STEG Newsletter - March 2023

Dear All,

STEG funding is back! We are excited to be accepting applications again and supporting more high-quality research after a short break. Elsewhere in March, take a listen to our new podcast series and check out calls for a new workshop and summer school related to STEG themes.

Under our new call timeline, the Sixth Small Research Grants Call and Fifth PhD Research Grants Call are now open once again. Find out when future calls, including LRGs are scheduled to open below.

Check out our new podcast series entitled Conversations on Transformation hosted by Tim Phillips. Find out below who joined Tim to discuss their cutting-edge work in the fields of structural transformation, productivity, and economic growth.

Apply to present at the Firms, Labor Markets, and Development Workshop taking place in June at the Collegio Carlo Alberto. Apply by 15 April!

If you're a young researcher, don't miss out on the chance to participate in the Gender, Labour, and Development Summer School in September, hosted by Centro Studi D'Agliano and led by STEG's labour theme leaders, Taryn Dinkelman and Rachel Ngai. Apply by 19 May!

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

Proposals from the Third & Fourth Ideas for Transformation Call are currently under evaluation with decisions expected by the end of April.

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


The STEG Team

STEG Funding Is Back!

STEG is delighted to announce that, after a few months on pause, our funding calls are resuming as usual!

The Sixth Small Research Grants Call and Fifth PhD Research Grants Call are reopening immediately. Apply by Monday 15 May for funding up to £25,000. All applications previously submitted will be evaluated and there is no need to reapply.

Our next and fourth Larger Research Grants call is currently scheduled to open in June and close in mid-September. Future SRG and PhD funding calls will likely open in early September and close in mid-November.

Our next and fifth Ideas for Transformation call will open at the end of April.

You can stay up to date with all open and upcoming funding calls through the STEG website.

STEG Conversations On Transformation Podcast Series

As part of STEG's third annual conference, Tim Phillips recorded a series of podcasts with researchers presenting at the conference. The Conversations on Transformation series investigates some of the most important new research in structural transformation, growth and economic development.

The series kicks off with Adnan Khan, FCDO's Chief Economist, discussing how we can effectively put research into practice. Through the remaining four episodes, the series explores recent structural transformation research touching on new insights in industrial policy, urban adaptation to rising sea levels, the FDI and domestic firm impacts of new export opportunities, and the impact of Chinese imports on African manufacturing.

Listen now on SpotifyAudioboom, and other platforms.

Firms, Labor Markets, and Development Workshop, 22-23 June - Call for Papers

The Firms, Labor Markets, and Development Workshop seeks to promote the exchange and dissemination of new research in the field of development economics and its intersections with industrial organisation, international trade, labour economics, and migration.

The workshop will be held on 22-23 June 2023 at the Collegio Carlo Alberto in Turin, Italy, and it is planned as an in-person event. The keynote speaker will be Elias Papaioannou (London Business School). Limited budget is available upon request to cover accommodation expenses for up to two nights.

Find out the research themes most relevant to the workshop. Completed papers and/or extended abstracts should be submitted filling this online form. The deadline to submit is 15 April 2023. Authors of selected papers will be informed by April 28 2023.

Twenty-Second Summer School in International and Development Economics: “Gender, Labour and Development” - Call for Applications

The Twenty-Second Summer School in International and Development Economics intends to provide an intensive training course for graduate students and young researchers who are working in the field of development and international economics. This year the focus will be on gender, labour, and development.

The school will take place on 4-7 September 2023 at Castello di Gargonza in Tuscany, Italy. The school is targeted to graduate students, doctoral students, and postdoctoral researchers in economics and related disciplines. Students are expected to attend the school full time. The lecturers are Taryn Dinkelman (University of Notre Dame and STEG) and Rachel Ngai (London School of Economics, CEPR, and STEG).

Applications can be submitted by completing this form and sending it to [email protected]. The deadline for submission is 19 May 2023. Applicants will be informed by email about the results by 19 June 2023.

New Papers under the STEG WP Series

Five new papers have been published under the STEG Working Paper Series in March:

In addition to these new articles, we have updated the following papers:

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 April

Open Calls

Future Call Timeline

  • Fifth Ideas for Transformation Call - opening late April - closing late May
  • Fourth Larger Research Grants Call - opening early June - closing mid-September
  • Seventh Small Research Grants Call - opening early September - closing mid-November
  • Sixth PhD Research Grants Call - opening early September - closing mid-November

Find the provisional call timeline for future calls here.

Upcoming Events

There are currently no upcoming STEG-funded events.

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

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