Warsaw International Economic Meeting


The University of Warsaw, Faculty of Economic Sciences with CenEA (cooperating partner) invite all economists to participate in the 12th annual conference - Warsaw International Economic Meeting 2017.

All economists are invited to submit their unpublished analytical work or new research in all areas of economics with special focus on macroeconomics, international trade, labour economics, education, microeconomics, industrial organization, finance and econometrics. The main objective of this meeting is to stimulate cooperation of researchers from all over the world. Young economists, such as graduate students or post-docs are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to serve as discussants of other papers presented in the same session.

The Conference is scheduled for 4-6 July 2017 and due to construction works on the faculty will be held in the premises of the University of Warsaw Library. For more information on the venue, please click here.

The keynote lecture of the ''Lecture Series in Honour of Leonid Hurwicz'' (4th July) will be offered this year by our keynote speaker: prof. Rachel Griffith, (University of Manchester/IFS)). This keynote lecture is organised by CenEA. It is the closing event of the Ce^2 workshop (see below for more information) and it will open the 2017 edition of the WIEM Conference. Our second keynote speaker this year is prof. Jan Fagerberg, (University of Oslo) who will give his lecture on the second day of the Conference (5th July).

Procedures and Finances

Registration for the Conference will be open on 31st January.

The conference fee is 100 EUR (paid by bank transfer upon notification of acceptance). Conference participants are expected to cover all other associated costs, such as travel and accommodation. Bank transfer details will be announced in early May 2017.

Best Paper Prize for Young Economists

As in previous years, the Best Paper Prize for Young Economists will be awarded to up to three outstanding presentations; the budget is at least 1000 euro. If you intend to apply for the Best Paper Prize, please read carefully and fill the following entry form.

We are pleased to inform, that the 'Best Paper Prize' of WIEM 2016 was awarded to Krzysztof Pytka (European University Institute) for the article „Shopping Effort in Self-Insurance Economies: Accounting for Excess Smoothness of Consumption”. Two additional awards were given to Michal Burzynski (IRES, UC Louvain) for the article „The Gain from the Drain: Skill-biased Migration and Global Welfare” and to Matija Kovacic (Ca' Foscari University of Venice) for the article „Risk attitudes, investment behavior and linguistic variation”. We would like to congratulate you all for high quality research and for impressive presentations at our conference.

Scientific Committee of the Conference

  • Prof. Jan J. Michalek
  • Prof. Andrzej Cieslik
  • dr. Michal Myck
  • dr. Gabriela Grotkowska
  • dr. Leszek Wincenciak

Ce2 workshop

(Ce)2 workshop, which is a joint initiative of CenEA and CeMMAP will take place in Warsaw on 3-4 July 2017. For more information please visit the Workshop website.

Ce2 Workshop Website.

Participants of WIEM Conference are welcome to join the workshop. To do so you should register by sending an e-mail to: admin@cenea.org.pl. There is only a limited number of places which will be allocated on first-come-first-served basis. The programmes of past editions of the workshop can be downloaded here.

Important dates

Submission for extended abstracts: 31 Jan – 2 Apr 2017
Authors are notified: 4 May 2017
Conference fee payment deadline: 21 May 2017
Final papers due: 5 June 2017
Conference is scheduled for: 4-6 July 2017


WIEM 2017 Organising Committee
e-mail: wiem@wne.uw.edu.pl

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