Venue: Warsaw School of Economics

Location: Warsaw, Poland

Event Date/Time: Oct 08, 2009 End Date/Time: Oct 09, 2009
Registration Date: Jun 30, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Jun 30, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Jun 30, 2009
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The increasing international interdependence of regions, firms, and institutions characterizes the world economy. International integration gives countries the opportunity to raise economic welfare while, at the same time, increasing the exposure to shocks from abroad. Increased vulnerability to foreign shocks may, ultimately, promote opposition against a further deepening of the integration process as such. The aim of the conference is to study the process of international integration, its obstacles, and its implications for economic policies. A broad concept of integration will be applied. Regional preferential economic agreements, international trade, production fragmentation, foreign direct investment, portfolio investment and cross-border bank lending, migration, and internationalisation of economic decision-making and activities of international organisations in the globalising world economy will be studied.
Small open economies like Poland are particularly affected by the globalizing world and its changes. Therefore, on October 8-9, 2009, the Warsaw School of Economics - SGH will host a conference aimed at analyzing regions, firms, and institutions acting in the world economy.
We invite submissions of papers addressing the following topics:
Taking stock of issues of international economic cooperation, addressing in particular
participation in regional economic agreements
cooperation between regional economic agreements
inter-industry cooperation among exporters
linkages between exporters and domestic firms
cooperation among firms, local authorities, research institutes and financial conglomerates (economic clusters and special economic areas).
International cooperation and economic policy
international trade liberalization under WTO
international harmonisation of macroeconomic policies
employment and labour market policies in integrated markets
policies towards multinational enterprises
institutional and political constraints to international cooperation
national and multinational protectionism
Submissions should be entitled CONFERENCE and include a concise abstract, keywords, JEL-classification codes, and full text of the proposed paper. The organizers reserve the right to select papers for presentation at the conference and to organize poster sessions.

The conference will be accompanied by a workshop for Ph.D. students. The workshop will take place on October 8-9, 2009. The workshop will be conducted by Prof. Dr. Claudia Buch (University of Tübingen, Germany), Prof. Elżbieta Czarny (Warsaw School of Economics – SGH), Prof. Gabriel Felbermayr (University of Hohenheim, Germany), Prof. Dr. Switgard Feuerstein (University of Heidelberg, Germany), Prof. Józef Misala (Warsaw School of Economics – SGH). The workshop will provide young researchers, in particular from Poland, with the opportunity to discuss their research agenda (not limited to the issues discussed at the Conference) with international scholars. We thus invite young researchers to submit their research proposals for participation in the workshop. Submissions should be entitled WORKSHOP and should include a concise abstract, keywords, and full text of the research proposal.


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