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Challenges of Europe: Growth, Competitiveness, Innovation and Well-being

On behalf of the Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism Split, we are very excited to invite you join us in beautiful Bol (Island Bra─Ź), Croatia, for the 13th International Conference: “Challenges of Europe: Growth, Competitiveness, Innovation and Well-being” (22-24, May 2019). The deadline for paper submission is February 4, 2019.

The global economy is troubled by a slow and weak recovery. It faces a number of significant and interrelated challenges that could hamper a genuine upturn after an economic crisis half a decade long in much of the world, especially in the most advanced economies.

Given the complexity and the urgency of the situation, European countries are struggling to find ways to cooperate and manage the current economic challenges while preparing their economies to perform well in an increasingly difficult and unpredictable global landscape. Amid the short-term crisis management, it remains critical for countries to establish the fundamentals that underpin innovation processes, economic growth and development in the longer term. Moreover, many determinants that drive the productivity and competitiveness and lead to an understanding of the factors behind this process, have occupied the minds of economists for hundreds of years.

As a result, the goal of this year’s Conference is to study and benchmark the factors underpinning competitiveness, innovation and growth in the modern challenging economic environment. Moreover, in today’s world the companies are not only challenged to run their business profitably, but are required to contribute to the society and the general well-being.

We would like to inform you that our keynote speakers will be:

Eric Maskin (Nobel laureate, 2007),

Oliver Hart (Nobel laureate, 2016),

Olivier Blanchard (Peterson Institute for International Economics),

Edward Glaeser (Harvard University),

Koen Pauwels (Northeastern University)

Sergei Guriev (EBRD’s Chief Economist).

Please take into consideration that there are several different possibilities for participation with: REFEREED PAPERS (R-TYPE), PAPERS IN PROGRESS (S-TYPE), PAPERS FOR THE PHD WORSHOP (P-TYPE), YOUNG PARTICIPANT PAPERS (Y-TYPE) and SPECIAL SESSION PAPERS (X- TYPE).

In addition, several special events will be organised such as: Meet the Professors, Meet the Editors, Advice for young researchers and a PhD workshop.

Thus, this is an exceptional opportunity to understand what people are working on in more detail, build up networks and improve your presentation skills. Participants will also benefit from plenary and other sessions in which keynote speakers and senior economists will present their most recent contributions.

One of the aims of the conference is to encourage international exposure of the research presented at the venue by providing an opportunity to offer research papers for publication in various refereed publication channels.

Thus, selected papers will be considered for publication in Journals Indexed/abstracted in: Current Contents – Social & Behavioral Sciences, Social Sciences Citation Index, Journal Citation Reports (Thomson Reuters), IBSS – International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (LSE); Scopus (Elsevier), ProQuest LLC., EBSCO Publishing bibliographic and research databases. Also, papers fulfilling the reviewers’ standards will have an opportunity to be published in the Conference proceedings and later on published through the EBSCO, Scopus and ProQuest ABI Inform publishing systems.

Taking into consideration that the conference will investigate all the challenging issues related to the general topic, please note that you have the opportunity to submit your paper and be a part of our Conference.

All information can be found in the attached Call for papers or at our web site https://conference.efst.hr/

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