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No. 82                 Quarterly Publication of EACES                    June 2017




In this issue:








1.1 Message from the President     


1.2 Board Meeting Minutes


1.3 Congress/Conference Report






2.1 2nd WCCE Conference Special Issue    


2.2 10th FIW Research Conference on International Economics

























1.1 Message from the President



Dear EACES members,


After a successful 2nd World Congress of Comparative Economics in St. Petersburg, I would like to congratulate our Russian colleagues at the Higher School of Economics for the organisation of this fantastic event. Our association was one of the main contributors of the conference with numerous panel sessions and individual presentations. It was great to see so many members of EACES as participants in St. Petersburg. You can read a short report on the 2nd World Congress in the present issue of the EACES Newsletter as well as the minutes of the board meeting, which was held there.


An important topic of the board meeting was the future of the scientific journal of the organisation: the European Journal of Comparative Economics. The Board felt that the journal needs to be reorganised and restructured to make it more attractive for authors who are producing high quality articles. We hope to take a few steps in the near future in order to attract more articles and to improve the image and profile of the journal. We will also make efforts to organise special issues connected to the various events organised under the umbrella of our association. A small “committee” was appointed (David Kemme, Jürgen Jerger, Marcello Signorelli and Magdolna Sass) at the board meeting to pursue these efforts. The committee will be responsible for drafting a new mission and modus operandi, inter alia, for the journal. Ideas, comments and suggestions are welcome from the members of the association. Please, email them to David Kemme ( Another important topic at the board meeting was the organisation of the next jubilarian, 15th biennial conference of our association, which we will hold in Warsaw, at the Warsaw School of Economics, most probably on 6-8 September 2018. I think this will be a good opportunity to make up for an aching “hiatus” in the history of EACES, as Warsaw has been missing from the list of the host cities of EACES biannual conferences.



Magdolna Sass

EACES President


1.2 Board Meeting Minutes


EACES BOARD Minutes, 16th June 2017 Meeting at Higher School of Economics, Saint Petersburg, Russia


Present (alphabetical):

Wladimir Andreff (WA)

Bruno Dallago (BD)

Jens Hölscher (JH)

Jürgen Jerger (JJ)

David Kemme (DK)

Michael Keren (MK)

Hartmut Lehmann (HL)

Satoshi Mizobata (SM)

Magdolna Sass (MSass)

Marcello Signorelli (MS)

Agnes Szunomar (ASz)

Andrei Yakovlev (AY)

Vittorio Vali (VV)




1. The president accepted apologies for absences. She suggested that because of the limited time available for the meeting, the board concentrates on the two most important items on the agenda: the next biennial conference and EJCE.


2. HL has reported on the preparation of the 15th EACES Biennial conference:

- Warsaw School of Economics (Szkoła Główna Handlowa, SGH) will be the venue

- The event will be held between 6-8 September 2018

- An official mail shall be sent to the rector Marek Rocki (SGH) to put us in contact with those who would do the logistics in Warsaw

- HL will go to Warsaw in September to have meetings and will ask whether the next meeting of EACES Board could take place there (in February 2018)


3. DK and MSass reported on the European Journal of Comparative Economics

- MSass: two decisions have to be made:

1)      decide on how to proceed with the future of the journal (keep it as it is or initiate changes);

2)      to appoint a small committee who will deal with this issue.

- DK’s detailed report on this issue has been circulated among the Board members after the Budapest meeting where the majority was supportive of the change.

- DK suggested to redefine/clarify the scope and the mission of the Journal, define the roles of the editors, etc. more precisely while MSass proposed to set up a small committee to get more information on the opportunities ahead

- DK had several meetings and talks (with potential publishers, other journal editors, etc.) over the Journal’s future and reported that contractual relations can be very wide-ranging. He had meetings with Edward Elgar, Taylor and Francis and Springer, among others.

- Edward Elgar has only a few journals but would like to have more in the future, they would be interested.

- Springer already mentioned two options, the first one is an Open Access journal and  the other option is a more commercial platform with submission and download fees, all to be determined , where EACES would maintain editorial control along with  LIUC participation;

- Taylor and Francis also offered flexible options. For example, if we choose the more commercial platform here, one option would be no submission and publication fees for EACES members (and non-members have to pay these fees).  Editorial control would remain with EACES.

- All of the discussions were hypothetical models and specifics have to be negotiated.

- All of the publishers emphasized that the current 2 issues per year is not enough, at least 4 issues would be necessary. That would require a more active editorial board.

