Conference Details

Call for Papers


Ho Chi Minh City, 16th – 18th November 2017

Conference link:

The Ho Chi Minh City Open University Vietnam and the Society for the Society of Emerging Markets invite you to attend the International Conference on Business and Economics (VBER 2017) to be held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The Conference offers a program that will facilitate dialogue between academics, public policy makers and private sector economists.

The program includes:

  • International high profile invited speakers

  • Keynote speeches with the focus on the business tie between Vietnam and Australia

  • Policy panel discussions with the focus on Agriculture and Energy

  • High quality submitted papers

  • PhD Colloquium

  • Professional development workshops including (i) “Getting your papers published in high quality journals”; and (ii) “Big data analysis: A practitioner’s approach”.

The key theme of the Conference on “Regional Integration in the Asia-Pacific region: Prospects, Challenges and Implications for Vietnam” - is both timely and relevant. The Conference particularly focuses on the issues of Energy and Agriculture as these two key sectors are absolutely essential for the sustainability of economic development in Vietnam.


The key purpose of the Conference is to bring together academics, researchers, practitioners and policymakers to discuss ongoing research on a wide range of theoretical and empirical issues related to regional economic integration and sustainable economic growth in the region. Potential topics may include, but are not limited to, the following areas, with emphasis on their impact on agriculture and energy and associated infrastructure:

  • Risk and Uncertainty

  • Public Policy and Regulations

  • Macroeconomics and Exchange Rate Policy

  • Labour Economics and Economics of Education

  • Regional Economics; Monetary and Financial Market Integration

  • Banking; Financial Analysis and Management

  • Social Capital



Michael McLure (The University of Western Australia, Australia)\

Robert Powell (Edith Cowan University, Australia)

Siobhan Austen (Curtin University, Australia)

David Dickinson (University of Birmingham, UK).


  • Full paper:                                           31 July 2017

  • Notification of Acceptance:               25 September 2017

  • Registration (Early Birds):                  30 September 2017

  • Submission of a revised version:         25 October 2017

  • Registration (by latest):                       10 November 2017

  • Conference:                                         16 – 18 November 2017


    • Emerging Markets Finance and Trade,, which is an ISI-indexed journal, ranked B in the Australia’s ABDC Journal Ranking List, and also indexed by Scopus (Quarter 2). The VBER 2017 Conference is co-sponsored by the Society for the Study of Emerging Markets.

    • Economic Papers: A Journal of Applied Economics and Policy which is ranked B in the ABDC Journal Ranking List.

    • Various international journals which are indexed by Scopus and/or ranked C in the ABDC Journal Ranking List.

§ The Conference Proceedings including extended abstracts will be applied to be indexed by Scopus.

Please be advised that all papers will have to follow the standard reviewing process of the relevant journals and that the relevant journal and the guest editors make the joint decisions on submissions based on referees’ reports and their judgment.


Prospective authors are invited to submit full-length papers by the due dates which are listed below. A selection of best papers will be made by the VBER 2017 committee upon recommendations from the Technical Committee. Further information in relation to this Conference, and how to make submissions, can be found at


For further information in relation to special sessions/ forums/ keynote speech, please contact: Dr. Duc Hong Vo, Head, Business and Economic Research Group (BERG), Ho Chi Minh City Open University, Vietnam

For all other inquiries, please contact one of the following researchers of the BERG:

Mr Anh The Vo; or Mr Thach Ngoc Pham



Euroconference2017 - Call for Papers and Contributions on Emerging and Developing Economies

Each year the Society for the Study of Emerging Markets (SSEM) holds a euro-conference jointly with top institutions and universities in Europe. This year's conference will be held with University of Thessaly.

Conference dates: June 28-30, 2017, Chania, Kriti, Greece.

Conference page:

Organized by: The Department of Economics, and The Department of Regional Economic Development of the University of Thessaly,, and The Society for the Study of Emerging Markets,

TOPICS: Euroconference2017 will bring together researchers interested in studying policy issues on emerging and developing economies. We welcome submissions related to economic growth and development, domestic and international institutions, monetary and fiscal policy, banking and financial markets, economic and regional integration, energy and security, international business and globalization, and other relevant issues related to emerging and developing countries. We welcome both micro and macro empirical studies and experiments in these and related areas. Participants are invited to submit their individual papers for presentation or to propose an entire panel consisting of four papers.


Josef Brada, Arizona State University

Ilan Alon, University of Agder, Norway

Ayhan Kose, World Bank

Nikos Christodoulakis, Athens University of Economics and Business


Hotel of Minoas Palace Resort, Chania, Kriti, Greece.


