Come to the home of Hans Christian Andersen, one of history’s master storytellers, and share your stories of economic growth and development!

SDU will be hosting the 24th iteration of the DEGIT conference August 22-23 in Odense, DK. The conference aims to bring together a variety of economic fields to find synergies that can address long run questions on growth and development.

Spread the word, and get your abstracts in by May 1st!

Economists working in the field of economic growth and international trade are invited to submit a paper or a long abstract (3 pages) for presentation at the Odense (Denmark) conference.

We aim for a quick turn-around time:


  • May 1, 2019 Deadline for receiving draft version / abstract
  • May 15, 2019 Notification of acceptance to the author
  • June 15, 2019 Deadline for receiving completed paper


A subset of papers on “Agriculture and Economic Development” will be considered for publication in : Special issue of the Scandinavian Economic History Review (SEHR), subject to peer review and approval by Editors. SEHR Call for papers for a special issue.

CONFERENCE FEE: The conference fee is $200, if the payment is received by June 15, 2019. After this date, the fee is $250

  • Papers that focusing on one or more of the following are welcome:
    • the global economy,
    • growth models,
    • economic history,
    • international trade dynamics,
    • regional economics,
    • sustainability,
    • agricultural and spatial economics,
    • transition economics,
    • and other topics directly relevant to economic growth
  • Both theoretical and empirical papers will be considered for presentation at the conference.

The Ricardo Lecture:

  • Oded Galor (Brown University).

Keynote Lectures

  • Costas Arkolakis (Yale University)
  • Christopher M. Meissner (University of California, Davis)

Policy Session Speakers on “Common Agricultural Policy” ( CAP 2020 / EU )

  • Alan Matthews (Trinity College, Dublin)
  • Wusheng Yu (University of Copenhagen)

Organizing Committee:
Paul R. Sharp, Peter S. Jensen, Lars Lønstrup, Timo F. Mitze, Egon Noe, Brooks Kaiser, Bjarne S. Jensen, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Faculty of Business and Social Sciences (SDU).


Image credit: Fairy-tale author Hans Christian Andersen’s childhood home in Odense on Fyn in Denmark. Image taken on 16 March 2008 by Kåre Thor Olsen. {{gfdl}} {{cc-by-sa-2.5}}