BEC 2024 – Tallinn

The 6th Baltic Economic Conference will take place on June 27-28, 2024 in Tallinn, Estonia. The Baltic Economic Conference is organized by the Baltic Economic Association, in cooperation with Eesti Pank, Tallinn University of Technology, and Estonian Business School.


We welcome full-length paper submissions from all fields of economics and finance. Each paper will be assigned a discussant. Authors of accepted paper implicitly agree to be a discussant in the conference. Two special sessions will be organized: “Insights from micro data for international trade” and “The return of inflation: Economic consequences and policy challenges”. Relevant accepted submissions will be automatically allocated to these sessions. We nevertheless encourage to submit papers even completely unrelated to either of these topics.

Important dates

  • March 15, 2024: deadline for submissions
  • April 26, 2024: decisions on submissions
  • May 6, 2024: registration deadline

Keynote Speaker: Gianmarco Ottaviano (Bocconi University)

Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano is a prominent economist, Professor of Economics and Boroli Chair in European Studies at Bocconi University. Prof. Ottaviano has published many works in international trade, urban economics and economic geography. His most famous papers include “Market size, trade, and productivity” with M. J. Melitz and “Rethinking the impact of immigration on wages” with G. Peri. His recent publications focus on the competitiveness of firms in the global economy as well as the economic effects of immigration and offshoring on employment and wages.

The keynote speech will give a unique perspective into how modern macro and micro data changes the established understanding of revealed comparative advantage.

Conference fees

The conference fee is 75 EUR. There is no conference fee for master/PhD students of higher education institutions from the Baltic States and employees of institutional members of the Association. Participants are responsible for their travel and accommodation expenses.

Award for the best paper presented by a PhD student

The BEA prize, amounting to EUR 500, is awarded to the best paper presented by a PhD student. The candidates for the award are not limited to the Baltic region (neither in terms of institution nor nationality). The following rules apply:

  • The paper is presented at the conference;
  • All authors of the paper are doctoral students or researchers having defended their thesis in 2024.

Conference venue: Sokos Hotel Viru, Tallinn. 

Local organizers:

Liina Kulu (Eesti Pank;
Hedi Radtšenko (TalTech)

Scientific committee:

Dmitry Kulikov, Jaan Masso, Jaanika Meriküll, Tairi Room, Karsten Staehr, Priit Vahter, Kadri Männasoo, Kaire Põder, Boris Ginzburg, Alminas Zaldokas, Valdone Darskuviene, Justina Klimaviciute, Swapnil Singh, Linas Tarasonis, Beņkovskis Konstantīns, Gavoille Nicolas, Ludmila Fadejeva, Oļegs Tkačevs, Oļegs Matvejevs, Karlis Vilerts, Anna Zasova, Michal Myck, Povilas Lastauskas, Ija Trapeznikova

More information on the webpage:

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