BEC 2022 – Kaunas

4th Baltic Economic Conference

The 4th Baltic Economic Conference that will take place on June 27 –28, 2022 at Kaunas University of Technology in Lithuania. The Baltic Economic Conference is organized by the Baltic Economic Association and jointly hosted by the Bank of Lithuania and Kaunas University of Technology. The Association was founded by the leading economists from the Baltic States to contribute to the development and application of economics across the Baltic region and Scandinavia, and to promote joint scholarly research and intellectual exchange between economists. The conference welcomes economists from all over the world.

Conference webpage and call for papers: https://conf2022.balticecon.org/

Keynote speaker: Kaivan Munshi (Yale University)

Kaivan Munshi is currently a Professor of Economics at Yale University, a Faculty Affiliate of the Yale Economic Growth Center, and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is leading expert in development economics with specific focus on the role of social institutions and their interaction with economic activity during the phase of economic development. His research has been cited more than 8000 times according to Google Scholar.

Programme

The conference will cover a broad range of topics in theoretical and empirical economics, including macroeconomics, microeconomics, financial economics, labour economics, international trade, innovation economics, political economy, and econometrics. We especially welcome economics community of the Baltic States: faculty members, postgraduate students, independent experts and government officials. The conference is also open to researchers who do not plan to present a paper subject to space restrictions.

Submission

Please submit complete papers on the submission platform. Papers in all fields of economics and finance are welcome. Each paper will be assigned a discussant.

Paper submission deadline: 31 March 2022

– Notification of acceptance: 15 April 2022

– Registration deadline: 29 April 2022

To submit your paper: https://seb.ktu.edu/research/4th-baltic-economic-conference/

Conference Fees

The regular conference fee is 75 EUR. There is no conference fee for the members of the Baltic Economic Association, as well as master and PhD students of higher education institutions from the Baltic States. The participants are responsible for their travel and accommodation expenses. The working language of the conference is English.

Best PhD Paper Award

There will be an award in the sum of EUR 500 for 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), but the following rules apply:

–  paper is presented at the conference

–  all authors of the paper are doctoral students or researchers having defended their thesis in 2021/2022.

Conference Venue and Mode

Location: Kaunas University of Technology, Santaka Valley (K. Baršausko st. 59, Kaunas, Lithuania)

The conference is currently planned to take place in the in-person mode, under the assumption that participants from the Baltic States will be able to travel to Kaunas. In case the pandemic restrictions will not allow any physical meetings in Kaunas in June, the conference will switch to the fully online mode. The authors of all accepted papers will be notified about the conference mode in April at the latest.

Any inquiries to the organizers can be sent via e-mail to bec2022@ktu.lt.

Conference local organizers,

Bank of Lithuania and Kaunas University of Technology