If you wish to present a paper at the congress, the way to proceed is to check the programme, look for a session that suits your interests and contact the session organizer. For many sessions an open call for papers has been issued. It is the session organizers who decide on the acceptance of papers; the congress organization in Utrecht has no authority in this matter.
Registered participants can upload their papers via their personal page. All papers have to be available by May 31, 2009.


Monday, August 3, 9.30 AM – 11.00 PM

Opening session, incl. Fortis Lecture Daron Acemoglu: 'The historical roots of poverty' (Dom Church)

The congress will be opened by Jan Kees de Jager, Dutch minister of Finance.

Daron Acemoglu is Charles P. Kindleberger Professor of Applied Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his doctorate from the London School of Economics in 1992.
Professor Acemoglu’s principal interests are political economy, economic development, economic growth, economic theory, technology, income and wage inequality, human capital and training, labour economics and network economics. His most recent works concentrate on the role of institutions in economic development and political economy. His new book Introduction to Modern Economic Growth was recently published by Princeton University Press.
Among professor Acemoglu’s awards are the John Bates Clark Medal from the American Economic History Association (2005) and the Distinguished Sciences Award from the Turkish Sciences Association (2006). The University of Utrecht awarded him an honorary doctorate in 2008. Professor Acemogly is a fellow of the Society of Labor Economists, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Economic Society, the European Economic Association, and the Bureau of Research and Economic Analysis in Development.

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