Conference Diary

The full Conference Diary listing can be found in the print version of the current RES Newsletter.  Please send details of conferences/workshops which may be of interest to our members to the RES Office.


Call for Papers: Deadline for paper submission 27 March, 2015.

10th Anniversary International Conference on Competition and Regulation (CRESSE)
“Advances in the Analysis of Competition Policy and Regulation” 3rd – 5th of July 2015, Rethymnon city in the island of Crete in Greece. Keynote speakers: Professor Ariel Pakes (Harvard University)and Nobel Prize winner Professor Jean Tirole (Toulouse University).  Submissions of theoretical, policy oriented or empirical papers related to any one of the main aspects of Competition Policy (dominance, collusion or mergers) or Sectoral Regulation or to issues of policy implementation, enforcement and Stade-Aid are welcomed.

Deadline for paper submission: 27th March, 2015.
Acceptance of papers by 11th May, 2015.
Those who wish to present should send their papers electronically to
More information:

Conferences & Workshops



March 30 - April 1, 2015
Manchester, UK

The 2015 Annual Conference of the Royal Economic Society, taking place from Monday 30th March to Wednesday 1st April 2015 at the University of Manchester and celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Royal Economic Society and the Economic Journal
The keynote lectures will be given by:
• Hahn Lecture: Pierre-André Chiappori (Columbia)
• Sargan Lecture: Michael Keane (Oxford)
• Economic Journal Lecture: Philippe Aghion (Harvard)
• Presidential Address: Sir Charles Bean (LSE)

The 2015 conference also celebrates the 125th anniversary of the Royal Economic Society and the Economic Journal. A number of special sessions will be linked to the launch of the 125th anniversary special edition of the Economic Journal and will include contributions from a distinguished list of speakers.
Local Organiser RES 2015: Ralf Becker (Manchester)
Conference e-mail:

2 April

The Royal Economic Society Inaugural Symposium of Junior Researchers will take place on Thu 2nd April 2015 at The University of Manchester. It will bring together students at all stages of their theses and foster discussion and dissemination of doctoral research in all areas of economics. Participation of non-presenting doctoral students is strongly encouraged. Further information and guidelines

27 March
Reading, UK

Pensions and Pension Policy after the Recent Financial Crisis
Jointly organised by The Centre for Institutional Performance and The Economic Analysis Research Group, this workshop supports the ‘Prosperity and Resilience’ Research Strategy Theme for the University of Reading.
The financial crisis of 2007/8 changed the ‘architecture’ of pension planning and provision. This workshop considers some of the developments affecting the pensions industry that have arisen in the ‘post-shock’ environment. For detailed information (including the programme), please refer to

The workshop speakers include:
Bernard Casey, University of Warwick
Sharon Collard, The Open University
Phil Davis, National Institute of Economic and Social Research
Liam Foster, University of Sheffield
Jay Ginn, King’s College London
Ian Tonks, University of Bath
Andrew Vivian, University of Loughborough
Fang Xu, University of Reading

Whilst there is no charge for attendance, please register early to secure a place. Lunch and coffees are included. Dinner is free for invited speakers.

To RSVP, book a place for dinner and arrange parking for the event please contact our School Events Coordinator
Aleiah Potter For further information, contact Dr Fang Xu

30th - 31st March 2015
Oxford, UK

2nd International Conference on Developments in Doctoral Education and Training at the Examination Schools, University of Oxford.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Dr Debra Stewart - President Emerita and Senior Scholar, Council of Graduate Schools, USA
Professor Joe Luca - Dean, Graduate Research School, Edith Cowan University, Australia
Dr David Lefevre - Co-Founder and Chairman, Epigeum, UK

The UK Council for Graduate Education organising committee for the 2nd Conference in this series have identified five key themes relevant to ongoing initiatives and developments in doctoral education internationally. These themes offer a major platform to assess and discuss doctoral education and training in the international context, with an opportunity to share experience and network with colleagues old and new from throughout the world.
More information on Website: 2nd DDET


