INFER Conferences

13th INFER Annual Conference

From: 2011-09-12 to: 2011-09-13
Place: University of East London, London

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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 and is open to any field of research in economics and finance. Researchers are invited to submit theoretical and applied papers across all areas of economics, financial economics and finance. 

Young researchers are especially encouraged to apply for the young economist award of INFER. Researchers are also encouraged to organize their own sessions.

Local Organisation Committee
 Christian Richter, University of East London:

 Mark Rhodes, University of East London:

 Dr Jerome Healy, University of East London:

Keynote Speaker(s)

Professor Paul Cheshire, London School of Economics and Political Science

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

Paper Submission
We welcome theoretical, empirical and policy-oriented papers in all areas of economics and financial economics. Abstracts and papers should be submitted electronically via our Conference Management System no later than

15th of August, 2011

The front page should indicate the authors’ full name, affiliation, address, phone/fax, and e-mail for correspondence and JEL classification.
Abstracts and papers must be in English. Papers should not exceed 25 pages (A4 or letter) including all references, tables, etc. Individual authors can submit up to two papers.
All papers will be peer reviewed. The conference organizers encourage early submission since this will speed up the referee process considerably. Authors of accepted papers will generally be notified three weeks after submission, but not later than

1st of September, 2011.

Proposals for complete sessions are also encouraged. Each session should be made up of three papers. In the submitted proposals, session organizers should indicate the name of the session chair, the names, affiliations, contact numbers and e-mail addresses of the authors and the chair, and the titles of the papers, each accompanied by the paper abstract.
We welcome theoretical, empirical and policy-oriented papers in all fields of economics. Participants are expected to serve as chairs of individual conference sessions.

An INFER best paper award is awarded since 2007 for the best paper presented at the Annual Conference by a young economist under the age of 30. The award consists of €250 in cash and an €250 INFER book voucher. At submission, please state whether you would like to be considered for the young economist award.

Publication of Papers
A selection of papers presented at the conference will be published in one or more INFER volumes by  and journals in due course after the conference. At the moment, we have arranged special issues in International Economics and Economic Policy, Journal of Economic Policy Reform, International Journal of Public Policy and International Journal of Finance. For more details of possible publication outlets see INFER publications.

Registration Fee
The registration fee for speakers and other participants will be:
 INFER members: €150
 non-members: €300
Please note: the annual membership fee for private INFER members is €25 (institutional INFER members €200). You are invited to become a member and take advantage of the cheaper membership rate.

The fee for late registrations AFTER 20th August 2011 (including on-site registrations) will be:
 INFER members: €225
 non-members: €450.

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 (early) registration and payment: 
20th  August, 2011.
All registrations made after this deadline are regarded as late registrations. Registration fees are non-refundable.
Once INFER has received your registration fee, you will get a confirmation by e-mail.

The conference will be held at the University of East London, London, UK.


Getting to London is very easy. London has four airports and the closest to the Royal Docks Business School is London Stansted.

The Royal Docks Business School can easily be reached via Docklands Light Railway. The station "Cyprus" is located at the University's Docklands campus.

For further details, please visit

Participants are responsible for their travel and accommodation arrangements. The registration fee does not cover accommodation. Please make your reservations as soon as possible. Further information about hotels nearby Royal Docks Business School are available on the Conference Management System page. If you have submitted a paper please log into your conference account.

Questions about local organisation issues may be directed to the local conference organizers via

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


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