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Evolutionary economic geography in Central and Eastern Europe

Budapest, 11-15 November 2013

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with leading role of

Ron A. Boschma  - CIRCLE, Lund University and Utrecht University

The Economics of Networks Research Unit at Centre for Economic and Regional Studies of Hungarian Academy of Sciences (CERSHAS) is pleased to announce the workshop on „Evolutionary Economic Geography in Central and Eastern Europe”, which will be co-organized by International Business School Budapest, the Doctoral School in Economics of University of Szeged, and the Hungarian Section of European Regional Science Association.

Invited talks

Gábor Békés, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Balázs Vedres, Centre for Network Science, Central European University


Balázs Lengyel - lengyel.balazs@krtk.mta.hu


Evolutionary economic geography (EEG) experiences a dynamic boost, in which an inter-disciplinary mix of geographers, regional scientists and economists apply new concepts and tools to describe regional economic dynamics. The case of CEE (Central and Eastern European) countries is particularly interesting, because –due to major political transformations and economic lag– CEE regions might follow different development paths than those with more advanced economy. The workshop provides an overview of the EEG concepts and quantitative tools and a platform for young CEE researchers who aim to contribute to EEG literature and understand complex regional dynamics of economic progress.

Call for Papers

We invite PhD students, and early career researchers from CEE countries to present a paper and discuss future research. Young scholars interested in post-socialist transition and regional progress in less developed countries are also welcome from other countries.  Participation is free of charge and a limited number of accommodation is provided for presenters. The workshop is open to the public; however, due to place limitations, registration is required.

Submission and registration

The workshop language is English. An abstract of 400-600 words should be sent to Judit Kis (kis.judit@krtk.mta.hu).

Papers are particularly (but not exclusively) welcome in the following topics:

  • Spatial dimension of industry dynamics in CEE
  • Multinational firms and the local effect of FDI  Innovation and forms of learning
  • University-industry relations
  • Regional development in EU accession countries
  • Spatial determinants of firm entry and exit
  • Proximity and inter-firm networks
  • Related variety and regional economic growth
  • Regional diversification, path dependence and lock-in

Please also include your name, affiliation, and your position in the cover letter and denote if you apply for free accommodation. Professional queries should be addressed to Balázs Lengyel (lengyel.balazs@krtk.mta.hu).  

Important dates

  • Abstract submission - EXTENDED DEADLINE: October 7, 2013 
  • Notification of acceptance: October 14, 2013
  • Registration: November 1, 2013 
  • Workshop: November 11-15, 2013


Centre for Economic and Regional Studies Hungarian Academy of Sciences 

Budaörsi út. 45, 1112, Budapest, Hungary


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