EMAEE 2015 Conference: Globalisation, Innovation and Economic Change


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Maastricht, 1-3 June 2015

For a long time, the divide between “developed” and “developing” economies has been wide and persistent, giving rise to development economics as a specialised field. Yet with economic interactions between nations rising strongly over the past decades, economics in a broad sense needs to be able to deal with the global environment in which all economic agents operate.

Evolutionary economics seems well suited to deal both with the salient long-run macro aspects of the globalisation process (sustainable development, the international income distribution, structural change, trade, migration, knowledge transfer, etc.), as well as with factors that determine the strategy of individual economic agents (governments, firms, consumers, workers, etc.).

The 2015 European Meeting on Applied Evolutionary Economics (EMAEE) will address this broad field of evolutionary change in the global economic system. It targets contributions from an evolutionary framework, at all levels of analysis (macro, meso, micro), and from all subfields of economics. The programme will give special emphasis on dynamic driving factors, such as innovation and institutional change, and intends to cover contributions on economies at a wide range of prosperity levels.

The conference will take place in Maastricht, the Netherlands, 1–3 June 2015 and will be organised by UNU-MERIT. Paper proposals (title, short abstract and author details) should be submitted using the submission form, before 15 March 2015.

Confirmed keynote speakers

  • Gaaitzen de Vries (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)
    Functional Specialization in International Production Chains: An Exploration based on Occupational Data
  • Semih Akçomak (METU, Ankara)
    Mid-tech trap: The case of Automotive Industry in Turkey
  • Koen Frenken (Universiteit Utrecht)
    Sharing Economy: definition, dynamics and debates
  • Elisa Giuliani (University of Pisa)
    Developing country industrial clusters: from efficient technological catchup to creating shared values
  • Maty Konte (UNU-MERIT)
    The Economic and Political Effects of Remittance Inflows in the Developing World