Conference Details


2015 KDI Conference and Emerging Markets Finance and Trade Special Issue on
The Role of Global Financial Safety Net and Regional Financial Arrangements
Seoul, Republic of Korea, June 22, 2015,


Korea Development Institute (KDI) and the Society for the Study of Emerging Markets (SSEM) invite the submission of papers for 2015 KDI international conference: The Role of Global Financial Safety Net and Regional Financial Arrangements (RFAs). Empirical and theoretical papers related to the theme of the conference as well as papers dealing with institutions and policy issues are welcome. Our intention is to publish the material of the conference on KDI’s website as working papers to disseminate conference papers and presentations to wider audience. Papers presented at the conference will also be considered for publication in a special issue of Emerging Markets Finance and Trade.

Korea Development Institute (KDI) is a leading economic think tank of Korea that has played a pivotal role in the successful economic and social progress of Korea. KDI was established in 1971 as Korea’s first public think tank in the field of economics, finance, and social sciences with the mandate to support sustained development of Korea with the requisite policy analysis and recommendations. KDI has been ranked as the top Asian Think-tank by 2013 Global Go-To Think Tank Index Report from University of Pennsylvania.

Emerging Markets Finance and Trade (EMFT) is sponsored by the Society for the Study of Emerging Markets and publishes research papers on topics concerning finance and economics of emerging economies. The journal features articles that are policy-oriented and interdisciplinary, utilizing data that spans macro, micro, financial, institutional, and political economy, supported by sound econometric methods. The editor is Ali M. Kutan and associate editors include Heitor Almeida, Stijn Claessens, Barry Eichengreen, Andrew Karolyi, Kose John, Frederic S. Mishkin, Carmen M. Reinhart, Dani Rodrik and Sergio Schmukler. EMFT is published by Taylor and Francis and included in the Social Science Index Citation.


Economic resilience requires an effective global financial safety net that takes in global, regional, bilateral and national arrangements in the context of global stability. It also brings to the fore the desirability of enhancing the interaction between different institutions within the safety net, particularly regional financial arrangements (RFAs).  Discussions on RFAs will focus on how to further develop and progress IMF-RFA cooperation and dialogue among RFAs. The purpose of this conference and the publication of the special issue are to promote high-quality research that helps better understand the role of global financial safety net and RFAs. The research topics include the following:

. Financial markets and their regional and global linkages
. Institutional and regulatory innovations for global financial stability 
. Successful convergence of global financial safety net and RFAs mechanism
. Strengthening dialogue and cooperation between RFAs
. RFAs as tools for policy coordination
. Policy cooperation and challenges between the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and RFAs
. Threats to global financial safety
. Re-establishing the role of the G20 in facilitating stability of global financial markets
. Surveillance processes for monitoring the spillover effects of monetary policies
. Macro-prudential measures for capital flow management


Papers submitted to the conference should be submitted to:
with the subject heading: "KDI Conference on the role of GFSN and RFAs".

The deadline of submission is March 31, 2015.

Authors of selected papers will be notified by April 30, 2015 and a presenter may be asked to act as a discussant or panelist. In your submission, please also indicate whether your paper should be considered for the EMFT special issue.


There is no registration fee for the conference. The conference organizer will cover two nights of accommodation in the conference hotel, a round trip economy class air fare, and pay some honorarium for the presenting authors.

The Conference will be held at Westin Chosun Hotel, which is at the center of Seoul.                
JUNE 25-27, 2015

The European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES), The Association for Comparative Economic Studies (ACES), The Japanese Association for Comparative Economic Studies (JACES), The Korean Association for Comparative Economic Studies (KACES), The Italian Association for Comparative Economic Studies (AISSEC), The Society for the Study of Emerging Markets (SSEM), The Chinese Economists Society (CES), The European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE) and other scientific associations and networks are issuing a call for papers for the panels they will be organizing for the first World Congress of Comparative Economics in Rome (Italy) on June 25-27, 2015.
We invite submissions of entire panels (3 or 4 abstracts/papers) or individual abstracts/papers. All submissions of abstracts and papers must be made through CONFERENCE MAKER at the web address:
Before submitting a paper or panel it is necessary to create a free Conference Maker account at:
Submissions of abstracts/papers are possible from October 1, 2014 to February 15, 2015.
Acceptance/rejection decisions will be sent by March 10, 2015. 

