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No. 70                 Quarterly Publication of EACES                   June 2014










    2.1 Profiles of the Candidates Proposed for 2014-2016 Tenure


    2.1 Outline of the Programme






    3.1 First World Congress of Comparative Economics


    3.2 4th Annual LCSR International Conference







    4.1 Forthcoming Conferences


         4.1.1 55th Annual Conference of Italian Economic Association


       4.1.2 26th Annual EAEPE Conference



    4.2 3rd ICSID Conference and EACES-HSE Workshop Report







     5.1 Books



     5.2 Journals’ Recent Publications


















Dear EACES members and friends,


As my term as the president of EACES will soon be completed, I wanted to express my gratitude to all of you who help this association to stay vibrant and relevant. Over the last two years we had an impressive number of high quality initiatives, workshops and seminars. The membership continues growing. We now have a fully functional mailing list for the newsletter and the website that is being gradually improved. Sanjaya Acharya continues to produce our quality newsletters. Micheal Keren and Vittorio Valli keep our association’s journal alive and thriving.


Importantly, all indications are that our forthcoming congress in Budapest is likely to be a big success: please take a look at the list of topics and presenters! The number of participants seems to be record high compared with previous years. My gratitude goes to Magdolna Sass and the local Hungarian team. Equally importantly, we have very good candidates for the EACES officers and the board members. The future of EACES is likely to be in good hands.


On behalf of all of us, I would also like to thank personally Horst Brezinski and Hubert Gabrisch who will be standing down as executive board members. Both Horst and Hubert put their heart into this association for very long time, and without their passion and dedication we wouldn’t be where we are now.


Long live the association.


Tomasz Mickiewicz

President of EACES  

Prof. of Economics, Aston Business School Aston University




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2.1 Profiles of the Candidates Proposed for 2014-2016 Tenure



Candidate for the PRESIDENT


Saul ESTRIN is a Professor of Management and was the founding Head of the Department of Management at LSE. He was formerly a Professor of Economics, and Faculty Dean, at London Business School, where he also served in 2001 as Acting Dean. He held the Adecco Professorship of Business and Society at London Business School and was the Research Director of the Centre for New and Emerging Markets and Director of the CIS Middle Europe Centre.


His research covers a wide range of fields in comparative economic systems including the economics of transition, privatisation, foreign direct investment and entrepreneurship. He has published around 150 books and scholarly papers in these areas, in journals such as Quarterly Journal of Economics, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Economic Literature and Review of Economics and Statistics. In recent years, his research has concentrated on the way that national economic institutions influence the character and extent of entrepreneurship in that country, with papers on the impact of bankruptcy laws, innovation policies, property right and government policies on entrepreneurship, especially high employment growth entrepreneurship.


Saul has been a visiting Professor at Stanford University, Michigan Business School, Cornell University and the European University Institute. He is a Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research and the IZA and an Associate Fellow at Green Templeton College, Oxford.


Selected Recent Publications:


“Size Matters: Entrepreneurial Entry and Government” (with R. Aidis and T. Mickiewicz) (2012) Small Business Economics 39, 119-139


“Which Institutions Encourage Entrepreneurial Growth Aspirations?” (2013), (with T. Mickiewicz and J. Korostoleva), Journal of Business Venturing, 28(4), 564-80


“For Benevolence and for Self Interest”, (with T. Mickiewicz and U. Stephan), (2013), Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 37, 3, 479-504


“Institutional Determinants of New Firm Entry in Russia” (2014) (with R. Bruno and M. Bytchkova) Review of Economics and Statistics , 95(5), 1740-1749.


Candidate for the VICE-PRESIDENT


Magdolna Sass is a senior research fellow at the Institute for Economics, Research Centre for Economic and Regional Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. She studied at the University of Economics in Budapest and graduated as economist-sociologist. She was a guest researcher at the IDS in Brighton, in 1992. She joined the Institute of Economics in 1996. In 1996, she spent 7 months at the London School of Economies. She obtained her PhD from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1998. Between 1997 and 2000, she worked for the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris. Back in the Institute in September 2000, she continued to work on the topics of foreign direct investments and foreign trade and related policies in the East-Central European (mainly in the Visegrad) countries, with special attention to developments in Hungary. She participated in and led numerous international and Hungarian research projects. She published articles in Transnational Corporations, EIB Papers, European Urban and Regional Studies, European Planning Studies, Eastern European Economics, Post-Communist Economies, Europe-Asia Studies and contributed to 12 books published in English. She teaches at the Corvinus University of Budapest in Hungarian and in English since 2008. She speaks English, French, Italian and Russian.


For further information on CV and publication: http://econ.core.hu/english/inst/sass.html


Selected recent publications

1. Sass M, Fifekova M (2011) Offshoring and outsourcing business services to Central and Eastern Europe: some empirical and conceptual considerations EUROPEAN PLANNING STUDIES 19:(9) pp. 1593-1609.

2. Radlo M.-J, Sass M (2012) Outward Foreign Direct Investments and Emerging Multinational Companies from Central and Eastern Europe. EASTERN EUROPEAN ECONOMICS 50(2), pp. 5-21

3. Sass M, Antalóczy K, Éltető A (2012) Emerging Multinationals and the Role of Virtual Indirect Investors. The case of Hungary. EASTERN EUROPEAN ECONOMICS 50(2), pp. 41-58

4. Sass M (2012) Internationalisation of innovative SME sin the Hungarian medical precision instruments industry. POST-COMMUNIST ECONOMIES. 24(3) pp. 365-382.

5. Sass M, Szalavetz A (2013) Crisis and upgrading: the case of the Hungarian automotive and electronics sectors EUROPE-ASIA STUDIES 65:(3) pp. 489-507. (2013)


Candidate for the TREASURER


Jens HolscherJens Hölscher is the Professor and Head of the Department of Accounting, Economics, and Finance from spring 2013. Previously he taught at the Universities of Berlin, Swansea, Birmingham, Chemnitz and Brighton. He held Visiting Professorships at the Universities of Halle (Institute of Economic Research IWH), Perugia, East Europe Institute Regensburg, Danube University, Bonn (ZEI), Bolzano-Bozen, Frankfurt (Viadrina), New Brunswick in Cairo, Almaty (KIMEP and KBTU) and the Centre of Economic Research at the Deutsche Bundesbank. He is interested in institutional and transition economics, both areas in which he published widely. He is the co-editor of Palgrave's (Macmillan's Global Publishing) book series "Studies in Economic Transition". His latest third party funded project sponsored by the Open Society Foundation is entitled "Wealth, Poverty and Life Satisfaction in Transition societies" and a new one entitled “Variety of institutional settings and socio-economic inequalities in the process of European integration“ has just started under the EU’s Jean Monnet Programme. Last autumn he convened a conference appraising Keynes’ ‘Economic Consequences of the Peace’ in Sussex and in September 2013 he was convening a conference on “Poland and the Eurozone” in Bournemouth. His next outreach activity will be a workshop on 'Finance for SMEs' in November.


Selected Recent Publications


Hölscher, Jens, Perungini, Christiano and Pompei, Fabrizio (2011) Wage inequality, labour market flexibility and duality in Eastern and Western Europe, Post-Communist Economies, 23 (3). pp. 271-310. ISSN 1463-1377


Hölscher, Jens, Marelli, Enrico and Signorelli, Marcello (2010) China and India in the global economy Economic Systems, 34 (3). pp. 212-217. ISSN 0939-3625


Holscher, Jens and Stephan, Johannes (2009) Competition and antitrust policy in the enlarged European Union: a level playing field? Journal of Common Market Studies, 47 (4). pp. 863-889. ISSN 0021-9886


Hölscher, Jens and Stephan, Johannes (2004) Competition policy in Central Eastern Europe in the light of EU accession Journal of Common Market Studies, 42 (2). pp. 321-345. ISSN 1468-5965


Candidate for the SECRETARY


Randolph Bruno got his Ph.D. in 'Economics & Management' in 2006 from L.E.M., Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa (Italy).


