4th LEER Conference on Education Economics March 28-29, 2018, KU Leuven, Campus Leuven (Belgium)

Call for Papers

4th LEER Conference on Education Economics
March 28-29, 2018, KU Leuven, Campus Leuven (Belgium)

Deadline: January 5, 2018

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 workshop.

The conference is organized by the research center ‘Leuven Economics of Education Research’ (LEER) of the Faculty of Economics and Business at KU Leuven.

Call for papers:
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 ann.vanespen@kuleuven.be by January 5, 2018 at the latest.

Authors will be notified on acceptance by January 22, 2018.

All details about this conference can be found by clicking on this link.

 

Call for papers: Data Envelopment Analysis Journal

Currently there are several special issues in “Data Envelopment Analysis Journal”, see details below.

Manuscript Preparation /submission:

Please refer to the Journal Information and Instructions for Author about manuscript preparation: http://www.nowpublishers.com/Journal/AuthorInstructions/DEA

 

Data Envelopment Analysis Journal

Special issue on
Efficiency in Financial Institutions

Guest editors:

Subhash C Ray, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT USA
Hirofumi Fukuyama, Fukuoka University, Fukuoka, Japan
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2018

Data Envelopment Analysis Journal

Special issue on

Measurement of Performance in Emerging Economies and Middle Income Countries

Guest editors:

Ali Emrouznejad, Aston Business School, Birmingham, UK
Subhash C. Ray, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT USA
Nurhan Davutyan, Kadir Has University, ?stanbul, Turkey.
LI Yongjun, University of Science and Technology of China

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2018

Data Envelopment Analysis Journal

Special issue on

Stochastic Frontiers

Guest editors:

Ole Olesen, University of Southern Denmark. ole@sam.sdu.dk
Chris Parmeter, University of Miami, cparmeter@bus.miami.edu
John Ruggiero, University of Dayton, jruggiero1@udayton.edu

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2017

 

Data Envelopment Analysis Journal

Special issue on

Measurement of Environmental Efficiency

Guest editors:

Subhash C. Ray, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT USA
Ali Emrouznejad, Aston Business School, Birmingham, UK
Kankana Mukherjee, Babson College, Wellesley, MA, USA

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2018

Data Envelopment Analysis Journall

Special issue on
Efficiency Analysis for Manufacturing and Engineered Systems

Guest editors:

Konstantinos Triantis, Virginia Tech, Industrial and Systems Engineering, VA, USA
Andrew Johnson, Texas A&M, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Texas, USA
Saeideh Fallah-Fini, Cal Poly Pomona, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, USA


Submission Deadline: January 15, 2018

Data Envelopment Analysis Journal

Special issue on

Transportation and Logistics insights through

Guest editors:

Ole Olesen, University of Southern Denmark. ole@sam.sdu.dk
Nicole Adler, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. msnic@huji.ac.il
Bo Zou, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA. bzou@uic.edu

Submission Deadline: December 30, 2017 

Call for papers: Measurement of Performance in Emerging Economies and Middle Income Countries

Call for papers: Data Envelopment Analysis Journal

 

Data Envelopment Analysis Journal Data Envelopment Analysis Journal

Special issue on

Measurement of Performance in Emerging Economies and Middle Income Countries

Guest editors:

Ali Emrouznejad, Aston Business School, Birmingham, UK
Subhash C. Ray, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT USA
Nurhan Davutyan, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey.
LI Yongjun, University of Science and Technology of China

 

We invite high quality papers on Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) for a special issue of the DEA Journal on measurement of performance in Emerging Economies and Middle Income Countries. The aim of this special issue is to publish state-of-the-art empirical research using the DEA methodology for evaluating performance in addressing problems including (but not limited to) productivity, physical infrastructure, management of natural resources, education, employment, health care, competition in different sectors, as well as regulation/reform.

Manuscript Preparation /submission:

Please refer to the Journal Information and Instructions for Author about manuscript preparation: http://www.nowpublishers.com/Journal/AuthorInstructions/DEA

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2018

Anticipated publication: April, 2019

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Reviewing 

Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed in the same manner as any other submission to a leading international journal. The major acceptance criterion for a submission is the quality and originality of the contribution.

Call for papers: Measurement of Environmental Efficiency

Call for papers: Data Envelopment Analysis Journal

Data Envelopment Analysis Journal Data Envelopment Analysis Journal

Special issue on

Measurement of Environmental Efficiency

Guest editors:

Subhash C. Ray, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT USA

Ali Emrouznejad, Aston Business School, Birmingham, UK

Kankana Mukherjee, Babson College, Wellesley, MA, USA

We invite high quality papers on Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) for consideration for publication in a special issue of the DEA Journal on measurement of environmental efficiency and productivity. The aim of this special issue is to publish state-of-the-art analytical and empirical research using DEA as a methodology for evaluating environmental performance in managing air, water, and land pollution. New and improved models of DEA for analyzing production processes with undesirable outputs as well as novel applications to the different sources of pollution, including (but not limited to) agriculture, residential, transportation, and industry in the context of emerging as well as developed economies are welcome.

