• The 10th International Conference & Summer School Economic Challenges in Enlarged Europe will take place from 17 – 22 June 2018 in Tallinn.

    The conference aims to bring together academics as well as practitioners to discuss topical issues and disseminate high quality research in economics, finance and related areas of study with a European focus and broader comparative research.

    Following the success of the short courses introduced to the program in 2017, the 2018 short courses cover some special topics in behavioural economics.

    To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the birth of Uno Mereste - renowned academician and professor of economics at Tallinn University of Technology - we will hold a special colloquium focussed on research methods.

    Welcome to Tallinn during the white nights in June 2018 to celebrate the 10th birthday of the ECEE conference series and the year of the 100th birthday of the Republic of Estonia!

Conference tracks

► Macroeconomics

► Work and Labour Market

► Finance

► Economic Environment


Short courses

The short courses from 20–22 June 2018 will focus on topics from behavioural economics. We have the honour of hosting Associate Professor Erik Angner from Stockholm University and Senior Researchers Emrah Aydinonat and Michiru Nagatsu from the University of Helsinki as the course instructors.

Keynote speakers


Prof. Matti Keloharju

Aalto University

We have the honour of hosting the Aalto Distinguished Professor of Finance and Finnish Academy Professor Matti Keloharju, author of numerous influential papers in behavioural finance, as keynote speaker at our 2018 conference. His speech will focus on "Mentally disadvantaged economics".

Prof. Aki Lehtinen

University of Helsinki

We have the pleasure to use the ECEE 10th anniversary conference as an occasion to take a more philosophical and methodologial look into economics by hosting the Academy of Finland TINT Centre of Excellence professor Aki Lehtinen as keynote speaker on philosophical perspectives on macroeconomics.

Important dates

Deadline for early registration and payment:
15 April 2018

Submission deadline of full papers:
15 May 2018

Summer school registration and payment deadline:
18 May 2018

Conference & Summer School:
17 – 22 June 2018

Registration and payment

Final papers for journals: 
1 August /15 September 2018

Uno Mereste 90

On 23 May 2018 the legendary professor and academician Uno Mereste (1928-2009) would have celebrated his 90th birthday. Uno Mereste was a leading Estonian scientist focussing on quantitative methods in economic research and metohodology of economics at large, and he made a major contribution to developing Estonian language terminology in economics. Moreover, having been a member of the Estonian parliament and head of the Supervisory Board of Eesti Pank, he had an important role in the politics and in the development of the monetary system in Estonia after the country regained its independence.

To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the birth of this renowned professor of the Department of Economics and Finance at Tallinn University of Technology, we will hold a special colloquium focussed on research methods on 19 June 2018. The colloquium gives an excellent opportunity for early career researchers to present their research and seek feedback on research methods and broader methodological issues - areas which professor Mereste dedicated to during his long career.