During his Ph.D. he has been visiting student at Berkeley (University of California), research assistant at the Centre for New and Emerging Markets (London Business School) and intern at the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (London). He worked as short term consultant for the World Bank. He also joined Fondazione Rodolfo DeBenedetti (Milan, Italy) as Affiliate in 2002.

Between 2006 and 2009 he was Research Fellow at the University of Bologna, Italy. He was Teaching Fellow at University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies between September 2009 and June 2010. He was Lecturer in Business Economics at the University of Birmingham between July 2010 and August 2012. He joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in March 2007 and became a Research Fellow in April 2010. He is also Research Fellow of the Rodolfo DeBenedetti Foundation, whose purpose is to promote applied and policy oriented research on labor markets and welfare systems in Europe (http://www.frdb.org).


He is now Lecturer in Economics at the University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies.


Selected recent publications


Bruno, R. L.  (2013) (with M. Bytchkova   and S. Estrin) Institutional Determinants of New Firm Entry in Russia: a Cross Regional Analysis, Rev. of Economics & Statistics, Vol. 95(5), pp. 1740-1749.


Bruno, R. L. (2010) (with Riccardo Rovelli) Labor Market Policies and Outcomes  in the Enlarged EU, Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 48(3), pp. 661-685


Bruno, R. L. (2009) (with Marco Stampini) Joining Longitudinal and Cross-Section Data for Efficiency Gains {Giornale degli Economisti (in English)}, Vol. 68(1), 149-173.


Bruno, R. L. (2014) (with M. Cipollina) The Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on Economic Performance in the Enlarged Europe: A Meta-regression Analysis in Internation Business and Institutions after the Crisis, Yama Temouri  and Chris Jones (ed.s), Palgrave Macmillan.


Candidates for the EXECUTIVE BOARD


Olga Demidova is an Associate Professor at the Department of  Applied Economics, National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia), and the Head of the Laboratory of Empirical Analysis of the Enterprises and Markets in Transition Economies (http://www.hse.ru/en/staff/demidova_olga). She graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University (Department of Mathematics and Mechanics, Magna cum laude) in 1989, was awarded her PhD degree in Mathematics in 1995, and MSc degree in Economics in 2000. She currently teaches courses on “Econometrics”, “Nonparametric Methods of Estimation”, “Bayesian Approach in Econometrics”.  She supervised more than 30 Bachelor's and Master's Theses.

Her research interests are focused on comparative economics, spatial econometrics, semi-parametric and Bayesian methods of estimation. She is an author of more than 40 scientific papers and a participant of the international scientific projects SEARCH (http://www.ub.edu/searchproject/) and “The Political Economy of Youth Unemployment”  (http://economia.uniparthenope.it/ise/YouthUnemployment/index.htm).

Olga believes that EACES is an ideal platform for the cooperation of scientists from different countries and joint comparative studies. She is going to actively work in this direction and involve the youth in joint international research.


List of four recent publications:


Demidova O. Spatial effects for the eastern and western regions of Russia: a comparative analysis, International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies. 2014 (forthcoming)


Demidova O. How Russian and Ukrainian citizens perceive the role of immigrants in their country: a comparison with European residents, International Journal of Computational Economics and Econometrics. 2014. Vol. 4. No. 1/2. P. 181-206.


Demidova O., Marelli E., Signorelli M. Spatial Effects on Youth Unemployment Rate: The Case of Eastern and Western Russian Regions, Eastern European Economics. 2013. Vol. 51, No.5, pp.94-124.


Demidova O., Signorelli M. Determinants of youth unemployment in Russian regions, Post-Communist Economies. 2012. Vol. 24. No. 2. P. 191-217.



Jun Du is a Reader in Economics at Economics and Strategy Group, Aston Business School,

UK. She is an applied economist with her main research interest in understanding the driving forces and impediments of economic growth and development. Her research endeavour covers multi-level dimensions of individuals, firms, industries, regions, governments and their interplays, based on the observations drawn from different contexts of emerging countries as well as mature economies. Jun received PhD degree in Economics from the Economics Department in University of Leicester. She held a visiting research fellowship in Stockholm School of Economics and is linked with Chinese


Social Science Academy. She is also a research fellow in Advanced Institute of Management, and member of several professional bodies. Jun previously published in International Journal of Industrial Organization, Kyklos, Research Policy, Empirical Economics, Journal of Productivity Analysis, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and China Economic Review. Her research has received external funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), NESTA foundation, and various UK government agencies including UKTI, DTI and BIS, as well as local governments (Manchester and Birmingham).


Selected Recent Publications:


State Advances and Private Retreats? ­ Evidence from the Decomposition of the Chinese Manufacturing Aggregate Productivity, 2014, with Xiaoxuan Liu and Ying Zhou, China Economic Review, forthcoming.


High Growth Firms and Productivity - Evidence from the United Kingdom, 2014, Small Business Economics, with Yama Temouri, forthcoming.


Do social capital building strategies influence the financing behavior of Chinese private small and medium-sized enterprises? 2013, Entrepreneurship theory and practice, with Guariglia, Alessandra and Newman, Alexander, forthcoming.


Firm Size, Source of Finance and Growth ­ Evidence from China, International Journal of the Economics of Business, with Girma S, Vol. 19, No. 3, November 2012, pp. 397­419.


Red capitalists: Political behaviour and the growth and survival of start-ups in China, with S Girma, Kyklos, vol.63, No. 4, 2010, 530~545.



Dr. Grahame Fallon is a Senior Lecturer in International Business and MSc in Management Course Director at Brunel University Business School, London.  His research interests centre on international business and political economy, with a particular focus on postcommunist transition economies and the UK regional dimension. His research interests include the causes and economic effects of inward and outward foreign direct investment in the EU, Eastern Europe, Russia and China, and the impact of business on peace-building in Europe and Asia. He has published a range of academic papers in international scholarly journals including Regional Studies, the Tijdschrift Voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, Contemporary European Studies and the European Business Review. He has been active for many years in a range of academic networks, including EACES, UACES, the Managing Economic Transition network and UACES, organising many conferences, seminars and workshops. He was on the organising committee for a European Union Framework Six Programme ‘MOVE: The Moving Frontier: The Changing Geography of Production in Labour Intensive Industries’, involving collaborative research, publications and international conference organisation with academic colleagues from a range of UK, Polish, Estonian, Bulgarian, Greek and Italian universities. He also possesses links with academic colleagues in Russia, China and Kazakhstan.


Recent papers include:


Fallon G and Cook M (2014), Explaining Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing Inbound FDI Location in Five UK Regions, Tijdschrift Voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 105.3, pp.331–348, July


Kalantaridis C, Vassilev I. and Fallon G (2011), Enterprise Strategies, Governance Structures and Performance: A Comparative Study of Global Integration, Regional Studies, 45.2, pp153-166.


Fallon G and Cook M (2010), Exploring the Regional Distribution of Inbound Foreign Direct Investment in the UK in Theory and Practice: Evidence from a Five-Region Study, Regional Studies, 44.3, pp337-353.


Langley, A., Fallon, G., and Kakabadse, N. (2009). Strategy evolution in Central and Eastern European pharmaceutical firms 1992-2005. Strategic Change, 18.1/2, pp59-8.


