26th INFER Annual Conference

26th INFER Annual Conference, 18-20 June 2024, Chania, Crete, Greece.

The 26th INFER Annual Conference will be jointly organized by the Technical University of Crete (School of Production Engineering and Management) and the Harokopio University of Athens (Department of Economics and Sustainable Development). There will be special parallel sessions on economic integration along the program. This event provides an opportunity for those interested in any level of Applied Economics issues. From individual business or industrial zones to national, international or global policies that will make feasible the effective application of circular economy principles for achieving a Sustainable Development. Researchers, practitioners and entrepreneurs are invited to submit both empirical and theoretical papers that are broadly consistent in any of the Conference’s special topics. Only full papers may be submitted for the INFER Annual Conference (this applies to both general sessions and special sessions). Papers must be in English and must include a cover page with the following information: · An abstract of up to 500 words, with JEL classification and no more than 5 keywords · Authors’ full name and affiliation · Contact details for the corresponding author, such as address, phone and e-mail Topics Agricultural economics Applied Macroeconometrics (Micro and Macro) Banking Computational Economics Applied Econometrics Development Economics Economic History and History of Economic Thought Economic Integration Emerging Market Economies and Globalization Empirical Economics Energy Economics Entrepreneurship Environmental Economics Experimental Economics Financial Markets and Asset Prices Growth and Business cycle Fiscal Policy and Public debt Food Waste and Management Health Economics Housing and Real State Economics Industrial Economics and Innovation International Trade and FDI International Macroeconomics Labor Economics Logistics Management Monetary Economics Tourism Economics Transport Economics Urban and Regional Economics


The  26th INFER Annual Conference (18-20 June, 2024) is scheduled to be held in conjunction with the 5th Symposium on Circular Economy and Sustainability (17-19 June, 2024).

The issued ticket covers the registration fee of participation to both events. It includes the material for both conferences, all lunches during the conferences, the Gala Dinner and coffee breaks. The registration fee does not include travel and accommodation expenses.  Please note that the paper submission is not regarded as a registration. 

Each presenter is allowed to deliver a maximum of two presentations, with the option to present all under the same fee structure a) one at the 5th Symposium on Circular Economy and Sustainability 2024 (5th CESUST2024) and the second at the 26th INFER Annual Conference 2024 (26th INFER AC 2024) or b) maximum two presentations at the same event.


Important Dates
Full Paper Submission 3 April, 2024
Notification 15 April, 2024
Early Registration 24 May, 2024
Late Registration 25 May, 2024 and onwards
Conference dates 18-20 June, 2024


Online Paper Submission

The event will only take place in person (maximum of two presentations per person). Speakers will not be able to present remotely. Only full papers in English (by the 15th of March, 2024 using Easy Chair platform) may be submitted for the INFER Annual Conference (this applies to both general sessions and special sessions). Although it is not obligatory, you are encouraged to conform to use our template for submissions/manuscripts. All submitted papers will be peer reviewed according to a high-quality and fast referee process. To submit your full paper, please follow these steps: 1. Create an account on: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=26thinferac2024 2. Log into https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=26thinferac2024 by using your account 3. You will receive an automatic email to confirm your submission. You can update your submission until the deadline. Following the acceptance, authors will be invited to submit their full papers for consideration to the Special Issues announced following the Journals’ peer review process. For more information about Special Issues related to the 26th INFER Annual Conference visit the related page: https://infer2024.com/special-issues


We are happy to welcome the following keynote speakers at the 26th INFER Annual Conference:

Prof. Simona Iammarino (Università di Cagliari, Department of Geography & Environment, LSE)

Prof. Richard Tol (University of Sussex)

Prof. Steve Evans (University of Cambridge)

Prof. George Hondroyiannis (Bank of Greece and Harokopio University)

Special issues

We would like to remind that the Annual Conference offers publication opportunities. In particular, the authors of high-quality research papers will be invited to submit them to special issues (SI) in the journals: Macroeconomic Dynamics, Eastern European Economics and Journal of Applied Economics. As for the Journal of Applied Economics, two special issues (named Article Collections) are planned:

  • Article Collection 1: “Fostering Urban and Regional Innovation Dynamics” has been officially launched. To view the call,please visit this page. The deadline for submissions is 15th of May 2024.
  • Article Collection 2: “Economic and financial integration: Between environmental issues and geopolitical risks” has been officially launched. To view the call, please visit this page. The deadline for submissions is 30th of September 2024.
INFER Prizes

The papers presented at INFER AC 2024 may be awarded by several prizes:

  • Research Prize (the best paper presented at the conference)
  • Policy Research Award (the best policy-oriented paper presented at the conference)
  • Young Economist Prize (the best paper presented by non-PhD students younger than 40 years old)
  • PhD Paper Prize(the best paper presented by a PhD student)

Each category of prize is awarded by 1,000 EUR. For further information please follow the link.

