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No. 68                 Quarterly Publication of EACES           December 2013






1.1 Message from the President


      1.2  Minutes of EACES EC-AB Meeting, ETUI Brussels






2.1 Pacific Rim Conference 3


      2.2 ACES Workshop



      2.3 EAEPE Conference




       2.4  AISSEC XIXth Scientific Conference


       2.5 55th Annual Conference of Italian Economic Association


      2.6 First World Congress of Comparative Economics











     4.1 Recent Publications of Scholarly Papers of EACES Members



     4.2 Journals’ Recent Publications




















1.1  Message from the President



Dear EACES members and friends,


Thanks to Dr Magdolna Sass and to whole the Budapest team, preparations to our forthcoming biennial congress, 4-6 of September in Budapest, are going well. We have 150 submissions, and the confirmations of accepted abstracts will be sent around about the same time this newsletter is dispatched. There will be some very prominent scholars coming and details will follow soon. If you were late with your submissions, please contact info@eacesconference.eu, as there may still be slots available to accomodate your submission. The details on registration fees are on http://www.eacesconference.eu/index.html and fees can be paid after submission. This is the event when we all meet once two years. Please join us.


We also received several applications for the biennial PhD award, the competition is strong, and the dissertations were now sent to two referees each, by the chair of the selection committee, Prof. Saul Estrin.



Meanwhile, the boards met in Brussels on the 7th of March, please see the minutes in this newsletter. Amongst other decisions, we invited the University of Regensberg to organise the next biannial congress in 2016. While presence of German colleagues was always very strong in EACES, never before we met there.


The board also confirmed the number of candidates for offices, which exactly matches the number of posts we will vote on in Budapest. It would be better, however, if following the tradition, we have more candidates than posts, to enable some genuine selection. If you are willing to step forward or recommend somebody, especially as a candidate for the board member, please let me know. Formally, we will need a support of two members to put forward a candidate, but we can think about it, once we find new names. The full list will be published in the June newsletter.


While news in Europe were dominated by some disturbing political developments, it is easy to overlook the economics, in particular the process of institutional and policy change that is proper remit of this association. An important economic policy reform effort is right now being initiated in Kiev, starting with a well-designed package aiming to contain corruption. There are odds against, including the bankrupt government that the new authorities inherited, but if successful, economic reforms in Ukraine will create example for other countries in the region. The stakes are high. 


With best wishes for the Spring of 2014, which I am sure will bring some bright spots.



Tomasz Mickiewicz

President of EACES  

Prof. of Economics, Aston Business School Aston University






1.2 Minutes of EACES EC-AB Meeting, ETUI Brussels, 7 March 2014


Present; Saul Estrin, Jens Holscher, Michael Keren, Tomasz Mickiewicz, Martin Myant, Magdolna Sass, Marcello Signorelli, Urmas Varblane, Hans-Jurgen Wagener, Randolph Bruno, Maria Luigia Segnana, Andras Nemeth, Jurgen Jerger, Hubert Gabrisch.


Minutes of meeting 13 September 2013 in Budapest;  these  were circulated and, as no objections or amendments were voiced, approved by default.


Conference 2014: Magdolna Sass reported on preparations for the 2014 conference. The website has been functioning and, as of 1 March 2014, there were 138 applications with 145 abstracts and 14 panels. Extension of the deadline was discussed.


Candidates for election; the following have indicated a willingness to stand for office at the elections at the AGM in Budapest in September:

President – Saul Estrin (LSE), Vice President – Magdolna Sass (HAS),  Secretary – Randolph Bruno (UCL), Treasurer – Jens Holscher (Bournemouth)

Committee – Olga Demidova (HSE Moscow), Juergen Jerger (Regensburg), Satoshi Mizobata (Kyoto), Martin Myant (ETUI), Maria Luigia Segnana (Trento), Jan Svejnar (Michigan), Urmas Varblane (Tartu), Ivan Vujacic (Belgrade), Andrei Yakovlev (HSE Moscow).

There was no objection raised and the board expressed its gratitude to all the candidates. It was decided to seek a few more candidates. These should be supported by at least two members each. All the candidates will be presented in the June issue of the EACES newsletter.


Conference 2016: following a presentation from Jurgen Jerger, it was agreed to hold the 2016 conference in Regensburg on 8-10 September. Topics will be decided nearer the time, but a preference was for including institutions and economic development as prominent linked themes.


World congress 2015 and 2017: the first World Congress of Comparative Economics (EACES, ACES, JACES, KACES) will be held in Rome 25-27 June 2015, with a local organising committee of  Marcello Signorelli, Pasquale Tridico and Sebastiano Fadda. In line with the decision at the last meeting, and following a previous offer that the event could be held in St Petersburg, it was agreed to recommend that city to the partner organisations for 2017.


PhD award: Saul Estrin reported on progress. Submissions had been whittled down to six that were being considered, with two reviews for each one, now under way.


