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Call for conference papers: Infrastructure for Economic Growth

4 April 2024
Event type: Call for Papers
Submission deadline: 31 August 2024 at 11:59pm
Event date: 5 December 2024, 8:00am
to 6 December 2024, 5:00pm

This two-day conference, organized by Economic Research Southern Africa (ERSA), will bring together academics, researchers, policymakers, sector regulators, and development experts from South Africa, other African countries, and the rest of the world to explore the challenges and opportunities presented by infrastructure development in telecommunications, electricity, transportation, water, and other sectors. By focusing on developing economies, the workshop intends to shed light on the critical role of infrastructure in driving economic growth, enhancing competitiveness, and improving the quality of life.

The conference should bring together about 50 South African and international participants. Participation by researchers from smaller South African universities is particularly encouraged.

The conference will consist of keynote speeches, panel discussions, and sessions with presentations of selected research papers. There will also be opportunities for networking and collaborative discussions among participants.

Topics of Interest

Regulation of Network Industries – Competition Dynamics and Antitrust – Electricity and Energy Markets – Telecommunications and Internet Infrastructure –Transportation Infrastructure and Services – Pricing in Regulated Industries – Cost-Benefit Analysis of Infrastructure Investments – Financing Models for Infrastructure Development – State aid and Subsidies in Network Industries

Paper Submission Details

Submissions of both research and policy papers that offer insights into infrastructure development policies are particularly encouraged. There is no registration fee. ERSA will cover accommodation for both local and international presenters of selected papers, as well as local travel expenses for South African presenters.

Authors of successful papers will be notified by 15 September 2024.

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