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No. 77                 Quarterly Publication of EACES                    March 2016







    1.1 Message from the President


    1.2 Meeting Minutes
















    4.1 Workshop on ‘Russian Firms in Comparative Perspective’

‘Russian Firms in Comparative Perspective’


    4.2 2nd Workshop (Youth) on Unemployment in Europe


    4.3  Workshop on Human Capital in Cities


    4.4 EACES-HSE Workshop





















1.1 Message from the President

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Dear Colleagues and friends,


I expect you have all had a busy term and are now looking forward to the long break, with enhanced opportunities for research.  Your Association is still thriving, with numerous workshops, seminars and conferences planned. There is notification of them all later in this newsletter. I hope that you have been able to participate, especially in events that take place relatively near to you.


We held a Board Meeting of the Association in London during February, which we combined with a workshop on Brexit. The latter stimulated a lively debate. The main issue of the Board meeting was planning for our next biannual conference at Regensburg in Germany in 2016.  The date is, as usual in early September (September 8th – 10th) and details are in the newsletter and on the EACES website. The local organiser is Juergen Jerger and he is working hard to make sure that once again we have an excellent Conference. Please do take the chance to submit a paper or a panel. I look forward to seeing you there.




Saul Estrin

London School of Economics

March 15th 2016







1.2 Meeting Minutes


EACES BOARD Minutes, 12th February 2016 Meeting at London School of Economics, 2-4 PM


Present (alphabetical):

Will Bartlett (WB)

Randolph Bruno (RB)

Saul Estrin (SE)

Juergen Jerger (JJ)

Michael Keren (MK)

Tomasz Mickiewicz (TM)

Satoshi Mizobata (SM)

Martin Myant (MM)

Magdolna Sass (MS)

Milica Uvalic (MU)

Urmas Varblane (UV)



1)      The president accepted the apologies for absence

2)      The minutes of the last Board Meeting (February the 6th 2015, ETUI, Brussels, Belgium) were approved

3)      JJ reported on the preparation of the 14th EACES conference, September 2016 in Regensburg.

a.       Jo Brada is the confirmed keynote, enquired on the possibility to get a Business Class (USA-Germany) flight ticket for medical reasons. The board has suggested to check if the Economy Premium ticket (cheaper than the business class) could be an acceptable solution.

b.      JJ has reported on the conference website  now up and running.

c.       Due to the low number of submissions, the board has advised to extend the deadline till the end of March 2016 (ACTION taken on the 15th February 2016 via the website) use the full EACES mailing list (ACTION taken on the 15th February 2016 via a detailed e-mail through the mailing list)

d.      JJ will write to people willing to organise panel section (SE and RB to liaise with JJ) with same extended deadline.

e.       SE, MS and JJ to arrange monthly skype calls in order to touch base on the conference’s organisation.

f.       MK reported about the limited (one) number of submission for the EACES PhD award. The board has advised to extend the deadline till 30th April 2016 (ACTION taken on the 15th February 2016).

g.       JJ reported on arrangements for hotel discounts and Saturday afternoon excursion.

h.      JJ reported on the organisation of the section on: “Questions to the Editors.”


4)      II World Congress of Comparative Economics, 2017, St. Petersburg: Saul has read the detailed account sent by Andrei Yakovlev (who has sent his apologies due to teaching commitments):

a.       The board has discussed the most appropriate title for the conference, e.g.:

                                                              i.      It has been suggested Revolution AND Evolution (instead of TO)

                                                            ii.      It has been suggested Revolution and Evolution in Comparative Economics (or Economic Development)

                                                          iii.      It has been suggested to separate or reorganise the thematic sessions (e.g. labour and IO could be separated; migration could go into labour; FDI and human capital development could be merged; etc.)

5)      Report on the Website from Roman Horvath (who also sent his apologies): The board has discussed the pros and cons of his proposal on the website and it has been suggested to better investigate what are the real value added with respect to a re-shaping of the existing website done by the existing webmaster (trade-offs). A fully functional mobile version would be one of the major value-added.

6)      EACES relationship with Journals (e.g. affiliated): after a discussion WB has kindly agreed to look into the definition of “affiliated” vis-à-vis lighter forms of collaboration.

7)      JH (apologies for health reasons) sent his report: no major changes.

8)      The board has unanimously appointed Professor Dr. Horst Brezinski as Honorary EACES Member.

