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No. 80                 Quarterly Publication of EACES               December 2016













     2.1 Second World Congress of Comparative Economics


     2.2 XVIII April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social… Development


     2.3 Workshop on European Economic Integration Theory Revisited


     2.4 Workshop on Economics and Management of Workplace Democracy, ……


     2.5 EACES-HSE Workshop



     2.6 EACES-HSE PhD Seminar




























Dear EACES members,


I would like to wish every member a very successful and happy new year and remind us all that in 2017, the 2nd World Congress of Comparative Economics will be an important event for our organisation. This is an initiative in the launch of which EACES played a very active role. This second congress will be hosted by the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg, Russia, a renowned university in the Eastern part of Europe and a beautiful city with great historical heritage. I hope that EACES members will be present with organised panels and individual papers there and use the opportunity to deepen our connections with other organisations in the comparative economics area.


Among the new events we can find two conferences and two workshops, which will be supported by our organisation: one conference will take place in Szeged, Hungary on the 23th and 24th of March, 2017. It is organised by professor Beáta Farkas and its main aim to deal with the European integration process in a novel way: it wants to address the unanswered questions of European economic integration theories in the light of the latest real-life developments, such as the Brexit and the handling of the migration crisis – without taboos but using the analytical tools of either economics or political economy with academic rigour. Obviously, there is a need for fresh breeze in that area and this conference may contribute to shedding a new light on this problem. The other event is part of a larger programme: that of the Leeds Festival in the United Kingdom, where the EACES workshop on an equally important topic of “Economics and management of workplace democracy, employee participation, and emerging organisational models” will take place on the 4th of May. This workshop is organised by Gabriel Burdin and is planned as part of the Leeds Festival of Economics, Democracy, and the Workplace (4-5 May 2017). There will be two interesting workshops taking place in Moscow, Russia: the EACES-HSE PhD Seminar “Regional aspects of labour market, migration, investment, education, housing, health and other fields” (April 12-13) and the EACES-HSE workshop “Topics in Political Economy of Development” (June 13), which are fitting well in the row of the workshops, seminars and conferences on various current aspects of comparative economies organised by our Russian colleagues and friends. More details on all events can be found in this newsletter.


I think these events will help cooperation and exchange of ideas in very essential areas of comparative economics. This is all the more important, as in this new, “post-truth” era, when populist scaremongering has become a business on its own right, the objectivity and methodological rigour of our research as well as the constant search for evidence and truth become increasingly essential. These and future events organised or supported by EACES will serve this aim – and these, of course, rely on your initiatives and activities.


Magdolna Sass

EACES President




2.1 Second World Congress of Comparative Economics



1917–2017: Revolution and Evolution in Economic Development

15-17 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)

in collaboration with 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

invite you to submit proposals for panel sessions and individual papers

for the Second World Congress of Comparative Economics

in St. Petersburg on June 15-17, 2017.


The Second World Congress of Comparative Economics will be held at National Research University Higher School of Economics (St. Petersburg, Russia), June 15 – 17, 2017, following the first successful meeting in Rome in 2015. It is expected that the congress will bring together about 300 – 350 academics and experts from around the world to discuss a broad spectrum of economics issues in a comparative perspective, both at micro and macro level of analysis.


The Congress will include plenary sessions, workshops, as well as the editors’ panel and special events. There will also be a small exhibition area which will give participants the opportunity to meet with vendors who specialize in providing e-resources.


Please pay attention to the fact that the Congress has been rescheduled from June 1 – 3 to June 15 – 17, 2017.


Confirmed Keynote Speakers

·          Gerard Roland (University of California, Berkeley, USA);

·         Alexander Auzan (Moscow State University, Russia).


Topic Areas for Submission

Sessions (parallels and plenaries) 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;

·         development of financial and banking sector;

·         labor market and industrial relations;

·         human capital development;

·         industrial organization;

·         issues of regional development;

·         international trade and trade policy;

·         migration and foreign direct investment;

·         issues of international economic integration;

·         economic history.


