4th CEPR/EBRD/Economics of Transition and Institutional Change Symposium on “The Economics of Industrial Policy”

  • 17 - 18 Jun 2020
  • London, UK
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4th CEPR/EBRD/Economics of Transition and Institutional Change Symposium on “The Economics of Industrial Policy”

You are invited to submit a paper to the 4th CEPR/EBRD/ETIC Symposium, which this year will deal with the economics of industrial policy. The symposium will provide a platform for researchers and policymakers to discuss new research and to identify areas where further academic and policy-oriented work is needed.
Papers are invited on the following (non-exhaustive) list of topics:
Industrial policy and economic development in the 21st century
The role of governments, universities, and incubators in fostering innovation
The role of investment and export promotion
The role of SME support programs
Green industrial policies to combat climate change
The role of state-owned banks and enterprises
Sector‐targeting, economic clusters, national champions, and special economic zones
The political economy of industrial policy
The relationship between industrial policy and competitiveness
Lessons from South Korean and Chinese industrial policy 
Public-private partnerships and infrastructure investments
Submission deadline: 07 February 2020
The symposium features keynote talks by Ann E. Harrison (University of California, Berkeley) and Ricardo Hausmann (Harvard University).
Authors of accepted papers will be invited (without obligation) to submit their papers for a special issue of the Economics of Transition and Institutional Change. Accommodation expenses will be covered for speakers and discussants. Travel costs will be reimbursed in accordance with CEPR’s expense guidelines.
To submit a paper (full papers accepted only), please send an email to Lucie Newman at NewmanL@ebrd.com. In the subject header, please add “Submission: the Economics of Industrial Policy” and nothing else. In the case of multiple-authored papers, indicate who will present and whether or not the presenter would also be willing to act as a discussant. The submission deadline is 7 February 2020 and authors will be notified about the acceptance of papers by 20 March 2020.
The conference will be held at the EBRD, One Exchange Square, London. The conference programme starts on Wednesday morning (17 June) and ends on Thursday afternoon (18 June). 
An invitation-only conference dinner will be held on Wednesday evening. Details about the sponsors: https://www.ebrd.com/home
Cevat Giray Aksoy (EBRD, King’s College London and IZA)
Riccardo Crescenzi (London School of Economics)
Ralph De Haas (EBRD, Tilburg University and CEPR)
Guido Friebel (Goethe University and CEPR)
Sergei Guriev (Sciences Po and CEPR)
Elisabetta Iossa (University of Rome Tor Vergata and CEPR)
Beata Javorcik (EBRD, University of Oxford and CEPR)
Nathaniel Lane (Monash University)
David Martimort (Paris School of Economics and CEPR)
Ralf Martin (Imperial College London)
Reinhilde Veugelers (KU Leuven and CEPR)

EBRD Headquarters

Broadgate City of London,

1 Exchange Square,

London EC2A 2JN


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