The Second World Congress of Comparative Economics is organized by the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES), the Association for Comparative Economic Studies (ACES), the Japanese Association for Comparative Economic Studies (JACES), and the Korean Association for Comparative Economic Studies (KACES) in collaboration with the Italian Association for Comparative Economic Studies (AISSEC), The Society for the Study of Emerging Markets (SSEM), The Chinese Economists Society (CES), The European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE) and other scientific associations and networks.
National Research University Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg
HSE St. Petersburg is the local organizer of the 2nd WCCE.
Established in 1997, HSE St. Petersburg is one of the four campuses of the Higher School of Economics. Nowadays, it is home to 4,264 students, including 5.9% international students from 35 countries, and around 100 research fellows, many of them holding Master and PhD degrees from the top universities from around the world. HSE St. Petersburg runs 16 research centres and laboratories, including 4 international flagship research centres led by world-renowned researchers, as well as 8 standalone research groups where faculty and students jointly carry out research projects.
The Higher School of Economics is a research university that carries out its mission through research-led academic, project, expert and socio-cultural activities based on international academic standards. Consistently ranked as one of Russia’s top universities, the Higher School of Economics is a leader in Russian education and one of the preeminent economics and social sciences universities in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.
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The European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES)
The EACES was created in order to further research and scientific exchanges on the subject of comparative economics. The founding Conference was held in Verona (Italy) on September 27-29, 1990. The Association was formally registered at a public notary in Turin (Italy) on January, 31, 1991.
Since its foundation the Association has organized nine general conferences and a number of specialized workshops in several countries. The EACES has about 400 members, including 9 institutional members.
The Association for Comparative Economic Studies (ACES)
The Association for Comparative Economic Studies (ACES) is the leading scholarly organization for the support of comparative economic studies. Its world-wide membership includes academics, economists and political scientists employed by international agencies, governments and private firms and banks as well as policy makers. The purpose of the Association is to provide scholarly exchange among persons interested in comparative studies of economic systems, institutions, and economic performance and development and to further the growth of research and instruction on these topics.
The Japanese Association for Comparative Economic Studies (JACES)
Korean Association for Comparative Economic Studies (KACES)
The Society for the Study of Emerging Markets (SSEM)
Society for the Study of Emerging Markets was founded to promote research and publication about emerging market economies and to provide a way for academics, policy makers, and members of the business community to exchange views and share information and research about emerging markets.
The Society sponsors the journal Emerging Markets Finance and Trade (EMFT), which is recognized worldwide for the quality and timeliness of the research on emerging markets that it publishes.
The Chinese Economists Society (CES)
CES is a non-profit academic organization registered in the United States. The aim of the Society is to promote scholarly exchanges among its members and contribute to the advancement and dissemination of economics and management sciences in China. The CES currently has hundreds of active individual members and dozens of institutional members. Over years more than two thousand individuals have joined the CES from universities, research institutes, and other public or private organizations throughout North America, Asia, Europe and other regions of the world. Most current individual members of the CES are Chinese scholars and students of economics and related fields in North America. In recent years, the CES has also attracted more and more scholars and students of non-Chinese background who are interested in the studies of the Chinese economy.
The Italian Association for the Study of Comparative Economic Systems (AISSEC)
The Italian Association for the Study of Comparative Economic Systems (Associazione Italiana per lo Studio dei Sistemi Economici Comparati - AISSEC) was founded in Florence on April 7th, 1984.
AISSEC is a non-profit association whose main purpose is to promote study and research, both theoretical and empirical, in the field of comparative economic systems. To attain its aim the Association organizes conferences and scientific exchanges among its members and with scholars of related fields, stimulates research activities, fosters the publication of scientific works and establishes connections with similar foreign associations.
More recently, the focus of comparative research work has been broadened to the countries belonging to the European Union, to the Transition economies, and to the emerging countries. AISSEC is affiliated to the Italian Society of Economists (SIE), to which also belong, among the others, the Italian Society of Industrial Economics (SIEPI), the Italian Society of Labour Economics (AIEL), and the Italian Society of Public Economics (SIEP).
The European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE)
EAEPE originates from a meeting at a conference in Grim's Dyke, London, on 29 June 1988. The main purpose in forming the association was to promote evolutionary, dynamic and realistic approaches to economic theory and policy. Instead of the over-formalistic and often empty theorising of orthodox economics, the aim was to bring together the ideas of a number of theorists and theoretical traditions, and to help to develop a more realistic and adequate approach to theory and policy. With a membership of over 500, EAEPE is now the foremost European association for heterodox economists broadly defined, and is the second-largest association for economists in Europe.