The above list is not exhaustive and all submissions broadly related to the topic of socio-economic development and policy will be considered.


Submission details

Submissions of papers and entire panels must be made through the Congress website.


To submit a paper, please, fill in the submission form.


The Scientific Committee will review all submitted abstracts and reserves the right to accept or reject any abstract. Authors of accepted abstracts will receive a notification with the information regarding their presentation.


Abstracts should be 250 - 300 words length. Longer abstracts will not be reviewed and will be automatically rejected. Please do not include figures, graphs or tables on the registration form.

To submit an organized workshop/ session, workshop/ session title, abstract (300 words), keywords, speakers/ panelists and chairperson need to be submitted. Organized sessions should comprise no less than 4 presentations. Any session can last no more than 105 minutes.


Please fill in the session submission form and send it to the organizers:


Session/ workshop participants should register for the congress via the registration form. Registration fees must be paid by each session participant.


Important Dates

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

Information about acceptance/rejection by February 15, 2017.

Early bird registration: February 15 – March 15, 2017.

Late registration: March 16 – May 1, 2017.


The Editors' Panel

The Editors’ Panel will be chaired by Ali M. Kutan (Distinguished Research Professor of Economics and Finance, Department of Economics and Finance, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; Editor, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade; Co- Editor, Economic Systems). It aims to provide attendees with an opportunity to meet, interact with, and hear the views of journal editors from leading international journals. This panel is targeted toward active researchers interested in learning about possible publication opportunities. Each invited editor will have an opportunity to present their journal, its aims, scope, and submission guidelines.


Papers presented at the Second World Congress of Comparative Economics are eligible, if accepted, for publication in special issues of partner journals listed below. Supporting publications confirmed for now are: Comparative Economic Studies, Review of Industrial Organization, Eastern European Economics, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Russian Management Journal, Russian Journal of Economics, and Public Administration Issues.


Local organizer of the 2nd WCCE is National Research University Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg.


Conference venue: 3A Kantemirovskaya str., 194100 St. Petersburg, Russia


Working language: English.



Updated information about the Congress is available on the Congress’ website:

For any question about programme, submission or further information please contact the Local Organizing Committee at


2.2 XVIII April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development


National Research University – Higher School of Economics

April 11-14, 2017

XVIII April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development

On April 11-14, 2017 in Moscow, the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) with a support of the World Bank organizes the XVIII April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development. The Conference Program Committee is chaired by Professor Evgeny Yasin.

The plenary sessions and special round tables will be devoted to the most important topics of social and economic development of the country. 

On the conference website applicants can get acquainted with the main scientific issues of the Conference. Authors should not restrict themselves to these issues only, although the Program Committee will give priority to the papers relevant to those main issues. The paper should present the results of an original research carried out with modern research methodology. Papers can usually be summarized in 15-20 MS PowerPoint presentation slides and presented within 15-20 min. The average presentation on a round table lasts from 5 to 7 min. Conference program of the sessions and round tables will be formed on the basis of applications.

Working languages of the Conference are Russian and English. Simultaneous translation will be available during all plenary and some session meetings.

Participants are invited to submit extended abstracts of their research papers for presentation at the Conference sessions. Submissions will be accepted from September 11, 2016 till November 13, 2016, only through online registration at: After the registration, each participant will be provided with the personal profile to interact directly with the Organizing Committee. 

This abstract must be attached to the application form, in MS Word or RTF formats, in 1-3 pages with 1.5 line spacing (up to 7000 symbols).  The abstract should clearly state the problem of the paper, the approach to its solution (in particular, if there is a model based on the analysis), and the main findings. It should indicate the novelty of the results in comparison with the known, previously published works. Abstracts which are less than 1 page will not be accepted.  

