INFER Conferences

11th INFER Annual Conference

From: 2009-09-04 to: 2009-09-06
Place: Stirling, UK

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Call for Papers

11th INFER Annual Conference 2009
4-6 September, 2009, at the University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland, UK

Conference Objectives

The INFER Annual Conference is the main annual event of the International Network for Economic Research. The INFER Annual Conference provides a great opportunity for members and non-members of INFER alike to exchange ideas. The Annual Conference is open to any field of research in economics. Researchers, especially young researchers, are invited to submit theoretical and applied papers across all areas of economics. Young researchers are also encouraged to apply for the young economist award of INFER. Researchers are also encouraged to organize their own sessions.

Keynote Speakers
Prof. Karim Abadir, professor of Financial Econometrics, Imperial College, London.

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

Publication of Papers
A selection of papers presented at the conference will be published in one or more INFER volumes by publishers such as Edward Elgar or LIT in due course after the conference. For more details of possible publication outlets see INFER publications.

Registration Fee
The registration fee for speakers and other participants will be:

Please note: the annual membership fee for private INFER members is €25 only (institutional INFER members €200). You are invited to become a member!

The fee for late registrations AFTER 30 July 2009 (including on-site registrations) will be:


All conference participants have to register for the conference. Please note that paper submission is not regarded as a registration. For registration visit the INFER website and follow the link “registration”.

Deadline for registration and payment:

30 August (late registration fee), 2009.

All registrations made after this deadline are regarded as late registrations. Registration fees are non-refundable.

Once INFER has received your registration form and registration fee, you will get a confirmation by e-mail.

The conference will be held at the University of Stirling, Scotland. Stirling is one of the most attractive places to visit in the UK, capturing the historic and contemporary in a unique atmosphere. The City of Stirling is just two miles from campus - less than 10 minutes by bus. This makes Stirling big enough to offer a full ‘city experience’: shopping, café culture, performing arts and nightlife. You’ll soon learn that Stirling is linked to two of Scotland’s historic heroes: William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. Along with a dramatic medieval castle, these give it a magical aura.

Nestling where the Scottish highlands and lowlands meet, it’s no surprise that Stirling is known as ‘the heart of Scotland’. On your doorstep is the peace and tranquillity of unspoiled mountains, lochs and shores – perfect for outdoor activities such as walking, canoeing, mountain biking and sailing. And, as the geographical heart of Scotland, Stirling naturally has superb links to the rest of the country and beyond. In particular, both Edinburgh and Glasgow are only 45 minutes away by road or rail.

Getting to Stirling is well served with a variety of transport routes:

By Air
You can fly to either Edinburgh or Glasgow Airports from a wide range of international and domestic airports. It may be the case, however, that if you are flying in from a country that does not go direct to either of these airports that your journey will have to go via one of the London airports. There are very regular shuttle flights to both Glasgow and Edinburgh from London.

Frequent coach transfers are available from each of the two airports to their respective city centres. From there, visitors can access the frequent and reliable train services which run to Stirling from both Edinburgh and Glasgow.

If you are planning to drive, Glasgow Airport is approximately a 1 hour 20 minute drive to the University campus while Edinburgh Airport is a 45 minute drive.

By Rail
Stirling’s location in the heart of Scotland ensures that the city enjoys excellent rail links with all major Scottish cities and, in turn, with the rest of the UK.Regular Scotrail train services run from both Edinburgh Waverley Station and Glasgow Queen Street Station. Details of all Scotrail services can be found at:

It is recommended that you alight at Stirling train station (not Bridge of Allan) and then make your way to the University by bus or taxi. Taxis are available from Stirling Rail Station concourse, with most buses to the University departing from Murray Place bus stop located just up the hill from the rail station.

If you want to walk from the station, this will take around 40 to 45 minutes.

If you are coming from further afield the following can be used as a guide for rail travel times to Stirling.
Intercity Services from London to Stirling Station - 5 hours 15 minutes.
Edinburgh to Stirling - 45 minutes.
Glasgow to Stirling - 35 minutes.
Leeds to Stirling - 4 hours, 15 minutes.
Manchester to Stirling - 4 hours, 30 minutes.
Bristol to Stirling - 7 hours.

By Bus
The University is served by excellent bus links from Stirling city centre. At peak times some 19 buses per hour run from Stirling to the main University campus. The principal provider of bus services is First, with routes 50, 53, 54, 58, 62 and 63 all running to and from the University and Murray Place, Stirling. In addition, Ferguson's buses run to and from the University on routes 50 and 153. (Please note that while the service is regular, a 15 minute wait can sometimes be expected.) Click on the following links for further information:

In addition Scottish City link are operating a service from Edinburgh to the University.

You can find more detailed directions to the university here. In case you need a campus map, please click here.


The easiest way is to book a hotel online. We are co-operating with This company/webpage offers a 10% cash back for Hotel Bookings done with their webpage for workshop participants. You can find further information on You find the instructions of how to use this service on this webpage as well. This service is free and INFER does not receive anything from. It is a service by

For Friday and Saturday nights (4/5 September), 78 rooms have been reserved for the INFER conference. They are situated in Andrew Stewart Hall on campus. Each room has ensuite facilities and a full Scottish breakfast each morning is included in the price. If you would like to book one of these rooms, please download the form here and fax it to the number given on the form. Directions to the student halls can be found here.

If you would like to extend your stay, we can book additional nights (Thursday and Sunday). Please contact the local organiser

Further Information
Questions about local organization issues may be directed to the local conference organizers

Questions about INFER may be directed to the INFER Board through:


Conference Programme


Cottrell 2X4-6
Room 2B38
Room 2B40
Room 2B44
Room 2B45
Room 2B46
Room 2B48
Friday, 04 September 2009
18:30 - 18:40
18:40 - 18:45
Welcome address by Paul Alagidede (Conference organiser) and Christian Richter (Chair of INFER)
18:45 - 20:05
Session A1
Labour Economics I
Session A2
Urban & Regional Economics
Session A3
Applied Economics I
Session A4
International Trade I
Session A5
Monetary Economics I
Saturday, 05 September 2009
09:00 – 9.10
09:10 - 11:10
Session B1
Political Economy I
Session B2
Labour Economics II
Session B3
International Trade II
Session B4
Business Cycles I
Session B5
CGE Modelling I
Session B6
Health Economics I
11:10 - 11:30
Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30
Keynote Address Prof Karim Abadir (ImperialCollege, London), Room 3b
12:30 - 13:30
Buffet Lunch
13:30 - 15:45
Working Group Fair/Coffee
15:45 - 17:4
INFER General Meeting
Conference Dinner, Abbey Craig, Mgt Cntr
Sunday, 06 September 2009
09:00 - 09:10
09:10 - 11:30
Session C1
Monetary Economics II
Session C2
Health Economics II
Session C3
Environmental Economics
Session C4
Game Theory I
Session C5
Applied Economics II
11:30 - 12:30
Buffet lunch
12:30 - 14:30
Session D1
Game Theory II
Session D2
Business Cycles II
Session D3
CGE Modeling II
Session D4
Applied Economics III
Session D5
International Trade III
Session D6
International Trade IV
14:30 - 14:40
Coffee Break
14:40 - 16:40
Session E1
Heterodox Economics
Session E2
Game Theory III
Session E3
Public Finance I
Session E4
Applied Economics III
Session E5
Public Finance II
Closing of Conference and farewell by the INFER board


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