April 6 - 7, 2015
Thessaloniki, Greece

1st International Conference in Applied Theory, Macro and Empirical Finance : The Department of Economics of the University of Macedonia organizes the 1st International Conference in Applied Theory, Macro and Empirical Finance (AMEF), which will be held at the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece. The aim is to bring together academics, young scholars, post-doctoral researchers and PhD students working on applied theory, macro and empirical finance. Selected papers will be included in a special issue of Economic Modelling. The registration fee is € 150 and includes coffee breaks, two lunches and meeting material.
Submission deadline: Saturday, January 31, 2015
Registration deadline: Sunday, February 22, 2015
Contact Person: Theodore Panagiotidis -

April 9, 2015
Bath, UK

The Second Environmental Protection and Sustainability Forum: Towards Global Agreements on Environmental Protection and Sustainability
The Department of Economics and the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Bath are hosting a three-day international forum to discuss state-of-the-art academic research on international environmental agreements informed by the insights of key policy-makers and practitioners in the field. With ten academic keynote presentations and 40 academic contributed papers this forum will ensure engagement with stakeholders through roundtable discussions and public lectures. Thus, the forum is distinct from many other major international conferences in seeking to connect researchers with those who design and implement policy, and those who are affected by such policy.
Further information:

April 15 - 17, 2015
York, UK

Organized by KES International, Innovation through Knowledge Transfer 2015 - InnovationKT 2015 is the conference for knowledge professionals - those academics, business people, managers and researchers working with innovation, enterprise, knowledge transfer, exchange and sharing.
Deadline for submission: Monday, January 19, 2015
Deadline for Registration: Sunday, March 01, 2015
Contact Person: Laura Jones -

April 17 - 19, 2015
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague Conference on Political Economy
International and interdisciplinary gathering of scholars and supporters of political economy of freedom. During two days of the conference, participants will have an opportunity to participate in lectures and debates focusing on economics, political science, history, philosophy and other humanities, and to discuss these issues with leading theorists in the field, both from Europe and overseas. Keynote addresses by William White and Michael Wohlgemuth.

Deadline for abstracts/proposals submission: Sunday, March 01, 2015
Deadline for Registration: Friday, April 10, 2015
Organized by: CEVRO Institute [School of legal and social studies]
Contact Person: Josef Sima -

25 April

3rd PhD Workshop Experimental Development Economics: Lab in the Field, on 25 April in London, organised by CBESS @ UEA and The Choice Lab @ NHH. Full details (opens in separate pdf).
The workshop is for current and prospective PhD students who are using or planning to use lab-in-the field experiments in developing countries. This year’s workshop focuses on risk. Presentations by expert academics discuss the why and how of lab-in-the field experiments for understanding people’s risky choice behaviour. There will also be an opportunity for selected students to present and receive feedback on their work, focusing on risk or other topics. There is no registration fee for the workshop.
You can register for the workshop by sending an e-mail to mentioning “Registration for lab-in-the field workshop” and containing your name, university, year of study and research topic.


May 18 - 19, 2015
Singapore, Singapore

5th Annual International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Economics Research (QQE 2015). The QQE conference is dedicated in providing researchers, academicians and students with a thorough understanding of the core techniques of quantitative and qualitative economics as well as their strengths and limitations. We also welcome participants to include their understanding of the qualitative and quantitative application to test economic theories and measure magnitudes relevant for economic policy and other decisions.

Deadline for Registration: passed
Contact Person: Conference Secretariat -


June 12-20,
Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, USA

The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College is pleased to announce the sixth Hyman P. Minsky Summer Seminar from June 12-20, 2015. The Seminar will be of particular interest to graduate students, recent graduates, and those at the beginning of their academic or professional career.

