Bratislava Economic Meeting 2012

Scholars from Slovak, Czech and international institutions are invited to present their unpublished research in all areas of economics - theoretical, empirical, experimental, institutional, or policy-oriented. The main objective of this meeting is to foster contacts and lasting academic cooperation among Slovak, Czech and international economists.

Young economists, graduate students and post-docs who wish to present their research and obtain feedback are particularly encouraged to apply.

Conference date: June 7-8, 2012. Depending on the number of submission, the conference might be extended through to Saturday, June 9.

Conference venue: Austria Trend hotel, Vysoka 2A, Bratislava

Keynote speaker: We are pleased to announce that Professor Jean-Robert Tyran from University of Vienna has agreed to deliver the keynote lecture.

Procedures: The conference language is English. There is no conference fee. Authors should submit their papers by e-mail to

Financial Aid: Limited travel funds will be available for participants who cannot obtain sufficient financial support from their home institution. If you need travel funds, please send an e-mail to including your status (either student or faculty member) by April 15, 2012. The final decisions will be announced by May 1.

Important dates: Submission deadline for papers: April 15, 2012.

Best Student Paper Award: The organizers launch a Best Student Paper Award to reward high quality papers selected from among those presented at the conference. If you wish to be considered for the award, please email a draft of your paper to The papers can be single-authored or co-authored with another graduate student.

Organized by Virtual Scientific Laboratories (VSL) and supported by Tatra banka Foundation

Organizing committee: Peter Katuščák (CERGE-EI), Urban Kováč (EUBA, VSL and PU SAV), Maroš Servátka (VSL and University of Canterbury), Radovan Vadovič (VSL and ITAM).

Tentative program: June 7: 18:00 Registration and welcome reception
 June 8:09:00-10:30Parallel session 1
  11:00-12:30Parallel session 2
  14:00-15:30Plenary lecture
  16:00-17:30Parallel session 3
  19:30Conference dinner