The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers from around the world to discuss various aspects of innovation and its relation to economic development. We have slightly changed the title of the conference to stress the particular aspects of this conference, namely the topics of innovation and development and the model-based evidence approach. In other words, we have enlarged the scope of the conference to include papers based on macro or industry data (see the attached Call for Papers for a list of possible topics). Priority will be given to empirical papers, but there is also room for methodological and theoretical papers as well as for case studies, as long as they address the issue of innovation and development. Innovation is to be understood broadly as any kind of innovation in what firms, households, communities and governments do, or in the way they operate. It also includes knowledge creation, diffusion, measurement and evaluation issues. Development comprises growth but also welfare, poverty alleviation, environmental concerns and fairness in the distribution of wealth/ income.
Submission deadline: March 12, 2016
Venue: Moscow, Russia
Date: 16-17 June 2016