The International Journal of Empirical Economics (IJEE) is a peer-reviewed general interest economics journal aiming to contribute to empirical research in all fields of economics. The objective of the journal is to publish empirical work with the highest quality and theoretical work with clear empirical implications. The journal welcomes papers from a wide range of countries and serves the international community of scholars from universities, research institutes, and international organizations. The journal gives special emphasis on empirical research that covers worldwide topics using newly developed datasets. The journal will publish 4 issues annually and will also publish special issues to emphasize new research directions or specific research vital to the Asian region and the global economy.
The IJEE is an open access journal to provide unrestricted access to scholarly literature. There is no fee for submission and publication of articles. The journal is funded by Sogang University Nam Duck-Woo Economic Research Institute in South Korea and published by World Scientific.
With this letter we are inviting you to contribute your research for publication in the IJEE. The review process of the papers will be double blind. We ask you please to share this information with your colleagues. For submission please visit: https://www.worldscientific.com/worldscinet/ijee
Editors: Young Hoon Lee, Almas Heshmati and Hyunbae Chun
Conference Dates: December 16-18, 2021. Conference Venue: Virtual, hosted by ISEAPA and Jonkoping International Business School, Jonkoping University, Sweden. Conference website: https://iseapa.org/virtual_apw Submission and registration website: Conference Maker Registration fee: FREE
The leadership at ISEAPA is excited to host the first productivity conference centered around African productivity issues. Per COVID-19 precautions, the conference will be run entirely virtually. We expect a large and diverse body of participants to attend in 2021. Submissions on efficiency, productivity, growth, sustainability, development infrastructure, energy, population growth, urbanization and labor market are highly encouraged. Our aim is to have a conference program that features all popular techniques and methodologies within the field, including stochastic frontier analysis and data envelopment analysis. We also welcome papers on broader issues related to measuring, understanding, incentivizing and improving the productivity and performance of firms, public services, and industries within Africa.
Interested scholars can submit an extended abstract (300-500 words) through ISEAPA. Priority will be given to submissions with a full-length paper. All submissions will be considered by the scientific committee. Keynote speakers are listed below. On behalf of ISEAPA leadership, we look forward to welcoming “seeing” all participants this upcoming December.
Important dates: Abstract submission and registration: August 15th, 2021 Abstract submission closes: October 31st, 2021 Notification of acceptance: November 15th, 2021 Registration deadline: December 1st, 2021
Any questions or concerns regarding the conference may be addressed to the local organizer Almas Heshmati.
Scientific Committee: • William Greene, New York University, USA • Almas Heshmati, Jonkoping International Business School, Sweden • Subal C. Kumbhakar, Binghamton University, USA • Christopher Parmeter, University of Miami, USA • Robin Sickles, Rice University, USA
Keynote Speakers: • M. Hashem Pesaran – Cambridge University. “Long-Term Macroeconomic Effects of Climate Change: A Cross-Country Analysis.” • Subal Kumbhakar – Binghamton University. “Recent Advances in the Panel Stochastic Frontier Models: Endogeneity, Heteroskedasticity, Dependence.” • KLaus F. Zimmermann – Global Labor Organization. “Ethnic Identity and Productivity.” • William Greene – New York University. “Remarks on linear and nonlinear estimation of binary choice models.” • Steve Kayizzi Mugerwa – Georgetown University. “The Developmental State in Africa in the 21st Century: Relevance and Plausibility.” • Menale Kassie – International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology. “Agricultural Technology Adoption? To be Announced.”
Special Issue: Frontier Methods for Sustainability Challenges
1. AIMS AND SCOPE
The assessment and promotion of sustainable development is an issue with growing importance among scientific and policy-making communities. Efforts from the academy and governmental institutions lead to a better understanding of how local communities, industries, cities, and countries are performing compared to their peers and encouraging the monitoring of progress over time. In recent years, efforts to monitor these components have generated many indicators intended to measure performance on aspects about emissions, waste production, green space, safety, income, health, education, etc. Countries and supranational organizations collect data on these indicators. Still, the amount of data generated is often too large, and it is not sufficiently clear to provide helpful information and practical guidance to attend to the needs of the policymakers. Efforts to measure and quantify the results of policies aiming at sustainable development improvements are necessary to guide decision-making. Thus, there remains a need for advancing existing tools and designing new ones for promoting sustainability improvements. This special issue aims to explore and advance Frontier Methods’ latest achievements to tackle sustainability challenges by publishing articles that address topics, such as:
Theoretical developments of frontier estimation models addressing sustainability challenges
Innovative applications of Data Envelopment Analysis and Stochastic Frontier Analysis to Sustainable Development challenges
Quantitative methods targeting the assessment of the three pillars of Sustainable Development: People (social sustainability), Planet (environmental sustainability), and Prosperity (economic sustainability)
Assessments focused on the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN Agenda 2030.
