The conference
Call for papers
Second and last call for completed papers

The International Input-Output Association (IIOA) and Statistics Canada announce that the Fourteenth International Conference on Input-Output Techniques will be held in October 10-15, 2002 at the Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada. The goal of the conference is to promote and stimulate the exchange of ideas in the field of input-output analysis as defined in its broadest sense. That is, studies that use data collections that are in the format of  (or are somehow  related to)  input-output tables and/or employ input-output type of techniques as tools of analysis. Authors are invited to submit any paper in input-output analysis, whatever

- the theoretical background  (e.g. classical, neo-classical, Walrasian, Keynesian, Ricardian, Marxian, Sraffian)
- the topic  (e.g. growth, welfare, interdependence, (dis)equilibrium, prices)
- the policy issue  (e.g. income distribution, employment, investments, migration, energy consumption, environment)
- the analytical framework  (e.g. static, comparative static, dynamic, structural, spatial, open versus closed)
- the unit and level of analysis  (e.g. enterprises, industries, metropolitan areas, regions versus nations, groups of countries, the world)
- the object of analysis   (e.g. goods and services, materials in physical quantities, prices, innovations, patented inventions, citations, information, people)
- the technical focus  (e.g. data collection and compilation - sources, concepts, conventions - of input-output tables, economic theory, applied   mathematics).

For this 2002 conference, the organizers are in particular interested in receiving papers in an input-output framework on the general theme "Ecological and Economic Sustainability in the New Economy", in particular on environmental accounts and estimating, under different scenarios, emissions "green house gases" which may contribute to climate change.

The program will include invited keynote speakers, such as Lawrence Klein (University of Pennsylvania, Nobel Memorial Prize), Dale Jorgenson and F. Mike Scherer (Harvard University), plenary sessions (based on a paper competition), parallel sessions (either invited papers organized around a specific theme or based on individual submissions), thematic workshops (aiming at an in-depth discussion of selected topics) and evening sessions (e.g. courses for young researchers and demonstrations of software).

The November 1, 2001 deadline (for submitting papers for the second Leontief Memorial Prize for the best conference paper of young authors, for applying for a plenary presentation and for applying for an IIOA travel grant)  is now past. Although also the November 1, 2001 deadline for submitting abstracts for presenting a paper in a parallel session is past, the organizers still accept submissions for consideration. Those wishing to present a paper in a parallel session should send their submission  (including the title and the abstract of the paper, names of all authors, and full postal and e-mail address of the corresponding author)  as soon as possible to Erik Dietzenbacher, the Head of the Scientific Program Committee, at the address below !

Those wishing to organize a parallel session on a specific topic should contact the Head of the Scientific Program Committee as soon as possible.

Erik Dietzenbacher
Président du Comité de Programme Scientifique
Faculty of Economics
University of Groningen
PO Box 800
9700 AV Groningen
The Netherlands

Tel: +31-50-36-38133
Fax: +31-50-363-7337

Christian DeBresson
Organisateur local
Département de management et technologie
École des sciences de la gestion
Université du Québec à Montréal
Case postale 8888, succursale Centre-ville
Montréal (Québec) Canada H3C 4R2

Tel: +1-514-987-3000 ext.4687#
Fax: +1-514-987-3343