Call for papers


University of Calabria
Department of Economics, Statistics and Finance “Giovanni Anania”
Arcavacata di Rende (Cosenza), 19-21 October 2017

multiple trajectories and multiple equilibria


The 58th Annual Conference (RSA) of the Italian Economic Association (SIE) will be held at the University of Calabria, Arcavacata di Rende (Cosenza) on 19-21 October 2017.

The topic of the 58th RSA is Mezzogiorno/Mezzogiorni: multiple trajectories and multiple equilibria. However, as usual for SIE annual conferences, papers and posters focusing on any theoretical and applied economics topic will be accepted as well.

The 58th RSA will start on Thursday 19th October 2017 morning with tutorial sessions and introductory courses on data analysis techniques, research methodologies and specific economics topics, held by Italian and foreign scholars.

The following scientific associations will contribute to the programme through organized session co-organized with SIE: the Cultural Economics Association – AEC, the Italian Association of Agricultural and Applied Economics – AIEAA, the Italian Association of Energy Economists – AIEE, the Italian Association of Labour Economics – AIEL, the Italian Association for the History of Economic Thought – AISPE, the Italian Association of Regional Science – AISRE, the Italian Association for the Study of Comparative Economic Systems – AISSEC, the Association for Mathematics Applied to Social and Economic Sciences – AMASES, the Economic History Association – ASE, the European Association of Comparative Economic Studies – EACES, the Economists for Peace and Security – EPS, the Italian Association of Environmental and Resource Economists – IAERE, the Italian Econometric Association – SidE, the Italian Society of Industrial Economics and Policy – SIEPI, the Italian Development Economists Association – SITES, and the Italian Association for the History of Political Economy – STOREP.

Sessions co-organized with foreign/international social science and economist associations will also be held.

The participation of young researchers is encouraged and promoted. PhD candidates may, in addition to presenting their contributions in regular RSA sessions, submit a poster containing a description of their PhD thesis to be presented in a special session. In addition to the 16th edition of SIE Economics PhD Dissertation Award, SIE is proud to launch the Young Italian Economist Award to be presented to a young economist under 35 for the best paper submitted to the 58th RSA. Participants who are eligible and wish to compete for this award are required to tick the relevant box when submitting their own paper.

Paper submission

The RSA accepts three types of contributions: papers, posters and organized sessions.

Papers and posters, including abstracts of no more than 200 words, key words and JEL classification should be submitted through the EDITORIAL EXPRESS – CONFERENCE-MAKER system at from March 15, 2017 to May 15, 2017.

Each author can send only one Manuscript. Notice of acceptance or rejection will be sent to the author by July 10, 2017.

Organised sessions can be proposed by Scientific Associations or by individual SIE members filling in the template and submitting it to the Scientific Committee of 58th RSA (, with subject “58 RSA – Session proposal” by the June 30th 2017. The proposal should include the session title, a short introduction to the topic, background information on papers (max four) to be presented including authors, affiliation, title and abstract of each paper. Acceptance of sessions will be communicated by July 10, 2017. Full papers must be submitted according to the same procedure of session proposal submission by September 10, 2017.

Publication in the Italian Economic Journal

The contributions included in the programme of 58th RSA can be submitted to the official Journal of the Italian Economic Association, the Italian Economic Journal (ItEJ). The manuscripts included in the 58th RSA Programme will be considered as having already passed the desk rejection phase and will be sent directly to the ItEJ referees.

Selection process

Submissions to the 58th RSA will go through a double-blind review process coordinated by the Programme Committee including Luca De Benedictis (chair), Francesco Aiello, Donato Masciandaro, Beniamino Moro, Roberta Rabellotti and Donato Romano. SIE members will be directly involved in the selection of the manuscripts.

Registration fees

The registration fees, which entitle the participants to receive the 58th RSA materials and have access to coffee breaks, the welcome cocktail on Thursday evening, the lunch on Friday and the Social Dinner on Friday evening, amount to:

– SIE members (regular): 130 Euro (by 10 Sept 2017); 180 Euro (after 10 Sept 2017);
– SIE members (PhD candidates or post-doc): 60 Euro (by 10 Sept 2017); 90 Euro (after 10 Sept 2017);
– Non-SIE members: 270 Euro (by 10 Sept 2017) and 320 Euro (after 10 Sept 2017).

Participation in the tutorials and introductory sessions entails an extra cost of 50 Euro which also covers a lunch box for the Thursday lunch.

For accompanying person attending the Social Dinner a fee of 50 Euro only is applicable.

The SIE membership fee is 80 Euro (annual subscription) or 210 Euro (three-year subscription). The SIE membership fee can be paid on-line along with the 58th RSA registration fee payment.

The registration fee payment is a pre-requisite for the inclusion of paper in the final programme.

How to pay

The registration fee as well as the SIE membership fee can by paid online through Paypal at

Further information

Information on how to reach the Campus of Arcavacata di Rende (Cosenza), hotel booking, the organisation of the social dinner, and the topics of tutorials and introductory courses are available at 58th RSA homepage .

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