On June 15 – 17, 2017, the Second World Congress of Comparative Economic “1917 –2017: Revolution and Evolution in Economic Development” was held at Higher School of Economics (HSE University), St. Petersburg, Russia. The event was 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.
Following a Call for Papers, almost 700 proposals of paper presentations have been received. After the selection made by the scientific committee, the event brought together 381 participants from 36 countries across the globe. The 2nd WCCE featured keynote talks, special panels, networking events for participants, the electronic resources and book fair, and 91 parallel sessions with 380 papers were presented. The congress scope covered virtually all aspects of the comparative economics studies: institutional design and institutional dynamics; catching up, cyclical development and structural transformation; macroeconomic stability and macroeconomic policies; development of financial and banking sector; labor market and industrial relations; human capital development; industrial organization; issues of regional development; international trade and trade policy; migration and foreign direct investment; issues of international economic integration; and economic history.
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