2024. February 21., Wednesday

Globalisation, integration, cooperation

Globalisation, integration, cooperation – what is at stake in the current turbulent times?

The 6th Conference in cooperation with the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies
22-23 March 2024
Szeged, Hungary
Hybrid conference

In 2024 Hungary, together with nine other fellow member states, is celebrating the 20th anniversary of EU accession. This is an occasion to evaluate the state of affairs in our country, in the EU, and in the whole world. In recent years, the previously solid cornerstones of economies and businesses worldwide have been challenged by geoeconomic and geopolitical shifts. Is globalisation turning into deglobalisation or slowbalisation? Is decoupling inevitable? Can integration in Europe and elsewhere, between countries and along value chains, continue? Or are disruption and disintegration trends to follow? Last but far not least, how are business networks evolving, and how are business relations affected by the current turbulent times?

We seek answers to these questions from the perspective of macroeconomic and microeconomic policies, international political economy, European integration theory, as well as international business. Therefore, we invite papers especially but not exclusively on the following topics:

  • geoeconomic and geopolitical challenges,
  • European and national policy responses,
  • green and digital transition,
  • energy transition,
  • evolving business networks and challenged business relations,
  • new financial and business models.

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

Papers as well as panel proposals can be submitted.

The Conference provides a dedicated session for PhD students.

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

We prefer to meet personally to enhance the exchange of ideas. However, considering the possible economic difficulties, we also ensure online participation via the Big Blue Button platform.

Keynote speakers

Michael Landesmann

Michael Landesmann
Senior Research Associate (WIIW: The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies), Professor of Economics (Johannes Kepler University Linz)

Marzenna Anna Weresa

Marzenna Anna Weresa
Professor of Economics (Warsaw School of Economics)

Nicolaas Stijn Groenendijk

Nicolaas Stijn Groenendijk
Professor of Public Policy, Organisation and Innovation (Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences)


University of Szeged, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

H-6722 Szeged, Kálvária sgt. 1.


22 March 2024

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
18.00 –
Cocktail reception

23 March 2024

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


1 February 2024
Abstract submission
15 February 2024
Notification of abstract acceptance
22 February 2024
15 March 2024
Full paper submission (optional)
1 May 2024
Full paper submission for publication (optional)


REGISTRATION is free of charge.

Abstract Submission

Please send your abstract using the provided template to conference@eco.u-szeged.hu.

Registration Submission (will be open from 15 February)

Organizing committee

  • Prof. Beáta Farkas Head of the Doctoral School
  • Dr. Anita Pelle Associate Professor
  • Dr. Sarolta Somosi Assistant Professor
  • Magdolna Laurinyecz Secretary of the Institute of Finance and International Economic Relations

Further information

University of Szeged, H-6722 Szeged, Kálvária sgt. 1. Hungary
E-mail: conference@eco.u-szeged.hu

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