Cross-national comparisons in the examination of sustainable development
Theoretical and methodological challenges in understanding the determinants of sustainable development in the key sectors (e.g., education, health, justice, water and sanitation, energy, or others)
Convergence in the achievement of Sustainable Development at regional, national, or worldwide level
2. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
The APC (Article Publishing Charge) will be covered by IFORS for all papers submitted by 31st December 2022. Submitted papers should be original works and should not have been previously published or currently considered for publication elsewhere. The manuscripts should be prepared according to the Guide for Authors available at:
All manuscripts should be submitted electronically using the journal’s online manuscript submission system at:
When prompted for the article type, please select “Special issue on Frontier Methods for Sustainability Challenges“.
In the review preferences screen, you may suggest potential reviewers for this submission and provide specific reasons for your suggestion in the comments box for each person.
3. IMPORTANT DATES
Submission deadline: 31 December 2021
Notification of the first round review (for guidance only): 1 April 2022
Revised submission due (for guidance only): 1 June 2022
Final notice of acceptance/reject (for guidance only): 1 August 2022
Papers will be subject to a review process managed by the Guest Editors. The primary acceptance criteria for submission are the quality and originality of the research, the paper’s analytical contributions, and the relevance of the research topic.
Early submission is encouraged. The referee process will start upon submission of the paper. Accepted papers will be published individually online as they are accepted, before print publication. All inquiries concerning the submission to the special issue will be addressed directly by the Guest Editors.
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Special Issue Introduction
Green manufacturing is the process of establishing eco-friendly production practices and taking advantage of renewable resources in the production of goods and materials. These eco-friendly practices could be used for manufacturing green products or greening the manufacturing process, and reducing pollution and waste. Establishing green manufacturing systems requires complex models with multiple and often conflicting sustainability attributes.
Multi-attribute decision-making models can be used to quantify trade-offs between economic, social, and environmental dimensions and select the most suitable green manufacturing options. This special issue provides state-of-the-art information for academic researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners concerned with developing new methodologies, tools, and technologies to formulate and solve multi-attribute problems in green manufacturing. We invite researchers and practitioners to submit high-quality research papers on multi-attribute operational and strategic approaches to support green manufacturing, distribution, and inventory decisions. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: Advanced Green Manufacturing Technology Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) Analytic Network Process (ANP) Attribute Weight Best-Worst Method (BWM) Closed-Loop Supply Chain Management Decision Analysis Decision Analytics Decision Theory ELimination Et Choice Translating Reality (ELECTRE) Environmental Impact Assessment Green Initiatives Green Manufacturing Green Practices Green Supply Chain Multi-Attribute Decision-Making (MADM) Multi-Attribute Utility Theory (MAUT) Multi-Attribute Value Theory (MAVT) Multi-Scale Decision Analysis Preference Ranking Preference Ranking Organization Method for Enrichment Evaluations (PROMETHEE) Simple Multi-Attribute Rating Technique (SMART) Simple Multi-Attribute Rating Technique with Swing weight Sustainability Measurement Sustainable Design Sustainable Distribution Sustainable Manufacturing Sustainable Performance Sustainable Production Techniques for Order Preference by Similarity to Identical Solution (TOPSIS) Total Quality Management VIseKriterijumska Optimizacija I Kompromisno Resenjea (VIKOR)
We are pleased to announce that EWEPA XVII will take place in the beautiful city of Porto, Portugal. Católica Porto Business School will host this event from the 27th to the 29th of June 2022. The event will include plenary sessions, regular parallel sessions, thematic parallel sessions, and also special sessions for PHD students whose papers will be discussed by a senior researcher. We hope to be able to also provide memorable social events.
EWEPA is the leading biennial conference devoted to the methodology and application of productivity, efficiency and performance analysis of organisations, joining academics and practitioners from all continents. We welcome submissions of methodology and application papers concerned with the issues of measurement, understanding, and improving the performance of firms, public services, and industries.