Roman Horvath is the Deputy Director and Associate Professor at the Institute of Economic Studies, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. Previously, he worked at the Czech National Bank at various positions including the Head of Research Unit and Advisor to the Board. He studied at the Central European University and Charles University, where he obtained Ph.D. degree in Economics. He is an Editor-in-Chief of the Czech Journal of Economics and Finance and President of the Czech Economic Society. He also serves as a Research Fellow at the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies in Regensburg, Germany as an editorial board member of Economic Systems. His research interests concentrate on monetary policy, financial stability and political economy.


Recent publications:


Feldkircher, M., Horvath, R. and M. Rusnak, 2014. Exchange Market Pressures during the Financial Crisis: A Bayesian Model Averaging Evidence, Journal of International Money and Finance, 40, 21-41


Rusnak, M., Havranek, T. and R. Horvath, 2013. How to Solve the Price Puzzle? A Meta-Analysis, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 45(1), 37-70.


Horvath, R., 2013. Does Trust Promote Growth?, Journal of Comparative Economics, 41(3), 777-788.


Campos, N. and R. Horvath, 2012. Reform Redux: Measurement, Determinants and Growth Implications, European Journal of Political Economy, 28(2), 227-237.



Jürgen Jerger, born in 1965, is Professor (Chair for International and Monetary Economics) at the Department of Economics, University of Regensburg, since 2002 and director of the Institute for East and South European Studies Regensburg (until December 2011: Osteuropa-Institut) since 2007. His professional tasks and services include the membership on the editorial boards of Economic Systems and International Economics and International Economic Policy and -  since 2012 -, on the executive board of EACES.


Jürgen studied economics at the University of Freiburg (Germany) and the London School of Economics. He did his doctorate in the area of macroeconomic labour market economics in 1993. The habilitation thesis, completed in 1998, deals with the interrelationship between wage and demand policies. Before moving to Regensburg, he held positions at the universities of Giessen, Erlangen-Nuremberg and Duisburg.


In 2012-2013, he also served as Vice-Rector for International Affairs eof the University of Regensburg.


Recent publications include:


Testing for Parameter Stability in DSGE Models. The Cases of France, Germany, Italy, and Spain, in: International Economics and Economic Policy, forthcoming (with Oke Röhe)


Zur Akzeptanz politischer und marktwirtschaftlicher Reformen in Osteuropa: Empirische Befunde und Erklärungsansätze, in: Theurl, Theresia (Hrsg.): Akzeptanzprobleme der Marktwirtschaft: Ursachen und wirtschaftspolitische Konsequenzen, Schriften des Vereins für Socialpolitik Band 336, 2013, S. 221-144


Institutionen und historische Grenzen, IOS-Working Paper, Nr. 336, December 2013


Bounded Rationality and the Fixed Wage Puzzle, in: Economics Letters, Vol. 110, 2011, S. 104-106 (mit Jochen Michaelis), auch verfügbar als: OEI Working Paper No. 283, April 2010


Regionale Aspekte wirtschaftlicher Integration: Das Fallbeispiel der grenzüberschreitenden Zusammenarbeit zwischen Oberpfalz/Westböhmen, in: Zschiedrich, Harald (Hrsg.): Wirtschaftliche Erfahrungen in Grenzregionen. Erwartungen – Bedingungen – Erfahrungen, Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag, 2011, S. 65-82 (mit Michael Knogler)


Satoshi Mizobata is the director and professor of Institute of Economic Research at Kyoto University (Kyoto, Japan), which has been nominated as the joint-usage and joint research center by the government. He was awarded his degree of doctor in Economics at Kyoto University in 1997. His research areas are comparative studies in economic systems, corporate governance and business organization, and the Russian and East European economies and Japan, focusing on enterprises and market quality. Recently, he works on emerging multinationals in Russia, and corporate society in emerging economies. Moreover, he published papers on the Japanese corporate system in English. He is chief editor of ISI-cited Journal of Comparative Economic Studies, and contributes to editing of some other international journals. He is one of the directors of the Japan Association for Comparative Economics, vice president of the Japanese Association for Russian and East European Studies, and a member of the executive board of the European Association for Comparative Economics. He has particularly strong network on economics in Asian countries such as China, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Vietnam and others, and has experience organizing the Asian workshops.


His selected recent publications are as follows:

·         Melting Boundaries, Kyoto University Press, 2008;

·         Two Asias, World Scientific, 2012;

·         The Japanese Economic System under the Global Crisis, Society and Economy, 33 (2011), 2, 271-294;

·         CSR development and local community in Japan (with O.Bobrova and K.Fukukawa), Corporate Social Responsibility and Local Community in Asia (ed. K.Fukukawa), Routledge, 2014;

·         Business ethics and corporate system in Japan, World Humanism (S.Khan and W.Amann eds.), Palgrave-macmillan, 2014.


Martin Myant is the Head of the Unit for European Economic, Employment and Social Policy at the European Trade Union Institute in Brussels. I graduated in Economics from the University of Cambridge in 1971, completed a PhD in modern Czechoslovak history at the University of Glasgow in 1978 and taught Economics from 1978 to 2012. My main research has been on Eastern and Central Europe, especially the former Czechoslovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland, following economic and political development through state socialism to the transformation period and the effects of, and policy responses to, the economic crisis since 2008. I have coordinated projects involving researchers from several European countries, following strategies for economic transformation and their implications for economic competitiveness, and also written on the development and policies of trade unions in the Czech Republic. Now working in Brussels my aim is to undertake research on current European policy-related issues (including proposals for European economic recovery, comparative effects of economic crisis on employment, implications of the proposed trade agreement between Europe and the USA) to continue with past research on east-central Europe, concentrating mostly on policy-related themes, and to help build bridges between those undertaking research and those closer to policy making.


Recent publications include:


Transition Economies: Political Economy in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia (with J. Drahokoupil), Wiley-Blackwell, 2011 (Czech translation; Tranzitivní ekonomiky Politická ekonomie Ruska, východní Evropy a střední Asie, Prague: Academia, 2013).


‘International integration, varieties of capitalism, and resilience to crisis in transition economies’ (with J. Drahokoupil), Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 64, No.1, pp.1-33, January 2012


‘The Economies undergoing Long Transitions’, in A. Wilkinson, G. Wood, and R. Deeg, Oxford Handbook of Employment Relations: Comparative Employment Systems, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.


‘Political economy of crisis management in East-Central European countries’ (with Jan Drahokoupil and Ivan Lesay), Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 65, No.3, pp.383-410, 2013: also in in Europe-Asia Studies special issue, Transition economies after 2008: Responses to the Crisis in Russia and Eastern Europe (edited with Jan Drahokoupil), Routledge, 2014.



Maria Luigia Segnana is a Full Professor of International Economics, Dipartimento di Economia, Faculty of Economics, Universita' di Trento. Her past positions include:


2007-2010 HEAD of the Department of Economics, Universita' di Trento

2001-...Full Professor of International Economics, Department of Economics, Universita' di Trento


VISITING ACADEMIC, Sussex University, Dept. of Economics, 2000- 2001

1996-2001 Associate PROFESSOR of Microeconomics, Department of Faculty of Economics, Universita' di Trento



2000-2001: Visiting Scholar, University of Sussex.

1987: Visiting Researcher, World Bank. Washington.

1982-83: Research Student, Department of Economics, London School of Economics.

1981-83: National Research Council Graduate Fellow.

1981 Master of Sciences in Economics, Department of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science.

1980: Degree in Economics, Faculty of Economics, University of Bologna.



National Research Council, Research Grant 1980.

National Research Council, Graduate Fellowships 1981-1983.

Winner of “Premio Tarantelli”, 1998.

National Research Council, Research Grant 1998-2000.

