21-09-16

Call for papers: Trade and the digital transformation of services

The Jean Monnet Network: Trade & Investment in Services Associates (TIISA)invites submissions for the 2021 Conference. In line with the Network’s interdisciplinary character, this includes papers in the fields of law, political science, business & economics.

TIISA Annual Hybrid Online Conference
November 8-12, 2021 on Zoom and in Örebro / Stockholm — PhD Workshop / Conference Sessions held daily

Sponsored by Erasmus+ and hosted by AI-Econ Lab, Örebro University, Sweden, as well as partner Ratio and the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum.

The hybrid TIISA Annual Conference is on the theme of “Trade and the digital transformation of services”. The COVID-19 crisis has seen an acceleration of the digital transformation of services and a rise in remote delivery of services both within and across borders. There is consequently an impetus to update trade policy and regulatory frameworks to unleash the potential for the digital transformation to support sustainable growth and job creation all over the world. Against this backdrop we invite papers covering, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • The digital transformation of services and the WTO rule book
  • The digital transformation of services: lessons from free trade agreements and digital economy agreements
  • Digital transformation, services trade and jobs
  • Innovation, entrepreneurship and the development of new digital services
  • Regulatory impact on data-driven innovation in (digital) services (e.g. data and privacy protection, GDPR)
  • The role of competition and competition policy in shaping global digital services markets
  • Sector studies of digital transformation and trade (e.g. finance, telecom, media, health, education)

For more information about the conference and how to submit papers, please see the following document.

Contact Initiators:

Magnus Lodefalk (initiator)
Associate Professor, Economics, Örebro University
The Ratio Institute, Sweden
Global Labor Organization, Germany
E-mail: magnus.lodefalk@oru.se

Hildegunn Kyvik-Nordås, (co-initiator)
Professor, Economics, Örebro University, Sweden
Council on Economic Policies, Switzerland
E-mail: hildegunn.kyvik-nordas@oru.se