If you are willing to organise a thematic session please let us know and we will try to accommodate that in the program,
We invite submission of abstracts with no more than 1800 characters (including spaces) at https://www.ewepa.org/. Note that only one abstract per author will be accepted, and the speaker should be identified.
Key Dates Deadline for submission of abstract: 15th January 2022 Deadline for full paper submission: 31st January 2022 Early-bird Registration: 31st March 2022
In 2024 EWEPA will also be held in Portugal, but this time in the beautiful city of Faro in the South of the country.
The healthcare industry is one of the largest in the world, using nearly 10% of global GDP. Due to an ageing population and increased prevalence of chronic diseases, costs and patient numbers in the healthcare sector continue to grow. The need for health care providers to operate more efficiently and optimise productivity is, therefore, very important.
This talk reports on an approach to improving the cost-efficiency of inpatient health care delivery through systematic identification and dissemination of best practice. It will discuss how this is demonstrated using data on inpatient spells for thoracic empyema or Pyothorax at a major UK Children’s hospital. The method developed will allow a hospital to assess retrospectively performance in terms of cost at the granular level of inpatient spells. The use of this approach will allow the determination of a summary figure of cost efficiency, expressed here in the form of the potential reduction in the Length of Stay (LOS) of the spell.
This webinar is suitable for academics, consultants, those working in the private sector and researchers. Attendees will learn how to model in a Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) context in health care delivery. They will also understand how to look for factors conducive to improving cost efficiency in health care delivery. The webinar will demonstrate the advantages and limitations of DEA in modelling health care delivery and delegates will leave with a broader understanding of productivity studies using DEA.
Emmanuel is Emeritus Professor in Management Sciences at Aston University, Birmingham, UK. He is a world authority on the key method of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) and its use within the field of efficiency and productivity measurement. He has published numerous papers on DEA in top-rated academic journals and is on the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Operational Research, a top-rated journal for learned publications in the field of efficiency and productivity analysis. He has co-developed DEA Software and has offered advice on efficiency measurement to a variety of organisations including the Department for Education and Skills, the Home Office, OFWAT, Severn Trent Water, and many more.
This webinar is designed for academics and public and private sector professionals who are interested in Data Envelopment Analysis.
This conference seeks to explore the use of economic and econometric techniques to study educational issues. We invite the submission of original research from colleagues working in the area. We especially welcome research which applies identification strategies as difference-in-differences, instrumental variables, regression discontinuity, static and dynamic choice modeling, (non-)parametric frontier models and structural equations. Both macro and micro-economic topics are of interest to this conference.
Call for Papers – Deadline January 14, 2022
The conference includes oral and poster presentations. For all types of proposals, speakers are expected to send a minimum 200-300 word structured abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 14, 2022, at the latest. Authors will be notified on acceptance by January 24, 2022.
The University of Surrey is a global university with a world-class research profile and an enterprising and forward-thinking spirit committed to research and innovation excellence and to benefitting the economy, society and the environment. Our researchers practise their excellence against the backdrop of our broad spectrum of technological, human, health and social sciences, and their uncommonly strong linkages forged in an integrated campus culture of cooperation.
The Department of Business Transformation at Surrey Business School is seeking applications for a Business Analytics Senior Teaching Fellow position. This is part of an ambitious effort to develop a world-class group of scholars who will make significant contributions to the various facets of management teaching on business analytics especially in supply chains. Our department is deeply engaged with local and international businesses which provide opportunity for meaningful interaction ensuring relevant teaching. You will contribute to increasing the visibility of the University by leading our analytics teaching through developing capacity in this strategic area for the School and University. Our department actively collaborates with researchers across the University such as computer science, engineering, data science and digital health.
The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate world-leading pedagogical research with outputs that are consistently recognised as internationally excellent in the field. Clear evidence of a commitment to collaboration with academic and non-academic partners will be essential as will be evidence of excellence in the development and delivery of teaching and the promotion of student experience. We are particularly interested in candidates who have taught in the areas that have involved the use of AI, big data, virtual reality, machine learning and visualisations. Applicants should have experience of how technology can contribute to decision making and insights in a business environment.
Informal enquiries should be directed in the first instance to Professor James Aitken (James.Aitken@surrey.ac.uk), Head of the Business Transformation Department.
For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the ‘apply online’ button above.
The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all. We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community. Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.