Research activities

Work in progress:

Offshoring and outsourcing strategies in open economies (with Alex Bernard)

Heterogeneity and firms dynamics. Real and financial drivers to growth and/or internationalization


Selected Recent Publications

Facchini, Giovanni, and Maria Luigia Segnana. "Growth at the EU periphery: the next enlargement." The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance 43.5 (2004): 827-862.

Berloffa, Gabriella, and Maria Luigia Segnana. "16. Trade, poverty and growth: two perspectives, one message?." Economic Growth and Distribution (2006): 374.

Modena, Francesca. Shocks, Coping Strategies and their Consequences: an Application to Indonesian Data. Diss. University of Trento, 2008.

Maria Luigia Segnana. di Trento, Provincia Autonoma. "international sourcing." (2010).



Jan Svejnar is the James T. Shotwell Professor of Global Political Economy and Founding Director of the Center on Global Economic Governance at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.


Prior to joining Columbia University in 2012, Professor Svejnar taught at the University of Michigan, University of Pittsburgh, and Cornell University. He received his B.S. from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University.


In his research, Professor Svejnar focuses on (a) the effects of foreign investment and government policies on firms and workers, (b) corporate, national and global governance and performance, and (c) entrepreneurship. He is the author and editor of a number of books and has published widely in academic, policy and practitioner-oriented journals. He works as an advisor to governments, non-profit organizations and firms.


Professor Svejnar previously served as the Founding Director of the International Policy    Center at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan.


He is a founder and Chairman of CERGE-EI in Prague (an American-style Ph.D. program in economics that educates economists for Central-East Europe and the Newly Independent States).


From 1996 to 2004, Professor Svejnar was the Executive Director of the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. From 1992 to 1997, he served as the Founding Director of the Economics Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. He has served as Co-Director of the Transition Program at the Center for Economic Policy Research (London), President of the Association for Comparative Economic Studies, President of the International Association for the Economics of Labor-Management, Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives, and Governing Board member of the European Economic Association.


In 2012, Professor Svejnar was honored with a Neuron Prize for lifelong achievement from the Karel Janeček Endowment for Research and Science. In 2008, Professor Svejnar was one of two candidates for the Presidency of the Czech Republic.


Selected Recent Publications:


“When Does FDI Have Positive Spillovers? Evidence from 17 Transition Market Economies,” forthcoming in the Journal of Comparative Economics (with Yuriy Gorodnichenko and Katherine Terrell)


“Foreign Investment, Corporate Ownership, and Development: Are Firms in Emerging Markets Catching Up to the World Standard?” Review of Economics and Statistics, 94(4), 981-999, November 2012 (with K. Sabirianova and K. Terrell)


“Subsidiary divestiture and acquisition in financial crisis: Operational focus, financial constraints, and ownership,” Journal of Corporate Finance, 17(2), pp. 272-287, April 2011 (with X. Li and Y. M. Zhou)


“Business Environment, Exports, Ownership, and Firm Performance” Review of Economics and Statistics, 93(1), pp. 309-337, February 2011 (with S. Commander)


“Globalization and Innovation in Emerging Markets,” American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 2(2), pp. 194-226, March 2010 (with Y. Gorodnichenko and K. Terrell)


“The Effects of Privatization and Ownership in Transition Economies,” Journal of Economic Literature, 47(3), pp. 699-728, September 2009 (with S. Estrin, J. Hanousek and E. Kocenda)



Milica UVALIC, PhD in Economics (European University Institute, Florence, Italy), Post-graduate Diploma in International Relations (University of Florence, Italy), MA and BA in Economics  (University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia). Full Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Finance and Statistics, University of Perugia, Italy (since 2002); previously Associate Professor (1992-2002). Member of the Advisory Board of the Research on South Eastern Europe (LSEE) Network on Social Cohesion, LSE (UK), Member of the Scientific Board of Centro per l'Europa centro-orientale e balcanica, University of Bologna, Forlì (Italy), member of the Scientific Committee of Osservatorio sui Balcani, Roveretto (Italy). Formerly member of UN Committee for Development Policy (2008-12), Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Centre, Washington DC (2009), Assistant Minister in the Federal government of FR Yugoslavia (2001), President of EACES (now honorary member), President of Italian Association for Comparative Economic Systems, President of IAFEP. Consultant to Commission of European Communities, ILO, UNDP, UNESCO, GTZ, National Bank of Yugoslavia, Bertelsmann Foundation, Fondazione Brodolini, WIDER, WIIW. Author of some 200 publications (of which 30 authored, co-edited or multi-authored books, and 170 journal articles or chapters in books), recently focusing mainly on transition in central and southeast Europe, including macroeconomic policies, privatisation, corporate governance, regional cooperation, trade liberalisation, FDI, EU enlargement and economic integration.



Recent publications:


“FDI into transition economies: Are the Balkans different?” (with Saul Estrin) (2014), The Economics of Transition, Vol. 22 (2), pp. 281-312.


“Why has Serbia not been a frontrunner?” in Paul Hare and Gerard Turley (eds) (2013), Handbook of the Economics and Political Economy of Transitions, London and New York, Routledge, Routledge International Handbooks Series, pp. 365-375.


“Transition in Southeast Europe: Understanding Economic Development and Institutional Change”, in G. Roland (ed) (2012),  Economies in Transition.  The Long Run View, Palgrave, Macmillan, pp. 364-399.


“Why development patterns differ: the Czech and Serbian models compared” (with J. Svejnar) in M. Aoki, T. Kuran and G. Roland (eds) (2012), Institutions and Comparative Economic Development, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 184-212.


Serbia’s Transition – Towards a Better Future (2010), Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan; Serbian edition (2012), Tranzicija u Srbiji – Ka boljoj buducnosti, Belgrade, Zavod za udzbenike.



Urmas Varblane (born in1961) is professor in the University of Tartu, Estonia. His main research interests include the role of foreign direct investments in the knowledge transfer in transition economies, internationalisation of firms, innovation system of small countries, economic convergence and structural change. He has published in journals Eastern European Economics, Industry and Higher Education, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Post-Communist Economies,  International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, Acta Oeconomica, Baltic Journal of Management, Journal of the Knowledge Economy among others, as well chapters in books published by Routledge, Ashgate, Springer, Kogan Page, Haworth Press, Nova Science etc.


He has worked as the guest researcher in the Augsburg University, Kiel Institute of World Economy, School of Slavonic and East European Studies in London University and in Bentley College, US.


He has been involved in many research programmes (e.g. EU-Integration and Prospects for Catch-Up Development in CEECs - The Influence of Structural and Technological Transformation on the closure of the Productivity Gap, Knowledge-Based Entrepreneurship: Innovation, Networks and Systems,  Knowledge and Competitiveness in the Enlarged EU). He has consulted Estonian government, but also OECD, UNCTAD etc. in various policy advice projects. Member of the Estonian Central Bank Supervisory Board. In EACES Executive Committee since Brighton 2006. In 2010 prof. U. Varblane headed the organising team of the 11th EACES biannual conference in Tartu, Estonia.