Manuscript Preparation /submission:

Please refer to the Journal Information and Instructions for Author about manuscript preparation: http://www.nowpublishers.com/Journal/AuthorInstructions/DEA

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2018

Anticipated publication: April, 2019

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Reviewing 

Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed in the same manner as any other submission to a leading international journal. The major acceptance criterion for a submission is the quality and originality of the contribution.

Innovative applications of data envelopment analysis, Dubai, November 2017

1st AUE International Research Conference: “Creative Business and Social Innovation”
15th-16th November, 2017, Dubai

Website: http://aueirc.aue.ae/

Submission: https://easychair.org/cfp/AUEIRC2017 (deadline 1st October)

 

Session title: Innovative applications of data envelopment analysis
Session organizer: Dr Panagiotis D. Zervopoulos, Department of Management, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Email: pzervopoulos@sharjah.ac.ae

Session details: The emphasis of this session is on the application of data envelopment analysis (DEA) to real-world cases aiming to shed light on operational/managerial perspectives. DEA is a widely used technique for measuring the relative performance of units and benchmarking. Since its inception (1978), thousands of theoretical and empirical works have been published. DEA-based empirical studies provide insightful managerial implications and facilitate decision making. This session welcomes real-world DEA-based empirical studies from a wide range of areas, such as banking, finance, health care, government, education, energy, environment, and tourism. A particular aim of this session is to attract empirical studies from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and other geographical locations to ensure the broadest possible range of contributions. Cross-country applications also lie within the scope of this session

A course on Benchmarking and productivity analyses with economic applications, September 2017

 

Benchmarking and productivity analyses with economic applications  – PhD courses in Denmark  

PhD School in Economics and Management at CBS

Course dates: 25 September 2017 – 29 September 2017
Lecturer: Professor Peter Bogetoft, Department of Economics, CBS
Place/Venue:Porcelænshaven 18B
City: Frederiksberg
ECTS: 5 points
Link: https://ssl1.peoplexs.com/Peoplexs22/Candidat…

 

Prerequisites
A basic knowledge of quantitative methods and statistics is desirable, but the course will refresh the participants’ prior knowledge as we go along. During the course, we will also train the use of opens source software like R. Participants are encouraged to bring their own notebooks to facilitate subsequent usage.
Aim
The aim of this course is to introduce the participants to the theory and practice of performance evaluations and their usages in research, policy analyses, incentive schemes and regulation.
Specifically, the objectives are
1. To provide a basic understanding of state-of-the-art benchmarking, efficiency and productivity analyses methods using Data Envelopment Analyses (DEA), Stochastic Frontier Analyses (SFA) and related methods.
2. To provide training in the actual usage of such methods and associated software on different applications
3. To discuss the usage of performance evaluations to evaluate economic systems and to design decision support, reallocation mechanisms and incentive systems.Background: Productivity and efficiency analysis is a rapidly growing, interdisciplinary field of research in economics, management sciences, and statistics. In addition to the empirical research on the magnitude, direction, and sources of productivity growth, this literature has produced quantitative methods such as data envelopment analysis (DEA) and stochastic frontier analysis (SFA), which have diffused beyond their traditional confinement to production settings. These tools are used in many different application areas including environment, development studies, education, finance, health care studies, natural resource management, public economics, and sports studies, among other fields. The tools and approaches of productivity analysis are equally well suited for micro-level analyses of firms and other decision-making units as well as macro-level cross-country comparisons. Integration with incentive theory, mechanism design and decision support systems makes the tools relevant also in normative applications
Course content
The course comes in two parts.

Base course
Day 1 : Welcome * Introduction and overview ?* Production and costs models ?* Firm behavior ?* Efficiency concepts * Exercises *Installation of software
Day 2 : Data Envelopment Analyses (DEA) * Non-discretionary, environmental, quality etc variables * Dual models * Game interpretations * Exercises.
Day 3 : Statistical inference in DEA * Bootstrapping * Two stage models * Stochastic Frontier Analyses (SFA) * Exercises
Day 4 : Reallocation, market and merger analyses * Decision Support Systems * Network models * Exercises
Day 5 :Efficiency and Incentives, * Contracts * Regulation * Yardstick competition, * Auctions * Exercises

Add-on course (Optional)
Individual advice ?* Participants work on own projects * Individual advise on methods, analyses and interpretation of results
Day 6 & 7 : Participants present preliminary results * Additional topics covered depending on interests of participants (e.g. Indices, rational inefficiency, dynamic efficiency, advanced SFA, advanced bootstrapping, regulatory practices, etc).

