The Slovak Economic Association (SEA) and the Czech Economic Society – in cooperation with the Mendel University in Brno and the Hungarian Economic Association – are soliciting papers for their joint conference, to be held at the Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic, September 12–13, 2019. The conference commemorates the 30th anniversary of the start of the economic transition of Visegrad countries (former Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and Poland) from centrally planned to market economies. Research papers from all fields of economics and finance are welcome.

The keynote speakers of the conference are Paul De Grauwe (London School of Economics) and Ľuboš Pástor (University of Chicago, National Bank of Slovakia).

The Slovak Economic Association will award a prize of 500 EUR to the best paper authored by economist(s) up to 35 years of age. In case of joint papers, all co-authors have to fulfill this condition. Only papers presented at the conference will be considered for the Award. Authors who wish to be considered for the SEA Award for Young Economists must indicate this in the submission process.

Please submit a draft paper in pdf-format by June 15, 2019 via the conference system. Decisions about acceptance will be communicated by July 15, 2019. The conference will be held in English. Proposals for complete sessions dedicated to specific topics are also welcome.

There is no registration fee but the participants will have to make their own arrangements for travel
and accommodation. All participants need to register via this form or the conference website July 30, 2019 at the latest. Presenters may be asked to serve as discussants. The organizers reserve the right to restrict the number of participants due to capacity constraints.

The conference is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund (project “Visegrad Group Partnership of Economic Associations”). The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.

Related documents:
Call for Papers (pdf)

Related links:
Website of the conference