Invited keynote speaker: Petter Lundborg, recipient of the Assar Lindbeck award 2018.
Award ceremony: October 4 at 16.00, IKEA lecture hall, Linnaeus University.
Deadline: Papers should be sent in no later than May 14, 2018. Registration is open until August 1, 2018.
The main organiser of the conference is Nationalekonomiska Föreningen and the aim of the conference is to create a space where economists, and others with an interest in the subject, can meet on a regular basis and thereby contribute to:
- strengthen the professional and social contacts between researchers in Sweden
- improve the conditions for increased mobility between different institutions in Sweden
- give employees at ministries, governmental bodies, etc., the opportunity to take part of the latest research from researchers in Sweden
- give doctoral students and those who have recently defended their doctoral thesis an opportunity to present themselves to potential employees
- establish a natural forum for discussions on education and research policy questions within economics
A panel discussion will be arranged on a topic linked to Linnaeus University’s cutting-edge research within discrimination and integration.
The conference language is primarily English.
09.30–10.00: Registration, coffee and mingle, building M
10.00–12.00: Session 1
12.00–13.00: Lunch, building M
13.00–15.00: Session 2
15.00–16.00: “Fika” and poster session, building M
15.00–16.00: Award ceremony Lindbeck award, IKEA lecture hall, building N
17.30: Buses to The House of Emigrants
18.00–19.30: Mingle and guided tour, The House of Emigrants
20.00: Conference dinner at PM & Vänner
09.00–09.30: Coffee, building M
09.30–11.00: Session 3
11.00–11.15: Coffee, building M
11.15–13.00: Panel discussion, IKEA lecture hall, building N
13.00: Lunch, building M
15.00–17.00: Workshop for Junior Female Researchers. More information below.
The Assar Lindbeck award for 2017 goes to professor Petter Lundborg, active at Lund University. The award was established to honour professor Assar Lindbeck’s diverse and groundbreaking research in economics and is handed out every second year to a Swedish researcher under the age of 45 who has made a significant contribution to economic thinking and economic knowledge.
Petter Lundborg was born in 1974 and obtained his doctoral degree at Lund University in 2003. After a number of years at VU University in Amsterdam he returned to Lund where he was appointed professor of economics in 2012.
Lundberg is a highly productive empirically-focused researcher who has used Swedish register data of high quality to answer questions where casuality plays a central role. He has made important contributions within health economics and labour market economics, and in later years also within family economics and financial economics.
A central theme for Lundberg’s research is how human capital is created and what role it plays for the economic development. He has demonstrated how small differences early in life – both concerning education and health – have long-term implications on success later in life; effects that also spill over on future generations. During the last few years, Lundberg has had an interest in family economics.
In a recently published, highly-noted paper, he presents an innovative method to study connections between childbearing and labour supply and shows that differences in fertility play a greater role than previously thought when trying to explain differences in salaries between men and women. In other recent work, Lundberg has studied how differences in saving, capital and tendency to take financial risks are transferred between generations and demonstrated that the differences can be explained primarily by the environment when growing up, while genetic factors play a smaller role.
Lundberg’s research has had a broad reach and he is frequently quoted in both academic literature and in leading international news media. He has also been active in the economic policy debate in Sweden, participated in a public investigation and published popular science articles. For more information about Petter Lundberg’s research, see https://sites.google.com/site/atpetterlundborg/.
About the award
The purpose of the Assar Lindbeck award is to promote economics research in Sweden through the awarding of a monetary price of SEK 200,000 to an economist who does not turn older than 45 years of age the year when the award is handed out.
The award has been handed out every second year since 2007 and earlier recipients are Oskar Nordström Skans (2015), Mariassunta Giannetti (2013), Per Strömberg (2011), David Strömberg and Jakob Svensson (2009) and Tore Ellingsen (2007).
The award committee for the 2017 Assar Lindbeck award was made up of professor Per Strömberg, Stockholm School of Economics (chairman), professor Lena Edlund, Columbia University, and professor Kjetil Storesletten, Oslo University.
The foundation Assar Lindbeck award and its activities have been made possible through generous contributions from the trade and industry, foundations and funds.