Teaching style
The base course (5 ETCS) stretches over five days. Each day will consist of lecturing in the morning and conceptual discussions and data exercises in the afternoon.
The optional add-on course (5 ETCS) consists of advise to individuals or groups on specific research projects during a one month period combined with two days of final lecturing and presentations of the participants’ research work.
Lecture plan
Learning objectives
Exam
A course certificate for the base course is granted based on attendance and active participating.
A course certificate for the add-on course is granted based on progress with individual projects and active participation in the in class activities.
Other
When registering for the course please write a few lines on your background in ‘comments’

Call for PAPERS: DEA at OR59 Conference, September, UK

Call for PAPERS: DEA at OR59

Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) stream at the OR Society Annual UK Conference

12th – 14th, September 2017, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, UK

http://www.DEAzone.com/en/or59

I would like to issue an invitation to take part in the Data Envelopment Analysis and Performance Measurement Stream of the OR59 Conference. This conference will be held at the University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK from 12th to 14th September 2017. Contributions from both the academic and the non-academic communities are welcome.

 

This stream covers papers on the theme of efficiency and productivity analysis and performance management. Both parametric and non-parametric papers will be considered. We especially welcome papers on the theory, methodology and application of Data Envelopment Analysis and econometric methods in performance management. Of particular interest are successful applications of performance and efficiency analysis in the real world, for example in banking, healthcare, education, transportation, and so on.

 

If you are interested in making a presentation, please submit a title of your talk no later than 30th June 2017 at www.theorsociety.com/or59.

 

Further details about the DEA stream is available at http://www.DEAzone.com/en/or59

 

Deadline for submission abstract:         July 21, 2017

Deadline for early registration fee:         July 26, 2017

Conference date:                                       September 12-14, 2017

Conference Venue:                                    Loughborough University, Leicestershire, UK

Kind regards,

Ali Emrouznejad

Professor of Business Analytics
Operations & Information Management Group

Aston Business School
Aston University
Birmingham B4 7ET, UK

[Data Envelopment | DEA Software | Research Gate]

Special issue of Socio-Economic Planning Sciences on “Indices for the Betterment of the Public”

Socio-Economic Planning Sciences: The International Journal of Public Sector Decision-Making

Special issue on Indices for the Betterment of the Public

Guest editors: 

Vincent Charles, Director of Research (Intl. Affairs), CENTRUM Católica Graduate Business School, Peru

Ali Emrouznejad, Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham, UK

Michael P. Johnson, McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA, USA

Further details: please click here.

Over the years, the quest for a better society has led to the birth of a variety of composite indices of development, from the gross domestic product to the happiness index. These indices usually integrate various social, cultural, psychological, and political aspects and are considered of vital importance for evaluating a country’s level of development and for assessing the impact of policy specially in public sector. Overall, they consist of numerical measures that describe the well-being of both the individual and the society as a whole.

The Special Issue of Socio-Economic Planning Sciences encourages original research articles of high quality that provide innovative quantitative and qualitative methodologies based on optimization/non-optimization, statistical learning, econometrics, and heuristics.

Topics include but are not limited to:

•             Big Mac Index

•             Competitiveness Index

•             Corruption Perception Index

•             Country Risk Index

•             Democracy Index

•             Doing Business Index

•             GINI Index

•             Global Entrepreneurship Index

•             Global Marketing Index

•             Happiness Index

•             Human Development Index

•             Index of Economic Freedom

•              Social Progress Index, and so on

As such, the Special Issue focuses on the conceptualization and development of new indices for the betterment of the public and/or novel algorithms/approaches that integrate or refine the above indices and/or novel ways of using the existing indices to improve the public policies that serve the greater good. Moreover, this special issue is intended for articles that go beyond purely suggesting a new/modern/revised index with the economics view and conceivably validating it using real life vital data sets; hence, articles that eventually help policy-makers to not only gain an advanced understanding of the ways that would unleash greater long-term social success, but also propose strategies that would create the conditions for the betterment of the public are encouraged.

Contributions from both the academic and the practitioner communities are encouraged. Submitted articles should include a separate section on implications for public policy and, among others, the section should discuss the tie between the proposed indices and the decision strategies in view of public policy.

Important Dates

31 January 2018 : Submission Deadline
30 April 2018 : Notification of first round of review results
30 September 2018 : Final acceptances after second round of review

Editorial Process

Manuscripts need to be submitted via https://www.journals.elsevier.com/socio-economic-planning-sciences by choosing Article Type “Indices”. Early submission recommended, referee process starts once the paper received, accepted papers will be published individually online as they are accepted.  Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed in the same manner as any other submission to a leading international journal. The major acceptance criterion for a submission is the quality and originality of the contribution.

