Archive for 2012 年 04 月

BMRC-QASS Conference on Macro and Financial Economics 24th May 2012, Brunel University, London

Posted on 2012/04/19. Filed under: 經濟, 綜合, 財務 | 標籤:, |

The Brunel Macroeconomic Research Centre and QASS jointly organise a one day conference on Macro and Financial Economics on Thursday 24th of May at Brunel University.

http://www.qass.org.uk/callforpapers_brunel_12.htm

Papers can be submitted in pdf format to

BMR-Centre(at)brunel.ac.uk

Selected papers from the conference will be published in a special issue of QASS.

Please indicate whether you would like your paper to be considered for publication.

The deadline for submission is April 30, 2012.

Decisions will be made by May 7th, 2012.

A conference fee of 50 pounds will be charged to cover lunch and dinner.

Conference Chairman:

Menelaos Karanasos (Brunel University and QASS journal)

Keynote speakers:

Allesandro Beber (Cass Business School, UK) Peter Reinhard Hansen (Stanford University, US) Rick Van der Ploeg (University of Oxford, UK) Herakles Polemarchakis (University of Warwick, UK)

Invite speakers:

Sanjay Banerji (University of Nottingham) Manthos Delis (CASS Business School, UK) George Kapetanios (Queen Mary University of London, UK) Christopher Martin (University of Bath, UK) Yiannis Vailakis (University of Exeter, UK)

Invited Session (Bank Regulation)

Ray Barrell (Brunel University)

Richard Reid (International Centre for Financial Regulation) Jochen Schanz (Bank of England)

Best Regards

Menelaos

Menelaos Karanasos
Professor in Financial Economics
Economics and Finance
Social Sciences School,
Marie Jahoda Building
Brunel University, Uxbridge
West London, UB8, 3PH, UK
Tel: 01895265284
Fax: 01895269770
Webpage: www.mkaranasos.com
Econometrics/Finance editor
Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis in Social Sciences
(QASS): www.qass.org.uk

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【演講公告】東吳財經講堂活動訊息一則(報名截止日期4/26)

Posted on 2012/04/19. Filed under: 財務 | 標籤:, |

民國101年4月27日(星期五)上午10點30分,假台北市貴陽街一段56號東吳大學城區部R5211國際會議廳舉辦「東吳財經講堂講座系列」。本次特別邀請中華經濟研究院院長 吳中書先生就「金金融海嘯後政府政策之省思」議題進行演講,此次活動費用完全免費入場,請有興趣的朋友們共襄盛舉、踴躍報名參加,並請特別注意報名截止日期(4/26)。

活動網址:http://www.scu.edu.tw/cbrd/

活動報名網址:http://www.beclass.com/default.php?name=ShowList&op=regist&rgstid=143035a4f83f257d6b97

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【演講公告】2012年5月10日(四)上午10:00【中國經濟發展演講系列】–張軍教授

Posted on 2012/04/19. Filed under: 經濟, 綜合, 財務 | 標籤:, |

中國經濟發展演講系列–張軍教授演講公告

謹訂於5月10日(星期四)上午10時,敬邀復旦大學"當代中國經濟"長江學者特聘教授張軍先生,

假中研院人社中心第一會議室演講,講題為:中國的基礎建設投資:現狀與評價,誠摯敬邀蒞臨與會。

主辦單位:人社中心東亞經貿發展研究計畫

報名網址:http://www.rchss.sinica.edu.tw/conf/ea201205/

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【徵才啟事】中華經濟研究院徵求研究人員2~4名

Posted on 2012/04/18. Filed under: 經濟, 綜合, 財務 | 標籤:, , , , |

☆☆徵才☆☆

中華經濟研究院徵求研究人員2~4名應備條件:具有經濟學或相關領域博士學位而有研究經驗者,專長為環境經濟、能源經濟、計量經濟、貨幣金融、公共財政、產業經濟為優先考量。

待遇:依能力與工作經驗從優敘薪。

應備資料:1.詳細履歷表並簡單說明研究旨趣及未來計畫
2.學位論文或其他重要學術著作1~2份及著作目錄
3.二封推薦函

截止日期:中華民國101年5月15日止(以郵戳為憑)

請檢具上述資料寄到:

台北市大安區長興街七十五號  曾麗茹副執行秘書 收

Tel:(02) 2735-6006轉110或206 Fax:(02) 2739-0220

e-mail:ljtseng(at)cier.edu.tw

(相關資料請參閱本院網址:www.cier.edu.tw)

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Job: Lecturers in Statistics, Örebro university, Sweden

Posted on 2012/04/18. Filed under: 管理, 統計, 經濟, 綜合, 教與學 | 標籤: |

Örebro University School of Business is host to the statistics department at Örebro University and offers statistics courses and programmes on the undergraduate, Master’s and research levels. In addition to the Bachelor’s degree programme in statistics, the department also offers courses on the Programme for Business and Economics and several social science programmes as well as on programmes within health sciences, science and engineering. On the Master’s level, two-year programmes are offered in statistics as well as in economics and econometrics – the latter is a collaboration with the economics department. Students on the Master’s programmes are recruited internationally and the language of tuition is English. The research study programme has some ten PhD students.

Research at the department is primarily focused on econometrics and survey methodology and is carried out with close links to applied fields. There are for instance collaboration with Statistics Sweden and the economics department at Örebro University.

Duties and responsibilities

The duties of a senior lecturer may include teaching, in both Swedish and English, at any level. Moreover, research, development work, administrative duties and building up contacts and third stream activities are included. Under the current working hours agreement, the position entitles the position holder to continuing professional development equivalent to 20 per cent of full-time working hours. During the first two years, the position also entails a scope for research equivalent to 50 per cent of full-time working hours. The duties involved require the position holder to be present in the department’s day-to-day activities.

Eligibility

Eligible for the appointment as senior lecturer are applicants who have been awarded a doctoral degree within the subject area or have corresponding research competence or some other professional expertise that is of significance in view of the subject matter of the position and the duties that it will involve; have completed courses on teaching and learning in higher education corresponding to ten weeks, or have acquired corresponding knowledge in some other way; and have demonstrated educational expertise.

See http://www.oru.se/English/About-the-University/Vacancies/ for the full job advert and instructions on how to apply.

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POLITICS_CONFERENCE_ATHENS_GREECE

Posted on 2012/04/18. Filed under: 綜合, 教與學 | 標籤:, , |

Athens Institute for Education and Research-ATINER (www.atiner.gr)

Call for Papers and Participation

10thAnnual International Conference on Politics & International Affairs, 18-21 June 2012, Athens, Greece

Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos (President of the Athens Institute for Education and Research & Visiting Professor, University of Strathclyde, U.K.) and Dr. Ioannis Stivachtis, Head, Politics & International Affairs Research Unit, ATINER and Director, International Studies Program Virginia Tech – Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA would like to invite you to submit a proposal for presentation at the 10thAnnual International Conference on Politics & International Affairs, 18-21 June 2012, Athens, Greece organized by the Politics & International Affairs Research Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER). For the program of the pervious conferences, book publications based on the conference papers and other information, please visit the conference website www.atiner.gr/politics.htm.

The registration fee is €300 (euro), covering access to all sessions, two lunches, coffee breaks and conference material. Special arrangements will be made with a local luxury hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of social events will be organized: A Greek night of entertainment with dinner, a special one-day cruise in the Greek islands, an archaeological tour of Athens and a one-day visit to Delphi. Details of the social program are available at http://www.atiner.gr/soc/2012SOC-POL.htm

The aim of the conference is to bring together academics, researchers, students and professionals in private and public organizations and governments of Politics and International Affairs and other related disciplines. You may participate as panel organizer, presenter of one paper, chair a session or observer.

Please submit a 300-word abstract by 30 April 2012, by email, atiner to Dr. Ioannis Stivachtis, Head, Politics & International Affairs Research Unit, ATINER and Director, International Studies Program Virginia Tech – Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA. Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Please use the abstract submitting form available at http://www.atiner.gr/docs/2012FORM-POL.doc. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. chair a session, evaluate papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing, or any other offer to help please send an email to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, gtp, President, ATINER.

The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) was established in 1995 as an independent academic organization with the mission to become a forum, where academics and researchers – from all over the world – could meet in Athens and exchange ideas on their research and discuss the future developments of their discipline. Since 1995, ATINER has organized about 150 international conferences and has published over 100 books. Academically, the Institute consists of four research divisions and twenty research units. Each research unit organizes at least an annual conference and undertakes various small and large research projects.

