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SIRC_FPPV 2020 : Thirty Years of Transition: Ljubo Sirc Centenary Conference


When May 21, 2020 - May 22, 2020
Where Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Abstract Registration Due Feb 21, 2020
Submission Deadline Mar 20, 2020
Notification Due Apr 20, 2020
Final Version Due Mar 20, 2020
Categories    economics   political economy   politics   law

Call For Papers

We invite scholars to submit papers and attend the conference on the subject of Economies in Transition. We encourage authors to explore questions including (but not limited to):

1) Criticism of State Socialism – Still Relevant?

State socialism: remnants or resurrection? A comparative perspective.
(transition and advanced economies; different trajectories of transition; signs of reversive transition; role of the state; populism and protectionism; environmentalism and anti-capitalism; fiscal and monetary policies; structural reforms; property rights enforcement and the rule of law)

European Union: accession and integration policies.
(the legal framework; decision-making rules; conditional transfers; sustainable immigration and welfare)

Political competition and economic
(public versus private sector in health and education policies; regulation – too much, too little or bad regulation? socialist conceptions of the role of state in the democracy)

2) Business Environment and Corruption in Transition Economies

Business environment, market drivers and ethics
(market frameworks; formal and informal practices; corruption; competition; digital economy; institutional upgrading; expertise and integrity of the judiciary; privacy and personal data protection; trade openness and foreign direct investment;)

Legacy or not
(institutional traps that are not legacy of the past but have emerged from the transition process itself; business elites and top management teams; clandestine networks; government sponsored crime; role of trade unions).

Submitted papers must not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

The Faculty of Law and Business Studies will publish the papers given at the Conference in its scientific journal Res Novae. High quality papers will be considered for publication in Post-Communist Economies. At least one author of the abstract or a paper should participate at the conference and present the research within the conference programme. Conference participants are not obliged to publish their paper(s) in the Conference proceedings.

Notes for Prospective Authors
All abstracts/papers must be submitted in English in PDF format. The submission should be sent as PDF attachment by email to the main Conference email address: or submitted through the online form.

Submit your paper
The name of the file must consist of the first/main author’s surname and the research stream the paper belongs to (as listed in this Call – f.i. “Kovac_The role of values and rhetoric on the path to market economy”)The following document(s)o documents should be submitted. The first document should include:

Title of the paper
Author’s name, surname, university/institution, faculty/department, postal address, city, country, telephone, email. Corresponding author should be indicated
Abstract (min. 100 – max. 200 words, up to 400 words is permitted for authors that intend to submit abstract only)
Keywords and JEL codes
The second document (for full paper authors only) should be fully anonymized and should include:

Title of the paper
Abstract (min. 100 – max. 200 words)
Keywords and JEL codes
Full paper min. 3500 – max. 8000 words, including references and tables

Awards for the Best Paper and the Best Presentation
The Programme Committee Members will select the four best papers submitted to the conference. Taken into consideration will be relevance to the scope of the conference, together with the scientific contribution and innovativeness of the paper.

The first prize will be €400 and prizes of €200 each for three runners-up.

In addition, there will be an award for the most outstanding presentation during the conference. The impact of the presentation will be considered and whether the speaker is inspiring and authoritative.

Publishing Opportunities
All abstracts will be included in the Book of Abstracts.
All papers will be privately distributed among conference participants.
Conference Proceedings with ISBN will be published as a special issue of the Catholic Institute scientific journal Res Novae. Authors can choose to have their paper included in the proceedings.
Post-Communist Economies will consider conference papers for publication. Selected papers need to be extended and adapted according to the journal’s requirements.

Conference Programme Committee:
Mirela Alpeza; (Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, J.J. Strossmayer University, Osijek & Managing Director, CEPOR – SME policy think tank, Zagreb, Croatia)
Anže Burger; (Associate Professor, Faculty for Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Martina Basarac Sertić; (Research Associate, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Economic Research Division, Zagreb, Croatia)
Alexander Chepurenko, (Distinguished Professor, Head of the School of Sociology, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia)
Richard Connolly; (Senior Lecturer and Co-director of the Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies (CREES), University of Birmingham, UK)
Philip Hanson OBE; (Professor Emeritus, Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Birmingham, Associate Fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House UK)
Silvana Malle; (Emeritus Professor, Department of Economic Science, Verona University Santa Marta, Centre for International Studies, Italy)
Tomasz Mickiewicz; (Professor, Aston Business School, UK)
John H. Moore; (President Emeritus, Grove City College, Pennsylvania, USA)
Svetozar Pejovich; (Professor of Economics Emeritus at Texas A&M University, Senior Research Fellow for the International Centre for Economic Research in Torino, Italy)
Rado Pezdir; (Senior Lecturer, International School For Social and Business Studies, Celje, Slovenia)
Abel Polese; (Senior Research Fellow, School of Governance, Law and Society, Tallinn University, Estonia & Senior Research Fellow, School of Law and Government, Dublin City University, Republic of Ireland)
Krassen Stanchev; (Professor, Sofia University, Bulgaria)
Mitja Steinbacher; (Assistant Professor, FPV – Faculty of Law and Business Studies, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Ružica Šimić Banović; (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Zagreb University, Croatia)
Vlatka Škokić, Associate Professor, University of Split, Faculty of Economics, Split, Croatia & Visiting Research Fellow, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
Janez Šušteršič;(Professor, International School For Social and Business Studies, Celje, Slovenia)
Zoran Vaupot;(Dean – FPV – Faculty of Law and Business Studies, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Valentina Vučković; (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, Croatia)
Andrei Yakovlev; (Professor, Director of HSE Institute for Industrial and Market Studies, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia)

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