Parallel Sessions B: Fr, 8.30-10.00

OP 3 (Room SR 1): Community and national policies aiming at competitiveness and development

Panel organizer and chair
Andrea Éltetö (Institute of World Economics, CERS, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

Panel abstract
The panel consists of five papers dealing with state policies that influence long-term development of a given country or the European Union. In the beginning two presentations deal with community level policies and framework. First the concept of competitiveness and EU incentive measures are examined in a critical way (Marta Götz), than the reindustrialisation policy of the EU and the experiences of the servitization process is analysed (Adam Ambroziak). In the following part of the panel examples of regions and countries of the EU are shown. Export characteristics and foreign trade policies of the Iberian, Baltic and Central-European countries are compared by Katalin Antalóczy- Andrea Éltetö. They demonstrate the strong inclusion of several economies into the global production networks. In order to upgrade effectively within these networks, education and innovation is extremely important. The next presentation evaluates the Polish innovation policy (Malgorzata Dziembala) and the effects of the crisis on that. Finally, the inclusion in multinational networks, cooperation and technological development is described from a microeconomic aspect: providing an example of the Hungarian pharmaceutical industry (Eric Rugraff-Magdolna Sass).


  1. Marta Götz (Vistula University): Competitiveness in the EU in the aftermath of the 2008 crisis
  2. Adam Ambroziak (Warsaw School of Economics): Modern industrial policy and servitization process within the Internal Market of the EU
  3. Andrea Éltetö (Institute of World Economics, CERS, Hungarian Acade­my of Sciences), Katalin Antalóczy: Post-crisis foreign trade policies on the periphery of the European Union – comparison of the Iberian, Baltic and Central European region
  4. Malgorzata Dziembala (University of Economics in Katowice): Some considerations on the role of the state in promoting innovation in the post-crisis perspective: the example of Poland
  5. Magdolna Sass (Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Science): Indigenous technological development through subcontracting linkages from multinationals: evidence and policy implications based on the experience of the Hungarian pharmaceutical industry


OP 4 (Room SR 2): Rural labor markets in transition and developing countries

Panel organizer and chair
Hartmut Lehmann (University of Bologna, IZA, DIW and WDI)

Panel abstract


  1. Alexander Danzer (Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt), Robert Grundke: Coerced labor in the cotton sector: How global commodity prices (don’t ) transmit to the poor – Evidence from Tajikistan
  2. Guiseppe Dachille (University of Rome Tor Vergata, UCW), Furio Camillo Rosati: Pathways from school to work in rural areas of the developing world
  3. Hartmut Lehmann (University of Bologna, IZA, DIW and WDI), Sinem Ayhan, Ksenia Gatskova: Cognitive and non-cognitive skills and labor market performance in rural Ukraine
  4. Norberto Pignatti (La Salle University), Adam Pelillo: Stalled structural transformation and missing labor markets in the Republic of Georgia


PS 5 (Room SR 3): International trade

Richard Frensch (IOS Regensburg, University of Regensburg)

  1. Maria Kristalova (University of Bremen), Jutta Günther: Impact of EU and Russian sanctions on sectors in the German economy and EU-27
  2. Maria Litvinova (University of Trento), Maria Luigia Segnana: Import competition and firm reorganization. The case of transition countries
  3. Richard Frensch (IOS Regensburg, University of Regensburg), Jarko Fidrmuc: Rivers and trade


PS 6 (Room SR 4): European integration

Alessio Rebechi (University of Perugia)

  1. Alessio Rebechi (University of Perugia), Cristiano Perugini, Mehmet Sedat Ugur: Multidimensional poverty in EU candidate countries
  2. Jens Hölscher (Bournemouth University), Peter Howard-Jones, D. Radicic: The impact of European Union membership and loan financing on the performance of firms in the Balkan states


PS 7 (Room SR 5): Determinants of economic growth

Alessandro Melcarne (Universitá del Piemonte Orientale

  1. Andrea Boltho (Magdalen College, University of Oxford): Export-led growth or growth-led exports? Western Europe in the Golden Age
  2. Michal Mádr (Mendel University Brno), Ludek Kouba: The type of political regime and economic growth: Evidence from European post-socialist economies
  3. Alessandro Melcarne (Universitá del Piemonte Orientale), Giovanni B. Ramello: Justice delayed, growth denied: Evidence from a comparative perspective


PS 8 (Room SR 6): Economic systems

Rainer Schweickert (Kiel Institute for the World Economy, IfW)

  1. Saul Estrin (London School of Economics), Stephanie Decker, Tomasz Mickiewicz: The deep roots of entrepreneurial aspirations in Africa
  2. Katja Kalkschmied (University of Graz): Rebundling institutions: Interrelated institutional elements and economic outcomes at the micro-level
  3. Rainer Schweickert (Kiel Institute for the World Economy, IfW): Clusters of economic systems in developing countries – A macro cluster approach