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No. 86                 Quarterly Publication of EACES                         June 2018


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  4.1 Recent Publications of EACES members


  4.2 Recent Publications of Journals



















Dear EACES members,


The organisation of the next gathering of the members of EACES is proceeding well: the number of submissions for the Warsaw conference has exceeded 140, including organised panels; and the Warsaw School of Economics in cooperation with the EACES organising committee are on their way to put together a very interesting conference programme. The keynote speakers of the Warsaw conference will include Professor Stanisław Gomułka, for many years Reader of Economics at the London School of Economics, one of the most accomplished consultants to various Polish post-communist governments, and leading the effort to design a coherent reform policy after the collapse of communism. Our other keynote speaker will be Professor Domenico Mario Nuti, at present professor emeritus at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. He was advisor to various international organizations and governments in the East Central and Eastern European region and is the author of numerous publications on comparative economic systems. We will also have the usual Meet the Editors session, where representatives of journals in the comparative economics area will provide the audience with valuable advice and insights into publishing research results. The local organisers will include in the programme some organised tours, where conference attendees can discover the city of Warsaw. All potential participants with accepted abstracts should register on the website of the conference (


I very much hope to see many EACES members in Warsaw in September.



Magdolna Sass

EACES President












The 15th Biannual Conference of EACES will be held in Warsaw, Poland, on 6-8 September 2018, hosted by the Department of International Comparative Studies and Department of Economics I, affiliated to Collegium of Economic Analysis at Warsaw School of Economics (Szkoła Główna Handlowa, SGH). To guide prospective authors and participants, the conference theme is:


Post-Transition and Emerging Economies ten years after the Financial Crisis: Policies, Response, Performance and Challenges

The impact of the Financial Crisis and Great Recession on post-transition and emerging economies has varied tremendously. Some economies experienced very large recessionary shocks with long-lasting effects for the labor market, human capital formation and growth. For others policy and economic structure alleviated potential negative effects. Importantly for some countries, the Great Recession also slowed or postponed systemic reform efforts. Understanding the differential impact and means of diffusing the negative consequences is important for scholars and policy makers. Hence, it strikes us as important to take stock of the performance and policy reactions of post-transition and emerging economies, broadly defined, nearly ten years after the Great Recession. Additionally, challenges to globalization and the environment remain while new challenges to international economic and security institutions arise. A comparative perspective is essential to understand how workers, firms and governments adjusted to the economic shocks that occurred, challenges that remain and new challenges that lie ahead. A systemic approach provides essential perspective as individual economies had made varying degrees of progress in the transition process and will be differentially affected by challenges on the horizon.

Paper submission/Registration

The deadline for sending ha the abstracts has passed on April 25th, 2018. The next phase is registration, which will be available in the early July 2018. The online registration is required for all participants, whose abstracts have been accepted to the conference.



Confirmed plenary speakers include Professor Stanisław Gomułka and Professor Domenico Mario Nuti. Professor Stanisław Gomułka was for many years Reader of Economics at the London School of Economics, one of the most accomplished consultants to various Polish post-Communist governments, and leading the effort to design a coherent reform policy after the collapse of Communism. Professor Domenico Mario Nuti is among the leading researchers of comparative economics, at present professor emeritus at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. He was advisor to various international organizations and governments in the East Central and Eastern European region and is the author of numerous publications on comparative economic systems.

The conference will host a “Meet the editors” session, where representatives of journals dealing with comparative economics issues will be present, including the journal of the association: European Journal of Comparative Economics.


The European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES) was founded in 1990. The principal focus of the association was and remains the comparative study of real economic systems, including the economies of East and West, North and South, as well as the economic interactions among systems and among regional areas, such as the EU. The Association is a broadly based organization in which all schools of economic thought can exchange views and ideas on current and prospective research.

The Department of Comparative Studies at the Warsaw School of Economics was established in 1992 by Professor Leszek Balcerowicz, former Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister in the first two democratic governments in Poland and subsequently in 1997-2000, widely credited with the economic transformation of Poland. The Department integrates didactic and scientific activities in the field of international comparative studies, which encompasses macro- and microeconomic perspective. The department is headed by Professor Piotr Ciżkowicz.

The Department of Economics I conducts research in the field of economics, taking a broad perspective. The research interests of the team at the Department of Economics I focus on the problems of labor economics, pension economics, health economics, education economics, social insurance and the problems of economic regulation. These areas largely refer to modern economic and social policy. The Department of Economics I is chaired by Professor Marek Góra, the co-author of the Polish pension reform from 1999, which made Poland one of a small number of countries which are believed to have successfully coped with the economic consequences of aging.

The Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) is the oldest economic-oriented university in Poland.

Important dates

Conference fees

EACES-membership fee, as well as the conference fee can be paid  at

The payment can be conducted by both a money transfer to the EACES bank account or by a credit card. Please put the following title to your transfer: “Conference – Warsaw”. For more details go to


Local organiser is prof. Piotr Ciżkowicz (Warsaw School of Economics), e-mail:



The Organising Committee has just opened the registration now. Participants can now make registration following the link:  


Programme 2018

Thursday, 6th of September, 2018

9.30 Facultative guided city tour

11.00 –  Registration

13.00-13.30 Book presentation: Schweiger, Visvizi (eds) (2018) Central and Eastern Europe in the EU: Challenges and Perspectives Under Crisis Conditions

Beáta Farkas, Anna Visvizi

13.30-14.00 Opening session

14.15-15.45 Parallel sessions

Parallel session 1

Fiscal policy and related issues

Chair: Piotr Cizkowicz

Vsevolod Ostapenko, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia

Transmission channels of expansionary fiscal contraction: the Russian economy perspective

Valerija Botrić Tanja Broz, Saša Jakšić Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, Serbia

Identifying factors behind different preferences for tax burden in EU countries: Old vs. New Europe

Monika Banaszewska, Poznań University of Economics and Business, Poland

Public expenditures convergence on local level. Evidence from Polish municipalities

Piotr Cizkowicz,Bartosz Radzikowski, Andrzej Rzońca, Wiktor Wojciechowski, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland

Fiscal Devaluation and Economic Activity in the EU

Parallel session 2

Regional development

Chair: Olga Demidova

Arkadiusz Mironko, Indiana University East School of Business and Economics, USA

Regional location patterns in service and manufacturing sector foreign subsidiaries – examination of industrial sectors across regions in the developing economy

