The Faculty of Economics at the University of Banja Luka is pleased to invite you to the 5th REDETE conference, which will take place in Belgrade, Serbia on 28 – 30 October 2016. The 5th Edition of the conference will carry the main theme: “Is free trade working for transitional and developing economies?“
We shall have again a selection of distinguished scholars as key notes and special guests:
- Johan Gaddefors – Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Economics, Sweden
- Peter Rosa – The University of Edinburgh, UK
- Joern Kleinert – University of Graz, Institute of Economics, Austria
- Andrew Burke – Trinity College Dublin, the Dean of Business Studies, Ireland
- Alistair R. Anderson – Robert Gordon University, UK, (Editor of Entrepreneurship & Regional Development)
- Predrag Bjelic – University of Belgrade, Faculty of Economics, Serbia
- Donato Iacobucci – University of Ancona, Italy
- Vassilios Fouskas – University of East London, UK, (Editor of the Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies)
- Dejan Jovic – University of Zagreb, Faculty of Political Science, Croatia
- Roy Thurik – Erasmus School of Economics and Free University in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Conference Topics and Submission
As the Conference title suggests, we welcome research papers that examine key trends and challenges of free trade in transitional and developing countries. In that context, the most concerning questions/issues are:
- Should countries regulate foreign investment?
- Is foreign capital essential?
- Does culture influence economic development?
- What is bad about privatisation?
- Private versus state enterprises.
- Can financial prudence go too far?
- Does corruption harm economic development?
Apart from these general questions the scope for research questions related to entrepreneurship is unlimited. Free trade or economic liberalisation is increasing linked to international relations and international negotiations between countries. In other words, political competitions determine the individual government’s policy preferences. Therefore, a number of the conference tracks are devoted to the associated teams.
We shall particularly value papers based on rich empirical data and methodologically innovative research, and encourage doctoral students and young researchers to prepare their evolving research for the writing workshop that will be organised during the conference.
Please see the instructions for authors for submission details.