Finance: Jens Holscher reported on the significant levels of bank balances and additional savings. He asked that the accounts should be subjected to some form of auditing independently of himself and Jurgen Jerger agreed to undertake this task prior to the AGM.

It was agreed to develop a conception on additional means to spend the money, with financial support for the association’s journal a likely priority. 


Journal: A report on the association’s journal, the European Journal of Comparative Economics, was circulated in advance of the meeting, indicating considerable readership and citations. The need was recognised for a strategy to gain still wider recognition and inclusion in formal classification indices.


EACES Board meeting, ETUI Brussels 7th of March. Sitting from the left: Huber Gabrisch, Saul Estrin, Tomasz Mickiewicz, Michael Keren, Hans-Jürgen Wagener; standing from the left: Marcello Signorelli, Martin Myant, Jens Holscher, Urmas Varblane, Maria Luigia Segnana, Magdolna Sass, Juergen Jerger, Andras Nemeth, Randolph.


Are innovation systems relevant for innovation and growth?



2.1 Pacific Rim Conference 3:  Financial and Economic Links and Institutions for Prosperity


Call for Papers and Conference Announcement

Pacific Rim Conference 3:  Financial and Economic Links and Institutions for Prosperity

Hawaii USA, May 14-17, 2014

The  Association  for  Comparative  Economic  Studies  (ACES),  the  Japanese  Association  for Comparative Economic Studies (JACES), the Korean Association for Comparative Economic Studies (KACES) and the Society for the Study of Emerging Markets (SSEM) invite the submission of papers for, and participation in, a major international conference, (PacRim 3) dealing with developments in the economic and financial systems of the Pacific Rim economies  as well as  in the global economy. Empirical and theoretical papers related to the theme of the conference as well as papers dealing with institutions, political economy and policy issues are welcome. Participants are invited to submit individual papers for presentation or to propose an entire panel consisting of four papers.

Among the themes to be considered at the conference are:

-   Prospects for growth in the global economy and in the Pacific Rim region

-   Economic transition and system change

-   Sustainable development of the global economy and the Pac Rim economies;

-  Value chains and logistics- PacRim economies’ links to each other and to the global economy.

-   Institutional and regulatory innovations for economic growth and financial stability

-   Emerging economic and political conflicts as threats to prosperity

-   Regional economic cooperation lessons from Asia, Europe and the Americas

-   Evolution of financial systems and their regional and global linkages

-   Emerging markets and rising interest rates – what are the risks?


                                                PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIES

As with past PacRim conferences, selected papers presented at the conference will be published in symposia or special issues or as regular papers in the journals of the sponsoring organizations. For PacRim 3 these include Journal of Comparative Economics, Comparative Economic Studies, Japanese Journal of Comparative Economics (in Japanese), Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, and Seoul Journal of Economics. Any papers not selected for journal publication will be guaranteed (subject to successful revision) publication in an e-book that will be posted on the SSEM web site. See http://emergingecons.org/download/e-books.php .


                                                          CONFERENCE VENUE

The Conference will be held at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, 69-275 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, HI 96738-5711 (http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/koamc-waikoloa-beach-marriott-resort-and-spa/). We have secured a special rate of US$150 (plus tax) per night for conference attendees, and this rate applies to 3 days preceding and following the conference, giving attendees the opportunity to take advantage of this resort’s outstanding facilities as well as of the attractions of the “Big Island” of Hawaii.





Paper proposals, consisting of an abstract of not more than 250 words should be submitted to Josef Brada at josef.brada@asu.edu. Proposals will be reviewed by the Conference’s scientific committee on an ongoing basis. The deadline for submissions of abstracts is April 18, 2014 and final papers must be submitted before May 5, 2013 in order to be included in the conference materials.



The number of papers that can be accommodated is limited, so please be sure to submit your abstract early.


The registration fee for attendees is US$250, which includes a cocktail reception on May 14 and a conference dinner/luau on May 18, 2014, coffee breaks and conference materials. Registration materials and information on how to reserve rooms at the conference rate will be sent to participants whose papers are accepted.



2.2 ACES Workshop, May 20 – 22, 2014, St. Petersburg (Russia)


Call for Papers


In cooperation with the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES), the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development at the Higher School of Economics (ICSID) is pleased to invite submissions to the workshop:


Political Economy of Development:

A Comparative Perspective


The workshop is going to be part of the 3rd ICSID conference, held at the St. Petersburg campus of the National Research University – Higher School of Economics in May 2014. Submissions from all fields of economics as well as from related disciplines such as political science, history, anthropology and sociology are invited, as long as they relate to the general field of the comparative political economy of development. Contributions that analyse the role of institutions in economic, political and social development in a comparative perspective are especially welcome. We are honoured to invite Professor Saul Estrin, Head of the Department of Management of the London School of Economics, as distinguished keynote speaker.