Emerging Markets Finance and Trade 
Eastern European Economics 

International Journal of Emerging Markets 


Ali M. Kutan will conduct a workshop on how "to publish in top economics and business journals" designed for young scholars and doctoral students.


In a special panel, several journal editors will discuss the aim and the scope of their journals and elaborate on the expectations from potential contributors.


All conference participants are required to complete the conference registration form and submit it by email to together with a proof of payment of the registration fees.

Early registration (until 30th May, 2017): €300

Late registration: €400Students: €200 (payment should be received by 30th May, 2017)

Please note that student registration applies to postgraduate research and Doctoral Students only and a valid id required.

Theconference fee includes conference package, conference formal dinner and refreshments and light snacks during conference breaks.


Alternative Hotel accommodations are available at the conference website

Due to the limited number of hotel rooms available, please complete your registration and lodging reservation early. Please note that all conference participants and presenters are responsible for making their own hotel reservations and paying their own hotel expenses.


For more information and updates (such as a preliminary conference program), please visit the conference website:


  Call for Papers and Special Issues


International Conference on Economics and Finance: Global and Domestic Challenges and Opportunities in Emerging Economies

Conference link:

Chengdu, China, May 12 - 13, 2017


Southwstern Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China, the Society for the Study of Emerging Markets (SSEM) invite submission of papers for, and participation in, a major international conference on domestic and global economic challenges and developments in emerging economies and markets. Empirical and theoretical papers related to the theme of the conference as well as papers dealing with institutions, financial economics and policy issues are welcome. Participants are invited to submit their individual papers for presentation or to propose an entire panel consisting of four papers.

Themes to be considered at the conference include, but are not limited to:

  • Financial markets and banking

  • Credit risk, fixed income and corporate debt

  • Regulations, capital flows and macroeconomic and financial stability

  • Spillovers between advanced economies and emerging economies

  • Challenges for economic growth and financial stability

  • Institutional development and reforms and their impact on real and financial sectors and markets

  • Relative role of institutions versus economic policies for economic growth

  • International financial institutions and impact of recent and past financial crises on real and financial sectors

  • Regional economic integration and the cross-border trade and investment

  • Comparative studies on economic transition and system changes in Asia, Europe and the Americas

  • Country-specific studies on financial market reforms, industrial and technology sectors, foreign trade and investment regimes, etc.

  • Vulnerabilities in emerging market economies and policy options

  • Monetary policies and fiscal policies, their interactions and effects

  • Sustainable development options in the context of arising geo-political conflicts


Josef Brada, Arizona State University

Iftekhar Hasan, Fordham University

George J. Jiang, Washington State University


Global Center of InterContinental Hotel

Tianfu Road No.1736, Gaoxin District, Chengdu, China.



Papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication (subject to double-blind reviewing process) in a special issue of Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, SSCI,, and Journal of Finance and Data Science (JFDS),

Authors will have the option of selecting their journal preference for special issues. Detailed information regarding the submission process will be presented during the conference and also emailed to the conference participants following the completion of the conference.

Ali M. Kutan, Editor of Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, will also conduct a workshop on "How to publish in top economics and business journals", targeted towards young scholars, assistant professors and doctoral students.


Paper proposals, consisting of an abstract of no more than 400 words and/or complete papers, should be submitted. Proposals will be reviewed by the conference's scientific committee on an ongoing basis. The final deadline for abstract/paper submissions is May 1, 2017. Decisions will be made within two weeks upon submissions. The number of papers that can be accommodated is limited, so please be sure to submit your abstract/paper early.



All conference attendees (including paper presenters) are required to pay the registration fee using the link provided in the conference website

Registration fee of US$300 (early bird: until April 30, 2016) for all attendees, which covers conference materials, coffee breaks, lunches, and conference dinner.

A late registration fee of US $350 applies to registrations received after April 30, 2017.


Alternative hotel accommodations are available at the conference website.

Due to the limited number of hotel rooms available, please complete your registration and lodging reservation early. Please note that all conference participants and presenters are responsible for booking and paying their own hotel expenses.


For more information and updates (such as a preliminary conference program), please visit the conference website: and yelu_8189@qq.comQuestions about the conference should be directed to the conference email address:



Emerging Markets Finance and Trade - Call for Papers on "Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development in the Context of China’s Institutional Change"


Prof. Jin CHEN, Tsinghua University
Prof. Yonggui WANG, University of International Business and Economics
Prof. Xiaobo WU, Zhejiang University
Prof. Delin YANG, Tsinghua University
Prof. Yuli ZHANG, Nankai University.

