Catholic University of Mons, Belgium and Ifo / CESifo Conference on
“Financing the Mobility of Higher Education Students and Researchers”
9-10 November, 2010
Call for Papers
On November 9-10, 2010, the Louvain School of Management at the Catholic University of Mons and CESifo will organize in Mons, Belgium, a joint workshop on the financing of the Cross Border Mobility of Higher Education Students and Researchers. Papers, theoretical, empirical and policy oriented, are actively solicited on issues like (the list below is not exhaustive),
- Does the mobility of students contribute to generate higher wages?
- Does that mobility generate efficiency gains in the EU Single market for graduates?
- Do such gains justify public intervention and funding?
- How to finance cross border mobility of students?
- Which level of power is the most appropriate for that responsibility?
- What about an EU-wide system of contingent loans and Bhagwati Tax?
- How to finance research efficiently in order to achieve Lisbon objectives?
- Which research is to be financed at sub-national, national or EU-wide level?
Professor Nick Barr (London School of Economics) and Professor Bruce Chapman (Australian National University, Canberra) will deliver the keynote lectures. The workshop is organized on the occasion of the Belgian Presidency of the EU and within the framework of the Interuniversity Research Program IAP 6/09 of the Belgian Federal Science Policy Department “Higher Education and Research”, led by Professor Mathias Dewatripont (ULB).
The deadline for submissions is July 1st, 2010 but earlier submissions are encouraged. For submission of papers, please visit www.CESifo.de. Go to the Forthcoming Conferences page, click on the conference name and then on the “Submit Paper” link below the conference description. Only online submissions are accepted. Should you have any (technical) difficulties with the online submission procedure, please contact
The selection of the papers will be conducted by a scientific committee under the auspices of Marcel Gérard (Louvain School of Management, Catholic University of Mons, and CESifo/ifo), Silke Uebelmesser (University of Munich, and CESifo) and Reinhilde Veugelers (KULeuven). Authors of submitted papers will be notified as soon as possible, at the latest by August 10, 2010, as to whether their paper has been accepted for the conference. All papers presented at the conference are expected to be submitted to the CESifo Working Paper Series after revision.
Organizers will provide accommodation and reimburse economy travel costs for researchers presenting an accepted paper. Others are invited to attend, but are expected to provide their own funding for travel and accommodation; however a participation fee will be requested from persons not working in the university. Further questions regarding the organisation and scientific content of the workshop should be addressed to Marcel Gérard (
) or Silke Uebelmesser (
). For more information, see www.CESifo.de.