Michigami Mayu, Niigata University, Japan

Russian employee’s welfare benefits and comparative analysis between the East and West regions in Russia

Anna Lukyanova, Higher School of Economics, Russia

Do minimum wages matter for earnings inequality? Evidence from large increases of minimum wage in Russia (2005-2017)

Olga Demidova, NRU HSE, Russia

Convergence of Russian regions: different patterns for poor, middle and rich groups

Parallel session 3

Outside-EU FDI in CEE

Chair: Ágnes Szunomár

Magdolna Sass, Éva Ozsvald, Kiran Shobha, external researcher Ágnes Szunomár, CERS HAS, Hungary

Asian foreign direct investment in Hungary

Agnieszka McCaleb,Warsaw School of Economics, Poland

Comparing Chinese, Indian and South African investment in Poland

Magdolna Sass, CERS HAS, Hungary; Kálmán Kalotay, UNCTAD, Switzerland

Who really invests in CEE?

Ágnes Szunomár, CERS HAS, Hungary

Pull factors for Chinese OFDI in CEE

Parallel session 4

Quantitative analyses of Soviet economic development: New insights of new data and approaches I.

Organised by Yasushi Nakamura, Andrei Yakovlev, Masaki Kubinova

Chair: Kazuhiro Kumo

Speakers: Masaki Kuboniwa;Hitotsubashi University, Japan,

Volatility in Russian Economic Growth from the Imperial Era to Today

Ilya B. Voskoboynikov;

Maria V. Taktasheva, Anton E. Tolokonnikov, Higher School of Economics, Russia

Labour Productivity Growth and Structural Change in the Union Republics of the USSR, 1966-1990

Yasushi Nakamura, Yokohama National University, Japan

Deadly Weights: Accumulation of Domestic Debts in the Soviet Era

Commentators: A. Yakovlev; B. Kuznetsov; I. Iwasaki

Parallel session 5

Business and politics in illiberal states I.

Organised by Miklós Szanyi

Chair: Miklós Szanyi

Barbara Blaszczyk;Institute of Economics, Polish Academy of Sciences, PolandBuilding the institutional and economic fundaments for an authoritarian state. Example of Poland

Aleksandr Papko; The Belarusian Economic Model: Main Features and Paradoxes

Miklos Szanyi; CERS HAS, Hungary, Emerging Patronage and Changing Forms of Rent Seeking in East Central Europe

Andras Deak, CERS HAS, Hungary The Call of the Wild – Implications of Russian illiberal political choices on its economic system

Parallel session 6

Diversity of Patchwork Capitalism in Central and Eastern Europe

Organised by Ryszard Rapacki

Chair: Ryszard Rapacki;

Adam Czerniak, Warsaw School of Economics,

Emerging models of patchwork capitalism in Central and Eastern Europe: empirical results of subspace clustering

Krzysztof Jasiecki,

University of Warsaw,

Strengths and weaknesses of the VoC approach: the case of Central Europe

Piotr Maszczyk,

Warsaw School of Economics,

Development of the composite index of capitalism in the EU countries

Mariusz Próchniak,

Warsaw School of Economics,

A comparison of the emerging models of capitalism in CEE11 countries with Western Europe – the use of hexagons of similarity

15.45-16.15 Coffee Break

16.15-17.45  Meet the editors and EACES Doctoral Award

Chair: Jürgen Jerger (University of Regensburg, EACES vice-president)

17.45-18.15 Coffee break

18.15-19.30 Keynote lecture 1

Speaker: Stanisław Gomułka (Polish Academy of Sciences)

Poland’s economic performance in global and long-term perspective:    surprises so far and    risks in the years ahead

Chair: Hartmut Lehmann (University of Bologna, National Research University Higher School of Economics and IZA)

19.30 Buffet event


Friday, 7th of September, 2018

8.30-10.00 Parallel sessions

Parallel session 7

Wages, wage policy, inequality

Chair: Will Bartlett

Xinxin Ma, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University, Japan

Effects of Minimum Wage Policy on Wage Distribution and Wage Gap between Rural and Urban Residents in China

Md Fuad Hassan,Center for Development Research (ZEF), Germany

Farm Wage, Food Price and Poverty Dynamics in Bangladesh

Olga Popova, Milena Nikolova, Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS), Regensburg, Germany

Sometimes your best just ain’t good enough: The worldwide evidence on well-being efficiency

Will Bartlett, European Institute, LSE, UK; Jelena Žarković Rakić, Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Inequality, Self-management and the Welfare State in Former Yugoslavia

Parallel session 8

The role of government in economy

Chair: Rainer Schweickert

Piotr Kozarzewski and Maciej Bałtowski, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Poland

The Impact of the State on the Quality of an Economic System: A Cross-country Analysis

Lev Jakobson, NRU HSE, Russia

Russian Elites’ Sentiments After Crisis: Is Optimism Explicable and Helpful?

Vasiliy A. Anikin, NRU HSE, Russia

Russia in Post-Transition: New Frontiers

Rainer Schweickert,IfW Kiel, Germany, Joscha Beckmann, RUB Bochum, IfW Kiel, Germany; Inna Melnykovska, CEU Budapest, Hungary and Harvard University, USA, Markus Ahlborn, University of Göttingen, Germany

European Divides in Government Activity – East/West vs. Liberal/Coordinated?

Parallel session 9

Gender issues int he labour market

Chair: Lucas Augusto van der Velde

Elisabeth Pereira and Antonio J. Fernandes, University of Aveiro, Portugal

The Evolution of Gender Gaps in the Labour Market in Post-transition and Emerging Economies

Allen Webster, Sangeeta Khorana and Jenifer Piesse, Bournemouth University, UK

Female empowerment in emerging market firms

Priit Vahter and Jaan Masso, University of Tartu, Estonia

The Contribution of Multinationals to Wage Inequality: Foreign Ownership and Gender Pay Gap

Lucas Augusto van der Velde, Warsaw School of Economics and Joanna Tyrowicz, University of Warsaw, Poland

When the opportunity knocks: large structural shocks and gender wage gaps

Parallel session 10

Labour and productivity

Chair: Liis RoosaarUrmas Varblane, Jaan Masso and Liis Roosaar, University of Tartu, Estonia

Relationships between the age, wage and productivity of employees

Grzegorz Tchorek, Michał Brzozowski, University of Warsaw, Poland

Profitability and employment growth in Polish and Russian exporting firms after the crisis

Pasquale Tridico and Riccardo Pariboni, Roma Tre University, Italy

Structural change, institutions, and the dynamics of labor productivity in Europe

Liis Roosaar, University of Tartu, Estonia

Relationship between the changes in age and wage structure of employees and the productivity of Estonian firms

Parallel session 11

Business and politics in illiberal states II.