The group of applicants after online registration before November 13, 2016 may inform the Conference Program Committee of their wish to submit their papers to form one session. In this case participants should send a letter to that contains information about the title of proposed session; speakers (no more than 3 - 4, already registered as individual applicants) and the topic of the research, as well as the name and the contact information (phone and e-mail address) of the supposed chairperson of the session.  One applicant may submit one individual paper and not more than two co-authored papers. On one session there can be no more than two papers submitted from the same organization. Duration of one session is 1.5 hours. Proposals for the formation of such sessions can be taken into consideration by the Program Committee during the papers' review and the formation of the Conference program.

The Program Committee will announce the decision on the inclusion of papers in the Conference program by January 25, 2017, considering the results of the review made by independent experts. After the review, a preliminary program will be available at Participants whose papers are included in the program have to confirm their participation through ‘personal account’ until February 13, 2017. Without such confirmation the paper will be excluded from the program.  

Authors of the papers included in the Conference program will be requested to send full-text versions of the paper (in MS Word, RTF or PDF file) by March 13, 2017 for publication on the Conference website. 

Participants from the CIS and Eastern Europe countries whose papers are included in the program may apply for a grant from the Moscow Office of the World Bank to compensate travel or accommodation expenses. All applications should be sent at until February 13, 2017. 

The series of workshops will be organized for doctoral students and post-graduate students (with the possibility of travel grants for selected speakers). All information about participation in these workshops will be available on the website

Online registration for participation without presenting a paper will be available from November 14, 2016 until March 18, 2017 at   

Information about the conference fee is available on the official website at 

Information about previous conferences (2000 - 2016) can be found at:  

The Conference Organizing Committee


2.3 Workshop on European Economic Integration Theory Revisited



Workshop supported by the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies

University of Szeged
23rd-24th March 2017


European Economic Integration Theory Revisited


European integration is facing the most severe challenges since the signature of the Rome Treaty, the 60th anniversary of which will be celebrated in 2017. In these turbulent times we must remember that for six decades European integration has provided the conditions of a peaceful development for the continent and has served as a model for many regional organizations in other continents.

The responsibility for the future of Europe obliges us to search for creative and innovative solutions to finding a way out of the current crisis. In pursuit of this purpose, we invite distinguished experts to discuss some crucial theoretical issues of European economic integration.

At present, coincidence of several serious challenges (Eurozone crisis, Brexit, the slowdown of economic growth in the world economy, migration crisis, climate change etc.) makes it exceptionally difficult to find feasible and workable solutions. However, beyond these actual problems, there are serious unanswered theoretical questions as well. Although the conditions and circumstances of enlarged integration have fundamentally changed in comparison to the early times, the European integration concept continues to rely on the same integration theories as in the beginning. EU policies are based on the firm conviction that convergence in economic performance and institutional settings will remove the barriers to the successful accomplishment of the applied integration concept. Recent phenomena such as the permanent deep economic and social crisis in Greece or the Brexit referendum indicate that the original expectations have largely failed. Even if there is a basic Community acquis, turning its provisions into taboos is definitely not a solution. It is symptomatic, for example, that an outsider (non-European) organization, namely the IMF was the first to produce a report on the economic impact of emigration on Eastern Europe, the results of which stand in sharp contrast with the expected results of the free movement of labour in the EU.

In such challenging times, it is urgent and important to bravely question tacit assumptions of integration theories which have proven unsuccessful by now, and to examine the consequences of the unfulfilled assumptions. Some examples and questions to discuss are:

We call for papers which address the unanswered questions of European economic integration theories – without taboos but using the analytical tools of either economics or political economy with academic rigour.

Keynote Speakers:


23rd March 2017

10.00 – 12.15

Welcome address and plenary session


Buffet lunch


Parallel sessions


Coffee break


Parallel sessions


Conference dinner


24th March 2017


Parallel sessions


Coffee break


Plenary session


Buffet lunch


Plenary sessions


Kálvária sgt. 1. 6722 Szeged, Hungary


31st January Abstract submission
7th February Notification of abstract acceptance
15th March Full paper submission

Payment details:

Participation fee: 80 EUR
Payments due by 15th March 2017

The Conference fee should be paid by bank transfer directly to Universitas-Szeged Nonprofit Kft.