Organizing Committee

Arauzo-Carod Josep-Maria, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain (Chair of INFER)
Bakatsaki Maria, Technical University of Crete, Greece
Kostakis Ioannis, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece (Board member of INFER)
Ntougias Spyridon, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
Oberst Christian, German Economic Institute, Germany (Vice-chair, Treasurer of INFER)
Papaefthimiou Spiros, Technical University of Crete, Greece
Paparas Dimitrios, Harper Adams University, UK (Board member of INFER)
Tsagarakis Konstantinos, Technical University of Crete, Greece (Chair)


Scientific Committee

Afonso António, INFER, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Albulescu Claudiu, INFER, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Arauzo-Carod Josep-Maria, INFER, University Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Asteriou Dimitrios, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Badarau Florina-Cristina, INFER, University of Bordeaux, France
Barbier-Gauchard Amélie, BETA, Strasbourg University, France
Bithas Konstantinos, Panteion University, Greece
Camarero Mariam, INFER, University Jaume I, Spain
Cavallaro Eleonora, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Dimitriou Dimitrios, Hellenic Fiscal Council and NKUA, Greece
Drivas Kyriakos, University of Pireaus, Greece
Gómez-Tello Alicia, Universitat de València, Spain
Gouveia João Pedro, NOVA School of Science and Technology, NOVA University Lisbon, Portugal
Kapellakis Iosif, Neapolis University Pafos, Cyprus
Kostakis Ioannis, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece
Lenihan Helena, INFER, University of Limerick, Ireland
Malindretos George, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece
Martínez-Zarzoso Inmaculada, INFER, INTECO-University of Goettingen, Spain
Méndez-Ortega Carles, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain
Minea Alexandru, INFER, University of Auvergne, France
Mitoula Roido, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece
Oberst Christian, INFER, German Economic Institute – IW Cologne, Germany
Paparas Dimitrios, INFER, Harper Adams University, UK
Parello Carmelo, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Requena Silvente Francisco, INTECO-University of Valencia, Spain
Saadaoui Jamel, BETA, Strasbourg University, France
Sardianou Eleni, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece
Sbia Rashid, IMF and Aix-Marseille Université, France
Serranito Francisco, INFER, University of Nanterre, France
Simoes Marta, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Tortosa-Ausina Emili, INTECO, University Jaume I, Spain
Tsagarakis Konstantinos, Technical University of Crete, Greece
Turcu Camelia, INFER, University of Orléans, France
Zahra Shams Esfandabadi, University of Technology, Netherlands

Conference VenueThe Symposium will take place at the Conference Center of the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh) located 3 km south-east of Chania city centre, 13 km from the Chania International Airport(CHQ) and 1 km from the port of Souda http://confer.maich.gr/info/travel.html.The city centre of Chania can be reached by local bus. Buses leave every 20 min and the bus stop is located outside the MAICh premises on the main street (Souda Avenue). Tickets purchased at any kiosk downtown cost 1,10€ one way (current price).Tickets purchased on the bus cost 2€.Taxis to the city centre cost about 8-10€.On MAICH’s facebook page are uploaded plenty of photos with conferences organized on its premises http://www.facebook.com/MAICh.Conference.Center.officialMAICh provides to all participants/residents:·      a special code for dialing local phone numbers free of charge·      Free wireless internet.·      Athletic installations: basketball, tennis court, table tennis. We kindly ask you to visit MAICH’s website for other info: confer.maich.grRegistration ΙnstructionsPlease note that paper submission is not regarded as a registration. All participants have to register. The registration fee does not include travel and accommodation expenses. Please register for the conferences no later than 24th of May 2024 (https://5th.circulareconomy2050.eu/registration) to have your presentation included in the final program.Registration can be done in the following way (once finalized, you will receive a confirmation e-mail):Step 1. Through the INFER website + PayPal or Credit Card. Need first to register in the INFER website (infer-research.eu). Then, payment can be done via PayPal or credit card on the website.Step 2. After payment, fill in the form here.The registration fee includes participation in both conferences (5thCESUST2024 and 26thINFERAC2024), the symposium material, all lunches during the conference, the Gala Dinner and coffee breaks. Each presenter is allowed to deliver a maximum of two presentations in each event, with the option to present one at the 5th Symposium on Circular Economy and Sustainability and the second at the 26th INFER Annual Conference, all under the same fee structure. Gala DinnerOn Tuesday 18th of June 2023, we will organize the Gala Dinner at the Conference Venue Mediterranean  (the Gala Dinner is included in the registration fee). For accompanying persons, the cost is 50€. You can pay your extra tickets at the registration desk of the conference. We look forward to seeing you next summer In Crete (https://www.incrediblecrete.gr/en/)!

Accompanied KidsIf your children (3-11 years old) accompany you, there will be special sessions organized for them on the site, at no extra expense, while you will be giving or attending presentations (3 hours in the morning sessions and 3 hours in the afternoon sessions, including the Gala Diner). They will be involved in activities such as: cooperative and team building games board games, face painting, ballon twisting, crafts, lessons of traditional dances of Crete and Greece, zumba and kid’s yoga.There are also available for booking some limited detached fully equipped onsite accommodations (1-2 min path walk from the presentation rooms) for hosting families with kids (https://confer.maich.gr/facilities/accommodation.html). Email us here: info@circulareconomy2050.eu if this accommodation will fit your needs.

Event Schedule Details

  • 17/06/2024
    08:00 - 20/06/2024 - 21:10
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