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No. 71                 Quarterly Publication of EACES          September 2014






   1.1 Message from the President


    1.2 EACES Board Meeting


    1.3 Report of EACES General Assembly







    2.1 First World Congress of Comparative Economics


    2.2 International Scholarly Conference








     3.1 55th Annual Conference of Italian Economic Association


    3.2 26th Annual EAEPE Conference



    3.3 4th Annual LCSR International


    3.4 1st EuRunBIS Symposium








     4.1 Books



     4.2 Journals’ Recent Publications
















1.1 Message from the President




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Dear EACES members,


I write to you as the incoming President of your Association. I am pleased and honoured to have been elected to this position, and I hope that during the next two years the Association will continue to thrive under my leadership.


I inherit an organisation in excellent shape, in no small part due to the untiring efforts of the former President, Tomasz Mickiewicz. Tomasz has put in enormous effort to make the Association function and grow; to become an intellectual powerhouse for European scholars, especially for those working in environments where local academic networks and possibilities were more limited. In this work, he was fortunate in being able to build on the years, indeed decades, of previous hard work by members and officers of this Association around Europe too numerous to mention individually. I will try to carry this baton effectively during my two years as President.


The September 2014 Conference of the Association, held in Budapest, was a symbol of its vibrant intellectual health. We had 162 participants, this being around one-third more than in the previous biennial conference in Paisley, Scotland. We had participants from 27 countries, of which 22 were within Europe, but we also had strong delegations from Japan, the United States and China. Unsurprisingly, the largest number of participants was from the host country, Hungary, but we had more than 15 participants from countries as diverse as the United Kingdom, Russia, Japan, Italy and Serbia. More than 75 of our participants came from economies in transition. This richness of diversity can also be gleaned from the academic programme. There were impressive keynote addresses from Janos Kornai and Klaus Meyer. The Conference also managed to pack in 40 sessions over the two and a half days, containing 138 presentations, as well as a memorable boat trip up the Danube. On the conference website at, there are some photos as well as the slides of the keynote addresses. Most of the credit for this admirable performance must go to the incoming Vice-President and chair of the local organising panel, Magdolina Sass.


Our next EACES Conference will be held in the beautiful university town of Regensburg, near Munich, in Germany in two years’ time, September 2016. I am sure that the local organising committee under its chair, Juergen Jerger, will also do an outstanding job; I greatly look forward to seeing you all at that meeting.


One of the tasks of the incoming President of the Association is to judge our biannual PhD award competition. It was an uplifting experience to read so many high quality doctorates; the future of our subject area is assured if work of this quality is representative of the upcoming generation of young scholars. The competition was so tough that we followed a tough double refereeing process to reduce to a short list, followed by careful reading by myself and Professor Mickiewicz of the final two candidates.  It was extremely close but in the end we chose the doctoral thesis by Gabriel Burdin, Essays on Worker-Managed Firms, as the award winner. To quote one of the referees, the thesis is “a significant, even important contribution to our understanding the distinguishing characteristics of Labour Managed Firms. His findings are based on a clever use of unusual databases of Uruguayan firms and of the Uruguayan social security records that enable him to follow individual workers and members as well as firms over time, between 1997 and 2009.” The following paragraph is a more detailed report about Burdin’s work prepared by another expert in the field, Professor Virginie Perotin. Gabriel Burdin will be joining Leeds University as a Marie Curie Fellow in April 2015.


Gabriel Burdín is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Universidad de la República (Montevideo, Uruguay).  After his first degree in Economics at Universidad de la República, he obtained an MSc and a PhD in Economics from University of Siena (Italy).  In Uruguay, Gabriel has worked as an economic advisor to the government, the National Trade Union Centre and the National Association of Producer Cooperatives.  He was awarded the Horvat-Vanek prize by the International Association for the Economics of Participation for research on labour-managed firms. His research has appeared in the Industrial and Labor Relations Review, the Journal of Comparative Economics and Economic Systems.



In the two years until the Association next gathers all together in Regensburg, our activities will be focused around local initiatives for seminars, workshops and seminars. I am very keen to encourage as much intellectual activity and research exchange as is possible, and we will use this Newsletter and the website as a hub for exchanging ideas and information. Perhaps I should also take the opportunity to highlight also the First World Congress of Comparative Economics, which will take place next June (25th-27th 2015) in Rome. This is a good time to acknowledge formally the effort put in by one of our former Presidents, Marcello Signorelli, in making this meeting of all the Associations around the world actually happen. Further information can be found on .


