Sunday, February 7, 2010

Call for Papers: 4th Conference on Micro Evidence on Innovation in Developing Economies

Fourth Conference on Micro Evidence on Innovation in Developing Economies

Tartu, Estonia

May 27-28, 2010

Organized by: University of Tartu, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, UNU-MERIT, United Nations University

The University of Tartu, in collaboration with the Maastricht Economic and social Research and training centre on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT), is announcing the Fourth Conference on Micro Evidence on Innovation and Development (MEIDE), to be held in Tartu (Estonia) on May 27-28, 2010. The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers from around the world to discuss the importance of innovation, and its different dimensions, for economic growth and development.

Many countries have conducted micro surveys on innovation for a number of years. It would be interesting to confront what has been learned from these surveys, and from case studies, to guide innovation policy. Empirical contributions based on micro data, from firm or household surveys, are particularly welcome, but also case studies and theoretical papers. Besides the usual emphasis on transition and developing countries, the fourth MEIDE conference will focus on innovation and its impacts in Central and Eastern European economies.

One or two sessions will be reserved for the COST/STRIKE workshop on "development of markets", which will be integrated in the conference. PhD students are also invited to submit papers.

Examples of topics that could be covered:

  • Innovation, productivity and firm performance
  • Innovation, education, health, human capital, and social capital
  • Innovation in universities and public institutions
  • Technology adoption and diffusion
  • Innovation and employment
  • Innovation and internationalization
  • Innovation and the role of financial institutions
  • Financial innovations
  • Innovation and international trade
  • International comparisons of innovation performance
  • Effectiveness of innovation policies
  • Innovation metrics
  • Non-Technological Innovation
  • Demand-lead innovations and innovation policies

University of Tartu
UNU-MERIT, United Nations University
Eesti Bank/Bank of Estonia

Venue: Dorpat conference center, Tartu, Estonia

Registration: A conference fee of 120 € will be charged for conference expenses, materials and conference dinner. A limited budget is available for support of hotel accommodation.

Practical information: Tartu can be reached directly by plane from Rigi and Stockholm. Most international flights go to Tallinn, from where there is a shuttle to Tartu.

A visa is required for residents outside of the Schengen zone, except for the list of countries indicated at the homepage of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Organisors: Jaan Masso, Urmas Varblane, Jacques Mairesse and Pierre Mohnen

Submission of Papers: Researchers are invited to submit a full paper by March 1, 2010. Please submit your paper online. Upon acceptance of your paper, a formal invitation form will be sent to you for application of visas to Estonia, if needed.

Important dates:

  • Submission deadline: March 1, 2010
  • Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2010
  • Sending paper to discussant: May 20, 2010
  • MEIDE 4 conference: May 27-28, 2010

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