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On September 21, 2020, HSE University - Perm will be hosting the VIII International Conference on Applied Research in Economics – iCare8 in Perm. The conference focuses on research that has applications to and implications for real-life problems. Hence the conference acronym reflects its motto — iCare = I care. 

Keynote Speakers

Conference Key Topics

We accept submissions on a wide range of subjects. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Empirical corporate finance
  • Empirical industrial organization
  • Experimental and behavioural economics and finance
  • Labour economics
  • International economics
  • Economics of development
  • Political economy
  • Public economics and finance
  • Environmental economics and management
  • Management studies
  • Management science

Special Sessions

Proposals for special sessions should be directed to the programme committee by email. Proposals should nominate a Session Chair (this may be one of the presenters), specify the topic of the special session (to be shown in the conference programme) and include at least three, but no more than five, papers for one session. Proposals of special sessions may include extended abstracts, instead of full drafts, of papers to be presented. Proposals will be evaluated as a whole, and the decision will be made to accept, or not, the whole session, not individual papers. The nominated chair and the presenters commit to attend the conference. Decisions on special sessions will be made on a rolling basis, before the official paper submission deadline.

Programme Committee

Dmitri Vinogradov

Professor of Finance, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, UK

Dmitriy Potapov

Data Lead Team, Miro, USA; Associate Professor at School of Management, HSE University – Perm, Russia

Alexis V. Belianin

Head of International Laboratory for Experimental and Behavioural Economics, Senior Research Fellow, International College of Economics and Finance, HSE University, Russia

Dennis Craig Coates

Professor, University of Maryland, USA; Leading Research Fellow, HSE University – Perm, Russia

Neil Kellard

Professor in Finance, Essex Business School, University of Essex, UK

Michael Lamla

Professor of Empirical Macroeconomics, Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Germany

Laura Rondi

Full Professor, Department of Management and Production Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Paola Valbonesi

Professor, University of Padova, Italy; Leading Research Fellow, HSE University, Russia

Marina A. Zavertiaeva

Research Fellow at International Laboratory of Intangible-driven Economy; Associate Professor at School of Economics and Finance, Academic Programme Supervisor “Finance”, HSE University – Perm, Russia

Petr Parshakov

Deputy Head for International Laboratory of Intangible-Driven Economy; Associate Professor at School of Economics and Finance, HSE University – Perm, Russia

Registration Form

To register for the conference, please fill in the registration form.

Registration to the conference

Submission Details

Start date of submissions (full draft): February 1, 2020
End date for submissions: August 15, 2020

Authors who wish to participate in the conference should submit their paper electronically, in PDF format by registering at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icare8.

The paper is expected to include:

  • literature review
  • methodology
  • data description (if applicable), and
  • findings

Important Dates

1 February

Submissions open

15 August

All submissions close

5 September

Notification of decisions

1 July

Registration opens

31 July

Early bird registration closes

Organizing Committee

Anna Vladimirovna Shtennikova

Head of Academic Support Office

Anastasiya A. Bozhya-Volya

Associate Professor, Head of School of Management

Irina N. Shafranskaya

Associate Professor, School of Management, Academic Programme Supervisor “SMART-Marketing: Data, Analytics, Insights”

Marina V. Sheina

Associate Professor at School of Economics and Finance, Head of Postgraduate Studies

Mariya Molodchik

Associate Professor, Head of School of Economics and Finance, Senior Research Fellow at International Laboratory of Intangible-driven Economy

Olga Isopeskul

Dean of Faculty of Economics, Management and Business Informatics

Participation fee

Participation fee is abolished.

Conference Venue

The conference will take place in the main building of the Higher School of Economics in Perm.

HSE University – Perm, 38 Studencheskaya ulitsa, Perm, Russia

Visa Support

If you need to a visa to travel to Russia, your visa application will need to be accompanied by a formal letter of invitation, which HSE University – Perm will supply upon your registration as a conference participant. Please notify the organizing committee if you need a visa. To allow time for visa-related formalities, we need to have your notification no later than July 31, 2020.

Please send the following to Anna Shtennikova (ashtennikova@hse.ru):

  1. A legible scan of your national passport (the ID pages)
  2. The form attached -

    Form (DOC, 40 Кб)



For questions, please contact Anna Shtennikova at ashtennikova@hse.ru or +7 (342) 254 56 22