In conclusion, I would like to reflect on an anniversary which is coming up over the next few weeks; the twenty fifth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. That event perhaps more than any other marks the collapse of the division of Europe and the start of the path of transition from socialism to market economic systems across the former communist bloc. With the hindsight of history, many questions remain unanswered. Jeffrey Sachs always told us that with the fall of communism, there was only one economic system – capitalism. However, many variants of such a system have now emerged, from the red blooded North American strand to the socially aware Scandinavian one.  Transition proved not to be a uniform path from a given starting place to a predetermined finish; rather a much more complex and messy affair in which we learnt the critical roles of institutions and culture in mediating the impact of  economic incentives. The role played by the European Union in these momentous changes also bears further research. For many, it might be considered to have been critical for certain countries, such as Poland, Hungary and the Czech and Slovak Republics, in legitimising and cementing the transition path. But for other countries, initially or permanently excluded from EU membership on the Balkan or Eastern periphery of the Union, perhaps the effects of EU policies have been more baleful. I am sure we will continue to see much fine research in these important topics.


Saul Estrin



1.2 EACES Board Meeting, Corvinus University Budapest, 6th September 2014




Management Board (2014-2016)


Saul Estrin (SE)                       President

Magdalna Sass (MS)               Vice-president

Jens Holscher  (JE)                 Treasurer

Randolph Bruno (RB)             Secretary


Executive Board (2014-2016)


Roman Horvath (RH)

Jorgen Jerger (JJ)

Satoshi Mizobata (SM)

Martin Myant (MM)

Jan Svejnar (JS)

Milica Uvalic (MU)

Urmas Varblane (UV)

Ivan Vujacic (IV)

Andrei Yakovlev (AY)



Advisory Board members and Ex-officio members


Will Bartlett (WB)

Marcello Signorelli (MS)

Bruno Dallago (BD)

Vittorio Valli (VV)

Tomasz Mickiewicz (TM)

Michael Keren (MK)


Apologies: JV and BD left the meeting after one hour for catching flights.


Agenda from the president SE



1. Round table of presentations from the new members of the board

2. Next board meeting and organisation of a joint workshop

3. Feedback on the 13th EACES bi-annual conference just concluded in Budapest

4. JE further details on the budget

5. PhD Award next committee



1)                 JS expressed his view on EACES visibility and track record in terms of conferences and agglomeration of scholars in the field. Bringing together young scholars and promoting the PhD award are key element of this strategy. Comparative economic studies could pull many interested scholars more or less aware of the association. For example it could be profitable to strengthen the institutional links with other institutions (other association, international organisations, etc.). RH pointed out the need to encourage the participation of peer review journals in the next Bi-annual EACES conferences (EJPE, ES, CZEF, JCES, etc.) as well as increase the social media presence via Facebook, Blogs and other Internet based publicity. Also some link with the Czech Economic Association (RH is the president) and the MAER-NET Colloquium (MRA network) could be encouraged. RH is also willing to be part of the next PhD award committee. IV is looking for ways to involve scholars from the Serbian region/FY. RB has also recognised the importance of expanding the membership and participation towards young generations of comparative economics scholars and he has in particularly praised the promising collaborations with other associations in Asia or overseas with a wider “emerging market” focus.

2)                 Next Board Meeting:

a.                  When: end of February/March 2015

b.                  Where: Brussels, Perugia, London, Moscow, Regensburg. After a quick voting both London and Brussels seemed to be promising candidates (operational: SE MM and RB to follow on this)

c.                  Day: preferably end of beginning of the week


3)                 Feedback conference: SE praised the 13th Bi-annual EACES organiser committee for the variety and quality of the paper/presentations. For next events it would be good to attract young/promising scholars. Sections dedicated to special issues for Journals could be encouraged (AY suggest to have a pre-selection of papers admitted at the conference). JS, SE and RH have emphasised the need to expand social media - operational: RH could lead a working group on this, WB and RB would join. AY JJ, MK MS SE have discussed the organisation of the discussants’ contributes: invited sections with discussants and other sections without could be a good compromise. Organisations of discussants for each and every paper could prove to be too difficult. SE suggests the possibility to have “methodology” section for PhD training (e.g. with very detailed comments). TM suggests thinking about organising conference overlapping with Saturday. WB would envisage inviting eminent policy makers as key note speakers. VV publicized the emerging market centre in Turin that be linked to the launch of the research link of young scholars. VV in fact proposed that each member of the board could suggest 3/4 names of young scholars to be informed about the activities of the association. MS will keep the association posted for the Rome world congress organisation.

