STEG Annual Conference 2022

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STEG will host its second annual conference between Wednesday 19 and Friday 21 January 2022. To ensure that everyone has a fair opportunity to attend, this will be run as a virtual event via Zoom as with the STEG Annual Conference 2021.

The conference will feature keynote talks from distinguished academics and policy makers, as well as presentations on ongoing projects and recent research papers related to structural transformation. In addition to full-length presentations, the conference will include one or more (virtual) sessions of short presentations to showcase the breadth of research being carried out, especially by younger scholars. Through the conference, we hope to highlight the diversity of research in the field, help disseminate some of the excellent research currently being funded by STEG, and offer opportunities for engagement and networking to early-career researchers from a wide range of institutions and geographies.

We invite submissions for this conference from interested researchers on broad systemic patterns and processes of structural transformation and growth for low- and middle-income countries, in a comparative sense across time or space, or more narrowly defined topics related to one or more of our research themes.

  • Data and measurement related to structural transformation
  • Firms, frictions and spillovers, and industrial policy
  • Labour, home production, and structural transformation
  • Agricultural productivity and sectoral gaps
  • Trade and spatial frictions
  • Political economy and public investment

STEG is also focused around three cross-cutting issues that are simultaneously relevant to many areas of structural transformation, including the six research themes: gender, climate change and the environment, and inequality and inclusion. We particularly welcome papers that additionally address these issues.

STEG’s objective is to build a body of research and evidence that will inform policy in low-income countries; we consequently seek papers that have clear relevance to this goal.

The deadline for submission is Monday, 22 November 2021, 23:59 GMT.

How to Apply to Present

We will only accept completed papers. To submit a paper, please go to:

Please note if you wish to submit a paper to multiple themes you will need to submit the paper to each theme individually.

Authors who already have a CEPR profile can upload their submission by: 

  1. Going to and log in to the CEPR portal 
  2. Click on "Step 1: Apply", complete the requested information and click "Register" 

Authors who do not have a CEPR profile can upload their submission by: 

  1. Creating a new profile here  
  2. Go to and log in to the CEPR portal 
  3. Click on "Step 1: Apply", complete the requested information and click "Register" 

If you have any difficulties applying to present for the conference, please contact Mandy Chan, Senior Events Officer at [email protected].

How to Attend

Details on how to register to attend the conference will be released closer to the time.