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Development Strategies: a Comparative View

Organized by European Association for Comparative Economic Studies and
the Brighton Business School at the University of Brighton (UK)
University of Brighton (UK) on September 7-9, 2006



Conference Organization

The 9th EACES Conference is organized in association with the Brighton Business School at the University of Brighton (UK). The Brighton Business School is one of the leading schools of business management, law and finance in the UK. In recent years it has received the Partnership Award from PwC in recognition of innovative teaching methods. Further information about hotel accommodation, conference venue, and other details will be communicated in due time.

Call for papers

Prospective participants should send an e-mail containing the title of the proposed paper and/or panel, an abstract not exceeding 300 words, and personal contact details (name, title, institutional affiliation, position, e-mail) to:

Marcello Signorelli ([email protected]) and
Jens Holscher ([email protected])

The Scientific Committee of the Conference will complete the selection of papers by April 30th, 2006.

Suggested themes

Note that papers and panels on other topics from all areas of comparative economics are also welcome.

Comparative economics
- New approaches to Comparative Economics
- Varieties of capitalism: a New Paradigm?
- Research methodologies for Comparative Economics
- Interdisciplinarity, Area Studies and Comparative Economics

Economic Development
- Theories and empirical evidence
- Macroeconomic analysis of economic development
- Microeconomic analysis of economic development
- Formal and informal sectors
- Regional disparities
- Sustainable development

The Enlarged EU
- Competitiveness in the enlarged EU
- Paths towards the European Monetary Union
- Regional inequalities within the New Member States
- The New Member States: adapting to the European Social Model
- Growth and convergence within the EU
- Deepening versus widening: the limits of EU integration

EU Candidates
- EU pre-accession policies for the Candidate Countries
- Economic transition and development in the Western Balkans
- The Western Balkans: paths to EU integration
- Regional economic integration and trade liberalization
- Role of international financial institutions

EU and its Neighbourhood
- Macroeconomic policies and transition in the CIS
- EU policies towards countries of the former Soviet Union
- Growth and prospects of catching up
- International trade patterns
- Regional economic integration

The Lisbon objectives
- Innovation and the Knowledge-based economy
- Comparative analysis of labour market policies
- Global labour markets and international migration
- National systems of R&D in a comparative framework
- Financing Science and Technological Development

Privatisation and governance
- Entrepreneurship and SME development
- Public-private partnership models
- Foreign Direct Investment and privatization
- Multifaceted economic governance issues in transition countries

Finance and Monetary Issues
- Monetary policy (inflation targeting, exchange rate policies)
- Banking sector reforms and privatization
- Financial barriers to economic development
- Development of financial markets


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