Call for Papers

INFER Workshops


From: 2011-03-17 to: 2011-03-18
Place: Orleans, France


Jointly organized by
INFER (International Network for Economic Research)
LEO (Laboratoire d’Economie d’Orléans) CNRS UMR 6221


Workshop Objectives

This workshop provides an opportunity for all those interested in international factors movements and regional competitiveness to discuss their research and to exchange ideas. Researchers are invited to submit both empirical and theoretical papers that are broadly consistent with the workshop’s special theme.

Topics to be discussed during the workshop might include (but are not limited to):

- Clusters and regional policies
- Countries and regions in transformation and restructuring
- Human capital, productivity and competitiveness
- Capital movements and knowledge flows
- Innovation and regional inequalities
- Institutions, social protection and regional development
- Location choices of multinational firms
- Migration and regional integration 

The workshop is open to anybody involved in these research areas, including both young and experienced researchers, Ph.D. students, post-doctoral researchers and professionals from business, government and non-governmental institutions.


The workshop is jointly organized by INFER (International Network for Economic Research) and LEO (Laboratoire d’Economie d’Orléans) CNRS UMR 6221.

INFER is a non-profit international scientific organization that stimulates research and research networking in all fields of economics through international workshops and conferences.

LEO (Laboratoire d’économie d’Orléans - Orleans Economics Laboratory) is a research center supported by CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - French National Center for Scientific Research) and the University of Orléans (France). It was established in 1996. There are about 40 permanent researchers (full professors and associate professors) and 60 PhD students. LEO is specialised in three research areas: (1) Macroeconomics and Finance, (2) Labour, Regional Development and Globalisation and (3) Econometrics. LEO is also the hosting center of the Regional Centre for Studies and Research on Labour Qualification (CEREQ).

Submission of Papers

Only full papers may be submitted, in pdf or rtf-format. No other format will be accepted. Papers should be submitted electronically to:

Deadline for paper submission is January 14, 2010.
We accept only one paper submitted by the same author. We will confirm receipt of your submission.

Papers must be in English and should not exceed 25 pages (A4 or letter) including all references, tables and the like. The text should be formatted in Times New Roman 12pt with 18pt line space and 2.5 cm (1 inch) margin on each side. Footnotes should be formatted in 10pt with 10pt line space. Please avoid colours in graphs and pages in landscape.

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