STEG Newsletter - September 2022

Dear All,

With autumn drawing in, STEG has a host of events on the horizon. Make sure to get all the dates in your calendar.

The Economic Growth Conference in Memory and Honour of Berthold Herrendorf will take place 4-5 November. More details on the programme and registration below!

The dates have been set for the STEG Annual Conference 2023. It will take place 2-3 February. More to follow soon!

The Third Larger Research Grants Call closes on Monday! Don't let the opportunity pass to apply for funding up to £100k!

The STEG Theme Workshops 2022 took place between 8 and 20 September. Recordings and, where available, slides and accompanying papers will be posted on the STEG website.

The STEG Working Paper Series has released eight more papers this September! Find more details online and in our biweekly working paper newsletters.

Proposals from the Third & Fourth Ideas for Transformation CallFifth Small Research Grants Call, and Fourth PhD Research Grants Call are currently under evaluation.

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


The STEG Team

The Economic Growth Conference in Memory and Honour of Berthold Herrendorf

In memory of Berthold Herrendorf, the W. P. Carey School of Business at the University of Arizona and STEG will hold a conference in honour of Berthold and his contribution to economics on 4-5 November 2022.

The current programme can be viewed here and we will share the Zoom details nearer the event. 

Berthold specialised mainly in macroeconomics and his recent research interests were in growth and development, in particular structural transformation, markups, and productivity growth slowdown. His work has become over the years a mandatory reference for work in this area. He was closely involved in the STEG programme appearing as a lecturer on our "Key Concepts in Macro Development" virtual course.

STEG Annual Conference 2023 - Save the Date

We are pleased to announce our third STEG Annual Conference will take place in London at the London School of Economics and Political Science on 2-3 February 2023.

We will also be holding an event in collaboration with the Private Sector Development Research Network (PSDRN) in London on the 1 February 2023 ahead of the STEG Annual Conference.

More details on the events, including the call for papers, will be shared shortly.

Third Larger Research Grants Call

Monday is the last opportunity to submit your application to the Third Call for Proposals for Larger Research Grants.

Don't miss out on your chance for up to £100,000 of funding for research assistance, data collection and/or purchase, teaching buyouts, and travel to field sites.

Deadline: 23:59 BST, Monday, 3 October 2022. Applications received after this time will be considered for the next LRG round.

STEG Theme Workshops 2022

The STEG Theme Workshops saw 34 presentations on the latest research across our six research themes, stimulating a great deal of discussion on current work and future avenues of inquiry. We thank all those who presented and participated in the workshops.

The recordings of presentations and, where available, slides and accompanying papers are currently being uploaded to the STEG website. You can find all materials on the respective event pages for each workshop.

New Papers under the STEG WP Series

Eight new papers have been published under the STEG Working Paper Series in September:

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 mid-October
  • Fifth Small Research Grants Call - decisions expected by early December
  • Fourth PhD Research Grants Call - decisions expected by early December

Open Calls

Opening Soon

  • Fifth Ideas for Transformation Call - opens October
  • Sixth Small Research Grants Call - opens early November
  • Fifth PhD Research Grants Call - opens early November

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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