21st Spring Meeting
of Young Economists 2016

March 31sT - 2Nd April 2016
ISCTE-IUL Lisbon, Portugal

Questions regarding paper submission, registration and participation


For further questions please do not hesitate to contact us smye2016@iscte.pt


1) How much is the registration fee to SMYE 2016?

50 Euros. This includes only lunch and coffee-breaks during all days of the conference. Dinner, accommodation and other expenses are paid by the young economist. The payment of the conference fee is only for the participants whose submissions are accepted, which will be announced at the beginning of February.


2) If your research is on Non-European Economies, can you still submit your paper?

Yes, you can. There is no restriction on citizenship.


3) I am not a European citizen; can I still participate in SMYE 2016?

Yes, you can. There is no restriction on citizenship.


4) Is there an age limit for participation in SMYE 2016?

No, there is not. If you do not have tenure at a university, you are eligible for SMYE 2016.


5) I work in the private sector/outside academia. Can my paper still be submitted?

Yes, it can.


6) Which topics are eligible for the conference?

SMYE 2016 accepts all paper from all fields of economics.


7) Can I submit more than one paper to SMYE 2016?

No, you cannot. You can only submit and present one paper at SMYE 2016. Nevertheless, a co-author can submit a different paper on which you have collaborated, but he or she is responsible to present that paper at SMYE 2016 if it is accepted.


8) Does a space count towards the 7500 character limit? Can I put figures, tables, etc. in my abstract?

Yes, you can put figures and tables in your abstract. Tables count towards the character limit, similar to titles, footnotes, etc. Within reasonable limits, you can add anything to your abstract, but everything counts towards the character limit. Nevertheless, SMYE 2016 organisation have the final decision about what lies within these limits or not, and has no obligation to explain itself.


9) What are the prerequisites for the full paper?

If your work is accepted on the basis of your abstract, you are expected to send a full paper within some months, around early March (see also Q10). There is no restriction on the number of words. The full paper should be similar to a working paper, complete with a description of your methodology, results, etc. You will be assigned a discussant (see also Q13). It is likely that more complete papers will get better discussions.


10) What are the deadlines for the full paper submission and registration?

Check our SMYE 2016 website for updates on deadlines.


11) Can I present a co-authored paper?

Yes, but you can present only once in person. Co-authors are not invited to attend SMYE 2016, due to organizational restrictions.


12) How much time should take a presentation?

Each presentation last 20 minutes at most, followed by a discussion of at most 5 minutes from a fellow presenter in your session. Each presenter will need to discuss the paper of one of the other presenters in his or her session.


13) Is it possible to submit an abstract of a published paper?

No, you cannot. The point of the conference is to help the researcher to improve your unpublished work.


14) After the conference will my paper be publisched on the Conference Proceedings?

No, we encourage young economists to publish in the best journals, therefore we do not publish Conference Proceedings.



Question regarding Funding / Financial support  



15) Can I get funding for SMYE?
No, you cannot. There is not any additional funding for participants. SMYE 2016 organization already sets a low registration fee to encourage submissions of young economists.




16) How is the Best Paper Award selected?

It is chosen by a commission of three members (one member of the Local Organising Committee, one of the Program Committee and one of the EAYE Board).


17) Is necessary to apply to the Best Paper Award?

No, it is not. All submitted papers are automatically eligible for the BPA.


18) What the winner of the Best Paper Award gets?

A financial reward will depend on budgetary constraints. However, academic honour is what really counts.