4)                 JE: the association usually contributes for 500 euros financing for the workshop to be matched by a crowding in of an equivalent of local funding. SE encouraged the meeting to think about fruitful ways to use the money in the account. SE and RB pointed out the possibility to use some paid services for the website development improvement and eventually basic maintenance.

5)                 PhD Award committee: operational SE TM RH MK

6)                 AOB: nil


1.3 Report of EACES General Assembly, Budapest 5, September 2014


Present; T. Mickiewicz (President)

S. Estrin (Vice President)

M Myant (Secretary)

J. Holscher (Treasurer)

plus a further 42 members of the association.


Report by the President: T. Mickiewicz reported on the association’s activities over the past two years. There had been an increase in activities with 130 attending the biennial conference currently under way and 400 on the mailing list. A series of workshops had been held as listed on the website with a new address of


Report by the Treasurer: J. Holscher reported on the financial position with total assets of 23,947.13 euros held in various different forms. Spending has been mostly on workshops.


Approval of activities: The meeting gave unanimous formal approval to the report on the association’s activities and to the Treasurer’s report.


Proposed future activities: Reports were received on plans for the association’s next biennial conference, to be held in Regensburg 8-10 September 2016, and for the first World Congress of Comparative Economics, to be held in Rome 25-27 June 2015. Information for both is on the EACES website and more details will be posted in time.


Election of Officers

The following officers were elected for the forthcoming two-year period;

President                     Saul Estrin

Vice President             Magdolna Sass

Secretary                     Randolph Bruno

Treasurer                     Jens Holscher


Election of Executive Committee Members

The following further members were elected to the EACES executive, to serve for two years:

R. Horvath, J. Jerger, S. Mizobata, M. Myant, J. Svejnar, M. Uvalic, U. Varblane, I. Vujacic, A. Yakovlev.


Martin Myant, Secretary, 5 September 2014









2.1 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 31/8/2014 

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 Society for  the Study of Emerging Markets (SSEM), The 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 of abstracts and papers must be made through CONFERENCE MAKER at the web address:


Before submitting a paper or panel it is necessary to create a free Conference Maker account at:


-           Submissions of abstracts/papers are possible from October 1, 2014 to February 15, 2015.

-           Acceptance/rejection  decisions  will  be  sent  by March 10, 2015.


Registration and payment of the conference fees must use CONFERENCE MAKER at the web address:

-           early    registration/payment    (with    reduced fees) before March 31 2015: 200 euro;

-           regular registration/payment from April 1 to May 31 2015: 250 euro;

 -          young  researchers  (with  financial  difficulties), PhD students and graduate students (presenting a certificate from their Universities) can apply for reduced  fee  (50  euro)  by  contacting  Pasquale Tridico     and      Marcello            Signorelli (; by January 15, 2015.


A panel of “Meet the Editors” will be organized by Ali M. Kutan on the topic “How to publish in top economics and business journals” targeted towards young Ph.Ds and doctoral students. Editors will also take questions from participants.


Papers presented in the World Congress can be submitted (for regular issues) or can be selected for special issues or symposia, with the usual referees’ assessments, in the following Journals: Journal of Comparative Economics, Economic Systems, European Journal of Comparative Economics, Comparative Economic Studies, China Economic Review, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Eastern European Economics, Journal of Institutional Economics, Japanese Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Comparative Economic Studies and other international journals.


A  Conference  website,  containing  updated  information (including list of Hotels), is active at the address:


Local Organizing Committee:

Sebastiano Fadda, Marcello Signorelli and Pasquale Tridico


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, Francesco Farina, Janusz Brzeszczynski, Milica Uvalic, Wolfram Elsner, Ichiro Iwasaki, Hartmut Lehmann, Ikka Korhonen and Pauline Grosjean, Jens Hölscher, Yan Bai, Jie He, Magdolna Sass, Jun Ma.


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















2.2 International Scholarly Conference







2-4 June 2015, Moscow



International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences

National Research University – Higher School of Economics (Moscow) and Friedrich Ebert Foundation with additional support from Franco-Russian Research Center (Moscow) and Blavatnik Family Foundation


Call for Papers

Nineteen forty-five was a time for beginnings and settling scores. For some, the arrival of the Red Army meant freedom from German rule and new opportunities under Soviet rule. Others feared a new occupation and the costs of their actions under the German regime. The aftermath of occupation and often-vengeful liberation had long-ranging consequences, creating new power dynamics and animosities that reverberate in the memory of the war seventy years later.


