The Institute of Economics, Zagreb, a research institute with a long tradition in economic research in Croatia, is organizing an international conference on The Role of Europe’s Industry in the 21st Century. The conference intends to bring together experts from academia, international institutions, central banks, government institutions and the private sector to discuss the future of industry in the European Union and South East Europe. The discussion will be initiated by invited speeches and presented conference papers.
The Institute of Economics, Zagreb invites researchers and other specialists to submit their abstracts by 1 July 2013.
Industry is still the most important element of Europe’s economic structures. It accounts for a major part of exports and R&D investments and it creates additional jobs in the services sector as well. However, industry has been severely hit by the recent economic crisis, which has also revealed many of its present weaknesses. Therefore, it is important to explore the present?day performance of Europe’s industry, to identify problems
affecting industry in both the EU and South East Europe, and to try to propose the most appropriate elements of the future industrial policy.
In such a context, possible topics include (without being restricted to):
More general insights are also welcome, especially those of relevance for the industrial policy in the region.
Jože Damijan, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Presented papers will be invited for publication in Croatian Economic Survey issued in April 2014. The papers published in Croatian Economic Survey are listed in the AEA indexes included in JEL on CD, e?JEL, and EconLit as well as the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS), ABI/INFORM, EBSCO and SCOPUS.
There is no registration fee for the conference. Due to limited funds available, the organizers cannot offer full financial support for travel and accommodation expenses to participants with accepted papers.
Instructions for authors, registration forms and other information will be available at the Institute’s website www.eizg.hr in due time.
Conference Venue: The Institute of Economics, Zagreb, Trg J. F. Kennedy 7, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia.
Conference Committee: Tanja Broz, Dubravka Jurlina Alibegovi?, Sandra Švaljek, Maja Vehovec, all affiliated with the Institute of Economics, Zagreb.