- DK suggested considering a university sponsor which would generate some money for supporting the editorial office. We can have an extended number of university partners, besides LIUC perhaps one or two more universities.

- Commercializing would bring new opportunities to the journal such as online submission, website, marketing, etc.

- If we would decide to commercialize the journal now, the first issue – with a new publisher - would come out in the first half of 2019. That means that operation of the journal has to be ongoing in the transition period.

- MSass confirmed again that something has to be done as the Journal may die slowly and we will loose control over it. We need to decide at least on the direction of the journal and make the final decision in Warsaw, at the latest; possibly earlier via e-mail.

- DK and MSass stressed that if the mission and scope of the Journal will change, that would mean more readers and citations, which would result in more incentive to publish in it. The process of redefining could work via email in the following 6 weeks.


- JH added that EACES membership is not well-informed over these possibilities (i.e. publishing opportunities in the Journal). They pay dues as they come to one of our conferences. Free submissions and the lack of download fees for members would make the membership more attractive.


BD stressed that it would be desirable that the above-mentioned changes are the outcome and not the starting point. The profile of the Journal is very general now, so there is the risk that a publisher would fail to put serious efforts into its launch and could rather eliminate the Journal or merge it with other journals later on. EACES should work out a plan for the Journal. The Journal has to be open towards the international arena and host non-European authors and topics, but it should have a distinct European scope and approach. Moreover, the events supported by EACES have to be better connected to the Journal. For instance, authors of papers presented to one of EACES’s events should be suggested the possibility to submit their papers to the Journal. Also special issues may be published from those events. EACES members should consider to cite the Journal more often and consider to publish their papers in it. BD said that, although the quality of the Journal is good, it needs to find its well-defined place among scientific journals in order to become more attractive. While a professional publisher and more money are important, a small, committed group of people dealing with the Journal and a stronger connection to EACES are fundamental. These conditions are important to reach a stronger position for improving the quality and visibility of the Journal and also to have a stronger position when negotiating with a publisher.


In his response, DK agreed that defining the scope is important, but we need to move forward in other aspects, too. We have six weeks to decide on the scope, topics, and approaches of the Journal and define what will differentiate us from other journals, such as Economic Systems, East European Economics, etc. For example, Taylor and Francis was really enthusiastic about a journal focused on Europe (broadly defined).


VV also agreed that developments and a new mission are needed, editors shall be specialized on certain topics but Europe doesn’t necessarily have to be the only focus. He suggested having two issues per year focusing on Europe, while the other two could follow the topics of our workshops (special issues). Regarding a potential university sponsor he stressed that having a non-European sponsor can be problematic. As for the future, he added that Open Access profile shall remain as it helps to reach a broader group of readers and – as a consequence - it generates more citations. He thought that it was already well ranked in REPEC and Google Scholar in this regard. He suggested that 8 000 EUR per year could be enough to have a half-professional Journal. He suggested that board members and EJCE editors might contribute in finding additional resources for the Journal from Universities and Foundation.


In her response, MSass stressed that it wouldn’t be a real solution to the existing problems of the Journal as it is not a ranked, quality journal. A hybrid type of structure for example with Taylor and Francis seems to be manageable: we are still in control, but the professional management is there as well.


AY agreed to have a core group and supported the idea of special issues connected to EACES events, workshops, but preferences of the participants has to be taken into account (especially the increasing pressure from universities to publish in journals indexed in Web of Science and Scopus). Therefore, indexation of EJCE is very important – but it can be achieved only in cooperation with large publishers. We need financial resources as we cannot finance the development of the journal on our own. Open Access format would be more advanced in some sense, but too expensive. When searching for university partners we should contact the managements of our own universities (but has to decide on what can we offer them). Raising membership fees is an option but it wouldn’t be a popular decision.


DK summarized the aforementioned and said that the platform is important, marketing can be done better, we should maintain ownership and editorial control. There are several options, for example, in case of a special issue which is connected to one of our workshops, the Journal could compensate the editors who work on the papers of the workshop.


JH questioned the possibility of publishing four issues a year as the last issue was published last year and we haven’t heard about the new issues yet.


MSass asked the members of the EACES Board to vote on the following issues:

1)      Do you agree with proceeding to reorganize and reposition the journal?

2)      Do you agree to nominate a small committee, which would meet with the managing editors and production team during the autumn to negotiate on the future of the journal. The committee would include: DK, JJ, MS, and MSass.

Both issues passed unanimously by the Board.


