Economic Challenges in Enlarged Europe (ECEE)

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12th International ECEE Conference will be held from 14-16 June 2020 in Tallinn, Estonia. We have the honour of hosting Ariel Rubinstein, internationally highly renowned professor of economics from Tel Aviv University, and Juuso Välimäki, esteemed professor of economics from Aalto University and long time Editor-in-Chief of the highly ranked Journal of the European Economic Association, as keynote speakers. This conference series, organised by Tallinn University of Technology in collaboration with Eesti Pank (Bank of Estonia) and USA based research societies, aims to discuss topical issues and disseminate high quality research in economics, finance and broader economic environment affairs with European focus.

Call for Papers

Following the 2009-2019 events with participants from a large number of countries, Department of Economics and Finance at Tallinn University of Technology will host the 12th Conference "Economic Challenges in Enlarged Europe" from 14–16 June 2020 in Tallinn, Estonia.

You are invited to submit papers for presentation and discussion. We would especially encourage submissions on:

  • macroeconomic effects and economic policy considerations under global change;
  • connections between changes in the economy and the financial sector, and related opportunities;
  • real sector implications and labour market responses to the changing economic environment;
  • economic development and convergence/disintegration issues in enlarged Europe;
  • work arrangements in the changing socio-economic context;
  • financial decisions and considerations in the complex economic environment;
  • regulatory efficiency in Europe and its economic and policy implications;
  • climate change and economic performance;
  • comparative regional studies (e.g. Nordic countries, CEE countries, Western/Southern European countries, non-EU countries etc.)

Submissions on other topics falling under one of the thematic tracks below are also very welcome.


  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Economic Environment & Transition

Keynote Speakers

We have the honour to host as a keynote speaker Professor Ariel Rubinstein, an internationally highly renowned Professor of Economics at the School of Economics at Tel Aviv University and at the Department of Economics at New York University. His main fields of research are economic theory, decision theory, models of bounded rationality and game theory - with the Rubinstein bargaining model being one of the most influential findings in game theory.

It is our great pleasure to host as keynote speaker Professor Juuso Välimäki, an esteemed Professor of Economics, and Head of the Department of Economics at Aalto University. His research focuses on dynamic games of incomplete information and on topics in mechanism design. He has been for a long time the Main Editor of the highly ranked Journal of the European Economic Association.


Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts of their papers by 15 February 2020 (I round) / 15 March 2020 (II round). The Academic Committee will review all submissions and the submitting authors will be notified of the decision by 1 March (I round) / 1 April 2020 (II round).

After notification of acceptance, a full paper is expected to be submitted by 15 May 2020. Formatting and submission instructions are available on our website.


Accepted papers are eligible to be considered for publication in one of the following international academic journals, indexed in Web of Science / Scopus:

If you wish your paper to be considered for publication in one of the above journals, please submit by 1 August 2020 (I round), or if not ready by that time, by 15 September 2020 (II round) your final full paper. Papers will be reviewed for the above journals following their normal review criteria, and a limited number of outstanding papers will be published by the journals.

Program Outline

The conference venue will be Hotel Europa, a 4-star conference hotel in Tallinn city centre. The event will begin with Welcome Reception in the evening of Sunday, 14 June in the Maarjamäe Palace. The Welcome Reception is preceded by a combined bus and walking tour in Tallinn for those who are interested.

Monday, 15 June will start with a plenary session in the morning, followed by parallel sessions until evening. The day will end with conference dinner at restaurant Korsten Kitchen situated in Kultuurikatel - the Creative Hub of Tallinn. Tuesday, 16 June will be devoted to parallel sessions.


Online registration facility is available at our website. We kindly ask participants to register for the event by 15 April 2020.

The conference participation fee is EUR 320 per participant. Discounted participation fee of EUR 190 is available for students as well as for any persons accompanying the author(s). The participation fee is payable by 15 April 2020. After that date participation at the conference is possible at a walk-in participation fee of EUR 370 (EUR 240 for students), payable in cash on site during conference registration or by bank transfer beforehand.

The special price for those who participate at both the Summer School and the Conference is EUR 400 (EUR 270 for students) if you register and make the payment by 15 April 2020.

ECEE Summer School 10-12 June 2020

This year, we will offer a course on Forecasting with DSGE Models, aimed at academic and applied researchers, PhD students as well as advanced Master students. The objective of the course is to teach participants how to:

  • Estimate DSGE models: classical and Bayesian estimation
  • Forecast with DSGE models: mean, median, density forecast
  • Evaluate the accuracy of forecasts: ex-post forecasting competitions

The course will be held at a computer lab at the Tallinn University of Technology campus over three days from 10am to 4pm from 10-12 June 2020. The course will use Matlab and Dynare software.

We are pleased to host as the course instructor Michał Rubaszek, Associate Professor and the Head of the Financial Markets Modelling Unit at Warsaw School of Economics. He has long-term experience in central banking (National Bank of Poland as well as European Central Bank) and he has authored numerous publications on forecasting with DSGE models.

Academic Committee

  • Prof. Aaro Hazak, Tallinn University of Technology; Chair of the Committee (Estonia)
  • Prof. Josef C. Brada, Department of Economics, Arizona State University; Editor, Eastern European Economics; Editor, Comparative Economic Studies (USA)
  • Prof. Kadri Männasoo, Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia)
  • Prof. Juan Carlos Cuestas, Bank of Estonia and Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia)
  • Dr. Martti Randveer, Head of the Economics and Research Department, Bank of Estonia (Estonia)
  • Prof. Jüri Sepp, University of Tartu (Estonia)
  • Mrs. Liina Kulu, Bank of Estonia (Estonia)


Ms. Anneli Hallap, Conference Administrator

Tallinn University of Technology, Akadeemia tee 3, 19086 Tallinn, Estonia


Telephone: +372 6204050

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