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SALISES Conference 2017 - Call for Papers

For Release Upon Receipt - Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social & Economic Studies (SALISES) is pleased to issue this call for papers for its 18th Annual Conference, to take place in Trinidad and Tobago over the period April 26-28, 2017. The theme of the Conference is:

Small Nations, Dislocations, Transformations: Sustainable Development in SIDS

Papers are invited on the following topics:

  1. Development theory and practice since Lewis;
  2. The Green Economy;
  3. Children and youth;
  4. Climate change and small states;
  5. Constitutional reform, governance, democracy and development;
  6. Crime, violence and regional security;
  7. Creative and cultural industries in small states;
  8. Debt and the multilateral agencies;
  9. Natural disasters and disaster preparedness;
  10. Financial Structures and Financial Regulation in small states;
  11. Productivity, efficiency, innovation, entrepreneurship and competitiveness;
  12. Health, ageing and disability;
  13. Macroeconomic management in small states.
  14. Migration, return migration, remittances;
  15. Sport and culture in the developmental process in small states;
  16. The environment: coastlines, fisheries, forests, biodiversity;
  17. Tourism and eco-tourism;
  18. Vulnerable populations, social exclusion, poverty and inequality.

 Other topics related to the conference theme are welcome. Persons interested in organizing special panels around these topics are invited to submit proposals for such panels


Publication in Social and Economic Studies
A selection of papers shall be considered for publication in a special issue of the peer-reviewed journal of the SALISES, Social and Economic Studies.


The deadline for submission of abstracts is December 31, 2016.
Authors of papers accepted for presentation at the conference will be notified by January 15, 2017.


The deadline for submission of full papers in WORD format is March 16, 2017.
Send abstracts of 200 words or less, or full papers (inclusive of abstract), in WORD format to



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