Four publications from the period between 2009 and 2014:


Anneli Kaasa, A., Vadi, M., Varblane, U. (2013) European Social Survey as a source of new cultural dimensions estimates for regions. International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, 13(2), 137-157


Masso, J, Roolaht, T., Varblane, U. (2013). Foreign Direct Investment and Innovation in Estonia. Baltic Journal of Management, 8(2), 231-248


Innovation Systems in Small Catching-Up Economies. New Perspectives on Practice and Policy (2012) (Eds E.Carayannis, U.Varblane, T.Roolaht), Springer 2012 Incl. Ch-s:

U.Varblane, D.Tamm. The Development of the Systemic Approach to Innovation, pp. 3-19;

U.Varblane, K.Ukrainski, O. Lillestik. Path Dependency Factors Affecting the Innovation                Systems of Latecomer Countries: Comparison of Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, and Latin America, pp 39-57;

J. Meriküll, R. Eamets, and U. Varblane. Knowledge Creation in Central and Eastern Europe:               The Role of Sectoral Composition. pp 59-77;

J. Masso, T.Roolaht, U.Varblane. Links Between Foreign Direct Investment and Innovation Activities

in Estonia , pp 235-256


Seppo, M, Rõigas, K, U.Varblane. (2014). Governmental Support Measures for University Industry Cooperation - Comparative View in Europe. Journal of the Knowledge Economy, Springer, 5(2), 388-408



Ivan Vujačić is an Associate professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of Beograd  where he teaches, Fundamentals of Economics,  Comparative Economic Systems and the Economics of  EU  Integration. He is a visiting professor at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Beograd where he teaches, Comparative Economic Systems, International Economic Relations and the American Economic System.

He is a member of the Board of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Beograd and an independent member of the Board of Eurobank in Beograd.


As a Fulbright scholar he spent 1983-1984, taking doctoral courses at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  His professional interests are in the fields of comparative economic systems, transition, privatization, international political economy and the European Union.


He was a member of the Democratic Party since its founding in 1990 and a prominent member of the opposition to the Milosevic regime. He was a member of the Federal Parliament of Yugoslavia between 1992-1996 for the Democratic Party and its Faction leader between 1994-1996. In 2000 -2002 he was president of the Political Council of the Democratic Party.


He served as Ambassador to the United States between 2002 and 2009. He has participated in EACES workshops and conferences in, Perugia, Italy, (2009), Miločer, Montenegro, (2011) and Tilton, UK (2012).


Selected recent publications:


Vujačić Ivan, Kejnz protiv klasika – formalna analiza i poređenje, Službeni glasnik, Beograd , 2011. Book – Keynes versus the Classics – a formal analysis and comparison. (in Serbian, 125 pages)


Vujačić Ivan ,Petrović Vujačić Jelica ,  “Privatization in Serbia -  Results and Institutional Failures” Economic Annals , Vol. LVI No.191  2011 pp. 89-107 ISSN:0013-3264  UDC:3.33


Vujačić. I., Petrović-Vujačić, J. “The EU Crises and Institutional Reform”, in book : From Global Crises to Economic Growth – Which Way to Take?, Vol. I, eds. Cerović, B, Jakšić, M., Mladenović, Z., Praščević, A., University of Belgrade, Faculty of Economics, 2012. pp. 75-101. ISBN:978-86-403-1278-3


Revision of the translation to Serbian of J.M. Keynes, The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money and afterword, Službeni glasnik, Beograd, 1913.


Forthcoming in July 2014 – Vujačić. I, “ Keynes and the Economic Consequences of the European Union” in Holscher Jens and Klaes Matthias, Keynes’s Economic Consequences of the Peace, Pickering and Chatoo, London, 2014.



Andrei Yakovlev is director of Institute for Industrial and Market Studies (IIMS) at the National Research University - Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia) and professor at HSE Department of Public Administration.


He was awarded his PhD in Economics and Statistics at Moscow Lomonosow-University in 1992. His research interests include comparative studies in corporate governance, industrial policy and political economy of reforms in Russia and other economies in transition. He published the book ‘Agents of Modernizations’ (HSE, 2006) as well as many paper in Europe-Asia Studies, Post-Soviet Affairs, Post-Communist Economies, Journal of Eurasian Studies.


He was actively involved in many policy advice projects for Russian government, including elaboration Strategy-2020 in 2011. In 2005-2007 he was a leader of Russian team in joint project with World Bank on investment climate assessment and competitiveness of Russian manufacturing industry. In 2011-2012 he led Russian team in a project ‘Doing Business in Russia’ commissioned to World Bank by Russian government. Since 2011 he is co-director (jointly with Tim Frye from Columbia University) of big international research project on regional economic development and incentives for bureaucracy in Russia


He was awarded German chancellor scholarship by Humboldt foundation in 2002-2003 and spent one year at Forschungsstelle Osteuropa in Bremen as visiting researcher. Also he was invited as visiting researcher to BOFIT in 1998 and 2010, as Erasmus Mundus visiting professor to Trento University in 2008 and as visiting scholar to Columbia University in 2013. He is member of Executive Committee of European Association of Comparative Economic Studies (since 2006) and vice-president of Association of Russian Economic Think Tanks (since 2010).


Recent publications:


Yakovlev A. A., Sobolev A.S., Kazun A. Means of production versus means of coercion: can Russian business limit the violence of a predatory state? Post-Soviet Affairs. 2014. Vol. 30. Issue 2-3. P. 171 – 194.


Yakovlev A. A. Russian modernization: Between the need for new players and the fear of losing control of rent sources, Journal of Eurasian Studies. 2014. Vol. 5. No.1. P. 10-20.


Kuznetsov B. V., Dolgopyatova T. G., Golikova V., Gonchar K. R., Yakovlev A. A., Yasin E. G.. Russian manufacturing revisited: industrial enterprises at the start of the crisis, Post-Soviet Affairs. 2011. Vol. 27. No.4. P. 1-37.


Simachev Y. V., Danilov Y. A., Yakovlev A. A.  The Russian corporation: patterns of behaviour during the crisis, Post-Communist Economies. 2010. Vol. 22. No.2. P. 129-140



2.2 Programme Outline


EACES 13th Biennial Conference is going to be held in Corvinus University of Budapest during 4-6 September 2014.


View of Budapest

(Beautiful city of Budapest at the bank of Danube river)


Registration/Conference fees




If paid until 30 June 2014:

Early registration EUR 190 and annual EACES membership EUR 30

Phd students early registration EUR 95 and annual EACES membership EUR 20


If paid after 30 June 2014:

Late registration EUR 240 and annual EACES membership EUR 30

Phd students late registration EUR 120 and annual EACES membership EUR 20


EACES-membership fee can be paid at http://www.eaces.eu/member.html

The conference fee includes the conference pack, dinner on the 4th of September, dinner and boat trip on the Danube on the 5th of September, lunches (5th and 6th of September) and coffee breaks (4th, 5th and 6th of September).


The conference fee is to be paid to the account of

Okonomikus Alapitvany
Address: 1093 Budapest, Fovam ter 8., Hungary

IBAN: HU921170 90022009 63530000 0000
Bank: OTP Bank Nyrt.
Address of bank: 1095 Budapest Tinodi u 9-11


Conference venue


Corvinus University of Budapest




d203172fba5937a0d779043a0b59be2346e7b85ceaConrence venue


Preliminary programme of the EACES Biennial Conference


4th of September, Thursday
11:00 registration begins
12:30-14:30 parallel sessions
14:30-15:00 coffee break
15:00-17:00 parallel sessions
17:00-17:30 coffee break
17:30-19:00 keynote speaker 1 (Kornai János)
19:00-21:00 dinner


5th of September, Friday
8:00-11:00 registration
8:30-10:30 parallel sessions
10:30-11:00 coffee break
11:00-13:00 parallel sessions
13:00-14:00 lunch
14:00-15:30 keynote speaker: Klaus Meyer
15:30-16:00 coffee break
16:00-17:30 EACES assembly, doctoral prize
17:30-18:30 meeting the journal editors
18.30-19.00 announcement of the new EACES board
19:30-21:00 boat trip on the Danube with dinner


6th of September, Saturday
8:30-10:30 parallel sessions
10:30-11:00 coffee break
11:00-13:00 parallel sessions
13:00-14:00 lunch
(14:00-16:00 board meeting)


Key Note Speakers


Professor János Kornai


János Kornai is Allie S. Freed Professor of Economics Emeritus at Harvard University, and honorary professor emeritus of Corvinus University of Budapest.


