italy during 27-28 August 2013; The 54th Annual Conference of the Italian Economic Association at the University of Bologna, in 24-26 October 2013; and EACES Workshop on Competitiveness of Firms, Industries and Countries to be held at the Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade during 20-21 September 2013. We expect the reports from these events to accommodate in the forthcoming issues of the newsletter. Section 4 provides information on the recent publications of the European Journal of Comparative Economics, Economic Systems,  Post-Communist Economies, European Journal of Development Research, Economic Annals, Comparative Economic Studies, and Journal of Comparative Economics.  


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Sanjaya Acharya

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Graduate School of Economics

Ritsumeikan University

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