Organised by Miklós Szanyi

Chair: Miklós Szanyi

Speakers: Judit Ricz, CERS HAS, Hungary, Illiberal tendencies in Brazil: a historical cyclicality

Erzsebet. N. Rozsa; CERS HAS, Hungary, The Islamic Republic of Iran – the „axis of resistance” and the resistance economy, Agnes Szunomar, CERS HAS, Hungary The Chinese model of development: economic and social transformation without political reform? Tamas Szigetvari, CERS HAS, Hungary, Turkey: economic policy of a hybid democracy

Parallel session 12

Comparative Economic Studies on Emerging Multinationals

Ogranised by Kazuho Yokogawa

Chair: Kazuho Yokogawa

Speakers: Magdolna Sass CERS HAS, Hungary Emerging Multinationals from the CEE countries – Are They Different from Other Emerging MNCs?

Satoshi Mizobata, Kyoto University, Japan Offshore Emerging Multinationals in Russia

Yumiko Nakahara Kyushu Sangyo University, Japan Multinationals from Taiwan

Victor Gorshkov, Kaichi International University, Japan, Zoia Podoba, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia Foreign Direct Investments and Emerging Multinationals from Northeast Asia

10.00-10.30 Coffee break

10.30-12.00 Parallel sessions

Parallel session 13

Quantitative analyses of Soviet economic development: New insights of new data and approaches II.

Organised by Yasushi Nakamura, Andrei Yakovlev, Masaki Kubinova

Chair: Andrei Yakovlev

Speakers: Akira Uegaki; Seinan Gakuin University, Japan

Long-term Trade Statistics of the Soviet Union: Residuals, Lend-Lease, and General Trends

Aleksei A. Popov, South Ural State University, Russia

How did planned economies invest in each other? Projects of equity participation in the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (1950s – 1960s)

Yoshisada Shida, Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia, Japan

The Size of the Soviet Informal Economy

Commentators: K. Kumo, I. B. Voskoboynikov; B. Kuznetsov

Parallel session 14

Transformation of the EU: some aspects of policy reforms and institutional changes

Organised by: Hubert Gabrisch

Chair: Hubert Gabrisch and Marcello Signorelli

Speakers: Enrico Marelli University of Brescia, Italy; The future of the euro

Andreas Breitenfellner;Austrian National Bank, Austria, The link between fiscal and financial risk sharing in EMU

 Pompeo Della Posta, University of Pisa, Italy A market-financed and growth-enhancing investment program

for the euro area

Michał Gradzewicz,

Warsaw School of Economics and National Bank of Poland,

How do savings of different agents respond to interest rate change?

Parallel session 15

Contemporary issues in the evolution in the system of banking and finance in transition economies

Chair: Khurshid Djalilov Alexandr Akimov and Jakhongir Khakhkarov, Griffith University, Australia

Financial development in less-developed post-communist economies.

Pawel Marszalek, Poznan University of Economics and Business, Poland

Financialization in Poland – current status and prospects.

Andrei Vernikov, Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Economics, Russia

Household savings, trust and paternalism:  Is deposit insurance a solution or a part of the problem?

Khurshid Djalilovand Jens Holscher, Bournemouth University, UK

Do corporate responsibility and bank regulation improve bank efficiency? Evidence from transition countries.

Parallel session 16

The role of institutions in development

Chair: Ákos Péter Dombi

Ichiro Iwasaki, Hitotsubashi University, Japan, Eduard Baumöhl, Masaryk University, Czechia, and Evžen Kočenda, Charles University, Czechia

Institutions and Determinants of Firm Survival in European Emerging Markets

Aleksandra Peeva, Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung and HumboldtUniversität zu Berlin, Germany

Strategic trade bias in human rights sanctions

Tomasz Mickiewicz, Aston University, UK, Anna Grosman, Loughborough University, UK, Xiahui Liu, Loughborough University, UK and Ekaterina Alexandrova, Aston University, UK

The Short-Term Impact of CEO Change under Constraints of Complexity

Ákos Péter Dombi, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary and Katarzyna Szarzec, Poznan University, Poland

State capitalism: Escaping the middle income trap in post-socialist countries

Parallel session 17

Political economy approaches to institutions

Chair: Sylvia SzternVladimir Otrachshenko, Maria A. Cunha-e-Sá, Rita Freitas, and Luis C. Nunes, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

On Natures’ Shoulders: Riding the Big Waves in Nazaré

Lucia Morales and Bernadette Andreosso-O Callaghan, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

Emerging Asia – Shifting Economic Power and Challenging the Status Quo

Andras Deak, HAS CERS, Hungary

Russian state capitalism in the light of global shifts in economic governance

Sylvia Sztern, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Individualism, and Collectivism: Measuring the Transition to Modernity in Tsarist Russian Peasant Community of Povolzhe Penza region 1913

Parallel session 18

Factors of firms’ performance

Chair: Urmas Varblane Azusa Fujimori, Osaka Seikei University, Japan, Hiroyuki Nishiyama, University of Hyogo, Japan, Takahiro Sato, Kobe University, Japan

Firm heterogeneity and the behavior of Japanese manufacturing multinationals in India

Xiaodan Yu, University of Nottingham Ningbo, China

The wage-productivity nexus in the World Factory economy: a quantile regression analysis on Chinese manufacturing firms

Jaan Masso, Konstantins Benkovskis, Olegs Tkacevs, Priit Vahter and Naomitsu Yashiro University of Tartu, Estonia

Export and productivity in global value chains: comparative evidence from Estonia and Latvia

Katalin Antaloczy, Tamas Gaspar, Magdolna Sass, Budapest Business School, University of Applied Sciences, Hungary

The specialties of the pharmaceutical value chain

12.00-13.30 Lunch

13.30–15.00 Keynote lecture 2

Speaker: Domenico Mario Nuti (Professor Emeritus University of Rome – La Sapienza)

The rise, fall and the future of socialism

Chair: Magdolna Sass (Hungarian Academy of Sciences and President of EACES)

15.00-15.30 Coffee break

15.30-17.00 Parallel sessions

Parallel session 19

Institutional elements and growth of post-transition countries: are the outcomes as it was expected?

