National Institute for Economic Researches
"Costin C. Kiritescu"

National Bank of Romania
The Economic Information and Documentation Centre

The 8th International Conference

Economic Scientific Research - Theoretical, Empirical and Practical Approaches

9th-10th December, 2021
Bucharest, Romania



Partners for 2021 edition

   Association of Faculties of Economics from Romania

   European Academy of Management and Business Economics

   Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova

   Romanian National Committee - World Energy Council

   Bucharest Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Research Network on Resources Economics and Bioeconomy Association


Association Bussiness Ethics - Ro

   Gestion y Planificacion Research Group (GESPLAN), Spain

   Institute of Agricultural Economics, Belgrade, Serbia

   Institute of Economic Sciences, Belgrade, Serbia

   Faculty of Social and Cultural Service and Tourism, Stavropol State Agrarian University, Rusia

   Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, "St. Kliment Ohridski" University, Sofia, Bulgaria

   Faculty of Hotel Management and Tourism, University of Kragujevac, Serbia

West University of Timisoara, Romania

    The aim of the NIER international conference ”Economic Scientific Research - Theoretical, Empirical and Practical Approaches”- ESPERA, initiated in 2013 by the ”Costin C. Kirițescu” National Institute for Economic Research (NIER), is to present and evaluate the economic scientific research portfolio, to argue and substantiate the Romanian development strategies - including European and global best practices.

    The 2021 edition of the Conference will be held on 9th -10th December, under the title: ”The crisis after the crisis. When and how the New Normal will be”.

    The event scientific program addresses a wide diversity of themes, bringing together researchers from all NIER institutes and centres, members of the Romanian Academy, Romanian academic researchers and also guests from other countries. Researchers are encouraged to present articles on economic scientific research that they have focused, as much as possible, on paradigm shifts for the world after the COVID-19 crisis, since some deep and long-lasting changes are expected building up a “New Normal”.

    Singular relevant aspects could be related to complete digitalization and digital sovereignty, people and workforce management, virtual training and reskilling, digital currency, de-carbonization in all production processes, supply chains traceability, cybersecurity, automation, artificial intelligence and machine learning, Internet of Things and Blockchain technologies.

    The Conference is intended as a thought-provoking exercise for researchers and it is organized in such a way as to provide an academic platform for debates, covering the broadest approaches, enabling an interactive exchange of ideas and the latest results and findings, including those emerged in economic science arising from both fundamental and empirical researches and promoting evidence-based policy making new vision under crisis circumstances. The Conference includes an additional section dedicated to PhD and post PhD students, thus providing a conducive framework for scientific debate and their training.

    The contributions and views that will be expressed, on a meritorious and wide-ranging level, will be disseminated, as in previous years, in a volume - Proceedings of the International Conference ESPERA 2021, that will be submitted to EBSCO and also for evaluation and inclusion in Conference Proceedings Citation Index by Clarivate, Web of Science.

    The 2021 edition of the Conference will take place online and all correspondence with the authors will be done through a dedicated platform, with direct access on ESPERA Conference website.

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