8 - 9 July 2016 / Suzhou, People’s Republic of China (PRC) / Asian Development Bank Institute, Xi’an Jiaotong–Liverpool University (XJTLU)

Asian Development Bank Institute and Xi’an Jiaotong–Liverpool University (XJTLU) invites submissions for a 2-day seminar on topics related to Asia and the Pacific economies. We are looking for original research papers in the field of theoretical, empirical, and experimental economic and business issues. ADBI joins Xi’an Jiaotong–Liverpool University (XJTLU) with two special sessions on financial inclusion and infrastructure that broaden the scope of the research agenda.
Session 1: New Frontiers in Financial Development, Financial Inclusion
Session 2: Infrastructure Investment Impacts and Finance

26 - 27 July 2016 / Tokyo, Japan / Asian Development Bank Institute

The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), in cooperation with the journal World Economy, invites submissions of unpublished papers that focus on income inequality in developing Asia. Both theoretical and empirical research papers with policy orientation are welcome provided that findings, conclusions, and policy recommendations are based on solid evidence and analysis. Manuscripts can focus on Asia as a whole, a group of countries, or individual economies.

17 - 18 August 2016 / Tokyo / Asian Development Bank Institute

We are looking for original/unpublished scientific papers that shed new light on the topic “Overweight and Obesity in Asia and the Pacific.” All papers should be based on sound theoretical and/or empirical evidence.

The papers should be related to, though not limited to, one the following topics:

-Determinants of overweight and obesity across countries or within countries across different stratifications (age, gender, education, income, rural/urban, etc.) as well as across time.
-Country studies on the cost of illness, including the costs for health systems as well as the economic costs (including macroeconomic impact) of overweight and obesity.
-Case studies of experiences to reduce overweight and obesity implementing non-market (such as education) or market measures (such as sugar tax).

23 - 24 August 2016 / Singapore / Asian Development Bank Institute

The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), in cooperation with S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, invites submissions of original, unpublished papers on any aspect of global and regional financial architecture and global shocks relating to, although not limited to, the following:

Analysis of regional vulnerabilities in Asia to global monetary and real shocks
Capital flow management in response to global shocks
Developments in national financial regulation and supervision
Global and regional financial regulation and supervision
Regional and national support for financial stability, development, and integration
Financial safety nets, crisis prevention, and crisis management

8 - 10 September 2016 / Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali (Di.S.E.S.) Università Politecnica delle Marche P.zzale Martelli, 8 - 60128 Ancona / Università Politecnica delle Marche

The Department of Economic and Social Sciences of the Università Politecnica delle Marche is organizing a 3-day International Conference with a focus on the consequences of the Great Recession. The aim of the conference is to examine, from different analytical and empirical perspectives, the effects of the crisis on the economy and on economic theory, as well as to introduce possible alternatives on how to reshape the economy in order to obtain equitable prosperity, sustainable growth, and investment and jobs recovery.

PUBLICATIONS
Macroeconomic Dynamics – Special Issue
Industrial and Corporate Change – Special Section

15 - 16 September 2016 / Kigali, Rwanda / Poverty Reduction Equity and Growth Network

The Poverty Reduction, Equity and Growth Network (PEGNet) Conference 2016 on Regional integration for Africa’s economic transformation – Challenges and opportunities will be held in Kigali, Rwanda in cooperation with the Institute of Policy Analysis and Research, IPAR-Rwanda on September 15-16, 2016.

The Conference will provide a platform for high-level dialogue between development researchers, practitioners and policy-makers working on Poverty Reduction, Inequality, Growth and other related topics in Development Economics. The two conference days will feature parallel-sessions based on invited and contributed papers and project presentations. These will be complemented by a debate, a round-table discussion, and keynote speeches by renowned speakers from academia, economic policy and development practice.

16 - 17 September 2016 / Cambridge / Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

The Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance (CERF) welcomes submissions for its 2016 Corporate Finance Theory Symposium to be held in Cambridge UK, Cambridge Judge Business School,  16-17 September 2016.

The symposium covers all areas of theoretical corporate finance, including theory papers that combine corporate finance theory with a related area such as banking, market micro-structure, asset pricing, and financial accounting.

We expect to have about 9 papers (each with a discussant) and one keynote speech. This year’s keynote speaker will be Anjan Thakor, John E. Simon Professor of Finance,Director of the PhD Programme, and Director of the WFA Center for Finance and Accounting Research.

20 - 21 September 2016 / Tokyo / Asian Development Bank Institute

The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) invites submissions of unpublished papers that focus on structural transformation and inclusive growth. Both theoretical and empirical research papers with policy orientation are welcome provided that findings, conclusions, and policy recommendations are based on solid evidence and analysis.

Manuscripts can focus on a group of countries, or individual economies.