A joint long-term project of the Higher School of Economics and Columbia University, the Center for the Study of Institutions and Development has assembled a team of Russian and international researchers to analyse the impact of institutions on political and economic behaviour (http://iims.hse.ru/en/csid). After focusing mainly on Russia during the first 3 years of its existence, the center is now expanding its scope to the comparative analysis of other contexts, with a special focus on China. In this respect, the 3rd ICSID conference in St. Petersburg is going to be a forum to exchange ideas about methodologies, approaches and cutting-edge research among leading academics in the field, bringing together a number of high-profile experts on the Russian and Chinese economies. 


To participate in the workshop, paper abstracts of up to 200 words (or preliminary papers) are to be submitted, together with a short CV, to ayakovlev@hse.ru by January 15th. Authors will be informed about the selection by February 28st, and final versions of the papers should be submitted by April 15th.


The selection committee will consist of the following persons:


·         Andrei Yakovlev (Higher School of Economics)

·         Timothy Frye (Columbia University)

·         Saul Estrin (London School of Economics)

·         Marcello Signorelli (University of Perugia)



2.3 EAEPE Conference


1st call for papers for the


26th Annual EAEPE Conference 2014


This conference will be held at University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus from 6-8 November 2014!


The conference theme 'Unemployment and Austerity in Mediterranean European Countries'will focus on the current state of the crisis in Mediterranean European countries and viable ways out beyond austerity in Europe.


For the past 7 years most of the European economies have experienced severe economic crisis, stagnation and recession, initialized by the financial crash of 2007. In Mediterranean economies the crisis got exacerbated by the crisis of sovereign debt in general and by austerity programmes in particular.  Unemployment levels have reached double digits on average in the European Union and shattering high levels in the South of Europe. Moreover, cuts (due to austerity restrictions) in welfare expenditure, in public employment as well as in the wage level have worsened living conditions of people dramatically. The Greek crisis (emerging in May 2010) has indicated that EU member states are more concerned with their own national budgeting issues than real EU integration, exposing them unnecessarily in times of crisis. Conversely, the lack of institutional coordination and fiscal solidarity had a severe macroeconomic impact. Especially the public discourse about European imbalances is used rhetorically as “a problem of laziness against effort” such as “Mediterranean corruption against Northern European integrity”, outplaying member states on purpose. The other side of the same coin are excessive export surpluses of a few, gained through real wage reductions over more than a decade, an issue in the "European Semester".


At this conference we want to look at the real problems behind the deficit-surplus rhetoric within the EU, which we address as: the lack of deeper integration, the imperfections of the single market and the lack of appropriate multi-level governance and policy crafting institutions able to cope with the crisis. In this broad perspective we invite creative contributions going beyond wage-dumping excessive export-surplus solutions (Germany), compare the current case of the EU commission against Germany. Obviously such perspectives need to envision a monetary union with a real economic and social integration, making it politically substantial in contrast to a mere neoliberal and monetarist ideological construction.


The 26th Annual EAEPE Conference 2014 will be a platform for exchanging ideas and results in both theoretical and empirical research. It will debate proper policies and institutions able to cope with the crisis proposing a viable way out beyond austerity in Europe.


The opening address of the conference will be given by 2010 Nobel Prize Laureate Prof. Sir Christopher Pissarides. All scholars are invited to submit their contribution on the conference them of this year, or on usual topics covered by EAEPE research areas. Abstracts must besubmitted electronically either on the conference theme or to a specific RA with 300-750 words. Authors are also invited to propose special sessions (4 abstracts), in this case contact EAEPEdirectly. Additionally we will organize PhD special sessions.


Conference Fees

·                    Early Registration (before 1 October 2014): 190€

·                    Late Registration (2 October 2014 till conference): 240€

Reduced fee (for scholars from Portugal, Greece, Cyprus, Eastern Europe and Turkey) on application to Pasquale Tridico: 100€ Conference fees are waived for PhD students.


Important Dates

·                    Abstract submission deadline: 30 May 2014

·                    Notification of acceptance: 20 June 2014

·                    Full paper submission deadline: 1 October 2014


Local Organizer Team


For any information or queries about the conference please contact the local organizers Prof. Savvas Katsikides and Ms Georgia Yiangou from the University of Cyprus.


Scientific Committee


Savvas Katsikides (chair); Wolfram Elsner, David Gindis, Hardy Hanappi, Dany Lang, Georgios Liagouras,  John Marangos, Dimitri Milonakis, Pascal Petit,  Pasquale Tridico


If you want to submit an abstract for the conference follow this link!

If you want to download the full 1st Call for Papers in pdf, please follow this link!

The full call for papers is also attached, please don't hesitate to circulate the call.


We are looking forward to your submission! Please visit the EAEPE website for more  information.



Sent on behalf of the EAEPE Secretariat and the local organizers.


Manuel Wäckerle

EAEPE Web and Publicity Officer










2.4 AISSEC XIXth Scientific Conference






1st Call for Papers

XIXth Scientific Conference





with Mauro Gallegati (Polytechnic University of Marche) as confirmed keynote speaker



University of Macerata, Macerata, Italy


June 26-28, 2014

Aims & Scope


Over the past decades, the gap between rich and poor has widened in most advanced economies. In emerging countries, economic growth has helped to reduce sharply the prevalence of poverty, but at the same time high levels of inequality have risen further.


