53rd ERSA CONGRESS SS: S.ZV Trade flows, location choices and economic interaction between the EU and its neighboring countries
Convenors: Professor George Petrakos, Dr. Ageliki Anagnostou, and Dr. Dimitris Kallioras
University of Thessaly, Greece
The call for our Special Session (SS)* at the ERSA Congress in Palermo (27-31 August 2013) is open.
The SS is titled: S.ZV Trade flows, location choices and economic interaction between the EU and its neighboring countries (http://www.ersa.org/ersa-congress/scientific-program-163/special-sessions-167/).
The general objective of the SS is to study, both theoretically and empirically, the patterns of economic interaction between the EU and its neighboring countries (i.e. the countries covered by the ENP framework), to project future trends and identify the effects of higher levels of economic integration to the growth, competitiveness and cohesion prospects of the two areas.
The specific objectives of the SS are:
a) the analysis of the trade patterns between the EU and its neighboring countries and their possible effects on growth, structural change and cohesion in both areas;
b) the analysis of the locational choices of EU mobile investment, the direction and drivers of capital mobility and its effects on the EU member states and its neighboring countries;
c) the assessment of the efforts made by domestic and foreign firms to invest in technological and organizational capacities with a special focus on the impact of localized institutional environments;
d) the analysis of the spatial intra-country effects of higher levels of trade and investment interaction in both the EU and its neighboring countries;
e) the discussion of the policy options at the EU level that take into consideration the effects of integration and attempt to increase and spread its benefits on both sides of the external EU borders.
Abstracts for the SS (S.ZV) must be submitted through the ERSA congress website (http://www.ersa.org/ersa-congress/call-4-papers/), with a copy sent directly to the convenors. The abstract submission will close on March 1st.
The SS convenors,
Professor George Petrakos (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Ageliki Anagnostou (email@example.com)
Dr. Dimitris Kallioras (firstname.lastname@example.org)
*The SS will be hosted within the framework of the Project “Sharing KnowledgE Assets: InteRregionally Cohesive NeigHborhoods (SEARCH)” funded by the 7th European Community Framework Programme, FP7-SSH-2010.2.2-1 (266834), European Commission.