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MEIDE 2017 Call for Papers


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The Maastricht Economic and Social Research and Training Centre on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT, United Nations University), the Inter-American Development Bank, the CINVE (Centro de Investigaciones Económicas, Uruguay), the Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Administración, Universidad de la República and the Facultad de Administración y Ciencias Sociales, Universidad ORT Uruguay, announce that the 10th Conference on Micro Evidence on Innovation and DEvelopment (MEIDE) will be held on November 16-17, 2017 in Montevideo, Uruguay.

The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers from around the world to discuss various aspects of innovation and its relation to economic development. Priority will be given to empirical papers, but there is also room for methodological and theoretical papers, as well as for case studies, as long as they address the issue of innovation and development. Innovation is to be understood broadly as any kind of innovation in what firms, households, communities and governments do, or in the way they operate. It also includes knowledge creation, diffusion, measurement and evaluation issues. Development comprises growth but also welfare, poverty alleviation, environmental concerns and fairness in the distribution of wealth/income. Since last year, we have enlarged the scope of the conference to include papers based on macro or industry data.

This year a few sessions will be devoted to the theme “Obstacles to Innovation” in collaboration with a project lead by the Inter-American Development Bank and implemented with Red Sur.


Innovation, productivity and firm performance

Innovation, education, health, human capital, and social capital

Innovation in universities and public institutions

Technology adoption and diffusion

Innovation and employment

Innovation and internationalisation

Entrepreneurship and innovation

Innovation and the role of financial institutions

Financial innovations

Innovation and international trade

International comparisons of innovation performance

Effectiveness of innovation policies

Innovation metrics

Non-technological innovation

Demand-led innovations and innovation policies

Innovation in the services sector

Innovation in the natural resources sector


UNU-MERIT, United Nations University

Centro de Investigaciones Económicas, Uruguay (CINVE)

Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Administración, Universidad de la República

Facultad de Administración y Ciencias Sociales, Universidad ORT Uruguay

Inter-American Development Bank

Red Sudamericana de Economía Aplicada (Red Sur)


Diego Aboal (CINVE, Universidad ORT Uruguay and FCEA, Universidad de la República)

Théophile Azomahou (UNU-MERIT and Maastricht University)

Carlos Bianchi (IECON, FCEA, Universidad de la República)

Gustavo Crespi (Inter-American Development Bank)

Fred Gault (UNU-MERIT and Tschwane University)

Micheline Goedhuys (UNU-MERIT)

Leonid Gokhberg (National Research University – Higher School of Economics)

Norbert Janz (UNU-MERIT and Applied University Aachen)

Andrés López (Red Sudamericana de Economía Aplicada, Universidad de Buenos Aires)

Jacques Mairesse (UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University, ENSAE)

Pierre Mohnen (UNU-MERIT and Maastricht University)

Caroline Paunov (OECD)

Vitaliy Roud (National Research University – Higher School of Economics)

Ezequiel Tacsir (CINVE, UNU-MERIT and Ministry of Production, Argentina)


Diego Aboal (CINVE, Universidad ORT Uruguay and FCEA, Universidad de la República), Carlos Bianchi (IECON, FCEA, Universidad de la República), Gustavo Crespi (Inter-American Development Bank), Pierre Mohnen (UNU-MERIT and Maastricht University), Sergio Palomeque (FCEyA, Universidad de la República) , Martín Pereyra (CINVE and Universidad ORT Uruguay), Flavia Rovira (CINVE).


Researchers are invited to submit their paper by July 15, 2017. Extended abstracts and incomplete papers are accepted for submission, but preference will be given to full papers. Please submit by clicking on “Submission of papers” on the website .

Notifications of acceptance will be given no later than August 15, 2017. All accepted participants will receive an official invitation letter to apply for a visa to enter Uruguay. To minimise administrative burdens there will be no registration fees, but every participant will be responsible for his/her own travel and hotel costs.


Submission deadline: Monday 31st of July, 2017

Notification of acceptance: August 15, 2017

MEIDE 10thconference: November 16-17, 2017


A visa may be required for some of the participants.

For further information:

Detailed information and updates will be available at MEIDE Website

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