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Archive for the ‘Conferences’ Category

How to Create an Infographic for Academic Purposes: Tools & Resources

written by Olga Maslovskaya

infographicA picture speaks a thousand words, an adage that also holds true when presenting data to an audience. Whether to stand out during an academic conference or a class presentation, to share statistics with your customers, to explain a difficult concept to your students or to impress your friends with something funny: if you want to convey the message quickly and clearly an infographic is the tool to use!

You can see infographics everywhere: humorous animations on the Internet, news and stories in newspapers and magazines, company advertisement and teaching materials. The most important thing to think about before using any of the abovementioned tools is WHAT you want to show. Read more


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Top Conferences in Banking, Economics and Finance – Fall 2014

fall conferences 2014Although those of us in the northern hemisphere have just entered the dog days of summer, fall is just around the corner, meaning it’s the right time to start planning out your autumn conference schedule. Whether you’re dreaming of the changing leaves and crisp air or dreading the idea of darker evenings and cooler days, right now you should focus on choosing the right event for you from this great list of academic conferences taking place around the world.

In addition to offering you our usual conference round-ups over the past seasons, we’ve also provided you with tips on how to choose the right conference for you and what to wear once you’re there. Furthermore, take note that this is just a selection of all of the conferences listed on INOMICS, so if you don’t see the perfect event for you in the list below, you can head to INOMICS and do a targeted search through the hundreds of additional opportunities. Read more


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Which Academic Conferences Should You Attend?

written by Ursula Moffitt

academic conferencesWhile we try to keep you up to date on top conferences around the world, for instance in two recent posts on 2014 conferences on econometrics and finance, sometimes it’s difficult to know which events are a good fit for you.

If you’re in the lucky position of being able to secure funding for every conference that you find interesting, then we certainly encourage broad attendance. For those of you not able to fly around the world on a regular basis, however, it would be helpful to have an outside metric to sift through the thousands of academic events happening every year. Read more


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Dress Code for Academic Conferences: What to Wear and What to Avoid

written by Ursula Moffitt

academic conference dressAs conference season starts heating up this summer, anxiety can be on the rise as well. While you may have gotten used to the daily routine of graduate school or teaching, presenting at a conference, or even just attending one, can be a whole different ballgame. The preparatory checklist is long enough as it is, however, without having the added conundrum of worrying about your appearance. If you’re in business school, perhaps you’re used to ironing your button-down shirt and slacks every day, but most academics cringe when they hear the term “business casual.”

In this post, we’ll give you some general guidelines about what’s appropriate, what to keep in mind and what absolutely to avoid when dressing for an academic conference. We hope that this advice will allow you to mark one small thing off your checklist, thereby allowing you to focus on the more importance aspects of attending an academic conference. Read more


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Conferences in Finance: 15 Events in Summer 2014

written by Ursula Moffitt

finance conferencesLast year, we offered you a list of 10 finance conferences worth attending in 2013. Now, with summer just around the corner and conference season already underway, we want to make sure you know which conferences to register for ASAP and which to have on your radar for the coming months. With finance such a hot topic across the world right now, we’ve expanded our list to 15, while limiting the time frame to the summer months. Towards the end of the summer we’ll post another list for fall and winter conferences. Read more


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Econometrics Conferences 2014

written by Olga Maslovskaya

conferences 014Econometrics is a thorough discipline that demands time and effort to be mastered. For many people who want to pursue a degree in economics it serves as an obstacle, but as we’ve shown before, there are many resources you can use to your advantage to become proficient in it: blogs and podcasts can introduce you to the topic and give practical advice, free online courses will incentivize you to learn systematically and increase your ability to perform a research using different econometrics and statistical software like “R” or “Stata”, and YouTube channels can greatly support your studies by giving access to lectures and tutorials of great professors at any time convenient for you.

For those of you who already feel comfortable enough with at least basic econometrics and see the discipline as a vital tool for any research project and an indispensable part of any empirical study, participating in a conference might be the next step. To help you to take a decision which event to attend, we collected a number of econometrics conferences and workshops worldwide published on INOMICS, where researchers and econometricians gather to exchange experiences and discuss advances in the field (in chronological order): Read more



Top Conferences in Business Economics 2013

written by Olga Maslovskaya

Business Economics is a rather broad area of economics covering everything from business organization, management and marketing to the role of entrepreneurs and impact of the government on corporations. It is also assumed to be one of the most applicable research branches within economics: where today’s academic research might result in tomorrow’s industry implementations.

Here is the list of some of the most interesting conferences related to business economics taking place in the second half of 2013 around the world (ordered by date). Read more


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What is Inequality? Links and Resources

written by Olga Maslovskaya

There exist two sides to every argument; in this one we have on one side a utopian world where everyone is equal and on the other a world where inhabitants don’t want to share what they’ve earned (presumably) by persistence and hard work with others and keep it for themselves. Herein lie the issues of inequality and the question of welfare and income redistribution. There are debates at every level of society, government and especially amongst economists as to where this problem comes from and how to tackle it.

Here is a list of links to economics blogs that are useful for understanding the concept of inequality and economists’ ideas on the topic; as well as a short list of conferences in the field Read more


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The Current Crisis And Recovery: Conferences And Blogs

written by Olga Maslovskaya

For the last couple of years we have been hearing repeated, if sporadic ‘rumours’ about the soon-to-be recovery. Different economists have different views on this, and below you can find a list of up-to-date comments about the prospects for the near future, and conferences which are open for registration if you have ideas on this topic to tell the world about.


1. A series of financial shocks have jolted the economy in recent decades, but the experts are not much closer to understanding how such problems develop. The New-York times about a recent IMF conference: ‘Economists Agree: Solutions Are Elusive’

2. Macroeconomist Gavyn Davies about the ‘Great Recession and Not-So-Great Recovery’ in the Financial Times

3. Defining who is the one to blame for the crisis is a pretty tough task. Reasons  for and against blaming the Fed can be found at: ‘Is the Federal Reserve Breeding the Next Financial Crisis?’

4. Quite optimistic comments of Tim Duy about how resilient the current economy is: ‘The Recovery is Real’

5. Jeffrey Sachs on the Crisis, the Recovery and the Future (a podcast).


1. The Conference ‘Supervising Banks in Complex Financial Systems’ on financial institutions, financial stability, complexity, and linkages to the real economy will be held in Frankfurt, Germany.

2. The joint conference by The European Centre for Corporate Engagement (ECCE) at the Maastricht University and the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) ‘Financial Globalisation and Sustainable Finance: Implications for Policy and Practice’ will be held in Cape Town, South Africa.

3. The International Conference on Applied Business and Economics (ICABE) 2013 has the theme “The Role of Financial Accountability and Transperency in Economic Activities” and is aiming to “address the issues that arise from financial speculation and limited disclosure to the build up of a Financial and Economic crisis”. It will take place in New York, USA.



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Conferences & Prizes for Young Economists

written by Christopher Nash

After our post last summer about the trend for conferences and prizes aimed at young economists, several further events are coming up this year, which could be of interest to PhD students and young researchers. Some of these are specifically for students or junior academics whilst others offer financial support or prizes to those attending or presenting papers at the meeting.

Below is an overview of some of the most interesting events currently listed on INOMICS. If you know of other conferences for young economists, please feel free to mention them in the comments below. Read more


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