Call for Papers (I)

The “European Congress on Economic Issues: Unregistered “Youth” Employment: Impacts, Policies, Remedies, and Local Practices”, is scheduled to be held from 30 March to 1 April 2017 in İzmit/Kocaeli which is closely located to Istanbul in Turkey.

The ECOEI 2017 is organized as part of the European Union Project- “Do not Remain Indifferent to Unregistered Youth Employment” (Genç İstihdama Kayıt(dışı)sız Kalma), carried out under the Grant Scheme for Promoting Registered Employment Program. The Project is being implemented jointly by the European Union, the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of Turkey and University of Kocaeli. This project includes a set of activities such as analysis of current situation, public spotlight, workshops, training courses and seminars; which will be completed with the international congress- the ECOEI. It is planned to be organized annually on a selected topic, having utmost importance for developing and underdeveloped economies.

As known, in rising economies such as in Turkey, the one of the most important problems is unofficial employment. It is an important indicator for categorizing the developed and developing economies, as well. Therefore, this year conference will focus on the question of unregistered employment, especially narrowed down to unregistered youth employment.The main purpose of this conference is to discuss this issue from different economic perspectives with the participation of academics, professionals, specialists, practitioners from the field and NGOs as well as bureaucrats dealing with unregistered employment.

Submissions are accepted in English and Turkish.

Paper topics as follows:

  • Unemployment
  • Labour Market
  • Taxation
  • Shadow economy
  • Mode of production
  • Refugee employment
  • Internal and international migration
  • Welfare Economics
  • Income inequality
  • Legislation, regulations on social security
  • Labor, Migration and Urbanization
  • Sustainable Development
  • Poverty and Human Development
  • Disadvantaged groups (women, handicapped people)
  • Child employment

Papers and panel proposals on the wide range of economic issues are also very welcomed on general economic issues a follows:

Consumer Behavior, Contemporary Issue in Economics, Corporate Finance and Governance, Corporate Governance, Development Planning and Policy, Econometrics, Economic Development, Economic Development and Policy, Economic Growth and Development, Economic Methodology Economic Policy, Economic Systems, Emerging Economies, Environment and National Economy, Financial Economics, Foreign Direct Investment, Foreign Exchange, General Economics, Global Economic Crisis, Globalization and Economic Growth, Economic History, Economic History of Turkey, Economic Thought, Growth; Aggregate Productivity, Health Economics, Household Behavior and Family Economics, Inclusive Growth and Microfinance, Increasing Trade in Challenging Times, Industrial Development, Inflation, Interest Rates, International Development, International Economics, International Finance, International Trade Policy and WTO, International Trade, Islamic Economics, Labor Economics,Labor Relations & Human Resource Management Law and Economics,Macroeconomics,Microeconomic Issues,Monetary and Fiscal Policies,Monetary Economics,Prices,Business Fluctuations, Cycles, Privatization, Economic Policy, Public Administration and Small Business, Public Choice, Public Economics and Finance, Public Finance, Public Responsibility and Ethics, Public Taxation, Quantitative Economics, Regionalism and Economic Cooperation, Regulatory Economics, Social and Economic Infrastructure, Taxes (related areas of taxes), Trade Blocks.

Selected papers will be published as an edited book(s), details will be announced later.

Important Dates

On demand Abstract Submission Deadline has been Extended to 01 February 2017

Notification of Accepted Papers: 6 February 2017

Early-Bird and Student Registration: 15 February 2017

Regular Registration: 28 February 2017

Late Registration Deadline: 15 March 2017

Full Paper Submission: 12 March 2017

Conference Dates: 30 March 1 April 2017

Registration & Submissions


For paper proposals, submissions will be made via

Panel proposals are all welcomed. For panel proposal, please click

For more details, visit the conference web-page

All submissions are reviewed in a double-blind peer review process.

The ECOEI 2017 is appropriate for assocaite professorship ciriteria and provides points according to the Academic Incentive Regulation.


Dr. Selçuk KOÇ


Kocaeli University, Department of Economics

IIBF, Umuttepe Campus, 41380


Tel: +90 262 303 1564

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