Universitas-Szeged Szolgáltató Nonprofit Kft.

Short name:

Universitas-Szeged Nonprofit Kft.

Bank name:

Erste Bank Hungary Nyrt.

Bank address:

Hungary 6720 Szeged Széchenyi tér 1.

Bank account number:




Swift code:


Bank telephone number:


Scientific Committee:

Further information:

University of Szeged
H-6722 Szeged, Kálvária sgt. 1. Hungary


2.4 Workshop on Economics and Management of Workplace Democracy, Employee Participation, and Emerging Organisational Models



Economics and Management of Workplace Democracy, Employee Participation, and Emerging Organisational models

4 May 2017


business_school_3008-x-2000The WPART Project and the Leeds University Business School are organising an academic workshop on the “Economics and management of workplace democracy, employee participation, and emerging organisational models”. Topics include cooperatives, labour-managed firms, employee ownership, codetermination, works councils, etc.  Contributions in areas such as sharing economy, platform cooperativism, collaborative consumption, purpose-based entrepreneurship and commons-based peer production are also highly welcome. We welcome theoretical, empirical, and experimental research from economics, management, business studies, and related disciplines.


Up to 8-9 high-quality papers will be selected for presentation at the workshop. Completed papers or extended abstracts can be submitted by e-mail to Dr. Gabriel Burdin ( Submissions are due by March 13, 2017. Notification of acceptance: March 20, 2017. A limited amount of funding to cover travel and accommodation expenses may be available for participants without institutional funding.


The workshop is planned as part of the Leeds Festival of Economics, Democracy, and the Workplace (4-5 May 2017).

Keynotes: Prof. Samuel Bowles (Santa Fe Institute) and Prof. John Pencavel (Stanford University).


The Leeds Festival of Economics, Democracy and the Workplace is supported by:




The Festival is organised by:

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2.5 EACES-HSE Workshop

The International Center 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:

Topics in Political Economy of Development

June 13, 2017, Moscow


Call for Papers

The workshop is going to precede the 6th Annual ICSID Conference “Political Economy of Development: Exiting the Middle Income Trap” that will take place at Higher School of Economics in Moscow on June 13-14, 2017 (information on the last year's conference here).

The conference will feature leading scholars in political economy, including Richard Doner (Emory University) and Ben Ross Schneider (MIT) as invited speakers.

Contributions from the fields of 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:

·         Collective actions and public goods

·         Comparative studies of governance

·         Social capital, trust, and cultural norms

·         Human capital and economic development

·         Political elites and economic performance

·         History and persistence of economic growth

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, please submit a paper abstract of up to 250 words (or a draft), together with a short CV, to Professor Andrei Yakovlev to by February 20th, 2017. Applicants will be informed about the selection by March 6th, and the authors of accepted proposals are expected to submit full papers by May 15th.

The Selection Committee will include:

ICSID will provide you 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 “Elites, institutions and culture as factors of economic development” 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.



2.6 EACES-HSE PhD Seminar



In cooperation with the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES), and the Department of Applied Economics and Doctoral School of Economics, Higher School of Economics in Moscow are pleased to invite submissions to the following EACES-HSE PhD seminar:




Regional aspects of

Labour Market, Migration, Investment, Education, Housing, Health and other Fields


April 12-13, 2017, Moscow


Call for Papers


The seminar is going to take place during the 18th April Conference on Economic and Social Development at the Higher School of Economics, held in Moscow from April 11 to April 14, 2017. Contributions from fields of labour market, migration, investment, education, housing, health studies are invited. Submissions that use regional or country level data are especially welcome. We are glad to announce that Francesco Pastore (Associate Professor of Second University of Naples) will be the distinguished keynote speaker.


The main objective of the seminar is to foster contacts and stimulate exchange between young scholars from Russia and other countries, as well as to introduce the Higher School of Economics to a new generation of highly qualified young researchers from around the world.

