8th Conference on Micro Evidence on Innovation and Development (MEIDE)

Call for Papers

10-12 February 2015
New Delhi, India

UNU-MERIT (United Nations University – Maastricht Economic and social Research institute on Innovation and Technology) is pleased to announce that the 8th Conference on Micro Evidence on Innovation and Development (MEIDE) will be held on February 10-12, 2015 in New Delhi, India. It will be part of a series of events organised on the topic of “inclusive innovation”. The OECD’s Directorate of Science, Technology and Innovation in conjunction with the Confederation of Indian Industries will host an international conference on inclusive innovation on 10th February  (http://oe.cd/inclusive). The World Bank Group will host a forum with practitioners and policy makers focused on knowledge and experience exchange in implementation of policies supporting inclusive innovation on February 11th. Further details will be provided in the coming weeks.

The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers from around the world to discuss the importance of innovation for economic growth and development. This year a particular emphasis will be placed on inclusive development and the role of innovation in achieving it. However, other papers on innovation, knowledge diffusion and development are also welcome (see the list below for possible topics). Priority will be given to empirical studies that are devoted to developing countries and that are based on micro data, such as innovation surveys, R&D surveys, firm and household surveys, patents, publications, or research grants. There is also room for methodological and theoretical papers as well as for case studies.

Researchers are invited to submit a paper by 3 December 2014. Extended abstracts and incomplete papers are accepted for submission, but preference will be given to full papers. Please submit by clicking on “submit your paper” on the website http://www.merit.unu.edu/MEIDE/. A registration fee of 200 Euro will be required for all participants. The registration fee will cover three lunches, one dinner and coffee/tee during the session breaks. All accepted participants who need a visa to enter India can request a letter of invitation once their registration fee has been paid. The conference will take place in the Taj Hotel Resorts and Palaces.

The registration fee will be waved for accepted papers from presenters from low- and lower middle-income countries.

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Scientific Committee:

  • Théophile Azomahou (UNU-MERIT and Maastricht University)
  • Fred Gault (UNU-MERIT and Tschwane University)
  • Micheline Goedhuys (UNU-MERIT)
  • Dominique Guellec (OECD)
  • Norbert Janz (UNU-MERIT and Applied University in Aachen)
  • Maty Konte (UNU-MERIT)
  • Jacques Mairesse (UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University, INSEE)
  • Pierre Mohnen (UNU-MERIT and Maastricht University)
  • Caroline Paunov (OECD)

Local Organiser:

Confederation of Indian Industries

Important Dates:

  • Submission deadline: 3 December 2014
  • Notification of acceptance: 15 December 2014
  • Registration, payment of registration fee and request for invitation letter: 10 January 2015
  • Sending paper to organisers: 3 February 2015
  • MEIDE 8 conference: 10-12 February 2015

Examples of Topics:

  • Innovation, productivity and firm performance
  • Innovation, education, health, human capital, and social capital
  • Innovation in universities and public institutions
  • Technology adoption and diffusion
  • Innovation and employment
  • Innovation and internationalisation
  • Innovation and the role of financial institutions
  • Inclusive, indigenous and frugal innovation
  • Innovation and international trade
  • Firm learning/upgrading and exports
  • Effectiveness of innovation policies
  • Innovation metrics
  • Non-technological innovations
  • User innovations
  • Migration and development
  • Policy evaluations
  • Eco-innovation
  • Innovation and agriculture
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Scientific careers and mobility
  • Productivity and spillovers in scientific research
  • Cooperation and scientific research networks

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