He is a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Academia Europeae, and Foreign image 1Member of the American, British, Bulgarian, Finnish, Russian and Swedish Academies. He has served as President of the Econometric Society, of the European Economic Association, and of the International Economic Association. He has received the highest Hungarian prizes for scholarship, as well as the Seidman Award (USA), the Humboldt Prize (Germany), the Erasmus Medal (Academia Europeae) and the Leontief Medal (Russia). He has also become Officer of the Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur (France). He has received honorary

doctorates from 15 universities.


János Kornai’s research has focused on the critical analysis of the socialist system and post-socialist transition. After the collapse of socialism in Eastern Europe his attention has partly turned to economic policy, especially to macroeconomic problems and the reform of the welfare state. His best known works are Overcentralization in Economic Administration (1957),Anti-Equilibrium (1971), Economics of Shortage (1980), The Road to a Free Economy (1990), The Socialist System: The Political Economy of Communism (1992), Highway and Byways (1995), Struggle and Hope (1997), Welfare, Choice, and Solidarity in Transition (co-author Karen Eggleston, 2001), By Force of Thought: Irregular Memoirs of an Intellectual Journey (2006), From Socialism to Capitalism (2008), . His works have been translated into more than twenty languages.


Professor Klaus Meyer

http://www.klausmeyer.co.uk/photogallery/klaus2.jpgKlaus Meyer is a Professor of Strategy and International Business at China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai, China since summer of 2012, and also an adjunct professor at Copenhagen Business School.


Previously, was a Professor at the University of Bath and the University of Reading in England, and spent eight years with the Center for East European Studies,  Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, where he eventually became a Professor of International Business Strategy. He also held visiting positions at the Department of Management and Organization at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2001/02) and the Department of International Trade at National Cheng-chi University in Taipei (spring 2005).


Klaus graduated with a PhD from London Business School, UK in 1997 with a dissertation on "Determinants of Direct Foreign Investment in the Transition Economies in Central and Eastern Europe", which received the best thesis award by the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies. His research focuses on strategies of multinational enterprises in emerging economies. He is particularly interested in how firms adapt their business strategies to the specific conditions prevailing in each emerging economy. His book with Mike Peng, a textbook on "International Business" provides a comprehensive introduction to the field and is primarily aimed at students in courses taught in English across Europe. Moreover, he holds some responsibilities in scholarly associations and journals, including the role of Vice President of the Academy of International Business (AIB) with responsibility for the 2014 program in Vancouver; a senior editor of the  Asia Pacific Journal of Management, and a Consulting Editor of the Journal of International Business Studies. In the past, Ie also served as book review editor for the Journal of International Business Studies (2000-05), track chair for the AIB conference in Beijing (2006), Rio de Janeiro (2010) and Nagoya (2011), and chair of the selection committee for the EACES best PhD dissertation award on four separate occasions.




3.1 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 18/6/2014 

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), Society for the Study of Emerging Markets (SSEM), Chinese Economists Society (CES), 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 the end of 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 will be 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): Marcello Signorelli, Josef C. Brada, Saul Estrin, Masaaki Kuboniwa, Ali M. Kutan, Jinlan Ni, Pasquale Tridico, Tomasz Mickiewicz,  Byung Yeon Kim, Elisabetta Croci Angelini, Haizheng Li,  Satoshi Mizobata, Si Joong Kim, Belton M. Fleisher, Janusz Brzeszczynski, Milica Uvalic, Wolfram Elsner, Ichiro Iwasaki, Hartmut Lehmann, Ikka Korhonen and Pauline Grosjean.


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/








3.2 4th Annual LCSR International Conference


4th  Annual LCSR International Conference: “Cultural and Economic changes under cross-national perspective”


November 10–15, 2014, Saint-Petersburg, Russia


Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (LCSR NRU HSE) announces a call for the 4th International Annual Research Conference: “Cultural and Economic changes under cross-national perspective” in Saint-Petersburg. The conference aims at developing empirical quantitative comparative (cross-country and cross-regional) studies in social science.

The conference topics are:





Keynote speakers are:                     


§  Ronald Inglehart (NRU HSE , University of Michigan)

§  Christian Welzel (NRU HSE, University Leuphana)

§  Eduard Ponarin (NRU HSE) 

§  Arye Rattner (University of Haifa)

§  Malina Voicu (EUROLAB, GESIS)

§  Bogdan Voicu (Romanian Academy of Sciences, Research Institute for Quality of Life)

§  Musa Shteiwi (University of Jordan, Jordanian Center for Social Research)

§  Peter Schmidt (University of Giessen)

§  Eric Uslaner (University of Maryland)

§  Jan Delhey (Jacobs University)

The deadline for application is August 1, 2014. The notification of acceptance will be given by August 15, 2014. The application should meet the following requirements:


Registration fee is 1000 rubles (35 euro). Travel expenses are covered only for LCSR associated members.

LCSR also welcomes non-presenting participants. To register, send an e-mail by October, 25th  to hse.lcss@gmail.com titled "Registration for the 2nd LCSR Conference". The application should contain your name and affiliation.

More information is available at lcsr.hse.ru/en




4.1 Forthcoming Conferences






55th Annual Conference of Italian Economic Association

University of Trento, Italy

23-25 October 2014I


26th Annual EAEPE Conference

University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus

6-8 November 2014II



I. 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)


Acceptance Notification


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.


II. 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 organisers:



Manuel Wäckerle

EAEPE Web and Publicity Officer




4.2 3rd ICSID Conference and EACES-HSE Workshop Report



International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID)


3rd ICSID conference

Regional Heterogeneity and Incentives for Government


EACES-HSE Workshop

Political Economy of Development:A Comparative Perspective


May 29–31, 2014

Pushkin, Saint Petersburg, Russia


About ICSID and the conference


The International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID, http://iims.hse.ru/en/csid/) is one of the international laboratories created by the Higher School of Economics in 2011, and currently unites a team of researchers from Russia, USA and Europe.

The project focuses on the analysis of the strategies of Russian business elites and how they impact economic and social development in the country. The second stage of the project (2014–2016) will be largely devoted to comparative research, with a special focus on the comparative analysis of Russia and China. To initiate this second stage of the project, the 3rd ICSID conference in 2014 will be mostly devoted to this topic, with the participation of some of the world’s leading experts on China and Russia who have been specially invited by ICSID to attend the conference.

The major goal of the conference is to bring together Russian and foreign experts in political economy and economic policy who have an interest in regional politics, bureaucracy, and property rights. We will focus largely, but not exclusively, on the Russian and Chinese experience in these areas. This topic is motivated by a rethinking of the substantive role of the state in developing economies, as well as the important role of regional heterogeneity and subnational economic and political processes for the successful realization of national programs of political development.

The 2014 conference was as the third annual event of its type organized by the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development. In May 2012, we focused on Douglass North et al.’s (2009) concept of “limited access orders”, and discussed whether it was helpful for empirical analyses in developing countries (http://www.hse.ru/en/institutions/symposium_en). In June 2013, we gathered Russian and foreign experts in political economy to discuss new data and methods available to researchers of institutions and economic development

(http://iims.hse.ru/en/csid/news/88659626.html). In 2014, we plan to continue our work on institutions and economic development, with a primary focus on the cases of Russia and China.


In the 3rd ICSID Conference, altogether 33 paper presentations and one round table discussions were organised. Conference report are also available at

http://iims.hse.ru/en/csid/announcements/118211823.html. Likewise, in the EACES-HSE Workshop, altogether 13 papers were presented.