Today, the economic crisis has put additional pressure on the distribution of economic resources. Inequality-related issues have reached the middle class in many parts of the world, where  middle- income groups are shrinking fuelled by rising unemployment, weakening job quality and workers dropping out of the labour market – and the social fabric is starting to strain.


In  front  of  this  disturbing  picture  of  high  and  widening  disparities  around  the  world,  the Conference aims at providing a platform for discussion between researchers (young and established) and practitioners on the complex network of factors behind the growing gap between rich and poor. Empirical and methodological contributions on what caused and what has been the impact of such inequalities and what can be done about that are particularly welcomed. Other themes that are typical to the Association, including all areas of comparative economics and related disciplines treated in a comparative perspective, will also be considered.



Important Dates & Information


Deadline for submission of contribution (extended abstract, max. 6 pages): APRIL 30, 2014

Notification of acceptance:                                                                                MAY 15, 2014

Deadline for registration:                                                                                  JUNE 10, 2014




The Conference fee is 25 for junior participants (up to 35 years old) and 50 for all the others, while participation is free of charge (but registration is required) for Ph.D. and other students engaged in research. The fee includes the biennial membership of AISSEC and all the Conference materials. In order to be included in the program, registration fees of at least one of the Authors of accepted papers should be paid before 31 May 2014.


Those wishing to submit a contribution to the Conference should fill out the registration form in all its parts and send it by e-mail to the Local Organizing Committee: aissec2011@unimc.it


All the relevant information will be put in due time on the Conference website:





2.5 55th Annual Conference of Italian Economic Association





The Italian Economic Association



Università di Trento (Dipartimento di Economia e management)

Trento, Italy, 23-25 October 2014





The 55h Annual Conference of the Italian Economic Association will be held in Trento (Italy) at the University of Trento on 23-25 October 2014.


As it is usual in the tradition of SIE meetings, submissions of papers concerning any aspect of the economic theory, empirical analysis, and policy are considered. However, the central themes of the Conference are:



- Europe, US and emerging countries: comparisons across different growth experiences

- Reforms of the international financial system and macroeconomic policies

- From financial crisis to economic crisis and back

- Economic growth and new technologies

- Coordination and conflict in the European economic policy

- Banks, enterprises, and economic crisis

- Corporate governance and financial regulation

- Firm organization and industrial dynamics

- Theories and policies in international trade

- Internationalisation, innovation, entrepreneurship

- Brain drain, migration and FDI

- Firms, social responsibility and social innovation

- Behavioural finance

- Experimental economics and behavioural economics

- Networks

- Poverty, inequality and income distribution

- Social cohesion and territorial policies

- International issues, peace and security

- Gender economics and policies

- Information, efficiency, equity and welfare

- From positivism to rhetoric: methodological issues

- Institution, regulation and norms

- Labour markets and economic crisis (with AIEL)

- Labour markets and development: A comparative perspective (with EACES)

- Maffeo Pantaleoni and the crisis of liberal thought (with STOREP)

- Monetary policy as the FED turns 100 years old: a historical perspective (with AISPE)

-Models for Decision Making in Energy and Industrial Sectors (with AMASES)

- Industrial policy evaluations(with SIEPI)

- Creative and heritage economics (with AEC)

- Smart city and local development (with AISRE)

- Feeding the Planet and Greening Agriculture: Challenges and opportunities for the

  bio- economy (with AIEAA)

- Is the rise of the South equitable? and sustainable? (with SITES)

- Social capital, institutions and development: a comparative perspective (with AISSEC)

- Electric Market and Renewable Energy Sources (with AIEE)

- Environment and innovation (with IAERE)

-Transport economics (with SIET)

- Health economics (with AIES)


Submission deadline


Manuscripts, including abstract of no more than 200 words, key words and JEL classification, should be submitted though EDITORIAL EXPRESS - CONFERENCE-MAKER system at: http://editorialexpress.com/conference/SIE_RSA_55/ over the period March 15 to May 15, 2014.


Each submitter can send one paper. The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2014. Notice of acceptance or rejection will be sent to corresponding authors within July 10, 2014.



Publication in the journal of the Italian Economic Association


Authors who submit for the conference may send the article also to the official journal of the Italian Economic Association. 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 choose the area “Young economist session” when submitting the 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 Roberto Cellini, Neri Salvadori, Maria Luigia Segnana and Alberto Zazzaro.



2.6 First World Congress of Comparative Economics



and others scientific associations and networks




JUNE 25-27, 2015




Roma Tre University

Department of Economics

via S. D'Amico, 77

00145 ROME













Posted 31/3/2014


Call for Papers




June 25-27, 2015


The European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES), The Association for Comparative Economic Studies (ACES), The Japanese Association for Comparative Economic Studies (JACES), The Korean Association for Comparative Economic Studies (KACES), The Italian Association for Comparative Economic Studies (AISSEC), The European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE) and other scientific associations and networks are issuing a call for papers for the panels they will be organizing for the first World Congress of Comparative Economics in Rome (Italy) on June 25-27, 2015.  


