EACES Conference, September 13-17th, 2021

16th European Association for Comparative Economic Studies Conference

The 16th Conference of EACES will be held online via Zoom as a virtual conference
from 13-17 September 2021 due to the still ongoing pandemic.

As in previous EACES conferences, we will have both invited keynote lectures and sessions that consist of submitted single papers or a series of 3-5 jointly submitted and related papers that form a complete session. Furthermore, we can provide for sessions in which new books or some other form of outcome from a larger research project in Comparative Economics can be presented.

Unlike in previous “offline” EACES conferences, we will spread the presentations over 5 days in order to avoid rather tiring all-day video sessions. We will also try to schedule slots taking into account the “time zone problem”. With participants from all over the globe, there will be no perfect solution, but we will take into consideration the local time zone of speakers.

Paper submission/Registration

The scientific committee invites submissions of single papers and organized panels from all fields related to comparative economics and cognate disciplines, including work on socio-economic, sociological, historical, and political topics.

Single papers: Please submit an extended abstract of up to 250 words and 3-5 keywords. The submission must also include the name and affiliation of the presenting author.

Organized panels (3-5 papers): Please submit a panel title, the name and affiliation of the panel organizer and the information on each of the papers as required for the submission of single papers.

Upon acceptance, presenters will be asked to send the full paper (in pdf format) which will be made available to the conference participants.

The deadline for submissions is 30 June 2021.

Please note the other “important dates” given below.

Speakers in plenary sessions

Professor Armin Falk, University of Bonn

Professor Tito Boeri, Bocconi University, Milano 

Important dates

  • Deadline for submission of single papers and organized panels: 30 June 2021
  • You will be notified about the acceptance of the paper/panel no later than 31 July 2021
  • Online registration: 1 August to 31 August 2021
  • Deadline for submission of full papers: 31 August 2021

Conference fees

  • Senior researchers: 70 EUR + 50 EUR for EACES 2-year membership
  • PhD students: 50 EUR + 30 EUR for 2-year membership

If the membership fee for 2020/21 has already been paid, only the net conference fee of 70 EUR or 50 EUR, respectively, is due.

EACES-membership fee, as well as the conference fee can be paid at http://www.eaces.eu/membership_and_conference_fees. You can pay via or bank transfer (preferred) or Credit Card/Paypal.

Please put the following title to your transfer: „Conference 2021“.


For any inquiries, please contact the president of EACES at j.jerger<at>ur.de or the secretary/treasurer of EACES at gatskova<at>ios-regensburg.de.


The European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES) was founded in 1990. The principal focus of the association is 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 Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (Leibniz-Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung – IOS) is one of the largest and longest-established institutions of its kind in Germany. IOS is organized as a non-university research institution. It brings economic, historical, and other social science expertise to bear on multidisciplinary research fields that are oriented towards transnational and comparative perspectives. The focus lies especially on Southeast Europe and the territory of the former Soviet Union.

The National Research University Higher School of Economics was founded in 1991 in Moscow. Today, HSE’s faculty, researchers, and students represent over 100 countries, and are dedicated to maintaining the highest academic standards.  Now a dynamic university with four campuses, HSE University is a leader in combining Russian education traditions with the best international teaching and research practices. HSE University offers outstanding educational programs from secondary school to doctoral studies, with top departments and research centers in a number of fields.

The Institute of Economics at the Faculty of Business, Economics, Management Information Systems is a centre for applied theoretical and empirical research and teaching in many subfields of economics. It is located on a modern campus at the southern edge of a historic city dating back to the Roman Ages. The University of Regensburg provides a broad variety of disciplines and excellent facilities for research and academic teaching to more than 21,000 students and 3,200 staff. Fostering and strengthening the link to countries and institutions in Central and Eastern Europe is one of its missions.

The University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli was established in 1991 and with its 24,000 students is one of the largest Universities in Southern Italy. It includes16 Departments, of which 7 are in the fields of Medicine. The other Departments include: Architecture, Biotechnologies, Economics, Engineering, Environmental, Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Law, Mathematics and Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology. The Departments are in historical and prestigious buildings in Naples, Caserta and its province. The Economics Department is located in Capua.