Organised by: Maria Lissowska

Chair: Maria Lissowska

Speakers: Andrei Yakovlev; NRU HSE, Russia,  Channels of Dialogue between International Business and the

National Government: Implications or Domestic Reforms and International Relation

(Russia’s Experience)s

Martin Myant; European Trade Unions Institute, Belgium, Are there limits to dependent growth in East-Central Europe?

Kataryna Szarzec;Poznan University of EconomicsPoland, State capture in the postsocialist countries – a case of

state-owned enterprises in PolandMaria Lissowska, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland, Discussion about privatization revisited 27 years after transition

Parallel session 20

Different facets of labor market adjustment in the post-Soviet region

Organised by: Hartmut Lehmann

Chair: Hartmut Lehmann

Speakers: Hartmut Lehmann, University of Bologna, NRU HSE and IZA, Thomas Dohmen, University of Bonn and IZA, Germany Karolina Goraus, Warsaw University, Poland

The Evolution of the Gender Wage Gap in a Russian Firm during Transition: Evidence from Unique Personnel Data – 1990-2006  

Francesco Pastore, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli” and IZA, Sarosh Sattar, World Bank, Nistha Sinha, World Bank and Erwin R. Tiongson, Georgetown University and IZA, When Do Gender Wage Differences Emerge? A Study of

Azerbaijan’s Labor Market

Norberto Pignatti, International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University, IZA and Karine Torosyan, International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University, Georgia  Risk Attitudes and Informal Employment: Evidence from a

Post-Transition Country

K. Gatskova, IOS Regensburg, Germany, Vladimir Kozlow, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia

Doubling Up or Moving Out? The Effect of International Labor

Migration on Household Size

Parallel session 21

Crisis – ten years after – comparative studies

Chair: Marcella Mulino

Elisabeth Pereira, António J. Fernandes GOVCOPP & DEGEIT – University of Aveiro, Portugal;

A Comparison between Portugal and Poland Ten Years  After the Financial Crisis

Horst Brezinski, Poznan University of Economics and Business, Poland

Post-Transition and Emerging Economies ten years after the Financial Crisis: Policies, Response, Performance and Challenges

Jinghua XU, South China Normal University, China

The Policies Reform and Growth Performance After Global the Financial Crisis — A Comparative Study between China and Eastern Europe

Marcella Mulino, Romina Bafile, Luisa Giallonardo, University of L’Aquila, Italy

Sovereign debt and banks’ vulnerabilities in a systemic crisis. A comparison between Argentine and Greek experiences

Parallel session 22

International Comparison on the Relationship between State and Civil Society in Post-Transition Economies

Organised by Kazuho Yokogawa

Chair: Victor Gorshkov

Hiroaki Hayashi, Ritsumeikan University, Japan,

Social Composition in Russia under Politicized Economic System

Katsumi Fujiwara, School of Foreign Studies, Osaka University, Japan Russian Consumers and the State in the Globalized World

Mihoko Satogami, Kyoto Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University, Japan

Gender Mainstreaming Policy and the Labour Market Situations in Unified Germany

Kazuho Yokogawa, Kanagawa University, Japan

Evolution of Fiscal Federalism and State Integration in Russia

Satoshi Mizobata, Kyoto Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University, Japan Politicized Russian Corporations under Poor Market/Government Quality

Parallel session 23

Special sectors, industries

Chair: Yusuke Matsuzawa

Csaba Weiner, Institute of World Economics, CERS HAS, Hungary

Hungarian, Polish and Lithuanian methods of managing security of energy supply and gas diversification

Gábor Túry, Institute of World Economics, CERS HAS, Hungary

The performance of the automotive industry after the crisis in two semi-peripheral EU regions

Alexander Volkov,Institute of Economics of KarRC RAS, Russia

Problems of forestry development in the Republic of Karelia

Yusuke MatsuzawaBunri University of Hospitality, Japan

Rail Passenger Market Development in Central Europe

Parallel session 24

SMEs – innovative finance

Chair: Olga Guseva

Svatopluk Kapounek, Zuzana Kučerová, Mendel University in Brno, Czechia

Herding Behaviour and Information Asymmetries in Crowdfunding

Olga Guseva, NRU HSE, Russia

Ownership characteristics and performance of technological startups in Russia

Mikołaj Klimczak,Szymon Mazurek, Wrocław University of Economics, Poland

The Emergence of Crowdfunding Platforms in Poland: The New Model of Investment for Turbulent Times

Svatopluk Kapounek, Zuzana Kučerová, Mendel University in Brno, Czechia

Google Trends and Exchange Rate Movements: Much Cry and Little Wool?

17.15-18.15 EACES General Assembly

19.00 Conference dinner





Saturday, 8th of September 2018

9.00-10.30 Parallel sessions

Parallel session 25

Eurozone/European Union

Chair: Bruno Dallago

Andrea Boltho, Magdalen College, University of Oxford, UK

Southern and Eastern Europe in EMU: Convergence or Divergence ?

Zsófia NaszádosInstitute of World Economics, CERS HAS, Hungary

The future of Franco-German co-operation after the eurocrisis

Karsten Staehr, Tallin University of Technology Kersti Harkmann, Eesti Pank and Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

Current Account Dynamics in Central and Eastern Europe: Pull and Push Factors and Economic Policies

Bruno Dallago, University of Trento, Italy

The sustainability of an incomplete Eurozone

Parallel session 26


Chair: Andrei Yakovlev

Luca Jacopo Uberti, University of Oslo, Norway

Corruption in Transition Economies: Socialist, Ottoman or Structural?

