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EPEI 2018: Economic Policies for Economic Imbalances, Institutions, Actors and emerging issues, Naples, 28-29 September 2018

Conference call for papers from Journal of Economic Studies

Conference Organizer

Organised by the University of Naples Parthenope, DISAE and Institute of Studies on Mediterranean Societies

CNR Venue

Villa Doria D'Angri, Via Petrarca, 80, University of Naples Parthenope Conference, Naples

Conference objectives

How effective are monetary and fiscal policies in highly indebted countries? Are traditional government interventions sufficient to restore macroeconomic balance and vigour in sluggish economies? These questions have entered the research agenda with force and energy after the failure of standard government measures tackling the consequences of the 2008 financial crises. In many countries, deep fiscal imbalances coupled with slow growth and high level of unemployment have forced governments in an area where policies appear to be completely ineffective or even damaging. This is particularly true for EU countries with high levels of sovereign debt. The failure is presumably the result of frictions in the working of markets and the effect of a resilient institutional framework which affects the channel of transmission of fiscal and monetary policies to the economy. The conference has the objective to discuss the power of government policies in alleviating economic imbalances and, hence, it aims at addressing an old issue through the force of new evidences and theoretical arguments. The role of institutions in allocating resources, the power of policies to produce sound growth and development, the interplay between monetary and fiscal policy in achieving specific goals, are only some of the issue that the conference will address.

Main conference themes

  • The future of democracy and the economic policy autonomy in a globalized context
  • Poverty and Inequality inside the policy framework of the Eurozone Welfare Policies
  • Environmental policies
  • Budgetary institutions and budgetary choices
  • European institutions accountability and Citizens' trust
  • Policies for development
  • Finance for development and growth
  • Financial Instability in a Global Economy
  • Monetary Policy in an Era of Fiscal Deficits: the new macroeconomic consensus
  • After the crisis: new Paths to Economic Growth

Invited speakers

  • Toke Aidt, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge
  • Ayhan Kose , Director Development Prospects Group, World Bank
  • Chris Papageorgiou, Deputy Division Chief, International Monetary Fund

Organizing committee

Mariangela Bonasia, Rosaria Rita Canale, Salvatore Capasso, Elina De Simone, Marcella D'Uva, Pasquale Foresti, Oreste Napolitano. Scientific committee: Mariangela Bonasia, Rosaria Rita Canale, Salvatore Capasso, Elina De Simone, Marcella D'Uva, Pasquale Foresti, Oreste Napolitano.

Publication opportunities

Selected papers from conference, after being extended, will be submitted to the following journals – for being considered for possible publication – following the normal reviewing process of each one, with the view to publishing the highest quality submissions:

  • Metroeconomica: The call for papers for Metroeconomica will be announced after registration has closed
  • Journal of Economic Studies: The call for papers for Journal of Economic Studies will be announced after registration has closed.

Important Dates

  • Conference Dates: Friday and Saturday, 28-29 September 2018
  • Abstract Submissions: May 30th 2018
  • Notification of Acceptance: June 15th 2018
  • Deadline for Paper submission: July 15th 2018
  • Deadline for Participant Registration: July 31st 2018

Submission process

  • Complete manuscripts or extended abstracts (max 500 words) should be submitted electronically in a Microsoft Word format to
  • All abstracts should include the title, keywords, JEL classification, authors' names, affiliation and an email address
  • Please underline the name of the presenting author. Workshop Fees Conference fee is 200 euro. The fee include participation in the workshop, coffee breaks and social dinner