5.1 Books


Keynes's Economic Consequences of the Peace

A Reappraisal


SCEME Studies in Economic Methodology: 1

Editors: Jens Hölscher and Matthias Klaes

Publisher: Pickering & Chatto, London, 2014


Published just months after the Versailles Treaty was signed, The Economic Consequences of the Peace is a devastating critique of allied leaders and the reparations they imposed on Germany and Austria in the aftermath of World War I. With its prescient warnings of instability and further conflict, the importance of this book is more than merely historical. It also speaks to current problems facing the world economy, particularly those concerning the debt crisis in the Eurozone and beyond. This collection of essays assesses the importance of Keynes’s most popular work, both in historical terms and in its relevance for the challenges we face today.




Introduction: Standing the Test of Time: Maynard Keynes's Economic Consequences of the Peace, a Century On – Jens Hölscher and Matthias Klaes

Part I: The Consequences in their Time
. Reparations, Orthodoxy and Fascism – Douglas Coe
. What Literary Criticism Tells us about Keynes's Economic Consequences of the Peace – Larry Lepper
. The Reception and Impact of Keynes’s Economic Consequences of the Peace in Turkey – Eyüp Özveren and Seven Ağır
. The Essays in Persuasion of John Maynard Keynes and their Relevance for the Economic Problems of Today – Arturo Hermann

Part II: The Consequences Today
. A Methodological Reading of Economic Consequences of the Peace – Anna M Carabelli and Mario A Cedrini
. Building New Monetary Institutions in the EMU as a Response to the Financial Crisis: A Keynesian Perspective – Horst Tomann
. The Economic Consequences of the Euro: Lessons from History – Jesper Jespersen
. Keynes and the Economic Consequences of the European Union – Ivan Vujačić

Part III: Keynes: A Play
. The Paris Peace Conference: Act I from Keynes: A Play – Greg Hill


Other Publications of Prof. Jens Holscher


Edited books:

Poland and the Eurozone, London and New York, Palgrave (Macmillan’s Global Publishing), 2014 (in print).


with Horst Tomann: Palgrave Dictionary of Emerging Markets and Transition Economics, London and New York, Palgrave (Macmillan’s Global Publishing), 2015 (forthcoming).


Journal articles:


Musterknabe Osteuropa: Subventionskontrolle und Staatliche Beihilfen, in: Wirtschaftsdienst, Zeitgespräch EU-Osterweiterung: eine Bilanz nach 10 Jahren, Vol.94, issue 5, 2014, pp. 326-330 (Example Eastern Europe: Subsidy control and state aid, in: Economic Service, Special section on EU Eastern enlargement- taking stock after 10 years).


with Nicole Nulsch and Johannes Stephan: Ten years after Accession: State Aid in Eastern Europe, in: EStAL - European State Aid Law Quarterly, issue 2, 2014.



4.2 Journals’ Recent Publications


European Journal of Comparative Economics


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


copertina fascicolo

EJCE, vol. 11, n. 1, 2014



Labor Markets in the Transition Economies: An Overview
By El-hadj Bah ; Josef C. Brada                                                                                           3–53


The Great Depression and the Great Recession: A Comparative Analysis of their Analogies
By Cristina Peicuti                                                                                                               55–78


When is ordinary law-making tolerated?
By Enrico Colombatto                                                                                                          79–92


Fighting African Capital Flight: Empirics on Benchmarking Policy Harmonization
By Simplice A. Asongu


International Trade in Outermost Europe: A Comparative Analysis of Mayotte Island and French Overseas Departments
By Fabien Candau; Serge Rey                                                                                                      123–146


FDI inflows and trade imbalances: evidence from developing Asia
By Thi Anh-Dao Tran; Thi Thanh Binh Dinh                                                                    147–169





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




Economic Systems on ScienceDirect(Opens new window)

Vol. 38 (2), June 2014



Symposium: Performance of Financial Markets, Guest Editor: Paresh Kumar Narayan


Symposium: Performance of financial markets

Page 139, by Paresh Kumar Narayan


Intra-market sovereign linkages of key Latin American markets

Pages 140-160, by Kannan Sivananthan Thuraisamy


Equity market contagion during the global financial crisis: Evidence from the world's eight largest economies

Pages 161-177, by Mardi Dungey, Dinesh Gajurel


Sectoral and industrial performance during a stock market crisis

Pages 178-193, by Kumari Ranjeeni


Least squares learning and the US Treasury bill rate

Pages 194-204, by Sagarika Mishra and Sandip Dhole


An analysis of firm and market volatility

Pages 205-220, by Susan Sunila Sharma, Paresh Kumar Narayan and Xinwei Zheng



Regular Articles:


Different institutional behavior in different economic systems: Theory and evidence on diverging systems worldwide

Pages 221-242, by Solomon I. Cohen


Exchange rate volatility and Spanish-American commodity trade flowsOriginal Research Article

Pages 243-260, by Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee, Hanafiah Harvey and Scott W. Hegerty


Non-parametric and semi-parametric asset pricing: An application to the Colombian stock exchange

Pages 261-268, by José Eduardo Gómez-González, Elioth Mirsha Sanabria-Buenaventura


The relationship between trade, FDI and economic growth in Tunisia: An application of the autoregressive distributed lag model

Pages 269-287, Mounir Belloumi



Post Communist Economies

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


Volume 26, Issue 2, 2014






Russian housing finance policy: state-led institutional evolution

Pages 149-175, by Marina Khmelnitskaya

Can cooperation with the BRICs and other Growth Markets help EU member states exit the crisis?

Pages 176-200, by Staša Tkalec & Marjan Svetličič

Quality of life and social exclusion in rural Southern, Central and Eastern Europe and the CIS

Pages 201-219, by Max Spoor, Luca Tasciotti & Mihail Peleah

Management practices in Russian manufacturing subsidiaries of foreign multinational corporations: challenging some beliefs about contemporary Russian industrial management

Pages 220-240, by Igor Gurkov

True regional purchasing power: evidence from the Czech Republic

 Pages 241-256, by Jan Cadil, Petr Mazouch, Petr Musil & Jana Kramulova

Income underreporting by households with business income: evidence from Estonia

Pages 257-276, by Merike Kukk & Karsten Staehr

Demand for food during economic transition: an AIDS econometric model for Slovenia, 1988–2008 Pages 277-295, by Miroslav Verbič, Mitja Čok & Ana Božič



Comparative Economic Studies


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


Volume 56, Issue 2, 2014



Top of page

Symposium: 19th Dubrovnik Economic Conference


Introduction: 19th Dubrovnik Economic Conference Symposium

Pages 155-156, by Paul Wachtel and Boris Vujčić


Early US Struggles with Fiscal Federalism: Lessons for Europe?

Pages 157-175,By Richard Sylla


Can We Expect Convergence through Monetary Integration? (New) OCA Theory versus Empirical Evidence from European Integration

Pages 176-199, by Helmut Wagner


Debt Markets in Emerging Economies: Major Trends

Pages 200-228, by Tatiana Didier and Sergio L Schmukler


Exchange Rate Implications of Reserve Changes: How Non-EZ European Countries Fared during the Great Recession

Pages 229-252, Kathryn Dominguez

Symposium: Global Banking, Financial Stability, and Post-Crisis Policy Challenges


Introduction: Global Banking, Financial Stability, and Post-Crisis Policy Challenges Symposium

Pages 253-256, by Harald Sander and Stefanie Kleimeier


De-internationalizing Global Banking?