Marta Simões Pedro Bação, Inês Gaspar, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Corruption and economic growth: the case of Portugal

Andrei Yakovlev, NRU HSE, Russia

Female Factor in Perception of Corruption by Bureaucrats: List Experiment Results

Parallel session 27

Firm competitiveness and performance

Chair: Anna Fedyunina

Andrea Éltető, Institute of World Economy, CERS, HAS and Beáta Udvari, University of Szeged, Hungary

Factors influencing the export of Hungarian SMEs – in comparison with the experiences of other Visegrád countries

Maho Shiraishi and Go Yano, The University of Kitakyushu in Japan, Japan

Does financial allocation via trade credit allows poor performing private firms to survive in China?

Peter Howard-Jones, Bournemouth University, UK

Firm Performance in the Western Balkan States: the Impact of European Union Membership and Access to Finance

Anna Fedyunina, Julia Averyanova, HSE University – St. Petersburg, Russia

How Import Affects Firm’s Competitiveness in Export Markets

Parallel session 28

Crisis: single country studies and general models

Chair: Milica Uvalic

Delia-Elena Diaconasu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania, Ion POHOAŢĂ, Oana-Ramona SOCOLIUC, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania

The Macroeconomic Effects of Fiscal Policy During and After the Crisis. The case of Romania

Anna Visvizi, Univeristy of Warwick, UK

Greece, the crisis and the euro area: what lessons can we draw

Norbert Szijártó,  Institute of World Economics, CERS HAS, Hungary

Varieties of Peripheries – How economic models of Iberian, Baltic and Visegrad countries has changed after the crisis?

Milica Uvalic, University of Perugia, Italy, Jasna Atanasijević, Božidar Cerović, Serbia

Ten years after the global financial crisis – The case of Serbia

Parallel session 29

Facets of labour market adjustment in Poland and Russia

Chair: Anna Sharunina

Stanisław Cichocki and Joanna Siwińska-Gorzelak, Warsaw University, Poland

Labour market flows in Poland – did the determinants change?

Pavel Travkin, NRU HSE, Russia

Determinants of On-the-job Training in Enterprises: the Russian Case

Michał Pilc, Poznań University of Economics and Business, Poland

Temporary employment in Poland. Stepping stone or political issue?

Anna Sharunina,NRU HSE, Russia

Low Paid Employment in Russia

Parallel session 30

FDI and portfolio investments

Chair: David M. Kemme

Will Bartlett, European Institute, LSE, UK; Besnik Krasniqi, University of Pristina, Kosovo, Jasmina Ahmetbasic, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Attracting FDI to the Western Balkans: is the path to EU integration turning into a “race to the bottom”?

Masahiro Tokunaga; Keiko Suganuma and Nami Odagiri, Kansai University Japan, Japan

From Russia to Eurasia: Specific Features of “Russphere” from the Perspective of Business Activities of Japanese Firms

Minakshee Das,University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Foreign direct investment and income inequality: Empirical evidence from developing and emerging market economies

David M. Kemme, Fogelman College of Business and Economics, University of Memphis, USA, Tanja Steigner, School of Business, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS, USA, Bhavik Parikh, Gerald Schwartz School of Business, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

Inequality, Autocracy and Sovereign Funds as determinants of Foreign Portfolio Equity Flows

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break

11.00-12.30 Parallel sessions

Parallel session 31


Chair: Tomasz Mickiewicz

Andrei Yakovlev and Andrei Yudanov HSE NRU, Russia

Fast growing firms and productive use of rents in limited access orders

Sumi Na, Seoul National University, Korea

The determinants of corporate social performance in Korea

Tamar Jugheli, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

State-Business Relations in the Food and Agriculture Sector of Georgia

Yuliya Rodionova, Andrei Yakovlev, Andrey Tkachenko, HSE NRU, Russia

Reasons for contracting predetermined suppliers: results of an empirical study

Parallel session 32

Adapting to domestic and international competitive pressures in Russia, Eastern Europe and China

Chair: Go Yano

Irina Bogacheva, Alexey Porshakov and Natalia Turdyeva, Bank of Russia, Russia

Sectoral GVC-REER and industry competitiveness in Russia.

Andrei Ivanov and Irina Berezinets, Graduate School of Management at St. Petersburg University, Russia

Which scoring rule is the best for emerging countries?

Elisabetta Magnani, Macquarie University, Australia

External finance, firm’s demand for liquidity and human capital asset liquidation in Eastern and Central European firms.

Go Yano and Maho Shiraishi, Graduate School of Economics, Kyoto University, Japan

Economic and political motivations in debt finance in China:  Bank lending and trade credit offering.

Parallel session 33

Globalisation and countervailing forces

Chair: Vittorio Valli

Arsenii Morozov,Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

Ethno-futurism as an element of socio-economic development of the region different title

Tony Fang, Memorial University, University of Toronto, Canada and IZA, Germany

From Brain Drain to Brain Circulation: International Migration and Global Talent Management

Tanaka Hiroshi,Ritsumeikan University, Japan

Hayek vs. Polanyi in Brussels: an alternative way of European economic and monetary


Vittorio Valli, University of Turin, Italy

The economic consequences of Mr. Obama and Mr. Trump

Parallel session 34

Financial policies, growth

Chair: Wojciech Charemza

Sanjaya Acharya, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal

Inflation, Growth, and Distribution Nexus in Post-Transition and Emerging Economies of South Asia

Dombi Ákos PéterEötvös Loránd University, Hungary, Theocharis Grigoriadis, Junbing Zhu, Freie Universität Berlin School of Business & Economics, Institute for East European Studies Berlin, Germany, Relatedness, state capacity and the growth-finance nexus

Shigeki Ono, Asahikawa University, Japan

Spillovers of US conventional and unconventional monetary policy to Russian financial markets

Wojciech Charemza, Vistula University, Poland, Carlos Díaz, University of Leicester, UK, Svetlana Makarova University College London, UK and Vistula University, Poland

Assessing inflation uncertainty in three transitional central and East European countries: the weighted skew-normal distribution approach

Parallel session 35

Income distribution

Chair: Yuka Takeda

Eugenia Chernina, HSE, Russia

Do we know how relatively rich are we? Actual and perceived place in the income distribution

Svetlana V. MareevaHSE, Russia

Income Stratification in Modern Russia: Specifics and Dynamics

Takahiro Yamada, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance of Japan

Decomposing Poverty Change into Growth and Distribution Effects Revisited

Yuka Takeda, Kyushu University, Japan

Impact of public assistance on poverty reduction in Russia: targeting and social contract

Parallel session 36

Innovation, R&D of firms and at macro level

Chair: Beáta Farkas

Boris Kuznetsov NRU HSE, Russia, Fernanda Ricotta, University of Calabria, Italy, Victoria Golikova, NRU-HSE, Russia

R&D Propensity of Manufacturing Firms: comparative analysis of Poland and Russia

Irina Skvortsova, Irina Ivashkovskaya, Alexandra Venediktova, NRU-HSE, Russia

Firm and country-level determinants in high-tech M&A: Evidence from developed capital markets

Marcus MillerWarwick University, UK, Johan Willner, Abo Akademi University, Finland

Soviet growth from reallocation: but what about innovation?

