GDN - SEE The Seventh Phase Papers

The papers of the GDN SEE project's seventh phase are now available online at the wiiw Balkan Observatory website. wiiw economists and research teams from the SEE region have been analysing the reasons for the lagging behind of Southeast Europe under the broad theoretical approach that can be characterised as that of the Austrian theory of development. This approach relies on the seminal work in development economics by Alexander Gerschenkron (the role of the state, firms and banks in pulling countries out of backwardness), Paul Rosenstein-Rodan (increasing returns and large scale infrastructure investment) and Albert Hirschman (induced industrialisation and its forward and backward linkages), accounting for a region’s development – or its failure.

A list of the papers and the respective download links can be found here.

BPIAS & AUBG 2016 Summer School

The Balkanski-Panitza Institute for Advanced Study (BPIAS) and the AUBG Business Club are organising their 2016 Summer School in Economics on 'Innovation, New Trade, and New Growth', directed by Philippe Aghion, Harvard University. The event will take place August 15 – 20, 2016, in Oriahovitza, Bulgaria.

For more information please follow the BPIAS link.

Hanžeković Trust Competition 2016

The Prof. Dr. Marijan Hanžeković Trust invites entries for the annual 2016 award of the Prof. Dr. Marijan Hanžeković Prize. Articles from the domain of public sector economics can be entered for the competition. The deadline for submission is June 1, 2016.

For more information please follow the IJF link.

IJF Public Sector Economics 2016 Conference

To mark the 40th anniversary of the publication of the journal 'Financial Theory and Practice' as well as of the change of its name to 'Public Sector Economics', the Institute of Public Finance announces the 2016 Conference 'Public Sector Economics' to take place October 14-15, 2016, in Zagreb, Croatia.

For more information as well as a call for papers, please follow the IJF link.

Olga Radzyner Award 2016

The Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) has a long tradition of supporting science and academic research. In this spirit, the OeNB has introduced the Olga Radzyner Award, which is bestowed on excellent young economists from Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe in commemoration of Olga Radzyner, former Head of the OeNB’s Foreign Research Division. This year, the award is to be conferred for the 17th time and will be presented in late autumn 2016 at the Global Economy Lecture in Vienna.

For more information please follow the OeNB link.