Pages 257-270, by Robert McCauley

The Dark and the Bright Side of Global Banking: A (Somewhat) Cautionary Tale from Emerging Europe

Pages 271-282, by Ralph De Haas


Can We Make Global Banks Safer? A Practitioner’s View

Pages 283-294, by Freddy Van Den Spiegel


Learning from the Irish Experience – A Clinical Case Study in Banking Failure

Pages 295-312, by Brian M Lucey, Charles Larkin and Constantin Gurdgiev


The Low-Interest-Rate Environment, Global Liquidity Spillovers and Challenges for Monetary Policy Ahead

Pages 313-334, by Ansgar Belke and Florian Verheyen






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

Journal of Comparative Economics

         Volume 42, Issue 2, 2014




Economic Systems in the Pacific Rim Region Symposium


Economic systems in the Pacific Rim region

Pages 267-268, by Josef C. Brada

Symposium Papers

Political participation and entrepreneurial initial public offerings in China

Pages 269-285, by Xunan Feng, Anders C. Johansson, Tianyu Zhang


Political economy of private firms in China

Pages 286-303, by Di Guo, Kun Jiang, Byung-Yeon Kim, Chenggang Xu


A spatial–temporal analysis of East Asian equity market linkages

Pages 304-327, by Pui Sun Tam


A comparative analysis of the impact of oil prices on oil-rich emerging economies in the Pacific Rim

Pages 328-339, by Masaaki Kuboniwa


Regular Articles

Centralized institutions and cascades

Pages 340-357, by Jared Rubin


Reinterpreting social pacts: Theory and evidence

Pages 358-374, by Emilio Colombo, Patrizio Tirelli, Jelle Visser


A story of large landowners and math skills: Inequality and human capital formation in long-run development, 1820–2000

Pages 375-401, by Joerg Baten, Dácil Juif


Economic growth in a politically fragmented world

Pages 402-416, by Byeongju Jeong


Are complementary reforms a “luxury” for developing countries?

Pages 417-435, by Jorge Braga de Macedo, Joaquim Oliveira Martins, Bruno Rocha


Housing price and entrepreneurship in China

Pages 436-449, by Lixing Li, Xiaoyu Wu


Health insurance and consumption: Evidence from China’s New Cooperative Medical Scheme

Pages 450-469, by Chong-En Bai, Binzhen Wu


Economic integration in China: Politics and culture

Pages 470-492, by Carsten Herrmann-Pillath, Alexander Libman, Xiaofan Yu


Bergson Prize

Page 493










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



Volume 26, Issue 2, 2014


SPECIAL ISSUE ‘Generationing’ Development: Situating Children and Youth in Development Processes

Guest Editors: Sandra J.T.M Evers, Shanti George, Roy Gigengack and Roy Huijsmans



Theorising Age and Generation in Development: A Relational Approach

Pages 163-174, Roy Huijsmans, Shanti George, Roy Gigengack and Sandra J T M Evers

Top of page

Original Articles


Subjects of Development: Teachers, Parents and Youth Negotiating Education in Rural North India

Pages 175-189, Karuna Morarji


Youth, Farming and Precarity in Rural Burundi

Pages 190-203, Lidewyde Berckmoes and Ben White


Young Perspectives on Pastoral Rangeland Privatization: Intimate Exclusions at the Intersection of Youth Identities

Pages 204-218, Caroline Archambault


Locating Young Refugees Historically: Attending to Age Position in Humanitarianism

Pages 219-232, Jason Hart


Growing Up Unwanted: Girls’ Experiences of Gender Discrimination and Violence in Tamil Nadu, India

Pages 233-246, Sharada Srinivasan


‘Giving Children a Better Life?’ Reconsidering Social Reproduction, Humanitarianism and Development in Intercountry Adoption

Pages 247-263, Kristen Cheney

Beyond Discourse and Competence: Science and Subjugated Knowledge in Street Children Studies

Pages 264-282, Roy Gigengack

Top of page



‘Generationing’ Development

Pages 283-291, Nicola Ansell


                                                      ECONOMIC ANNALS

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









                       Volume 200, 2014 


Sequential Auctions and Price Anomalies

Pages 7 – 42, by Dejan Trifunovic


Privatization and Survival – Evidence From A Russian Firm Survey 

Pages 43-60, by Carsten Sprenger


An Analysis of Female Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Serbia in the Context of EU Competitiveness 

Pages 61-90, by Sanja Popovic Pantic


Real Options Methodology in Public-Private Partnership Projects Valuation

Pages 91-114, Biljana Rakic and Tamara Radenovic


Performance of Non-Profit Organizations: Empirical Contrasts Between Privately and Publicly Funded Croatian Humanitarian Organizations

Pages 115-130, Nikša Alfirevic, Jurica Pavicic and Liljana Najev Cacija


The Relevance of Transformational Leadership in Shaping Employee Attitudes towards Organisational Change

Pages 131-162, by Suada Penava and Dževad Šehic







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


The 70th issue of this EACES quarterly newsletter highlights two important substances: special coverage of the forthcoming 13th biennial conference of the association and profiles of the proposed candidates for 2014-16 tenure along with their most recent publications. Presidential message at the beginning of the newsletter has thanked to all the members of the association during his leadership for their contribution from their respective positions, more specifically, to the retiring executive board members. Moreover, he has also thanked for the routine but improving work of the editors of the EACES publications. Growing participation in the association – more specifically in the forthcoming biennial conference that is record high so far -- as reflected in his message is expected to make the association lively and vibrant. President is more grateful to the local organising team of the conference for the same. Why did the effects of the financial crises vary so strongly between countries?



The beginning of Section 2 presents the profiles of the candidates proposed for 2014-2016 tenure for management board and executive board. For each single position of president, vice-president, treasurer, and secretary, candidates have been proposed unopposed. However, for the nine members to executive board, altogether 13 candidates have filed their candidacy. A short glance to the profiles of the candidates proposed shows every single candidate equally competent to the position giving an indication that EACES future leadership will also be resilient. The second half of Section 2 presents preliminary outline of the schedules of the activities (subject to change) in the biennial conference during 4-6 September 2014.


Call for Papers to other conferences/seminars is the subject matter of Section 3. Information regarding the first world congress of comparative economics continues to appear at the beginning of this section. This world congress on comparative economics will be held in 25-27 June, 2015 to be organised by the Department of Economics of Roma Tre University at Rome, Italy. The preparation is underway as the members of the local organising committee as well as the scientific committee (subject to expand) are in place. Also inclusive in the section is the information regarding the 4th Annual LCSR International Conference to be held in November 10–15, 2014 in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.


Section 4 reminds forthcoming conferences/workshops/seminars. The 55th Annual Conference of the Italian Economic Association at the University of Trento, Italy, during 23-25 October 2014I and the 26th Annual EAEPE Conference at University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus during 6-8 November 2014 are approaching. Also inclusive in this section is the report on the recently accomplished 3rd ICSID Conference on Regional Heterogeneity and Incentives for Government and EACES-HSE Workshop on Political Economy of Development: A Comparative Perspective both held in May 29–31, 2014 in Pushkin, Saint Petersburg, Russia.


Information regarding the book on “Keynes's Economic Consequences of the Peace: A Reappraisal” is the matter of Section 5. This book edited by Jens Hölscher and Matthias Klaes as SCEME Studies in Economic Methodology was published by Pickering and Chatto, London, this year. Three different sections have altogether nine chapters. Other publications of Prof. Jens Holscher -- two journal articles and few editorial works are also reported. Furthermore, second part of this Section presents the list of scientific articles appeared in the current issues of the journals closer to EACES. Journals included here 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

EJCE (The European Journal of Comparative Economics) E-Journal and 
ECONOMIC SYSTEMS (A Quarterly Journal published by the Osteuropa-InstitutMünchen/Elsevier in collaboration with EACES) are the journals associated with EACES.
For details, please follow the link: http://www.eaces.net/public.html.