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敬邀參與101年度『創新型中小企業財會資訊應用發展─人才培育產學合作計畫』 免費廣宣說明會

Posted on 2012/04/18. Filed under: 綜合, 財務, 資訊, 教與學, 會計 | 標籤:, |

經濟部中小企業處為提升國內財會領域人員素質,並推動中小企業財務人才認證制度,委請財團法人台灣中小企業聯合輔導基金會執行「101年度創新型中小企業財會資訊應用發展-人才培育產學合作計畫」,藉以建立學校與產業界對話之管道,共同培育學生財務技能,提升就業競爭力,以促進產學交流合作。

本計畫由經濟部中小企業處補助8成辦理「中小企業財務人員種子師資班」以及「中小企業財務人員培育專班」,讓具財務人員種子師資資格的教師,教導參加財務人員培育專班學生財會專業技能,並協助其取得財務人員認證證書,對於提升國內財會人才素質及間接影響經濟體質具有正面效益。

對於欲運用政府財務人才培育產學合作資源,增強本職學能的教職人員和重視學生未來投入職場預作準備的學校,參加廣宣說明會將可取得第一手產學合作補助資訊,會場名額有限,報名從速!! 詳細說明會程序內容及報名表請詳如EDM及附檔~~

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國際網路研討會論文全文徵稿Submission deadline extended to May 10, 2012

Posted on 2012/04/18. Filed under: 綜合, 資訊, 教與學 | 標籤:, , |

以下為國際網路研討會論文徵稿。

We trust this e-mail finds you well! You are receiving this e-mail because of your expertise in Internet Studies. As such, I would like to cordially invite you to consider contributing your manuscript to International Conference on Internet Studies (NETs2012) (http://www.internet-studies.org/).

This conference will be held on August 17-19, 2012, in Bangkok, Thailand. All accepted articles in conference would be published in one of the cooperative journals. Following is the call for papers of NETs2012. Please consider to join this event in Thailand

Regards,

Chien-Chang Chen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor,

Tamkang University

Call for Papers – NETs2012

International Conference on INTERNET STUDIES

August 17-19, 2012, Bangkok, Thailand

http://www.internet-studies.org/

Organized by: Academy of Taiwan Information Systems Research

Sponsored by: National Taipei University

The 2012 International Conference on Internet Study (NETs 2012) will be held on August 17-19, 2012, in Bangkok, Thailand. This conference is organized by Academy of Taiwan Information Systems Research (ATISR), and sponsored by National Taipei University, National Taiwan University, Chinese Culture University, Tamkang University. This conference provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange research results and share development experiences on internet study.

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission Deadline: April 15, 2012 May 10, 2012

Acceptance Notification: 21 days after submitted

(Acceptance notification will be send out in 21 days after submitted – Manuscripts will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis until the deadline. All acceptance notification will be sent out no later than May 10, 2012)

Registration Deadline: June 15, 2012

Conference Dates: August 17-19, 2012

The upcoming NETs 2012 proceedings covers, but not limited to the following areas:

Track1: Cloud Computing

SaaS, PaaS, IaaS;

Social Computing (Web 2.0/3.0);

Mobile/Wireless Computing;

Mobile and Location-based Services;

Recommendation and Reputation Systems

Track2: Network Application and Security

Ubiquitous Computing: E-Health and Digital Home applications;

Vehicular Networks and Telmatics Applications;

Intrusion Detection and Malware;

Botnet and Spam Detection;

Social Network Privacy

Track 3: Software Engineering and Internet

Software Engineering for/in Cloud;

Web Service and Application;

Software Analysis, Design and Testing;

Mobile Application Development;

Software Performance

Track 4: Multimedia

Multimedia Communications;

Multimedia Compression;

Multimedia Security;

Multimedia Databases;

Multimedia Applications

Track 5: Internet Technology and Applications

Digital Payment Systems;

Authentication;

Privacy-enhancing Technologies;

Databases and Data mining;

Electronic Commerce Systems and Application

Track 6: E-Commerce and M-Commerce

Internet Advertising and Online Retailing;

Internet Consumer Behavior;

Online Word-of-mouth;

Online Survey;

Databases and data mining

Track 7: Cyber Behavior

Social networking behavior on Google+, Facebook, MySpace, and others;

Addiction, Cyberbullying and Internet Abuse;

Video Games, Computer games, and Online games;

Internet Porn, Cybersex and Cybering

Online Dating Behavior

Track 8: Cyber Education

E-Learning and Distance Learning;

Computers & Education;

Education in Internet age;

Organization learning;

Virtual learning environments

Track 9: Internet Research: Past, Present, and Future

Review and Meta-Analysis of Internet research;

Bibliometric Analysis;

Research Methods in Internet Research;

Study of Factors Influencing Internet Satisfaction, Effectiveness, and Success;

Future Directions of Internet Research

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IEEE Xplore/ISI/Ei Informatics Track Extended Deadline 21 May, Chongqing, China

Posted on 2012/04/18. Filed under: 資訊 | 標籤:, , , , |

Topics of the BMEI 2012 Special Track on Informatics include (but are not limited to): Communications and Networking, Software Engineering, Data Engineering, Intelligent Computing, Information Security, Automation and Control, etc.. Due to numerous requests, the submission deadline is extended to 21 May 2012.

We cordially invite you to submit a paper to the upcoming 2012 5th International Conference on BioMedical Engineering and Informatics (BMEI 2012) and 2012 5th International Congress on Image and Signal Processing (CISP 2012), to be jointly held from 16-18 October 2012, in Chongqing, China. BMEI’12-CISP’12 is a premier international forum for scientists and researchers to present the state of the art of multimedia, signal processing, biomedical engineering and informatics. BMEI’12-CISP’12 is technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.

As with past CISP-BMEI conferences, all papers in conference proceedings will be indexed by both EI Compendex and ISTP, as well as included in the IEEE Xplore (IEEE Conference Record Number for CISP’12: 20190; IEEE Conference Record Number for BMEI’12: 20189). Substantially extended versions of best papers will be considered for publication in a CISP’12-BMEI’12 special issues of the Multimedia Tools and Applications and China Communications journals (both SCI-indexed).

Renowned as the Mountain City, Chongqing is a magnet for visitors from home and abroad for its cultural heritage and numerous attractions. There are many karst caves, hot springs, and gorges in the area. Major tourist spots in and near Chongqing include Dazu Grottoes (rock carvings began in the Tang Dynasty 650 A.D.), Three Gorges, Jinyun Mountain Natural Reserve, Hongya Cave, Shibaozhai, Wulong Karst, etc.. The registration fee of US$430 includes proceedings, lunches, dinners, banquet, coffee breaks, and all technical sessions.

To promote international participation of researchers from outside the country/region where the conference is held (i.e., China’s mainland), researchers outside of China’s mainland are encouraged to propose invited sessions. The first author of each paper in an invited session must not be affiliated with an organization in China’s mainland. All papers in the invited sessions can be marked as “Invited Paper". The organizer(s) for each invited session with at least 6 registered papers will (jointly) enjoy an honorarium of US*D 400. Invited session organizers will solicit submissions, conduct reviews and recommend accept/reject decisions on the submitted papers. Invited session organizers will be able to set their own submission and review schedules, as long as a list of recommended papers is determined by 10 August 2012. Each invited session proposal should include: (1) the name, bio, and contact information of each organizer of the invited session; (2) the title and a short synopsis of the invited session. Please send your proposal to cisp-bmei(at)cqupt.edu.cn

For more information, visit the conference web page:

http://cisp-bmei.cqupt.edu.cn

If you have any questions after visiting the conference web page, please email the secretariat at cisp-bmei(at)cqupt.edu.cn

Join us at this major event in beautiful Chongqing !!!

Organizing Committee

cisp-bmei(at)cqupt.edu.cn

P.S.: Kindly forward to your colleagues and students in your school/department.

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ESA-announce 2012 North-American ESA meetings in Tucson

Posted on 2012/04/18. Filed under: 經濟, 綜合, 實驗 | 標籤:, |

The 2012 regional North-American ESA meeting will be held at the Westward Look resort, Tucson, from Thursday evening November 15 (reception) through Saturday 6:00 p.m. November 17. There will be special panel discussion marking the 50th year of experimental economics. Four pioneers of experimental economics (John Kagel, Charles Plott, Reinhard Selten, and Vernon Smith) will offer their perspectives on how the field developed and where it should be headed.

We are delighted to announce that Guillaume Frechette (NYU) and Ulrike Malmendier (UC Berkeley) have agreed to be plenary speakers.

Registration for the conference can be done via the ESA website (recall you must be an ESA member):

https://www.economicscience.org/esa/viewConferenceList.html

When you register you may submit an abstract (+title+coauthors) of the paper you would like to present.

Registration for faculty (student) members is $250 ($150). After October 16, registration fees will increase to $300 ($200) for faculty (student) members and we will lose the special ESA rate for rooms at the WWL. Please make your hotel reservation through the Westward Look (800 722-2500) and mention that you are part of the ESA group in order to obtain the reduced rate.

Important Dates:

Submission closing date: September 23, 2012
Preliminary program available: September 30, 2012
Early registration and hotel reservation cut-off: October 16, 2012

The conference website, where further details and announcements will be posted, can be found at

http://www.business.uts.edu.au/economics/resources/esa2012.html

Hope to see you in Tucson!

Dan Friedman and John Wooders

John Wooders
Distinguished Research Professor
Centre for the Study of Choice (CenSoC) and Department of Economics
University of Technology Sydney

Economics Disciple Group
PO Box 123
Broadway NSW 2007
Australia

http://www.finance.uts.edu.au/staff/johnwooders/

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ESA-announce Reminder: DEADLINE for Paper submission and Registration for the International Economic Science Association Conference, NYU June 2012 APPROACHING

Posted on 2012/04/18. Filed under: 經濟, 綜合, 實驗 | 標籤:, , , |

The Center for Experimental and Social Science (CESS) at New York University (with the support of the C.V Starr Center for Applied Economics at NYU) is pleased to host the International Economic Science Association Conference 2012 on June 21-24 2012

Abstract Submissions:
The deadline for submitting your abstract for the International Economic Science Association Conference 2012 on June 21-24 2012 is fast approaching. We need to have your submissions no later than April 21st, 2012. Please visit our website: http://cess.nyu.edu/esa/ for submission.

Registration:
Registration for the conference is open, and the Early Registration cutoff date is May 10th 2012. After this date the fee goes up a bit, and the final cutoff date for registration is now the slightly earlier date of May 23rd 2012.

Friday Night Boat Cruise:
The cost of registration includes the Friday night conference dinner, which will take place on the Lady Windridge Yacht. If you plan on bringing your partner to this event, you need to let us know no later than Wednesday May 23rd 2012 and the cost will be $70.00 per person. We will provide everyone with tickets to board the yacht.

Hotels:
In order to offer you a varied choice and experience for your stay during the June 2012 ESA Conference here in New York, we have contracted with five different hotels. We have obtained special rates for the nights of 21st, 22nd & 23rd June 2012. We have a set number of rooms with each hotel, so book soon to avoid disappointment. The rooms will all be released a month prior to the conference, so please don’t leave it too late. Please note that all prices listed exclude tax. Details for the hotels can all be found on our website.

We look forward to welcoming you here in June 2012.

Caroline Madden
Program Administrator
CESS
Department of Economics
New York University
caroline.madden(at)nyu.edu

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商管科技季刊徵稿

Posted on 2012/04/18. Filed under: 管理, 綜合, 財務, 資訊, 會計 | 標籤:, , , , |

本刊屬學術性刊物,旨在提供商學及管理領域研究成果發表園地、促進學術交流、分享相關領域的研究成果與提升研究水準。自民國89年3月出版第一卷第1期至101年3月出版第十三卷第1期,共出版49期。

曾榮獲「管理學門國內期刊排名」綜合管理類前10名佳績的肯定,目前已有多位教師藉由本刊發表論文升等,本刊在編輯小組的努力下深獲國內商管領域學者讚賞,對提昇技職體系在商管領域的研究風氣有相當助益。已多次取得TSSCI初審高分肯定,近期內將與國外大學(如:美國丹佛大學、波蘭大學等)聯盟,以提昇本刊之品質及學術水準。

e徵稿範圍

1. 邏輯實證性論文:具獨創性的計量性實證論文,包含商學與管理諸領域之研究成果。

領域 特別主題
l 企業管理、國際企業管理 l 會計、會計統計 l 綠色環境管理趨勢與發展
l 財務金融、財務管理 l 工業公共關係 l 雲端運算與營運模式
l 資訊管理 l 物流、流通管理 l 網路行銷與交易關係管理
l 財政、財經法律 l 休閒事業管理 l 電子化企業
l 工業工程與管理 l 經營實務論壇 l 國際財務金融與投資
l 國際貿易 l 其他商管議題 l 產業價值鏈管理

2. 質性研究論文:

l 以特定公民營企業或機構的經營實況為研究對象,藉由研究者的深入觀察、體悟後,從中粹取出案主之經營觀念模式,其可以佐證或修正既有之理論,或創造新的理論,以質性研究的論文形式撰述之。

l 亦可著重管理理論與觀念的邏輯推演論述,但對理論之綜結評述、前瞻指引、觀念創新或實務應用有貢獻者,以理論闡釋、評述、與推演形式撰述之。

3.商管教育論壇:針對技職教育商管類有關之課程設計、教學方法或其他相關議題。

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ESA-announce Call for proposals – 8th International Microinsurance Conference, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – 6 to 8 November 2012

Posted on 2012/04/18. Filed under: 經濟, 綜合 | 標籤:, , |

Call for proposals – 8th International Microinsurance Conference

6 to 8 November 2012, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
www.microinsuranceconference.org/2012

From 6 to 8 November 2012, the 8th International Microinsurance Conference will take place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This event will be hosted by the Munich Re Foundation and the Microinsurance Network, supported by GIZ/BMZ, TIRA, ATI.AIO, MFW4A, iRA, UIA, CEAR and AfDB.

Target audience
Around 400 participants and experts from around the world will exchange experiences and discuss the challenges of microinsurance. The participants will includerepresentatives of insurance and reinsurance companies, international organisations, NGOs and development-aid agencies as well as academics, policymakers, and supervisory regulators.

Themes
To cover subjects that are currently of interest, the conference organisers are calling for proposals on the following themes:

1) Case studies of innovative and viable client-centered microinsurance solutions In theory, insurance should enable low-income households to manage risks more efficiently, but does that occur in practice? How can microinsurers design products thatmeet the needs of low-income households, provide them with good value for their money, while still being viable? Submissions should explore ways in which products can be adapted to ensure that they benefit the target market and/or highlight innovative approaches to managing large numbers of small-ticket policies. Proposals on all types of risks are welcome. Submissions must include soliddata providing evidence of the execution of the programme.

2) Thematic issues
a) Experience with cooperative and mutual insurers
The year 2012 is the United Nations International Year of Cooperatives (IYC).
Submissions should focus on the advantages and disadvantages of providing microinsurance through cooperative and mutual insurers and their contribution to reducing poverty and providing value to the client. Presentations shouldhighlight the strengths and challenges of the cooperative business model as an alternative means of providing insurance and furthering socio-economic development.

b) Providing health insurance to the poor
Submissions on this subject should include the following issues: What is the status of the provision of health microinsurance to the poor in terms of outreach and acceptance? How can solutions including PPPs be designed tomeet the needs of the poor? How can social security schemes leverage the expertise and efficiency of the private sector? How is it possible to deal with the limited availability of even basic health service in rural areas? What are effective sustainability strategies for health microinsurance schemes? How can one limit adverse selection and moral hazard? How can one increase benefits, including outpatient cover and pharmaceuticals? How should back office systems be designed in order to reduce costs, improve efficiency and provide better value? Are subsidies needed for effective health microinsurance? Can they be relied on for long-term cover? Where is the ”line” between what needs to be subsidised and what does not?

c) Technology to achieve scale and efficiency
In order for microinsurance to be viable, it needs to efficiently reach large numbers of low-income people. Many microinsurers have high hopes for the role that technology (e.g. mobile phones, portable devices, smart cards, internet, etc.) might play in achieving that objective. How can technology contribute to effective claims handling and help to reach out to potential customers? What role does technology play in consumer education? What will be the role of mobile phones in making insurance more accessible to everyone and expanding microinsurance beyond the low-income market? Presentations should focus on how microinsurance providers followed a practical process to identify the best-suited technology to reach out to customers and explore its pros and cons. Submissions must include information and data about the costs and benefits of making such an investment, an assessment of the break-even point required in terms of premium turnover and/or number of clients as well as a cost-benefit analysis assessing the effectiveness of consumer-education methods.

d) Failures in microinsurance
Microinsurance is growing rapidly. The field finds itself in an intense learning phase in which lessons are eagerly awaited by all stakeholders. Given the relative youth of the field and the sheer complexity of the issues it is trying to address, it is not surprising that some microinsurance projects fail. Since mistakes could easily be avoided if they were evident, the organizers are seeking submissions on failures and the lessons to be learnt from them. What was the project? What were you trying to do? How and why did it go wrong? What would you do differently next time or never do again? What lessons can be learnt? Speakers must have been personally involved in some way in the project they wish to showcase. No documents will be made public
without the speaker’s permission.

e) Consumer protection
The low-income market often lacks experience with insurance services and understanding of the concepts involved. How can microinsurance providers overcome this problem? How can clients be supported more effectively? Do they need more than financial services? Submissions should discuss processes, provide a cost-benefit analysis of different tools and assess the effectiveness and impact of consumer-education methods.

f) Agricultural microinsurance
A large part of the world’s poor population survives directly from the production and sale of crops and livestock. Yet agriculture-related production is among the most risky activities, with farmers across economiclines struggling against the vagaries of weather, other natural calamities, and even international prices. These risks have a negative impact especially onlow-income people. Many models for agriculture insurance are being tested for the low-income market. How can farmers deal with the poor availability of weather data? What are the conditions under which a PPP can work effectively? Are microinsurance solutions the appropriate approach, or are meso- and macro-level solutions key to providing sustainable risk-transfer mechanisms? Submissions should focus on the advantages or disadvantages of different models – index-based, indemnity-based, hybrids, and others on the three different levels – and describe specific cases of their implementation. Presentations must include details relating to product outreach as well as the financial results, and lessons learnt from successes and failures which would be applicable elsewhere. Only submissions based on the details of actual
results will be considered.

3) Scientific track – Economic analysis of microinsurance markets
Together with the Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk, the International Microinsurance Conference will have a scientific track to encourage rigorous economic analysis of microinsurance markets.
Empirical, theoretical and policy-oriented papers are invited on topics such as:
• Appropriate benchmarks to measure the success of microinsurance programmes
• Optimal contract design to control adverse selection and moral hazard
• Documenting impact and customer value
• Effectiveness and sustainability
• Transitioning from informal to formal risk-sharing mechanisms
• Distribution mechanisms
• Transitioning from informal to formal risk-sharing mechanisms
• Crowding out or crowding in alternative risk-management mechanisms
• Regulation, supervision and policy
All submissions intended for the scientific track need to clearly indicate how their proposed session is relevant for practitioners and/or policymakers.

4) Microinsurance training sessions
Various “how to …” training tools, curriculums and sessions have been developed in the past. The conference organisers are inviting proposals for training sessions for a limited number of conference participants which can be integrated in the conference agenda. The length of the sessions may be 90 or 180 minutes, depending on the availability of separate rooms.

Submissions
All proposals will be reviewed by the conference steering committee.
To submit a proposal, please complete the proposal form, which can be downloaded at www.microinsuranceconference.org/2012

To submit a training lesson, please complete the form, which can be downloaded at www.microinsuranceconference.org/2012

Kindly note that no other format can be accepted. Please e-mail the proposal to: info

To submit a proposal on Theme 1, please attach an electronic version of the paper in Acrobat (.pdf) or Word (.doc) format.

Timeline and acceptance
Submission
deadline:
15 May 2012
Notification of
acceptance:
15 July 2012
Submission of presentations and papers for the conference
30 September 2012
Please note that the submission deadline is final.

Travel expenses
Speakers and facilitators will be granted free admission to the conference. There is also limited funding available upon application to pay the economy-travel and hotel expenses of speakers and facilitators only. Travel expenses will be covered for representatives of not-for-profit organisations only (excluding large national or international donor organisations). Applications for travel grants made after submission of a proposal cannot be accepted. There is no limitation on the number of abstracts submitted by anorganisation, but we can cover travel expenses only for one speaker per organisation.

For details on travel grants for speakers and facilitators, pleasesee www.microinsuranceconference.org/2012.

Structure and goal of the conference The conference will have plenary panel discussions on key topics addressing an interdisciplinary audience. Parallel sessions of working groups will deal in depth with different subtopics. Interactive sessions of approximately 90 minutes will be a key part of the conference, facilitating dialogue in small groups on emerging issues.

Conference language
English – French interpreters will be available

Supporting organisations of the 8th International Microinsurance Conference

• Deutsche Gesellschaft für InternationaleZusammenarbeit (GIZ) / Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
• Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A)
• African Insurance Organization (AIO)
• Tanzania Insurance Regulatory Authority (TIRA)
• Association of Tanzanian Insurers (ATI)
• Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda (iRA)
• Uganda Insurers Association (UIA)
• Georgia State University’s Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR)
• African Development Bank (AfDB)

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ESA-announce Post-Doc Position in Berlin

Posted on 2012/04/18. Filed under: 經濟, 綜合 | 標籤:, , |

Dear colleagues,

I would like to draw your attention to a job opening for a post doc at the TU Berlin:

http://www.mikro.tu-berlin.de/fileadmin/fg245/view.pdf

If you have any questions regarding the position, the institution etc., please do not hesitate to contact me. In case you would like to apply, please send me the application preferably per mail (the deadline is 26.04.2012).

With best regards,
Sveta

Radosveta Ivanova-Stenzel
Technische Universität Berlin
http://www.mikro.tu-berlin.de

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Prof. Dr. Radosveta Ivanova-Stenzel
Fachgebiet für Mikroökonomie
Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre und Wirtschaftsrecht
Fakultät VII
Sekr. H 91
Straße des 17. Juni 135
D-10623 Berlin

E-mail: ivanova-stenzel(at)tu-berlin.de

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MONTREAL Call for Papers

Posted on 2012/04/18. Filed under: 經濟 | 標籤:, |

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CALL FOR PAPERS
Montréal, Canada

4-7 October 2012

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION IS NOW OPEN!IAES Montréal Submission Page

IAES President Alberto Alesina, Harvard University, and Vice President Reinhard Neck, Klagenfurt University, cordially invite you to participate in the 74th International Atlantic Economic Conference. Economists from around the world will be brought together in Montréal to discuss the challenges of tomorrow. Through the Society and its international conferences, economists have the opportunity to become better acquainted with each other’s work. Past participants have included Nobel laureates, prime ministers, and other high-ranking members of the profession such as Alan Greenspan, John B. Taylor, and John Y. Campbell.

The conference will be held at the Hilton Bonaventure, located in the heart of downtown Montréal.

Abstract submissions open 15 March 2012 and close 30 April 2012. Submit online by clicking HERE.

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Economists from all areas of specialization are invited to Montréal to discuss cutting edge approaches to the challenges of the world economy. Through the Society and its international conferences, economists from over 40 countries have the opportunity to become better acquainted with each others’ work. Papers in all interest areas are eligible.
Areas of Special Interest Include:

Submission Fee: $85 for members and $140 for non-members. All conference attendees are responsible for paying the conference registration fee. Click HERE for additional information regarding membership benefits.
Program Committee Members Sought
Join the Program Committee by organizing a session with 4 to 6 papers. Paper submission fees are waived for sessions organized by Program Committee members. Not more than 50 percent of the session’s authors or co-authors can be from the same department or center and a person cannot author or co-author more than one paper in the same session. Send an outline of your proposed session to John M. Virgo, Ph.D., Program Chair, at iaes@iaes.org.

Registration Fee:

MEMBER: Before1 July….$150.00; 1 July-15 August….$175.00; After August 15….$225.00

NONMEMBER: Before 1 July….$220.00; 1 July-15 August….$245.00; After August 15….$295.00

REGISTRATION + MEMBERSHIP: Before 1 July….$265.00; 1 July-August 15….$290.00;
After Aug.15….$340.00

Click HERE to register for the conference.

Hotel Information and Conference Location

In order to receive the IAES group rate, make your reservations through the Hilton Montréal Bonaventure with the following information:

Group Name: International Atlantic Economic Conference

Group Code: IIAES

Group rates: Single CDN $199; Double CDN $199. Taxes are not included.

To book your room, click HERE.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at iaes(at)iaes.org

Sincerely,

Beth Clymer
Administrative Assistant

International Atlantic Economic Society
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