Application deadline: passed
More details at:
Name of event: The Hyman P. Minsky Summer Seminar
Date: June 12-20, 2015
Location: Levy Economics Institute of Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, USA
For more information:

June 25 - 27, 2015
Thessaloniki, Greece

The 2nd Annual Conference of the International Association for Applied Econometrics (IAAE) will be hosted by the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece, on June 25-27, 2015. The IAAE conference brings together leading researchers in the field and is a major forum where all aspects of econometrics (theory and practice) are discussed and debated.
Submission deadline: Monday, February 02, 2015
Registration: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Contact Person: Theologos Pantelidis -

June 29 to July 3, 2015
Corfu, Greece

2nd Summer School in Advanced Economics "Empirical Methods in Economic Growth", hosted by the Department of Economics, University of Ioannina

Thanasis Stengos, Professor of Economics and Graduate Program Coordinator at the University of Guelph will be the Distinguished Guest Professor. The course will be combining a thorough review of the literature (both theoretical and empirical) along with state-of-the-art econometric analysis of the issues. We will apply nonlinear estimation techniques to a comprehensive data set on determinants of economic growth. The course is addressed to target students who would like a comprehensive exposure to the theoretical and empirical aspects of the human capital-economic growth nexus

Further details on the webpage:

You can also contact: Mr Apostolis Tsiuris, Department of Economics, University of Ioannina, 45110 Ioannina – Greece, tel : +3026510 05929, fax :+3026510 05093, e-mail :


3-5 July
Crete, Greece

The 2015 Conference on “Advances in the Analysis of Competition Policy and Regulation” will take place from 3rd – 5th of July 2015 in Rethymnon city in the island of Crete in Greece. Keynote speakers: Professor Ariel Pakes (Harvard University)and Nobel Prize winner Professor Jean Tirole (Toulouse University).
Deadline for paper submission: 27th March, 2015.
Acceptance of papers by 11th May, 2015.
More information:

July 2 - 4, 2015
Regensburg, Germany

Migration in and out of East and Southeast Europe: Values, Network, Well-Being, organized by the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS).
Migration is a key driver of social change, it shapes political landscapes, creates and disrupts social networks, changes population structures, transforms values and attitudes, impacts on labour markets, and affects living standards and well-being. Especially since the 19th century, intense international and domestic migration has had a significant impact on the societies of East and Southeast Europe. Many countries in the region have been prominent emigration countries, while at the same time being major destinations for immigrants and experiencing large-scale domestic migration.

This conference aims at exploring a range of social, economic, and cultural effects of migration on the countries of East and Southeast Europe.
Submission deadline: Sunday, January 18, 2015
Deadline for Registration: Monday, June 15, 2015
Contact Person: IOS Regensburg -

19 July - 7 Aug, 2015
Coventry, UK

Warwick Economics Summer SchoolThe Department of Economics at The University of Warwick is launching its next Warwick Economics Summer School, a three week programme which will run from July 19th – August 7th 2015. The Summer School will be taught by world leading Economists including Professors Ken Binmore, Andrew Oswald and Marcus Miller.
The School includes an inspirational programme of evening speakers and intermediate and specialist economics courses as well as a great social programme. A variety of discounts are availlable for early booking. To apply or for further details go to the website:


10 & 11 September 2015
Birmingham, UK

Developments in Economics Education Conference (DEE) is the UK’s leading conference on economics education. Sessions at the conference include paper presentations, poster displays and interactive workshops which introduce new and innovative ideas on teaching and learning methods, the economics curriculum and student engagement.
Submissions are welcome until 20 February 2015. Abstracts can be submitted on our website, where you will also find further information about conference themes and booking.

13-16 September
Durban, South Africa

World Science Forum
Under the theme of Transforming Global Relations for a Just World, the next Forum will look into issues of inequality and justice. It will take place in Durban, South Africa, from 13 to 16 September 2015. Deadline for abstract submissions: 1 March 2015 (see above).

More information about the 2015 WSSF can be found on the event’s website:

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