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Economic Challenges
in Enlarged Europe 2015

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The 7th international conference "Economic Challenges in Enlarged Europe" took place from 14 – 16 June 2015 in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia.

This conference series is organised by Tallinn School of Economics and Business Administration of the Tallinn University of Technology in collaboration with the Society for the Study of Emerging Markets (USA), Association for the Study of East European Economies and Cultures (USA) and Eesti Pank (Central Bank of Estonia).

The conference aims to bring together academics as well as practitioners to discuss topical issues and disseminate high quality research in economics, finance and business with a focus on European economies.

Keynote Speakers

In 2015 we had the honour of hosting the renowned professor of economics, Josef C. Brada from Arizona State University, as keynote speaker. Professor Ali M. Kutan from Southern Illinois University, Editor of Emerging Markets Finance and Trade and Co-Editor of Economic Systems, conducted a workshop on how to publish in top economics and finance journals. 2016 conference keynote speakers will be announced in due course.


Photos 2015

Submissions

  • Macroeconomics
  • Labour market
  • Financial markets
  • Economic environment
  • International business

You are kindly invited to submit papers for this conference. We would especially encourage submissions on:

  • macroeconomic effects and economic policy considerations under global turbulence;
  • consequences of economic fluctuations on the financial sector and related opportunities;
  • real sector implications and labour market responses to the changing economic environment;
  • economic convergence/disintegration issues in enlarged Europe;
  • comparative regional studies (e.g. Nordic countries, CEE countries etc)

Submissions on other topics falling under one of the Conference Tracks (see above) are also very welcome.

Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts of their papers latest by 15 March electronically (MS Word or PDF format) by e-mail to ecee@ttu.ee. The submitted file should be named with the last name and first initial of the first author (e.g. "SmithJ.doc"). The extended abstract should start with the title of the paper; name of the author(s); affiliation, mailing address, telephone, and E-mail addresses of the author(s); and preferable Conference Track (see above) for the paper. The subsequent extended abstract of 400-500 words should outline the background, methodology, data, results and main contribution of the paper. Only abstracts of papers which have not already been published or accepted for publication in journals will be considered.

The Conference Committee will review all submissions and the submitting authors will be notified of the decision latest by 1 April. After notification of acceptance, a full paper must be submitted by 15 May by e-mail to ecee@ttu.ee. Unless you instruct us otherwise, all accepted papers will be included on the Conference CD, supplied with an ISBN number. The CDs will be issued by Tallinn University of Technology and will be distributed to all registered participants during the conference.

If you wish your paper to be considered for journal publication, please submit your final full paper, incorporating any changes arising from the discussion and feedback received at the conference, by e-mail to ecee@ttu.ee by 1 August (I round), or if not ready by that time, please submit your final paper by 15 September (II round).

Formatting instructions for full papers

Publications

All papers accepted for the conference are eligible to be considered for publication in the regular or special issues of one of the following international peer-reviewed academic journals:

  • Emerging Markets Finance and Trade (EMFT). The articles in EMFT are indexed/abstracted in Thomson Reuters, Scopus and many other databases. EMFT is published by Taylor & Francis.
  • Eastern European Economics (EEE). The articles in EEE are indexed/abstracted in Thomson Reuters, Scopus and other databases. EEE is published by Taylor & Francis.
  • Comparative Economic Studies (CES). The articles in CES are indexed/abstracted in Scopus and other databases. CES is published by Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Baltic Journal of Economics (BJE). The articles in BJE are indexed/abstracted in Thomson Reuters, Scopus and other databases. BJE is published by Taylor & Francis.
  • Baltic Journal of Management (BJM). BJM is abstracted/indexed in Thomson Reuters, Scopus as well as other databases; and is published by Emerald Group Publishing.
  • Research in Economics and Business: Central and Eastern Europe (REB). REB is indexed in RePEc and other databases and is published by Tallinn School of Economics and Business Administration of the Tallinn University of Technology.

Papers will be reviewed for the above journals following their normal review criteria. Please note that the acceptance of a paper to the conference is not a guarantee of publication, but only a limited number of outstanding papers will be published by the journals.

If you wish your paper to be considered for journal publication, please send us your final full paper, incorporating any changes arising from the discussion and feedback received at the conference, by 1 August 2015  (I round) or by 15 September 2015 (II round). See Submissions for further information.

All accepted papers will be included on the Conference CD (supplied with an ISBN number), issued by Tallinn University of Technology

Program

Conference Program 2015

Sessions and Session Chairs 2o15

The conference will begin with Welcome Reception in the evening of Sunday, 14 June 2016. The Welcome Reception will be held in The Maiden Tower museum-café, first mentioned in the 14th century. The big panoramic window offers fascinating views of the Tallinn Old Town. The Welcome Reception is preceded by a combined bus and walking tour in Tallinn for those who are interested.

Neitsitorn

 

Monday, 15 June will start with a plenary session in the morning, followed by parallel sessions until evening. The day will end with Conference Dinner which will be held in restaurant Alter Ego situated in close proximity to Hotel Euroopa.

Restaurant Alter Ego

 

Tuesday, 16 June will be devoted to parallel sessions.

All the above events plus lunch and coffee-breaks on both conference days, as well as a Conference CD, are included within the participation fee. Accommodation, transportation and any other costs are excluded from the participation fee. However, a limited block of rooms will be reserved at the conference hotel and can be booked by participants at special rates on a first come, first served basis.

The conference language is English.

Venue

The conference venue will be Hotel Euroopa, a 4-star hotel in Tallinn city centre, walking distance from the Old Town. The hotel address is Paadi 5.

For room booking, please contact the hotel directly and mention "ECEE participant" to be eligible for the special prices.

The conference hotel is a short taxi ride from the airport and bus station. The hotel is connected to both the airport (Lennujaam) and the bus station (Autobussijaam) also by bus no 2, the bus stop (Reisisadam D-terminal) is in close proximity to the hotel. The ferry terminal for sea connections to Finland and Sweden is a walking distance from the hotel.

See map

Contacts

Conference Committee

  • Prof. Aaro Hazak, Tallinn School of Economics and Business Administration, Tallinn University of Technology; Chair of the Organising Committee (Estonia)
  • Prof. Josef C. Brada, Department of Economics, Arizona State University; Editor, Eastern European Economics; Editor, Comparative Economic Studies (USA)
  • Prof. Ali M. Kutan, Southern Illinois University; Editor, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade (USA)
  • Dr. Juan Carlos Cuestas, University of Sheffield (United Kingdom)
  • Dr. Laivi Laidroo, Tallinn School of Economics and Business Administration, Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia)
  • Dr. Martti Randveer, Head of Research Department, Bank of Estonia (Estonia)
  • Mrs. Liina Kulu, Development Coordinator, Bank of Estonia (Estonia)
  • Prof. Jüri Sepp, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Tartu (Estonia)

Conference Secretary

Mrs. Anneli Kalm
E-mail: ecee@ttu.ee
Telephone: +372 6 204 057

Tallinn University of Technology
Tallinn School of Economics and Business Administration
Akadeemia tee 3
12618 Tallinn
Estonia