Over the past few decades, many unique business and economic phenomena emerge in the context of China's institutional change. While such developments have played a significant role in the rapid development of China's economy, it is sometimes difficult to explain their emergence with traditional theory. In order to have a better understanding about these important questions and substantial challenges, we are calling for contributions on “Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development in the Context of China’s Institutional Change” as the theme of a symposium to be considered for publication in the Emerging Markets Finance and Trade (SSCI journal, current impact factor: 0.768). Themes to be considered for the symposium include, but are not limited to:

New business models and innovations in the digital economy
Business model and governance
Business model innovation in internet+ paradigm
Innovation ecosystem and platform strategies
Innovation capability development in digital economy
Innovation systems and catch-up
Internationalization and innovation
Managing emerging technologies
Service innovation
New innovation models in China
Entrepreneurship and governance
Leadership and entrepreneurship
Strategy and entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship within internet+ paradigm
Corporate entrepreneurship
Academic entrepreneurship
Institutional entrepreneurship
Social entrepreneurship
International entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship and environment
Entrepreneurship and venture capital
Entrepreneurship, policy and institutions
Economic development
Emerging industries and traditional industry upgrading
Manufacturing and Industry 4.0

As for all these themes above, we recommend that papers approach issues from the perspective of institutional change and its influence.

Please submit your paper using the Scholar One Manuscript site located at and make sure to select the special issue entitled “Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development”
The standard submission fee applies.

June 30, 2017. However, papers may be submitted before the deadline and they will be processed as received.

Questions about the special issue should be directed to the editor: Ali M. Kutan,
Journal website:


Second World Congress of Comparative Economics
"1917 -2017: Revolution and Evolution in Economic Development"
June 15-17, 2017
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

The European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES), the Association for Comparative Economic Studies (ACES), the Japanese Association for Comparative Economic Studies (JACES) and the Korean Association for Comparative Economic Studies (KACES),
in collaboration with 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 invite you to submit proposals for panel sessions and individual papers for the Second World Congress of Comparative Economics in St. Petersburg on June 15-17, 2017.
The Second World Congress of Comparative Economics will be held at National Research University Higher School of Economics (St. Petersburg, Russia), June 15 - 17, 2017, following the first successful meeting in Rome in 2015. It is expected that the congress will bring together about 300 - 350 academics and experts from around the world to discuss a broad spectrum of economics issues in a comparative perspective, both at micro and macro level of analysis.
The Congress will include plenary sessions, workshops, as well as the editors' panel and special events. There will also be a small exhibition area which will give participants the opportunity to meet with vendors who specialize in providing e-resources.
Please note that the Congress has been rescheduled from June 1 - 3 to June 15 - 17, 2017.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers
Gerard Roland (University of California, Berkeley, USA);
Alexander Auzan (Moscow State University, Russia).
Topic Areas for Submission
Sessions (parallels and plenaries) and round tables of the Congress will be devoted to a broad spectrum of theoretical and empirical contributions on the following topics:
institutional design and institutional dynamics;
catching up, cyclical development and structural
macroeconomic stability and macroeconomic policies;
development of financial and banking sector;
labor market and industrial relations;
human capital development;
industrial organization;
issues of regional development;
international trade and trade policy;
migration and foreign direct investment;
issues of international economic integration;
economic history.
 The above list is not exhaustive and all submissions broadly related to the topic of socio-economic development and policy will be considered.
Submission details
Submissions of papers and entire panels must be made through the Congress website.
To submit a paper, please, fill in the submission form.
The Scientific Committee will review all submitted abstracts and reserves the right to accept or reject any abstract. Authors of accepted abstracts will receive a notification with the information regarding their presentation.
Abstracts should be 250 - 300 words length. Longer abstracts will not be reviewed and will be automatically rejected. Please do not include figures, graphs or tables on the registration form.
To submit an organized workshop/ session, workshop/ session title, abstract (300 words), keywords, speakers/ panelists and chairperson need to be submitted. Organized sessions should comprise no less than 4presentations. Any session can last no more than 105 minutes.
Please fill in the session submission form and send it to the organizers' email
If a workshop/ session is accepted, organizers should have participants register for the congress via the registration form. Registration fees must be paid by each session participant. Accepted sessions' participants should indicate the title of the session in the registration form.
Important Dates
Submissions will be open from September 1, 2016 to January 15, 2017.
Information about acceptance/rejection by February 15, 2017.
Early bird registration: February 15 - March 15, 2017.
Late registration: March 16 - May 1, 2017.

Local organizer of the 2nd WCCE is National Research University Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg.  Conference venue: 3A Kantemirovskaya str., 194100 St. Petersburg, Russia 
Updated information about the Congress is available on the Congress' website:

For any question about programme, submission or further information please contact the Local Organizing Committee at

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