31st CERIT Conference

Venue: Vienna

Location: Vienna, Austria

Event Date/Time: Sep 05, 2012 End Date/Time: Sep 08, 2012
Paper Submission Date: Apr 15, 2012
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The overall aim of CIRET conferences is to encourage and improve communication, exchange and co-operation between academics and practitioners who conduct economic surveys, analyse survey data and develop or make use of cyclical indicators. CIRET, the Centre for International Research on Economic Tendency Surveys, is also a forum for discussion and application of new methodological developments and their results. This call invites papers related to a broad range of topics to be investigated based on several types of surveys (business tendency surveys, consumer surveys, investment and innovation surveys, etc.). The call also invites papers based on the development and use of cyclical indicators with survey data, including methodological aspects. Within this framework, all types of contributions are welcome.

I. Short-term Economic Surveys and Indicators
Business Tendency Surveys (including Investment Surveys)
Consumer Tendency Surveys
Composite and Leading Indicators
Ad hoc Surveys
New Methods
Real-time monitoring and forecasting
Surveys amongst experts

II. Surveys Related to Structural
Aspects of the Economy
Innovative Activity
Information and Communication
Technology (ICT)
Organisational Change
Labour Market Analysis

III. Special Topic
Measurement beyond GDP - the Use of Surveys
Surveys among economic agents provide insights into their behaviour and motivations and thereby enrich economic research with new perspectives and research questions, e.g. in the fields of business cycle research, welfare measurement, socio-economic analyses, public choice, behavioural economics, etc. Economic policy currently has begun to challenge traditional measures of public welfare and turns to alternative concepts, which take a broader perspective on welfare and the determinants of economic behaviour (e.g. European Commission's "Beyond GDP"-initiative, and the French "Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress"). Against this background we invite papers which use survey data to contribute to a better understanding of the judgements, perceptions, values, motivations and behaviour of economic agents.