12 PhD students will be invited to give 20 minutes presentations and will receive detailed   feedback from senior academics in the field.


In case of receiving special HSE grant for the seminar travel expenses and accommodation for selected students will be provided.


Proposals     of   between   800   and   1,200   words,   giving   a   clear   idea   of   the   main   thesis and methods, plus a short CV should be sent to Olga Demidova ( no later than January 31st 2017. The final decision of the selection committee will be made by February 1st, 2017. Full papers of 7,000-9,000 words will then have to be submitted by March 15th, 2017.


The Selection Committee will consist of the following persons:

Andrei Yakovlev (Higher School of Economics)

Marcello Signorelli (University of Perugia)

Francesco Pastore (Second University of Naples)

Svetlana Avdasheva (Higher School of Economics)

Olga Demidova (Higher School of Economics)


The Higher School of Economics is the leading academic institution in Russia in the fields of   economics, management, sociology, business, informatics, public policy and political science. In October 2009, HSE received the status of National Research University (see key facts and figures at


The yearly April HSE International Academic Conference on Economic and   Social Development is the most important academic event in Russia in the field of economics and social   sciences, providing broad   opportunities   for   researchers   to   discuss   the   economic   and social   trends   in   transitional   and   developing   economies   (see   details   about the   HSE   April Conference at




Challenges of Europe: Innovative Responses for Resilient Growth and Competitiveness

On   behalf of the Organising Committee, we are very excited to invite you to join us in beautiful Bol, Croatia, for the 12th International Conference: "Challenges of Europe: Innovative Responses for Resilient Growth and Competitiveness".

We are extremely pleased to inform you that our Conference keynote speakers will be:

Date: 17 - 19 May 2017

Venue: Bol (Island Brač), Croatia

Key dates:

*The abstract is not a precondition for sending full papers.

The Conference provides a unique opportunity to network, share and learn. The Conference will be attended by the leading researchers, educators, policy makers, and practitioners from around the world.

We would be grateful if you could share the announcement within your network and forward the information below on to anyone who you feel may be interested in attending the Conference.

For more information please visit

If you have any questions, please contact

We look forward to your submission and welcome to a beautiful Bol in May next year!

Best regards,

Ivan Pavić
Chair person of the Programme committee
Vinko Mustra
Chair person of the Organizing committee






European Journal of Comparative Economics


Web page:




copertina fascicolo

EJCE, vol. 13, n. 2, 2016



A comparison of pre- and post-crisis efficiency of OECD countries: evidence from a model with temporal heterogeneity in time and unobservable individual effect
Pages 135-167

Roman Matkovskyy                                                                                                  


Could Mexico become the new ‘China’? Policy drivers of competitiveness and productivity
Pages 169-198

Sean M. Dougherty, Octavio R. Escobar                                                                 


The Role of Firm Size and Firm Age in Employment Growth: Evidence for Slovenia, 1996-2013
Pages 199-219

Biswajit Banerjee, Manca Jesenko


Rational Asymmetric Development, Piketty and Poverty in Africa
Pages 221-246

Simplice A. Asongu, Jacinta C. Nwachukwu


Informing Water Policies with a Residential Water Demand Function: The Case of Serbia

Arnaud Reynaud, Denis Lanzanova, Miodrag B. Milovanovic, Ad de Roo









Web page:



Economic Systems on ScienceDirect(Opens new window)

Vol. 40 (4) 2016




The institutional basis of efficiency in resource-rich countries

Pages 519-538

Christopher A. Hartwell


Institutional quality, banking marketization, and bank stability: Evidence from China

Pages 539-551

Xiaohui Hou, Qing Wang


Do sovereign rating announcements have an impact on regional stock market co-movements? The case of Central and Eastern Europe

Pages 552-567

Ahmet Sensoy, Veysel Eraslan, Mutahhar Erturk


Trade and fiscal imbalances in Southeastern Europe: Can fiscal devaluation help?