Contact for questions concerning the award
Peter Englund, chairman of Nationalekonomiska föreningen: email@example.com
Workshop for Junior Female Researchers
New this year is a workshop for junior female economists on October 5th, after the main workshop´s concluding lunch. During the workshop the participants are given the opportunity to discuss a current project in smaller groups together with a senior researcher. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In association with the National Conference in Economics in Växjö October 4-5th, we organize a workshop for junior female economists. The workshop starts at 15:00 on Friday, October 5th, after the main workshop´s concluding lunch, and will last for about 2 hours.
The workshop follows the concept of the EEAs yearly WinE retreat. During the workshop the participants will discuss their current work in smaller groups together with a more senior researcher. The idea is that all group members will have read and prepared comments on each other´s work (either a working paper or a detailed study proposal). The purpose of the workshop is to give the participants feedback on their work, and to enable researchers with similar interests to meet.
We welcome applications from junior female applicants (PhDs and postdocs) before May 14th. The application should be sent to email@example.com, and should comprise of a CV, a short motivation to why you want to participate in the workshop, and the work you want to discuss.
Priority will be given to applicants with research projects that are in the final stages. The group discussions will be held in English.
Participation is free. We are looking into the possibility of covering additional costs should anyone need it. If you have any additional questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presentation of papers
If you would like to present a paper or give a poster presentation at the conference, you should send your paper as an attached pdf via this link.
Deadline: May 14, 2018
The conference is free of charge. Lunch, “fika” and conference dinner is included.
In case of late registration a fee will be charged.
Registration deadline: August 1, 2018.
Conference participants who present a paper or poster at the conference can apply for reimbursement for travel and accommodation costs. In case you have own funds that can be used to finance your travel and accommodation, we appreciate if you use these since the conference have limited funds. However, everyone who presents a paper/poster at the conference is compensated for travel (SEK 3,000) and accommodation (SEK 3,000) if the lecturer so desires.
Application for reimbursement is made in the registration form.
- Mikael Elinder, Uppsala University
- Anna Dreber Almenberg, Stockholm School of Economics
- Therese Nilsson, Lund University
- David Granlund, Umeå University
- Eva Ranehill, University of Gothenburg
- Mikael Priks, Stockholm University
We have pre-booked rooms at the following hotels. Kindly call the hotel you would like to book or email your booking with booking code “NEK2018” and you will get our special price for the conference. NOTE: It is not possible to book the pre-booked rooms online or on the hotels’ own websites.
Elite Stadshotellet Växjö
(single from SEK 936/night)
Kungsgatan 6, Box 198
352 33 VÄXJÖ
You can book via email: email@example.com
or call 0470-134 00
Elite Park Hotel
(single from SEK 913/night)
Västra Esplanaden 10–14
351 06 VÄXJÖ
You can book via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 0470-70 22 00
Clarion Collection Hotel Cardinal
(Single from SEK 1,110/night)
352 30 VÄXJÖ
You can book via email: email@example.com
or call 0470-72 28 00.
Quality Hotel Royal Corner
(single from SEK 1008/night)
352 32 VÄXJÖ
You can book via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 0470-70 10 00
PM & Vänner Hotel
(single from SEK 1,295/night)
352 31 VÄXJÖ
You can book via email: email@example.com
or call 0470-75 97 00
(single from SEK 940/night)
351 96 VÄXJÖ
You can book via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 0470-34 89 80
(single from SEK 755/night)
Norra Esplanaden 21 A
352 31 VÄXJÖ
You can book via email: email@example.com
or call 0470-225 80
(single from SEK 750/night)
352 33, VÄXJÖ
You can book via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 0470-77 67 00
For more basic accommodation we suggest that you contact one of the following alternatives:
(no pre-boked rooms)
B&B Södra Lycke
352 35 Växjö
Book directly on the website
or via phone: 070-676 65 06
Find your way to the conference
The conference will be held in buildings M and N on the university’s campus, located about 3 km from Växjö city centre.
To get to the university, you can either walk along the lakes or take the bus. See links for a map of Växjö if you prefer to walk and a timetable for the city buses if you prefer to go by bus. Bus number 3 departs from Stortorget to Linnaeus University every tenth minute during daytime. You will also find a map of Linnaeus University’s campus.
There are regular departures between Smålands airport and Bromma. The airport is located about 4 km from the city centre and reached by taxi or airport buses that depart roughly every twenty minutes.
Travelling to Växjö by train is smooth and easy. The train station is located in the city centre.
You are more than welcome to contact us if you have any questions. Send an email to email@example.com or call 0470-70 87 00.