We invite submissions of entire panels (3 or 4 abstracts/papers) or individual abstracts/papers. All submissions have to be realised in the CONFERENCE MAKER (soon available), by also selecting the Association (that will realise the selection). Additional details about submission procedure and selection process will be included in the second Call for Papers that will circulate by July 2014.

A Conference website will be soon active at the address:  http://host.uniroma3.it/eventi/worldcongress


Submissions will be possible from October 1, 2014 to February 15, 2015


Information about acceptance/rejection by March 10, 2015


Registration and payment of the conference fees will be possible in the CONFERENCE MAKER (soon available): early registrations (with reduced fees) before March 30 2015; late registrations from April 1 to May 31 2015.  


Local Organizing Committee: Sebastiano Fadda, Pasquale Tridico and Marcello Signorelli


Scientific Committee (to be completed): Josef C. Brada, Elisabetta Croci Angelini, Saul Estrin, Masaaki Kuboniwa, Tomasz Mickiewicz, Byung Yeon Kim, Marcello Signorelli, Pasquale Tridico, Milica Uvalic 


As for additional information, please contact Marcello Signorelli (EACES past-president and advisory board member) at the following e-mail address: marcello.signorelli@unipg.it 

More details will be also available in EACES website: http://www.eaces.eu/














6th Joint IOS/APB/EACES Summer Academy on Central and Eastern Europe

APB Tutzing, Munich

2-4 June 2014I


Annual Conference of the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies


26-28 June 2014II




I. 6th Joint IOS/APB/EACES Summer Academy on Central and Eastern Europe




Organized by the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS Regensburg) In cooperation with: Akademie für Politische Bildung Tutzing (APB)


European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES)

Poverty, Social Exclusion, and Income Inequality Dynamics in Central and Eastern Europe

Date: June 4– 6, 2014

Location: Akademie für Politische Bildung Tutzing on the Lake Starnberg near Munich



We welcome scholars from economics and related disciplines to submit extended abstracts or full papers. We will give a preference to those focusing on Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Relevant topics include, but are not confined to, the following:

       Comparative perspectives on institutional determinants of poverty, social exclusion and inequality

   The role of labour market and social policies

   Social exclusion, poverty and vulnerability: concepts and measurement

   Uncertainty and the impact of economic and financial crises

   Income mobility, life-cycle dynamics and intergenerational transmission of welfare


Keynote speakers:

   Stephan Klasen (Professor of economics, University of Göttingen)

   Cristiano Perugini (J. Monnet Professor in European Integration Studies, University of Perugia)

   Philippe Van Kerm (Senior economist, CEPS/INSTEAD Luxembourg)


Accepted participants will be notified at the beginning of April, 2014. Submissions of full papers are expected by 18th May, 2014.


The IOS/APB/EACES Summer Academies on Central and Eastern Europe aim to bring together PhD workshop language is English. The most innovative paper will be honored with the Hans Raupach Award, in memory of the founder of the Osteuropa-Institut.


Сonference fee: 50 (including single-room accommodation for two nights and all meals)


IOS Regensburg is an interdisciplinary area studies centre affiliated with the University of Regensburg. It explores economic and historical developments of Eastern and South-eastern Europe in a global perspective. IOS is an independent, non-profit institution. Apart from research it is engaged in policy advice both within Germany and internationally. IOS was founded in 2012, by merging the East European Institute (Osteuropa-Institut) with the Institute for South East European Studies (Südost-Institut).


Situated on beautiful Lake Starnberg, right between Munich and the mountain range, the APB Tutzing has a reputation for organizing social sciences conferences and workshops.



Further information on the program is available at:




II. Second Annual Conference of the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies




Call for papers




Labour in East and Southeast Europe: Institutions and Practices Between Formality and Informality



Date and location: June 26-28, 2014; Regensburg (Germany)

Deadline for submission: January 13, 2014


Work is one of the most essential aspects of life – both from the viewpoint of individuals and the society as a whole. It is a social practice where life-courses intersect with power hierarchies, ideologies, institutional regulations, and economic forces. The impact of formal and informal institutions on the functioning of labour markets is well documented and varies considerably across time and space.

East and Southeast Europe is characterized by frequent political and economic transformations that resulted, among other things, in the fragility of institutions and a high degree of informality. These phenomena are also relevant for the build-up of trust and social capital that in turn are among the key factors for the understanding of labour relations and labour market outcomes. Hence, labour is a central realm in which the shifting boundaries between the formal and the informal, between the official and unofficial take effect.

