Eastern European Historiography primarily suffers from a lack of common methodologies and a tendency to publish only in the local languages. The purpose of the Eastern European Economic History Hub is to facilitate the debate on the economic development of (broadly defined) Eastern Europe by promoting novel methodological advancements and connecting peers writing about the region from the ‘Eastern’ and ‘Western’ perspectives.
The Hub intends to cater for these needs by providing:
- Notice board for the relevant events and news
- Platform for on-line publications of datasets
- Selection of Working Papers
- Periodic workshops
8th Joint IOS/APB/EACES Summer Academy on Central and Eastern Europe
Path Dependencies in Economic and Social Development: Institutions, Behavior, and Outcomes
June 15-17, 2016, Tutzing, Germany
Submission deadline: April 1, 2016.
Organized by the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS Regensburg) in cooperation with the Akademie für Politische Bildung Tutzing (APB) and the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES)
We invite Ph.D. students and post-docs from economics and cognate disciplines to submit extended abstracts or full papers. Topics include, but are not limited to:
Cultural, economic, and institutional legacies of empires, socialist regimes, and wars
Long-run persistence of values and attitudes
Determinants of individual socioeconomic outcomes and behavior
Spatial and historical determinants of economic policies and development
Economic reforms in (post-)transition countries
Preference will be given to papers focusing on Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
Confirmed keynote speakers:
Sascha O. Becker (University of Warwick, UK)
Lawrence Peter King (University of Cambridge, UK)
Theocharis Grigoriadis (Free University of Berlin, Germany)
A Paper Development Workshop for PhD Students and Early Career Scholars in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), co-sponsored by European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS), Organization & Management Theory (OMT) Division of the Academy of Management, and Organization Studies
The interdisciplinary MaxPlanck graduate school for the Anthropology, Archaeology and History of Eurasia (IMPRS ANARCHIE) in Halle is searching for doctoral students with a focus on economic or demographic history, regionally on "Eurasian" projects which may include any part of Eurasia between Portugal and Japan.
REPORT “State and economic freedom. Theory and practice of transition”
The aim of this report is to present and evaluate the changes which have taken place in institutions of 28 transition countries after 1989. Institutions are here understood as formal rules, including procedural and regulatory institutional solutions determining the economic and political structure of a country. Bearing this in mind, the report provides an analysis of the political system (democracy or dictatorship) and the efficiency of the state institutions, i.e. whether they ensure economic freedom and good governance. Also institutional solutions created by states were analysed, with focus on two areas particularly important for the economy: the labour market and the banking sector.
Welcomed topics: - methodological analysis of the transition processes; - transition from central planning to capitalism: early stage transition crisis, inflation, economic policy, convergence; - big transition with intermediate steps: from feudalism through socialism to capitalism; - demographic transitions.
Deadline for paper submission: 30 June 2014; Notification of the first review: 31 July; Submission of the revised papers: 31 August; Notification of the re-review: 30 September; Deadline for the minor revision: 15 October; Final notification: 20 October; Submission of the final version: 15 November; Expected publication date: Late Autumn/Early Winter 2014.