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Annual Research Conference 2024

Europe in a changing world: navigating the challenges, seeking opportunities, and building resilient economies

The Annual Research Conference (ARC) is the European Commission’s flagship research forum that brings together leading researchers in economics and policymakers.

The 2024 edition of the Annual Research Conference (ARC) aims to contribute to the understanding of the implications of ongoing trends in 

  • global trade, including changes in the organisation of global value chains, and their impact on economic efficiency
  • capital allocation and incentives for innovation and investment
  • low-carbon technologies
  • the costs and benefits of industrial policies aimed at the development of strategic sectors including, among others, defence, energy, healthcare and high-tech, and its implications for the EU single market
Call for contributions

ARC 2024 invites researchers to submit their papers.

Call for papers

Submit your work

Submission Deadline: 15 May 2024


ARC 2024 seeks to attract contributions by academics involved in relevant fields including

  • international capital flows and geoeconomics
  • global value chains
  • (de)globalisation trends and international trade
  • trade and industrial policy

Upon authors’ application, the best papers selected for the conference will be considered for a special issue of the European Economic Review, guest-edited by members of the scientific committee, together with Stefania Garetto, one of the editors of the review.

In addition, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the euro, this year's ARC also invites submissions related to analysing issues related to the single currency and its strategic importance for the EU and the rest of the world. Papers on euro@25 topics will be considered for possible publication in the Open Economies Review.

The conference aims to facilitate a lively exchange between researchers and policymakers. It will feature the presentation of a limited selection of papers to spur discussion. Additional papers will be selected to be displayed in the form of posters.

The conference keynote speech shall be delivered by Kalina Manova (University College London).

Scientific committee
  • Gianmarco Ottaviano (Universitá Bocconi)  
  • Leonor Coutinho (European Commission, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs) 
  • Serena Fatica (European Commission, Joint Research Centre) 
  • Reka Juhasz (University of British Columbia) 
  • Julia Le Blanc (European Commission, Joint Research Centre) 
  • Isabelle Mejean (SciencesPo) 
  • Moritz Schularick (Kiel Institute for the World Economy) 

This year’s edition, co-organised by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) and by the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, will take place in Ispra on 21-22 November 2024.

  • industrial policy | economic policy | resilience | supply chain | trade policy | globalisation | EU economic security | euro | Economic and Monetary Union
  • Thursday 21 November 2024, 12:00 - Friday 22 November 2024, 14:00 (CET)
  • Ispra, Italy

Practical information

Thursday 21 November 2024, 12:00 - Friday 22 November 2024, 14:00 (CET)
Joint Research Centre | Ispra, (IT) | and webstreamed
Via Enrico Fermi, 2749, 21027 Ispra VA, Italy



General contact

ECFIN-JRC-ARCatec [dot] europa [dot] eu