EACES Conference, Warsaw, September 6-8th, 2018

15th European Association for Comparative Economic Studies Conference

The 15th Biannual Conference of EACES will be held in Warsaw, Poland, on 6-8 September 2018, hosted by the Department of International Comparative Studies and Department of Economics I, affiliated to Collegium of Economic Analysis at Warsaw School of Economics (Szkoła Główna Handlowa, SGH). To guide prospective authors and participants, the conference theme is:

Post-Transition and Emerging Economies ten years after the Financial Crisis: Policies, Response, Performance and Challenges

For more details see the overview subpage.

Paper submission

The scientific committee invites proposals for papers (abstracts up to 250 words) and panels (session topic and abstracts for 3-5 papers), reflecting current and ongoing research on any facet of the broad theme above. However, topics of inquiry and presentations at the conference will not be limited, and we encourage proposals for papers and panels of papers on any theme of comparative economics including socio-economic, sociological, historical and political topics. Therefore, work from cognate disciplines and methods is also welcome. Proposals can be uploaded via our conference website on www.eacesconference.eu. The deadline for abstract and panel submission has been extended to 25th of April, 2018. Abstracts and panel submission should be sent via online form available here: www.eacesconference.eu/form/.


Confirmed plenary speakers include Professor Stanisław Gomułka and Professor Domenico Mario Nuti. Professor Stanisław Gomułka was for many years Reader of Economics at the London School of Economics, one of the most accomplished consultants to various Polish post-Communist governments, and leading the effort to design a coherent reform policy after the collapse of Communism. Professor Domenico Mario Nuti is among the leading researchers of comparative economics, at present professor emeritus at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. He was advisor to various international organizations and governments in the East Central and Eastern European region and is the author of numerous publications on comparative economic systems.

The conference will host a “Meet the editors” session, where representatives of journals dealing with comparative economics issues will be present, including the journal of the association: European Journal of Comparative Economics.


The European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES) was founded in 1990. The principal focus of the association was and remains the comparative study of real economic systems, including the economies of East and West, North and South, as well as the economic interactions among systems and among regional areas, such as the EU. The Association is a broadly based organization in which all schools of economic thought can exchange views and ideas on current and prospective research.

The Department of Comparative Studies at the Warsaw School of Economics was established in 1992 by Professor Leszek Balcerowicz, former Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister in the first two democratic governments in Poland and subsequently in 1997-2000, widely credited with the economic transformation of Poland. The Department integrates didactic and scientific activities in the field of international comparative studies, which encompasses macro- and microeconomic perspective. The department is headed by Professor Piotr Ciżkowicz.

The Department of Economics I conducts research in the field of economics, taking a broad perspective. The research interests of the team at the Department of Economics I focus on the problems of labor economics, pension economics, health economics, education economics, social insurance and the problems of economic regulation. These areas largely refer to modern economic and social policy. The Department of Economics I is chaired by Professor Marek Góra, the co-author of the Polish pension reform from 1999, which made Poland one of a small number of countries which are believed to have successfully coped with the economic consequences of aging.

The Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) is the oldest economic-oriented university in Poland.

Important dates

  • Deadline for submission of individual abstracts or suggestions for panels has been extended to: April 25th, 2018;
  • Deadline for submission of full papers: August 25th, 2018;
  • Deadline for submission doctoral dissertation for EACES Award 2018: April 30th, 2018; the winner will be notified no later than June 30th, 2018.

Conference fees

  • Senior researchers: 190 EUR + EACES membership of 30 EUR for early bird (before 30 of June 2018) and 240 EUR + 30 EUR membership after the 30 of June;
  • PhD students: 95 EUR + 20 EUR membership before the 30 of June and 120 + 20 EUR afterwards.

Payment instructions will be given here during the registration period, i.e. when submissions will no longer be accepted (after April, 25th).


Local organiser is prof. Piotr Ciżkowicz (Warsaw School of Economics), e-mail: piotr.cizkowicz@sgh.waw.pl.