Beáta Farkas, University of Szeged, Hungary

Industry 4.0: Challenge for the Central and Eastern European growth model

12.30 Closing of the conference/ Facultative guided tour – Royal Castle




IZA Workshop on the Economics of Employee Representation: International Perspectives





Organizers: Pierre Cahuc (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris and IZA), Uwe Jirjahn (University of Trier and IZA), Andreas Lichter (IZA), Stephen C. Smith (George Washington University and IZA), Konstantinos Tatsiramos (University of Luxembourg, LISER and IZA)


Location: IZA, Bonn


Date: September 07 - September 08, 2018


Submission Deadline: April 30, 2018

Notification of Acceptance: May 31, 2018

Event Manager: Alina Thiele



About the Workshop

Spurred by sharp declines in unionization rates and growing wage inequality over the last years, there has been growing (public) interest in the effects of non-union employee representation (such as works councils, board-level codetermination, joint consultation committees, or authorized health and safety committees) on the performance of firms, outcomes for workers, and the economy as a whole. Despite this interest, empirical research on the effect of employee representation has been scarce and mostly limited to the case of Germany to date.


The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers analyzing (the effects of different) forms of non-union representation, and to put their findings into international comparative perspective. Possible topics might cover:

- the effects of employee representation on productivity
- the effects of employee representation on employee outcomes
- challenges for employee representation due to globalization/technological change
- the effect of non-union representation on inequality and gender discrimination
- (reasons for) international differences in the incidence of employee representation


The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers analyzing (the effects of different) forms of non-union representation, and to put their findings into international comparative perspective. Possible topics might cover:

- the effects of employee representation on productivity
- the effects of employee representation on employee outcomes
- challenges for employee representation due to globalization/technological change
- the effect of non-union representation on inequality and gender discrimination
- (reasons for) international differences in the incidence of employee representation


Travel and Accommodation


Those authors invited to present are expected to participate in the entire two day workshop. Economy class airfares and up to three nights of lodging will be covered according to the IZA Reimbursement Guidelines.

Kindly note that tax regulations prohibit IZA from fully reimbursing the travel expenses of conference participants who combine their trip with other destinations or extend their stay beyond the four-day window surrounding the event.







4.1 Publications of EACES members


Recent Publications of  Tomasz Mickiewicz


Entrepreneurship, institutional economics, and economic growth: an ecosystem perspective, Small Business Economics, (Co-authors: Zoltan J. Acs & Saul Estrin & & László Szerb).


Ethnic pluralism, immigration and entrepreneurship, Regional Studies, Forthcoming special issue: Communities on the Move, Taylor and Francis Online

(Co-authors: Mark Hart, Frederick Nyakudya & Nicholas Theodorakopoulos).



Recent Publications of Sanjaya Acharya

Remittances and Household Expenditure in Nepal: Evidence from Cross-Section Data, Economies, Vol. 5, Issue 2, pp. 1-17, 2017, MDPI (link: (S. Thapa as co-author).

Impact of Climate Change Finance in Agriculture on the Poor, Ministry of Agriculture, Land Management and Co-operatives, Government of Nepal, Kathmandu, 2018 (Link: (M. Gautam, G. Acharya, P. Koirala, and J. Mainaly as co-authors).




4.2 Recent Publications of Journals




Web page:




EJCE, vol. 15, n. 1, 2018



Human capital in the twenty first century

Daniel Kuehn                                                                                                            3-9


Business tax evasion in transition economies: a cross-country panel investigation

Lumir Abdixhiku, Geoff Pugh, Iraj Hashi                                                                    11-36


Does election of an additional female councilor increase women's candidacy in the future?

Jekaterina Kuliomina                                                                                                 37-81


Secular decline in profit rates: time series analysis of a classical hypothesis

Ivan D. Trofimov                                                                                                       83-118


Is corruption efficiency-enhancing? A case study of the Central and Eastern European region

Claire Giordano, Paloma Lopez-Garcia                                                                        119-164


Fiscal austerity and monetary easing: which one is to be praised for ending the euro area crisis?

Pompeo Della Posta                                                                                                   165-189


Book review: Nils Karlson, Statecraft and liberal reforms in advanced democracies

Enrico Colombatto                                                                                                     191-193




Web page:



Vol. 42 (2) 2018




A tale of two crises: Federal transfers and regional economies in Russia in 2009 and 2014–2015

Pages: 175-185

Michael Alexeev, Andrey Chernyavskiy


Natural resource rents and internal conflicts: Can decentralization lift the curse?

Pages: 186-205

Mohammad Reza Farzanegan, Christian Lessmann, Gunther Markwardt


Does income inequality lead to banking crises in developing countries? Empirical evidence from cross-country panel data

Pages: 206-218

Dong-Eun Rhee, Hyoungjong Kim


Income inequality and the Great Recession in Central and Eastern Europe

Pages: 219-247

Michal Brzezinski


When is there a Kuznets curve? Some evidence from the ex-socialist countries

Pages: 248-268

Branimir Jovanovic


House price convergence in euro zone and non-euro zone countries

Pages: 269-281

I-Chun Tsai


The impact of value added components of GDP and FDI on economic freedom in Europe

Pages: 282-294

Naz Sayari, Ramazan Sari, Shawkat Hammoudeh


Geopolitical risks and stock market dynamics of the BRICS

Pages: 295-306

Mehmet Balcilar, Matteo Bonato, Riza Demirer, Rangan Gupta


Health and political regimes: Evidence from quantile regression

Pages: 307-319

Keisuke Okada


How foreign direct investment affects CO2 emission levels in the Chinese manufacturing industry: Evidence from panel data

Pages: 320-331

Bongsuk Sung, Woo-Yong Song, Sang-Do Park


Property rights protection, financial access and corporate R&D: Evidence from a large representative sample of Chinese firms

Pages: 332-345

Tong Fu, Ze Jian


Financial stability of Islamic banking and the global financial crisis: Evidence from the Gulf Cooperation Council

Pages: 346-360

Faisal Alqahtani, David G. Mayes


Firm financing and growth in the Arab region

Pages: 361-383

Juan J. Cortina, Soha Ismail, Sergio L. Schmukler



Post Communist Economies

Web page:


Volume 30, Issue 4, 2018




What is behind low wages in central and eastern Europe?