Historians have learned a great deal in the last decade about the war and its aftermath, and studies especially about the war on the Eastern front have greatly expanded our knowledge. However, the burgeoning literature on occupation and liberation remains fragmented, crying out for greater synthetic interpretation. “Europe, 1945: Occupation, Liberation, Retribution” is intended to bring together scholars working on path-breaking aspects of World War II in order to create such new syntheses and interpretations. The goal of this international conference is to foster cross-country and cross-regional comparisons while introducing new sources and perspectives on the shift from occupation liberation.


The title “Europe, 1945” is not intended to impose a narrow chronological perspective on the conference papers. Rather, “1945” serves as a metaphor for the moment of liberation and the advent of the postwar order. In some territories not far west of Moscow, the end of German occupation and re-Sovietization came as early as 1942; in other areas, such as western Ukraine, armed conflict continued after 1945. But all areas experienced a common shift from the wartime order to the post-war world, and analyzing this transition is the conference’s main objective. We are especially interested in how the triple combination of Stalinism, German occupation, and the re-establishment of Soviet rule affected one another, both through interaction and repudiation.


The conference hopes to attract papers related but not limited to the following topics:

- Commonalities and local differences in the experience of occupation

- The Red Army’s experience in Europe

- Local populations’ interaction with Soviet power

- Lived experience in the transition from occupation to liberation

- The intelligentsia under German and Soviet rule

- Collaboration under occupation and as political category after the war

- The Holocaust as a part of Soviet liberation

- The fate of prisoners and displaced peoples

- Cultural and social memory of occupation and liberation

- Entanglements among prewar, wartime, and postwar phenomena


The Center for the History of World War II invites paper proposals that address issues of occupation and liberation in Central and Eastern Europe, including territories of the Soviet Union. The conference organizers welcome papers that examine the political, social and cultural ramifications of occupation and liberation in the war. Papers can explore conference themes with an emphasis on the period 1939 to 1948. While the conference will give preference to papers that investigate areas where the Red Army was active, it will consider papers addressing other areas in Eastern and Central Europe.

The working languages of the conference will be Russian and English.


The deadline for submitting paper proposals is 15 October 2014. Successful applicants will be notified by 15 November 2014.


Submissions should include (1) the name of the applicant, institutional affiliation, postal and electronic addresses; (2) a brief CV; (3) a short statement explaining how the applicant’s research relates to the conference topic; (4) a one-page outline of the paper. Proposals are invited in Russian or English and can be for both individual papers and panels. Proposals and inquiries should be e-mailed to:


The organizers will assist international participants with obtaining visa invitations to Russia. Meals (coffee breaks, lunches) will be provided. The conference organizers have limited funds to cover (partially or in full) participants’ airfare and accommodation costs for the duration of the conference. We ask prospective participants who will need financial assistance to indicate this in their submissions.











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


4th Annual LCSR International

Saint-Petersburg, Russia


10-15 November 2014III


1st EuRunBIS Symposium


Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod – Russian Federation

November 2014IV



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 have been sent by 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 have been 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 be submitted 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 EAEPE directly. 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


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



III. 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)

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 titled "Registration for the 2nd LCSR Conference". The application should contain your name and affiliation.

More information is available at


IV. 1st EuRunBIS Symposium


Dear Colleagues,


I'd like to inform you about the 1st EuRunBIS Symposium that is to be held in November 1214,

Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod – Russian Federation.


The theme of the symposium: Russian versus European Financial Systems in a Global Context: Regulation, Competition, Efficiency.


For more information please see:


Please contact Professor Maurizio Pompella Email: if you need more info.



Kind regards,



Roman Matousek

Professor of Banking and Finance

University of Kent

Kent Business School



4.1 Books

World Development and Economic Systems

Theory and Applications

By Solomon Cohen

Mainstream economics generally assumes a universalistic market-oriented economic behavior that drives countries to adopt one economic system, with marginal variations. This book extends the scope of theory and applications by asserting that other distinct behaviors evolve and dominate in other economic systems. Systemic differences arise from distinct social, political and economic behavioral-motivational types that associate with intensive agent activity in household, state and firm settings. External conditions, historical events, and agent interactions ultimately result in domination of one motivational type over others; thus determining distinct profiles of structure, conduct, and performance in different economic systems, that are generally observed in the adopting countries.

