National Institute for Economic

Researches “Costin C. Kiritescu”

National Bank of Romania

The Economic Information
and Documentation Centre


The 10th International Conference – ESPERA 2023

Europe in the new world economy. Emerging research topics, methodologies and techniques in approaching future economic challenges

23th-24th November, 2023
Bucharest, Romania

The aim of the international conference ”Economic Scientific Research – Theoretical, Empirical and Practical Approaches”- ESPERA, initiated in 2013 by the National Institute for Economic Research ”Costin C. Kirițescu” (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 2023 edition of the Conference will be held on 23th -24th November, under the title: Europe in the new world economy. Emerging research topics, methodologies and techniques in approaching future economic challenges.

The event program addresses a wide diversity of themes, bringing together researchers from all NIER institutes and centres, members of the Romanian Academy and also guests from Romanian universities and from other countries.

Researchers are encouraged to present papers of scientific research regarding, as much as possible, the emerging research topics under the circumstances of a changing world economy, with a particular focus on new methodologies and techniques providing valuable inputs for the design of adequate strategies and policies, aimed to address the future challenges and to capitalize on emerged opportunities.

Relevant aspects could be related to new analytical economic frameworks tools and data, resilience in dealing to future shocks, digitalization and green transition, technological innovation and AI, energy system transformation, food safety and security, regionalization of supply chains, debt sustainability and fiscal consolidation, financial system and hybrid risks, synergies between growth, inequality, stability and environment, the future of work, deep institutional innovation, policy trade-offs and complementarities, redefining well-being and the quality of life, containing systemic threats, geopolitical tensions.

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 2023, that will be submitted to EBSCO and also for evaluation and inclusion in Conference Proceedings Citation Index by Clarivate, Web of Science.

The 2023 edition of the Conference will take place online and all correspondence with the authors will be done through the email address