Pages: 421-439

by Jan Drahokoupil & Agnieszka Piasna


Explaining informal payments for health services in Central and Eastern Europe: an institutional asymmetry perspective

Pages: 440-458

by Colin C. Williams & Adrian V. Horodnic


Impact of non-tariff barriers on trade within the Eurasian Economic Union

Pages: 459-481

by Roman Vakulchuk & Alexander Knobel


Financial supply cycles in post-transition Europe – introducing a composite index for financial supply

Pages: 482-505

by Tomislav Globan


Transmission of monetary policy and exchange rate shocks under foreign currency lending

Pages: 506-525

by Małgorzata Skibińska


Sources of productivity differentials in manufacturing in post-transition urban South-East Europe

Pages: 526-548

by Katarina Bačić & Ivana Rašić Bakarić & Sunčana Slijepčević


Developing a financial conditions index for a post-transition country: the case of Croatia

Pages: 549-564

by Tanja Broz & Tajana Barbić & Petra Palić



Comparative Economic Studies


Web page:


Volume 60, Issue 2, 2018


2017 Dubrovnik Economic Conferences Symposium




Introduction: 2017 Dubrovnik Economic Conferences Symposium

Pages 181-182

Paul Wachtel, Boris Vujčić


Central Bank Independence Before and After the Crisis

Pages 183-202

Jakob de Haan, Christina Bodea, Raymond Hicks…


Behavioural Economics is Useful Also in Macroeconomics: The Role of Animal Spirits

Pages 203-216

Paul De Grauwe, Yuemei Ji


Convergence in Central and Eastern Europe: Can All Get to EU Average?

Pages 217-229

Dubravko Mihaljek


The Political Economy of Populism: An Empirical Investigation

Pages 230-253

Petar Stankov


What Happened to the Economic Convergence of Central and Eastern Europe After the Global Financial Crisis?

Pages 254-270

Anders Åslund


Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European Countries’ Convergence: A Look at the Past and Considerations for the Future

Pages 271-290

Laura Papi, Emil Stavrev, Volodymyr Tulin






Web page:


      Volume 30, Issue 2, 2018




The Extraordinary Opportunity of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Pages 163-165

by Achim Steiner


Managing Global Disruptions by Working Towards Global Constitutionalism

Pages 166-168

by Joyeeta Gupta


Globalization and Sustainable Development: At the Urban Crossroad

Pages 169-171

by Susan Parnell


Rethinking Boundaries and Inequalities Related to Climate-Resilient Development: Lessons for Successful Change Management of Resource Use and Climate Governance

Pages 172-177

by Edith Kürzinger & Astrid Carrapatoso


The Relationship Between MGNREGA and Internal Labour Migration in Tamil Nadu, India

Pages 178-194

by Warren Dodd & Sara Wyngaarden & Sally Humphries & Kirit Patel & Shannon Majowicz & Matthew Little & Cate Dewey


Lost in Transition? Declining Returns to Education in Vietnam

Pages 195-216

by Tinh Doan & Quan Le & Tuyen Quang Tran


Implications of Environmental Chores for Schooling: Children’s Time Fetching Water and Firewood in Tanzania

Pages 217-234

by Deborah Levison & Deborah S. DeGraff & Esther W. Dungumaro


The Contested Relationship Between Paid Work and Women’s Empowerment: Empirical Analysis from Bangladesh

Pages 235-251

by Naila Kabeer & Simeen Mahmud & Sakiba Tasneem


Wheat Production and Consumption Dynamics in an Asian Rice Economy: The Bangladesh Case

Pages 252-275

by Khondoker A. Mottaleb & Dil Bahadur Rahut & Gideon Kruseman & Olaf Erenstein


Urban Livelihoods in Slums of Chennai: Developing a Relational Understanding

Pages 276-296

by Tara Saharan & Karin Pfeffer & Isa Baud


The Long Shadow of Faith-based Social Networks on Agricultural Performance: Evidence from Ethiopian Apple Growers

Pages 297-319

by Sintayehu Hailu Alemu & Luuk Kempen & Ruerd Ruben


Poor Children in Rich Households and Vice Versa: A Blurred Picture or Hidden Realities?

Pages 320-341

by Keetie Roelen


Erratum to: Causes and Consequences of Increasing Herbicide Use in Mali

Pages 342-342

by Steven Haggblade & Melinda Smale & Alpha Kergna & Veronique Theriault & Amidou Assima


Erratum to: The Plant Protection Products (PPP) Sector in the European Union: A Special View on Herbicides

Pages 343-343

by Alessandro Bonanno & Valentina C. Materia & Thomas Venus & Justus Wesseler




Web page:

Vol. LXIII, Issue 216, 2018




Business Cycles In A General Equilibrium Dynamic Model With Land Value And Rent

Pages 7-34

by Wei-Bin Zhang


Econometric Testing Of Uncovered Interest Rate Parity In Serbia

Pages 35-62

by Zorica Mladenović & Jelena Rašković


How Can The Efficiency Of Corporate Governance In Serbian State-Owned Enterprises Be Increased?

