ICOPEC 2021 Call for Papers

Impacts of COVID-19 on Societies and Economies

The Main Theme and Scope of the Conference: Impacts of COVID-19 on Societies and Economies

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic became a profound shock to our societies and economies as a black swan event. It is an unprecedented global health crisis that has resulted in over 111 million confirmed cases and over 2,5 million deaths globally. The COVID-19 pandemic is not only a public health threat. It is affecting societies and economies at their core and on all facets of life. Social distancing, self-isolation, and travel restrictions have to lead to a reduced workforce across multiple sectors. Millions of enterprises face an existential threat. Nearly half of the world’s 3.3 billion global workforces are at risk of losing their livelihoods. Tens of millions of people are at risk of falling into extreme poverty and many may die from hunger. The COVID-19 simultaneously exposes structural inequalities across every sphere. Informal economy workers are particularly vulnerable because the majority lack social protection and access to quality health care and have lost access to productive assets. Without the means to earn an income during lockdowns, many are unable to feed themselves and their families. This conference aims to identify how the COVID-19 experience will change many economic and social dynamics and what can be done for a better World.

Apart from its main theme, ICOPEC 2021 also invites and welcomes all contributions that enrich the perspectives of the Political Economy and expand the ground for better policy analyses and making. Indicatively, proposed papers may touch upon the following issues:

Different Country Policies and Practices Related to COVID-19

  • Setting the Priorities for Effective Control of the Outbreak
  • Impact of Restrictions on the Transmission of the Pandemic
  • Responding to Public Health Emergencies
  • Benefiting from Technological Innovation to Protect People
  • Access to Health Care Services
  • Impact on Health Systems
  • Impact on Health Policies
  • Impact on Health Expenditures
  • Effects on Education Systems
  • Effects on the Quality of Education
  • Impact on the Poor and Vulnerable People
  • COVID-19 – Lessons Learnt and the Way Forward
  • Alternative Mechanism/Approaches for Fighting with Disasters and Pandemics
  • Basic Income Type Implementations to Cope with the Poverty and the Pandemic
  • Varieties of Discriminations during Pandemics
  • Transparency and Reliability of Data during the Pandemic under Authoritarian Regimes

Sociological, Psychological, and Political Effects of Social Distancing and Restrictions on Society

  • Effects on Communication and Interaction
  • Effect of Media and Its News on People
  • Effects on Work-Life
  • Effects on Labour Market Discriminations and Wage Gaps
  • Effects on Socialization
  • Impact on Politics
  • Impact on Inequalities
  • Impact on Psychological Resilience
  • Impact on Mental Health
  • Effects on Academic Life
  • Effects on Privacy and Human Rights
  • Effects on Urbanization and Urban Transformation
  • Effects on the Forms of Social Life and Domestic Violence
  • COVID-19 from the Lens of Philosophy, Cinema, and Art

Impact of COVID-19 on Economy and Development

  • Impact on the Type of Consumption
  • Impact on Unemployment and Flexible Employment
  • Effects on Monetary and Fiscal Policies
  • Impact on Financial System and Financial Institutions
  • Impacts on International Trade
  • Impacts on Investment
  • Impacts on Sectors
  • Impact on Informal Economy
  • Effects on Energy and Commodity Prices
  • Impact of COVID-19 News on Stock Market Volatilities
  • Rent-Seeking and Corruption during COVID-19 Process
  • Poverty Dynamics during COVID-19 Process
  • Effects of Disasters and Pandemics on Economic Crises
  • Shared Economy and Inclusive Development
  • Institutional Quality, Administrative Capacity, and Development

Effects of COVID-19 on Public Administration and Public Finance

  • Effects on Central and Local Administration
  • Effects on Public Policy and Social Expenditures
  • Public Administration Quality, Transparency, and Accountability
  • Public Goods, Public Bads, and Public Policy
  • Tax Policy Measures to Cope with the Pandemic
  • Taxing while There is a Pandemic
  • Effective Ways to Tax the Powerful and the Sophisticated
  • International Tax Competition and Under-Investment in Public Goods
  • Redistributive Fiscal Policies
  • Behavioral Insights for Tax Compliance
  • Tax Burden Fairness and Tax Compliance
  • Tax Compliance and the Slippery Slope Framework
  • Global Commons and Tragedy of Commons

COVID-19 and International Relations

  • Global Political Economy and Power Politics
  • Cooperation, Conflict, and Security in Global Politics
  • Hegemonic Struggles, Trade Wars, and the Pandemic
  • War Zones, Cross-Border Migration, Minorities, and the Pandemic
  • Effects of COVID-19 on the Global Peace
  • New World Order After COVID-19
  • Effects of COVID-19 on International Institutions
  • Effects of COVID-19 on Regional Collaborations
  • Effects of COVID-19 on the Nation States and Statism
  • Effects of COVID-19 on Social State

Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, COVID-19, and Environment

  • How Data Can Help Fight A Health Crisis Like the Coronavirus?
  • Is It Possible to Identify Outbreaks and Predict Their Movement with Machine Learning?
  • Effects of COVID-19 on CO2 Emissions and Environment
  • COVID-19 and a Sustainable Recovery
  • Renewable Energies, Green Buildings, and Green Vehicles for Sustainable Future
  • Society and Politics in the Age of Artif