9)      SE and RB have reminded that the next Association Meeting (general assembly) in Regensburg, 8-10 September 2016, will elect the new managing board/executive committee for the September 2016-September 2018 mandate: expression of interests now open.

10)  Any other Business: none.



Second World Congress of Comparative Economics

1917–2017: From Revolution to Evolution

01-03 June, 2017

St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

Call for papers


The European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES), The Association for Comparative Economic Studies (ACES), The Japanese Association for Comparative Economic Studies (JACES) and The Korean Association for Comparative Economic Studies (KACES)

are issuing a call for papers for the panel sessions and individual reports 

for the Second World Congress of Comparative Economics

in St. Petersburg on June 01-03, 2017.


The special theme of the 2nd World Congress of Comparative Economic Studies

Socialist revolution in Russia in 1917 and development of comparative economic studies

(This is our initial proposal, we will be grateful for comments, remarks or alternative ideas.)


Plenary sessions and round tables of the Congress will be devoted to a broad spectrum of theoretical and empirical contributions on the following topics:

·         institutional design and institutional dynamics;

·         catching up, cyclical development and structural transformation;

·         macroeconomic stability and macroeconomic policies;

·         financial system and banking sector;

·         labour market and industrial organization;

·         human capital development;

·         regional development;

·         international trade and trade policy;

·         migration and foreign direct investment;

·         international economic integration.


The above list is not exhaustive and all submissions broadly related to the topic of comparative economic studies will be considered.


We invite submissions of panel sessions (3 or 4 abstracts/papers) or individual abstracts/papers. 


Program Committee (to be completed) of the 2nd WCCE: Saul Estrin (EACES), Josef C. Brada (ACES), Masaaki Kuboniwa (JACES), Byung Yeon Kim (KACES), Marcello Signorelli (EACES), Andrei Yakovlev (EACES), Olga Demidova (EACES).


Local Organizing Committee: Sergey Kadochnikov, Tatiana Meshkova, Elena Rogova, Sergey Slobodyan, Eduard Limonov, Anna Fedyunina



Submission details


Details about submission procedure, selection process, registration and payment will be included in the second Call for Papers that will be circulated by August 2016.


Submissions will be possible from September 1, 2016 to January 15, 2017.


Information about acceptance/rejection by February 15, 2017.


Details about online submission and registration system will be added.


Conference fee: This will be added (we would be grateful on advice of AB/EC members on appropriate level of conference fee)


As for additional information, please contact Mrs. Anna Fedyunina





EACES 14th Biennial Conference in 8-10 September at Institute for East and South-east European Studies (IOS), University of Regensburg, Germany
















Workshop on

‘Russian Firms in Comparative Perspective’

Moscow, Russia

21-22 April 2016I


2nd Workshop (Youth) on Unemployment in Europe

Warsaw, Poland

 5-6 May 2016 II


Workshop on Human Capital in Cities

St. Petersburg, Russia

19-20 May 2016 III


EACES-HSE Workshop

Moscow, Russia

20 June 2016 IV



IEACES Workshop on ‘Russian Firms in Comparative Perspective’


European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES)

National Research University – Higher School of Economics (HSE)


EACES Workshop


April 21-22, 2016, Moscow, Russia


The EACES workshop “Russian Firms in Comparative Perspective” will be held within the framework of the XVII HSE International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development (Moscow, April 19-22, 2016). The workshop is organized by the Institute for Industrial and Market Studies of National Research University – Higher School of Economics (HSE) in cooperation with EACES and Economic Systems (, 2014 Tompson Reuters Journal Citation Report Impact Factor: 0.649).


The EACES workshop aims to promote empirical research on Russian firms by the international academic community. The workshop also intends to develop academic networks among researchers interested in Russian and other emerging economies. We especially welcome studies related to the organization, management, behaviour as well as internationalization of Russian firms with a comparative perspective over time or between other countries.


Accordingly, we solicit papers on a variety of related topics, including but not limited to:

l  Ownership structures, privatization, renationalization, and corporate governance system;

l  Management systems and technologies, investment, innovation, restructuring;

l  Emergence and future prospects of family and small businesses;

l  Market entry and exit, firm survival, firm performance;

l  State-business relationship, investment climate, state capture, corruption.

l  Internationalization, international competitiveness;

l  Impact of financial crises and sanctions on business development.


The working language of the workshop will be English.


The workshop program will include a keynote speech by Professor Saul Estrin (London School of Economics and Political Science; President of EACES) and a number of panel sessions on specific topics. The duration of a panel session is 90 minutes. Researches will have 15 minutes for presentation to be followed up by discussants.


