The 7th International Conference of Political Economy (ICOPEC 2016) will be held in Istanbul on June 28-30, 2016.

The main theme of ICOPEC 2016 is decided as “State, Economic Policy, Taxation, & Development”. However, ICOPEC 2016 will attempt to account for all the subtopics and different aspects associated with political economy that can be found at http://www.icopec.org/call-for-papers.html

It is our pleasure to note that some of prominent scholars, such as Vito Tanzi, Elmar Altvater, Mick Moore, Ziya Onis, Erich Kirchler, Birgit Mahnkopf, Erinc Yeldan, Hun Joo Park, Izzettin Onder, and Juergen Zattler confirmed that they will attend this conference as invited speakers.

The presentations are expected to cover, but not limited to the following issues and subtopics:

•    Economic Development in the Context of Social and Political Interactions
•    State-Building, State Capacity, Institutions, and Economic Development
•    Political Economy, Economic Policy, and Economic Development
•    Taxation, Foreign Direct Investment, Portfolio Flows, and Economic Development
•    Globalization, International Institutions, Hegemony, and Conflict

The languages of the conference will be both ENGLISH and TURKISH. All abstracts and full papers will subject to a stringent double-blind peer review process.

All accepted papers will be published by IJOPEC as an e-book with ISBN before the conference. Also, selected papers will be published in an edited international book and peer reviewed journals such as International Journal of Productivity Management and Assessment Technologies (IJPMAT), Journal of Life Economics (JLE), World Journal of Applied Economics (WJAE), Marmara Üniversitesi İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi Dergisi, and Çalışma ve Toplum after the conference.

Abstracts and session proposals should be around 300 words, in Word format and 12 fonts, and include paper title, the name(s) and full address (mail address, affiliated institution, e-mail, phone and fax) of the author(s), the purpose and the method of the work, expected results and suggestions. Abstracts should be electronically submitted by May 20th, 2016, 2016, via e-mail to bilgi@icopec.org or electronically submitted at http://www.icopec.org/submission-form.html Detailed information regarding the conference can be reached atwww.icopec.org

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