STEG Newsletter - January 2023

Dear All,

STEG has had a busy start to 2023 preparing for our third annual conference (2-3 February). We are also excited to share a couple of external calls for papers, to present and to join a special journal issue and we hope to have more clarity on STEG funding soon. Don't miss out on any of the opportunities in this new year!

The Conference on Structural Transformation, Growth, and Economic Development gets underway this week with a wide range of speakers in the field of structural transformation, growth, and economic development. Jointly held with the IGC, find the programme and register to attend virtually below.

Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics 2023 is issuing a call for papers with a focus on Growth and Resilience. Find out how to apply to present below.

special issue of Metroeconomica under the theme Global Risks and Economic Growth is in development. Find out how to submit your paper below.

An update on STEG funding calls, which are still currently on hold. We hope to have a new call timeline by the end of March.

The STEG Working Paper Series has released six more papers this January! Find the papers below and on the STEG website.

Proposals from the Third & Fourth Ideas for Transformation Call and Third Larger Research Grants Call are currently under evaluation with decisions expected in February.

Lastly, don't forget to get all the dates for upcoming calls and events in your calendar!


The STEG Team

Conference on Structural Transformation, Growth, and Economic Development

STEG's third annual conference kicks off tomorrow! This year’s conference is organised jointly with the International Growth Centre (IGC), in recognition of the overlapping communities and interest areas of the two programmes.

The conference is taking place in-person by invitation only, with presentations streamed to a broader external audience. Find the programme and register to attend virtually.

Find more information on the conference here.

Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics 2023: Growth and Resilience: Call for Papers

The 2023 Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE) will focus on "Growth and Resilience" and will be held 5-6 June 2023, in Washington, D.C. Participants may join either in person and online.

The ABCDE is organised by the World Bank's Development Economics (DEC) Vice Presidency, and it is one of the world's best-known conferences for the presentation and discussion of new knowledge on social and economic development. The conference aims to promote the exchange of cutting-edge knowledge among researchers, policymakers, and development practitioners.

The ABCDE keynote speakers are Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln (Professor of Macroeconomics and Development, Goethe University Frankfurt) and Douglas Gollin (STEG Research Director and Professor of Economics, University of Oxford). The conference will include a mix of full paper presentations as well as “lightning talks".

Submissions are invited of full, innovative research papers that study growth and resilience of countries, societies, institutions, businesses, households, and individuals. Paper submissions are due on 3 March 2023. Authors of selected papers will be informed by 14 April 2023.

The programme committee members for the 2023 ABCDE are Paul Christian, Nona Karalashvili, Talip Kilic, and Tatjana Kleineberg.

Find more information on the call for papers and submit your paper.

Special Issue of Metroeconomica: Global Risks and Economic Growth: Call for Papers

The purpose of this call for papers is to collect and publish a series of high-quality studies on the exciting theme of Global Risks and Economic Growth.

A major challenge for growth theorists in the years to come will be to systematically incorporate global risks into growth models, in order to assess how they might eventually contribute to the slowdown of growth or, in the worst scenarios, to a civilisational regress. The theme is of particular relevance in a moment in history in which the repercussions of a devastating pandemic are still felt, and in which geopolitical tensions and conflicts have dramatically escalated.

Potential contributors should contact [email protected] (Orlando Gomes, Lisbon Accounting and Business School & CEFAGE-ISCAL research center), letting him know about your ideas and writing plans. You can also contact Orlando for discussion of first drafts, prior to submission to the journal.

Find more information in the call for papers.

STEG Funding Update

We have very recently been made aware of uncertainties about the STEG budget as a result of potential reductions in the budget of our funder FCDO (UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office). Funding calls are currently on hold as a result whilst we establish the available budget.

We appreciate that this uncertainty is an inconvience for those seeking funding and hope to reopen the calls as soon as possible. We currently anticipate that a new call timeline will be released by the end of March. This will give an indication of when the next SRG and LRG funding calls will be opening and closing.

Please note that we do not expect funding for open STEG grants to be affected.

New Papers under the STEG WP Series

Four new papers have been published under the STEG Working Paper Series in January:

If you would like to submit your paper to the STEG Working Paper Series, please contact the STEG Team at [email protected].

Working papers that have been produced through STEG-funded projects are included in the series and we welcome papers from researchers directly affiliated with STEG as well as researchers' papers that have been presented at STEG-funded events including our Annual Conference and Theme Workshops.

Important Dates

Calls under Evaluation

  • Third & Fourth Ideas for Transformation Call - decisions expected by end of February
  • Third Larger Research Grants Call - decisions expected by end of February

Open Calls

There are currently no open calls.

Opening Soon

  • Fifth Ideas for Transformation Call - opens late February

Find a provisional call timeline for future calls here.

Upcoming Events

If you have any questions, please contact the STEG Team at [email protected].

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