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Vi members are encouraged to submit papers for thee conferences recommended by our colleagues, Pierre Berthaud, of Pierre Mendès France University, and Sawkut Rojid, of the University of Mauritius.

The conferences, taking place in China, France and Belgium, address several issues of interest to the Vi membership, including foreign direct investment (FDI), regionalization, global governance and international financial system.

The Vi team has also compiled a list of journals proposed by members in Jordan, Russia, Argentina, and Kenya.

Conference on International Political Economy and the New Regulations of Globalization (14-15 May 2009, Poitiers, France)

Topics for papers: retreat of state, regionalization, global governance, international trade regulation, political economy of environmental protection, international financial system regulation.
Languages: French, English
Submission of proposals: 24 June 2008
Submission of full papers: 19 January 2009
Financial issues: no registration fee for authors of accepted papers; other costs (travel, living costs) to be covered by participants.
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Conference on FDI, technology spillovers and East Asian FTAs (10-11 October 2008, Shanghai, China)

Topics for papers: Role of technology development and FDI flows in East Asian industrial development and competitiveness
Organizers: Fudan University, China; Brandeis University, USA
Submission of papers: 30 June 2008
Financial issues: Travel and accomodation covered for academic speakers; attendance free for all interested participants.
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Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (of the EU)'s 5th annual Research Conference on Boosting Growth and Productivity in an Open Europe: The role of international flows of goods, services, capital and labour (16-17 October 2008, Brussels, Belgium)

Topics for papers: International dimension of economic growth, openness and growth: foreign trade in goods and services, international sources of productivity growth, international capital flows and economic growth.
Submission of proposals: 30 April 2008 (papers or detailed outlines)
Financial issues: EUR 3,000 will be paid to authors of each accepted paper
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Third annual African Economic Conference: "Globalization, institutions and economic development of Africa" (12 to 14 November 2008, Tunis, Tunisia)

Topics for papers: Economic issues of relevance to African Economies (Trade and Regional Integration, Migration and Remittances, Financial Development, Africa’s Economic Growth, Institutional Frameworks for Public-Private Partnership, Natural Resources, Climate Change Impact, Aid and Private Capital Flows, Asia and Africa.)
Submission of proposals: 15 April 2008
Submission of papers: 31 July 2008
Financial issues: Sponsorship for Africa-based researchers who have submitted accepted paper for presentation
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