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International Conference - Poverty, Social Exclusion, and Income Inequality Dynamics in Central and Eastern Europe

Call for Papers

Conference venue: Munich, Germany
Period: June 4-6, 2014
Deadline for submitting abstracts: March 16, 2014
Deadline for submitting full papers:May 18, 2014


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), launched the call for papers "Poverty, Social Exclusion, and Income Inequality Dynamics in Central and Eastern Europe" for the 6th Joint IOS/APB/EACES Summer Academy on Central and Eastern Europe.
We welcome scholars from economics and related disciplines to submit extended abstracts or full papers. We will give a preference to those focusing on Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Eligible topics

Relevant topics include, but are not confined to, the following:

  • Comparative perspectives on institutional determinants of poverty, social exclusion and inequality
  • The role of labour market and social policies
  • Social exclusion, poverty and vulnerability: concepts and measurement
  • Uncertainty and the impact of economic and financial crises
  • Income mobility, life-cycle dynamics and intergenerational transmission of welfare

Keynote Speakers

Stephan Klasen (Professor of economics, University of Göttingen)
Cristiano Perugini (J. Monnet Professor in European Integration Studies, University of Perugia)
Philippe Van Kerm (Senior economist, CEPS/INSTEAD Luxembourg)

Guidelines for submission

Submissions to should include a short CV containing your contact details (name, affiliation, email address) and an extended abstract (maximum 2000 words) or a full paper. Submission deadline: 16th March, 2014.

Accepted participants will be notified at the beginning of April, 2014. Submissions of full papers are expected by 18th May, 2014. The IOS/APB/EACES Summer Academies on Central and Eastern Europe aim to bring together PhD students and post-docs in a workshop atmosphere. The number of participants is limited to 15. The workshop language is English. The most innovative paper will be honored with the Hans Raupach Award, in memory of the founder of the Osteuropa-Institut.

Conference Fee

Сonference fee: 50 € (including single-room accommodation for two nights and all meals) IOS Regensburg is an interdisciplinary area studies center affiliated with the University of Regensburg. It explores economic and historical developments of Eastern and South-eastern Europe in a global perspective. IOS is an independent, non-profit institution. Apart from research it is engaged in policy advice both within Germany and internationally. IOS was founded in 2012, by merging the East European Institute (Osteuropa-Institut) with the Institute for South East European Studies (Südost-Institut). Situated on beautiful Lake Starnberg, right between Munich and the mountain range, the APB Tutzing has a reputation for organizing social sciences conferences and workshops.


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Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS Regensburg)


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