Ege University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences organized Turkey’s first “Students’ Conference on Economics” in 1998. Receiving considerable attention, the Conference has become a tradition. It has been organized internationally since 2006 and is being held in İzmir this year on April 16-17th, 2020, with the main title “Current Issues in Development”.

The concept of economic development deals with different issues such as transforming the production structure to produce high value-added products while maintaining fair income distribution and raising living standards for individuals. In this respect, economic development concerns developed countries as much as developing countries. For this reason, the United Nations which was established with the aim of ending poverty and achieving sustainable human development in the post-World War II period, announced Sustainable Development Goals to eliminate poverty and inequalities, while addressing various objectives based on the protection of environmental and natural resources.

Considering the social, economic, cultural and environmental dimensions of the economic development, it is necessary to address it in a multi-dimensional way. For this reason, “23rd International Students’ Conference on Economics” is open for all undergraduate and graduate students who desire to propose theoretical and empirical studies about digital transformation. Since this is a student conference, the author(s) have to be undergraduate, masters or doctorate level students. Students may receive advisory support from the academic staff of their departments; however, all the author(s) have to be students.

The proposal submission deadline is on February 7th, 2020. Abstracts should be prepared in accordance with the sample abstract published on the Conference webpage. The submission should include, the title of the paper and name(s) & surname(s), university(ies), department(s), class(es), e-mail address(es) and mail address(es) of the author(s). They should not exceed one page and must be sent via e-mail to

Accepted proposals will be announced on February 19th, 2020. Submissions can be made in either in English or Turkish. Moreover, deadline for full text submission is March 20th, 2020. Full texts will be published in CD format. The best papers will be rewarded after a referee process. Conference program, application form and other information will be announced to the accepted applicants soon.

All undergraduate and graduate students, academicians, public and private sector delegates and representatives of NGOs are invited for 23rd INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS’ CONFERENCE ON ECONOMICS.

Development and Income Equality
Development and Poverty
Technology and Innovation Policies
Social Policies
Regional Innovation Systems
Financing Development
University – Industry Cooperation: Technoparks
Digital Economy
Cyclical Economy
Green Economy
Information Dynamics
Network Economics
Sustainable Development
Women in Development
Development and Education
Development and Health
Pioneer Industries in Development
Rural Development
Regional Development Models
Industrialisation Policies
Role of NGOs in Development