Pages 568-581

Goran Vukšić, Mario Holzner


Globalization and the environmental impact of sectoral FDI

Pages 582-594

Nadia Doytch, Merih Uctum


Credit cycle and balancing the capital gap: Evidence from Korea

Pages 595-611

Joonhyuk Song, Doojin Ryu


Macroeconomic uncertainty, foreign direct investment and institutional quality: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa

Pages 612-621

Michael Effah Asamoah, Charles K.D. Adjasi, Abdul Latif Alhassan


Impacts of implied volatility on stock price realized jumps

Pages 622-630

Alex YiHou Huang


On the output and welfare effects of a non-profit firm in a mixed duopoly: A generalization

Pages 631-637

Daniel Flores, Arturo García


Inflation, inflation uncertainty, and economic growth in emerging and developing countries: Panel data evidence

Pages 638-657

Ahmad Zubaidi Baharumshah, Ly Slesman, Mark E. Wohar


The collateral effects of political integration on credit growth in the new member states of the EU

Pages 658-669

Andreas Hoffmann


Interest rates, the yield curve and bank profitability in an emerging market economy

Pages 670-682

Resul Aydemir, Gokhan Ovenc


Gender equality in Muslim-majority countries

Pages 683-698

Moamen Gouda, Niklas Potrafke


Milica Uvalić, Serbia’s Transition: Towards a Better Future. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke (2010). 326 pp., ISBN 978 0-333-73353-0

Pages 699-700

Franz-Lothar Altmann




Post Communist Economies

Web page:


Volume 28, Issue 4, 2016






Capital–energy substitution in China: regional differences and dynamic evolution

Haishu Qiao, Ying Li, Julien Chevallier & Bangzhu Zhu

Pages: 421-435


Inequality aversion in post-communist countries in the years of the crisis

David Aristei & Cristiano Perugini

Pages: 436-448


Industrial relations in Asian socialist-transition economies: China, Vietnam and Laos

Simon Fry & Bernard Mees

Pages: 449-467


Fiscal policy, business cycles and discretion: evidence from the Western Balkans

Zsóka Kóczán

Pages: 468-486


Heterogeneous determinants of local unemployment in Poland

Piotr Ciżkowicz, Michał Kowalczuk & Andrzej Rzońca

Pages: 487-519


Industrial structure and jobless growth in transition economies

Trond-Arne Borgersen & Roswitha M. King

Pages: 520-536


Technology, employment and the business cycle in post-transition countries of the EU

Vladimir Arčabić

Pages: 537-560





Comparative Economic Studies


Web page:

Volume 58, Issue 4, 2016




Fiscal Incentives in Federations: Russia and the US Compared

Pages 485-506

Michael Alexeev


The Middle-Income Trap: Definitions, Theories and Countries Concerned—A Literature Survey

Pages 507-538

Linda Glawe, Helmut Wagner


Capital Buffer, Credit Risk and Liquidity Behaviour: Evidence for GCC Banks

Pages 539-569

Saibal Ghosh


The Macro-Stability of Swiss WIR-Bank Credits: Balance, Velocity, and Leverage

Pages 570-605

James Stodder, Bernard Lietaer


Peoples of the Enemy? Ukrainians and Russians 1995–2011

Pages 606-637

Louise Grogan


A Brief Future of Time in the Monopoly of Scientific Knowledge

Pages 638-671

Simplice A. Asongu, Jacinta C. Nwachukwu Top of page





Web page:

Volume 28, Issue 5, 2016



original articles

Les inégalités dans le domaine de l’éducation au Maroc: Une approche spatial

Pages 783-807

Jabrane Amaghouss, Aomar Ibourk


Smallholder Milk Market Participation and Intra-household Time Allocation in Ethiopia

Pages 808-825

Birhanu Megersa Lenjiso, Jeroen Smits…


Fungibility of Smallholder Agricultural Credit: Empirical Evidence from Pakistan

Pages 826-846

Abid Hussain, Gopal Bahadur Thapa


Is the ‘Developing World’ Changing? A Dynamic and Multidimensional Taxonomy of Developing Countries

