The DAAD partnership with universities in developing countries on economic development studies has issued a call for papers in preparation for its third workshop scheduled for May 24-26 in Kampala, Uganda. The aim of the workshop is to further the debate on problems and opportunities of Least Developed Countries (LDC) from an economic perspective.
Abstracts must be submitted no later than March 23.
Substantial research has been dedicated to study institutional settings of LDCs, however, arguably less attention has been given to the analysis of broader economic theories and policies from their perspective.
The DAAD partnership workshop wil therefore be a forum for analysis and discussion of LDCs’ economic trends, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa, and their likely future development. It will reunite scholars, policymakers and students, with their insights from both the developed and developing world, on the economic perspectives of LDCs.
The main areas of interest on which the papers to be submitted should focus are:
- Trade issues of LDCs
- Region or country comparative case studies, especially for Sub-Saharan Africa, Tanzania and Uganda
- Financial systems in LDCs
- East African Monetary Union
- Fiscal and Monetary policy in LDCs
- Comments and debates on UNCTAD’s Least Developed Countries 2010 Report
Papers on topics not mentioned above, but related to the topic of economic perspectives of LDCs may also be submitted.
Papers presented will be published as workshop proceedings or as Berlin Working Papers on Money, Finance, Trade and Development after a reviewing process. It will be appreciated if the full paper (draft) can be submitted by May 16 in order to be uploaded on the DAAD partnership’s homepage.
HTW Berlin can invite and cover travel expenses, i.e. air fare, accommodation, meals and excursion expenditures, for 5 speakers from the 11 partner universities in the network:
- Belarus State Economic University, Minsk, Belarus
- UNICAMP, Campinas, Brazil
- Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
- Central University of Finance & Economics, Beijing, China
- East China Normal University, Shanghai, PR China
- Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
- University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
- University of Mauritius, Mauritius
- University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
- University of Dar Es Salaam Business School, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
- Makerere University Business School, Kampala, Uganda
Scholars and policymakers working at institutions that are not members of our network are also invited to submit papers but will have to cover travel and accommodation expenses with their own funds.