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XIV ELSNIT Annual Conference

Thematic Focus, Calendar and Logistics

The Euro-Latin Network on Integration and Trade (ELSNIT) is now accepting submissions of papers examining investment treaties and investment promotion policies along the economic and institutional dimensions. In particular, submitted papers should address questions such as--but not limited to--the following: 

  • Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs). More
  • Investment Promotion (IP) and Related Policies. More

Both theoretical and empirical contributions will be considered, but in all cases priority will be given to papers identifying and shedding light on relevant policy questions such as those outlined above, including case studies of policies followed by national or international organizations, in particular. Furthermore, submission of papers that, in doing this, explicitly contrast successful and failed cases, comparing countries within a certain a geographical area, is strongly encouraged. Important lessons are expected to be drawn from these contributions for Latin American and Caribbean countries.


  • The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2016.
  • The final selection of papers will be made by June 5, 2016 by the network coordinators. More
  • The final versions of the papers must be delivered by September 20, 2016.
  • The selected papers will be presented along invited contributions at the XIV Annual ELSNIT Conference that will be hosted by the CEPII in Paris, France, on October 21-22, 2016.


The selected authors’ and invited discussants’ travel expenditures (economy class) and per diems to participate at the conference will be reimbursed by the IDB. Detailed guidelines explaining the logistics of the conference will be provided at a later stage. Please circulate this call for papers among your colleagues and other potentially interested parties.


If you are interested in participating, please fill out the form online and submit your work through this website.

Submission Deadline

May 15,
days left

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