The European Union's contention in the reshaping global economy

The European Union’s contention in the reshaping global economy

In order to prevent the spread of the new Coronavirus, the conference titled The European Union's Contention in the Reshaping Global Economy has been cancelled.

The 4th Conference in cooperation with the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies and supported by the project EFOP-3.6.2-16-2017-00007 “Aspects on the development of intelligent, sustainable and inclusive society: social, technological, innovation networks in employment and digital economy”

20-21 March 2020
Szeged, Hungary

Global economy has been going through severe changes in several dimensions. The perspectives of a US-China trade war alter from day to day. Due to growing awareness of climate change, the pressure on industry increased - especially on automotive sector - to reduce environmental damages unexpectedly fast. Ongoing technological innovations, the 4th industrial revolution may rearrange trade relationships and global value chains both inside and outside the European Union. The new situation requires new answers in the various fields of policies. The European integration has to response to challenges amid unsolved Brexit and many other political turbulences.

We call for papers that address the reshaping global economic landscape from the viewpoint of European integration and economies in the following topics:

  • technological development and innovation policy
  • changing international economic relations
  • new business models
  • the future of financial services
  • European and national policy responses

Papers based on the approach of either economics, political economy or business studies are welcome.

Papers and panel proposals can be submitted.

The Conference provides a separate session for PhD students.

Selected papers will be published after peer review process in an online proceeding with an ISBN number.


Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Szeged, Kálvária sgt. 1.

Keynote Speakers

Zsolt Darvas

Zsolt Darvas: Resisting deglobalisation: the case of Europe

Senior Fellow (Bruegel, Brussels)

Leon Podkaminer

Leon Podkaminer: Is a better economic integration in the EU possible?

Senior Research Associate (WIIW: The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, Vienna)

Yuan Zhija

Yuan Zhija: Catch-up-oriented Innovation: a paradigm for latecomers to overtake frontrunners--The hint from China’s experiences.

Professor (Faculty of Economics, Rissho University, Tokyo)


20 March 2020

10.00 – 12.15
Welcome address and plenary session
12.15 – 13.00
Buffet lunch
13.00 – 15.00
Parallel sessions
15.00 – 15.30
Coffee break
15.30 – 17.30
Parallel sessions
Conference dinner

21 March 2020

09.00 – 11.00
Parallel sessions
11.00 – 11.15
Coffee break
11.15 – 13.00
Parallel sessions
13.00 – 14.00
Buffet lunch


  • 20 January 2020 Abstract submission
  • 1 February 2020 Notification of abstract acceptance
  • 1 March 2020 Full paper submission (optional)

PhD session:

  • 20 January 2020 Abstract submission
  • 1 February 2020 Notification of abstract acceptance
  • 1 March 2020 Submission of paper in version suitable for discussant (compulsory)
  • 15 March 2020 Written evaluation of the paper
  • 30 April 2020 Final paper submission (optional)


Participation fee: 50 EUR or 16,000 HUF
Before payment please fill in the billing information on the Registration Form, and we will send you a pro forma invoice.
Payments due by 9th March 2020.


Please fill out the Registration Form and send it to

Abstract submission

Please send your abstract using the provided template to

Organizing Committee

  • Prof. Beáta Farkas Head of the Institute of Finance and International Economic Relations
  • Prof. Éva Voszka Head of the Doctoral School in Economics
  • Dr. Beáta Udvari Associate Professor, Secretary of the Doctoral School in Economics
  • Dr. Anita Pelle Associate Professor, Institute of Finance and International Economic Relations

Further information

University of Szeged, H-6722 Szeged, Kálvária sgt. 1. Hungary

PhD Session: Ms Beáta Udvari

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