The papers should be related to, though not limited to, one of the following topics:

Growth decomposition across the income quantiles1
Structural transformation and growth incidence2
Structural transformation and income inequality
Future of the Kuznets Curve hypothesis3
Structural transformation and livelihood diversification

20 - 21 October 2016 / Tokyo, Japan / Asian Development Bank Institute

The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) is looking for original unpublished research papers related to, but not limited to, the following topics:

Empirical analysis of credit-scoring methodologies and prediction of delinquency based on available MSME credit data or alternative data (utility, telecommunication payment, large data, etc.)
Empirical analysis of optimum collateral and credit guarantee ratio in Asia
Principles of good credit information infrastructure in Asia (credit risk database, credit information registries, credit bureau, credit-rating agencies, and credit guarantee corporation)
Evaluation of credit infrastructure in selected countries in Asia
Credit reporting and the use of credit-rating data to promote MSME financing in Asia: lessons learned from successful economies
Examination of tools to promote financial access to MSMEs and start-up businesses

3 - 5 November 2016 / Lisbon, Portugal / UECE - Research Unit on Complexity and Economics and ISEG - Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestao da Universidade de Lisboa

We are pleased to inform you that UECE - Research Unit on Complexity and Economics and the Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão da Universidade de Lisboa will host the eighth edition of the UECE LISBON MEETINGS, which will take place on November 3rd-5th, 2016.

The conference will include Prof. Drew Fudenberg (Harvard University), Prof. Michael Katz (University of California at Berkeley), and Prof. Shmuel Zamir (University of Exeter) as keynote speakers, as well as contributed sessions on all topics, and from all perspectives, of game theory, including applications and experimental work.

Submission of papers within the areas of theoretical, applied and experimental game theory and related fields is encouraged. Papers can only be submitted electronically through the conference website. Complete submissions must be received by July 31st, 2016.

15 - 16 November 2016 / Tokyo, Japan / Asian Development Bank Institute

The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and Asian Growth Research Institute (AGI) invite submissions of unpublished papers that focus on issues relating to aging in developing Asia. Both theoretical and empirical research papers with a policy orientation are welcome, provided the findings, conclusions, and policy recommendations are based on solid evidence and analysis. Manuscripts may focus on Asia as a whole, a group of countries, or individual economies.

Papers may deal with, but are not limited to, the following topics:

Public and private pensions
Long-term care and public and private long-term care insurance
Health care and public and private health insurance
Aging, the labor market, and human capital formation

16 - 17 November 2016 / Berne, Switzerland / World Trade Institute (WTI) and Council on Economic Policies (CEP)

Services are gaining ever more importance in global trade and employment. While there is increasing consensus that the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) represents an inadequate international framework for services trade governance, sound economic policy prescriptions to support ongoing multilateral negotiations remain scarce.

Meanwhile, recent and forthcoming preferential trade agreements like CETA, TiSA, TPP and TTIP are filling the void, with yet unpredictable and potentially significant effects on labour markets. Given the crucial role of the services sector as the world's largest purveyor of employment, gaining a sounder understanding of the nexus between trade policies, services and labour markets is hence of utmost importance.

To that end, this workshop invites submissions on research in the domain of services trade and its implications for the labour market. We are particularly interested in analyses that substantiate specific policy recommendations.

1 - 2 December 2016 / Tokyo, Japan / Asian Development Bank Institute

ADBI invites the submission of theoretical and empirical papers on the implications of negative interest rates for emerging Asia. We are looking for original unpublished research related to, but not limited to, the following topics:

Implication of an extremely low- or negative-yield environment for risk-taking behaviors in Asia and the possibility of financial market dislocations
Side effects of NIRPs on financial markets and real economies of Asia
Transmission channels for the impact of NIRPs on Asian financial markets and exchange rate markets
NIRPs’ challenges in monetary and exchange rate policy and macroprudential policy management in Asia
NIRPs’ potential impact on international reserve holdings in Asia
NIRPs and current account imbalances in Asia
Greater role of international policy coordination in Asia
NIRPs’ impact on banking behavior

12 - 14 January 2017 / Bern, Switzerland / University of Bern

Submissions are invited for the tenth annual conference on the Political Economy of International Organizations. For the tenth anniversary, the conference returns to Switzerland and will be held at the University of Bern, on January 12-14, 2017. The conference brings together economists and political scientists to address political economy issues related to international organizations such as the World Trade Organization, United Nations, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and European Union, and also other international organizations that have as yet received less attention in the academic literature.

19 - 22 April 2017 / Budapest, Hungary / Central European University

The 2017 Meeting of the European Public Choice Society will be held from April 19 – 22, 2017 at the Central European University’s School of Public Policy in Budapest, Hungary. The European Public Choice Society promotes scientific research on the economics and politics of public and non-market decision-making, political economy and the economics of institutions. About 250 researchers from different fields such as economics, political science and other social sciences meet annually to discuss the current issues in all fields of Public Choice. Submissions will be accepted from September 1 until November 29, 2016.

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