We are asking authors to upload the full version of the paper (no longer than 10,000 words; Word, RTF or PDF file) into the conference website (and also send the paper to e-mail address by March 7, 2016.


Program Committee of the Workshop: Tatiana Dolgopyatova (HSE, Russia), Julan Du (Chinese University of Hong Kong, China), Ichiro Iwasaki (Hitotsubashi University, Japan), Byung-Yeon Kim (Seoul National University, South Korea), Tomasz Mickiewicz (Aston Business School, UK), Alexander Muravyev (HSE, Russia & IZA, Germany), Andrei Yakovlev (HSE, Russia).


Selected papers presented at the workshop will be published in a special issue of Economic Systems in March, 2017. All nominated papers are subject to a blind peer-review. Guest editors of the special issue are: Tatiana G. Dolgopyatova, Ichiro Iwasaki and Andrei Yakovlev.


The Institute for Industrial and Market Studies (IIMS) was founded in April, 1997. The IIMS is one of the first research institutes to have been established at the Higher School of Economics. The Institute focuses on empirical analysis of an enterprises’ behaviour and market development, competition policy, the investment climate and relations between business and state.


Key-note speaker Saul Estrin is a Professor of Management and Head of the Department of Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His areas of research include labour economics, economic development and entrepreneurship. Saul has published numerous papers in scholarly journals including Quarterly Journal of Economics, European Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Industrial Economics and Journal of Comparative Economics.

















II2nd Workshop (Youth) on Unemployment in Europe



III Workshop on Human Capital in Cities

EACES Workshop

‘Human Capital in Cities: A Comparative Perspective’


May 19-20, 2016

St. Petersburg, Russian Federation


In cooperation with the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES), Campus of the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg is pleased to invite submissions to the following EACES Workshop ‘Human Capital in Cities: A Comparative Perspective’.


The Workshop is going to take place during the Annual Conference ‘Education and Global Cities: The Research University in the 21st Century’, held by Campus of NRU Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg on May 19-20. 


Professor Vladimir Gimpelson from HSE Center for Labor Studies is invited to EACES workshop as keynote speaker. We welcome original research papers broadly related to the interconnections between human capital and urban/regional development. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


·         spatial distribution of human capital and skills

·         spillover effects of human capital stock

·         regional heterogeneity in return to education

·         local labour market and human capital accumulation

·         labor market and qualification mismatch

·         young people, labor markets and student mobility

·         local community and earnings inequality

·         Institutions, ethnic diversities and regional disparities


According to the QS World University Ranking 2015, the Higher School of Economics ranks among the world’s top 200 universities for economics, philosophy and sociology, and within the top 100 for development studies. Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg is a globally oriented university, one of four network campuses of HSE with more than 3300 students and around 100 research fellows holding PhD degrees of leading world universities (see key facts and figures at ).


The 3rd 2016 annual conference ‘Education and Global Cities: The Research University in the 21st Century’ will focus on the challenges and opportunities for developing a research university. It will re-examine the concept of the research university in a new context, defined by:

·         the impact of world university rankings;

·         the impetus to develop research fields that contribute to the standing of a university within these rankings;

·         the emergence of new cross-disciplinary research fields that bring innovations in research methodologies and cooperation between traditional disciplines;

·         the changing of the historic balances between disciplines, and the increasingly fragile position of the social sciences and humanities vis-à-vis the natural sciences; and

·         the challenge that the drive to achieve world research excellence presents to the traditional social and economic role of the university in given national or regional contexts.


For further information, please, contact Mrs. Anna Fedyunina






EACES-HSE Workshop

June 20, 2016, Moscow

Call for Papers

The International Centre for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID) at Higher School of Economics in Moscow together with the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES) are pleased to invite submissions to the workshop:

Economic Development and Elite Competition

The workshop is going to precede the 5th Annual ICSID Conference that will take place at Higher School of Economics in Moscow on June 21-22, 2016. Contributions from the fields of comparative economics, political economy and political science are invited. We welcome submissions that adopt theoretical as well as empirical, qualitative as well as quantitative research designs and that can offer useful perspectives on recent developments and new challenges in political economy.

Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

Workshop working language is English. The workshop will be held in the central HSE campus at Myasnitskaya st., 20, Moscow.