The book validates the theory empirically, traces the historical evolution of the respective economic systems in the world regions and evaluates their responses to various economy failures such as monopoly, uncertainties, externalities and collective needs. The evaluation is extended to structural changes and system performance regarding growth and distribution.

This book draws on microeconomics, welfare economics, development economics and the international economy. The book projects the influence potential of leading countries/systems, and treats effects of displacement of incumbent leaders (US, Japan) by newcomer leaders (China, India) on system competition and on world governance.


Readership: Professionals working in the areas of economic systems, transitions, development and policy making; instructors and students of economics and finance; consultants and officials in international agencies working in fields related to economics and development.


(Solomon) Suleiman Ibrahim Cohen is Professor Emeritus of Economics at Erasmus University, The Netherlands, founder of the Foundation for Economic Research, Rotterdam, and regular advisor to UN, World Bank, and EU agencies on development issues and in field assignments. Born in El Fayoum, Egypt, he obtained his BA from the University of Khartoum, Sudan; and MA and PhD from the Netherlands School of Economics.



4.2 Journals’ Recent Publications




Web page:




Economic Systems on ScienceDirect(Opens new window)

Vol. 38 (3), September 2014



How to foresee banking crises? A survey of the empirical literature

Pages 289-308, by Karlo Kauko


Monetary policy, exchange rates and labor unions in SEE and the CIS during the financial crisis

Pages 309-332, by Branimir Jovanovic, Marjan Petreski


Pollution and informal economy

Pages 333-349, by Ceyhun Elgin, Oguz Oztunali


Military versus non-military government spending and the shadow economy

Pages 350-359, by Rajeev K. Goel, James W. Saunoris


Ceremonial science: The state of Russian economics seen through the lens of the work of ‘Doctor of Science’ candidates

Pages 360-378, by Alexander Libman, Joachim Zweynert


Economic and spatial determinants of interregional migration in Kazakhstan

Pages 379-396, by Alisher Aldashev, Barbara Dietz


The micro evolution of trade and turnover in Turkey under the global crisis

Pages 397-414, by Alessia Lo Turco, Daniela Maggioni


Inflation aversion in transition countries: Empirical evidence from the Baltic StatesOriginal Research Article

Pages 415-432, by Michael Berlemann


The effect of housing and stock market wealth on consumption in emerging and developed countries

Pages 433-450, by Amina Ahec Šonje, Anita Čeh Časni, Maruška Vizek


Direct and indirect oil shocks and their impacts upon energy related stocks

Pages 451-467, by David C. Broadstock, Rui Wang, Dayong Zhang



Post Communist Economies

Web page:


Volume 26, Issue 3, 2014




Government size and efficiency as constraints to economic growth: comparing Croatia with other European countries

Pages 297-323, by Marijana Bađun, Vedrana Pribičević & Milan Deskar-Škrbić


Private governance under public constraints

Pages 324-340, by Feng Deng


Do economic crises impede or advance regional economic integration in the post-Soviet space?

Pages 341-358, by Evgeny Vinokurov & Alexander Libman

Productivity and factor misallocation in Ukraine: the role of state ownership

Pages 359-375, by Umut Kılınç


Explaining money demand in China during the transition from a centrally planned to a market-based monetary system

Pages 376-400, by Anne-Laure Delatte, Julien Fouquau & Carsten Holz


Age–productivity patterns in talent occupations for men and women: a decomposition

Pages 401-414, by Magdalena Smyk, Joanna Tyrowicz & Barbara Liberda


Informal credit institutions in transition countries: a study of urban money lenders in post-communist Uzbekistan

Pages 415-435, by Kobil Ruziev & Peter Midmore




Comparative Economic Studies


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Volume 56, Issue 3, 2014



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Symposium: Financial Markets (Re) Segmentation in the Euro Area


Introduction: Financial Markets (Re) Segmentation in the Euro Area

Pages 335-336, by Lúcio Vinhas de Souza


Voltar a Empezar: Crisis and the Renationalization of the Iberian Financial Systems

Pages 337-350, by Lucio Vinhas De Souza and Merxe Tudela


The Center Still Holds: Financial Integration in the Euro Area

Pages 351-375, Indermit S Gill, Naotaka Sugawara and Juan Zalduendo


Integration of Central and Eastern European and the Euro-Area Financial Markets: Repercussions from the Global Financial Crisis

