Over the last couple of years we have seen how governments and international institutions in Europe and worldwide try to take measures to solve the financial crisis which has invaded real economies and put some countries into real problems for everyday functioning. The focus has been put on banking systems, sovereign debt, and financial markets in general, and then on public expenditure cuts. But we see too often that measures taken, apart from socially unpopular, don’t seem to give the desired results, and sacrifices don’t seem to see an end. So we think it is time to wonder if there are alternative ways of doing things.
This two days' workshop aims to give some answers to the unsettled times we live on: Which is the contribution that each actor (governments, civil society, private companies, official institutions, citizens) and each sector (industries, banks, rating agencies…) can make? Should new policies be implemented at EU level? Is there a real risk for the future of the Euro? Who should play a prominent role in this crisis? Are rating agencies really so important? Are sustainability and corporate responsibility things to be forgotten to focus on the short term?.
The aim of this workshop is to provide a forum for young and experienced researchers to share their work, ideas and findings with colleagues interested on the same fields, in a friendly environment. It will be organised through panels of 3 or 4 papers in parallel sessions, putting together those works dealing with similar issues, policies or sectors. Pre-organized panels (no more than 4 papers) will also be considered.
If you want to participate, please send an abstract of approximately 200 words to email@example.com before February 15th. Both abstracts and papers should be submitted in English. Notice of acceptance or rejection will be provided within four weeks from this deadline. Completed papers should be sent before May 15th. Selected papers (no more than 10) will be published as the first number of Inter-Research Journal.
Cost of the workshop will be:
-For students, Inter-Research and UACES members: 25 €
-Rest of attendants: 50 €
This will cover lunch and coffee breaks for the two days. There will be a guided tour through Madrid for people interested. In due course we will provide information about suitable accommodation, but at this point it is not forecasted that organization can cover travel nor accommodation expenses.
The workshop will take place on June 4th and 5th, 2012 at the Economics Faculty of Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Further details will be sent in due course and will also be published at Inter-Research website. If you have any doubt, please do not hesitate to contact us.