The conference welcomes scholars both from humanities and social sciences. Contributions should concentrate on the time span from the 19th century to the present. Specific topics include, but are not confined to the following:


·         Labour market effects of political transformation

·         Institutions and labour market outcomes

·         Production of trust and distrust

·         Representations of work

·         Practices of non-work and under-employment

·         Informal employment and migration

·         Formality and informality in labour: concepts, definitions and measurement


Keynote speakers: Donald Filtzer (University of East London), Hartmut Lehmann (University of Bologna, IZA Bonn and DIW Berlin)


Submissions to AnnualConference@ios-regensburg.de should include:

·         an abstract (max. 300 words)

·         a CV including your institutional affiliation and contact details either in MS-Word format (*.doc or *.docx) or as a pdf


Conference language: English. The IOS will cover the travel and accommodation costs of presenters. Accepted participants will be notified by the end of January 2014.


Conveners: Ksenia Gatskova, Stefano Petrungaro


Institut für Ost und Südosteuropaforschung, Landshuter Straße 4, D-93047 Regensburg
Telefon: (0941) 943 54 10, Telefax: (0941) 943 54 27, www.ios-regensburg.de






4.1 Recent Publications of Scholarly Papers by EACES Members


Wladimir Andreff

Andreff W., Une transition économique inattendue: vers le «cupidalisme»?, Revue de la Régulation. Capitalisme, institutions, pouvoirs, 14, 2e trimestre, Autumn 2013, varia (on line).

Andreff W., Building Blocks for a Disequilibrium Model of a European Team Sports League, International Journal of Sport Finance, 9 (1), 2014, 20-38.


4.2 Journals’ Recent Publications



European Journal of Comparative Economics


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




copertina fascicolo

EJCE, vol. 10, n. 3, 2013



Financial and real crisis in the Eurozone and vulnerable economies
by Bruno Dallago                                                                                                     295-315


Grant legislation vs. political factors as determinants of soft budget spending behaviors. Comparison between Italian and French regions
by Jean-Michel Josselin ; Fabio Padovano ; Yvon Rocaboy                                    317-354


Firm entry and aggregate efficiency growth: An optimal dynamic - Program of entry and R&D investment
by Asma Raies                                                                                                          355-376


Safe havens in Europe: Switzerland and the ten dwarfs
by Martin Paldam                                                                                                     377-396


Further evidence on the determinants of regional stock market integration in Latin America
by Khaled Guesmi ; Duc Khuong Nguyen ; Frédéric Teulon                                    397-413


The new fiscal rules for the EMU. Threats from heterogeneity and interdependence
by Roberto Tamborini                                                                                               415-436





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




Economic Systems on ScienceDirect(Opens new window)

Vol. 38 (1), September 2014



Reviewer Acknowledgement

Pages 1-3


Symposium: Challenges to Financial Stability in Central and Eastern Europe, Guest Editors: Roman Horvath and Laurent Weill


Symposium: Challenges to financial stability in Central and Eastern Europe

Pages 5-6, by Roman Horvath, Laurent Weill


Measures to tame credit growth: Are they effective?

Pages 7-25, by Adam Geršl, Martina Jašová


Demand and supply drivers of foreign currency loans in CEECs: A meta-analysis

Pages 26-42, by Jesús Crespo Cuaresma, Jarko Fidrmuc, Mariya Hake


The interest rate spreads in the Czech Republic: Different loans, different determinants?

Pages 43-54, by Christa Hainz, Roman Horváth, Michal Hlaváček


Bank valuation in new EU member countries

Pages 55-72, by Yiwei Fang, Iftekhar Hasan, Katherin Marton, Maya Waisman


The impact of macro news and central bank communication on emerging European forex markets

Pages 73-88, Balázs Égert, Evžen Kočenda



Look before you leap: Why politicians may have a point to be hesitant about the gains from trade

Pages 89-99, Erich Gundlach, Albert de Vaal


Long-run and short-run determinants of sovereign bond yields in advanced economies

Pages 100-114, by Tigran Poghosyan


Determinants of total factor productivity in former Soviet Union economies: A stochastic frontier approach

Pages 115-135, by Annageldy Arazmuradov, Gianmaria Martini, Davide Scotti


La Mondialisation, Stade Suprême du Capitalisme? En Hommage á Charles-Albert Michalet, W. Andreff (Ed.). Presses Universitaires de Paris Ouest (2013)

Pages 136-137, by David A. Dyker


Transition from Socialist to Market Economies: Comparison of European and Asian Experiences, S. Ichimura, T. Sato, W. James (Eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke (2009), 280 pages, ISBN: 978-0-230-22803-0

Pages 137-138, by Wladimir Andreff



Post Communist Economies

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


Volume 25, Issue 4, 2013






Dualism and growth in transition economies: a two-sector model with efficient and subsidised enterprises

 Pages 1-16, by Luigi Bonatti & Kiryl Haiduk


Innovation strategies and productivity in the Polish services sector

Pages 17-38, Krzysztof Szczygielski & Wojciech Grabowski

Step or trap? Transition from fixed-term contracts in Central Eastern Europe

 Pages 39-52, by Pavol Babos

The Russian gas industry: challenges to the ‘Gazprom model’?