Pages 63-84

by Ana Aleksić Mirić & Miroslav Todorović & Nebojša Janićijević


Impact Of Intellectual Capital On Profitability Of Commercial Banks In Serbia

Pages 85-110

by Siniša Radić


Determinants Of Female Entrepreneurship In Iran: An Institutional Approach

Pages 111-130

by Mohsen Mohammadi Khyareh



Web page:


Vol. 20, No. 1, 2018




Banking Sector Competition in the Panzar-Rosse Framework and Net Interest Margins: An Empirical Analysis Using the General Method of Moments 

Pages 5-36

by Arben Mustafa, Valentin Toçi 

The Psychology of Economic Attitudes – Moral Foundations Predict Economic Attitudes beyond Socio-Demographic Variables 

Pages 37-70

by Nikola Erceg, Zvonimir Galić, Andreja Bubić 

Smart Cities: Development and Governance Frameworks Zaigham Mahmood, ed., Cham: Springer International Publishing AG, 2018, pp. 323 

Pages 71-82

Dubravka Jurlina Alibegović 
Book Review







Managing Board


Magdolna Sass



Institute for Economics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

1112 Budaörsiút. 45

Phone: (+36-1) 309-2652
Fax: (+36-1) 319-3136





University of Regensburg and IOS Regensburg,


Tele: +49-941 943 2697

Fax:+49-941 943-4941



Ágnes Szunomár



Head of Research Group on Development Economics

Institute of World Economics,

Centre for Economic and Regional Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

45 Budaörsi Road, Budapest, H-1112



Jens Hölscher



Head of Department

Accounting, Finance & Economics

The Business School, Bournemouth University

Executive Business Centre

89 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth BH8 8EB, UK










Other Members of the Executive Committee

(Alphabetical order by family name)


David M. Kemme

EC Member


William N. Morris Chair of Excellence
Fogelman College of Business & Economics
The University of Memphis 
3675 Central Avenue, Office BA 405 
Memphis, TN   38152 
Tel: +1-901-678-5408


Michael Keren

EC Member


Department of Economics                           

Hebrew University                            

Jerusalem 91905                                    


Tel: +972-26528521

Fax: 972-2-5816071




Hartmut Lehmann

EC Member


Department of Economics

University of Bologna

Strada Maggiore 45

40125 Bologna, Italy

Tel. +39-051-2092631

Fax  +39-051-2092664



Satoshi Mizobata

EC Member


Institute of Economic Research,

Kyoto University

Yoshidahon-machi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto,

Japan 6068501

Tel: +81-75-753-7144




Martin Myant

EC Member

European Trade Union Institute

Bd du Roi Albert II, 5

1210 Brussels


Jan Svejnar

EC Member

School of International and Public Affairs

Columbia University

420 W. 118th Street

New York, NY 10027





EC Member

Department of Economics, Finance and Statistics

Via Pascoli 20

University of Perugia, 06123 Perugia, Italy

Tel: +39-075-5855292, 5855279

Fax: +39-075-5855299




EC Member

University of Tartu

Institute of Economics

Narva 4, 51009 Tartu


Tel: +372-737-6361   Fax: +372-737-6327



Andrei Yakovlev

EC Member

University - Higher School of Economics

Institute for Industrial and Market Studies

Slavyanskayapl 4, bldg 2,

Moscow 109074, Russia    

Tel.: +7-495-6288649



Members of the Advisory Board 






University of Paris 1-Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne

Will Bartlett

London School of Economics and Political Science

Laszlo Csaba

Central European University, Budapest

Bruno Dallago

Università di Trento, Department of Economics

Daniel Daianu

The Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest

Jens Hölscher

Bournemouth University, England

Mario Nuti

London Business School

Marcello Signorelli

Department of Economics, University of Perugia


Department of Economics, University of Perugia

Vittorio Valli

Università di Torino, Dept. Economia

Hans-Jürgen Wagener

Europa UniversitaetViadrina, Frankfurt/Oder


Aston University

Saul Estrin

London School of Economics


Honorary Members:


Ronald Dore

Gregory Grossman

Michael Kaser


Marie Lavigne

Angus Maddison

Domenico Mario Nuti


Horst Brezinski


Ex – Officio Member

Michael Keren

Hebrew University

Department of Economics

Naphtali Bldg. Scopus Campus, 91905 Jerusalem (Israel)

Tel: +972-26528521; Fax: 972-2-5816071



The presidential message in this 86th issue of the EACES newsletter orients the readers towards the the organisation’s next gathering of its members. The preparatory activities of the conference are proceeding well. The scientific committee received over 140 submissions including organised panel for this conference. The local organiser Warsaw School of Economics has excellent preparation along with the EACES organising committee. The keynote speakers include Professor Stanisław Gomułka, for many years Reader of Economics at the London School of Economics, one of the most accomplished consultants to various Polish post-communist governments, and leading the effort to design a coherent reform policy after the collapse of communism. Another keynote speaker will be Professor Domenico Mario Nuti, at present professor emeritus at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. Professor Nuti was the advisor to various international organizations and governments in the East, Central and Eastern European region and is the author of numerous publications on comparative economic systems. Furthermore, the conference will also have Meet the Editors session. Representatives of journals in the comparative economics area will provide the audience with valuable advice and insights into publishing research results.


Section 2 of this newsletter explicitly presents the undergoing preparations for the EACES 15th biennial conference. The theme of the conference will be Post-Transition and Emerging Economies Ten Years after the Financial Crisis: Policies, Response, Performance and Challenges. Detailed schedules for three days programme 6-8th September 2018 are available now. Moreover, the section provides information regarding the registration, conference venue, accommodation and travel. Additional information regarding the conference are all available in the conference website Participants are suggested to receive updates of the valuable information from this portal. The local organisers will manage some organised tours amidst the programme, where conference attendees can discover the city of Warsaw.


Reminder of the forthcoming event on IZA Workshop on the Economics of Employee Representation: International Perspectives to be held in IZA, Bonn, Germany in 7-8 September 2018 is in Section 3. The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers analyzing (the effects of different) forms of non-union representation, and to put their findings into international comparative perspective.


Section 4 provides information regarding recent publications of some EACES members. Likewise, articles published in some journals associated with comparative economic studies, more specifically in European Journal of Comparative Economics, Economic Systems, Comparative Economic Studies, Post-Communist Economies, European Journal of Development Research, Economic Annals, and Croatian Economic Survey are also listed in this section.


We welcome any comment/suggestion for the improvement of the newsletter. The submissions are requested to deliver in the form of (preferably) electronic copy or hard copy of the Microsoft Word file to the editor:

Sanjaya Acharya


EJCE (The European Journal of Comparative Economics) E-Journal and
ECONOMIC SYSTEMS (A Quarterly Journal published by the Osteuropa-InstitutMünchen/Elsevier in collaboration with EACES)
are the journals associated with EACES.

For details, please follow the link:

June 2018