2nd Baltic Economic Conference

2nd Baltic Economic Conference

Organized by the Baltic Economic Association

jointly with Stockholm School of Economics in Riga


Riga, Latvia – June 10-11, 2019


Call for Papers


Deadline for paper submissions: February 28, 2019

Location: Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Strēlnieku iela 4A, Riga, Latvia

More information: https://conf2019.balticecon.org


We are pleased to invite paper submission for the 2nd Baltic Economic Conference that will take place on June 10-11, 2019 at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Latvia. The Baltic Economic Conference is organized by the Baltic Economic Association, founded by leading economic researchers from the Baltic States to contribute to the development and application of economics as a science in the Baltic States, and to promote joint scholarly research and intellectual exchange among economists.


Keynote Speaker

Francis Kramarz is the Director of CREST-INSEE, the research branch of the French Statistical Institute. He is also an associate professor at the École Polytechnique. His main field is labour economics and labour micro-econometrics, with a particular focus on the interaction of product markets and labour markets. In particular, he and Professor John Abowd have developed new methods for analysing matched employer-employee panel data. He has published in Econometrica, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Econometrics, the Journal of Labor Economics, Review of Economic and Statistics and other journals. He also wrote a chapter of the Handbook of Labor Economics (North-Holland, 1999). His current research tries to connect firms in globalisation with labour market outcomes (employment and wages). Francis Kramarz is a research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR, UK) and, since October 1999, of the Institute of the Study of Labour (IZA).



The conference will cover a broad range of topics in theoretical and empirical economics, including but not restricted to macroeconomics, microeconomics, financial economics, labour economics, political economy. We especially welcome economics community of the Baltics: postgraduate students, professors, independent experts and government officials. The conference is also open to researchers who do not plan to present a paper, subject to space availability.


A European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) Roundtable “Why Are Fewer Companies Going Public?” will take place on June 10, 2019 in parallel of the conference. The participants of the Baltic Economic Conference are free to attend the ECGI Roundtable sessions.



The conference fee is 75 EUR, there is no conference fee for members of the Baltic Economic Association, as well as master and PhD students of higher education schools from the Baltic States. The participants are responsible for their travel and accommodation expenses. The working language of the meeting is English.



Please submit completed papers in PDF format to conference@balticecon.org. Papers in all fields of economics and finance are welcome. Each paper will be assigned to a discussant. The deadline for paper submissions in February 28, 2019. The submitting authors will be notified by March 15, 2019.


Scientific committee:

Alminas Žaldokas (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), Anders Paalzow (Stockholm School of Economics in Riga), Boris Ginzburg (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid), Dmitry Kulikov (Eesti Pank), Jaan Masso (Tartu Ülikool), Jaanika Meriküll (Tartu Ülikool and Eesti Pank), Justina Klimaviciute (Vilniaus universitetas), Kaire Põder (Estonian Business School), Karsten Staehr (Tallinna Tehnikaülikool and Eesti Pank), Konstantins Benkovskis (Stockholm School of Economics in Riga and Latvijas Banka), Linas Tarasonis (Vilniaus universitetas and Lietuvos bankas), Matthias Weber (University of St.Gallen), Mihails Hazans (Latvijas Universitāte), Nicolas Gavoille (Stockholm School of Economics in Riga), Povilas Lastauskas (Lietuvos bankas), Priit Vahter (Tartu Ülikool), Tairi Rõõm (Eesti Pank), Talis Putnins (Sydney University of Technology, Stockholm School of Economics in Riga), Valdonė Darškuvienė (ISM University of Management and Economics)


Local organizers:

Dr. Konstantins Benkovskis (Stockholm School of Economics in Riga), Dr. Nicolas Gavoille (Stockholm School of Economics in Riga)


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