4. Updates of the website, EACES’s social media presence.

- website: the work will be ready during the summer/early autumn

- social media: first steps have been made, facebook site has been created (but hasn’t been published yet) and we are working on the potential contents

- we have an official EACES stamp


5. Other issues:  (next meeting)

- The next EACES Board Meeting will take place in Warsaw, February 2018 (by September 2017 we have to specify two options as to when to have it.

- The next Newsletter is scheduled for June 2017.


1.3 Congress/Conference Report


Second World Congress of Comparative Economics


Report on the Second World Congress of Comparative Economics

“1917 –2017: Revolution and Evolution in Economic Development”

St. Petersburg

June 15 – 17, 2017


On June 15 - 17, 2017, the Second World Congress of Comparative Economic “1917 –2017: Revolution and Evolution in Economic Development” was held at Higher School of Economics (HSE University), St. Petersburg, Russia. The event was organized by 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.

Following a Call for Papers, almost 700 proposals of paper presentations have been received. After the selection made by the scientific committee, the event brought together 381 participants from 36 countries across the globe. The 2nd WCCE featured keynote talks, special panels, networking events for participants, the electronic resources and book fair, and 91 parallel sessions with 380 papers were presented. The congress scope covered virtually all aspects of the comparative economics studies: 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; and economic history.


The 2nd WCCE was kicked off by a keynote talk from Professor Gerard Roland, University of California Berkeley, USA. Professor Roland discussed Comparative Economics in historical perspective. The keynote speaker of the second day Professor Alexander Auzan of Moscow State University (Russia) looked back at the history of Russian revolutions and their effects on the country’s economic development. Another keynote speaker, Professor James Kai-sing Kung, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (China), showed the persistent effect of China’s millennium-long civil examination system or keju—an institution designed to select officials to serve in government bureaucracy based on the examination of a coherent corpus of Confucianism-related knowledge.

The Editors’ Panel chaired by Professor Ali M. Kutan, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (USA); Editor, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade; Co- Editor, Economic Systems; Editor Borsa Istanbul Review, introduced the editors of the prestigious international academic journals, who discussed the aim and the scope of their journals, and elaborated on the expectations from potential contributors. 

The panel discussion "How Do We See Comparative Economics in the Future?" organized by Professor Andrei Yakovlev, HSE University Moscow (Russia), became a notable event in the program of the congress. Its participants discussed an agenda for comparative economics and the role of non-economic factors (like values, beliefs and ideology) in the long-term competition of different models of economic organization among other topics.

Participants of the electronic resources and book fair included Emerald Publishing, Oxford University Press, Taylor & Francis Group, OECD, Cambridge University Press, and HSE Publishing House.

For detailed information about the 2nd WCCE in St. Petersburg, visit the website: Please check the website for videos of keynote talks, participants’ interviews, and photos, which will soon be posted.

The 3rd World Congress of Comparative Economics will take place in Seoul in 2021 and will be organized by the Korean Association for Comparative Economic Studies (KACES).

Local Organizing Committee, HSE University, St. Petersburg.






2. call for papers


2.1 2nd WCCE Conference Special Issue




2nd WCCE Conference Special issue

European Journal of Comparative Economics



European Journal of Comparative Economics will publish selected conference papers as a symposium of the journal under the editorship of Professors David M. Kemme and Marcello Signorelli.
All conference papers dealing with issues related to international economic integration, macroeconomic policies and emerging economies will be considered. The papers will go through the journal’ standard review process. Submission instructions and deadline are given below.
Submissions guidelines:

1. Visit the submission eplatform:
2. Register if you are a new submitter to the system
3. During the submission process, in the “cover letter”, please indicate “special issue - 2nd WCCE Conference, St. Petersburg, June 15-17, 2017 ”
Other Important Information:
1. Submission Deadline: October 1, 2017
2. No submission and publication fees apply 
3. Journal website:
For inquiries, please email the editors, David M. Kemme and Marcello Signorelli




2.2 10th FIW Research Conference on International Economics









Web page:




copertina fascicolo

EJCE, vol. 14, n. 1, 2017



Alternative Economic Policies in Europe: An Introduction
by Gioacchino Garofoli; Stuart Holland                                                                              3-12


Out of the Crisis. A radical change of strategy for the Eurozone
by Andrea Ginzburg; Annamaria Simonazzi                                                                         13-37


Virtuous and Vicious Circles: Lessons for Current European Policies from Italian Post-War Development
by Gioacchino Garofoli                                                                                                                    39-58


