Robert J. Barro

Fiscal and monetary issues under euro framework

As part of this session, we welcome scientific papers related to contemporary macroeconomic issues. Besides the lectures from prominent keynote speakers, we will organize a special session on fiscal and monetary issues in Croatia to spark a lively policy debate with the participation of:

Boris Vujčić
of the
Croatian National Bank

Zdravko Marić
of Finance of the
Republic of Croatia, tbc

Ante Žigman
(Croatian Financial Services Supervisory Agency)


Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the Faculty of Economics and Business University of Rijeka (EFRI) we cordially invite you to the Scientific Conference:

“Smart Governments, Regions and Cities”
„Economics of Digital Transformation“

The aim of the EDT Conference is to address the challenges of fundamental changes of economic theory and practice, which comes through the process of digitalization as one of the most prominent global phenomena. Therefore, the main goal of the Conference is to challenge traditional perspective on economics by acknowledging disruptive effects of digital transformation age. Thus, authors should introspect new macroeconomic policies, monetary and fiscal theory and practice, industrial and organization theory advances, new business models and approaches enabled by advancement of technological capabilities.

The Conference will cover wide range of theoretical and practical issues, preferably, intertwined with the main idea. Business papers where generalization of the results is possible are also well received. The suggested thematic fields (sessions) are as follows:

• New millennium macroeconomics
• Industry 4.0 and beyond
• Big data economics
• New (dynamic) fiscal policy
• Monetary policies in era of digital currencies
• Digital public administration
• Innovation economics
• Contract theory
• Contemporary management and organization issues
• Business in increasingly Schumpeterian world
• Economy of sharing
• Regulation economics

Important dates

  • Registration and abstract submission

    by April 1st, 2019
  • Full paper submission

    by June 1st, 2019
  • Conference fee payment deadline

    May 15th, 2019
  • Conference dates

    June 2th – 4th, 2019
  • Full paper submissions for the conference proceedings

    until October 1st, 2019