17th EACES Conference 2022

15th September 2022 - 17th September 2022

Naples, Italy 15-17 September 2022

The 17th Biannual Conference of EACES will be hosted by Parthenope University,  Naples. To guide prospective authors and participants, the main conference theme is:

The COVID pandemic: consequences on inequality within and between countries.
We also welcome the submissions in all other research topics in comparative economics.

The COVID pandemic has worked as a magnifier of old problems and an accelerator of structural change and modernization. On the one hand, the global economy has undergone a dramatic slump, with GDP losses that were unrecorded also during the 2007 economic and financial crisis. On the other hand, all countries of the world have realized of the need to support households and firms to cope with the dramatic crisis, putting aside the past tendency to “austerity” in economic policy typical of the European continent in the previous two decades.

Individuals, households, and firms have fiercely fought to survive. This has stimulated
dramatic changes, such as the dramatic explosion of digitalization of the entire
continent and the world economy. Digitalization of almost every aspect of economic and social life has seen a dramatic process of acceleration in each country of the
world, although not at the same pace. Digitalization has been pervasive in every
aspect of our social life, from teaching in schools and university, to smart working in
the public and private sector, to online consumption that has become rapidly the
most common way to buy in most countries of the world. In Europe, the Next Generation fund has been financed with EU bonds to finance massive public investment, which should be aimed to overcome the old limits of the European economy. The Fund will represent the core of what will probably become the EU
public debt, a tool advocated by many authoritative economists in the past. Within countries, the pandemic has shown the need to modernize not only the material, but
also the immaterial infrastructure. The same process of digitalization has found apparent constraints in the still obsolete connections. In addition, the COVID pandemic has evidenced the need for every country to be independent in terms of energy resources. The demand for energy is increasing year after year
and so is also the price of all forms of fossil energy. Households are facing increasing
difficulties all over Europe to pay the increasing cost of energy. These are some of the reasons why the Next Generation fund has digitalization and the development of a green economy as its main goals. However, these changes have neither happened evenly within countries nor across countries.

Some EU countries have performed better than others. Especially South European countries, quite surprisingly, have been able in a few months to cover part of the previous gaps with respect to the most advanced Central and Northern European countries. At least in terms of digitalization. Italy and Portugal are among the countries with the largest share of vaccinations. Other countries, especially the Eastern European and the former Soviet Union countries have lagged behind, therefore, further increasing their gap with respect to the rest of the continent. The latter group of countries seems to have caught only in part the challenge of the pandemic in
terms not only of digitalization but also of other objectives, such as the vaccination.
To commemorate the work of Janos Kornai who passed away in 2021 we also invite
session proposals that focus on his contributions to the economics of central planning and of transition.
Proposals can be uploaded via our conference website www.eacesconference.eu.

The deadline for submissions was extended to May 31, 2022.

The conference takes place in Naples, Italy, however, there is a possibility to present your paper online. Please, choose the respective option using the registration tool at the conference website.

One plenary speaker is Professor Thomas Dohmen (University of Bonn and IZA) who
will discuss how behavioral economics can shed light on the structure and the drivers of preferences in a global comparative perspective.
The second plenary speaker is Professor Giovanni Dosi (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna – University of Pisa) who will speak on the wage-productivity nexus in a globalized world.

The conference will also host a “Meet the editors” session, where representatives of journals dealing with comparative economics and development issues will be present,
including editors of Economic Systems and of the IZA Journal of Development and Migration.

Local organizers
The Department of Business and Economic Studies (DiSAE) of the University of Naples Parthenope has a strong tradition for high quality research in the field of economics and business. The research activities carried out in the department concern theoretical and empirical aspects, analyzing enterprises and their interactions with institutions in different markets and different social and economic contexts. The main research fields include: Macroeconomics, International Economics and Development Economics; Microeconomics, Industrial Economics and Institutional Economics; Finance; Quantitative methods for economics; Accounting and Accounting History; Management, Strategy and Business Organization; Organization theory and human resources management; Informative systems; European law, competition law and banking law.

Local organization committee: Floro Ernesto Caroleo (co-lead) and Francesco Pastore (Vice-President of EACES and co-lead); Rosaria Rita Canale, Rita De Siano, Damiano Fiorillo, Claudio Quintano, Antonella Rocca, Alessandro Sapio.
Important dates
Deadline for submission of individual abstracts or suggestions for panels:
June 31, 2022;
You will be notified about the acceptance of the paper/panel soon thereafter;
Online registration: starting from early July 2022;
Deadline for submission of full papers: August 28th, 2022;

Deadline for submission doctoral dissertation for EACES Award 2022: April 30th, 2022; the winner will be notified no later than June 30th, 2022.

Conference fees
Senior researchers: 195 EUR + EACES 2-year membership of 50 EUR for early bird (before 20th of July 2020) and 245 EUR + 50 EUR membership after the 20th of July;
PhD students: 100 EUR + 30 EUR 2-year membership before the 20th of July and 125 + 30 EUR after the 20th of July.

To submit a paper or a panel, please, use the conference website: www.eacesconference.eu/registration/



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