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Call for Papers
International Workshop
From Economic Crisis Towards Economic Growth: Fiscal and Monetary Policy Instruments

26-27 September, 2013
Bucharest, Romania
Jointly organized by
INFER (International Network for Economic Research)
FABBV (Faculty of Finance, Insurance, Banking and Stock Exchange,
Bucharest University of Economic Studies)
CEFIMO (Center of Financial and Monetary Research, Bucharest
University of Economic Studies)
RoFIBA (Romanian Association of Finance and Banking)

This workshop provides opportunity for all those interested in fiscal and monetary policy and economic growth to discuss their research and to exchange ideas. Researchers are invited to submit both empirical and theoretical papers that are broadly consistent with the workshop’s special theme.

Topics to be discussed during the workshop might include (but are not limited to):

  • Fiscal policy and theory;
  • Fiscal consolidation;
  • Automatic stabilizers and fiscal rules;
  • Fiscal sustainability;
  • Sovereign debt crisis and risk management;
  • Monetary policy and theory;
  • Monetary rules;
  • Monetary transmission mechanisms;
  • Monetary and fiscal policy interactions in a monetary union;
  • Comparative or joint analysis of fiscal and monetary policy;
  • Business cycles;
  • Economic growth and stability;
  • Financial and economic crisis.

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

Submission of Papers
Only full papers may be submitted, in pdf or rtf-format. No other format will be accepted.
Papers should be submitted electronically to:

Deadline for paper submission is March 30, 2013.
We accept only one paper submitted by the same author. We will confirm receipt of your submission.

Papers must be in English and should not exceed 25 pages (A4 or letter) including all references, tables and the like. The text should be formatted in Times New Roman 12pt with 18pt line space and 2.5 cm (1 inch) margin on each side. Footnotes should be formatted in 10pt with 10pt line space. Please avoid colours in graphs and pages in landscape.

All papers must include a cover page with the following information:

  • An abstract of up to 500 words, with JEL classification and no more than 5 key words;
  • Authors’ full name, affiliation;
  • Contact details for corresponding author, such as address, phone and e-mail.

All submitted papers will be peer reviewed according to a high-quality and fast referee process. You will receive an e-mail indicating whether your paper is accepted for presentation during the workshop or not before May 15, 2013.

Paper presenters are expected to discuss one other paper during the workshop. The discussant assignments will be made by the workshop organizers at a later date. As the workshop intends to build a network in this research area, participation is welcome even without paper contributions.

Publication of Papers
A selection of papers presented at the workshop will be published in one or more international publications. INFER offers several publication possibilities to workshop participants, including book volumes and journal publications. Moreover papers of excellent quality may be published in a special issue of good international journals. The workshop organizers will contact you about these publication possibilities later.

Registration and Registration Fee
The registration fee for presenting and non-presenting participants will be:
80 EUR: INFER members;
120 EUR: other participants.

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

The registration fee includes all lunches and drinks. It doesn’t include travel and accommodation expenses. All workshop participants have to register for the workshop. Please note that paper submission is not regarded as a registration. A registration form will be sent to the authors of the accepted papers.

Payment can be done in two ways:

  • Option 1:

Please pay the registration fee on the INFER website ( Payment can be done via PayPal on the website. Note that you can use the same website to become an INFER member.

  • Option 2:

Payment can be done by bank transfer by mentioning your name and ‘WORKSHOP BUCHAREST 2013’. Please transfer the fee to the INFER account in Germany:
HypoVereinsbank Ludwigshafen
Account No.: 3 020 219 997 
Bank Code: 545 201 94 

For international transactions please use the International Bank Account
Number (IBAN) and the SWIFT-Code: 
IBAN: DE33 5452 0194 3020 2199 97 

Deadline for registration and payment is June 15, 2013.
In case of late registration, the fees will be increased by 50 %.

Questions about local organization may be directed to the workshop local organizers through: