Call for Papers

Applications are now closed.

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Following the successful workshop at the MIT Media Lab in August 2018, we are preparing a second annual conference on economic complexity, innovation, and economic geography.

We would like this workshop to expand its existing networks, spark collaboration and share current research with each other. We believe that expanding the YSI network by connecting talented young scholars with distinguished scholars will foster mentorship and is advantageous for the long run global vision and success of YSI.

Building on the already established networks of YSI, MIT Media Lab and Utrecht University, we are submitting a proposal for a 3 day event.

Submission Deadlines:

  • Submission of abstracts (500 words): June 1, 2019

  • Submission of applications for travel stipends: June 1, 2019

  • Notification of acceptance: June 15, 2019

  • Notification regarding travel stipends: June 15, 2019

  • Submission of full papers: August 30, 2019

Paper Submission Topics:
The workshop welcomes contributions from any field in economics and related disciplines. Work that incorporates new types of data or patent data are also strongly encouraged to apply. Research that addresses (but not limited to) the following issues in particular:

1. Innovation
Digital Economy and its impact on the Structure of Work
Learning, Teamwork and Skills in the Digital Economy

2. Economic Complexity
Measuring knowledge through networks
Economic Complexity in the City
Measuring complexity

3. Economic Geography
Mapping New Technologies
Regional Innovation Policy for AI and the Knowledge Economy
Firm mobility & Resilience