Pages 847-874

Sergio Tezanos Vázquez, Andy Sumner


Do Gender Targets and Gender Working Groups Contribute to More Gender-Sensitive Budget Support? Evidence from 14 Sub-Saharan African Countries

Pages 875-892

Nathalie Holvoet, Liesbeth Inberg


How Do the Middle Class and the Poor Grow Apart? An Empirical Test of the Psychological Well-Being Pathway in Middle-Income Countries

Pages 893-915

Rick Mourits, Luuk Van Kempen


Achieving Co-Operation in an Aid-Funded Development Network Organisation (DNO): Lessons for Development Practitioners

Pages 916-933

Il-haam Petersen


‘I Wish I Had 100 Dollars a Month …’ The Determinants of Poverty in Mongolia

Pages 934-956

Francesco Pastore


The Global Automotive Industry

Pages 957-959

Leonardo Lima Chagas



Top of page

Book review


Research and Fieldwork in Development

Pages 960-962

Smita Ramnarain












Managing Board

         Magdolna Sass



Institute for Economics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

1112 Budaörsiút. 45

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


Jurgen Jerger



University of Regensburg and IOS Regensburg,


Tele: +49-941 943 2697

Fax:+49-941 943-4941



Ágnes Szunomár



Head of Research Group on Development Economics

Institute of World Economics,

Centre for Economic and Regional Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

45 Budaörsi Road, Budapest, H-1112



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)


David M. Kemme

EC Member


William N. Morris Chair of Excellence
Fogelman College of Business & Economics
The University of Memphis 
3675 Central Avenue, Office BA 405 
Memphis, TN   38152 
Tel: +1-901-678-5408


Michael Keren

EC Member


Department of Economics                           

Hebrew University                            

Jerusalem 91905                                    


Tel: +972-26528521

Fax: 972-2-5816071




Hartmut Lehmann

EC Member


Department of Economics

University of Bologna

Strada Maggiore 45

40125 Bologna, Italy

Tel. +39-051-2092631

Fax  +39-051-2092664



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




EC Member

University of Tartu

Institute of Economics

Narva 4, 51009 Tartu


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



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: and


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



This 80th newsletter of the EACES includes the presidential message followed by several call for papers, forthcoming conferences, and the scientific articles published in major journals of comparative economics. The presidential message hails on 2nd World Congress of Comparative Economics to be organised at the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg, Russia in 15-17 June 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 organizing the events in collaboration with 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.


The presidential message also emphasises another two workshops that EACES is co-organising.  They include Workshop on European Economic Integration Theory Revisited to be held in 23-24 March 2017 in Szeged, Hungary; Economics and Management of Workplace Democracy, Employee Participation, and Emerging Organisational Models on the 4th of May as a part of Leeds Festival.


In addition to these three conferences and workshops, Section 2 of this newsletter has included call for papers to three other workshops/seminars/conferences that are in route from March to June this year. They include XVIII April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development, EACES-HSE Workshop, and EACES-HSE PhD Seminar. Interested scholars are requested to follow the Call for Papers to these events.


The conference on Challenges of Europe: Innovative Responses for Resilient Growth and Competitiveness will be held in 17 - 19 May 2017 in the beautiful city of Bol, Island Brač, Croatia. This is 12th International Conference of its nature. The conference includes three outstanding key note speakers including the Nobel Laureate of 2014. Participants who will be present in the conference are requested to follow the schedules mentioned in Section 3 of these newsletter.


Section 4  provides information regarding recent publications of some journals associated with comparative economic studies, more specifically that of European Journal of Comparative Economics, Economic Systems, Post-communist Economies, Comparative Economic Studies, and European Journal of Development Research.


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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ECONOMIC SYSTEMS (A Quarterly Journal published by the Osteuropa-InstitutMünchen/Elsevier in collaboration with EACES) are the journals associated with EACES.
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