Pages 376-395, by Lucjan T Orlowski and Anna Tsibulina


The ECB’s Experience of Monetary Policy in a Financially Fragmented Euro Area

Pages 396-423, by Alain Durré, Angela Maddaloni and Francesco Paolo Mongelli




Conflict and Social and Political Preferences: Evidence from World War II and Civil Conflict in 35 European Countries

Pages 424-451, by Pauline Grosjean


Safety in Numbers: Bailouts and the Decision to Join the EMU

Pages 452-468, by Menna Bizuneh and Neven Valev


Intra-regional Equalization and Growth in Russia

Pages 469-489, by Jorge Martinez-Vazquez and Andrey Timofeev






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Journal of Comparative Economics

         Volume 42, Issue 3, 2014




“The people want the fall of the regime”: Schooling, political protest, and the economy

Pages 495-517, by Filipe R. Campante, Davin Chor


Electoral regime and trade policy

Pages 518-534, by John William Hatfield, William R. Hauk Jr.


The global arms trade network 1950–2007

Pages 535-551, by Anders Akerman, Anna Larsson Seim


Unbundling democracy: Political rights and civil liberties

Pages 552-568, by Ariel BenYishay, Roger Betancourt


Does services liberalization affect manufacturing firms’ export performance? Evidence from India

Pages 569-589

Maria Bas


Fairness and inequality tolerance: Evidence from the Life in Transition Survey

Pages 590-608, by Alexandru Cojocaru


Collective management of residential housing in Russia: The importance of being social

Pages 609-629, by Ekaterina I. Borisova, Leonid Polishchuk, Anatoly Peresetsky


Do return migrants transfer political norms to their origin country? Evidence from Mali

Pages 630-651, by Lisa Chauvet, Marion Mercier


Financial structure, productivity, and risk of foreign direct investment

Pages 652-669, by Jiarui ZHANG, Lei HOU


Educational qualifications mismatch in Europe. Is it demand or supply driven?

Pages 670-692, by Emanuela Ghignoni, Alina Verashchagina


Willingness to pay for managerial training: A case from the knitwear industry in Northern Vietnam

Pages 693-707, by Aya Suzuki, Hoang Nam Vu, Tetsushi Sonobe


Trends in China’s gender employment and pay gap: Estimating gender pay gaps with employment selection

Pages 708-725, by Wei Chi, Bo Li


Firm growth and productivity in Belarus: New empirical evidence from the machine building industry

Pages 726-738, by Jesus Crespo Cuaresma, Harald Oberhofer, Gallina Andronova Vincelette


A journey from a corruption port to a tax haven

Pages 739-754, by Shafik Hebous, Vilen Lipatov



Symposium on Central Asia


Switching the lights off: The impact of energy tariff increases on households in the Kyrgyz Republic

Pages 755-769, by Franziska Gassmann


Remittances and the human capital of children: New evidence from Kyrgyzstan during revolution and financial crisis, 2005–2009

Pages 770-785, by Antje Kroeger, Kathryn H. Anderson


Doing it all: Women’s employment and reproductive work in TajikistanOriginal Research Article

Pages 786-803, by Mieke Meurs, Vanya Slavchevska


Can religion insure against aggregate shocks to happiness? The case of transition countries

Pages 804-818, by Olga Popova


Household survey data for research on well-being and behavior in Central Asia

Pages 819-835, by Tilman Brück, Damir Esenaliev, Antje Kroeger, Alma Kudebayeva, Bakhrom Mirkasimov, Susan Steiner













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Volume 26, Issue 4, 2014




Understanding the Links between Labour and Economic Development

Pages 387-396, by Ralitza Dimova and Christophe J Nordman

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Original Articles


Informal Employment and Development: Patterns of Inclusion and Exclusion

Pages 397-418, by Martha Chen


By Choice and by Necessity: Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment in the Developing World

Pages 419-436, by David N Margolis


Informal sector dynamics in times of fragile growth: The case of Madagascar

Pages 437-455, by Julia Vaillant, Michael Grimm, Jann Lay and François Roubaud


The determinants of the size distribution of firms in Uganda

Pages 456-472, by Jonathan Goyette


Informal–Formal Linkages and Informal Enterprise Performance in Urban West Africa

