Call for Papers

Deadline for paper submissions: February 28, 2019

Location: Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Strēlnieku iela 4A, Riga, Latvia

We are happy to invite paper submission for the 2nd Baltic Economic Conference that will take place on June 10-11, 2019 at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Latvia. The Baltic Economic Conference is organized by the Baltic Economic Association, founded by leading economic researchers from the Baltic States to contribute to the development and application of economics as a science in the Baltic States, and to promote joint scholarly research and intellectual exchange between economists.

Keynote Speaker

Francis Kramarz – currently works as Professor at the École Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Économique (ENSAE), where he has been directing the Center for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST). The research interests of Francis Kramarz include labour economics, microeconometrics, matched employer-employee data sets, and the analysis of firms and workers in international trade. He is one of the leading economists in these areas and his research has been cited more than 14k times according to Google Scholar.


The conference will cover a broad range of topics in theoretical and empirical economics, including but not restricted to macroeconomics, microeconomics, financial economics, labour economics, political economy. We especially welcome economics community of the Baltics: postgraduate students, professors, independent experts and government officials. The conference is also open to researchers who do not plan to present a paper, subject to space availability.


The conference fee is 75 EUR , there is no conference fee for the members of the Baltic Economic Association, as well as master and PhD students of higher schools from the Baltic States. The participants are responsible for their travel and accommodation expenses. The working language of the meeting is English.


Please submit competed papers in PDF format to Papers in all fields of economics and finance are welcome. Each paper will be assigned to a discussant. The deadline for paper submissions in February 28, 2019. The submitting authors will be notified by March 15, 2019.

Scientific committee

Alminas Žaldokas (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), Anders Paalzow (Stockholm School of Economics in Riga), Boris Ginzburg (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid), Dmitry Kulikov (Eesti Pank), Jaan Masso (Tartu Ülikool), Jaanika Meriküll (Tartu Ülikool and Eesti Pank), Justina Klimaviciute (Vilniaus Universitetas), Kaire Põder (Estonian Business School), Karsten Staehr (Tallinna Tehnikaülikool and Eesti Pank), Konstantins Benkovskis (Stockholm School of Economics in Riga and Latvijas Banka), Linas Tarasonis (Vilniaus Universitetas and Lietuvos Bankas), Matthias Weber (University of St.Gallen), Mihails Hazans (Latvijas Universitāte), Nicolas Gavoille (Stockholm School of Economics in Riga), Povilas Lastauskas (Lietuvos Bankas), Priit Vahter (Tartu Ülikool), Tairi Rõõm (Eesti Pank), Talis Putnins (Sydney University of Technology, Stockholm School of Economics Riga), Valdonė Darškuvienė (ISM University of Management and Economics)

Local organizers

Dr. Konstantins Benkovskis (Stockholm School of Economics in Riga), Dr. Nicolas Gavoille (Stockholm School of Economics in Riga)