To participate in the workshop, the abstracts of up to 200 words (or a draft) for each have been submitted to Professor Andrei Yakovlev to by February 20th, together with a short CV. Applicants have been informed about the selection by March 15th and the authors of accepted proposals are expected to submit full papers by May 20th.

The Selection Committee will include:

ICSID will provide the applicants with an invitation necessary to apply for a visa at a Russian consulate of your choosing. Since invitation issue may take up to 4 weeks we would be grateful if you could apply in advance.

ICSID can also assist in finding accommodation at one of the HSE Guest Houses or hotels during your stay in Moscow. Please note that HSE Guest House room availability is not guaranteed, therefore, early requests are appreciated. ICSID does not, however, cover travel or accommodation expenses.

The International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID, 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.

Scholars at ICSID are currently implementing the research project ‘Factors of career trajectories of bureaucratic elites, informal institutions, and provision of public goods’ which is the Center’s major project for 2014-2016. The main objectives of the project are to study the incentives for strengthening regional governance, improving the quality of formal and informal institutions, and developing research on public goods provision and property rights protection. We concentrate mostly on Russia, but compare it with other countries and have started to expand our research to China.







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copertina fascicolo

EJCE, vol. 12, n. 2, 2015



Emerging economies: cases and comparisons: a symposium, page 77


Outward Foreign Direct Investment from BRIC countries: Comparing strategies of Brazilian, Russian, Indian and Chinese multinational companies
by Wladimir Andreff, pages 79-131


Structural Change, Globalization and Economic Growth in China and India
by Vittorio Valli, Donatella Saccone, pages 133-163


Structural Change and Mid-Income Trap – Under which conditions can China succeed in moving towards higher income status?

by Helmut Wagner, pages 165 - 188                                                                                                            






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Economic Systems on ScienceDirect(Opens new window)

Vol. 40 (1) 2016




Aging and income convergence in Europe: A survey of the literature and insights from a demographic projection exercise

Jesus Crespo Cuaresma, Elke Loichinger, Gallina A. Vincelette, Pages 4-17


Courts in a transition economy: Case disposition and the quantity–quality trade-off in Bulgaria

Valentina Dimitrova-Grajzl, Peter Grajzl, Atanas Slavov, Katarina Zajc, Pages 18-38


Financial intermediation and economic growth: Does income matter?

Ünal Seven, Hakan Yetkiner, Pages 39-58


A public firm in a vertically linked price discriminating spatial duopoly

Hamid Beladi, Avik Chakrabarti, Daniel Hollas, Pages 59-63


Asymmetric growth effect of capital flows: Evidence and quantitative theory

Yoke-Kee Eng, Chin-Yoong Wong, Pages 64-81


Forecasting the South African inflation rate: On asymmetric loss and forecast rationality

Christian Pierdzioch, Monique B. Reid, Rangan Gupta, Pages 82-92


The resilience of oil-rich economies to the global financial crisis: Evidence from Kuwaiti financial and real sectors

Ali Mirzaei, Ritab Salem Farhan Al-Khouri, Pages 93-108


The geographical spillover of armed conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa

Fabrizio Carmignani, Parvinder Kler, Pages 109-119


Contagion in CDS, banking and equity markets

Benjamin M. Tabak, Rodrigo de Castro Miranda, Maurício da Silva Medeiros Jr., Pages 120-134


Spatial determinants of U.S. FDI and exports in OECD countries

Inoussa Boubacar, Pages 135-144


Inflation targeting on output growth: A pulse dummy analysis of dynamic macroeconomic panel data

Gustavo José de Guimarães e Souza, Helder Ferreira de Mendonça, Joaquim Pinto de Andrade, Pages 145-169


Retail bank interest rate pass-through in the euro area: An empirical survey

Natalia Andries, Steve Billon, Pages 170-194




Post Communist Economies

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Volume 28, Issue 1, 2016




Fiscal disparity and equalisation in the Russian Federation

Natalia Ermasova & John Mikesell, pages 1-15


Voting for staying. Why didn’t the foreign-owned automotive component suppliers relocate their activity from Hungary to lower-wage countries as a response to the economic crisis?