United States of America, European economy and inequality: A perspective from the economic history, 1910-2010
by Carles Manera; Ferran Navinés; Javier Franconneti                                                                  59-87


Flexible Labour, Flexible Production and Innovation-by-Agreement: International Comparisons Contesting the Lindbeck-Snower Insider-Outsider Thesis and 'Structural Reforms' in the European Union
by Teresa Carla Oliveira; Stuart Holland                                                                            89-107


European economic policies, stock-flow relations and the great double crisis
by Vittorio Valli                                                                                                                  109-122


Interdependence between core and peripheries of the European economy: secular stagnation and growth in the Western Balkans
by Will Bartlett; Ivana Prica                                                                                              123-139


Income and structural convergence of Western Balkans to European Union
by Ermelinda Meksi; Ermelinda Xhaja (Gjika)                                                                              141-154



Web page:



Economic Systems on ScienceDirect(Opens new window)

Vol. 41 (2) 2017



Symposium: Structural Change, Industrial Upgrading and China's Economic Transformation (Guest Editors: Jun Zhang, Xiaolan Fu, and Shanping Yan


Symposium: Structural Change, Industrial Upgrading and China’s Economic Transformation

Pages 163-164

Jun Zhang, Xiaolan Fu, Shanping Yan


City size and urban labor productivity in China: New evidence from spatial city-level panel data analysis

Pages 165-178

Jie Chen, Qian Zhou


Determinants of the capital structure of Chinese non-listed enterprises: Is TFP efficient?

Pages 179-202

Dongyang Zhang, Deqiang Liu


Regional unemployment disparities in China

Pages 203-214

Tomoo Marukawa


What makes Islamic banks different? A multivariate approach

Pages 215-235

Mohammad Bitar, Philippe Madiès, Ollivier Taramasco


Does easy availability of cash affect corruption? Evidence from a panel of countries

Pages 236-247

Sunny Kumar Singh, Kaushik Bhattacharya


Pre-crisis reforms, austerity measures and the public-private wage gap in two emerging economies

Pages 248-265

Jelena Nikolic, Ivica Rubil, Iva Tomić


Revisiting the relationship between suicide and unemployment: Evidence from linear and nonlinear cointegration

Pages 266-278

Tsangyao Chang, Wen-Yi Chen


Asymmetric effects of exchange rate changes on Turkish bilateral trade balances

Pages 279-296

Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee, Ferda Halicioglu


An empirical test of the Balassa-Samuelson hypothesis: Evidence from eight middle-income countries in Africa

Pages 297-304

Bernard Njindan Iyke, Nicholas M. Odhiambo


Bank ownership and cost efficiency: New empirical evidence from Russia

Pages 305-319

Mikhail Mamonov, Andrei Vernikov


The impact of the US on Latin American business cycles: A new approach

Pages 320-331

William Miles




Post Communist Economies

Web page:



Volume 29, Issue 2, 2017






Trajectories of Russian manufacturing firms’ growth after the global financial crisis of 2008–2009: the role of restructuring efforts and regional institutional environment

Pages: 139-157

Victoria Golikova, Boris Kuznetsov, Maxim Korotkov & Andrei Govorun


Post-socialist agricultural cooperatives in Russia: a case study of top-down cooperatives in the Belgorod region

Pages: 158-181

Alexander Kurakin & Oane Visser


Total factor productivity convergence across the Kazakh regions

Pages: 182-197

Yerken Turganbayev


Oil explains all: desirable organisation of the Russian fuel markets (on the data of three waves of antitrust cases against oil companies)

Pages: 198-215

Svetlana Avdasheva & Svetlana Golovanova


Agricultural support in selected Eastern European and Eurasian countries

Pages: 216-231

Emil Erjavec, Tina Volk, Ilona Rac, Maja Kožar, Marjeta Pintar & Miro Rednak


The defence industry as a locomotive for technological renewal in Russia: are the conditions in place?

Pages: 232-249

Tor Bukkvoll, Tomas Malmlöf & Konstantin Makienko


Income mobility and the middle class in Russia, 1995–2007

Pages: 250-264

Zoya Nissanov




Comparative Economic Studies


Web page:

Volume 59, Issue 2, 2017






22nd Dubrovnik Economic Conference Symposium

Pages 127-128

by Paul Wachtel & Boris Vujčić


The Interest Rate Unbound?

