Decades of crises

Decades of crises: from competitiveness to resilience - via the bumpy road of sustainability
The 5th Conference in cooperation with the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies
14-15 April 2023
Szeged, Hungary
Hybrid conference

In the years of the Great Moderation, competitiveness was in the focal point of economic discussion. Since the 2008 global crisis the idea of resilience has come to the fore. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the disrupted global value chains exhibited the importance of resilience and adaptability, and the priority of security often overwrote the aspects of profit maximization or competitiveness. The war in Ukraine and the unfolding East-West decoupling have taken us even further from the economic concept of globalization. In addition, the energy crisis caused by the war only makes it more difficult to cope with the climate change challenge and to achieve sustainable development.

We invite papers on the following topics that address the changing global economic landscape, primarily but not exclusively from the perspective of the European integration and economy:

  • European and national policy responses,
  • green and digital transition,
  • energy transition,
  • changing global value chains,
  • new financial and business models,
  • geoeconomic and geopolitical relationships in transition.

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 turbulences caused by the pandemic or economic difficulties, we also ensure online participation.

Keynote speakers

Michael Peneder

Michael Peneder
Deputy Director (WIFO Austrian Institute of Economic Research)

The competitiveness challenge in current perspective

Ole Gunnar Austvik

Ole Gunnar Austvik
Professor of Political Economy and Petroleum Economics (Inland Norway University)

A single market for energy: competition and resilience

Péter Kaderják

Péter Kaderják
Director of Zero Carbon Hub (Budapest University of Technology and Economics), Managing Director of Hungarian Battery Association

The role of batteries in Hungarian green transition


University of Szeged Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

H-6722 Szeged, Kálvária sgt. 1.


14 April 2023

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 –
Conference dinner

15 April 2023

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 2023
Abstract submission
15 February 2023
Notification of abstract acceptance
22 February 2023
1 April 2023
Full paper submission (optional)

PhD session

1 February 2023
Abstract submission
15 February 2023
Notification of abstract acceptance
22 February 2023
15 March 2023
Submission of paper in version suitable for discussant (compulsory). Papers are redistributed for crossreview among submitters.
1 April 2023
Sending the evaluation of the crossreviewed papers
15 May 2023
Final paper submission (optional)


REGISTRATION is free of charge.

Abstract Submission

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Registration Submission

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Organizing committee

  • Prof. Beáta Farkas Head of the Institute of Finance and International Economic Relations
  • Dr. Anita Pelle Associate Professor
  • Dr. Marianna Sávai Assistant Professor
  • Balázs Tóth Assistant Lecturer, Secretary of the Doctoral School in Economics
  • Magdolna Laurinyecz Secretary of the Institute of Finance and International Economic Relations

Further information

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

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