 Pages 53-66, by Catherine Locatelli

Religion and economic attitudes in post-communist transition

 Pages 67-88, by Pavol Minarik

Pension reform in the Czech Republic after 2010

 Pages 89-102, by Marek Loužek

Determinants of foreign direct investment in Vietnamese provinces: a spatial econometric analysis

 Pages 103-121, by Hong Hiep Hoang & Michaël Goujon

The effect of industry maturity, turnover and competition on firm survival: evidence from Slovenian firms

 Pages 122-136, by Katja Zajc Kejžar & Nina Ponikvar



Comparative Economic Studies


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


Volume 56, Issue 1, 2014



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Investment and Institutions in Post-Civil War Recovery

Pages 1-24, by Colin O’Reilly


Individual Perceptions of Distributional Fairness in China

Pages 25-41, by John A Bishop, Haiyong Liu and Zichong Qu


A Note on Income Inequality in East and Central Europe

Pages 42-51, by Frederic L Pryor


Institutional Resilience and Economic Systems: Lessons from Elinor Ostrom’s Work

Pages 52-76, by Paul Dragos Aligica and Vlad Tarko

Dynamics of Firm-level Job Flows in Slovenia, 1996–2011

Pages 77-109, by Biswajit Banerjee and Manca Jesenko


Information Asymmetry and Foreign Currency Borrowing by Small Firms

Pages 110-131, by Martin Brown, Steven Ongena and Pinar Yeşin


Why Do Large Firms Opt for Islamic Loans?

Pages 132-153, by Laurent Weill and Christophe Godlewski





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

Journal of Comparative Economics

         Volume 42, Issue 1, 2014





Ethnic divisions, contract choice, and search costs in the Guatemalan land rental market

Pages 1-18, by Karen Macours


National representation in supranational institutions: The case of the European Central Bank

Pages 19-33, by Harald Badinger, Volker Nitsch


Do island states have better institutions?

Pages 34-60, by Heather Congdon Fors


Donor ideology and types of foreign aid

Pages 61-75, by Viktor Brech, Niklas Potrafke


Is corruption in China “out of control”? A comparison with the US in historical perspective

Pages 76-91, by Carlos D. Ramirez


Institutional development and stock price synchronicity: Evidence from China

Pages 92-108, by Iftekhar Hasan, Liang Song, Paul Wachtel


Superstition and “lucky” apartments: Evidence from transaction-level data

Pages 109-117, by Matthew Shum, Wei Sun, Guangliang Ye


The determinants of pollution levels: Firm-level evidence from Chinese manufacturing

Pages 118-142, by Liangliang Jiang, Chen Lin, Ping Lin


Baltic Dry Index and the democratic window of opportunity

Pages 143-159, by Faqin Lin, Nicholas C.S. Sim


Modes of foreign bank entry and effects on lending rates: Theory and evidence

Pages 160-177, by Sophie Claeys, Christa Hainz


Global financial crisis, corporate governance, and firm survival:: The Russian experience

Pages 178-211, by Ichiro Iwasaki


Political versus economic institutions in the growth process

Pages 212-229, by Emmanuel Flachaire, Cecilia García-Peñalosa, Maty Konte


Showing off to the new neighbors? Income, socioeconomic status and consumption patterns of internal migrants

Pages 230-245, by Alexander M. Danzer, Barbara Dietz, Ksenia Gatskova, Achim Schmillen






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



Volume 26, Issue 1, 2014


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Special Debate Section


Impact Evaluation – Are We ‘Off the Gold Standard’?

Pages 1-11, by  Laura Camfield and Maren Duvendack


What Can We Learn from Impact Evaluations?

Pages 12-17, by  Robert Lensink


Current Challenges in Impact Evaluation

Pages 18-30, by Howard White


Is Impact Evaluation Evaluation?

Pages 31-38, by Robert Picciotto


Impact Evaluation and Welfare Evaluation

Pages 39-45, by Glenn W Harrison


Does Impact Evaluation in Development Matter? Well, It Depends What It’s For!

Pages 46-54, by Irene Guijt and Chris Roche


Original Articles


Learning to Co-operate: Youth Engagement with the Co-operative Revival in Africa Open

Pages 55-70, by Sally Hartley and Hazel Johnson


Capturing Critical Institutionalism: A Synthesis of Key Themes and Debates

Pages 71-86, by Kurt Hall, Frances Cleaver, Tom Franks and Faustin Maganga


Interest Rates and Financial Performance of Microfinance Institutions: Recent Global Evidence

Pages 87-106, by Ashim Kumar Kar and Ranjula Bali Swain


Growing Up in Ethiopia and Andhra Pradesh: The Impact of Social Protection Schemes on Girls’ Roles and Responsibilities