Pages 129-148

by Jean-Pierre Danthine


From Double Diversification to Efficiency and Growth

Pages 149-168

by Thorvaldur Gylfason


EU Membership, Mrs Thatcher’s Reforms and Britain’s Economic Decline

Pages 169-193

by Nauro F Campos & Fabrizio Coricelli


Currency Unions and Regional Trade Agreements: EMU and EU Effects on Trade

Pages 194-209

by Reuven Glick


Are Sovereign Credit Ratings Overrated?

Pages 210-242

by Davor Kunovac & Rafael Ravnik





Web page:

Volume 29, Issue 3, 2017


The Herbicide Revolution in Developing Countries: Tradeoffs among Productivity, Employment and the Environment


original articles


The Herbicide Revolution in Developing Countries: Patterns, Causes, and Implications

Pages 533-559

by Steven Haggblade & Bart Minten & Carl Pray & Thomas Reardon & David Zilberman


Hoes to Herbicides: Economics of Evolving Weed Management in the United States

Pages 560-574

by Scott M. Swinton & Braeden Deynze


The Plant Protection Products (PPP) Sector in the European Union: A Special View on Herbicides

Pages 575-595

by Alessandro Bonanno & Valentina C. Materia & Thomas Venus & Justus Wesseler


The Rapid Diffusion of Herbicides in Farming in India: Patterns, Determinants, and Effects on Labor Productivity

Pages 596-613

by Sunipa Gupta & Bart Minten & N. Chandrasekhara Rao & Thomas Reardon


Rising Herbicide Use and Its Driving Forces in China

Pages 614-627

by Jikun Huang & Shukun Wang & Zhihua Xiao


The Rapid Expansion of Herbicide Use in Smallholder Agriculture in Ethiopia: Patterns,

Drivers, and Implications

Pages 628-647

by Seneshaw Tamru & Bart Minten & Dawit Alemu & Fantu Bachewe


Causes and Consequences of Increasing Herbicide Use in Mali

Pages 648-674

by Steven Haggblade & Melinda Smale & Alpha Kergna & Veronique Theriault & Amidou Assima





Web page:



A case for introduction of numerical fiscal rules in Serbian constitution

Pages: 7-42

Boris Begović, Tanasije Marinković, & Marko Paunović


Mixed, private and public educational financing regimes, economic growth and income inequality

Pages: 43-62

Salwa Trabelsi


Returns and volatility spillover between Asian equity markets: a wavelet approach

Pages: 63-84

Anoop S Kumar, & B Kamaiah


Conditional co-movement and dynamic interactions: US and RRIC equity markets

Pages: 85-112

Amanjot Singh, Manjit Singh


The impact of monetary policy on output and inflation in India: a frequency domain analysis

Pages: 113-154

Bhavesh Salunkhe, Anuradha Patnaik


Determinants of credit risk – the case of Serbia

Pages: 155-188

Željko Jović







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

Saul Estrin

London School of Economics


Honorary Members:


Ronald Dore

Gregory Grossman

Michael Kaser

János Kornai

Marie Lavigne

Angus Maddison0301

Domenico Mario Nuti

Wladimir Andreff

Horst Brezinski


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 82nd issue of the EACES newsletter begins with presidential message that hails the success of Second World Congress of Comparative Economics. The conference was organised at the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg, Russia in 15-17 June 2017 with hundreds of presentations and dozens of panel sessions. 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) organised 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 mentions the schedule for the Crystal Jubilee (15th) biennial conference of EACES to be held in Warsaw School of Economics during 6-8 September 2018. Further, Section 1 of this newsletter includes the minutes of the Board Meeting held in 16th June 2017. Most importantly, this section also includes the report of the Second World Congress of Comparative Economics.


Section 2 presents the Call for Papers to the special issue of EJCE on 2nd WCCE Conference, and 10th FIW Research Conference on International Economics to be held at Vienna University of Business and Economics (WU) in 9th and 10th November 2017. A remainder of the forthcoming workshop on Innovation in Emerging Economies is the subject matter of Section 3. The workshop will be held during 13-14 July 2017 in Technical University of Berlin, Germany. Technological upgrading of emerging economies is a multidimensional process based on a broad understanding of innovation. It is a multi-level process and at its core is structural change in various dimensions: technological, industrial, organisational. It is also an outcome of global forces embodied in trade, global value chain (GVC) participation and investment flows as well as local strategies pursued by host country firms and governments. The changing nature of new technologies coupled with the proliferation of GVCs leads to new patterns of technology upgrading (or lack of it) about which we have limited in-depth knowledge. The workshop will definitely be crucial in creating a forum for discussions among scholars pursuing research on technological innovations in emerging economies.


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


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