Registration and payment of the conference fees must use CONFERENCE MAKER at the web address:
early registration/payment (with reduced fees) before March 31 2015: 200 euro;
regular registration/payment from April 1 to May 31 2015: 250 euro;
young researchers (with financial difficulties), PhD students and graduate students (presenting a certificate from their Universities) can apply for reduced fee (50 euro) by contacting Pasquale Tridico and Marcello Signorelli (; by January 15, 2015 

A panel of “Meet the Editors” will be organized by Ali M. Kutan on the topic “How to publish in top economics and business journals” targeted towards young Ph.Ds and doctoral students. Editors will also take questions from participants.
Papers presented in the World Congress can be submitted (for regular issues) or can be selected for special issues or symposia, with the usual referees’ assessments, in the following Journals: Journal of Comparative Economics, Economic Systems, European Journal of Comparative Economics, Comparative Economic Studies, China Economic Review, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Eastern European Economics, Journal of Institutional Economics, Japanese Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Comparative Economic Studies and other international journals.
A Conference website, containing updated information (including list of Hotels), is active at the address:
Local Organizing Committee:
Sebastiano Fadda, Marcello Signorelli and Pasquale Tridico
Scientific Committee (to be completed):
Marcello Signorelli, Josef C. Brada, Saul Estrin, Masaaki Kuboniwa, Ali M. Kutan, Jinlan Ni, Pasquale Tridico, Tomasz Mickiewicz, Byung Yeon Kim, Elisabetta Croci Angelini, Haizheng Li, Satoshi Mizobata, Si Joong Kim, Belton M. Fleisher, Francesco Farina, Janusz Brzeszczynski, Milica Uvalic, Wolfram Elsner, Ichiro Iwasaki, Hartmut Lehmann, Ikka Korhonen, Evzen Kocenda, Pauline Grosjean, Jens Hölscher, Yan Bai, Jie He, Magdolna Sass, Vittorio Valli, Jun Ma, Andrei Yakovlev, Michael Keren, Maria Lissowska, Ioanna Sapfo Pepelasis.
As for additional information, please contact Marcello Signorelli (EACES past-president and advisory board member) at the following e-mail address:
Roma Tre University
Department of Economics
via S. D'Amico, 77
00145 ROME




Distinguished Colleagues,
We would like to cordially invite you to participate in the MIC 2015 conference Managing Sustainable Growth ( to be held in the

Congress Centre Bernardin, Portoroz,

Slovenia, 28-30 May 2015.

In May 2015, the traditional conference MIC (Management International Conference) will be organized as a Joint International Conference. The participating institutions are:

The conference programme features:

  • two Keynote Addresses (one for MIC track and one for EEE and SSEM track),

  • high-quality research paper presentations in concurrent sessions,

  • COMPETE Project - Panel Discussion,

  • Editors' Panel and Exhibition of Journals, supporting the conference,

  • Doctoral Students’ Workshop. 

Abstracts of papers will be published in the Book of Abstract (ready for the conference): ISBN number 978-961-266-180-9.
Authors will be invited to submit full papers to the supporting journals, including:

  • Borsa Istanbul Review (Editor Dr. Ali Kutan)

  • Comparative Economic Studies (Editor Dr. Josef Brada)

  • Eastern European Economics (Editor Dr. Josef Brada; IF = 0,333)

  • Economic Systems (Co-Editor Dr. Ali Kutan; IF = 0,611)

  • Emerging Markets Finance and Trade (Editor Dr. Ali Kutan; IF = 1,190)

  • International Journal of Sustainable Economy (Editor Dr. Egon Zizmond)

  • Management (Editor Dr. Stefan Bojnec)

  • Managing Global Transitions (Editor Dr. Egon Zizmond) 

Authors who would like their papers to be published in the Conference Proceedings (ISBN number 978-961-266-181-6) are invited to submit their full papers by September 1, 2015.
The submission and review process takes place online. In order to submit your paper, you should first register online to the conference information system. After entering the conference system you will find a form for submitting your abstract online.
Important dates:

  • Abstract submission: April 13, 2015

  • Notification of acceptance: April 20, 2015

  • Registration and Payment Deadline: May 4, 2015

  • Conference: May 28-30, 2015 

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any further information (contact:
Prof. Egon Zizmond





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