Lincoln Economics, Accountancy and Finance Research Group presents

4th Development Economics Conference

24-26 June 2024
Lincoln International Business School,
University of Lincoln, United Kingdom

City of Lincoln Council
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Elsevier
International Food Policy Research Institute

Lincoln to Host World-Leading Economics Conference

A host of figures from esteemed institutions, including the World Bank, London School of Economics, United Nations University (UNU-WIDER), International Food Policy Research Institute and Cornell University, will gather in Lincoln this June as the city hosts the fourth Development Economics Conference (DEC 2024)

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Wiley International Journal of Finance & Economics

Special Section at the International Journal of Finance and Economics (IJFE) (ABS-3*)

Special Issue in Economics Perspectives on Sustainable Food Security 2nd Edition

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Elseveir International Journal of Theoretical and Applied papers on Economic Modelling

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Technology, Innovation and the Environment:
Challenges for Sustainable Development

About DEC 2024

Rapid technological changes have both transformative and disruptive consequences which help advance sustainable development but can also frustrate it. Judicious application of new and emerging technologies can conceivably facilitate faster progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). But technological changes, especially if they are rapid in their applications (e.g., during the COVID pandemic), can also disrupt markets and economies, exacerbate social division, and bring up ethical and normative questions to be resolved. 

Considerations involving the direction, distribution, and diversity of innovation pathways in the context of the SDGs can be helpful to policymakers in their selection of emerging innovations that help minimise, if not avoided, the economic, social, and environmental challenges brought about by past technological changes. 

This conference aims to provide a timely platform for scholars (especially, postgraduate researchers (PGRs) and early career researchers (ECRs)), practitioners and policymakers to exchange ideas and viewson the contemporary sustainable development challenges. It is particularly looking forward to contributions from academics, policymakers, and members of the business community sharing specialist research and useful general information that can help generate policy ideas and have impacts beyond academia.

Call for Contributed Papers 

The Organising Committee is pleased to announce the call for contributed papers which is open at present till December 15, 2023. The initial submission could comprise either a full paper or an extended abstract (approximately 1000 words).

Contributions from all areas of development economics are welcome, especially those subsumed under the broad conference theme.

Some of the areas subsumed under the overarching theme “Technology, Innovation and the Environment: Challenges for Sustainable Development” are outlined below. 

  • Economic growth and sustainable economic development – mutual compatibility
  • The use of renewable and non-renewable resources and sustainable development pathways
  • Technological innovations, sustainable development and environmental protection interlinkages
  • Modelling Climate change into sustainable Development scenarios
  • Sources and uses of energy and the quality of life
  • Demographic changes, urbanisation, and the environment- the role of technological innovation in the search for sustainability
  • Pollution control objectives and strategies in low-income economies – combining penalties and incentives.
  • Critical Assessment of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
  • Energy prices and Food and nutrition insecurity
  • Sustainability, Global Health, and Wellbeing

24 – 26 June 2024

Lincoln International Business School
University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
Lincoln
LN6 7TS
United Kingdom

Registration

£300 Full Registration
£250 Masters and PhD Students

Includes access to the full three-day DEC 2024 Conference, and the formal conference dinner held on 25 June.

Double Tree by Hilton, Special Delegate Rates

DoubleTree by Hilton is located on Lincoln’s waterfront, close to the University campus.

DEC Delegate rates include breakfast.

Invited Speakers

Dr Ayhan Kose
Chief Economist and
Director of Prospects Group
World Bank

Dr Ayhan Kose
Deputy Chief Economist World Bank
and Director of Prospects Group
World Bank

Sir Timothy Besley CBE FBA
Sir W. Arthur Lewis 
Professor of Development Economics and Political Science
London School of Economics

Sir Timothy Besley CBE FBA
Sir W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics and Political Science
London School of Economics

Professor Kaushik Basu

Professor Kaushik Basu
Carl Marks Professor of International Studies, Cornell University.Former Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank.
Former Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India at the Ministry of Finance.

Professor Kunal Sen
Director, UNU-WIDER and Professor of Development Economics at the Global Development Institute
University of Manchester.

Professor Kunal Sen
Director, UNU-WIDER and Professor of Development Economics at the Global Development Institute
University of Manchester.

Prof Sushanta Mallick

Professor Sushanta Mallick
Professor of International Finance at Queen Mary’s School of Business and Management.
Editor in Chief – Economic Modelling, Editor – Economic Analysis & Policy,
Co-Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Economic Surveys.

Professor Johan Swinnen
Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) 

Managing Director, Systems Transformation Science Group, (CGIAR).

Professor Johan Swinnen
Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
Managing Director, Systems Transformation Science Group, (CGIAR).

Special Session on Economics of Inequality in Health Care

Professor Partha Kar OBE
National Specialty Advisor, Diabetes with NHS England and co-author of the national Diabetes GIRFT report.

Professor Partha Kar OBE
National Specialty Advisor, Diabetes with NHS England and co-author of the national Diabetes GIRFT report.

Professor Chris Price
Professor of Stroke and Applied Health Research, Newcastle University.

Professor Chris Price
Professor of Stroke and Applied Health Research, Newcastle University.

Professor DAME Caroline Watkins
Professor of Stroke and Older People's Care, Faculty of Health and Care Director of Research and Enterprise, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Professor DAME Caroline Watkins
Professor of Stroke and Older People’s Care, Director of Applied Health Research hub, University of Central Lancashire

Dr Sunil Hindocha
Interim Medical Director Lincolnshire Integrated Care Board.

Dr Sunil Hindocha
Medical Director
Lincolnshire Integrated Care Board.

Conference Chair and Co-Chair

Professor Shrabani Saha
Professor of Development Economics, Joint Convenor

Professor Shrabani Saha
Professor of Development Economics,
Chair

Professor Marian Rizov
Professor of Economics,
Joint Convenor

Professor Marian Rizov
Professor of Economics,
Co-Chair

Discover Lincoln

A great historic city, Lincoln is a place where ancient architecture blends with modern living.

The University of Lincoln campus is found in the heart of the city on the Brayford waterfront and only a few minutes away from the train station.

At the top of Lincoln’s Steep Hill is the city’s old quarter, home to the thousand-year-old Cathedral and medieval castle. Independent businesses line its cobbled streets, including art galleries, delicatessens, vintage boutiques and antique book shops.

UoL Brayford Campus

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United Kingdom Visa Information

The Development Economics Conference is held at the University of Lincoln in the UK. If you require a visa to attend, please visit GOV.UK to apply.

You will require a Standard Visa to attend, and cannot apply until 90 days before you plan to travel at the earliest. If required, we can provide you with a visa support letter if your conference paper is accepted.

The Conference committee will provide a letter to support your visa application after completion of the registration process.