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7th Joint IOS/APB/EACES Summer Academy on Central and Eastern Europe

Call for Papers - Openness, Institutions, and Development

Conference venue: Tutzing, Germany
Period: July 27-29, 2015
Deadline for submitting abstracts: April 15, 2015
Deadline for submitting full papers: July 1, 2015



IOS Regensburg is an interdisciplinary area studies center affiliated with the University of Regensburg. It explores economic and historical developments in East and Southeast Europe in a global perspective. Apart from research it provides policy advice both within Germany and internationally. The institute was founded in 2012 by merging the Osteuropa-Institut and the Südost-Institut.
Situated on beautiful Lake Starnberg, right between Munich and the mountain range, APB Tutzing has a reputation for organizing social sciences conferences and workshops. Further information on the program is available here.

Eligible topics

We invite scholars from economics and related disciplines to submit extended abstracts or full papers (preferred). Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Formal and informal institutions and firms in the open economy
  • Natural resources and the quality of institutions
  • Interactions between domestic product and factor markets, institutions and comparative advantage
  • The role of institutions in transition
  • Institutional determinants of growth and development

Preference will be given to papers focusing on East and Southeast Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Keynote speakers

  • Michael V. Alexeev (Professor of Economics, Indiana University Bloomington)
  • Sumon K. Bhaumik (Professor in Finance, University of Sheffield)
  • Alexander Plekhanov (Lead Economist, EBRD Office of the Chief Economist)

Guidelines for submission

Submissions to should include a short CV containing your contact details (name, affiliation, email address) and an extended abstract (maximum 2,000 words) or a full paper.
Submission deadline: April 15, 2015.
Accepted participants will be notified early in May 2015. Complete accepted papers are expected by July 1, 2015.
The IOS/APB/EACES Summer Academies on Central and Eastern Europe aim to bring together doctoral students and Postdocs in a workshop atmosphere. The number of participants is limited to 15. The workshop language is English. The Hans Raupach Award will honor the author(s) of a paper of exceptional merit.
Conference fee: 50 € (including single room accommodation for two nights and all meals)


  • Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS Regensburg)
  • Akademie für Politische Bildung Tutzing (APB)
  • European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES)

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