Eric Rugraff & Magdolna Sass, pages 16-33


Industry-specific determinants of vertical intra-industry trade: the case of EU new member states’ agri-food sector

Attila Jambor & Nuno Carlos Leitão, pages 34-48


Improving competitiveness in the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union: a blueprint for the next decade

Christopher A. Hartwell, pages 49-71


Ownership and enterprise performance in the Russian oil industry, 1992–2012

Nat Moser, pages 72-86


Emigration intentions of Roma: evidence from Central and South-East Europe

Laetitia Duval & François-Charles Wolff, pages 87-107


Output effects of fiscal stimulus in Central and Eastern European countries

Jean-Louis Combes, Alexandru Minea, Lavinia Mustea & Thierry Yogo, pages 108-127



Comparative Economic Studies


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Volume 58, Issue 1, 2016



Top of page

Knowledge Spillover Effects: A Patent Inventor Approach

Luigi Aldieri and Concetto Paolo Vinci, pages 1-16


Integrating the Neighbours: A Dynamic Panel Analysis of the EU-ENP Countries’ Trade Relations

Ageliki Anagnostou, Dimitris Kallioras and George Petrakos, pages 17-42


Are there Swift Transitions in the Smooth Transition Regressions of the Exchange Rate Volatility of Dollarized Versus Non-Dollarized Economies?

Lula G Mengesha, pages 43-59


Two Forms of Trade Credit Finance in China

Go Yano and Maho Shiraishi, pages 60-92


Kazakhstan: Long-Term Economic Growth and the Role of the Oil Sector

Yelena Kalyuzhnova and Kerry Patterson, pages 93-118


The Paradox of New Traditional Confucian Economics in the Two Koreas

J Barkley Rosser Jr and Marina V Rosser, pages 119-138








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Volume 28, Issue 2, 2016



special debate


Moving Towards Inclusive Development? Recent Views on Inequalities, Frugal Innovations, Urban Geo-Technologies, Gender and Hybrid Governance

Isa Baud, pages 119-129


Why Are Some People Poor?

Andy Sumner, pages 130-142


Frugal Innovation and Development: Aides or Adversaries?

Peter Knorringa, Iva Peša, André Leliveld and Cees van Beers, pages 143-153


Perspectives on the Role of Geo-Technologies for Addressing Contemporary Urban Issues: Implications for IDS

Karin Pfeffer and Hebe Verrest, pages 154-166


Gender Dilemmas in International Development Studies

Wendy Harcourt, pages 167-174


Hybrid Governance Arrangements

Francesco Colona and Rivke Jaffe, pages 175-183


original articles


Reliance of Sovereign Credit Ratings on Governance Indicators

Huseyin Ozturk, pages 184-212


Mobile Phones for Agricultural and Rural Development: A Literature Review and Suggestions for Future Research

Richard Duncombe, pages 213-235


Digesting Urban Space: Dietary Wellbeing in Mumbai Slums

Briana Gilmore and Nicky Pouw, pages 236-251


State or Regime? The Impact of Institutions on Welfare Outcomes

Simone Dietrich and Michael Bernhard, pages 252-269


Do Health Conditions Determine the Flow of External Health Resources? Evidence from Panel Data

Katharina M K Stepping, pages 270-293


Aid and Governance: Negative Returns?

Samuel Brazys, pages 294-313


Innovation Diffusion in Conservation Agriculture: A Network Approach

Julio Díaz-José, Roberto Rendón-Medel, Bram Govaerts, Jorge Aguilar-Ávila and Manrrubio Muñoz-Rodriguez, pages 314-329


Occupational Segregation in the Indian Labour Market

Tushar Agrawal, pages 330-351

Top of page

Book review


Economic Growth and Development: Theories, Criticism and an Alternative Growth Model

Thomas Domjahn, pages 352-354


Social Capital and Rural Development in the Knowledge Society

Garri Raagmaa, pages 354-356


Depoliticising Migration: Global Governance and International Migration Narratives

Sara Kalm, pages 356-359




Success Factors for Community Business Wildlife Tourism Partnerships in Tanzania FREE

Diederik de Boer and Meine Pieter van Dijk, page 360





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Volume LX, no. 207, 2015




An analysis of the impact of venture capital investment on economic growth and innovation: evidence from the USA and Russia

Vladimir Vladimirovich Kolmakov, Aleksandra Grigorievna Polyakova, Vasily Sergeevich Shalaev, Pages: 7-38

A note on the arrow’s impossibility theorem

Ritesh Jain, Pages: 39-48

Young entrepreneurs′ trust during the recession: evidence from Serbia

Vojislav Babić, Siniša Zarić, Pages: 49-68

A holistic approach to corporate social responsibility as a prerequisite for sustainable development: empirical evidence

Dejana Zlatanović, Pages: 69-94

Broadband adoption, digital divide, and the global economic competitiveness of Western Balkan countries
Đorđe Mitrović, Pages: 95-116

C-2-c market relations and word of mouth

Aleksandar Grubor, Ružica Kovač Žnideršić, and Dražen Marić, Pages: 117-134.