Pages 473-489, by Marcus H Böhme and Rainer Thiele


Trapped in Agriculture? Credit Constraints, Investments in Education and Agricultural Employment

Pages 490-508, by Ruxanda Berlinschi, Johan Swinnen and Kristine Van Herck


Migration, Education and the Gender Gap in Labour Force Participation

Pages 509-526, by Ilhom Abdulloev, Ira N Gang and Myeong-Su Yun


In Limbo: Exploring Transition to Discouragement

Pages 527-551, by Ayça Akarçay Gürbüz, Sezgin Polat and Mustafa Ulus

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Book review


Crafting Institutional Reforms for International Development

Pages 552-554, by Prakash Kashwan


Bangladesh: Politics, Economy and Civil Society

Pages 554-556, William B Milam








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Other Members of the Executive Committee

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Roman Horvath

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Institute of Economic Studies

Charles University, Prague

Ovocný trh 3-5, 116 36 Praha 1

Czech Republic

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Juergen Jerger

EC Member



University of Regensburg and IOS Regensburg,


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Fax:+49-941 943-4941



Satoshi Mizobata

EC Member


Institute of Economic Research,

Kyoto University

Yoshidahon-machi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto,

Japan 6068501

Tel: +81-75-753-7144



Martin Myant

EC Member


European Trade Union Institute

Bd du Roi Albert II, 5

1210 Brussels

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Jan Svejnar

EC Member


School of International and Public Affairs

Columbia University

420 W. 118th Street

New York, NY 10027




Milica Uvalic

EC Member


Department of Economics, Finance and Statistics

Via Pascoli 20

University of Perugia, 06123 Perugia, Italy

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University of Tartu

Institute of Economics

Narva 4, 51009 Tartu


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Ivan Vujacic

EC Member


Department of Economics

University of Beograd

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Andrei Yakovlev

EC Member

University - Higher School of Economics

Institute for Industrial and Market Studies

Slavyanskayapl 4, bldg 2,

Moscow 109074, Russia    

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E-mail ayakovlev@hse.ruand


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

Tomasz  Mickiewicz

Aston University


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




This 71th issue of this EACES quarterly newsletter is the one covering the report and outcome of the 13th Biennial Conference of the Association in Budapest, September 2014. The presidential message in this newsletter acknowledges the vast contribution of the organising committee for the successful completion of the conference of the association. Moreover, an indication about the next biennial conference at Regensburg, Germany, is also associated in his message. Why did the effects of the financial crises vary so strongly between countries?



Information regarding the PhD Award 2012-2014 has been announced through the presidential message. Gabriel Burdin -- Assistance Professor of Economics at Universidat de La Republica (Montevideo, Urugway) -- is the winner of the award this year. More extensive bio of Gabriel Burden is also inclusive in presidential address. His thesis was on Essays on Worker-Managed firm; according the the team, this research has made significant contribution in an understanding on distingushing characteristics of Labour-Managed Firm. Gabriel is the.


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. Information regarding the International Scholarly Conference to be organized by Higher School of Economics is also inclusive in this section. Scheduled for 2 - 4 June 2015, the conference will focus on “Europe, 1945: liberation, occupation, retribution”.


Section 4 reminds forthcoming conferences/workshops/seminars. It includes notices regarding  55th Annual Conference of Italian Economic Association; 26th Annual EAEPE Conference; 4th Annual LCSR International; and 1st EuRunBIS Symposium. These conferences and seminars will all occur during October and November 2014.

Information regarding the book on Poland and the Euro Zone is in Section 5. Edited by Jens Hölscher, this book has been published by Palgrave Macmillan. A host of renowned contributors provide a broad range of perspectives on four critical issues: current problems of the Euro area, income developments, monetary aspects and the behaviour of firms. Furthermore, it provides a detailed study of European integration. It is indispensable reading for researchers and students of European economics and monetary policy, and for those interested in the development of Poland. Likewise, exclusive coverage of the book on World Development: Theory and Applications authored by Solomon Cohen is also the subject matter of this section. The book validates the theory empirically, traces the historical evolution of the respective economic systems in the world regions and evaluates their responses to various economy failures such as monopoly, uncertainties, externalities and collective needs. The evaluation is extended to structural changes and system performance regarding growth and distribution. Moreover, second part of this Section presents the list of scientific articles appeared in the current issues of Economic Systems, Post-Communist Economies, Comparative Economic Studies, Journal of Comparative Economics, and European Journal of Development Research.     

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