Call for Papers: (Informs) Annual conference – Young Researcher’s sessions

Dear colleagues:

I am writing you to invite you to the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (Informs) Annual conference that will be held from October 22-25, 2017 in Houston, TX.  This conference brings together multiple disciplines include Business, Engineering, Economics, among others. I am organizing the Productivity and Data Envelopment Analysis Track whose attendees are broadly interested production economics, both deterministic and stochastic approaches.

http://meetings2.informs.org/wordpress/houston2017/ 

I would like to invite you to submit an abstract to one of these sessions. For some of you, your positive response in the past has helped us organize some very good sessions. I hope you have enjoyed the sessions too. For others I would like to invite you to join for the first time.

This year John Ruggiero, Ole B. Olesen and I will organize a couple of Young Researcher’s sessions. If you are interested to participate in these special sessions please let me know. The format of these sessions is a bit different. We will organize 10 minutes constructive critique and discussion as a follow up of your presentation. However, this requires that we get your presentation by email at least a week before the conference. Unfortunately, Informs will not provide funding for young researchers registration fee. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions.

If you plan to submit an abstract to this track, please provide me your name and email address and tentative title. I will then send you a formal invitation through the conference system and instructions for you to submit the abstract. Please email me your response by August 1st.

I look forward to a positive response. My apologizes for cross-postings.

Regards,

Andy Johnson?

*************************************************
Andrew Johnson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Texas A&M University
4033 ETED
3131 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-3131
Phone: 979.458.2356
ajohnson@tamu.edu

Special Issue of “Business Research Quarterly” on New Frontiers for Productivity Research in Management and Business

Business Research Quarterly
http://www.journals.elsevier.com/brq-business-research-quarterly/
Call for Papers for a Special Issue
New Frontiers for Productivity Research in Management and Business

Submission deadline: December 31, 2017

Guest Editors
E. Grifell-Tatjé, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
C. A. K. Lovell, University of Queensland, Australia
Aims and scope
This special issue focuses on the use of performance measurement methodologies for the improvement of business analysis and managerial decision making.
We seek high-quality papers that advance our knowledge on the many relationships linking management practices with business productivity and its financial consequences. We invite contributions from a range of fields in the disciplines of economics and business. Empirical contributions, including those using index numbers or frontier techniques (both parametric and non-parametric approaches) from economics and operational research, are particularly welcome.
Examples of currently relevant topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

– Technological and institutional drivers of productivity growth
– Business models, business strategy and productivity
– Benchmarking procedures and productivity
– Productivity gaps relative to best practice
– Productivity dispersion among firms
– Business value creation and value capture
– Business restructuring, including downsizing, and productivity
– Distribution of the fruits of productivity gains among stakeholders
– Human resource management practices and productivity
– Information technology adoption and productivity
– The impact on productivity of human capital and other intangible assets
– Corporate social responsibility, social economic progress, and productivity
– Externalities, social costs, and productivity
– Environmental productivity accounting
– The productivity performance of family firms
– The productivity impacts of sourcing strategies, production fragmentation, and global value chains
– The impact of regulation of product and labor markets on productivity
– The impact of coopetition on productivity
– The relationship between financial structure and productivity
– The impact of financial frictions and credit constraints on productivity
– The relationship between productivity and financial performance

Submission Process
Manuscripts submitted to this special issue should be prepared according to Business Research Quarterly’s (BRQ) guidelines for authors. The special issue will be published in 2018. Original submissions are due by December 31, 2017. Early submissions are encouraged. Submissions must be made online via the Elsevier Editorial System for Business Research Quarterly at http://ees.elsevier.com/brq and should be clearly marked for consideration in the special issue titled “New Frontiers for Productivity Research in Management and Business”

Further Information
Prospective contributors are welcome to contact the guest editors via email at any point over the duration of this Call for Papers to communicate their intention to submit and to dialogue about the fit and scope of the manuscript they are preparing for consideration in the Special Issue.
E. Grifell-Tatjé emili.grifell@uab.cat
C. A. K. Lovell k.lovell@uq.edu.au

About BRQ
BRQ Business Research Quarterly is the official journal of ACEDE (Spanish Academy of Management). Founded in 1998 as Cuadernos de Economía y Dirección de la Empresa (CEDE), it soon became the leading management publication in Spanish thanks to its strong academic reputation. The journal was indexed in the SCCI in 2008, and it is published in English under the new title Business Research Quarterly since 2014. From the very outset, BRQ has sought to provide widespread coverage of high quality research in a broad range of topics such as human resource management, organization theory, strategic management, corporate governance, managerial economics, marketing, finance, accounting and operations management. It is therefore a multidisciplinary journal inspired by diversity and open to methodological plurality. Business Research Quarterly is indexed in Scopus and JCR/Social Science Citation Index (current IF: 0.857).

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