Managing Board


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         Saul Estrin



Department of Management


Houghton St

             London WC2A 2AE

Tel: +44-20 7955 6605



Magdolna Sass



Institute for Economics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

1112 Budaörsiút. 45

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



Randolph Bruno



School of Arts & Social Sciences

University College London

16 Taviton Street



Tel: +44(0)20 7679 8757



Jens Hölscher



Head of Department

Accounting, Finance & Economics

The Business School, Bournemouth University

Executive Business Centre

89 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth BH8 8EB, UK










Other Members of the Executive Committee

(Alphabetical order by family name)

Roman Horvath

EC Member


Institute of Economic Studies

Charles University, Prague

Ovocný trh 3-5, 116 36 Praha 1

Czech Republic

Tel: +420- 222 112 317     

Fax: (+49) 3731/39 27 33



Juergen Jerger

EC Member



University of Regensburg and IOS Regensburg,

nach Vereinbarungmitdem


Tele: +49-941 943 2697

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

Website:  Myant


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

Tel: +39-075-5855292, 5855279

Fax: +39-075-5855299



Urmas Varblane

EC Member

University of Tartu

Institute of Economics

Narva 4, 51009 Tartu


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



Ivan Vujacic

EC Member

Department of Economics and Statistics

University of Beograd

Kamenicka 6, Belgrade 11000, Serbia

Tel: +381-11-3021094

E-mail: Website:

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



Members of the Advisory Board 





Wladimir Andreff

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

Milica Uvalic

Department of Economics, University of Perugia

Vittorio Valli

Università di Torino, Dept. Economia

Hans-Jürgen Wagener

Europa Universitaet Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder

Tomasz  Mickiewicz

Aston University


Honorary Members:


Ronald Dore

Gregory Grossman

Michael Kaser

János Kornai

Marie Lavigne

Angus Maddison0301

Domenico Mario Nuti

Wladimir Andreff


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 presidential message in this 77th issue of EACES quarterly newsletter indicates for the orientation of EACES members towards the forthcoming EACES biennial conference scheduled for 8th – 10th September 2016 in Regensburg, Germany. Furthermore, being members of a thriving association EACES, people have stressful days ahead due to several workshops, seminars, and conferences as mentioned in this newsletter. A short glance to the newsletter would definitely help participants aware with the deadlines. Moreover, the presidential message also highlights the workshop in February that initiated lively debate on the potential exit of Britain from the European Union (Brexit). The first section of this newsletter also presents the minutes of the Board meeting held in London in February 2016. Major decisions of the meeting are inclusive in this section.


The Second World Congress of Comparative Economics in will be held in St. Petersburg on June 01-03, 2017. The European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES), The Association for Comparative Economic Studies (ACES), The Japanese Association for Comparative Economic Studies (JACES) and The Korean Association for Comparative Economic Studies (KACES) are issuing a call for papers for the panel sessions and individual reports for the conference. Nonetheless, Section 2 of this newsletter presents the preliminary outline of the conference. The updates will appear in the next newsletter.


Section 3 includes basic information regarding the forthcoming EACES biennial conference in Regensburg, Germany. This three-day conference will focus on Comparative Economic Development in the Long Run. Information on the deadlines (now this has been extended), hotel/accommodations in Regensburg, and other useful information about the city are also present in the section.


A summary table in Section 4 enlists four different workshops to be organised by June 2016. It has worked as a reminder to three interesting workshops: Workshop on ‘Russian Firms in Comparative Perspective’ will be held in Moscow; 2nd Workshop (Youth) on Unemployment in Europe in Warsaw; Workshop on Human Capital in Cities in St. Petersburg, Russia; and EACES-HSE Workshop to be held in Moscow.


Section 5 is all about recent publications of some journals associated with comparative economic studies. More specifically, publications of European Journal of Comparative Economics, Economic Systems, Post-communist Economies, Comparative Economic Studies, European Journal of Development Research, Economic Annals are inclusive in this section.


We welcome any comment/suggestion for the improvement of the newsletter. The submissions are requested to deliver in the form of hard copy or (preferably) electronic copy as a Microsoft Word file to the editor:



Sanjaya Acharya




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