Call for Papers! 2nd Innovation Econ Complexity and Econ Geography Workshop

Call for Papers
Second Annual Innovation, Economic Complexity and Economic Geography Workshop
In collaboration with YSI INET, Utrecht University, Institutions for Open Societies (IOS), Centre for Complex Systems Studies (CCSS), & Collective Learning Group, MIT Media Lab

Date: September 2-4, 2019
Location: Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Deadline: June 1, 2019

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Paper Submission Topics
The workshop welcomes contributions from any field in economics and related disciplines. Work that incorporates new types of data or patent data are also strongly encouraged to apply. Research that addresses (but not limited to) the following issues in particular:

1. Innovation
Digital Economy and its impact on the Structure of Work
Learning, Teamwork and Skills in the Digital Economy

2. Economic Complexity
Measuring knowledge through networks
Economic Complexity in the City
Measuring complexity

3. Economic Geography
Mapping New Technologies
Regional Innovation Policy for AI and the Knowledge Economy
Firm mobility & Resilience

Submission Deadlines
Submission of abstracts (500 words): June 1, 2019
Submission of applications for travel stipends: June 1, 2019
Notification of acceptance: June 15, 2019
Notification regarding travel stipends: June 15, 2019

Submission of full papers: August 30, 2019

Travel and Accommodation
Limited travel and accommodation stipends will be awarded on the basis of merit and need for select papers. If you indicate the need for travel support, please include a brief motivation (we are interested in your thoughts on new economic thinking, how the workshop may benefit you and your research, and whether you’ve had any previous engagement with YSI).

About the Workshop
Following the successful workshop at the MIT Media Lab in August 2018, we are hosting the second annual conference on economic complexity & innovation. The workshop aims to bring together experienced researchers with young scholars in the fields of Innovation, Economic Complexity and Economic Geography to understand knowledge accumulation and spillovers through products, people and places. Those interested in interdisciplinary research, especially bridging a gap between these topics are strongly encouraged to apply. Complementary to the workshops provided there will also be young scholar presentations where the invited speakers will provide feedback in their respective relevant sessions.

Confirmed Speakers
Prof. Maryann Feldman (University of North Carolina)
Prof. César Hidalgo (MIT Media Lab)
Prof. Mercedes Delgado (CBS)
Prof. Pierre-Alexandre Balland (Utrecht University)
Prof. Ron Boschma (Utrecht University)
Dr. Anet Weterings (Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency)
Prof. Koen Frenken (Utrecht University)
Prof. Fabiana Visentin (UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University)
Prof. Andrés Rodríguez-Pose (London School of Economics)
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If you have questions, please email: [email protected]

YSI Organizers
Mary Kaltenberg, YSI INET Complexity Working Group
Besiana Balla, YSI INET Economics of Innovation Working Group
Beatriz Calzada, YSI INET Complexity Working Group
Nils Rochowicz, YSI INET Complexity Working Group
Utrecht University Organizers
Teresa Farinha, Utrecht University
Pierre-Alexandre Balland, Utrecht University
MIT Media Lab Organizers
Cesar Hidalgo, Collective Learning Group, MIT Media Lab