Pages 107-123, by Laura Camfield


Measuring Governance: Implications of Conceptual Choices

Pages 124-141, by Katherine Bersch and Sandra Botero


Financing the Clean Development Mechanism through Debt-for-Efficiency Swaps? Case Study Evidence from a Uruguayan Wind Farm Project

Pages 142-159, by Danny Cassimon, Martin Prowse and Dennis Essers


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Book Review


Globalization Trends and Regional Development – Dynamics of FDI and Human Capital Flows


Pages 160-161, by Rui Baptista




















                                                      ECONOMIC ANNALS

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











Volume LVIII, no. 199, 2013 


A Synthesis of The Uzawa-Lucas Model with The Walrasian-General-Equilibrium and Neoclassical-Growth Theories

Pages 7 – 38, By Wei-Bin Zhang


Restoring International Competitiveness In Croatia: The Role Of Fiscal And Monetary Policy

Pages 39 – 56, by Tomislav Coric, Hrvoje Šimovic Milan, and Deskar-Škrbic


Competition Policy And Optimal Retail Network Development In Transitional Economies

Pages 57 – 84, by Stipe Lovreta, Siniša Miloševic, and Ljiljana Stankovic


Knowledge Management, Innovativeness, And Organizational Performance: Evidence From Serbia

Pages 85 – 108, by Marko Slavkovic Verica Babic


Liquidity And The Business Cycle: Empirical Evidence From The Greek Banking Sector

Pages 109 – 126, by Sophocles Vogiazas, Constantinos Alexiou


Modelling Home Equity Conversion Loans With Life Insurance Models

Pages 127 – 164, by Bojan Baškot









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:



Ronald Dore

Gregory Grossman

Michael Kaser


Marie Lavigne

Angus Maddison0301

Domenico Mario Nuti


Ex – Officio Member

Michael Keren


Hebrew University

Department of Economics

Naphtali Bldg. Scopus Campus, 91905 Jerusalem (Israel)

Tel: +972-26528521; Fax: 972-2-5816071


Presidential message in this issue of the EACES newsletter shares encouraging news of about 150 total submissions to the forthcoming biennial conference at Budapest in 4-6 September 2014. Request to the registration and membership renewal also included in the message. Minutes of EACES EC-AB Meeting at ETUI Brussels, 7 March 2014, has exclusive coverage in this newsletter. More specifically, it provides the list of prospective candidates for the new EC-AB although this is the preliminary list and the final is expected to be published in June newsletter. Another important decision EC-AB meeting has made is for 2016 biennial conference to hold in Regensburg on 8-10 September. The topic will be decided later. Likewise, World congress on Comparative Economics (EACES, ACES, JACES, KACES) will be held in 2015 and 2017; the first one  in Rome, 25-27 June 2015. Why did the effects of the financial crises vary so strongly between countries?



Section 2 of this newsletter presents Call for Papers for different conferences/workshops/seminars. Pacific Rim Conference 3:  Financial and Economic Links and Institutions for Prosperity will be held in Hawaii USA, May 14-17, 2014. Likewise, ACES Workshop will be in St. Petersburg (Russia) during May 20 – 22, 2014 that will focus on comparative perspectives on political economy of development. This section also includes first call for papers for the 26th Annual EAEPE Conference 2014. This conference will be held at University of Cyprus, Nicosia, from 6 to 8 November 2014 on the theme 'Unemployment and Austerity in Mediterranean European Countries'. First call for papers for AISSEC’s 29th scientific conference on ‘Overcoming the Crisis: Inequality and Unemployment in Advanced and Emerging Countries’ will be organised by University of Macerata in Macerata, Italy during June 26-28, 2014. The organising committee has already decided to have a keynote speech by Mauro Gallegati from Polytechnic University of Marche. The 55th Annual Conference of Italian Economic Association is going to have in University of Trento at Department of Economics and Management during 23-25 October 2014.


Most importantly, this newsletter is proud to include the first Call for Papers for the First World Congress on Comparative Economics to be jointly organised by EACES, ACES, JACES, KACES in Rome during 25-27 June 2015. The forthcoming issues of this EACES newsletter will continue highlighting the additional information in this regard.


Reminders of the most immediate conference events are available in Section 3. Sixth Joint IOS/APB/EACES Summer Academy on Central and Eastern Europe is going to be held in APB Tutzing, Munich, 2-4 June 2014; and Annual Conference of the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies in Regensburg, 26-28 June 2014. Those who are participating are expected to follow the information provided.


A list of recent publications of Wladimir Andreff  appear at the beginning of Section 4 followed by the current issues of the journals closer to EACES. Journals included in this issue are EJCE, Economic Systems, Post-Communist Economies, Comparative Economic Studies, Journal of Comparative Economics, European Journal of Development Research, and Economic Annals.     


The editor welcomes any comment/suggestion for the improvement of the newsletter. The submissions are requested to deliver either in the form of hard copy or (preferably) electronic copy to:


Sanjaya Acharya

E-mail: sanjaya_acharya@hotmail.com


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